Summer Fun Guide

I realize that this isn't updated for this year, but many of the activities are the same with different
dates.  They should all have links for you to get the most recent information.
Sorry I couldn't update it this year. - Summer Special Features
You'll find ..............
Let's Go Camping
Oregon Parks Let's Go Camping Program
This program is for novice campers and folks who have not been camping for a long time. Each weekend during the Summer, we take a group camping in one of our state parks. The cost is only $30 PER FAMILY for the weekend. We provide tents, sleeping bags, sleeping bag liners, mattress pads and camp stoves to campers who do not have their own. We camp in a group in a different state park each weekend. Every other weekend, we are camping in a park on the Oregon Coast. Staff and volunteers camp with these campers and are available to help them. Park rangers lead the group in educational and recreational activities at each park. Campers bring their own food but we provide dutch oven biscuits, fruit upside-down cakes, dutch oven cinnamon rolls and plenty of s’mores for everyone to enjoy around the campfire. We also do presentations to the campers on Camping Basics, Leave No Trace, 10 Essentials of Hiking, Dutch Oven cooking, as well as Fire Building and Safety. Each weekend is loaded with fun activities for the kids as well as the adults.
Other fun Let's Go Programs include Hiking, Paddling, Disc Golf and Birding.  

Free/Cheap Summer Movies
The Portland Area has grown quite the tradition of
free summer movies. At theaters, in Portland's Living room,
floating in the pool, or picnicking in the park, you can enjoy
some great films.
Regal Cinemas Summer Film Festival 
Regal Cinemas has $1 family films on Tuesday and
Wednesday mornings 10am at participating local theaters.
Search for theater, movies and showtimes!
Pioneer Courthouse Square Flicks on Bricks
6th & Yamhill
Downtown Portland
Fridays at Dusk in late July -A ugust
Portland Parks & Rec Summer Movie Free For All
Lots of movies in lots of different parks.
Many have pre movie fun activities, live music, food and more.

Throughout North Clackamas Parks some Fridays during the summer.
Lake Oswego Movies in Millennium Park
Oregon City Summer Movies in the Park

Free Summer Concerts
Portland Parks & Recreation
Many of these shows are directly before Movies in the Park.
Lake Oswego Concert Series
Showtime @ Chute
Concerts in Chute Park in Hillsboro.

Summer Camp
Low Income Summer Camp Resources
Most Summer Camps offer "Camperships" for low income kids.
If you know of any camp, contact them and ask about their programs.
Organization Information
Camp Caldera An Arts Program for Low Income middle schoolers and high schoolers. Click the link for more information.
Camp Collins YMCA Camp Collins
This is a sleepaway camp that does provide some financial support for parents who cannot afford the entire amount.
Camp Rosenbaum 9-11 year olds, usually referred through housing authority. If you qualify for housing,your children will probably also qualify for this camp.
Oregon Zoo
Day & Week Long Camps
5-12 year olds. They also have a teens offering.
 World of Speed Museum
in Wilsonville, OR

 World of Speed, an educational and interactive motorsports museum, will be expanding its summer camps, running from June 19 to August 11, to serve students from kindergarten to 12th grade. “Racing 201,” new in this year's camp lineup, offers in-depth instruction and expert coaching for middle and high schoolers looking to hone their racing skills. The museum’s offerings also include new week-long workshops as well as half-day camps for younger campers.
YMCA The YMCA offers scholarships at all local locations for summer day camp scholarships.
You can also contact about sleepaway camps.
Other Available Camps
Most school districts, community centers and Parks Departments hold some kind
of summer camps.  Check into your nearest.
Camps for Kids — Audubon Society of Portland Camps offered for children in grades 2-8.
Hillsboro Parks and Rec They have several different camps for kids K-12 with all different interests.
Mt Scott Community Center & Pool
5530 SE 72nd Ave 
They offer lots of different day camp options from pre-schoolers to teens.
(3½ - 14)
East Side and West Side Athletic Clubs
offer camps during most school breaks.
Montavilla Community Center & Pool
8219 NE Glisan St 
Portland, OR
They offer lots of different day camp options from pre-schoolers to teens.
(3½ - 14)
Mount Hood Community College
Summer Kids Camps
Lots of different camps, sports, dance, Outdoor Adventure Camps and MORE!
North Clackamas Parks & Rec They offer several different Summer Camp programs to benefit youths of all ages.
Saturday Academy Lots of specialized classes for the summer.
Summer Film Camp for Kids + Teens Calling all kids and teens in grades 2-12! Don't spend summer vacation cooped up watching TV and movies and playing video games sign up now for film camp and make your own! The Northwest Film Center offers week-long classes and teen intensives in hands-on video production, animation, and visual effects. Participants will work with award-winning, independent filmmakers to explore their creative voice and have fun with technology, and have the chance to show off to friends and family with a screening of their work at the end of the week.
Tualitin Hills Parks & Rec Camps Typical Parks & Rec Camp Fare
 World of Speed Museum
in Wilsonville, OR

