Guide to summer camps

Day camps and other activities for children throughout Central Oregon


General Day Camps

A Child's Garden

Kids learn about a different country each week through games, crafts, baking and language through this Waldorf-inspired preschool and kindergarten program. Ages: 1-6; When: June 1-Aug. 27, two to five days a week, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. with extended care option; Where: 2150 N.E. Studio Road, Bend; Cost: Varies; Contact: www.a childsgardenbend.com or 541-617-0434 .

Athletic Club of Bend

No membership required. Camps take place at the club in Bend. Contact: www.athleticclubofbend.com or 541-385-3062.

Youth Camp: The program offers sports, camp games, group tennis lessons, fitness classes, rock climbing, crafts and swimming. Most weeks include a field trip to spots in Central Oregon. Weekly themes include: tennis (June 21, July 26, Aug. 23), dance and drama (June 28), science (July 5), adventures (July 12), biking (July 19), pirate's bounty (Aug. 2), rock climbing (Aug. 9) and camping (Aug. 16). Ages: 6-12; When: June 21-Aug. 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with extended care available from 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Cost: $49 per day and up.

ABC Club: This program offers activities including peewee aerobics, arts and crafts, bread baking, storytelling and swimming. Ages: 3-6; When: June 21-Aug. 27; 9 a.m.-noon; Cost: $21 per day and up.

Bend Park&Recreation District

Scholarships are available for all camps. Contact: www.bendparksandrec.org or 541-389-7275.

Cougar Camp: Outdoor camp includes crafts, swimming, skits and games, plus one overnight stay in teepees after a family dinner on Wednesday. Ages: Grades 3-6; When: Weekly camps available June 28-Aug. 26; Where: Shevlin Park; Cost: $147 in district, $199 out of district.

Clubhouse Day Camp: Kids learn new games, play sports, cook, create art and music, swim and hike. Ages: Entering grades 5-6; When: June 24-Aug. 20, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays to Fridays; Where: Sky View Middle School; Cost: Daily $37 in district, $50 out of district.

Operation Recreation: Activities include daily field trips, arts and crafts, cooking, science experiments and swimming. Ages: Grades 1-4; When: June 24-Aug. 20, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays to Fridays; Where: Lava Ridge Elementary School; Cost: Weekly $185 in district, $250 out of district.

Magic in the Park: This provides children the opportunity to participate in recreational activities at no cost. Drop-in, no registration necessary. This is not a day-care program. Ages: 4-10 (Children 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult); Cost: Free.

Where and when:

• Orchard Park: June 28-Aug. 18, 1-3:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

• Harmon Park: June 29-Aug. 19, 1-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

• Al Moody Park: July 2-Aug. 20, 1-3:30 p.m. Fridays.

Endless Summer Camp: Kids visit the High Desert Museum, hike, swim and travel to many attractions in the morning and then head to Juniper Swim&Fitness for the afternoon. Ages: Grades 1-5; When: Aug. 23-27; Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; Where: Hollinshead Barn; Cost: $180 in district, $243 out of district.

Super Summer Camp: Activities include indoor snowboarding training, martial arts, hip-hop dance, break dancing, rock climbing, gymnastics training, magic tricks, movie time, arts and crafts and more. Ages: 5-12; Where: Acrovision Sports Center; When: July 12-Aug. 12, Mondays to Thursdays, morning, afternoon or all day; Cost: $199 in district, $269 out of district.

Summer Buddies: Children do arts and crafts, story time, creative cooking, picnics in the park, games and swimming. Ages: 3-5; When: June 28-Aug. 19, 1:30-3:45 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays; Where: Juniper Swim&Fitness Center; Cost: $96 in district, $130 out of district.

Camp Fire USA

Contact: 541-382-4682, www.camp fireusaco.org or campfire@bend cable.com.

