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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) Safe Camps 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 9-12 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 4617 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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Overnights

Grade 6-12 Overnight Camps Weeks throughout summer

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Please Note To make finding an open camp easier, FULL camps have been removed from the calendar. If you are registered for a program and do currently not see it, this is the reason.

Week 11

Grade 2-3 OPEN Grade 1 & 4-5 FULL School of Magic 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 Film & Theatre Craft Camp August 25-29
Grade 6-9 Wilderness Survival: Stealth & Bow August 25-29
Grade 7-11 Paintball Adventure Camp August 25-29

Week 12

Please Note Single day or four-day camp available. No camp September 1 (Labor Day)
Age 4-Grade K FULL Day 1: Rovers Forest Camp: Outdoor Skills September 2
Age 4-Grade K FULL Day 2: Rovers Forest Camp: Outdoor Skills September 3
Age 4-Grade K FULL Day 3: Rovers Forest Camp: Outdoor Skills September 4
Age 4-Grade K FULL Day 4: Rovers Forest Camp: Outdoor Skills September 5

AfterCamp

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Overnights

Grade 6-12 Overnight Camps Weeks throughout summer

Featured

Please Note To make finding an open camp easier, FULL camps have been removed from the calendar. If you are registered for a program and do currently not see it, this is the reason.

Week 11

Grade 1-3 Forest Ninja August 25-29
Grade 4-5 Shadow Ninja August 25-29
Grade 1 & 4-5 OPEN Grade 2-3 FULL 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

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Overnights

Grade 6-12 Overnight Camps Weeks throughout summer

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AfterCamp

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

Overnights

Grade 6-12 Overnight Camps Weeks throughout summer

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Extended

Grade 5-12 Extended Weekend Camps for consecutive overnight weeks

Week 11

Grade 5-9 Camp Trackers Village August 24-29
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Our outdoor leadership and long-term mentoring programs offer an ongoing opportunity for youth to develop skills of nature connection with Trackers. Learn more

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Trackers camps and outdoor programs have been recognized by several awards including best camp voted by parent’s with Red Tricycle and NW Kids magazines and an industry specific award for creative programming by the American Camp Association.

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Very engaging and professional... The best he's ever been to. -Shannon A, Parent

I love the energy in the room when I walk in the door to drop my kids off. -Jill Andreyule, Parent

A totally new experience. Like Junior Outward Bound. -Lucy Boswerth, Parent

He said "I have a Ninja Name now and ninja friends to make moves with. I can't wait to go back tomorrow." -Katy Powell, Parent

She loves Trackers. She always ends her day happily exhausted, full of stories and adventures. -Shelby Wood, Parent

He came home and showed us his whittling project that he had started at camp. He continued to work on it, outside for about 30 minutes, which was awesome! -Joan Stephens, Parent

Always a great experience. I prefer Trackers to the multiple camps we've tried. -Elisabeth Novak, Parent

Hard to imagine any other camp that is this committed to the safety and enjoyment of the kids. -Andy & Monica White, Parents

This has been the best camp! And, we've gone to a few! I have been telling everyone about it. I don't think you could have developed a more perfect camp experience for my son. Seriously… Honestly, I cannot think of enough words to describe how great this week was for Ethan. He was engaged, enthusiastic and exhausted at the end of the day. The storyline that his group developed was amazing and kept him thinking and connecting every night. I love the enthusiasm of Stewart. The patience and guidance he has with kids is inspiring. He has the ability to command a group of excitable kids safely and in a way that gets them thinking, creating and using their imaginations-- which is an under utilized skill (in my opinion). I loved how he made the whole camp adaptable to what the kids were interested in, and had the flexibility to flow with it. Fantastic job you guys!!! -Erin Decristo, Parent

So far, it is the best camp we have ever been to. -Jennifer Pull, Parent

Boy won't stop talking about the stuff they learned and the great time they had! -Megan Kelly, Parent

Fantastic! Wonderful people who are passionate about what they do and care deeply for their students... This camp was outstanding. It exceeded our expectations and it was a great value. -David Cowing, Parent

