The NECC Community Fund provides financial assistance for qualifying campers, including families experiencing temporary financial hardship due to COVID-19. Please contact the NECC Front Desk at 503.284.3377 for more information about financial assistance.
*The following is information about the Summer Camps we held in 2021, check back in February 2022 for information about the upcoming summer’s offerings*
Summer Camps for Ages 5-11
The past year has been incredibly challenging for many children, and our dedicated staff is looking forward to providing an engaging, safe, and inclusive space for children – physically, socially, and emotionally. Our summer staff have all completed child-development related trainings, including topics such as: CPR and First Aid, trauma-informed care, neurodiversity, and working with children who experience disabilities. Our diverse staff is also prepared to have age-appropriate conversations and create learning opportunities around current community issues, such as persons who are houseless, diversity and equity, differences and empathy.
As a licensed emergency child care provider since early 2020, the NECC is well-versed in following all Oregon Health Authority (OHA) guidelines for summer camps/childcare related to COVID-19 health and sanitation measures. In addition to other health and safety protocols, campers will only interact with other members of their cohort (siblings must be in the same cohort), and everyone is required to wear masks.
Refund Policy – Please review our refund policy as it has changed. Each week of camp has a non-refundable cancellation fee of $25. A full refund (less the $25 cancellation fee) is only available if the participant withdraws at least two weeks prior to the start of camp. If the participant withdraws between 5-13 days prior to camp, NECC will provide a 50% refund or account credit. We are unable to provide a refund or account credit if the participant withdraws fewer than 5 days prior to the start of camp.
All Day-Camps with Spark Arts
Join us for a fun and enriching summer! Our camps allow youth to actively engage with their peers while creating themed crafts with the professionals from Spark Arts Center, playing group games, splashing in our indoor pool, and visiting Grant Park.
FEES: $335/week – generous financial assistance available through The Community Fund. Contact the NECC Front Desk for more information.
July 19-23 – Beach Blast Day Camp. Campers create their own sandy shores and personalized sea creatures at Spark Arts, play active games such as sharks and minnows or other sports, and meet new friends.
Aug 2-6 – Harry Potter Camp. Campers release their inner wizard by conjuring a unique wand, creating other art inspired by the wonderful world of Hogwarts, and playing Harry Potter-inspired games and sports.
All Day Critter Camp Added!
Aug 9-13 – Join us for another Critter Camp! Camp theme is all-things Critters, and will provide opportunities for youth to actively engage with their peers, play group games, visit Grant Park, create art & crafts at the NECC, and splash around in our indoor pool.
FEES: $299/week – generous financial assistance available through The Community Fund. Contact the NECC Front Desk for more information.
Mini Camps for ages 5-7
Half-day Mini Camps provide opportunities for young children to socialize and actively engage with their peers while creating weekly themed crafts and playing fun and inclusive group games.
TIMES: Monday – Thursday, 9:00am-12:00pm
FEES: $150/week – generous financial assistance and sliding scale pricing is available. Contact the NECC Front Desk for more information.
July 26-29 – Critter Mini Camp.
Bike safety and maintenance are the focus here! Campers learn the rules of the road, how to fix a flat tire, and how to complete their own bike maintenance and safety manual. Games and group rides teach riders proper biking safety. Participants will need their own bike, helmet, and bike lock – please contact our Youth Program Coordinator if you want to participate in camp but do not have access to these items.
TIMES: Monday – Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm
FEES: $355/week – generous financial assistance and sliding scale pricing is available. Contact the NECC Front Desk for more information.
Aug 2-6 (New Camp added!)