ChiloquinWe have been serving with the Chiloquin community since 2013. 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.

Will Hess presented about the Klamath Tribes’ history and the Tribal Youth Council in 2020.

Online Summer 2020 & 2021

In order to protect the safety of our partner communities, staff, and volunteers, we have paused in-person volunteer programs. Registration for our 4 week online program is open. We will virtually connect with our community partners in Chiloquin again this summer.

2021 Online Summer Dates

  • Week 1: Jue 28 – July 2
  • Week 2: July 5 – July 9
  • Week 3: June 12 – July 16
  • Week 4: July 19 – July 23

Learn About Chiloquin

To learn more about the Chiloquin community, download the detailed SSP Chiloquin Study Guide and Understanding Reservations Guide. 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


Wendy Bernard with Supply Coordinator Randy Larson in Chiloquin.

Service Work in Chiloquin

For the most part, we repair homes in the communities we serve. The type of work includes roofing, building 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 2019, volunteers completed 13 projects for homeowners and community organizations:

  • 1 deck
  • 1 painting project
  • 1 shed
  • 2 fences
  • 2 ramps
  • 6 stair projects

Chiloquin Location

Directions to Chiloquin

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

(Facility TBD)
Chiloquin, OR 97624

From Highway 97:

From the South, take OR-422 W/Chiloquin Boulevard. Turn right on W Chocktoot St.

From the North, take exit 247 toward Chiloquin. Turn left on OR-422 W/Chiloquin Boulevard. Continue onto W Chocktoot St.

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.

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