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.
5TH AND 6TH GRADE STUDENTS
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’s 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.
2022 Spring Dates
Session One: Week of April 4th – 8th
Session Two: Week of April 11th-15th
Session Three: Week of April 18th- April 22nd
Session Four Week of April 25th – April 29th
Session Five: Week of May 3rd – May 6th: BOOKED/UNAVAILABLE
Session Six: Week of May 9th – May 13th: (Monday – Wednesday Only)
Session Seven: Week of May 16th – May 20th
Session Eight: Week of May 23rd – May 27th BOOKED/UNAVAILABLE
Session Nine: Week of May 30th – June 3rd: BOOKED/UNAVAILABLE
Interested in booking Camp Fire Wilani as your provider? Contact Elissa Kobrin: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STEWARDSHIP AND CONSERVATION PROGRAM
April 26th – May 27th, 2021
7th – 12th grade students can participate in this special 5-week (one day per week) program that focuses on leadership, stewardship and conservation techniques, mentorship, and more advanced science-based environmental education. Two learning cohorts are split into 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students and 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students. LOCATION: 24487 Bolton Hill Road, Veneta, Oregon.
Participation is limited, and requires special consideration from teachers, parents/guardians, and administrators as the program takes place once per week on a school day (exact day of the week TBD).
With generous funding from the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund, this program offered for just $25 per student.
Apply right now HERE!
ODS Residential Program Chaperones: Camp Fire Wilani requests one faculty member, staff person, or selected parent chaperone per every 10-12 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.
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.