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Alternative Break Challenge

Spring Break 2022: Oregon Trail

Come join us for a fun alternative Spring Break!

This group will journey on a week-long service trip that will bring us all over Oregon to work with various organizations. We will work in a team to achieve a common goal, practice leadership skills, give back in a variety of meaningful ways, camp out, cook our own meals, and have plenty of fun, all while traveling around our beautiful state.

If you are interested in giving back this spring break, come join our group for a whole lot of fun!

Program Details:

DATES: March 20th-25th


COST: $135-$540

Thanks to generous support from Oregon Community Foundation, we will be offering our teen programs on a sliding scale basis.  At registration, please choose the highest level that you are able to contribute.



Day 1 - March 20th - Arrival Day

Participants are met by their leaders at BendTech Coworking Building. From there we will head towards our first campsite. During our first day together we will focus on getting to know each other through games, team building activities, and cooking our first of many meals together. During the trip, each participant will work on developing leadership skills through being our “leader of the day”. During your time in this role, participants will work closely with the trip leaders to achieve the goals for the day. 

Accommodations: Camp Namanu


Day 2 - March 21th - Service with Camp Fire Columbia 

As we wake up from our first night's rest we will eat breakfast as a team to get ready for the day. Today we will be joining forces with another chapter of Camp Fire! We will spend the day helping with a service project before calling it a day to relax and cook dinner together. We will gather during each evening to reflect on the successes and challenges we each faced during the day before heading off for some well deserved rest.

Accommodations: Camp Namanu


Day 3 - March 22th - Service and travel to Tillamook

Today we will be finishing up some service with our new friends before continuing on our adventure. After lunch we will be heading out to the coast to soak in some fresh ocean views. Tonight we will enjoy accommodations on the coast where we will be gently rocked to sleep by the sound of crashing waves.

Accommodations: Cape Lookout State Park Campground


Day 4 - March 23th - Tillamook & Ocean Day

We will enjoy some time today exploring the coast area. We will explore the Tillamook Creamery and other surrounding attractions. After we have had our fill of dairy, we will continue down the coast towards Newport, where we will explore more of the coast while completing more service. 

Accommodations: South Beach State Park Campground


Day 5 - March 24th - Newport Service Day

After a good night's sleep we will work on a service project for the day. As our last night together we will gather around and reflect on our time and experience together. We will make our plan for the drive home and find some interesting places to stop along the way. 

Accommodations: South Beach State Park Campground


Day 6 - March 25th - Drive Home, Celebration & Departure

All good things must come to an end at some point. On our last day we will travel back to Bend and celebrate our accomplishments with our family and friends. We will have a celebratory BBQ at a local park and share our experiences. 



Camp Fire programs are kept small to ensure a great Adult:Youth ratio and create the best growth experience possible. If the program is sold out, please add yourself to the waitlist.



Thanks to generous support from Oregon Community Foundation, we will be offering our Teens in Action program on a sliding scale basis.  At registration, please choose the highest level that you are able to contribute.



Learn more about our registration policies including making payments, our cancellation policy, and our refund policy. 



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