Camp Fire Wilani | Resident Camp, Day Camp, Outdoor School Provider, Teen Leadership, Service Learning, Club Programs

Outdoor School and Environmental Education

Our Outdoor School Leadership Team has participated in the BEETLES Institute out of Lawrence Hall at UC Berkeley. This innovative, student-centered, nature-centered system of teaching and learning is transformative, inclusive, and profoundly effective.


Camp Fire Wilani is  an Outdoor School provider! OSU Extension directly reimburses schools 100% of costs associated with approved Outdoor School programs for 5th and 6th grade students. Visit the OSU Outdoor School webpage here!

We offer 3, 4, or 5 day programs either day-only or with an overnight stay at beautiful Camp Wilani @Havenroot: a biologically diverse, beautiful location with a pond, stream, Western pond turtles, rough skinned newts, a wide variety of birds, deer, and other wildlife. We have cozy, simple cabins or yurts with bunk beds that sleep between 8 and 12. LOCATION: 24487 Bolton Hill Road, Veneta, Oregon.

“I am so thrilled to have spent three days outside of mine with Camp Fire Wilani. Not only were the staff courteous and professional but also they were able to put together amazing lessons in which my students’ retention of the material lasted for weeks. You could see it in their eyes they were proud to learn about the natural world around them and each day were amped to begin. Camp Fire Wilani‚Äôs Outdoor School Program was a seamless blend of summer camp-style team building and academic and scientific inquiry. I cannot wait to come back year after year!”  – Tami Bloom, Teacher – Crow-Applegate Elementary School

Camp Fire Wilani staff provide 100% of curriculum development, lesson facilitation, and learning materials. Teachers can have a bit of a mental break and enjoy the program with their students.

All instruction and lesson materials
Low ropes team challenge
Canoeing for pond exploration
Day and Residential Programs
Residential programs also include delicious, balanced meals and lodging in cabins or yurts

We are also offering 3, 4, and 5-day programs to meet the needs of your school.

Interested in booking Camp Fire Wilani as your provider? Contact Elissa Kobrin:, Direct: 541-359-4508

Or fill out our easy online application RIGHT HERE!

Our programs are designed to meet the needs of individual classes and can be tailored to meet specific class needs by adjusting learning content and the inclusion of need-specific elements such as team building facilitation and positive conflict resolution.

Spring 2023 Dates
April 4th -9th: BOOKED
April 10th – 14th: BOOKED
April 17th – 21st: BOOKED
April 24th – 28th: BOOKED
May 1st -5th: BOOKED
May 8th – 12th: BOOKED
May 15th – 19th: BOOKED
May 22nd – 26th: BOOKED
May 30th – June 1st: BOOKED
June 5th – 8th: BOOKED

Fall 2023 Dates
September 26th -29th: Week One: Open
October 2nd – 5th: Week Two: Open
October 18th – 20th: Week Three: Open
October 24th – 27th: Week Four: Open

ODS Residential Program Chaperones: Camp Fire Wilani requests one faculty member, staff person, or selected parent chaperone per every 8-10 students. The Camp Fire Wilani staff does 100% of the curriculum development and lesson facilitation. Chaperones help with behavior management, assisting the instructor when asked, and escorting students to the bathroom and other support (rule of three to be followed.) After our evening program, chaperones take over supervision. They help kids prepare for bed: teeth brushed, face washed, pajamas, quiet time and sleep. An adult chaperone should be with the students overnight. They also get the students up for breakfast and to the dining hall, then the Camp Fire Wilani staff takes over again.

Our Promise

Young people want to shape the world.

Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are.

In Camp Fire, it begins now.

Light the fire within