This post was originally published in May 2022. See the more recent Great PDX Camps with Space Available published in June.

Whether you procrastinated or your plans changed, some of us are finding ourselves looking for summer camps now. Don’t panic — some fantastic camps all over Portland still have spaces available!

Here are some to consider:

Soccer Shots

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Help your kiddo stay active by joining Soccer Shots for a Summer CAMP, running Monday-Thursday! Campers will develop their soccer skills, their character, and their creativity while having fun and being active. Soccer Shots camps always feature low coach-to-player ratios, professional staff, and an age-appropriate curriculum. Each day of camp, coaches will focus on individual soccer development, team-building, character development, and coordination/balance/agility development.


Anthony Newman Sports

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Anthony Newman’s Sports Camps offers our very popular Multi-Sport Camps. A great introduction to the sports world whether you are experienced or new to sports, this camp will offer opportunities to experience all types of sports, both conventional and non-conventional, i.e. basketball, soccer, football, softball, P.E. activities, games, coordination, agility and so much more! Anthony Newman’s Sports Camps is a great opportunity for children to discover the thrill of sports while making new friends.


North Clackamas Parks and Recreation

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Make this the best summer ever! NCPRD offers a wide variety of affordable day camps to keep kids of active and having fun all season long. There are still spaces left in sports camps, including flag football, basketball, lacrosse, cross country, pickleball, volleyball, tennis and soccer. See the full schedule at ncprd.com/summer-camps.


Oregon Children’s Theatre

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As the school year comes to an end, OCT’s Acting Academy is ready to welcome students back for another summer of fun! This term, they’re bringing back favorites and introducing some brand new classes for kids young and old!

Half-day and full-day classes are available, and summer term runs June 13-August 26; June classes with space include Musical Magic, Beginning Musical Theatre, Beginning Acting for Teens, Improv Jam, and many more. Register today!


Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI)

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NCPRD offers a wide variety of affordable day camps to keep kids of all ages active, learning and having fun all summer long. Choose from science, nature, dance, horseback riding, theater, science, basketball, lacrosse, tennis, pull-the-flag football and more. Full day camps,

Drop your day camper off at OMSI’s beautiful waterfront museum or PCC Rock Creek campus to research forensic science, program robots, create animated movies, and more!

Whether caring for exotic pets or piloting a drone, your camper will have the STEAM-based adventure of a lifetime.

Sign up for summer science today!


Vibe of Portland

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Make art camp your Vibe this summer! Vibe is offering full-day camps for ages 5 & up in NE, NW & SE Portland. Vibe also offers a band camp, DIY musical instrument making, and flute and clarinet bootcamps.


Mr. David’s School of Film

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Mr. David School of Film keeps your creative kids animated this summer with fun camps that combine a mix of Stop Motion, Lego Animation, Movie Making, and Green Screen Fun, plus outdoor time and other fun activities!

Mr. David’s camps provide kids with a relaxed learning environment taught by an experienced educator and filmmaker that focuses on the creative process, allowing students to use their imaginations to make movies and animations from day one!


Saturday Academy

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Follow your curiosity this summer with Saturday Academy’s day camp and classes. Explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math) in-person and online in a wide variety of ways — from animation to sports science. Classes and camps run from June 27th to August 5th. Tuition assistance is available for all of our classes and camps. Class tuition is charged on a sliding scale. There is no application.


Pedalheads Bike Camps

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Pedalheads is a learn-to-ride bike camp known for taking kids from training wheels to two wheels to road riding. They combine a fun group setting with specialized equipment, tailored cycling lessons, and incredible instructors to build confidence and get the most tentative kids to ride on their own. Pedalheads Trail takes kids’ cycling skills to the next gear. Kids learn to navigate and ride on various terrain while exploring local paths and trails.


Oregon 4-H Center Summer Camps

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The Oregon 4-H Center summer camp has a variety of sessions for children in grades 4-8.  Youth do not have to be in 4-H to enroll.  All lodging, meals and recreation are included in this five-day, four-night experience.

Dates are:
Wild West One 4-H Camp: July 12 -16, 2022
Wildlife Stewards 4-H Camp: July 26 – July 30, 2022
Wild West Two 4-H Camp: August 16 – August 20, 2022


Herrold Stables, LCC

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Herrold Stables, LLC have over 40 years of horse experience teaching beginning to advanced horsemanship in their summer horse program. Camper will learn safety, grooming, walk, trot, and canter under saddle. Youth will excel with horse riding Western or English Equitation, Showmanship, and Horsemanship. ​Patient professional instruction provided, and safe experienced schooling horses are used. Student will have fun increasing their horse skill level. Several new camps added this year to keep up with demand.


Backbeat Music Academy

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Backbeat Music is a year-round music school offering lessons, bands and camps. This summer they have Try Everything, Rock Band, Songwriting and Write Music For Computer Games camps. There are half-day and full day camp options, and you can string two camps together for full days.


Portland City United Soccer Club

Join Portland City United Soccer Club for Summer Camp! They offer Skills Camps (that are structured like fun training sessions with an emphasis on improving campers’ technical skills and enhancing in-game decision making), as well as Summer Day Camps that are soccer-based but include classic summer camp games, coloring, water fights on hot days and more!


Rose City Rollers

Join RCR for Junior Roller Derby Camp!

Camp is open to skaters aged 7-18 of all skill levels. Skates, protective gear and snacks are included with registration. Every day of camp will offer a variety of on and off-skates activities, like skill building, games and arts/crafts sponsored by our friends at SCRAP PDX.

If you’ve been dreaming of strapping on skates and making life-long friends through an inclusive community, this camp is for you!


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