Evans Creek is a coed camp serving people with special needs, ages 9-65. Camp philosophy is based in a culture of acceptance and affirmation, supporting a belief that every individual is a unique creation, loved by God and deserving of quality care. The number one goal of camp is creating a healthy community where campers, staff and caregivers thrive and feel like they belong. The camp has a forty year history with a 100% return rate of campers. The directors have a combined experience of over 100 years. As an ACA accredited camp and an EMS station, camp provides professional guidelines for staff to safely serve and grow in their own potential. Staff are expected to share with campers stories from the Bible, sing songs with Christian themes, and meet campers' needs for personal prayer requests by praying with them, particularly at meals and bedtimes.
In 2020, all thirty camp structures were lost in the Beechie Creek fire. The camp is being rebuilt, however 2021 was tent camping only. 2022 may have a combination of tent camping and shelters. There are hot showers and good food and lots of fun activities including fishing, archery, paddle boating, horse rides, nature study, mini-golf, arts and crafts, dancing, talent shows and campfire. All staff are cross-trained. Room for more ideas based on offerings of staff experience and talent.
2022 Theme: Living Christmas Everyday. Camp will serve only twenty campers per week.
Six five day sessions and training for two weeks prior to camp- Last week of June to middle of August.
Fun, time apart from campers in staff team group activities and options to experience sites in Oregon.
Paid positions are for staff that serve all sessions only. Volunteers are welcome to serve shorter terms.
Paid positions with intrinsic rewards above and beyond expectations
Nurse-primary role assuring daily health of campers, staff and site and administrating medications
Lifeguard-Counselor- provide personal care for campers with emphasis on waterfront activities for campers. Current Lifeguard certificate required. Camp will pay to obtain certification prior to camp.
Night watch-Counselor- Primarily assist campers through the night as needed, provide site security
Cook-Assist in preparing meals from a Food Cart or campfire, recognizing special diets, serving and cleanup. Menu prep and purchasing experience not required or expected.
All positions paid monthly July and August. $500-800 weekly.
Evans Creek Retreat maintains an environment of wellness for both campers and staff.
CDC, and local health authority guidelines dictate the practices and protocols enforced for team members and campers.
These rules and recommendations are constantly changing and evolving. Arrival and daily health checks help monitor individual and corporate health, and provide consistent baselines. Staff have input to decisions regarding practices/policies.