Summer Programs at Friendly House

Friendly House Summer Camp: Registration for 2018 NOW OPEN!

A fun and engaging day camp for 1st to 6th graders, with weekly themes and field trips for every week of the summer!

Come for one session or stay all summer!  Click here to sign up now. Sign up before March 2 to receive a $15 early bird discount, per child, per session. We also offer a $25 sibling discount per session! Click here to download a Summer Camp Brochure!

Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with before- and after-care available from 7–9 a.m. and 4–6 p.m.

Scholarships are available! We have a limited scholarship fund.  Apply online when you sign up.

 

Session 1 (June 18–22, 2018): The Friendly Forest—Musical Theater Camp.  Sign up now!

Join Friendly House as we enter the magical realm of fairy tales and folk tradition and explore the art of song, dance, acting and puppet-making! We will practice playwriting, improv, karaoke and perhaps even choreograph our own dance routines! We will also enjoy special visits from local musicians at our own private concerts!

Special Experience: Private Concert Red Yarn and a second musical group!

Cost: $265

Before/Aftercare Cost: $30 each

 

Session 2 (June 25–29, 2018): The New Millennium—Secret Agent Training Camp.  Sign up now!

Calling all secret agents, spies, detectives and ninjas to enjoy a week of martial arts, code-cracking, cryptography (using coded messages to communicate), reading short mysteries, solving puzzles and most importantly: having fun! Our very own Shotokan Karate will be setting up a temporary dojo in the Brentano Gym for a fun session of learning Self-Defense, Self-Discipline and Self-Respect!

Special Experience:  Specialized Self-Defense Class with Shotokan Karate

Cost: $265

Before/Aftercare Cost: $30 each

 

 

Session 3 (July 2-3 & 5-6, 2018): Narwhals Are Beautiful Too – Marine Science Camp.  Sign up now!

Grab your picnic baskets and microscopes as we head to the beach for some seaside exploration! Students will learn about the survival strategies of marine life in the tidepools, on the continental shelf and in the open ocean as well as enjoying scientific discussion, performing aquatic experiments and perhaps even trying some tasty seafood cuisine!  There is NO CAMP on July 4th.

Field Trip:  Visit Seaside, Oregon!

Cost: $210

Before/Aftercare Cost: $20 each

 Click here to download a Summer Camp Brochure!

Session 4 (July 9-13, 2018): The Good Old Days – Farm Camp  Sign up now!

Join us for our annual trek to beautiful Sauvie Island where we will be picking berries, learning about the wonderful world of agriculture and meeting some friendly farm animals! Weather permitted, we will finish our tour at Walton Beach where we will enjoy a picnic lunch and swimming in the Columbia River!

Field Trip: Special Tour of Douglas Farms

Cost: $265

Before/Aftercare Cost: $30 each

 

Session 5 (July 16-20, 2018): Monkey Business – Wilderness Survival Camp  Sign up now!

 Leave your technology behind and join us for a week in the great outdoors as we explore one of our beloved Pacific Northwest Nature Reserves: Ape Caves! 4th-6th graders will be led on a trek through the mysterious Upper Tunnels, while the K-2nd graders enjoy a simpler hike through the magical Lower Caves. Back at Friendly House, we will be doing things like: learning bushcraft, honing our basket weaving skills, identifying local taxa of plants and animals and learning how to pitch camp!

Field Trip: Ape Caves in Skamania, Washington

Cost: $265

Before/Aftercare Cost: $30 each

 

Session 6 SWIM CAMP (July 23-27 and July 30-August 3, 2018): From Legos to Logarithms – Engineering Camp  Sign up now!

Are you creatively driven? Do you like a good challenge? Well, get ready to channel your inner-Smarty-Pants as we dive into a two week session of electrical, civil and mechanical engineering exploration! We will be learning lifelong skills as well as enjoying such activities as: Computer Programming, Web Design, App Development, Marble Mazes and Lego City Planning, followed by daily swim lessons at Sellwood Pool!

**This is a 2-week swim camp.

Special Experience: Specialized Computer Classes Taught by Visiting Experts!

Daily Field Trips to Sellwood Pool

Cost: $600 (both weeks included)

Before/Aftercare Cost: included

 

Session 7 SWIM CAMP  (August 6-10 and 13-17, 2018): History Makers – Media/Art Camp  Sign up now!

Field Trips: Wind down the summer at Friendly House with a chance to do outdoor painting excursions, go on walking photography field trips, develop your skills as a writer and bond over our Team Short Film Challenge, all while enjoying daily trips to the Sellwood Pool for swim lessons.

**This is a 2-week swim camp.

Special Experience: Walking photography field trip

Daily Field Trips to Sellwood Pool

Cost: $600 (both weeks included)

Before/Aftercare Cost: $included

 

Camp Policies & Details

 Click here to download a Summer Camp Brochure!

  • Registration will be held on a first-come-first-served basis beginning February 2, 2018 at 12 p.m.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $50.00 per week is required at the time of registration.
  • A list of activities for the session and other pertinent information will be emailed 1 week before the start of each session.
  • Full payment is due 14 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.  Entry to camp sessions will NOT be allowed for families whose previous balances are not paid in full.  Refunds for canceled sessions will not be provided if a cancellation is made less than 14 days prior to the start of the session.
  • Scholarships Available!  Questions on scholarships? Please contact us by email (summer@friendlyhouseinc.org) or by phone at 503-228-4391.

 

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