CABINS AND RESTROOMS
Most cabins have a private single-stall half-bath.
All participants and chaperones / Student Leaders sleep on bunk beds with mattresses. Students and chaperones / Student Leaders should bring a sleeping bag (or blankets) and pillow for their stay.
In addition to the restrooms inside the cabins, a main restroom facility with multiple stalls is centrally located in each cabin area. Single-occupancy restrooms can also be found in the Health House and Rusty's Rec Lodge.
The dining hall at Collins is centrally located, with the cabin buildings close by. Trails and unpaved roads access most field study areas.
Students (and parent chaperones at Oregon Trail) eat family style in the spacious dining hall. Hot, varied, and nutritious meals are prepared by our professional kitchen staff.
The dining hall serves as a central hub of activity throughout the day. The Collins Oregon Trail office is located at the Health House
Rain or shine, the entire Collins community gathers in the evening for a campfire program at the outdoor campfire facility or Rusty's Rec Lodge. Class groups, cabin groups, Student Leaders, and staff perform skits and enjoy songs, and it is many students' favorite part of Outdoor School and Oregon Trail.
Field study at Oregon Trail—when students learn a variety of pioneer skills and take part in living history—and Outdoor School—when students learn science and natural history—occurs throughout the site. The Collins site is located along the Sandy River adjacent to Oxbow Regional Park, and features lush forests.
Photos of some of the equipment and specimens used on field study at Oregon Trail can be found on the Artifacts & Activities page. Photos of some of the equipment and specimens used on field study at Outdoor School can be found on the Science & Nature page.