How to Register
- Registration begins on May 24, for programs that take place from June 21 to July 25.
- Registration begins on June 28, for programs that take place from July 26 to August 28.
Space is very 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.
Summer Camp Details
- Beginning July 6 (Registration opens May 24)
- Summer camps run weekly from Monday through Thursday, unless otherwise noted.
Preschool Camps (ages 3-5)
Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.
Sites will offer a flexible drop-off from 8:30 - 9:00 am. Pick up is at 12:00 pm.
Get ready for action! Make new friends while building social and communication skills. Find adventure and expand your imagination, experiencing arts, crafts, games, and more! A little bit of everything!
Preschool Camp Locations: Preschool camps will be held indoors at community centers.
- Charles Jordan Community Center
- East Portland Community Center
- Montavilla Community Center
- Mt. Scott Community Center
- Peninsula Park Community Center
- St. Johns Community Center
- Southwest Community Center
Youth Camps (entering grades 1-3 and 3-5)
Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Sites will offer a flexible drop-off from 8:30 - 9:00 am and flexible pick-up from 5:00 - 5:30 pm.
Experience action-packed camps filled with exciting activities. Build cooperation, stimulate imagination, and increase self-esteem while discovering ways to use your energy positively.
Enthusiasm and excitement thrive as we explore various sports skills, games, teamwork, and fair play. Activities suit both the established and aspiring athlete. Emphasis on cooperation and participation ensure a positive experience for all.
Summer Arts Camp
Unleash your creativity, energy, and imagination as you explore art! Build your confidence in a safe, nurturing environment as you create, play, and collaborate with others. A variety of opportunities available in both the visual and performing arts.
Youth Camp Locations: youth day camps will be held outdoors in Portland parks.
- University Park - delivered by Charles Jordan Community Center staff
- Floyd Light Park – delivered by East Portland Community Center staff
- Lillis-Albina Park – delivered by Matt Dishman Community Center staff
- Montavilla Park – delivered by Montavilla Community Center staff
- Mt. Scott Park – delivered by Mt. Scott Community Center staff
- Multnomah Arts Center (MAC) – delivered by MAC staff
- Peninsula Park – delivered by Peninsula Park Community Center staff
- Gabriel Park – delivered by Southwest Community Center staff
- St. Johns Park – delivered by St. Johns Community Center staff
Adaptive & Inclusive Recreation (AIR)
- Beginning June 21 (Registration opens May 24)
- AIR Summer Camps run weekly from Monday through Wednesday
Summer camps for teens (ages 12-21) and adults (ages 18 and older) with disabilities. AIR summer camps will meet Monday through Wednesday from 9:00 am-1:30 pm at different Portland Parks each week. $125/per week, can be reduced to as low as $15 using Pay What you Can.
We recognize that cost can be a barrier to participation. Thanks to the passing of the 2020 Parks Local Option Levy (Parks Levy), we are implementing a new “Pay What You Can” option. This allows City of Portland residents to access flexible payment options based on their family’s needs. Please note, the pay what you can payment option replaces our former scholarship program and does not require an application.
A deposit of 10% of the camp fee is due at the time of registration. The remaining balance must be paid by the Monday before camp starts (for example: for July 6 camp week, the entire week of camp must be paid for by Monday, June 28).
As a City of Portland resident, you can use “Pay What You Can” discounts to align the cost to your family’s budget:
Preschool summer camps (ages 3-5)
$75 per week for Portland residents. $7.50 deposit is due at the time of registration.
- Use one $20 discount to bring the cost to $55. $5.50 deposit is due at the time of registration.
- Use two $20 discounts to bring the cost to $35. $3.50 deposit is due at the time of registration.
- Use three $20 discounts to bring the cost to $15. $1.50 deposit is due at the time of registration.
Youth summer camps (grades 1-5)
$175 per week for Portland residents. $17.50 deposit is due at the time of registration.
- Use one $40 discount to bring the cost to $135. $13.50 deposit is due at the time of registration.
- Use two $40 discounts to bring the cost to $95. $9.50 deposit is due at the time of registration.
- Use three $40 discounts to bring the cost to $55. $5.50 deposit is due at the time of registration.
- Use four $40 discounts to bring the cost to $15. $1.50 due at time of registration.
To use the pay what you can option, enroll in your desired camp. At the payment screen, under “Enrollment Details,” you will see a discount window. Press “Add” to select the number of discounts you need to bring the cost of camp to the amount your family can pay.
If you need to withdraw your child, refunds are available until the Wednesday before camp (for example: for July 6 camp week, refund available up until Wednesday, June 30).
New Health and Safety Protocols
All camp activities are informed by Oregon Early Learning's Emergency Child Care Guidelines and comply with all state, county, and city COVID-19 protocols.
- Group sizes are limited. Children will travel in stable groups of 8-10 campers with two staff.
- Physical distancing is required. Everyone must stay 6' feet apart from people not living in the same household or within the same stable camp group.
- Face coverings are required for all participants (including adults dropping off and picking up children). If a camper or adult arrives without a face covering, a disposable mask will be provided.
- Liability waivers must be on file for each camper. The COVID-19 waiver is read and signed during the online registration process.
- Campers will be screened for symptoms when they arrive. Our staff will be screening campers (and adults dropping them off) for COVID-like symptoms each day. We will be following the required exclusion policy in the Emergency Child Care Guidelines.
Sanitization and cleaning of supplies and equipment
Sanitation and disinfection are a priority. Campers will be asked to wash or sanitize hands as they arrive and just before leaving camp. Campers will be asked to wash hands or use hand sanitizer throughout the day as needed.
Sharing supplies and equipment will be limited as much as possible. If sharing of equipment is required, it will be sanitized between uses. Campers may be asked to help wash their supplies with soap and water after use.
Required 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.
- Follow the link to create an account on ePACT.
- Fill out the health information completely for each camper. Please include information about allergies, authorized pick-ups, and emergency contacts.
- As a final step, click "submit" to share your camper's information with us.
New to ePACT: Sharing your emergency information
Returning members: Reconfirming your record
How to download the ePACT Family APP:
- How to Set Up Your 'ePACT Family App' on Apple Devices
- How to Set Up Your 'ePACT Family App' on Android Devices
Children of all abilities and interests are welcome to participate in our programs. If your child requires assistance to participate, please contact the Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation Department.
How to request PP&R Inclusion Services
- Chose the activity you would like to participate in and register for that class.
- Contact Inclusion Services at 971-284-5060 or Lyndsey.Goforth@portlandoregong.gov.
- If this is your first time requesting accommodations through Inclusion Services, you will need to complete an intake form. This process helps determine the level of accommodation needed.
- The inclusion staff will work with the instructor on how to support the individual’s needs.
What to Bring to Camp
Children should come to each day of the program with the following:
- Jacket or extra layers of clothing
- Lunch – Lunch will also be available to all campers for FREE
- Water bottle
- Close-toed shoes
- 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