Day Camp: This is a five-day camp at Tumalo State Park with an overnight planned for students in fourth to seventh grade and opportunities for counselors in training. Activities are related to outdoor skills, safety, camp songs, tradition, team building and leadership. Ages: 4-18; When: June 28-July 2; Where: Tumalo State Park; Cost: $65-$110.

Summerkids: This is a summerlong enrichment program. The camp participates in the free summer lunch program, the book buggy visits weekly, and kids take weekly bus trips to the pool. Each week has a new theme with activities based around that theme. Ages: Grades K-6; When: June 21-Sept. 3, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays to Fridays; Where: Summit Park, 2017 N.E. Full Moon Drive, Bend; Cost: Weekly rates are $90 for half day or $155 for full day; daily rate is $40.

Dana's Discovery Kids

Camps are designated to encourage kids to explore, question, investigate and create. Ages: 3-7; When: 9-11:55 a.m., with an extended lunch hour to 1 p.m., June 21-Aug. 30; Where: 777 S.W. Millview Way, Bend; Cost: $25 one day per week up to $110 five days per week; Contact: 541-749-9090.

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington

Contact: 541-389-8146, ybyrne@girlscoutsosw.org or www.girlscoutsosw.org.

Camp: For girls new to scouting and an adult to experience what it is like to be a Girl Scout, including games, songs, crafts, snacks and more. Ages: Grades K-3; When and where: June 11 at the Redmond Public Library; June 25 at the Jefferson County Library Annex; July 9 at Crook County Library in Prineville; 9 a.m. to noon; Cost: $15 per girl (includes membership through Sept. 30), free for adults.

Nature Lover Camp Days: Ages: Entering grades 2-3; When: July 12-15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Where: Shevlin Park at Aspen Meadows; Cost: $40 (registered Girl Scout); $52 (nonregistered Girl Scout).

Super Science Saturday: Ages: Entering grades 4-5; When: June 26, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Where: A Joyful Noise Learning Center, Sisters; Cost: $10 (registered Girl Scout); $22 (nonregistered Girl Scout).

Camping with the Stars: Ages: Entering grades 4-6; When: 8 a.m. Aug. 9-4 p.m. Aug. 10; Where: Pine Mountain Observatory; Cost: TBD.

Kiddoz Inc. Indoor Play Center&Preschool

The camp will focus on “the elements.” Kids will learn about Earth, wind and water. Ages: 30 months-9; When: June 21-Sept. 3; times vary; Where: 222 S.E. Reed Market Road, No. 100, Bend; Cost: Varies; Contact: 541-322-4073 or www.kiddozplaycenter.com.

Redmond Area Park and Recreation District

Wonderland Adventures: This camp is geared for preschoolers with interactive games, stories, songs and more. Themes include cars, boats, trains and planes, fairy tales and beaches. Ages: 4-5; When: July 12-15, Aug. 2-5 or Aug. 23-26, 9 a.m.-noon Mondays to Thursdays; Where: Sam Johnson Park; Cost: $45 in district, $58.50 out of district.

Happy Feet: Each session explores a different sport. All classes are parent participatory and all are encouraged to play. Ages: 3-4; When: June 23, July 7, July 21, Aug. 4, Aug. 18, 1-1:45 p.m. Wednesdays; Where: Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; Cost per class: $3 in district, $3.90 out of district.

Toddler Art: Each session is built around art activities. All classes are parent participatory and require an adult. Age: 3-4; When: June 29, July 13, July 27, Aug. 10, Aug. 24, Tuesdays, 1-1:45 p.m.; Where: Activity Center; Cost per class: $6 in district, $7.80 out of district.

Summer in the Park: This camp focuses on education, outdoors and swimming. Kids will play games, do crafts, swim and more. Activities are built around a new theme each week. Ages: Entering grades K-5; When: June 21-Sept. 3, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays; Location: Sam Johnson Park; Cost: Daily, $20 in district, $25 out of district, plus $2 for pool admission; weekly, $70 in district, $80 out of district, plus $5 for pool admission.

