Summer Camps

three girls in Gabriel Park posing and smiling
Our camp program provides healthy, active, engaging, safe, and fun activities for kids from preschool through elementary school.
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How to Register

Registration begins at 9:30am:

  • Thursday, May 16 for camps that take place from June 24–July 26
  • Thursday, June 13 for camps that take place July 29–August 23

Register online

Space is limited. If you cannot get into a camp, we highly recommend that you place yourself on the waitlist. If you need assistance, please call the Customer Service Center at 503-823-2525, your local community or art center, or SUN school.

How to create online accounts and sign up for activities (Cómo crear cuentas en línea y registrarse para actividades)

Summer Camp Details

  • Summer Camps take place Monday, June 24 through Friday, August 23 (preschool camps and select youth camps end August 9)

We offer healthy, active, engaging, and fun recreational and educational activities to kids ages 3–11. The daily schedule is flexible, and campers are encouraged to participate in all activities.

Preschool Camps (ages 3-5)

Monday–Thursday, 9:00 am–12:00 pm (all sites) and 1:00–4:00 pm (at select locations)

Please note: All preschool campers must be potty trained. Our programs are not set up for clothes or diaper changing in the classroom. We understand that anyone can have an accident and if this happens, we have the child change themselves in the bathroom, with help from a teacher.

A potty-trained student is able to: know when they need to go potty, with ample time to reach the bathroom; get themselves to the bathroom and manipulate their own clothes; get themselves onto and off of the toilet; able to wipe themselves, flush the toilet, and wash their own hands.

Preschool Camp Locations: (click on the links to view available camps at each location)

Youth Camps (entering grades 1–5/6)

We offer youth camp options Monday–Friday, from 9:00 am–5:00 pm. Half-day specialty camps are available at select locations.

Youth Camp Locations: (click on the links to view available camps at each location)

Adaptive & Inclusive Recreation (AIR)

Summer camps for teens (ages 12-21) and adults (ages 18 and older) with disabilities. AIR Summer Camps take place Monday–Thursday from 9:00 am–3:30 pm 

Register online

Access Discount Program - Reduced Pricing

 Thanks to the Parks Local Option Levy, Portland residents can get a discount on program and activity fees. Use the discount for community center and pool admission, preschool and after-school programs, classes, camps, swim lessons, and more.

To get a discount, first register for the Access Discount Program, select a discount amount, and then use it for select activities. No proof of income is required. Discount is valid for 12 months from registration date. Go to any community or arts center for more information about how to register.

Choose a discount: 25, 50, 75, or 90%

Learn more about the Access Discount Program 

Withdrawals and Refund Policy

If you need to withdraw your child, you will receive a refund if notice is given before the start of camp. If you need to withdraw after the program has begun, you may request a prorated credit or refund. If there are more than seven days before the start of camp, you can complete your withdrawal online. If less than seven days, you should call or visit a recreation site or the PP&R Customer Service Center.

Health and Safety Protocols

We appreciate your help in keeping participants and staff healthy. Please screen your child and keep them home from camp if they have any of the following illness symptoms:

  • Fever over 100.4 degrees F 
  • Diarrhea (more than one abnormally loose, runny, watery, or bloody stool)
  • Vomiting on 2 or more occasions within the past 24 hours
  • Severe or persistent coughing.
  • Unusual yellow color to skin or eyes
  • Skin or eye lesions or rashes that are severe, weeping, or puss‐filled
  • Stiff neck and headache with one or more of the symptoms listed above
  • Difficult breathing or abnormal wheezing
  • Complaints of severe pain
  • Lice or nits

All camp activities are informed by Oregon Early Learning Divisions Child Care Provider Requirements.

Required Participant Emergency Contact and Health Information - ePACT 

Portland Parks & Recreation uses ePACT to collect camper health and emergency information. All information is stored securely online and will replace paper forms. Before your first day of camp, you should receive an invitation by email from ePACT. If you have not seen the invite by Thursday before camp, check your spam or contact us.

Campers must have completed health information to attend camp. Filling out the profile takes 15-25 minutes. Children who arrive without health information will need to create an account and complete information on site. Participants can only be checked in for camp on day two if they their ePACT information is complete online.

  1. Follow the link to create an account on ePACT.
  2. Fill out the health information completely for each camper. Please include information about allergies, authorized pick-ups, and emergency contacts.
  3. As a final step, click the Share button to complete the process.   

New to ePACT: Sharing your emergency information

Returning members: Reconfirming your record

How to download the ePACT Family APP:

Inclusion Services 

Children of all abilities and interests are welcome to participate in our programs. Inclusion Services provides meaningful access to people living with disabilities. The program aims to provide every individual access to all PP&R registered classes and activities that are within their chronological age group. Each support plan is established on an individual basis.

Requesting Inclusion Services is a decision of the participant or their caregiver(s), recreation staff do not request or require the support of Inclusion Services. To inquire about support or the Inclusion Services program, please contact the Coordinator at 971-284-5060.

How to request PP&R Inclusion Services

  1. Register for desired activity.
  2. Once registered, please complete an inclusion request form. Once Inclusion Services receives the completed request form, you will be contacted by the Coordinator who will establish a support plan for the participant. 

The request for accommodations should be made a minimum of 10 business days prior to the start date of the class or program.  Requests made fewer than 10 days in advance should still be submitted and all efforts will be made to provide accommodation in a timely manner.

Personal Care Policy
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) staff may provide personal care assistance for any registered participants ages five and under, only if the participant has a disability and requires assistance with personal care. Participants ages six and over are encouraged to bring their own personal assistant to the activity (must be 18 and older) at no charge to provide any necessary and unavoidable personal care. 

Download PDF file PP&R Personal Care Policy (478.85 Kb)

What to Bring to Camp 

Children should come to each day of the program with the following: 

  • Jacket or extra layers of clothing
  • Lunch
  • Snack
  • Water bottle
  • Close-toed shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Medications (if needed)

Coming to Camp with Medication - both prescription and over-the-counter medications. 

  • List all required medications in your health information on ePACT. 
  • Bring medications in their original packaging. 
  • Bring the required paperwork with you on the first day of camp.   
    • Fill out the Authorization for Medication Administration 
    • Fill out the Medication Administering Information 
  • Only staff are permitted to give medications to campers


PP&R Customer Service Center


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