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Summer Camps in Portland : Day & Overnight 2014

Trackers Earth offers award-winning camps. Parents know us as one of the best and most engaging summer camps in Portland. Our day camps are fueled by compelling story and old school outdoor adventure. Our overnight camps are rooted in fantastic legend and authentic traditional skills.

We were totally impressed by the camp and its staff. That's the word around town - everyone raves about this camp experience. -Lolly Jamerson, Parent

My ten-year-old daughter had her first overnight camp experience at Trackers. She came home with songs about milking goats, hand-forged iron, and memories for a lifetime. She loved the wildness of camp and her own sense of self-sufficiency. -Katy Luers, Parent

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Award-winning Camps Voted "Coolest Camp" with Red Tricycle and "Best Camp" with NW Kids parents magazines. Plus, the American Camp Association award for creative programming.

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Top 6 reasons to choose Trackers Portland Summer Camps...

1) First in Safety At Trackers Camps, our priority is caring for your child. Since its beginning Trackers has set the standard for safety in outdoor camps for Oregon and beyond.

2) High-Quality, Well-Trained Staff We cultivate experienced and mature educators coming from the highest level of professional and personal experience. All Trackers camp staff are chosen through a thorough background check and an intensive interview process. They are expert instructors who teach authentic skills.

3) Increased Self-Confidence through Skills At Trackers Camps your child trains archery, fishes by scenic rivers, learns outdoor survival, practices safe wood carving skills or develops creativity in our role-playing adventure camps. Choose your camp theme and choose your adventure.

4) Old and New Friends Trackers campers return time and again to camp. We are a community and family organization dedicated to collaborative learning. At Trackers, kids make friends with similar interests. Your child becomes a member of a strong learning team while embarking on fantastic adventures.

5) Incredible Fun Trackers Earth is the original. Other camps offer themes similar to our School of Magic (grade K-5), Stealth, Archery & Wilderness Survival (grade 1-5) or Archery Academy (grade 6-10). It is our years of experience that provides the highest caliber instruction and curriculum for both role-playing and traditional skill based summer camps.

6) Best Hours For working parents we offer flexible check-in from 7:30am-8:30am with flexible check-out from 3:30pm-4pm. Regular Camp Session runs from 8:30am-3:30pm. Base tuition makes our camps available 7:30am-4pm (a total of 8.5 hours). Add our affordable Extended Camp to go until 6pm.

Camp Age Groups

For summer camps, when grade is noted it means the grade the camper is entering the following fall.

Age 4-Entering Grade K Base and mobile camps that explore nearby nature parks
Entering Grade 1
Mobile day camps that teach the beginnings of new and fun skills
Entering Grade 2-3 Mobile day camps that truly immerse campers into the story of the camp
Entering Grade 4-5 Mobile day camps that develop team skills and rich learning environments
Entering Grade 5-8 Mobile day or overnight camps that teach in-depth craft and outdoor skills
Entering Grade 11-14 Overnight or day camps with intensive training in outdoor lore and skills

Oregon Summer Camp Locations

After drop-off from 7:30am-8:30am mobile camps leave on Trackers Shuttles to wilderness and outdoor locations while base-camps do crafts and explore nearby parks.

SE Portland 5040 SE Milwaukie Avenue, Portland, OR - Trackers Earth Portland
NE Portland 2245 NE 36th Ave, Portland, OR - Grant High School
North Portland
7654 N Delaware Ave, Portland, OR - Portland Village School
Hillsboro 31620 NW Camp Ireland Street, Hillsboro, OR - Swallowtail's 27-acre farm school
Overnight Camps At our site in Sandy, OR - Shuttle service from our SE Portland site
Eugene We also offer camps in Eugene, OR Learn more

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AfterCamp

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Overnights

Grade 6-12 Overnight Camps Weeks throughout summer

Week 1

Age 4-Grade K Jr School of Magic June 16-20
Grade 1-5 School of Magic June 16-20
Grade 4-5 OPEN Grade 1-3 FULL Forest Fishing, Fly & Reel June 16-20
Grade 2-5 Junior Archery Academy June 16-20
Grade 6-10 Archery Academy June 16-20
Grade 6-11 Archery Academy + Bowmaking June 16-20
Grade 5-10 Film & Theatre Craft Camp June 16-20
Grade 5-10 Kayak Adventure Camp June 16-20
Grade 5-11 Ye Ol' Blacksmith Camp June 16-20
Grade 7-11 Paintball Adventure Camp June 16-20

