Winter Break Camp

Friends, food, field trips and fun at Winter Break Camp with Friendly House this holiday season! Join us for one day or all, with daily themes, exciting activities, and field trips for kindergarten through fifth graders. Open 7am-6pm 12/19-22 and 12/27-30. Sliding scale fees to fit your budget, starting at $35/day. View themes below – click here to sign up now! You’ll be prompted to log into your existing Friendly House account, if you have one, or create a new account.

Questions? Please call 503-228-4391.  Click here to see a flyer with themes and field trips!

Monday, 12/19: Tell your story!

Write a story, tell a story, read a story, or even act out a story with a trip to the library and an inter-generational story-telling event, complete with special treats.  Family traditions, myths, legends, and even spooky tales will inspire our fun, including crafts, gym games and more!  Click here to sign up now!

Field trip: Walk to the NW Library


Tuesday, 12/20: Rip City!

Let’s explore the wide world of sports, PDX-style! Learn about the history of sports in Oregon and play some games of our own.  All fans welcome – Timbers, Trail Blazers, Ducks, Beavers, and Thorns, too. Click here to sign up now!

Field Trip: Tour of the Moda Center


Wednesday, 12/21: Friendly House Under Water

Dive into an ocean of fun with marine-themed games, activities, and art projects.  We’ll even go swimming at the Mt. Scott Pool! Teaser – one of of Friendly House teachers spent the summer with marine animals on a boat and she’ll be sharing stories, photos and more with us! Click here to sign up now!

Field Trip: Free swim at the Mt. Scott Pool


Thursday, 12/22: Pop Art

Join us for a blast from the past with 1960’s inspired Pop Art projects and games.  Make some Pop Art of your own, exploring colors, photos, and more! And we get to see the real thing – Andy Warhol – at the Portland Art Museum. Click here to sign up now!

Field Trip: Portland Art Museum’s Andy Warhol exhibit


Tuesday, 12/27: Friendly House Press

Join us for book-making and book creation of all kinds, including comic books, pop-up books and more! We might even make our own paper and learn about book binding.  Later, kids will love our reading party with flashlights, cozy pillows, and jammies and a stuffy from home. Click here to sign up now!
Field Trip: NW Library plus Reading Party at Friendly House


Wednesday, 12/28: What’s Cooking?

Holiday time means family, friends, and FOOD! Explore recipes, food science, and culinary magic.  Of course, we’ll bring out  food-themed gym games, too, like “Fruit Salad”, a Friendly House favorite.  YES – you’ll be able to taste the food you make! Click here to sign up now!

Field Trip: New Seasons Market tour


Thursday, 12/29: Rainy Skies and Mud Pies

We might not have snow at the holidays, but we DO have rain and that means mud pies, puddle-stomping, and hill-sliding.  Get messy, get wet, and have a blast! Bring an extra change of clothes and enjoy hot chocolate and a movie back at Friendly House. Click here to sign up now!

Field Trip: Walk to Macleay Park


Friday, 12/30: Welcome to the Land of Oz

Look out – a tornado has whirled Friendly House into a magical world with scarecrows, lions, ruby slippers, and a few witches.  Get ready for Oz-themed games and activities with a special viewing of “The Wizard of Oz” at Northwest Children’s Theater! Click here to sign up now!

Field Trip: Northwest Children’s Theater

FEES (per day)

Annual Household Income Fee per Day
$25,000 or less $35
$25,001-$85,000 $50
$85,001 or higher $65


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