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Summer Camps

Information
In summer 2021, Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R)’s primary goal is to keep our community healthy and to protect the public from the spread of COVID-19. PP&R designed summer programming to meet public health guidance and to be flexible as conditions change.
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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.

Register online

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.

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


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.

Summer Friends
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.

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.

Summertime Thrills
Experience action-packed camps filled with exciting activities. Build cooperation, stimulate imagination, and increase self-esteem while discovering ways to use your energy positively.

Sports Madness
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.


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.

Register online


New Pricing

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.

Refund Policy
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.

Visit our COVID-19 Safety Practices for Youth Participants to learn more about Portland Parks & Recreation's protocols.


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. 

  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 "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:


Inclusion Services 

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

  1. Chose the activity you would like to participate in and register for that class.
  2. Contact Inclusion Services at 971-284-5060 or Lyndsey.Goforth@portlandoregong.gov.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  • 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

Contact

PP&R Customer Service Center

Permits, registrations, reservation, general park questions

phone number503-823-2525

Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 5:00PM (closed 12:00PM-1:00PM)

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Location

Charles Jordan Community Center

Community And Arts Center
Park Location or Entrance
9009 N Foss Avenue
Portland, OR 97217

East Portland Community Center

Community And Arts Center
Park Location or Entrance
740 SE 106th Avenue
Portland, OR 97216

Montavilla Community Center

Community And Arts Center
Park Location or Entrance
8219 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97220

Mt. Scott Community Center

Community And Arts Center
Park Location or Entrance
5530 SE 72nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97206

Peninsula Park Community Center

Community And Arts Center
Park Location or Entrance
700 N Rosa Parks Way
Portland, OR 97217

St. Johns Community Center

Community And Arts Center
Park Location or Entrance
8427 N Central Street
Portland, OR 97203

Southwest Community Center

Community And Arts Center
Park Location or Entrance
6820 SW 45th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219
Park Location or Entrance
9009 N Foss Avenue
Portland, OR 97217
Park Location or Entrance
SE 111th Avenue and Alder Street
Portland, OR 97216
Park Location or Entrance
N Flint Avenue and Russell Street
Portland, OR 97227
Park Location or Entrance
NE 82nd Avenue and Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97220
Park Location or Entrance
SE 72nd Avenue and Harold Street
Portland, OR 97206

Multnomah Arts Center

Community And Arts Center
Park Location or Entrance
7688 SW Capitol Highway
Portland, OR 97219
Park Location or Entrance
700 N Rosa Parks Way
Portland, OR 97217
Park Location or Entrance
SW 45th Avenue and Vermont Street
Portland, OR 97219
Park Location or Entrance
8427 N Central Street
Portland, OR 97203