Spring Owyhee Science Field Camp

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This is parent-supported camp out and Friends of the Owyhee will provide adventure and science education.

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Email sammyc@owyheefriends.org for questions.


We are following COVID transmission restrictions closely. Parents will support their child (or children) in this weekend trip by providing the base camp and is responsibly for all food consumed. We have some camping gear if you are in need. Students will camp with their parents, but Friends of the Owyhee will provide science and adventure! 

Meet at Slocum Creek Campground in Leslie Gulch on Friday evening by 7 pm. Friends of the Owyhee will provide an introductory hour of content, and then 9 am Saturday morning Geologist Sammy Castonguay will take the students for a day packed with observation, hypothesis and data collection in the wild! We will return to the parents base camp by 5 pm and at 7 pm we will have a 1 hour analysis session. Sunday morning after packing up camp, we will drive to Succor Creek State Natural Area for a 1 hour activity.  


Camping gear: tent, sleeping bags and pads, cook stove and gas, trash bag, hand washing tub / soap / sanitizer

Bring plenty of water (at least 5 gal)

Proper clothing for the weather--probably quite warm during day but close to freezing at night

Proper footwear--shoes or boots instead of open-toe

Leave town with a full tank of gas (or fill up in Nyssa, Owyhee Junction, or Homedale)

Bring a map for navigation or ask us to provide you one

Though we are physically distancing, please also bring your regular personal protection equipment (mask).

Please see our Plan a Trip page for more details on desert camping


We will make a point to collect garbage at sites, along road, and pack-in / pack-out. 


Time in the outdoors is special and has a physiologic effect on our bodies, particularly mental health. Some data collection and scientific discussion can provide a perfect objection to enjoying these benefits. Especially since the onset of the pandemic, our communities children are craving contact with like-age people and fresh air.

Cant make it? We understand! Please monitor our Facebook and website for more upcoming opportunities! We will offer a similar Science Camp in Spring 2021! 

Please email sammyc@owyheefriends.org for questions!

We also offer two other Youth Educational opportunities:

Nature Explorers with the Ontario Recreation District

Google Map Directions: From Ontario

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