 World of Speed, an educational and interactive motorsports museum, will be expanding its summer camps, running from June 19 to August 11, to serve students from kindergarten to 12th grade. “Racing 201,” new in this year's camp lineup, offers in-depth instruction and expert coaching for middle and high schoolers looking to hone their racing skills. The museum’s offerings also include new week-long workshops as well as half-day camps for younger campers.

North Clackamas Parks & Recreation Rec Mobile
June - Mid August
Free Drop-In program for Ages 6-10
Parents must fill out an emergency form on the first visit.
There are different themes for each week!
Travels to different schools/parks each day of the week.
Gladstone Parks & Rec
Patterson Park will be supervised Mid June - End of August
Usually Monday through Friday,
10:00am to 4:30pm
 Daily activities include games,
sports and crafts.  Some activities have a low cost.
(See Park bulletin Board for more information
and scheduled events.)

The Outpost by Hillsboro Parks & Rec
Free summer drop in activity and lunch program.
Program at Shute, Shadywood and McKinney Park
See site for themes, dates and times.
Portland Parks & Recreation
Summer Playgrounds
Always has a large list of locations with activities and free lunch.
Parks have different activities and supervision times.

Swimming Pools
Prices are variable at most pools,
depending on when you go, your age and residency status in the city or county.
Please call they pool you want to visit for that extra info.
Name of Pool Address of Pool Telephone # Special Events or information
(Call to double check)
Aloha Swim Center 18650 SW Kinnaman Road (503) 629-6311
Beaverton Swim Center 12850 SW Third Street 503-629-6312
Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center 9985 SW 125th Avenue 503-629-6313 
Harman Swim Center 7300 SW Scholls Ferry Road 503.629-6314
HMT Aquatic Center 15707 SW Walker Rd, Beaverton, OR 97006 503/629-6310
Camas, Washington
Camas Swimming Pool 120 NE 17th Ave. (360) 834-2382 It’s situated in scenic Crown Park and features three pools – a large pool with depths from 3 ½ to 10 feet, a junior pool that goes from 2 ½ to 3 ½ feet, and our popular baby pool that goes from a 2” depth to 18 inches. The pool also offers boys’ and girls’ changing rooms, showers, and restrooms. OUTDOORS
Canby Swim Center 1150 S Ivy Street 503-266-2761 (indoor)
Forrest Grove
Forrest Grove Aquatic Center Sunset Drive at 23rd Avenue (503) 992-3238
Max Patterson Park E. Exeter and Cornell Ave
Gladstone, OR
Wading Pool and Spray Park Feature!
Mount Hood Community College Aquatic Center 26000 SE Stark
Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center 923 SE Maple (503) 681-6127
Lake Oswego
Swim Park 200 Ridgeway Road (503) 697-6500 Open during July and August, Swim Park entry is free and available to residents of Lake Oswego. Certified lifeguards are on duty at all times during open hours. The Swim Park features diving platforms, water sprayers, inner tube water polo games, outdoor showers, and lounge chairs. Free to residents. OUTDOORS 
North Clackamas Aquatic Park 7300 SE Harmony Road
82nd behind Toys R Us
North Clackamas Parks & Rec
Oregon City
Oregon City Municipal Swimming Pool 1211 Jackson (503) 657-8273
Wading Pool Carnigie Center Playground
24-Hour Summer Pool Programs Information Line: 503-823-SWIM
See Free For All Schedule for FREE Swim Days
Free spray features in neighborhood parks (available all regular park hours)
Caruthers Park, 3508 SW Moody
