Summer Camps Offerings

Catlin Gabel Summer Camps offers a wide variety of integrated day camps and programs in arts, music, technology, robotics, writing, sports, outdoor adventures, and more! All camps are taught by accomplished and dedicated teachers on our beautiful 67-acre campus in Southwest Portland. Sessions are open to all children in the Portland metro area, from preschool through 12th grade.

Ages 4-10

Week 3 (July 8 - July 12)

Summer Beehive
Ages 4-5
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Participants will enjoy the wonderful teachers and activities in woodworking, imaginative play, and studio art stations. The magic begins in the Beehive building, and our time together is flexible for exploring and playing on Catlin Gabel's beautiful 67-acre campus. Dive into the imaginative, process-oriented world of play through stories, songs, art, and games. Construct with an open-ended use of mixed media both inside the classrooms and outside under the trees. We will make art using lots of cardboard, tape, scissors, glue, paint, fabric, feathers, and clay. Everyone will build in the woodshop with real hand-powered tools, take apart electronics, and rebuild their own 3-D inventions. We'll also have fun with familiar activities such as running through sprinklers on hot days, making snacks with delicious recipes, and constructing environments in the sandbox. We'll gather each day to enjoy friendship, stories, and a lunch from home. Each session will include exploration, experimentation, and creation. Come learn, play, and have fun with us!

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Engineering For Kids
Ages 4-14
Full and Half Day available

Engineering for Kids have Junior Camps for our youngest engineers ages 4 - 7, Apprentice Camps for our experienced engineers ages 7 - 10, and Master Camps for our expert students ages 11 and over. Through both directed and open-ended projects, campers will explore everything from aerospace engineering to electronic game development.

Please register online at Engineering for Kids


Rose City Music Camp
Ages 4-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Partner Camp

Join us for all levels! Whether you have never played before or have completed years of study, come and make music with friends. Our excellent and diverse faculty provides group lessons, ensembles (fiddle class, Suzuki-style play-ins, orchestra, and choir), general music classes, art exploration, outdoor play, and a fun recital performance. Students can split the day between playing their current instrument and learning a new one with the Beginner Buds course. The mentorship program pairs older or more advanced students with aspiring students for motivational practice and play-in sessions. Our creative team of camp counselors helps students between classes, helps with art projects, and leads outdoor games. Rose City Music Academy Camp is ideal for ages 4-14, beginner to intermediate musicians.

For further camp details, please call 503-308-8863 or e-mail rosecitymusicacademy@gmail.com

Please register online at Rose City Music Academy


Bernie Fagen Soccer Camp (Recreational - Beginner to Intermediate)
Ages 5-12
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Partner Camp

Catlin Gabel Summer Camps is pleased to host Bernie Fagan Soccer Camps this year. Designed for girls and boys who love to have a good time playing soccer, the Recreational Camps offer more games, contests, scrimmages, and play time than other camps. Recommended for the beginner to intermediate level player who wants to learn new skills and techniques while having a good time playing soccer! This camp is a great experience for the player who is involved in their local Recreational team or is new to soccer.

Register online at Bernie Fagen Soccer Camp or call 503-998-9332


Honey Hollow Adventure
Ages 6-9
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

When school is out the adventuring begins at Catlin Gabel! Our amazingly talented teachers have planned five awesome weeks of summer camp for you and your friends. Honey Hollow Adventure is all about releasing your inner spirit of inquiry. We’ll ignite every camper’s desire to “take it further” and “go the distance.” We’ll encourage risk taking and marvel at every result. Experiential learning is all about empowering the creative thinker. We can’t wait for you to join us in one or all five of our action packed weeks! Wednesday is our Field Trip day! We’ll ride in a Catlin Gabel school bus to a destination full of experiential learning and exploration off campus.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Anthony Newman Sports
Ages 6-14
Full and Half Day available
Partner Camp

Anthony Newman's Sports Camps is proud to offer our Multi-Sport Camp for young athletes who are not quite ready to focus on just one sport. This camp will serve as an introduction to the world of sports for children just starting out and as an alternative to specialty camps. ANSC is a young athlete's dream come true offering basketball, volleyball, soccer, indoor and outdoor recreational games, etc. Anthony Newman's Sports Camps is a great opportunity for children to discover the thrill of sports while making new friends. E-mail Admin@anthonynewmancamps.com or call (503)329-4899 for questions about program offerings and details.

Please register online at the Anthony Newman Sports Camps


DJ Camp
Ages 8-12
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

It doesn’t get much cooler than this! If you’ve ever wanted to DJ an event and create that magic atmosphere that gets everyone having a great time, this is the perfect place to start. Conquer beat matching, song dropping and mixing on high-tech virtual turntables, then get hands-on experience right here at camp performing with your friends. Receive professional DJ instruction, develop your own DJ persona, use world-class equipment and software, DJ and record your own set, learn the DJ tips and practical techniques. Music enhances a child’s development and cognitive skills, and campers will have a blast entertaining the whole camp. On the final day of camp, campers will show off their newfound skills in a DJ performance. Laptop computer and flash drive recommended but not required.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Bernie Fagen Soccer Camp (Competitive Camps - competitive/club level experience)
Ages 8-14
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Partner Camp

Designed for the Classic level player, this camp offers specialized training in technique and tactical development. This camp is for girls and boys with at least two years experience playing on a classic team. When registering we ask that you submit your child’s playing experience. Camp staff may suggest the Recreational Camp to ensure all athletes are challenged at an appropriate level to benefit from the curriculum. Competitive Camps are limited to the first 45 players who register at each location. Early registration is recommended!

Register online at Bernie Fagen Soccer Camp or call 503-998-9332


Explorers
Ages 9-11
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Spend a glorious week with us exploring our 67-acre campus with access to our cutting edge labs, classrooms, and facilities. Students will engage in woodshop, coding and tinkering, media, cooking, PE, games and outdoor adventures, art, and FUN. Each day participants will rotate through three 90-minute sessions which will change week to week. Field trips will occur weekly to swim, pick berries, adventure, and see sights. Explorers is designed for students who have finished 3rd through 5th grades and are up to the challenge of learning, playing, and have some exhilarating fun and adventure. Come Explore with us.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Bridgetown Photo Exploration
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Let’s explore Portland with our cameras and create unique images from some of its best known and more obscure places. We will walk across the Tilikum Bridge, take photos under the Saint Johns Bridge and walk across the Sauvie Island Bridge. We will also explore Portland neighborhoods on the way. Learn or sharpen your skills as a nature, landscape or street photographer. We will take photos in the morning when the light is best. Then we will learn Photoshop techniques to get the most out of our images, to create alternative realities or combine landscapes.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Ink and Magic: Creative Writing
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Writing can be fun! This class is for both those who love to write and those who are intimidated by writing but want to improve in a supportive atmosphere. All students who sign up should love reading and want to learn about writing. It’s definitely not a class in which we’ll sit still all day. We focus on content and creativity not grammar or “strict rules.” Each session, we will have many different kinds of writing exercises, including using everything from Improv Comedy games to fun field trips to interesting places to inspire us! In past classes, we’ve created graphic novels, had visits from famous authors both live and via Skype, and written stories based on our visits to cemeteries, libraries, and Pioneer Square. One summer we were even lucky enough to be on TV talking about writing. We use all of our senses to explore creative nonfiction, genre fiction (fantasy, romance, sci-fi, etc.), poetry, and the short story. We’ll also discuss publications that accept submissions from young writers.

Learn more about Debby Dodds
Best Young Adult Books of 2017
About Debbie Dodds

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Sports Spectacular
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Learn and play a wide range of sports, games, challenges, and activities. The fun may include basketball, soccer, flag football, golf, volleyball, pickleball, ultimate frisbee, hiking, tennis, bowling, and possibly swimming. Activities will vary week to week depending on participant interest. Come join this super active and fun sports camp: Sports Spectacular!

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Tinker Camp: The Cities in Your Future
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Calling all engineers, builders, entrepreneurs and civic-leaders. Help your community and design a city of the future. Use your engineering skills, creativity and knowledge about the place you live to plan, build and 'tinker' the kind of city you want to see in the future - and all to scale. Light the streets, create public and residential zones, designate eco-spaces, prepare for natural disasters and build all the places you need to help your community thrive. At the showcase, on last afternoon of camp, all are invited to tour your city and you can show the world your innovations.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Woodshop Wonder
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

In Woodshop Wonder we’ll tailor the class to fit individual interests and abilities. Our goal will be to kindle and for some increase your knowledge and pleasure working with tools and wood, learn more art and craft, and have fun doing so. Carving and woodturning could definitely be a part of the process, as well as other techniques depending on individual projects. Whether you are a seasoned pro or new to woodworking, there is always something to learn in the woodshop.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps

Week 4 (July 15 - July 19)

Summer Beehive
Ages 4-5
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Participants will enjoy the wonderful teachers and activities in woodworking, imaginative play, and studio art stations. The magic begins in the Beehive building, and our time together is flexible for exploring and playing on Catlin Gabel's beautiful 67-acre campus. Dive into the imaginative, process-oriented world of play through stories, songs, art, and games. Construct with an open-ended use of mixed media both inside the classrooms and outside under the trees. We will make art using lots of cardboard, tape, scissors, glue, paint, fabric, feathers, and clay. Everyone will build in the woodshop with real hand-powered tools, take apart electronics, and rebuild their own 3-D inventions. We'll also have fun with familiar activities such as running through sprinklers on hot days, making snacks with delicious recipes, and constructing environments in the sandbox. We'll gather each day to enjoy friendship, stories, and a lunch from home. Each session will include exploration, experimentation, and creation. Come learn, play, and have fun with us!

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Engineering For Kids
Ages 4-14
Full and Half Day available

Engineering for Kids have Junior Camps for our youngest engineers ages 4 - 7, Apprentice Camps for our experienced engineers ages 7 - 10, and Master Camps for our expert students ages 11 and over. Through both directed and open-ended projects, campers will explore everything from aerospace engineering to electronic game development.

