Camp Fire Central Oregon | Light the Fire Within

How to Register for Tumalo Day Camp

Lottery First. Registration Second.

Tumalo Day Camp's lottery registration means no waiting at your computer for the moment registration opens!

  • Sign up any time between Saturday February 3 and Sunday February 11 to be entered into the lottery.

Signing up is simple and free.

To sign up, add your child/ren to the session waitlist by midnight on Sunday, February 11th.

What to know about the lottery and selection process

  • Signing up for the lottery does not guarantee that you will get a spot.
  • Those who have previously participated in Tumalo Day Camp will have a better chance of securing a spot.
  • You can sign up for multiple weeks to have a better chance of being selected as you will be entered in the lottery for each week, but you will only be selected for one week of Tumalo Day Camp in the lottery.
  • Please do not sign up for weeks you cannot attend, as you may not be able to switch your week for a different one.
  • If there are spaces available when registration opens after the lottery selection, you can sign up for additional weeks.
  • Please note that August camp is the only week of Tumalo Day Camp that has an extended care option. Camp runs 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Extended care runs to 5 p.m.
  • We will do our best to get siblings into the same week. We do not guarantee that all siblings will get in, as some age groups are in higher demand than others.

How will I know if I got a spot?

If you get a spot, you will receive a waitlist notification on February 18th. You must complete your registration within 7 days to secure that spot. If you do not register within 7 days, your spot will be passed to the next person on the waitlist.

Note: If you do not get a spot during lottery registration, you will be kept on the waitlist for all sessions that you signed up for to increase your chances of getting in later.

Want a guaranteed spot and camp for free? Become a volunteer counselor!

Volunteer counselors facilitate and help plan outdoor adventures, fun activities, crafts, games, and songs for a group of kids at our super fun and beloved Tumalo Day Camp! Under the guidance of the Camp Director, volunteer counselors follow a set curriculum teaching outdoor skills, arts and crafts, games, hikes, outdoor cooking, camping skills and more.

Note: All volunteers must pass a background check and attend a full-day training on June 9, 2024, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

We strive to make all of our programs available to as many youth as possible, regardless of the ability to pay.

Learn about and apply for Financial Assistance.

Because we schedule staff, invest in supplies, and plan for expenses based upon the number of youth we are expecting, we must adhere to our cancellation policies.

Most of our fee-based programs require a $10-25 non-refundable fee at registration (unless specifically noted in the program description).

More about cancellation policies.

Don't wait to register! High-quality youth programs are in high demand and Camp Fire programs are kept small to ensure a great adult:youth ratio and create the best learning experience possible. That means space is limited and many sessions sell out quickly. If the program is sold out, please add yourself to the waitlist.

Read about our registration policies, including making payments, our cancellation policy, and our refund policy.

Our Promise

Young people want to shape the world.

Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are.

In Camp Fire, it begins now.

Light the fire within