2021 Summer Camps
Covid 19 has left a great deal of uncertainty about the ability of Camp Yamhill to hold our regular summer camps in 2021. Because there has been no guidance issued from the State of Oregon yet about overnight camps, Camp Yamhill has developed plans to deal with some of the possible restrictions that may be in place. All of our Camps will comply with any restrictions the State may place on them. Our primary concern is the health and safety of everyone involved including campers, directors and staff.
Plan A: If we are allowed to have camps without restrictions on the number campers in each room, with or without social distancing requirements, we will follow the “2021 Sponsored Event Schedule” shown below.
Plan B: If we are allowed to have camps that are restricted to one person or family per room, we will divide the camps by grade level (e.g., instead of a combined 3rd & 4th grade session, the 3rd grade and 4th grade would have separate sessions). Each session would run for 2½ days (2:00 PM Sunday-7:00PM Tuesday or 2:00 PM Wednesday-7:00 PM Friday). The camps will be held the same week as scheduled, but the camps will be split between the age groups. The sessions would be limited by the number of rooms we have available. A more complete schedule for this plan will be available soon.
Both plans are being developed incorporating possible social distancing and mask requirements. Both plans will also require adjustments to schedules, activities and meal service in order to conform to state rules.
Because we may not know if camps will be allowed until very near the start date of the camps, we will not accept registrations until June 1, 2021. In addition, we will not be able to offer Partnering Congregation or Early Registration discounts in 2021. We will have two possible pricing options: Plan A: regular full week camp. Plan B: ½ week camp, split by grade level. This plan would have a cap on registration and a waiting list.
As soon as the state issues guidance concerning camps, we will update the website, notify the congregations and send out emails announcing which plan we will use this summer.
2021 Tentative Camp Schedule
2021 Men’s Retreat
Dues to the continuing coronavirus pandemic, the 2021 Men’s Retreat has been postponed. The Men’s Retreat will now be held September 2-4, 2021.
There has still been no clear indication from the State of Oregon about when the coronavirus restrictions will be lifted. There is a reasonable expectation that by September, the restrictions will be eased and we will be able to hold the retreat.
Please contact the camp office with any questions. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call, 503.662.3710.
A note to our supporters and parents about the corona virus,
The recent outbreak of the coronavirus, COVID-19 has caused confusion and tumult in our society and in the world.
Christians are not exempt from the toll this has taken on our society. Our ability to come together as the body of Christ has been limited. The current pain and suffering, both physical and emotional, will also be experienced by us as we all learn to deal with this difficult situation. Even though, as Christians, we should not give in to fear, we should do all that we can do to protect our families, our neighbors and ourselves.
Camp Yamhill is a place where the love of Jesus can be experienced, especially by the Christians of this area. Our summer camps give our young people an opportunity to enjoy the love of God in the beauty of His creation.
As we consider how to respond to the crisis facing our society, we want to do everything possible ensure the safety of our young people. The health and well-being of our campers is of the greatest importance to us.
It is our hope and prayer that you and your families will be safe and healthy. We also pray that this worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus, and the associated fear, panic and suffering will soon be brought to an end.
Located 8 miles west of Yamhill and forty-five miles from Portland, Camp Yamhill is a year-round event center hosting businesses, schools, government groups, non-profits, churches, and private organizations. Camp Yamhill’s facilities and 240 pristine acres can accommodate groups up to 270. Camp Yamhill also hosts a number of awesome summer camps and retreats. No matter who you are, there is a camp or retreat for you. Whether you’re on the challenge course, hiking the Trask Mountains, fishing, canoeing or just enjoying nature, Camp Yamhill is an ideal location to host your next event.