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Youth Program Calendar

Welcome Caldera students and families! This calendar includes dates and info for Caldera high school student workshops, “Mini-Camp” Weekend Intensives, and Camp Caldera. (It does not include our ongoing in-school Arts Partner middle school programs.) *Please note that our programming is not open to public enrollment and preference for our summer programming is given to students that attend one of our 12 Portland or Central Oregon Arts Partner middle schools and currently attend weekly mentoring sessions.* 


Please contact our Youth Program Operations Manager at 503-937-3061 or at Alisha.Orefice@CalderaArts.org, if you have additional questions, or are a Caldera student or parent who wants to receive email updates on upcoming activities. 


Important 2017–2018 Dates:

Central Oregon Fall “Mini-Camp” Weekend Intensive: Saturday, October 28–Sunday, October 29

Portland Fall “Mini-Camp” Weekend Intensive: Saturday, November 18–Sunday, November 19

Central Oregon Spring “Mini-Camp” Weekend Intensive: Saturday, April 14–Sunday, April 15

Portland Spring “Mini-Camp” Weekend Intensive: Saturday, May 5–Sunday, May 6

Camp Caldera / Immersion 1: Thursday, July 19–Saturday, July 28

Camp Caldera / Immersion 2: Wednesday, August 1–Thursday, August 9

Camp Caldera / Discovery: Monday, August 13–Monday, August 20



Past Activities

2017 (For more past activities, see calendar above)

Central Oregon Spring “Mini-Camp” Weekend Intensive: Saturday, April 8–Sunday, April 9

Portland Spring “Mini-Camp” Weekend Intensive: Saturday, April 29–Sunday, April 30

Portland Student Showcase: Thursday, May 4, 5:30–7:30 p.m. / Open School North

Central Oregon Student Showcase: Thursday, June 1, 5:30–7:30 p.m. / Redmond Library

Camp Caldera / Immersion: Monday, July 17–Wednesday, July 26

Camp Caldera / Discovery 1: Saturday, July 29–Saturday, August 5

Camp Caldera / Discovery 2: Tuesday, August 8–Tuesday, August 15


Summer 2016

June 1 – Portland Student Showcase at Open School North. Details here.

June 4 – Portland Camp Meet & Greet at Unthank Park. Details here. 

July 14 – 23  – IMMERSION 1 CAMP (High school students)

July 27 – August 3 – DISCOVERY 1 CAMP (Middle school students)

August 8 – 15 – DISCOVERY 2 CAMP (Middle school students)


Spring 2016

April 9 – 10 – Central Oregon Spring Weekend Intensive at the Caldera Arts Center. Details here.

May 14 – 15 – Portland Spring Weekend Intensive. Portland Art Museum. Details here.

May 26 – Central Oregon Student Showcase. Details here.


Fall 2016

Portland: Sunday, October 16 – “A Smeary Spot” Video Installation Tour

Portland: Saturday, October 29 – Digital Illustration with Ranger (1/3 web design sessions).

Central Oregon: Saturday November 5 & Sunday November 6 – Fall Weekend Intensive

Portland: Saturday, November 12 – Music Production with The Vibe (2/3 web design sessions).

Portland: Saturday, December 10 – Building a Website with Squarespace (3/3 web design sessions).


2015-2016 School Year

June 2016

Portland: Saturday, June 4 – Camp Meet & Greet

May 2016

Portland: Saturday, May 14 and Sunday May 15 – Spring Weekend Intensive

Portland: Saturday, May 21 – Field Trip to University of Oregon (Space is limited, preference given to 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students.)

Central Oregon: Saturday, May 21 – Field Trip to University of Oregon (Space is limited, preference given to 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students.)

April 2016

Central Oregon: Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10 – Spring Weekend Intensive

Central Oregon: Wednesday, April 20 – A Walk Under the Sun

Central Oregon: Saturday, April 30 – A Walk in the Shade 

Portland: Saturday, April 23, Sunday, April 24, and Saturday, April 30 – Mural Project

March 2016

Central Oregon: Saturday, March 5 – Muse Women’s Conference

Central Oregon: Saturday, March 19 – Moving Around the Sun

Portland: Tuesday, March 22 and Thursday, March 24 – Digital Illustration

Central Oregon: Saturday, March 26 – Open Studios 

February 2016

Portland: Saturday, February 13 – Screen Printing and T-Shirt Designs

Central Oregon: Saturday, February 13 – Drumming the Sun

Central Oregon: Saturday, February 27 – Open Studios

January 2016

Portland: Saturday, January 16  – Caldera Kitchen: Super Ramen

Central Oregon: Wednesday, January 13, Saturday, January 23, and Saturday January 30  – Collecting & Mapping the Sun – A Zine-Making Workshop

Portland: Saturday January 23 – Caldera Kitchen: Winter Feast

December 2015

Central Oregon: Saturday, December 12 – Holiday Card Printmaking

Portland: Saturday, December 19 – Create a TV Show with Caldera (This is the first of four sessions, stay tuned for information on the remaining sessions!)

