April Music Program (A.M.P): Intergenerational Retreat at Camp Adams

camp-adams-forest-pathAll those 14 years of age and older are invited to pack-up their instruments, bring their voices and join in for a weekend of music making at Camp Adams. What we hope will be the First Annual A.M.P Intergenerational Camp Adams Retreat will be held Friday, April 24 to Sunday, April 26.

Music is such a vital part of what we do together when we gather at camp AND so many amazing musicians have gathered here throughout the years that we wanted to set aside a special time for an intentional music gathering.

Supervision for youth 14-17 will be provided by the Educational Ministry Team, but the intention of the retreat is to let the program develop organically amongst attendees and culminate in a worship service on Sunday morning. Come make music, teach and learn with others! Come recharge your batteries by making music in our beautiful forest!

Register by clicking on the red Register Now button to the right on this page. If you already have an account in our registration system, you can use it to register for A.M.P. Otherwise, follow the simple instructions to establish an account, which you can use for all future events at Camp Adams! Youth 14-18 will need to register under the Youth A.M.P. designation. All others please register under the Adult A.M.P. designation. The registration fee for this event is $76.50. Scholarships are available for those who express a need.

All those who register will receive more detailed information about the weekend. Plan on arriving between 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday the 24th and departing by 2:00 p.m. on Sunday the 26th. Any questions? Email Natalie Becker, Co-Director of Outdoor Ministries, at campadams.om@gmail.com. This promises to be the beginning of a beautiful Camp Adams spring tradition!

Camp Adams 2015 Fundraiser

Help us update some worn out, well-used items in preparation for the 2015 camp season. We are currently raising funds for the following items:



New Dining Hall Chairs for Adkins Lodge– Any of you who have used these chairs recently know all too well that they are beyond repair and the number of useable chairs is dwindling quickly! New chairs will cost approximately $40.00 each. We are striving to buy 200 new chairs. Camp would love to have you contribute towards this goal!





Camp Adams Entrance Sign– The existing signs were only meant to be temporary, after the previous sign was destroyed in an automobile accident. They are reaching the end of their temporary life and are no longer structurally sound. We are looking to raise $2,200.00 towards the cost of a permanent sign to welcome all who visit Camp Adams. Camp would love to have you contribute towards this goal!






Tractor– The current tractor on site at Camp Adams is 20 plus years old and is very tired. At this point, some of the necessary repairs will be equal to or more than the value of the tractor itself. We rely heavily on this piece of equipment for many aspects of site upkeep. The current price of a comparable tractor with necessary attachments is $30,000.00. We are working to raise funds for a replacement tractor before the old tired tractor completely stops. Camp would love to have you contribute towards the cost of a new tractor!


Donations can be made by check to the Central Pacific Conference and mailed to:

0245 SW Bancroft Street, Suite E
Portland, OR 97239.

Please note on the memo line of your check how you would like your donation to be allocated.

Or donate with PayPal:

As always, we are happy to accept donations for alternative or undesignated purposes. Check back in 2015 for new and ongoing ways to donate to our beloved camp.


Thank you to the following individuals for their recent generous donations to Camp Adams:

Amy WaltzDavid Avison

John Soper

Joel Daniels

Peter Klingeman

Deborah Patterson

Thomas Balmer

Naya FeenorDaniel Knierim

Esther Knierim

Pat & Gene Ross

Gayle Dee

Rebecca Luther

Shiela Daniels


A great big THANK YOU from all of us at Camp Adams to all the Camp Adams Community!



Camp Adams

DSC_6701Located on 216 acres of beautiful temperate rainforest only 35 miles south of Portland, OR, Camp Adams offers the perfect setting for groups looking for a scenic and peaceful place to gather.

Two self-contained sites offer cabins and lodge facilities complete with in-cabin bathroom facilities. Fireplaces and residential kitchens are available in select cabins. Food service proudly features local foods and is able to accommodate most special dietary needs.

Check out our family and youth summer camp programs or contact us so we can help you arrange for your retreat at Camp Adams.

Camp Adams is owned and operated by the Central Pacific Conference of the United Church of Christ and is available to both member and non-member organizations.