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6-22-21 Douglas County Museum Receives Grant for Summer Youth Program (Photo) - 06/22/21

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 22, 2021

 

Douglas County Museum Receives Grant for Summer Youth Program

 

            (Douglas County, Ore.) The Douglas County Board of Commissioners are pleased to announce that the Douglas County Museum has received a grant from the K-12 Summer Learning Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF).  The grant in the amount of $86,920 was approved by the OCF’s Board of Directors on June 9, 2021 and awarded to the Douglas County Museum, who will utilize the grant to facilitate the Museum’s 2021 Camp Umpqua - Junior Youth Summer Program for students ages 10-13. 

 

The OCF puts donated money to work in Oregon by dispersing more than $100 million in grants and scholarships annually. For nearly 45 years, OCF grantmaking, research, advocacy and community-advised solutions have helped individuals, families, businesses and organizations create charitable funds to help improve the lives of Oregonians.  The impactful giving of time, talent and resources from many generous Oregonians helps to create these grant opportunities.  The OCF makes grants available through an application process that involves local citizens in the review and evaluation process.  Grant application materials, as well as individuals or businesses interested in establishing a fund can visit www.oregoncf.org for more information.

 

            “As I have said many times before, our Douglas County Museums are truly local gems.  This grant will provide an amazing opportunity for youth in Douglas County, both here and at the coast, to discover and experience nature, science, history and art while helping to cultivate their imaginations.  We are proud of our dedicated museum staff, as well as our volunteers and foundation members who work hard to create an engaging and unique museum experience, not only for our citizens, but for children and visitors alike,” commented Commissioner Tom Kress.

 

The Douglas County Museum’s 2021 Camp Umpqua - Junior Youth Summer Program will feature two camps this year.  One camp will be at the Douglas County Museum in Roseburg and the other at the Umpqua Lighthouse Museum in Winchester Bay.  The first day of camp is Monday, July 5 and the last day of camp is Tuesday, August 24, 2021.  Camp Umpqua applications can be found online at http://umpquavalleymuseums.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Camp-Umpqua-Application.pdf or you may stop in at Douglas County Museum and pick one up in person. All camp applications must be completed and turned in no later than Wednesday, June 30, 2021.  The camp is free and is limited to twelve (12) campers at each site, so apply soon. This exciting camp adventure is for kids ages 10-13 and includes day activities at both museums, as well as some joint overnight activities. Campers will be

challenged to find resources from their everyday world, devise an original concept, and create something cool. They will use the elements of art and tools of design to unleash their inner artist, capture the energy of new-found passions exploring a variety of art techniques and learn a little art history along the way.  Campers will also be introduced to camp traditions their parents likely enjoyed, while blending in a more modern take on “roughing it” with survivor games, building self-confidence.   Camp Umpqua is a time for kids to develop their imaginations, a time for growth, and a time to form new friendships. The camp goal is for campers to share their camp experiences with others and perhaps apply them to their everyday lives for many years to come.

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Contact Tamara Howell, Douglas County Emergency Communications & Community Engagement Specialist – Public Information Officer

(541) 670-2804 cell - (541) 957-4896 office - tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us

 

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