November 2015

Portland: Wednesday, November 11 – Holiday Card Printmaking

Portland: Saturday, November 21 – Gyotaku (Fish Printmaking) & Fisheries Technology College Tour

Central Oregon: Sunday, November 8, Wednesday, November 11, Saturday November 14, and Saturday, November 21 – Spoken Word with MoWo & Performance with Musician and Author James McBride

September 2015

Central Oregon: September 26  – Edward Curtis: Shadow Catcher at Atelier 6000

Portland: September 12, 18, and 20  – PICA’s T:BA:15 Festival

October 2015

Portland: Monday, October 5 – Portland Trail Blazers vs. Sacramento Kings

Portland: Saturday, October 10 – Jeff Leake “Culture of We” workshop & TBA Visual Art exhibit

Central Oregon: Saturday October 17 – Sunday, October, 18 – Fall Weekend Intensive

Portland: Wednesday, October 21 – Podcasting with KBOO at Portland Art Museum

Portland: Thursday, October 22 – “Culture of We” Exhibition Hanging Party

Portland: Saturday, October 24 – Opening Day! Fallen Fruit of Portland

Central Oregon: September 30, October 7, October 11, October 24-25 (optional PDX overnight trip) – Paint Your Story Workshop Series


2014 – 2015 Activities

September 2014
PDX – Green Patriot Poster Workshop with the Design Museum Portland. 

CO – “Caldera Young Naturalists” Weekend Campout at Whychus Creek.

October 4
PDX – Activity TBD. 

October 10-12 
Central Oregon Intensive Weekend
at The Museum at Warm Springs.
Details and student permission slip here.

October 25 
PDX – MEDIAnimals: Paper Mache/Decoupage Workshop at Caldera Main Office 

November 6 
PDX – Geography of We First Thursday at Caldera Main Office

November 15-16
Portland Intensive Weekend at Portland Art Museum. RSVP required to  
Kevin.Ball@CalderaArts.org.  Details and student permission slip here.

December 13
CO – High School Activity:
Wild Word Collage Project at Atelier 6000 

December 19
PDX – Annual Alumni Holiday Gathering at Wieden+Kennedy. RSVP to Kevin.Ball@CalderaArts.org

January 17
CO –
Live Wild Maps

January 24
Animal Architecture: Wildlife Skeleton Art Workshop with PSU’s Vertebrate Biology Museum

January 31 
CO –
Open Studios at Caldera Arts Center

February 21
CO –
High School Activity: Make Movies with Artist in Residence Laska Jimsen

February 28
CO –
Open Studios at Caldera Arts Center

March 7
CO –
Muse Women’s Conference

March 21
CO –
Dance, Move, Play with AiR, Folawole

March 28
CO –
Open Studios at Caldera Arts Center

April 11-12
CO –
Intensive Weekend at Caldera Arts Center

2013 – 2014 Activities

September 7

Central Oregon – Bend Future Filmmakers Festival

September 14

Portland – OMSI Maker Faire 2013

Friday, September 27

Portland – Friday Night Burgers, Shakes and Shakespeare at Mile Post Five Theatre

September 28

Central Oregon – High Desert Museum

Portland – TBA:13 Time Based Arts Festival

October 5

No activities for Caldera Education Team Planning Retreat

October 12

Portland – Letter Press Fair

 October 19 – 20

Portland Intensive Weekend*

(*required Permission Slip)  

Central Oregon – Pumpkin Carving and Pie Making

October 26

Portland – Halloween Mt. Tabor Orienteering Adventure + Pizza

Central Oregon – Mask Making Workshop

November 2

Portland – College Fair 

November 9th – 10

Central Oregon Intensive Weekend* (No PDX event)

(*required Permission Slip)  

November 16

Portland – Caldera + 525 Pop-Up Shop  Holiday Project

Central Oregon – Banner-Making Playshop with Krayna Castelbaum

November 25

Portland – 525 Pop-Up Shop Visit

December 14

Central Oregon – Nature Documentary & Snowshoeing Adventure

January 11

Portland – Computer Science, Visual Arts, and Storytelling with Jonathan Harris

Sunday, January 12

Central Oregon – Zine Making Workshop with January Artist in Residence, Katie Rose Pipkin

January 16

***ALUMNI GATHERING  for all past Caldera participants and staff at W+K  from 5:30pm – 8pm

January 18

Central Oregon – Creative Music Making with January Artist in Residence, Christi Denton

January 25

Portland – GoPro Camera Nature Documentary and Adventure

Central Oregon – Caldera Open Studios (also open to alumni)

Monday, January 27 (In-service Day Activity)

Portland – OHSU Primate Research Laboratory Field Trip

Saturday, February 1

Portland – Glue You! Workshop with artist/teacher, David Lochtie

Saturday, February 8

Portland – Glue You Two! Workshop with artist/teacher, David Lochtie

Central Oregon – Let Your Voice Be Heard Workshop with February Artist in Residence, Tonya Jones

Saturday, February 22

Portland – Activity To Be Determined

Central Oregon – Caldera Open Studios (also open to alumni and families)

Saturday, March 1

Portland – Goodnight Moon at Northwest Children’s Theater

Saturday, March 8

Portland – Glue You Two!

Central Oregon – MUSE Conference: Take A Stand

Saturday, March 15

Portland Spring Intensive at the Portland Art Museum! Required Permission Slip here. (Also Sunday, March 16th.)

Central Oregon – Create and Sculpt Paper With Artist in Residence Carolyn Hopkins

Saturday, March 22

Portland – OMSI Star Party Vernal Equinox Celebration

Central Oregon – Dance! Move with Intention, Freedom, and Expression with Artist in Residence Tahni Holt

Saturday, March 29

Central Oregon – Open Studios with Caldera’s February Artists in Residence (also open to alumni)

Saturday, April 5


Saturday, April 12

Central Oregon Spring Intensive at Caldera! Required Permission Slip here. (Also, Sunday, April 13th.)

Saturday, April 26

Central Oregon – Progressive Sculpture Project

Saturday, May 24

Portland – GoPro Columbia Gorge Hike