Summer Programs at Friendly House

Friendly House Summer Camp: Registration for 2019 is 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 20 to receive a $15 early bird discount, per child, per session. We also offer a $25 sibling discount per session!

Camp hours
1st–3rd Grade Camp: 9am–4pm. Optional before care (7-9am) and aftercare (4-6pm) are each available at an additional cost.
4th–6th Grade Camp: 9am–4pm. Optional before care (7-9am) and aftercare (4-6pm) are each available at an additional cost.

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

Session 1 (June 17–21): Masterful Music
1st–3rd Grade Camp: The Puppeteers!
4th–6th Grade Camp: Hip-Hop Rockband
Does music warm your heart and lift your spirits? Then join us for a week of making music through singing, songwriting, puppet-making, hip-hop dancing and more! Students will learn the basics of musical composition, arrangement and choreography, and will also enjoy some technological training in the creation of modern music.
Cost: $285
Before/Aftercare Cost: $25 each

Session 2 (June 24–28): Creative Cuisine
1st–3rd Grade Camp: Little Chefs!

4th–6th Grade Camp: The Business Side of Food
If you love to experiment with different flavors and wish to learn how to cook delicious, allergy-friendly food, then this is the camp for you! Students will have the opportunity to partake in the entire process of culinary creation from store to kitchen to table! They will learn how to purchase groceries, follow recipes, and much, much more!
Cost: $285
Before/Aftercare Cost: $25 each

Session 3 (July 1–3, & 5): Sublime Seas

1st–3rd Grade Camp: Sails and Sandcastles
4th–6th Grade Camp: Marine Science Adventure

If the ocean is calling to you, then grab your sunscreen and join us as we explore the Oregon coast and learn all about ocean stewardship! 1st–3rd grade students will enjoy a day of kite-flying, water play, sandcastle-building and other coastal pastimes. 4th–6th graders will venture to Seaside Aquarium where they will feed the seals, observe the octopus, and touch some tidepool creatures!
Cost: $230
Before/Aftercare Cost: $20 each


Session 4 (July 8–12): Fabulous Farms
1st–3rd Grade Camp: Sticky Sweet!
4th–6th Grade Camp: Urban Farming
Do you ever feel like you were born for country life? If so, join us at Sauvie Island where we will pick berries, swim, and picnic in the sunshine! Back at Friendly House we will make berry lemonade and explore our own urban garden!
Cost: $285
Before/Aftercare Cost: $25 each

Session 5 (July 15–19): Wonderful Wilderness 

1st–3rd Grade Camp: The Mountains Are Calling
4th–6th Grade Camp: Lava Lovers
Give your eyes and brains a break from bright screens and cartoon worlds and explore the real planet Earth with Friendly House! We will venture into the breathtaking Pacific Northwest wilderness including a hiking trip to Mount Hood for our 1st–3rd grade kiddos and an epic spelunking tour of the Ape Caves for those in 4th–6th grade! On campus, we will learn about plant identification, pitching camp, and other riveting wilderness survival techniques.
Cost: $285
Before/Aftercare Cost: $25 each

Session 6 (July 22–26, July 29–August 2): Terrific Technology & Swim Weeks
1st–3rd Grade Camp: The Way of the Future
4th–6th Grade Camp: Race Cars and Rhombuses
And now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for: FRIENDLY HOUSE SWIM CAMPS! Join us for a life-changing series of swim lessons and STEM. At Sellwood, our fabulous swim coaches will teach students how to doggy paddle, dive, bob, float and much, much more! On campus, 1st–3rd grade students will get to practice their world-building skills through arts, crafts, and technology while 4th–6th graders enjoy a special car-building and racing program created by our friends at Partners Driving STEM. Please note: All campers must be 6 years old on or before July 22nd, 2019 to attend this swim session.

1st–3rd Grade Cost: $650
4th–6th Grade Cost: $600
Before/After Care: Included

Session 7 (August 5–9, August 12–16): Curious Clay & More Swimming
1st–3rd Grade Camp: Clay Creators!
4th–6th Grade Camp: Stop-Motion Masterpieces
Wind down the summer with Friendly House as we continue getting squeaky clean in the swimming pool and then getting our hands dirty with some good, old-fashioned clay back on campus. Among other art forms, students will learn how to mold, shape and sculpt their clay creations to perfection! Please note: All campers must be 6 years old on or before August 5, 2019 to attend this swim session.
1st–3rd Grade Cost: $650
4th–6th Grade Cost: $600
Before/After Care: Included


 Click here to sign up now!

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Camp Policies & Details

  • Registration will be held on a first-come-first-served basis beginning February 26, 2019.
  • 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 ( or by phone at 503-228-4391.


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