Summer camps are happening! Be confident in your children's health and well-being at these responsibly open or virtual camps. This list contains some of the best that Portland has to offer families for safe summer fun.
Jordan Kent's Just Kids Skill Camps are exciting and engaging youth multi sport camps created by University of Oregon Hall of Famer Jordan Kent! Campers will choose between Basketball, Football, or Soccer, and will also receive agility training, daily life skills, nutrition education, and the chance to participate in a variety of fun and exciting games and contests! Campers are sure to leave camp happy and tired! Jordan Kent's Just Kids Skill Camps will be up to date with the latest government health standards, and families can apply for various types of financial aid on their website.
Dates: June 15–August 13
Locations: Locations subject to change based upon district/county regulations. Beaverton/Bethany - Findley Elementary (June 29–July 2); Hillsboro - 53rd Avenue Community Park (June 22–25 and July 27–30); Lake Oswego - Westlake Park (June 15–18 and July 27–30); North Portland - Laurelhurst School (July 6–9); SW Portland - West Hills Christian School (June 22–25 and August 3–6); Tigard - Alberta Rider Elementary (July 20–23); Tualatin - Horizon Christian HS (July 6–9); West Linn - Rosemont Ridge MS (July 6–9); Wilsonville - Wood Middle School (June 15–18)
Green glowing liquids, strange objects flying through the air, messages written in secret code, autonomous robots, mystery substances, and curious creatures. Is this another planet? No, it's Mad Science! Offering 1/2 and full day camps throughout the summer in a variety of locations! They comply with all health regulations and guidance from local/state authorities. Limited to 10 children per room, temperature checks and contact information required. PPE available. All rooms and equipment thoroughly cleaned before and after each class.
Dates: many throughout the summer, starting June 1
Location: many throughout the metro area
Cost: $185 half-day for a week
Their award-winning sports camps thrive on a community spirit and creativity. Their go-to sports are soccer, basketball, kickball, dodgeball, tennis, ultimate, olympic-style events and more. The focus is on the healthy qualities of exercise, collaboration, communication, problem-solving, and fun over competition. But it's the coaches who make the difference! Coach Blake is everyone's favorite, and over half of their coaches attended the camp as campers when they were younger.
Dates: June 15–September 4
Locations: Clinton Park, Rose City Park, Westmoreland Park, Fernhill Park, Holy Family School
Tucker Arts Camp is on! Creativity stARTS here, but this camp is focused on safety first. Camp will adhere to all State Guidelines for health and hygiene, including temperature checks, handwashing, sanitizing surfaces, and physical distancing from other groups with a maximum of 10-campers per group. Each stable group will have its own dedicated entrance, exit, sink, and bathroom. Kids will have plenty of time to play outside, in the treehouse and with the goats. Check out their 2020 Health Guidelines, 8 weekly cultural themes, FAQs, and beautiful campus in SE Portland at tuckermaxon.org. Every Child is an Artist: Sign up today!
Dates: June 22–August 14 (weekly sessions)
Ages: ages 3 (potty-trained) to 5th grade
Location: 2860 SE Holgate Blvd
Cost: Preschool: $319 / K-5th: $349
Believe Camps offer pure gymnastics fun in their air conditioned facility; each week of camp includes 15 clinics and classes, including gymnastics (bars, vaulting, balance), NinjaZone, obstacle course, trampoline, tumbling and speed skills. Campers learn and perfect basic skills as they progress through the week so that by the end of the week the campers have their own proficiency level. Full-day camps are 7 hours long, and typically have 3 training clinics per day, with lots of time sandwiched in for fun activities. Half-day camps are 3.5 hours in the morning session only.
Dates: June 15–August 14
Ages: recommended ages 5–12
Location: Airport Business Center, 7028 NE 79th Court, Portland, OR 97218
Cost: Full Day $290/week, Half Day $190/week, Members get 10% discount
Virtual sports camps with Anthony Newman Sports Camps are where the kids head to the computer, touch pad or iPhone instead of the gym or field. At ANSC they are opening up their doors to connect with your kids from the comfort of your own homes. With many of their virtual camps, you can mix and match activities to tailor the experience to your child’s interests. They’re offering basketball, soccer, dance and physical fitness for grades 1–8. Their coaches are top notch certified trainers and sports athletes. Log onto their website for full schedule.
Dates: begins mid-June
Location: Sports Camps Live Via Zoom
Cost: $12 per Session/Purchase 5 sessions = 15% Discount
Let’s Re.Imagine the world together through theatre, storytelling, and play! They’ll guide your kiddos on the journey of a lifetime as they celebrate their individual gifts and the magic of collaboration. For over 20 years, The Re.Imaginaries theatre camps have been empowering young people to bring their creativity to life through character development, playwriting, hands-on-making, and original productions. Their at-home curriculum minimizes screen time and maximizes creative play, keeping your kids engaged all summer long! Curated adventure kits are delivered to your door and teachers will “beam in” from fantastical worlds. Just Imagine! Visit their website for scheduling options.
Dates: June 15–August 14
Location: Your living room, and wherever your imagination can take you!
Cost: Varies by Camp (tiered pricing options available)
MJCC Summer Day Camp is excited to offer a modified camp program for children from Kindergarten through sixth grade. Programs are age-appropriate, fun and safe. Campers will spend their days using their imaginations, creating art, exploring science, and spending time outdoors with appropriately distanced sports and games. Their CIT campers (Grades 7-10) will learn leadership, communication, and behavior management skills. MJCC Day Camp is all about friendships, community, connection, and fun. They are working hard to ensure the best experience possible, and prioritizing the health and safety of everyone. They look forward to giving campers a unique, fun-filled experience.
Dates: June 22–August 7
Ages: Kindergarten through Grade 6; CIT Program Grades 7-10
Location: 6651 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR 97219
Cost: Varies by week and program
Summer Rock Camps with MVM offer unique experiences for Portland-area youth ages 9-13. Over the span of their camps, campers will work with experienced Teaching Artists to explore their creative talents in order to learn how to play new instruments, improve their skills on instruments they already play, learn how to write songs individually and with a group, and share their art with the camp community. The camps scheduled for June 22, July 6, and July 13 will be held virtually. They will decide by July 1 whether the remaining camps, beginning July 20, will be held in-person.
Dates: June 22–25, July 6–9, July 13–16, July 20–24, August 10–14, August 17–21
Location: Virtual: Zoom; In-person: 3520 SE Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97214
Cost: Virtual: $140; In-person: $320
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