Mt. Hood, July 25th, 2013. The idea that everyone deserves the chance to attend a fun summer camp is the concept which launched Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp 80 years ago. This week, the camp celebrated its anniversary and the big bash drew hundreds of supporters.
Nestled in the forest near Rhododendron, Camp Kiwanis serves about 630 campers every summer. While having fun, campers learn new social skills, independence and confidence.
Here’s a collection of some photos from the past:
From Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp:
The name “Kiwanis” means “we trade” or “we share our talents.” It was coined from an American Indian expression, Nunc Kee-wanis.
Kiwanians are volunteers changing the world through service to children and communities. Kiwanis members help shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, mentor the disadvantaged, and care for the sick. They develop youth as leaders, build playgrounds, raise funds for pediatric cancer research, and much more. No problem is too big or too small. Why? Because working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone.
When you give a child a chance to learn, experience, dream, and succeed, great things happen!
As Kiwanis clubs and members, we see it everyday!