In most cases, sessions are taught either solely by OSU-Cascades faculty members, or a combination of faculty, student researchers and community partners. Refer to our Summer Academy options for more information.
Full details will be released in May 2019, but expect to participate in a number of adventures including paddleboarding, river floating, hiking, rock climbing and more with our trained student leaders.
Any high school student entering grade 10, 11 or 12 in the fall.
All activities occurring off campus during programming will have transportation arranged by OSU-Cascades event staff members. Day Program participants will need private transportation to and from campus each day.
During the day, program assistants and chaperones will be supervising the students for classroom activities, travel around campus, and outdoor activities. Additionally, our Cascades Adventures staffers will be with your students during any of our excursion activities. Once back at campus, our overnight program is supervised by our Summer Conference resident assistant staff and the chaperones.
Chaperones and our Conference Services resident assistant staff will provide evening activities, ranging from movie nights to board games and low-ropes teambuilding activities. Student teams will also work together on projects and program reflection activities.
For the overnight program, students have a fully furnished room with sheets and towels included, as well as access to free guest WiFi and cable television in the main lounges. Our recommendations are:
For guests arriving from 2+ hours away, we have a special opportunity to provide you overnight accommodations on the evening of Monday, August 19 beginning at 6 p.m. and/or extensions until Saturday, August 24 at 12 p.m. for checkout if needed. We can provide parent/guardian/family rooms as well for a nominal fee; just inquire with our events staff. We don't want you to miss out on this opportunity, so let us know if this is something that we can accommodate!
In the initial registration, we ask for this specifically, and participants have the ability to let us know exactly what they need. Our dining staff does an incredible job of accommodating our campus community’s dietary needs during the school year.
Day Program – Participants will need to check-in at the designated location (Tykeson Hall) and receive their meal card and ID badge. If valid state IDs are not available, please be sure that parents/guardians are there for check-in.
Overnight Program – Participants will need to check-in at the residence hall between 8 and 9:30 a.m., and will receive their meal card, ID badge and room access card. They may take all belongs to their room, and then report to Tykeson Hall. If valid state IDs are not available, please be sure that parents/guardians are there for check-in.
At the concluding event, participants will share final presentations, projects and reflection pieces.
The $500 scholarship can be applied toward OSU-Cascades tuition for the fall term immediately following senior year, and is applicable only to our campus here in Bend. Simply by completing the program, OSU-Cascades Enrollment Services will retain this information and apply this scholarship to the student's first term here at the university.
Overnight Option - $649, includes:
Day Option - $499, includes:
Registration for this program is three parts:
We can not accept refund requests after July 21, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Please note that refund request between initial time of payment and prior to July 21 will be assessed a $100 administrative cancellation fee.
Should circumstances arise that result in the cancellation of an option and/or the Summer Academy, guests will be refunded in full.
Please contact Summer Academy program director Nathan Moses.