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About Caldera

Caldera is a catalyst for the transformation of underserved youth through innovative, year-round art and environmental programs.

We never saw Caldera as a place that creates artists. It is a place that creates community. That inspires confidence. Provides clarity. Caldera is the simple notion that when you show someone the power of their own creativity, it suddenly feels like anything is possible. Whether it's as a camper, a counselor or a resident artist; whether it's through the arts or the environment or the people; Caldera exists as a way to find that creativity, and enable the change it creates.

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Latest News

Caldera Honored at the White House!

November 17, 2015

Caldera is one of 12 creative youth development organizations to receive a 2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program (NAHYP) Award from First Lady Michelle Obama at a White House Award Ceremony on November 17, 2015.

Caldera’s October Newsletter

October 31, 2015

Updates on Caldera events and programming this fall! Read more here.

Caldera Recognized as a Top 50 Finalist for the 2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program (NAHYP) Award

November 1, 2015

For the fourth time, Caldera has been named one of the top 50 Finalists for the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program award, which distinguishes Caldera as one of the top arts- and humanities-based programs in the country. The recipients of the award will be announced on November 17, 2015. Stay tuned to see if Caldera is selected!

Caldera hosts OneBeat

October 19, 2015

Caldera is honored to host OneBeat, a music diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, for unique workshops at The Museum at Warm Springs and a public performance in Sisters at the end of October.

Caldera presents Fallen Fruit of Portland

October 13, 2015

Caldera is excited to announce Fallen Fruit of Portland, a suite of collaborative art projects throughout Portland this fall. Made possible through a $75,000 grant from The Oregon Community Foundation Creative Heights Initiative Project and anchored by Paradise at the Portland Art Museum, Fallen Fruit of Portland will engage Caldera youth, their families, and the greater community in free public installations focused around the apple as a theme.

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Pablo Picasso said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”

“I'm most proud of not getting in trouble anymore and of having people respect me.”

Dakota (Camp name: Spiderman)
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“Without Caldera I wouldn't have had as many positive experiences with art and…”

Sarah/Llama, Central Oregon student
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