YMCA Camp CollinsimageGresham, Oregon December 7, 2012 http://ymcacw.org/locations/ymca-camp-collins/campcollins.html

We had heard a lot about Camp Collins. I think all the way back in Charleston, South Carolina at the South Eastern ACA conference was the first time we heard about the hobbit village and tree house cabins that they have. So obviously we were excited when we pulled into camp, even though it was pouring rain out. It is true they have some of the most unique cabins! Beautifully finished inside, the Rotary village has round doors moss and grass on the roof, it sets a tone of imagination and magic right off the bat. They also have a tree house village with porches that all connect off the back of the cabins. We walked around with Mel who is the leadership director at collins and Haelynne who is the summer program director. They both were excited about camp and it was fun to share stories. Haelynne has been at camp Collins for 5 years and has an overflowing amount of enthusiasum and passion for camp and the importance of free play. Jack and I were transfixed and excited by the vision she has for camp collins. I was excited to find another young woman at the top of camp. They have an awesome climbing tower with inside climbing surfaces as well as a zero entry ropes course. Camp Collins was an energizing stop with some memorable people.

-Laura

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