Camp Taloali Wildfire Emergency Lodging
In September, the Santiam Canyon fire consumed over 180,000 acres overnight, destroying hundreds of homes in hours. Miraculously, Camp Taloali was spared. Our board felt compelled to give back to our neighbors and friends, and has since opened our facilities to the displaced families at no cost. We now find the need to improve our infrastructure in order to continue providing lodging in the off season.
Our primary need is for metal shower stalls that can be easily sanitized for COVID-19. Other ongoing needs we have include replacing or fixing older equipment (cabin heaters, light fixtures, and other fixtures) and road repairs throughout camp.
Your donations help us keep the camp open, safe, and functional for our canyon neighbors. We currently have 22 guests living in our cabins, and other families setting up RVs for dry camping.
Here at Camp Taloali Inc., our mission is to promote camping skills through an outdoor camp environment with emphasis on communication, leadership and social development of deaf and hard of hearing youth and with other community groups.
Camp Taloali is a nonprofit organization, we always appreciate donations, fundraising, grants, and volunteers.
Click here to find out more about any of these avenues to support Camp Taloali and its ongoing mission.
COVID-19 at Camp Taloali
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Starting June 24, face coverings are required for indoor public spaces. Camp Taloali strongly encourages the use of face mask, hand-washing, and proper social distancing. We ask our guest and staff to follow guidance provided by the CDC, State and County Health Departments.
Facemasks can be a barrier to communication for the Deaf and hard of hearing. if you are asked to temporarily remove your mask to facilitate communication, please remember to maintain proper social distancing.
This requirement does not apply to:
1) people with a disability that prevents them from wearing a mask.
2) Children under 12 years of age.
3) People with a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask.
For more information, visit healthoregon.org/coronavirus or call 211.