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Bilingual Leadership Camp

by Andrea Gonzalez on January 13, 2020

La Cima Lower Columbia 2020

After monitoring the current situation of the COVID-19 precautions in our state we have decided to cancel La Cima Lower Columbia Bilingual Leadership Camp 2020 scheduled for April 30th-May 3rd in Rockaway Beach, OR.

We understand that students will be potentially missing several weeks of school and we want to support our schools and students by not adding potential missed days to the school year. We will be reaching out to students and families that have already registered for the camp to inform them of the camp cancellation and answer any questions.

We are very sad to have to cancel La Cima this year but we hope to be able to continue providing bilingual leadership education for students in the future.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions!

Contact Andrea at the Lower Columbia Hispanic Council 971-377-0164  or


What is La Cima Bilingual Leadership Camp?

La Cima Lower Columbia is a bilingual leadership camp for Latino high school students along the coast of Oregon. This camp is designed for Latino high school students who wish to make a positive difference in their schools and communities.

What will the student learn or gain during the camp?

You will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills, explore educational possibilities and make a plan to attain their dreams. While learning these skills they will meet other Latinx students throughout the north coast and build a network of support.

In what language will the camp be led?

The topics of leadership will be presented in two languages, Spanish and English. Students of varying language skills are welcome (i.e. students who are fluent in both languages and students fluent in only one of the two languages. The camp will consist of adult leaders, whom all have different ad varying language abilities.

Is there a cost?

The registration fee is $100. Please make payable to: Lower Columbia Hispanic Council and for: La Cima LC. Scholarships will be available in necessary cases (please fill out the La Cima LC Scholarship Form).


Transportation will be provided by the corresponding school district. Delegates will meet at their local school for transportation. Student drivers are not allowed.


What students said after attending La Cima Lower Columbia 2019:

“It’s really fun and you learn so many skills that you need to succeed in the future. It’s also a safe and judge free place; warm and welcoming…and everyone treats you like family.” –Yeleni Gapi (Astoria High School)

“It’s a great experience, you really get out of your comfort zone and open up, but it’s not scary because the people around you are all there for you.”  – Angelica Valencia (Tillamook High School)

“…Whether you know you’re a leader of not, it teaches you about your strengths, weaknesses, values and more. It sparks something in you to grow yourself and the way you work with others.” –Xcaret Bello (Seaside High School)

“You get to learn new skills that you wouldn’t at school and when you arrive everyone welcomes you in like family.” – Dulce Salazar (Tillamook High School)

“It’s a great experience and you learn a lot of powerful skills that will help you in the future.”  –Lisette Santiago (Seaside High School)

“I would say it was a life changing experience, a positive one that makes you realize many things you didn’t before.” –Marissa Velazquez (Tillamook High School)

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