The camp facility, Camp Magruder, resides along one of the most pristine stretches of ocean and beach in the Pacific Northwest. The modern cabins and lodges are surrounded by a dunes-and-forest landscape that includes a wetlands and a freshwater lake.
Dorm Life and Spiritual Activities
Christian living classes illustrate the overall camp theme and will anchor the camp schedule. The theme this year is “Guided by God’s Word” and will include lessons and discussions on how campers should use God’s Word to make decisions every day of their life. The lessons will help us live in the Zone, an atmosphere that reflects the Kingdom of God. Activities during the day will teach practical implementation of the lessons in addition to teaching skills and having fun. The day will end with a campfire session as we watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean.
Our goal is to establish a godly atmosphere in which campers can be enriched for a lifetime from their camp experience. The staff is dedicated to providing instruction, mentoring, and friendship to all the campers who attend.
Several activities will be on the beach including volleyball, boogie boarding, and speedaway. Other activities include lake swimming, waterskiing, archery, pickleball, arts and crafts, dance class, softball, an eight mile kayak trip down the Nehalem River, and an end-of-camp dinner banquet and dance. There will also be ample time for enjoyable fellowship and making new friends.
Campers should arrive at Northwest Camp between 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, July 24. Campers can plan their departure on Sunday, July 31, between 8:30 and 10 a.m. If you plan to fly to camp, free transportation to and from the Portland airport to Northwest Camp will be provided. Please schedule your flight to arrive at the Portland airport between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on July 24. Departure flights from the Portland airport should be between 12:30 and 3 p.m. on July 31. Please note that we will not be able to accept campers before 2 p.m. on July 24. Campers and staff who fly to camp will not need to bring a sleeping bag or pillow. Bedding will be provided for them at camp.
Our camps could not operate without qualified and dedicated volunteer staff members. We very much appreciate our staff for their service and dedication to the campers. We are looking for quality volunteers to serve with us this year.