Welcome to Camp Greider!
Campers and staff ride the bus out to camp together! The pick-up and drop-off location is the NEW WITHNELL FAMILY YMCA at 685 Court Street NE Salem, Oregon 97301. We will have staff on site at 7:30 AM and begin to load the busses at 8:00 AM. We will return at 5:00 PM and have staff on site until 5:30 PM.
Cost to Attend Camp Greider
Traditional camp with bus transportation: $350 (for members) / $400 (for community members). A $20 deposit is required.
Leadership Development Program (2 Week Programs)
Counselor in Training (Entering grades 9 and 10 grade OR completed Leader in Training/CIT I)
July 10th - July 21st, 2023
Welcome to Camp Greider
Days at Camp Greider
A typical day at Camp Greider allows campers the chance to participate in a variety of outdoor activities similar to those at overnight residential camps including swimming, archery, arts and crafts, gaga ball, hiking, canoeing, outdoor skills, large group games, nature study, kayaking and more. We encourage our staff to think creatively and facilitate activities campers may not have the chance to do in town.
Each week has a special theme and on Friday Camp Greider transforms into another world with special games, events, and themed activities to help campers embrace their creative side. Campers may be tracking mythical creatures through the woods, practicing archery to protect camp from a fearsome dragon, or designing their own game destined to be a classic alongside Sorry, Connect 4, and Clue. Costumes and dressing up are welcome and encouraged, but not necessary.
Exceptional Summer Staff
Your camper will be in a group of about 15 children and 2 counselors. Our summer staff is made up of the best young leaders in our area who are dedicated to helping your child have the best week of the summer. Our high school and college aged leaders are selected after undergoing a full interview process including reference and background checks. Before each camp season they complete a full week of training on site at Camp Greider which is focused on child development, program facilitation, and general safety. All Greider staff are First Aid, CPR, and AED Certified and will be following all recommendations by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), American Camp Association (ACA), and Center for Disease Control (CDC).