2022 Summer Camps

Summer Camp registration opens on Tuesday, April 12 at 9:00 a.m. for NCPRD residents and on Tuesday, April 19 for non-residents.

NCPRD offers a wide variety of affordable and safe summer camps to keep children of all ages active, learning and having fun all summer long. Learn more about each camp by clicking the drop-down buttons below, and download a PDF of the full Summer Camp Schedule.

NCPRD is offering free summer camps and aquatic programs to low-income and underserved families in the District. These free camps are made possible thanks to the Oregon Community Summer Grant Program, administered by the OAESD. Learn more.

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Cooking Camp | Ages 7-12 (FULL)
Dice, grate, measure, pour! Your child’s inner chef will love this camp. Learn fun food and nutrition facts while preparing delicious one-portion main or side dishes and treats. This camp teaches food and kitchen safety while providing instruction on how to prepare simple, yet delicious dishes. To ensure camper safety, this camp will use induction burners and cookware; however, campers may use small paring knives and graters to prepare ingredients for some recipes. Please note that due to oven space limitations, campers may bring some of their prepared dishes or treats home to cook. 

Cool Crafts Camp | Ages 7-12
From painting and drawing, to paper crafts and beads, your little artist will flourish in this camp! Campers will create unique and fun art and craft projects throughout the week. To shake things up, this camp will also play numerous traditional summer camp games.

Dance Around the World | Ages 4-7 (FULL)
Explore the world through dance! Discover exciting dance choreography and techniques from different cultures, including the customs and costumes that bring each dance to life. Dancers will also make accessories to wear for a final presentation.

Dance and Cheer Camp | Ages 5-11 (FULL)
Show your spirit with NCPRD’s award-winning coed Cheer Starz camp! Campers will learn choreographed dance and cheer routines incorporating basic arm motions and dance steps that will be performed for family and friends on the final day of camp. A pom-pom purchase is required for this camp.

Dance and Tumbling Camp | Ages 5-11 (FULL)
Your child will have a blast learning dance moves and tumbling techniques from a skilled instructor with over a decade of experience. This coed camp focuses on mini-jazz, ballet, and hip-hop dances. Campers will learn basic techniques, including leaps, turns, jumps, forward rolls, handstands, cartwheels, round-offs, and front and back walkovers. On Friday, campers will showcase their newly learned skills at a performance for family and friends.

Hawaiian Hula Days | Ages 4-6 (FULL)
Hawaii comes to you! Explore songs and dances from the islands. Study the language and culture, play ancient Hawaiian games, and make leis and accessories for an end-of-camp hula performance. Discover your voice and get to know the world of others.

Inclusion Dance and Cheer Camp | Ages 8-18
Show your spirit with NCPRD’s award-winning coed Cheer Starz camp! Campers with a disability or additional need will learn choreographed dance and cheer routines incorporating basic arm motions and dance steps that will be performed for family and friends on the final day of camp. The routines taught will be modified to fit participants’ abilities and needs.  A pom-pom purchase is required for this camp.

Horseback Riding | Ages 8-18 (FULL)
Learn the ropes of English style riding. Highland Stables offers professional instruction on riding and horse care. Campers are required to wear boots or hard-soled shoes. Riding helmets are provided for all participants.

Outdoor Explorers | Ages 6-11 (FULL
4-Day Camp
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 nature-themed projects, crafts and activities. Campers will enjoy hikes through Hidden Falls, Mt. Talbert Nature Park and North Clackamas Park, while observing nature and identifying native plants and animals. On Friday, campers will spend a morning at the North Clackamas Aquatic Park, splashing in the wave pool and learning about water safety.

Mad Science: Imagination Academy and Moving with Science | Ages 5-7 (Grades K-2) (FULL)
FULL DAY CAMP
This full day camp features two exciting themes. The morning Imagination Academy session takes you on a journey around the world of science. Join in the fun as we make our own inventions, learn to cast fossils in the domain of the dinosaurs, explore the vastness of space, watch the pull of gravity with parachutes and more.

