About Camp Myrtlewood
Camp Myrtlewood operates exclusively for charitable and religious purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; to provide an outdoor setting where persons and groups may find spiritual renewal, education and recreation; to provide opportunities for persons to mature in Christian faith and character as an extension of the life of the church in human experience; and to be open to include persons and groups whose purposes are in harmony with those of Camp Myrtlewood without discrimination because of color, creed or ethnic origin.
Our Camp Board Members
|Affiliation||#||Name||Special Board Responsibility||Term expires|
(12/31 of the yr.)
|Brethren||5||Rachel Waas Shull||2015|
|At large||9||Uwe Mirsch||2014|
|At large||10||Leslie Seese|
|At large||11||(Currently vacant)|
|At large||12||(Currently vacant)|
|Alternates||Glenda Groff, Jake Collins,|
|Ex-officio||Margaret Jones &|
|Ex-officio||Trina McDaniel, Sol Weil|
Resident Farm caretaker
What’s New at Camp?
Camp Cleanup, Memorial Day 2011
A big THANK YOU goes out to all of you dear friends. Your gifts of labor and love can be seen, felt, smelled and tasted.
Stacks of split wood have visibly increased and the number of branches on the ground decreased.
Weeds were pulled in the pouring rain, the water tank gained new life with a very thorough facelift, the upper driveway and all the garden areas are breathing easier with fewer blackberries and morning glories.
Lots of storm debris was burned, the bridge and decks were cleaned of their moldy slime, the hearth in Forest Dell was restored to its original beauty.
The "new" bathrooms' walls and floor have been patched, the driveway potholes filled with gravel, and the curtains in cabins, stalls, and showers smell fresh and the windows sparkle.
Garlic was peeled, rotting red onions were salvaged and we all ate too much tasty and nutritious food.
The trails were cleared (again!) and the 160 school kids that have gone over Vista since Memorial Day appreciate that work.
A new garden fence surrounds the upper garden and lots of gardening was done at the farm. The chapel benches, the deck and old buildings all received a power washing.
Broken tools were fixed, dull edges sharpened. The horseshoe pit is ready to be enjoyed.
Storm debris around the campfire circle and the oratory (cob house) was cleared away and homes for critters were built with the brush.
All the efforts of this year's volunteers are very much appreciated.
John, Margaret, Trina, Sol, and Rider
June 10, 2011
Footbridge Rebuilt, 2010
The footbridge over Myrtle Creek was completely rebuilt during the Winter of 2009-2010. All the wood decking was removed and replaced. The concrete buttresses and steel beams were in great shape and nothing needed to be done to them. The result is beautiful and should last for another generation or two. Thanks to Dana Gaab, John Jones, Jon Zunkel, Josh Phillips and Adam Barnes. The cost of the materials and labor was paid out of the Jess and Lavaun Dunning Memorial Fund.
New Camp Kitchen Completed in 2006
Camp Myrtlewood's new kitchen facility is a blessing to the camp managers, John and Margaret Jones, as well as the thousands of camp users that are served delicious meals each year. The 60+ year-old camp kitchen was badly in need of rebuilding in 2004 when the camp board embarked on a fund-raising project to bring the kitchen up to current code and building standards. Total grant awards of $118,000 from Fred Meyer Memorial Trust, Ford Family Foundation, Coquille Tribal Community Fund and the Cow Creek-Umpqua Indian Foundation, in addition to some $30,000 in individual donations, helped make the project possible. The camp board extends its appreciation to the granting agencies as well as all those who gave generously with their time and money to make this project successful.
Ground breaking for the new kitchen began in September of 2005, and along with unplanned major improvements to the dining hall, it is now complete except for a few finishing touches. The original plan called for removing the kitchen wing of the dining hall and replacing it with a new kitchen and restrooms. However, as the project moved forward it soon became clear that the old dining hall needed major repairs as well before the new kitchen could be attached to it. Undaunted by the task, crews worked through the wet winter months to shore up the foundation, build new walls and put up new trusses in the main building. The new kitchen, designed by Myrtle Point draftsman Ron Wardman and built by North Bend contractor Dana Gaab, will provide a wonderful addition to camp for staff and campers alike in the years ahead.
Camp Myrtlewood, located 10 miles east of Myrtle Point and three miles up Myrtle Creek Road, is a full-service 160-acre camping and retreat facility for groups and organizations of all faiths and community interests. It is managed by the Camp Myrtlewood corporation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, whose mission is to provide Christian hospitality and service so persons who come to Camp may grow and mature in their chosen faith, receive training and education in their chosen field of interest and be renewed in a beautiful outdoor setting. All groups and organizations whose programs and purposes are in harmony with this mission are welcome to use the facility for their activities. For rates and availability contact the camp at 541-572-5307 or just drop in for a visit.