About Our Summer Camps

We create a strong sense of community in our camps. Within each camp a morning circle of friends starts the day, giving campers a chance to share a thought, and to hear from their counselors and fellow campers. Throughout the day counselors work to build community through honest reflection, group concern, and individual respect. We then gather as a whole camp at the end of each day to share observations, hear a counselor tell a story, and join together to sing camp songs.

Our camps are lead by knowledgeable counselors, many of whom are FSP faculty, who work to weave together camp days that balance outdoor play, group activities, art, stories, rest, nature walks, songs, and more.

Chickadee Camp (for ages 4-5) and Fox Camp (for ages 6-8) aim to be outdoors as much as possible, and each has a camp room in the school building for activities, relaxing, and getting out of the bright sun or rain. Crow Camp (for ages 9-11) aims to be outdoors all day with two outdoor home bases -- a sheltered camp area by the school and our tent in the school forest.

All camps enjoy a relaxed summertime pace in which kindness and friendship are primary goals. With our small camp numbers, about 8-10 campers in each group, all campers become known well and appreciated for the gifts they bring to the group.

Camp hours are 8:30am - 3:00pm; Optional aftercare is 3:00 - 4:00pm (additional charge).

Do you have a question about summer camp?

Please email Laura Glendening, Director of FSP’s Summer Programs at laura@friendsschoolportland.org.