Spring Break is just around the corner! To help you get a jump on some of the amazing camps available in PDX for Spring Break 2012, we have put together a listing of just some of the fun camps going on in, and around, Portland.
Mad Science of Portland & Vancouver: Moving With Science
Grades K-6 (5-12 yrs)
Crazy Chemistry: How can a crystal absorb 200 times it weight in water? How can a simple black marker create all the colors of the rainbow? Why does sidewalk chalk turn warm when we make it? You can find the answers in Crazy Chemistry, designed to pique your interest in the world of chemical reactions!
Biology Blast: Soar silently through the air on stealth owl feathers, eat like a bird using different shaped beaks and dicover the dicarded treasures within owl pellets! Biology Blast gives your camper an in-depth look at our fine feathered friends!
Machine Mania: Create a load-lifting catapult, extend your reach with mega pinchers and meet Linus the line tracking robot! Machine Mania lets your camper find the things around us that make life easier. From Simple levers and pulleys to sophisticated robots your camper is sure to have a wonderful time!
Where: Mad Science Laboratory: 1522 North Ainsworth St., Portland, OR 97217 – 503.230.8040
When: All camps run from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Tuesday March 27th: Crazy Chemistry; Wednesday March 28th: Biology Blast; Thursday March 29th: Machine Mania
Costs: Register for one day or for all three! Register for all 3 days for $99 or register for individual days for $37
Registration Info: Register online at http://register.madscience.org/portland/ – enter “Mad Science Laboratory” in the search by location field on the left hand side
Additional Information: Campers should always bring a snack and a sack lunch. Campers should wear appropriate attire for doing hands-on science projects (play clothes that can get dirty) and shoes that will stay on feet when chilldren are running. Weather permitting we may go outside for some activities so please bring a jacket. Camp hours are from 10 am to 2 pm. Students may be dropped off no earlier than 9:45 and must be picked up promptly at 2pm.
Register online at http://register.madscience.org/portland/
Enter “Mad Science Laboratory” in the search by location field on the left hand side.
Spring Break Rocks- 5 day band camp at Sound Roots School of Music
Forget all your preconceived notions of “band camp” – this is something different!
Ages 6 – 14 yrs
SPRING BREAK CAMPS – 2012
(in alphabetical order)
4-H Discovery Farm – Day Camps
Ages 7 and up
Focus: Activity, Education, Outdoors, Science, Animals
Escape the city by joining the 4-H Discovery Farm camp at Alpenrose Dairy!
The 100th Monkey Studio Spring Break Art(s) Camp – Day Camp
Ages 7 and up
Focus: Activity, Art, Education, Science
Description: Arts & Sciences Spring Break Camp – March 26th – 30th w/ Art(s)cool PDX *see full schedule online
Advantage Basketball Camps
Ages: 5 to 18
Focus: Activity, Sports, Basketball
Description: Advantage Basketball Camps are nationally recognized as one of the Top ball handling camps in the world. Advantage Basketball Camps were named by sports illustrated kids as one of the top camps in the country.
Ano’s Art Academy for Creative Minds
Ages: all ages
Description: We offer over 15 different mediums-including ceramics! Please visit our website for details.
Art Adventures at the Oregon College of Art and Craft
Grades 1-5 and 6-8
Focus: Arts and Crafts
Description: OCAC’s Art Adventures day camps offer multiple art workshops on a 10-acre wooded campus in Portland.
Audobon Society of Portland Spring Camp – Day Camps
Ages: 1st through 12th graders.
Focus: Outdoor, Art, Education
Description: Half-day, full-day and week-long camps exploring nature through hands-on outdoor leadership and adventure programs.
