Please call the PP&R’s Environmental Education office with any questions about these programs at 503.823.3601.
Lil’ Nature Kids for ages 3-5
Wednesday Mornings - 9:30am to 11:30am
Children ages 5-8 learn about Pacific Northwest ecology using art, science, literature, exploration, games and play.
Tuesdays Mid-Day - 10am - 1pm
Early Spring session: April 1 - 22
Late Spring session: April 29 - May 20
A shorter version of Nature Day Camp for younger campers.
July 7 – 11
July 21 – 25
Youngsters under the age of 14 disappear into the woods and wild spaces of Portland as they explore nature under the guidance of experienced staff.
June 23 - 27
July 7 - 11
July 21 - 25
Aug 4 - 8
Aug 18 - 22
Hoyt Arboretum is a wonderful place for families to explore together and discover a world of trees and plants just 2 miles west of downtown Portland.
Easily accessible by car, bus or light rail from anywhere in the Portland Metro area, Hoyt Arboretum offers parents a 187-acre "living classroom" in which to teach children about trees, plants and the natural world.
Hoyt Arboretum is home to a collection of more than 6,000 trees representing over 1,400 species from around the world. A Visitor Center in the heart of the Arboretum offers visitor services, a research library, educational brochures, trail maps, a children's activity map and a small gift shop.
Portland Parks & Recreation offers Nature Day Camps, Ladybug Walks, tours for school groups and other programs for children at the Arboretum throughout the year.