Willamette Week’s Summer Camp Guide 2020

Don’t know where to send your kids for the summer? We’ve listed our picks of summer camps that will surely keep your little ones entertained.

It may be hard to think about summer due to the effect the coronavirus has had on our community. We're hopeful that within a matter of time, things will be back to normal so we can enjoy those warm and sunny summer days. We've listed our picks of summer camps, both for keeping little ones entertained for the day or taking them to out-of-town adventures. Whether they're artists, scientists, or outdoor enthusiasts, there's a summer camp for all kids and all their interests.

Avid4 Adventure

June 15th – August 14th

Grades: K-7

Build your child's confidence this summer! At Avid4 Adventure camps, our experienced instructors (all with multiple certifications) teach K – 7th graders of all levels to climb, paddle, bike, hike and thrive in the outdoors. Campers gain solid outdoor skills and character-shaping confidence they can use at camp and beyond. Learn more at avid4.com.

The International School – Language Immersion Summer Camp

June 22nd – July 31st

Ages: Age 3 – 5th Grade

It's a world of fun at International School's award-winning summer camp! Chinese, Spanish, or Japanese language and culture will come to life through hands-on projects, stories, songs, games and outdoor fun with the International School's teachers from around the world. Whether learning a new language or already fluent, campers will love outdoor play, field trips, cultural performances, ice cream parties, and more! Learn more at intlschool.org.

Mad Science of Portland and Vancouver

June 15th – June 19th

 Ages: 5-12

Do you have a future Einstein or Marie Curie on your hands? Send them to Mad Science Camp! Their interactive, engaging programs allow kids to explore the different fields of science in an interesting and entertaining way. Even the youngest scientists will learn that they have what it takes to do great things! Learn more at portland.madscience.org.

OMSI Camps & Classes

June 8th – August 21st

Grades: K-12

Have an unforgettable summer! OMSI offers 200+ summer Camps & Classes, making it easy for students to enjoy months of fun, friends, and adventures together. Create animated films, code your own webpage, build a rocket, and more with OMSI's award-winning day camps & classes—or learn wilderness survival, dig up fossils, and learn to surf with OMSI's ACA-accredited overnight camps. Learn more at omsi.edu/camps-and-classes.

Portland Audubon Summer Camp

June 22nd – August 28th

Grades: 1-12

Portland Audubon Summer Camps combine science, games, and creative play with meaningful, lasting connections with nature. With over 60 camp options to choose from, they give children opportunities to master the skills that build competence and self-reliance in the outdoors. From hiking, to art and archery, to searching for wildlife, to camping in the San Juan Islands, there's something for every camper! Each camp, led by expert educators, helps kids bring their authentic selves to learning, playing, and making friends. Portland Audobon creates a culture of care and respect for each other and nature through teamwork and big belly laughs! Learn more at audubonportland.org.

Saturday Academy

July 6th – July 31st

Grades: 2-12

Saturday Academy goes virtual! Online summer classes and camps are here! Saturday Academy's camps and classes offer hands-on opportunities designed to inspire curiosity in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and the arts. Saturday Academy offers financial aid so that every child can follow their curiosity regardless of financial circumstances. Learn more at saturdayacademy.org.

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