Camp Magruder is situated along one of the most pristine stretches of ocean and beach in the Pacific Northwest. The camp is located at the end of Old Pacific Highway just south of the small coastal community of Rockaway Beach, Oregon. The camp has been hosting camp & retreat programs for children, youth, adults and families since 1945.
Guests find comfortable accommodation in the camp's 16 lodges and rustic cabins and enjoy delicious home cooked meals and wonderful hospitality in Carrier Lodge. Come and explore trails that meander through dunes, forest, and wetland areas between Smith Lake and the Pacific Ocean. Fish for trout in Smith Lake. Nightly rates include meals and lodging, use of meeting room(s), big swing, basketball court, volleyball pit, tetherball, sports fields, playground, table tennis, horseshoe pits, interpretive trails, wetland walkway, labyrinth, use of campfire circles, and firewood. Specialty staff are available for an additional fee to facilitate boating, swimming, wave jumping, archery, and challenge course activities.
Camp Magruder is open year-round for all ages and contains a wide range of lodging, great food service, meeting, and recreation facilities for groups up to 275 persons. The dining hall accommodates groups of up to 275 persons. Camp Magruder welcomes reservations from churches, schools, non-profit groups, a variety of community organizations, family reunions, choirs, bands, sports teams, and others.
Outdoor Science School
Camp Magruder has hosted Outdoor Science Schools for more than forty years and is pleased to announce its new partnership with the Northwest Regional Education Service District (NWRESD) Outdoor Science School. NWRESD plans to offer both Fall and Spring sessions at Camp Magruder during the 2010-2011 school year. The NWRESD program offers a high quality yet lower cost experiential education alternative to schools. Camp Magruder is an ideal site for outdoor education with facilities capable of hosting up to 275 teachers, students, and chaperones.
Since 1969, the Northwest Regional Outdoor Science School has been contributing to the development of environmental literacy and responsible citizenship, providing hands-on learning experiences that are integrated with local school curricula, and promoting learning about, and appreciation for, the natural world. Curriculum is based on the standards set by Oregon's Education Act for the 21st Century. It is aligned with benchmarks for 5th and 8th grades in science, math, English, social science, health education, physical education, and the arts.
Northwest Regional Outdoor Science School is a multi-day, overnight experience for elementary students. Participants live in and learn about the natural world in a natural setting. Students are exposed to careers in science and natural resource management. They participate in real scientific research through data collection and analysis, recreational activities, and community development by experiences shared as a group in cabins.
What We Provide
Camp Magruder offers three types of accommodations: Deluxe Lodge, Standard Lodge, or Rustic Cabin. All facilities are have heat, lights, and bunk beds. Deluxe Lodge accommodations include private bathrooms, a group meeting area, and kitchen or hospitality counter. Standard Lodges include a group meeting area, kitchen or hospitality counter, and community bathroom(s) in the building. Rustic cabins share a nearby bathhouse with restrooms and showers. Bring your own sleeping bags or bedding, towels and toiletries. Your group may reserve a TV/DVD/VCR or projection screen for programs.
Camp Magruder's food service is the best deal in town. Home style buffet meals prepared on-site are nutritious and delicious, including home-made breads and soups, fresh fruit and vegetables, vegetarian and vegan alternatives. The food service staff also caters to guests with gluten-free, nut-free, and diabetic dietary needs.
The Camp Magruder Store will be open to your group. We have T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, mugs, stuffed donkeys, and donkey bookmarks. We also have candy, soda, juice, chips and other food items. Additional store hours may be scheduled upon arrival.
We hope you will enjoy our nature trails, outdoor recreation, spiritual growth and team building programs, and much more during your stay.
As a ministry of the OR-ID Conference of the United Methodist Church, we are people dedicated to creating quality environments of Christian hospitality and learning. We nurture persons so they may: