Counselors Needed
May 31, 2017 | by Milt

Eagle Fern Camp needs counselors (16 years old+) this summer, particularly for our first two weeks of camp:
  • Day Camp (July 2-7) for kids going into 1st-3rd grades needs male counselors
  • Intermediate Camp (July 9-14) for kids going into 3rd-4th grades needs female counselors
These are volunteer positions and a week-long commitment. Call the camp office at 503-630-4978 for more information or learn more here!


Camp Garage Sale
March 24, 2017 | by Milt

Our Annual Eagle Fern Camp Garage Sale is just around the corner! The sale is at Eastgate Bible Chapel and is scheduled for April 21-22. We need your help to make the sale a success. It takes about 50 volunteers to get everything set up and conduct the sale, we will be setting up April 19 & 20. Please contact Patti Elliot at 971-409-6121 if you can help that week!

We also need items to sell. You may drop off lightly used items at Eastgate Bible Chapel between 9am-7pm on Wednesday April 19 or Thursday April 20. If you need to have something picked up, please contact Paul Schroth at the camp office at 503-630-4978.


Chapel Completion!
March 5, 2016 | by Milt

We are excited to announce the completion of our new chapel building at Eagle Fern Camp! We are planning a dedication service on Sunday, April 24 at 3pm which will last about an hour. We’ll laugh, pray, sing, clap, there may even be a shout or two as we celebrate what God has done in bringing this project to completion, and how He will use it in the years to come in bringing the truth of His love and grace into the lives of thousands who will hear about Him and experience Him in this new worship space. Refreshments will follow.

If you'd like, you can RSVP and share with friends on Facebook! You can also check our our Chapel page to see photos of its construction.




Camp Garage Sale
April 24, 2017 | by Milt

Our Annual Eagle Fern Camp Garage Sale at Westside Bible Fellowship is just around the corner! We need three things to make this sale successful:
  1. Lots of shoppers who are looking for good deals...get the word out to your friends! The sale is at Westside for Thursday May 4 - Saturday May 6!
  2. Lots of great volunteers (about 70 people)! We will be setting up Monday May 1 - Wednesday May 3. Please call Paul or LuAnn Kauffman at 503-985-3442 if you can help that week.
  3. Tons of great donations. They can be brought to Westside anytime the building is open, between now and the beginning of the sale. We're looking for items in good, clean, working condition. Please hold on to any larger furniture items until the week of the sale, if possible! (We cannot take paint, printers, car seats, and non-flat screen TVs.)
Thanks, and see you at one of the biggest garage sales in Washington County!


Garage Sale
March 1, 2016 | by Milt

The Annual Eagle Fern Camp Garage Sale is just around the corner on April 15-16! We need your help to make this sale a success. Setting up and running the sale takes about 50 volunteers. We'll be setting up April 13-14. Please contact Patti Elliot at if you can help that week!

We also need items to sell. You may drop off lightly used items at Eastgate Bible Chapel between 9am-7pm on Wednesday, April 13 or Thursday, April 14. If you need to have something picked up, please contact Paul Schroth at the camp office, 503-630-4978.





Fred Meyer Community Rewards
February 24, 2016 | by Milt

Have you heard about our Fred Meyer Community Rewards program? So far we've received over $650.00 in rewards checks from the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program, and that's with only 33 families who are currently participating! It's easy to get started, especially if you're already a Fred Meyer customer and use your rewards card when you shop there. It won't cost you a thing, you'll still get all the reward points you've earned from your purchases! Just log in to your Fred Meyer account and tell them where you want the money to go...it really is that simple!

I wonder what might happen if we had 60 families who partnered with us this way!


Annual Meeting
January 26, 2016 | by Milt

Eagle Fern Camp’s Annual Meeting will be held at Eastgate Bible Chapel at 6pm, Saturday, January 30, 2016. Dinner will be served. Come hear about last year’s excitement, the latest about the chapel, and the upcoming summer plans.


BottleDrop
December 14, 2015 | by Milt

We are excited to announce a new way to help support the work we're doing here at Eagle Fern. We're now registered with BottleDrop, you can read all about their program and how easy it is to participate by reading our press release.


Dave Eymann
September 9, 2015 | by Paul

After 16 years of service, Dave Eymann is retiring effective October 1. In light of his retirement, please consider writing a 3x5 card sharing why you appreciate him and send it to Paul Schroth at 727 NE 174th Ave, Portland OR 97230. We will surprise him with it at a staff retirement party in his honor.

