Klamath Outdoor Science School

Klamath Outdoor Science School is raising funds to complete construction of a kitchen/dining hall/classroom building and restroom.

KOSS has received a $29,500 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation for the kitchen/dining hall and restroom facility construction.   Foundations, stem walls, and septic system are in place.  We have the block to build the walls.  We need to raise an additional $100,000 to complete the buildings.

While the camp is intentionally primitive, with yurts for dormitories, larger and more functional facilities are desperately needed!  Please help us reach our goal!

Volunteers are needed to help with construction tasks under the supervision of a licensed contractor.  Please call 541-850-8218 or email kossreservations@gmail.com if you can help!   Volunteer

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Donate to the Building Fund!

Collected: $32,335.00
Goal: $130,000.00

Why these facilities are needed:

    • The 15x30’ tent that has served as a dining hall/classroom is in tatters after 11 years of use and must be replaced.
    • The dining hall/classroom is a place for campers to get warm and dry after many hours outside.
    • A larger facility than the tent is needed to serve larger groups.
    • The warmer facility would allow winter use, which is not currently possible, extending the outdoor school season and allowing students to experience nature in all four seasons.
    • A kitchen will eliminate the need for catered food, thereby reducing food costs and overhead, greatly slowing the need for tuition increases, since food is our greatest expense.
    • Food and other waste would be greatly reduced with family style serving.
    • The classroom would provide a better learning environment, with a place to set up educational materials and displays.
    • Restroom facilities with flush toilets are the number one request of our campers on our post-camp surveys. (Portable toilets are currently used; a septic system is in place.)
    • Teachers will have access to a shower, which is their number one request. Many teachers are reluctant to bring their classes to an outdoor school without teacher shower facilities.
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