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Creativity. Community. Healthy Living. Summer Fun!

 Welcome to Summer Camp 2015!  

What: An enriching summer day camp for children entering first through sixth grades (must have completed kindergarten). Weekly curriculum and field trips are based on weekly themes – Cooking, Swimming, Movie-Making, Outdoor Adventures, and more – with classes led by our talented staff and visiting educators.*

Camp activities take place in and around the Friendly House Campus, a beautiful, kid-friendly facility. Drop-off and pick-up parking is ample. We will also take advantage of easy walking access to Forest Park and Wallace Park and use TriMet and school buses for other exciting destinations.

*Friendly House partners with other local organizations to provide fun and educational summer programming for children.

Please complete the Registration Form.  Please turn-in completed forms either by:


Fax: 503-228-0085,

Mail: 2617 NW Savier St. Portland OR 97210,

Or in person: 1737 NW 26th (corner of Thurman and 26th)

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: Summer Camp runs for approximately 9 weeks. The full camp schedule will be available mid-January 2015.

Camp Hours and Days: 9 am -4 pm, Monday – Friday.  Wrap around care from 7am-9am and 4pm-6pm is available for an additional fee per week.
Exception – Swim weeks – because of the long camp day wrap around care is included in the session fee.


These themes are examples from the 2014 Summer Camp weeks:




Activities & Field Trips*


Chef Trek: A Global Voyage JUNE 23-27 The kitchen is a final frontier, and these are the voyages of Friendly House Summer Camp. We’ll travel to the kitchens of Rio de Janeiro, Jerusalem, Granada, Hong Kong and New Orleans to explore the depths of the science, skills and seasonings that go into worldwide cuisines. We’ll learn about the art, music and games from those cities too. Time to turn up the heat!FIELD TRIPS: Lan Su Chinese Gardens & Sauvie Island $240
AM / PM Wrap around care $25 each per week
 Team Extreme! June 30-July 3 (Closed July 4th) Two heads are better than one, and a team is even better than that! With a focus on games that work your mental muscles as well as the physical, you’ll get to explore the skills, techniques and fun in working as a team! Traditional sports, classroom games and a
Team Water Rocket Challenge are all in the mix.FIELD TRIPS: PSU Sports Facilities & Providence Field Tour
$200AM / PM Wrap around care $25 each per week
Eureka! Swim Camp July 7-18 (Two Week Session) While exploring the depths of the pool in daily swimming lessons, we’ll also explore four amazing elements! We’ll learn about the science and explorers behind fire in Hawaiian volcanology, earth in the Oregon wilderness, air in first transcontinental flights and, of course, water in deep sea vents and trenches! Join us in the journey.FIELD TRIPS: Daily to Sellwood Pool.  OMSI $580
Wrap around care included.
VideoLove July 21-25 It’s time to make it big on the silver screen, kid-style! Join us for a week of adventure behind the camera where we will create video-interpretations of what we love about our community and friends. Become a script-writer, costume- or set-designer and/or actor, and at the end of the week, of course, we’ll have our opening-night party!FIELD TRIP: Cape Lookout State Park $240
AM / PM Wrap around care $25 each per week
Park City July 28-August 1 Portland has the largest park within city limits, the world’s smallest park, is one of 4 cities in the US to have an extinct volcano within its boundaries. Explore our city parks and the animals & plants that live within them, play park games and scavenger hunts, photograph what you love and design your own dream park!FIELD TRIPS: Mt. Tabor and McCall Waterfront Park $240
AM / PM Wrap around care $25 each per week
On the Ice Swim CampFULL August 4-15 (Two Week Session) It’s the hottest part of the summer, but Summer Camp’s here to keep you cool. The ice-worlds of the Northern and Southern hemispheres have a lot of stories: polar explorations, Inuit and Sami legends and traditions, the incredible Iditarod dog race… Come hear the stories, create some of your own, get into the swimming pool (with daily lessons) and out on the ice!FIELD TRIPS: Daily to Sellwood Pool. Lloyd Center Ice Rink $580
Wrap around care included.
Talent Show!FULL August 18-22 Use the crazy, inspirational and awe-striking talents that you were born with to put on a show! We’ll break up into groups based on talent, practice throughout the week, and then be stunned by your performance on Friday. Musicians get to work with the super-talented Andy of Red Yarn Productions! Are you a song-writer, dancer, or can you sing and hula hoop at the same time? Or is your talent a secret just waiting to get out?FIELD TRIP: Crystal Ballroom $240
AM / PM Wrap around care $25 each per week

Payments and Deposits

  • Registration will be held on a first-come first-served basis beginning in early 2015.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $50.00 per week is required at the time of registration.
  • A registration fee of $50.00 per family is required ($25 for families currently enrolled in After School)
  • T-shirt fee of $10.00 per child is required.
  • $10 discount per session if you register by April 26th.
  • Billing statements and a list of activities for the session will be mailed 3 weeks before the start of each session.
  • Full payment is due 10 days before the start of each session. If registration takes place less than 2 weeks before the session begins, full payment is due at time of registration.  Click here to make a payment online. Select “Summer Camp” from the donation category drop down.
  • Limited scholarships are available.  Contact Abby Strom or download Summer Day Camp Scholarship Application.
  • For more information contact Friendly House at 503.228.4391.

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