If your child is attending a trip to Washington Family Ranch or is here right now, we want you to have the information you need to rest easy while they are away. There are many activities at camp in which your child may be participating. Whether they are challenged on the ropes course, playing in the skate park or spending time in the game room, their safety is our top concern.

What to Bring:

  • Bedding will be provided for summer camping at Canyon! Feel free to bring your favorite blanket and pillow.
  • Toiletries​ - Basic toiletries can be purchased at camp if forgotten.
  • Seasonal clothing

    ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ — Summertime:​ T-shirts, shorts and a sweatshirt for the evenings. Don't forget your bathing suit and a beach towel!

    ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ — Wintertime:​ Warm layers as some activities are outside and some are indoors. Tennis shoes and boots for a mix of activities. Close-toed shoes are required for some events.
  • Calling home​ - There is no cell coverage at WFR. Outside the Hotel Lobby are free phones that guests can use anytime!
  • Medications​ - Our medical staff will be glad to help with any special needs. Please call your trip leader or ask for the Medical Director at WFR: 541-489-3100.
  • Special dietary needs​ - We are happy to accommodate any special dietary needs from gluten-free to vegan. ​ Please notify your trip leader of any needs.
  • Spending money​ - The camp store has t-shirts, books and other gifts. The snack bar will also be open throughout the day.

​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ — Snack Bar Tabs:​ Set up a tab in the Sassy by filling out THIS FORM.

​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ — Store Gift Cards:​ Set up a gift card to use in the store by filling out THIS FORM.

  • Hangout at camp clothes
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • One themed outfit — ask your Young Life leader!
  • Messy outfit (that can be thrown out)
  • Camera (not a phone)


Young Life and Washington Family Ranch maintain the highest level of safety standards in operation of all our activities at camp.

All of Washington Family Ranch's challenge course elements are inspected annually by a registered Preferred Vendor Member of The Association of Challenge Course Technology. All elements are operated and supervised by our staff who have been fully trained and certified to do so, ensuring your child's comfort and safety.

Canyon's waterfront program and Canyon Cars are also facilitated by trained and experienced lifeguards and staff. Your child will be in good hands while at Washington Family Ranch.


We welcome kids of all abilities to our camps. At Washington Family Ranch, all of our main buildings are accessible to strollers or wheelchairs, and we have a handful of cabins that are designed to be accessible (special housing needs may be requested by your child's trip leader).

Walkways around camp are paved. We will also do our best to help every guest participate in activities. We want every kid to have the best week of their life as they come to camp!

Contacting Your Child


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Antelope, OR 97001

Office Hours

Summer Hours:

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ​ ​ ​ ​ Every Day

School Year Hours:

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ​ ​ ​ ​ Monday-Friday ​

Sign Up for Camp

For summer and weekend camps, all spots are given out to individual Young Life areas and retreat groups. These areas and groups fill their allocated spots with students from their local town. If you are interested in attending camp or finding out how to send your child to Young Life camp, contact your local Young Life office. They might not be attending camp at Canyon, but they most likely have a trip planned to one of Young Life's other fabulous properties! To find the Young Life office nearest to you, go here: younglife.org/find. To view Washington Family Ranch events, please click here.

Contact Us:

Contact Us:

If you’d like to inquire about booking a retreat, please do so here.
If you are interested in a free tour of the camp, fill out the tour request form​ or give us a call. Please schedule in advance to guarantee a staff person is available to host you.
Interested in Young Life job opportunities? See all job postings here.​

If you want to sign up for a retreat or camp trip, please contact the organizer of the trip. For Young Life trips, use our locator to find your local website. WFR does not handle any individual registrations for summer camp trips.

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