Summer camps are happening! Be confident in your children’s health and well-being at these responsibly open camps. This list contains some of the best that Portland has to offer families for safe summer fun.
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 and 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
Locations: many throughout the metro area
Cost: $185 half-day for a week
TimberNook is a developmental program that intricately weaves the therapeutic aspects of nature with our unique understanding of child development to create an invaluable outdoor experience that supports growing children. Most importantly, TimberNook reveals the fun in outdoor play. They do everything from recreating stories in nature to building elaborate structures out in the woods to having enchanted forest parties at night. Big outdoor play experiences to build STRONG and CONFIDENT kids! Their programs fill quickly and children demand to come back and play the TimberNook way!
Dates: July 20–31
Location: Chrysalis Farms 21410 SE Highway 224, Damascus, OR 97089-7825
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: 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)
Get ready for summer 2020!! Summer Day Camp is happening. MJCC Day Camp is excited to offer you a modified camp program for school-aged children from rising Kindergarten through sixth grade. Programs are age-appropriate, fun and safe, following the Oregon state guidelines for summer camps. They inspire confidence and provide the framework for lasting memories and friendships. Camps are one-week and campers will stay with the same group all week.
Dates: June 22–August 7
Ages: Kindergarten–Grade 6
Location: 6651 SW Capitol Highway, Portland
Cost: Varies by camp: $101–$356/week
Forge Parkour is offering weekly camps with themes such as Nerf, Battle Royal, Ninja Warrior, Secret Agent and more. Drop your kids off from 9 am to 3 pm for games, open gym time, Parkour lessons, and the weekly theme and challenges. Your kids will enjoy a week of burning energy, boosting their confidence, and learning new skills all in a fun and safe environment.
Dates: weekly from June 15–August 10
Location: 311 SE 97th Ave, Portland, OR 97216
Cost: $400/week for public and $350/week for members
Wildwood Summer Camps are focused on fun, the outdoors, and inspiration. They ensure there is a great deal of art, legos, music, games, and independent time mixed in with outdoor excursions that include swimming, stand up paddle boarding, capture the flag, dodgeball, and much more. The camps are from Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Dates: June 29–August 28
Location: Hood River, OR
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
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