2015 Next Generation Climate Justice Action Camp

Save the date for the CLDC’s 2nd annual Next Generation Justice Action Camp!

This summer, the Civil Liberties Defense Center and Vancouver Action Network is hosting the second annual action camp for young people ages 14-18 to gain knowledge and skills to organize for climate justice! The camp will include a youth led public “event” focused on a climate justice campaign!

The camp will be from August 4-8, 2015!

Update the new location is Apserkaha Park at Howard Prairie Lake north of Medford, Oregon.

The Camp registration fee is $150.00, but no one will be turned away if they can’t afford the fee.

Here are the car/vanpool details headed to the camp:

Portland pickup: OMSI ( 1945 SE Water Ave) @ 6am

Salem pickup: Costco Gas Station (corner of Mission St & Hawthorne Ave off exit 253) @7:30am

Eugene pickup: Sequential station,86714 McVay Hwy,  Eugene, OR 97455  @ 8:50am

Jackson County: pickup at Grass Shack Cafe 205 Fern Valley Road, Phoenix (at the back end of the shopping center) @ 11:45am

Register Here!

 Can’t attend but want to support? Donate here


More information

What is the Next Generation Climate Justice Action Camp?

The Next Generation Climate Justice Action Camp (NGCJAC) is a five day action camp to empower youth around the state of Oregon and northern California by providing age-appropriate training and mentoring. The workshops, trainings, and activities will provide a group of approximately 50 young activists between the ages of 14 and 18 with the tools and underlying information that they need in order to properly engage in systemic climate justice organizing with a cross-movement emphasis. Teens will come together to form alliances, learn from experienced mentors and frontline organizers, and gain skills in a dedicated setting.




Who should attend?

This camp is for teens ages 14-18 who are interested in social and environmental issues and want to gain hands on skills. The camp will provide information on social movement history, climate justice campaigns, how to plan and run a campaign, non-violent protest planning, media and outreach skills, arts and protest, cultural sensitivity trainings, as well as know-your-rights trainings.

Why is this important?

The accelerating climate disaster is intensifying the need for unified action and diverse partnerships more than ever before. Our present generation must be ready to confront this global crisis that connects the environment, economy, energy and social justice. Unfortunately, most public school classrooms or books do not offer the appropriate lessons on constitutional rights, liberties and organizing as community members. Without these lessons, our young generation is missing an important foundation on which to base their participation in society. Removing the knowledge barrier is a crucial step in order to plant the seed for successful and healthy activism.

What skills and workshops will be offered?

Right now we will be offering trainings on campaign organizing, media skills, demonstration planning, know your rights trainings, art for activism, drumming for demonstrations, intersectionality, cultural sensitivity and more! We are still working on content, if you have of specific trainings you would like to see, or if you have any skills to share, let us know! All of the workshops and trainings will be integrated into the youth-led “event” that will take place on August 7, 2015.

How do I get there?

The camp is located about four miles outside of . We will be organizing vans from Portland, Eugene and other areas.


What do I need to bring?

Below is a suggested packing list, if you don’t have some of the items, contact us and we can try to find extras!

  • Blank shirt for screen printing
  • Notebook and pen
  • Mess kit – personal plate, utensils, cup and mug
  • Tent with a rain fly
  • Sleeping pad and pillow
  • Headlamp/flashlight
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug repellent
  • Your toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, hair brush)
  • Any medications you need
  • Extra socks and underwear
  • Clothes for hot weather including swimsuit
  • Warm non-cotton clothing layers (fleece/wool)
  • Rain Jacket
  • Any snacks or comfort food you like

Optional items

  • Camping chairs
  • Musical instruments
  • Frisbee, Hackysack, Football, Soccer Ball or Volleyball
  • Camera (make sure to ask permission before taking pictures of people!)

Do not bring

  • Drugs or alcohol
  • Pets (service animals permitted)
  • Anything of value (we are not responsible for lost or stolen items)
Further Questions please call or email us,, 541-687-9180

Coalition Groups organizing the camp:

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