Please register online at Engineering for Kids


Rose City Music Camp
Ages 4-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Partner Camp

Join us for all levels! Whether you have never played before or have completed years of study, come and make music with friends. Our excellent and diverse faculty provides group lessons, ensembles (fiddle class, Suzuki-style play-ins, orchestra, and choir), general music classes, art exploration, outdoor play, and a fun recital performance. Students can split the day between playing their current instrument and learning a new one with the Beginner Buds course. The mentorship program pairs older or more advanced students with aspiring students for motivational practice and play-in sessions. Our creative team of camp counselors helps students between classes, helps with art projects, and leads outdoor games. Rose City Music Academy Camp is ideal for ages 4-14, beginner to intermediate musicians.

For further camp details, please call 503-308-8863 or e-mail rosecitymusicacademy@gmail.com

Please register online at Rose City Music Academy


Yoga Playgrounds
Ages 5-9
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Partner Camp

This unique yoga summer camp is designed to nurture a sense of inner strength, self-esteem and happiness. Packed with playfulness, positivity, and fun, each day will include a wonderful mix of poses and movement, music, mindfulness, creativity, and art. Sample activities will include character building yoga games, circus yoga, an obstacle course, scavenger hunt, crafts, mandala designing, imagination stations, nature exploration, and much more! Kids will leave these uplifting and inspiring camps with new friendships and a foundation for health and well being

Please register online at Yoga Playgrounds


Bernie Fagen Soccer Camp (Recreational - Beginner to Intermediate)
Ages 5-12
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Partner Camp

Catlin Gabel Summer Camps is pleased to host Bernie Fagan Soccer Camps this year. Designed for girls and boys who love to have a good time playing soccer, the Recreational Camps offer more games, contests, scrimmages, and play time than other camps. Recommended for the beginner to intermediate level player who wants to learn new skills and techniques while having a good time playing soccer! This camp is a great experience for the player who is involved in their local Recreational team or is new to soccer.

Register online at Bernie Fagen Soccer Camp or call 503-998-9332


USA Chess Camp
Ages 5-16
Full and Half Day available
Partner Camp

Active Learning Service Camps returns to campus for their 4th summer offering Chess Camp. Lessons are tailored toward the skills of the children. Whether your child is a casual chess player or tournament participant, this exciting enrichment program will improve every child's game. Instructors use a range of teaching tools including demo boards, computer tutorials, worksheets, stories and historic games to keep class time exciting. Each half-day consists of two hour-long chess lessons tailored to the ability of the children and one hour of practice to play against other students and instructors. USA Chess camps are a perfect way to give children a fun week of learning chess while challenging their minds! Tuition includes trophy, chess set and much more.

Please register online at Active Learning Service Camps


Honey Hollow Adventure
Ages 6-9
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

When school is out the adventuring begins at Catlin Gabel! Our amazingly talented teachers have planned five awesome weeks of summer camp for you and your friends. Honey Hollow Adventure is all about releasing your inner spirit of inquiry. We’ll ignite every camper’s desire to “take it further” and “go the distance.” We’ll encourage risk taking and marvel at every result. Experiential learning is all about empowering the creative thinker. We can’t wait for you to join us in one or all five of our action packed weeks! Wednesday is our Field Trip day! We’ll ride in a Catlin Gabel school bus to a destination full of experiential learning and exploration off campus.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Anthony Newman Sports
Ages 6-14
Full and Half Day available
Partner Camp

Anthony Newman's Sports Camps is proud to offer our Multi-Sport Camp for young athletes who are not quite ready to focus on just one sport. This camp will serve as an introduction to the world of sports for children just starting out and as an alternative to specialty camps. ANSC is a young athlete's dream come true offering basketball, volleyball, soccer, indoor and outdoor recreational games, etc. Anthony Newman's Sports Camps is a great opportunity for children to discover the thrill of sports while making new friends. E-mail Admin@anthonynewmancamps.com or call (503)329-4899 for questions about program offerings and details.

Please register online at the Anthony Newman Sports Camps


Chess & Game Design Camp
Ages 6-16
9am-4pm
Partner Camp

Active Learning Service Camps returns to campus for their 4th summer offering a special week of Chess and Game Creation for Ages 6-16. Combine a half day in our USA Chess program and a half day of a Game Design Camp.

Whether your child is a casual chess player or tournament participant, USA Chess Camp will improve every child's game. Instructors use a range of teaching tools including demo boards, computer tutorials, worksheets, stories and historic games to keep class time exciting. Each half-day consists of two hour-long chess lessons tailored to the ability of the children and one hour of practice to play against other students and instructors. USA Chess camps are a perfect way to give children a fun week of learning chess while challenging their minds! All campers receive a chess set, notation book, t-shirt and trophy.

Please register online at Active Learning Service Camps


Olympic Sport of Saber Fencing
Ages 7-12
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$200

En Garde! Learn the basic tactical and technical skills of the Olympic sport of sabre fencing. This dynamic sport offers challenges to quick thinking, coordination, strength and agility. Fun games are incorporated while learning the basics of the sport. Safety emphasized. All equipment provided.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Chess & Minecraft Camp
Ages 7-16
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Partner Camp

Active Learning Service Camps returns to campus for their 4th summer offering a special week of Chess and Minecraft modding for Ages 7-16. Join the nationally recognized experts in a day of exciting hands-on learning. Half Day options are available.

Please register online at Active Learning Service Camps


Chess Camp
Ages 8-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Participants will be immersed in the joys of chess through problem-solving, lessons, individual and team competition, review of games, blitz, and bughouse. Players of all skill levels are encouraged to join this camp led by Catlin Gabel Chess Club members along with chess master coach/chess educator and founder of Chess Vision - Tony Hann, whose boundless enthusiasm has excited thousands of students about chess in the Portland Area over the last decade.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Bernie Fagen Soccer Camp (Competitive Camps - competitive/club level experience)
Ages 8-14
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Partner Camp

Designed for the Classic level player, this camp offers specialized training in technique and tactical development. This camp is for girls and boys with at least two years experience playing on a classic team. When registering we ask that you submit your child’s playing experience. Camp staff may suggest the Recreational Camp to ensure all athletes are challenged at an appropriate level to benefit from the curriculum. Competitive Camps are limited to the first 45 players who register at each location. Early registration is recommended!

Register online at Bernie Fagen Soccer Camp or call 503-998-9332


Explorers
Ages 9-11
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Spend a glorious week with us exploring our 67-acre campus with access to our cutting edge labs, classrooms, and facilities. Students will engage in woodshop, coding and tinkering, media, cooking, PE, games and outdoor adventures, art, and FUN. Each day participants will rotate through three 90-minute sessions which will change week to week. Field trips will occur weekly to swim, pick berries, adventure, and see sights. Explorers is designed for students who have finished 3rd through 5th grades and are up to the challenge of learning, playing, and have some exhilarating fun and adventure. Come Explore with us.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


From Photo to Art to Painting
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Let’s create original artwork using our own photographs for inspiration. This class will combine photography and painting. We will go to several locations and take photographs around Portland. Then we will use different apps to enhance our photos. Next, we will use our manipulated photos to create our own original mixed media artwork using acrylic paint, watercolor and photography. This process encourages growth and develops both photo and painting skills.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Ink and Magic: Creative Writing
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Writing can be fun! This class is for both those who love to write and those who are intimidated by writing but want to improve in a supportive atmosphere. All students who sign up should love reading and want to learn about writing. It’s definitely not a class in which we’ll sit still all day. We focus on content and creativity not grammar or “strict rules.” Each session, we will have many different kinds of writing exercises, including using everything from Improv Comedy games to fun field trips to interesting places to inspire us! In past classes, we’ve created graphic novels, had visits from famous authors both live and via Skype, and written stories based on our visits to cemeteries, libraries, and Pioneer Square. One summer we were even lucky enough to be on TV talking about writing. We use all of our senses to explore creative nonfiction, genre fiction (fantasy, romance, sci-fi, etc.), poetry, and the short story. We’ll also discuss publications that accept submissions from young writers.

Learn more about Debby Dodds
Best Young Adult Books of 2017
About Debbie Dodds

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Math & the Science of Art - Creative Solutions!
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Sharpen your brain. Hone your math skills and develop your curiosity for the beauty of math. You can find math in the most unexpected places! This camp will explore the secrets of games, puzzles, codes, and tricks by finding the patterns that hold their solutions. We will end each day with creative expression that comes to life with mathematical art techniques that make the coolest animation and greatest structures possible. Problem solving and conception are the basis of engineering and design. Whether you are an accomplished illustrator or an all thumbs sketcher with an interest in math, you will benefit from this camp.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Rocks to Gemstones – Lapidary Lab
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Red, Green, Blue and every color in-between; so many beautiful rocks are created in nature’s geological kitchen. During this camp students will choose their own rock slab and learn how to shape and polish it into something beautiful. Campers will learn about the variety of types of rocks in the world and in what regions they are typically found. We will explore the geologic processes with which rock is formed through heat, pressure and other elements. We will also go on a field trip to the Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals where there is an amazing array of beautiful rocks.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Sports Spectacular
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Learn and play a wide range of sports, games, challenges, and activities. The fun may include basketball, soccer, flag football, golf, volleyball, pickleball, ultimate frisbee, hiking, tennis, bowling, and possibly swimming. Activities will vary week to week depending on participant interest. Come join this super active and fun sports camp: Sports Spectacular!

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Tinker Camp: The Carnival!!
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Everyone loves a carnival, with its unusual characters, entertainment and challenging games. At Tinker Camp we will put on a carnival that you design, build and run. Want to give a shot at creating the next generation game? What to write, star and direct your own show? Have you ever dreamed of making an automaton? Then join us for a week of carnival fun! On the last afternoon of camp the doors will open and all are welcome to enjoy your creations! Come one, Come all!

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps

Week 5 (July 22 - July 26)

Summer Beehive
Ages 4-5
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Participants will enjoy the wonderful teachers and activities in woodworking, imaginative play, and studio art stations. The magic begins in the Beehive building, and our time together is flexible for exploring and playing on Catlin Gabel's beautiful 67-acre campus. Dive into the imaginative, process-oriented world of play through stories, songs, art, and games. Construct with an open-ended use of mixed media both inside the classrooms and outside under the trees. We will make art using lots of cardboard, tape, scissors, glue, paint, fabric, feathers, and clay. Everyone will build in the woodshop with real hand-powered tools, take apart electronics, and rebuild their own 3-D inventions. We'll also have fun with familiar activities such as running through sprinklers on hot days, making snacks with delicious recipes, and constructing environments in the sandbox. We'll gather each day to enjoy friendship, stories, and a lunch from home. Each session will include exploration, experimentation, and creation. Come learn, play, and have fun with us!

