Brad and Jane Schmidt have been managing Camp Tapawingo since 1997. Brad is the Operational Manager in charge of the day to day operations that keep our Guest Groups and Campers enjoying Tapawingo. Jane serves as Food Service Director, Office Manager and Program Developer. Camp Tapawingo can host 150 guests at a time which allows us to give personalized attention to our campers and guests. A frequent comment we hear is, “Tapawingo feels like home.” We work hard to be sure that our guests feel safe and well cared for. Whether you are part of our Summer Camp Programs, Rental Groups, or Outdoor Education, there is a bunk-bed waiting for you! We hope you take time to explore the web-site and please feel free to call us at 503-787-3828 or email us at email@example.com if you have any questions.
When the pandemic hit in March we were forced to temporarily close our doors. Since then we have been standing ready so we can be in position to reopen once COVID restrictions and limitations allow us to do so. We are still not allowed to host overnight guests because restrictions state that each guest, not living under the same roof, must have individual housing. Because our camp buildings are dorm style, this would mean we could only host 10 people at a time. With 172 beds available, and only able to fill 10 beds at a time, this is just not financially reasonable. Day camps would be allowed if every guest arrived in a separate vehicle, contact tracing information gathered, temperatures taken, guests grouped in cohorts of 10, masks worn, and all campers and guests socially distanced without mixing with any other groups of 10. As you can imagine, this would be very difficult for our campers and guest groups to abide by. Our Camp Board has decided that we will continue to work on facility improvements, as funds allow, until the time we can reopen and stay open.