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 the Summer Camp Programs, Rental Groups, or Outdoor Education Program, 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 if you have any questions.



Expanding the Joy Dining Hall Fundraising Update!

May is full of opportunities to help us reach the final leg in fundraising for the New Dining Hall!!

  • A Tapawingo Champion had donated $50,000 to be used as a Matching Gift Challenge for the month of May. Your Donation in May will have double the impact! Thank you!
  • We have submitted a grant application to the Murdock Trust. We will know by the end of May if we will be granted funds to be used for the Dining Hall project. Thank you for praying with us as we wait for the answer to our request.
  • Our permits for the Dining Hall project are under review, and we have completed our design decisions. CD Redding is the General Contractor, and we are working now on our building plan. We hope to b e fully funded by mid-June so we can start building!
  • Get your Tapawingo Sway soon! We have opened a Pre-Order Tapawingo Store! The store is open now and until June1st. Once the Tapawingo Store closes, you will receive your order within 2 weeks.
  • We would love for you to view the latest Camp Tapawingo video which features drone footage of the New Dining Pavilion and the Building Site for the New Dining Hall. It is available to view on the home page of our website:

Would you pray with us as we welcome back our campers?

Since Camp Tapawingo reopened in June of 2021, we have seen the impact the pandemic has had on many of our guests and campers. We have been working hard on finding ways to provide comfort to those experiencing increased anxiety, lack of social interactions and delayed growth in physical and mental development. We are thankful for the opportunity to meet these unique needs of our youth and adults in a camp setting. Your prayers will make a difference this summer!

Tapawingo Summer Camp:

Our camp theme this summer is Shift. The idea is to exercise our Holy Spirit-given power to shift our thinking from Darkness to Light. This concept applies for salvation, for our lives of sanctification, and for how we interact with God, other believers, the world, and ourselves. This summer we want to provide campers with tools to shift from unsaved to saved, from depression to joy, from anxiety to peace, from stress to calm, from hate to love, from bitterness to forgiveness.

Junior Camp: Camp Director: Lori Ryan: June 22-25

Middle School Camp: Camp Director: Vince Rediger: June 27-July 2

High School Camp: Camp Director: Bobby VanKleek: July 11-16

This summer, Camp Tapawingo will partner with the following groups to provide a week-long Summer Youth Camp Experience:

  • 3 weeks of Royal Family Kids Camp: Child victims of neglect, abuse, and abandonment.
  • Pacific NW Bleeding Disorder Camp
  • Camp Odakoda: Campers with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger’s Disorder
  • Camp Blue Spruce: Campers with Food Allergies

Thank you for your partnership, prayers and encouragement! We are grateful for the Camp Tapawingo Community of Champions!

We would love to hear from you! If you know of someone who would enjoy reading our newsletter please forward a copy!

Brad & Jane