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Keep the Kids Busy at these Bend Summer Camps!

Hello Bend! With the overwhelming changes, restrictions, and closures due to COVID-19, Central Oregon summer camps have been up in the air. As restrictions are easing up, let’s take a look at what is being offered for Bend Summer Camps 2020!

Some have been referring to the stay-at-home/ school closures as an “extended summer vacation” but if you’re like my family, it has been NO summer break at our house. I run a Facebook group called Hello Bend Oregon Moms, and summer camps come up a lot. I have been planning to update this post for a while, but with all the changes, it’s hard to know what to plan for during this time.

Other great pages to reference are the Summer Camps tab in the Bend Kids Page of the Hello Bend blog– we include many other great activities and resources for your benefit! If you have a summer camp that is not on the list below, email to have your camp featured!

Below is a list of Bend Summer Camps: Updated based on COVID-19 data For Summer of 2020

High Desert Museum Camps 
9 am-3 pm, extended care available
Starting at $200. Become a member for a 20% discount

*Many camps are sold out. Options to be added to the waitlist are available.

*COVID-19: “The High Desert Museum’s Summer Camps are still on track to take place. We continue to closely monitor the situation with coronavirus and develop modifications for the safety of students and staff. In the meantime, please direct questions to Thank you!”

Jordan Kent Skill Camps
June 15-18 (SOLD OUT!) / July 6-9 / July 20-23 / Aug 10-13
Full-Day $185.95 (9am-3pm) / Half Day $155.95 (9am-1pm)
Check out: Summer Fun at the Jordan Kent Skill Camps Blog Post

*COVID-19: Watch their video, and check out their policies here:

Campfire Tumalo Day Camp
9am-3pm June 22-26 & Aug 24-28
$255 (Pre-K & K) / $230 (Grades 1 – 3) / $255 (Grades 4-8) / CIT (8th-12th grade): $130/week

*COVID-19: Stay up to date by checking in here:

Wildheart Nature School
June 22-Aug 23
Starting at $207

*Many camps are sold out. Options to be added to the waitlist are available.

*COVID-19: Check here for more information

Bend Science Station
1 Day Camps $80 (Grades 1-2) (CANCELLED) / 4 or 5 Day Camps $220-$350 (Grades 3-5+) (STILL OPERATING), also offering #StayAtHomeSTEM projects

*COVID-19: Bend Science Station Health & Safety Action Plan

Bend Rock Gym
Outdoor Beginner Camp (Ages 9-13):

Outdoor Intermediate Camp (Ages 10-17):

Outdoor Advance Camp (Ages 12-17):

The BRG Outdoor Advanced Camp runs for 2, 3-week sessions over the summer months. Youth climbers can sign up for one or more weeks, across each of the two sessions. Follow the link here for more information.

*COVID-19: “Bend Rock Gym Summer Camp programming is moving forward with every intention of running! We cannot wait for an incredible summer of climbing. If you have any questions regarding signing your youth climber up for summer camps, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Cayla Stahley,”

Avid4 Adventure🌟 Recommend – New to Bend in 2020
Camp Dates, one-week sessions from June 22nd– July 31st
Daily Times – 9 am – 3 pm
Cost: $399 per week, up to $200 in discounts when purchasing multiple weeks

Mountain Biking, SUP & Climb options from 2nd-4th grade and 4th-7th grade options.

*COVID-19: Read all about the COVID-19 policies and adjustments here:

RAD Adventure Camps
$85 for day trips (8 am-4 pm) ~ Ages 7-17

*COVID-19: “We received official word yesterday that summer will be RAD, camps will operate, and our Radventures will continue! Getting outside is essential, see everyone soon!”

Bend FC Timbers Soccer Camp
July 20-23 / July 27-30
Full-Day $160 (9am-3pm) / Half Day $100 (9am-12pm)

*COVID-19: Read here about new policies:

Cascade Indoor Sports Camp
8:30 am-12:30 pm – half day Camps run from 8:30am – 12:30pm ($45)Full day camps run from 8:30am to 5:00pm ( Lunch is included) ($90). All Sports Camp are for ages 7 – 11 years old.

*COVID-19: contact them directly for more information on how their camps are impacted.

Athletic Club of Bend

Summer Camps offer daily enrichment activities including arts & crafts, gym games, sports development, team building, and water play. Camp will take place on Monday-Friday June 15th – September 4th. At this time, only full week registration is available for Members Only. (Participants must be active on an Athletic Club of Bend Membership)

Full-Week Camp is $250 (must be a member). At this time, no camp options are offered for ages 4 and under

*COVID-19: Please check out their camp website detailing instructions and guidelines (registration also on this page).

Bend Parks & Rec
Art Camps, Themed Camps, Sports Camps & Summer Day Camps
**All programs have been cancelled through June 15. Check the website frequently for COVID updates. Register for programs moving forward after June 15th here:

Our family has loved:

  • Cougar Camp
  • Endless Summer camp
  • Mad Scientist – at Hollenshead Barn
  • Any Art Station Camp is super fun
  • Days of Play (no signup required)

Bend Endurance Academy

BEA offers SUPER FUN Mountain Biking camps, currently open for enrollment.  Check website and social media for updates as they continue to evolve based on safety guidelines.

