For youth 6th through 8th grade, this 4-day traveling program will follow the path of the water that falls on Central Oregon. Starting in the mountains, we will follow the Deschutes, into the Columbia, and out to Astoria where the river meets the ocean. This trip is about having fun, outdoor recreation and our responsibilities to help protect our natural environment. We will be camping, hiking, snowshoeing (snow conditions permitting) and checking out all the cool things to see and do as we go. Along the way, we will discuss issues affecting Central Oregon’s watershed and recreation opportunities. With a greater understanding of how we use our watershed, participants will design a stewardship project to complete sometime in the spring, and may even have the opportunity to present at Upper Deschutes Watershed Council’s Watershed Summit.
Dates: March 26-29, plus pre and post meetings.
Cost: Sliding Scale: $350, $250, apply for scholarship (Outing Club members: $225, $100, apply for a scholarship)