Camp Meadowood Springs - 46 Years of Making a Difference
Camp Meadowood Springs is a major charitable project of the Oregon State Elks Association and its subordinate lodges. This camp would not be possible without the Elks' dedication and commitment to helping children 6 to 16 years of age with speech, language and hearing challenges.
Each year, the Oregon State Elks and Lady Elks sponsor children to attend one of two 10-day summer residential camps/clinics.
The Elks became involved with Camp Meadowood in December of 1968. $700 was raised after a program was outlined and presented to the Elks. Since that time, the Elks have continued to support Camp Meadowood Springs.
In May of 1973, the Oregon State Elks Association adopted Camp Meadowood Springs as a major project under the leadership of the Physically Handicapped Committee. In May of 1981, Camp Meadowood became a separate committee of the Oregon State Elks and today it remains as one of the Association's major projects.
In the ensuing years, the Elks have contributed enormously to the growth of the camp. Today, the Oregon State Elks and Lady Elks contribute annually to the camp for sponsorships, medallion program, equipment maintenance, designated funds and general operating funds. We should also note that a number of the cabins at Camp Meadowood are named after individual lodges within Oregon. Either that lodge built the cabin and still maintains it, or it was adopted as a project after the cabin was built.
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