Keep the Kids Busy at these Bend Summer Camps!

This school year has flown by and with only 20 days of school left this year, the clock is ticking! 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 Living the Bend Life Moms Meetup Facebook group asking about Bend summer camps. I have been planning to write this post for a while, and with the end of the school year drawing near, now is the perfect time to help you put some summer plans in action!

There are so many great Bend summer camps, it can be hard to choose. The year I moved here, I learned that planning ahead is key as many camps fill up quickly. Since this post is coming after many camps have opened for registration and possibly filled up, don’t get discouraged. The waitlist works wonders! With some camps opening for registration as early as March 1, 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.

Below is a list of Bend Summer Camps:

High Desert Museum Camp 
9am-3pm, extended care available
Members $170, Non-Members $190

Children’s Museum of Central Oregon
9am-3pm, extended care available
Cost varies from $175-$220 / $75 for 4-5 year old camps

Jordan Kent Skill Camps
June 25-28 / July 23-26 / Aug 13-16
Full Day $179.95 (9am-3pm) / Half Day $139.95 (9am-1pm)

Tumalo Day Camp
9am-3pm June 25-29 & Aug 20-24
$250 (Pre-K & K) / $230 (Grades 1 – 4) / $250 (Grades 5-8)

Wildheart Nature School
June 25-Aug 3
Full Day $267 (9am-3:30pm) / Half Day $197 (9am-1pm)

Bend Science Station
1 Day Camps $75 (Grades 1-2) / 4 or 5 Day Camps $200-350 (Grades 3-5+)

Bend Rock Gym
$120 Ages 4-5 (M-W, 8:30-12pm), $275 ages 6-12 (M-F, 8:30-3:30pm)
$295-385 Limited Availability for Outdoor Rock Climbing Camps for ages 9-16

RAD Adventure Camps
$85 for day trips (8am-4pm), $100 for overnight trips ~ Ages 7-17

Bend FC Timbers Soccer Camp
July 16-19 / July 23-26
Full Day $160 (9am-3pm) / Half Day $100 (9am-12pm)

Cascade Indoor Sports Camp
8:30am-12:30pm – 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
View Online Playbook (link above) beginning at page 65 for offerings, times and cost

Bend Endurance Academy ~ Mountain Biking or Rock Climbing Camps
Mountain Biking ~ Ages 6-11
Daily Camps offered in 4-5 week sessions / $135-$165
Rock Climbing ~ Ages 10-13 / $350

MBSEF (Mt Bachelor Sports Education Foundation) ~ Mountain Biking Camp
9am-12pm ~ Ages 6-14
$100 for 2 weeks, 3 day/week = $130 for 2 wks, 4 day/week = $150 for 2 wks

Mt Bachelor Gravity Bike Camp
9am-3:30pm ~ Ages 8-15
$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 
9am-3pm, extended care available
$180-$210 ~ Ages K-Grade 6

Gobi Wild Wilderness Camp
8:30am-3:30pm, July 23-27 / Aug 6-10 / Aug 13/17

Camp CREATE Summer Program
9am-4:30pm ~ Grades K-4

Abstract in Motion Camp
9am-2pm ~ Ages 6+

Camp Invention
9am-3:30pm, June 18-22
$250 ~ Grades K-6

Base Camp Studio Summer Art Camp
9am-3pm ~ Ages 4-12

Camp Tamarack
July 8-Aug 24 ~ Weekly Overnight Camps
$475 ~ Ages 8-15

NW Cyber Camp
8:30am-4pm ~ July 16-20
$250 ~ Grades 9-12

With the wide variety of activities offered at these Bend summer camps, and the flexible options for days, times and number of days per week, there is something for everyone! My kids have experienced most of the camps listed above and have many planned for this year. Drew and Emmy hope to see your kiddos at camp this summer…Living the Bend Life!

*Don’t see an awesome Bend summer camp your kids have experienced? Comment below or email me at and I will add it to the list.  Thanks!



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