*Klamath-Siskiyou Outdoor School 2020 - CANCELLED*
It is with heavy hearts we announce the cancellation of the Klamath-Siskiyou Outdoor School, scheduled for late June 2020. This has been an incredibly difficult decision. The information and data surrounding COVID-19, our ability to comply with the necessary safety guidelines, and our commitment to the physical and emotional safety of our KSOS campers and counselors, as well as our broader community, have ultimately led us to this decision. We feel the risk is just too high. Thank you for understanding. We will see you next summer!

Reading-the-Map-at-Haypress.jpgThe Klamath-Siskiyou Outdoor School (KSOS)

The Klamath-Siskiyou Outdoor School is a cost free camp for youth in the Mid Klamath area. The camp involves local youth, ages 11-14, in hands-on natural resource restoration and monitoring activities during project rafting and backpacking trips. Students gain first-hand knowledge and experience of Klamath River restoration projects and the projects benefit from the volunteer contributions of the students.

Activities incorporate riparian and upslope restoration projects, including manual fish passage improvement, invasive weed removal, river clean-up, riparian planting, erosion and soutdoor-school-optimized.jpgedimentation prevention, and native plant propagation. Students learn about the natural history and the ecology of the Klamath area from camp counselors and special presenters from Karuk Tribe Fisheries, the Klamath National Forest, the Mid Klamath Watershed Council, and the Salmon River Restoration Council.  Past lessons have included local wildlife, fire ecology, outdoor survival skills, first aid, fisheries identification, backcountry cooking, and mapping and orienteering. Junior counselors who were campers in previous years are hired to learn leadership skills. In addition, students participate in outdoor recreational opportunities unique to their area such as kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, rafting, and backpacking in wilderness areas. These activities are a fun way for participants to connect with others and appreciate the unique environment they live in!

For more information on this program please contact

Carol Earnest, Community & Stewardship Program Director, at the

MKWC office - (530) 627-3202 or at carol@mkwc.org