The Elana Gold ’93 Project
Application Details and Deadlines
Who Can Apply
The Project is open to high school students. Applicants should be completing grades 9, 10, 11, or 12. Catlin Gabel students who have completed 8th grade may also apply. We also encourage past volunteers and Catlin Gabel alumni to participate. In total, each year, about 20 students take part.
Application Deadline and Requirements
- Application form
- Short description of why they want to participate and what they hope to gain from the experience
- Waiver form
- Trip fee
The trip fee is $200 ($225 after May 19). Elana Gold Project Financial Assistance is available, separate from Catlin Gabel Financial Assistance. Please contact Bob Sauer for more information.
The participant roster will be announced in mid-June. If an enrollment was not accepted, the trip fee will be returned.
Please contact Upper School Science Teacher, Bob Sauer, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
About Elana Gold ’93
Elana Gold ’93 died in 1991. The year she would have graduated from high school, the Elana Gold ’93 Memorial Environmental Restoration Project was established to honor her memory. The annual trip celebrates Elana’s love of nature and commitment to the environment. Each year, her parents, Ivan Gold and Lois Gold, travel to Mt. Hood in memory of Elana to cook a meal for us and get to know the students, teachers, and alums making a difference to the national forest environment.
When Elana’s project started, most of the campers were her classmates and friends. The staff members were her teachers. A few years later, most campers who knew Elana were her friends’ younger brothers and sisters. Now, most of the kids know just her memory. But Elana really is there on the trip. People are always saying her name when they talk about the Elana Project or “Camp Elana.” It makes her immortal. We couldn’t ask for more.Lois Gold and Ivan Gold