SOU Pre-College Youth Programs affirms and supports our black students, families and colleagues, students, staff and communities of color. We are committed to racial and social justice through our transformative programs that build a bridge to higher education. 

Read SOU President Linda Schott's statement here.

SOU Youth Programs and COVID-19

We understand that planning fun summer activities for your students may seem hard to imagine right now, but we also recognize that by summer young people will need a return to socialization, enrichment, and interactive learning! With summer fast approaching, we are continuing our plans for engaging and exciting youth programs and hope you are doing the same.

It’s true that things might change, and we will respond in a way that is best for our students and staff. For now, we hope you will join us as we plan a fun, informative, and collaborative summer full of learning opportunities.

Our policies regarding cancellations for summer programming are still in place, and if you need to cancel your student’s registration for a summer day camp or residential camp due to issues related to COVID-19 we will honor a full refund.

SOU Youth Programs y COVID-19

Entendemos que en estos momentos es difícil planear actividades de verano divertidas para su estudiante, pero también reconocemos que para el verano los jóvenes necesitaran socializar, y aprender de manera interactiva. Con el verano a todavía 2 meses de distancia, vamos a continuar con nuestros planes de programación emocionante e interesante para jóvenes y esperamos usted haga lo mismo. 

Es cierto que las cosas pueden cambiar y responderemos de la manera más adecuada para nuestros estudiantes y personal del programa. Por ahora, esperamos nos acompañe mientras planeamos un verano divertido, informativo y lleno de oportunidades de aprendizaje. 

Nuestras pólizas de cancelación para nuestros programas de verano siguen en pie, si necesita cancelar la inscripción de su estudiante para un campamento residencial o un campamento de verano debido a problemas relacionados a COVID-19, honraremos un reembolso completo. 

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For more than 40 years, SOU Pre-College Youth Programs has offered enriching and dynamic educational programs to K-12th grade students in southern Oregon. Our programs include summer camps, enrichment classes and workshops, regional academic competitions, and early college credit programs for high school students. We encourage students to get excited about college life, and begin dreaming about being a college student.  

Our Mission

SOU Pre-College Youth Programs brings together young people from diverse backgrounds to kindle curiosity, inspire college confidence, and ignite expectations for a bright future.

Our Vision 

SOU Pre-College Youth Programs is valued statewide for innovative and transformative programs that build a bridge to college.

Our Values 

Southern Oregon University and SOU Pre-College Youth Programs value:

  • The well-being and success of all learners.

  • Critical thinking, discovery, and engaged learning.

  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion.

  • Cretivity and collaboration.

  • Excellence, continuous improvement, and accountability.

  •  A healthy, safe and civil campus.

  • Ecnomic vitality and environmental sustainability.

  • Improving our community, region and world.  

Our Partners

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Stay in Touch!

Mailing Address: 

Pre-College Youth Programs
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520

Physical Address: Find us on Google Maps!

Outreach and Engagement Building
1388 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520


In alignment with SOU, our office is closed to the public and our staff members are working from home. Our staff members are available to chat on our office line, Monday-Thursday, 8am-5pm. Closed on Fridays. You can email us at anytime and we will reply to your email when we return to our office hours. Thank you for your support and patience in this time!

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