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SummerKids camp is an exciting and engaging way for kids to spend their summer. Each week, we explore a different theme through games, movement activities, science investigations, camp songs, arts and crafts, environmental awareness, and community building. More importantly, in small groups of 8-12, all youth get to make new friends, connect with caring adults, and discover their sparks in a low pressure, supportive, and fun environment.

All camps take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.—Location TBD (local elementary school in Bend)!
Extended care options are available. See Camp Details.

Highlights of SummerKids Camp:

- Campers have ample opportunity to visit the neighboring parks and green spaces within walking distance

- Water Wednesdays featuring bounce houses and water slides

- Weekly field trips for 5th and 6th graders

- Lower ratios for kindergartners to practice the social emotional skills that will prepare them to transition to elementary school

- Extended care options for both in the mornings and afternoons


2022 SummerKids Schedule


Movers and Shakers

Week 1: June 20-24 - Click here to register

Explore the lives of people who have influenced and changed history, yet are often overlooked. Follow in their footsteps as you too become a Mover and Shaker!


Natural Disasters

Week 2: June 27-July 1 - Click here to register

Fiery volcanoes! Trembling earthquakes! Fierce wildfires! What are the causes and consequences of natural disasters and what can we do to protect our community and the great outdoors?


Hola! Language and Culture Week

Week 3: July 5-8 - Click here to register

Hello! Hola! Áay! Aloha! Nǐ hǎo! Come tour various cultures through food, language, dance, and so much more!



Week 4: July 11-15 - Click here to register

Adventure, mystery, and quick thinking? Yes, please! Come challenge yourself as we dig into a world of perplexing puzzles, outrageous obstacles and mystifying marvels!


Myths and Monsters

Week 5: July 18-22 - Click here to register

Delve into the stories of monsters, heroes, and deities as we listen to, immerse ourselves in, and create epic tales and myths.


Wilderness Readiness

Week 6: July 25-29 - Click here to register

Gain confidence and skills to survive in the outdoors like a pro, to identify and understand fascinating parts of the wilderness and to conserve the natural wonders around us.



Week 7: August 1-5 - Click here to register

Investigate the microcosm of bacteria, snot, dirt, slime and all things gross! What can we observe from the roles of the tiniest and dirtiest of organisms?


Final Frontiers

Week 8: August 8-12 - Click here to register

Reach for the stars, plunge down to the deepest depths and brave the cold as we pioneer the most extreme landscapes of space, the ocean, and the Arctic; humankind’s final frontiers!


In the Spotlight

Week 9: August 15-19 - Click here to register

Live the life of the stage!. We’ll make props, sets, and instruments, perform, and stage manage. The week will end with a showcase of hard work and talent!


Click here to learn about our SummerKids SkyLeaders opportunity for 7th-9th graders and Junior Counselor Internship opportunity for 9th-12th graders

Program Details:


PROGRAM HOURS: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm


LOCATION: Lava Ridge Elementary School



Kindergarten: $275/week

1st-4th grade: $255/week

5th-6th grade: $275/week

Costs reflect a lower staff:youth ratio for our kindergarten group and weekly field trips for our 5th-6th grade group. All camps are priced by the week and we do not prorate for daily attendance.



Mornings: $40/week

Afternoons: $45/week

While our regular programming runs from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, we do offer extended care options for those with schedules that run longer than our program.  When you sign up for extended care, you can drop off as early as 7:30 am or pick up as late as 5:30 pm. 



Financial assistance is available for all of our programs. Learn more about our financial assistance process here.   



Learn more about our registration policies including making payments, our cancellation policy, and our refund policy.   



Don't wait to register... High-quality youth programs are in high demand.  Camp Fire programs are kept small to ensure a great Adult:Youth ratio and create the best learning experience possible.

Space is limited and many sell out quickly!  If the program is sold out, please add yourself to the wait list.


Our Promise

Young people want to shape the world.

Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are.

In Camp Fire, it begins now.

Light the fire within