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Portland Audubon

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5151 NW Cornell Road
Portland, OR 97210 United States

Tails of the Forest

During this week long camp, you’ll learn about all the tails of the forest and the animals that they belong to. Each day we will focus on a different theme as we tell tales about animals, play animal games and make art projects inspired by what you learn.

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Nature’s Art

Spend the day adventuring through the forest, building natural sculptures and playing games among the trees.

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Jr. Wildlife Vet 101 (Spring)

This camp will bring you face to face with the world of wildlife veterinarians. You will meet the experts of our very own Wildlife Care Center. Put on your wildlife vet coat as you participate in mock intake exams on injured stuffed animals, look at x-rays of injured animals and create projects to help wild animals thrive in our city.

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Forest Mask-arade

Come dressed in your own camouflage as we investigate how animals blend into the forest and their surroundings. We’ll learn skills of stealth as we search our sanctuary for hidden homes of forest creatures and play games that test our camouflage skills. Make and take home your very own forest mask.

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Jays & Juncos

Our wildlife sanctuary is home to birds of all sizes, from the zippy hummingbird, the secretive Pacific Wren and the loud, to the flashy Stellar’s Jay, we will spend the day looking and listening for the birds that live here. Find out how these birds coexist through games and crafts!

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Newt Scoot

Come meet the amphibians that live in Portland Audubon’s sanctuary! Hundreds of Rough Skinned Newts congregate in our pond in the spring, along with Red-legged Frogs and Northwestern Salamanders. Learn about their unique life cycles, how to safely and respectfully catch and handle salamanders, and how to identify the most common amphibians found in Oregon.

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All Aflutter

Come out as we search for butterflies and their friends in the magical Portland Audubon Sanctuary.

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Backyard Birds

Learn how to identify and appreciate the wonderful, colorful birds that visit your backyard and neighborhood. Use binoculars to scan the Portland Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary for birds of prey, songbirds and woodpeckers.

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Intro to Wilderness Survival

Band together with your fellow campers to learn the “ins and outs” of wilderness survival. Participants will start with the basic order of survival.

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Audubon East: Junior Wildlife Vet 101

This camp will bring you face to face with the world of wildlife veterinarians. You will visit local wildlife vets that specialize in rehabilitating wild animals and meet the experts of our very own Wildlife Care Center

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Barred Owl

Owls!

From the tiny and mighty Northern Pygmy-Owls found in our Sanctuary to the larger Great Horned Owls, this week will be devoted to learning all that is known about these mysterious creatures!

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Frogs and Friends

In this camp, we’ll search the pond for tadpoles, newts, and frogs and learn about the places they love to hide!

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Herpetology 101, #1

Any and all reptiles and amphibians are fair game during this week filled with the discovery of these super cool, cold-blooded creatures. Leap into fun times with new friends as we search Balch Creek for amphibians like the Rough-skinned Newt and the elusive Pacific Giant Salamander.

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Birds of a Feather

Learn how to identify and appreciate the wonderful, colorful birds that call Portland Audubon’s Wildlife Sanctuary home. Learn how to use binoculars to search out our feathered friends and build your own bird feeders to take home so you can attract avian visitors to your own yard.

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Raptor Rama

Investigate the differences between eagles, hawks, owls and falcons as you roam our sanctuary and learn all about birds of prey.

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Creature from the Balch Lagoon

Strange creatures lurk in the depths of the Balch Creek Watershed as a team of young scientists with nets and buckets try to catch and learn from these mysterious critters. With your team by your side, you will take time to learn about the newts, dragonfly nymphs, crawdads and more “mini-monsters” that wiggle, squirm and swim in Portland Audubon’s creeks and ponds.

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Hit the Trail

In this camp, we’ll hike along trails and greenspaces that are close to home, all while taking the time to observe the beauty in nature’s details. We’ll hike and explore in Tryon Creek Park, Mary S Young Park, and Oxbow Park to find tracks of the animals that live along the Sandy River. Get ready to hit the trail with us!

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Owlets

Spend the week with us learning about owls!

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Herpetology 101, #2

Any and all reptiles and amphibians are fair game during this week filled with the discovery of these super cool, cold-blooded creatures. Leap into fun times with new friends as we search Balch Creek for amphibians like the Rough-skinned Newt and the elusive Pacific Giant Salamander.

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Forest Park Rangers

Come out and discover all that Forest Park has to offer from the Sanctuary at Portland Audubon to the views at Pittock Mansion. Look high and low for all the critters that call Forest Park home and leave no rock unturned as you explore this magical park.

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Forest Fairies

Come spend a week exploring Portland Audubon’s magical trails, listening and searching for fairies and other hidden creatures!

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Creatures of the Forest Art

Create wildly imaginative drawings and vibrantly colored paintings and clay sculptures inspired by forest animals and their habitat.

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Chasing Waterfalls

Chase some of Oregon’s most beautiful waterfalls every day and learn about why our state has so many!

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Animal Tracks & Traces

Observe tracks, pelts, skulls and other animal specimens that will launch you into the subtle art of tracking.

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nAtuRalisT

Let your creativity run wild, as we build rock sculptures, leaf mandalas, stick structures, and more! Following the inspiration of artist Andy Goldsworthy, we will spend this week exploring different landscapes around Portland, discovering the artistic treasures that each can bring.

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Slugs and Bugs

Let’s go on a bug hunt! We’ll spend time in our Nature Sanctuary turning over leaves, rocks, and logs to discover the smaller animals that call this forest home!

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Portlandia (Overnight @ Audubon House TH-F)

Did you know Portland has 275 parks and is a leader at creating habitats for animals within the city limits? Come out as we explore some of the best greenspaces Portland has to offer! We’ll check out Oaks Bottom, Forest Park, Powell Butte, and more!

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Skulls, Fangs, and Claws

Can you name the top five predators in Oregon? Do you know what makes them such good hunters? Come out as we learn about predators big and small and learn about the adaptations makes them stealthy, successful hunters!

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Woodpecker’s World

We’ll discover how woodpeckers play a healthy role in our forests, search for their homes and listen for them in Portland Audubon’s Nature Sanctuary, make homemade suet to attract woodpeckers to your yard, and uncover the three main reasons behind why these birds spend so much time pecking!

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Endangered Art

Create imaginative drawings, paintings, and nature-based art projects of imperiled and endangered species that are native to Oregon.

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Alpine Lakes Backpacker (Overnight Camping SUNDAY, August 16-SATURDAY, August 22)

Join Portland Audubon’s expert staff for this amazing once-in-a-lifetime experience! Laugh harder than you have in years and create community as you build your strength, confidence and wilderness skills while hiking in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness located east of Seattle in the Central Cascades.

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Wilderness Scouts

Portland Audubon’s wilderness scouts will spend their time our Wildlife Sanctuary practicing these skills, all the while, laughing and learning the entire way through the day!

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Wonders of Wings

Come learn about all of the special adaptations animals have that help them fly while examining birds bones and handling prepared specimens. Walk through the forest looking for these creatures of the sky and what tiny winged wonders you can find!

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Art Outdoors

Spend a week having fun and making art with Portland Audubon in Art Outdoors, a camp that combines the beauty of nature with artistic expression in the natural world!

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