River Song School

This new school is offering camps, with different activities each week. Themes include mad scientist, soccer and sports, music and dance, water, art and more. Ages: 30 months-9; When: June 21 through August, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays; Where: River Song School, 151 S.W. Shevlin Hixon Road, Bend; Cost: $250 per week, includes snacks; Contact: riversongschool@live.com or www.bendriversongschool.org.

Sisters Park and Recreation District

Adventure day camp: This camp offers students field trips, crafts and special events. Lunch and snacks provided. Ages: Grades 1-6; When: June 21 to Aug. 20, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Where: SPRD Community Center; Cost: Weekly $145 in-district, $155 out of district. Contact: 541-549-2091 or www.sistersrecreation.com.

Art, dance and theater

ABC Kids-n-Teens Performing Arts Center

Kids learn fashion modeling for print and runway shows. Ages: 5-18; When: June 28-30, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Where: Cascade Shopping Center, Bend; Cost: $75; Contact: 541-306-9957 or www.abcmodelntalent.com.

Art Station

The camps are designed to help children build skills in ceramics, painting, drawing, sculpture and collage. Each week offers four different camps from Mondays to Thursdays. The camps offer a wide variety of themes with titles like: Clay Garden, Dr. Seuss&You, Animal Kingdom, Galaxy Art, Wildlife Safari, Aesops “Clay”bles, Puppet Parade, Fairytale Clay, Clayzilla, Marvelous Mosaics and Crazy Clay Sculpture. Ages: Classes are designed for ages 2-4 (with parent), 4-6, 6-8 and 8-12, with one wheel-throwing class for ages 12-16; When: June 21-Sept. 2; 9 a.m.-noon or 1- 4 p.m.; Where: Art Station, 313 S.W. Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend; Cost: $89 per camp; Contact: 541-617-1317 or www.artscentraloregon.org.

Bend Park&Recreation District

Inspiration Summer Dance Camp: Students will learn ballet, jazz, musical theater, creative movement, with a focus on introducing dancers to a wide variety of movement styles and encouraging self-expression. Performing groups are grouped by age and abilities. There will be a mini performance on the last day of camp. Ages: 6-18; When: July 12-15 or Aug. 9-12, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Where: Academie De Ballet Classique; Cost: $135 in district, $182 out of district; Contact: 541-389-7275 or www.bendparksandrec.org.

Bend Theatre for Young People

This is the 13th year for the group to offer a summer program designed to enhance skills in pantomime, stage movement, improvisation, intermediate and advanced acting. Ages: Grades 3-12; When: July 5-30; 9 a.m.-noon for grades 8-12 and 1-4 p.m. for grades 3-7; Where: Greenwood Playhouse at CTC; Cost: $250; Contact: 541-419-1395 or www.bendtheatre.org.

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington

Contact: 541-389-8146, ybyrne@girlscoutsosw.org or www.girlscoutsosw.org.

Art Camp in the Afternoon: Ages: Entering grades 4-5; When: Aug. 16- 23, 12:30-5 p.m.; Where: SistersPublic Library Community Room; Cost: $10 (registered Girl Scout); $22 (nonregistered Girl Scout).

Photography Camp: Ages: Entering grades 4-5; When: Aug. 25, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Where: Cascade Photography Studio in Redmond; Cost: $10 (registered Girl Scout); $22 (nonregistered Girl Scout).

Redmond School of Dance

Summer dance camps take place July 5-8. The school is located at 2332 S. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond. Contact: 541-548-6957 or www.redmond schoolofdance.com.

Pre-Dance: Learn the fundamentals of ballet and creative movement. Ages: 4-7; 9-9:45 a.m.; Cost: $42.

Classical Ballet and Ballet History: Intended for the serious young student. Ages: 9 and older; 10-11:45 a.m.; Cost: $42.

