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Baby It’s Cold Outside…Let the Summer Camp Planning Begin

By Erin Primrose, March 5, 2019

With the threat of “snow” still looming in the Portland area, it’s hard to believe that the time is here for the coordination and expense of  summer camps – yikes!! If you’re like me, the idea of getting out of my daily routine, adding time to the commute to offload my loved ones, and the added expense is one part of summer I do not look forward to. Whether you just need a breather or are working a full day, I am sharing some options to help you continue to earn a living while your kiddos are cared for.  It truly does take a village, and many camps offer low cost or scholarship attendance for those who find it difficult to pay for summer camps.


Oregon Zoo
Cost: $155–$410/week
Ages: 4 years – 8th grade

Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Cost: $98 – $320 weekly
Ages: Ages 3-15

Portland Timbers
Cost: $150.00+
Ages: 5-18

Tryon Creek
Cost: $46—$339
Ages: 4—14

Tualatin Hills Park & Rec
Cost: $200 – $400
Ages: 4-10

Portland Children’t Museum
Cost: $290, 15% discount for members
Ages:  4-6 and 7-9

Tracker’s Earth
Cost: $249 and up
Ages: Ages 4-18

Oregon Episcopal School
Cost: Varies
Ages: 4–18

Living Wisdom Yoga Camp
Cost: $130-175
Ages: Joyful Heart: 3 1/2 to 10

Pedal Heads Bike Camp
Cost: $169-$439
Ages: 3 – 12

My Masterpiece Art Studio
Cost: $195/wk; $58 single day; $295 full day per week
Ages: 4 1/2-12

Lewis & Clark College
Cost: $3200
Ages: Going into 10th, 11th, and 12th graders

Girls Rock Empowerment Camp
Cost: $235
Ages: Girls entering 6th-8th grade


Creative Roots
Cost: $350/week
Ages: Ages 6-10

The Circus Project
Cost: $190 – $395/week
Ages: 5-15

Northwest Children’s Theatre
Cost: $75-295
Ages Served: 3-16

Portland Child Art Center
Cost: $25 per day
Ages: 4-12

B’Nai B’Rith Camp
Cost: $300 a week
Ages: Kindergarten – 6th Grade

The Children’s Garden
Cost: Varies
Ages: 5-9

Kids Community Learning Center
Cost: $260/week
Ages: 5-12

Lake Oswego

Cost: $400/wk
Ages: K-12

Lake Oswego Parks & Rec
Cost: $130-150
Ages: 5-17

ILA French Immersion School
Cost: $280 – 305/week
Ages: 3-9

Math Gamers
Cost: $135+ wk
Ages: Students entering 1st-5th in 2019-20

One River School of Art & Design
Cost: $325/wk – $350/wk
Ages: Ages 4-18

N/NE Portland

Neighborhood House
Cost: $290 per week
Ages Served: Kindergarten – age 10

Smarty Camps
Cost: $300 / $270 members
Ages: Kinder – 7th grade

Glendoveer Golf & Tennis
Cost: $168 – $448/wk
Ages Served: 5 – 17

Steve & Kate’s Camp
Cost: $90 – $110 per day
Ages: Elementary –  Middle school

Wiggle Room
Cost: $245/wk
Ages: 4-5 year olds

Owl and Bee Clay Company
Cost: $225
Ages: 5-12

KE Camps

Cost: $250/wk
Ages: 5 – 11

SE Portland

Tracker’s Earth
Cost: $249 and up
Ages: Ages 4-18

Tucker Maxon
Cost: $279- $309
Ages: Pre-school – 5th Grade

Echo Theatre
Cost: $160 – $385
Ages: 3-17

Ecology Outdoors
Cost: $270 – $300
Ages: K-6th Grade

Children’s Healing Arts Academy
Cost: $160 for 1 session/ $270 for 2 sessions/attendees. CHAP Dailies=$50
Ages: 6-12

Art Literacy Acadamy
Cost: $250/wk
Ages: 1st-4th Grade

Adventure WILD
Cost: $325-$375/wk
Ages: 4 – 10

Independent Dance Project
Cost: $55-$150 /hr
Ages: 3-14

Pedal Heads Bike Camp
Cost: $169-$439/wk
Ages: 3 – 12

Hands On Art & Play
Cost: $40 per day, discounts for siblings
Ages: Preschoolers

Math in Color
Cost: $233.75 – $275
Ages: Entering grades 2nd-7th

Vibe of Portland
Cost: $175 – 350
Ages: Preschool – High School

Belmont Academy
Cost: $230 weekly
Ages: 6 to 11

North Clackamas Parks & Rec
Cost: $150-275/wk
Ages: 3-18

Citywide Camps

Portland Park & Rec
Cost: $150-275/wk (scholarship plans available)
Ages: 3-18

Cost: Varies
Ages: 1st – 8th grade

Yoga Playgrounds
Cost: $200-$365
Ages: Ages 3-5 and 5-11

Coding with Kids
Cost: $279-$499
Ages: 5-18

Engineering For Kids
Cost: $168-$370
Ages: 4-15


Adaptive/Special Needs Camps

Camp Yakety Yak – Lake Oswego
Focus is to help children develop social and emotional skills
Cost: $680/wk
Ages: 5-21

ACAP PDX (Autistic Community Action Program)
Three locations in the metro area. Provides education through recreation for people with autism, daily classroom and community activities
Cost: Varies
Ages: 7-Adulthood

Bustin Barriers
Sports based summer camp to children with special needs. They also have a Spring break program and sports activities throughout the year

Bike First
Camp for teaching children with special needs how to ride a bike

Camp Riverdale
Weekly summer camps for children with special needs. Camp held at Jenkins estate with weekly swim lessons

Edison High School Summer Program
Summer academic program for middle school children with learning differences. Program is open to any student with learning differences, or who struggles in school, entering 6th–9th grade the following fall
6th – 9th grade

Adventurers Without Limits
Inclusive day camp for outdoor adventures in Forest Grove, Oregon. Swimming, rock climbing, kayaking and much more.
Cost: $300+/wk

Hoop Camp
Beaverton Hoop Camp caters to both special needs athletes and “unified” (those without special needs) athletes of all ages and abilities
Cost: $70/2 day session

Spectra Gymnastics
Beaverton, summer gymnastic camp for children with special needs
Cost: Varies

If there are camps you recommend not listed, I would love to hear from you!


Erin Primrose knows Portland’s west side and enjoys being a top-rated
realtor in SW Portland, Multnomah Village Realtor, Realtor in 97219,
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Erin Primrose

Earth Advantage Principal Broker

I am thrilled to serve as a connector of buyers, sellers and everything this amazing city has to offer. Being an Oregon native, my passion is continuously fueled by the character and history of each neighborhood, local hangouts, and the abundance of nature found in and around Portland. I am proud to have found a perfect balance between success and advocacy, with the goal of those I work with feeling as if they are my only client.  People tell me I have a playful, yet warm demeanor, but don't be fooled as I possess a dynamic set of tools that has proven invaluable in getting my clients what they want. From exploration to closing, your journey will be met with guidance, responsiveness, professional expertise, and clear communication.  I do not believe in complacency. I do believe in remaining a hard-working and dedicated student of my trade, each day uncovering new opportunities to better serve clients and their community.  I come ready to ride the wave alongside you during your very own buying or selling experience, and work tirelessly to protect your interests every step of the way.  Let's get there together! When not practicing real estate, my time is filled with simple adventures with my family and friends such as walks through our neighborhood, cooking, hiking, camping, backyard BBQ’s, long-boarding, exploring Portland's food scene, Timbers matches and making improvements to our 1920′s Bungalow.
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