Sunday, August 20 - Monday, August 21
Culver High School, Culver, Oregon

It's a two-day family-friendly festival and camp-out on the Culver High School recreation fields. Culver is in the path of totality of the 2017 solar eclipse. Join OSU-Cascades, the High Desert Museum, Central Oregon STEM Hub, Culver School District and others for a celebration of this rare event.

Festival activities include overnight camping, science presentations, entertainment and children’s activities. Meet guest speaker James Wetherbee, former NASA astronaut and retired US Navy captain, and enjoy the music of Chiringa!

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Camp at Culver

(All include Camping, Festival Admission, Solar Viewing Glasses)

Campsite Package
Site: 15'x20'
Dry campsite, parking and admission for six participants

RV Package
Site: 10'x45' or 10'x75'
No-dump, no hook-up RV site and admission for six participants


Culver High School - Recreation Fields
710 5th Ave, Culver, OR 97734

Culver is 9.1 miles southwest of Madras, Oregon.

Speakers, Activities, Entertainment, Fun!


12 - 6 p.m.
Registration is open

4 - 5 p.m.
Camp Set-Up, Activities and Recreation

6:30 - 10 p.m.
"The Solar System" and "View from Space" presented by guest speaker James Wetherbee, former NASA astronaut and retired US Navy captain
Build Your Own Solar Viewer
Live music from Latin dance party band Chiringa
Astronomy Photo Technique
Outdoor Movie: "Hidden Figures"
Overnight Camping


7:30 - 9 a.m.
Fun Run, Build Your Own Solar Viewer, Balloon Launch

9 a.m.
Eclipse watching begins

10:19 a.m.  Total Solar Eclipse

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Solar Car Team Demo

12:30 p.m. Check-Out

Activities subject to change



I have a question about the event.  Who should I contact?

Because of the volume of expected payment phone calls, please direct all questions to

I’m getting multiple campsites; will they be grouped together?

Yes, we will make every effort to group you together.

What should I be thinking about regarding eye safety?

Protect those eyes! It is never safe to look directly at the sun's rays – even if the sun is partly obscured. OSU-Cascades will provide solar viewing glasses.

Will I have access to Wi-Fi, power, etc. on site?

No, there is no Wi-Fi or power on site.

Will meals be provided? 

Participants will be expected to bring and prepare their own meals and snacks during the two-day festival. A limited number of food vendors will be on-site.

Can I bring a camp stove?

A designated cooking area will be available where participants can prepare meals using their camp stoves. No open fires or flames of any type are allowed.

Can I use alcohol, marijuana or other drugs on site?

No alcohol or drugs may be possessed or consumed by any participant on the Culver site, even by those 21 and older. Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the Culver site.

Read OSU-Cascades Conference Services and Events Compliance & Safety Policies