Week 2

Grade 1 & 4-5 Grade 2-3 FULL Animals on the Ranch June 23-27
Grade 1-5 Forest Ninja June 23-27
Grade 4-5 Shadow Ninja June 23-27
Grade 2-5 Junior Archery Academy June 23-27
Grade 6-10 Archery Academy June 23-27
Grade 6-11 Archery Academy + Bowmaking June 23-27
Grade 5-10 FULL Film & Theatre Craft Camp June 23-27
Grade 5-10 Kayak Adventure Camp June 23-27
Grade 7-11 Paintball Adventure Camp June 23-27

Week 3

Please Note No Camp Friday (July 4)
Age 4-Grade K Fairies, Elves & Mostly Friendly Dragons June 30-July 3
Grade 1 & 4-5 OPEN Grade 3-3 FULL Forest Fishing, Fly & Reel June 30-July 3
Grade 1-5 Wilderness Survival: Fire & Knives June 30-July 3
Grade 1-5 Secret Agent Academy June 30-July 3
Grade 6-8 Evil Secret Agent Academy June 30-July 3
Grade 2-5 Junior Archery Academy June 30-July 3
Grade 6-10 Archery Academy June 30-July 3
Grade 5-10 Film & Theatre Craft Camp June 30-July 3
Grade 5-10 FULL Kayak Adventure Camp June 30-July 3
Grade 5-11 FULL Ye Ol' Blacksmith Camp June 30-July 3
Grade 7-11 Paintball Adventure Camp June 30-July 3

Week 4

Age 4-Grade K Jr School of Magic July 7-11
Grade 1-5 School of Magic July 7-11
Grade 2-5 Junior Archery Academy July 7-11
Grade 6-10 Archery Academy July 7-11
Grade 6-11 Archery Academy + Bowmaking July 7-11
Grade 5-10 Film & Theatre Craft Camp July 7-11
Grade 5-11 FULL Ye Ol' Blacksmith Camp July 7-11
Grade 7-11 Paintball Adventure Camp July 7-11

Week 5

Grade 1-5 Survivor Games July 14-18
Grade 2-5 OPEN Grade 1 FULL Secret Agent Academy July 14-18
Grade 6-8 Evil Secret Agent Academy July 14-18
Grade 2-5 Junior Archery Academy July 14-18
Grade 6-11 Archery Academy July 14-18
Grade 6-11 Archery Academy + Bowmaking July 14-18
Grade 5-10 Film & Theatre Craft Camp July 14-18
Grade 5-10 Kayak Adventure Camp July 14-18
Grade 5-11 FULL Ye Ol' Blacksmith Camp July 14-18
Grade 7-11 Paintball Adventure Camp July 14-18

Week 6

Grade 1 & 4-5 OPEN Grade 2-3 FULL Wilders Garden: A Little House July 21-25
Grade 1-5 Pirates of Cascadia July 21-25
Grade 2-5 Zombie Survival Camp July 21-25
Grade 2-5 Junior Archery Academy July 21-25
Grade 6-10 Archery Academy July 21-25
Grade 6-11 Archery Academy + Bowmaking July 21-25
Grade 5-10 Kayak Adventure Camp July 21-25
Grade 7-11 Paintball Adventure Camp July 21-25

Week 7

Age 4-Grade K Jr School of Magic July 28-August 1
Grade 1-5 School of Magic July 28-August 1
Grade 1 OPEN Grade 2-5 FULL River Rats: Fishing & Rafts July 28-August 1
Grade 1-5 Stealth, Archery & Wilderness Survival July 28-August 1
Grade 4-5 School of Magic: Realm of the Dark Arts July 28-August 1
Grade 2-5 Junior Archery Academy July 28-August 1
Grade 6-10 Archery Academy July 28-August 1
Grade 6-11 Archery Academy + Bowmaking July 28-August 1
Grade 5-10 FULL Kayak Adventure Camp July 28-August 1
Grade 6-9 Wilderness Survival: Stealth & Bow July 28-August 1
Grade 5-11 FULL Ye Ol' Blacksmith Camp July 28-August 1
Grade 7-11 Paintball Adventure Camp July 28-August 1

Week 8

Grade 1-5 Animals on the Ranch August 4-8
Grade 1-5 Forest Ninja August 4-8
Grade 1-5 Shadow Ninja August 4-8
Grade 2-5 Junior Archery Academy August 4-8
Grade 6-10 Archery Academy August 4-8
Grade 6-11 Archery Academy + Bowmaking August 4-8
Grade 5-10 Kayak Adventure Camp August 4-8
Grade 5-11 FULL Ye Ol' Blacksmith Camp August 4-8
Grade 7-11 Paintball Adventure Camp August 4-8

Week 9

Grade 1-5 Mad Maude Beyond Thundercamp August 11-15
Grade 2-5 Junior Archery Academy August 11-15
Grade 6-10 Archery Academy August 11-15
Grade 6-11 Archery Academy + Bowmaking August 11-15
Grade 5-10 Kayak Adventure Camp August 11-15
Grade 6-9 Wilderness Survival: Stealth & Bow August 11-15
Grade 5-11 FULL Ye Ol' Blacksmith Camp August 11-15
Grade 7-11 Paintball Adventure Camp August 11-15

