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YWCA Camp Westwind is a summer camp on the Oregon Coast in the United States, just north of Lincoln City and south of Cascade Head. Founded in 1937, this camp maintains affiliation with the Portland branch of the YWCA. It is one of only two YWCA summer camps that still exist in the United States. As of 2006, Westwind was accredited by the American Camp Association. The camp comprises 503 acres (2.04 km2) which touch the Salmon River and the Pacific Ocean and borders Route 101 on the east.

Activities at the camp include a low ropes course, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, archery, and hiking. Camp Westwind also has a 9-hole disc golf course. The camp offers a variety of programs for children from ages 7–17 as well as a number of family options. Camp Westwind is also the home of the Northwest Regional Education Service District's Northwest Outdoor Science School, a youth camp that recruits high school volunteers to teach inner-city 6th grade students about nature and conservation.

History

The land was once inhabited by the Nechesne, a Salish speaking tribe of the Oregon Coast, also known as the Salmon River Indians.[1][2]

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