2019 Guide to Portland Summer Camps

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Your number one source for all things Portland summer camps is here! PMB has partnered with the top local camps to provide the ultimate 2019 Guide to Portland Summer Camps! Get all the details you need and register your kid(s) for a summer of fun!

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RGCC Day Camp

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Each day of camp will be a new and exciting experience for our campers as no two days with KECamps are exactly alike! Our days begin with Hello Camp, a morning meeting of sorts where, through an assortment of organized activities, campers and staff get to know each other, review the day’s schedule and sing our special camp song! Similarly, we will end our days with Goodbye Camp, a time for wrap-up activities and reflections, SMILE Bands, snacks, and “see you later’s”. The bulk of camp will be spent participating in a wide variety of activities throughout the day that may include golf, swimming, arts & crafts, group games, fun with foods, STEM challenges, and so much more!

RGCC Day Camp, for children ages 5-11, will run Monday-Friday from July 8-August 9. Extended day program and lunch are included in camp cost. You do not need to be a member of Riverside Golf & Country Club to attend camp… all are welcome!

8105 NE 33rd Drive
Portland OR 97211

(877) 671-2267

Oregon Gymnastics Academy

OGA Summer Camps 2019

OGA Summer Camps offer friends, fitness, and fun all rolled into one! Campers partake in hours of gymnastics instruction from our fantastic coaches along with engaging games, crafts, and field trips based on the exciting theme of the week.

OGA Camps are for ages 4-12, and athletes of all levels. Visit the website for more information or to sign up, and be sure to check out the Early Bird and Member Discounts!

16305 NW Bethany Ct. Suite 109
Beaverton OR 97006

(503) 531-3409

ID Tech Camps for Kids and Teens

ID Tech Camps

At iD Tech, students ages 7-19 learn to code, design video games, produce videos, design Fortnite-inspired levels, mod Minecraft, create with Roblox, engineer robots, model and print 3D characters, work with AI and machine learning, build laptops, learn about cybersecurity, and more!

Weeklong, day and overnight summer programs that instill in-demand skills and embolden students to shape the future. iD Tech Camps (weeklong, co-ed, 7-17), Alexa Café (weeklong, all-girls, 10-15), iD Tech Academies (2-week, teen-only, 13-18).

Held at Lewis & Clark College


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Pedalheads offers bike, swim, and sport programs to families in over 45 cities across Canada and the USA. We focus on developing healthy, confident, and independent kids by way of our own teaching methods, small classes, and incredible instructors.

Our learn-to-ride bike program is best known for helping kids ages three through 12 get off training wheels and safely ride on the road.

Our program includes:

a progression of six instructional levels for you to choose from,
three-hour half-day camps,
seven-hour all-day camps,
private lessons, and
before and after care options.

Kids get lots of time on their bikes learning and playing games, navigating obstacle courses, and challenging themselves with a variety of activities in a safe environment.

Throughout Portland!

(888) 886-6464

Ecology in Classrooms and Outdoors

ECO in Classrooms and Outdoors

Ecology in Classrooms and Outdoors have loads of outdoor, full-day, summer adventures planned at the Learning Gardens Laboratory in SE Portland! Bring us your K-6th grade campers and they’ll discover how the world comes alive through the magic and wonder of ecology.

Camps run in week long sessions, each with a different theme and a whole lineup of games, activities, experiments, and investigations. With nature as our guide we’ll explore, we’ll be scientists and artists, we’ll build skills, make forts, tell stories, grow food, and form new bonds – both human and non!

Our camp location is a unique area that hosts developed farmed land, an orchard, natural undeveloped space, and curated “wild” land. There’s so much to discover and loads of fun to be had! Campers will be split into two groups (K-3rd and 4-6th) with age-appropriate programming. Adventure awaits – register for one, a few, or for all!

Learning Gardens Laboratory
6745 SE 60th Ave
Portland OR 97206.

