Camp Meadowood Springs


Camp Meadowood Springs is a summer residential camp/clinic for children with speech and hearing disabilities.  The Meadowood program offers intensive 24-hour speech therapy to boys and girls referred to the program from Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.  These children receive speech management services directed toward their specific needs that will provide a unique opportunity for growth in independence and self-reliance.  Because many communication disabled children have physical disabilities as well, our occupational therapy program increases motor skills, coordination and balance.  Social/behavioral skills are increased through camp activities and interaction with the supervising staff.

 

At present, 50% of the funding is provided by the Oregon State Elks Association, and 50% from private individuals, organizations and companies.

 

The camp is located in the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon near the Tollgate Recreation area of the Umatilla National Forest.  The campsite contains 33 cabins, an infirmary, dining hall, multipurpose building, four A-frame dormitories and a wading and swimming pool.  The facilities are available for public use during the off-season.  A majority of the buildings have been constructed by individual Elks and the Lodges of the State.  There is a major statewide work party held annually during the Memorial Day weekend.

 

The Southeast District Meadowood Chairman is Hugh Pickering.  The Southeast District includes Bend #1371, Burns #1680, John Day #1824, Klamath Falls #1247, Lakeview #1536, Madras #2017, Ontario #1690 and Prineville #1814.  Please contact Hugh if you would like to join the work party on Memorial Day weekend.
Hugh Pickering

Hugh Pickering
1907 Turnstone Road
Redmond, OR 97756
H. (541) 504-7003
C. (541) 306-0470
Hmpickon2@bendbroadband.com