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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Camp Meeting Locations

SWCC offers 3-4 different camps each day during the school year and as many as 16 per week during the summer. Our camps meet in many different locations inside Southwest Community Center and outside in Gabriel Park. The summer class guide as well as your receipt shows the location of Drop-Off and Pick-Up for each camp. If you are unfamiliar with our center or Gabriel Park, our front desk staff are happy to assist you in locating your child's camp. There are also banners and signs throughout the park to guide you to your camp.


  • BRING YOUR ID: When picking-up your camper for camp, YOU MUST SHOW PHOTO ID EVERY DAY and sign your child in/out each day. This will ensure the safety of your camper & allow staff the time to share information about your camper & camp with you.


Typical Drop-Off & Pick-Up Locations for SWCC Camps

School Year Camps              Drop-Off Pick-Up
Kids Day Off, age 3-5 Kid Central

Kids Day Off, Grade 1st-6th

The group may split into two between drop-off & pick-up. The groups will be grades 1-3 & grades 4-6.

Gym Gym
Summer Camps Drop-Off Pick-Up
Tiny Trekkers- Caterpillars (AM) & Butterflies (PM), age 3-4 Kid Central
Tiny Trekkers- Fireflies (All Day), age 5-7 Gabriel Park, 42nd & Vermont, next to the play structure SWCC Multi-Purpose Room
Summer Sprouts, age 4-6 Gabriel Park Community Garden at 41st Ave & Canby.

Directions from Multnomah Blvd, heading East:

  • Turn left (North) on SW 40th Ave (Post Office)
  • Turn left (West) on Canby (2 stop signs down)
  • Turn right (North) at road with 2 brown signs pointing towards ‘SW Trails’. Follow that road past the parking lot on the left, the house on the right, and drive all the way back til it ends at the Community Garden. Sprouts check in at the Garden entry way.
Summer Safari- Trilliums (Half Day), Grades 1-3 Gabriel Park, 42nd & Vermont picnic 1/2 circle of picnic tables by playground
Summer Safari- Ferns A, Grades 1-3 Gabriel Park, 42nd & Vermont by restroom building
Summer Safari- Ferns B, Grades 1-3 Gabriel Park, 42nd & Vermont picnic circle on North side of park by Vermont, under the trees.
Summer Safari- Doug Firs, Grades 4-6 Gabriel Park, 42nd & Vermont on west side of parking lot by drinking fountain and walking path under trees.
W.I.L.D. Camp, Grades 4-6 Gabriel Park Tennis Courts 7 & 8 next to the skate park & dog park.

Get in the Game Camp, Grades 1-3

Gabriel Park, 42nd & Vermont lower field SWCC Gym
Game On Camp, Grades 4-6 SWCC Gym Gabriel Park, 42nd & Vermont lower field
Simply Sports Camp, Grades 3-6 Varies by Sport- see below columns by sport
Simply Sports- Volleyball Gabriel Sand Volleyball court next to the skate park/dog park SWCC Gym

Simply Sports - Basketball

Gabriel outdoor basketball court, 42nd & Vermont SWCC Gym

Simply Sports - Soccer, LAX, Flag Football

Gabriel Park, 42nd & Vermont on Field #2,  lower field Southwest of parking lot

Simply Sports - Baseball

Gabriel Park, 42nd & Vermont on Field #1, upper field Southeast of parking lot

 180 Skate Camp, Grades 2-6

Gabriel skate park off of SW 45th Ave.

Jr. Leader Certification Class

SWCC Poolside Room. Class will begin and end here but will spend much of the class out in camps. Jr Leader class participants can arrive at class and leave class without an adult. Parents are not allowed in class.