2022 Portland-Area Summer Camps with Space


If you’re like me, your summer plans may still be in flux. These past few years have been a rollercoaster, and many of us were not exactly sure what to expect when it came to summertime options for our kids. For our 2019 summer, we had everything sealed up in March. This year? We still have some gaps in our schedule. If you’re still looking for summer camp options for your kid(s), check out some of these camps that have a few  remaining spots!

{Camps featured in this piece are part of our promotional 2022 Guide to Portland Summer Camps, and we are grateful for their partnership.}

Three kids sit by river in the summertime, making a heart shape

Rose City Chess

Learn chess or expand skills at Rose City Chess — open to all levels! With many of their camps located at Lloyd Center, Rose City Chess has expanded its offerings to include two camps on the westside, both at Hillsdale Community Church. Added camps are August 1-5 and August 22-26, Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm, for rising 2-8th graders.

Vibe of Portland

Vibe added one final camp for the 2022 season: DIY Instrument-making and sound exploration! From kalimbas made out of bobby pins to zithers made out of shoe boxes & more, artists will learn and utilize instrument building techniques that mirror those created by musicians hundreds of years ago. Then, they perform! August 22-26, from 9am-3pm, at Portland Moose Lodge #291, open to kids 7-14.

Baxter Sports

Baxter Sports camps have two sessions with a few spots remaining, toward the later part of summer:

All Sports Camp at Kenton Park July 25th-29th
Join in for some fun on the field at one of North Portland’s best parks. Campers will run through instruction for a variety of sports and then jump right into the action. Games include: Dodgeball, Soccer, Flag Football, Basketball, Capture the Flag, Kick Ball and much, much more!

All Girls Camp at Kenilworth Park August 8th-12th
Looking for a summer sports camp experience devoted to female competitors of all skill, experience, and grade levels while being run entirely by women athletes and coaches? Our All Girls Camp gives young female athletes the space to learn, experiment, and find themselves on the field.

Imagine Theatre

Imagine Theatre is pleased to be offering multiple youth camp/intensive opportunities this summer! Two awesome options that still have space are their High School Musical Teen Performance Intensive, which performs the last two weeks of July, and their June youth days camps. The teen intensive focuses on giving older students to hone their musical theatre skills, while the youth day camps focus on exposing younger students to the performing arts and performances. Limited spots left!


These camps are best known for getting kids off training wheels, but they offer bike-riding camps at all levels for kids ages 3 and up! While they don’t have any new camps, their website tells you straight away which camps are full and which ones have a spot or two left. With a few locations added closer to the start of summer, there are still some options available!

Summer at OES

With many of their sessions filled up, Oregon Episcopal School’s summer programming offers a few more options later in the summer, with an easy, at-a-glance set up on their website to know where space is still available. Guitar? Hiking? Photography? STEM? There is something for everyone — but only a handful of spots left!

Interested in More Camps?

Our 2022 Guide to Portland Summer Camps offers comprehensive information about summer camp opportunities in and around Portland.