About Camp

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Welcome to Camp Collins!

YMCA Camp Collins is a branch of the YMCA of Columbia-Willamette, which provides services in the Portland and Vancouver regional area.

Camp Collins is located along the Sandy River, just 40 minutes east of Portland. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience camp and so we provide a number of camp experiences designed to many different circumstances.

Day Camp programs for children enter grades 1-6 run throughout the summer, a great alternative to summer childcare, providing an introduction to summer camp with most of the experiences but at a fraction on the cost.

Traditional Overnight Camp gives youth entering grades 2-9 the traditional camp experience that includes exciting outdoor adventure, where campers build confidence, make friends, have fun, learn and play together. Our professionally trained counselors and staff encourage campers to try a variety of exciting outdoor activities such as tubing, swimming, climbing, horseback riding, bouldering, and so much more.

Teen Programs  run throughout the year including Teen Volunteer Days, Spring Break-Away Camp, and various summer programs lasting from 1 to 3 weeks in length. Give your teen the opportunity to step into a leadership role and discover all they are capable of.

Family Camp occurs every Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend, open to all families with no age restrictions. Reconnect with those you love while embracing time outside, challenging each other on ropes courses, riding through the forest on horseback and any other number of activities.

Campers of all ages are given a fun, safe, and supportive environment to learn and explore, while embracing the YMCA core values of love, respect, honesty, responsibility and service.

More than 60% of our campers and staff return each year to share their summer with us because Camp Collins is more that just a fun way to spend the summer, it is an 87 year tradition of friendship and caring.

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