About Our Organization
Welcome to Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp!
For over 80 years, Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp has partnered with the U.S. Forest Service to provide individuals with disabilities an exceptional recreational opportunity in the Mt. Hood National Forest. One of the largest programs of its kind in the United States, each season Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp offers a unique opportunity for more than 500 campers to experience the outdoors in its fully accessible 22-acre campsite. Despite cognitive, developmental or physical disabilities that include autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, traumatic brain injury, and cerebral palsy, our campers enjoy recreational activities adapted to their special needs — adventure courses, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, cookouts, arts and crafts, swimming, dances and river rafting!
Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp is one of the only places in Oregon for youth and adults with disabilities to have an overnight camp experience. We are dedicated to our belief that all children and younger adults, regardless of race, economic status or physical/mental ability, should experience the joy and personal growth that comes from an adventure at summer camp. We provide a caring, welcoming environment where campers are challenged to do their best, yet their special and personal needs are met. For counselors who work with campers one-on-one, it's often a life-changing experience. For campers, it’s 'a little piece of heaven'.
Mission Statement: The Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp EMPOWERS children and adults with disabilities.
Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation; the Tax Identification Number is 93-0422242. Tax receipts for all donations made will be mailed after the event.