Contact

Parks and Recreation
555 Liberty St. SE
Room 325
Salem, OR 97301

503-588-6261
parksandrecreation@cityofsalem.net

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Junior Ranger Camp

AGES: 9-12

This fun, activity based program teaches kids to explore nature and learn how to protect our parks and natural areas. Kids will go on guided hikes with a park ranger and participate in fun, educational activities to inspire a lifetime of environmental awareness and stewardship. Participants need to bring a bottle of water, lunch, and appropriate attire for spending the day walking. 

Participants need to dress appropriately for the outdoors, to get dirty, and have fun! Bring a lunch, snacks, and a water bottle. Qualified Salem residents are eligible for a 100-percent fee waiver.


Fish, Forage, Fire!*

AGES: 8-13

Learn the art of being a true outdoorsman! Our primary activity will be fishing and the instructor will fill out each day with lessons in foraging from the natural world. Fish lessons, as time allows, will include baiting, cleaning, and cooking, as well as gear casting. Foraging will include plant identification and how to safely harvest in various seasons. Archery will be mixed in throughout the week.

Participants need to dress appropriately for the outdoors, to get dirty, and have fun! Bring a lunch, snacks, and a water bottle. 20-percent fee waivers are available for eligible Salem residents.


Intro to Wilderness Survival*

AGES: 6-9

Learn the basics of thriving in the wild! Campers build confidence, learn communication skills and good judgment through fun scenarios on their own or in teams. Skills taught/practiced may include shelters, wilderness medicine, teamwork, traps, orienteering, cordage, knots, and primitive skills. Play survival themed games, ending the week with an exciting final scenario.

Participants need to dress appropriately for the outdoors, to get dirty, and have fun! Bring a lunch, snacks, and a water bottle. 20-percent fee waivers are available for eligible Salem residents.


Advanced Wilderness Survival*

AGES: 9-14

This camp goes in depth into critical survival skills and cool scenarios that are both challenging and fun. Participants work on their own and in teams to problem solve, master the basics of shelter, knife safety, traps, rope and knots, along with plant uses, animal tracking, primitive skills navigation and more! Play survival themed games, ending the week with an exciting final scenario.

Participants need to dress appropriately for the outdoors, to get dirty, and have fun! Bring a lunch, snacks, and a water bottle. 20-percent fee waivers are available for eligible Salem residents.


*Coyle Outside Camps