Northwest Adventures

Epic Oregon Summer Camping Adventure!

Week-long Adventure Camp For Age 12-15.

Have Fun Outdoors: 
Each week is filled with fun new experiences like hiking to a viewpoint, visiting waterfalls, discovering animal tracks, and rafting on the river.  Evenings bring learning and laughter in camp. 

Learn New Skills: Learn outdoor skills like camping, map and compass, shelter making, and knot tying.  Participants help set up camp, cook group meals outdoors, and learn the basics of Leave No Trace camping.

Explore Western Oregon: A week with Northwest Adventures allows you to explore western Oregon from mountain passes to river valleys.  Get an up-close look at our natural treasures.

Make New Friends: Northwest Adventures participants come from all over the Northwest. They are young adventure seekers just like you.

Engage in Service: Start making a difference in our world today! During every Adventures week, we spend half a day giving back to the outdoors by doing a service project like campground maintenance, stream clean-up, or invasive plant removal.

Program Summary
Each Northwest Adventures week begins and finishes at our Eugene Headquarters. The adventure group does a different outdoor activity each day and camps at a safe and secure location in the Cascades.  Two experienced adult NYC Teamleaders provide education, transportation, and supervision for the group throughout the week. Activities include hiking, camping, rafting, and service.  The program is focused on fun and adventure, while introducing participants to conservation and outdoor skills.  Evenings are filled with education and camp games.  NYC’s instructors facilitate valuable team building exercises and Leave No Trace camping, as well as other fun and useful outdoor leadership skills.  Every team member gets the chance to participate in a safe and guided environment with our trained staff.

River Road Park & Recreation District partnering weeks : July 16 - July 22, July 30 – August 5, August 13 – August 19
This summer, River Road Park & Recreation District and Northwest Youth Corps will be partnering to bring youth ages 12-15 an exciting week-long outdoor camping opportunity during three weeks of the Northwest Adventures program! During the three weeks July 16 - July 22, July 30 – August 5, August 13 – August 19, Northwest Adventures will begin and finish their journey at River Road Park in Eugene.

Accommodations Your new home – the great outdoors! Teams spend the week camping in tents. Never camped before? No problem, we are here to teach you.  For more information call our office (541) 349-5055.

Food All food is provided by Northwest Youth Corps. Crewmembers all participate in preparing breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day.

How to Register? Follow this link to register online. Have questions?  Call (541) 349-5055, we are here to help!

Fees Northwest Adventures' cost is $295 per session.  Tuition includes food, all group camping gear, and a t-shirt.  For more information or payment, please call our office.






2017 Dates Tuition
Week 1

July 9 – July 15

Week 2*

July 16 - July 22

Week 3

July 23 – July 29

Week 4*

July 30 - August 5

Week 5

August 6 - August 12

Week 6*

August 13 – August 19

Week 7

August 20 – August 26


* Northwest Youth Corps and River Road Park & Recreation District will be partnering on these 3 weeks of this camping adventure for ages 12-15 and will begin and end at River Road Park in Eugene. The remaining weeks will be for youth ages 12-15 and begin and finish at Northwest Youth Corps in Eugene.


My son did the camp last year and it was "the BEST camp ever" , as per his words.
-Ilona S.
Sample Camp Day
7:00- Breakfast crew prepares meal
7:30- Breakfast
8:00 –Clean up, present schedule for the day, gather appropriate gear/materials for the day
8:30 – Travel to Black Butte
10:00 – Hike to top of Black Butte
11:30 – Lunch and relaxation time
12:30 – Map and Compass: Triangulation Practice using area peaks
2:00 – Hike down
2:30 –Snack at bus
2:45 – Drive to Metolius River emergence site
3:15 – Explore Metolius River
4:15- Drive back to camp
4:45- Big Fun, camp chores, free time
5:45- Dinner
6:45- Clean up, gather materials for night activities
7:00- Fire Building clinic
8:00- Campfire Time. Storytelling and reflection of day
9:30- Get ready for bed
10:15- Lights out