In the afternoon Moving with Science session, take a close-up look at a wide array of scientific disciplines including chemistry, biology, engineering, physics and optics. Take apart owl pellets to see what they cannot digest! Join a team of camper engineers and build bridges, domes, cubes and pyramids.

Mad Science: Junior Science Explorers | Ages 5-7 (Grades K-2) (FULL)
Decipher the world around us in this exciting camp designed just for young scientists! Campers will develop their earth awareness and explore the world as junior naturalists before heading for space as junior astronauts. Campers will also explore just why their big toe is important and how to find their center of gravity when they investigate the science of sports!

Mad Science: Robotics | Ages 8-13 (Grades 3-7) (FULL)
What is a robot and how do they move and “think?” Learn the basics and the complexities of robotics and how robots work. Deepen your understanding of robotics by building your own robots to keep and take home. With all the projects you take home you’ll continue exploring the science of robotics long after your week with Mad Science is over!

Mad Science: Secret Agent Lab | Ages 7-12 (Grades 2-6) (FULL)
Look out 007 – the Mad Science Secret Agent Lab is on the case! Step into the shoes of a spy in action, including decoding messages, metal detecting and using night vision goggles. Campers have the opportunity to check out spy equipment, and create edible messages to communicate stealthily just like real spies.

Mad Science: Rockets & the Science of Flight | Ages 5-7 (Grades K-2) (FULL)
Space, rockets, planes and flight – a little bit of everything for a rockin’ good time! Our most popular science camp, younger campers have a blast learning about aerodynamics by studying all things that fly: planes, kites, hot air balloons, helicopters and, of course, rockets.

Mad Science: Rocket Lab | Ages 7-12 (Grades 2-6) (FULL)
3…2…1…blast off! Your child is in for an action-packed week focused entirely on rockets and the physics of rocket flight. Campers will build and launch a rocket every day, while learning about the importance of teamwork in launching rockets and trying their hand at each role.

Cross-Country Camp | Ages 11-14
Does your child like to run? Campers will enjoy running through beautiful parks and trails within the District. Campers will have opportunities to take breaks and enjoy some traditional summer camp games, while also spending time learning about proper nutrition and exercise. This camp will meet at different locations each day, including North Clackamas Park, Mount Talbert Nature Park, Hood View Park, and Hidden Falls. Running shoes and a small pack for water and a snack are required. Since this camp will spend a lot of time running, all campers will need to be in good physical condition.

Flag Football Camp | Ages 5-11
Let’s play some flag football! This camp teaches the fundamentals of pull-the-flag football through sports-specific drills and fun camp games. Techniques taught in this camp are the same as the age appropriate USA Football techniques taught in our Spring Flag Football program.

Fun Field Days | Ages 5-11 (FULL)
Get outside and play! Campers will enjoy a variety of outdoor sports, games and activities. To beat the heat, select Fun Field Days camps may enjoy a fun water day on the field!

Lacrosse Camp | Ages 7-11
Campers will have fun learning and playing no-contact lacrosse. This camp focuses on building fundamental lacrosse skills through individual and small group drills and activities. This camp also mixes it up with other fun summer camp games and activities, in addition to lacrosse. To showcase newly learned skills, campers will also compete in mini competitions throughout the week.

Pickleball |Ages 7-11
Campers will enjoy building friendships while learning this easy to learn, but difficult to master game! Campers will improve their eye-hand coordination while avoiding the pickleball “kitchen.” To mix things up, campers will also play a variety of fun, non-pickleball related summer camp games.

Pre-Kindergarten Multi-Sport and Crafts |Ages 3-5
Kick it, throw it, dribble it and dunk it! Preschool-aged children will learn a new sport each day while developing motor skills in a fun and supportive environment. Campers will also enjoy playing a variety of camp games, have some time to relax during story time, and will create several art and craft projects during the week.

Soccer | Ages 5-14
Campers will learn soccer fundamentals through fun drills and games. To shake things up, this camp will also include some non-soccer related summer camp games. If the weather is hot, campers may also cool down with water-themed games during the week.

