Camp LEAD - Leadership | Empowerment | Advocacy | Development
Camp LEAD is a week long, immersive leadership camp that helps youth with disabilities develop self-advocacy and social skills while giving them work experience and career exposure in the natural resources industry. This camp is made possible through our partnership with Youth Transition Program (YTP; a branch of Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Services-ORVS), and Oregon State Parks, with support from the US Forest Service.
|Week 1 Central Oregon||July 8 - July 12||LaPine State Park|
|Week 2 Central Oregon||July 15 - July 19||LaPine State Park|
|Week 3 Central Oregon||July 22 - July 26||LaPine State Park|
|Week 4 Western Oregon||Aug 5 - Aug 9||Silver Falls State Park|
|Week 5 Western Oregon||Aug 12 - Aug 16||Silver Falls State Park|
|Week 6 Western Oregon||Aug 19 - Aug 23||Silver Falls State Park|
- Young people ages 16-22 may apply
- Must be OR Vocational Rehabilitation clients (OVRS)
- Applicants should be able to complete light physical labor for approximately 6 hours per day
- Camping gear is provided.
- Every youth gets their OWN tent.
- The campsites are structured 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 and youth are paid minimum wage!
- 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 (light trail maintenance, tree trimming/fire fuels reduction, facilities maintenance, painting, etc.).