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Engineering For Kids
Ages 4-14
Full and Half Day available

Engineering for Kids have Junior Camps for our youngest engineers ages 4 - 7, Apprentice Camps for our experienced engineers ages 7 - 10, and Master Camps for our expert students ages 11 and over. Through both directed and open-ended projects, campers will explore everything from aerospace engineering to electronic game development.

Please register online at Engineering for Kids


Bernie Fagen Soccer Camp (Recreational - Beginner to Intermediate)
Ages 5-12
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Partner Camp

Catlin Gabel Summer Camps is pleased to host Bernie Fagan Soccer Camps this year. Designed for girls and boys who love to have a good time playing soccer, the Recreational Camps offer more games, contests, scrimmages, and play time than other camps. Recommended for the beginner to intermediate level player who wants to learn new skills and techniques while having a good time playing soccer! This camp is a great experience for the player who is involved in their local Recreational team or is new to soccer.

Register online at Bernie Fagen Soccer Camp or call 503-998-9332


USA Chess Camp
Ages 5-16
Full and Half Day available
Partner Camp

Active Learning Service Camps returns to campus for their 4th summer offering Chess Camp. Lessons are tailored toward the skills of the children. Whether your child is a casual chess player or tournament participant, this exciting enrichment program will improve every child's game. Instructors use a range of teaching tools including demo boards, computer tutorials, worksheets, stories and historic games to keep class time exciting. Each half-day consists of two hour-long chess lessons tailored to the ability of the children and one hour of practice to play against other students and instructors. USA Chess camps are a perfect way to give children a fun week of learning chess while challenging their minds! Tuition includes trophy, chess set and much more.

Please register online at Active Learning Service Camps


Honey Hollow Adventure
Ages 6-9
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

When school is out the adventuring begins at Catlin Gabel! Our amazingly talented teachers have planned five awesome weeks of summer camp for you and your friends. Honey Hollow Adventure is all about releasing your inner spirit of inquiry. We’ll ignite every camper’s desire to “take it further” and “go the distance.” We’ll encourage risk taking and marvel at every result. Experiential learning is all about empowering the creative thinker. We can’t wait for you to join us in one or all five of our action packed weeks! Wednesday is our Field Trip day! We’ll ride in a Catlin Gabel school bus to a destination full of experiential learning and exploration off campus.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Anthony Newman Sports
Ages 6-14
Full and Half Day available
Partner Camp

Anthony Newman's Sports Camps is proud to offer our Multi-Sport Camp for young athletes who are not quite ready to focus on just one sport. This camp will serve as an introduction to the world of sports for children just starting out and as an alternative to specialty camps. ANSC is a young athlete's dream come true offering basketball, volleyball, soccer, indoor and outdoor recreational games, etc. Anthony Newman's Sports Camps is a great opportunity for children to discover the thrill of sports while making new friends. E-mail Admin@anthonynewmancamps.com or call (503)329-4899 for questions about program offerings and details.

Please register online at the Anthony Newman Sports Camps


Sauvie Island Farm Camp
Ages 7-11
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Catlin Gabel Summer Camps is excited to partner with Sauvie Island Center for this weeklong farm experience! Spend a week exploring the 18-acre Sauvie Island Organics farm and adjacent grounds of Metro's Howell Territorial Park. Each day at camp will be a new adventure, focusing on one area of the Sauvie Island Center curriculum, including The Pollination Station, Plant Parts Investigation, Seed to Harvest, Healthy Soil and Wildlife, and the Food Web. Sauvie Island Center's education staff will guide campers through exploration activities and a daily nature journaling exercise. In addition, campers will gather produce from our Grow Lunch Garden and use their harvest to prepare fresh, tasty supplements to their own sack lunches. One day each week, we'll be joined by chefs from New Seasons Market who will lead kids in a farm to table cooking project. Other activities include nature-themed arts and crafts projects and group games. Pickup and dropoff will be at Catlin Gabel.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Bernie Fagen Soccer Camp (Competitive Camps - competitive/club level experience)
Ages 8-14
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Partner Camp

Designed for the Classic level player, this camp offers specialized training in technique and tactical development. This camp is for girls and boys with at least two years experience playing on a classic team. When registering we ask that you submit your child’s playing experience. Camp staff may suggest the Recreational Camp to ensure all athletes are challenged at an appropriate level to benefit from the curriculum. Competitive Camps are limited to the first 45 players who register at each location. Early registration is recommended!

Register online at Bernie Fagen Soccer Camp or call 503-998-9332


Explorers
Ages 9-11
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Spend a glorious week with us exploring our 67-acre campus with access to our cutting edge labs, classrooms, and facilities. Students will engage in woodshop, coding and tinkering, media, cooking, PE, games and outdoor adventures, art, and FUN. Each day participants will rotate through three 90-minute sessions which will change week to week. Field trips will occur weekly to swim, pick berries, adventure, and see sights. Explorers is designed for students who have finished 3rd through 5th grades and are up to the challenge of learning, playing, and have some exhilarating fun and adventure. Come Explore with us.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Fashion Design Studio
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Action-packed week during which campers will learn a lot about sewing, machine embroidery and the fundamentals of fashion design. Campers will ultimately create a tote/book/lunch bag and a sunglass case with the fabric of their choice. Then, campers can embellish their creations with their choice of embroidery designs: their names, butterflies, soccer balls, etc. Campers with sewing experience will have the opportunity to create a garment or any other more advanced project they choose. This camp will take place at the Montavilla Sewing Center in Beaverton.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Graphic Novels: Behind the Scenes
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Do you love comics and graphic novels? Have you read every book by Raina Telgemeier? Or are you more of a Kazu Kibuishi fan? Have you ever wanted to write and/or illustrate your own comic? Come explore the art of merging words and images to create a story in the comic format. For five awesome days we will live and breathe comics: reading comics and graphic novels; learning about local comic book writers, artists, publishers, and bookstores; and of course creating our own graphic format comic strips and stories! There are no limits to the kinds of stories that can be presented in the comic format. From fantasy to history to memoir to science to humor, the graphic novel format has become a highly sophisticated art form that engages readers at both a literary and visual level. Come explore this brave new form with friends and fans of graphic novels.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Ink and Magic: Creative Writing
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Writing can be fun! This class is for both those who love to write and those who are intimidated by writing but want to improve in a supportive atmosphere. All students who sign up should love reading and want to learn about writing. It’s definitely not a class in which we’ll sit still all day. We focus on content and creativity not grammar or “strict rules.” Each session, we will have many different kinds of writing exercises, including using everything from Improv Comedy games to fun field trips to interesting places to inspire us! In past classes, we’ve created graphic novels, had visits from famous authors both live and via Skype, and written stories based on our visits to cemeteries, libraries, and Pioneer Square. One summer we were even lucky enough to be on TV talking about writing. We use all of our senses to explore creative nonfiction, genre fiction (fantasy, romance, sci-fi, etc.), poetry, and the short story. We’ll also discuss publications that accept submissions from young writers.

Learn more about Debby Dodds
Best Young Adult Books of 2017
About Debbie Dodds

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Summer LEGO Robotics
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

A summer robotics program unlike any other! Start out by completing the self-paced introduction to programming in the EV3 graphical programming language. After that we'll work together to build a Rube Goldberg machine with your classmates using materials from the entire Catlin Gabel robotics lab. We’ll also compete in a one-day crash “mission to mars” where you’ll develop a set of solutions to address challenges unlike anything you’ve seen. All this will culminate in an "Invention Convention" the last day open to family and friends. Students should come prepared with some ideas they want to pursue and a desire to learn about engineering and programming -- it's not a Lego free-for-all! It's open to students of all experience levels and is self-paced. Sessions are held in Catlin Gabel's dedicated robotics lab with free access to over 60,000 Lego parts. Unlike some other programs, every student will get the use of their own robot and computer, but they are free to work in groups if they prefer. Join us this summer for an inspiring personalized engineering experience!

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Tinker Camp: Experience Flight History
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

First came the French with their hot air balloons, the great airships of Germany, and then Orville and Wilbur Wright. Then came Sputnik, Gemini and Apollo. Each day of this Tinker Camp will explore one of these grand eras in the history of flight. And even put a modern spin on it. If you dream of soaring in the clouds, this is your chance to build and fly five different vehicles from the epoch of human flight. The final showcase of the summer will be on the last afternoon where we will launch rockets!

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps

Week 6 (July 29 - August 2)

Summer Beehive
Ages 4-5
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Participants will enjoy the wonderful teachers and activities in woodworking, imaginative play, and studio art stations. The magic begins in the Beehive building, and our time together is flexible for exploring and playing on Catlin Gabel's beautiful 67-acre campus. Dive into the imaginative, process-oriented world of play through stories, songs, art, and games. Construct with an open-ended use of mixed media both inside the classrooms and outside under the trees. We will make art using lots of cardboard, tape, scissors, glue, paint, fabric, feathers, and clay. Everyone will build in the woodshop with real hand-powered tools, take apart electronics, and rebuild their own 3-D inventions. We'll also have fun with familiar activities such as running through sprinklers on hot days, making snacks with delicious recipes, and constructing environments in the sandbox. We'll gather each day to enjoy friendship, stories, and a lunch from home. Each session will include exploration, experimentation, and creation. Come learn, play, and have fun with us!

