Our current response to Coronavirus concerns
In accordance with Oregon state mandates, Camp Magruder will not be hosting guest groups until the first week of May at the earliest. We will continue to update our plans as we know more.
Our Counselor/Dean/Nurse Training for Summer leaders in Oregon-Idaho Conference Camping the weekend of April 17-19 will therefore not happen in person, but we are exploring plans to do the training remotely. Check in with Camp Magruder social media to stay current on that retreat's status in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, Camp Magruder is exploring ways to translate our skills and resources towards assisting exhausted community leaders and professionals as this difficult time becomes more difficult. We intend to temporarily reinvent ourselves to best serve the greatest needs in front of us. It is our hope we can make a difference, find purpose, and keep our camp doing the work of its mission as so many places are shutting down.
Please keep us in your prayers, as we tread out into these unfamiliar waters. If you are looking for places to support and bolster during the pandemic, you can be part of keeping this place in operation, providing means to continue to pursue ways to change lives. Go to http://www.campmagruder.org/donate.html to be part of our ambitious journey to be light for this darkness.
As of now, summer camp season is also still scheduled, and we continue to accept registrations, recruit summer staff, and prepare for times of spiritual growth. As with every plan these days, we hold the same uncertainty about the near future everyone else does, and we are working on contingency plans if social isolation is still the recommendation at that time.
We continue to work with all guests and groups to resolve losses for time booked at Camp Magruder related to coronavirus. We encourage parents, campers, and retreat leaders not to let concerns over lost deposits keep you from tentatively planning to be at camp. We recognize we are in extraordinary times and plan to act with the compassion these times require.
Look for more posts reaching out, seeking to offer a retreat space within everyone's isolation bubble. We wish to inspire, make you laugh, give you some hope. Watch our Facebook & Instagram feeds as well as our blog.
May we find peace even bigger than these big times.
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.
Explore. Learn. Grow.