Winter Break Camp
Join us for winter break camp at NECC! Each day has a different theme – kids can work together to bust myths, repurpose recycling into art, and learn about space exploration. They even get to build and launch their own spaceship in the gym! Sign up for one day or all of them.
REGISTRATION: Members: Tuesday, November 15 at noon (registration link will be sent out via email)
Non-members: Thursday, November 17 at noon
DATES: You do not need to enroll for a full week, you can pick and choose which dates you would like your kid to attend.
- Week 1: December 19 – 22
- Week 2: December 27 – 30
TIMES: 9:00am-4:00pm (pickup and drop off in the gym)
AGES: 6-11 (also open to kindergarteners in our After School Time program)
FEES: $80/day – financial assistance available through The Community Fund. View our Community Fund page for more information.
LUNCH: Lunch is not provided, please pack your child a meal and snacks to fuel an active day. Please contact Ava Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance providing lunch/snacks.
ACCOMMODATIONS: To inquire about special accommodations, please reach out to the Youth Enrichment Coordinator, Ava Shannon, at email@example.com. We are prepared to care for neurodivergent children and work with families to meet children’s specific needs. Please note that our program allows kids to have extended periods of free time, which can be challenging for children who succeed with more structure or more individualized guidance and redirection. If you would like to discuss if this would be the right fit for your child, please reach out to the program coordinator.
The NECC has provided children and adults safe opportunities to use the pool throughout the pandemic. Children will have monitored open swim time in our pool during all camps.
If you would like your child to have the opportunity to swim, please send your child with a swimsuit, towel, and any extra bathroom supplies you think your child will need. Campers will use the universal locker room with private, individual changing stalls. A camp counselor will be in the pool with the children at all times, and our head lifeguard will perform a daily skill check to use the deep end. Children who do not wish to swim will be able to play with camp counselors in our Child Watch room.
If a camper or youth staff member tests positive for Covid-19, the NECC will notify all registered families. The NECC will not hesitate to cancel camp due to Covid-19 related precautions.
The NECC has adopted these guidelines for managing COVID-19 cases and exposures. They take a more conservative approach than those recommended by the CDC and Portland Public Schools.
- In order to receive a refund or credit to your NECC account, you must withdraw your child from camp at least 48 hours prior to the day of care. This will allow us to safely offer spaces to other children.
- If you withdraw your child from camp fewer than 48 hours prior, we will not be able to issue a refund or credit. Exceptions include if your child is feeling ill or experiencing symptoms of Covid-19, as kids are not allowed to attend camp if they are sick.