Outdoor School Information

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Outdoor School Information and Resources

This an exciting time for Oregon and for Oregon’s 5th/6th grade students as we launch a new era of Outdoor School. The Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service is looking forward to assuming leadership for building a statewide program that builds on a legacy that began in 1966.


 Advisory Committee, Work Groups, and Job Postings

 Job Announcement: OES Assistant Director-Outdoor School Program Leader: The Division of University Outreach and Engagement at Oregon State University (OSU) is seeking an Extension Service Assistant Director, Outdoor School Program Leader. This is a full-time 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. The closing date for this position is May 15, 2017. Click here to apply and more information.

   Letter from the OSU Extension Service Director

   Advisory Committee Position Description

                                                                                       Work Group Position Description

    We recognize that some people may find participation in the ODS Advisory Committee or the Work Groups difficult due to financial limitations for travel and/or time.  If so, please complete this Friends of Outdoor School form to request support.  Kim Silva at Friends of Outdoor School will coordinate with you to make this leadership opportunity accessible for you. While every effort will be made to find funds to support the request for support, it is not guaranteed.  ODS Fund Request Form 

 Participate! Ask questions, give feedback, complete surveys, provide  review

    Submit Your Questions and Comments!





 Information: Documents and Meeting Notes

     Compilation of Submitted Questions and Comments






 OSU Extension Outdoor School Updates

     January 2017  Communication Update #1

      February 2017  Communication Update #2

     April 2017  Communication Update #3




 Resources for Outdoor Camps and Programs

    Map of Camps in Oregon