Register for Camps & Programs

Outdoor Education Adventure (OEA) Camps focus on teaching outdoor science through games and guided inquiry, allowing each participant to come to nature on their own terms. Our staff have a broad range of knowledge about the natural world, and are always looking for teachable moments to engage learners and to cultivate a sense of wonder and curiosity.

Five-year-olds must be in or have completed kindergarten (or equivalent). Younger children should register for our Nature Play Adventures.

For more information about OEA’s mission, history, and staff, click here.

Questions? Contact us!

Need financial assistance?  OEA’s Adventure Camp Scholarship Application

Read our Camp Forms and Policies here.

Extended Care Options: We are pleased to offer before and after care for our day camps. You may select this option during your camp registration. ***Please note: if you are already signed up for camp and wish to add an extended care option contact us to resister.  

  • Before care ($5/day) begins at 7:45am
  • After care ($10/day) runs from 3:15-5:00pm.  

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  • Junior Naturalist Adventure (Ages 12-15)

    This camp is perfect for the young teen who loves the camp experience and is ready for more. Junior Naturalists will spend the day learning about local ecology, playing games, and building leadership skills. Camp participants will be eligible to volunteer as Junior Naturalist during our summer day camps where they will assist camp staff and lead some activities.

    June 1-2

    Ages 12-15 years Dates & Time June 1 - June 2 (Saturday, 9am drop off - Sunday, June 2nd, 3pm pick up Location Yutes n’ Hounds, Yamhill Cost $160 overnight or $65 per day

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  • Nature Play (Ages 18 mo – 4 yrs)

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    Please watch for future date announcements. To be added to our email list so you will find out immediately when the next dates are set, please Contact Us. Children and their caregiver will learn about nature through songs, stories, crafts, and outdoor exploration. All activities will encourage observation and sensory engagement with the surroundings. Time will be split between indoor and outdoor activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 18 months - 4 years (younger & older sibling welcome) Date & Time Summer Dates TBD, 9:30 am – 11:00 am Location Miller Woods Conservation Area Cost $10 per child, single session or register for all three sessions for $27 per child  

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  • Adventure Day Camp at Miller Woods Conservation Area (Ages 5-12)

    Miller Woods is the perfect place for early summer adventures. Cattails are in full bloom, offering their bright-yellow pollen for face-painting and tasting; tadpoles, salamander larvae, and dragonfly nymphs are abundant in the ponds; while an assortment of other young creatures follow their mothers around on dry land. Camp participants will learn about staying safe in the wilderness, including plants and animals to be aware of, basic fort building, and teamwork.

    June 24-28

    Ages 5-12 years Dates & Time June 24-28, 2019 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Location Miller Woods: 15580 NW Orchard View Rd, McMinnville, OR 97128  Cost $250 for 5 days; $65 per single day

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  • Adventure Day Camp at Metsker Park 1 (Ages 5-12)

    Metsker County Park is a very special place. With waterfalls, trees that look like elephants, secluded swimming holes, and a small, shallow lake full of aquatic life, it is only open to educational programs. Camp adventurers will be encouraged to push themselves safely as they explore the secrets of this park, learn teamwork and various aspects of natural science, and think creatively.

    July 8-12  9 am - 3 pm

    Ages 5-12 Dates & Time July 8 -July 12, 2019 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Location Charles Metsker County Park - Directions will Follow Registration Cost $250 for 5 days; $65 per single day

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  • Creek Play

    Adventure Day Camp at Metsker Park 2 (Ages 5-12)

    How do beavers build dams? How do salmon find their way home? What purpose does a mosquito serve? These questions and more will be explored as we continue our adventures in Metsker County Park. This lovely park along Baker Creek is only open to educational programs. Camp adventurers will be encouraged to push themselves safely as they explore the secrets of this park, learn teamwork and various aspects of natural science, and think creatively.

    July 22-26, 9 am - 3 pm

    Ages 5-12 years Dates & Time July 22-26 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Location Charles Metsker County Park: Directions will follow registration Cost $250 for 5 days; $65 per single day

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  • Adventure Day Camp at Metsker Park 3 (Ages 5-12)

    How do beavers build dams? How do salmon find their way home? What purpose does a mosquito serve? These questions and more will be explored as we continue our adventures in Metsker County Park. This lovely park along Baker Creek is only open to educational programs. Camp adventurers will be encouraged to push themselves safely as they explore the secrets of this park, learn teamwork and various aspects of natural science, and think creatively.

    July 29 - Aug 2, 9 am - 3 pm

    Ages 5-12 years Dates & Time July 29 -August 2 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Location Charles Metsker County Park: Directions will follow registration Cost $250 for 5 days; $65 per single day

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  • Adventure Day Camp With a Creative Twist (Ages 5-12)

    Our last summer camp of the year is a slightly more artistic, creative camp. Participants will not only spend the week exploring nature, but will allow their imagination to shine, too. Kids who want to get creative will spend time painting, creating nature-themed stories, making and playing with shadow puppets, and many other creative endeavors. At the end of the week, we'll celebrate with an evening community party at Wortman Park in McMinnville.

    Aug 19 - Aug 23, 9 am - 3 pm

    Ages 5-12 years Dates & Time August 19 - August 23 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Location TBD Cost $250 for 5 days; $65 per single day

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