Oregon State University – Cascades will again host high school students for a Summer Academy that will expose participants to college classes and workshops led by OSU-Cascades faculty. Participants in the six-day sessions will experience living in a college campus residence hall, as well as outdoor recreation on Central Oregon’s lakes, rivers and trails.
The Summer Academy will be offered in two sessions. Session 1 is from Aug. 2 to Aug. 7 and Session 2 is from Aug. 16 to Aug. 21. The sessions are open to high school students who will be sophomores, juniors and seniors in the fall of 2020. Participants will select on one of several options during their experience:
Outdoor programs will be led by trained student members of Cascades Adventures, an OSU-Cascades recreation program, as well as community partners. Activities are geared for participants of all experience levels and include team-building exercises, paddle boarding, hiking, rock climbing and a low ropes course.
OSU-Cascades students will serve as counselors 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 term immediately following the recipient’s high school graduation.
Space in each session is limited to 60 participants. Registration is $949 per student. The fee covers classes and supplies, recreation activities, guides and equipment, outing transportation, all meals and snacks, evening programming, and five nights of supervised accommodation in the residence hall. The option for students to not stay in campus overnight housing is available for $749.
For information or registration details visit OSUcascades.edu/summeracademy or call 541-322-2022.
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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, 35 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.