Intermediate/Advanced Ballet: 12:30-2 p.m. Cost: $76.

Intermediate/Advanced Pointe: 2-3 p.m. Cost: $76.

Hip-Hop: Ages 8 and older; 12:30-1:30 p.m. Cost: $42.

Scandinavian Heritage Day Camp

The local Sons of Norway chapter, Fjeldheim Lodge, offers a heritage day camp where participants will learn about the culture and heritage of Scandinavia. The theme is trolls and will include stories, crafts, cooking, games, music and Norwegian language lessons. Scandinavian snacks will be provided. Ages: 6 and older; When: July 6-8, 12:30-3:30 p.m.; Cost: $35 per member child, $70 per nonmember child. Scholarships available to children of adult facilitators; Contact: Eva Varga 541-388-5004 or eva_patrick@mac.com; Joy Mosier 541-389-9761 or vacation@bendnet.com.

Shakespearean Theatre Camp

This camp is taught by the Summit High School Thespian Society. Students will play acting games, learn about Shakespeare and craft costumes and sets. The camp culminates in an adapted production of “A Midsummer Night's Dream” on the last day of camp. Ages: Entering grades 2-5; When: June 29-July 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Where: Summit High School; Cost: $40; Contact: 541-610-6637.

Trinity Lutheran

Camps are held at Trinity Lutheran School, 2550 N.E. Butler Market Road, Bend; Cost: $88; Contact: www.saints.org.

Art Camp: Grades 1-4; When: June 28-July 1, 9 a.m.-noon

Digital scrapbooking using Photoshop Elements: Grades 7 and up; When: July 12-15, 9 a.m.-noon

Dance camp: Grades 3-5; July 26-30, 9 a.m.-noon; Grades 6-8; July 26-30, 1-4 p.m.

Music

Cascade Community School of Music

The school is located at 2150 N.E. Studio Road, Bend. Contact: 541-382-6866 or www.ccschoolofmusic.org.

Little Singers: This is a beginners singing class for children who love to sing and are curious about music. The class will incorporate vocal exercises and solfÃ&Copy;ge techniques with movement while singing fun, silly and familiar songs. Ages: 5-8; When: July 12-16 or July 19-23, 9-10 a.m.; Cost: $75.

Let's Sing: This is a beginners singing class for older children who are interested in discovering their voice. Ages: 8-12; When: July 12-16 or July 19-23, 10-11 a.m.; Cost: $75.

Summer Strings: Kids can discover string instruments like the violin, viola and cello. This two-week course will give young students an introduction to playing a string instrument and a head start on school orchestra. Ages: Entering grades 3-6; When: Aug. 16-27, 9-11 a.m.; Cost: $145, instrument rental $25.

Middle School Band Camp: This camp has been specially designed just for kids who have finished their first year of band. Professional specialty teachers on brass, clarinet, flute, saxophone and percussion will offer individual attention. Class size is limited to 12 students per instrument and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Students need their band teacher's approval to register. When: Aug. 23-27, 9 a.m.-noon; Cost: $45.

Hip-Hop Kids: Students will learn to make hip-hop and techno music by doing critical listening to major artists and dissecting their styles before compiling their own. No objectionable language in this class; no experience required. Ages: 9-14; When: July 12-16, 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Cost: $145.

Beginning Guitar I: Kids learn the basics including tuning, how to hold, strum and pick the guitar, chords, leads and some songs. Electric or acoustic guitars OK, no experience required. Ages: 10-14; When: July 12-16, July 19-23 or July 26-30, 10-11:30 a.m.; Cost: $135.

Guitar Adventures: Kids will work to develop hand and finger dexterity with exercises, progress gently into chords using three strings at a time and sing songs. A quality ˆ 1/2 or ˆ¾ size acoustic guitar is required for this class; call the school for specific recommendations. Rentals are available. Ages: 8-9; When: July 12-16 or July 26-30, 10:30-11:45 a.m.; or July 19-23, 3:30-4:45 p.m.; Cost: $135.

