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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
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Summer Youth Camps and Backpacking Trips



Nature Discovery Camp
Dates: June 29th - July 2nd                          Location: Deer Creek Center, Selma, OR
​Hours: 9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.                              Camp Type:  Mixed Gender
Fee: $120                                                       Ages: Entering 3rd -5th grade

 
A four-day elementary camp where kids can explore nature, discover more about themselves through team building and challenge activities, and develop new skills.  Hiking trails, exploring Deer Creek swimming holes, creating creek art, and participating in games are a few of the activities they will enjoy. Lunches and snacks will be provided.  Please contact SFI Youth Programs at 541-597-8530, ext. 315 or youthprograms@thesfi.org to register.

Middle School Outdoor Adventure Camp
Dates: July 13th - July 17th                           Location: Deer Creek Center, Selma, OR
​Hours: 9 a.m. Monday - 4:00 p.m. Friday      Camp Type:  Mixed Gender
Fee: $195 per person; $25 for                       Ages: Entering 6th - 8th grades
Fleming and Lincoln-Savage students

                                                        
This five-day overnight camp includes activities to help kids become more self-aware, confident and capable. Kids will love exploring Deer Creek to find new adventures and deep swimming holes, swinging from one of the high ropes elements, playing their favorite games/sports, leaning camp skills and much more! Most of the cost for Fleming and Lincoln-Savage students is underwritten by a 21st Century grant. Meals and snacks are included during this camp through a 21st Century grant.  Please contact SFI Youth Programs at 541-597-8530, ext. 315 or youthprograms@thesfi.org to register.

Middle School Wilderness Expedition
Dates: July 22nd - July 24th                          Meeting Point: Deer Creek Center, Selma
Camp Type:  Mixed Gender                             Ages: Entering 6th - 8th grades​
Fee: $90 per person; $25 for                       
Fleming and Lincoln-Savage students


A good introduction for tweens who want to explore the wilderness!  On this three-day backpacking journey into the wilderness, participants will learn skills such as proper packing, back country cooking, setting up bear hangs, water purification and how to follow Leave No Trace principles.  This opportunity provides quiet time for introspection as well as plenty of social time. Trips will be led by at least two SFI instructors, one of whom has current Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification.  For more information, please contact SFI Youth Programs at 541-597-8530, ext. 315 or youthprograms@thesfi.org.

Eight-day High School Wilderness Backpacking Trips
Ages:  Entering 9th- through 12th grade
Ashland High School Summer Outdoor Program: June 14th - June 21st
Illinois Valley High School Summer Outdoor Program: June 25th - July 2nd
Fee: Please contact our Youth Coordinator, 
youthprograms@thesfi.org #541-597-8530 ext. 315 *Most of the cost for IVHS students is underwritten by a 21st century grant.
 
Siskiyou Field Institute is partnering with Ashland High School for the third year to run an 8 day backpacking trip. For the second year, through the 21st Century Grant, SFI will also offer an 8 day trip for Illinois Valley High School students. These 8-day backpacking trips allow the participants to truly immerse themselves in the wilderness and connect with nature on a deeper level.  Participants will learn wilderness and survival skills, have solo time for personal reflection, and participate in group bonding activities.  Three SFI instructors co-lead each trip; at least one instructor has a current Wilderness First Responder and CPR certification. 

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