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Tara Lemezis

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Nature Photography (Overnight @ Marmot Cabin W-F)

Visit the most scenic spots in and around Portland to photograph wildlife, waterfalls, flowers and anything else that catches your eye. Come learn basic techniques of composition, framing, and lighting while practicing in a variety of environments.

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Fire, Sticks, and Stones (Overnight Camping W-F)

Learn the art of wilderness survival by building shelters, gathering safe food from the forest, and preparing it on a fire you build yourself without matches! We will learn all of our survival knowledge while based out of Lewis and Clark State Park in Washington with day trips around the area.

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Intro to Wilderness Survival

Band together with your fellow campers to learn the “ins and outs” of wilderness survival. Participants will start with the basic order of survival.

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*FULL* Audubon East: Junior Wildlife Vet 101

This camp will bring you face to face with the world of wildlife veterinarians. You will visit local wildlife vets that specialize in rehabilitating wild animals and meet the experts of our very own Wildlife Care Center

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Barred Owl

Owls!

From the tiny and mighty Northern Pygmy-Owls found in our Sanctuary to the larger Great Horned Owls, this week will be devoted to learning all that is known about these mysterious creatures!

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Birding 101

Come and join the millions of people who love bird-watching! Learn how to find birds, recognize their field marks, and observe their behavior in this action-packed camp that will take you all around the Portland area on birding adventures.

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Herpetology 103

Become an expert on the fascinating world of amphibians and reptiles as we learn the ways of a true Herpetologist. Overturn rocks of local Oregon streams and plunge your hands into the cool runoff of Mt. Hood as we search for some of the most elusive amphibians in the world. Learn how to identify Red-legged Frogs, Coastal Giant Salamanders and many snakes of the Pacific Northwest.

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Frogs and Friends – 1 spot left!

In this camp, we’ll search the pond for tadpoles, newts, and frogs and learn about the places they love to hide!

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*FULL* Herpetology 101, #1

Any and all reptiles and amphibians are fair game during this week filled with the discovery of these super cool, cold-blooded creatures. Leap into fun times with new friends as we search Balch Creek for amphibians like the Rough-skinned Newt and the elusive Pacific Giant Salamander.

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Birds of a Feather

Learn how to identify and appreciate the wonderful, colorful birds that call Portland Audubon’s Wildlife Sanctuary home. Learn how to use binoculars to search out our feathered friends and build your own bird feeders to take home so you can attract avian visitors to your own yard.

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*FULL* Archery 101, #1

Travel back through time as you learn the art of archery with Portland Audubon’s expert staff.

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City Critters

Have you ever wondered where the animals of our city live and how they interact with an urban environment? We will visit local green spaces and learn about the animals that depend on them and the efforts to keep those spaces protected.

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*FULL* Redwoods (Overnight camping M-Sat, July 11)

We’ll travel by van down to Redwood National Park and stay at an Outdoor School site right in the heart of the thick redwood forest where banana slugs, birds, and other wildlife call these huge, majestic trees home.

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Audubon East: Wildcrafting (Overnight @ Marmot W-F)

Spend your days wandering the forest with our expert staff, in search of plants that will guide inspiration for crafted works of art that might include basketmaking, rope making and salve production.

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Raptor Rama

Investigate the differences between eagles, hawks, owls and falcons as you roam our sanctuary and learn all about birds of prey.

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Creature from the Balch Lagoon

Strange creatures lurk in the depths of the Balch Creek Watershed as a team of young scientists with nets and buckets try to catch and learn from these mysterious critters. With your team by your side, you will take time to learn about the newts, dragonfly nymphs, crawdads and more “mini-monsters” that wiggle, squirm and swim in Portland Audubon’s creeks and ponds.

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Audubon East: Language of the Birds

We’ll learn what the reasons are for specific bird calls and songs. You’ll be able to recognize alarms calls, songs, and more as we travel throughout Portland and beyond to decipher the language of the birds!

