FAQ

There is no cost for camp. We have always had a registration fee. We have this to offset the cost for all the background checks and processing of registrations etc. We would prefer not to do this but it is paramount for us to run these background checks to ensure the safety of all our children and families when they come to camp over the summer.
All overnight campers and volunteers 18 years and older. We do this for absolutely all staff and everyone who is on campus to ensure the safety of our campers and camper families.
Yes, we have a store with snack food, camp apparel, and other items. You can bring cash or card to pay with at the store.
Camp Attitude’s mission is to provide a traditional summer camp experience for children (and their families) who are unable to attend a typical camp due to more involved special needs.
– The yellow shirts are our Buddies. They come and spend a week being paired with our campers and younger siblings for the week. – The teal shirts are our Servant Team. They come and spend a week helping clean our facilities, run activities, help in the kitchen and meal prep, and more. – Our gray shirts are our Kitchen Team. They work hard to provide us with the most amazing meals! – Our red shirts are a combination of 3 different teams. Our CORE team is a group of high school aged students who spend 4-8 weeks helping run our various activities. Our College Team is a group of college aged students who are specifically overseeing a certain area and are helping a staff member run it. Lastly, we have a team of adult staff who spend months preparing and planning a specific area of camp.It takes many amazing people to run our program! Interested in helping? Check out our volunteer tab for more information.
A legal guardian 18 and over must attend the camp with the camper. However, our camp is designed for the family. This includes two adults and any siblings living in the household.
Yes, when you register your family please indicate any special needs campers in your family. This helps us determine who should be paired with a buddy. If you do not identify your child as a camper they will NOT be getting a buddy for their week of camp.
The buddies are paired up, usually one on one, with the special needs camper(s) and their younger sibling(s). They will spend the week participating in the various activities with their camper.

We will have an afternoon that we spend boating, jet skiing, and tubing at Foster Lake (about 5 miles from camp). There is also a swimming area at the lake where the kids can play while waiting for rides. Some families prefer to bring their own life jackets and water toys, but we do provide life jackets for riding in the boats. We suggest you bring modest bathing suits, sunscreen, water shoes, water toys and beach towels for these activities. We also have some hot weather games planned that will require the use of water guns; if you would like to participate please bring your own water guns! Due to costs, camp will not be providing these this summer.

Monday evening we will be enjoying laser tag games and it is always fun to see families in costumes. Bring your favorite Halloween costumes and come prepared to have a great time!

Our theme for the Parent’s Dinner this year is going to be….. TBA. You can make it even more fun by coming dressed up for Parent Dinner! We always look forward to this special night to honor the parents and caregivers who continue to give so much of their lives and their time for their wonderful children!

The typical weather at camp during the summer is 70-90 degrees during the day and around 45-50 degrees at night. June and the first part of July can sometimes be cooler and rainy. Plan to dress in layers and check weather.com to see if a raincoat may be needed for your week. Sweatshirts will be available for purchase at our camp store, the Smiley Shack, throughout the week.

***For Adult Week Only: On Wednesday evening, while the parents are having an awesome parent dinner, the campers, siblings, and buddies will be experiencing our summer Prom! It’s going to be a night like no other!

Yes, we have various adult activities during the week. However, we always recommend bringing books, games, or other things to do while there.

Our cabins and yurts are filled with bunk beds that are specifically designed to be easily accessible for wheelchairs. Every bed has a covered memory foam mattress on it. You will need to bring your own sleeping bags and pillows. The camp provides quilts for every child to use while at camp, as the nights tend to get cold. The quilts must be returned at the end of your camp week.

It is important to note that our camps for the summer are VERY full, with about 30 families at each camp. This means that almost every family will be sharing one side of a cabin with another family and up to 15 people will be sharing one bathroom (although the public restroom is always available as well). Please know that as a registration staff, we have done everything in our power to match the families up according to common ages, interests, and connections. Be sure to pack accordingly. Bring appropriate pajamas, reading lights, earplugs, etc.

Yes, we do have this option available however, we have limited spots so please indicate this option on your application along with the size of your trailer for planning purposes.
NO, only certified service dogs are allowed on campus. We serve many medically fragile children and your dog may make them very ill. If you arrive with your dog we may have to send you home.

We are a “Peanut/Nut Free” campus. Our staff will not supply any type of peanuts or nuts in the cafeteria or the Smiley Shack.

We will provide special diet meals for those who are gluten-free based on medical requirements only. If you or your child will not want to eat what is on the menu, you will have a small refrigerator and a microwave in your cabin to store and make simple meals you can bring from home or purchase in nearby Sweet Home.

Our Food Service Manager would like to make sure he/she has a notice of all food allergies (NOT food dislikes) on file. If any member of your family unit has food allergies, please email a list to anthony@campattitude.com

Check in is on Sunday afternoon, check out is on Friday mid morning.
None of our buildings have AC. We recommend bringing fans or a small window unit if needed.

Items you will want to bring are:
– Bedding: sleeping bag, blankets, pillow.
– Flashlight
– Clothes for one week. Be prepared for rain and cool weather. It’s Oregon! You will get one camp T-shirt for free. Others will be available to purchase. (This t-shirt will be required for a group picture during the week). Our laundry facilities are limited so its use is restricted to cleaning bedding accidents.
– Water shoes for the lake and water activities.
– Money for items from the “Smiley Shack” and coffee shop.
– Paper, pen, and journal – you will want to record your memories.
– Good shoes — you will be doing a lot of walking.
– Sunscreen & Sunglasses
– Toothbrush/Toothpaste
– Bath soap and shower needs; towels
– Beach/River Towels
– Lake and River Toys – lifejackets are not required, but you may bring them
– Swimsuit-women/girls: we ask that this be a modest swimsuit, preferably a one-piece. If your swimsuit is not appropriate we will ask you to put a t-shirt on.
– Costumes—Parent dinner and laser tag costumes.
Optional gear:
– Floats for lake play, Water guns—for activity time only
– Camera or Binoculars
– Laptop—there is wireless internet available near the Smiley Shack
– A good book, board games, or cards
– Guitar or musical instruments—remember the Thursday Night Talent Show!
– Nut free snacks

Eugene Airport is only a 45 min drive from camp. However, Portland Airport (PDX) is the main airport most people travel to/from and is about 90 mins from camp.

Check-in: Registration at camp starts on Sunday at 2:30 pm and will go until 5:00 pm. You and your family are welcome to arrive any time during these hours. Dinner will be served at 5:30, so make sure you allow time for your family to get settled in. No one will be available for early registration.


Check-out: Check out time will be on Friday at approximately 11:00 am. If you are flying out of PDX it takes about 2 ½ hours driving to get from camp to the airport, so plan your flight schedules according

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