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The Crest at WIllow Wit building the connection between people and nature

2PM – 6PM

The Crest Fest Fundraiser has something for everyone!

Four diverse and joyful musical acts including Ben Rice and the Hustle Band from Portland, The Creekside Fiddlers, Victoria Lawton-Diez and the Blueberry Blossoms music for kids!

Goat visits, contra dancing, tours of the pond where the Western Pond Turtles live and educational fun for kids. Tacos Libertad will be selling delicious eats, and beer, wine and desserts will be available for purchase as well.

Cost: $25 for adults and $10 for youth under age 18.

2024 Nature Day Camp

Summer Camp Registration is open!

2024 Nature Day Camp

Outdoor School at The Crest

Registration is open for Spring 2024 and Fall 2024 Outdoor School!

Cultivating the connection between people and nature

The Crest is an educational non-profit organization based at Willow-Witt Ranch, in the mountains of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument east of Ashland, Oregon. Through self-guided tours, public events, school programs, and summer camps, we help visitors of all ages explore their roles and responsibilities in our dynamic local ecosystems.

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Youth programs


We have a variety of programs for schools, community groups, and families to come and experience The Crest. Whether one night at our campground or summer day camps for school-age children, there’s plenty to explore, learn and enjoy.

Explore Willow-Witt Ranch from home!

Join our Education Coordinator for an interactive, fun and fact-filled journey through the forest, wetland and farm at Willow-Witt Ranch. Meet the birds, try a new recipe, learn from Beatrice (our most famous turtle) and more!


Events & activities

Event proceeds at Willow-Witt Ranch go to The Crest to help fund the non-profit organization and its programs. Featuring live music, farm dinners, open barn days and more. Come support a good cause and have a fun family-friendly time!


About the land

We acknowledge that the Shasta, Upland Takelma, Latgawa and Athabaskan peoples stewarded these lands for millennia. We also acknowledge the intergenerational trauma caused by their forcible removal from their ancestral lands. The people whose ancestors lived on this land are now citizens of The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians, The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, or The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde.

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