A Session For Everyone:
Camp Tamarack Program Options
|Which program is for you?
All of our programs are designed to accommodate the interests
of our campers. Read each one carefully to find the best fit.
If you have further questions after reading about them please
call or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|With or without horse back riding?
With Horses: As a camper with the horse program
you will have the opportunity to spend time doing many of the
traditional camp activities as well as
spending 2 hours a day with the horses. During those 2 hours
campers learn Western or English riding skills, trail ride etiquette
and ground school techniques. Ground school teaches how to care
for horses. Campers choosing this program will be assigned a
horse fitting their abilities and will work under a qualified
instructor at their skill level. Beginners through experienced riders are welcome.
|Without Horses: As a camper without the horse program you will
have more time to engage in all of our traditional camp activities.
Those who choose the no horseback riding option have more
opportunity to challenge oneself in everything else “Tamarack”.
Ranch Hands Program - Girls or Boys Sessions (Open to all ages)
The Ranch Hand program is for the camper who wishes
to focus on a horse experience. This program offers an opportunity
to spend most of the day with the horses and includes participation
in at least one activity per day outside of the horse corral.
Activities may include swimming or boating down at the lakefront,
running and playing a team sport, challenging oneself at the
ropes course, or using one's imagination in the creative arts program.
Horse program activities include Western or English riding
instruction, grounds school, grooming, trail rides, and an overnight pack
trip! Grooming and corral management will be a central focus.
Ranch Hands will be given the opportunity to work with staff
as they learn to care for the daily needs of the horses. Early rising
and exposure to the "hard work" associated with a
ranch will provide many opportunities to explore the real world
of horses. This is a step program that starts our younger or less
experienced riders as JR Ranch Hands. As skills are mastered, a JR Ranch Hand
may graduate to a SR Ranch Hand position the following summer. These positions
are limited and acceptance into the Ranch Hand Program is by application only.
Central Oregon is home to some of the best whitewater rafting rivers in the world. For those interested
in trying their hand at a whitewater river rafting experience, we offer half day trips on the North Santiam and
McKenzie rivers for the 8, 11 and 12 day sessions, and a 3 day/ 2 night trip on the Deschutes river for the 22 day
Adventure Session. All equipment and gear is provided. The half day trips have an additional fee of $75 and the
3 day trip incurs an added $390 charge.
7-16 8, 11 or 12 Day Programs
(With or without horseback riding)
During these traditional Tamarack sessions campers will choose
from a variety of activities; whitewater rafting, rock climbing,
ropes/challenge course, English or Western riding,
swimming, boating, yoga, aerobics, volleyball, frisbee golf,
mountain biking, soccer, tennis, basketball, foosball, ping-pong, environmental education, hiking, archery, arts and crafts, skits, dance, music, and drama and many more. Swimming, all-camp activities and
individual cabin events highlight each session. Campers will
cooperative decisions, enjoying friends and discovering new worlds.
22 Day Adventure Program
In addition to the options for the second and third sessions, those eager campers who select the 22 day session will have a choice of going on either a 3 day/ 2 night whitewater river rafting experience on the Deschutes River, or a 3 day/ 2 night backpacking excursion into one of the pristine Wilderness Areas of Central Oregon. Both trips will have opportunities to explore outdoor living skills, and plenty of time for fun and adventure. The rafting trip will incur an additional fee of $390, while the backpacking trip has no added cost.
like to be at camp for longer than one session?
We encourage those
of you who wish to be at camp for longer than one session to attend multiple sessions. This extended stay offers more time to benefit
from and enjoy theTamarack experience.
7 - 16
(With or without horseback riding)
This session offers a variety of fun-filled activities. Participation
in the following delivers the full Camp Tamarack experience;
whitewater rafting, rock climbing, ropes/challenge course,
English or Western riding,
basketball, volleyball, foosball, ping-pong, hiking,
archery, mountain biking, frisbee golf, arts and crafts, nature
exploration, outdoor living education, skits and much more. "All-camp" group
activities, campfires, hiking, and nature exploration are a
few of the favorite activities for the boys. Campers will
be part of a cabin unit, sharing responsibilities, making cooperative
decisions, enjoying friends and having new experiences.
|The optional camping trip will be a backpack experience for young
men eager to explore the trails of the Central Oregon
Having the opportunity to spend several days and nights on the
trail and away from camp, campers will experience the
that come from being self-sufficient while learning and applying
survival skills to each camper's life.
|CITS – COUNSELORS IN TRAINING
(For campers who are 14 to 16 years old)
The CIT program trains older campers in the skills needed to be
a camp counselor. A camper gains admittance into this program
by applying, being selected, and agreeing to the duties of the
position. When applying to become a CIT the camper must be committed
to working hard and accepting the leadership responsibilities
and obligations of this position. Please contact the camp for
an application. A 10% discount is available for those selected
for this program.