If you or someone you know is interested in applying for his position, please call the camp office at 503-630-4978. We will be finalizing the position description soon and will send it out to any potential candidates. Thank you!


Dam Removal
August 26, 2015 | by Paul

We will be taking the dam out and the dock down on Saturday, September 5 from 9am-4pm. Any able-bodied help would be appreciated. The old man (Paul) will be driving the tractor, but there is a lot of unbolting and relatively heavy lifting to be done. Lunch will be provided. If you can help, please call the office at 503-630-4978 so we will know how to plan. Thank you!


Camp Counselors!
July 9, 2015 | by Paul

We really need female counselors for both High School Camp (July 19-25), Jr High Girls Camp (July 26-Aug 1), and all three Girls’ Horse Camps (July 26-30, Aug 2-5, and Aug 10-14...horse experience is not a requirement!). If you or anyone you know would be a good fit, please call the camp office at 503-630-4978.

Want to learn more about counseling at Eagle Fern? Head over to our Volunteer page!


Dam Day
June 16, 2015 | by Paul

You are invited to an all-expenses paid trip to Eagle Fern Camp Day Spa. Enjoy the healing waters of Eagle Creek surrounded by the serenity of the large Douglas Fir forest. Oh, and we’ll also be putting in the dam! Join us Saturday, July 11 starting at 9am and ending about 4pm. Come all day or half day-lunch will be provided. If you are able to come, please call camp 503-630-4978 or email Paul at paul@eagleferncamp.com.


Volunteer!



Volunteers form the majority of the summer program staff here at Eagle Fern. They know that volunteering at camp is an exciting and rewarding experience. The experience will both challenge and build your own relationship with God and give you the opportunity to share Jesus' love with campers and transform lives for God's glory.

Interested in investing in kids' at camp? Learn more here!


Garage Sale< March 31, 2015 | by Milt

The Eagle Fern Camp Annual Garage sale will be hosted by Eastgate Bible Chapel (114th and Stark) on April 10 and 11. Proceeds from the sale will be used to provide funds for new mattresses in our cabins! The sale will be open from 9am-4pm on Friday and 9am-2pm on Saturday.

We will be accepting lightly used items (things that you might actually want to buy) on Wednesday and Thursday, April 8 and 9, from 9am-7pm. Please do not donate ripped or torn furniture, organs, mattresses, over-sized couches, or broken or unusable items!

We need your help (men and women) for setup on April 8 and 9 we are there from 9am until we have it all ready for Friday. If you're able to fold clothes, clean, read, carry things, follow directions, stage things to sell, organize, enjoy reconnecting with people you haven’t seen in a while, and enjoy helping people we will put you to work! Any amount of time is a big help, whether one hour or thirty. If you can help please contact Patti Elliot at .


Annual Meeting Report
February 11, 2015 | by Paul

We had over 100 people at the Annual Meeting! This year’s offering is going toward refurbishing the lower lodge bathrooms and we raised over $4300 for that project. Thank you for all your support whether you could be there or not.


Annual Meeting
January 22, 2015 | by Paul

This year's annual meeting will be held at Spring Mountain Bible Church (SE 122nd and Mather Rd) on Saturday, February 7th at 6pm. Come celebrate what God did through the ministry of Eagle Fern in 2014. Hear updates on the Chapel project, the computer upgrade in the office, an addition to our horse programs this summer, and some exciting changes that have never occurred in our 61-year history. We will start the evening with a pizza feed too!


Chapel Workdays
November 25, 2014 | by Paul

There will be a workday for the chapel this Saturday, November 29, from 9am-5pm. There will be painting, door hardware installation, ceiling board installation and window and door trim. Please call the office if you can make it at 503-630-4978 if you can make it. We look forward to seeing you!


Camp Workdays
October 15, 2014 | by Paul

We will be having workdays on the next two Saturdays, October 18th and 25th, from 9am-4pm. We will be putting up ceiling boards, window trim and painting the four restrooms. Please call the office at 503-630-4978 if you can make it so we can plan for work and food.


Dam Day, the Sequel
September 2, 2014 | by Paul

There will be a sequel to Dam Day. We were unable to finish taking the dam out due to rain and few, but hearty, drenched volunteers. So, this Saturday, September 6, we will start at 9am and we will conclude with lunch, which will be at 12:30 or 1:00. You will be home in time for the Oregon game!


