Special Announcement: Upward Bound Camp and Covid-19
We take very seriously the role we play in limiting the spread of COVID-19. Many of our campers and dancers fall into the two highest risk categories: e.g. being over the age of 60 and/or immune compromised. In reviewing the current recommendations and working with our counseling team, we have determined that we cannot provide the supports necessary to keep our campers and dancers safe from infection at this time and have closed our Camp Sessions. We are following the State of Oregon Guidelines related to limiting groups and gatherings to guide us in making decisions as to when camps and dances may recommence. This is a fluid situation requiring all of us to be flexible in response to changing guidelines and recommendations. Please follow our Website and FB pages for updates.
Purpose The purpose of Upward Bound Camp is to provide on-going Christian based recreational and educational camp experiences for persons with disabilities, twelve years of age and over in an environment that presents opportunities for growth outside the individual’s usual routine or habitat.
The philosophy of Upward Bound Camp is to sing a S.O.N.G. of respect. • Respect Self • Respect Others • Respect Nature • Respect God Upward Bound supports the belief that every person is important, created by God, worthy of love and caring service.
Our Mission Upward Bound Camp (UBC) provides year-around, Christian-based recreational and educational camp experiences for persons with diverse-abilities.
Our Vision Upward Bound supports the belief that every person is important, created by God, worthy of love and caring service. UBC gives every participant opportunities to realize and share their gifts and strengths with each other.
Our Values Since 1978 UBC has worked to establish a diverse community of campers, staff and volunteers, intentionally building a strong and inclusive community, promoting respect and understanding of all who participate. UBC staff and board members actively cultivate relationships with business and community members in the Santiam Canyon and beyond in a sincere and conscious effort to expand the understanding of community, acceptance and inclusion, enriching the lives of all participants. Affiliation and Accreditation Upward Bound Camp, a state licensed program founded in 1978, is nationally recognized for creative programming by the American Camp Association. Upward Bound Camp is also a member of the Christian Camp and Conference Association.
40151 Gates School Rd., Gates, OR 97346 PHONE: 503-897-2447 | FAX: 503-897-4116 | EMAIL: camp@UpwardBoundCamp.org