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Honey Hollow Adventure
Ages 6-9
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

When school is out the adventuring begins at Catlin Gabel! Our amazingly talented teachers have planned five awesome weeks of summer camp for you and your friends. Honey Hollow Adventure is all about releasing your inner spirit of inquiry. We’ll ignite every camper’s desire to “take it further” and “go the distance.” We’ll encourage risk taking and marvel at every result. Experiential learning is all about empowering the creative thinker. We can’t wait for you to join us in one or all five of our action packed weeks! Wednesday is our Field Trip day! We’ll ride in a Catlin Gabel school bus to a destination full of experiential learning and exploration off campus.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Explorers
Ages 9-11
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Spend a glorious week with us exploring our 67-acre campus with access to our cutting edge labs, classrooms, and facilities. Students will engage in woodshop, coding and tinkering, media, cooking, PE, games and outdoor adventures, art, and FUN. Each day participants will rotate through three 90-minute sessions which will change week to week. Field trips will occur weekly to swim, pick berries, adventure, and see sights. Explorers is designed for students who have finished 3rd through 5th grades and are up to the challenge of learning, playing, and have some exhilarating fun and adventure. Come Explore with us.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps

Week 7 (August 5 - 9)

Summer Beehive
Ages 4-5
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Participants will enjoy the wonderful teachers and activities in woodworking, imaginative play, and studio art stations. The magic begins in the Beehive building, and our time together is flexible for exploring and playing on Catlin Gabel's beautiful 67-acre campus. Dive into the imaginative, process-oriented world of play through stories, songs, art, and games. Construct with an open-ended use of mixed media both inside the classrooms and outside under the trees. We will make art using lots of cardboard, tape, scissors, glue, paint, fabric, feathers, and clay. Everyone will build in the woodshop with real hand-powered tools, take apart electronics, and rebuild their own 3-D inventions. We'll also have fun with familiar activities such as running through sprinklers on hot days, making snacks with delicious recipes, and constructing environments in the sandbox. We'll gather each day to enjoy friendship, stories, and a lunch from home. Each session will include exploration, experimentation, and creation. Come learn, play, and have fun with us!

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Honey Hollow Adventure
Ages 6-9
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

When school is out the adventuring begins at Catlin Gabel! Our amazingly talented teachers have planned five awesome weeks of summer camp for you and your friends. Honey Hollow Adventure is all about releasing your inner spirit of inquiry. We’ll ignite every camper’s desire to “take it further” and “go the distance.” We’ll encourage risk taking and marvel at every result. Experiential learning is all about empowering the creative thinker. We can’t wait for you to join us in one or all five of our action packed weeks! Wednesday is our Field Trip day! We’ll ride in a Catlin Gabel school bus to a destination full of experiential learning and exploration off campus.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Explorers
Ages 9-11
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Spend a glorious week with us exploring our 67-acre campus with access to our cutting edge labs, classrooms, and facilities. Students will engage in woodshop, coding and tinkering, media, cooking, PE, games and outdoor adventures, art, and FUN. Each day participants will rotate through three 90-minute sessions which will change week to week. Field trips will occur weekly to swim, pick berries, adventure, and see sights. Explorers is designed for students who have finished 3rd through 5th grades and are up to the challenge of learning, playing, and have some exhilarating fun and adventure. Come Explore with us.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps

Ages 11-13

student taking a photo with her camera

Week 3 (July 8 - July 12)

Engineering For Kids
Ages 4-14
Full and Half Day available

Engineering for Kids have Junior Camps for our youngest engineers ages 4 - 7, Apprentice Camps for our experienced engineers ages 7 - 10, and Master Camps for our expert students ages 11 and over. Through both directed and open-ended projects, campers will explore everything from aerospace engineering to electronic game development.

Please register online at Engineering for Kids


Rose City Music Camp
Ages 4-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Partner Camp

Join us for all levels! Whether you have never played before or have completed years of study, come and make music with friends. Our excellent and diverse faculty provides group lessons, ensembles (fiddle class, Suzuki-style play-ins, orchestra, and choir), general music classes, art exploration, outdoor play, and a fun recital performance. Students can split the day between playing their current instrument and learning a new one with the Beginner Buds course. The mentorship program pairs older or more advanced students with aspiring students for motivational practice and play-in sessions. Our creative team of camp counselors helps students between classes, helps with art projects, and leads outdoor games. Rose City Music Academy Camp is ideal for ages 4-14, beginner to intermediate musicians.

For further camp details, please call 503-308-8863 or e-mail rosecitymusicacademy@gmail.com

Please register online at Rose City Music Academy


Bernie Fagen Soccer Camp (Recreational - Beginner to Intermediate)
Ages 5-12
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Partner Camp

Catlin Gabel Summer Camps is pleased to host Bernie Fagan Soccer Camps this year. Designed for girls and boys who love to have a good time playing soccer, the Recreational Camps offer more games, contests, scrimmages, and play time than other camps. Recommended for the beginner to intermediate level player who wants to learn new skills and techniques while having a good time playing soccer! This camp is a great experience for the player who is involved in their local Recreational team or is new to soccer.

Register online at Bernie Fagen Soccer Camp or call 503-998-9332


Anthony Newman Sports
Ages 6-14
Full and Half Day available
Partner Camp

Anthony Newman's Sports Camps is proud to offer our Multi-Sport Camp for young athletes who are not quite ready to focus on just one sport. This camp will serve as an introduction to the world of sports for children just starting out and as an alternative to specialty camps. ANSC is a young athlete's dream come true offering basketball, volleyball, soccer, indoor and outdoor recreational games, etc. Anthony Newman's Sports Camps is a great opportunity for children to discover the thrill of sports while making new friends. E-mail Admin@anthonynewmancamps.com or call (503)329-4899 for questions about program offerings and details.

Please register online at the Anthony Newman Sports Camps


Bernie Fagen Soccer Camp (Competitive Camps - competitive/club level experience)
Ages 8-14
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Partner Camp

Designed for the Classic level player, this camp offers specialized training in technique and tactical development. This camp is for girls and boys with at least two years experience playing on a classic team. When registering we ask that you submit your child’s playing experience. Camp staff may suggest the Recreational Camp to ensure all athletes are challenged at an appropriate level to benefit from the curriculum. Competitive Camps are limited to the first 45 players who register at each location. Early registration is recommended!

Register online at Bernie Fagen Soccer Camp or call 503-998-9332


Explorers
Ages 9-11
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Spend a glorious week with us exploring our 67-acre campus with access to our cutting edge labs, classrooms, and facilities. Students will engage in woodshop, coding and tinkering, media, cooking, PE, games and outdoor adventures, art, and FUN. Each day participants will rotate through three 90-minute sessions which will change week to week. Field trips will occur weekly to swim, pick berries, adventure, and see sights. Explorers is designed for students who have finished 3rd through 5th grades and are up to the challenge of learning, playing, and have some exhilarating fun and adventure. Come Explore with us.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Bridgetown Photo Exploration
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Let’s explore Portland with our cameras and create unique images from some of its best known and more obscure places. We will walk across the Tilikum Bridge, take photos under the Saint Johns Bridge and walk across the Sauvie Island Bridge. We will also explore Portland neighborhoods on the way. Learn or sharpen your skills as a nature, landscape or street photographer. We will take photos in the morning when the light is best. Then we will learn Photoshop techniques to get the most out of our images, to create alternative realities or combine landscapes.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Ink and Magic: Creative Writing
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Writing can be fun! This class is for both those who love to write and those who are intimidated by writing but want to improve in a supportive atmosphere. All students who sign up should love reading and want to learn about writing. It’s definitely not a class in which we’ll sit still all day. We focus on content and creativity not grammar or “strict rules.” Each session, we will have many different kinds of writing exercises, including using everything from Improv Comedy games to fun field trips to interesting places to inspire us! In past classes, we’ve created graphic novels, had visits from famous authors both live and via Skype, and written stories based on our visits to cemeteries, libraries, and Pioneer Square. One summer we were even lucky enough to be on TV talking about writing. We use all of our senses to explore creative nonfiction, genre fiction (fantasy, romance, sci-fi, etc.), poetry, and the short story. We’ll also discuss publications that accept submissions from young writers.

Learn more about Debby Dodds
Best Young Adult Books of 2017
About Debbie Dodds

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Sports Spectacular
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Learn and play a wide range of sports, games, challenges, and activities. The fun may include basketball, soccer, flag football, golf, volleyball, pickleball, ultimate frisbee, hiking, tennis, bowling, and possibly swimming. Activities will vary week to week depending on participant interest. Come join this super active and fun sports camp: Sports Spectacular!

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Tinker Camp: The Cities in Your Future
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Calling all engineers, builders, entrepreneurs and civic-leaders. Help your community and design a city of the future. Use your engineering skills, creativity and knowledge about the place you live to plan, build and 'tinker' the kind of city you want to see in the future - and all to scale. Light the streets, create public and residential zones, designate eco-spaces, prepare for natural disasters and build all the places you need to help your community thrive. At the showcase, on last afternoon of camp, all are invited to tour your city and you can show the world your innovations.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Woodshop Wonder
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

In Woodshop Wonder we’ll tailor the class to fit individual interests and abilities. Our goal will be to kindle and for some increase your knowledge and pleasure working with tools and wood, learn more art and craft, and have fun doing so. Carving and woodturning could definitely be a part of the process, as well as other techniques depending on individual projects. Whether you are a seasoned pro or new to woodworking, there is always something to learn in the woodshop.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Light Sabers: Build Your Own, Learn the Science and Seven Combat Forms
Ages 11-13
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

The thrilling feeling of lancing the air with a blade of light is so much fun. I have developed a light saber that many have said is as good as the original. I use high-impact, clear resin tubes, high-intensity light sources and reflective powder to give these light sabers their brilliance and authenticity. Campers will build their own light saber and choose their own color. Campers will learn the science behind light sabers and the official Seven Forms of Light Saber Combat. We will practice the seven forms and have mock, no-contact duals where campers can demonstrate the beauty and finesse of each of the forms. We will also watch the original Star Wars movie.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Devi Girls Yoga
Ages 11-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Be your best Self. Feel Empowered, Mindful, and Compassionate. Registration includes: Personalized instruction in Yoga, Mindfulness, and Journaling; Daily herbal tea ceremony and mat rental; Safe community space to express emotion and feel accepted; Self-Enrichment: Participants will leave with an enhanced sense of Strength (body + mind).

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps

Week 4 (July 15 - July 19)

Engineering For Kids
Ages 4-14
Full and Half Day available

Engineering for Kids have Junior Camps for our youngest engineers ages 4 - 7, Apprentice Camps for our experienced engineers ages 7 - 10, and Master Camps for our expert students ages 11 and over. Through both directed and open-ended projects, campers will explore everything from aerospace engineering to electronic game development.