Columbia Park, N. Lombard & Woolsey
Earl Boyles Park, SE 112 & Boise
Essex Park, SE 79 & Center
Grant Park, NE 33 & US Grant Pl
Kenton Park, 8417 N. Brandon
McCoy Park, N. Trenton & Newman
Northgate Park, N. Geneva & Fessenden
Peninsula Park, N. 700 Rosa Parks Way
Pier Park, N. Lombard & Bruce
Raymond Park, SE 118 & Raymond
Stark Street Island, SE 106 & Stark
Woodlawn Park, NE 13 & Dekum
Blue Lake Park Blue Lake Regional Park is located between Marine Drive and Sandy Boulevard off Northeast 223rd Avenue Metro parks and greenspaces
Water Spray Ground
Open on Hot Summer Days 11am-7pm
Fishing Pier - No license required for under 13.
$5 per car admission
Buckman Pool 320 SE 16th Avenue (503) 823-3668 Indoor
Free Wednesday 1:05-3:00  Open Play Swim
Columbia Park Pool 7701 N Chautauqua (503) 823-3669 Indoor
Free Wednesday 2:10-3:50 
Creston Pool SE 44th & Powell 503) 823-3672 Outdoor
Free Mon 1 - 3 pm 
Dishman Pool 77 NE Knott (503) 823-3673
Grant Park Pool 2300 NE 33 Ave. (503) 823-3674 Indoor
FREE Wednesday 1:15 - 3:15 pm 
Metropolitan Learning Center Pool 2033 NW Glisan (503) 823-3671 Indoor
Montavilla Pool 8219 NE Glisan (503) 823-3675 Outdoor
FREE Friday 1 - 2:30 pm
Mt. Scott Pool 5530 SE 72 at Harold 503-823-3183 Indoor
Peninsula Pool 700 N. Portland Blvd. (503) 823-3677 Outdoor
FREE Thursday, 1-2:55 pm
Pier Pool N Seneca & St. Johns (503) 823-3678 Outdoor
FREE Fri 1:45 - 4:30 pm 
Raleigh Swim Center 3500 SW 78th Avenue (503) 297-6888
Sellwood Pool 7951 SE Seventh Ave. (503) 823-3679 Outdoor
FREE Wed 7:20-8:50 pm 
Somerset Swim Center 18300 NW Parkview Blvd 503) 645-1413
Southwest Community Center Pool 6820 SW 45th (503) 823-2840 Indoor
Sunset Swim Center 13707 NW Science Park Drive 503-629-6315 Outdoor  pool.
Wilson Pool 1151 SW Vermont (503) 823-3680 Outdoor
Seaside, OR
Sunset Pool 1140 E. Broadway
Seaside, OR 97138
St. Helens
Eisenschmidt Pool 1070 Eisenschmidt Lane (503) 397-2283
Tigard Swim Center 8680 SW Durham Road 503-431-5455
Tualatin Swim Center 22380 SW Boones Ferry Rd. 503-431-5655
Vancouver, Washington
Hough Pool 1801 Esther St. (360) 696-8245 No longer in use.
Marshall Community Center 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd. 360) 696-8239
Firstenberg Center 700 N.E. 136th Ave. 487-7001
Propstra Aquatic Center 605 N. Devine Road (360) 313-3625 Unknown if this is still in use.

FREE Summer Bowling 
AMF bowling Centers offer 2 free games a day for kids 15 and under, all summer.
Shoe rental not included.

Oaks Park Summer Discount Rates 
Check their site and Groupon for special discounts.

Summer Reading 
Each year there is a fun theme.
Most libraries start the summer reading sign ups on June 1-August 1
You can join the programs at Clackamas County,
Multnomah County, and Washington County Libraries. You
can get library cards in all three counties as long as live in one.
Prizes vary by library and some libraries give out small prizes every
time you come in with your reading log.
This year the libraries are also doing a teen program and some even do an adult
program, so everyone can sign up!
Some prizes have included:
Oregon Ballet, Oregon Children's Theater, Portland Timbers Tickets
 and Oaks Park Discount Tickets.
Pizza Hut Book It 
Win free books and prizes after reading 5 books.
Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program
Kids 12 and under get a free book for reading 8 books.
Go to the site to print a reading journal. 
Scholastic Summer Reading Program
Digitally log reading minutes and win digital prizes and a chance to win lots of fun books!