Dam Day
August 26, 2014 | by Paul

Come help the elderly (Paul Schroth) by taking out the dam this Saturday (Aug 30) from 9am-4pm...a refreshing dip in the morning and some heavy lifting the rest of the day. If you can unscrew a screw or bolt, you can help. Lunch will be served at noon.


Soul Purpose
June 18, 2014 | by Paul

Our theme this year is Soul Purpose. Pray that God will adopt many kids this summer into His family. All our camps are up in numbers this year to date except High School Camp. As of Friday the 13th last year there were 68 signed up for Day Camp and we ultimately had 107. We are already at 106 for this year!


Westside Garage Sale
April 23, 2014 | by Milt

Turn your unused stuff into camperships for kids who may not be able to afford camp. Bring your donations to Westside Bible Fellowship (526 SE 9th Ave in Hillsboro) on Monday, April 28 from 10am-6pm. Come hunt for treasures on Thursday and Friday, May 1 and 2 from 8:30am-7pm, and on Saturday, May 3 from 8am-3pm. Volunteers are needed to set up, organize donations, work the sale, and clean up...it’s great fun! If you can help please contact the Westside Bible Fellowship office at 503-640-5151 or .

Last year a woman called camp and said she had visited our garage sale the past weekend. Because the volunteers were so kind and helpful she had decided to send her kids to Day Camp. Join us and make stories like this happen!


TCL Preview
March 16, 2014 | by Milt

Training Christian Leaders (TCL) is a program designed for high school students who want to take their walk with the Lord to a deeper level of commitment and experience through serving our summer camps. A three day preview is scheduled for Spring Break. We strongly encourage those who are interested in serving on our TCL teams during the summer to check it out. You can learn more here.


Camp Garage Sale
March 11, 2014 | by Paul

Turn your unused stuff into camperships for kids that may not be able to afford camp. Bring your donations to Eastgate Bible Chapel (114th and Stark) on Wednesday and Thursday, April 9-10 from 9am-7pm. Come hunt for treasures on Friday and Saturday, April 11-12 from 8:30am-3pm. Volunteers are needed to set up, organize donations, work the sale, and clean up...it’s great fun! If you can help please contact Patti Elliot at 971-409-6121 or .

Last year a woman called camp and said she had visited our garage sale the past weekend. Because the volunteers were so kind and helpful she had decided to send her kids to Day Camp. Join us and make stories like this happen!


Free Hoodie!
February 17, 2014 | by Milt

Invite your friends! When you bring a friend who has never been to Eagle Fern, you'll both get a free hoodie! There is no limit to the number of friends you can include, so invite them all. Download the coupon here.


Available for all weeks except Day Camp. Valid only for a first time camper and their sponsor who has attended Eagle Fern previously. Cannot be combined with our other promotional offers.



Volunteer in 2014
February 17, 2014 | by Milt



Volunteers form the majority of the summer program staff here at Eagle Fern. They know that volunteering at camp is an exciting and rewarding experience. The experience will both challenge and build your own relationship with God and give you the opportunity to share Jesus’ love with campers and transform lives for God’s glory.

Interested in learning more? Learn more here!


Annual Meeting
January 15, 2014 | by Milt

The Annual Meeting is just around the corner! Catch up on all things Eagle Fern on Saturday, January 25 at 6pm at Oregon City Bible Chapel. We’ll be providing pizza, so let us know how many people you’ll be bringing with you...we want to have enough for everyone!

Hope to see you there!

Join the event on Facebook!


60th Celebration
October 6, 2013 | by Milt

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60th Celebration
September 3, 2013 | by Milt

Our first year of camp was 1953. So, reserve the afternoon of Sunday, October 6th from 1-5pm for our 60th Celebration. We will serve hot dogs and hamburgers, fun things for the kids, a walk-thru of the Chapel and in honor of 60 years of God’s faithfulness we will have a memorable program.

Join our Facebook event and invite your friends! Use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, email, text, or even smoke signals...whatever it takes!


