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Big Lake Youth Camp
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Conference Contact
Les Zollbrecht, Camp Director
Oregon Conference
19800 Oatfield Road
Gladstone, OR  97027-2546
Phone: (503) 850 3500
Fax: (503) 654 5657
  Camp Contact
Ross vonPohle, Facilities Manager
13100 Highway 20
Sisters, OR  97759
Phone: (541) 390-0462
Fax: (503) 805-0005

Paul Wilson, Ranger
(541) 588-0462

Camp History
Big Lake was chartered in 1962. More than 50,000 campers from 32 states and 8 foreign countries have enjoyed its majestic natural setting.

Information on Property and Camp Facilities
Big Lake has playing fields, horseback-riding trails, a barn, stables, riding arena, basketball and volleyball courts, and horseshoe pits. Water activities include a waterski dock, three Ski Nautiques, six jet skis, a canoe dock, a sailing and windsurfing dock, swimming dock and "The Blob". We also have a dining hall and lodge, two campfire bowls, a BMX track, hiking trails, 22 camper cabins, eight staff houses, videography building and editing room, a clinic, camp store, office, line call area, and softball fields.

Camp Programs and Special Features
Big Lake Youth Camp is located 20 miles from Sisters, Oregon (a quaint Western tourist town), on a beautiful 120-acre lake at the base of Mt. Washington. Summer and fall provide spectacular mountain biking, hiking, canoeing, waterskiing, etc. Winter turns Big Lake into a winter wonderland, with some of the finest snowmobiling and snowtubing in the area. The Pacific Crest Trail passes right by the camp, and many hikers ship supplies to Big Lake for pick-up.

Camp Mission
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Directions to Camp
From I-5 take Highway 22 past Detroit Lakes to Santiam Junction, where Highway 22 becomes Highway 20. At the top of Santiam Pass, take a right at the state sign for Hoodoo Ski Bowl and Big Lake. Follow the signs to the camp.
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