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Applications are due May 5, 2017, or until all vacancies are filled. Applications are now being accepted from students between the ages of 13 to 18 from both rural and urban areas. They can be dowloaded at:

The 26th annual RAP Camp will be held the week of June 11 to 17, 2017, at Camp Esther Applegate located at Lake of the Woods, Oregon.

The RAP Camp program is designed to educate students about natural resource management. Students have the opportunity to take part in hands-on natural resource sessions, outdoor recreation activities, and educational field trips. The camp allows kids to learn more about resources like fire ecology, wildlife, forestry, fisheries, archeology, wetlands, and botany – as well as careers in those fields. It also engages students in many outdoor activities like hiking, birding, swimming, and canoeing.

Students attending the camp will have the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and make new friends, while participating in hands-on natural resource activities; a field trip to Crater Lake National Park; Cowboy poetry; a tour of a fish hatchery; astronomy talk; and tribal storytelling. All while sitting around the campfire!

Thanks to contributions from Federal, State, county, and private organizations the registration fee is only $225. Financial aid is available.

For additional information about RAP Camp and the application process, please contact Cheyne Rossbach at (541) 579-0648, or Akimi King at (541) 885-2515,

Check out past year’s RAP Camp activities at: