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Summer Outdoors Day Camps

The Basics

WHAT: Adventure, play, nature, science, art, & gardening! New adventures each week! 

WHERE: Outdoors at three different locations! Nana Cardoon Urban Farm & the Willamina Farmstead, Forest Grove; Duncan Farm, Gales Creek; and EdenAcres Forest School Campus, Hillsboro. Addresses for each site are listed below for each camp week.

WHO: Kids ages 3-16. Camps for kids of all ages! Max 10 children per stable cohort, taught by experienced nature educators. 

WHEN: June 21-August 20, 2021, week-long camps. Half & full-day options for camps for 3-5 yr. olds. Full-day camps for kids 6-16 run from 9 am-3 pm. Flexible check-in from 8:30 - 9:00 and flexible pick-up from 3:00-3:30. Half-day camps pick-up from 12-12:30. 

HOW MUCH: $415/week. Half-day option $300/week. Scholarships and flexible payments available!

Apply for a scholarship here. 

REGISTRATION and PAYMENT: When you enroll online, you will have the option to pay in full or pay in two or three installments. Scholarships available! Apply for a scholarship when you enroll online. 

Safe Camps

Your child's care and safety is our highest priority. First aid/CPR trained, OHA & CDC approved safety protocols.


Expert Educators

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. 

Fun Skills

Real skills taught through adventure, play, & inquiry. From archery & primitive skills to the scientific method & mindfulness. 

Wilderness Warriors

August 9-13

Themes: Playing in the woods / outdoor & primitive skills / Team Building 


Ages: 6-12

Location: 16528 NW Johnson Rd, Hillsboro 97124

Calling all WILDERNESS WARRIORS! Come join us on a week-long outdoor quest unlike any other. Excitement awaits around every tree! We will build shelters, overcome challenges using teamwork, and learn survival skills you might just need one day -- all while having fun and playing games within the forest.

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Farm to Table 

August 16-20

Themes: Community, Garden Ecology, Permaculture, Food Systems

Ages: 6-12

Location: 2542 Willamina Ave, Forest Grove 97116


Join us for a week of fresh from the garden culinary exploration! This week, we will spend our days discovering the magic of gardening at Nana Cardoon Urban Farm and Willamina Farmstead. Everyday we’ll prepare and enjoy a delicious snack together as we share in the bounty of the garden. Each child will prepare their own farm fresh treats in our outdoor kitchen and enjoy seated in the outdoor "dining room" under the apple and pear trees. 


Mad Science

August 16-20

Themes: STEAM, Inquiry-based Science Projects, Mad Science, Earth Science, Physics

Ages: 6-12

Location: 1155 B st.,

Forest Grove 97116


Try out your mad science skills during this week of rockets, catapults, melting volcanoes, and explosions! Through testing out the scientific method, we will experiment with all kinds of oozing, heating, flying, and exploding materials. Using Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math, we will design experiments beyond your wildest imaginations during this week of mad science!


Refund Policy

General Cancellations:

  • Cancellations received with more than 21 days notice are 75% refundable

  • Cancellations received between 14-21 days notice are 50% refundable

  • Cancellations received with less than 14 days notice are not refundable.

  • We do not prorate or refund tuition for days missed due to illness or injury

  • Please Note Additional restrictions apply to Summer Camps (see below)

Summer Cancellations:

If your family needs to cancel a registration related to CV-19 at any time (even after camp begins), you’re covered by our CV-19 Policy. In these circumstances, there will be no cancellation fees and you will receive your full purchase price as a transferable credit on your EdenAcres account for any future EdenAcres program, valid until the end of 2021. Otherwise, our normal cancellation policy will remain in effect:

  • Cancellations until April 30: 75% of tuition is refundable

  • Cancellations on or after May 1: 50% of tuition is refundable

  • Cancellations on or after June 1: No tuition is refundable.

Program Changes:

Change Requests for other program dates must be received in writing (via email) at least 7 days prior to your original program's start date. All changes are subject to availability.

  • Changes to a program incur a $35 Administrative change fee

  • Registrations and fees are non-transferable to other accounts

About Refund Policies

Both our summer and forest school programs have limited room in groups to ensure quality mentoring. If someone leaves a program, we still have the expense of them attending due to commitments such as paying our educators. When we fill a camp and someone decides not to attend, it is often too late to find a student to take their place as waitlisted students have frequently chosen another program.

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