Portland Mom Collective 2024 Guide to Portland Summer Camps

Pacific Northwest summers are a dream, and Portland-area camps bring kids the best of the region. From sports to drama to languages to art, there is something for everyone. That’s why we’re delighted to share with you the 2024 Guide to Portland Summer Camps! We’ve partnered with amazing camps in and around Portland, so your kids can have the most awesome summer yet!

Check out the camp listings and create your own lineup of summer fun. As we do every year, we’ll be sharing more about our camps and what they are offering on our social media channels, so make sure to follow us on Facebook and on Instagram!

{Organizations are listed as a paid advertising opportunity or other partnership. If you would like to have your camp added to this guide, please let us know via our contact form.}

Image of kids playing outdoors in the summer.

Parkour Visions Kids Summer Camps

Parkour Visions Summer Camps

SE 60th Ave & SE Salmon St.
Portland, Oregon 97215

NE 33rd Ave. & US Grant Pl.
Portland, Oregon 97212

707 NE Fremont St.
Portland, Oregon 97212

(206) 923–8864

Parkour summer camps are week-long, high-energy, interactive experiences. Every camp includes a warm-up and cool-down, falling safety (ukemi), skill practice, movement games, and obstacle courses. Students learn to move creatively and efficiently in a collaborative, non-competitive social environment. Our camps are 100% outdoors and open to beginner and intermediate students.

Half-Day, All Levels Camps

  • Parkour Explorers (ages 5–12)
  • Lights, Camera, Action Camp (ages 9–14)

Half-Day, Intermediate Camps

  • Youth Challenge Camp (ages 10+)
  • Freerunning Camp (ages  9–14)

Early bird discount: get $30 off with code ‘earlybirdsummer24’ (first 25 registrants only).
Multi-camp/sibling discount: Get 10% off additional camps when you register for 2+ camps.


A young kid gets off training wheels at a Pedalheads camp.

Multiple locations: See website for details!
Laurelhurst – Unity of Portland
4525 SE Stark Street
Portland, Oregon 97215

Pedalheads is a learn-to-ride week-long bike camp for kids 2 and up, best known for helping kids get off of training wheels and riding on their own. We combine a fun group setting with specialized equipment, tailored cycling curriculum, 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 in addition to, trail riding camps.

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
• Weekly Half-day, All-day, and 1.5hr Tots options

Located throughout the summer in the Portland Metro area including: Beaverton, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, Alameda, Laurelhurst, SW Portland, Sellwood/Reed, and University Park.


Oregon Episcopal School
6300 SW Nicol Road

Portland, OR 97223

When a person experiences summer in the OES community, they leave our programming and walk into the next school year more confident in their skills socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually—ready to thrive.

Summer at OES works to provide equitable access to families in the Portland Metro community for inquiry- and play-based summer enrichment programming that cultivates a sense of adventure and the building of a rich, creative community on and off the Oregon Episcopal School campus.

We facilitate space for our student campers to capture joy and freedom as they take on healthy risks, make new friends, and explore who they are as valued individuals.

Summer at OES runs June 24-August 9 (no camp classes July 4 & 5). Learn more and register at oes.edu/summer. (Registration opens March 1.)

iD Tech

Lewis and Clark College
0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd
Portland, Oregon

Register today at the top-rated tech camp for 25 years and counting! iD Tech is the very best experience built around your child—their interests, their skill level, their goals for the future.

Trusted by the world’s top universities and over 1,000,000 parents, iD Tech is where kids and teens learn from the best—coding, game dev, robotics, and more.

Backbeat Music

Backbeat Music is a year-round music school that offers a range of camps all summer.

  • Try everything camps, where campers try out hundreds of different instruments
  • Write music for Computer Games camps, where kids learn to compose music with a purpose
  • Rock Band camps where kids rehearse and put on a concert
  • Songwriting camps
  • Strings camps
  • And more!

Camps have versions for total beginners and for seasoned musicians. Some camps are full day and some are half-day. Group classes and private lessons are available year-round. Ask about options for before or after care.

4470 SW 76th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97225

(503) 290-5090

St. Mary's Academy Summer Camps

St. Mary’s Academy camps are filled with adventures, hands-on activities, and a variety of fun games to pique every girl’s interests.

Current SMA students serve as camp counselors, facilitating valuable learning experiences and mentoring campers. Attending summer camp is the perfect way to familiarize yourself with the unique educational culture and community of St. Mary’s.

Day camps are for girls entering grades 3-4, 5-6 or 7-8 this fall, and you can claim your daughter’s spot here.

1615 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201

(503) 228-8306

Baxter Sports

Baxter Sports

Looking for a place to unplug? Established in Portland in 2008, BaxterSports offers a holistic approach to teaching and coaching kids. Our award winning camps for grades K-8 are fun, active, and engaging no matter your child’s experience or skill level.

We go all day, mixing traditional sports with a variety of creative games, and we are continually finding ways to promote positivity, fair play, and the importance of community.

With a variety of programming–All Sports, All Level and Competitive Soccer, All Girls, and Youth Leadership Development–we hold camps every week of the summer in a multitude of parks in SE, NE, and North Portland. At BaxterSports, we play the RIGHT way, valuing not only the techniques and tactics of sports, but also, Responsibility, Inclusivity, Gratitude, Heart, and Teamwork.

See you on the field!

SE: Clinton Park, Woodstock Park, Brentwood Park, Kenilworth Park
NE: Rose City Park, Alberta Park, Fernhill Park
N: Arbor Lodge Park

Gilchrist Art Camp

We are proud to offer campers the newest and best materials and have worked hard to create an atmosphere that allows them to develop their skills in a fun and positive environment.

Our summer camps include a wide range of creativity, skill, mess, indoor and outdoor fun, and many different mediums and products (ranging from recycled corks to professional material). Come join us this summer!

9735 SW Sunshine Court, Unit 500
Beaverton, Oregon 97005

(503) 750-6581

My Gym, Happy Valley

At My Gym camp we activate the fun every single day with energizing games, exciting gymnastics, fun obstacle courses, cool arts and crafts and music that guarantees to keep them moving and engaged. No two days of camp are ever the same!

We will have two weeklong sessions of camp. You are able to purchase one day at a time or sign up for the full week! There are discounts for purchasing multiple sessions, which can also be used for siblings.

See our registration link for full details.

16052 SE 82nd Dr.
Clackamas, OR 97015

(503) 974-9227

Want to feature your camp in our 2024 Guide to Portland Summer Camps?

We want to show our readers all the great camps available right here in the Portland area. Partnering with us allows your business greater visibility with a large, targeted market of local families. Join us and help enrich the lives of Portland parents and kids!

Email info@portlandmomcollective for more details!