2021 Summer Programs

Summer fun is here! We are excited to announce that Portland Education Collab is offering two different types of outdoor programs for Summer 2021! 

Choose your adventure…

Weekly Day Camps

Outdoor adventures and exploration in neighborhood parks and greenspaces. Available for existing pods or for kids looking to join a pod in their neighborhood.

Available weekly (Mon-Fri) from June 14 through September 3. Camp runs from 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM each day.. 

Summer Pod Camp for Existing Learning Pods

We provide a dedicated teacher for your existing pods of up to six students. Camps are non-transported and are neighborhood-based.

Available weekly (Mon-Fri) from June 14 through September 3. Camp runs from 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM each day.. Daily drop off can be at the current pod location, or at a local park, forest or waterway.  The campers will be able to spend their days exploring nature, fishing, learning survival skills and more!

The pod will have the same instructor for each week of camp. While we cannot guarantee that you will have the same instructor from week to week, we do guarantee that all instructors are passionate, trained and background-checked.  

  • Cost: $1200 for a pod of up to 6 students
  • Hours: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM, Monday – Friday
  • Location: Drop off at pod location or outdoor space approved by instructor
Summer Pod Camps for Single Students

We provide a dedicated teacher for a group of up to 6 individual students in the same neighborhood. Camps are non-transported and are neighborhood-based.

Available weekly (Mon-Fri) from June 14 through September 3. Camp runs from 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM each day. Daily drop off will be based on neighborhoods.

When you register you will let us know what neighborhood you are in and we will match you with a group in that area. Campers will spend their days outside learning local flora and fauna, doing nature based crafts and making friends!

The pod will have the same instructor for each week of camp. While we cannot guarantee that you will have the same instructor from week to week, we do guarantee that all instructors are passionate, trained and background-checked.

  • Cost: $200 per student / week
  • Hours: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM Monday – Friday
  • Location: Drop off based on neighborhood.

Weekend Family Adventures

Want to explore your surroundings but don’t know where to start? Is the tedium of planning a weekend camping trip overwhelming? Do you just want to enjoy the trip along with your kids and have someone else be in charge of the heavy lifting? We got you. Let us provide a guide, gear (including meals!) and all the planning necessary for weekend adventure!

Available weekends: (Fri-Sun) from June 18 through August 29 (excluding the July 4 weekend)
Cost: $1495 for a family/household of up to 4 people. Includes all gear and meals.
Hours: 5:00 PM Friday – 4:00 PM Sunday

The Oregon Coast

Explore the bounty the Oregon coast has to offer! It’s not all flying kites and outlet malls. Clams, crabs and mussels, OH MY! Learn seafood harvesting, including how to find, harvest and cook!

Pacific Northwest Mountain Survival

Learn how to identify and harvest your forest delicacies. Survive, or rather THRIVE, in a wilderness setting and learn survival skills. Let our experienced guide help your group build teamwork and communication skills by leading you through different survival skills. Learn about fire building, water purification, trap building and more!  We will provide all the materials and know how to get you ready for real wilderness adventures.

Paddle Adventure

Our two night family kayak trip provides everything for an unforgettable experience.  We provide the equipment and guidance for daily kayak exploration, native plant and animal identification and evening stargazing.  Learn to safely float on a mountain lake or navigate the great Willamette River Trail. Explore and camp on hidden islands. Try your hand at fishing and riparian plant identification.

Rock Climbing for Beginners

See the world from a new point of view!  Our family climbing camping trip will guide your family through all of the safety and fun of a rock climbing adventure.  You will learn techniques on how to tie-in, belay, and make the most of each body movement while on the rock.  We provide all the equipment and know how to get your family climbing like regulars in no time!  At the end of the day relax with some s’mores around the fire and stargazing in the night sky at our group campsite.