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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

Summer Nature Day Camp

What is Summer Nature Day Camp? Youngsters under the age of 13 disappear into the woods and wetlands of Portland as they explore nature under the guidance of experienced staff. Themes for each session are only a catalyst as this child-directed camp has few limits. We foster deep nature connection as well as connection to place.

Look for next summer's camp information here in February 2017!

"A fun camp that is 100% outdoors where kids learn about nature in a local park!" ~Parent of a 2016 Rockin Robins camper

"[Nature Day Camp] is like an urban outdoor school where they come home each day. We love this camp!" ~Parent of a 2016 camper

"[This camp] is run by a group of very talented and wonderful people who are great with kids and really connect with and care about them." ~Parent of a 2016 camper

"The PP&R Nature Camps are, by far, my son's all-time favorite summer camps, both last year and this year. ... The counselors do an amazing job of engaging the kids and creating a fun, exciting experience. I can't quite express how much I appreciate the wonderful instruction and experience provided by your counselors. Thank you!"  ~ Parent of a 2012 camper

"I'm writing to express my sincere gratitude for the scholarship our family received for our daughters to attend Nature Camp. They were at Forest Park camp and absolutely LOVED it! Every day they came home bursting with stories of their adventures - smudge, treasure hunts, fairy sightings, [pretend] fishing, and hiking 'even farther than the other kids!' I know this will be a highlight of their summer, and it would not have been possible without the scholarship. We feel your program has enormous value and feel so fortunate that our kids have been a part of it. I will continue to rave about it to anyone who will listen!" ~ Parent of 2013 camper

"Great camp, great team!" ~Parent of 2014 camper

"My kids LOVE camp! They look forward to it every year!" ~Parent of 2014 campers

"We have been doing this camp for about 6 years, and our son STILL loves it! Bravo!" ~Parent of 2014 camper