It’s that time of year! Check out these fabulous camps to keep your kids engaged and happy this summer, while you get some work done. Then download our FREE Summer Camp Planner to get organized. Happy camping!

Oregon Children’s Theatre Acting Academy

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OCT’s Acting Academy offers classes for ages 3-18. Taught by professional teaching artists, our classes are perfect for any kiddo — from the aspiring actor, to the future comedian, to the kid ready to break out of their shell. Whether it’s their first experience acting, or they are ready to take their skills to the next level, our courses will help them learn and grow as an artist and as a person, while having fun along the way!

Cost: $120-$390
Dates: June 13 – August 26
Ages: 3 – 18
Registration Deadline: 1 week prior to class start date
Locations: Multnomah Arts Center in SW Portland, Curious Comedy Theater in NE Portland, Online/virtual
Before/After Care: No
Camp Type/Theme: Performing Arts
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 2 adults per class; max. 15 students per class
Camp Phone: 503-936-2616
Early Bird Discount: No
Sibling Discount: No

Why Kids ❤️  OCT

“I left [class] feeling inspired, capable, and like my voice was worth hearing. These sessions taught me a lot about myself and who I am as a performer, which I would say was equally as important as all of the creative and technical skills that I learned.” 

Why Parents ❤️  OCT

“I loved the commitment and availability of the support staff alongside the amazing range of class teachers…it was awesome to see an experience be so engaging, rewarding, really well-structured, and all the OCT teaching brilliance shone right through.”

Trackers Earth Portland

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Join Trackers Earth this Summer! Connect with friends while learning real outdoor skills with our expert Guides. Find your adventure in wilderness survival, archery, fishing and much more. Discover why so many parents and kids choose our award-winning camps.

Ages: Grade K-12
Early Bird Discount: $50 Off All Camps. This Special Price Ends Feb 18 @ 11:59pm.
Camp Phone: 503-345-3312
Before/After Care: Yes
Camp Type/Theme: Outdoor Adventure
Guide to Camper Ratio: 1 to 8
Start and End Date: June 6 – September 2
Locations: Pickup/dropoff inNE, SE, SW, & West Portland

Register now for our Super Early Discount. Huge Summer savings! $50 off all Summer Camps. This special price ends February 18, 2022 at 11:59pm.

Please note: Camps have limited space. Early registration is recommended to secure your spot.

Why Kids ❤️  Trackers

“She’s been talking non-stop for our entire walk home. Today was wonderful. She loved getting to meet new kids, especially after 18 months of the pandemic. Archery and poison dart frog game were fun.”

Why Parents ❤️  Trackers

“My kid had terrific Guides. On day one, they listened to my concerns about my son’s needs and used the information I shared — making my son’s experience that much better! They were patient and provided updates to me at pick up and drop off. My son had a great time and went from reluctant to excited. Thank you! —Courtney S. – Parent

Mad Science

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Do you have a future Einstein or Marie Curie on your hands? Send them to Mad Science Camp! Our interactive, engaging programs allow kids to explore the different fields of science in an interesting and entertaining way. 

Early Bird Discount: Yes
Registration Deadline: One week before the camp
Cost: $150 – $205
Ages: 4 – 12
Locations: Multiple

Big Lake Youth Camp

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What is the Big Lake difference? We believe it is a combination of two things: an incredible camp setting located in Central Oregon’s Cascades and a first-rate staff dedicated to building relationships and fostering personal growth. Registration opens February 6.

Registration Deadline: Two weeks before the date of the camp
Cost: Dependent on session chosen
Dates: June 26 – august 12
Ages: 7 – 17
Location: Sisters, Oregon

Yoga Playgrounds

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Yoga Playgrounds summer camps are designed to nurture a sense of inner strength, self-esteem and happiness. Packed with playfulness, positivity and fun, each day includes a wonderful mix of poses and movement, games, mindfulness, creativity, nature exploration and art.

Early Bird Discount: Yes
Registration Deadline: June 1
Cost: $200 – $395
Dates: June – August
Ages: 3 – 12
Location: Multiple locations

Oregon Gymnastics Academy

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OGA Summer Camps offer friends, fitness and fun all rolled into one! Each day will include hours of gymnastics instruction, educational activities designed to spark your child’s imagination, and weekly on-site themed activities.

Early Bird Discount: Yes
Cost: $65 – $375
Dates: June 20-September 2
Ages: 4 – 12
Location: Beaverton

Northwest Children’s Theater and School

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Whether you’re new to theater or you’re ready to enhance your acting, singing, and dancing skills, there’s something for everyone at Northwest Children’s Theater and School: Voted BEST Performing Arts Classes and Camps in PDX Parent’s 2021 Readers’ Poll!

Registration Deadline Ongoing through August 15 but camps fill quickly!

Cost: $70-$420
Dates: June 13-August 19
Ages: 4-18
Locations: Multiple

Circus Theater Camp

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Explore acrobatics, trapeze, aerial and physical storytelling in a variety of week-long full-day Circus Theater camps! Half-day options may be available. Options for all experience levels, beginning to intensive. All camps are inclusive and accessible to students of all abilities.

Early Bird Discount: Yes
Registration Deadline: June 1
Cost: $225 – $425
Dates: June 13 – August 26
Ages: 6 – 16
Location: 1515 SE 37th Ave., Portland

Vibe of Portland Art and Music Camps

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Vibe’s summer camps combine creativity with fun! Exploring and imagining, children experiment with a variety of mediums to foster creative thinking and problem-solving. Every week is a new focus, for a range of ages and levels. 

Early Bird Discount: Yes
Registration Deadline: June 20
Cost: $195 – $395
Dates: June 20 – August 26
Ages: 3 – 16Multiple Locations

Spring Break & Summer Horse Riding

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Horses are ready to ride at Spring Break Horse Camp 2022! Hands on fun grooming, saddling, and riding walk trot canter on horseback. Group by age 3-8, 8-12, 12-15, and 15-18 years old. Spring/Summer Camps sign up and information on website.

Early Bird Discount: Yes
Registration Deadline: March 15 
Cost: $285
Dates: March 21 – 24
Ages: 3 and up
Location: Hillsboro, OR

The Independent Dance Project

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The Independent Dance Project offers full and half day camps for kids ages 3-12. Through a wide variety of themes, dancers will learn, explore movement and create relationships through dance. Camps are offered in multiple styles and levels.

Early Bird Discount: Register Before 2/15
Registration Deadline: None
Cost: $140-$390
Dates: June 20 – August 18
Ages: 3 to 12
Location: SE Portland

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.

Cost: Starting at $79
Dates: June – August
Ages: 3-8

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