Please register online at Engineering for Kids


Rose City Music Camp
Ages 4-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Partner Camp

Join us for all levels! Whether you have never played before or have completed years of study, come and make music with friends. Our excellent and diverse faculty provides group lessons, ensembles (fiddle class, Suzuki-style play-ins, orchestra, and choir), general music classes, art exploration, outdoor play, and a fun recital performance. Students can split the day between playing their current instrument and learning a new one with the Beginner Buds course. The mentorship program pairs older or more advanced students with aspiring students for motivational practice and play-in sessions. Our creative team of camp counselors helps students between classes, helps with art projects, and leads outdoor games. Rose City Music Academy Camp is ideal for ages 4-14, beginner to intermediate musicians.

For further camp details, please call 503-308-8863 or e-mail rosecitymusicacademy@gmail.com

Please register online at Rose City Music Academy


Bernie Fagen Soccer Camp (Recreational - Beginner to Intermediate)
Ages 5-12
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Partner Camp

Catlin Gabel Summer Camps is pleased to host Bernie Fagan Soccer Camps this year. Designed for girls and boys who love to have a good time playing soccer, the Recreational Camps offer more games, contests, scrimmages, and play time than other camps. Recommended for the beginner to intermediate level player who wants to learn new skills and techniques while having a good time playing soccer! This camp is a great experience for the player who is involved in their local Recreational team or is new to soccer.

Register online at Bernie Fagen Soccer Camp or call 503-998-9332


USA Chess Camp
Ages 5-16
Full and Half Day available
Partner Camp

Active Learning Service Camps returns to campus for their 4th summer offering Chess Camp. Lessons are tailored toward the skills of the children. Whether your child is a casual chess player or tournament participant, this exciting enrichment program will improve every child's game. Instructors use a range of teaching tools including demo boards, computer tutorials, worksheets, stories and historic games to keep class time exciting. Each half-day consists of two hour-long chess lessons tailored to the ability of the children and one hour of practice to play against other students and instructors. USA Chess camps are a perfect way to give children a fun week of learning chess while challenging their minds! Tuition includes trophy, chess set and much more.

Please register online at Active Learning Service Camps


Anthony Newman Sports
Ages 6-14
Full and Half Day available
Partner Camp

Anthony Newman's Sports Camps is proud to offer our Multi-Sport Camp for young athletes who are not quite ready to focus on just one sport. This camp will serve as an introduction to the world of sports for children just starting out and as an alternative to specialty camps. ANSC is a young athlete's dream come true offering basketball, volleyball, soccer, indoor and outdoor recreational games, etc. Anthony Newman's Sports Camps is a great opportunity for children to discover the thrill of sports while making new friends. E-mail Admin@anthonynewmancamps.com or call (503)329-4899 for questions about program offerings and details.

Please register online at the Anthony Newman Sports Camps


Chess & Game Design Camp
Ages 6-16
9am-4pm
Partner Camp

Active Learning Service Camps returns to campus for their 4th summer offering a special week of Chess and Game Creation for Ages 6-16. Combine a half day in our USA Chess program and a half day of a Game Design Camp.

Whether your child is a casual chess player or tournament participant, USA Chess Camp will improve every child's game. Instructors use a range of teaching tools including demo boards, computer tutorials, worksheets, stories and historic games to keep class time exciting. Each half-day consists of two hour-long chess lessons tailored to the ability of the children and one hour of practice to play against other students and instructors. USA Chess camps are a perfect way to give children a fun week of learning chess while challenging their minds! All campers receive a chess set, notation book, t-shirt and trophy.

Please register online at Active Learning Service Camps


Olympic Sport of Saber Fencing
Ages 7-12
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$200

En Garde! Learn the basic tactical and technical skills of the Olympic sport of sabre fencing. This dynamic sport offers challenges to quick thinking, coordination, strength and agility. Fun games are incorporated while learning the basics of the sport. Safety emphasized. All equipment provided.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Chess & Minecraft Camp
Ages 7-16
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Partner Camp

Active Learning Service Camps returns to campus for their 4th summer offering a special week of Chess and Minecraft modding for Ages 7-16. Join the nationally recognized experts in a day of exciting hands-on learning. Half Day options are available.

Please register online at Active Learning Service Camps


Bernie Fagen Soccer Camp (Competitive Camps - competitive/club level experience)
Ages 8-14
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Partner Camp

Designed for the Classic level player, this camp offers specialized training in technique and tactical development. This camp is for girls and boys with at least two years experience playing on a classic team. When registering we ask that you submit your child’s playing experience. Camp staff may suggest the Recreational Camp to ensure all athletes are challenged at an appropriate level to benefit from the curriculum. Competitive Camps are limited to the first 45 players who register at each location. Early registration is recommended!

Register online at Bernie Fagen Soccer Camp or call 503-998-9332


Chess Camp
Ages 8-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Participants will be immersed in the joys of chess through problem-solving, lessons, individual and team competition, review of games, blitz, and bughouse. Players of all skill levels are encouraged to join this camp led by Catlin Gabel Chess Club members along with chess master coach/chess educator and founder of Chess Vision - Tony Hann, whose boundless enthusiasm has excited thousands of students about chess in the Portland Area over the last decade.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Explorers
Ages 9-11
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Spend a glorious week with us exploring our 67-acre campus with access to our cutting edge labs, classrooms, and facilities. Students will engage in woodshop, coding and tinkering, media, cooking, PE, games and outdoor adventures, art, and FUN. Each day participants will rotate through three 90-minute sessions which will change week to week. Field trips will occur weekly to swim, pick berries, adventure, and see sights. Explorers is designed for students who have finished 3rd through 5th grades and are up to the challenge of learning, playing, and have some exhilarating fun and adventure. Come Explore with us.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


From Photo to Art to Painting
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Let’s create original artwork using our own photographs for inspiration. This class will combine photography and painting. We will go to several locations and take photographs around Portland. Then we will use different apps to enhance our photos. Next, we will use our manipulated photos to create our own original mixed media artwork using acrylic paint, watercolor and photography. This process encourages growth and develops both photo and painting skills.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Ink and Magic: Creative Writing
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Writing can be fun! This class is for both those who love to write and those who are intimidated by writing but want to improve in a supportive atmosphere. All students who sign up should love reading and want to learn about writing. It’s definitely not a class in which we’ll sit still all day. We focus on content and creativity not grammar or “strict rules.” Each session, we will have many different kinds of writing exercises, including using everything from Improv Comedy games to fun field trips to interesting places to inspire us! In past classes, we’ve created graphic novels, had visits from famous authors both live and via Skype, and written stories based on our visits to cemeteries, libraries, and Pioneer Square. One summer we were even lucky enough to be on TV talking about writing. We use all of our senses to explore creative nonfiction, genre fiction (fantasy, romance, sci-fi, etc.), poetry, and the short story. We’ll also discuss publications that accept submissions from young writers.

Learn more about Debby Dodds
Best Young Adult Books of 2017
About Debbie Dodds

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Math & the Science of Art - Creative Solutions!
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Sharpen your brain. Hone your math skills and develop your curiosity for the beauty of math. You can find math in the most unexpected places! This camp will explore the secrets of games, puzzles, codes, and tricks by finding the patterns that hold their solutions. We will end each day with creative expression that comes to life with mathematical art techniques that make the coolest animation and greatest structures possible. Problem solving and conception are the basis of engineering and design. Whether you are an accomplished illustrator or an all thumbs sketcher with an interest in math, you will benefit from this camp.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Rocks to Gemstones – Lapidary Lab
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Red, Green, Blue and every color in-between; so many beautiful rocks are created in nature’s geological kitchen. During this camp students will choose their own rock slab and learn how to shape and polish it into something beautiful. Campers will learn about the variety of types of rocks in the world and in what regions they are typically found. We will explore the geologic processes with which rock is formed through heat, pressure and other elements. We will also go on a field trip to the Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals where there is an amazing array of beautiful rocks.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Sports Spectacular
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Learn and play a wide range of sports, games, challenges, and activities. The fun may include basketball, soccer, flag football, golf, volleyball, pickleball, ultimate frisbee, hiking, tennis, bowling, and possibly swimming. Activities will vary week to week depending on participant interest. Come join this super active and fun sports camp: Sports Spectacular!

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Summer LEGO Robotics Camp
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

A summer robotics program unlike any other! Start out by completing the self-paced introduction to programming in the EV3 graphical programming language. After that we'll work together to build a Rube Goldberg machine with your classmates using materials from the entire Catlin Gabel robotics lab. We’ll also compete in a one-day crash “mission to mars” where you’ll develop a set of solutions to address challenges unlike anything you’ve seen. All this will culminate in an "Invention Convention" the last day open to family and friends. Students should come prepared with some ideas they want to pursue and a desire to learn about engineering and programming -- it's not a Lego free-for-all! It's open to students of all experience levels and is self-paced. Sessions are held in Catlin Gabel's dedicated robotics lab with free access to over 60,000 Lego parts. Unlike some other programs, every student will get the use of their own robot and computer, but they are free to work in groups if they prefer. Join us this summer for an inspiring personalized engineering experience!

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Tinker Camp: The Carnival!
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Everyone loves a carnival, with its unusual characters, entertainment and challenging games. At Tinker Camp we will put on a carnival that you design, build and run. Want to give a shot at creating the next generation game? What to write, star and direct your own show? Have you ever dreamed of making an automaton? Then join us for a week of carnival fun! On the last afternoon of camp the doors will open and all are welcome to enjoy your creations! Come one, Come all!.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Docksiders
Ages 12-18
Overnight
$1,200

Spend four nights learning about sailing a large schooner, while creating art about this wonderful adventure. We will travel to Port Townsend, Washington on the 15th of July from Portland and spend the next four nights aboard the 84’ Schooner Martha. Students will explore the San Juan Islands in U.S. waters, and learn sailing basics. Help sail the Martha with the Captain and crew and capture impressions of life on the water in your journal sketch book. Transportation to and from included.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Writing DeMystified
Ages 13-16
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$225

You will learn new writing skills and hone the ones you already have. Our focus will be expository writing but we will also flavor the week with some creative writing ideas, strategies and techniques. Together, we’ll work through the whole process of writing a paper, from idea generation through final edits. You’ll be given expert advice on how to craft introductions and conclusions that pop, using evidence to persuade, identifying and writing for the correct audience, and empowering yourself to communicate authoritatively and enter high school with confidence in your writing skills!

