WHAT: Day Camps for kids 3-12. Adventure, play, nature, science, art, & gardening! New adventures each week!
WHERE: Outdoors at three different locations! Oak Meadows Farm, Gales Creek; Blooming B-street Learning Garden, Forest Grove; and EdenAcres Forest Campus, Hillsboro. Addresses for each site are listed on camp descriptions.
WHO: Kids ages 3-12. Small groups provide more opportunities for one-on-one learning moments! Max of 10 campers per 1 adult, led by experienced nature educators.
WHEN: Week long day camps during the weeks of: June 17-21; July 8-12; July 15-19; July 22-26; July 29-Aug 2; Aug 5-9; Aug 12-16. Half & full-day options for camps for 3-5 yr. olds. Full-day camps for kids 5-15 run from 9 am-3 pm. Flexible & free check-in from 8:30 - 9:00. Flexible & free pick-up from 3:00-3:30. Half-day camps pick-up from 12-12:30.
HOW MUCH: $460/week. Half-day option for littles camps, ages 3-5, $355/week. Early registration - $50 off all camps until March 1st! Scholarships and flexible payment plans are available!
REGISTRATION and PAYMENT: When you enroll online, you will have the option to pay in full or to set up a payment plan for two or three installments. All payment plans require a 25% downpayment and must be fully paid by the time your child attends camp.
Your child's care and safety is our highest priority. First aid/CPR certified and trained in outdoor risk assessment.
Our educators are experts in their craft, ready to teach your child authentic skills.
Flexible check-in and pick-up with affordable extended hours, payment plans, and scholarships.
Real skills taught through adventure, play, & inquiry. From archery & primitive skills to the scientific method & mindfulness.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We strive to create a safe and equitable space for all children and staff to be able to be their best selves. We define equity as the opportunity for every individual to have the ability to reach their full potential. Our definition of equity encompasses race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, nation of origin, ability and alterability/disability, neuro-divergence, language, experiences, education, socioeconomic status, social/emotional or developmental experience, and physical appearance. We welcome and strive to provide a warm, nurturing environment for all. If your child needs extra support to feel welcome, safe, and supported, please contact us so that we can work together to create the most supportive, nurturing, and fun experience for your child. Because of the wide variety of terrain at each site, students with physical limitations should contact us prior to registration so that we can make sure we will be able to serve your child’s needs.
Nature Camp Potty Protocols
Our Nature Camps are held at lovely, wild, outdoor sites. We have portable restrooms for our bathroom facilities. Occasionally, when we are far away from the portable restroom, we will allow nature-potties that are off trails, away from play places, and provide privacy. If we are fairly close to the portables though, your child will need to use the portable restroom.
The littlest campers, ages 3-5, have their own little-kid friendly pop-up portable restroom that has a step stool with handles and a potty insert to make it just their size and easy for little ones to be potty independent.
All children must meet certain bathroom-readiness requirements in order to attend camp. The following things are required for all kids at all camps:
Your child should recognize the need to go before they go in their clothes. Your child should be communicating this need verbally or physically in a way that is recognizable.
Your child should be able to enter a bathroom by themselves, take off their garments, get up on the toilet, wipe entirely by themselves, then put their garments back on.
Your child should be able to wash their hands independently!
No diapers or pull-ups allowed at camp. Speak to the program director if your child has health or dietary restrictions that make bathroom-readiness more difficult.
These policies are here to allow us adequate time to contact families with campers on the waiting list and make informed decisions regarding weekly supplies and camp staff schedules.
If you cancel 31 days or more prior to the first day of camp, 75% of the camp fee will be refunded.
If you cancel 14-30 days prior to the first day of camp, 50% of the camp fee will be refunded.
Cancellations made less than 14 days from the first day of camp cannot be refunded.
If you are on a payment plan and need to cancel, the above statements still apply and you will be responsible for the appropriate percentage of the camp fee per your predetermined payment schedule.
Registrations and fees are non-transferable.
Camp Change Requests must be received in writing at least 14 days prior to the camp's start date. All changes are subject to availability.
We reserve the right to cancel for a period of time if the administration believes that it is necessary for the safety of the children or adherence to law. Examples of reasons for closures include, but are not limited to: extreme and inclement weather, and national and local disasters and/or emergencies. These are considered circumstances beyond our control and no reimbursement will be given for fees paid for that time. As an entirely outdoor summer camp, EdenAcres summer camp may be more affected by extreme weather than other camps with access to indoor spaces.