Free Lunch Programs
A website which lists all of the locations for free lunch,
and in some cases breakfast too, in Oregon.
There are also listings for other food assistance.

"This summer free healthy meals are available to all children and teens 1-18 years old.
To find the nearest summer meal site, visit or call toll-free 2-1-1." 

Dates vary, check websites before going.

Buckman Portland Farmers Market
Thursdays, May– September
3:30pm – 7pm
SE Salmon St and SE 20th Ave
Accepts credit, debit, and SNAP

Cully Community Market
Sundays, June - September
10am – 2pm
NE 42nd Ave and NE Killingsworth St
Accepts SNAP

Eastbank Portland Farmers Market
When: Thursdays, 3:30pm - 7:30pm, May - September
Where: SE 20th & Salmon, in the parking lot of the Hinson Baptist Church

Hillsdale Farmers Market
Sundays, May  – November
(1st and 3rd Sundays, December  – April )
10am – 2pm
SW Capitol Hwy and SW Sunset Blvd
Accepts debit and SNAP

Hollywood Farmers Market
When: Saturdays 8am - 1pm, May - October
Where: Between 44th & 45th & NE Hancock
Accepts debit and SNAP

Interstate Farmers Market
When: Wednesdays, 3pm - 7pm, May - September
Where: 3550 N. Fremont Street, next to Overlook Park

Kenton Portland Farmers Market
Fridays, June– September
3pm – 7pm
N McClellan St and N Denver Ave
Accepts credit, debit, and SNAP

King Portland Farmers Market

Sundays, May – October
10am – 2pm
NE 7th Ave and Wygant St
Accepts credit, debit, and SNAP

Lake Oswego Farmers Market
Saturdays, May-Oct.,
2014 Millennium Plaza Park 200 First Street

Lents International Farmers Market
Sundays, June  – October
11am – 4pm
SE 92nd Ave and SE Foster Rd
Accepts debit and SNAP

Lloyd Farmers Market
Tuesdays, Year-round
10am – 2pm
Thursdays, June  – September
10am – 2pm
NE Holladay St between 7th Ave and 9th Ave
Accepts debit and SNAP

Montavilla Farmers Market
Sundays, June  – November 18
10am – 2pm
7600 block of SE Stark St
Accepts debit and SNAP

Moreland Farmers Market
Wednesdays, May – October
3:30pm – 7:30pm (May – August)
3pm – 7pm (September – October)
SE Bybee Blvd and SE 14th Ave
Accepts debit and SNAP

Northwest Portland Farmers Market
Thursdays, June– September
3pm – 7pm
NW 19th Ave and NW Everett St
Accepts credit, debit, and SNAP

OHSU Farmers Market
Tuesdays, June – October
11am – 3pm
OHSU Auditorium Courtyard near the fountain, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Accepts debit and SNAP

Parkrose Farmers Market
When: Saturdays, 9am - 3pm, May - October
Where: NE 122nd & Shaver
Accepts debit and SNAP

Pearl - Portland Farmers Market @ Ecotrust in the Pearl District.
When: Every Thursday, 3:30pm - 7:30pm, June through September 24.
Where: Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center Parking Lot, NW 10th between NW Irving & NW Johnson

People's Farmers Market
Wednesdays, Year-round
2pm – 7pm
3029 SE 21st Ave
Accepts SNAP

Portland Farmers Market at Pioneer Courthouse Square
Mondays, June  – September
10am – 2pm
Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Ave
Accepts credit, debit, and SNAP

Portland Farmers Market at Portland State University
Saturdays, March  – December
8:30am – 2pm
South Park Blocks between SW Hall St and SW Montgomery St
Accepts credit, debit, and SNAP

Sellwood Farmers Market is open Every
Wednesday from 3:30pm - 7:30pm at 13th & SE Bybee Sts.

St Johns Farmers Market
Saturdays, June – October
9am – 2pm
St Johns Plaza, N Lombard St and N Philadelphia Ave
Accepts SNAP

Woodstock Farmers Market
Sundays, June  – November
9am – 1pm
46th and Woodstock Blvd
Accepts debit and SNAP

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