camps are taught by experts or world class professionals and take place
the Columbia Gorge River Valley.
Photography is our most popular camp. Teens will work with award winning
photographers to enhance their own skills and create visual memories of
their amazing summer.
Climbing Camp is geared towards active teens of all skill levels who are
passionate about climbing. Our camp provides teens with a unique
opportunity to learn and be inspired by world class-celebrity climbers
Lynn Hill and Beth Rodden at Smith Rocks.
Paddle sports Campers will get to experience an overnight canoe trip on
the John Day River, stand up paddleboarding, white water rafting and two
days of surfing on the Long Beach Peninsula of Washington.
Camp merges the instrumental skills of our campers as they learn from
world class musicians Dylan Charles and Ira Nepus. Camp will culminate
in a musical show played live.
Martial Arts camp is taught by Sensei Padme Grace and will focus on
strengthening the body and mind, while taking in the natural beauty of
Columbia Gorge Teen Camps are the brain child of Dr. Bob Hanson who is
our current President. Bob received his PhD in camp counseling and camp
administration and taught camp counseling at San Diego State University
for 23 years. He is considered one of the foremost authorities on
resident summer camps for youth on the west coast. The emphasis at our
camp is always on safety, fun and learning new skills. Parent references
available upon request.