I wanted to reach to you and your organization regarding our summer residential camps offered in partnership between Oregon Tech and Portland State University for Oregon high school students (those entering 9th through 12th grade in the fall). There are three camps, one at Oregon Tech in Klamath Falls, and two at Portland State (PSU). There is no cost to attend. Applications are due April 1st, and students must have at least a 2.0 GPA and a letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor. Applications can be found here:
Each STEM-based camp will educate the students about careers in transportation such as engineering and planning, many students are unaware of the opportunities that exist within the transportation field. Students will be fully immersed in the college experience living in residence halls, eating in campus dining halls, attending lectures with college faculty, and working hands-on in state of the art labs and classrooms. They will learn how to conduct research, learn college prep and study skills, build self-awareness, learn healthy life skills, gain exposure to community-based organizations, explore philanthropic endeavors and more.
Mostly, these camps are FUN! Students at the OIT camp will go on bike rides, visit Crater Lake National Park and travel to WaterWorks Park in Redding, California Students that attend the PSU camps can expect bike tours, scavenger hunts, jet boat rides and field trips to Multnomah Falls, OMSI and other sites.
The dates are as follows:
OIT Camp (Girls) – June 23-29
PSU Camp (COED) – June 23-29
PSU Camp (Girls) – July 14-20
Please help spread the word about these camps, our outreach is only as strong as our connections. If you know of anyone we have missed, please forward this email to your friends, neighbors and especially local schools. If you have any questions at all, please let me know.
Academic Outreach Coordinator
Educational Partnerships & Outreach