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Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp


The Kiwanis Camp summer of 2015 is wrapping up on Friday, August 14th. Thank you to all of the students who made camp possible this summer! Applications for summer 2016 will be available in early October.

Senior Capstone and Practicum at the Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp

The Kiwanis Camp Capstone (or elective) is a two week supervised and supportive summer experience that serves campers with a variety of abilities/disabilities. In a small team of professionals and fellow students, help those with disabilities have fun fishing, hiking, rock-climbing, canoeing, horseback riding and camping.

Students attend a training session May 16, and then spend two weeks as a counselor at the Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp. The two-week sessions correspond to weeks 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8 of PSU’s summer session (see dates here). Room and board are included and tuition remains the same as any other course. 

What you do 

  • Learn practical communication, teamwork and critical reflection skills applicable to ANY major or career
  • Stretch a vision of who you are and what you can do. Experienced and capable staff help you in all aspects of the program

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  • You must first apply and be accepted before you can register (space is limited). Once your application is accepted you can register or count your credit hours for the course in either spring or summer terms.  

Project description
This course combines learning by doing with reflection. Students consider their personal perspective and their experiences at camp to answer the following questions:

  • What have I learned about myself and my abilities to work/communicate with people with different life experiences?
  • How can I use what I have learned in this experience in my personal life, civic/social life and my career beyond college?
  • Has my interaction with persons with disabilities changed my perspective or given me a foundational insight into human relationships?