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Summer programs in Oregon

Smiling students at University of Oregon's SAIL program


Many colleges and organizations in Oregon offer summer camps and programs.

Learn something new, build your leadership skills, explore careers and of course, have fun! Visit each programs' website for information on dates, rates, and application deadlines.

Blue Mountain Community College

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Manufacturing Camp
Boardman • Grades 6-8 • Scholarships available
Learn about manufacturing and local industries.

Central Oregon Community College

Camps at COCC
Bend • Ages 10-14 • Scholarships available
Several camps for students to explore gardening, theater, coding, and criminal justice.

Clackamas Community College

CTE Summer Camps
Virtual • Grades 9-12 • Free 
Students who live and go to school in Clackamas county can learn about dental professions.

Brilliant Voices Summer Music Camp
Oregon City • Grades 9+
Five-day camps for students to immerse in a musical journey of growth and inspiration.

Summer Band Camp
Oregon City • Grades 9-13
A jam-packed week of instrumental instruction, rehearsals and performances.

Eastern Oregon University

Cottonwood Crossing
Cottonwood Canyon State Park • Grades 9-12
Week-long residential field studies to learn about locally significant cultural or natural resources.

Eastern Oregon Teacher Academy
La Grande • Grades 9-12 • Free
Participants spend four days learning what teachers do and determining whether or not they have the potential for meeting this professional challenge.

Life: Past, Present and Future
La Grande • Grades 9-12 • Scholarships available
Choose from three paths exploring Life on Earth: ancient life, present human disease and epidemiology and future pondsnail sensory physiology.

Rural MedQuest Camp
La Grande • Grades 9-12
A weeklong camp for students to enhance their knowledge of rural medicine through job shadows, mentorships and hands-on learning.

Shark Tank
La Grande • Grades 9-12 • Scholarships available
Labs and facilities are open for exploration and refinement of ideas for student entrepreneurs.

La Grande • Grades 9-12 • Scholarships available
Explore the folk elements of Ibero-American music and collaborate in producing music through composition, arranging and improvisation in support of a theatrical production.

George Fox University

Summer Camps at George Fox University
Newberg • Grades 7-12
Camps ranging from film production, art and design, and STEM subjects to theology and athletics. 

Lewis & Clark College

Fir Acres Writing Workshop
Portland • Grades 10-12 
For two weeks, passionate high school students come together to study great writing and produce their own under the guidance of published faculty.

Lane Community College

Rites of Passage Summer Academies
Eugene/virtual • Grades 7-12 • Scholarships available 
Middle and high school students from four racial/ethnic groups focus on their cultural history, literature, folklore, and traditions.

Linn-Benton Community College

Linn-Benton Community College Summer Programs
Albany • Grades 6-12
Week-long camps connecting creativity and technology. High school students can also register to take LBCC courses.

Oregon Health & Science University

K-12 programs
Portland • Grades 5-12 • Free
Over ten apprenticeship, research and mentorship programs for students in grades.

Oregon Institute of Technology

GIS/Geomatics Camp
Klamath Falls • Grades 9-12 • Free
Residential camp to learn about GIS and geomatics.

LEGO Camps
Klamath Falls • Ages 7-12 • Scholarships available
Explore engineering and robotics through LEGOs.

Oregon State University

4-H Center Camps
Salem • Grades 4-12 • Scholarships available
Camps with a broad range of topics and activities.

Hatfield Marine Science Center Day Camps
Newport • Ages 8-18
Interact with researchers and learn about the marine environment through hands-on programs and field trips.

High Desert Youth Range Camp
Burns • Grades 9-12
Learn about rangeland, wildlife habitats, livestock, plants, and career opportunities in natural resources.

iINVENT Summer Camps
Various locations • Grades 6-8 • Free
Week-long camp focused on the design and invention process.

SAC Academy
Various locations/Virtual • Ages 14-19 • Scholarships available
Several camps focused on art, music, and theater.

STEM Academy
Virtual/Corvallis • Grades 3-12 • Scholarships available
Week-long programs in science, technology, engineering and math subjects like LEGO Robotics, game design, and creative computing.

Summer Experience in Science and Engineering for Youth (SESEY)
Corvallis • Grades 9-11 • Scholarships available
Female and underrepresented minoritiy students spend a week with a research group.

Summer Veterinary Experience
Virtual • Grades 10-11 • Free
A learning experience for academically talented, low-income and minority students interested in veterinary medicine.

