PDX Summer Camp List

A Searchable, Categorized List of Summer Camps in Portland, Oregon

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Category: Nature

  • Young Women’s Natural Resources Career Camps

    These day camps serve as an introduction to the various careers in natural resources and provide opportunities for professional mentorship. During specialist sessions, campers learn from female natural resources professionals in careers such as recreation, timber management, fisheries, wildlife biology, engineering, public affairs, wildland fire, and more! Empowering each other, building camaraderie, and forging friendships…

  • Opal Creek Youth Expeditions

    Outdoors Overnight camp Join us in the Oregon backcountry for a unique and rewarding summer camp experience. Our one-of-a-kind model teaches: backcountry skills, confidence, learning from nature, Leave No Trace, dedication to safety, and fun! Various small groups offered/available like girls only, boys only, middle school only, etc. Ages 10-17 Location: various wilderness areas Add…

  • Camp Tilikum

    Outdoors Overnight and day camps available Every summer, over 1000 kids come to experience the awe and wonder of God’s creation on Tilikum’s 93 acres of timber, hiking trails, grassy meadows, and pristine lake. With eight weeks of exciting camps for elementary and middle school kids, a week at Camp Tilikum offers your child a…

  • Wild Cascara Naturalist School Camp

    https://www.wildcascara.com/youth-programs Outdoors Our programs follow shared principles of the Forest School model which emphasizes unstructured time in nature, full immersion in the natural environment as the classroom and teacher, place-based learning, and authentic play. In addition to learning practical skills for sustainable homesteading, students also have the opportunity to learn crafts and skills that will…

  • Zenger Farm Camp

    Outdoors Would you like to meet a chicken, discover where a frog makes its home, watch wild birds build their nests? Each day at Farm Camp, we adventure around to care for the plants and critters that live here. We taste farm-fresh fruits + veggies we’ve grown. We play games, sing songs — then we’ll…

  • Old McDonald’s Farm Summer Program

    https://oldmcdonaldsfarm.org/product-category/2024-camp Outdoors Get out of the city and grow, learn and thrive at our educational Farm Program for children. Enjoy one of five weeks of The Summer Program and participate in hands-on, educational activities with more than 30+ farm animals including chickens, geese, goats, sheep, rabbits, pig, horses, donkey, pony, and cats and dogs too!…

  • In a Child’s Path Farm Camp

    Outdoors Half days only Campers start each day by helping with morning chores, such as collecting eggs, cleaning stalls, and feeding. By keeping the numbers small we are able to give each child the opportunity to learn how to handle different types of animals. Children learn how to interact and relate to the animals, developing…

  • Cedar Dell Forest Farm Camp

    https://www.cedardellforestfarm.com/summer-camp Outdoors We pack our day camp full of farm fun and nature-inspired creativity! We will explore all the ways we can create things both practical and beautiful from the forest and farm around us. Campers will learn to wash and card wool from our sheep, adorn the forest with temporary art, dye fabric with…

  • Write Now Creative Writing Summer Camps

    Outdoors Combining writing and playing outdoors in the beautiful setting of Mt. Tabor park allows children to relax and write while sitting on the earth and feeling the aliveness of nature around them.  Playing games each day creates a sense of connection with the place and with each other. We have fun with writing and…

  • Boy Scouts Summer Camps (Various)

    https://cpcbsa.org/adventures/summer-camp Outdoors Overnight Boys Only Prepare for an unparalleled summer camp experience. Ride with the largest horse herd of any local Scout council, explore the Oregon Coast or adventure into the heart of the Cascade Mountains. Ages K-12th grade Location: Oregon Add a comment with your experience!

  • Sauvie Island Farm Camp

    Outdoors Sauvie Island Center’s Farm Camp is outdoor experience where children are outside all day, every day soaking up the fresh air and sunshine. Each day at camp is a new adventure as we explore and learn on our site at Topaz Farm.Through traditional camp activities—like games, camp songs, arts and crafts and more—we’ll focus on…

  • Earth Tenders Summer Camp

    https://www.earthtenderspdx.com Outdoors Earth Tenders is a child-led summer camp, fostering a love for the arts and urban homesteading, while engaging in sensory based activities. We care for the chickens, tend the garden, create lots of beautiful art, and foster healthy peer to peer relationships. Ages 3-10 Location: SE Portland Add a comment with your experience!

  • Tryon Forest Adventures

    https://www.tryonfriends.org/forest-adventures Outdoors Learn about animals, waters, trees. Observe the sights and sounds of the forest while hiking tree-lined trails and crossing bridges over Tryon Creek. Hone your nature science knowledge with hands-on activities and practicing observation skills. Express your creativity by writing journals, storytelling, and making arts and crafts in our indoor nature classroom space….

  • Alpengirl Summer Adventure Camp

    https://www.alpengirlcamp.com Outdoors, Overnight Camp Our trips are multi-adventure and include a variety of adventure activities such as backpacking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, rock climbing and more! Ages 11-16 Locations: PNW Add a comment with your experience!

  • Big Lake Youth Camp

    https://biglake.org/ Outdoors, Overnight Regular Camps, Expedition Camps, Horse Camps Activities include archery, arts, canoe, ceramics, drama, photography, gymnastics, rock climbing, STEM, swimming, videography, windsports Ages 7-17 Location: Sisters, OR Add a comment with your experience!

  • Camp Two Roads

    Girls Only, Outdoors, Overnight camp Enriching the lives of young women through outdoor adventure, community connections, and leadership opportunities. Leadership Track Camp, Counselors Track Ages 3rd-12th grade Location: Yamhill, OR Add a comment with your experience!

