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This summer your family is invited to discover Olympic National Park like you’ve never seen it before! Join NatureBridge, the national park’s nonprofit education partner, for Olympic Family Camp. This 5-day, 4-night adventure gives families opportunities to learn together, laugh together and build a lifetime of memories.

At NatureBridge’s Campus on Lake Crescent you’ll relax lake-side on the historic grounds of the Rosemary Inn, canoe on glacially-carved Lake Crescent, and explore the old-growth forest around Barnes Point. Our professional educators lead explorations of Olympic National Park and Peninsula insider adventures for all ages.

Olympic Family Camp is coordinated in cooperation with National Park Service and US Public Health Service officials following current CDC guidelines for outdoor camps. Families with children of all ages are welcome to attend the program. Learn More or Request Information.

NatureBridge | Olympic National Park

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Join us for fun-filled camps that promote kindness, creativity, and community. Our heart-centered education teaches skills that prioritize social-emotional learning, bringing joy and connection via dance/movement, music, theater, and the arts. Each camp day begins and ends with a shared community circle, where we check in with gratitude, set positive intentions, reflect on what we learned, and share appreciation. Students will:

  • Enjoy friendship, smiles and laughter
  • Exercise, play games, and dance/move to happy music
  • Celebrate different cultures via the lens of art, theater, dance, and songs
  • Breathe fresh air and take in the beauty of nature during park walks, learning about conservation, gardening, native plants and wildlife
  • Develop important SEL skills of communication, exploring ways to express emotion via poetry, art, music, theater, and dance
  • Explore a colorful spectrum of activities each week of summer that challenge brains and bodies in logical and creative ways
  • Engage in opportunities to discover strengths within and the light in others
  • Teamwork and collaboration to create win-win at camp and in the world
  • Practice mindfulness, empathy, compassion, altruism, and kindness

Amazing and talented staff will care for small stable cohorts following CDC and OHA guidelines for safety. Special Early Bird pricing ends April 20th.

Dance with Joy Studios
8051 SE 16th Ave
Portland, OR 97202
Phone: 5037045617

Have an AWESOME summer at MJCC Day Camp! Health + safety is our top priority. Through socialization, arts and crafts, sports, games, and imaginative play, we encourage growth, inspire confidence, and provide the framework for lasting memories and friendships.  Enjoy quality, age-appropriate programs that are super fun including sports, cooking, Jewish culture, drama, nature, and more! MJCC classic camp has a different theme each week! Campers create crafts, play games, and do activities that revolve around the theme. Half + full-day options 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Open to everyone ages 3-15. MJCC Day Camp is imbued with a sense of joy, community, spirit and fun.

Sign up for MJCC Day Camp today!

Ages 3-15 (New sessions added for 3-4 year olds!)
June 21 – August 20, 2021
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Open to Everyone!
Camps run in one-week sessions. (Ages 3-4 have two sessions throughout the summer)

Mittleman Jewish Community Center
6651 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
Phone: 503-244-0111

Photo by: Daniela Williams

Join GIS for our German & Mandarin summer camp programs! Our camps offer innovative and unique ways to approach learning language through theme-based activities in and outside the classroom. No German or Mandarin language experience needed.

Our camps are run by bilingual teachers and provide a great opportunity for your child to start learning a new language. Give your child the chance to create lasting bonds with friends all while experiencing the German or Mandarin languages!

German International School
3900 SW Murray Blvd
Beaverton, OR 97005
Phone: 5036269089

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Get your students off those screens and out of the house this summer with OMSI Day Camps & Classes.

Socially distanced day camps will provide a positive change of pace for K–8 students, helping them build critical thinking and social skills, and putting science at the center of their problem-solving.

OMSI’s experienced educators have successfully run day camps and child care throughout the pandemic, including summer 2020, and will continue to apply their knowledge and expertise in summer 2021.

Choose from nearly 50 different small group day camps filled with science-focused experiences you can’t find anywhere else, including drone pilot training, junior veterinarian, kitchen chemistry, LEGO® robotics, forensic science investigation, and more.

Register for your favorites at and get ready for a fun summer full of good vibes and big ideas.

1945 SE Water Ave
Portland, OR 97214
Phone: 5037974000

Open to everyone! Explore your creativity, discover your talents, nurture your curiosity and broaden your horizons at PJA’s Summer Discovery Program. With safety and security as a top priority, PJA offers enriching classes from experienced, professional teachers who are excited to teach topics and themes with passion. Explore the outdoor classroom, create imaginative stories with puppet theatre, learn to paint with watercolors, construct Lego sculptures, and more!

PJA teachers incorporate STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) in the classes to enhance learning. Classes spend time outside playing, exploring, and going on adventures, so bring your walking shoes! Spend July 2021 at PJA, perhaps taking a class to learn the basics of gardening; we know there is a class for you. Exercise your brain, explore and discover in a fun and nurturing way.

June 28 – July 16
Ages 4-15
Open to Everyone!
9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Camps run in one-week sessions.

Portland Jewish Academy
6651 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
Phone: 503-244-0126

Children will enjoy a world of fun this summer at The International School’s award-winning 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 5thGrade
  • Beginner to Advanced Learners
  • Small groups led by teachers from around the world
  • NEW: Extended-Day options until 5:30pm!

Have fun in one session or all three! 2021 Themes include Kingdom AnimaliaWonderful World of Water, and Game On!

Summer Camp will follow strict COVID-19 measures such as stable cohorts, daily health screenings, required face coverings, and more.  For more information about health protocols, camp themes, camp groups, and other camp details, visit Feel free to contact the Summer Camp team at!

The International School Summer Camp
2305 S Water Ave
Portland, OR 97201
Phone: 503-226-2496

Photo by: Nicole Wasko

Get your kids back outside this summer! Using time-tested curriculum, our experienced instructors empower your campers of all ages and skill levels to bike, hike, rock climb and paddle in awesome outdoor recreation areas. Kids gain a deeper appreciation for the outdoors and the confidence and technical skills they need to choose active, outdoor lifestyles. Day and overnight camp locations in Portland and Bend, OR, across the Bay Area of CA, and the Front Range in CO. We practice safe and effective COVID-19 protocols and have flexible cancellation policies. Spots for 2021 are filling fast! Visit our website today for more details.

Avid4 Adventure
8825 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225
Phone: (720)249-2412

Photo by: Jenny Bowlden

Summer is on AGAIN at Oregon Episcopal School! We did summer safely last year and we’re back in 2021 offering in-person and online camps to young people ages 4 to 18 from July 6 to August 27. Check out our offerings, including favorites like River Runners, Rock Climbing, Dungeons and Dragons, Fencing, and Llama Love! We have something for everyone! Registration opens March 15:

Oregon Episcopal School

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Don’t break your back, and let the folks at Pedalheads help your kids learn to ride a bike! One of the more unique summer camps that you will find – this week-long day camp specializes in helping kids as young as 3 get-off-training wheels and ride on their own – often times in as short as one week. Helping even the most tentative of kids, they focus on safety, fun, and skills and more than anything want to build confidence and a love of biking for the campers in their program. For those with kids who can ride already, Pedalheads also offers road riding and trail riding camps. With Covid-19 still with us for 2021, try a camp that is both outside and provides inherently more physical distancing.

They provide half-day, all-day, and 1.5hr Tots level camps and typically run from the months of June to August depending on the location. Let them take out the yelling and frustration of teaching a kid to ride a bike and enjoy the benefits of enjoyable family rides afterwards. Having run bike camps for over 25+ years, put your trust in this popular, parent program staple.

Located across the Portland metro area.

Phone: 18888866464