At Adventure WILD Summer Day Camp, we believe that authentic learning takes place when children are able to investigate and interact with the world around them.
Nature, art, science, and play are the building blocks that campers ages 4-10 will use to explore the vibrant life and amazing mysteries found in surrounding green spaces. Through thematic and guided activities with experienced educators, your child will laugh, learn, and make memories to last a lifetime. Plus, every camp includes rock climbing at the Mazama Mountaineering Center (MMC) and a full day at the Mazama Lodge on Mount Hood! This year, select camps for 8-10 year olds will head on an overnight adventure at the Mazama Lodge at the end of the week.
Summer 2019 is excited to offer you 8 week-long sessions, for children ages 4-10 years, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., based here at the Mazama Mountaineering Center at 527 SE 43rd Ave., Portland, OR 97215.
NEW THIS YEAR: Adventure WILD is offering its first ever Spring Break Camp!
FULL – 2019 Adventure WILD Spring Break Camp ($265)
When: Monday, March 25th – Friday, March 29th, 2019.
Monday-Thursday programming 9:00am-3:00pm, Friday programming 9:00am-5:00pm, daily before and after care add-on option 7:30am-6:00pm.
Location: Mazama Mountaineering Center, 527 SE 43rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97215
For Ages: 1st-3rd grade
Can’t get enough Adventure WILD Summer Camp? For the first time ever, we’re springing into camp season early with Adventure WILD Spring Break Camp. Join us for a week of nature exploration, four days of rock climbing at our Mazama Mountaineering Center, and a full day field trip to the Mazama Lodge on Mount Hood!
2019 Summer Camp Descriptions
All prices are shown as (day camp only/day camp + Mazama Lodge Thursday overnight excursion)
June 17 – 21, 2019: WILD Builders & Creators ($325/$375)
Do you dream of building forts? Boats? Planes? We’ll put our creativity to the test as we engineer all sorts of contraptions throughout WILD Builders & Creators Week. We’ll build boats to set a sail, build and launch rockets, and learn how to build shelters to protect us from the elements while at Mt. Hood.
June 24 – 28, 2019: WILD Creatures & Conservation ($325/$375)
Do you love intriguing insects? Slimy slugs? Beautiful birds? If so, come to WILD Creatures & Conservation Week to explore the abundance of creatures and their habitats in local green spaces! We’ll try our hands at critter catching, create creature habitats, and go bird watching in Laurelhurst Park and at Mount Hood.
July 8 – 12, 2019: WILD Science & Discovery ($325/$375)
Did you know the course of rivers change over time? Or that you can melt ice with salt? These and other wonders of the cosmos will unfurl during WILD Science and Discovery Week. We’ll explore our inner scientist, build erupting volcanoes, and delve into physics as we scale the rock climbing wall!
FULL – July 15 – 19, 2019: WILD Hunters & Gatherers ($325/$375)*
We may be in the land of agricultural bounty, but can you imagine if we had to forage for ourselves? Put your skills to the test as we navigate through our surroundings and explore the plants and animals that support our lives here in the Northwest. We’ll investigate first foods and learn what it’s like to live off of the land.
FULL – July 22 – 26, 2019: WILD Winds & Waters ($340/$390)*
*This week includes an additional full-day field trip to Kelley Point Park.
Have you ever wondered why a Portland winter is so rainy but a summer is so dry? Why the Columbia River flows west, but the wind travels east? Join us for WILD Winds & Waters Week to dive into Pacific Northwest weather and water patterns. We’ll build boats to set a sail at Kelley Point Park, experiment with atmospheric pressure, and explore weather and climate at Mount Hood.
July 29 – August 2, 2019: WILD Plants & Pollinators ($325/$375)
Do you know which plants and animals in Oregon are native, and which are newcomers? Did you know that birds are pollinators? We’ll explore the world of native species and how they’re pollinated during WILD Plants and Pollinators Week. We’ll get our hands dirty as we scavenger hunt for natives at Laurelhurst Park and at Mount Hood.
FULL – August 5 – 9, 2019: WILD Artists & Dreamers ($325/$375)
Do you dream of jumping through clouds? Or painting the sky? Come to WILD Artists & Dreamers week to explore your inner artist. We’ll daydream, imagine, and create our most wild ideas using nature as our inspiration and our medium. We’ll end the week by making our own dyes and making mementos to take home with us.
FULL – August 12 – 16, 2019: WILD Mountains & Exploration ($325/$375)
Have you ever wondered where Mt. Hood came from? How Mt. St. Helens lost its top? Come to WILD Mountains & Exploration Week to experience the mountains firsthand. We’ll learn about the many layers that make a mountain, how to navigate on and around them, and how humans interact with them through climbing and adventuring on Mt. Hood!