Unfortunately, we will not be able to hold any of the planned Duck Trails camps for summer 2020. We are sorry to not be able to provide our programming for families this summer. For more information on this decision, refunds, and plans for future programming, please see the message on the Duck Trails homepage.

About Climbing and Outdoor Adventure Camp

Our Climbing and Outdoor Adventure Camp offers a wide variety of outdoor activities for teenage campers. Your camper will have the opportunity to unplug and learn crucial skills for safe travel in Oregon’s beautiful wilderness. There is a great wide, wonderful world outside, and it can be easy to miss these days in our electronic-filled world. Our camp offers an encouraging environment for your camper to step outside their comfort zone. Kind and impressive role models will make a lasting impression in a safe environment that is loaded with non-stop fun, excitement, and laughter. Campers will join up with other camps in the afternoons for lunch and other activities.

Who can attend?

Open to all children between eleven and fourteen years old.

When is the camp and how long does it last?

Climbing and Outdoor Adventure Camps take place during the summer months. Each session lasts five days, unless otherwise specifed*, and goes from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday.

* In Session 1, there will be no camp on Monday, June 15, due to UO Commencement ceremonies.

What activities will take place?

Campers will learn the skills they need to have safe fun in the wilderness.

  • Rock climbing techniques
  • Building emergency shelters
  • Ecology lessons and activities
  • Off-campus field trips to hike and rock climb at local outdoor destinations
  • Swimming
  • Free-choice activities

What if my preferred session is full?

To be added to the waitlist, please contact Samantha Wallace at wallace1@uoregon.edu with the camp(s) and session(s) you want, as well as your child's name, birthday, and an emergency contact phone number.


Registration for summer 2020 is not available at this time.