(503) 515-2834

Rose City Futsal

Rose City Futsal

Rose City Futsal offers youth futsal (5v5 soccer) Summer Camps, Holiday Camps, Spring Break Camps, Mini Camps when school is out.

RCF camps are SO MUCH MORE than your average soccer camp. Futsal training, team building games and creative activities keep kids engaged and wanting to come back for more! Camps are led by energetic coaches to ensure quality training and a fun experience!

All-Levels Camps are fun, balanced camps mixing futsal training with crafts, games, activities + our famous World Cup Tournament. These camps allow active kids to learn and practice futsal skills while having fun with friends! No soccer or futsal experience needed. Discover THE HEART OF THE GAME! Ages 6-12

Advanced Futsal Camps are designed for dedicated, experienced players to improve speed, agility, technical, and tactical ability. Our coaches share their passion and knowledge for futsal with fun, in-depth trainings. Invitation only, determined by birth year.

Kick it into high gear this summer with a camp you’ll never forget! Camps fill quickly, so be sure to register soon.

5010 NE Oregon Street (Portland)
10831 Cascade Avenue (Tigard)

(503) 734-2383

Camp TEK

Camp TEK

Experience A Summer Like No Other!!!

The TEK Center offers the most fun and unique camps around! Robotics, coding, Minecraft, Nerf Camp, Dodgeball, bouldering, t-shirt design, 3D printing, and more all in one spot!

TEK camps are the only camps where you can code in the morning and play soccer in the afternoon! Maybe you prefer Nerf games in the morning and robotics in the afternoon? It’s up to you; choose your AM camp and PM camp from each week’s options.

Your camper will love our amazing staff who teach year-round and our one-of-a-kind facility with over 60 computers, indoor active area, foosball, basketball, maker space and more!
For your convenience we have multiple bus stops around Portland and provide transportation to/from camp! See you this summer!

5950 Willow Lane
Lake Oswego OR 97035

(971) 319-2814

NW Dance Project

NW Dance Project

NW Dance Project’s Summer Programs offer exceptional weekly curriculum. Dancers will experience the joy of dance taught by Portland’s finest teachers as they are mentored to push and develop their creativity, ideas and versatility. With an open and inclusive environment that values the creative process, our program develops coordination, balance, individual expression, spatial awareness, flexibility, strength, and group cooperation skills. Our philosophy focuses on technique, movement, strengthening and conditioning, versatility and creativity to support a balanced dance training education.

Our Junior Dance Intensive is geared for more advanced dancers interested in a comprehensive curriculum of techniques – Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary Jazz, Hip Hop, Improvisation, and Choreography.

Summer Dance Classes and Dance Weeks are a great introduction to dance and offer dancers of all levels the opportunity to gain an understanding of how their bodies move and how to communicate through dance.

211 NE 10th Ave
Portland Oregon 97232

(503) 421-7434

World of Speed Motorsports Museum

World of Speed

Drive into summer with World of Speed Motorsports Museum!

World of Speed takes summer camp to a whole new level with camps that engage, entertain, educate, and challenge students grades K–12 in a fun, supportive environment. New this year! Intro to Auto Tech for grades 9-12. Kick it into high gear this summer with a camp you’ll never forget! Camps fill quickly, so be sure to register soon.

There are many reasons World of Speed’s camps stand out:

• Small camp size
• Expert instructors
• STEM-focused
• Girls Rule! camp led by female instructors
• Hands-on experiences

27490 SW 95th Ave
Wilsonville OR 97070

(503) 563-6444

One With Heart

One With Heart

Looking for something to get your kids moving, thinking and feeling good this summer? Your child’s individual strengths can come forward while they are having a blast in One with Heart’s authentic martial arts camps.

Children experience the joy of creative movement inspired by Pukulan Kung Fu’s four animal style: monkey, tiger, crane, and snake. Daily trips to local parks give them fresh air, free play, and a chance to explore training in the natural environment. While they unlock and discover the warrior within, you know they are getting the best martial arts has to offer: perseverance, resilience, and the confidence to be themselves.

