8. How much will it cost to attend one night at DCC?
For one night at DCC, with a maximum of 30 students, the base cost would be $380 a night. This year, SOU is charging a 10% processing fee, making the final total per night $418, for the entire class. This cost includes dinner for one night, provided with our Food for Thought program.
The final price is determined by number of participants and the number of nights. Please feel free to contact us with any concerns or further questions.
9. What facilities are available at DCC?
DCC includes access to fully heated, electric bathrooms and showers; there are several stalls and showers available in the separate bathhouses for men and women.
10. What happens if there is inclement weather? Are the yurts heated?
We will adjust our programing to ensure the safety of students. In the event of a thunderstorm, we will move to the indoor classroom at the Deer Creek Center. If severe weather is predicted ahead of time, we will follow our cancellation policy.
The Yurts are heated.
11. I have a student who must participate in the district track meet after school one night during FITF. The parent is willing to come and pick him up and deliver him back to the camp upon completion. Will that be okay?
Parents can pick up and bring their students back to the Deer Creek Center as needed. Instructors will not be able to offer transportation.
12. For programs at DCC, do all participants need to bring their own meals for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner, or is food provided as part of the fee?
Food will not be provided for any meals except for one dinner, which will accompany a food-related lesson about the benefits of buying locally grown food. There is no additional fee for this lesson as it is funded through Ashland Food Co-op’s Community Grant. Students and teachers should bring water, healthy snacks, and hearty lunches.
13. How long are the trips?
Teachers have the option of bringing their classes to DCC for one, two or three nights. Arrival time is 10:00 AM and departure time is 12:00 PM on the day of departure.
14. What do the lessons entail? What sort of activities will be presented?
Depending on the field study theme students will test stream water quality, survey macroinvertebrates, or investigate terrestrial ecosystems. Students will also play games, role play, and actively model systems related to fire ecology, plant adaptations, geology, salmon life cycle, and aquatic adaptations.