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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

Trips & Camps

Join our passionate and experienced leaders on a journey of a lifetime! Guides are experienced in environmental education and outdoor recreation, and are certified Wilderness First Responders. Participate in an exciting adventure - and learn about Oregon's plant and animal life along the way!

Spring Break Adventures
Enjoy the BEST OF Oregon springtime outdoor ADVENTURE! Experience nature with our knowledgeable outdoor education professionals!

"This is better than lying on the couch. I feel so alive now!" ~ 2014 participant

Spend five days exploring areas in and around Portland including Mt. Hood and more. Search for amphibians. Snow shoe in the forest. Experience an epic scavenger hunt with your new friends. Climb to see gorgeous waterfalls. Try your hand at bouldering. Each day we will: Hike! Explore! Play!... Adventure awaits!

March 23 - 27
Resident: $253.00
Non-resident: $353.00
Register with code 1020947

Youth Mountain Bike Camp
Whether you want to become a mountain bike pro or are just checking out the sport for the first time, this four day co-ed camp will help develop the knowledge you need to safely shred on your bike. Build skills and discover different riding styles at four unique locations: Ventura Park Pump Track, the Cascade Locks trail system, Powell Butte Nature Park and Sandy Ridge.

You'll learn basic body positioning, bike handling, climbing, cornering, wheel lifts and taking small jumps. This camp also teaches trail ethics, parks ecology, and includes an opportunity to give back to nature through a service project. Beginners are welcome and encouraged! Loaner bikes will be provided or you may bring your own bike to ride. Helmets are required and will be available to borrow as well. We are proud to partner with The Dirt Dojo, Northwest Trail Alliance, BTA and PBOT for this camp! Sponsored by Portland Design Works. Scholarships may be available for families in need - please ask!

July 13 - 16
Resident $223
Non-Resident $311
Register with code 1025436

Best of City Nature Camp
Travel to 5 of Portland's wildest places with our partner Rewild Portland! You won't feel like you're in the city at all! Expand your awareness as you listen to what the animals have to say. Get lost and find your way in North America's biggest city park. Track animals on a beach where otters play. Climb an extinct volcano. Craft a basket out of invasive ivy plants. Make a healing salve with medicinal plants.

August 10 - 14
Residents $223
Non-Residents $311
Register with code 1023058

How to register

Click on the course code to register online or call the PP&R Customer Service Center at 503-823-2525.  A current Health Form & Medical Release is required for each trip. Partial scholarships may be available, please ask!

Mountain Bike Camp video

Contact us!
Call: 503-823-3601

Text: 503-823-6378
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