2019 Camp Sessions

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.Photo Aug 03, 1 58 45 PM

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 and Winter WILD Days on weekends and Portland Public School in-service days.
2019 Winter WILD Days
CANCELLED – Super Swimmers WILD Day ($50) 

When: Saturday, January 26th, 2019, 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: Mazama Mountaineering Center, 527 SE 43rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97215
For Ages: 1st – 3rd grade

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a salmon swimming through the Columbia River? Come explore the lifecycle of a salmon and other creatures in our urban ecosystem at Laurelhurst Park. We’ll practice climbing fish ladders, jumping over dams, and then try our skills at climbing the rock walls at the Mazama Mountaineering Center!

CANCELLED – Funky Flyers WILD Day ($50) 

When: Sunday, February 24th, 2019, 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: Mazama Mountaineering Center, 527 SE 43rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97215
For Ages: Kindergarten – 1st grade

Do you dream of soaring like a bird? Come join us to explore all the funky flyers around us and the air and land habitats that they call home. We’ll build bird nests, bird feeders, and binoculars to observe our funky friends in the park. We’ll wrap up the day with rock climbing at the Mazama Mountaineering Center to view our friends from a new perspective!

Garden Guardians WILD Day ($65)

When: Monday, April 8th, 2019, programming 9:00am-5:00pm, before and after care add-on option 7:30am-6:00pm
Location: Mazama Mountaineering Center, 527 SE 43rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97215
For Ages: 3rd – 5th grade

Spring is springing and it’s time to tend to our community of plants and pollinators! We’ll start the day off learning about pollinators and their habitats. We’ll make our own dye out of natural materials and explore how invasive species spread. We’ll wrap up our day by spreading our roots like vines as we climb up the rock walls at the Mazama Mountaineering Center!

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 overnight)

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!

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 forge 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.

*New! Campers in the older groups of this session will visit Mount Tabor.

July 22 – 26, 2019: WILD Winds & Waters  ($340/$390)*

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.

*This week includes an additional full-day field trip to Kelley Point Park.

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.

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!


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