Camp Howard Elsie Franz Finley Welcome Center


Corbett, OR


7,000 Sq Ft


$2.8 million




Soderstrom Architects

The dream of building the Franz Finley Welcome Center at CYO/Camp Howard was made possible by Elsie Franz Finley who provided the leading gift.

The Franz Finley Welcome Center is in the heart of the camp and close to the action. The building contains a health center, year-round offices and meeting space for CYO/Camp Howard staff, public restrooms, and a welcome area to greet all visitors, including rental group members. The building also houses an updated camp store that can be open year-round.

Construction of the new center required the removal of the old shower house and the existing camp store. The new restroom facilities in these units include showers, eliminating the need for the 65-year-old shower house.

Elsie blessed Camp Howard and many thousands of youth with her generosity. Her impact will be felt by generations to come. Gone from this earth, Elsie Franz Finley will not be forgotten.
While Elsie passed away in 2018, she will be forever remembered as a pioneering businesswoman, loving wife and sister, friend, community leader and philanthropist.