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Larry Steele Basketball Camp


Boys Camp: July 14 - July 18, 2021 - $539.00

Girls Camp: July 25 - July 29, 2021 - $539.00

Registration is now for Larry Steele Basketball Camp. We will be following all regulations as set forth by the Oregon Health Authority. We know that these guidelines will be constantly changing, but the health and safety of the campers and our staff will be our number one priority. 

Some restrictions may require us to limit the number of campers, so registering soon is a great idea. 

If camp is cancelled as a result of Covid 19 or we have to limit the number of attendees,  we will provide a full refund. 

Our Mission

We are committed to providing a positive environment in which each camper has the opportunity to maximize skill development, personal growth, teamwork and a love of basketball.

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Dear Parents,

The Covid 19 recommendations in this letter are from CDC.

First and foremost, we hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. We have received questions from parents about if and how COVID-19 will affect overnight camps. We know this pandemic has been stressful to many and recognize that socializing and interacting with peers can be a healthy way for children to cope with stress and connect with others, particularly after spending quite a bit of time at home. After careful thought and planning, we are excited to let you know that we plan to resume camp while following CDC considerations to protect campers, families, and our community.

The health and safety of our campers and staff remain our highest priority. Below, you will find a summary of actions we are taking to help ensure we are lowering COVID-19 risk as much as possible. We are:

  • Intensifying cleaning and disinfection practices within our facilities and premises, cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting objects if they are shared, and ensuring safe and correct use and storage of disinfectants.
  • Keeping campers in small groups and spacing them out by prioritizing outdoor activities.
  • Limiting the number of items that are shared or touched between campers and staff, keeping a camper’s belongings separated from others.
  • Promoting healthy hygiene practices talking to the campers the importance of washing their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, monitoring campers to make sure they are washing their hands, providing campers with hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol when they don’t have easy access to soap and water, encouraging children to cover their coughs and sneezes with a tissue or to use the inside of their elbow, and posting signs about these healthy habits around the camp facility.
  • Requesting that staff and campers wear a cloth face covering as feasible, and in times when physical distancing is difficult. As a reminder, cloth face coverings should not be placed on children younger than 2 years of age or on anyone who has trouble breathing or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the cover without assistance.
  • If a child does get sick at camp, we have identified an area where they can rest, be watched after, and safely isolate from others. We will communicate with parents or caretakers directly and, if necessary, arrange for the child to be taken to a healthcare facility for care.

We ask that you help us protect the health of campers this summer. Anyone who is sick or was sick with COVID-19 or recently in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days— including staff, campers, and families— should not come to camp. Be on the lookout for symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, and loss of taste or smell. Call your doctor if you think you or a family member is sick.

If you have a specific question about this plan or COVID-19, please contact us at 503-429-2801 for more information. You can also find more information about COVID-19 or on CDC’s website for youth and summer camps (

Registration is the first day of camp from 6:00 to 7:30p.m.Unfortunately, this year campers will be dropped at the registration sight (will be marked) and parents will not be allowed to stay. We will not be having a family BBQ this year due to COVID restrictions, so please be sure your camper has had dinner before arrival. We will be providing an evening snack for the campers. We are not going to be able to have visitors at camp this year either.

Closing ceremonies– We will NOT be having closing ceremonies on the last day of camp due to Covid 19 precautions. All campers will be available for pick up between 2:30 and 3:00 p.m.



Sleeping bag or sheets and blanket

Sweat pants

Shoes for free time


Shorts (3 or 4 pair)

Basketball shoes

“Dirty clothes” bag



Personal care items


Lip protection

Soap and soap container

2 or 3 towels



Swimming suit



Your favorite masks

Flip flops

Pen or pencil


Foot care 
is very important in order to prevent blisters. If ankles and knees need to be supported, bring tape or other types of support to prevent injury.

Mark your property clearly. Mark each shoe and other items with tape or indelible ink. Unmarked items are very difficult to identify.

Leave them at home! Please do not bring expensive watches, radios and video games. If money is brought to camp, it should be deposited at registration time. Also, cell phones and other electronics are not permitted in the bunk houses and are strongly encouraged to be left home. Campers will be allowed to call home on the camp phone line.

General information- Sleeping facilities include bunk beds with mattresses (72” x 30”). Each camper needs to supply his or her own sleeping bag or bedding.

The Camp Store– The Camp Store will be open daily. Money may be deposited into the campers account at registration time. Money from the account is deducted when personal items or snacks are purchased. Any remaining funds will be refunded when camp is over.

Letters and phone calls– Mail should be addressed in care of Larry Steele Basketball Camp, PO Box 296, Vernonia, OR 97064. Essential phone calls should be made to (503) 429-2801.

Camp directions– Larry Steele Basketball Camp is located at the Cedar Ridge Retreat & Conference Center 18062 Keasey Road, Vernonia, OR 97064. Vernonia is located 40 miles northwest of Portland and is reached by taking Highway 26 west from Portland. Turn right onto Highway 47 North and travel 15 miles to Vernonia. Turn right at the red blinking light. Turn left on State/Keasey Road (at the Napa Auto Parts). Go 1.3 miles to Cedar Ridge on the left.

We look forward to seeing you.

Larry Steele and Staff


Cedar Ridge Facility

Cedar Ridge is the home of the Larry Steele Basketball Camp. For more information, please visit:

* Weddings

* Corporate Picnics

* Reunions

*Church Retreats

* Corporate Retreats

* We host over 50 unique events a year

Larry Steele Basketball Camp

18062 Keasey Road, PO Bos 296
Vernonia, Oregon 97064
Phone : 503-429-2801
Email : [email protected]
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