Starting this summer, Oregon State University – Cascades will host high school students on the Bend campus for an overnight Summer Academy. The four-day summer camp experience will expose participants to a college campus, with classes and workshops led by OSU-Cascades faculty, students and university partners. Participants will also experience living in a residence hall, as well as outdoor recreation on Central Oregon’s lakes, rivers and trails.
The Summer Academy will take place Aug. 20 to 23 and is for high school students who will be sophomores, juniors and seniors in the fall of 2019. Participants will select one of three options to explore during their experience:
Outdoor programs will be led by trained student members of Cascades Adventures, an OSU-Cascades recreation program. Activities include team-building exercises, hiking, rock climbing, belay school, and paddling or floating the river. Activities are for all experience levels.
OSU-Cascades students will serve as counselors during the academy and support participants as they complete the program.
Participants who successfully complete the Summer Academy will receive a $500 scholarship toward tuition at OSU-Cascades. The scholarship will be valid for use the fall immediately following the recipient’s high school graduation.
Space in the Summer Academy is limited to 60 participants. Registration is $649 per student. A day option is available for $499. The fee covers classes and supplies, recreation activities, guides and equipment, outing transportation, all meals and snacks, evening programming, and three nights of supervised accommodation in the residence hall.
For information or registration details visit OSUcascades.edu/summeracademy or call 541-322-3100.
About OSU-Cascades: Oregon State University’s campus in Bend, Ore. features outstanding faculty in degree programs that reflect Central Oregon’s vibrant economy and abundant natural resources. Nearly 20 undergraduate majors, 30 minors and options, and three graduate programs include computer science, energy systems engineering, kinesiology, hospitality management, and tourism, recreation and adventure leadership. OSU-Cascades expanded to a four-year university in 2015; its new campus opened in 2016.