campplatformJohn Gray identified the ongoing maintenance of Outdoor School camp facilities as a critical factor in preserving a full range of options for kids to get outside. Since 2014, a grant program established by the Gray Family Foundation has annually invested $455,000 directly into the improvement of existing facilities at Oregon’s outdoor residential camps throughout the state.

The Gray Family Foundation works directly with Outdoor School organizations and their network of camps to identify those facilities that have maintenance and improvement needs, serve outdoor school, are geographically dispersed, and reflect the Gray Family Foundation’s values regarding inclusion and multi-cultural diversity.

For a list of past and current grantees, please visit our grants archive.  Please note that this program currently does not have an open application process.

The Gray Family Foundation maintains a comprehensive list of camp facilities in Oregon that serve outdoor school. If your camp is not on the list and you think it should be, please let us know.

Questions?  Please contact Rana DeBey at