Spring Break Camp

Have fun at Friendly House on spring break!

Our Spring Break Camp for kindergarten–5th graders includes engaging activities, fun field trips, and snacks, from 7am–6pm daily! While 2020 Spring Break camp has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, we hope to see you at our 2021 Spring Break camp!

Spring Break 2019 was a blast!

Friendly House kids had a fun week at our 2019 Spring Break Camp. Read about our 2019 adventures below:

Monday, March 25th: “Whale Song”

Field Trip: OMSI “Amazing Whales” Assembly
It was a fun-filled day of learning about ocean stewardship, environmental adaptations of whales, mammal classifications and the essential role these amazing creatures play in their unique ecosystem. Our friends from the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry put on an assembly including a tour through the inside of a giant, blow-up whale and interactive activities involving real whale artifacts!

Tuesday, March 26th: “Tigers and Tea Gardens”

Field Trips: Portland Japanese Garden (3rd–5th), Oregon Zoo (K–2nd)
Campers experienced the serene beauty and astounding wildlife of Washington Park! 3rd–5th graders enjoyed a special tour of the cherry blossoms, koi ponds, Zen gardens and tea houses of the Portland Japanese Gardens, while K-2nd graders swooned over the chill cheetahs, elegant elephants and mischievous monkeys at the Oregon Zoo! Back at Friendly House, we explored environmental education principles and practiced fostering cultural appreciation.

 Wednesday, March 27th: “H2Awesome”

Field Trip: Mount Scott Pool
Participants enjoyed a day of liquid delight at Mt. Scott Pool as we slipped down the water slide, floated in the lazy river and played like penguins in the shallow end! Back at Friendly House, we performed aquatic experiments and generally enjoyed that warm, tired, refreshed feeling after a day in the water.

Thursday, March 28th: “The Story of a Shoe”

Field Trip: Portland Art Museum
Friendly House campers ventured into the world of narrative art and expression. Students gained lifelong literacy skills, heard the extraordinary tales of ordinary objects, and practiced self-expression through art and storytelling. In-house, students participated in various art activities including watercolor painting and tiny book-making.

Friday, March 29th: “The Food of the Forest”

Field Trip: Forest Park
We headed into the woods for an enchanting day amidst the tranquil streams, lush trails and wooded glens of Forest Park. We visited the old Stone House and did some fun plant-identification projects. We also discussed the history of some famous Portland parks and created culinary ensembles inspired by forest-grown foods!


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