Camp Westwind, owned and operated by the Westwind Stewardship Group, is a residential camp that fosters youth’s curiosity and zest for life and educates them about the diverse world we live in.
Located along the breathtaking Oregon coast, Camp Westwind has been changing the lives of Oregon families for more than 75 years, and is underpinned by the following goals:
- create a fun and safe environment for youth to learn and explore
- cultivate new experiences
- build a community that encourages awareness of self as well as others
- encourage youth to gain valuable independence and leadership skills
The uniqueness of Camp Westwind is closely tied to its location, which is situated at the mouth of the Salmon River between Neskowin and Lincoln City. The site lies within the United Nations designated Cascade Head Biosphere Reserve, one of three such places in Oregon, and only 651 in the world.
The YWCA provides up to 20% of Camp Westwind’s capacity through camp scholarships. This scholarship funding allows for low-income youth from the programs of the YWCA and its partner agencies to attend Camp Westwind.