Columbia Gorge Teen Camps
Lyle, WA 98635, US
Columbia Gorge Teen Camps are now in our third year of operation. Our S-Corporation was formed by 8 small investors to fill a niche needed in the youth summer camp market. Camps typically lose money for 3-5 years until they are established and have a track record with satisfied parents. Our numbers during the first two summers were low, but we are convinced the future will be bright and the camp will become profitable. Our market is the teen looking for a specialty camp to meet his or her specialized interest. This year we are offering three such specialty camps…one in rock climbing, one in photography/video and a third in water sports. Please see our website at www.ColumbiaGorgeTeenCamps.com.
We are looking for a partner or partners who can provide us with a bit of working capital and maybe some marketing know how. This person should be someone who believes in the summer camp experience and is not just looking for a way to make a quick buck.
We see our venture developing into a teen friendship center, where teens throughout the world gather to share an experience in one of the most beautiful outdoor settings anywhere. There is a rapidly growing market of families in other countries that are looking for an experience which will help their son or daughter improve their English language skills in a 24 hour a day living situation. Camp is ideal for that. We are located 90 minutes from the Portland International Airport for easy access from anywhere on Earth.
Future plans call for expanding the number of specialty camps offered each summer and acquiring our own permanent camp site in this wonderful Columbia Gorge area. If you are interested, please call our director, Jan Mayer at (801) 679-9099 to find out more about what we have planned.
Products / Services
Specialty Camps for Teens
Specialty summer camps for teens ages 13-18. Currently we have camps in Climbing, Photography/Video and Water Sports.
Director Executive Officer
Jan has a lifetime teaching certificate from San Diego State Universtiy with an emphasis in Conservation and Environmental Education. He spent four summers as a trip leader at Camp Kooch-I-Ching, one of the country’s top residential youth camps. He has over 25 years of experience as a successful art/entrepreneur receiving over 30 awards of excellence in his industry, including three of the highest awards given. His first love being the out-of-doors, he has repeatedly organized and conducted high adventure sports trips to Europe, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Fiji and other countries. He is known for his love of youth, positive attitude and strong ability to lead and inspire others to pursue their best in life particularly in the arts and outdoor recreation.