Camp SCRAP – Day Camps
Ages: 1st through 6th grade
Focus: Activity, Art, Education, Creative Reuse
Description: Where learning to make something from almost nothing is everything! Kids entering first through sixth grade will explore the possibilities of all of the discarded materials in the world around us, play games, try experiments, and make quality, useful projects infused with their own artistic ideas. Themes—Tuesday: Wind, Wednesday: Water, Thursday: Light
Where: 2915 NE MLK Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR 97212 – (503) 294-0769 x6
When: Camps runs 9 am to 3:30 pm. Tuesday, March 27, Wednesday, March 28 and Thursday, March 29
Cost: $45 per day, $120 for three days. Siblings: $40 per day, $108 for three days. Members: $40 per day, $108 for three days. Members siblings: $37 per day, $97 for three days
Registration Info: Register online: http://scrappdx.org/programs/
Additional Info: Some financial aid is available – contact firstname.lastname@example.org to apply. Register early – camp is limited to 10 kids per week. Registration opens March 1.
Christian Youth Theater “CYT’s Tween Idol” Spring Break Camp – Day Camps
Ages: 6 and up
Description: Campers act, sing and dance all week to prepare for Friday night’s show! Based on the hit reality-TV show “American Idol”, campers will portray the excitement and agony of trying to become a contestant on the show. The audience will see their “pre-show interviews” and get to know the students “auditioning” in the waiting room, before they go in to “meet the judges.” Group songs will include hits from contemporary teen idol favorites Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and Justin Beiber as well as hits from teen idols through the decades. While the real American Idol requires that you be 15 years or older, this CYT original “Tween Idol” will be a fun, energetic, singing & dancing day camp experience for students 6-14. Grab a friend and sign up! Early registration discounts are available.
Where: Cedar Mill Bible Church – 12208 NW Cornell Rd, Portland, OR 97229 AND Mt. Scott Church of God – 10603 SE Henderson Str. Portland, OR 97266
When: Monday – Friday – March 26th – 30th – 9 – 3 each day. Camp concludes with a Showcase at 7 p.m. Friday evening.
Cost: $125 for kids new to CYT. $150 for returning campers.
Registration Info: Register online at www.cytvanport.org or call 360-750-8550
Cinema Arts Spring Break Camp – Day Camps
Ages: 9 – 18 yrs
Focus: Activity, Art, Film & Video, Music, Game Graphics
Description: Make a movie using Minecraft. Play as a team, add your own sound design, animation special effects
Do Jump Circus Skills Camps & Classes – Day Camps
Ages: 18 mos – 14 yrs
Focus: Activity, Theater, Circus Skills
Description: Explore trapeze, acrobatics, physical theatre, stilts & more in a creative, cooperative environment.
Fiber Art Club by Hedgehog Hiker
Ages 5 and up
Description: Fiber Art Club teaches weaving, sewing,batik printing and more. Ages 5+. Dress for messy fun
Friends of Tryon Creek Spring Nature Day Camps – Day Camps
Grades K – 5th
Focus: Activity, Art, Education, Outdoor, Science
Description: The Friends of Tryon Creek’s Spring Break Nature Day Camp is fun for kids from KG – 5th grade.
International Leadership Academy Spring Break Camps – Day Camps
Ages: Music – 3-7 yr olds; Film making, baking, sculpture – 7-15 yr olds
Focus: Art, Education, Film and Video, Language, Music, Theater
Description: Explore French language; Compose, bake, film. 9am-3pm $200week. 7:30am -9. Free aftercare $5/hour 503-662-8452
Kids Club Spring Break Camp! – Day Camps
Ages 4 and up
Focus: Activity, Arts & Crafts
Description: Awesome activities include the JUNGLE, gym games, swimming, crafts & more! Special themes each day!
Kids Cooking Corner – Spring Break Camp
Focus: Cooking, Arts & Crafts, Gardening, Outdoors
Description: Cooking, gardening, crafts, guest chefts, outdoor activities, and a possible field trip!
KinderCare Spring Camp – Day Camps
Ages 4 months and up
Focus: Activity, Art, Education, Music, Outdoor, Science
Description: Spring Camp focuses on a new topic each day including; animals, food, water, space, and art.
Kids sewing 101 at Modern Domestic
Ages: 8-12 yrs
Focus: Activity, Sewing
Description: Great class for those who have never sewn before, or want to take their sewing to the next level.
