OMSI Outdoors provides outdoor education and summer camp programs to youth throughout Oregon. The Coastal Discovery Center at Camp Gray is a 150-bunk, 20-acre science camp and living laboratory to serve 90,000 children and families over the next 20 years. Programming at the CDC includes year-round residential camps for children and families taught by professional educators in the rich learning environment of Oregon’s Central Coast.
Siegel & Strain was design architect for master planning and design of the outdoor exploration and educational facility with overnight lodging, dining, teaching spaces and their necessary support for 100-150 children and families. The project is designed to minimize energy and water use, utilize local, durable materials, and to fit into the coastal setting. The site is adjacent to a state park on the Oregon coast, near the mouth of the Yaquina Bay. The design included restoration of the native dune habitat.
Executive Architect: Dangermond Keane Architecture