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Camps, Classes, and Programs

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Summer Registration Begins May 19

NOTICE TO ALL REGISTRANTS: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hillsboro Parks & Recreation is still in the process of evaluating which programs in our Summer Activities Guide will be able to move forward as planned, and which ones might need to be modified or canceled. If an activity that you are trying to register for shows that it is “full” and gives you the option of being added to a “waitlist”, this is because we are still trying to determine the number of participants we can safely accept into the program and would rather not receive your payment until we are confident that we can honor your registration. Please feel free to join the waitlist and our staff will contact you about that activity as soon as possible.

Thank you!! 


Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve is your go to location for nature-based camps, classes, and programs in Hillsboro! Whether you are a parent looking for a summer camp for your child, a school teacher planning a field trip or an adult who wants to learn more about bird watching, we have something for everyone! 

  • Backyard Science Series
    Looking for some nature activities to do at home? Jackson Bottom Wetlands nature education staff want to help!
  • CampsKids in field experience program looking through binoculars Check out our  summer camp information for kids ages 4 - 18.
    Lunch with the Birds
    Join Jackson Bottom staff and volunteers every Wednesday, September through June, from noon to 1 pm. Learn local wildlife identification tips and natural history facts. 
  • Service Projects Support Hillsboro Parks & Recreation by volunteering for a habitat enhancement or park beautification project.
  • Sunset Sit & Moonrise Smile
    Once a month make time in your day to relax and take in the eastern sky as the sun sets and the moon rises. Join us thirty minutes before sunset at select City of Hillsboro park sites. A Parks & Recreation naturalist will be on hand to help you tune in to the many wonderful events that happen as day passes into night.
  • Wetlands Exploration Days

    Experience family-friendly activities Sundays at Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve. Wetlands Exploration Days are your chance to dive deeper into the wildlife and habitats of the Wetlands. Fun activities sure to be a hit with the whole family are led by Preserve naturalists. A different theme is offered each week so you can come back again and again to learn something new. Activities are geared for elementary-aged children and younger, but anyone is welcome to attend. No pre-registration required. Free!

  • Wetlands Individual Leadership Development (WILD Program)
    Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve offers summer volunteer counselor opportunities for their WILD Program (Wetlands Individual Leadership Development). This is a great volunteer opportunity for students who love the outdoors and enjoy working with children.



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