Eight weeks of outdoor camps to choose from: Sticks and Staffs, The Adventure of the Fire Monkey, Sword Play of the Jedi, and more. Each offers a week of progressive challenges in a positive environment. Let the discovery begin!

4231 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland Oregon 97215

(503) 231-1999

Ethos Music Center

Ethos Music Center

Your child is a star, and Ethos Music Center is here to help them realize their dreams!

With weeklong offerings for all skill levels in piano, guitar, strings, drums, voice, Rock Band and Hip-Hop, Ethos summer camps are here to give your child important tools to help them express themselves. Like all classes at Ethos, sliding-scale scholarships are available based on participation in the free / reduced lunch program at school.

For 20 years, Ethos has been dedicated to providing music education to kids in Portland and across Oregon. Our weeklong summer camps feature instrument instruction, art, recess, performances from prominent local musicians, Friday recitals, and much more.

It’s a musical experience your child will never forget!

2 N Killingsworth
Portland OR 97217

(503) 283-8467

Trackers Earth

Trackers Earth

Trackers Earth offers award-winning arts and outdoor programs for all ages. Camps and classes include wilderness survival, farm craft, fishing, pottery, archery, kayaking, blacksmithing, and much more. Their teachers are dedicated to supporting parents and children to connect with community, nature, our heritage, and future.

Multiple locations!

4617 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland OR 97202

(503) 345-3312

Make + Take Studio

Make + Take Studio

Do you need flexible summer options for your crafty kiddo? Make + Take Studio will offer drop-in, 4-hr camps throughout the summer where kids 7+ learn to make:

Bath Bombs
Lip Balms
And more!

Our studio is in an air-conditioned space and is a great getaway for kids! Session calendar is posted, and kids are welcome to come once, twice, or many times throughout the summer! Each day will be a different combinations of projects! Registration required 48 hours in advance. Just $49/kid per day!

3808 N Williams Ave #134
Portland OR 297215

(503) 974-7414

Avid 4 Adventure

This summer, experience the power of authentic outdoor adventure.

Avid4 Adventure summer camps teach K – 7th graders of all levels to climb, paddle, bike, hike and thrive in the outdoors. With help from our time-tested curriculum and experienced instructors, we give campers solid outdoors skills and character-shaping confidence they can use at camp and beyond, launching them into a lifetime of empowering adventure.

Camps will run weekly from June – August at the Catlin Gabel School, 8825 SW Barnes Road, Portland, OR 97225.

Learn more and sign up at Avid4.com, call 800-977-9873 or email [email protected]

Catlin Gabel School
8825 SW Barnes Road
Portland, OR 97225

(800) 977-9873

Math in Color

Math in Color

Math In Color provides creative math camps designed just for girls. There’s no practice worksheets here! All of our weekly camps include a variety of games, crafts, and hands-on activities that take math off the page and into the real world. Our camps promote problem-solving, reasoning, and communication rather than passive “watch and repeat” methods seen in many traditional classrooms.

Campers keep coming back because they enjoy the small camp sizes, supportive staff, and engaging experiences that help them gain confidence and form a better understanding and appreciation for math.

6516 SE 87th Ave
Portland OR 97266

(971) 703-8346

Saturday Academy

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Saturday Academy’s over 300 hands-on science, technology, engineering and math classes and camps are taught by community experts throughout the Portland Metro area. The program is designed for children entering grades 2-12. Saturday Academy is an education nonprofit established in 1983. Because we believe every child deserves the opportunity to follow their curiosity, financial aid is available. www.saturdayacademy.org

Just a few examples of camps this summer:
Animal Secrets: Behavior & Communication (Grades 2-4)
Geek Chic: Computer Camp for Girls (Grades 4-5)
Engineering Camp (Grades 6-8)
Animation Academy (Grades 7-12)
Cancer Research & Genetics (Grades 9-12)

Multiple locations!

(503) 200-5858

Peninsula at Neighborhood House

Spend July learning computer coding skills and exploring arts and crafts at Sabin school. Campers and staff will take weekly field trips around the community and of course spend lots of time outside.

