Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp
Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp
Learning from Persons with Disabilities
Join us for what students have called “the most eye-opening class I’ve taken.” Our innovative 2-week virtual course welcomes students from ANY year of study. Use it for your capstone, or other requirements. Find out more.
Why take this course
- Earn 6 Capstone credits in just two weeks
(Practicum or elective credits also available – see our Flexible Enrollment Options)
- Explore history, stories, and social movements of people with disabilities
- Imagine a more accessible world, with insights from our friends at Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp
- Learn from a mixture of films, readings, and Q&As with local voices in the disability community
- Find out how to get involved and work toward dismantling ableism
View the full course description.
Dates & Times
- Choose from 4 sections.
- Each section will take place over a 2-week period in June, July, or August 2021 (exact dates and times TBA).
- During the 2-week course, class will meet via Zoom for 3 hours on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, with outside accompanying coursework.
Don’t have summer financial aid? We have options for students who need to rely on Spring Term aid through our Flexible Enrollment Options.
Get course updates by completing the Interest Form and joining our low-traffic listserv.
Contact us with questions. Graduate assistants Matty and Michelle are happy to help you find the best option for you.
Explore work by local activists & artists
People with and without disabilities come together through Inclusive Arts Vibe Dance Company. “Each dancer contributes to the choreography in their own way.”
Disabled and Here
A community reclaims their own depiction
Disabled BIPOC living in the Pacific Northwest discuss activism, work, and more through an interview and photo series that challenges homogenous portrayals of disability.
PDX artists create multisensory music
Myles de Bastion performs in the 2018 Northwest Deaf Arts Festival. He’s the founder of CymaSpace, a non-profit that makes arts, cultural, and media events inclusive to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Co
The Personal Is Political
Local zine-makers interrupt oppressive narratives
PDX writers discuss their identities and experiences related to blindness, chronic pain, and neurodiversity.
Inclusive in Nature
Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp offers accessible recreation
For decades, people with developmental disabilities have explored their interests and built community at a camp in the scenic Mt. Hood National Forest.
History of Our Partnership with Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp
Since 1972, PSU has teamed up with Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp (MHKC) to help make camp activities accessible to kids and adults with disabilities. Over 4000 PSU students have earned course credit while serving as camp counselors.
To protect the health and safety of students and campers, PSU students won’t be physically present at the camp in summer 2021, yet our partnership with camp remains strong. We’re pleased to offer a virtual capstone course allowing students to learn the expertise of camp staff, the lived experience of campers, and other disability rights and justice projects in the PDX community and beyond. We look forward to PSU students returning to camp as soon as it’s safe to do so. Explore the links to learn more about becoming a counselor in the future or volunteering at camp after the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us.