Our latest update Camp Magruder will not be hosting retreat groups and youth camps in July and August, in collaboration with our governing body, The Board of Camp and Retreat Ministries, and our sister camps. In the coming weeks, we will make a decision regarding September and October.
We've had lots of inquiries about small family groups using the Guest House and other facilities. While the State of Oregon is currently allowing Family and Adult Retreats with thorough social distancing and disinfecting protocol, our region within the United Methodist Church has not yet entered a phase allowing those types of gatherings. We will continue to update as the situation evolves.
Due to the enormous loss of revenue our entire camping system is experiencing, most Camp Magruder staff will be furloughed, effective July 1 indefinitely. Director Troy Taylor will keep limited hours for essential administrative tasks, but the camp office will generally be closed until regular operations resume or new funding becomes available. Expect slow responses to email and voicemails.
Camp Maintenance Staff will continue to support the camp at reduced hours, thanks to a maintenance grant, and kitchen staff will also operate at reduced hours, continuing our meal program feeding the food insecure of our county, also thanks to grant money.
The coming months will be a daunting uphill climb for Camp Magruder and it's sister UM camps in Oregon-Idaho. Please keep our camps in your thoughts and prayers, and bring attention to the challenges we are facing. We anticipate the need for large-scale fundraising in the next 6 months to cover our costs. If you want to be part of that effort, visit the donate page at http://www.campmagruder.org/donate.html, share our posts on social media to get the word out, or contact us directly to find out other ways to help.
Continue to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and this blog. We anticipated this shut-down and created a great deal of online content in advance to continue to try to be a light in these dark times. We love you and look forward to the next time we are in the same room.
A little slice of heaven between the Pacific Ocean and Smith Lake in Rockaway Beach, Oregon. Leave the cares of the world behind and rediscover the joy of living in Christian community. Whether you are a summer camper or attending with your church, school, non-profit, or community organization, come and leave your footprints in the sand and take home memories to last a lifetime! More than 9,000 people visit Camp Magruder every year. We hope you'll be one of them!
Camps & Events
More than thirty camp programs and registration events are offered by Camp Magruder each year. There are camps and events designed especially for children, youth, teens, families, grandparents, and those with special needs. Camp Magruder is accredited by the American Camp Association.
Explore this wonderful location and venue for your next church, school, or non-profit organization event. Camp Magruder is a member of the Christian Camp & Conference Association.
Camp Magruder partners with Northwest ESD to deliver outstanding outdoor education programs to children. Most participants are sixth graders.
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