Summer Camps 2023

Weekly Camps Run From June 26-August 11

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Catlin Gabel School invites campers from across the Portland metro area to spend the summer with us! Every week we offer a range of camp activities, including academics, technology, sports, music, arts, and more, as well as day camps for students of all ages.

Our 67-acre wooded campus is conveniently located just off of Highway 26 and is only minutes from downtown. Our weekly camps start June 26 and run through August 11 and are open to any child from preschool (age 4) to high school. We also host an array of partner camps that are run by professional organizations. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Day Camps: Ages 4-13

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Our Day Camps are designed for four specific age ranges:
  • Summer Beehive (ages 4-6)
  • Honey Hollow Creative Corner/ Science Adventure (ages 6-9)
  • Explorers (ages 9-11)
  • Explorers Middle School (new!) (ages 11-13)

Each session includes exploration, indoor and outdoor activities, and creation on the Catlin Gabel campus. Come learn, play, and have fun with us. Extended day care is available. These camps, which typically fill up quickly, offer different activities throughout the summer and run for 7 weeks.

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Specialty Camps

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Sports Camps

We offer a variety of sports camps for campers ages 6 to 18. Sports camps include basketball, soccer, boxing, fencing, as well as a sports spectacular camp, where lots of different activities are part of the day, depending on participant interests. More sports activities are available through partner camps.

Arts & Activities Camps

Campers (ages 10-14) can choose from camps that focus on photography, drawing, or making science-based art (indoors and in nature) to paper marbling, book making, jewelry making, crafting, and DJing. For campers looking to explore outside, there is a weeklong farm experience on Sauvie’s Island (ages 7-11).

Academic & Tech Camps

Take a camp to expand skills or delve into hands-on explorations and experiments (ages 9-17). Summer is a great time for campers to explore different writing genres, learn about Japanese language and culture, or engage with LEGO robotics. Campers can also build rockets and light sabers.

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Extended Care: Ages 4-14

Morning: 7:30-9 a.m. 
Afternoon: 3-6 p.m.

Extended care is offered for both Catlin Gabel and partner camps. To ensure adequate staffing, weekly sign-up is required. You may choose mornings, afternoons, or both. The sign-up for extended care is separate from camp sign-up. See costs in the "Fees & Cancellations" section.

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Partner Camps

Campers can also sign up for activities hosted on Catlin Gabel’s campus but run by other organizations. This year, we welcome Yoga Playgrounds, Bernie Fagan Soccer, Anthony Newman, Avid for Adventure, and Engineering for Kids.

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Fees and Cancellations

Catlin Gabel Camp Costs

  • Weekly Cost for Camps: $430
  • Weekly Cost for Half-Day Camps: $255
  • Holiday Week (July 3-7, No camps on July 4) Camps: $344

Extended Care

  • Before & After Care: $150
  • Before Care: $75
  • After Care: $105

Extended Care Holiday Week (July 3-7, No camps on July 4)

  • Before & After Care: $120
  • Before Care: $60
  • After Care: $84

Partner Camp Fees

Partner Camp fees are specific to each camp. Please see camp listings for details.

Cancellation & Refunds

From February 15- May 15 you may cancel a Catlin Gabel camp reservation, and you will be refunded the price of registration minus a $75 cancellation fee. From May 15-June 27 (prior to the start of camps), you may cancel a Catlin Gabel camp reservation and will be refunded half the price of registration. From June 28 and forward, no refund will be given for a camp cancellation or when a camp is missed due to illness or other reasons.

Camp Transfer

Prior to your camp’s start date, you may change the week of your camp (pending availability) for a change fee of $25.