• Summer Camps at the Aquatic Center

  • Summer Day Camp 2019

    Ages 7 - 13 Years of Age

    Week Field Trip
    Week 1: June 17-21 Arata Creek & Blue Lake Park
    Week 2: June 24-28 Portland Children’s Museum
    Week 3: July 1-5 No Field Trip due to July 4th
    Week 4: July 8-12 Oregon Zoo
    Week 5: July 15-19 North Clackamas Aquatic Park
    Week 6: July 22-26 JJ Jump
    Week 7: July 29 - August 2 OMSI
    Week 8: August 5-9 Portland Art Museum
    Week 9: August 12-16 Laser Tag

    Please note that registration for each camp closes at midnight on the previous Thursday.

    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! To start this season off right, we have designed our first week of summer camp to be an exploration of exciting organized activities by our experienced staff. This is the perfect week to get a sample of all the fun and adventure that awaits your camper in future weeks. Your camper’s week will be filled with exploring a diverse range of traditional summer camp games and crafts such as capture the flag, relay races, painting, swimming on some afternoons and a field trip on Thursday. This week's field trip will be a hike in the Columbia Gorge. This is a great way to be introduced to the Mt. Hood Community College summer camp experience. We hope to see you there.

    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 some 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 will be offered some afternoons.

    Week 4- Safari
    Experience and learn about our animal friends through fun crafts and activities, plus cool off with open recreation swim some afternoons. With a field trip on Thursday to the Oregon Zoo! 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. Thursday's field trip is JJ Jump in Clackamas, the largest indoor inflatable arena in our area!

    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 some afternoon swims 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 some of our afternoon open recreation swims. 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