Super Hoopers | Ages 5-14
Dribble, drive and dish the ball! Open to all skill levels, campers will hit the court to learn the basics of the game and pick up advanced skills from a variety of exciting activities, drills and games. This camp may spend time both indoors and outdoors, weather and facility dependent.

Tennis | Ages 9-13
Discover the game of tennis! 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 is your goal, you won’t want to miss out on this camp! Campers will practice various groundstrokes through 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.
Middle School/Intermediate – Campers will sharpen their fundamentals with integrated games that promote an overall awareness of how the sport of tennis is played.

Track & Field | Ages 5-11
Run faster and go farther! Campers will experience the thrill of setting new personal bests in track and field events like sprints, relays, javelin and more. This camp will conclude with a mini-meet to showcase newly learned skills.

Volleyball Camp |Ages 5-14
Pass it, set it up and spike it down! Campers will learn the fundamentals of volleyball through targeted drills and fun games. This camp teaches the same fundamental techniques as Clackamas High School and NCPRD’s Fall Sideout Volleyball Program. Whether your child is new to the game or refreshing their skills for the 2022 fall volleyball season – they won’t want to miss this camp.

Multi-Sport Camp | Ages 5-11
Full and Half Day Camp Options; Early childcare available
School-aged children will play a new sport each day, both indoor and outdoor, including basketball, pull-the-flag football, soccer, kickball, and more. To relax and unwind, campers in our full day camp will enjoy a movie during lunchtime and break. Camp may conclude with a mini-match day where campers choose the sport of their choice and compete in a team setting. If the weather is warm, this camp may also include some water games.

Multi-Sport–Net Sports and More | Ages 7-12
Early childcare available
Get out and get active! School-aged children will play a new sport each day, both indoor and outdoor, including badminton, volleyball, pickleball, soccer and basketball. Camp may conclude with a mini-match day where campers choose the sport of their choice and compete in a team setting. If the weather is hot, this camp may also include fun water games.

Pre-Kindergarten Multi-Sport and Crafts |Ages 3-5
Kick it, throw it, dribble it and dunk it! Preschool-aged children will learn a new sport each day while developing motor skills in a fun and supportive environment. Campers will also enjoy playing a variety of camp games, have some time to relax during story time, and will create several art and craft projects during the week.

Inclusion Dance and Cheer Camp | Ages 8-18
Show your spirit with NCPRD’s award-winning coed Cheer Starz camp! Campers with a disability or additional need will learn choreographed dance and cheer routines incorporating basic arm motions and dance steps that will be performed for family and friends on the final day of camp. The routines taught will be modified to fit participants’ abilities and needs.  A pom-pom purchase is required for this camp.

Inclusion Fitness, Crafts, and Sports Camp | Ages 8-14 | 4-Day Camp
Keep the mind and body active and engaged through a variety of fun activities. Campers with a disability or additional need will enjoying arts and crafts, fitness, and varied sports, such as volleyball and basketball. Camp activities will be tailored to meet individual camper needs.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are masks required at NCPRD facilities?

Effective Saturday, March 12, 2022, North Clackamas Parks & Recreation District (NCPRD) will no longer require staff and visitors to use face coverings in all NCPRD buildings and facilities, in accordance with the statewide mandate. Masks will still be made available for visitors upon request.

Are Happy Valley residents still able to sign up for NCPRD Summer Camps?

The City of Happy Valley has officially withdrawn from North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District. Happy Valley residents are welcome to sign up for NCPRD summer camps and other programs, but as of July 1, 2020 are no longer eligible to receive discounted NCPRD resident rates and priority registration.

Are scholarships available for NCPRD Summer Camps?

Yes, scholarships are available for NCPRD-sponsored or run programs, and for in-district residents only. Download the scholarship application here.

NCPRD Scholarship requests will be awarded or denied based on verifiable information provided by the applicant and the criteria established. Scholarships are granted or denied based on financial need as determined by NCPRD staff. Scholarships can be submitted by email to Kandi Ho at kandih@ncprd.com.

What if I want to pay with cash or check, instead of online with a credit card?

If unable to register online, contact us at recreation@ncprd.com to arrange a time for cash/check payment.