Welcome to Upward Bound Camp
40151 Gates School Rd.
Gates, Oregon 97346
Onward and Upward Bound are we!
Find us on the web at http://www.upwardboundcamp.org, or call us at (541) 897-2447
Upward Bound Camp serves teens and adults with diverse abilities.
The types of camps we operate include:
Programming We Offer:
Families (together in one program)
Throughout the year, you’ll find the following special emphasis camps (or themes) during one or more of our sessions:
Recognizing that some guests have special needs and may not be able to participate in regular camping programs, we set aside camp sessions specifically for guests with the following conditions:
Moderately Physically Disabled
Severely Physically Disabled
While you’re here, you may want to take advantage of the following activities we offer:
Golf Course (miniature)
Interested in renting our facilities? We are happy to rent our facilities to the following groups/types:
Families (in one unit)
These are the types of accommodations we offer:
Kitchen Facilities Use
Kitchen for Staff only
We are set up to handle the following group sizes in the various seasons:
During the summer, we can take care of up to 25 guests. In the spring, we can accommodate 10 guests. Our winter capacity is 3. Finally, in fall, we have enough room for 3 guests.
We also offer the following special activities and features:
Horseback riding is contracted.
Camp is 80 mi. SE of Portland, OR and 97 miles NW of Bend, OR
Our camp facilities burned in the 2020 Oregon Fires. We are preparing to rebuild our camp but in the meantime we are offering virtual and day sessions throughout the fall and spring of 2021/22. We provided 6 summer sessions for the summer of 2021, in an entirely outdoor setting, with campers and staff sleeping in canvas tents. We intend to offer expanded outdoor camp opportunities in 2022 and hope to have resored physical facilities by 2024.