The School of Rock: Electric guitars, basses, keyboards and drums welcome. The class works on learning and performing classic rock tunes, discussing the music theory that holds them together and learning tricks and techniques for playing in a band. Students will be grouped by age, ability and instrumentation. Ages: 10-15; One-year experience required; When: July 12-16 or July 26-30, 1-3 p.m. or 3:30-5:30 p.m.; Cost: $145.

Piano Camp: Kids will learn a song “by ear,” turn keyboards into percussion instruments, do some focused listening to piano music and write a new song. Ages: 8-12; 6-18 months piano experience required; When: July 19-23, 9-10:45 a.m.; Cost: $135.

Piano Prep: This class is for kids who want to start piano lessons in September. Students will learn music skills and concepts, play songs using a variety of instruments and introduce the “practice habit.” Ages: 8-9; When: July 13-18 or July 19-23, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Cost: $135.

Drums 101: This is for beginners. Ages: 9-12; When: July 19-23, 1-2:30 p.m.; Cost: $135.

Drum Line: Participants should have at least one year of formal study on drums/snare. Ages: 9-12; When: July 19-23, 3-4:30 p.m.; Cost: $135.

Chamber Music for Piano and Strings: Students are grouped into duets, trios and quartets based on ability, and then work on classical material. String students should have a minimum of two-years experience and be reading music; piano students Level 6 or above. Contact the school for audition time. Ages: 6-16, by audition only; When: July 19-23 or July 26-30, 9-11:45 a.m.; Cost: $165.

Jazz Jams Middle School Mini-Camp: Jazz improvisation, theory and history are covered in this camp designed for newer jazz students. This camp is for student with one to three years of experience who want to get ready for jazz band in high school. When: July 19-23, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Ages: 12-14 or by permission; Cost: $145.

Middle Eastern Drum Camp: Calling all drummers, dashboard pounders and dinner-table rappers. This is a full-on, hands-on immersion in Middle Eastern percussion. Students will discover all the different drums and learn to make them “talk.” No experience required. Instruments provided. Ages: 8-12; When: July 13-18, 9-10:30 a.m.; Cost: $135.

Beginning Guitar II: Students learn more chords, more strums and more songs. Electric or acoustic guitars OK, some experience required. Ages: 10-14; When: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. July 19-23 or 10-11:30 a.m. July 26-30; Cost: $135.

Lead Guitar: This class is for students who want to learn to play lead guitar. We'll learn scales and classic rock riffs and do a lot of jamming. Ages: 10-16; minimum one-year experience required; When: July 26-30, 1-2:45 p.m.; Cost: $135.

Hip-Hop Teens: This class is for students who like hip-hop and techno music. No objectionable language in this class; no experience required. Ages: 14-18; When: 7-9 p.m. July 12-16; Cost: $145.

Campfire Guitar: Families learn songs in singable keys, with a special emphasis on campfire classics in the cowboy tradition. Ages: All ages; When: 5:30-7 p.m. July 12-16 or July 19-23; Cost: $145 per family.

Develop Music

These music classes are taught at 2537 N.E. Lynda Lane in Bend. Contact: Sign up at www.developmusic.com or call Amy James at 541-389-6690 or e-mail at amy@developmusic.com.

Peekaboo I Love You: In this special camp, uncover more ways to say “I Love You” using American Sign Language, soap bubbles and parent-baby dances. Ages: 0-18 months, plus a parent; When: May 27-June 24, 11:45-12:30 p.m. Thursdays; or July 29-Aug. 12, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; Cost: $95.

Zoo Train: Kids learn and sing about real animals in the zoo. Ages: 18 months-3; When: May 25-June 8, 10:45 -11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; Cost: $95.

Splash: During the class, students will think and talk in patterns of threes. In class we'll sing songs that help your child seek and find that pattern. Ages: 2-4; When: May 25-June 3, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; Cost: $80.

