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Camp LEAD - Leadership | Empowerment | Advocacy | Development

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Applications are now open!

Click on the link below (Instructions) to download the instruction sheet, which will help you through the process. 


Applicants who are OVRS clients or currently in the OVRS application/eligibility process will be given priority. A limited number of applicants who are not OVRS clients but are YTP students with documented disabilities that are receiving Pre-ETS services from their YTP Transition Specialists will be considered.

Youth must be 16-22 and residents of the state of Oregon.

2018 Calendar

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Weeks Dates Location Camp Host
Week 1 June 18 - June 22 Silver Falls State Park Northwest Youth Corps
Week 2 June 25 - June 29 Silver Falls State Park Northwest Youth Corps
Week 3 July 2 - July 6 Silver Falls State Park Northwest Youth Corps
Week 4 July 9 - July 13 La Pine State Park Heart of Oregon Corps
Week 5 July 16 - July 20 La Pine State Park Heart of Oregon Corps
Week 6 July 23 - July 27 La Pine State Park Heart of Oregon Corps

Post-Camp Conservation Corps Integration Experience

In 2018, Camp LEAD graduates will have the opportunity to work with Northwest Youth Corps and Heart of Oregon Corps conservation programs in an integrated employment opportunity. Each youth will need to express an interest in this opportunity, and will need a recommendation from their Transition Specialist and their camp counselor.

Integration Fast Facts:

  • Central Oregon youth will join Central Oregon Youth Conservation Corps and will complete outdoor conservation work across the region (building fences, trail maintenance, cleaning campgrounds, etc.) for 3 weeks (July 31 through August 16, M-Th)
  • Youth in Willamette Valley will join Northwest Youth Corps' conservation corps for 5 weeks (July 31 through August 31)
  • Earn more money
  • Both these opportunities begin on July 31
  • Youth will be supervised by their camp counselors
  • These are non-residential programs - youth must be local and will go home every night (no camping)
  • More information to come

General Fast Facts:

  • Camping gear is provided.
  • Every youth gets their OWN tent.
  • The campsites are split by gender to protect everyone's privacy.
  • Bathroom facilities are available at both state parks (toilets, showers, sinks). Sometimes, youth will have to use porta-potties.
  • All meals are provided.
  • Camp LEAD doesn't cost anything to attend. This is a job training experience.
  • Each group of youth will be supervised by 3 counselors, the Camp Director, and state park rangers.
  • Youth will be working approximately 21 hours over the course of the week on projects around the park (trail beautification, tree trimming, raking, sweeping, etc.).
  • Youth will earn stipends at Silver Falls State Park and minimum wage at La Pine State Park.

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