Join us at Merry Heart Children's Camp

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We want youth with heart conditions to get to know each other and share experiences.
— Rob McDonald, Camp Director

Arrival and Departure Times

Arrival Time: Please have your camper at Camp Howard by 1:00 PM on Sunday (August 16th). Parents should anticipate up to one hour to check-in with the camp staff and camp nurses.  Volunteer staff will be assisting in unloading and moving the campers to their respective cabins.

Departure Time: The camp staff would like to invite all parents to the awards ceremony on Thursday (August 20th) at 9:30 AM.  Campers will have their stuff ready to go and after the awards ceremony campers and families will depart. You should be on your way home by 11:30 AM (All Campers MUST be out of camp by 11:30 AM).  If you need to pick up your camper prior to this time, please contact us.


Sample day of Activities 

At Merry Heart Children’s Camp, we encourage participation in a variety of activities that will help the camper develop skills and a sense of accomplishment. Activities are adapted to each youth's abilities and promote the development of new friendships and individual growth. All camp activities are supervised in a safe and nurturing environment.

7:00 AM Wake-up/shower

8:00 AM Breakfast

8:45 AM Clean up

9:00 AM All Camper Activity

11:00 AM Three activity rotations (archery, swimming, arts & crafts, nature/hiking, fishing, and more) throughout the morning.

Noon Lunch

1:00 PM Rest hour

2:00 PM Three activity rotations (archery, swimming, arts & crafts, nature/hiking, fishing, and more) throughout the afternoon.

3:00 PM Snacks

4:30 PM Heart lectures

5:30 PM Free Time

6:00 PM Dinner

7:00 PM Free Time

7:30 PM Evening activities (such as campfire, game night, talent show)

9:00 PM Yoga (optional) and Cabin Time

9:30/10:00 PM Lights out

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Directions to The Camp

Camp Howard is located near Corbett, OR and is easily accessible from both I-84 and Highway 26. 

Address: 1101 SE Camp Howard Road, Corbett, OR 97019

From I-84

  • Take exit 18 (Lewis and Clark State Park) and head south.

  • Turn Left onto Old Columbia Highway.

  • At Springdale stay to the right on Hurlburt road and continue on Hurlburt road. until you reach the flashing red light.

  • Turn right on Gordon Creek road. When you see the sign (on your left), for Trout Creek Bible Camp, you will be 5 miles from Warriner road.

  • When Gordon Creek road makes a sharp right-hand turn (15 mph sign), turn left onto Warriner road. and proceed 1 mile.

  • Turn right at the big “Camp Howard” sign and go 0.2 miles down the gravel road. The camp entrance is on the left.

CAUTION: The intersection of Warriner and Bull Run Roads is a blind corner from this direction. Please use caution when making the left turn onto Warriner Road.

From Sandy (Hwy 26)

  • Turn from Hwy 26 onto Ten Eyck road proceed north.

  • Go 3.6 miles and take a right onto Bull Run road just past the Roslyn Lake inlet. Continue north on Bull Run road for 2.3 miles.

  • When Bull Run road turns left sharply and becomes Gordon Creek road go straight ahead onto Warriner road for 1.2 miles.

  • Turn right at the big “Camp Howard” sign and go 0.2 miles down the gravel road. The camp entrance is on the left.

CAUTION: The intersection of Warriner and Bull Run Roads is a blind corner from the other direction. Please use caution and watch for cars making a left turn onto Warriner Road.