Summer Day Camp

2017 Summer Day Camps!

If your child loves the natural world and is respectful of others, then this camp is the perfect fit! Our camp activities are led by certified and experienced environmental science educators; the teacher-student ratio is 1:6. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience fun, science-based activities outdoors in a supportive environment!

Our summer camp goals are:

  • To help students feel comfortable and safe in outdoor settings
  • To provide hands-on experiences that increase knowledge about Oregon’s natural resources
  • To inspire curiosity, cooperation and multi-sensory connections with nature
  • To teach campers how to be good stewards of our natural world

 Our Camps are described in more detail in the Overview links, below.

Applications are DUE Monday, June 5, 2017.

$245/student. Select need-based tuition scholarships are available (refer to the Letter to Parents, below)

(Please note: submitting an application does NOT automatically mean your child has been accepted. Acceptance for the summer camp is on a first-come, first-served basis based upon review of your camper’s application. Once the camp is full, we will start a waiting list and you’ll be contacted if space becomes available.)

For questions, contact SEC Educator Bobbie Snead | 503-508-5225 |

Dates and Times:

  • July 10 – 14, 2017 | Students entering Grades 6 – 8 | Camp Hours: 7:30am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday
  • July 17 – 21, 2017 | Students entering Grades 4 – 5 | Camp Hours: 7:30am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday
  • July 24 – 28, 2017 | Students entering Grades 1 – 3 | Camp Hours: 8:00am – 3:00pm, Monday – Friday


For students entering Grades 1 – 3 | July 24 – 28, 2017
Join us for an exciting, week-long adventure in learning about Oregon’s bugs, birds and other critters. We’ll visit local parks to see the awesome animals that live right in our neighborhoods. Learn how to pack an earth-friendly lunch and other ways to help the planet. 
Critters–Grade 1-3 Overview

For students entering Grades 4 – 5 | July 17 – 21
Join us for an exciting, week-long adventure in learning about Oregon’s birds, mammals and insects. Visit a different natural area each day and learn how to pack an earth-friendly lunch.
Critters–Grade 4-5 Overview


For students entering Grades 6 – 8 | July 10 – 14
Be an Earth Keeper and discover how we can help the planet by taking care of nature right here in Oregon! Learn about earth-friendly farming, native habitats.
Earth Keepers Camp Overview