WHAT IS FAMILY CAMP?
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. Parents, caregivers, and kids alike experience the adventure course, go horseback riding, swim in the pool, tie-dye t-shirts, hike, 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.
WHO CAN ATTEND FAMILY CAMP?
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.
WHAT DOES FAMILY CAMP COST?
Family Camp typically costs $300 per person. However, thanks to generous grants from June & Julian Foss Foundation and the Wadsworth Charitable Trust, Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp is able to bring the registration costs down to $95 per person! Family Camp 2021 attendees are responsible for a tuition fee of $80 and enrollment processing fee of $15 per person. This includes 4 days and 3 nights of lodging, meals, and activities.
WHAT PRECAUTIONS ARE BEING TAKEN DUE TO COVID-19?
Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp is located at 83500 E Kiwanis Camp Rd, Government Camp, OR 97028. MHKC has designed this year’s Family Camp with COVID-19 safety at the forefront of every decision. To meet State of Oregon social distancing guidelines, each family will be assigned their own sleeping area and bathroom. All areas of Camp have been specially sanitized using electrostatic sprayers and foggers utilizing Hypochlorous Acid. Throughout the experience, all programming equipment and areas will be sanitized at regular intervals or after each use by our specially trained staff. In addition, all staff, campers, and family will be required to wear masks at all times, unless actively eating, drinking, swimming, or sleeping. For a full list of COVID-19 safety precautions please contact Allan at Allan@mhkc.org.
WHAT DO MEAL TIMES LOOK LIKE?
Meals will occur outside, weather permitting, or in assigned locations that meet current State of Oregon guidelines. All meals will be served by our trained staff while wearing gloves, aprons, and masks. Our camp chef offers gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan options, as well as others on a case-by-case basis, 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. Please note, though we can accommodate these dietary needs, our kitchen is not free of these items. Depending on the severity of your allergen reaction, we may recommend that you bring supplemental food. 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, paper application (if needed), and with any questions. Registration opens March 1st, 2021 @ 8:00 am. Space is limited to 7 families.