Keep the Kids Busy at these Bend Summer Camps!

Hello Bend! Even if the air is still frigid, summer is just around the corner, and with a little normalcy returning to our lives, 2021 Bend summer camps signups are starting and space is filling up fast! 

At Hello Bend, our mission is to collectively build an amazing space for moms and families to find resources for life in Central Oregon. We want your family to thrive here, and we know how important community is. Along with this blog, Hello Bend hosts a Facebook Mom’s group “Hello Bend Moms” and there are lots of conversations, questions asked and answered, and like-minded friendships created! Additionally, if you’re looking for specific updates on bend summer camps, we keep a list of real time updates regarding camps and offerings for Bend littles all times of the year! 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 for 2021! 

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

Full-Day $185.95 (9am-3pm) / Half Day $155.95 (9am-1pm)

Check out: Summer Fun at the Jordan Kent Skill Camps Blog Post

Campfire Tumalo Day Camp

9am-3pm Monday- Friday

$255 (Pre-K & K) / $230 (Grades 1 – 3) / $255 (Grades 4-8) / CIT (8th-12th grade): $130/week

Wildheart Nature School

June – August

Starting at $207

Bend Science Station


1 Day Camps $80 (Grades 1-2) / 4 or 5 Day Camps $220-$350 (Grades 3-5+) STILL offering #StayAtHomeSTEM projects from the 2020 year


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.

Avid4 Adventure🌟 Recommend – New to Bend in 2020

Camp Dates, one-week sessions

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.

RAD Adventure Camps

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

Bend FC Timbers Soccer Camp

Full-Day $160 (9am-3pm) / Half Day $100 (9am-12pm)

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.

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-Fridays

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).

Bend Parks & Rec

Art Camps, Themed Camps, Sports Camps & Summer Day Camps

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 the programming. 

MBSEF (Mt Bachelor Sports Education Foundation)

9 am-12 pm ~ Ages 6-14

Cost varies, check website for details

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

Abstract in Motion Camp:

Learn Parkour, Play games, Get Dirty

9am-2pm ~ Ages 8+

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

Camp Tamarack programs are BACK ON for the 2021 Summer season!!!

From their overnight summer camp options to their outdoor school programs, Camp Tamarack is always a Central Oregon favorite!

Click HERE for dates and rates!

*** Please Note this message on their website: In order to meet safety standards, Summer Camp will be run at a reduced capacity. As a result, we will not be offering our Counselor in Training (CIT) program this summer. We have increased our camper age range to 8-14 years old so our older campers can experience another summer of fun!

Art Dog

Check site for dates and times!

$325  – Ages 4-11

Bend Hoops

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

Free Spirit Summer Camps

Kid’s NINJA WARRIOR Summer Camps

Week-Long $250 / Single Day $65 – All ages

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe Summer Camps

Kids Paddle Sports adventure camp

$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.

Young Americans Summer Camp

Summer 2021 details coming SOON!

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.

Big Lake Youth Camp

Stay tuned for updates!

Camp Courage

Stay tuned for Summer 2021! For more information call 541-382-5882.

Camp Girls Unite

Updates on website soon!

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.

Climbing Camps for Climbing Teens

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

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.

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 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!

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)

Summer Fun

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…Register sooner than later to get your kids into their camps of choice…Happy Planning!


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Brenda Menzel, Broker

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty ~ Hello Bend Real Estate


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