|PO Box 207|
1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538
Phone: (541) 597-8530
Fax: (541) 597-8533
Contact: Siskiyou Field Institute
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (spring to fall hours)
2018 Youth Camps and Wilderness Expeditions
2018 Summer Outdoor Science Camps and Wilderness Excursions:
Junior Explorer Day Camp:
Audience: Ages 4 – 7 years old
Dates: July 24-27, 2018 (9 a.m. – 12 p.m. each day)
Cost: $175 (includes snacks)
If your child is ready for an independent adventure, they will love this camp! We will explore the woods, fields, and creeks of SFI using our senses to make discoveries in every new place. As we play outdoors, we will do age appropriate crafts, play games, and have fun making new friends at camp. Children attending must be able to use the bathroom independently.
Nature Discovery Day Camp:
Audience: Entering 2nd – 5th grade
Dates: July 9-13, 2018 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day)
Cost: $265 (includes snacks and lunch)
We will spend our days splashing in creeks, chasing insects, building fairy houses, and discovering nature through various activities all designed to spark a sense of curiosity and a desire to explore the outdoors in your child. We are committed to helping each child find their niche at camp while they build friendships and gain new skills. Our dedicated, caring staff will guide your child through age appropriate games, investigations, crafts, and activities leaving your child begging to spend more time outside.
Middle School Solar Science STEM Camp:
Audience: Entering 6th – 9th grade
Dates: July 30- August 3, 2018
Cost: $365 (includes all meals and snacks)
If you are interested in the principles behind solar energy and want to know more about the applications and career paths in this field, this week-long overnight summer program is for you! Students that have strong interests in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) that are paired with equally strong interests in sustainability are encouraged to attend.
SFI’s state-of-the-art solar panel grid system, made possible by an award from Pacific Power’s Blue Sky renewable energy partners, will offer a living laboratory for youth to study the physics and mechanics of solar energy. Students will also be engaged in hands-on lessons and activities about the Earth and our solar system, energy efficiency, measuring power, solar orientation, solar site analysis, testing properties of a photovoltaic cell, solar art, and solar cooking.
Siskiyou Wilderness Science Expedition:
Audience: Middle – High School Students
Dates: July 1-3 and July 13-15, 2018
On this backpacking expedition, you will take on the role of a team of foresters surveying the wilderness for different conifer species. You will navigate the terrain using a topographic map, compass, and handheld GPS device which will also be utilized to record the data you collect about the diversity of conifers you find. Your experienced guides will walk you through using a dichotomous key to identify different conifer species based on their defining characteristics. In addition, participants will learn skills such as proper packing, back country cooking, water purifying techniques, and Leave No Trace principles. This trip provides mobile device-free quiet time for self-discovery as well as plenty of social engagement.
High School Wilderness Expeditions:
Audience: Entering 9th – 12th grade
- June 21 - 29 (Ashland High School Students ONLY)
- July 6-14 (Open to all high school students)
- August 6-16 (High School Alumni Backpacking Trip)
11-Day Trip: $685 (includes all meals, snacks, transportation, and any backpacking gear needed)
6-Day Trip: $406 (includes all meals, snacks, transportation, and any backpacking gear needed)
9-Day Trip: $575 (includes all meals, snacks, transportation, and any backpacking gear needed)
Our backpacking trips are designed for teens to form a connection to the natural world and develop an understanding of how to survive in the wilderness. Participants in our backpacking trips return home stronger, more resilient individuals with increased self-confidence, improved leadership skills, and a desire to explore and protect wild places.
Our experienced guides will familiarize participants with the geology and the ecology of the Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion and train participants in wilderness survival skills as well as physical and emotional safety techniques. All guides have CPR certification and at least one guide on each trip will be Wilderness First Responder certified.
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If you need a paper registration form mailed or e-mailed to you, please contact our Youth Programs Coordinator at 541-597-8530 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camps are funded and provided to students at a reduced or free rate based on financial need through Scholarship Funds and Community Partnerships. Please contact our Youth Education Program Coordinator at email@example.com or 541-597-8530 for details.
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