Summer Camp

Time to Explore!

This Summer Siskiyou Field Institute is hosting day-camps for youth ages 6-12. We are excited to offer camps that blend learning and fun, with a range of age-appropriate activities that will have campers challenging themselves, getting creative, making friends, and having fun.

Contact our Youth Education Program Manager if you have any questions: Call at (541) 597-8530 ext. 106, or email at

We are offering the following camp sessions:

  • Junior Outdoor Explorers (ages 6-8) | June 12th – 16th
  • Outdoor Creators (ages 8-10)            | June 19th – 23rd
  • Outdoor Explorers (ages 10-12)           | June 26th – 30th


Camps are held at the Deer Creek Campus: 1241 Illinois River Rd, Selma, OR 97538.

Check out our sessions below to see which camp is right for your child!

Camp Sessions

Thank you for your interest in attending Summer camp at the Siskiyou Field Institute!

If you have any questions about which camp is right for you and your child, please contact the Youth Education Program Manager: call at 541-597-8530 ext. 106 or email at To register, please click on the link below.

Activities Offered

Our low ropes course is meant to safely challenge campers and have them face their fears or support their fellow campers towards accomplishing their goals. Our instructors will guide campers through a scenario and explain the rules, but it is up to the camper to step forward and make it through to the other side!

The more we can see and hear in nature, the richer our experience of nature will be. We play games that will build campers’ ability to walk silently in the forest, to listen to all of the creatures and phenomenon around them, and to see fine details in order to begin identifying plants and differentiating animal tracks.

Nature journaling is a way for campers to put their own spin on their experiences and to decompress and contextualize what they observe after or as part of their activities. Campers will gain confidence in their abilities to draw and to learn in their own way, and hopefully discover new personal interests in nature and science!

The textures, colors, sounds, and smells of nature have long inspired great works of art. By going out and experiencing these sensations first hand, our campers will be able to craft their own works of art, some of which they will take home, and some that will remain in the environment where they were created.

What to Expect

Parents are responsible for arranging pickup and dropoff for their children to the Deer Creek Center, located at 1241 Illinois River Rd., in Selma, OR. All camps begin at 9:00am. Pickup for Junior Outdoor Explorers will be at 1:00pm, pickup for Outdoor Explorers and Outdoor Creators will be at 3:30pm.

Healthy trail snacks will be provided to ensure campers stay happy, healthy, and energized throughout the day. Parents should provide their camper with a water bottle that can be refilled on site. Trail lunches or sandwiches will be provided for Outdoor Explorer and Outdoor Creator camps.

We will be swimming in the creek to beat the heat. Please provide your camper with bathing suits, towels, and a change of closed-toe shoes they can wear to walk safely down to the creek. There are facilities for changing in and out of swim clothes.

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