2021 Guide to Portland Summer Camps

This year, perhaps more than ever, kids need active and engaging activities during the summertime. Here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, we luckily have tons of amazing options for kids of all ages. 

We’re delighted to share our 2021 Guide to Portland Summer Camps! We’ve partnered with the best Portland-area camps to help you plan your best summer yet.

We know camps may look a littler different this year. To address the current climate, we have offered a COVID safety/precautions section in this year’s guide to help you know what to expect at each camp. Additionally, information may change alongside county health measures, and many camps we spoke to are still finalizing dates, sessions, and specifics. We will be updating this guide on an ongoing basis with new camps and their info — keep checking back to see what unfolds!

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Pedalheads 405x405

4525 SE Stark St
Portland, Oregon 97215

(Camps are held at multiple locations)

Pedalheads is a learn-to-ride bike camp for kids 3 and up that is best known for getting kids off training wheels. We combine a fun group setting with specialized equipment, tailored cycling lessons, and incredible instructors to build confidence and get some of the most tentative kids biking on their own. We also offer advanced bike lessons that focus on road safety as well as trail riding camps.
This Summer we are excited to be brining our popular week-long day camps back to the Portland Metro Area.

Why Pedalheads?
• Proven track record over the last 25 years: Most kids learn to ride within 1 week
• Winner of several Parents Choice Awards for Best Children’s Day Camp
• Fully trained instructors for beginner and advanced levels
• An outdoor activity with more inherent distancing in place

Summer Registration opens on March 16th at 9am PST. Be sure to mark your calendar and register early! Spring Break Registration currently available for any parents looking to get a jumpstart for their kids.

We are also pleased to share that, through the hard work and diligence of our staff and the cooperation of all of our campers and parents, our camp safety precautions resulted in zero reported transmissions of the Covid-19 virus at any of our 140 camp and pool locations across Canada and the US in 2020.

Read our FAQ’s around our health and safety procedures regarding Covid-19: https://pedalheads.com/about/faq

Avid4 Adventure

Avid4 Adventure Camps Logo

8825 SW Barnes Rd
Portland OR 97225
(720) 249-2412

(Multiple camp locations)

Get your kids back outside this summer! Using time-tested curriculum, our experienced instructors empower campers of all ages and skill levels to bike, hike, rock climb and paddle in awesome outdoor recreation areas. Kids gain a deeper appreciation for the outdoors and the confidence and technical skills they need to choose active, outdoor lifestyles.

Day and overnight camps are located in Portland and Bend, OR; across the Bay Area of CA; and the Front Range in CO. We practice safe and effective COVID-19 protocols and have flexible cancellation policies. Be sure to check out our Expedition Camps, new to Portland this summer. Spots for 2021 are filling fast! Visit our website today for more details.

During the summer of 2020, Avid4 Adventure served nearly 8,500 kids with the help of 250 staff in three states. By the end of the season, there were no known cases of COVID-19 among campers and only 4 among staff that were traced to activities outside of Avid4 Adventure. All 4 cases were contained (did not spread to any other staff or campers) as a result of our effective COVID-19 protocols. For more details on our protocols, visit https://help.avid4.com/help/covid-19-in-2021.

Lovegood Performing Arts Company

Lovegood Performing Arts Center

10144 SW Park Way
Portland Oregon 97225

(503) 278-5898

Our in-person 2021 Summer Season is packed full of weeklong camps & workshops and some fun partial-day intensives for students ages 7 and up. We have something fun for kids and adults alike from our location in Beaverton. Our musical theater kids camps for ages 7-11 feature Magic Tree House: Knight at Dawn KIDS and A Year with Frog and Toad Kids. Students will learn the fundamentals of musical theater (acting, dancing, and singing) while also getting an opportunity to perform the musical on our very own stage at the end of the week.

Unique to Lovegood Performing Arts Company is our technical theater program that was built for students that don’t want to be in the spotlight, but would enjoy working behind the scenes to make a show happen! This summer we will have multiple technical theater workshops that will align with the kids camps and will work with directors to build sets, props, costumes, and run the sound & lighting for the shows.

Lovegood Performing Arts Company was launched about a year go with online classes and performances in 2020. In 2021 we began in-person classes at our very own education space and black box studio in Beaverton. We look forward to your family joining Lovegood this summer!

Lovegood has taken all the recommended COVID precautions this winter and early spring with masked indoor in-person classes for 50+ students and no known COVID cases with students or instructors. Our education and stage space is over 7,000 square feet with constant air circulation and significantly reduced capacity. We have required, and will continue to require masks for students and instructors during our summer camps and workshops. If there is a change in guidance from Oregon Health Authority regarding mask usage or allowed capacity we will adjust and notify parents of any changes with the ability to cancel for a full refund if a parent is not comfortable with sending their students to Lovegood at the time the camp or workshop starts.

Virtual Tech Camps from iD Tech

idTech Virtual Camps


Virtual Tech Camps are the perfect way for kids and teens to sharpen STEM skills and bond with new friends, all from the comfort of home. With the highest quality remote instruction on the planet, your child can unlock tech brilliance and create an exciting project.

