Audubon Base Camp Experience an unforgettable overnighter at our rustic cabin in the foothills of Mt. Hood, Groups will meet our Naturalists at the "Marmot Cabin" (near Sandy, OR) and have the site to themselves as they explore a remote Wildlife Sanctuary. Children will seek out signs of Beaver, Deer and Elk as they venture through the lush vegetation of a pristine riparian zone.
Nestled in the heart of Forest Park, the Audubon Society of Portland offers the ideal location for an overnight experience into nature without having to leave the city. Our Naturalists will meet the group at the Audubon Society of Portland, give an orientation to the site, then lead an exciting exploration of our 180-acre Wildlife Sanctuary, including its magnificent old-growth forest, streams and pond. Dinner will be served after the hike, followed by the Traveling Program of your choice. The group will have the site to itself for its evening activities, then snuggle into their sleeping bags for the night to wake up to the sounds of the forest in the morning. After breakfast, children will visit the Wildlife Care Center and learn how we take care of injured animals. Led by experienced Naturalists, this overnighter promises to be an unforgettable educational experience for all who attend.
Approximate on-site program length: 3:30 p.m. through 9:30 a.m. on the following day.
Fee: $35 per child; $20 per adult (maximum one adult per 10 students, not including Audubon staff).
Group Size: up to 35 total students (minimum is 12 students)
Ages: 3rd grade through adult
Location: The Audubon Society of Portland
Reservations: Call 503-292-6855 x135 to reserve your overnight program.
Audubon Outdoor School
The Audubon Society of Portland offers a unique, in-depth Outdoor School experience that is tailored to your interests and students' grade level. We take environmental education to the next level by giving students the chance to build skills of Wilderness Awareness while exploring our wildlife refuge that borders the Bull Run Watershed. Night hikes in search of bats and owls, tracking bear along a stream, learning to understand bird language and the subtleties of animal sign can be a part of your program. We aim to inspire each child to continue their exploration of the natural world long after our programs has ended.
More information: Please call Tim Donner at 503-292-6855 x135 or Steve Robertson at 503-292-6855 x118 for more information.
Fee: $40 per child for the first night, $35 each night thereafter; chaperones half price, one teacher is free (maximum one adult per 15 students, not including Audubon staff)
Program Length: One to several days
Group Size: up to 32 total students (minimum is 12 students)
Ages: 2nd grade through adult
Location: Marmot Cabin near Sandy, OR