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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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Extended Care Options

Information about Before-Care and After-Care

Before-care is FREE and available between 8:00-9:00am. No pre-registration is required. Just arrive and drop off your camper! Our staff will be prepared to keep them busy and engaged until camp begins at 9:00am. NOTE: Children MUST be signed in by an adult at the meeting spot, and on Monday mornings must still go through the camp registration process. Please allow an extra 10-15 minutes on Mondays, even when dropping off early while we make sure everything is in order for your child for their week of camp. 

After-care is available Monday-Friday from 3:30-5:30pm by registration only. After-care staff will offer a snack at 3:45pm (Nut-free, Gluten-free, and Dairy-free options available). Typically during after-care, children read stories, play games, work on arts and crafts, play on a nearby playground (if available), and hang out with our after-care staff. You are welcome to use the service as needed, but individual days will not be refunded. On Monday of camp, please let us know which days your child will be using the after-care option and what time you'll be picking up your child each day. 
Children registered for after-care MUST also be registered for a concurrent week of full-day Nature Day Camp or Nature Skills Camp.
Registration for after-care must be completed before their week of camp begins. 

Please register early for after-care as spots are limited. 

If after-care is full for your week of camp, you are welcome to join the waitlist. We will do our best to find extra staff coverage during after-care, we will do our best open up additional spots and notify parents as early as possible. A back-up plan is recommended, however, as we cannot guarantee we will have capacity to allow extra children into after-care. 

After-care registration numbers are listed in the chart below. (If you have more than one child who needs after-care, you will need to register each child individually.) 

After-care Registration Numbers for Nature Day Camp 
Dates Camp Location Activity Number Cost 
June 22-26 Week 1: Mt Tabor Park 1119886 $70 for the week
June 29-July 2 (no camp on July 3) Week 2: Sellwood Park/Oaks Bottom 1119891 $56 for the week
July 6-10 Week 3: Hoyt Arboretum 1119893 $70 for the week
July 13-17 Week 4: Mt Tabor Park 1119887 $70 for the week
July 20-24 Week 5: Sellwood Park/Oaks Bottom 1119892 $70 for the week
July 27-31 Week 6: Mt Tabor Park 1119888 $70 for the week
August 3-7 Week 7: Hoyt Arboretum 1119894 $70 for the week
August 10-14 Week 8: Mt Tabor Park 1119889 $70 for the week
August 17-21 Week 9: Mt Tabor Park 1119890 $70 for the week

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 If you have questions about our camps, please call 503-823-3601 or email enviroed@portlandoregon.govSee you in the parks!