School is out, now let's get outside to learn!
Our week-long summer day camps provide students in grades 1 through 7 with a wonderful opportunity to experience fun, science-based activities in a supportive outdoor environment. Camps are led by certified and experienced environmental science educators and boast a teacher-student ratio of 1:5. Our students enjoy an in-depth learning experience involving Oregon's bugs, birds and other wildlife by visiting local parks and natural areas to see first-hand the animals that live right in our neighborhoods.
Our summer camp goals are to:
Help students feel comfortable and safe in outdoor settings
Provide hands-on experiences that increase knowledge about Oregon’s environment and natural resources
Inspire curiosity, cooperation and multi-sensory connections with nature
Teach campers how to be good stewards of our natural world
Our standards-based outdoor school curricula revolve around innovative STEAM practices, including scientific inquiry, community partnerships and applied learning.
2019 Summer Camp Dates:
June 24-28 | Willamette Mission State Park
July 8-12 | Minto-Brown Island Park
July 15-19 | Champoeg State Heritage Area
July 22-26 | North Santiam State Recreation Area
July 29- August 2 | Luckiamute Landing
Who: Ages 6-12, students entering Grades 1-7
Where: Local parks and natural areas in the Willamette Valley. The drop-off/pick-up location for each day is at the Eco Hub.
Camp Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday. Check-in at the Eco Hub begins at 7:30 am. After-camp care from 4:00-5:00 pm will be provided by staff for an additional $5/day.
Tuition: $275/child per week. There is a 15% discount for campers registering for multiple weeks and a 10% discount for multiple siblings registering for the same camp session(s).
Each camp is limited to 20 participants. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available.
More Information: To fill out an application or find more information on Nature Ranges, please refer to our Summer Camp Guide. To request a scholarship application for Nature Rangers and other general inquiries e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-779-5227.