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Center Life

A typical day at Wolf Creek Job Corps is full of activities to help our students prepare for the real world. Students get up early and spend the majority of their day receiving academic and hands-on career technical training.

After class, students study or visit with friends before dinner in the cafeteria. After dinner, students may do chores in their dorms or spend their downtime studying. Most students are in bed by 10:00 pm in order to rest for the next day.


Wolf Creek Job Corps has one of the best outdoor recreation programs in the nation. Students find our recreational activities to be a fun and exciting way to meet new friends, socialize, and just relax and unwind at the end of the day. Besides the outdoor activities, we have a full-sized gym, a state-of-the-art weight room, a movie theater, a softball field, and a track. Some of the activities we offer are:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Basketball
  • Billiards
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Flag football
  • Foosball
  • Hiking
  • Horse shoes
  • Music lab
  • Ping pong
  • Rappelling
  • Softball
  • Video games
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Off Center Trips

We occasionally sponsor off center trips to nearby Oregon cities, such as Roseburg and Eugene, for activities and events like:

  • Art shows
  • Auto races
  • Basketball games
  • Bowling
  • Church services
  • Concerts
  • County and Christmas fairs
  • Movies
  • Restaurants
  • Rodeos
  • Shopping
  • Sporting events

We also schedule trips to the Oregon coast for fishing, crabbing, sightseeing, and special events. The Oregon coast is approximately 110 miles from Wolf Creek Job Corps Center.

Student Leadership Programs

The Wolf Pack

Students that have achieved outstanding leadership qualities are part of the elite group known as the Wolf Pack. The Wolf Pack has developed and sets the "Norms" and atmosphere for the center. Wolf Creek is known for its outstanding camaraderie and a friendly family atmosphere for the center.

At Wolf Creek, we:

  • Treat one another with respect.
  • Positively confront verbal harassment and unsafe behaviors or actions (zero tolerance for violence.)
  • Actively support a drug-free campus/worksite (zero tolerance for drugs.)
  • Actively support a healthy, clean litter-free campus.

Career Success Standards

Wolf Creek Job Corps develops its students through modeling, mentoring, and monitoring the following Career Success Standards:

  • Workplace Relationships and Ethics - The ability to productively interact with co-workers and deal with problems and situations with honesty, integrity, and responsibility.
  • Communications - The ability to listen actively, follow directions and communicate with others to solve problems and accomplish tasks.
  • Personal Growth and Development - The personal skills, attributes and behaviors that foster confidence and drive for life-long growth.
  • Interpersonal Skills - The ability to get along with others and adjust to a variety of social and professional situations.
  • Information Management - The ability to interpret and evaluate data, organize and maintain information, and use technology to perform work.
  • Multicultural Awareness - The ability to value diversity, practice cultural sensitivity and able to work with people of different backgrounds and cultures.
  • Career and Personal Planning - The ability to develop a personal plan that outlines a step-by-step process for entering and advancing in a fulfilling career.
  • Independent Living - The ability to find, manage and utilize the resources needed to maintain employment, satisfy physical and emotional need, and lead a productive life as an independent adult.

The Leadership Programs at Wolf Creek serve three major functions:

  • Students are allowed to take a positive proactive role in the running of our center.
  • Students are provided with training and experience in leadership.
  • Students achieve skills that are of great value leading to personal finesse and employment with future employers.

Student Government Executive Board

This leadership group is responsible for maintaining the integrity and effectiveness of all leadership subgroups. They assist in recruiting, interviewing, monitoring, and disciplining of leadership subgroup members.

Student Government Association

This leadership group includes the extended membership of all student government representatives. It is responsible for managing funds, coordinating activities, and meeting with center management to work on student issues and suggestions. Additionally, this group is responsible for ensuring that new students feel comfortable and safe at Wolf Creek by providing direction and assistance during their first week on our campus. These students provide a non-staff source of caring and advice to students that have any type of issues of a personal nature. In the case of problems between students, these students also provide mediation/harassment as a team with a staff counselor.

Student Leadership Team

This team works to provide a safe environment for all students. These students serve as a support group for other students, sharing their skills and knowledge with each other, and assisting with managing their responsibilities. Members of this group consists of lodge and bay leaders.

Community Service

We participate in community service throughout the year in our local community. We assist with local annual events such as the Annual Glide Flower Show, the Douglas County Fair, Earth Day, and the Special Olympics. We also assist with many other community events on an as needed basis. We participate in national volunteer service events: Groundhog Job Shadow Day, Global Youth Services Day, and Make A Difference Day.

Recreation Leadership Team

This team supervises students in the gym, leads recreation activities, enforces gym rules, and checks out equipment to students.


Wolf Creek Job Corps is committed to offering all students a safe and secure environment. We have a zero tolerance policy for violence and drugs. Any student who breaks this policy will be terminated from Job Corps and sent home immediately.

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Page last updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013