The Merry Kitchen Spring Break Cooking Camp
Ages: 7 to 14
Focus: Activity, Education, Science, Cooking
Description: The Merry Kitchen has two baking camps over spring break. Hands on cooking classes for kids.
Multnomah Arts Center – Hopping Down the Bunny Trail – Day Camps
Ages 4 & up
Focus: Activity, Art, Theater
Description: Trickster rabbit tales from many cultures provide inspiration for craft and creative dramatic play.
My Masterpiece Art Studio Spring Break Camp – Day Camps
Ages: 4 to 12
Description: Single day art camps for ages 4 to 12. Sculpt, paint, print, collage. FUN!
Oregon Zoo – Nature Ranger Spring Day Camp
Ages: 4 yrs – 4th grade
Focus: Activity, Outdoors, Animals, Nature
Description: Nature and science come alive in this new spring adventure!
Outdoor Adventure Camp – Day Camps
Ages: Teens 11-17
Focus: Outdoor, Science, Travel
Description: Stick around & sample of the best of the NW-explore a different part of this great state each day.
Day Camp for Kids at Pittock Mansion: Life in 1914
Kids ages 8 – 12 can learn what life was like a century ago at Pittock Mansion’s half-day camps.
Spring Break Thrills! – Peninsula Park Community Center – PP&R
Ages 6 and up
Description: Come play! Indoor and outdoor games, sports, crafts, etc. $120/wk, some scholarships available
Picassitos Spring Break Art Camp - Day Camps
Ages: 5 and up
Focus: Art, Education, Special Needs
Description: Explore different mediums each day. Painting, watercolor forms, printing, mixed media and 3-D art.
The Playground Gym Spring Break Camp – Day Camps
Ages 4 and up
Convenient, affordable and wildly fun, camps at The Playground Gym challenge and inspire your kids!
Portland Children’s Museum Spring Break Camp – Day Camp
Ages 4-8 yrs
Description: Our popular art camps will entertain and inspire your budding artist. Sign-up now, space is limited!
Quasitime Cyber Academy – Springbreak Camp 2012 – Day Camps
Ages: 12 and up
Focus: Education, Science, Computer Technology
Description: Love to game? Turn that passion into making great games for the iPhone. No experience necessary.
Reiki Workshops for Children
Ages: 5 and up
Focus: Activity, Art, Spiritual, Reiki
Description: This is a three-hour, one day workshop that guides children to learning simple methods of Reiki.
School of Rock Spring Camp
Description: Come join us this spring break for a fun filled week of rock & roll.
Timbers 2012 Spring Break Camp
Description: The program features a 12:1 player-coach ratio and bases all training groups upon skill level and age.
Trackers Earth – Day Camps
Ages: 4 and up
Focus: Activity, Art, Outdoors
Description: Discover what Portland parents are talking about. Trackers offers camps in outdoor fun & adventure.
Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge – Spring Break Exploration Days
Focus: Activity, Education, Outdoor
Description: Come discover the wonders of nature! We offer hands-on educational activities for kids of all ages.
Vibe of Portland Spring Break Workshops – Day Camps
Ages: 6 – 12 yrs
Focus: Activity, Art, Education
Description: Vibe’s Spring Break workshops for artists ages 6-12 that focus on one particular medium each day.
WeSpringBreak 2012 – Day Camps
Ages: 5 and up
Focus: Activity, Outdoor, Science, Urban Adventure
Description: Spend Spring Break with WeVillage, school age kiddos we will be frolicking around the Pearl.
Westside Dance & Gymnastics Academy Day Camps
Ages 3+ and 5+
Focus: Gymnastics, Activity, Dance
Description: Choose a morning Dance or Gymnastics Camp and then enjoy a field trip after lunch and gym time, games, arts and crafts in the late afternoon.
Ages 12 and up
Focus: Education, Leadership, Activism, Empowerment
Description: YEA Academy teen spring break overnight at Mt Scott CC. March 31-April 1. $18 meals included.