Designed specifically to meet the needs of our youngest campers, Family Camp offers campers ages 9-14 the chance to try out camp life in a safe and supportive environment with their parents, caregivers and/or siblings present.

Structured to mimic our main summer camp program, Family Camp gives campers and their family members the chance to enjoy the outdoors together. Moms, dads, and kids alike experience the adventure course, go horseback riding, swim in the pool, tie-dye t-shirts, canoe and swim in Trillium Lake, and begin learning all of MHKC’s favorite camp songs.

Giving parents and potential campers the chance to come to Camp together does two important things: it allows kids to begin getting comfortable in our camp environment before they come to Camp on their own, and it lets parents get to know our staff and begin developing confidence in our team’s ability to keep their loved one safe and healthy during their stay at Camp. As the 4 days progress, we give the families scheduled activities away from their camper(s) to help everyone transition towards a main camp experience.

I am forever grateful for this opportunity for our family. Through participation in Family Camp, our child gained more confidence and we have as well!”

Family Camp Parent


We are inviting future campers and their families to come. Future campers must be between ages 9 and 14. Families must have no one younger than 5 in attendance, and have all members of the family willing to participate in activities. Contact Kayla Plessinger for a complete list of eligibility standards: Kayla@mhkc.org.


Family Camp typically costs $200 per person. However, thanks to generous grants from The Standard Charitable Foundation and the June & Julian Foss Foundation, Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp was able to waive tuition fees for the 2019 Family Camp! Family Camp 2019 attendees were responsible for an enrollment processing fee of only $15 per person. Stay tuned and check back for information on Family Camp costs in 2020.


Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp is located at 83500 E Kiwanis Camp Rd, Government Camp, OR 97028. Families can stay in platform tents with 5 beds and a tent flap entry, or dorm-style living, with multiple bunk beds in each room. Bathrooms and meals are shared. There is a large dining hall where all campers eat as a group. Our camp chef offers some gluten-free and vegetarian options, but if you have a more restrictive or further dietary concerns feel free to bring your own food options and there are refrigerators available to you. If you have any questions regarding dietary needs, contact Kayla Plessinger: Kayla@mhkc.org


If interested please contact Kayla Plessinger, Programs Director: Kayla@mhkc.org or 971-230-2931 to receive eligibility standards, application, and with any questions. Registration opens February 28, 2020. Space is limited.