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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Summer Schedule & Registration Info

REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER 2017 IS OPEN! 

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). 

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
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9am-2pm Mt Tabor Park (Amphitheater) Mammals 3¾-6 yrs $160.00 1064720
July 10-14
1 spot available!
9am-2pm Hoyt Arboretum (Pavilion) Nature's Kitchen 3¾-6 yrs $160.00 1064713
July 17-21
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9am-2pm Mt Tabor Park (Amphitheater) Insects & Spiders 3¾-6 yrs $160.00 1064721
July 24-28
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9am-2pm Mt Tabor Park (Amphitheater) Bees & Butterflies 3¾-6 yrs $160.00 1064722
July 31-Aug 4
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9am-2pm Sellwood Park (Picnic Area I) Sand, Water, Sticks & Mud 3¾-6 yrs $160.00 1064782
Aug 7-11
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9am-2pm Mt Tabor Park (Amphitheater) Raptors 3¾-6 yrs $160.00 1064723
Aug 14-18
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9am-2pm Hoyt Arboretum (Pavilion) Hunting for Treasure 3¾-6 yrs $160.00 1064718
Aug 21-25
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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
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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
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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
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Mt Tabor Park Yes 5-9 yrs Nature Day Camp: Plant Potions 1064627 $225.00  
July 10-14
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Hoyt Arboretum Yes 5-9 yrs Nature Day Camp: Plant Potions 1064644 $225.00  
July 10-14
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Mt Tabor Park Yes 10-12 yrs DIY Nature: Salve & Natural Dyes 1064637 $220.00 $10.00
July 10-14
6 spots available!
Hoyt Arboretum Yes 10-12 yrs DIY Nature: Salve & Natural Dyes 1064650 $220.00 $10.00
July 17-21
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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
2 spots available!
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
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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
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Mt Tabor Park Yes 10-12 yrs DIY Nature: Nature Photography 1064667 $220.00 $10.00
July 31-Aug 4
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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
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Sellwood Park/Oaks Bottom Yes 10-12 yrs DIY Nature: Nature Photography 1064639 $220.00 $10.00
Aug 7-11
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Mt Tabor Park Yes 5-9 yrs Nature Day Camp: Let's Wing It! 1064630 $225.00  
Aug 7-11
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Hoyt Arboretum Yes 5-9 yrs Nature Day Camp: Let's Wing It! 1064646 $225.00  
Aug 7-11
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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
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Mt Tabor Park Yes 5-9 yrs Nature Day Camp: You Are Here. 1064631 $225.00  
Aug 14-18
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Hoyt Arboretum Yes 5-9 yrs Nature Day Camp: You Are Here. 1064647 $225.00  
Aug 14-18
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Mt Tabor Park Yes 10-12 yrs DIY Nature: Mapping the Forest 1064641 $220.00 $10.00
Aug 14-18
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Hoyt Arboretum Yes 10-12 yrs DIY Nature: Mapping the Forest 1064652 $220.00 $10.00
Aug 21-25 
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Mt Tabor Park Yes 5-9 yrs Nature Day Camp: Imagine, Invent, Inspire! 1064632 $225.00  
Aug 21-25
5 spots available!
Hoyt Arboretum Yes 5-9 yrs Nature Day Camp: Imagine, Invent, Inspire! 1065690 $225.00  
Aug 21-25
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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!