Uplift Family Camp 2024

We’re excited to announce our first official family camp — a time for connection, relaxation, and fun. 

We ran a prototype with a few families last summer, and here is some of what participants had to say: 

  • “It was a wonderful stay, and one of the best weeks of summer. I really appreciate it. Also, INCREDIBLE food. Absolutely wonderful.” — Rowan (teen)
  • “Amanda is an amazing leader and you guys did an amazing job putting this event together. I want to do this every year!” — Quinn (kid)
  • “It was a beautiful, safe, fun, spiritual, and heart/mind opening experience.” — Vance (parent)
  • “Next time I will come for 10 days.” — Daisy (kid)
  • “The first thing my kids said when they got in the car to head home was, ‘Can we do this again next year?'” — Elizabeth (parent) 

We’ve hired an amazing caterer to take care of lunch and dinner, and we’ll offer simple breakfast foods.

Lodging is at Scholls Valley Lodge, about 40 minutes outside of Portland, Oregon. 

The whole place is breathtaking and restorative.

Activities will include:

  • Lessons centered on the foundations in our approach
  • Structured and age-specific experiences for grownups, teens, tweens, and kids
  • Organized games (pickleball, spikeball, capture the flag, plastic axe throwing, card games, minute to win it, etc.)
  • Crafts for each age group
  • Free time
  • Campfires


Families will arrive on the afternoon of Monday, July 8th and leave the morning of Thursday, July 11th right after breakfast.

Cost depends on family size and size of room. Pricing includes all food, lodging, and programming. 

Here’s an estimate*:

  • Family of two: $750
  • Family of three: $1125
  • Family of four: $1500
  • Family of five: $1875
  • Family of six: $2250
  • Family of seven: $2625

*Cost will be less for those who would like to bring an RV or camp near the lodge, or for those who choose a simple room at the lodge after being accepted. (Scholarships and discounts are also available, based on financial need. Email info@upliftkids.org to let us know your circumstance, and we will be amenable.)

Spots are limited to 10-12 families. To apply, fill out the form below by Sunday, Feb 4th, 2024. We will be looking to get a solid group of teens (14-18), tweens (10-13), and kids (5-9) so that participants in each age group can connect and make friends. (We won’t have formal programming for kids four and under, but we might hire childcare for a few hours each day as needed.)

We will let you know by Sunday, February 18th whether you’ve been accepted or whether you’ll be on a wait list. If we have an abundance of signups, we might do a day camp in addition to the summer camp and/or host more than one summer camp next year!

Questions? Email info@upliftkids.org

Uplift Family Camp Application