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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

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

Camp Forms & Policies

 

 

Participant Forms, Medication & Allergies

Participant Information Forms:

  • Please complete the Participant Emergency Information Form and bring it with you the first day of camp.Your child will not be able to participate in camp without a completed Emergency Form.
    • Everyone must fill out the NEW form for summer, as we update all of our records for camp on June 1 of every year. It is important to us that we ALWAYS have the most up-to-date information on your child. A new form will need to be provided to each PP&R site/program your child attends during the summer. 
  • Swimming: Children that are marked on the emergency form as not needing to wear a life jacket will be asked to complete a swim check with lifeguard supervision on the first day in the pool if the pool has a depth greater than 3ft. The child will need to swim the length of the lap pool. Lifeguards look for kids to be able to swim the whole length without getting tired or requiring support from the wall. Children who do not take the swim check, or do not successfully pass the swim check, are required to wear a life jacket. A child may re-take the swim check. A swim check need only be completed once for the season. Only some programs at some sites include swimming as an activity. Preschool camps do not include swimming. Refer to your receipt or the summer catalog for swim days and details.
  • Field Trips: Several of our camps travel in school buses, on public transportation or by walking to local area destinations on field trips. Please check the confirmation information on your receipt or the summer catalog for field trip details. Preschool camps only travel by walking.
  • Skateboard programs require an additional Skateboard Participation Agreement to be completed for each student or camper. Please complete the form and bring it with you on the first day of camp. 
  • Additional information may be required by Environmental Education programs. Visit EE's Nature Day Camp website for details. 

Medicine

  • If your child requires medicine to be administered or carried with them while they are at camp, such as an EpiPen, prescription medication or inhaler, you will also need to complete a Medication Waiver and a Medical Administration Form. Please complete these forms and bring them with you on the first day of camp, or plan for additional time at check-in to fill them out.
  • All medication must be in its original container and only in the amount needed for one day at a time.
  • If you have any questions about medicine and camp, please call and speak with the coordinator in charge of the camp.

Allergies

  • If your child has allergies:
    • Please notify the front desk at the time of registration. The Customer Service Representative will include this information on the alerts in your account.  
    • You should also contact the coordinator in charge of the program at least 5 days prior to the start of the program so that accommodations can be made where possible for planned activities. View PP&R Camp Directory.

 ADA Accommodation

  • Within the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) of 1990, Portland Parks & Recreation provides accommodations to individuals with disabilities/special needs, so that they may receive an equal opportunity to fully participate in programs offered citywide.
  • When registering, let the Customer Service representative know that you will need an accommodation. You will also need to contact Inclusion Services at 503-823-4328 to request accommodation a minimum of 10 business days (Monday-Friday) before the start of the program. Find out more about PP&R Adaptive & Inclusive Recreation.