For Students

2017 Summer Camps and Enrichment

Please feel free to contact Carolyn Ullman about any of these summer programs.  These resources are meant as a guide and not an endorsement of one camp or program.


Adventure Without Limits (ages 7 and older)

Outdoor adventures for all ages and abilities.



Audubon Society of Portland (ages 6-18)

Camps, trips and classes conducted spring and summer for students desiring a nature experience.



The Burlingame Space

Music classes, workshops and lessons


Camp SCRAP (ages 5-9 and 7-12)

Let your student’s imagination run wild while learning to protect the world we live in.  Create art and projects.

503- 294-0769


Camp Vida 

Once again Portland Montessori School will offer Camp Vida for campers.   They will offer dance, cooking, fine art, beautiful music, host guest artists and have loads of outdoor fun. Part time and full time sessions are offered.  June-August.



Catlin Gabel School Summer Programs (ages preschool-high school) 

Catlin Gabel Summer Programs class offerings range from arts and music, modern languages, writing, SAT prep, outdoor education, service and more.The dates for most 2017 summer classes are June 26-August 4 and serve preschool through high school students with extended care available. 503-297-1894 X406 


Celebrate the Arts at Willowbrook Tualatin (ages 3-18)

Performing and Visual Arts, Nature.  June-August.



Chess Odessey Summer Camp (ages 6-19)

Appropriate for any player who knows the basic rules of chess. (Various locations)



 Grace Art Camp

Registration for week-long session is open to children in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade.   June -August



Hollywood Theater Summer Film Camp (in conjunction with Open Signal Portland)

Our fun, hands-on workshops turn Open Signal into your media arts playground. No prior experience is necessary!

Not only that, most classes and camps certify students to check out Open Signal media equipment, and to submit videos to our cable channels.

Please note, older teens (ages 16 and up) can take any of our adult classes.


International Leadership Academy Summer Camp

14788 Boones Ferry Road, Lake Oswego 97035


Full day camps available for ages 3-10 June-August (snacks provided, bring your own lunch)


Jesuit Summer Sports Camps (Grades K-8)

Many camps available for all ages and grades.

Contact:  Martha Cope (503) 291-5486


Mad Science Camps (ages 4-12)

All Mad Science Camps are 1-week (5 days) long, Monday through Friday.  Camp lengths may vary from half-day (3 hours) to full day (6 or 7 hours).  Many locations.  Start times vary by location.



MADE for Kids-Concordia University Theater Arts Camp (grades 2-8)

Improve your skills in acting, singing, dancing, & writing as fully-staged shows based on classic adventure tales from around the world are created.

Contact  Sarah Grace Shewbert 503-280-8586


Mittleman Jewish Community Center (preschool to grade 8)

Week-long, multi week and full summer program:  Arts, Sports, Academics, Day Camps.



Multnomah Arts Center (ages birth to adult)

Week-long, mult-week camps concentrating on Arts and nature.


Northwest Children’s Theater and Academy (ages 3 to adult)

Week-long, multi-week camps in dramatic arts.



OMSI Science classes (ages K-8)

Week-long, multi-week classes in Science and Engineering



Oregon Episcopal School Summer Programs (ages PK-adult)

Week-long, multi-week camps to full summer care in the arts, sports, academics, etc.



 Oregon Humane Society ( grades 3-high school )

OHS summer day campers are involved with the socializing, training, and grooming OHS pets. In addition, they have discussions with guest speakers who work with animals, including dog trainers, OHS Humane Investigations staff, the Reptile man, and others.

Camp Counselor training available.

503-285-7722 or


 Oregon Zoo (grades PK-12)

Week-long, multi-week camps in biology and zoology.



Pacific Northwest College of Art


Portland Actors Conservatory (ages 8-18)

Week-long, multi-week hands-on theater arts training. No audition required.



Sauvie Island Center

Farm Day Camp in July and August



School of Rock PORTLAND (Four different week-long camps available)
1440 SE Hawthorne BlvdPortland, OR 97201

(503) 451-6351

Saturday Academy Summer Programs (grades 2-12)

Classes throughout the weeks of summer in arts and academics.



