get ready for summer 2022!
For many young children, being shipped off to summer camp was the first time they were forced to wrangle with the world on their own. Like the first day of school, it can be a harrowing moment — until you realize you're not on your own, at all. Lifelong friends and memories await.
Even if their parents are only 20 minutes away, we want campers at Camp PDX to feel that powerful freedom to be themselves and the excitement of independence.
From chanting camp songs in unison to bonding through team sports and garnering an appreciation of nature's force and generosity, kids learn lessons at this seasonal rite of passage of camp that formal schooling doesn’t provide.
Camp PDX is an outdoor, art based summer camp in Portland Oregon that teaches independence & the art of cooperation. We believe in spending time in nature. We love the historic ideology of a summer camp, that developmental flexibility that supports kids wild, undomesticated stages in life from which modern conditions have kidnapped them.