  • 4-H Summer Camps

    https://extension.oregonstate.edu/4h/4-h-summer-camps Outdoors, Overnight Have you paddled a canoe, ridden a horse or made a tie dyed shirt before? Campers participate in classes on a broad range of topics such as natural science, technology (GPS or Robots) and even cooking!  Ages 3rd-8th grade Location: Salem, OR Add a comment with your experience!

  • Camp Silver Creek

    https://theyonline.org/camps/camp-silver-creek YMCA, Outdoors Traditional overnight camp, Overnight Teen camp, Leader in Training Camp, Family Camp Activities include: Archery, Swimming, Skill Groups, Arts and Crafts, Hiking, Boating, Fishing, Field Games, Creek Walks, Polar Bears, Twilight Games, Campfires, Weekly overnight Campouts Location: Salem, OR Ages 1st-10th grade Add a comment with your experience!

  • Camp Cleawox

    https://www.girlscoutsosw.org/en/members/for-girl-scouts/camp-and-outdoors/overnight-camp/camp-cleawox.html Girl Scout Camp, Outdoors Overnight camp Girls will explore, discover, and create on a wooded peninsula surrounded by Lake Cleawox and Honeyman Memorial State Park sand dunes. Classic Camp, Specialty/Themed Camps with oceans, art, outdoor skills, etc Leadership Camp available for high school girls Location: Florence, OR Ages 2nd-12th grade Add a comment with…

  • Ekone Ranch

    https://www.ekone.org/about-summer-camp Outdoors Overnight camp Horses, Music, Cooking Camps Girls-only horse camp available (1 session) Family camp also available Together, we engage in play, work, skill-building, and activities designed to connect us to nature, each other, and ourselves.  We learn to listen closely to the birds.  We stalk the deer at the pond.  We create art…

  • Camp Collins

    https://www.ymcacw.org/programs/camps/camp-camp-collins Outdoors Day camp, Overnight camp, High School Overnight Camp, Counselors in Training Camp Campers will live together in our cabin villages, enjoy meals together, and enjoy a variety of camp activities, such as horseback rides, archery, swimming, climbing tower, team buildings, crafts, and much more.  Location: Gresham, OR Ages 2nd-12th Grade Add a comment…

  • Westwind Camp

    Outdoors, Overnight camp Youth Camps, Teen Camps, Family Camps also available A session of summer camp offers campers the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of exciting camp activities that include water sports (canoeing, kayaking, paddle-boarding, wetsuit swimming), archery, challenge course, arts and crafts, disc golf, star gazing, campfires, and many more. Ages K-12th…

  • Camp Namanu

    https://www.campfirecolumbia.org/namanu/summer-camp-at-camp-namanu Overnight camp Activities include hiking, swimming, arts & crafts, and exploring nature. As kids age through Namanu, new programs become available to them, such as archery, overnight hikes, weaving, and high ropes challenge courses. We encourage campers to help create their own cabin schedules each week by choosing activities they’re interested in. Ages 2nd-12th…

  • Trackers Summer Camp

    https://trackerspdx.com/youth/camps/summer-camp Indoors and Outdoors options Spring Break, Winter Break, Thanksgiving Break, No School Camp, Summer Camps Nature, Crafts, Martial Arts, Woodworking, Archery, Fishing, Paddling, Hiking, Fashion Locations: SE Portland, NE Portland, SW Portland, Sandy, OR Ages K-12th grade Overnight Camps available Add a comment with your experience!

  • Ohdaka Day Camp Shooting Star Adventures

    https://shootingstaradventures.org/day-camp-programs Outdoors outdoor exploration, wilderness skill-building, and nature-inspired fun Embark on a summer adventure like no other! Each day at OHDAKA is the perfect blend of outdoor exploration, wilderness skill-building, and nature-inspired fun for your adventurer. Join us for a week of nature-infused excitement, where each day brings new discoveries and opportunities for growth and…

  • Portland Forest School Love of Literacy Summer Camp

    https://www.portlandforestschool.org/summer Outdoors Children will be immersed in word games, nature stories, and read-alouds.  Our School’s certified literacy specialist will guide student strategies and experiences rooted in creativity and research-based techniques to develop the skills necessary to independent reading and writing.  Students build a foundational love for exploration of their world through literacy. The growth arc…

  • Wy’East Trail Running and Forest Skills Camp

    https://www.wyeastwolfpack.com/training/youth-programs-2/kids-trail-running-camp Trail running, physical fitness, nature, forest skills Become a member of the Wolfpack by getting into the forest this summer.  Build confidence, body awareness, and an appreciation of Portland’s unique access to the forests… all while having fun! Connect with your ancestral traditions and tune in to your animal nature by using your body…

  • Rewild Portland Kids Camps

    “Ancestral Skills” theme: Arts, nature, outdoors, make tools, plants Our camps have nature-based themes: sand & mud, sticks & stones, skin & bones, flint & steel. These themes in and of themselves help to guide the atmosphere of the camp. The theme creates the context of experience. We want the children to experience these elements…

  • Oregon Horsemanship Summer Camps

    Horse riding, games, grooming, chores, horse science and education Our camps focus on the care and knowledge of horses while being in an open air environment with other kids that love horses.  Our leaders focus on providing a safe environment for your camper while participating in a variety of activities.   Ages ? Location: Oregon City,…

  • Portland Outdoor Explorers Summer Programs

    Sword and Sorcery Adventures Students join others in their age group in exploring the neighborhood and nearby natural areas with experienced outdoor guides. Our programs are student-led – explorations and activities are determined by what students want to learn, and what they think will be the most fun! We’ll also put our imaginations to the…