2020 Summer Camps

Summer Camp registration opens on Monday, June 15th, at 8:00 a.m. for NCPRD residents and on Tuesday, June 30, for non-residents.

NCPRD offers a wide variety of affordable and engaging summer camps to keep children of all ages active, learning and having fun all summer long. Learn more about each camp by downloading our Summer Camp Guide or by clicking the drop-down buttons below.


NEW! Early childcare from 8-9 a.m. is available on select morning camps for an additional fee. Numerous full day camps are also available.

Cheer Starz Camp – FULL DAY (Early childcare available) | Ages 7-14
Come experience our award-winning Cheer Starz program in a fun camp environment. Campers learn a choreographed cheerleading routine incorporating jumps to be recorded for family and friends to view on the final day of camp.

Dance Around the World | Ages 7-10
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 7-10
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.

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.

Outdoor Explorers (Early childcare available) | Ages 7-11
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. This camp will also include a nature hike through North Clackamas Park and Hidden Falls Nature Park. Pending park opening, this camp may also include a nature hike through Boardman Wetlands. Numerous other non-nature related camp games and activities will also be included in this camp. This camp will meet at various locations throughout the week depending on the camp schedule. Locations will include Hood View Park, Concord School Property, North Clackamas Park, and potentially Boardman Wetlands. More information will be provided to each registered family the week prior to camp starting.

Mad Science Rocket Camp | Ages 7-12 
Build and launch a rocket every day as you learn all about, you guessed it, rockets! Your child is in for an action-packed week focused entirely on rockets and the physics of rocket flight! Campers will learn the importance of teamwork in launching rockets and will have the opportunity to try their hand at each role! Camp t-shirt included.

Mad Science Rockets & Science of Flight | Ages 5-7
Younger campers will have a blast learning the hows and whys of aerodynamics by studying all things that fly: planes, kites, hot air balloons, helicopters and, of course, rockets. Camp t-shirt included.

Cross Country Camp (Early childcare available) | Ages 9-14
Campers in Grades 4-8th will enjoy the great outdoors in our Cross Country Camp. If your child enjoys running, they will not want to miss this camp! Camp is held at Hood View Park on Monday and Tuesday, 7/13 & 7/14. On Wednesday, 7/15 and Thursday, 7/16, campers will meet at North Clackamas Park. On Friday, camp will be held at Hood View Park.  Various camp games will also be played at this camp.

Fun Field Days (Early childcare available) | Ages 7-11 (week of 7/13-7/17) & Ages 5-11 (week of 8/10-8/14) 
Get outside and play! Campers will enjoy a variety of outdoor games, activities and obstacle courses.

Learning Lacrosse Camp (Early childcare available) | Ages 7-11
Campers will have a blast learning no-contact, small group lacrosse. This camp will focus on individual lacrosse skill drills and small group activities. Campers will also play a variety of non-lacrosse related camp games.

Multi-Sport Camp – FULL DAY (Early childcare available) | Ages 7-11
Campers will focus on individual skill drills and small group activities. Numerous indoor and outdoor sports will be the focus and will include basketball, soccer and kickball among others. Campers will also play a variety of non-sports related camp games and work on several art and craft projects.

Pickleball Camp (Early childcare available) | Ages 8-11
Campers entering grades 3-5 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. In addition to pickleball, campers will play a variety of non-pickleball related summer camp games.

Soccer Camp (Early childcare available) | Ages 7-11
Dribble it, kick it and shoot a goal! Campers will learn soccer fundamentals through fun individual drills and will also participate in various non-soccer related camp games and activities.

Super Hoopers Basketball – FULL DAY (Early childcare available) | Ages 7-11
Dribble, drive and dish the ball. Open to all skill levels, campers will hit the court to focus on improving individual basketball skills while participating in a variety of drills and activities. This camp will also include numerous non-basketball related camp games and some art and craft projects.

Tennis | Ages 9-14
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.
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 (Early childcare available) | Ages 7-11
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 campers’ newly-learned skills.

Volleyball Camp (Early childcare available) | Ages 8-14
Campers will focus on learning correct volleyball fundamentals from skilled volleyball staff in a small group setting while running through sports-specific drills and various other non-volleyball related camp games and activities.  This camp teaches the same techniques as NCPRD’s Fall Sideout Volleyball Program.

Beginner’s Minescratch Camp | Ages 7-12
Welcome to the world of coding! Students who have never done a coding class before are welcome to join us on our journey through understanding the fun and interesting world of game design! Campers will learn the basics of computer programming through block-based learning. Using the program ‘Scratch’, students will use the familiar characters of Minecraft while developing various exciting and interactive projects. This camp is a virtual camp. No experience necessary. For all Virtual Coding camps –  REGISTER HERE!

Fee: NCPRD, $84; non-resident $105

Time/Date: 10-11:20 a.m.; 7/20-7/24

Star Wars Video Game Design: Level 2  | Ages 7-12
For students who have been in a coding class or camp last summer. Do you know how Scratch works, but don’t think you’re ready for intense projects yet? No problem!  Through this camp, you will be utilizing the program of Scratch for more fun projects for those who have taken coding classes in the past, but want to learn more to become an advanced student! Through the use of familiar space themed characters, students will develop exciting and unique projects. With Scratch, the possibilities to create are endless!  For all Virtual Coding camps –  REGISTER HERE!

Fee: NCPRD, $84; non-resident $105

Time/Date: 10-11:20 a.m.; 7/27-7/31



What safety protocols are in place?

Protecting the health of our campers and staff is our top priority. Learn what measures we’re putting into place to mitigate risk and keep you and your family safe. Highlights can be found below, and more details on safety protocols can be found here.

  • Smaller, stable groups of campers
  • Increased sanitation practices and safety protocols
  • Social distancing education and activities
  • Low- or no-contact check-in process
  • Daily contact and attendance logs for campers and staff
  • Screenings for symptoms of illness, including daily health checks
  • Facial coverings required upon arrival and during certain activities

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 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.