Spring Break is looming—an entire week of the kids home from school, ready to spend all their time with you, which sounds great…for the first day. If you’re wondering how you’re going to dig up enough crafts to keep the kids occupied the whole week, you’re in luck! We’ve rounded up some of the best Spring Break Camps to send them off to. Some are for the day while others get them out of your house having the time of their lives all week long. Read on for more!

photo: Trackers via facebook

Trackers Earth

Trackers Earth operates under the assumption that kids are bright, clever, and able to handle a lot more than we give them credit for. Letting them get outside to get messy while exploring nature and their own abilities makes for one heck of a spring break. They can learns the arts of stealth and archery, or romp through meadows pretending to be wizards and ninjas. They day camps are open to kids as young as 4, and each one is perfectly tailored to a specific age group. The camps are always a hit with kids!

4617 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland (HQ)
Online: trackerspdx.com

Portland Children’s Museum

Give your child a chance to explore and get messy for a whole week at the Portland Children’s Museum! Their spring break camp is full of imagination, offering kids the chance to become artists, inventors, and scientists with all the supplies they need to create masterpieces. And you don’t have to clean up anything! They’ll get the chance to play in the exhibits, explore outside, and use paint, clay, and more to create.

4015 SW Canyon Road
503 223-6500
Online: portlandcm.org

photo: NW Children’s Theater

NW Children’s Theater

The NW Children’s Theater is open to all kids ages 6-11, with plenty of options for the littlest to the oldest. Every child can shine in the way they do best with a range of camp options. Fun stories and wacky adventures are only the beginning as your child gains the confidence to get out on stage and wow the audience–or themselves!

1819 NW Everett St.
Online: nwcts.org

Audubon Society

Join the Audubon Society for a variety of nature-based camps aimed for grades 1-8. Your kids will find something to interest them in the options of classes, from Gorgeous Geology to Hidden Superheroes of the forest. Some classes are onsite at their beautiful learning center in Forest Park, while others head out into the wild for on-location scouting. Day and weeklong camps are available.

5151 NW Cornell Rd
Online: audubonportland.org

photo: via the children’s gym

The Children’s Gym

The Children’s Gym offers everything your child needs to feel strong and adventurous! They’ve got bars, rings, beams, tumbling equipment and even a vaulting table, and their coaches and instructors are fantastic. Your child can focus on gymnastics in a supportive environment, or take a class on bouldering, dance acrobatics, and more! Spring Break offers a whole week of strengthening skills through group games, open gym time, and one on one instruction.

1625 NE Sandy Blvd.
Online: childrensgym.com


—Katrina Emery


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