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2018 Summer Camps
REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 10!
NCPRD offers a wide variety of affordable and engaging summer camps to keep kids of all ages active, learning and having fun all summer long. Get the 2018 Summer Camp Schedule and learn more about each camp by clicking the drop-down buttons below.
Fun Field Days | Ages 5-12
Get outside and play! Campers will enjoy a variety of outdoor games, activities and obstacle courses. This camp promotes active play, cooperation, sportsmanship and fun.
Learning Lacrosse | Ages 5-12
Take the cookie to the cooker. Campers will be introduced to the game of Lacrosse and learn fundamental skills through exciting games and activities. Whether it’s your first time picking up a stick or you’ve played before, you’ll want to check this camp out.
Multi-Sport Camp | Ages 5-14
Spike it, kick it, throw it, dribble it, dunk it! Campers will play a new sport each day including volleyball, basketball, flag football and soccer. Get your game on this summer!
Super Hoopers | Ages 5-14
Dribble, drive and dish the ball. Open to all skill levels, campers will hit the court to execute the basics and pick up new skills from a variety of activities, drills and exciting games.
Track & Field | Ages 5-14
Run faster and go farther. Campers will experience the thrill of setting new personal bests in track and field events like sprints, relays, long jump, javelin and more. This camp will conclude with a mini meet to showcase campers’ newly-learned skills.
Track & Field Jumps | Ages 10-14
Jump higher and further! Campers focus on developing jump techniques and skill for high jump, long jump and triple jump. Space is limited.
Tennis | Ages 9-13
Campers will enjoy learning the proper grip, footwork and techniques for each stroke, all while mastering the rules and etiquette of this lifetime sport. Tennis racquets provided.
Beginner – If learning the fundamentals of the game of tennis is your goal, you won’t want to miss out on this camp! Campers will learn and practice various groundstrokes through numerous exciting games and challenges.
Basic/Intermediate – Campers will review the fundamentals while improving their footwork and rally stamina through a variety of fun games and activities.
Cheer Starz | Ages 5-14
Shake your pom-poms and show your spirit. Campers will learn a choreographed cheerleading routine incorporating jumps and basic stunting skills to be performed for family and friends on the final day of camp. Camp participants are invited to walk in the City of Happy Valley’s Independence Day Parade on the Fourth of July. Parade participants are responsible for transportation to and from the parade site.
Dance Around the World | Ages 4-7
Explore the world through dance. Discover exciting dance choreography and techniques from different cultures around the world, including the customs and costumes that bring each dance to life. Dancers will also make accessories to wear for a final presentation.
Hawaiian Hula Days | Ages 4-7
Hawaii comes to you! Explore songs and dances from the islands. Study the language and culture, play ancient Hawaiian games, make leis and accessories for an end-of-camp hula performance. Discover your voice and get to know the world of others.
Missoula Children’s Theatre | Ages 6-18
NCPRD and the Missoula Children’s Theatre presents THE PIED PIPER, an original adaptation of the classic fairy tale. On Monday, July 9, each child will receive their role for the play. Please plan to pick up your child at noon as they may not have rehearsal in the afternoon. Each role will have their own specific rehearsal days and times. Rehearsal times will fall between 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and depend upon role received. Performances: July 14 at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Each actor will receive two free tickets to the performance. Additional tickets are $5 each.
* A host family is needed to house two directors. Call (503) 794-8009 if you are able to open your home for the week and you will receive one free registration.
Outdoor Explorers | Ages 5-10
Discover the world around you! Campers will roll up their sleeves and dig into fun as they learn about and explore the great outdoors through a variety of hands-on projects and activities.
NEW! Schoolyard Farms Ages 6-12
You’re invited to come play with your food— and learn to love it, grow it and cook it! Campers transform into Schoolyard Farmers and experience a week on a one-acre urban production farm. Come explore the seeds, roots, sprouts, leaves, flowers, and fruits that we’ll turn into farm-fresh recipes and enjoy eating each day. Farm arts and crafts activities, scientific inquiry and active play add up to an abundance of outdoor fun!
Horseback Riding | Ages 8-18
Learn the ropes of English-style riding. Highland Stables offers professional instruction on riding and horse care with a focus on safety. Participants will develop riding skills based on the US Pony Club D standards. Campers are required to wear boots or hard-soled shoes. Riding helmets are provided for all participants.
NEW! Minecraft Video Game Design | Ages 7-12
Learn how to speak the language of computers! Campers will dive into the exciting world of computer coding through Scratch, developed by MIT. Scratch is a block-based application designed to make it simple for anyone to learn programming. Throughout the camp, coders create Minecraft-themed projects like an epic ghost busters battle game or a “choose your own adventure” story! The possibilities are endless!
NEW! Minecraft Moding | Ages 9-14
Why just “play” Minecraft when you can “create” Minecraft? In this camp designed for quick learners or those with blockbased coding experience, campers will learn how to code in Java by making a mod for Minecraft! This is professional, text-based coding. Create and then craft a sword out of mushy bananas, or spawn a flying golden cow! Make the full transition from player to content creator!
A camp t-shirt is included for select camps and all equipment is provided. Please check back for registration information and camp descriptions. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (503) 794-3877.