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Columbia Gorge Young Life

Columbia Gorge Young Life

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P.O. Box 1186
Hood River, OR 97031

Jeff Strong, Area Director

Introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith, in the context of a caring, unconditional, adult relationship.
Every adolescent will have a caring adult in their life who will walk through the ups and downs of life with them, and give them the opportunity to meet Jesus Christ and follow Him. Our activities are open to all members of the community regardless of their religious beliefs.


Young Life is a world-wide, world-class organization for adolescents. Our staff and volunteers enter the world of kids, focusing on what matters to them – fun, adventure, friendship and a sense of significance. In doing so, we earn the privilege of talking to them about something that we believe matters most of all – the truth about God and His love for them.

Columbia Gorge Young Life serves Hood River and several other communities in the Mid-Columbia region. We have 1 full-time paid staff member, 1 part-time office administrator, and over 30 adult volunteers and leaders reaching several hundred teenagers. We provide healthy, creative fun through weekly “club” meetings and seasonal camping opportunities/outings with leaders who make kids feel accepted.

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