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Caldera Community Residency

Summer 2020 Community Residencies

Caldera announces two summer residencies to support Black alumni of our Youth and Residency Programs*. We look forward to welcoming our alumni back to the community and warmth that is Caldera to work on personal projects and enjoy the outdoors. Application is open now!

2020 Dates: July 16 – 26 and July 31 – August 10. Minimum stay is 4 nights.

Caldera will provide a $500 stipend to each resident to support their participation.

Residents will provide their own meals, materials, and transportation.

This is a family-friendly opportunity. Residents with children under 18 may attend with their child/children and a caretaker. A partner or support person who has been quarantining with the resident may also attend for all or part of the residency.

*We define alumni as follows: Youth Program: We consider you an alum if you attended any part of Caldera’s Youth Program (Camp, middle school mentor classes, high school workshops, intensives) for any number of years. You do not need to have gone through the Camp graduation ceremony. Residency Program: You are an alum if you’ve attended any residency at Caldera: Golden Spot, Community Residency or Artists in Residence Program.

Winter 2020 Community Residency

This two-week December residency provides an opportunity for Camp Caldera staff, teaching artists, artists in residence, and year-round Caldera staff to revisit the community and warmth that is Caldera while enjoying time and space to work on personal projects and enjoy the outdoors.

2020 Dates: December 5–19, 2020.

The application for Winter Community Residency will open August 15. Full information will be available at that time.

This residency is open to all past and current Camp Caldera staff, teaching artists, artists in residence, and current year-round Caldera staff.


The brief online application for Summer Community Residencies is open now and will remain open until until all spots are filled. Information requested in the application includes your contact information and a description of what you would like to work on during the residency. 

Access the online application here.

2019 Community Residents

Anne Greenwood Rioseco, Portland, OR (Teaching Artist + AiR 2016)
Carolyn Hopkins, Portland, OR (Camp Staff + AiR 2014)
Sarah Stein, Bend, OR (Camp Staff + Youth Program Alum)
Shireen Amini, Bend, OR (Camp Staff)
Cerise Palmanteer, Oakland, CA, (Camp Staff)
Leanne Smith-Lucero, Warm Springs, OR (Camp Staff + Youth Program Alum)
Leland Cheuk, Brooklyn, NY (AiR 2018)
Michael Crenshaw, Portland, OR (Camp Staff + AiR 2017)
maximiliano, Portland, OR (AiR 2019)
Samuel Slater, Portland, OR (Camp Staff)
Shameka Gagnier, Olympia, WA (Teaching Artist)
Zackary Perry, Portland, OR (Camp Staff)