August 25th – 29th   (Ages 8-10) Historic floods impact the Willamette River formation, geology and ecology. Activities with aquatic animals, botany, zoology, and hydrology. Field Trips: Tuesday-Maries float, Wednesday-wetland bike and Thursday-Rafting with Free River Journeys. Raft charge $35.

Monday – Willamette river formation and changes over time.

  • Sediment and geology activities, Stream table demonstrates damming and flooding, What is a watershed? A wetland? And what are they good for?

Tuesday – How do people use the Willamette?

  • Float a raft on the Mary’s river. Learn plant ID and start a plant collection, Aquatic insects and water quality, River mapping, and All about salmon!

Wednesday – Dams and River Management.

  • Bike from Avery to Crystal Lake. River food web, Critter catching and observation, Macro invertebrate mayhem, Map 13 dams on the Willamette and learn functions and impacts of water management.

Thursday – Field Trip Day! Destination: Rafting with Free River Journeys.

  • Drop off at Crystal Lake boat dock and pick up at Hyuck Park. Guided historical tour of the Willamette, water quality testing and aquatic insect hunting!

Friday – The future of the Willamette.

  • Water treatment, To dam or not to dam?, Humpty Dumpty Habitat project, Discuss development, conservation and more!

All camps cover ages 5-12 unless age restrictions are stated. Campers are divided into age appropriate groups within camps. Note some camps meet at different locations on some days and all camps have field trips on Thursday. The field trips are great fun!