Week 10

Age 4-Grade K Jr School of Magic August 18-22
Grade 1-5 School of Magic August 18-22
Grade 4-5 OPEN Grade 1-3 FULL Berry Picking Adventure August 18-22
Grade 1-5 Survivor Games August 18-22
Grade 2-5 Junior Archery Academy August 18-22
Grade 6-10 Archery Academy August 18-22
Grade 6-11 Archery Academy + Bowmaking August 18-22
Grade 5-10 Kayak Adventure Camp August 18-22
Grade 7-11 FULL Blacksmithing - Apprenticeship of the Blade August 18-22
Grade 7-11 Paintball Adventure Camp August 18-22

Week 11

Age 4-Grade K Fairies, Elves & Mostly Friendly Dragons August 25-29
Grade 1-5 School of Magic August 25-29
Grade 1-5 FULL River Rats: Huck Finn Fishing & Rafts August 25-29
Grade 2-5 Junior Archery Academy August 25-29
Grade 6-10 Archery Academy August 25-29
Grade 6-11 Archery Academy + Bowmaking August 25-29
Grade 5-10 Kayak Adventure Camp August 25-29
Grade 6-9 Wilderness Survival: Stealth & Bow August 25-29
Grade 5-11 FULL Ye Ol' Blacksmith Camp August 25-29
Grade 7-11 Paintball Adventure Camp August 25-29

Week 12

Age 4-Grade K Rovers Forest Camp: Outdoor Skills for Kids September 1-5

AfterCamp

Need after camp? Purchase After Camp 4pm-6pm

Overnights

Grade 6-12 Overnight Camps Weeks throughout summer

Week 1

Grade 1-3 Forest Ninja June 16-20
Grade 4-5 Shadow Ninja June 16-20
Grade 6-11 Archery Academy June 16-20
Grade 5-10 Kayak Adventure Camp June 16-20

Week 2

Grade 1-5 School of Magic June 23-27
Grade 1-5 Forest Fishing, Fly & Reel June 23-27
Grade 5-10 Kayak Adventure Camp June 23-27

Week 3

Grade 1-5 Stealth, Archery, & Wilderness Survival June 30-July 3
Grade 2-5 Zombie Survival Camp June 30-July 3
Grade 6-9 Zombie Survival Camp - First Responder June 30-July 3
Grade 2-3 Jr Archery Academy June 30-July 3
Grade 5-10 Kayak Adventure Camp June 30-July 3

Week 4

Grade 1-5 Wilders Garden: A Little House July 7-11
Grade 1-5 Forest Fishing, Fly & Reel July 7-11
Grade 1-3 Forest Ninja July 7-11
Grade 4-5 Shadow Ninja July 7-11
Grade 4-5 Jr Archery Academy July 7-11

Week 5

Grade 1-5 Wilders Garden: A Little House July 14-18
Grade 1-5 School of Magic July 14-18
Grade 1-5 Forest Fishing, Fly & Reel July 14-18
Grade 1-5 Survivor Games July 14-18
Grade 6-11 FULL Archery Academy July 14-18
Grade 5-10 Kayak Adventure Camp July 14-18

Week 6

Grade 5-10 Kayak Adventure Camp July 21-25

Week 7

Grade 1-5 Wilders Garden: A Little House July 28-August 1
Grade 1-5 Wilderness Survival: Fire & Knives July 28-August 1
Grade 1-3 Forest Ninja July 28-August 1
Grade 4-5 Shadow Ninja July 28-August 1
Grade 2-3 Jr Archery Academy July 28-August 1
Grade 5-10 Kayak Adventure Camp July 28-August 1

Week 8

Grade 1-5 Pirates of Cascadia August 4-8
Grade 4-5 Jr Archery Academy August 4-8
Grade 5-10 Kayak Adventure Camp August 4-8

Week 9

Grade 1-5 Animals on the Ranch August 11-15
Grade 1-5 School of Magic August 11-15
Grade 2-5 Zombie Survival Camp August 11-15
Grade 6-11 Archery Academy August 11-15
Grade 5-10 Kayak Adventure Camp August 11-15

Week 10

Grade 1-5 Survivor Games August 18-22
Grade 2-5 Mad Maude Beyond Thundercamp August 18-22
Grade 4-12 Official Hellboy Camp (B.P.R.D. Training) August 18-22
Grade 2-3 Jr Archery Academy August 18-22
Grade 6-9 Wilderness Survival: Stealth & Bow August 18-22
Grade 5-10 Kayak Adventure Camp August 18-22

