December means chilly nights, festive parties — and lots of vacation days from school. Keep your kids busy and happy with the help of our Winter Camps & Activities Guide.
The 2023 PDX Parent Winner for Best Camps! Trackers Earth offers No-School & Winter Break Camps featuring outdoor adventure and hands-on crafts. Kids can connect with friends while learning real skills with expert Trackers Teachers and Guides.
Families can choose: Martial Arts, Archery, Role-Playing Games, Wilderness Survival, Animals, Farms, Fishing, Jewelry, Sewing, DIY Crafts, Paintball, Snowshoeing, Leadership, Woodworking, Ceramics, and Blacksmithing!
All this and much more. Choose your Camp, choose your Trackers Adventure!
Join the fun at Skyhawks and SuperTots Winter Break Camps! Their camps from December 18-22 and 27-29 offer engaging sports activities that teach life skills in an enjoyable, team-oriented environment. Register now to secure a spot for a winter filled with energy, learning, and sportsmanship. Don’t miss out—scan the QR code or visit their website to learn more and sign up today!
Discover the magic of music at Electronic Music Club’s Winter Camp, happening December 18-22, 9 am-1 pm daily. Craft melodies, find your unique sound, and build your electronic instrument to take home. Create, play, and make music your way this winter.
Join the fun at Rose City Rollers’ Junior Roller Derby Winter Break Camp! Register your kiddo for a week of fun, where they will learn the basics of derby and connect with a supportive community!
12/18 –12/22, 9 am-3 pm daily
At the Hangar at Oaks Park
Registration is $275. Scholarships are available.
Don’t have your own skates or gear? No sweat! Rentals are included in your registration! Sign up now.
Tryon Forest Adventures Winter Camp offers children time to grow, learn, and have fun outdoors at Tryon Creek State Natural Area, December 18– 22. Hiking trails and crossing bridges over Tryon Creek, youth observe the sights and sounds of the forest. They practice nature observation skills and find wintertime wildlife. Inside they engage in stories and art to learn how a variety of cultures celebrate the solstice and the new year.
Spanish Around the World is an Adventures in Spanish special winter camp that gives children the opportunity to experience vibrant Spanish cultures! This camp offers engaging language lessons, fun cultural activities, and cooking for a memorable and educational adventure.
Join Hoyt Arboretum’s Nature Educators to create simple, nature crafts using leaves, cones, acorns, sticks, lichens, and more! Participants will be able to make their own unique creations using materials gathered from around the Arboretum to take home. Crafts are designed for ages 5+, but all are welcome!
Keep your kids engaged and having fun while school is out for winter break! Inquisitive young minds can discover the world around them with NCPRD’s STEAMVentures Science Winter Break Camps. Choose between Mini World in a Bottle; Build, Whip-up and Grow DIY Holiday Gifts; and Winter Secrets of Plants and Animals. Half-day and full-day camp options available. Learn more at ncprd.com/winter-break-camp.
Join PTFC Camps this winter during school breaks to stay active and improve your soccer skills! PTFC Camps are a great way to improve your game, make new friends, and most importantly, have fun. Their soccer camps are open to all children between the ages of 5-13, of all playing levels from beginner to advanced. They have partnered with The Plex Indoor Center and Portland Indoor Center to host recreational soccer camps this December-February.
This winter break, kids 11-14 years old can explore their creativity in half day camps at PAM CUT. From December 18-22, they’re offering Creativity Quest which reveals the secrets of immersive game design and Worlds of Wonder where kids learn how to build their own fantastical universes.
Imagine, learn, and grow with Oregon Children’s Theatre! Whether your child is looking for a fun way to express themselves or ready to take their theatrical training to the next level, OCT has a class for everyone. Develop new skills, build confidence, make new friends, and have fun!
“Chill out” this winter break with Northwest Children’s Theater’s award-winning camps!
Follow Rudolph’s Bright Light, explore The Forbidden Forrest, and meet “the ghost with the most” in Beetlejuice. Plus, NWCT’s popular Wizard School comes to Beaverton!
December 18-22 at The Judy (NWCT’s home in downtown Portland)
December 18-22 in NE Portland
December 26-29 at The Reser in Beaverton
Spend Winter Break with Experiment PDX! They will have plenty of intriguing science and inspiring art activities to spark curiosity, creativity and teamwork in your elementary-age children.
Step into a world of wonder and excitement with A-WOL Dance Collective’s Winter Break – Youth Beginners Camp! Students will have the opportunity to practice their aerial skills and will also be exposed to other disciplines of circus such as dance, tumbling, and prop spinning. This camp is specially designed for students who are new to aerial or have minimal aerial experience. 12/18-12/21 at A-WOL Dance.