Explorers (Session 1)

Ages: 9-11
Hours: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm | Price: $380
Leaders: CGS Staff

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.


Stories Alive

Ages: 10-14
Hours:9:00 am - 3:00 pm | price $380Leader: Lora Worden | email: loraword@gmail.com

Where do ideas come from? How do we turn an idea in our mind into something people can hold in their hands and read? How do we know if the idea in our mind would be best as a poem, a story, an essay, a comic, or a story that is told instead of written? How might words and images work together to tell a story? Or even words and music? Can movement help get our creative juices flowing? Come explore these questions and more as we delve into writing, explore different genres, dabble with art, learn about the publishing and book-making process, and gain inspiration from other writers and artists, as well as the world around us.

DJ Camp

Ages: 8-12
Hours:9:00 am-3:00 pm | price $380
Leader: Keith Murphy

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.

Tinker Camp: Intergalactic Mayflower

Ages: 10-14
Hours: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm | price: $380
Blake Swensen | email: blake@tinkercamp.org

Imagine if it was your responsibility to save humanity. We will be doing just that by creating a spacecraft capable of carrying a select crew into the furthest reaches of space. Using motors, tape, lights and anything in our mad collection of materials and tools we will undertake a number of tinkering challenges designed to get us all into space. On the last day of camp we will have a showcase and all are invited watch the liftoff and tour your ship and living spaces.

On-Location Digital Photo Beginnings

Ages: 10 to 14
Hours: 9:00 am –3:00 pm | Price: $380
Leader: Iris Taboh |email: iristaboh@gmail.com

In On-Location Digital Photo Beginnings you will explore the fun of digital photography by photographing at exciting locations; such as the Japanese Garden, Tillikum Bridge, Keller Fountain, Lovejoy Fountain, Jamison Square Fountain and Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Through in-class technical demonstrations and on-location shooting projects you will learn about composition, professional camera techniques, editing, image manipulation with Photoshop and photo apps. In just one week you will begin to see the world differently through your photographic lens.

Model Rocket Lab

Ages: 11 to 13
Hours: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm | Price: $380
Leader: Stuart Evensen email: stueyevensen@yahoo.com

Few things are more fun than pushing a button and hearing the rush of the thrust as your own rocket shoots into the sky. This is a very special camp where students will learn the history and science behind rocketry, build their own rocket, and then individually launch two times. In teams, as a class, we will build a payload rocket that will shoot HD video of its flights. A NASA scientist will share their expertise and stories about rocketry via a video conference. On the last day of camp each student will keep their own rocket and a 5"x7" photo of one of their launches.

Woodshop Wonder

Ages: 10-14
Hours: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm| Price $380
Leader: Tom Tucker email: tuckert@catlin.edu

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.

Sports Spectacular

Ages: 10-14
Hours:9:00 am - 3:00 pm | price $380
Leader: Javier Duque & Staff | email: duquej@catlin.edu

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!


Ages: 7-12
Hours: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | price $200
Leaders: Cathy Zagunis / Oregon Fencing Alliance |email: info@oregonfencing.com

En garde! Learn the basic tactical and technical skills of the Olympic sport of sabre fencing. This dynamic sport offers challenges in quick thinking, coordination, strength and agility. Safety emphasized. All equipment provided.

Partner Camps

Bernie Fagan Soccer Camps

Recreational Camps (beginner to intermediate)
Ages: 5-12
Hours: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Leaders: Bernie Fagan & staff

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 at www.berniefagansoccer.com or call 503-998-9332.

Competitive Camps (competitive/club level experience)
Ages: 8-14
Hours: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Leaders: Bernie Fagan & staff

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 at www.berniefagansoccer.com or call 503-998-9332.

Engineering for Kids

Ages: 4-14
Hours: Various (full- and half-day camps available)
Leaders: Emily Palmer | Phone: 503-914-9995

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.

Anthony Newman Multi Sport Camps

Ages: 6 to 14
Hours: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Leader: Anthony Newman Sports Camps Staff (email: anthonyansc@gmail.com)

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.

Please register through the Anthony Newman website. E-mail Admin@anthonynewmancamps.com or call (503)329-4899 for questions about program offerings and details.