“Dream” campsite on display at the Oregon State Fair (2010)


Visit the Sports, Health & Recreation Area

AmeriCorps intern Kevin Farron, who coordinated OPRD’s “Let’s Go Camping” series in the parks this summer, shows fairgoers the seven principles of setting up a good campsite.

OPRD’s Let’s Go Camping display includes examples of good and bad ways to set up camp based on Leave No Trace camping principles. You can even win a prize by identifying what’s wrong in the “bad” site. Stop by for free s’mores at the evening campfire.Several partners are on site giving camping tips. The Boy Scouts  are demonstrating ways to set up a g00d camp. The Turtle Ridge Wildlife Center has displays of animal pelts and a live bird. Get ready for ski season by entering to win a ski package from Hoodoo Recreation.

New this year at the Sports, Health and Recreation Area are a sand board park, a kids’ outdoor fishing aquarium, sand sculpting demonstrations, go-cart flat track racing and bowling lanes. Returning activities include ATV safety rides, a climbing wall, a skate park, the mountain biking skills area and monster truck rides. New exhibitors include the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes baseball team, which has set up a batting cage, and the Cherry City Derby Girls.

Major thanks to STIHL®

The Let’s Go Camping program received a huge boost this week when STIHL® presented a $20,000 check to OPRD Director Tim Wood. The STIHL® donation is in appreciation for having the fair as the venue for the 25th anniversary STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series. The contribution will support future Let’s Go Camping events and purchase 250 trees for a reforestation project at Silver Falls State Park.

Let’s Go Camping
Leave No Trace
STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series
Hoodoo Recreation
Turtle Ridge Wildlife Center
Boy Scouts of America
Salem-Keizer Volcanoes
Cherry City Derby Girls

Posted on September 1, 2010, in event and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. AmeriCorps*National Service is our national service program. We are volunteers to the community, state, and nation. We are NOT interns. Interns do not take an oath of office to serve their nation and community in which they serve for a year. Would you refer to a Peace Corps Volunteer as an intern?

    Please be respectful of our service.

    Kevin A. Cronin
    AmeriCorps*NCCC 1995
    AmeriCorps*RARE 1999
    Oregon Volunteers! (State Commission) 2002-2006

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