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Summer Camps and Conferences

With on-campus housing options, diverse facilities to meet your needs, a beautiful park-like setting, and a convenient location in Portland, Oregon, Lewis & Clark College is an ideal location for your summer conference or youth camp.

While Portland enjoys a reputation for rain, during the summer months you can more reliably count on sunshine and warm weather. With on-campus dining and catering options, information technology services, and a dedicated staff of event planning professionals, we offer everything you need to make your camp or conference a success.

As a bonus, Lewis & Clark is only six miles from downtown Portland, putting it in close proximity to some of the city’s best attractions

Guest Testimonial
  • <div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> “Beautiful campus, great food, excellent customer services. I have planned events with a number of collages in the past and this was by far the best experience both in the planning and execution of our retreat. The retreat participants raved about the setting, services and accommodations.”</p></div>
  • <div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> “Staying at Lewis & Clark was a welcoming and joyful experience for our whole group! As the retreat organizer, I was grateful to work with a team who were both professional and joyful. My job was so much less stressful because the Lewis & Clark staff was so capable and willing to work with our specific requests. And the food was unmatched! It is not only fresh and tasty, it is also clear that it is made with love! Our group is hoping to stay at Lewis and Clark again next year.”</p></div>
Helpful Links

2019 Conferences & Youth Camp Planning Manual

Residence Hall Booklet

Housing on our beautiful campus provides a relaxing, secure setting and a variety of options. The college offers single and double rooms in traditional residence halls, as well as two- and four-bedroom apartment-style accommodations. All on-campus accommodations are within easy walking distance to meeting rooms, classrooms, athletic facilities, and dining facilities. Rooms are comfortable and reasonably priced. Room and board plans are available for summer conferences and camps during June and July. Tour our housing.

Contact Cassandra Craft

Assistant Director of Conferences and Events



Safety Features

Lewis & Clark’s swipe-card access system provides optimal security in all of our residence halls and apartment buildings. Card readers allow college security to limit access. The built-in alarm system also ensures that all residence halls and apartments remain secure at all times.

Featured Events

Each summer, Lewis & Clark hosts activists, athletes, storytellers, and scholars on campus. The following list of recent events and organizations that used our campus in summer is intended to give you an idea of the flexibility our facilities offer:

  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine
  • German Summer Camp
  • Nike Swim Camp
  • ID Tech Camp
  • Portland ETC High School Groups
  • Pioneer Debate Institute
  • Competitive Ultimate Training Camp (CUT)
  • Goethe-Institut PASCH Summer Camp
  • Oregon Ambassadors of Music Camp
  • PGC Basketball Camp
  • Percussion Academy
  • Columbia Gorge School of Theatre Camp
  • FoodCorps