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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.


Camp Dates

Weeks Dates Location
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

Camp Information

  • 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.).


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