Government Camp, OR. For over 80 years, Mt. Hood Kiwans Camp has partnered with the U.S. Forest Service to provide individuals with disabilities recreational opportunities in the Mt. Hood National Forest. One of the largest programs of its kind in the U.S., each season MHKC offers a unique opportunity for more than 500 campers ages 10 to 55 to experience the outdoors in its fully accessible 22-acre campsite. The nonprofit is now in a year-end fund drive; click here for more information.
From Mt. Hood Kiwans Camp:
There are few places where children and adults with disabilities can spend an entire week focusing on their abilities, rather than their disabilities. MHKC is dedicated to the belief that all people regardless of race, economic status or physical/mental ability should experience the joy and personal growth that comes from the adventure of an overnight camp experience.
MHKC has provided more than 17,000 campers with the magic of camp. Thanks to this life-changing experience, our campers’ quality of life has improved, along with their personal growth in self-esteem, communications, social skills, sense of achievement and independence.
The nonprofit is now in a year-end fund drive; click here for more information.
Ryan at camp (wit the horse). It’s the highlight of his summer.