Garage Sale
March 21, 2013 | by Milt

Every year Eastgate Bible Chapel (114th & Stark) hosts our Annual Garage Sale. The proceeds go to fund scholarships for kids who wouldn’t be able to attend camp otherwise. Please consider donating items that you no longer need that are still in good condition! Furniture, clothes, electronics, software, music, decorative items, etc...anything you can sell at a garage sale! The drop-off days are Wednesday and Thursday, April 10th & 11th. The garage sale will be open on Friday and Saturday, the 12th & 13th! We need lots of helpers during the week, even if it’s only for a couple of hours. Contact Patti at , she’d love to hear from you!


Annual Meeting
January 17, 2013 | by Paul

Eagle Fern Camp's 2013 Annual Meeting is Saturday, January 26, 6pm at Grace Bible Fellowship (12420 NE Siskiyou Street). Join us for pizza and updates on our summer programs, guest groups, and the chapel. This year's offering will be used for chairs—a guest group has offered them to us at a great discount.

Join the event on Facebook!


Chapel Workdays
December 12, 2012 | by Paul

The walls are up and the roof is on! We'll be installing the chapel's windows Friday and Saturday, December 21 and 22 at 9am both days. Give us a call at 503.630.4978 for more info.




Project Christmas Tree
November 14, 2012 | by Milt

This Christmas, support Eagle Fern and global missions by buying a Christmas tree! Our own Dave Eymann is hand-picking eighty 6-7 foot Noble Firs that will be available for $20. You can pick up yours at Eastgate Bible Chapel (114th & Stark) on December 8th from 9am-5pm.

Reserve your tree today!




RE:CONNECT 2012
September 18, 2012 | by Milt

Calling all high school students! Come RE:CONNECT with God and one another Oct 26-28 in a fun-filled weekend of fellowship, worship, food, and awesome activities!


Camp Chapel
August 12, 2012 | by Paul

The Chapel trusses are in place! There's still a lot to do and we want to get the Chapel in the dry before the rains come! We will be having many workdays over the next few months to get ready for the fall. There will be cabins available during Boys Camp (Aug 13-18) if some of you would like to stay overnight. Some our guest groups are forming teams to come. Think about having your men’s small groups and Bible studies come and join us.

  • August 13-18
  • August 24-25
  • September 1-3
  • September 7-8
Please call the office at 503.630.4978 to let us know you're coming and to make arrangements if you're staying overnight.

Follow the progress here and on Facebook. Check out the photos!


Kitchen Help Needed
June 13, 2012 | by Patti

We need a few people to help us cook amazing food and keep the kitchen running smoothly! Please let us know if you can help out and spread the word. We need help for the following camps: kitchen helpers and pots and pans scrubbers for Intermediate, Girls, and Jr High Girls; dishwashers for High School Camp.


Camp Chapel
April 19, 2012 | by Paul

We want to plan some workdays! If you can make it any of the following dates please call the office at 503.630.4978.
  • May 11-12
  • May 25 and 28
  • June 8-9
Follow the progress here and on Facebook. Check out the photos!


Leadership Challenge 2012
April 19, 2012 | by Paul

Come learn how to “Release the Power and Relieve the Pressure.” Leadership Challenge is next Saturday, April 28! Dr. Larry Crabb is our keynote speaker this year. He is a nationally known author and psychologist with proven insights into the motivations and behaviors of humankind. We will also present seminars discussing walking alongside someone with sexual addiction, helping the needy at home and abroad, and ministering to the disengaged in our churches. Call the office at 503.630.4978 to let us know you are coming so we can plan the food. Head over to the Leadership Challenge page for more info.


Eagle Fern Garage Sale
March 6, 2012 | by Paul

April 11-14 at Eastgate Bible Chapel (114th & Stark). Turn your unused items into camperships for kids that may not be able to afford camp. We hope to top $9000 this year. Bring your things on Wednesday and Thursday, April 11-12 from 9am-7pm. Come hunt for treasures on Friday and Saturday, April 13-14 from 8:30am-3pm. Volunteers are needed for setup, organizing goods, manning the sale and cleanup...it’s great fun! If you can help please contact Patti Elliot at 971-409-6121 or email her: .


Super Sill Plate Saturday
February 22, 2012 | by Paul

Eagle Fern Camp announces the first Super Sill Plate Saturday ever! This Saturday, February 25, we will be putting in the sill plate and doing some final preparations for pouring the slab floor on the Chapel. We need 7-10 volunteers to help with the projects. We will also be laying some conduit and minor compaction. If you can come, please call the EFC office at 503-630-4978.