Structured, weeklong sessions available now in multiple time zones (5 consecutive days, Monday-Friday) with the hottest curriculum in Python, Java, Minecraft, Roblox, Unity, Adobe, 3D modeling, and more.

Average of 5 students per instructor, blending personalized learning and time to socialize with new friends, with all of the magic of camp including games, challenges, and legendary iD traditions you can’t find anywhere else.

Camp dates: Now through August

Soccer Shots

Soccer Shots 2021 Summer Camp

Help your kiddo stay active by joining Soccer Shots for Summer camps Monday to Thursday throughout the Summer all over Portland and Vancouver. Our camps always feature low coach-to-player ratios, professional staff, and an age-appropriate curriculum.

Masks are mandatory for coaches and children 5 and up. Temperature checks, regular disinfecting, contact tracing, small groups.

Soccer Shots camps are held at multiple locations throughout the Portland area.

(503) 913-4542

Oregon Episcopal School

Summer at OES 2021

Registration opens March 15 for in-person and online camps! Check out our offerings for young people ages 4 to 18, including summer favorites such as River Runners, Rock Climbing, Dungeons and Dragons, the Olympic sport of fencing, llama love, and so much more! Learn the flora and fauna of our on-campus wetlands and community parks, get creative in arts or music, or discover a new sport. We have something for everyone! Camps run July 6 through August 27. Go to oes.edu/summer.

By following Covid-19 safe and healthy best practices, we held dozens of safe and fun in-person and online camps during the summer of 2020. This year, we will follow updated best practices guided by state and local directives, current research, and our medical advisors.

6300 SW Nicol Road
Portland OR 97223

The International School Summer Camp

The International School - Summer Camps

It’s a world of fun at The International School’s award-winning summer camp!

Chinese, Spanish, or Japanese language and culture will come to life through hands-on projects, stories, songs, games and outdoor fun with our teachers from around the world.

Whether learning a new language or already fluent, campers will love outdoor play, field trips, cultural performances, ice cream parties, and more!

Camp groups fill quickly, so enroll today!

We are a certified Child Care Center with the Oregon Early Learning Division (ELD) and abide by all local and state health and safety guidelines. The International School has been open and successfully operating our preschool and Kindergarten programs as Emergency Child Care under these protocols since September 2020. CLICK HERE to read The International School’s full health and safety plans.

2305 S Water Ave
Portland, OR 97201

(503) 226-2496


Baxter Sports

BaxterSports Camps — the most fun way to become a better athlete.
Since 2013, BaxterSports has been Portland’s top destination for getting kids active.

We believe sports are about more than just skills, scoring goals, and winning games (although all of that is really fun!). They also give you a chance to learn who you are, how to successfully relate to people — whether that means teammates, opponents, coaches or referees — and to learn more about life.

With the help of excellent coaches, we offer fun, safe, and nurturing yet challenging camps aimed to inspire kids both mentally and physically. All Sports Camps, Soccer Camps, and All Girl Camps Available.

Your child’s physical and mental well being is our top priority. We value your trust, and we understand how difficult it is for parents to navigate what’s the best thing for our kids right now. We held many successful camps during 2020 by following OHSA health and safety protocols, and we will continue to stay up-to-date with their latest guidelines in 2021.

P.O. Box 86857
Portland Oregon 97286

(458) 207-6375

TimberNook Northwest Oregon


TimberNook, an internationally recognized program for ages 4-12, is please to be coming to Clackamas County. TimberNook Northwest Oregon is an innovative nature-based developmental program designed to foster creativity, imagination, and independent play in the great outdoors. TimberNook is not your typical day camp. TimberNook experiences are developed based on their therapeutic value & ability to inspire children to think and play in new creative ways. Children take away valuable skills that can last a lifetime. This summer we are offering single day programs which provide a variety of activities including a bubble lab, experimentation with water, foam, colors and extreme art! All experiences end with a giant foam experience!

Come play the TimberNook way!

Chrysalis Farms
21410 OR-224
Damascus Oregon 97089

(512) 317-0769

Make + Take Studio

Make + Take Studio

Summertime, and the crafting is easy… Kids learn to make soap, bath bombs, lip balms, and more in our bright studio space. No two days are alike!

As a flexible and affordable solution for Portland-area families, we offer half-day Mini-Camps on select days over the summer. Our Mini-Camps keep kids engaged and active without breaking the bank.

Mini-Camps are best for kids ages 7+ and are limited to five participants per session to maintain safe social distancing. 
Camp dates/sessions coming soon. Families/pods are encouraged to contact the studio directly to arrange sessions.

Camps are held in a well-ventilated studio space with open windows; sessions are held by a vaccinated professional. To maintain a safe distance, attendee numbers are limited. Masks are required in the studio as well as in the building common areas, which are currently restricted to the public to maintain safety (access provided upon arrival and pick-up).

3808 N Williams Ave #134
Portland OR 97227

(503) 974-7414

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