Page last updated: June 24, 2014
The members of the Guidance Department thought we would give Marist students the opportunity to look through the following list of volunteer and educational options to participate in during this summer. After doing some research, we’ve compiled the followings lists of enrichment programs that are either educational or volunteer, and hopefully both! Note that some of the programs include a fee, so read through the sites carefully. Please use these links as a guide only and feel free to do your own research into areas that interest you.
Also, if you are working toward your core services hours, the agencies approved in the Christian Service Experience Core Service Hours manual are those that count as “official” services hours. For questions regarding this please consult the manual or contact Mrs. Ferrari.
You may also download the complete list below as a printable PDF file >>
Getting there: click the LTD link above to the advertised $50 Summer Youth Pass, to be used 5/26-9/1/14. The pass can be purchased at LTD or Willamalane, and is offered to those 18 and younger.
City of Eugene Parks and Recreation >>
The City of Eugene offers several “to-dos” for high school students during the summer.
High school students have the opportunity to sign-up and attend classes or camps, (with fees).
Teen Court >>
The following section of the guide also mentions an opportunity to volunteer to participate in Teen Court,
“Youths act as jurors, case presenters, defendant advisers, bailiffs and court clerks. The Lane County Department of Youth Services recognizes courtroom outcomes. If you are 12-17 years old and live or attend school in the Bethel District (Bethel Teen Court) or in the area served by Churchill High School (West Eugene Teen Court), you probably qualify as a court member.”
The River House Outdoor Program >>
Opportunities for youth 13-16 to participate in their “LIT, or Leaders In Training Program” which helps teen work on their skills in both work and service. For more questions you may contact Josh Lutje at the City of Eugene’s River House Outdoor Program at 541-954-3983.
City of Eugene Volunteering >>
Overview of volunteer recreation opportunities throughout the City of Eugene.
River Road Parks and Recreation >>
River Road provides both classes and camps for students. Outside of the rec district usually costs an addition fee. If you are interested in a volunteer position, you may contact Sondra Buell, the ASAP/Early Childhood Program Coordinator to see if any openings are available: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Coordinator and Marist alum, Kyla Coy, informed us that several volunteer positions exist throughout the Willamalane Parks and Recreation Department, especially with the youth programs and special events. Browse through Willamalane’s website to find which classes are available to high school aged students over the summer.
The Y’s catalog lists the camps that are available for youngsters as well as those in high school.
For those ready for a leadership position, the Y’s CIT, Counselor in Training program may be for you. Cost is $15 per week to be a CIT. According to their website, “CIT's must attend an exciting, motivating and informative training on either May 28th or May 29th. There will be an ALL DAY training on June 18th.”
The Science Factory >>
Summer Camp Counselors: The Science Factory runs nine weeks of summer camps that serve over 400 kids from ages 3 to 14. We need counselors in every classroom, every day. Join us for one week, or for the whole summer. You will assist the teachers in delivering fun, hands-on lessons and lead the kids through lunch activities.
Food for Lane County >>
Food for Lane County offers several opportunities for volunteering over the summer. BTW, they think that Marist students are awesome! Contact Sheyla Norte at Food for Lane Co. if interested in any of these volunteer positions, email@example.com
University of Oregon Summer Camps Directory >>
This site is a good reference point for Eugene area and U of O camps and classes.
Maude Kerns Art Center camps and workshops >>
Summer art camps from 6-12 year olds, and for young adults 10-16. Classes offered range from drawing and painting to movie making and cartooning. Scholarships are available. Check the link for the details of each class.
Nearby Nature Summer Day Camps >>
Teen Summer Camp and Volunteering Team: Leadership training using the Spencer Butte Ropes Challenge Course. Earn first aid/CPR certification, June 30-July 3, 12-4pm.
Teen Outdoor Leader Volunteers: Help with summer camps for kids 3-11. Learn leadership skills, help with hikes, science, crafts, canoeing, gardening, and more. Application required.
Summer Enrichment Sports at Marist >>
Several Marist sport’s teams offer an opportunity for team members to help coach the team's summer camp. Contact your coach and ask how you may help participate.
Summer Chess Camps >>
For those on the Marist Chess Team and others who are interested in the game of chess, chess camps are being offered through Southside Chess. Beginner/intermediate camp starts July 28, and advanced/intermediate start August 11. Register before June 30 for discounted prices.
Out-of-the Area Programs:
OSU Pre-College Program
Oregon Private Colleges Week is July 28-August 1, 2014, 9-11:30 AM & 2-4:30 PM. Twelve Oregon colleges and universities are featured including University of Portland, George Fox University and Willamette University.
Gonzaga University >>
“Science in Summer! Research Immersion Program for High School Students?Science in Summer! is a program designed for high school students to immerse themselves in a research atmosphere, gain valuable skills, learn more about careers in science, and be a part of an exciting university research community for a month during the summer. The research experience is a 4 ½ week, full-time, paid internship in the research lab of a Gonzaga faculty member. Interns will work closely with a Gonzaga student mentor and a faculty member to develop a research question that they can investigate over the course of the month.” Application due April 28th.
Lewis and Clark >>
Offers computer camps offered by iD Tech
Southern Oregon University >>
Pre-College Youth Programs, for ages 6-16
Oregon Health & Science University >>
This is a link to various K-12 programs. Many of these programs are offered to Portland area youth, but some of the summer programs may be applicable to Marist students. You will need to do some research via the above link.
OMSI provides various science classes, as well as recreation options like rafting.
Oregon Episcopal School (OES) >>
OES offers overnight camps, SAT prep classes, and other academic classes during the day.
Camp Howard >>
Camp Howard is operated by the Catholic Youth Organization in Portland and offers youth opportunities that are recreational, educational and spiritual. Most camps are open to age 14. This site also includes possibilities for employment.
Catholic Soccer Camps, Belmont Abbey College >>
Catholic Soccer Camp is a College ID camp where one can learn about the college recruitment process as well as attend daily mass at the Belmont Abbey College campus outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. Check the website for various camp dates over the summer.
Help Finding Other Summer Programs:
Think of these local summer camps as a place for volunteering or possible employment as well.
Job Opportunities/Training Possibilities:
Sheldon Park Senior Living
Job opening in dining services, weekends and evening shifts from 4-8 PM. Contact Christine Mutnansky, H.R. Manager, Smith Senior Living 773-474-7356.
City of Eugene >>
Northwest Youth Corps >>
Lane Workforce Partnership >>
Eugene Coffee Company >>
This is a barista training program that has a fee of $150-$175 for 5-8 hour classes.
St. Vincent de Paul >>
Willamalane Parks and Recreation District >>
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