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 2021
THPRD has planned a variety of sports, recreation, tennis, and nature camps for campers age 4 to 15 starting June 21. 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)
Telephone registration will be available May 1 from 8 am to 6 pm by calling 503-439-9400.
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Centro de Bienvenida
Saturday, May 1, 7:30 am – noon at the main Administration Offices, located at 15707 SW Walker Rd.
Spanish speaking staff and volunteers will be available and we will have telephone language line assistance available to serve people speaking other languages.
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of modifications will be made to camps?
We will be maintaining smaller, stable group sizes. Each camp will have a maximum of 20 campers in a pod with the same staff during the camp. We will be selecting activities based on the ability to maintain physical distancing and reduce touchpoints. Modifications will be made to our drop-off & pick-up schedules to stagger the flow of traffic.
What inclement weather plans are in place for outdoor camps?
In case of rain, we will utilize a combination of the permanent picnic shelters and pavilions located at our sites 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 will 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, and 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?
We will have a symptom checklist, including tracking for temperatures at drop off and asking if the participant or immediate family members have exhibited known COVID-19 symptoms.
We will keep logs for each pod to help identify anyone at-risk, should there be an illness associated with a camper or staff member.
If we suspect an illness or infection, we will immediately isolate the camper from other participants and follow our standard procedure for sick campers, which includes having the parent/guardian check the child out of the activity and take them home if they are on-site. If the parent/guardian is not on-site, staff will attempt to contact the parent/guardian listed as an emergency contact information to pick up the child.
If campers or staff, or anyone in their household, has recently had an illness with a fever or a new cough, they should remain at home until:
At least 10 days after illness onset, and
24 hours after the fever is gone, without the use of fever-reducing medication.
Campers or staff who have had direct exposure to COVID-19, will not be able to return until 14 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 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 isolate parents from interacting with each camp pod and to bring campers to you.
Will campers and staff be required to wear face masks?
All camp participants are required to wear a mask or face covering when participating in activities indoors and are required to wear a face mask or face covering when outdoors and may come within six (6) feet of distance with someone from outside their household.
Face coverings will be required even in cases of physical exertion indoors and outdoors when it is possible to come within six (6) feet of distance with someone from outside their household.
People with a disability or medical condition may request accommodation if they cannot wear a mask, face shield, or face covering.
Will THPRD staff be given additional training for camp this year?
Camp staff receive comprehensive training every summer. We will place an emphasis on safety and program protocols before camp begins, including policies around face masks and increased handwashing procedures, social distancing expectations amongst campers, as well as new protocols based on CDC and Oregon Health Authority requirements.
Can you tell me more about increased disinfection procedures?
We are closely monitoring statewide, national and industry guidelines to keep our campers, families, and staff safe. Campsites with plumbed restroom facilities have been intentionally selected to ensure campers and staff will be able to regularly wash their hands, high-touch areas will be regularly and routinely sanitized, and physical distancing will be emphasized. We have developed additional guidelines regarding daily health checks, physical distancing, handwashing, sanitizing items, adjusted activities, meals and snacks, and drop off and pick up.
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?
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the closure of many district facilities and resulted in a reduction in THPRD’s workforce. We do not currently have the staffing capacity to offer summer camps at the level we have provided in years past and 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 wait list. What does that mean?
Once a camp has filled, participants are put on a wait list based on the order their registration request was received. As spaces become available (whether 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 wait list and will be 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 a camp is cancelled by THPRD 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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