2024 Summer Camps

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. Summer Camp registration opens on Tuesday, April 2 at noon for NCPRD residents and on Tuesday, April 9 for non-residents.

REGISTER HERE (starting April 2)

Adaptive & Inclusive Summer Event Series | Ages 12 & up
Keep your camper active and engaged this summer! Join us for six fun-filled events this summer created just for individuals with disabilities and additional needs. Create unique art and craft projects, learn new skills playing various sports, play a variety of engaging games, or enjoy cooling off on our water day! All events take place on Wednesday mornings from 9 a.m to noon. Some events require a caregiver to attend with the participant.

  • 7/10 – Art & Craft Day: A caregiver is required to attend with the participant.
  • 7/17 – Multi-Sport Day
  • 7/24 – Game Day
  • 7/31 – Art & Craft Day: A caregiver must attend with the participant.
  • 8/07 – Multi-Sport Day
  • 8/14 – Water Day

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, campers may also play traditional summer camp games.

Little Tots Crafts and Sports |Ages 3-5
3-Day and 5-Day camps
Preschool-aged children will learn a new sport each day, while developing motor skills in a fun and supportive environment. Campers will also play traditional summer camp games, create art and craft projects, and have the opportunity to relax during story time. All campers must be potty-independent to attend this camp.

Dance and Tumbling Camp | Ages 5-11
Your child will leap for joy while learning dance moves and tumbling techniques! 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.

Horseback Riding | Ages 8-18
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.

Play-Well: Adventures in STEM using LEGO Materials | Ages 5-7
Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO parts! Build engineer-designed projects and use special pieces to create your own unique designs! Projects are rotated seasonally to ensure that both new and returning students can explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO building system.

Play-Well: Animal Adventures using LEGO Materials | Ages 5-7
Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO parts as we design and build leaping dolphins, buzzing beehives and towering giraffes. Play, create and learn in a world inspired by the animal kingdom. Design and build as never before and explore your most creative ideas.

Play-Well: Bash ‘Em Bots using LEGO Materials |Ages 7-12
Design your custom LEGO bot to take on any challenge. Mix and match chassis designs using wheels, treads or walking legs. Combine these with tools like drills, hammers, and battering rams as you refine your masterpiece by sparring with friends and overcoming obstacles. Apply real-world engineering and physics concepts to help you bash and crash your way to victory.

Play-Well: Explorations Using LEGO Materials | Ages 7-12
Master your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO parts! Apply real world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects. Projects are rotated seasonally to ensure that even returning students get a new experience, so join us to design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas.

Play-Well: Minecraft Engineering using LEGO Materials | Ages 5-7
Venture into the world of Minecraft in our unique LEGO experience. Get ready to build your base, craft your tools, use your Minecraft to harvest raw resources, and battle to stop the Ender Dragon from ending the world. Come explore the endless possibilities of LEGO with a trained Play-Well instructor.

Summer Explorers | Ages 6-11
4-Day Camp
Hiking, arts, crafts and more! Campers will dig into fun as they learn about and explore the great outdoors through various nature-themed projects, crafts and activities. Campers will enjoy hikes through Mount Talbert Nature Park, North Clackamas Park, and Hidden Falls Nature Park, while observing nature and identifying native plants and animals.

Fun Field Days | Ages 5-11
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 refreshing water day on the field!

Little Tots Crafts and Sports |Ages 3-5
3-Day and 5-Day camps
Preschool-aged children will learn a new sport each day, while developing motor skills in a fun and supportive environment. Campers will also play traditional summer camp games, create art and craft projects, and have the opportunity to relax during story time. All campers must be potty-independent to attend this camp.

Multi-Sport Camp | Ages 5-11
Dunk it, spike it and kick it! Campers will learn a new sport each day, both indoor and outdoor, including basketball, pull-the-flag football, soccer, volleyball, badminton, pickleball, kickball and more. The sports played vary per camp and not all sports listed above will be played during each week.

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

Soccer | Ages 5-11
3-Day and 5-Day camp
Campers will learn soccer fundamentals through fun drills and games. To shake things up, this camp will  also include non-soccer related summer camp games. If the weather is hot, water-themed games may also be played to cool down.

Super Hoopers | Ages 5-11
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 various exciting activities, drills and games. This camp may spend time 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 while mastering the rules and etiquette of this lifetime sport. Tennis racquets are provided.

  • Basic/Intermediate – Campers will review the fundamentals while improving their footwork, and rally stamina through various fun games and activities. This camp is open to beginners.
  • Middle School/Intermediate – Campers will sharpen their fundamentals with integrated games that promote an overall awareness of how 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 |Ages 8-14
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 NCPRD’s Fall Sideout Volleyball Program. Whether your child is new to the game or refreshing their skills for the 2023 fall volleyball season, they won’t want to miss this camp.

Little Tots Crafts and Sports |Ages 3-5
3-Day and 5-Day camps
Preschool-aged children will learn a new sport each day, while developing motor skills in a fun and supportive environment. Campers will also play traditional summer camp games, create art and craft projects, and have the opportunity to relax during story time. All campers must be potty-independent to attend this camp.

Science Explorers | Ages 7-12
3-Day and 5-Day camps
Experience how fun science can be! Campers will roll up their sleeves to learn about plants and birds, explore buoyancy, make slime, build and test structures, and more. A science journal will be filled out along the way to document findings and share with family and friends.

STEAMVentures: Blast Off | Ages 7-10

A rocket a day keeps the boredom away! Build and take home your own rocket every day. Learn about the fundamentals of flying and the exciting world of model rocketry. Become part of a launch team that will work together to help make daily launches successful, assemble a launch pad and dress a rocket for flight.

STEAMVentures: It’s Not Rocket Science – It’s Flight | Ages 6-9
Up, up and away! Have you ever wondered how gliders, airplanes, rockets and space shuttles soar in the air? Campers will learn about the forces of flight by experimenting with paper airplanes, DaVince parachutes and balsa wood gliders. This camp will also introduce students to model rocketry, including how to effectively construct and safely launch a rocket.

STEAMVentures: Mini World in a Bottle | Ages 6-10
Our eco-discovery camp will take your child’s curiosity and enthusiasm for nature, and help them understand important ecological concepts and earth cycles. Create a magical garden for your room by combining a mini ecosystem with plants. Plant your own seeds and watch them grow. Make a grass head just for fun and enjoy the wow factor of your egg carton geodes. Experience a worm container and pet live worms. Pick plants, mix soil, and put together a mini world known as a terrarium.

STEAMVentures: Plants, Animals, and Bugs Oh My! | Ages 7-10
The world is full of many living things. Some move around like animals and bugs, while others spend their entire lives in one place. A few are taller than a house and some are so tiny that they cannot be seen with the naked eye. Plants, animals, and bugs – find out what these living things have in common during this exciting camp.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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.