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posted Jun 14, 2018, 11:43 AM by Rob Dailey   [ updated Jun 14, 2018, 11:45 AM ]


Guess who's back!
We are proud to announce that Gopher and Boo are back to share the role of Camp Director again this year!
Tim "Gopher" Fitzpatrick practically grew up at Gales Creek Camp in the 1980s when his dad was Camp Director (then on the Board of Directors). While in college, Tim worked as a counselor at GCC for five summers. Now he's a school teacher in California.


David "Boo!" Yabu was a GCC Camp Counselor then Assistant Camp Director for 6 years. Last year he became Camp Director for the first time and did an amazing job. During the rest of the year, Boo is a middle school teacher in Hillsboro.
Gales Creek Camp is fortunate to have these two talented fellows lead our camp again this summer!
Camp Director Martin Niemi on the old bridge with campers, 1966 (Courtesy Lee Ann Emanuel)
Alumni Camp is August 25-26

Miss camp? Well welcome back, camper!

We're doing ALUMNI CAMP for adults. This 21+ camp will have you acting like your old self, complete with campfire, field games, hikes and GCC's beloved creek and swimming pool.

But for adults, it's also camp celebrities, giveaways, beer with s'mores, a sesh about research, hands-on T1 tech, and much more.

This is an opportunity for you to 1) go back to camp and 2) support the place that changed your life because this is a fundraiser.

If you've ever fundraised to participate in a run or walk, it's like that--only you don't have to run or walk. Just join us by the pool!

The cost of this fantastic all-inclusive weekend is a minimum donation of $150 per person with an ultimate goal of $500 per person. That's a big impact on camp, and we give you the tools to fundraise your fee.


We have a few slots left to help us whip camp into shape for an awesome summer!

Start cleanup at 9am sharp and work until about noon. Lunch is provided.

At noon, we put away the tools and kickoff summer with an Open House. New families, veteran families, and all supporters are welcome. We'll lunch, play a few games and raffle some of our new Camp Store merchandise, too.


Be sure to get your camper registered

High School Sessions
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June 24 - 6

7th and 8th Grade Sessions
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July 8 - 20

5th and 6th Grade Sessions
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July 22 - August 3

2nd, 3rd, 4th Grade Sessions
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August 5 -17

Family Camps (K-1st)
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Day Camp (K): August 11
Overnight Camp (1st): September 8 - 9

Bonus pics for those who scrolled all the way down
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