Let's Play Family Class: The class will explore the ways families play at home, on the playground and during family time. Ages: 0-6; When: June 29-July 8, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; Cost: From $85-$162.50 depending on the number of children.

On the Road: Preschoolers will take imaginary trips to summer vacation locations such as the carnival, a summer cottage and the beach. Ages: 3-5; When: June 29-July 13, 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; Cost: $155.

Out&About: Join us as we take pretend adventures to the mountains, the beach, bike rides and picnics. Ages: 18 months-3ˆ 1/2; When: Aug. 3-12, 9:30-10:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; Cost: $80.

Giggles: Students will use word plays, puns and all around silliness to boost vocabulary, develop conversational skills and nurture happy learning. Ages: 4-6; When: Aug. 3-12, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; Cost: $80.

Out-of-area

Spanish Immersion Camps

Sayulita Summer Camp has four 10-day sessions and one session for college-aged students this summer. Each camp is limited to 10 campers. Students will learn Spanish, surf and experience numerous cultural activities at this multicultural adventure camp in Mexico. Ages: 10-17 and 18-25; Cost: $1,350 for 10 days includes villa accommodations, meals, surf and Spanish lessons and travel; Contact: www.spanishimmersioncamps.com or 541-318-0123.

North Star Camp

This is a residential camp for boys in Hayward, Wis., set on 120 acres, with 2.5 miles of shoreline. The program offers opportunities in athletics, water sports, creative arts and adventure programming. Every camper also goes on an age-appropriate wilderness trip, which takes them canoeing or hiking through the upper Midwest. Ages: 8-15; Cost: $4,450 for four weeks, $7550 for eight weeks Contact: www.NorthStarCamp.com.

Oregon State University JumpstART

The JumpstART program is a three-week precollege visual and performing arts program. The intent is to help students create work that will be worthy of a portfolio used to get into a college art program. Students must apply for the program by April 30. Ages: High school students during the summers after their freshman through senior years; When: June 20-July 9; Where: Oregon State University in Corvallis; Cost: $1,995 for tuition and residence; financial aid available; Contact: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/arts/jumpstart.

Salem YMCA

Campers participate in skill groups for specific activities, have some free choice time, cabin group activities, campfire, sing-a-longs and short hikes. Ages: Entering grades 3-5 or entering grades 5-7; When: July 11-17, July 18-25, Aug. 8-14, Aug. 15-21, Aug. 22-28; Where: Silver Falls State Park; Cost: $325; Also available: Counselor-in-training sessions for teens entering grades 10-12, cost $430; Contact: 503-581-9622 or www.salemymcacamps.com/silvercreek.

Editor's note: This year's summer camp listing is split into two parts. Today's list, which is the second, includes sports, outdoors/adventure and academic enrichment camps. A list of all of the camps can also be found at www.bendbulletin.com/camps.

Outdoor and Adventure

Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe

Students learn the basics of kayaking, including strokes, bracing, self-rescues and rolling techniques, and will travel to Warm Springs and the McKenzie River; Ages: 8-16; When: July 12-15 or Aug. 9-12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Where: Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe in Bend, with field trips; Cost: $225 including gear and transportation; Contact: 541-317-9407 or geoff@aldercreek.com.

Back 2 Basics Farm Camp

This camp combines outdoor recreation, homestead/primitive skills, artistic activities and experience on a working urban farm. Ages: Entering grades 2-8; When: June 21 to Sept. 3, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., extended day available from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Where: Tumalo area, 64702 Cook Ave., Bend; Cost: $145 per week, discounts for full-summer enrollment and siblings; Contact: www.back2basicsfarm.vpweb.com, 541-508-CAMP or e-mail btrue@back2basicsfarm.vpweb.com