Week 11

Grade 1-3 Forest Ninja August 25-29
Grade 4-5 Shadow Ninja August 25-29
Grade 1-5 Secret Agent Academy August 25-29
Grade 6-8 Evil Secret Agent Academy August 25-29
Grade 6-11 Archery Academy August 25-29
Grade 5-10 Kayak Adventure Camp August 25-29

AfterCamp

Need after camp? Purchase After Camp 4pm-6pm

Overnights

Grade 6-12 Overnight Camps Weeks throughout summer

Week 1

Grade 1-5 Animals on the Ranch June 16-20

Week 2

Grade 1-3 Forest Ninja June 23-27
Grade 4-5 Shadow Ninja June 23-27

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Grade 2-5 Zombie Survival Camp July 14-18

Week 6

Week 7

Grade 1-5 Realms of Cascadia: Middle Earth Adventure July 28-August 1

Week 8

Grade 1-5 School of Magic August 4-8

Week 9

AfterCamp

Need after camp? Purchase After Camp 4pm-6pm

Overnights

Grade 6-12 Overnight Camps Weeks throughout summer

Week 1

Grade 1 OPEN Grade 2-5 FULL Stealth, Archery & Wilderness Survival June 16-20

Week 2

Age 4-Grade K Jr School of Magic June 23-27
Grade 1-5 School of Magic June 23-27
Grade 5-9 Archery Academy June 23-27

Week 3

Age 4-Grade K Rovers Forest Camp June 30-July 3
Grade 1-5 Forest Fishing, Fly & Reel June 30-July 3

Week 4

Grade 4-5 OPEN Grade 1-3 FULL Stealth, Archery & Wilderness Survival July 7-11

Week 5

Age 4-Grade K Jr School of Magic July 14-18
Grade 1 OPEN Grade 2-3 FULL Forest Ninja July 14-18
Grade 4-5 Shadow Ninja July 14-18

Week 6

Age 4-Grade K Rovers Forest Camp July 21-25
Grade 5-9 Archery Academy July 21-25

Week 7

Age 4-Grade K Jr Realms of Cascadia: Middle Earth Adventure July 28-August 1
Grade 1-5 Realms of Cascadia: Middle Earth Adventure July 28-August 1
Grade 5-9 Archery Academy July 28-August 1

Week 8

Grade 4-5 OPEN Grade 1-3 FULL Stealth, Archery & Wilderness Survival August 4-8

Week 9

Age 4-Grade K Rovers Forest Camp August 11-15
Grade 1 & 4-5 OPEN Grade 2-3 FULL River Rats: Huck Finn Fishing & Rafts August 11-15

Extended

Grade 5-12 Extended Weekend Camps for consecutive overnight weeks

Week 1

Grade 5-8 Jr Leader in Training June 15-20
Grade 9-12 Leader in Training June 15-20
Grade 5-12 Weekend Overnight Oregon Coast Adventure June 20-22

Week 2

Grade 5-9 Camp Trackers Village June 22-27
Grade 5-12 Weekend Overnight Mountain Canoe Adventure June 27-June 29

Week 3

Grade 5-12 Make a Bow or Knife Rangers Camp: Bow & Blade June 29-July 3

Week 4

Grade 5-9 Camp Trackers Village July 6-11
Grade 5-12 Weekend Overnight Epic Waterfall Adventure July 11-13

Week 5

Grade 5-9 Camp Trackers Village July 13-18
Grade 5-9 Expedition Coast, Kayaks, Dunes & Tidepools July 13-18
Grade 5-12 Weekend Overnight River Kayak Adventure July 18-20

Week 6

Grade 5-9 Camp Trackers Village July 20-25
Grade 5-12 Weekend Overnight Oregon Coast Adventure July 25-27

Week 7

Grade 5-9 Camp Trackers Village July 27-August 1
Grade 9-12 Leader in Training July 27-August 1
Grade 5-12 Weekend Overnight Mountain Canoe Adventure August 1-3

Week 8

Grade 5-9 Camp Trackers Village August 3-8
Grade 5-12 Make a Bow or Knife Rangers Camp: Bow & Blade August 3-8
Grade 5-12 Zombie Survival Training Camp August 3-8
Grade 5-12 Weekend Overnight Epic Waterfall Adventure August 8-10

Week 9

Grade 5-9 Camp Trackers Village August 10-15
Grade 5-12 Weekend Overnight River Kayak Adventure August 15-17

Week 10

Grade 5-9 Camp Trackers Village August 17-22
Grade 6-12 Official Hellboy Camp (B.P.R.D. Training) August 17-22
Grade 5-12 Weekend Overnight Oregon Coast Adventure August 22-24

Week 11

Grade 5-9 Camp Trackers Village August 24-29
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