He's been proud to share new things he's learned with whole family. He specified, however, that he's not learning like school, he's "discovering." Thank you! -Pamela Van Der Wolf, Parent

Surpasses any experiences with camps so far; this is our first Trackers Camp. -Karl Lloyd Sones, Parent

He says this is "probably the best camp I've been to in my whole life" (little does he know he's doing kayaking camp (with Trackers) in 2 weeks… I wished I'd plugged into your camps sooner. -Gail Anderson, Parent

This camp is so awesome that when I pick him up he says right away "Aren't you gonna ask me about my day and what I did? -Parent

This is the best camp ever- we are thrilled. -Janine Framolin, Parent

If your kid is imaginative, adventurous and loves the outdoors, there simply isn't a better camp experience. -Nicole Corde, Parent

He had a lovely time all week and is talking about next year already. -Quenby, Parent

This camp is so awesome that when I pick him up he says right away 'Aren't you gonna ask me about my day and what I did?' Usually I have to ask a million questions to get a couple of details. -Molly McAndrew, Parent

Pel says this is one of the best camps ever and that all he wants to do next summer is Trackers. -Jeff Marks, Parent

Hard to imaging anything else that would compare. -Andy White, Parent

First time camper and we loved it! -Melissa Appleton, Parent

We started with one, now we're doing 5... Next year we're going for overnight camp. Maybe someday he'll be a counselor. -Laura, Parent

My son loved his camp experience. As a city dweller, I take pride that my son still has an opportunity to catch frogs, go fishing & be outdoors. By far one of the best camps he's attended. -Toni Ketrenos, Parent

They are the best I have seen! Smart, passionate, energetic, funky and caring. -Katy Banovic, Parent

The elf pouch is a huge hit and will likely be worn all summer. Thank you for running such a great program which combines the wild with story and imagination so well. -Julie McMillan, Parent

The teachers were friendly and welcoming with my shy daughter. This was her first camp experience and she warmed up to the class quickly thanks to them. She is sad the week is over. She's loved taking me to Oaks Bottom every afternoon to show me new places and teaching me new things she's learned. -Pamela Van Der Wolf, Parent

Trackers is light years ahead of other camps my kids have done. If there's a theme, activities are on-topic and engaging (which wasn't the case elsewhere). -Christine Jeschke, Parent

Thank you for an awesome, inspiring week. We are an avid backpacking, camping family and I was very impressed. -Jody Lands, Parent

Your program builds skills, confidence, competence and appreciation. -Stacy Rosoff, Parent

Just want to thank you for being everything you advertised (and more) and everything I had hoped for in this particular camp experience for my daughters. -Ona Nowina-Sapinski, Parent

I am truly impressed, no thrilled, to have found Trackers. -Jody Lands, Parent

Tell us about our staff: they radiate serenity and competence. -Cathy, Parent

This camp is seriously a FULL week of doings! -Rebecca Hicks, Parent

My child loves Trackers camps like no other camp! We cancelled some of our other camps this summer so she could have more Trackers! -Gene Haliman, Parent

I just loved that my daughter was getting to all the things I did as a child. -Parent

This was her first time with Trackers. We were totally impressed by the camp and it's staff. That's the word around town - everyone raves about this camp experience. -Lolly Jamerson, Parent

You rock, the energy is amazing. -Michelle Wirta, Parent

I have to give a thanks up to June and staff from the Wilder Camp too. She took her campers to my Dad's (Storeybrook Stables). Dad was very impressed with how well behaved the childern were and how the staff took care of them. -Colleen Lwey, Parent

Love the instructor/parent communication. Love the safety and adventure combo. Love the realism and fantasty combo. -Norwood, Parent

Hands-on learning with a dose of humor. -Parent

When my seven-year old son said to me, "Mom, Can I go to Trackers instead of college?" I knew that the incredible teachers at Trackers had an impact that was going to shape the rest of his life. Whatever makes you happy, my love! -Parent

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