MBSEF (Mt Bachelor Sports Education Foundation)

9 am-12 pm ~ Ages 6-14 – offered from June 22nd – August 20th
Cost varies, check website for details

*COVID-19: For specific information, contact MBSEF directly

Mt Bachelor Gravity Bike Camp
9am-3:30pm ~ Ages 8-15 All camps run for 5 consecutive days from Mon-Fri.
Early Bird Pricing: $399 until 7/15 / Regular Pricing: $429 7/16- EOS

Bus transportation to and from the mountain is included in the camp cost.
*All participants must also purchase a Bike Park Season Pass, sold separately at the discounted price of $99 for each camp participant.


Gobi Wild Wilderness Camp

Force of Nature Camps: 8:30 am-3:30 pm

Email for availability and registration
$235/ child/ week

*COVID-19: Contact for updates.

Abstract in Motion Camp:

Learn Parkour, Play games, Get Dirty
9am-2pm ~ Ages 8+
email for camp details and dates:

Session 1: 6/15 – 6/18, Session 2: 6/22 – 6/25

*COVID-19: For specific information, contact directly

Camp Invention
9 am-3:30 pm, Dates and cost vary check the website for details
Grades K-6

*COVID-19: For specific information, contact directly

Camp Tamarack
Camp Tamarack will not be hosting any programs this summer due to COVID-19! Please visit their website if you need to initiate a refund!

Art Dog
June 22 – Aug 28
$325  – Ages 4-11

*COVID-19: For specific information, contact directly

Bend Hoops
Summer camp options for grades 2-8. Sessions begin June 22. Accepting single day registration for multi day camps. To register with a pro-rated rate for any of our camps, please email us at

*COVID-19: For specific information, contact directly

Free Spirit Summer Camps
Kid’s NINJA WARRIOR Summer Camps run from June 29 – Sep 4
Week-Long $250 / Single Day $65 – All ages

*COVID-19: “Based on the Oregon Healthy Authority’s Phase 2 Guidelines for COVID-19 we are going over and beyond the cleaning requirements and operation protocols: contact us directly or visit the website for more information!”

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe Summer Camps
Kids Paddle Sports adventure camp
June 27 – Aug 20
$395, ages 8-15

Also offering the Kids Whitewater Kayaking Camp once a month July-August. This is an all levels camp for ages 10-15.

*COVID-19: For specific information, contact directly

Young Americans Summer Camp
This event has been CANCELLED this year. Visit the website for more details on summer 2021.

BEAT Children’s Theater Camp
BEAT the heat programs are ON! Camps vary from $90-$120. Check out their website for the wide range of offerings this summer.

*COVID-19: “Hello BEAT families! Registration for Summer Programming is now open!  At this time we are moving forward with filling our BEAT Summer programs.  We have chosen to limit the number of participants in each class to 12, to help maintain a safe environment for everyone.  None of us can know for certain what the immediate future holds, and if we see that restrictions for gatherings or “shelter in place” continue into the Summer we will restructure and reschedule our classes accordingly.  Our students’ safety is our first priority!!  We hope to see you soon! “

Big Lake Youth Camp
Closed for the 2020 season

Camp Courage
CANCELLED FOR 2020 SUMMER PROGRAMS: For more information call 541-382-5882.

Camp Girls Unite
Cancelled for 2020 season

Central Oregon Gymnastics Academy
COGA offers a variety of programs for children of all ages, including classes, open-play times, and a competitive team. Summer sessions start June 8 and serve kids starting at age 3.

*COVID-19: “Our classes and camps will offer the 6 feet social distancing required. Our staff will, with your permission, spot your child on any skills necessary for safety. If you prefer, we are happy to not spot your child and give them skills that are appropriate to work on without a spot.”

Climbing Camps for Climbing Teens
Various camp schedules offered for beginner climbers to advanced climbers ages 11-19. Dates begin June 13 and run through the middle of August.

*COVID-19: Read here for policy updates.

The Environmental Center offers small, outdoor camps for ages 6-10. Campers will learn about natural history, explore the forest and splash in Tumalo Creek.

*COVID-19: “Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, there is a possibility that summer programs may be modified or cancelled depending on directives from governmental and health authorities. The safety of our participants and staff is our top priority. We will keep you informed on the status of your camp as soon as we have more information.”

Oregon Olympic Athletics Camps
Fun activities for kids ages 5-11, including gymnastics, hip hop, cheerleading, martial arts, ninja cross fit, arts & crafts, science and more. Kids pick their activity for each hour and stick with that activity for the four-day camp. Sessions begin July 13 and run through the middle of August.

Oregon Adaptive Sports
A variety of youth summer programs for a wide range of populations. Check out their evolving schedule here!

*COVID-19: Check out their COVID-19 Thrive Guide

Upstream Explorers
Join the UDWC for one or more of our summer camp programs! These 4-day adventure filled camps will have participants exploring different sites throughout our watershed. Participants will hike and explore some of our most beautiful areas along streams while engaging in hands-on scientific field studies. These camps focus on nature and science with a good mix of art, fun, and games!
All camps are 4 days from 8:30-3:30pm, Mon-Thu
$200 for 4 day camp
(Some partial scholarships available)

*COVID-19: Contact directly for more details

Summer Fun

Because of all the evolving changes camps and programs are subject to change or cancel. Programs are filling up fast, so make sure to act quickly to get your kiddos in to your programs of choice. I recommend joining the waitlist offerings as well in the instance that a spot opens up.

With the wide variety of activities offered at these Bend summer camps, and the flexible options for days, times, and the number of days per week, there is something for everyone…Happy Planning!



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