First Time Camper – Parents Page

Thank you for choosing Camp Taloali to send your child. Here is some important information for you to know.


Campers eat three meals a day, plus a snack in the evening. In the afternoon all campers partake in tuck time, where they can purchase additional treats and snacks. We suggest sending $25 for daily tuck per week as they can spend $5.00 per day. All food except the Tuck Shop is included in the fee. Food is served buffet style by our staff. If your child has a gluten allergy or diabetic diet there will be a separate meal available for them. All other allergies will have an option within the meal that they can choose. We are a nut safe facility. Camp Talaoli follows the Oregon Health Authority food guide in planning a balanced and kid friendly menu.

Camper Care

There will be Camp Nurses onsite at all times to look after the health needs of campers. First aid supplies are kept onsite and administered by the camp Nurses. Prescriptions must be in their original bottles or packages to be administered. If you have a medical license and wish to volunteer as a Camp Nurse, please visit our employment page. If your child should need a doctor while at camp, you will be notified. Hospital and emergency services are located 2.7 miles (under 5 minutes) from the camp. If any medication needs to be purchased for your child, you will be billed for the amount. All pool times are supervised by trained certified Lifeguards. All Cabin Leaders are also equipped with mini first aid kits and emergency equipment is posted at central activity areas.

Homesick Campers

If your child is shy, please consider sending them with a friend. Although very few campers actually go home for homesickness, some shy campers have a better experience if they have someone they already know with them. We will allow homesick campers to call home but often try and stretch it out if possible. Calling home sometimes increases the homesickness. Instead we will try to keep your camper busy and mind on fun things at camp. In cases of extreme homesickness we will contact you to let you know what is happening. If campers still have a hard time by the second day we may ask you to pick them up.

Camp Life

Campers are organized into cabins with 5-6 other campers of the same age and gender, with 2 Cabin Leaders. Parents can request cabin mates, who will sleep in the same cabin and be put into the same activity groups. Cabin groups will be together when they eat their meals, do activities and are at campfire events. During activities campers are split into groups of 10-12 to meet and make friends with other campers.

Registration Process

Online: Once you have submitted your form, you will get an email confirming it has been sent. Within two weeks of tuition fee being paid, you will receive a confirmation package by email. You will be asked to fill out additional forms before your campers arrival day.

Mailed in: Please be sure you have completed all parts of the form including the medical number. Please also double check your fee information carefully. Please mail the registration to P.O. Box 32, Stayton, OR 97383. Within three weeks you should receive a confirmation package by email. You may be asked to fill out additional forms before your campers arrival day.

Please complete one form per camper per session online or by mail. Please send along payment in full or with a $100 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit per camper per session. Payment is due in full by June 15, 2018. Checks are payable to Camp Taloali. Bounced (NSF) checks will result in a $35 fee and cancellation of registration for that camper if payment is not received with additional fee before May 1st. All registrations received after May 1st, must be submitted with full payment.

Cancellation policy: Cancellations must be made before May 1st. The fee less the deposit ($100 non-refundable fee per session) will be refunded. If cancellation is made after May 1st, no refund will be issued (unless a doctor certificate is provided in case of medical emergency). No refund will be issued for late arrival, early departure or dismissal due the disciplinary issues. Deposits and fees are non-transferable.

Getting To & From Camp Taloali

Traveling By Car: 

For regular campers, please drop your camper off on Sunday between noon and 2:00 pm on their first day of camp. Pick-up is on Saturday 10am-noon. There is a welcome booth set up where you will sign in your camper. 

For day campers, drop off and check-in time is 8:30 am daily. Pick-up and sign out time is after 3 pm. ID will be required to sign out campers and campers will only be released to those authorized by parents or guardians.

Camp is less than 2 miles east of Stayton. Please allow 90 minutes driving time from Eugene or 60 minutes from Portland, or 80 minutes from Vancouver, Washington. Please do not leave without signing in your camper. 

Traveling By Airfare: Please communicate with camp office include time of arrival and flight number to ensure we are there to pick your camper. Our nearest airport is Portland Airport (PDX) in Portland, Oregon, a hour away from the camp. Please arrange travel time within mornings on Sunday for checking in and checking out on Saturday morning. We accompany your camper with two staff with excellence driving records and travel experience.

Please note: All campers will be checked for head lice by trained Camp Taloali Staff and Nurses upon arrival at camp. Any campers with lice will be returned to their parent / guardian and may re-register for an alternate camp session without extra charge. Campers who travel by airfare will be treated onsite with containment procedure to prevent infestation at the camp.

Look forward to seeing you this summer!

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