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“Poor value, poor design, humbug staff”
Review of Camp Dakota

Camp Dakota
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Challenge yourself at Camp Dakota Adventures! Open for day activities and overnight camping year round by appointment. (Call ahead)Activities offered include zip line tours, paintball games, rock climbing wall, disc golf, tomahawk range, rC car racing, gold panning, 18 hole disc golf course, high ropes challenge course, and more! Overnight camping options include yurt rentals, tee pee rentals, tent sites, and RV sites. Hot showers, coffee service, firewood, snacks, ice, and camping supplies available on site.
Reviewed August 19, 2012

Promising location among beautiful Oregon forest, but campground, climbing wall, office, paintball area, ropes course and zip line literally crammed into very small space overhanging dusty, crunchy, noisy gravel road. Everything is on top of everything else. Huge distractions with campers driving under and through your activities. No signage saying where to go once you finish your 2 trips through a 3 station zip course that takes you less than 10 minutes to complete for your $25 fee. Our daughter wanted to add the optional advanced zip line and when we inquired it would have cost $35 additional for 1 trip through! Staff claimed it was twice as high and long, but nevertheless it certainly would have taken less than 5 minutes to zipline that for a whopping $35. We declined. (hint Camp Dakota, you are losing business!) What a rip off. We never got friendly welcoming greetings from any staff, not even a hello, even as 3 young employees led us and other customers to the zipline starting point and seemed to debate amongst themselves who would hand us our harnesses and who would man each platform. Once we engaged some in conversation many were pleasant enough, but feel the place lacks good management and customer service. We felt herded through the set-up along with many others who were booked at the same time due to a Groupon promotion. Not nearly the fun and interesting outing we had expected, and yet the place has such potential. Roads need to be rerouted away from many of the activities. All the staff needs work on making people feel the fun. The zip line pricing needs to be revamped so customers get more bang for the buck. Unfortunately we will not be back.

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Johncampdakota, Owner at Camp Dakota, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2013

Wow! What can I say but we failed to meet your expectations and our goal of providing an excellent experience for all of our guests. We will work harder in the future. The Winslow family and all of our dedicated staff strive to make each guest feel welcome and our goal is create lasting relationships and provide excellent value. Thank you for your input.

John Winslow

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Reviewed August 13, 2012

Took the grandkids and did the zip line, the ropes course and the rock wall. Awesome time by all. Great staff, great equipment, and they don't laugh at you too much! The high ropes course is very high and not for just everyone. They also have gold panning and RC cars and CAMPING.

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