Range Camps

Science in the Sagebrush Steppe


APRIL 26-29, 2018






HDYRC LogoWhat is the High Desert Youth Range Camp (HDYRC)? The organizers of range camp have a passion for our western rangelands and want youth to know how exciting these lands are and how important the management of these lands are to our communities.  We have designed range camp for students to get out on the landscape and learn about rangelands in a fun atmosphere.  Many career opportunities are available in the range management field and will be highlighted during camp.  Campers will learn about soils, plants, wildlife, using GPS units, talk with ranchers and range and wildlife scientists and much more! College credit is earned for all students completing camp from Treasure Valley Community College.

When is camp held?  June 13-16, 2018.  Click here to see our brochure!

Where is camp held?  Northern Great Basin Experimental Range 35  miles west of Burns, OR.  This is a spectacular 16,000 acre property where USDA-Agriculture Research Service and  Oregon State University scientists conduct cutting edge research on managing rangelands and livestock production. 

Who is camp for?  If you will be enrolled in high school in Sept. 2018 and have an interest in rangeland, being outdoors, wildlife habitats, livestock, plants,  career opportunities in natural resources or just having fun while learning about rangelands then you must apply! 

What does camp cost?  We have a number of sponsors for range camp that help defray the $175.00 cost per student.  Students accepted to camp will only pay $50.00. 

How do I apply?  An application to our camp can be found here:  APPLICATION

Where can I get more information?  Contact: Gabi Johnson, Range Camp Coordinator 541-589-1239 Dustin.gabi.johnson@gmail.com or Petrina White 541 573-4085 petrina.white@oregonstate.edu. 

Sponsoring a camper and volunteer opportunities are available!  We would welcome talking  to you about this terrific youth activity in Eastern Oregon.  Please contact Chad Boyd at Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center 541 573-4084 or email: chad.boyd@oregonstate.edu.

An added benefit to attending camp:  HDYRC selects a Top Camper award!  This student will be invited to participate in the Society of Range Management High School Youth Forum at the annual conference held in Minneapolis, MN in February 2019.  This student is sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Section of SRM and all expenses are covered. 



Links that may be of interest:

    Like us on our facebook page:  www.facebook.com/HDYRC

   Society of Range Management www.rangelands.org

   High School Youth Forum  http://www.rangelands.org/spokane2012/students_hsyf.shtml

   Pacific Northwest Section http://pnw.rangelands.org/

   Treasure Valley Community College http://www.tvcc.cc.or.us/Academics/Natural_Resources/index.cfm

    EOARC's Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/EOARC

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