Colton Outdoor School Site
30000 S Camp Colton Dr
Colton, Oregon 97017
The Colton site occupies the land of the Molalla
From the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Website: "The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon includes over 30 tribes and bands from western Oregon, northern California, and southwest Washington. Since time immemorial tribal people have relied on these traditional landscapes for their livelihood. The fish and game were plentiful and what the lands didn’t provide, they acquired by trade.
"This way of life changed with western expansion. Ratified and unratified treaties between the Tribes and the United States Government from 1853 through 1855 resulted in the forced removal of tribal members from their ancestral homelands. Despite this removal, tribal members maintained their connection to their homelands and areas such as Willamette Falls and Table Rocks."
The Outdoor School program began using the Camp Colton property in 1966.