Summer Camps (July 10-Aug 18, 2017)

Cedarwood offers five weeks of summer adventures. Work with our skilled and passionate staff to create projects and learn new skills in our beautiful school nestled amidst the trees and majesty of Southwest Portland's Lair Hill Park and enjoy walking field trips, games and adventures from the lavender gardens and the OHSU tram, to the South Waterfront fountain.

Camps are divided into two age groups, and we will work with you to place your child in the most appropriate group.


CAMPS for AGES 4-6
Or students entering pre-K to 1st grade

CAMPS for AGES 7-12
Or students entering 2nd to 5th grade

July 10-14

I ♥ Music (Ms. Cecilia):
Dance sing and play! This week we will make our own music and instruments. There will be drumming and strumming.

Circus Arts (Nomadic Theater):
Stilt walking, juggling, unicycle, acrobatics, rolling globes and big time clowning. Learn new skills and perfect your prat-falls with the pros from Nomadic Theater Co. Friday performance for friends and family. This camp is divided into age groups to tackle appropriate challenges.

July 17-21

Gnome Patrol (Ms. Gemela):
Crafts and games abound in this all day camp. Make your own gnomes and fairy homes, and uncover the magic that lives at the edge of the forest.

Wild in the City (Mr. Smith):
Explore the world where the city and the wilderness meet. Hike the Marquam nature trail and look for tracks and animals with an expert naturalist. Learn to stalk like a coyote and forage like a deer.

July 24-28

Little Magic (Ms. Cecelia):
Craft and sing and do your thing. Ms. Cecilia will enchant and inspire your little wizards and sorceresses. Make wands and potions with a truly magical lady.

Comic Book Creators (Mr. Wooton):
Do you like comics and graphic novels? Join us, and contribute to another awesome comics anthology. Learn new drawing skills to tell stories with pictures. Make mini-comics with the crew and draw the city on our afternoon field trips. The best comics camp in town!

July 31 – Aug 4

Power Animals (Ms. Farrell):
Growl and prowl with the wolves and owls. Make masks and crafts, learn to walk and talk with the special powers of your own kindred spirit animal. Stalk, stomp and fly with games and songs.

Shadow Craft (Ms. Antonella):
Bring your imagination to life. Bring home your own magical moving shadow puppets and a theater for them to come alive in. Learn new skills and effects in this amazing tradition of storytelling.

Aug 7-12

Puppets & Moving Pictures (Ms. Antonella):
Find inspiration and adventure, this week with stories and crafts. Create moving pictures and bring home your own amazing puppets.

Prints and Stamps (Mrs. Harrison):
Work with an experienced teacher and printmaker to create your own art cards, prints, flags and t-shirts, using a variety of awesome printing techniques. Make your own stamps and go on a hunt for a letter box in Lair Hill.

Aug 14-18

Clay Creature Creators (Ms. Maruska):
Transform a lump of clay into an animal, a gnome home, or your favorite storybook character. Your hands are the only tool you’ll need to learn the magic of creating your own creatures!

Rockets and Robots (Mr. Wooton):
Science and creativity collide in this week of engineering and teamwork. Design and build your own rockets and catapults. Solve challenges on the lego robotics.


All camps cost $365/week.
Before-care is $25/week. After-care is $50/week. Or, both for $75/week.
Scholarships available.

Summer Camp Hours

Flexible drop-off: 8:30-9am
Flexible pick-up: 3-3:30pm

Before Care: 7:30-8:30am
After care: 3:30-6pm
Provided by Cedarwood’s Woodland Garden Program

Drop off and Pick up

Punctuality is important, your parents were right. Activities and hikes take off around 9:00 a.m. Late drop-offs may result in a student missing camp. Yikes! If your student is still there after 3:30, you will be charged $15 for after care.

Sign out

Parents are required to initial the sign-out sheet at the end of each camp day. Please inform the instructor in the morning if pick-up will be handled by anyone other than you. We will not release students to strangers.

What to bring

  • A healthy lunch and lots of snacks. Yum!
  • Water bottle!
  • Shoes for running and hiking (no sandals, please)
  • Back-up clothes, rain gear if the weather looks iffy, shorts and towels if a fountain day is in orderFor more information:You can call the front office anytime to ask questions at 503-245-1477. Instructors' cellphone numbers will be available at drop-off. If your summer plans change and you need to reschedule after you have registered for camp, call us and we will work it out.


Registration through TADS. For families not currently enrolled at Cedarwood, please create a profile.
For help navigating the registration process, call our Front Office at (503) 245-1477.