People (RAP) Camp held the week of June 16 at Camp Esther Applegate located at Lake of the Woods,
Oregon. Applications are now being accepted from students between the ages of 13 to18 from both rural
and urban areas.
RAP Camp is designed to educate students about natural resource management by providing them an
opportunity to take part in hands-on natural resource sessions, outdoor recreation activities and educational
field trips. The camp allows kids to learn more about resources like fire ecology, wildlife, forestry,
fisheries, archeology, wetlands and botany and possible careers in those fields. It also engages students in
many outdoor activities like hiking, birding, swimming and canoeing.
“Students attending the camp will have the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and make new friends, while
participating in hands-on natural resource activities,” said Cheyne Rossbach, RAP Camp Coordinator.
“Cowboy poetry, a field trip to Crater Lake National Park, tour of a fish hatchery, astronomy talk and tribal
storytelling while sitting around the campfire are all part of the week’s experience.”
Thanks to contributions from federal, state, county and private organizations the registration fee is only
$225. Financial aid is available. Applications are due May 6, 2013 and can be downloaded from the
Internet at: www.fs.usda.gov/goto/rapcamp
For additional information about RAP Camp and the application process, please contact Cheyne Rossbach
at (541) 464-3245, firstname.lastname@example.org or Akimi King at (541) 885-2515, email@example.com. Information
is also available on our “RAP Camp” Facebook page and Web site listed above.
The camp is sponsored by the Fremont-Winema, Mendocino, Sierra National Forests; Bureau of Land
Management’s Lakeview, Medford and Roseburg Districts; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; National Parks
Service; Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife; Oregon Department of Forestry; Jackson, West
Multnomah, Klamath Soil and Water Conservation Districts; The Nature Conservancy; Klamath Basin
Rangeland Trust; Klamath County Cattlewomen; Oregon State University Extension Service; T.E.A.C.H.,
Inc.; and with contributions from other organizations.