“The following FAQs are the ones we hear in non-COVID times…”
Q: When is MHKC available to rent?
A: Our facilities are available for retreats, conferences, and small gatherings when our Camp program is not in session. Groups can rent individual cabins or the entire Camp for day use or overnight from September through May. Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp is closed for Thanksgiving weekend and from December 24 to January 2.
See our lodge layouts for more details.
Q: Can the Camp provide meals? Can we cook for ourselves?
MHKC is unique because we do not require groups to purchase meal plans when they book a retreat. The lodge kitchens are stocked with equipment and cooking utensils allowing groups to cook their own meals.
Another option is our on-site chef who is available to provide camp fare or create a custom event menu. For sample menus, email Allan@mhkc.org.
Q: How are the sleeping facilities arranged?
A: The cabins at MHKC are arranged in dormitory style rooms, with 4-8 people per room, sleeping in bunk beds. Groups find the lodge layouts are an ideal set up to host groups interested in creating a separation within the group: male/female, age, etc.
Q: What do groups need to bring?
A: Like most camp lodging experiences, individuals will need to bring their own linens. This includes bedding- pillow, sheets, blankets, and/or a sleeping bag, as well as towels, washcloths, etc.
Q: Are pets allowed?
A: Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp prohibits guests from bringing animals on premises, with the exception of animals providing ADA accommodations for a person with disabilities (service animals and service animal trainees). Emotional support animals are excluded.
Q: What options does our group have for recreation at Camp or in the area?
A: While at MHKC, most groups enjoy time in the historic lodges cooking, building fires, playing games, and hosting meetings. Outside, groups can find an outdoor stage area surrounded by benches, as well as a hiking trail from camp to a nearby waterfall. In the winter, groups enjoy snowshoeing through MHKC’s 22 acres.
Q: Does MHKC have an adventure course?
A: MHKC has an extensive adventure course, ideal for groups seeking team building. There is a zipline, giant swing, a rock wall, stream crossing, and several more high and low elements. We partner with Synergo to provide groups with a custom package, working with their group goals and budget. To inquire about the adventure course availability and pricing, please contact Synergo at 503.746.6646.
Q: How do I reserve and when are payments due?
A: Reservations are accepted up to 18 months in advance. In order to reserve a date, we require a signed contract and a 50% deposit. The deposit is refundable up to 30 days before your event. Groups are invoiced the remaining balance 15 days after their stay.