It’s Spring break in Portland! If you are one of those families planning to stick around for the week of March 26-30 you are in luck. Spring Break Camps in Portland tend to have smaller class sizes while offering the same high quality care and creativity. We’ve compiled a list that will blow your socks off! This year we are calling all tiny dancers, future builders, little yogis, and young bakers! Read on to find the perfect camp for your creative kid!

Middle Ground Farms

Families! If you have a tiny chef in the house and live in the Wilsonville area this Camp is a must! This year Middle Ground Farms is offering 3 days of camp from March 27- 29. Join in on Tuesday to learn how to make delicious breakfast treats. Kids will visit the chickens and collect farm fresh eggs to poach in spicy tomato sauce, mix with fresh herbs for yummy omelettes and roll up sweet cinnamon rolls. On day two PBJs with homemade nut butter and mixed berry jam, challah bread, chicken and broccoli sheet-pan with couscous, thumbprint cookies, and orange soda syrup are on the menu! And finally for day 3 little chefs will learn all the ins and outs of preparing an authentic Italian Dinner. Each class is offered independently at the single class rate of $65, however you can become a well-rounded Home Chef by registering for the entire series for $165.

4651 SW Homesteader Road, Wilsonville
503-746-3030
Online: middlegroundfarms.com

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The Children’s Gym

At the Children’s Gym everything is fun filled! Their team of incredible coaches offer classes ranging from bouldering, gymnastics, field camps, and so much more! Their center has state of the art equipment including bars, a vaulting table, rings, beams, and a tumble trak. Spring Break camps offer opportunities for your kids to learn through group games, obstacle courses, unstructured free open gym time, and guided instruction. Costs vary depending on how many days you enroll for and whether or not you are a Children’s Gym member. See the full spring break guide here.

 

1625 NE Sandy Blvd.
503-249-5867
Online: childrensgym.com

 

Zenger Farm

Registration for Spring Break Camp at Zenger Farm is Open! Get ready to forage, plant, harvest, and create! Campers make nature inspired art, explore the farmland, dig in garden beds, play with baby farm animals, and learn to cook from the land! Come for a day or sign up for the entire week. A camp day runs from 8:45- 3:00 p.m. and costs $60 per day. If you need a scholarship you can apply for financial support.

11741 SE Foster Road

503-282-4245

Online: www.zengerfarm.com

Trackers Earth

Wouldn’t it be dreamy to get to spend an entire week exploring the great outdoors? That’s exactly what would be in store for your little tike at Trackers Earth Spring Break Camp. Kids get sweaty and muddy while pretending to be a spy, ninja, wizard, or dragon. They learn valuable skills and life lessons, develop their brilliant imaginations, breathe fresh air, and make lasting friendships. The day camps are mobile which gives the kids the opportunity to explore various parks around Portland. This camp is appropriate for ages 4 and up with curriculum that is customized to meet the individual needs of each age group.  Registration per day or full a whole week.

https://www.trackerspdx.com/youth/spring-break-camps.php#campcalendar

4617 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland (HQ)
503-345-3312
Online: trackerspdx.com

Spectra Gymnastics

Spectra is the only exclusively special needs gymnastics program in Oregon! This space and curriculum is thoughtfully designed to support kids and teens with Autism and related disorders. They use gymnastics to help kids develop emotional self-awareness, gain executive functioning skills, and practice social communication. For Spring Break Camp you can expect both structured and unstructured play, arts and crafts, and snack time!  Sign up for just a day or for the whole week.  Morning sessions run from 9:00am-12:00pm and are appropriate for kids ages 6 and under. Afternoon sessions are from 1:00pm-4:00pm and are appropriate for kids 6 and older.

8344 SW Nimbus Ave
Beaverton, OR
503-754-9794
Online: spectrapdx.com

 

NW Children’s Theater

At the NW Children’s Theater and School, the sky is the limit. Your smallest tots may enjoy the morning only Dinostauries camp. Kids in the 6-11 year old range can select from 3 day camp options ranging from Pirate’s Plunder, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Gilligan’s Island. Sign up here.

1819 NW Everett St.
503-222-2190
Online: nwcts.org

Creative Roots

Creative Roots is an Integrated Learning and Wellness Center in NW Portland Oregon. Their goal is to empower kids with creative experiences to build life-long wellness. They use the arts and nature to helps little ones explore self-expression, self-awareness, and self-confidence. You can find classes and camps on most days that your kid doesn’t have school! Lucky you! Spring Break camp days run from 8:30am-4:30pm and cost $75 a day. The theme this year, “The Imaginative World of Dr. Suess.”

2661 NW Thurman Street.
503-451-5179
Online: creativerootspdx.com

What’s your family’s favorite Spring Break camp? Let us know in the comments!

—Elissa Cirignotta

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