2012 Annual Meeting
January 11, 2012 | by Milt

Eagle Fern Camp’s Annual Meeting is coming up soon: Saturday, January 21st at Eastgate Bible Chapel (114th & Stark) at 6pm. We will start off the evening with a pizza dinner. There will be soda and Sobes to drink with water and coffee available, too. We will have presentations that include safety, program, guest services, finances and chapel up dates. There are changes in the up coming 2012 summer schedule which will be highlighted as well as testimonies from counselors and campers.

If you have long-time connections with Eagle Fern Camp, we would love to have your help. We will have old photos laid out in the fireside room that we would like your help identifying those pictured. Also if you were a camper this past year and come to the meeting you will have your choice of candy from the Eagle Fern store (with your parent's permission). No, Jim Hislop, coming to the Spring Mountain retreat at Eagle Fern does not qualify you as a camper. So, come young and old, and have a wonderful evening of recounting God’s faithfulness!


Nurse Update
May 25, 2011 | by Paul

We are praying and searching for a nurse this summer! We need a nurse/EMT for Sunday night through Wednesday morning during Jr High Boys Camp (August 7-13). A current Oregon Nursing License, current Oregon EMT-1, or current Paramedic certification is required. If you know someone who might be interested, please contact our office at 503-630-4978 or e-mail us at . Thanks for helping with this vital ministry!


Garage Sale
March 26, 2011 | by Paul

Camp’s garage sale is coming up soon! It’s a great time to do some spring cleaning. Drop your items off Wednesday and Thursday, April 6-7, from 9am-6:30pm at Eastgate (114th and Stark). Friday 9am-4pm and Saturday 9am-2pm are the sale days. We have plants, trees and everything imaginable!

If you need help getting items to Eastgate, call the office 503-630-4978. If you can help out any of these days please contact Patti Elliot at 971-409-6121, even if it’s providing childcare for others. It’s really a blast! All proceeds help kids come to camp who can’t afford to otherwise. This year I want to exceed our previous record of $8,300.


Meet Our New Horse Camp Director!
February 17, 2011 | by Paul

Carla Calhoun
Director

Carla Calhoun will be our new Horse Camp Director starting this summer! She has been involved with our horse program and as a camp counselor for several years. Her children (all four of them!) have been coming to Eagle Fern camp for 15 years. Her husband, Dave, has been Camp Nurse for our summer programs and will be supporting her in the new endeavor. They have five horses of their own. Carla has been a Horse 4H leader for 10 years, and will be a certified CHA instructor by this summer. She completed the Multnomah graduate certificate program, and received a Master's Degree in Education from George Fox. She is currently a teacher at Alliance Charter Academy in Oregon City. We are excited to have Carla directing our Horse Camps this year, especially since she worked so hard to accommodate our horse camps around a schedule that includes her son David's wedding in August to our former Summer Staff Lifeguard, Sam Tran!
Nurses
February 17, 2011 | by Paul

Are you looking for an opportunity to use your healthcare training in a meaningful way this summer? If your answer is YES, there is a wonderful adventure waiting for you as camp “nurse” at Eagle Fern!
  • Opportunities for service: Jr High Boys Camp (August 7-13).
  • Requirements: Current Oregon Nursing License, Current Oregon EMT-1, or current Paramedic certification.
For more information, contact Suzanne Laisner at 503-706-2014 or , or call the camp office at 503-630-4978.


Updates
February 4, 2011 | by Paul

If you haven’t seen our most recent newsletter, click here.

The Annual Garage Sale is coming up. Help kids go to camp by bringing your extra stuff to Eastgate (114th and Stark) on Wednesday and Thursday, April 6 and 7. Come and find new treasures on Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9. If you can help any of these days with setup, organizing, pricing, etc, Patti Elliot would greatly appreciate it. Give her a call at 971-409-6121, or send her an email at .

We also have a volunteer opportunity. We’re going to be connecting to our new septic system the week of February 21 (President’s Day). If you can join us in the trenches we’ll provide a hearty lunch. Contact the office if you can join us (503-630-4978).

We had a wonderful Annual Meeting where we looked back at lives impacted this summer, projects completed and projects for the future (including the new chapel), honored Mike & Sandy Rice and raised over $2,100 for a sound and video system for our new chapel. I am always humbled by God’s generosity through His people.