$55 – $700

Multiple Dates

Spring Break Adventure 2018

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Miller Woods Conservation Area

15580 Northwest Orchard View Road

McMinnville, OR 97128

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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Pipe cleaner spectaclesLooking for a great way to encourage your children to spend time outdoors this Spring Break? Register now to participate in Spring Break Adventure at Miller Woods, a two-day Outdoor Education Adventures (OEA) program to connect kids with nature (ages 6-12). Led by local environmental educators, Theresa Crain and Neyssa Hays, OEA is a unique opportunity for your child to learn through a structured and engaging outdoors experience. Brought to you in part by the Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District.

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FAQs

Where can I contact OEA with any questions?

Please email questions to info@outdooredadventures.com.

Additionally, if your child has special needs (ie allergies, food sensitivities, etc), please let us know so we may prepare. We will not provide lunch, but some of our activities do involve treats such as cake, candy, nuts, etc.

Can I register for single dates of the event?

Yes! Each day will have a new adventure. While we'd love to see your child's smiling face both days, we also understand that spring break can be very busy.

I just heard about this and your online ticket sales are closed. Can I still bring my child?

Maybe. Please check with us for availability. "At the door" registration is cash or check only.

Are there scholarships available?

We have a limited number of scholarships or sliding-scale fee passes available. If you are interested, please contact us at info@outdooredadventures.com.

How can I make a donation to the scholarship fund?

We greatly appreciate donations to our scholarship fund. OEA is dedicated to making outdoor education available to everyone, and donations go a long way to doing that. If you'd like to make a tax-deductible donation that will be used for scholarships for our program, please visit the Yamhill Watershed Stewardship Fund website at ywsf.org/support.

What should my child bring?

Lunch and water. Please pack a "cold lunch" with energy to burn in mind.

This is an outdoor event and spring in the Pacific Northwest can be unpredictable. Please make sure your child is prepared. We encourage layering clothing and wearing articles and shoes that can get very muddy and that will protect them from stickery, prickly plants. Rubber boots and a change of shoes would be appropriate. Please no sandals or open-toed shoes of any kind. Depending on weather, rain gear may be a good idea.

If your child has extreme allergies to things like insect stings, please send appropriate medications, written directions, and let us know.

Please put your child's name on everything and contact us as soon as possible if something gets left behind. It is likely to be cold in the morning and warm in the afternoon, so layers are likely to be peeled.

What shouldn't my child bring?

Please do not send your child with any toys (electronic or not), gaming devices, music devices, watches, etc. We want all of our guests to have a fun, "unplugged" day of connecting with nature. If necessary, children will be able to call or text you at the end of the day, but toys or devices being used during the program will be confiscated until the end. We will give time for taking pictures, but again, we don't want picture taking to take over the whole day.

Money: there is NOTHING to buy at our program, so there is no need for your child to have money with them.

OEA, Miller Woods, YCSWCD or their affiliates, staff, or volunteers will not be held responsible for lost or stolen items.

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Refund Policy

In the event that days are cancelled due to insufficient registration numbers, participants will be refunded the full amount of each cancelled day, including the Eventbrite fee when applicable.

Should you find you need to cancel all or part of your registration, OEA's refund policy is the following:

Seven calendar days or more before the first day of camp: 100% refund of camp tuition, including Eventbrite fees

Six-Four calendar days before the first day of camp: 75% refund of camp tuition, minus Eventbrite fees

Three-Two calendar days before the first day of camp: 50% refund of camp tuition, minus Eventbrite fee

One day or any day during the week of camp: NO refund

A note on poison oak and stinging nettle

Oregon has both poison oak and stinging nettle. While we try to avoid having anyone get into them, we do take the campers off trail for a lot of our activities, and cannot guarantee they won't be affected. Here's what to do if your child thinks they contacted these plants:

Stinging nettle: If brushed against, stinging nettle injects a chemical that will immediately cause a temporary, minor rash. The rash is fairly uncomfortable and often invisible, but easily treated with a mild acid, such as vinegar. We generally do "on the trail" treatments with local plants that are known to relieve the sting (curly dock is the most common) or by applying banana slugs to the area. This sounds a lot like using leeches, but the banana slug slime is a natural anasthetic (numbing agent) and works wonders; plus, the kids think it's hilarious.

Child with banana slug

Poison oak: No matter the season, poison oak exudes an oil to which many people (including out staff) are allergic; the itchy rash takes at least 24 hours to appear, so most people don't realize they've come in contact until long after the event. Most children and animals are not sensitive to it, but they can spread the oils to people who are if they've contacted it. Your best protection if you think your child has contacted poison oak is to use a product called Tecnu. In Yamhill County the only place we've been able to find it is at Northwest Logging Supply in McMinnville. Follow the directions on the bottle; do not give your child a warm bath or shower to wash it off or you will only spread the oil. Clothing can be washed with Tecnu, and boots, backpacks, etc can also be wiped down with it. You can even use it on your pets!

Poison Oak


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Miller Woods Conservation Area

15580 Northwest Orchard View Road

McMinnville, OR 97128

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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