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WW’s Annual Summer Camp Guide is a great resource for Portland parents who could use a little help deciding where to send their children for summer activities. Check out our carefully curated selection of camps that your kids will enjoy! Click into each image below for details.

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Age Ranges and Dates: Grades 2 - 12, Various dates

Camp Locations: Various locations

Ready for the summer of a lifetime? Experience OMSI's overnight camps for young adventurers!

Campers can explore the tide pools and coastal landscape at Camp Gray in Newport or examine fossils in the high desert at Hancock Field Station in Fossil, Oregon.

Learn more about all camps offered at OMSI.edu

Northwest Children's Theater Summer Camps

Age Ranges and Dates: Ages 4 - 14, June 19 - August 25

Camp Location(s): The Judy (NWCT's new home!) 1000 Broadway in Downtown Portland; SE Portland; NE Portland; The Reser in Beaverton

Northwest Children's Theater's award-winning summer camps are coming to a neighborhood near you! Whether you’re new to theater or you’re ready to enhance your acting, singing, and dancing technique, there’s something for everyone at NWCT. Camps include immersive creative drama with themes like Bluey’s World and Hagrid’s Hut; specialty camps like musical theater and stage combat; and plays and musicals like Sing! and Nevermore Academy. Students will learn theater skills in a safe and welcoming environment while gaining confidence, building social skills, and having fun!

Learn more at nwcts.org/2023-summer-camp/.

International School of Portland - Language Immersion Summer Camp

Age Ranges and Dates: Ages 3-5th Grade

Two Week Sessions: June 26 – July 7, July 10 – 21, July 24 – August 4

Camp Locations: South Waterfront / Downtown Portland

Children will enjoy a world of fun this summer at International School of Portland's award-winning summer camp! Chinese, Spanish or Japanese language and culture come to life through hands-on projects, stories, songs, games and outdoor fun! Whether learning a new language or already fluent, campers will love outdoor activities, field trips, multicultural performances, and much more!

• Beginner to Advanced Learners
• Small groups led by teachers from around the world
• Extended-Day options until 5:30pm!

Have fun in one session or all three! 2023 Themes include Superheroes and Cartoons, Everything Green & Growing, and Global Carnival!

Learn more about all camps offered at intlschool.org/summer/.

Metropolitan Performing Arts

Age Ranges and Dates: 2 week summer intensive Suessical Jr. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 19 through the 30th with performaces on the 30th and July 1st.

3 week summer intensive The Sound of Music is 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 10th through the 28th with performances on July 28th, 29th, and 30th.

Harry Potter Acting camps August 7th through the 11th 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and August 14th through the 18th 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

LARP Wizard camp is 2 weeks long from August 7th through the 18th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for ages 11 to 18.

Camp Location: 6403 E. Mill Plain Blvd. Vancouver WA

This Summer at Metropolitan Performing Arts, we have tons of amazing summer camps. Join us the last two weeks of June for Suessical Jr, ages 7 to 12 from 9am to 3pm. For 3 weeks in July our Mainstage kids program, ages 8 to 18 will be rehearsing and performing The Sound of Music. Finally, in August we have our Harry Potter acting camps and our LARP Wizard School.

For more information including Prices and camp descriptions, visit metropolitanperformingarts.org/camps or send questions to info@metropolitanperformingarts.org

MJCC Summer Day Camp

Age Ranges and Dates: Ages 3-15, June 14 - Sept. 1, 2023

Camp Location: 6651 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR 97219

Have an AWESOME summer at MJCC Day Camp! Open to everyone ages 3-15.

MJCC Day Camp is imbued with a sense of joy, community, spirit and fun. Health + safety is our top priority. Through socialization, arts and crafts, sports, games, and imaginative play, we encourage growth, inspire confidence, and provide the framework for lasting memories and friendships. Enjoy quality, age-appropriate programs that are super fun including sports, cooking, Jewish culture, drama, nature, and more! New theme every week. Flexible options from 8:00 am - 5:30 pm. Camps run in one-week sessions.

Sign up for MJCC Day Camp today at oregonjcc.org/daycamp!

PJA Summer Discovery

Age Ranges and Dates: Ages 4-15, July 10 - Aug. 4

Camp Location: 6651 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR 97219

Open to everyone! Explore your creativity, discover your talents, nurture your curiosity, and broaden your horizons at PJA’s Summer Discovery Program. PJA offers enriching classes from experienced, professional teachers who are excited to teach topics and themes that inspire, with safety and security as a top priority. Explore Alicorns and Dragons, create a drama production, learn string arts, create 3-D models using Tinkercad, construct Lego sculptures, and more! Exercise your brain, explore, and have fun discovering new learning in a fun, nurturing way.

For more information visit pjaproud.org/summer.

PNCA Pre-College Foundation Intensive

Age Ranges and Dates: Ages 15-18, Monday through Friday, July 10-July 21, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Camp Location: PNCA, 511 NW Broadway, Portland

Experience in-person classes at PNCA while leveling up your skills and your portfolio with our summer intensives for high school students! PNCA is known for our Pre-College Summer Intensives, when high school students study in Portland at PNCA for a true art and design school experience. Our Pre-College Summer Intensives help students level up their portfolios for college admissions in the company of other talented students. The sessions also help a teen try on art and design school, getting a better idea if pursuing a four-year degree at a dedicated art and design college feels right.

For more information visit pnca.willamette.edu/academics/community-education/precollege-courses.

Wy'east Wolfpack Trail Running & Forest Skills Camp

Age Ranges and Dates: Ages 7-17. Last week of July and first week of August (Monday thru Friday both weeks)

Camp Location: Renaissance School of Art and Science

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 the while having fun! Connect with your ancestral traditions and tune in to your animal nature by using your body the way it evolved to be used. We will practice hiking, running and agility skills, discuss the importance of forest stewardship and supportive social dynamics of a “pack”, and much more!

This Trail Skills camp will help children of all abilities develop their physical fitness, familiarize themselves with the trails and enhance their knowledge of the PNW habitat. Mornings will be spent with movement games and drills; Afternoons will involve taking those skills onto the beautiful trails near the school. Every day will be different, incorporating engaging and inspiring activities from your trail mentors. The kids will be so excited to come home and tell you about their daily adventures! p

For more information, visit wyeastwolfpack.com/trailrunning-forestskills.

Saturday Academy Summer Youth Programs

Age Ranges and Dates: June 26-August 18, 2023 serving K-12 Grades

Camp Location: University of Portland (5000 N Willamette Blvd. Portland, OR)

Our Summer Programs are fun and focused explorations of the Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics led by compassionate and skilled educators!

For more information visit https://www.saturdayacademy.org/.