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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

After-Care Information

Detailed Information

Camp Hours are 9am to 3:30pm. Our staff is asked to be IN the shelter, ready for parents to arrive at 3:15pm. If you need to pick up your child earlier than 3:15, please make a plan with the naturalists leading the group or the Site Coordinator. 

After-care is provided from 3:30-5:30pm for an additional fee at the following locations: Hoyt Arboretum, Mt Tabor Park, and Sellwood Park (The more days you need, the bigger price break you receive.)
Registration can be done online using Activity #1064674. 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 After-care page for more information!

Every camper using the after-care program (even if it's later in the week) must arrive on Monday with the After-Care Form! Find it HERE.

We recognize that many families have working parents or other activities that prevent campers from being picked up at 3:30pm, and we're here to help! After Care options are for Nature Day Campers (full-day programs only) age 5-12, and are available for at least one site each week of the summer. Trained leadership staff are CPR/First Aid certified and will hang out with children from 3:30-5:30pm. (Campers in After-care may be picked up before 5:30pm but the fee is the same regardless of pick-up time. Please indicate pick-up time on the After-care Form.)

After-care includes a snack at 3:45pm. If your child has food allergies or dietary restrictions, please make notes on the after-care form!
In fairness to our staff, please be on time to pick up campers. If you arrive later than 5:30, you will be charged $1/minute until you arrive. Our staff will report your actual pick-up time to the EE Coordinator, and we will contact you via phone for credit card payment. 

To Register for After Care... Register for ALL camps first, and take note of when you'll need after-care! 

  1. Go to and Register with Activity #1064674- PLAN AHEAD! You'll have a chance to choose any/all after-care days needed for the entire summer!
  2. Registration can also be done by phone - call the Customer Service Center at 503-823-2525 and tell them you'd like to register for "Nature Day Camp After Care using Flexible Registration." 
  3. If you have questions, please call the EE Office at 503-823-3601 (We can register you from our office, too!)

Fee information

Fees are as follows (for Portland Residents):
1 day of care: $14.00
2 days of care: $26.00
3 days of care: $36.00
4 days of care: $44.00
Full week of care: $50.00

Non-residents pay $16 per day of care