Keep the Kids Busy at these Bend Summer Camps!

Hello Bend! It’s that time of year to start planning the kid’s summer camp schedule.  I was surprised when we moved to Bend how early summer camp registration starts, and even more surprised how early everything fills up!  If you want to get your kiddos into choice summer camps, planning in February and March is a must!

Summer break is fun for the kiddos, but it can be a challenge for us parents to keep them entertained. I recently came across a post in my Hello Bend Oregon Moms group asking about Bend summer camps. I have been planning to update this post for a while, and with the summer camp registrations approaching, now is the perfect time to help you put some summer plans into action!

I have also added this list to the Summer Camps tab in the Bend Kids Page of the blog, along with many other great activities, so be sure to check out that page!

Below is a list of Bend Summer Camps: Updated 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

Jordan Kent Skill Camps
June 15-18 / 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

Tumalo Day Camp
9am-3pm June 22-26 & Aug 24-28
$255 (Pre-K & K) / $230 (Grades 1 – 3) / $255 (Grades 4-8)

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

Bend Science Station
1 Day Camps $80 (Grades 1-2) / 4 or 5 Day Camps $220-$350 (Grades 3-5+)

Bend Rock Gym
Camps for ages 4-5 & 6-16
Camp dates not available – Check website for pricing, not published at this time
Cost, Dates and time Vary’s email for more

Avid4 Adventure🌟 Recommend – New to Bend in 2020
Camp Running Dates, one week sessions from June 15th – August 7th
Daily Times – 9 am – 3 pm
Cost: $399 per week, up to $200 in discounts when purchasing multiple weeks

8am Early Drop off – $25
After Care till 6pm – $75
Lunch Option – $25

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

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

Cascade Indoor Sports Camp
8:30 am-12:30 pm – Check website for pricing, not published at this time

Athletic Club of Bend
Full-Day 9am-3pm / Half Day 9am-12pm or 12pm-3pm
6-12-year-olds ~ Full Day $265-$315 / Daily $57-$67
3-6-year-olds ~ Full Day $220-$270 / Half Day $140-$165 / Daily $30-$56

Bend Parks & Rec
Art Camps, Themed Camps, Sports Camps & Summer Day Camps
Online Playbook for the Summer of 2020 will be released on March 3rd, 2020.

Can recommend

  • 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 ~ Mountain Biking or Rock Climbing Camps – Cost Vary’s Check website for details.
Mountain Biking ~ Ages 6-11
Daily Camps offered in 4-5 week sessions
Rock Climbing ~ Ages 10-13

MBSEF (Mt Bachelor Sports Education Foundation) ~ Mountain Biking Camp
9 am-12 pm ~ Ages 6-14 – offered from June 22nd – August 20th
Cost Varys check website for details

Mt Bachelor Gravity Bike Camp
9am-3:30pm ~ Ages 8-15
Summer of 2020 not yet release check website for details – here is previous year details for reference
$329 if purchased on/before May 31, 2018, / $379 if purchased June 1, 2018, or later.
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.

Camp Fire Summer Camp 
9 am-3 pm, extended care available
$190-$215 ~ Ages K-Grade 6

Gobi Wild Wilderness Camp
8:30 am-3:30 pm, Dates not available yet email for details

Abstract in Motion Camp
9am-2pm ~ Ages 6+
email for camp details and dates:

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

Camp Tamarack
June 28 -Aug 21 ~ Weekly Overnight Camps
$495 ~ Ages 8-15

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

Free Spirit Summer Camps
June 29 – Sep 4
Week-Long $250 / Single Day $65 – All ages

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe Summer Camps
Kids Paddle Sports adventure camp
June 27 – Aug 20
$395, ages 8-11

Young Americans Summer Camp
Aug 4th – Aug 8th
$219 Grades 3-12

Beat Children’s Theater Camp
Summer camps not listed as of 2/26/2020, be sure to check back!

If you are reading this post late, and the camps have filled up, don’t get discouraged. The waitlist works wonders! With some camps opening for registration as early as March 1st, many parents sign their kids up before their summer plans are in place. There are often cancellations in the weeks leading up to summer break. Now is a great time to research and register your kids or get on the waitlists.

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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