Free Swimming Lessons and other Spring Break Adventures

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FREE Swim Lessons @ East Portland & Mt. Scott Community Centers! 

Audubon Society

The Audubon Society is offering a wide variety of day camps. Activities range from hiking, basket making, a day trip to the coast, learning about wildlife veterinarians and how to use maps &compasses. Visit their site to learn more. The Audubon Society offers scholarships up to 50% (application online).



During Champions spring break program kids will create their own superhero identities, rewrite a classic fairy tale and decode cryptograms and more.

Spring Break Flyer

Champions’ Website



Take your family on a treasure hunt! If you haven’t heard of geocaching, read about the game at this website. It’s fun, free and an outdoor activity for the whole family!


Leach Botanical Garden

Manga Drawing – Ages 8-12yrs

Japanese comic strips and animation have introduced young people the world over to a new type of creativity. This style of art is beautiful and entertaining – these classes are a simple introduction to making manga on your own! All skill levels are welcome! Supplies provided and/or bring your own.

Register Online


Oregon Zoo

Do your little ones love getting up close and personal with critters? Each day of Spring Break offers a different camp for kids K-4. Campers can participate in one, several or all five. Each day campers will explore “animal mysteries” in a different way, and bring home fun projects. $38/day members, $45/day non-members.

Register Online

Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Rd.


Portland Parks and Recreation

With community centers, pools parks and day camps Portland Parks has a lot to offer your family.


Online registration


Spring Break Lessons

Swim Time and Special days

East Portland Community Center and Pool

Spring Break Camps – Flyer

Spring and Summer 2015 Activities Catalog – See page 20 for Spring break activities

Need a Scholarship?

Individuals, regardless of age, who require financial assistance can apply for scholarships to offset PP&R fees. To apply, please complete a Scholarship Application and return it to your preferred center or pool.

Find a Portland Park

Want to visit a new park? Use Portland Parks & Recreation’s Find a Park page to specify the park amenities your family is looking for.


Tracker’s Earth

Day programs and activities for all ages. Camp themes include outdoor skills, fishing, and story based adventure.

Online Registration


Zenger Farm

Zenger Farm, an urban farm in Southeast Portland, welcomes 2nd-4th grade kids to “Celebrate Spring” by digging in garden beds, making nature-based crafts, and cooking fresh from the garden. Friends and family can get in touch with their green thumbs right along with them at the open house on Friday afternoon. $280/week. Need-based scholarships are available. Contact Education Director, Allison O’Sullivan at 503-282-4245 or to apply.

Online Register

Zenger Farm
11741 SE Foster Rd