Better than childcare–SummerKids is a place to grow.
Designed for working families, SummerKids weekly camps
give your child a place to feel creative, secure and empowered.
Learning and fun come in many forms!
With great indoor and outdoor spaces, SummerKids offers theme-based camps for young people Kindergarten through 6th Grade all summer long. Monday through Friday, your child will learn valuable communication, teamwork and leadership skills as they play, learn and create with friends new and old. Each week, we explore a different theme through: movement activities, science investigations, music, arts and crafts, environmental awareness and working with members of our community, including special guest speakers and performances.
2018 PROGRAM LOCATION: Bear Creek Elementary School
Hours: 9:00 a.m - 3:30 p.m Monday-Friday
June 18th - August 17th
Exceptionally low staff to child ratio for Kindergarteners
Outings and field trips for 4th and 5th graders
Weekly themes that make learning fun
Communication and leadership skills
We understand how challenging it can be to juggle work and activities, so we offer extended care to give you flexibility and peace of mind. New for 2018, in an effort to increase a culture of community, belonging and to allow weekly themes to be explored in full by every camper, we no longer offer Pick Your Days! Our programs are designed to be weeklong experiences, with activities and projects that build on each other, and build a culture that deepens with full involvement. If a full week program doesn't fit your needs, there are other community options that offer single day opportunities: Check out Bend Parks and Recreation and the Samara Learning Center. Thank you for your understanding!
Extended Care Option: 7:30-9:00 a.m | 3:30-5:30 p.m
From 7:30 a.m drop-off to 5:30 p.m. pick-up, we offer early and after care options for an additional cost. Fees are calculated during registration.
2018 SummerKids Themes
Here’s a list of our themes for Summer, 2018. Are you ready? We are!
June 18-22: Summer Solstice Sun and Stars
Take a trip out of this world as we explore far off galaxies, follow astronaut adventures, and witness the longest day of the year.
June 25-29: Ocean Exploration
Whales and sharks and Cephalopods, oh, my! Join Camp Fire for a week of underwater fun, as we explore the deep blue.
July 2-3 (Holiday Split Week): Magic
Campers become magicians as we perform card tricks, make potions, and play magical games.
July 5-6: Weather Wonders
Did you ever wonder why it hails in the middle of the summer? What makes thunder? Put on your meteorologist rain slicker, because we'll be exploring the world's weather during this fun series of day camps!
July 9-13: Spy School Training Camp
Grab your spy gear and join us for a week of spy tactics. Through exploration and play we will take fingerprints, decode secret messages, make disguises, and solve mysteries.
July 16-20: Rock On!
Join us as we explore the wonderful world of rocks. Look for evidence of life in our planet’s past, and learn about the forces that shape our world.
July 23-27: Stage Life: Performance and Production
Live the life of the stage, as we explore what it takes to put on a production both onstage and backstage. We’ll make props, sets, and instruments, plus learn to perform and be a stage manager.
July 30- August 3: Welcome To My Laboratory
Investigate the mad sciences this week, as we make discoveries about chemical reactions, motion, and perform experiments.
August 6-10: Epic Tales
Live the life of an epic story this week at camp, as we explore myths, legends, and the adventures of community helpers.
August 13-17: Wildlife Wonders
It's Camp Fire safari time! This week, we explore animals of the world. Soar, climb and crawl as we learn about unique adaptation that help animals thrive, and what they are up to our there in the wild.
Financial Assistance Is Available!
Financial assistance is available! We strive to give every child the opportunity to shine at our camps. Please contact us to learn how to apply.
Camp Fire's Refund/Cancellation Policy:
We have updated policies for refunds and cancellations! Learn more about our registration policies here.