Camps: Openings & Updates

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.

NCPRD Summer Camps

NCPRD is offering a wide variety of day camps this summer to keep kids active, learning and having fun. Many of their camp favorites are back, including Hoopers Basketball, Outdoor Explorers, Dance Around the World and Cheer Starz – just to name a few. Plus, they’re adding a new Mad Science Rocket Camp this year to excite young minds! Summer camps begin as early as July 6. Early morning childcare and full day camp options are also available. See the full schedule and learn about the extra precautions they’re taking to keep families safe at

Dates: July 6-August 21
Ages: 5-18
Location: Several locations in North Clackamas
Cost: Multiple costs, depending on camp

Summer Filmmaking Camp

Cherry Street Films’ Camps are project based, flexible and, most importantly, fun! They are a local youth arts organization dedicated to supporting young content creators. Students enrolled in their programs collaborate to produce a short film, animation or YouTube vlog for their digital portfolio!

Covide-19 Camp Protocol: At Cherry Street Films, their top priority is the safety of campers, instructors and extended camp families. They will be following all CDC and OHA guidelines to ensure that campers and instructors remain safe. Please see their Covid response and steps they will be taking to ensure camp safety here:

Dates: Camps start July 6 and are selling out fast – enroll today
Ages: 11-17
Location & Hours: Disjecta Contemporary Art Center 8371 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217, 9am – 2pm
Cost: $399-$699


Belmont Academy is a non-profit licensed child care center located in SE Portland. Open Monday–Friday, 8 am–5 pm with lunch and snacks provided. Their experienced staff offers a summer of fun through weekly themes: Mad Science, Nature Nuts, Beach Party, Summer Olympics, Secret Agents and more. Campers will take walks to Laurelhurst Park to play group games and explore nature. While on site campers will work on art projects, free choice play, play on the playground, read books and relax. Belmont Academy is dedicated to meeting all health and safety guidelines set forth by The Office of Child Care.

Dates: July 1–August 28
Locations: Belmont and Caesar Chavez Blvd
Cost: $250/week

Cinema Arts Camp

Cinema Arts Camp Online is designed to guide kids through the entire digital production pipeline via the art of movie making. Hosted group sessions will allow campers to explore, share ideas and inspire each other! Free software will be provided for editing and creating special effects! Students will be able to make movies from the comfort of their own homes. Students will get to spend time with the things that really capture their interest and enthusiasm. Having fun is a requirement.

Dates: July 14–August 7,  August 11–September 4
Ages: 8-18
Location: Online
Cost: $360

Play Boutique Summer Camps

Ten adventure-packed weeks where summer comes alive. Their specialty, interactive camps provide a safe, enriched, exciting experience for kids of all ages. Campers build lasting friendships, learn new skills and create fun memories. Parents have peace of mind knowing their kiddos are in a safe and trusted environment.

Dates: June 29–September 4
Ages: 1–10
Location: 464 First Street, Lake Oswego
Cost: Half day, full day, daily and weekly options available

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