Summer Camp Update

May 26, 2020

Dear Camp Collins Families,

I hope you and your family are doing well during this unprecedented time. We have been monitoring the rapidly evolving situation around COVID-19 and the impact it is having on our community. Our first priority is always for the health and wellbeing of our campers, staff and families.

As you might be aware, on May 15 Governor Kate Brown released a report which prevents overnight camps from opening at this time. With the Governor’s announcement, along with our own internal analysis, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel overnight camping for this summer including Labor Day Family Camp. This decision is heartbreaking to all of our camp team and for me as the Executive Director of Camp Collins. We know how incredibly valuable a week at Camp Collins is for our youth and the lifelong benefits it provides.

We have cancelled all current camp registrations and halted any future payments that were to be made on June 1, 2020.

We have been working on a new, dynamic day camp program that will be offered at various locations in our Y’s service area, including Camp Collins. If you were registered for a session or sessions of camp, we offer you three options: 

Option 1: Donate all or part of your camp fees to your YMCA. As a charitable organization we rely on our camper’s fees and donations to operate. Your donation will help us to maintain, continue to care for and prepare Camp Collins for 2021.

Option 2: Credit your registration fees towards future YMCA programming, include a Day Camp session in 2020 or summer camp in 2021.

Option 3: Request refund for some or all of your camp fees. For Option 3 please allow us up to 30 days to process the refund. 

Thank you for your support of our camping programs. We hope to see the smiling faces and hearing the laughter of our campers again!


Willard Burks
Executive Director
YMCA Camp Collins

Outdoor Day Camps

Day Camp is a great way for kids to make new friends, have fun and try new things in a natural environment under the guidance of positive adult role models.

Day Camps

Meet new friend and develop stronger character with our summer day camps throughout the Portland and Vancouver area.

Overnight Camps

Due to COVID-19, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel overnight camping for this summer, including Labor Day Family Camp.

Join Our Team

We are looking for people passionate about our mission and furthering youth development. If you embody our mission and want to serve on our summer camp team, let us know.

YMCA Camp Collins Summer Staff

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