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Welcome to Camp Silver Creek!


Since 1938, Camp Silver Creek has been a magical place for children and adults alike. Campers love the dramatic setting, the fun, well-organized activities, and the friendships they form. Parents love the safety, healthy break from screen time, fresh air and exercise, and the maturity their kids gain during their weeks at camp.

The emphasis on respect, responsibility, honesty, and caring invite campers to explore their own moral foundations. Campers return changed, more independent, with an identity in a special world. Many members of our summer staff are former Camp Silver Creek Campers.

Located deep inside Oregon's Silver Falls State Park, Camp Silver Creek includes-

  • Four residential units which consist of six open-air camper cabins plus two leader cabins, restrooms, and a unit lodge
  • Small lake for boating and fishing
  • Dining hall
  • Arts and crafts building
  • Archery range
  • Recreation hall
  • Heated pool
  • Infirmary
  • Miles of hiking trails and woods
  • Open fields for games
  • Large, stone fireplaces located within the unit lodges, dining hall, and rec hall.

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Contact Us

Jeff Dickmann
Camping Services Director
971.388.7956

Please contact Jeff for emergencies
while your child is at camp.

If you cannot reach him,
please call the YMCA at 503.581.9622.

 

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Summer 2022 Dates

Session 1: June 26 - July 2

Session 2: July 6 - July 9 (3 nights)

Session 3: July 10 - July 16

Session 4: July 17 - July 23

Session 5: July 24 - July 30

Session 6: July 31 - August 3 (3 nights)

Session 7: August 7 - August 13

Session 8: August 14 - August 20

Session 9: August 21 - August 27


Overnight Traditional Camp (Entering Grades 1-7)

Each day is a new adventure at Camp Silver Creek. From the morning Polar Bear Plunge into the lake to all camp games later in the day, your camper will have a blast experiencing everything Camp Silver Creek has to offer. Campers at Camp Silver Creek have the opportunity to learn and grow by participating in a variety of activities led by our trained summer staff. Activities include:

  • Archery
  • Swimming
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Hiking
  • Boating
  • All Camp Games
  • Campfires
  • Weekly Overnight Adventure

Camp Silver Creek strives to provide a safe and fun environment where campers can make new friendships and learn about the YMCA's core values of: caring, honesty, respect, responsibility.

Overnight Traditional Camp Offered All Sessions

2022 Cost: $365 (members)/ $465 (community members)


Overnight Teen Camp (Grades 8-10)

Teen Camp brings the Camp Silver Creek program to the next step. Teen campers will reside in their own unit as they experience camp in a new way. Many of the traditional activities such as archery, arts & crafts, swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, and more will still be available with a few added opportunities.

The schedule for the week is similar to the rest of camp, with some possible changes to help create a new experience for our oldest campers.

Teen Camp Offered Sessions 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9

2022 Cost: $365 (members)/ $465 (community members)


Family Camp

Family Camp at Camp Silver Creek is is for every generation to share the incomparable natural setting and escape the routines and screens of everyday life. Our rustic, screened window cabins sleep 8 and are perfect for a family experience like no other. Most cabins are without electricity but, a limited number with electricity are available to accommodate for medical needs.

Come participate in our favorite camp activities such as archery, arts & crafts, canoeing, hiking, swimming, fishing, large group games, campfires, and more! If you would like to explore the beautiful trails Silver Falls State Park has to offer, we can help make that available. During your time at Camp Silver Creek, families have the choice to participate in pre-scheduled activities or spend time on their own.

Summer 2022 Family Camp:

  • Wednesday, August 3 - Saturday, August 6

2022 Cost:

  • Members: $135 per adult, $75 per child 6 and up, under 6 is free PLUS $25 registration fee
  • Community Members: $185 per adult, $125 per child 6 and up, under 6 is free PLUS $25 registration fee

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Leader in Training (LIT) (Grades 10-12)

Camp Silver Creek's Leaders in Training (LIT) program builds leadership skills and prepares participants for future life experiences. During our two-week LIT program, participants will learn general leadership, improve their communication skills, complete safety training, be taught youth development strategies, plan activities, and make new friends. The second week of the program has our LITs shadowing a Camp Silver Creek counselor to learn more about what it means to be a member of camp staff.

All prospective LITs will complete an interview with the director to learn more about the program and have any questions answered.

Summer 2022 Leader in Training Dates:

  • All LITs:
    • Session 3: July 10 - July 16
  • Shadow Weeks (Pick 1):
    • Session 4: July 17 - July 23 OR July 24 - July 30

2022 Cost: $515 (members)/ $590 (community members)

 

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Camp Silver Creek Prices

Summer 2022 Prices

Short Session

 

3 nights
$265 for members
$325 for community members

Full Week (Traditional and Teen)

 

6 nights, Sunday-Saturday
$365 for members
$465 for community members

Family Camp

 

For members:
$135 per adult
$75 per child 6 and up
Under 6 is free
Plus a $25 registration fee

For community members: 
$185 per adult
$125 per child 6 and up
Under 6 is free
Plus a $25 registration fee

LIT Program

 

$515 for members
$590 for community members