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Outdoor School





Wednesday, May 17 – Friday, May 19, 2017

Tentative Participant Check-in: 4:00 PM on May 17th

Tentative Participant Check out: 11:00 AM on May 19th  


Eagle Creek Overlook Group Site

Cascade Locks, Oregon


ODS Focus:

Parents and students will gain knowledge through field-based science lessons and concepts. Teachers will promote hands-on learning by using resources found in nature while fostering safety, collaboration, and community.


Open to the first 90 students, parents and siblings that signup (or until our campsites are full). This year we are not able to have a waiting list as there are too many logistics to work with at the campground.  Participants must attend the full event (2 nights).

Registration: Opens the morning of March 1st and will close March 31st or when registration is full.

Fees:  This year there will be a non-refundable participation fee for those attending ODS.

FREE – Age 4 and Under                $10/Participant (Age 5 and Up)               $40 Family Cap

To keep your reservation, payment must be received at our BCS Office on or before April 10, 2017, at 2727 Seventh Street, Baker City, OR 97814. At this time we are only able to accept checks.


There may be additional charges related to activities that families choose during the event or parking of additional vehicles.


About Eagle Creek Overlook Group Site:

Eagle Creek Overlook Group Site is set on a forested bluff above the Columbia River, providing an ideal setting for family gatherings and group events.


Developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s as a place to view the construction of the Bonneville Dam, this site features CCC masonry and offers expansive views of the Columbia River and mountains rising from the gorge.

Camping Sites and Facilities:

The Eagle Creek Overlook Group Site holds up to 90 people and approximately 40 cars, including trailers. Parking is limited–only one vehicle per family. Please carpool if possible.


The site is equipped with a large covered picnic shelter, picnic tables, campfire rings, drinking water and accessible vault toilets. There is a 22 feet maximum for trailers and RVs. Please indicate on the form the exact measurements of your trailer/RV if you are bringing one.

Camping and (3) meals (lunch and dinners; see menu below) are included in this fee.  There may be additional fees depending on activities participants choose to participate in. Families that cancel within two weeks of the event (May 3– May 17th) will be charged a $25 cancellation fee.  BCS will only pay for (1) vehicle pass per family.  Families will be responsible for any additional vehicle fees—you may also want to check with the park regarding additional parking space.


Know Before You Go:

  • Electric hookups are not available. There is a 22 feet maximum for trailers and RVs.
  • Parking in the Eagle Creek Recreation Area requires a valid Recreation Pass; day passes are available on site, or annual passes can be purchased in Cascade Locks. BWA families are responsible for purchasing this pass.
  • Noise from I-84 and railroad tracks can be an issue
  • Visitors are required to do some minimal cleaning before leaving, including sweeping the shelter, leaving grounds free of litter, placing garbage in proper receptacles, raking areas around campsites, extinguishing all fires, cleaning sinks and toilets if needed, and cleaning table tops
  • Store food properly so not to attract wildlife
  • Click here for more information about Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

Girl Tent/Boy Tent:

We encourage a parent to attend with their child. However, we know that not all parents are able to attend.  We will have a girl tent and boy tent staffed by BCS teachers. Only (3) spots are available per tent. Parents must pre-arrange with the ODS Coordinator BEFORE they register the student to ensure there is availability.


Lunch and Dinner Menu*:

Dinner/Tuesday, May 17th – Chili, bread, veggies, cookie

Lunch, Wednesday, May 18th – Hot dogs, fruit, chips, cookie

Dinner, Wednesday, May 18th – Burritos and more!


Breakfast will not be served. However, coffee and hot water will be provided. Please feel free to bring oatmeal and/or hot cocoa.


Be Green! We encourage families to be green by bringing their own non-disposable dinnerware. If this is not possible, please bring your own paper products.


*Tentative and subject to change w/out notice

*Vegetarian options will be provided. If there are concerns in regards to gluten intolerance or other food allergies, please provide your own meals.

Event Schedule:

TBA—We are currently working on our detailed event schedule, however, there will be many educational activities combined with fitness choices and organized free time. Continue to check back for a detailed schedule. Additionally, there will be a wake-up call at 7 am both mornings, and 10 pm lights out both evenings.


Transportation to and from the camp is the responsibility of parent/guardians. Please carpool if possible since the site holds approximately 40 vehicles including trailers. There is a 22 feet maximum for trailers and RVs.

All information above is tentative and subject to change!

For More Information Contact:

Susan Wagstaff, ODS Co-Coordinator,



Stephanie Hedin, ODS Co-Coordinator,



Lael Bingham, ODS Co-Coordinator,


To register complete the online form: