The Mazamas offers a variety of classes for all ability levels. Learn new skills in mountaineering, rock climbing, first aid, ski mountaineering, and more.
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Mazama Wild Day Camps (ages 4-10)
At Mazama Wild Day Camps for 4–10 year olds, we believe that authentic learning takes place when children are able to investigate and interact with the world around them. Nature, art, science, and play are the building blocks that campers will use to explore the vibrant life and amazing mysteries found in surrounding green spaces. Through thematic and guided activities, children will laugh, learn, and make memories to last a lifetime.
Every summer camp session includes two days of indoor rock climbing at the Mazama Mountaineering Center (MMC), a full day at the Mazama Lodge on Mount Hood, and daily excursions to Laurelhurst Park. Select camps include additional full-day field trips to local greenspaces. Additionally, 8-10 year olds can opt in to a Thursday night overnight at the Mazama Lodge on Mount Hood where they'll hike, explore the forest, and bond with their new camp friends at the lodge.
Mazama Wild Base Camp (ages 11-14)
Mazama Wild Base Camp is a week-long overnight camp for young adventurers ages 11–14. After meeting in Portland on Monday morning, campers and instructors head up to Mount Hood for a week of adventure. Based at the Mazama Lodge on the slopes of Mt. Hood, participants will take day trips to local Mt. Hood trails and crags to hike and learn outdoor skills including climbing, camp craft, and outdoor decision making. All camp sessions will spend the final night camping under the stars and celebrating a week of adventure around the campfire. Throughout the entirety of camp, instructors will guide and support campers to become better outdoor stewards, problem solvers, and friends.
Mazama Mountaineering Center
527 SE 43rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97215
"The staff was amazing, and went above and beyond on the day that our camper needed extra help with camp. Very compassionate and helpful, made us feel valued, and supported."
"Our son loves your camp! We appreciate the professionalism and maturity of this staff. The camp staff team has created a great environment filled with capable young leaders that are fantastic role models for these kids. The entire staff sets a great example."
“The activities were well planned and age appropriate; the cost is comparable; and the focus and flexibility of the staff is excellent. We are thrilled to have our daughter return to camp for another summer! Thank you!"
“I wasn’t sure how my five-year-old would do for seven hours away from home. He loved it, felt very comfortable with the staff and enjoyed himself immensely. He is looking forward to next year already!”
"My daughter had a ball! She came home everyday exhausted, dirty, and full of stories and excitement. The way camp should be."