YMCA Camp Silver Creek Silver Falls State Park

Summer Camp availability will be announced on June 1

There has never been a greater need for kids to get outdoors, disconnect from technology, and breathe fresh air. We know your kids need camp and we know you need to schedule your summer.

Like schools, camps, and parents everywhere, we are waiting for public health decisions. Meanwhile, we have been working non-stop, planning for dozens of versions of each of our camps and childcare programs. Whatever happens, we will be ready.

Here is what we know. On May 15th, the governor’s office approved reopening day camps, but not overnight camps. Not yet. https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.state.or.us/DHSForms/Served/le2357.pdf. Access to school sites and state parks is still evolving. Please be patient as we work with our national, state, county, and school partners to ensure a safe solution for our kids.

Frequently Asked Questions about Camp Silver Creek:

When will Camp Silver Creek start?
We hope to start with session 2 on June 28th, pending permission from the state of Oregon. We will update all registered families and this website as soon as we know anything.

What happens if our session is canceled? 
Crystal Cram (AKA Pretzel), the CSC director, will email you. You will have the option to move to another open session, request a refund, credit your account for Summer 2021, or donate your payment to camp scholarships.

Can I move my child’s registration to a later session? 
Please wait until we know what is available.

What precautions are you taking to prevent transmission of COVID-19?

Our program staff has created health and sanitation protocols based on expert guidelines, including extra handwashing stations, the use of personal protective equipment, social distancing, strict screening, and temperature checks each day.

What organizations are you working with to respond to COVID-19?

We are working with the national YMCA https://www.ymca.net, the American Camping Association, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Oregon Health Authority, and our camp nurses.

When will we hear if we have been approved for a scholarship?
All financial aid applications are on hold until we know our operational status. If you applied via our online application, we will contact you as soon as we know anything.

Youth Sports

Youth Sports

At the Y, we believe every child deserves the opportunity to play sports—we offer team sports nearly year-round, and many of our youth sports are FREE with a Family Membership.

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Camps

Camps

YMCA Camps are all about making friends, having fun, and learning new skills!

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Childcare

Childcare

The Family YMCA of Marion & Polk Counties offers high-quality, affordable childcare options ranging from 2.5 years old through school-age care.

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Youth Leadership

Changemakers Institute June 9 - August 21

Changemakers Institute June 9 - August 21

Virtual summer program available to ALL high school students in grades 9-12, including incoming 9th-grade students and graduating high school seniors (the graduating classes of 2020 to 2024). The registration deadline is Friday, June 5th:

As participants in the Changemakers Institute, students will learn how to make meaningful, inclusive, and lasting change in their local community while collaborating with youth leaders from around the country. Email derek@ymcayag.org for more information.

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Salem Family YMCA

544 Ferry St. SE
Salem, OR 97301

Suite #2

PO Box 110 – Mailing Address
Salem, OR 97308
(503) 581-YMCA (9622)

Monmouth/Independence Family YMCA
870 N Main St
Independence, Oregon 97351
(503) 838-4042

Silver Falls Family YMCA
601 Miller Street
Silverton, OR 97381
(503) 873-6456