How to Make a Difference 101

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Believe a better world is possible. Join Us.

Session #1 July 23rd through July 27th
Session #2 July 30th through August 3rd

Monday – Friday, 9 am - 4 pm

For students entering 9th -12th grade.

Cost: $285

Everyone is required to complete a Mercy Corps Summer Camp Application Form. Click here to access the form now!

Knowing how to affect positive change is tough - but it's also exciting. Join us this summer in our global headquarters building to get a behind-the-scenes look at how Mercy Corps helps build strong communities from within - now and in the future.

Learn the tools you need to take action on issues you care about. Dig into the roots of poverty, hardship and conflict. Examine how these issues impact our world, and take action alongside local organizations making a difference in the Portland community.

We will spend each morning examining local and global challenges through interactive workshops and guest speakers. Afternoons will be in the field learning and taking part in local community projects.

Meet new people, challenge yourself - even gain service hours for high school and college! We can't wait for you to be a part of this life-changing week with us. Register today!

Application Process
Applications are processed once a week, on Thursdays. Program acceptance will be based on the date application is received, participant's interest as expressed in their statement, and participant's ability to attend the program in its entirety. Your camper will be notified of their acceptance to the program through email. Once accepted, campers will be given access to registration forms and our payment portal. In order to secure your camper's spot at camp, payment must be received within two business days, otherwise your camper will be placed on a wait list.

Please note: Campers who cancel their enrollment two or more weeks before the first day of the summer camp receive a full refund, those who cancel less than two weeks before receive a 50% refund. There are no refunds for students who cancel any time during the summer camp.