December Wind Storm Damages Camp Magruder Road Sign

Towards the end of the week before Christmas the Oregon Coast got heavy rains and strong winds that culminated in an 18 hour power outage from Rockaway Beach to Garibaldi.

The most disappointing damage came to the Camp Magruder road sign at Highway 101 and Old Pacific Highway. Winds pulled the sign and its concrete foundation out of the ground and ripped its protective roof off. It is a sad sight to see each time you turn into camp. The sign had just been constructed earlier this Spring.

Overall Camp Magruder counts itself fortunate there wasn’t greater damage, and of course that everyone is safe. Camp was fortunate to miss large tree falls, and we discovered the walk-in freezer holds its temperature pretty well when the power is down.

Camp staff is examining the sign’s damage this week to determine how to repair and rebuild. Please reach out if you’d like to help with repair efforts. Our friends at Nehalem Bay UMC raised $200 to help with repairs, and we appreciate their support. We are hopeful our beautiful sign won’t be grounded too long.