Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp


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Course Credit at Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp (Capstone, Elective, Practicum and Junior Cluster)

The Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp Courses (Capstone, Elective, Practicum and Junior Cluster) 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 on April 11th or May 16th, 2020, depending on registration, and then spend two weeks as a counselor at 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 course session 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?