THPRD is committed to providing a fun, memorable, and safe camp experience. We will be monitoring state and federal guidelines and will adapt our programs, as needed, to ensure the safety of all participants. We will communicate any changes to families as guidelines are updated.
THPRD Summer Camps 2022
THPRD has planned a variety of sports, recreation, tennis, and nature camps for campers age 4 - 15 starting June 27. These full-day and half-day camps will be offered through the following facilities:
Babette Horenstein Tennis Center
Cedar Hills Recreation Center
Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center
Garden Home Recreation Center
Tualatin Hills Athletic Center (including Camp Rivendale at Jenkins Estate)
What inclement weather plans are in place for outdoor camps? In case of rain, we will utilize areas available at camp locations and portable canopies to keep campers dry and out of the weather. However, our schedule will remain the same, so the staff will adjust activities as needed. If thunder or lightning is present, staff will congregate the children in a safe place (not on high ground, no isolated trees, etc.) and wait until 30 minutes after the last observed thunder or lightning before resuming activities.
Our regular procedures regarding sun protection will also be strictly followed, including encouraging staff and campers to play or take breaks in shaded areas, having children apply sunscreen at least every two (2) hours, and after drying off from being wet. Participants will be encouraged to drink plenty of water to stay cool and avoid dehydration
Will THPRD track any illness symptoms or outbreaks?
Campers or staff who have had direct exposure to COVID will not be able to return until 5 days after the exposure, assuming they do not develop symptoms.
Will there be other changes to pick-up and drop-off?
Procedures will vary based on the site of the camp. Site-specific check-in and check-out procedure information will be provided in the parent handbook for each facility, which is sent to families before the start of camp. Our goal will be to minimize exposure for all involved.
What about smoke or smog?
In the case of poor air quality, staff will modify activities, reducing high energy level activities, such as running, tag games, and extensive hiking. Staff will also encourage campers to take extra breaks, drink lots of water, and will, of course, be keeping a close eye on participants throughout the day.
If the Air Quality Index (AQI) reaches the level of Very Unhealthy (200-250), programs will be canceled until AQI levels drop below Very Unhealthy levels (<200).
My child may benefit from additional support. Does THPRD offer inclusion services?
THPRD's Inclusion Services program provides reasonable support and accommodation that assists patrons experiencing disability to participate in the wide variety of programs and activities available through THPRD. Please visit www.thprd.org/activities/adaptive-and-inclusive-recreation/inclusion-services to read more and find out how to place a request for inclusion services.
Why are there so few camps this summer?
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the closure of many district facilities and reduced THPRD’s workforce. We do not currently have the staffing capacity to offer summer camps at the level we have provided in years past. It will take time to scale up our operations. We will scale up to additional programming as we can.
I tried to register for a camp but was told I’m on the waitlist. What does that mean?
When a camp fills, participants are added to a waitlist based on the order of their registration. As spaces become available (through expansion of camps at the site or in the event someone drops the camp), participants will be notified in the order they appear on the waitlist and given 24 hours to confirm the spot is still desired. If we do not hear from you within 24 hours, we will move on to the next person. Please ensure that you keep your email and contact information up to date for this purpose.
What if a camp is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, like another statewide order closing summer camps?
Patrons will receive a refund if THPRD cancels a camp due to compliance with a statewide closure order or for some other reason that requires the district to cancel the camp.
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