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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

Daily Schedule & Registration Info

Detailed Information about Nature Day Camp

REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER 2017 OPENS IN FEBRUARY! 

Registration can be done online, over the phone or in person. 

  • To register online, click the links below, or go to www.PortlandParks.org and search for the activity number of your desired class - or search for "Nature Day Camp" to see ALL options!
  • To register over the phone, call the Customer Service Center at 503-823-2525 and refer to the activity number.
  • To register in person, visit your local community center (and have the activity number with you to speed up the process). 

Morning Drop-off can be anytime between 8:30-9am. Campers head to the bathrooms and leave in their traveling groups for day at 9am. If you arrive late, you may need to text your Site Coordinator (Check your email for the number) or Chrissy Larson, the EE Coordinator at 503-823-1149 to get help finding your child's traveling group. 

Camp Hours are 9am to 3:30pm. Our staff is asked to be IN the shelter, ready for parents to arrive at 3:15pm. If you need to pick up your child earlier than 3:15, please make a plan with the naturalists leading the group or the Site Coordinator. 

After-care is offered from 3:30pm - 5:30pm at the following sites for an additional fee: Hoyt Arboretum, Mt Tabor Park & Sellwood Park

Any questions about Summer Nature Day Camp should be directed to the Environmental Education office. Call us at 503-823-3601, text questions to 503-823-1149 or email chrissy.larson@portlandoregon.gov 

2017 NATURE DAY CAMP SCHEDULE - Preschool & Youth Camps

Preschool Camp Schedule (for children ages 3.75 - 6)

All camps begin at 9am and end at 2pm. Campers can be dropped off anytime between 8:30-9am. After-care is not provided.
Costs listed are for Portland Residents and Non-Residents who hold the discount pass. Prices shown here DO NOT include the $3 online registration fee.

Dates Camp Hours Location  Nature Theme Ages  Cost Activity #
June 26-30 9am-2pm Mt Tabor Park (Amphitheater) Mammals 3¾-6 yrs $160.00 1064720
July 10-14 9am-2pm Hoyt Arboretum (Pavilion) Nature's Kitchen 3¾-6 yrs $160.00 1064713
July 17-21 9am-2pm Mt Tabor Park (Amphitheater) Insects & Spiders 3¾-6 yrs $160.00 1064721
July 24-28 9am-2pm Mt Tabor Park (Amphitheater) Bees & Butterflies 3¾-6 yrs $160.00 1064722
July 31-Aug 4 9am-2pm Sellwood Park (Picnic Area I) Sand, Water, Sticks & Mud 3¾-6 yrs $160.00 1064782
Aug 7-11 9am-2pm Mt Tabor Park (Amphitheater) Raptors 3¾-6 yrs $160.00 1064723
Aug 14-18 9am-2pm Hoyt Arboretum (Pavilion) Hunting for Treasure 3¾-6 yrs $160.00 1064718
Aug 21-25 9am-2pm Hoyt Arboretum (Pavilion) Imaginations Gone Wild! 3¾-6 yrs $160.00 1064724

Youth Camp Schedule (for children ages 5-12)
All camps begin at 9am and end at 3:30pm. Campers can be dropped off anytime between 8:30-9am. After-care is available at the Hoyt Arboretum, Mt Tabor Park, and Sellwood Park locations. Costs listed are for Portland Residents and Non-Residents who hold the discount pass. Prices shown here DO NOT include the $3 online registration fee. To read more about each nature theme or DIY focus, details can be found HERE!

