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Stay close to home this summer with more than 80 summer camps from the City of Hillsboro's Parks & Recreation Department. You’ll find something for every kid, including affordable camps that will keep kids active and learning while they’re out of school.

A variety of schedules, activities, and prices bring summer camp within reach of every family. Make your selection today!

Register for a Hillsboro Parks & Recreation camp and have a summer you'll never forget!

Registration is open!

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Aquatic Camps

Practice your strokes and have a great time in Aquatic Camps! Learn water sports and activities, play water games, learn first aid and water rescue skills and more!

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Camp Amp

Have you ever dreamed of performing in a Rock band? Then this camp is for you! Camp Amp is a Rock music camp offering majors in guitar, bass, drums, vocals and concert production. At the end of camp bands will perform in front of screaming fans!

Hillsboro Arts Summer Camp students performing a musical on stage.

Hillsboro Arts Summer

Hillsboro Arts Summer (HAS) is a performing and visual arts camp. There are seven majors to choose from and many additional electives are offered. At the end of camp, students will perform a theater, dance and musical production and display artwork created during camp.

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Jackson Bottom Nature Camps

Discover nature in all its glory at Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve Nature Camps. Kids from age four to 13 learn about critters and their habitats, nature and the wetlands while having a great time. Build forts, paddle a canoe and much more! 

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Sizzling Summer Day Camp

Seven weeks full of fun for kids from 1st - 6th grades in Sizzling Summer Day Camps. Three field trips per week along with days jam-packed with games, sports, and arts and crafts. Explore nature, visit parks, and discover your inner athlete at sites around Hillsboro.

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Sports Camps

Learn basic skills, teamwork and sportsmanship through games, instructional drills and game-like scrimmages. Sports Camps include baseball, basketball, flag football, soccer, Portland Timbers Soccer and Lacrosse. 

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Summer Fun Days

Children participate in many fun activities in Summer Fun Days,  including games, crafts, water activities and special events related to the weekly theme.

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Technology Camps

Camps blend technology learning with fun summer camp activities to create a well-rounded summer camp experience. Camps include Mad ScienceLego Engineering and Youth Tech, Inc.


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The Outpost

The Outpost is a free summer lunch and activities program hosted at Shute Park, Shadywood Park, and McKinney Park. Every weekday for nine weeks, educational and recreational activities accompany a free lunch provided by the USDA and Hillsboro School District. Children and teenagers from 1 - 18 years of age are eligible to receive free lunch.

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Walters Creative Arts Camps

Have a creative summer! The Walters Cultural Arts Center Arts Camps offers a variety of exciting, hands-on arts opportunities from day camps to classes led by talented teaching artists. Explore clay, painting, drawing, theatre, animation, music and more!

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Zone Adventure Day Camp

Choose your adventure at the Zone Adventure Day Camp! Every week brings a new set of adventures for kids from 6th - 9th grades. Adventures include ropes courses, white water rafting, visits to mountains, water parks, beaches and much more!

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