Legacy of Service
Canby Grove was founded in 1928 by the Christian Missionary Alliance, and began a journey bringing life and growth to many. Since the days of A.W. Tozer speaking and preaching in the Tabernacle (pictured above), thousands of people have found Salvation in Jesus Christ and been baptized here in the beautiful Molalla River.
A news article, dated 1928, hangs on our dining room wall speaking of the purchase of this property and the selection of Canby, OR. due to its location "still being in the after glow of a huge revival" 50 years prior that drew tens of thousands of people to canby.
In 2016, a woman celebrated her 100th birthday and returned to the Grove where she recounted her time here as a child. Stories where shared of her father building a small cabin for their summer retreats and of revival that broke out among the youth, causing the kids to weep in repentance for days.
In 2010 we began the process of restoring Canby Grove to its intended design; a beautiful place to retreat for rest, relaxation and fun. In addition to necessary infrastructure projects like power and Wi-Fi upgrades, roof and foundation repairs, building restoration and kitchen upgrades, Canby Grove has spent considerable resources on beatification projects and recreational amenities. We've added several fire pit gathering places and created new areas for relaxation. We've added adventure trails, a zip line, giant swing, water slide and climbing wall. We've also upgraded our pool house and outdoor patio area, restored a number of cabins, remodeled the dining hall, remodeled rooms and bathrooms in our lodges and upgraded our community restrooms. Our goal is to make Canby Grove a unique and attractive destination for all of our guests.
Because Canby Grove operates as a non-profit organization, restoration, beautification and amenity upgrades are only possible through generous donations and grants. Please help us in our efforts to make this beautiful place even better!