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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

Schedule & Registration

REGISTRATION IS OPEN AND CAMPS ARE FILLING UP! 

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! 
Prefer to register over the phone? Call the Customer Service Center at 503-823-2525 and refer to the activity number. 
You can also register in person at any community center (having the activity number with you will speed up the process). 

AFTER CARE INFORMATION

After Care is provided at some sites from 3pm - 6pm for an additional fee at the following locations: Hoyt Arboretum, Mt Tabor Park & Sellwood Park. 
Registration can be done online using Activity #1045134. Register for the camp first; then choose all the days After Care needed at once using  flexible registration. 
(If you are calling to register through the Customer Service Center (503-823-2525), PLEASE tell them to look for Nature Day Camp After Care using FLEXIBLE REGISTRATION.) See the extended care page for more information!

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  enviroed@portlandoregon.gov 

2016 SUMMER NATURE DAY CAMP SCHEDULE

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Browse ALL the summer options for EE on Active.com

Preschool Camp Schedule (for children ages 3.5 - 5)
All camps begin at 9am and end at 1pm. Early drop off is free and begins at 8am. After-care is not provided. Costs listed are for Portland Residents and do not include the Online Registration fee.

Location & Theme Activity Number Dates of Camp Ages Resident Fee
Rockin Robins @ Mt Tabor: Birds 1045117 Waitlist! June 20-24 3.5-5 yrs $150.00
Rockin Robins @ Hoyt Arb: Trees & Plants 1045122 June 27-July 1 3.5-5 yrs $150.00
Rockin Robins @ Mt Tabor: Slugs, Snails & Worms 1045118 Waitlist! July 5-8 (No camp July 4) 3.5-5 yrs $120.00
Rockin Robins @ Hoyt Arb: Habitats 1045123 July 11-15 3.5-5 yrs $150.00
Rockin Robins @ Mt Tabor: Rocks, Water & Dirt 1045119 Waitlist! July 18-22 3.5-5 yrs $150.00
Rockin Robins @ Mt Tabor: Mammals 1045121 Waitlist! July 25-29 3.5-5 yrs $150.00
Rockin Robins @ Hoyt Arb: Insects & Spiders 1045135 Aug 1-5 3.5-5 yrs $150.00
Rockin Robins @ Hoyt Arb: Raptors 1045124 Aug 8-12 3.5-5 yrs $150.00
Rockin Robins @ Mt Tabor: Stealth & Camouflage 1045120 Waitlist! Aug 15-19 3.5-5 yrs $150.00

Youth Camp Schedule (for children ages 5-10)
All camps begin at 9am and end at 3pm. Early drop off is free and begins at 8am. After-care is not available at every location: a "(+AC)" denotes that after-care is provided. Costs listed are for Portland Residents and do not include the Online Registration fee. Curious what the difference is between themes? Theme descriptions can be found HERE!