Shaking the Tree (ages 5-13)

Shaking The Tree is "Sprouting the Classics”  by inviting children and teens to enter into the wonderful world of classic literature through drama. Each camp uses the dramatic arts to bring a different beloved story (or collection of stories) to life.  
Visit for more information.

Contact: Samantha Van De Merwe at 503-235-0635 (Classes fill up fast!!)


Sound Roots-Summer Rock Camp (ages 6-14)

During camp, kids ages 6-14 get matched with up to six bandmates of similar age and skill level. Together, they name their band, choose a song to learn, design fliers, even learn to write their own songs!  At the end, there is a performance at a local music venue -- a REAL show, played to adoring fans, on stage LIVE!  This camp fills up fast!!!



Southwest Community Center (ages birth to adult)

Full summer care and week-long, multi-week classes in Arts, sports, day camp, etc.


St. Clare Sports Camps with Mrs. Cree, Ms. Mac and Ms. Glasgow



St. Marys Academy for 6, 7, 8th graders

Study skills, organization and preparing for tests


TAG Challenge Camp, Our Place in the Universe (Saturday Academy in affiliation with University of Portland)…Teacher recommendation required

Students entering grades 4 & 5 @ Reed College

Students entering grades 6-8 @ University of Portland

For details call:  503-200-5858 or go to


Tears of Joy Puppet Camp (ages 5-12)

Students will create puppets, mask and plays and perform at the end of camp.



TrackersPDX (ages 4 to adult and families)

Campers do more in one day than most camps do in a summer. Campers get outdoors, train archery, learn traditional skills and have fantastic adventures.


Zenger Farms

Campers will harvest from the field, cook and craft in an Urban Grange and Farmhouse, and explore a farm and wetlands.  Camp activities include digging in the Children’s Gardens, creating plant potions, adventuring on the farm, and enjoying the ripest of fruits! Need-based scholarships, Extended Day, and sibling discounts are available.

Contact Program Assistant Rob Cato.  June- August

11741 SE Foster Road Portland, Oregon 97266 Tel.503.282.4245


2016 Summer school Programs for Students with Learning Differences or Difficulty with Basic School Skills

Please feel free to contact Carolyn Ullman about these summer programs:  These resources are meant as a guide and do not endorse or promote specific programs.


Oregon State University Reading Program for reading skills and speed reading 

Taught by the Institute of Reading Development at various metro locations



Park Academy



Program: Blosser Center Program (Rev up your Reading – Orton-Gillingingham)


Ages: Grades 1-6

Concentration: Reading/Writing

Location:  The Blosser Center

Contact:  503-234-4060 or  503-236-8002


Portland State University Summer Reading Skills Programs (grades PK-11th graders)

Designed a taught by The Institute of Reading Development


Classes meet once a week June-August in Aloha, Lake Oswego and Portland locations.


Seeing My Time Program (Mary Dee Sklar)- Organization and Time Management boot camp (for both no diagnosis and diagnosed learning differences).


Program:  Thomas Edison Middle School Summer Program

Dates:  June -August  (M-F, 5 weeks)

Ages 6-8 grade

Concentration: Remedial reading, writing, math and enrichment

Location:  Thomas Edison@ (Jesuit High School)

(Financial Aid Applications must be received by May 15th)


Program: Read Well and others at Lake Oswego Community School 

Dates: sessions run at different times June-August

Times: 60 minute sessions run between 8:00-11:00

Ages: Grades K-6

Concentration:  Math, Reading and Writing (some locations)

Location: Four Lake Oswego Elementary Schools

Fees: $155-235.00 (many sessions at each site)

Contact: 503-534-2303


The Children’s Program

Dates: July-August

Classes vary from Yoga Calm to skills for middle schoolers to tutoring.



University of Portland-School of Education

July 5th-August 4th

Focuses on math, language arts and other subject areas

503-943-7135 or email


Fight Fear Summer Camp

specifically for youth with OCD and other anxiety disorders.

NW Anxiety Institute



Most of the area's high schools have programs to teach new skills or enhance skills.