2019 Day and Residential Camps
High and Low Ropes Challenge Course
In this one-of-a-kind Siskiyou learning experience, groups will spend the day navigating our high and low elements supported by trained instructors. Our course includes a climb up a 100 ft. Douglas fir tree, a dive through the treetops in the giant swing, and a catwalk across a suspended log. Our low ropes element course is only conquered only through critical thinking, communication and teamwork. This experience thrills while it stretches comfort zones, instills trust in peers and enforces a spirit of collaboration. A group of at least five participants is required to run the program (high ropes harnesses accommodate waist sizes 22-51 inches).
Great for birthday parties and quality family time! Cost is $25 per participant.
Illinois Valley High School Spring Break Camp
Co-sponsored by SFI and the Siskiyou Mountain Club
April 16-18 residential camp, $240 (8 spaces available)
With this trail-building experience, campers will end up confident and capable in embarking on natural resources careers. Open to high school-age young women interested in a natural resources career. Siskiyou Mountain Club has partnered with us to empower young women and give them useful leadership skills while exposing them to the outdoors through fun, meaningful work building trails in our community. Students will gain a better understanding of natural resources management and will be qualified to intern with Siskiyou Mountain Club and earn money for college.
Solar STEM Residential Camp
June 24th-28th, $365
They'll build self confidence during our overnight summer science camp open to ages 11-14. This camp offers mental growth opportunities while focusing on solar energy and the solar system. Hands-on activities include engineering challenges, exploring tertiary levels of energy and nonrenewable vs. renewable energy, carbon sequestration, Newton's laws and biomimicry in science and technology. Students will spend the last days of camp designing, building and testing their own engineering project.
Cost includes lodging, food and instruction for the week.
Nature Discovery Camp
July 15th-19th, $265
Photo by Goly Ostovar
Our day camp running 9 AM-5 PM is open to budding young scientists ages 8-10. Day campers will spend time learning natural history, cultural history, topography and mapping the creeks and grounds at Siskiyou Field Institute through hiking, exploration, and compass skills. Your child will have the opportunity to become a scientist by understanding watersheds and water cycles, and constructing a diorama of a homestead as a group project.
Junior Explorer Day Camp
August 13th-16th, $125
Our morning day camp of guided exploration and play is open to ages 4-7. Your child will explore SFI’s creeks, fields, and forest and use their senses to make new discoveries and connect with water and animals. Adventures include becoming their favorite animal, fort making and engagement with new friends. Young students will need to be able to use the toilet independently. Snacks are provided throughout the day.
NEW! Primitive Skills Residential Camp
August 9th-11th, $225
Residential camp open to youth age 10-14 teaches survival skills and independence . Your child will learn wilderness survival skills and maybe catch a falling star! We’ll emphasize sourcing and treating food and water in the wild, building shelters and fire, identifying useful plants, tracking and fishing techniques and primitive tool making and crafts. All these activities will be planned within a lens of outdoor ethics and Leave-No-Trace principles. Students will test their critical thinking ability while meeting new friends and gaining useful skills. They will also be able to view the peak of the stunning Perseid meteor shower through our telescope.
NEW! Exploring Arts and Wellness Young Women Residential Camp
August 23rd-25th, $225
This residential overnight camp teaches self-nurturing to high school girls entering grades 9-12. We'll emphasize self-care, stress management, connection with nature, and creative self-expression. Students will spend the weekend learning different stress and health management tools including yoga, hiking, nutrition, cooking, and connection with nature. Students will also be challenged to express themselves using story, improvisational theater, and art through various mediums.
|Is your child participating in a Siskiyou Field Institute class trip? Their teacher will distribute program-specific information. Guardian packets contain waivers, permission slips, medical forms and other useful information.
If you have specific questions regarding a medical, learning, or behavioral need, please contact our youth education coordinator 541.597.8530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register your child for camp.