Location & Theme Activity Number Dates of Camp Ages Resident Fee
Nature Day Camp @ Hoyt Arb: Nature's Pantry (+A/C) 1045106 June 20-24 5-10 yrs $215.00
Nature Day Camp @ Mt Tabor: Birds of a Feather (+A/C) 1045094 Waitlist! June 20-24 5-10 yrs $215.00
Nature Day Camp @ Hoyt Arb: We Speak for the Trees (+A/C) 1045107 June 27-July 1 5-10 yrs $215.00
Nature Day Camp @ Sellwood/OB: Wet & Wild! (+A/C) 1045096 Waitlist! June 27-July 1 5-10 yrs $215.00
Nature Day Camp @ Marshall Park: Wet & Wild! 1045115 July 5-8 (No camp July 4) 5-10 yrs $172.00
Nature Day Camp @ Mt Tabor: Look Mom, No Spine! (+A/C) 1045099 Waitlist! July 5-8 (No camp July 4) 5-10 yrs $172.00
Nature Day Camp @ Hoyt Arb: Habitats are Hip! (+A/C) 1045108 July 11-15 5-10 yrs $215.00
Nature Day Camp @ Whitaker Ponds: Wet & Wild! 1045102 Waitlist! July 11-15 5-10 yrs $215.00
Nature Day Camp @ Mt Tabor: Let's Rock & Roll! (+A/C) 1045100 Waitlist! July 18-22 5-10 yrs $215.00
Nature Day Camp @ Mt Tabor: Habitats are Hip! (+A/C) 1045104 Waitlist! July 25-29 5-10 yrs $215.00
Nature Day Camp @ CCA: We Speak for the Trees! - CANCELLED AS OF 4-11-2016 CANCELLED Aug 1-5 5-10 yrs $215.00
Nature Day Camp @ Mt Tabor: Stealth & Camouflage (+A/C) - JUST ADDED!! 1055806 New! Aug 1-5 5-10 yrs $215.00
Nature Day Camp @ Hoyt Arb: Look Mom, No Spine! (+A/C) 1045109 Aug 1-5 5-10 yrs $215.00
Nature Day Camp @ Hoyt Arb: Birds of a Feather (+A/C) 1045110 Aug 8-12 5-10 yrs $215.00
Nature Day Camp @ Whitaker Ponds: Nature's Pantry 1045103 Waitlist! Aug 8-12 5-10 yrs $215.00
Nature Day Camp @ Mt Tabor: We Speak for the Trees (+A/C) 1045105 Waitlist! Aug 15-19 5-10 yrs $215.00

Teen Camp Schedule (for youth ages 11-21)
All camps begin at 9am (except the Urban Nature Adventures which begin at 8:30am) and end at 3pm. Early drop off is free and begins at 8am. After-care is not available at every location: a "(+A/C)" denotes that after-care is provided. Costs listed are for Portland Residents and do not include the Online Registration fee. Curious what the difference is between themes? Theme descriptions can be found HERE!

Location & Theme Activity Number Dates of Camp Ages Resident Fee Materials Fee
DIY Nature @ Hoyt Arb: Cordage & Medicinal Plants (+A/C) 1045434 June 20-24 11-13 yrs $215.00 $10.00 (DIY Supplies)
Urban Nature Adventure - meeting @ Sellwood Park (+A/C) 1045435 Jun 27-Jul 1 11-13 yrs $215.00 $7.50 (TriMet Pass)
DIY Nature @ Mt Tabor: Tools & Leather (+A/C) 1045436 July 5-8 (No camp July 4) 11-13 yrs $172.00 $10.00 (DIY Supplies)
DIY Nature @ Whitaker Ponds: Dyes & Felting 1045437 July 11-15 11-13 yrs $215.00 $10.00 (DIY Supplies)
DIY Nature @ Mt Tabor: Whittling Skills (+A/C) 1045438 July 18-22 11-13 yrs $215.00 $10.00 (DIY Supplies)
Teen Ecology Workshop @ Powell Butte 1045101 July 25-29 11-14 yrs $150.00 none
DIY Nature @ Children's Arb: Whittling Skills - CANCELLED AS OF 4-11-2016 CANCELLED Aug 1-5 11-13 yrs $215.00 $10.00 (DIY Supplies)
DIY Nature @ Mt Tabor Park: Whittling Skills (+A/C) - JUST ADDED!!
1055805 New! Aug 1-5 11-13 yrs $215.00 $10.00 (DIY Supplies)
Urban Nature Adventure - meeting @ Hoyt Arb (+A/C) 1045440 Waitlist! Aug 8-12 11-13 yrs $215.00 $7.50 (TriMet Pass)
Teen Explorers - In partnership with PP&R Adaptive & Inclusive Recreation (please register through the AIR Office by calling Jane at 503-823-4333) 1045442 Waitlist! Aug 15-19 13-21 yrs $150.00 none 
Urban Nature Adventure - meeting @ Mt Tabor (+A/C) 1045441 Aug 15-19 11-13 yrs $215.00 $7.50 (TriMet Pass)

See you in the Parks!