Dear Families and Community Members
Summer is here! I love this time of year and the joy and enthusiasm that comes with it not only for our students but for staff members too. Being in the Applegate Valley, we have so much to be grateful for and enjoy. I anticipate seeing many of our kids at Applegate Lake, swimming at Cantrall Buckley Park and McKee Bridge and hiking on any one of the hundred trails. Being part of an outdoor school has surely taught us to respect and celebrate our natural environment and what it means to be stewards. Our community has once again shown us that Ruch Outdoor Community School is an important part of the framework that makes up the Applegate Valley. Our annual “Night in the Valley” auction took place at the beautiful Valley View Winery and proceeds surpassed any of our expectations! Thank you to all who attended and who have supported ROCS year after year. Next year we will be able to offer our students amazing experiences and programs that will continue to prepare them as ambassadors for their lives as citizens of Ruch, Southern Oregon, nationally and internationally. Have an amazing summer, relax, enjoy family and friends and we will see you in August!