With a 15-to-1 child to adult ratio and highly qualified teachers, your child is sure to have an engaging, safe, and fun-filled summer! Camp serves breakfast and snacks daily (lunch is not included.) $1334 for the month or $290 per week. Sliding scale offered and .5% discount if you sign up before May 1.

4720 N Maryland Ave
Portland OR 97217

(503) 438-5860

The International School

The International School
Children will enjoy a world of fun this summer at The International School’s award-winning language immersion Summer Camp! Chinese, Spanish or Japanese language and culture come to life through hands-on projects, stories, songs, games and outdoor fun! Whether learning a new language or already fluent, campers will love outdoor activities, field trips, multicultural performances, and much more! 
• From Ages 3 through 5th Grade
• Beginner to Advanced Learners
• Small groups led by teachers from around the world
• NEW: Extended-Day options until 6pm!
Have fun in one session or all three! 2019 Themes include Rockets & Robots, Fantasy Worlds & Magical Creatures, and Global Carnival.

025 SW Sherman St
Portland OR 97201

(503) 226-2496 x100

The Circus Project

The Circus Project

Circus camps at the Circus Project are highly physical and also exercise your child’s creativity. Students try out many new skills, as every day explores tumbling, trapeze, juggling, theatre, dance and more, and each week finishes with a public performance! Spend your summer making art in our beautiful, air-conditioned gym in NW Portland.

The Circus Project offers a variety of circus camps for ages 5 through teens. Check out our specialty camps like Aerial (Only!) and Circus Performance!

Day camps are 9am-3pm with after-care provided by our neighbor, Playdate PDX. Early drop-off is also available.

1420 NW 17th Ave Suite #388
Portland OR 97209

(503) 764-9174

Homestead Economics

Homestead Economics

An exciting and innovative education program offering homesteaders aged 8 and up the opportunity to experience the building of an urban homestead. We will learn the traditional home based arts including organic gardening, animal care, natural medicine, knitting, and anything else that captures our interest.​​​

All programs have a 10:1 ratio to ensure personalized attention and maximum learning flexibility.

5424 SE 120th Ave
Portland OR 97266

(503) 369-7920

The Wiggle Room

The Wiggle Room

At Camp Wiggle, kids will work on skills needed for kindergarten and preschool all while having fun and getting their wiggles out. Kids will engage in a variety of activities including fine motor skills, cooperative games, sensory activities, and early literacy/math activities. Camp Wiggle is designed and run by a pediatric occupational therapist in consultation with a classroom teacher.

Location:  The Wiggle Room
Ages: 4-5 year olds
Hours: 1-4pm
Dates: August 5-9, August 12-16 (more dates may be added depending on interest)

Cost: $245/wk, $100 deposit with balance due the first day of camp, $5.70 in online processing fees

The Wiggle Room
1925 NE 42nd Ave, Suite C
Portland OR 97213

(503) 977-9233

Mr. David's School of Film

Mr. David's School of Film

Do your creative kids love to animate with Lego Bricks, or create their own Youtube videos? Mr. David’s summer camps were created for them, offering hands-on Lego Animation, Moviemaking, Minecraft, Claymation, STEM, Digital Photography camps…and more!

Mr. David’s camps provide kids, 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! Your kids will leave with a handful of movies to share with their families and friends along with the skills needed to continue creating at home and beyond!

Camps are hosted at Taborspace

(818) 744-4887

Northwest Nibbles

This Summer Cooking Camp is perfect for eager young chefs, 8 – 13 yrs old. They will learn life long kitchen and cooking skills, Knife and Kitchen safety as well as team building skills. Each day students will prepare scratch made meals and pridefully take home dishes to their families! Students will graduate the Cooking Camp and receive their chefs knife to continue their cooking journey at home (knifes released to parents/guardian) A unique, creative camp that will have the whole family talking! July 22nd – 25th 10am – 4pm

58 W Powell Blvd
Gresham OR 97030

(406) 539-9582

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