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Upper Macleay Park

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NW Cornell Rd
Portland, OR 97210 United States

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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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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*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* 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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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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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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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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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* 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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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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