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1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

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6820 SW 45th Ave
Portland, OR 97219

503-823-2840

Youth Camps, Coordinator

503-823-2850

Sports Camps, Coordinator

503-823-2847

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Summer Youth & Sports Camps, grade 1-6

 

Summer Safari                                                                        

Capture the fever for a swinging good time of arts, crafts, games, songs, & group exploration. Seek out new experiences, develop friendships & discover healthy physical activities. Adventure awaits!

Trilliums- Entering grades 1-3

 
Day/Time: M-F, 9am-1pm Fee: $90 Location: Gabriel Park, 42nd & Vermont 1/2 picnic circle by playground
Staff:

Program Details

  • Campers should wear closed toed shoes, weather appropriate clothing, and have sunscreen applied before they arrive. Please bring water bottle, lunch, snack and backpack to carry personal items.
  • This camp does cooking activities, please call 503-823-2840 at least 5 days before camp begins if your child has food allergies so adaptations can be made.
  • This camp participates in Slip & Slide on Fridays, please pack a swimsuit & towel on these days.
  • Be sure to have a medical emergency form filled out on your first day of 2016 summer camp.
  • View The Spring/Summer Guide for dates and camp offerings.
  • Register with our new online system!

 

 Summertime Thrills Director with campers

Ferns A & B- Entering Grades 1-3

 
Day/Time: M-F 9am-5pm Fee: $180 Location: Gabriel Park, 42nd & Vermont. A Camp meets next to the restroom building, B Camp meets in the upper picnic circle on the north side of the park by Vermont under the trees.
Swim: Tues/Thurs Field Trip: Wed
 Staff:

Program Details

  • Campers should wear closed toed shoes, weather appropriate clothing, and have sunscreen applied before they arrive. Please bring water bottle, lunch, 2 snacks and backpack to carry personal items.
  • This camp does cooking activities, please call 503-823-2840 at least 5 days before camp begins if your child has food allergies so adaptations can be made.
  • Pack swimsuit & Towel for swimming days and slip & slide on Fridays. All campers will swim
  • Be sure to have a medical emergency form filled out on your first day of 2016 summer camp.
  • View The Spring/Summer Guide for dates and camp offerings.
  • Register with our new online system!
Summer Safari Campers at End of Summer Carnival

Doug Firs- Entering Grades 4-6

 
Day/Time: M-F 9am-5pm Fee: $180 Location: Gabriel Park, SW 42nd & Vermont on west side of the parking lot by drinking fountain & and walking path under the trees.
Swim Days: Wed/Fri Field Trip: Tues  Staff:

Program Details

  • Campers should wear closed toed shoes, weather appropriate clothing, and have sunscreen applied before they arrive. Please bring water bottle, lunch, 2 snacks and backpack to carry personal items.
  • This camp does cooking activities, please call 503-823-2840 at least 5 days before camp begins if your child has food allergies so adaptations can be made.
  • Pack swimsuit & Towel for swimming days and slip & slide on Fridays. All campers will swim.
  • Be sure to have a medical emergency form filled out on your first day of 2016 summer camp.
  • View The Spring/Summer Guide for dates and camp offerings.
  • Register with our new online system!

 

 

Wild Camp- Entering Grades 4-6

Wilderness Insight Learning & Discovery. W.I.L.D.

The urban forest is an exciting place to discover! Join us for a camp experience that's just a little more adventurous. Centered in the parks wooded areas be ready for a mix of science & nature based activities while also enjoying some of the comforts of traditional camps. This summer will be one to remember!

Day/Time: M-F, 9am-5pm Fee: $180        Location: Gabriel Park Tennis Courts 7 & 8 next to the skate park & dog park.
Swim Days: Wed/Fri Field Trip: Thurs Staff:
  

Program Details

  • Campers should wear closed toed shoes, weather appropriate clothing, and have sunscreen applied before they arrive. Please bring water bottle, lunch, 2 snacks and backpack to carry personal items.
  • This camp does cooking activities, please call 503-823-2840 at least 5 days before camp begins if your child has food allergies so adaptations can be made.
  • Pack swimsuit & Towel for swimming days and slip & slide on Fridays. All campers will swim.
  • Be sure to have a medical emergency form filled out on your first day of 2016 summer camp.
  • View The Spring/Summer Guide for dates and camp offerings.
  • Register with our new online system!

 

 Summer Safari Campers at End of Summer Carnival

Sports - Get in the Game, Entering Grades 1-3                                                              

A mixed bag of team & organized activities guaranteed to get you in shape. A non-competitive, nurturing environment with emphasis on sportsmanship & fair play helps encourage skills for a lifetime. Are you game?
Day/Time: M-F, 9am-5pm Fee: $180       Location: Gabriel Park Field #2 (lower field), 42nd & Vermont South side of parking lot.
Swim Days: Mon/Wed Field Trip: Thurs
Staff:

Program Details

  • Campers should wear closed toed shoes, weather appropriate clothing, and have sunscreen applied before they arrive. Please bring water bottle, lunch, 2 snacks and backpack to carry personal items.
  • Pack swimsuit & Towel for swimming days and slip & slide on Fridays. All campers will swim.
  • This camp does cooking activities, please call 503-823-2840 at least 5 days before camp begins if your child has food allergies so adaptations can be made.
  • Be sure to have a medical emergency form filled out on your first day of 2016 summer camp.
  • View The Spring/Summer Guide for dates and camp offerings.
  • Register with our new online system!

