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!
This camp means a lot to campers who love being in the out doors as much as I do.
Hello my name is Ashley Johnson and I am a camper who has attended the camp way back in two thousand and five and just a couple of years just went back to the camp and same faces I know but not always the same ones each year. Mount Hood Kiwanis Camp means a lot to me because I can take a break for a week in the summer and have some fun and meet new peers and make new friends which I have trouble with
I remember when I first came to the camp I was home sick and was in foster care home at the time and never been away for five days and wanted to leave camp but if it where not for some of the camp counsellors that helped me stay I still remember it