This will be our sixth summer in a row serving in the Chiloquin community. Our work here is open to all community members. Based on the 2010 census, 734 people live in Chiloquin. Over 33% of the families in Chiloquin live below the poverty line. Read about the change in Chiloquin since 2013 from the perspective of a community liaison.

Members from the Klamath Tribes primarily live in the small town of Chiloquin, 30 miles north of the city of Klamath Falls. The Klamath Tribes include Klamath, Modoc, and Yahooskin. Our services are open to the entire community.

This site will host Combined groups Weeks 1 and 2, Middle School only groups Week 3, and High School only groups Weeks 4 – 6.

Service in Chiloquin

For the most part, we work on the homes in the communities we serve. The type of work includes roofing, building wheelchair ramps and porches, painting and other general home repairs. No construction experience is needed, and you’ll be amazed at all of the work that your youth teams complete!

Occasionally, our teams work on churches, community buildings, and schools in the communities that host us. In addition, we will sometimes participate in other types of community service activities like community gardens when there is a need and the work is appropriate for youth work teams.

Most projects take longer to complete than your week at SSP so you may see the beginning, middle or end of a project.

In 2017 youth completed 20 projects for homeowners and community organizations:

  • 1 roof replacement
  • 1 awning
  • 4 porches
  • 5 sets of stairs
  • 6 painting projects

 

Learn About Chiloquin

Download the detailed SSP Chiloquin Study Guide and Understanding Reservations Guide to help your group learn about the community and get more out of your SSP experience. We suggest that you download the study guide, share with your group and discuss the materials during a planning meeting.

Follow local news: Klamath Falls Herald and News

Resources

Chiloquin Location

Host Facilities in Chiloquin

As part of a long-term relationship, SSP will be hosted at the Chiloquin United Methodist Church for meals and will be housed and have program at the school gym across the street.

Meals will be prepared in the parsonage and eating will be outside. Volunteers will sleep in the school gym which also has showers.

Directions to Chiloquin United Methodist Church

To get to Chiloquin, consult Google maps or a similar mapping service to find the best route for your group.

Chiloquin United Methodist Church
204 South 4th Street
Chiloquin, OR 97624

From Highway 97:

From the South, take OR-422 W/Chiloquin Boulevard. Turn right on W Chocktoot St, turn right on S 1st Ave, and take first left onto E Schonchin St. The church will be on the right on the corner of 4th after the park.

From the North, take exit 247 toward Chiloquin. Turn left on OR-422 W/Chiloquin Boulevard. Continue onto W Chocktoot St, turn right on S 1st Ave, and take first left onto E Schonchin St. The church will be on the right on the corner of 4th after the park.

Chiloquin Climate

The average high during the summer is 85°F and low is 40°F. The elevation in Chiloquin is 4,200 feet.

During Adventure Wednesday, everyone serves together at Collier Memorial State Park. Teams clear brush to prevent forest fires which is a major concern to the area. In the afternoon, we relax by the river and enjoy a BBQ dinner.

Thursday evening program is off site. Weather permitting, everyone drives to an overlook above Upper Klamath Lake with a great view of the sunset behind Mt. McLoughlin. This is a special time of personal reflection.

Collier State Park

2018 Chiloquin Dates

Combined Middle and High School Sessions

The fee for combined sessions in Chiloquin is $375 per youth and adult volunteer.

  • Week 1: July 1 – 7
  • Week 2: July 8 – July 14

Middle School Session

The fee for the middle school session in Chiloquin is $325 per youth and adult volunteer.

  • Week 3: July 15-20

High School Sessions

The fee for high school sessions in Chiloquin is $375 per youth and adult volunteer.

  • Week 4: July 22 – July 27
  • Week 5: July 29 – August 4
  • Week 6: August 5 – August 11

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