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Mission Statement

The Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp empowers children and adults with disabilities.

Description

The Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp was founded in 1933 by the Kiwanis Club of Montavilla to serve low-income youth. We began serving people with disabilities in 1957. Since 1972, the camp has enjoyed a unique partnership with Portland State University's Special Education Department which provides planning and personnel support.

Every summer, over 500 children and adults with developmental disabilities enjoy and benefit from their time at Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp. Funding comes from camper fees, individuals, foundations and community organizations, especially Kiwanis Clubs in Oregon and southwest Washington.

A typical week at Kiwanis Camp includes swimming in the pool, horseback riding, fishing, arts and crafts, eating with friends, sleeping bunk style, canoeing at Trillium Lake, hiking along the Little Zig Zag River, adaptive bike riding, climbing the rock wall, zip lining, tight roping across the river, skits, singing songs and being apart of the best dance on the mountain!

Mt Hood Kiwanis Camp empowers children and adults with disabilities to soar. Come be a part of MHKC!

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