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps

Week 5 (July 22 - July 26)

Engineering For Kids
Ages 4-14
Full and Half Day available

Engineering for Kids have Junior Camps for our youngest engineers ages 4 - 7, Apprentice Camps for our experienced engineers ages 7 - 10, and Master Camps for our expert students ages 11 and over. Through both directed and open-ended projects, campers will explore everything from aerospace engineering to electronic game development.

Please register online at Engineering for Kids


Bernie Fagen Soccer Camp (Recreational - Beginner to Intermediate)
Ages 5-12
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Partner Camp

Catlin Gabel Summer Camps is pleased to host Bernie Fagan Soccer Camps this year. Designed for girls and boys who love to have a good time playing soccer, the Recreational Camps offer more games, contests, scrimmages, and play time than other camps. Recommended for the beginner to intermediate level player who wants to learn new skills and techniques while having a good time playing soccer! This camp is a great experience for the player who is involved in their local Recreational team or is new to soccer.

Register online at Bernie Fagen Soccer Camp or call 503-998-9332


USA Chess Camp
Ages 5-16
Full and Half Day available
Partner Camp

Active Learning Service Camps returns to campus for their 4th summer offering Chess Camp. Lessons are tailored toward the skills of the children. Whether your child is a casual chess player or tournament participant, this exciting enrichment program will improve every child's game. Instructors use a range of teaching tools including demo boards, computer tutorials, worksheets, stories and historic games to keep class time exciting. Each half-day consists of two hour-long chess lessons tailored to the ability of the children and one hour of practice to play against other students and instructors. USA Chess camps are a perfect way to give children a fun week of learning chess while challenging their minds! Tuition includes trophy, chess set and much more.

Please register online at Active Learning Service Camps


Anthony Newman Sports
Ages 6-14
Full and Half Day available
Partner Camp

Anthony Newman's Sports Camps is proud to offer our Multi-Sport Camp for young athletes who are not quite ready to focus on just one sport. This camp will serve as an introduction to the world of sports for children just starting out and as an alternative to specialty camps. ANSC is a young athlete's dream come true offering basketball, volleyball, soccer, indoor and outdoor recreational games, etc. Anthony Newman's Sports Camps is a great opportunity for children to discover the thrill of sports while making new friends. E-mail Admin@anthonynewmancamps.com or call (503)329-4899 for questions about program offerings and details.

Please register online at the Anthony Newman Sports Camps


Sauvie Island Farm Camp
Ages 7-11
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Catlin Gabel Summer Camps is excited to partner with Sauvie Island Center for this weeklong farm experience! Spend a week exploring the 18-acre Sauvie Island Organics farm and adjacent grounds of Metro's Howell Territorial Park. Each day at camp will be a new adventure, focusing on one area of the Sauvie Island Center curriculum, including The Pollination Station, Plant Parts Investigation, Seed to Harvest, Healthy Soil and Wildlife, and the Food Web. Sauvie Island Center's education staff will guide campers through exploration activities and a daily nature journaling exercise. In addition, campers will gather produce from our Grow Lunch Garden and use their harvest to prepare fresh, tasty supplements to their own sack lunches. One day each week, we'll be joined by chefs from New Seasons Market who will lead kids in a farm to table cooking project. Other activities include nature-themed arts and crafts projects and group games. Pickup and dropoff will be at Catlin Gabel.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Bernie Fagen Soccer Camp (Competitive Camps - competitive/club level experience)
Ages 8-14
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Partner Camp

Designed for the Classic level player, this camp offers specialized training in technique and tactical development. This camp is for girls and boys with at least two years experience playing on a classic team. When registering we ask that you submit your child’s playing experience. Camp staff may suggest the Recreational Camp to ensure all athletes are challenged at an appropriate level to benefit from the curriculum. Competitive Camps are limited to the first 45 players who register at each location. Early registration is recommended!

Register online at Bernie Fagen Soccer Camp or call 503-998-9332


Explorers
Ages 9-11
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Spend a glorious week with us exploring our 67-acre campus with access to our cutting edge labs, classrooms, and facilities. Students will engage in woodshop, coding and tinkering, media, cooking, PE, games and outdoor adventures, art, and FUN. Each day participants will rotate through three 90-minute sessions which will change week to week. Field trips will occur weekly to swim, pick berries, adventure, and see sights. Explorers is designed for students who have finished 3rd through 5th grades and are up to the challenge of learning, playing, and have some exhilarating fun and adventure. Come Explore with us.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Fashion Design Studio
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Action-packed week during which campers will learn a lot about sewing, machine embroidery and the fundamentals of fashion design. Campers will ultimately create a tote/book/lunch bag and a sunglass case with the fabric of their choice. Then, campers can embellish their creations with their choice of embroidery designs: their names, butterflies, soccer balls, etc. Campers with sewing experience will have the opportunity to create a garment or any other more advanced project they choose. This camp will take place at the Montavilla Sewing Center in Beaverton.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Graphic Novels: Behind the Scenes
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Do you love comics and graphic novels? Have you read every book by Raina Telgemeier? Or are you more of a Kazu Kibuishi fan? Have you ever wanted to write and/or illustrate your own comic? Come explore the art of merging words and images to create a story in the comic format. For five awesome days we will live and breathe comics: reading comics and graphic novels; learning about local comic book writers, artists, publishers, and bookstores; and of course creating our own graphic format comic strips and stories! There are no limits to the kinds of stories that can be presented in the comic format. From fantasy to history to memoir to science to humor, the graphic novel format has become a highly sophisticated art form that engages readers at both a literary and visual level. Come explore this brave new form with friends and fans of graphic novels.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Ink and Magic: Creative Writing
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Writing can be fun! This class is for both those who love to write and those who are intimidated by writing but want to improve in a supportive atmosphere. All students who sign up should love reading and want to learn about writing. It’s definitely not a class in which we’ll sit still all day. We focus on content and creativity not grammar or “strict rules.” Each session, we will have many different kinds of writing exercises, including using everything from Improv Comedy games to fun field trips to interesting places to inspire us! In past classes, we’ve created graphic novels, had visits from famous authors both live and via Skype, and written stories based on our visits to cemeteries, libraries, and Pioneer Square. One summer we were even lucky enough to be on TV talking about writing. We use all of our senses to explore creative nonfiction, genre fiction (fantasy, romance, sci-fi, etc.), poetry, and the short story. We’ll also discuss publications that accept submissions from young writers.

Learn more about Debby Dodds
Best Young Adult Books of 2017
About Debbie Dodds

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Summer LEGO Robotics Camp
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

A summer robotics program unlike any other! Start out by completing the self-paced introduction to programming in the EV3 graphical programming language. After that we'll work together to build a Rube Goldberg machine with your classmates using materials from the entire Catlin Gabel robotics lab. We’ll also compete in a one-day crash “mission to mars” where you’ll develop a set of solutions to address challenges unlike anything you’ve seen. All this will culminate in an "Invention Convention" the last day open to family and friends. Students should come prepared with some ideas they want to pursue and a desire to learn about engineering and programming -- it's not a Lego free-for-all! It's open to students of all experience levels and is self-paced. Sessions are held in Catlin Gabel's dedicated robotics lab with free access to over 60,000 Lego parts. Unlike some other programs, every student will get the use of their own robot and computer, but they are free to work in groups if they prefer. Join us this summer for an inspiring personalized engineering experience!

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Tinker Camp: Experience Flight History
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

First came the French with their hot air balloons, the great airships of Germany, and then Orville and Wilbur Wright. Then came Sputnik, Gemini and Apollo. Each day of this Tinker Camp will explore one of these grand eras in the history of flight. And even put a modern spin on it. If you dream of soaring in the clouds, this is your chance to build and fly five different vehicles from the epoch of human flight. The final showcase of the summer will be on the last afternoon where we will launch rockets!

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Writing DeMystified
Ages 13-16
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$225

You will learn new writing skills and hone the ones you already have. Our focus will be expository writing but we will also flavor the week with some creative writing ideas, strategies and techniques. Together, we’ll work through the whole process of writing a paper, from idea generation through final edits. You’ll be given expert advice on how to craft introductions and conclusions that pop, using evidence to persuade, identifying and writing for the correct audience, and empowering yourself to communicate authoritatively and enter high school with confidence in your writing skills!

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps

Week 6 (July 29 - August 2)

Explorers
Ages 9-11
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Spend a glorious week with us exploring our 67-acre campus with access to our cutting edge labs, classrooms, and facilities. Students will engage in woodshop, coding and tinkering, media, cooking, PE, games and outdoor adventures, art, and FUN. Each day participants will rotate through three 90-minute sessions which will change week to week. Field trips will occur weekly to swim, pick berries, adventure, and see sights. Explorers is designed for students who have finished 3rd through 5th grades and are up to the challenge of learning, playing, and have some exhilarating fun and adventure. Come Explore with us.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps

Week 7 (August 5 - 9)

Explorers
Ages 9-11
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Spend a glorious week with us exploring our 67-acre campus with access to our cutting edge labs, classrooms, and facilities. Students will engage in woodshop, coding and tinkering, media, cooking, PE, games and outdoor adventures, art, and FUN. Each day participants will rotate through three 90-minute sessions which will change week to week. Field trips will occur weekly to swim, pick berries, adventure, and see sights. Explorers is designed for students who have finished 3rd through 5th grades and are up to the challenge of learning, playing, and have some exhilarating fun and adventure. Come Explore with us.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps

Ages 14-18

Week 3 (July 8 - July 12)

Engineering For Kids
Ages 4-14
Full and Half Day available

Engineering for Kids have Junior Camps for our youngest engineers ages 4 - 7, Apprentice Camps for our experienced engineers ages 7 - 10, and Master Camps for our expert students ages 11 and over. Through both directed and open-ended projects, campers will explore everything from aerospace engineering to electronic game development.

