Recently, my 6-year-old son and I spent 4 days and 3 nights at the beautiful oasis where we participated in all of the great things offered at the camp. We attended the Daddy and Child camp where there were approx. 15 dads and 25 kids who, by the end of it all, became friends for life. It was so wonderful that I cannot say enough great things about Camp Westwind on the Oregon coast.
Camp Westwind is spread over 529 acres of pristine ocean front a few miles north of Lincoln City, Oregon. A river estuary is located nearby. But nature was the only factor that piqued my son and my interest. The activities are charming for the kids and relaxing for their dads.
The camp set up great for the kids with GaGa Ball Elimination. It is a form of volleyball that kids can play. Then, there was a challenge course for both dads and their children. The entire camp was set dads to enjoy.
Come evenings and we were all sitting around bonfire doing silly skits, telling jokes, or paying a guitar. It was fun but tiring. Thankfully, the camp had an arrangement for that.
Talking about nights, we stayed in rustic cabins with other families and ate communally in the lodge with our cabin mates at every meal. And while we dads slept and play cards, baby sitters stayed awake to look after our naughty ones.
We stayed with 2 other families. Some images of our cabin:
The eating place:
The best part of the climbing was through the Needle’s Eye and seeing where our imagination would take us.
I also took a solo hike up the High Meadow where I had an unobstructed view of Pacific Ocean, Lincoln City and the kite boarders, and Cascade Head all while enjoying some alone time.
Here what I saw from there:
The entire weekend was summed up by a little girl who started crying when her dad told her they were leaving that day, “But I don’t want to go home daddy!”
Camp Westwind offers camps for teens, youths, families, moms, dads and hosts privates parties as well. Go check the site and then attend the camp. You’ll love it! http://westwind.org/camps/
Here’s their logo: