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In 2013-2014, over 12,600 Central Oregon students have participated in Children’s Forest of Central Oregon programs through our amazing partner organizations. Our hope is that these experiences encourage youth to continue playing, exploring, and learning outdoors and develop a passion for the natural world, that stays with them throughout their lives. The Children’s Forest of Central Oregon would like to thank all of the children and youth who are getting outside!

“In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we have been taught.”  Baba Dioum

Opportunities for Youth


  • Be a High School Student Leader at Camp Tamarack Outdoor School!  Camp Tamarack is looking for motivated high school students this fall and spring to be leaders during their Outdoor School program for 5th graders.  To learn more about this amazing opportunity, click here.


  • Be a Teen Volunteer at High Desert Museum. Teens 11-18 years old can volunteer at High Desert Museum in wildlife programs, living history interpretation, kids camps and education programs, and greeting and admissions.  Trainings are offered twice each year, with a required 1 year commitment.  To learn more, click here.


  • Intern with the Children’s Forest of Central Oregon. Internships available to high school and college youth providing career skills in natural resources and environmental education.


Student Artwork, Writing, and More!

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