Bend Park&Recreation District

Contact: www.bendparksandrec.org or 541-389-7275

Adventure Camp: Kids raft the McKenzie River, rock climb at Smith Rock State Park, mountain bike, canoe, swim and more. Ages: 11-14; When: July 12-15 or July 26-29, Monday to Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thurs 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Cost: $192 in-district, $259 out of district

Adventure Camp with Overnight: Same as Adventure Camp, with an overnight in tents. Meals, tents and other group gear provided. Ages: 12-15; When: Aug. 16-19, Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday 7:30 a.m. to Thursday 6 p.m.; Cost: $225 in-district, $304 out of district

Whitewater Kayaking: Students can choose from a variety of options, beginner or more advanced, overnight or a whole weekend. Ages: 10 and older.

Overnights on the River: Kids spend two days of river floating with a riverside camp-out under the stars. Food, tents and group camping gear included. Ages: 12-15; When: June 29-30 or Aug. 3-4, Tuesday 7:30 a.m. to Wednesday 6 p.m.; Where: Meets at Harmon Park; Cost: $130 in-district, $176 out of district

Base Camp: Students will canoe, rock climb, swim and float in an inflatable kayak in a variety of Central Oregon locations. Ages: 10-12; When: June 28-July 1, Aug. 9-12 or Aug. 23-26, Monday to Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Where: Meets at Harmon Park; Cost: $164 in-district, $221 out of district

Frontier Camps: The goal of these camps is to take students back in time to try some old skills, while exploring the diverse Central Oregon landscape. Ages: 8-11; When: July 6-9 Homestead Camp; July 19-22 Trapper Camp; Aug. 2-5 Prospector Camp; Aug. 30-Sept. 2 Best of Frontier Camps; Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Where: Meets at Harmon Park; Cost: $164 in-district, $221 out of district

Cascade Eco Challenge Camp: Campers participate in a themed outdoor activity, coupled with the use of swimming pools, mini golf course, tennis courts and trail network. Ages: 7-12; When: June 21-Sept. 3, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Where: Seventh Mountain Resort

Hollywood Stuntman Training Camp: Students learn how to fall, “hit” and take hits safely and convincingly for the camera while combining gymnastics, martial arts and acting. Ages: 7-15; When: June 28-July 2 or Aug. 23-27, Monday to Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to noon and Friday 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Where: Sortor Bushido Kai Karate; Cost: $75 in-district, $101 out of district

Camp Fire USA

Outdoor Adventure Camp: A five-day adventure camp for middle and high school students. The first two days are a day camp, followed by a two-night camp out. Activities include mountain biking, whitewater rafting, canoeing, hiking, camping and more. Ages: 12 and older; When: July 12-16; Where: Central Oregon Cascades; Cost: $225; Contact: 541-382-4682, www.campfireusaco.org or campfire@bendcable.com

High Desert Museum

Camps at the museum south of Bend are offered Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with an extended care option from 7:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Cost: $150 per week, extra for extended care. Contact: 541-382-4754 ext. 329 or www.highdesertmuseum.org

Themes and dates for ages 5-6:

• Cool Communities, July 5-9 or July 26-30: Children explore the communities of the High Desert through arts and crafts, science and outdoor exploration.

• Creature Feature, July 12-16 or Aug. 2-6: Children learn about the critters that call the area home including reptiles, birds and mammals. Children will get to meet the museum's animals throughout the week.

• Frontier Fun, July 19-23 or Aug. 9-13: Children will explore the culture and stories of the High Desert by examining artifacts and doing authentic, hands-on pioneer games, chores and activities.

Themes and dates for ages 7-9:

• Picture the World, July 5-9 or July 26-30: Children will spend the week exploring nature through photography.

• Dig It, July 12-16 or Aug. 2-6: In this archaeology-inspired class kids uncover artifact replicas from a frontier town at an outdoor simulated dig pit.

• Desert Dwellers, July 19-23 or Aug. 9-13: Kids go behind the scenes at our wildlife habitat exhibits and learn how to prepare food for animals. Students will encounter raptors, reptiles and mammals.

