Want to be an MHKC volunteer counselor? APPLY HERE!


t. Hood Kiwanis Camp runs on the efforts of its volunteer counselors. MHKC is the only Camp of its kind to offer a one-on-one camper to counselor ratio for our population of children and adults with disabilities. MHKC can only offer this kind of service and attention because of its partnerships with local universities. Each year, over 200 counselors from Portland State University, Pacific University, Portland Community College, University of Oregon, and other local institutions volunteer to spend two weeks at our campsite working individually with campers under the supervision of our experienced staff.

At Portland State, PCC, and Pacific Universities, counselors receive course credit for their work with MHKC. For example, through Portland State’s Capstone program, students receive six credits for participation as well as completing the required Capstone course, which normally takes one, two or three full terms to complete.

To learn more or apply, email Programs Director Kayla Plessinger.

Because of you, for a week I can forget my limits and pain and be free. you can never know what you give me…

Thank you for caring about those who are different.”