La Cima Lower Columbia 2019
Dates: April 11th-14th
Location: Camp Magruder – Rockaway Beach, OR
La Cima Lower Columbia is a bilingual leadership camp for Latino high school students (9th-12th grade) in Clatsop, Tillamook and Pacific County. La Cima is not a language camp. This camp is designed for Latino high school students who wish to make a positive difference in their schools and communities.
La Cima was officially established in Washington, in 2003. To develop the skills of Latino students and at the same time improve the school environment. La Cima began with 14 students in its first year and in 2016 it served 115 delegates. In spring 2017, it was the first year that La Cima was present in the state of Oregon, and we served 19 Latino students. This spring 2018, we had 37 Latino students participate from 5 different high schools on the coast! Our goal is to continue to involve the Latino youth in leadership roles in their personal and school lives. We hope we are able to offer La Cima LC every year and reach more Latino students in the north coast.
What students said after attending La Cima Lower Columbia 2018:
“[La Cima Camp], is a great camp not only will you make friends but you feel the atmosphere of a family. You will learn to get engaged with other events you would have never expected to & when you least expect it at the end of the day you are already known as a leader.” – Alma Bolaños Hinojosa (Warrenton High School)
“This camp is a great opportunity to learn new skills!” –Abraham Rosas (Tillamook High School)
“This is a great place to know who you actually are deep inside and come back with a whole new point of view on the world.” –Diego Silva Villa (Seaside High School)
“This camp is the best, one of the best experiences you’ll ever have.” –Christian Medina Perez (Astoria High School)
“It really does change you and inspire you to become a better person.” – Nadia Lopez (Astoria High School)
“…this camp actually taught me something and I had an amazing time.” –Crystal Hernandez Ramirez (Tillamook High School)
What will students learn or gain during the camp?
The students 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 Latino students throughout the north coast and build a network of support.
What language is spoken at camp?
Leadership lessons are conducted in both English and Spanish. The camp atmosphere is open and welcoming to students who are fluent in both languages as well as students who only speak English or Spanish. The camp is staffed with adult leaders from all parts of the linguistics spectrum.
What is the cost?
There is a registration fee of $100. Please make check payable to Lower Columbia Hispanic Council and include La Cima LC under memo. Scholarships are available if needed.
What about transportation?
The school will provide transportation from the student high school to the camp site. Students can also be transported by their parent or tutor. Students’ drivers are NOT allowed.
La Cima Lower Columbia 2018
Thursday, April 12 through Sunday, April 15, 2018
Camp Kiwanilong – Warrenton, OR
We thank our 2018 sponsors: Meyer Memorial and Northwest Health Foundation!
La Cima Lower Columbia 2017
Friday, April 14 through Sunday, April 16, 2017
Camp Kiwanilong – Warrenton, OR
We thank our 2017 sponsors: Meyer Memorial, Oregon Community Foundation and Northwest Health Foundation!
Meche G. Brownlow