Campers at Gales Creek Camp love to play sports, swim in the pool, do arts projects, and many more exciting activities! Donations of items on our wish list help us provide these fun activities for campers all summer long. 

If you would like to make a donation to GCC from our wish list, please call the camp office at (503) 968-2267.

You can also go directly to Amazon and see our Wishlist! Items can be mailed to the Gales Creek Camp Foundation office up until June 17, then directly to camp during the summer!

Thank you!


General list:
  • 2 wheelbarrows (the kind with two wheels that are easier to use)--approx $125 ea.
  • 1-2 pitchforks--approx $30 ea
  • 3 plastic rakes (for spreading bark chips)--approx $10 ea
  • A power washer (gas powered, at least 2600 psi)--approx $300
  • Box fans!--approx $20 ea.
  • Swimming goggles or pool toys (no big floating toys please).
Food Service:
  • We could use gift certificates to Whole Foods or New Seasons to buy the specialty foods for our campers with food sensitivities, like Celiac or severe allergies. Any amount helps! 
"Re-Imagine” Art & Craft Supply Wish List 2018:

We often have 30 kids in each art/craft session, up to 5 sessions per camp! This is a general art supply list of stuff we use these all summer long!
  • Fine grain glitter.
  • Any different colors of craft sand (we are good on Oregon beach sand).
  • Fancy buttons especially, but we will take any buttons.
  • Rhinestone ribbon, 10 mm or wider, any color. Need wide width so kids can glue them down. Round and pearl rope ribbons are not wide enough for kids to work with.
  • Ribbon flowers, 15 mm or larger, any color, any flower.
  • Costume jewelry in any condition.
  • False eyelashes.
  • Sea shells, especially large abalone and large clean oysters.
  • Antler burrs.
  • Shark teeth.
  • Tiny beads (seed beads) that will only come to life in the GCC Arts & Crafts Building. All those unstring-able beads are awesome in our camper artists hands.
  • Nuts, washers, wing nuts, cap nuts, machine screws. Nothing sharp or pointed.
  • Bendable wire, any color, coated or uncoated.
  • Tulip or Scribbles brand dimensional paint.
  • Glue sticks, glue sticks, glue sticks. Elmers brand. White school glue in bottles too. NO glitter glue please. NO hot glue guns or sticks.
  • Markers. Especially sharpies! Especially metallic sharpies!
  • Scissors. Please no pre-school scissors at this time. Most of the camper artists are too old for those. They need and have expressed a strong want for real scissors to accomplish real art and treasured crafts. Straight and fancy cuts are cool. Sharing just a few scissors leads to frustration. Scissors wear out. They get a lot of use at GCC.
  • Wire cutters.
  • Quality craft tweezers, bent and straight, rubber tipped especially!
  • Ink pads, ink pads and more ink pads. There are hundreds of stamps needing some ink love! All colors are welcome. Ink pads wear out! We love adding the stamps too! The re-inking routine is not appropriate for camp.
  • Foam brushes. Any size. Round too. Lots and lots. Foam brushes are an artists’ secret weapon.

Special Requests for 2018:
  • Clean small motorcycle and bike parts. Gears, wiring, connectors.
  • Scrap circuit boards, hard drives, cool looking parts.
  • CDs and vinyl records.
  • Vintage evening bags, coin purses and evening gloves.
  • Hard plastic masks, super heroes etc. nothing too scary.
  • Skeleton keys and any key no longer needed.

What we DO NOT need at camp right now: crayons or holiday themed items!