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*FULL* Berry Berry Fun (Overnight @ Marmot Cabin W-F)

Visit local farms on Sauvie Island and around the Portland area to see, pick, and taste for yourself how beautiful and delicious berries can be. Find out why plants make berries and which animals eat them.

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Wild in the City

Visit local green spaces and learn about local initiatives to help protect local wildlife and the habitats they live in. Meet with staff from Audubon’s Conservation Department to learn about what they do and how their work helps Portland wildlife.

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Owlets

Spend the week with us learning about owls!

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Herpetology 101, #2

Any and all reptiles and amphibians are fair game during this week filled with the discovery of these super cool, cold-blooded creatures. Leap into fun times with new friends as we search Balch Creek for amphibians like the Rough-skinned Newt and the elusive Pacific Giant Salamander.

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Forest Park Rangers

Come out and discover all that Forest Park has to offer from the Sanctuary at Portland Audubon to the views at Pittock Mansion. Look high and low for all the critters that call Forest Park home and leave no rock unturned as you explore this magical park.

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Caves & Canyons

From Oregon’s deepest valleys to its darkest reaches, the Pacific Northwest is a treasure trove of many unique habitats ready to be explored. Learn about how these unique geological features are formed as you hike, spelunk, and wade through canyon creeks.

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*FULL* San Juan I (Overnight Camping SUNDAY, July 19-Fr)

Experience the awesome beauty of the islands! Travel by ferry into the Puget Sound and straight into some of the most incredible, awe-inspiring scenery in the entire United States! Spend an entire week exploring the islands’ unique natural history and rich biodiversity as you search for species large and small.

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Sketchbook Naturalist

Become a naturalist in true John James Audubon style as you record the amazingly varied shapes, textures, patterns and colors of wildlife and their habitat in your own sketchbook. Sketch the wild world of nature that you’ll see while hiking in and around the Portland Audubon Nature Sanctuary.

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*FULL* Forest Fairies

Come spend a week exploring Portland Audubon’s magical trails, listening and searching for fairies and other hidden creatures!

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*FULL* Creatures of the Forest Art

Create wildly imaginative drawings and vibrantly colored paintings and clay sculptures inspired by forest animals and their habitat.

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Chasing Waterfalls

Chase some of Oregon’s most beautiful waterfalls every day and learn about why our state has so many!

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Raptors & Rapids

On this camp, we’ll set out by canoe, kayak, raft, and on foot on a week-long adventure devoted to discovering raptors of the Pacific Northwest! We’ll learn how to identify all sorts of birds of prey by field marks, habitat, and sound, while we explore local birding hotspots by watercraft and foot.

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Junior Wildlife Vet 102

This camp will bring you face to face with the world of wildlife veterinarians. You will visit local wildlife vets that specialize in rehabilitating wild animals and meet the experts of Audubon’s own Wildlife Care Center.

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Sauvie w JP N Beach

Animal Tracks & Traces

Observe tracks, pelts, skulls and other animal specimens that will launch you into the subtle art of tracking.

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nAtuRalisT

Let your creativity run wild, as we build rock sculptures, leaf mandalas, stick structures, and more! Following the inspiration of artist Andy Goldsworthy, we will spend this week exploring different landscapes around Portland, discovering the artistic treasures that each can bring.

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Birds of the Forest Art

Create imaginative drawings, cartoons, and clay sculptures of forest birds and their habitat

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*FULL* San Juan II (Overnight Camping SUNDAY, August 2-Fr)

Experience the awesome beauty of the islands! Travel by ferry into the Puget Sound and straight into some of the most incredible, awe-inspiring scenery in the entire United States! Spend an entire week exploring the islands’ unique natural history and rich biodiversity as you search for species large and small.

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*FULL* Archery & Wilderness (Overnight @ Marmot M-F)

Travel back through time as you learn the art of archery and wilderness skills with Portland Audubon’s expert staff in this week-long overnight camp.Master the skill of shooting a bow and spend the greater part of each day learning other primitive skills that are based on shelter, water, fire and food. Learn friction fire techniques, debris hut construction, animal tracking and natural navigation.

