Our latest update It feels like Camp Magruder has been in hibernation for a while, weathering the pandemic storm, but we are excited to share some new information. There seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel, though we are still not sure how far the tunnel reaches. We are at least, making plans and ready to share.
Camp Magruder will continue to exclusively host single family and pastoral respites or volunteer groups less than 10 with people and organizations we already have a relationship through at least the Spring. We are also exploring possibilities within our county to serve as temporary housing for victims of Covid-19 as they recover.
We have set a tentative return date for larger retreat groups at July 1 of this year. With the new normal of uncertainty we live in, this date is dependent on many other factors working in our favor between now and then. We are currently taking reservations for groups from July 1 forward and guaranteeing looser terms on deposits and cancellations. Please contact us with more questions.
Many of our staff have returned to limited work, thanks in large part to several grants. Camp Director Troy, Bookkeeper Angie, and Reservations Coordinator Leslie are all working about one day a week. As you might expect our response time is slower than normal. Our Maintenance Staff Rik and Kevin are working at half time. Thanks to an innovative ministries grant, Program Director Hope is working at half time producing Magruder content, so look for increased interaction on our web presences.
Our Executive Chef Peter is working limited hours as we continue our Community Table program, feeding hungry families in the community weekly. We will also continue to prepare lunches for students during holidays and breaks. We are already planning with our partner organizations for Spring Break.
The last year has been a tough climb for Camp Magruder and our sister camps. Supporters from many places have stepped up and been part of sustaining our sites. We still aren't certain what the near future holds, but we are much more confident we will emerge stronger as the pandemic wanes. If you would like to continue to invest in the great work camps will do as we all recover, visit our donate page http://www.campmagruder.org/donate.html and share our story on social media.
We can't wait to see you again.
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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