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outdoor school

The Bar M Ranch, located in a scenic valley of the Blue Mountains in eastern Oregon, is a retreat center with charming western flair. The Ranch serves as a host camp facility for outdoor school. You may bring your own educational provider or contract with our provider.


The Ranch has historical significance and served as a stagecoach stop built in 1864. It hosted visitors such as Presidents Calvin Coolidge and Woodrow Wilson. The Bar M has a variety of vintage ranch buildings that have been lovingly renovated and upgraded to accommodate small to large groups in need of day-use or multiple-day events. The historic buildings, beautiful grounds, and surrounding 633 acres create the perfect environment to naturally enhance your ability to create, educate, ignite, unite and inspire!


The Ranch is ideally suited for

  • Seclusion and comfort. Embrace an “off-the-grid” experience; no television, no internet, and no cell phone service

  • Enhance your educational opportunities in a diverse ecosystem and team building activities in a recreation wonderland!


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  • Indoor facilities and outdoor space for groups up to 200

  • Comfortable and affordable overnight accommodations for up to 120 guests with shared baths and flexible sleeping arrangements including cozy cabins with kitchenettes, two large homes with a full kitchen and living room, and a large        seven-room bunkhouse. There is updated bedding including Tempur-Pedic mattresses and indoor bathroom facilities in each building.

  • Laundry facilities

  • Meeting space in the Barn, a massive heated two-story split-log building with tables and chairs for 200, restrooms, audio/visual equipment, and a lower level game room and additional meeting space

  • The Meadow, with a large and lush lawn peppered with stately pine and fir trees, provides  additional gathering and educational space

  • Delicious, wholesome, and affordable meals served in the Ranch House, the historic 1864 Stagecoach Inn with a large stone fireplace

  • Soak, play or star-gaze in the comfortable 86-degree natural hot springs swimming pool

  • Frisbee golf, fishing pond, campfire pits, canoes and kayaks, sand volleyball court, basketball court, horseshoes, and miles of hiking trails to grassland hills

  • One mile of the free-flowing Umatilla River, a pond, and a natural mineral hot springs

  • An Oregon State licensed organizational camp scoring 100% rating

  • Professional, experienced, and caring on-site staff

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