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Welcome to Camp Silver Creek!

Since 1938, Camp Silver Creek has been a magical place for children and adults alike. Campers love the dramatic setting, the fun, well-organized activities, and the friendships they form. Parents love the safety, healthy break from screen time, fresh air and exercise, and the maturity their kids gain during their weeks at camp.

The emphasis on respect, responsibility, honesty, and caring invite campers to explore their own moral foundations. Campers return changed, more independent, with an identity in a special world. Many members of our summer staff are former Camp Silver Creek Campers.

Located deep inside Oregon's Silver Falls State Park, Camp Silver Creek includes-

  • Four residential units which consist of six open-air camper cabins plus two leader cabins, restrooms, and a unit lodge
  • Small lake for boating and fishing
  • Dining hall
  • Arts and crafts building
  • Archery range
  • Recreation hall
  • Heated pool
  • Infirmary
  • Miles of hiking trails and woods
  • Open fields for games
  • Large, stone fireplaces located within the unit lodges, dining hall, and rec hall.

Summer 2023 Dates:

Session 1: June 25th - July 1st

Session 2: July 5th - 8th (SHORT WEEK)

Session 3: July 9th - 15th

Session 4: July 16th - 22nd

Session 5: July 23rd - 29th

Session 6: July 30th - August 2nd (SHORT WEEK)

Session 7: August 6th - 12th

Session 8: August 13th -19th 

Session 9: August 20th - 26th 

Overnight Traditional Camp (Entering Grades 1-7)

Unless otherwise indicated, campers arrive on Sunday and are picked up on Sunday.

Each day is a new adventure at Camp Silver Creek. From the morning Polar Bear Plunge into the lake to all camp games later in the day, your camper will have a blast experiencing everything Camp Silver Creek has to offer. Campers at Camp Silver Creek have the opportunity to learn and grow by participating in a variety of activities led by our trained summer staff. Activities include:

  • Archery
  • Swimming
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Hiking
  • Boating
  • All Camp Games
  • Campfires
  • Weekly Overnight Adventure

Camp Silver Creek strives to provide a safe and fun environment where campers can make new friendships and learn about the YMCA's core values of: caring, honesty, respect, responsibility.

Overnight Traditional Camp Offered All Sessions

2023 Cost: $575 (for members) / $625 (for community members)

Overnight Teen Camp (Grades 8-10)

Unless otherwise indicated, campers arrive on Sunday and are picked up on Sunday.

Teen Camp brings the Camp Silver Creek program to the next step. Teen campers will reside in their own unit as they experience camp in a new way. Many of the traditional activities such as archery, arts & crafts, swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, and more will still be available with a few added opportunities.

The schedule for the week is similar to the rest of camp, with some possible changes to help create a new experience for our oldest campers.

Teen Camp Offered Sessions 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9

2023 Cost: $575 (for members) / $625 (for community members)

Family Camp

Family Camp at Camp Silver Creek is is for every generation to share the incomparable natural setting and escape the routines and screens of everyday life. Our rustic, screened window cabins sleep 8 and are perfect for a family experience like no other. Most cabins are without electricity but, a limited number with electricity are available to accommodate for medical needs.

Come participate in our favorite camp activities such as archery, arts & crafts, canoeing, hiking, swimming, fishing, large group games, campfires, and more! If you would like to explore the beautiful trails Silver Falls State Park has to offer, we can help make that available. During your time at Camp Silver Creek, families have the choice to participate in pre-scheduled activities or spend time on their own.

Summer 2023 Family Camp:

  • July Family Camp: July 2nd - 5th
  • August Family Camp: Aug 2nd - Aug 5th

2023 Cost:

  • Members: $225
  • Community Members: $275
  • Deposit: $50

Learn More About Family Camp

Leader in Training (LIT) (Grades 10-12)

Unless otherwise indicated, campers arrive on Sunday and are picked up on Sunday.

Camp Silver Creek's Leaders in Training (LIT) program builds leadership skills and prepares participants for future life experiences. During our two-week LIT program, participants will learn general leadership, improve their communication skills, complete safety training, be taught youth development strategies, plan activities, and make new friends. The second week of the program has our LITs shadowing a Camp Silver Creek counselor to learn more about what it means to be a member of camp staff.

All prospective LITs will complete an interview with the director to learn more about the program and have any questions answered.

Summer 2023 Leader in Training Dates:

  • LIT OPTION A - July 9th - 15th AND 16th - 22nd
  • LIT OPTION B - July 9th - 15th AND 23rd - 29th

2023 Cost: $1200 (for members)/ $1250 (for community members)


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Camp Silver Creek Prices

Summer 2023 Prices

Details coming soon. 

Short Session


3 nights
PRICE DETAILS COMING SOON for community members

Full Week (Traditional and Teen)


6 nights, Sunday-Saturday

PRICE DETAILS COMING SOON for community members

Family Camp


For members:
Cost and other details coming soon. 


For community members: 

Cost and other details coming soon. 

LIT Program

PRICE DETAILS COMING SOON for community members