2015 Oregon Youth Jamboree FAQ
The Oregon Youth Jamboree will “officially” start on July 5, 2015 and end on July 31.
Who will come? How many? How long will they stay?
The kids, and their supervising adults will be drawn from various youth organizations as listed here. At this point we can’t say. Each House, brim full can sleep up to 60 kids; more likely each House will have a mix of about 4-6 adults and 40 or so kids. Each group will stay five or six days. Move in Sunday, Move out Friday or Saturday.
What will they do?
There will be options to include swimming, hiking, biking, canoeing, rafting, rock climbing, basketball, softball, soccer, touch football, horse back riding and trips to the Coast. The adults will have “Workshop” options mostly geared around on-line fund-raising, social networking, event planning.
How much will it cost?
Roughly $350 per person (six days, five nights) to include breakfast, box-lunch and dinner. It will also include (limited) use of facilities granted to us by the University and the City. Rafting, sailing, horse-back riding and trips outside of Eugene will be extra.
Who is organizing all this?
The chief driver of the event (at this stage) is Michael’s Catering. They operated the food and beverage requirements for the Olympic Trials in 2008 and 2012. Full support will also come from the Mayor and many from the Lions Clubs in Eugene and Springfield. In a perfect world, the “core partners” will include Northwest Youth Corps and Girls Rock. Please see full the list posted here
Anything very special?
We are very impressed with what the Kiwis are doing in New Zealand. Check out Tough Guys Tough Gals and let us know what YOU think?
Like how would a kid like to play a pick-up game at Mac Court or Autzen Stadium or the Knight Arena? Or run some laps on Hayward Field? Or tour the brand new Nutrition and Training Center? Or spend time in Gerlinger Hall and learn about “the Patron Saint of Title Nine”, Irene Gerlinger, (and the Lighthouse Project.) Or cook meals side-by-side direct from world-class cooks and world-class event planners? Or paddle a canoe on the Mill Race? Or raft on the Willamette? Or hike up Spencer’s Butte? Or take a trip to the forests and learn more about them? Or be part of those who fix stuff inside the House…who learn the value of ‘real world’ construction skill sets? Or just go bike-riding wherever you and your pals would like to explore? Or learn how to build a web site, make a film about what you do?
Or this too: To be part of something that might just become as big as Woodstock?