Summer Camp

Registration begins January 19, 2022 at 9 a.m.

Join Portland Audubon for truly amazing, nature-based adventures all summer long! Camps combine art, science experiments and games with explorations of our beautiful, 172-acre Nature Sanctuary neighboring Forest Park and adventures all over the Pacific Northwest.

Week-long day camps start between 8:30/8:45 am and end 3:15/3:30 pm daily.

View Portland Audubon Summer Camp Policies and Frequently Asked Questions

NEW in 2022!

Summer Camp Sliding Scale

We’re offering a NEW Sliding Scale fee structure to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to experience camp with Portland Audubon. Families are invited to pay at the level that works for them!

Portland Audubon is committed to creating an inclusive summer camp that welcomes families from all socioeconomic backgrounds. Give directly to our Spencer Higgins Education Fund to support this work and ensure environmental education is accessible to all children.

Animal Tracks and Traces camp, photo by Henry Jackson

Summer Camp 2022 Schedule

  • Camps that are listed in gray are currently full. Please click on the link within each camp to fill out the inquiry form. Once you have submitted your inquiry for the waitlist, you will only be contacted if a space becomes available. Thank you!
  • Please register your camper for the grade they will be going into in the fall.
  • Session 2 camps are repeats of the first session (except Berry Berry Fun).
  • Our Expedition Camps (Redwoods, San Juans, and Alpine Lakes Backpacker) are not included in the sliding scale fee structure. A limited number of scholarships will be awarded for those camps. To apply for a scholarship for an Expedition, please complete a scholarship form.
    Summer Camp Expedition Scholarship Forms: English Somali | Spanish
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At Portland Audubon Camp…

We know that every child learns in their own way, and we invite kids to learn by doing, seeing, touching, smelling, hearing and, at times, tasting! Our holistic, student-directed approach allows learning to unfold from the student’s personal passions and interests in the natural world. Campers are also invited to express themselves individually through art, poetry, skits, and conservation action, and we give children opportunities to master the skills and crafts that build competence and self-reliance in the outdoors.

Each week-long camp, led by our expert educators, helps children bring their authentic selves to learning, playing, and making friends – taking them on a journey they will remember for a lifetime. Together, we create a culture of care and respect for each other and the Earth through teamwork and big belly laughs. Come learn and play at Portland Audubon this summer!