Dates Location  After Care Ages  Camp and Nature Theme Activity # Cost Materials Fee
June 26-30 Mt Tabor Park Yes 5-9 yrs Nature Day Camp: Animals - Adapt or Die! 1064626 $225.00  
June 26-30 Hoyt Arboretum Yes 5-9 yrs Nature Day Camp: Animals - Adapt or Die! 1064675 $225.00  
June 26-30 Mt Tabor Park Yes 10-12 yrs DIY Nature: Leather Crafting 1064635 $220.00 $10.00
June 26-30 Hoyt Arboretum Yes 10-12 yrs DIY Nature: Leather Crafting 1064648 $220.00 $10.00
July 10-14 Mt Tabor Park Yes 5-9 yrs Nature Day Camp: Plant Potions 1064627 $225.00  
July 10-14 Hoyt Arboretum Yes 5-9 yrs Nature Day Camp: Plant Potions 1064644 $225.00  
July 10-14 Mt Tabor Park Yes 10-12 yrs DIY Nature: Salve & Natural Dyes 1064637 $220.00 $10.00
July 10-14 Hoyt Arboretum Yes 10-12 yrs DIY Nature: Salve & Natural Dyes 1064650 $220.00 $10.00
July 17-21 Mt Tabor Park Yes 5-9 yrs Nature Day Camp: Look Mom, No Spine! 1064628 $225.00  
July 17-21 Hoyt Arboretum Yes 5-9 yrs Nature Day Camp: Look Mom, No Spine! 1064645 $225.00  
July 17-21 Mt Tabor Park Yes 10-12 yrs DIY Nature: Wool Processing 1064638 $220.00 $10.00
July 17-21 Hoyt Arboretum Yes 10-12 yrs DIY Nature: Wool Processing 1064656 $220.00 $10.00
July 24-28 Mt Tabor Park Yes 5-9 yrs Nature Day Camp: Buzz & Flutter 1064629 $225.00  
July 24-28 Leach Botanical Garden   5-9 yrs Nature Day Camp: Buzz & Flutter 1064657 $225.00  
July 24-28 Mt Tabor Park Yes 10-12 yrs DIY Nature: Nature Photography 1064667 $220.00 $10.00
July 31-Aug 4 Sellwood Park/Oaks Bottom Yes 5-9 yrs Nature Day Camp: Wet & Wild Watersheds 1064658 $225.00  
July 31-Aug 4 Marshall Park   5-9 yrs Nature Day Camp: Wet & Wild Watersheds 1064659 $225.00  
July 31-Aug 4 Sellwood Park/Oaks Bottom Yes 10-12 yrs DIY Nature: Nature Photography 1064639 $220.00 $10.00
Aug 7-11 Mt Tabor Park Yes 5-9 yrs Nature Day Camp: Let's Wing It! 1064630 $225.00  
Aug 7-11 Hoyt Arboretum Yes 5-9 yrs Nature Day Camp: Let's Wing It! 1064646 $225.00  
Aug 7-11 Mt Tabor Park Yes 10-12 yrs DIY Nature: Building Birdhouses 1064640 $220.00 $10.00
Aug 7-11 Hoyt Arboretum Yes 10-12 yrs DIY Nature: Building Birdhouses 1064651 $220.00 $10.00
Aug 14-18 Mt Tabor Park Yes 5-9 yrs Nature Day Camp: You Are Here. 1064631 $225.00  
Aug 14-18 Hoyt Arboretum Yes 5-9 yrs Nature Day Camp: You Are Here. 1064647 $225.00  
Aug 14-18 Mt Tabor Park Yes 10-12 yrs DIY Nature: Mapping the Forest 1064641 $220.00 $10.00
Aug 14-18 Hoyt Arboretum Yes 10-12 yrs DIY Nature: Mapping the Forest 1064652 $220.00 $10.00
Aug 21-25 Mt Tabor Park Yes 5-9 yrs Nature Day Camp: Imagine, Invent, Inspire! 1064632 $225.00  
Aug 21-25 Hoyt Arboretum Yes 5-9 yrs Nature Day Camp: Imagine, Invent, Inspire! 1065690 $225.00  
Aug 21-25 Mt Tabor Park Yes 10-12 yrs DIY Nature: Simple Machines/Loose Parts 1064642 $220.00 $10.00
Aug 21-25 Hoyt Arboretum Yes 10-12 yrs DIY Nature: Simple Machines/Loose Parts 1065691 $220.00 $10.00

See you in the Parks!