Please register online at Engineering for Kids


Rose City Music Camp
Ages 4-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Partner Camp

Join us for all levels! Whether you have never played before or have completed years of study, come and make music with friends. Our excellent and diverse faculty provides group lessons, ensembles (fiddle class, Suzuki-style play-ins, orchestra, and choir), general music classes, art exploration, outdoor play, and a fun recital performance. Students can split the day between playing their current instrument and learning a new one with the Beginner Buds course. The mentorship program pairs older or more advanced students with aspiring students for motivational practice and play-in sessions. Our creative team of camp counselors helps students between classes, helps with art projects, and leads outdoor games. Rose City Music Academy Camp is ideal for ages 4-14, beginner to intermediate musicians.

For further camp details, please call 503-308-8863 or e-mail rosecitymusicacademy@gmail.com

Please register online at Rose City Music Academy


Anthony Newman Sports
Ages 6-14
Full and Half Day available
Partner Camp

Anthony Newman's Sports Camps is proud to offer our Multi-Sport Camp for young athletes who are not quite ready to focus on just one sport. This camp will serve as an introduction to the world of sports for children just starting out and as an alternative to specialty camps. ANSC is a young athlete's dream come true offering basketball, volleyball, soccer, indoor and outdoor recreational games, etc. Anthony Newman's Sports Camps is a great opportunity for children to discover the thrill of sports while making new friends. E-mail Admin@anthonynewmancamps.com or call (503)329-4899 for questions about program offerings and details.

Please register online at the Anthony Newman Sports Camps


Bernie Fagen Soccer Camp (Competitive Camps - competitive/club level experience)
Ages 8-14
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Partner Camp

Designed for the Classic level player, this camp offers specialized training in technique and tactical development. This camp is for girls and boys with at least two years experience playing on a classic team. When registering we ask that you submit your child’s playing experience. Camp staff may suggest the Recreational Camp to ensure all athletes are challenged at an appropriate level to benefit from the curriculum. Competitive Camps are limited to the first 45 players who register at each location. Early registration is recommended!

Register online at Bernie Fagen Soccer Camp or call 503-998-9332


Bridgetown Photo Exploration
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Let’s explore Portland with our cameras and create unique images from some of its best known and more obscure places. We will walk across the Tilikum Bridge, take photos under the Saint Johns Bridge and walk across the Sauvie Island Bridge. We will also explore Portland neighborhoods on the way. Learn or sharpen your skills as a nature, landscape or street photographer. We will take photos in the morning when the light is best. Then we will learn Photoshop techniques to get the most out of our images, to create alternative realities or combine landscapes.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Ink and Magic: Creative Writing
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Writing can be fun! This class is for both those who love to write and those who are intimidated by writing but want to improve in a supportive atmosphere. All students who sign up should love reading and want to learn about writing. It’s definitely not a class in which we’ll sit still all day. We focus on content and creativity not grammar or “strict rules.” Each session, we will have many different kinds of writing exercises, including using everything from Improv Comedy games to fun field trips to interesting places to inspire us! In past classes, we’ve created graphic novels, had visits from famous authors both live and via Skype, and written stories based on our visits to cemeteries, libraries, and Pioneer Square. One summer we were even lucky enough to be on TV talking about writing. We use all of our senses to explore creative nonfiction, genre fiction (fantasy, romance, sci-fi, etc.), poetry, and the short story. We’ll also discuss publications that accept submissions from young writers.

Learn more about Debby Dodds
Best Young Adult Books of 2017
About Debbie Dodds

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Sports Spectacular
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Learn and play a wide range of sports, games, challenges, and activities. The fun may include basketball, soccer, flag football, golf, volleyball, pickleball, ultimate frisbee, hiking, tennis, bowling, and possibly swimming. Activities will vary week to week depending on participant interest. Come join this super active and fun sports camp: Sports Spectacular!

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Tinker Camp: The Cities in Your Future
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Calling all engineers, builders, entrepreneurs and civic-leaders. Help your community and design a city of the future. Use your engineering skills, creativity and knowledge about the place you live to plan, build and 'tinker' the kind of city you want to see in the future - and all to scale. Light the streets, create public and residential zones, designate eco-spaces, prepare for natural disasters and build all the places you need to help your community thrive. At the showcase, on last afternoon of camp, all are invited to tour your city and you can show the world your innovations.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Woodshop Wonder
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

In Woodshop Wonder we’ll tailor the class to fit individual interests and abilities. Our goal will be to kindle and for some increase your knowledge and pleasure working with tools and wood, learn more art and craft, and have fun doing so. Carving and woodturning could definitely be a part of the process, as well as other techniques depending on individual projects. Whether you are a seasoned pro or new to woodworking, there is always something to learn in the woodshop.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Devi Girls Yoga
Ages 11-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Be your best Self. Feel Empowered, Mindful, and Compassionate. Registration includes: Personalized instruction in Yoga, Mindfulness, and Journaling; Daily herbal tea ceremony and mat rental; Safe community space to express emotion and feel accepted; Self-Enrichment: Participants will leave with an enhanced sense of Strength (body + mind).

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Pottery Workshop
Ages 14-18
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

This is a beginning to intermediate level ceramics course that will introduce students to hand-building and wheel throwing techniques. We will visit a local pottery studio. All work will be fired with cone 5 stoneware glazes. Time, permitting we will do a Raku firing. Students need to be rising 8th grade through 12th grade. (Some work may not be glaze fired by the end of the class.) All materials included.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps

Week 4 (July 15 - July 19)

Engineering For Kids
Ages 4-14
Full and Half Day available

Engineering for Kids have Junior Camps for our youngest engineers ages 4 - 7, Apprentice Camps for our experienced engineers ages 7 - 10, and Master Camps for our expert students ages 11 and over. Through both directed and open-ended projects, campers will explore everything from aerospace engineering to electronic game development.

Please register online at Engineering for Kids


Rose City Music Camp
Ages 4-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Partner Camp

Join us for all levels! Whether you have never played before or have completed years of study, come and make music with friends. Our excellent and diverse faculty provides group lessons, ensembles (fiddle class, Suzuki-style play-ins, orchestra, and choir), general music classes, art exploration, outdoor play, and a fun recital performance. Students can split the day between playing their current instrument and learning a new one with the Beginner Buds course. The mentorship program pairs older or more advanced students with aspiring students for motivational practice and play-in sessions. Our creative team of camp counselors helps students between classes, helps with art projects, and leads outdoor games. Rose City Music Academy Camp is ideal for ages 4-14, beginner to intermediate musicians.

For further camp details, please call 503-308-8863 or e-mail rosecitymusicacademy@gmail.com

Please register online at Rose City Music Academy


USA Chess Camp
Ages 5-16
Full and Half Day available
Partner Camp

Active Learning Service Camps returns to campus for their 4th summer offering Chess Camp. Lessons are tailored toward the skills of the children. Whether your child is a casual chess player or tournament participant, this exciting enrichment program will improve every child's game. Instructors use a range of teaching tools including demo boards, computer tutorials, worksheets, stories and historic games to keep class time exciting. Each half-day consists of two hour-long chess lessons tailored to the ability of the children and one hour of practice to play against other students and instructors. USA Chess camps are a perfect way to give children a fun week of learning chess while challenging their minds! Tuition includes trophy, chess set and much more.

Please register online at Active Learning Service Camps


Anthony Newman Sports
Ages 6-14
Full and Half Day available
Partner Camp

Anthony Newman's Sports Camps is proud to offer our Multi-Sport Camp for young athletes who are not quite ready to focus on just one sport. This camp will serve as an introduction to the world of sports for children just starting out and as an alternative to specialty camps. ANSC is a young athlete's dream come true offering basketball, volleyball, soccer, indoor and outdoor recreational games, etc. Anthony Newman's Sports Camps is a great opportunity for children to discover the thrill of sports while making new friends. E-mail Admin@anthonynewmancamps.com or call (503)329-4899 for questions about program offerings and details.

Please register online at the Anthony Newman Sports Camps


Chess & Game Design Camp
Ages 6-16
9am-4pm
Partner Camp

Active Learning Service Camps returns to campus for their 4th summer offering a special week of Chess and Game Creation for Ages 6-16. Combine a half day in our USA Chess program and a half day of a Game Design Camp.

Whether your child is a casual chess player or tournament participant, USA Chess Camp will improve every child's game. Instructors use a range of teaching tools including demo boards, computer tutorials, worksheets, stories and historic games to keep class time exciting. Each half-day consists of two hour-long chess lessons tailored to the ability of the children and one hour of practice to play against other students and instructors. USA Chess camps are a perfect way to give children a fun week of learning chess while challenging their minds! All campers receive a chess set, notation book, t-shirt and trophy.

Please register online at Active Learning Service Camps


Chess & Minecraft Camp
Ages 7-16
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Partner Camp

Active Learning Service Camps returns to campus for their 4th summer offering a special week of Chess and Minecraft modding for Ages 7-16. Join the nationally recognized experts in a day of exciting hands-on learning. Half Day options are available.

Please register online at Active Learning Service Camps


Bernie Fagen Soccer Camp (Competitive Camps - competitive/club level experience)
Ages 8-14
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Partner Camp

Designed for the Classic level player, this camp offers specialized training in technique and tactical development. This camp is for girls and boys with at least two years experience playing on a classic team. When registering we ask that you submit your child’s playing experience. Camp staff may suggest the Recreational Camp to ensure all athletes are challenged at an appropriate level to benefit from the curriculum. Competitive Camps are limited to the first 45 players who register at each location. Early registration is recommended!

Register online at Bernie Fagen Soccer Camp or call 503-998-9332


Chess Camp
Ages 8-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Participants will be immersed in the joys of chess through problem-solving, lessons, individual and team competition, review of games, blitz, and bughouse. Players of all skill levels are encouraged to join this camp led by Catlin Gabel Chess Club members along with chess master coach/chess educator and founder of Chess Vision - Tony Hann, whose boundless enthusiasm has excited thousands of students about chess in the Portland Area over the last decade.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


From Photo to Art to Painting
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Let’s create original artwork using our own photographs for inspiration. This class will combine photography and painting. We will go to several locations and take photographs around Portland. Then we will use different apps to enhance our photos. Next, we will use our manipulated photos to create our own original mixed media artwork using acrylic paint, watercolor and photography. This process encourages growth and develops both photo and painting skills.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Ink and Magic: Creative Writing
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Writing can be fun! This class is for both those who love to write and those who are intimidated by writing but want to improve in a supportive atmosphere. All students who sign up should love reading and want to learn about writing. It’s definitely not a class in which we’ll sit still all day. We focus on content and creativity not grammar or “strict rules.” Each session, we will have many different kinds of writing exercises, including using everything from Improv Comedy games to fun field trips to interesting places to inspire us! In past classes, we’ve created graphic novels, had visits from famous authors both live and via Skype, and written stories based on our visits to cemeteries, libraries, and Pioneer Square. One summer we were even lucky enough to be on TV talking about writing. We use all of our senses to explore creative nonfiction, genre fiction (fantasy, romance, sci-fi, etc.), poetry, and the short story. We’ll also discuss publications that accept submissions from young writers.

