Outdoor School and Environmental Education

Camp Fire Wilani is an
Outdoor School Provider!

5th and 6th Grade Students

OSU Extension directly reimburses schools 100% of costs associated with approved Outdoor School programs for 5th and 6th grade students.

logo for  BEETLES Institute, Lawrence Hall at UC BerkeleyOur 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.

We offer 3, 4, or 5 day programs either day-only or with an overnight stay at beautiful Camp Lutherwood, a biologically diverse, beautiful location right on the Long Tom River with a wide variety of birds, deer, and other wildlife.

Cozy Cabins

Bunk beds that sleep between
9 and 12 students

Bathrooms

Many bathroom facilities with hot showers and flush toilets

Dining Hall

Gorgeous new dining hall with floor-to-ceiling windows

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Location

Camp Lutherwood
22960 OR-36
Cheshire, OR 97419

About the Program

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.

Included

  • All instruction and lesson materials
  • Low ropes team challenge
  • Day and Residential Programs
  • Residential programs also include delicious, balanced meals and lodging in cabins with heat and air conditioning

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

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2024 – 2025 Provider Fees
for OSU Extension Funding Requests

Interested in booking Camp Fire Wilani
as your provider?

Contact Elissa Kobrin: ekobrin@wilanicouncil.org
or fill out our easy online application!
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.

Day Only
Students: $75 per student per day (35 student minimum)
Adults: $25

Three-Day, Two Night Overnight
Students: $330 per student
Adults: $190 per adult (to cover food and lodging)

Four Day, Three Night Overnight
Students: $385 per students
Adults: $232 per adult (to cover food and lodging)

Five Day, Four Night Overnight
Students: $435 per student
Adults: $297 (to cover food and lodging)

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campers smiling with rainbow background
camper with field journal
"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
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Schedule

Spring 2024 Dates

at Camp Lutherwood in Cheshire, Oregon
140 student capacity for overnight programs

April 1st – 5th, 2024 BOOKED
April 8th – 12th, 2024 BOOKED
April 15th – 19th, 2024BOOKED
April 22nd – 26th, 2024 BOOKED
April 29th – May 3rd, 2024
BOOKED
May 6th – May 10th, 2024
BOOKED
May 13th – 17th, 2024
BOOKED
May 20th – 22nd, 2024 BOOKED
May 22ND- 24th, 2024 BOOKED
May 27th – 31st, 2024 BOOKED
June 3rd – 7th, 2024 BOOKED

Fall 2024 Dates

at Camp Lutherwood in Cheshire, Oregon
140 student capacity for overnight programs

Choose 3, 4, or 5 days during:
Week 1: September 23rd – 27th
Week 2: September 30th – October 4th
Week 3: October 7th – 11th
Week 4: October 15th – 18th

ODS Residential Program Chaperones

Camp Fire Wilani requests one faculty member, staff person, or selected parent chaperone per every 8-12 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.