Inspiring Girls* Expeditions
Various locations/Virtual • Ages 16-18 • Free
Expeditions for high school girls that interweave field science, art and backcountry travel.

Oregon State University - Cascades

Summer Academy
Bend • Grades 10-12 • Scholarships available
Program for high school students to study arts, media, tech, physiology, microbiology, and more.

Pacific Northwest College of Art

Precollege Foundation Intensive
Portland • Ages 15-18 • Scholarships available
Gain an understanding of both 2D and 3D design principles through a larger, personalized, world-building project.

Portland Community College

Summer Teen Program
Various locations/Virtual • Age 12-17
A broad range of dynamic and engaging educational experiences ranging from 3D printing, cooking and art, coding, finance, welding, photography and more.

Portland State University

Invention Boot Camp
Virtual/Portland • Grades 9-12 • Free
A 4-week opportunity to design and fabricate an invention.

Summer Transportation Institute
Portland • Grades 9-12 • Free
An immersive introduction to transportation systems and engineering.

Southern Oregon University

Academia Latina
Ashland • Grades 7-9 
A broad range of classes, lectures, cultural experiences and recreational activities for Latino students.

Academia Leadership
Ashland • Grades 10-11 
A broad range of courses, lectures, cultural experiences, and recreational activities focused on leadership and the development of an effective leader.

Ashland • Grades 5-9 • Scholarships available
A broad range of classes, workshops and recreational activities for talented and highly able students.

Summer Better Than Others Day Camps
Ashland • Ages 7-15
Over 10 camps including activities in coding, robotics, animation, clay sculpting, fantasy writing and more.

SEA Camp of Oregon
Coos Bay • Grades 4-8 • Scholarships available
Explore the wonders of the marine and estuarine environments by hiking, observing marine mammals, tide pooling, and taking classes in marine biology.

Konaway Nika Tillcum
Ashland • Grades 7-12
A camp for motivated Native American students.

University of Oregon

Duck Trails Camps
Eugene • Grades K-12
10 summer programs offering sports, outdoor adventures, cooking, and building self-confidence.

Music Camps
Eugene • Grades 8-12 • Scholarships available
Marching band and jazz improvisation camps.

SPICE Science Camp
Eugene • Grades 6-9 • Scholarships available
Two-week day camp for girls focusing on hands-on exploration of science.

Student Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL)
Eugene • Grades 9-12 • Free
Day and residential academic and interactive summer programs on the University of Oregon campus for first generation, underrepresented or low-income students.

University of Portland

UPSON Summer Nurse Camp
Portland • Ages 16+ • Free
Day camp offering high school students the opportunity to learn about the nursing field.

Other programs & organizations

Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering
Various locations • Grades 9-11 • Scholarships available
Summer internships with professional engineers and scientists. Includes a $1,000 stipend.

Aviation Camp
Bend • Ages 16+
Explore flight careers with a four-day immersive aviation experience.

Brand Camp
Portland • Ages 16+ • Scholarships available
For high school and college students interested in business, branding and entrepreneurship.

Business Week Camp
Corvallis • Grades 9-12 • Scholarships available
For high school students interested in business.

Camp Fire Teen Summer Programs
Central Oregon • Grades 7-12 • Scholarships available
Service challenges and leadership training programs that allow participants to gain valuable volunteer, leadership, and job training experience.

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum Camps
McMinnville • Ages 9-16 • Scholarships available
Aviation, space and water-themed camps.

FBI Teen Academy
Salem • Grades 10-11 • Free
A week-long, residential camp that provides an opportunity to work directly with FBI agents and specialty teams.

Fire Camp
Portland, Sherwood • Ages 16-20 • Free
Camps for young women to experience the unique aspects of being a firefighter.

Virtual • Grades 9-12 • Scholarships available
An exploration of health care careers.

Northwest Youth Corps
Various locations • Ages 15-19+ • Scholarships available, may include stipend
Offers outdoor camps and job-training programs at locations around the state.

OMSI Camps & Classes
Various locations • Grades K-8 • Scholarships available
Science, design, adventure and more at locations around the state.

Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute Summer Internship
Portland • Grade 11 • Pays at least $15/hour
Explore career options in the construction trades by working for a General Contractor on a commercial building project for 8 weeks.

Young Women's Fire Camp
Eugene • Ages 16-19 • Free
Designed to build confidence and leadership skills through hands-on firefighter training and team exercises.

Youth Construction Camp
Baker City • Ages 11-14 • Free
Get an introduction to construction, welding, and concrete.