Still have summer childcare holes? We’ve got you! Check out our list of 14 new camps that still have space available.
From pre-ballet for the youngest movers to their two-week Junior Intensive for ages 8 and older, plus their Summer Intensive for experienced dancers and adult classes for continuing ballet education, there is an opportunity for all ages to get moving this summer. OBT School’s 2023 Summer Ballet Programs give students an opportunity to work with OBT’s professional faculty. Learn more and register at school.obt.org!
At PIVOT PDX, kids will explore performing as an outlet for creativity, artistry, humor, and expression. Activities such as charades, musical dots, find the beat, pass the move, sketch comedy, and hand puppets, will be explored at each campers’ comfort level. Camps are split into two age groups and the younger age group has a half or full-day option. Mutual aid spots (no pay and food provided for marginalized communities) are available in each session.
Portland Preschool of the Arts has an amazing summer planned! They will be exploring dinos, pirates, backyard bugs, rainforest animals and much more! Sign up today.
Lovegood Performing Arts Company has a few spots left in their 1- and 2-week Disney’s The Lion King KIDS musical theater camps for students ages 6-14!
Lovegood camps are designed for youth ages 6 and up, with lots of opportunities to learn basic and advanced skills in musical theatre, dance, acting, auditioning, improv and more!
NW Dance Project’s Summer Dance Intensive, happening June 26 to June 30, is for intermediate and advanced dancers, ages 9 to 18, looking for a comprehensive curriculum of techniques and styles of dance. Students will experience the joy of dance with Portland’s finest teachers in an open and inclusive environment. The week includes Ballet, Contemporary, Musical Theater, Hip Hop, and Improvisation classes and will conclude with a show for family and friends!
Join Portland Outdoor Explorers for transported summer day-camps to Oregon’s beautiful state parks where kids can learn wildcrafts, plant and animal identification, rockhounding, foraging, woodcarving, LARP and table-top gaming, knotwork, water and beach games, field games, stealth games, making natural dyes, learning animal calls, bug hunts, plant etchings, conservation activities, and SO MUCH MORE!
Sitter Setter summer camps will provide your campers with a fun and safe learning environment to enjoy the outdoors and stay busy! Activities include: arts & crafts, tie-dying, special guests (West Linn PD to teach bike/helmet safety) and more. And their lead counselor is a teacher!
Location: Tanner Creek Park, West Linn
When: July 10-13 and 24-27, and 31-Aug 1; 10am-3pm
Sign up and join the summer fun with Sitter Setter!
Balance Soccer offers a 5-day, 4-night overnight soccer camp in the scenic forest of Vernonia, Oregon. The camp provides top-quality coaching from experienced soccer professionals, as well as fun and engaging activities like a 350′ Slip n’ Slide, floating in the creek, and swimming in the pool. This is the perfect opportunity for young athletes of all skill levels, ages 9-17, to get off their phone, improve their skills, build confidence, and make friends!
Have an AWESOME summer at MJCC Day Camp! Enjoy quality, age-appropriate programs that are super fun: swimming, cooking, Jewish culture, art, + more! Flexible options 8:00 am – 5:30 pm. Open to everyone ages 3-15.
Summer Art Camps at Hipbone Art Studio for teens ages 12 to 17+ begin June 19, offering week long camps with daily classes, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. throughout the summer. Teens will learn traditional art skills from working artists in a safe and inclusive environment. Classes include: beginning drawing, comics, graphic novel, portrait drawing and painting, illustration, figure drawing.
As a previous “PDX Parent Readers’ Favorites” TOP 5 Winner, Portland Rock Gym offers five-day indoor or outdoor climbing camps throughout the summer. Indoor camps include time in the gym filled with games, technique instruction, and lots of climbing, while outdoor camps offer a climbing adventure in the PNW!
Learn Fashion, Special FX, and Movie Makeup tricks in a 4-day Summer Makeup Camp. Use your skills in a live runway show or in a movie scene you write. Photo shoots and makeup kits included. Take more than one camp at a discount. Choose between Fashion Camp, Movie & FX Makeup Camp or their original Summer Makeup Camp that combines both. Find out more on their website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does your child want to be active, engaged, and immersed in the performing arts? Please join the Classical Ballet Academy (CBA) for their week long camps, intensives, and classes, including children’s camps: Peter Pan, The Little Mermaid, Frozen, and Moana. Spots are limited. Visit www.classicalballet.net to see their full summer schedule.
K-Lean’s Tennis/Golf Development Programs focus on providing a FUN, fast-paced, and game-based approach. Their approach adds excitement for the kids as they learn through a progression of drills and games specific to each of the levels of play. They teach with passion, loads of energy, and space for kids to realize and attain their potential.