Ascension Camp and Conference Center in Cove is an essential ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon. Established early in the last century, Ascension School’s complex of buildings are located in a park-like setting of green lawns and shade trees, in the expansive Grande Ronde Valley. Structures include historic Ascension Chapel and Barton House, both built in the 1870s, as well as more modern dorms, a dining hall, an arts and crafts building and Kimsey Commons Conference Center, which opened in 1998.

Ascension Camp offers summer sessions for all ages, from pre-K through young adult, and autumn youth retreats. All the camps offer fun, fellowship, outdoor activities and an opportunity for campers to learn and grow together in a joy-filled Episcopal setting.

Around Cove and the Grande Ronde Valley

Ascension School Office

Ascension School is located on Church Street in the small town of Cove, Oregon, fifteen miles east of La Grande at the foot of the Wallowa Mountains.

Heading East on I-84: Take exit 261 @ La Grande, turn right onto OR-82 east to Island City. Continue straight, onto OR-237, follow for 13 miles to Cove. Travel through Cove, to the west end of town, turn right on Church Street.

Heading West on I-84: Take exit 285 @ North Powder, turn right on to OR-237 towards Union/Cove. Follow OR-237 through Union take a right on OR-237N/E. Bryan St. Follow for 9 miles to Cove, turn left on Church Street.