Stop Invasive Species

As we enter spring, many plants are flowering, seeds are germinating, and wildlife is becoming more active with the abundance of food. A healthy ecosystem contains all of the activity of spring, including the symbiotic relationships between plants, animals and microorganisms. With the influx of activity, there is more opportunity for invasive species to spread. These invasive plants and animals change the relationships in an ecosystem from symbiotic to parasitic. Invasive species take more than they give.

Our conservation efforts often focus on the removal of these invasive species. NYC makes concentrated efforts to keep ecosystems healthy by educating youth and putting in hundreds of hours of exhausting labor to remove plants like blackberry and scotch broom.

Help validate our student’s efforts by being conscious minded individuals and advocates for land conservation! 

Sushi Day

Yesterday was my first time making sushi and it was my favorite thing we’ve made in culinary. The process is long and is sort of complicated but its fun and worth it at the end and i enjoyed it a lot. sushi 2

To make sushi we used nori sheets, sushi rice, tuna, cucumber, carrot, cabbage, and mango. We spread a thin layer of rice on one side of the nori sheet and when that is evenly spread over the whole one side, you flip it over and put a small portion of the chosen fruits, vegetables and meat in a thin line of the length of the sushi wrap. sushi 1When you’re done with that you take one side of the sushi wrap and roll it over, around the inside foods and keep rolling it tight until completely rolled, and then you cut the long sushi roll into 8 evenly cut pieces. While making sushi, keep a bowl of water close by to dip your fingers into so that the rice doesn’t get stuck to your fingers and also to dip the knife into the water before cutting the sushi.

Alysha Thompson, Grade 9

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Northwest Adventures



Northwest Adventures

A Great Eugene Summer Camp Adventure!

Week-long Adventure Camp For Age groups 12-13 & 14-15.

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.

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.

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

How to Register? 

To register, it’s simple, just follow this link to register online. It is quick and easy.  Have questions?  Call (541) 349-5055, we are here to help!


Northwest Adventures’ cost is $400 per session.  Tuition includes food, all group camping gear, and a t-shirt.  For more information or payment, please call our office.