YMCA Camp Greider
Since 1978, YMCA Camp Greider has been provided a safe play for campers to explore, learn, and grow. Creating memorable, engaging, and educational experiences for campers is our goal and we can’t imagine a better setting than 80-acres of beautiful land in the West Salem Hills.
Throughout a week at Camp Greider your camper will create life-long memories, develop new friendships, improve their confidence, and build social-emotional skills. Our play-based, nature focused programming will introduce campers to the four core values of the Y: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.
Camp Greider Prices
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(with bus transportation)
(without bus transportation)
* With a limited number of sports to drop off at Camp Greider, participants must register online and select the rate without bus transportation.
Transportation on the Camp Greider bus is included in the weekly registration cost. The camp bus will leave the Grant Elementary at 8:00 AM and return for pick-up at 5:00 PM. Extended care is available from 7:00 AM until the bus departs and from arrival until 6:00 PM.
In an effort to serve as many families as possible, while adhering to guidelines set by the Oregon Health Authority, for the Summer of 2021 Camp Greider is allowing a small number of campers to be dropped off and picked up each day at Camp Greider. If this option best serves your family additional information will be e-mailed to registered families no less than one week prior to the start of their session.
Days at Camp Greider
A typical day at Camp Greider allows campers the chance to participate in a variety of outdoor activities similar to those at overnight residential camps including swimming, archery, arts and crafts, gaga ball, hiking, canoeing, outdoor skills, large group games, nature study, kayaking and more. We encourage our staff to think creatively and facilitate activities campers may not have the chance to do in town.
Each week has a special theme and on Friday Camp Greider transforms into another world with special games, events, and themed activities to help campers embrace their creative side. Campers may be tracking mythical creatures through the woods, practicing archery to protect camp from a fearsome dragon, or designing their own game destined to be a classic alongside Sorry, Connect 4, and Clue. Costumes and dressing up are welcome and encouraged, but not necessary.
Your camper will be in a group of about 10 children and 2 counselors. Our summer staff is made up of the best young leaders in our area. Your camper will enjoy spending time with these amazing role models who are dedicated to helping your child have the best week of the summer. Our high school and college aged leaders are selected after undergoing a full interview process including reference and background checks. Before each camp season they complete a full week of training on site at Camp Greider which is focused on child development, program facilitation, and general safety. All Greider staff are First Aid, CPR, and AED Certified and will be following all recommendations by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), American Camp Association (ACA), and Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Summer Dates and Themes
- Session 1 June 28 – July 2 Fairy Tales
- Session 2 July 5 – July 9 Cartoons
- Session 3 July 12 – July 16 Winter in July
- Session 4 July 19 – July 23 Advance to Go (Board Games)
- Session 5 July 26 – July 30 Space Travels
- Session 6 August 2 – August 6 Olympics
- Session 7 August 9 – August 13 Myths and Legends
- Session 8 August 16 – August 20 Circus
- Session 9 August 23 – August 27 Nature Exploration
- Session 10 August 30 – September 3 Medieval