Environmental Leadership for Youth (ELY) Camps

Read Oregon Sea Grant’s January 2024 article Summer Camps Introduce Indigenous and Migrant Youth to Science and College 


The Environmental Leadership for Youth summer camps are hosted by the OSU Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Sciences. These camps are intended to increase interest in the natural sciences and increase access to higher education for underrepresented youth in Oregon through hands-on activities and engagement.   The ELY residential summer camps are designed for youth entering 9th – 12th grades.

We are now planning for summer 2024!

Check back here for updates and reach out to the Coordinator, Bessie, at for more information.

Summer 2024 Camps:

Watch this great video about ELY filmed in 2018-2019 summer camps!


Questions about ELY?

Email the Coordinator, Bessie Joyce


Dr. Guillermo Giannico, Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Sciences,

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