Trinity Lutheran

All camps are held at Trinity Lutheran School and cost $88 Contact: www.saints.org.

Bicycle Maintenance and Trail Riding Camp: Grades 5-12; When: July 26-30, 9 a.m. to noon.

GPS and Geocaching Camp: Grades 3-12; Aug. 3-7, grades 3-6, 9 a.m. to noon and grades 7-12, 1 to 4 p.m.

Sports

Athletic Club of Bend

Activities include rock wall climbing, swimming, tennis and team activities such as softball, hockey and soccer. No membership is required. Ages: Kindergarten to second grade; When: Year-round; noon to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday; Where: Athletic Club of Bend; Cost: $21 per session; Contact: www.athleticclubofbend.com or 541-385-3062.

Bend Park&Recreation District

Contact: www.bendparksandrec.org or 541-389-7275

Youth Archery: Learn the basics of bows and arrows, using equipment specifically designed for the beginning archer.; Ages: 10-16; When: July 9-Aug. 27, Fridays 9 a.m. to noon.

Youth Baseball&Softball: This program will introduce children to organized baseball/softball.; Ages: 6-12; When and where: Varies; Cost: $52 in-district, $70 out of district

Storm Soccer Camp: Summit High girls soccer coach Jamie Brock and her staff lead this camp for girls of all ability levels. Ages: 8-13; Where: Summit High School; When: Aug. 9-12, 8:30 a.m. to noon; Cost: $95 in-district, $128 out of district.

Bend Elk's Baseball Camp: Students work with Elk's coaching staff and players and receive Elk's T-shirt and game tickets. Ages: 7-14; Location: Genna Stadium; When: June 21-24 or July 12–15, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Cost: $80 in-district, $108 out of district.

Softball Camp: High School coaches lead this camp, which will stress the fundamentals of the game. Ages 8-14; When: June 21-24, 9 a.m. to noon; Where: Summit High School; Cost: $65 in-district, $88 out of district.

Volleyball Camp: Coach Jessica Fowls and her staff teach the fundamentals of volleyball through a system of demonstrations, guidance, repetition and correction. When: June 28-July 1; Grades 3-5, 9 a.m. to noon; grades 6-8, 1 to 4 p.m.; Where: Trinity Lutheran School; Cost: $65 in-district, $88 out of district.

Lacrosse Camp: Local lacrosse guru Bill Rexford and his staff lead this camp. When: June 21-24 or July 26-29; • Novice, grades 1-4: 9 a.m. to noon; $73 in-district, $98 out of district. • All Levels, grades 2-8: Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon; $73 in-district, $98 out of district Where: Big Sky Park

Little Dribblers Basketball Camps: Through the Central Oregon Basketball Organization; Ages: Grades 2–5; When: June 28-July 1 or July 12-15, 9 a.m. to noon; Where: Mountain View High School and Cascade Middle School; Cost: $74 in-district, $100 out of district

Middle School Basketball Camp: Through the Central Oregon Basketball Organization. Ages: Grades 5–9; When: July 12-15, 1 to 4 p.m.; Where: Cascade Middle School; Cost: $74 in-district, $100 out of district

COBO Advanced Basketball Camp: Ages: Grades 5-6 and grades 7-9; Where: Mountain View High School; When: Aug. 9-12, younger grades 9 a.m. to noon and older grades 1 to 4 p.m.; Cost: $94 in-district, $127 out of district

The Truck Stop Skatepark Summer Skate Camps: Camps for beginner/intermediates to improve skateboarding skills. An open skate jam at the end of the week will give participants a chance to show newly developed skills. Helmets and skateboards required. Ages: 7-15; When: Weekly June 21-Aug. 19 (except week of July 19), Monday to Thursday, 9 to 11:30 a.m.; Where: The Truck Stop Skatepark; Cost: $130 in-district, $1