 

 Get in the Game Campers at SWCC Olympics

Sports- Game on Camp, Entering Grades 4-6                                             

Develop an appreciation for the joys of sports & games & fitness that can last a lifetime. Keep moving as you enhance your confidence, build skills & make new friends with classic & innovative athletics. Camp focus is on fun, camp spirit, cooperation, participation, & inclusiveness. Crazy fun!
Day/Time: M-F, 9am-5pm Fee: $180 Location: SWCC East Gym for check-in & Gabriel park 42nd & Vermont lower field for check-out.
Swim Days: Mon/Thurs
Field Trip: Tues
Staff:

Program Details

  • Campers should wear closed toed shoes, weather appropriate clothing, and have sunscreen applied before they arrive. Please bring water bottle, lunch, 2 snacks and backpack to carry personal items.
  • Pack swimsuit & Towel for swimming days and slip & slide on Fridays. All campers will swim.
  • This camp does cooking activities, please call 503-823-2840 at least 5 days before camp begins if your child has food allergies so adaptations can be made.
  • Be sure to have a medical emergency form filled out on your first day of 2016 summer camp.
  • View The Spring/Summer Guide for dates and camp offerings.
  • Register with our new online system!

 

 
180 Skateboarding Camp, Grade 2-6                                                           
Skate the best parks in the world! That’s right, Oregon is home to several of the greatest skate parks ever built. Take the tour & find out for yourself! Whether you are just learning how to ollie, carve transitions, or are already kickflipping & blasting airs off vert, this will keep you stoked while improving your balance, mechanics, riding skills & control.
Day/Time: M-Th, 9am-5pm Fee: $200   Location: Gabriel Park Skate Park off of 45th Ave
Swim Day: Tues Field Trip: Thurs Staff:
Program Details
  • Campers should wear closed toed shoes, weather appropriate clothing, and have sunscreen applied before they arrive. Please bring water bottle, morning and afternoon snacks, lunch, and backpack to carry personal items.
    • Pack swimsuit & Towel for swimming days. All campers will swim.
  • In case of inclement weather, camp will continue.  The campers will either skate inside SWCC, watch movies and learn basic board maintenance techniques inside Southwest Community Center.
  • Boards, helmets, and pads are available for checkout, please contact Tim Haberman at 503-823-2847 to reserve equipment.
  • In addition the the SWCC Camp Emergency Form, you will also need to complete a Skateboard Participation Agreement.
  • 180 Skate Camp is for all levels of skill - beginners to advanced!
  • Register now!

 

180 Skate Camper

 

Simply Sports Camps, Grade 3-6                                                                 
  • Basketball: Sharpen your basketball skills. Learn important individual and team skills like dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding, and defending. We strive to provide a safe and fun environment which promotes sportsmanship, fair play, and a solid understanding of the game.
  • Soccer: You know the fundamentals, now practice different aspects of play! Increase knowledge and skills that benefit the team developing stronger shots, improving timing and game strategies. Build confidence, self esteem, and cardio-vascular health through shooting, dribbling, passing, and control drills.
  • Baseball: Is there a budding athlete in the house? Improve hitting, catching & throwing skills in a supportive, high-energy environment. Watch passion for the game develop, mastering base running, hitting off a tee & soft tosses. Play Ball!
  • Lacrosse: Ever catch with a stick? Master the basic skills of stick-handling to throw, catch, and cradle the ball in a challenging, non-contact class. Develop eye-hand coordination, confidence, and strength while enjoying a new sport. Come play the newest game in town!
  • Flag Football: Build a foundation that will never crack by properly learning the basics! Play the game with less risk of injury. Emphasis is on education, throwing, catching, running, defense, agility, quickness, participation, and sportsmanship.
  • Volleyball: Bump, set, spike! Develop skills needed to play in this popular sport. Focus on the fundamentals of the game, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Learn the skills that will get you into the game.
Day/Time: M-F, 9am-5pm Fee: $180 Location: Dependent on the sport of the week. Please see camp location page for more details.
Swim Day: Mon Field Trip: Tues

Staff:

Program Details

  • Campers should wear closed toed shoes, weather appropriate clothing, and have sunscreen applied before they arrive. Please bring water bottle, 2 snacks, lunch and backpack to carry personal items.
  • If you have your own equipment, cleats, etc for a given sport you are welcome to bring/wear them though it is not required.
  • Pack swimsuit & Towel for swimming days and slip & slide on Fridays. All campers will swim.
  • Be sure to have a medical emergency form filled out on your first day of 2016 summer camp.
  • View The Spring/Summer Guide for dates and camp offerings.
  • Register with our new online system!

 

Sports Specialty Camp
Rhythm & Rhapsody Camp: Gymnastics                                                                              
Stretch, balance, hold & leap into a world of flowing activity that will move you. Explore new mediums to express your energy with team work, choreography, skill discovery & movement. Camp varieties might include gymnastics, circus arts, dance & cheer. Collaborate with your team & put your best to the test. Get pumped to move to the beat of your heart.
Day/Time: M-F, 9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm depending on the week Fee: $120      Location: SWCC Gym
Staff:

Program Details

  • Campers should wear comfortable clothes for movement. Please bring water bottle, snack & lunch for AM camps & water bottle, and 2 snacks for PM camps and backpack to carry personal items.
  • Be sure to have a medical emergency form filled out on your first day of 2016 summer camp.
  • View The Spring/Summer Guide for dates and camp offerings.
  • Register with our new online system!

 

 SNAP Camp