Learn more about Debby Dodds
Best Young Adult Books of 2017
About Debbie Dodds

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Math & the Science of Art - Creative Solutions!
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Sharpen your brain. Hone your math skills and develop your curiosity for the beauty of math. You can find math in the most unexpected places! This camp will explore the secrets of games, puzzles, codes, and tricks by finding the patterns that hold their solutions. We will end each day with creative expression that comes to life with mathematical art techniques that make the coolest animation and greatest structures possible. Problem solving and conception are the basis of engineering and design. Whether you are an accomplished illustrator or an all thumbs sketcher with an interest in math, you will benefit from this camp.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Rocks to Gemstones – Lapidary Lab
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Red, Green, Blue and every color in-between; so many beautiful rocks are created in nature’s geological kitchen. During this camp students will choose their own rock slab and learn how to shape and polish it into something beautiful. Campers will learn about the variety of types of rocks in the world and in what regions they are typically found. We will explore the geologic processes with which rock is formed through heat, pressure and other elements. We will also go on a field trip to the Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals where there is an amazing array of beautiful rocks.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Sports Spectacular
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Learn and play a wide range of sports, games, challenges, and activities. The fun may include basketball, soccer, flag football, golf, volleyball, pickleball, ultimate frisbee, hiking, tennis, bowling, and possibly swimming. Activities will vary week to week depending on participant interest. Come join this super active and fun sports camp: Sports Spectacular!

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Summer LEGO Robotics Camp
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

A summer robotics program unlike any other! Start out by completing the self-paced introduction to programming in the EV3 graphical programming language. After that we'll work together to build a Rube Goldberg machine with your classmates using materials from the entire Catlin Gabel robotics lab. We’ll also compete in a one-day crash “mission to mars” where you’ll develop a set of solutions to address challenges unlike anything you’ve seen. All this will culminate in an "Invention Convention" the last day open to family and friends. Students should come prepared with some ideas they want to pursue and a desire to learn about engineering and programming -- it's not a Lego free-for-all! It's open to students of all experience levels and is self-paced. Sessions are held in Catlin Gabel's dedicated robotics lab with free access to over 60,000 Lego parts. Unlike some other programs, every student will get the use of their own robot and computer, but they are free to work in groups if they prefer. Join us this summer for an inspiring personalized engineering experience!

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Tinker Camp: The Carnival!
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Everyone loves a carnival, with its unusual characters, entertainment and challenging games. At Tinker Camp we will put on a carnival that you design, build and run. Want to give a shot at creating the next generation game? What to write, star and direct your own show? Have you ever dreamed of making an automaton? Then join us for a week of carnival fun! On the last afternoon of camp the doors will open and all are welcome to enjoy your creations! Come one, Come all!.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Docksiders
Ages 12-18
Overnight
$1,200

Spend four nights learning about sailing a large schooner, while creating art about this wonderful adventure. We will travel to Port Townsend, Washington on the 15th of July from Portland and spend the next four nights aboard the 84’ Schooner Martha. Students will explore the San Juan Islands in U.S. waters, and learn sailing basics. Help sail the Martha with the Captain and crew and capture impressions of life on the water in your journal sketch book. Transportation to and from included.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Writing DeMystified
Ages 13-16
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$225

You will learn new writing skills and hone the ones you already have. Our focus will be expository writing but we will also flavor the week with some creative writing ideas, strategies and techniques. Together, we’ll work through the whole process of writing a paper, from idea generation through final edits. You’ll be given expert advice on how to craft introductions and conclusions that pop, using evidence to persuade, identifying and writing for the correct audience, and empowering yourself to communicate authoritatively and enter high school with confidence in your writing skills!

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps

Week 5 (July 22 - July 26)

Engineering For Kids
Ages 4-14
Full and Half Day available

Engineering for Kids have Junior Camps for our youngest engineers ages 4 - 7, Apprentice Camps for our experienced engineers ages 7 - 10, and Master Camps for our expert students ages 11 and over. Through both directed and open-ended projects, campers will explore everything from aerospace engineering to electronic game development.

Please register online at Engineering for Kids


Anthony Newman Sports
Ages 6-14
Full and Half Day available
Partner Camp

Anthony Newman's Sports Camps is proud to offer our Multi-Sport Camp for young athletes who are not quite ready to focus on just one sport. This camp will serve as an introduction to the world of sports for children just starting out and as an alternative to specialty camps. ANSC is a young athlete's dream come true offering basketball, volleyball, soccer, indoor and outdoor recreational games, etc. Anthony Newman's Sports Camps is a great opportunity for children to discover the thrill of sports while making new friends. E-mail Admin@anthonynewmancamps.com or call (503)329-4899 for questions about program offerings and details.

Please register online at the Anthony Newman Sports Camps


Bernie Fagen Soccer Camp (Competitive Camps - competitive/club level experience)
Ages 8-14
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Partner Camp

Designed for the Classic level player, this camp offers specialized training in technique and tactical development. This camp is for girls and boys with at least two years experience playing on a classic team. When registering we ask that you submit your child’s playing experience. Camp staff may suggest the Recreational Camp to ensure all athletes are challenged at an appropriate level to benefit from the curriculum. Competitive Camps are limited to the first 45 players who register at each location. Early registration is recommended!

Register online at Bernie Fagen Soccer Camp or call 503-998-9332


Fashion Design Studio
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Action-packed week during which campers will learn a lot about sewing, machine embroidery and the fundamentals of fashion design. Campers will ultimately create a tote/book/lunch bag and a sunglass case with the fabric of their choice. Then, campers can embellish their creations with their choice of embroidery designs: their names, butterflies, soccer balls, etc. Campers with sewing experience will have the opportunity to create a garment or any other more advanced project they choose. This camp will take place at the Montavilla Sewing Center in Beaverton.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Graphic Novels: Behind the Scenes
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Do you love comics and graphic novels? Have you read every book by Raina Telgemeier? Or are you more of a Kazu Kibuishi fan? Have you ever wanted to write and/or illustrate your own comic? Come explore the art of merging words and images to create a story in the comic format. For five awesome days we will live and breathe comics: reading comics and graphic novels; learning about local comic book writers, artists, publishers, and bookstores; and of course creating our own graphic format comic strips and stories! There are no limits to the kinds of stories that can be presented in the comic format. From fantasy to history to memoir to science to humor, the graphic novel format has become a highly sophisticated art form that engages readers at both a literary and visual level. Come explore this brave new form with friends and fans of graphic novels.

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Ink and Magic: Creative Writing
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Writing can be fun! This class is for both those who love to write and those who are intimidated by writing but want to improve in a supportive atmosphere. All students who sign up should love reading and want to learn about writing. It’s definitely not a class in which we’ll sit still all day. We focus on content and creativity not grammar or “strict rules.” Each session, we will have many different kinds of writing exercises, including using everything from Improv Comedy games to fun field trips to interesting places to inspire us! In past classes, we’ve created graphic novels, had visits from famous authors both live and via Skype, and written stories based on our visits to cemeteries, libraries, and Pioneer Square. One summer we were even lucky enough to be on TV talking about writing. We use all of our senses to explore creative nonfiction, genre fiction (fantasy, romance, sci-fi, etc.), poetry, and the short story. We’ll also discuss publications that accept submissions from young writers.

Learn more about Debby Dodds
Best Young Adult Books of 2017
About Debbie Dodds

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Sports Spectacular
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

Learn and play a wide range of sports, games, challenges, and activities. The fun may include basketball, soccer, flag football, golf, volleyball, pickleball, ultimate frisbee, hiking, tennis, bowling, and possibly swimming. Activities will vary week to week depending on participant interest. Come join this super active and fun sports camp: Sports Spectacular!

Please register online at Catlin Gabel Summer Camps


Summer LEGO Robotics Camp
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

A summer robotics program unlike any other! Start out by completing the self-paced introduction to programming in the EV3 graphical programming language. After that we'll work together to build a Rube Goldberg machine with your classmates using materials from the entire Catlin Gabel robotics lab. We’ll also compete in a one-day crash “mission to mars” where you’ll develop a set of solutions to address challenges unlike anything you’ve seen. All this will culminate in an "Invention Convention" the last day open to family and friends. Students should come prepared with some ideas they want to pursue and a desire to learn about engineering and programming -- it's not a Lego free-for-all! It's open to students of all experience levels and is self-paced. Sessions are held in Catlin Gabel's dedicated robotics lab with free access to over 60,000 Lego parts. Unlike some other programs, every student will get the use of their own robot and computer, but they are free to work in groups if they prefer. Join us this summer for an inspiring personalized engineering experience!

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Tinker Camp: Experience Flight History
Ages 10-14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$380

First came the French with their hot air balloons, the great airships of Germany, and then Orville and Wilbur Wright. Then came Sputnik, Gemini and Apollo. Each day of this Tinker Camp will explore one of these grand eras in the history of flight. And even put a modern spin on it. If you dream of soaring in the clouds, this is your chance to build and fly five different vehicles from the epoch of human flight. The final showcase of the summer will be on the last afternoon where we will launch rockets!

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Writing DeMystified
Ages 13-16
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$225

You will learn new writing skills and hone the ones you already have. Our focus will be expository writing but we will also flavor the week with some creative writing ideas, strategies and techniques. Together, we’ll work through the whole process of writing a paper, from idea generation through final edits. You’ll be given expert advice on how to craft introductions and conclusions that pop, using evidence to persuade, identifying and writing for the correct audience, and empowering yourself to communicate authoritatively and enter high school with confidence in your writing skills!

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