Portland’s Best Summer Camps – The Winners!

Winner Overall

From April 1-15, NW Kids Magazine held nominations for Portland’s Best Summer Camps.  The three camps in each category with the most nominations became finalists.  Then from April 16-30, readers voted for their favorite camp in each category.  Here’s a list of camps that you, the readers voted as Portland’s Best Summer Camps!  Thank you to all who participated.  And, thank you to our sponsor, Organic Valley!


Winner Academic

Youth Empowered Action Camp (YEA)


Winner Arts Crafts



Best Cooking

Zenger Farms


Winner Dance Gymnastics

Do Jump!


Best General

Trackers Earth


Best Language

Portland Early Learning Project (PELP)


Best Music

School of Rock


Best Nature Farm



Winner Overall

Trackers Earth


Winner Overnight

Big Lake Youth Camp


Best Science



Winner Special Needs

Upward Bound


Winner Sports

Baxter Sports Camp

About Michelle Snell

Michelle has been filling the pages of NW Kids since 2005.

A Pacific Northwest native (originally from the Seattle area), Michelle has been a Portland resident since 1995. She lives with her husband (a native Oregonian) and her two sweet daughters. She loves fitness, reading, movies, shopping, being a mom & NW Kids!

2 thoughts on “Portland’s Best Summer Camps – The Winners!

  1. Is there going to be a different voting section for best overall camp? How is that determined?

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