Bilingual Leadership Camp

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La Cima Lower Columbia:

April 30th-May 3rd, 2020

Twin Rocks Friends Camp – Rockaway Beach, OR

What is La Cima Bilingual Leadership Camp?

La Cima Lower Columbia is a bilingual leadership camp for Latino high school students along the coast of Oregon. This camp is designed for Latino high school students who wish to make a positive difference in their schools and communities.

What will the student learn or gain during the camp?

You will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills, explore educational possibilities and make a plan to attain their dreams. While learning these skills they will meet other Latinx students throughout the north coast and build a network of support.

In what language will the camp be led?

The topics of leadership will be presented in two languages, Spanish and English. Students of varying language skills are welcome (i.e. students who are fluent in both languages and students fluent in only one of the two languages. The camp will consist of adult leaders, whom all have different ad varying language abilities.

Is there a cost?

The registration fee is $100. Please make payable to: Lower Columbia Hispanic Council and for: La Cima LC. Scholarships will be available in necessary cases (please fill out the La Cima LC Scholarship Form).


Transportation will be provided by the corresponding school district. Delegates will meet at their local school for transportation. Student drivers are not allowed.

How does a student register?

  1. Delegate registration forms will be available at your high school in the counseling office, at the bottom of this page, or at the Lower Columbia Hispanic Council office. There is a registration fee of $100. Scholarships are available if needed.
  2. Complete the delegate registration and medical form. The form should be signed by the principal of the student’s school and by the student’s parents.
  3. Turn in the form and fees or scholarship form to the counseling office before the deadline, March 16th. You can also turn it in by mail at: PO Box 1029 Astoria, OR 97103, Attention: La Cima LC.
  4. We will be in contact with the student and parents once we are closer to the time of the camp, to confirm that the student is available and willing to have an experience that will surely change their life, at Lower Columbia’s La Cima Camp.

Questions? Contact Andrea at the Lower Columbia Hispanic Council (503)325-4547 or


What students said after attending La Cima Lower Columbia 2019:

“It’s really fun and you learn so many skills that you need to succeed in the future. It’s also a safe and judge free place; warm and welcoming…and everyone treats you like family.” –Yeleni Gapi (Astoria High School)

“It’s a great experience, you really get out of your comfort zone and open up, but it’s not scary because the people around you are all there for you.”  – Angelica Valencia (Tillamook High School)

“…Whether you know you’re a leader of not, it teaches you about your strengths, weaknesses, values and more. It sparks something in you to grow yourself and the way you work with others.” –Xcaret Bello (Seaside High School)

“You get to learn new skills that you wouldn’t at school and when you arrive everyone welcomes you in like family.” – Dulce Salazar (Tillamook High School)

“It’s a great experience and you learn a lot of powerful skills that will help you in the future.”  –Lisette Santiago (Seaside High School)

“I would say it was a life changing experience, a positive one that makes you realize many things you didn’t before.” –Marissa Velazquez (Tillamook High School)


La Cima Lower Columbia 2020!

Thursday, April 30 through Sunday, May 3, 2020
Twin Rocks Friends Camp – Rockaway Beach, OR

We thank our 2020 sponsors: To be announced!

Deadline for Registration: March 16, 2020

Registration Form_2020

Scholarship-Financial Assistance Form

Formulario de Inscripción_2020

Beca-Forma de Asistencia Financiera