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Slugs and Bugs

Let’s go on a bug hunt! We’ll spend time in our Nature Sanctuary turning over leaves, rocks, and logs to discover the smaller animals that call this forest home!

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Skulls, Fangs, and Claws

Can you name the top five predators in Oregon? Do you know what makes them such good hunters? Come out as we learn about predators big and small and learn about the adaptations makes them stealthy, successful hunters!

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Forest to Farm (Overnight @ Marmot Cabin W-F)

Hop on board as we explore the connections between farming and the wilderness. Make butter from milk and dyes from native plants. We’ll visit local natural areas and farms to learn how people are acting as stewards of the land while growing healthy foods for their communities.

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*FULL* Sketching the Wonders of the Forest

Develop your skills for “capturing” wildlife using graphite, colored pencils, and watercolor. Hike through the forest habitat and learn about some of the amazing plants and animals that live there. Observe textures, patterns, shapes, and colors of the natural wonders you’ll see. Sketchbooks provided.

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*FULL* Junior Wildlife Vet 103

This camp will bring you face to face with the world of wildlife veterinarians. You will visit local wildlife vets that specialize in rehabilitating wild animals and get a meet the vets of Audubon’s own Wildlife Care Center.

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Woodpecker’s World

We’ll discover how woodpeckers play a healthy role in our forests, search for their homes and listen for them in Portland Audubon’s Nature Sanctuary, make homemade suet to attract woodpeckers to your yard, and uncover the three main reasons behind why these birds spend so much time pecking!

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Legends of the Earth (Overnight @ Audubon House TH-F)

Unlock the secrets of many of the Pacific Northwest’s most exciting stories. With journals in hand, we will travel to local Northwest sites and dive into the stories of the land.

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*FULL* Endangered Art

Create imaginative drawings, paintings, and nature-based art projects of imperiled and endangered species that are native to Oregon.

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*FULL* Stayin’ Alive (Overnight @ Marmot Cabin W-F)

We will build natural shelters, taste wild edible plants, and learn to interpret animal tracks and signs. We will even learn some of the tricks of fire building! This camp will culminate in 2 nights spent at Audubon’s Marmot Cabin – singing around the campfire and exploring the woods. Come join us as we learn the ways of the wild and the secrets of wilderness living.

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*FULL* San Juan III (Overnight Camping SUNDAY, August 16-Fr)

Experience the awesome beauty of the islands! Travel by ferry into the Puget Sound and straight into some of the most incredible, awe-inspiring scenery in the entire United States! Spend an entire week exploring the islands’ unique natural history and rich biodiversity as you search for species large and small.

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*FULL* Alpine Lakes Backpacker (Overnight Camping SUNDAY, August 16-SATURDAY, August 22)

Join Portland Audubon’s expert staff for this amazing once-in-a-lifetime experience! Laugh harder than you have in years and create community as you build your strength, confidence and wilderness skills while hiking in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness located east of Seattle in the Central Cascades.

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*FULL* Wilderness Scouts

Portland Audubon’s wilderness scouts will spend their time our Wildlife Sanctuary practicing these skills, all the while, laughing and learning the entire way through the day!

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Wonders of Wings

Come learn about all of the special adaptations animals have that help them fly while examining birds bones and handling prepared specimens. Walk through the forest looking for these creatures of the sky and what tiny winged wonders you can find!

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Rooted

You walk quietly down the wooded trail, to emerge in a grove of Douglas Firs 300 years old. Awe fills your mind as you stand as one with these gentle giants. Spend a week with Portland Audubon naturalists as we explore the Portland Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary, from secondary to old growth!

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Art Outdoors

Spend a week having fun and making art with Portland Audubon in Art Outdoors, a camp that combines the beauty of nature with artistic expression in the natural world!

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