Union Chapel camping trip 2016

& Outdoor service

Outdoor Service

On Sunday, September 4th we will have an outdoor service at Camp Tadmor at 11am.

There will not be a regular service at our 806 Main Street location.  

Directions to Camp Tadmor are below.

After the service we will have a BBQ lunch together.  Burgers and Hotdogs will be provided.

Please bring a side to share, and stay for as much of the day as you would like.  There's lots to do!

Questions?  Email Adam Hendrix. 

How & When to get there


  • Take I-5 South to exit 228 (Lebanon/Corvallis Exit).
  • Take Hwy 34 east towards Lebanon.
  • In approx. 8 miles, the right hand lane turns into an exit (Denny School Rd). Take this exit.  Follow this road into Lebanon.
  • Turn right at the 2nd traffic light (Main St./Hwy 20).  Walmart will be on the far end of town.
  • Approx. four miles past Walmart look for a large brown sign on the right side of the road that says "McDowell Creek Park."
  • Turn left on the next street (Fairview Drive).  Veer immediately right and follow Fairview, which, about a mile up the road, veers to the left and turns into McDowell Creek Drive.
  • Follow McDowell Creek Drive 9 miles to McDowell Creek Park.
  • Pass through the park and on up the hill three more miles to the Tadmor entrance.
  • Follow sings for Union Chapel.  We are staying in the Meadow Ridge & Camping Loop section of the Camp.



You are free to arrive at Camp Tadmor anytime after 4pm on Friday, September 2nd.

You must vacate your campsite by 2pm on Monday, September 5th.



Our campsite has a newly constructed Pavilion that provides a covered, open-air common gathering and dining area, a food prep area, as well as men's and women's toilets and showers.  The food prep area has lots of counter space, sinks, and outlets for crock pots and griddles.  This is great for those who don't want to bring propane stoves.

In the unlikely event that there is a burn ban this year (see below) we encourage you to use the pavilion as a place to hang out and congregate, play games, etc. 

Each yurt contains bunk beds for a maximum of 10 people.  They are equipped with heat and electricity.  All of the Yurts are currently reserved.  If you have any questions about yurt assignments, please contact Tiffany Jensen.


RV Spaces are equipped with full service/50 amp power.  There is an RV dump station as well. All of the RV Spaces are currently reserved.  If you have any questions about RV Space assignments, please contact Tiffany Jensen.


There are 2 group fire pits near the pavilion.  Each RV space also has a fire pit.  Tent campers and Yurt dwellers will have to use campfires in these areas.  We encourage everyone to mingle and visit other campsites/fire pits.  The camp will provide some wood for campfires, however there is not an endless supply.  Please bring wood if you can! 

There is a small chance of a burn ban on all open flame campfires (anything creating coals/embers).  We will do our best to keep you informed with up-to-date info. There will not be a ban on propane stoves and BBQ's, however, in the event of a burn ban, charcoal grills will not be allowed.  


Tadmor has a five-acre lake available for swimming, boating and fishing.  A walking trail surrounds the lake, with several benches nestled along the path.  The lake is stocked with trout annually (catch and release, no license required).  


Camp Tadmor has so many great things to do.  Activities include:

18 Hole Championship Disc Golf Course

Hiking Trails

Full Court Basketball

Beach Volleyball Court

90ft. Water Slide*



Stand-up Paddle-boarding*

60ft. Giant Swing (Saturday Afternoon only)

*Only available while lifeguard is on duty (Saturday & Sunday from 1-4pm)

schedule for the weekend

Friday 9/2
4pm - Arrive
8pm - Board/Card Games in the Pavilion

Saturday 9/3
9am - McDowell Creek Hike
         (meet at the Pavilion)
1pm - Lakefront & Giant Swing Open
4pm - Lakefront & Giant Swing Close
7pm - Sunset Hike ~ Family Worship & Smores

Sunday 9/4
11 am - Worship Service at the Lakefront
12:30pm - BBQ & Potluck
            (Burgers and Hotdogs provided, please bring a side to share)
1pm - Lakefront Opens
4pm - Lakefront Closed
7pm - Night Game or Family Movie Night (depending on weather/interest)

Monday 9/5
Morning - Clean and Pack up
2pm - Departure

what to bring

The following are some suggested items to bring for a pleasant camping experience.  This is NOT an exhaustive list. 

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Towel
  • Warm Clothes
  • Flashlight
  • First Aid Kit
  • Bug Repellant
All foods must be prepared in the Pavilion, in RV's, or outdoors.  No cooking in yurts.
  • Crock Pot
  • Griddle
  • Skillet
  • Kettle
  • Coffee Pot
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dish Cloths/towels/hot pads
  • Paper plates/cups/napkins/eating utensils
  • Cutting Board


  • Sports Equipment (basketball, volleyball, frisbee, soccer ball, etc.)
  • Lawn Games
  • Poker Chips
  • Musical Instruments (Anyone is welcome to help lead worship on Sunday morning, chord charts will be available... bring your drums and guitars and kazoos). 

Miscellaneous info


You are asked to maintain quiet hours while outside after 11pm.  



Pets are welcome in our group site, however, they are not allowed at the Lakefront or any other areas that are shared by other groups.  Pets must sleep in tents or personal vehicles. They are not allowed in any camp buildings. Pets must be physically restrained, meaning you must be holding them, holding onto their collar, or have them on a leash no longer than six feet. You are responsible for your pet's behavior, including any noises or aggression. Remember that you are liable - not the camp - if your pet injures someone. You are responsible to pick up after your pet.  Our group will be charged a fee if pet waste is left behind, so don't forget to bring waste disposal bags.


Lake Policy

When using the lake, please remember:
  • Swim in the designated swimming area, only while lifeguard is present.
  • Life jackets must be worn when boating and canoeing out on the water (provided).  No boating allowed without lifeguard present.
  • Fishing is catch and release, so please use barbless hooks.  No fishing within 20 feet of the swimming area.

That's it!

Please let us know if you have any questions.  

Can't wait to see you up there!