|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. - 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
2017 Youth Camps and Wilderness Expeditions
Please, click HERE to fill out our online registration form for Youth Camps.
Wilderness Expeditions online registration coming soon!
If you need a paper registration form mailed or e-mailed to you, please contact our Youth Programs Coordinator at 541-597-8530 or email@example.com.
NEW! Winter Day Camp:
Audience: Ages 6 - 11 years old
Date: February 20, 2017 (9 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day)
Cost: $50/full day or $25/half day (early or late drop offs and pick ups can be arranged)
Treat your kids to a winter wonderland of learning and curb their cabin fever. Activities may include tracking animals in the snow (or mud), making winter bird feeders, identifying birds with binoculars, building snow forts, learning about winter wilderness survival, playing outdoor games and much more!
CLICK HERE to make an online payment. Directions for how to make an online payment can be found by downloading the PDF at the bottom of this web page.
NEW! Junior Explorer Day Camp:
Audience: Ages 4 – 7 years old
Dates: July 25 – 28, 2017 (9 a.m. – 12 p.m. each day)
Cost: $100 (includes snacks)
If your child is ready for an independent adventure, he or she 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 11 – 14, 2017 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day)
Cost: $200 (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 Outdoor Adventure Sleepaway Camp:
Audience: Entering 6th – 8th grade
Dates: July 17 – 21, 2017
Cost: $350 (includes all meals and snacks)
This week-long sleepaway camp offers activities to help kids become more self-aware, confident and capable. They’ll love making new friends, exploring our creeks and swimming holes, tracking animals, catching and releasing various critters, learning outdoor survival skills, climbing, swinging and balancing on our outdoor challenge course, roasting s’mores by the fire, showing off their talents during our talent show the last evening of camp, and much more!
Introduction to Backpacking for Teens:
Audience: Middle – High School Students
Dates: July 1-3, 2017
Cost: $150 (includes all meals, snacks, transportation, and any backpacking gear needed)
Would you like to spend a couple of nights in the wilderness surviving off of only what you can carry on your back? If so, this three-day, two-night backpacking journey into the Siskiyou Wilderness will give you the opportunity to do just that, no prior experience required. 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. All guides have CPR certification and at least one guide will be Wilderness First Responder certified.
High School Wilderness Expeditions:
Audience: Entering 9th – 12th grade
Cost: $550 (includes all meals, snacks, transportation, and any backpacking gear needed)
- June 21-29, 2017 (Ashland High School Students ONLY)
- July 6-14, 2017 (Open to all high school aged students)
- August 1-11, 2017 (Alumni SFI backpacking trip participants ONLY)
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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