Registration and Fees

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Registration Options Include: 

Full Week-Long Program

The Week-Long Gathering starts Monday afternoon, July 7, 2014 with an introductory workshop and evening program. Workshops continue Tuesday-Friday mornings from 9-Noon. Afternoons include break-out sessions, panel discussions and open mic readings along with time to write and enjoy the scenery. Evening programs feature faculty readings and special programming. Weekend highlights include a Friday night Keynote presentation by Naomi Shihab Nye, discussion panels and the ever-entertaining Fishtrap Live on Saturday night. Sunday morning wraps up the week with our final panel discussions and closing remarks. $695 (does not include meals or lodging).

Youth Workshop

We offer two Youth Workshops this year. The first is taught by Anis Mojgani, two time National Slam Poet champion. It is designed for youth ages 13-17. The second is for youth 1-14 and is taught by Fishtrap veteran, Amy Minato. Both workshops runs congruently with the adult workshop schedule. Each registered youth is required to have an acting adult sponsor/chaperone onsite who will take responsibility for them when not attending their Workshop. We do not offer youth-oriented afternoon or evening programs. However, youth are welcome to attend all Summer Fishtrap events at the discretion of their adult sponsor/chaperone. $315 (does not include meals or lodging).


Oupost is held on The Zumwalt Prairie from Sunday, July 6 2014 through Friday, July 11 at noon. The workshop focuses on the natural world and is located in a rugged area an hour from Enterprise with minimal amenities and no cell phone service. Outpost registration includes all meals Sunday dinner through Friday lunch, a tent site or bunk Sunday through Thursday night as well as transportation to The Zumwalt Prairie from Enterprise, Oregon and back. We encourage participants to also register for the Summer Fishtrap Weekend Program, to round-out their Fishtrap experience. Click here for more details. $825 

Weekend Only

The Summer Fishtrap Weekend-Only option features a Friday night keynote address by Naomi Shihab Nye, panel discussions related to the 2014 Summer Fishtrap theme (ie: Bridging Divides in the American West – William Stafford: His Life, Values & Poetry – and more) plus other weekend activities. Weekend Only runs from Friday dinner through Sunday brunch and includes all meals. $215 (lodging not included).


Fishtrap offers limited lodging options at Wallowa Lake Camp from tent spaces to private deluxe round cabins–we call them “yurts.” Yurts are sold as a full space, so start talking to your friends about possibly sharing a yurt. Please see below for additional lodging details.


Breakfast, lunch & dinner are served cafeteria-style at Wallowa Lake Camp’s Bailey Lodge and feature fresh local produce. Please indicate on the registration form if you prefer vegetarian fare.  Register for meals online starting February 20,2014.

Meal options:

  • Lunch Only: Tuesday through Saturday – $60
  • Lunch and Dinner: Tuesday through Saturday – $160
  • All Meals: Monday Dinner through Sunday Brunch – $225

Meals are included for Weekend Only participants.


Fishtrap has several scholarships to help those who would otherwise not be able to attend Summer Fishtrap. Most scholarships are partial – they cover a percentage of the cost to attend. Scholarship application deadline is 5pm (pacific) February 3, 2014. Visit our Scholarship Page for information.

Lodging for Summer Fishtrap

Summer Fishtrap is based at Wallowa Lake Camp and Retreat Center. You can choose from three levels of lodging at the camp or find alternative lodging nearby.

Lodging options (At camp–Click here for photos and more details.):

  • One Bedroom Deluxe Cabin (yurt): $795 per cabin/week
  • Two Bedroom Deluxe Cabin (yurt): $1190 per cabin/week
  • Bunkhouse: $130 per person/week
  • Tent & RV camping: $90 per person/week

Above camp lodging prices are subject to change.

Deluxe cabins/”yurts” can fit one to five people and each has its own bathroom; sheets, blankets, pillows, and towels are supplied.  If you would like to rent a yurt, you must rent the whole yurt – we will no longer rent individual beds within a yurt. The person who rents the yurt can share with others, so start talking to your friends about sharing a yurt together. Rental is required in full by the registrant.

Rustic bunkhouses offer beds with bare mattresses and bathroom facilities in nearby buildings; you should bring your own sleeping bag, pillow, or other bedding. Each bunkhouse style bed can be rented separately. You will share the bunkhouse space with up to eight people.

Tent spaces and limited RV spaces are also available; campers use the same bathroom facilities as bunkhouse occupants. No RV hookups available at the camp.

You can register for the lodging listed above on February 20, 2014.

Other lodging resources:
Flying Arrow
Wallowa Lake Vacation Rentals
Cabin Rentals at Wallowa Lake
There are many more near and around the lake including The Bronze Antler B & B.

The Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce
 has additional resources 541-426-4622.




How to Register

On February 20, there will be a link at the top of this page that will take you to our event registration. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.


Payment is required in full at time of registration. If you are unable to make your payment online or pay in full at the time of registration please give us a call, 541-426-3623.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

$100 of your registration fee is considered a nonrefundable deposit. Other than the deposit, you will receive a 100% refund if you cancel by May 1, a 50% refund if you cancel by June 1. No refunds are given beginning June 2. Please get in touch with us if you have to cancel after June 1 as we may be able to help you find someone to take your spot. If it is necessary for Fishtrap to cancel a workshop, you will be notified promptly and may choose to enroll in another workshop or receive a full refund including the deposit.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Fishtrap, Inc. prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or age.


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