Photos from Outdoor Adventures Camp 2012
Photo Gallery from Outdoor Adventures Camp
Applications will be available in April 2014
Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Click here for an application (fillable PDF form).
The Admissions Process:
The Oregon Outdoor Adventure program tuition is $525. We accept applications as long as space remains available. We will notify applicants of acceptance by mail.
For a Tuition Assistance application click here.
Jessica Kelleher, Director, Outdoor Adventure Camp
Originally from San Diego, CA Jessica moved to Oregon 3 years ago and is loving it. She is a 2012 graduate from Southern Oregon University's Environmental Education Master's program with an Oregon teaching license for middle and high school Biology. After graduation she has worked as an environmental educator in the classroom and out in the field where her students engage in the amazing natural history of Southern Oregon. She enjoys spending time outside running and hiking while taking in the beauty of the world around her.
Lucy Whitridge, Senior Counselor, Outdoor Adventure Camp
Lucy has been lucky enough to call Ashland her home for over five years now. She is a recent graduate of Southern Oregon University, where she earned a Masters of Science in Environmental Education as well as her Teaching License through the Master of Arts in Teaching program. Lucy’s passion is working with students and building awareness of local and global environmental issues through hands-on learning and exploration. She has worked with Rogue Valley Farm to School, North Mountain Park Nature Center, and ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum. This has provided her with a great deal of experience in developing meaningful programs and curriculum while being a lead instructor with students of all ages.
Senior Counselors who are trained SOU female college students will also be present and are with the students for the entire duration of Oregon Outdoor Adventure Camp.
Oregon Outdoor Adventures
From the Mountains to the Sea
A Camp for Girls ONLY
Oregon Outdoor Adventure Camp: July 28-August 1, 2013 is a five day residential experience allowing 20 girls who have completed 8th or 9th grade the opportunity to explore a campus life that extends far beyond the traditional school setting. The student’s curriculum will be following several water sheds using a Mountain to the Sea approach. The program will begin on the campus of SOU, continue on up to Crater Lake National Park, camp out in the Cascade Mountains at Lake of the Woods, proceed to Klamath Lake, Deer Creek, Oregon Caves, Oregon Coast, then return to SOU.
SAVE THE DATES: July 27th-July 31, 2014
APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN APRIL 2014
Click here for an application (Fillable PDF form)
Click here for a brochure (PDF file)
FOR ACCEPTED STUDENTS
Click here this summer for the student information form
Click here this summer for the medical release form
Click here this summer for the behavior agreement form
AGES: For female students who have completed the 8th or 9th grade
The Oregon Outdoor Adventure Camp curriculum is hands-on and includes classes and outdoor activities including:
- Crater Lake National Park Boat trip
- Upper Klamath Marsh Canoeing
- Exploring Deer Creek Field Station
- A day at the Oregon Caves
- A trip to the Oregon Coast
- Bird Watching & Bird Banding
- Nightly Campfire and Games
- Camping in Yurts
- Evening Star Talks
- Stream exploration
When Can We Come?
Sunday - Thursday July 28-August 1
All students arrive and check in on Sunday, July 28 at 1:00pm at the campus of Southern Oregon University. Meals begin with dinner, Sunday Night so be sure you have already had lunch on Sunday before arriving. Departure is 5:00pm on Thursday, August 1 at SOU.
Camp participants will begin their stay in the SOU dorms and eat in their award winning dining hall. They will board the Oregon Outdoor Adventure Camp vans and continue on up to Crater Lake National Park and camp in the Cascade Mountains at Lake of the Woods campgrounds. (Camping gear is provided.) They will also stay in yurts at the SOU Deer Creek Field Station.