We offer eight sessions of overnight camp. View our Parent Handbook for packing lists, check-in and checkout procedures and required information.
Camp Programs and Rates
A minimum $50 deposit is due at time of registration. The full balance is due by June 1, 2020. Camp fees can also be paid through monthly installments or paid in full at time of registration.
Rate 1 reflects the actual operating cost of camp while Rate 2 and 3 are subsidized. You may voluntarily choose the rate most suited for your family and it in no way influences the experience children receive. There are no questions asked and no documentation needed. Additional financial assistance is available.
- Pioneer "Pio" Unit | Entering Grades 2–4
A great introduction to the overnight camp experience. Living in single gender cabins in a mixed gender village, “Pio” campers get a taste of what camp has to offer including an overnight camp-out under the stars, horse corral rides, and much more.
Pioneer Mini Camps are Available Session 3—3A and 3B—and Session 7—7A and 7B. Overnight camp-out not included in 3B or 7B.
Rate 1: Full Week $835, Mini Camp $458
Rate 2: Full Week $785, Mini Camp $428
Rate 3: Full Week $735, Mini Camp $399
- Explorer “Expo” Unit | Entering Grades 5–6
“Expo” campers experience all the camp activities of the Pioneer camp and more, such as a horse trail rides and an inner tube float down the Sandy River. While living in the one of a kind Rotary "Hobbit" Village, Campers build positive friendships and practice teamwork.
Rate 1: $835
Rate 2: $785
Rate 3: $735
- Questor Unit | Entering Grades 7–9
Questors are the oldest of the week-long resident campers, and focus on skills such as role modeling, making positive choices and taking personal responsibility. Living in the extraordinary Treetops Village, campers engage in a team building day with their cabin mates on the challenge course, develop skills through their specialty and enjoy traditional camp activities.
Questors choose a program area of focus for the week called "specialty." Questors spend 2–3 hours a day in their specialty and the remainder of the week enjoy traditional camp activities. We do our best to assign each Questor their first or second choice specialty.
Questor Specialty Choices
Campers learn basic lifeguard skills, raft down the Sandy River and enjoy a variety of pool activities. Aquatic specialty campers should have basic swimming skills and feel comfortable in the water.
- Challenge Course
Campers expand their knowledge of challenge course elements through learning basic knot tying, facilitation and belaying from certified staff. Team building, creativity, confidence and adaptability are among the skills practiced.
- Horseback Riding
Campers learn basic Western riding skills, tack, grooming and other related equestrian skills. Horse specialty campers explore a variety of trails on camp.
- Mountain Biking
Campers learn basic riding skills, maintenance and bike safety. Led by qualified staff, biking specialty campers explore the trails of Oxbow Regional Park and enjoy a long trail ride off camp. Bikes and helmets are provided..
- Performing Arts
Campers will be introduced to the performing arts through acting techniques, improvisation games and other skills all culminating in a short performance at our Friday night campfire.
Rate 1: $855
Rate 2: $805
Rate 3: $755
- Teen Camps | Entering Grades 9–11
Designed for teenagers who want to get outdoors, make new friends and participate in activities that challenge them in a variety of different ways. Teen Camp intentionally puts a strong emphasis on self-discovery, personal growth, teamwork, personal responsibility and positive communication.
- CIT (Counselors in Training) Sessions | Entering Grades 11–12
CITs are mature campers interested in becoming future camp counselors. This two-week or three-week program will be spent working together with experienced camp staff to learn the necessary aspects of camp counseling and youth development with an emphasis in understanding children, diversity, leadership skills and the YMCA core values of love, respect, honesty, responsibility and service.
- Session 1 | June 28–July 4 | Harry Potter
- Session 2 | July 5–July 11 | Percy Jackson and the Campfire Thief
- Session 3 | July 12–18 | Pokemon Go!
- Session 4 | July 19–25 | Disney Adventure
- Session 5 | July 26–Aug. 1 | Around the World in a Week
- Session 6 | Aug. 2–Aug. 8 | 2020 Olympic Games
- Session 7 | Aug. 9–15 | Star Wars
- Session 8 | Aug. 16–22 | Super Heroes
Please complete these necessary forms and bring them with you to camp check in.
We believe that every child deserves to come to camp. With that, we offer financial assistance to families who would otherwise not be able to afford to send their children to camp. Our financial assistance comes from the funds raised through our annual campaign and unspent camp store deposits.
To apply please complete these necessary application form and submit to:
YMCA Camp Collins–Office Administrator
3001 SE Oxbow Parkway
Gresham, OR 97080
- Additional Information
Financial Assistance eligibility will be determined by the Executive Director or their designee, based on a review of the required documentation. The YMCA reserves the right to refuse assistance to any applicant.
Applications must be submitted, reviewed, and accepted one week prior to the start of the session. The evaluation process may take up to five to seven business days once the completed application and all required supporting documentation has been received. Incomplete applications will not be processed. You will be contacted by a member of the camp office staff to notify you of your scholarship award.
The maximum amount of financial assistance that can be granted is capped at 65 percent of the total cost of camp. If scholarship is accepted before June 1st a $50 deposit is required for camp registration. Acceptance after June 1st requires total balance due at time of registration.
Financial assistance may be awarded for only one session of overnight camp, no more than three sessions of day camp or one family camp weekend.
If you have further questions, please contact the Camp Collins office at 503.663.5813 or email us.
Commitment and Cancellation Agreement
In order to register for a program at Camp Collins both the Camper and the Parent/Guardian must read, agree to, and sign our Commitment and Cancellation Agreements. Below you will find the Camper and Parent/Guardian Agreements for our various programs. These agreements are listed on the Registration Forms of all programs.
- Parent/Guardian Commitment and Cancellation Agreement
I understand it is the camper’s responsibility to participate in the whole camp program, including work, play, values sharing and living together. I have discussed with my camper that he or she may not possess or use tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, weapons of any kind, or non-prescription drugs while at camp. He or she will do his or her best to follow instructions, remain in designated areas and keep others and themselves safe. As well as do his or her best to make this a good experience for fellow campers and themselves. I understand that failure to live up to this promise might result in my camper’s dismissal from camp without a refund of fees.
Camp registration and cabin placement is on a first come-first serve basis and placement in a cabin is not guaranteed. Camp Collins strives to provide a camp opportunity to as many campers as possible and in so doing Explorer or Questor campers may be placed in one of our overflow yurts based on latest registration date (Please see Handbook for greater detail).
Included here is the required $50 deposit; I understand that the deposit is nonrefundable. I agree to pay the remaining balance of the camp fee in full no later than June 1, 2020. A space will not be held past June 1st without full payment. If I register after June 1, 2020 I understand that payment in full is required to complete my camper’s registration. I understand that after June 1st 50% of the total camp fee is refundable three weeks prior to the start of my child’s session. Transferring my child to another session of camp is allowed provided space is available and a written request is received at least three weeks prior to the start of their original session. I understand that no refunds are given if a child leaves camp early for any reason, drops within three weeks of their session start date, or does not show up on the first day of camp.
NEW TEEN ADVENTURE CAMP | YMCA CAMP DUNCAN'S WOODS
We are excited to announce the launch of our new overnight teen camp, YMCA Camp Duncan's Woods. The new program is an outdoor adventure camp that will include backpacking, orienteering and outdoor living skills. YMCA Camp Duncan's Woods is located on Mt. Hood in Government Camp near Trillium Lake.