• Summer Camps at the Aquatic Center


  • Summer Day Camp 2019
    Ages 7 - 13 Years of Age

    Week Theme Field Trip Price
    June 17-21 Exploration Local nature hike $190
    June 24-28 Imaginarium Portland Children’s Museum $190
    July 1-3 Wacky Sports Glow Golf
    No Field Trip, Have a Happy 4th
    $152
    July 8-12 Safari Oregon Zoo
    $190
    July 15-19 Wet and Wild North Clackamas Aquatic Park $190
    July 22-26 Super Heroes G6 Airpark $190
    July 29 - August 2 Silly Science OMSI $190
    August 5-9 Artful Antics Local Craft Shop $190
    August 12-16 3, 2, 1 Blast Off for excitement Field trip is Laser Tag $190

    Regular Camp Hours- 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    With the exception of the Thursday field trips, all activities take place on the MHCC Gresham campus. Swimming will be offered, check the camp schedule to know days and times.

    Extended Hours- receive a discount when purchasing both in same transaction:
    Early Drop-off 7:30- 9 a.m. Fee $18*
    Late Stay 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Fee $18*
    *Week 3 is only 4 days due to July 4th holiday- both camp and extended hour pricing are adjusted accordingly.

    Camp Descriptions

    Week 1- Exploration
    Summer is finally here! Start it off right with an adventure sampler of outdoor activity both on campus and off. Explore and enjoy traditional summer camp games and crafts, with swimming each afternoon and a field trip on Thursday to a nearby hiking location. This is a great introduction to the Mt. Hood Community College summer camp experience.

    Week 2- Imaginarium
    Our Imaginarium summer camp is an energetic venture that will invite campers to use their imaginations to design unique and original games and crafts, a hands-on experience to explore creativity. Experience a wide range of imaginative activities and put inventiveness into action. Spend the afternoons cooling off in the pool after a fulfilling day of creating fun. This week will also offer a Thursday field trip to the Portland Children’s Museum.

    Week 3- Wacky Sports
    SAVE with a 3-day camp (No camp July 4th-5th) Come test your skills with timed with pizza box delivery races, play jump the river and many more wacky sports games! This week will be fun and exciting for campers who love to go outside. Swimming in be in the afternoon.

    Week 4- Safari
    Experience and learn about our animal friends through fun crafts and activities, plus cool off with open recreation swim in the afternoon. With a field trip on Thursday to the Oregon Zoo, it all adds up to 4 days of fun! Join the safari or you’ll be sorry!

    Week 5- Wet and Wild
    This camp marks the midpoint of the summer and this week’s camp promises to be wild, fun, and, a guaranteed WET adventure! Play water-inspired games and create art projects with a wet and wild twist, the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer’s day. Thursday’s field trip is a wild water park adventure at North Clackamas Aquatic Park.

    Week 6- Super Heroes
    Calling all Super Heroes! Get in touch with the inner super hero and heroine, with fun games and crafts designed to bring out the super power in each of us. Campers will invent their own super hero names, choose their super abilities, and make it all come to life with costume design, cape making and short original comic strips. Thursday’s field trip is G6 Airpark, where the campers will get to test their soaring skills. Come save the world with us!

    Week 7- Silly Science
    No better way to kick off the first full week of August than with silly science. Campers transform into silly scientists who will not only witness crazy cool experiments but also will do their own. This hands-on week of science will consist of science related games, experiments, and crafts, followed by an afternoon swim to wash off any slime or goo. OMSI is Thursday’s ultimate science destination!

    Week 8- Artful Antics
    Our Artful Antics camp is designed for the artist in all of us. Art immersion is the name of the game, with ice cube painting, rubber mallet paint splat, and nature-inspired art.

    Week 9 - 3, 2, 1 Blast Off for excitement
    For our final week campers will explore different worlds with games, crafts, treasure hunts, and many more adventures. Activities may include exploring space, pirates, fantasy, and the Wild West. It wouldn't be the Wild West without a Laser Tag stand-off for the Thursday field trip. The afternoons will be filled with water adventures galore during our afternoon open recreation swim. Book your campers ticket to the adventure of the summer because this camp is sure to fill up quickly. It is sure to be an epic adventure.

    For more information, email Kala Franklin at Kala.Franklin@mhcc.edu