Named for a type of strong, stable tree native to Oregon (Tsuga Mertensiana Hemlock), the Tsuga Community Commission is known for offering summer camps to kids with deployed military family members.

This year, with Oregon’s military families facing high deployment, Tsuga continues to offer this important camp – along with a separate camp to empower girls and young women:

Oregon Summer Star Camp, July 21-26, 2019, will bring together kids ages 9-16 with military family members for fun and wilderness adventures in Eagle Point, Oregon. The camp offers kids a safe space to talk about family member deployment, helps them build skills and confidence, and provides fun activities: swimming, games, environmental education, arts and crafts, hiking, and nightly campfire programming with singing and snacks.

Camp Two Roads, June 23-28, 2019, aims to help girls and young women, grades 3-10, become more confident outdoors, enhance communication skills and inspire self-assured leaders. The camp offers a full program of activities: swimming, archery, arts and crafts, hiking, nightly campfire programming, and more.

Both camps are accepting campers now.

You can hear Community Voices host Jamie Drakos interview Erin McPherson, and Doug Sam from Tsuga, along with two campers, Kiera and Kelsey, Sunday, June 9, 4:30pm, at 99.1 FM in the heart of Portland, or stream from anywhere:


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