Camp Tamarack’s programs and future vision are made possible with your support!
Donations from individuals, family partners, and business partners; grants and in-kind support all play an essential role in helping to ensure that our programs are vibrant, meaningful, and sustainable.
OUR funding needs
We are asking for donations for the following purposes:
The Brynne Smith Summer Camp Scholarship Fund
Camp Tamarack is committed to making camp inclusive and accessible for students of all backgrounds and welcoming kids whose families are unable to pay the full cost of the program. We offer partial and full scholarship opportunities for students every summer. We have been expanding our scholarship opportunities and our goal is to provide 20% of our summer campers each year with scholarships.
Caring for Our Facilities
Restoring Camp Tamarack to a vibrant place and maintaining its vibrancy with healthy facilities is an ongoing labor of love! After purchasing the camp in 2013 we inherited many greatly-needed repairs. We have worked hard to revive and renew Camp Tamarack’s plumbing, electrical, and septic systems, to re-roof the lodge and cabins, and to provide new heating sources for cabins. Our work is ongoing. Upcoming projects for the next 2 years will be to 1) build three outdoor pavilions around camp, which will serve as outdoor classroom and activity spaces that will keep everyone dry and shaded and 2) install a new ADA accessible dock that will allow all campers to access and enjoy canoeing and waterfront activities.
Our Student Leader Program
An invaluable leadership opportunity that can guide high schoolers toward careers in education and conservation by volunteering to serve one-week as cabin leaders, role models, and teachers at our Outdoor School and Wellness programs. Our Tamarack staff travel to high schools throughout Central Oregon to meet with schools, present our program, and recruit Student Leaders. We organize special events and outdoor experiences for our Student Leader community throughout the school year. Our Student Leaders grow a sense of leadership and belonging, and join a purposeful community in which they can flourish.
OUR wall of giving
Become a Family Partner!
An additional option is to become a Family Partner on our Wall of Giving. We will engrave a wood cookie with your family name and display it on our Wall of Giving in the main lodge if you give at one of the following levels:
10-12” Wood Cookie with your family name or business logo & recognition on our website
10-12" Wood Cookie with your family name or logo
6-8” Wood Cookie with your family name or logo
3-5” Wood Cookie with your family name or logo
We value the spirit of giving and your support.
Any dollar amount is greatly appreciated!
If you wish to designate the giving category you would like your donation to go toward, please make a note of which fund you are contributing to on the PayPal donation form. Otherwise, we will apply your donation where it’s needed most.
Camp Tamarack is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We will send you a letter and receipt acknowledging your donation.
We are grateful to have such a caring, supportive community -- one that spans generations of campers and Camp Tamarack experiences! Thank you!