Camp Gray

Community, Adventure, & Growth

Since 2016 The Coastal Discovery Center at Camp Gray has provided a safe, fun, educational, and exciting environment for students, campers, parents, families, scientists, nature lovers, and educators. Our programs are designed for people to learn about science, the natural world, themselves, and each other – while forming lifelong friendships. We achieve these goals by fostering a spirit of community, adventure, and growth.

Summer 2024 Registration Now Open!

Welcome to Camp Gray

From forest hikes to the edge of the pacific ocean, Camp Gray immerses everyone in one of Oregon’s most majestic ecosystems. Leave the textbooks at home and dive into the real world, trekking across sand dunes by day and listening to the sea lions barking at night. Nestled between the dunes of South Beach State Park and Yaquina Bay, The Coastal Discovery Center at Camp Gray in Newport is an immersive nature experience and a camp unlike any other.

Outdoor School

Outdoor School gives students a chance to get outside and learn about the world while forging connections with their teachers, parents, and classmates.  With a menu of classes, we can tailor this multi-day, overnight experience for each school group.

Summer Camp

We take a traditional summer camp approach and turn it on its head by weaving in themes of adventure, science, exploration, and community into daily life. Our experiential, concept-based style of teaching is nurturing, inspiring, and memorable.   

Facility Rentals

Looking to rent Camp Gray? Groups can rent our facility over the weekends February-October or during the weekdays November-January. Rent the dining hall for a meeting, a cabin for a night, or the whole facility for a conference.

You are Welcome Here

OMSI respects, values and celebrates the unique attributes, characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. We believe that we will be successful in accomplishing our mission and vision when we seek out and respond to diversity of participation, thought and action. We will work to dismantle barriers to equity and access to the experiences OMSI provides and to create welcoming environments and conditions where all people can reach their full potential. We lead with race.

Access & Inclusion

We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to learn and play in an accessible, safe, and inclusive environment. We strive to build an open and welcoming atmosphere with everyone on site so that everyone feels empowered to be their true selves. Please contact with any questions.

Explore Camp

Learn more about our facilities and how we build community for everyone at Camp Gray.


Visiting Soon?

Whether you are a first time visitor or a long time friend, click on one of the pages below to find the information you need to plan your next trip to Camp Gray.


Join Our Team

OMSI Outdoors supports life-long learning, inclusive communities, and fostering positive relationships with the environment. We live, work and play all over the state. From Portland to the Oregon Coast, to the John Day Fossil Beds — there’s something for everyone.