Summer Camps

Registration is now open! We have lots of camps for kids that love sports: a girls-only Thurston Colts Girls Soccer Camp, three Tennis Camps, a Volleyball Camp, and camps that offer a smorgasbord of sports like Grade School Skills Camps and Middle School Skills Camps. If your kids love LEGO®, let their imagination run wild at LEGO® Camps that introduce valuable STEM concepts. 

Willamalane scholarships are available. Here's how you can apply.

Check out this easy-to-use chart to see which camps are offered for different age groups each week.


General camp information

  • Registration is now open!
  • All camp information is dependent on COVID restrictions, including field trips and special guest availability.
  • All kids registering in Summer Camp will pay a one-time $45 registration fee.
  • ID means "in-district" and OD means "out-of-district." To learn more visit the District Map.
  • Safety measures are being taken in response to COVID-19.
  • Grade levels signify which grade your child will be entering in the Fall of 2021.
  • No camps will be held on July 5.
  • See the Summer Camp Parent Handbook.

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Scholarship Information

Willamalane scholarships are available. Here’s how you can apply:

Step 1: Check to make sure you live within Willamalane’s district. Check our district map to verify that you live within our district boundaries. Note: Some out-of-district families may qualify for Willamalane scholarships if your child is a current or incoming student with Springfield Public Schools. 
Step 2: Do you qualify for one of the following programs? 

  • Federal Food Stamps
  • Medicaid
  • Free or reduced lunch 
  • Oregon Trail Card
  • Oregon Medical Assistance
  • Unemployment benefits
  • Oregon Health Plan
  • Other (you can provide evidence of another hardship)
Step 3: If you meet the requirements in steps 1 and 2, learn more about Willamalane scholarships or fill out our scholarship application here: Willamalane Scholarship Application or Solicitud de Beca.

Step 4:
Email your completed application to or deliver it in person at the Bob Keefer Center.

Tennis Skills Camp
This fun outdoor camp will include fundamentals instruction, games, drills, competition, and use of the world-class ball machine! All skill levels welcome. 
  • Grades 2-8 
  • Monday-Thursday, 9-12 a.m. 
  • $95 ID/$114 OD 
  • Register here

Esports Skills Camp
Improve your in-game skills through progressive drills and a fun learning environment. 
  • Grades 4-8 (Ages 7-14) 
  • Monday-Friday, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. 
  • $95 ID/$114 OD
  • Register here

LEGO® Camps
Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! These camps introduce STEM concepts through play.
  • Grades K-6 (Ages 5-12) 
  • Ages 5-7: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Ages 7-12: Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.
  • $139 ID/$169 OD
  • Register here

Middle School Skills Camps
Have fun while focusing on athletics and teamwork. Camps in this category include basketball, soccer, and volleyball. 
  • Grades 6-8 
  • Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 
  • $75 ID/$90 OD
  • Register here

Grade School Skills Camps 
Have fun while focusing on athletics and teamwork. Camps in this category include basketball, soccer, multi-sports, and racket sports. 
  • Grades 1-5 
  • Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 
  • $160 ID/$192 OD
  • Register here

Thurston Football Youth Camp
Get football training from Thurston High School athletes! Campers should bring a water bottle, cleats, shorts, and a T-shirt. All campers will receive a camp T-shirt. Camp takes place at Thurston High School Practice Fields at 333 58th St.
  • Grades 3-8 
  • Monday-Thursday, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 
  • $50 for individual, $75 for siblings 
  • Register here

Thurston Colts Girls Soccer Camp 
Have fun while learning ball skills, player movement, and playing small-sided games. Learn from experienced high school players. Participants receive a T-Shirt and a fun gift! 
  • Grades 1-5 
  • Monday-Thursday, 9-11 a.m. 
  • $60 ID/$72 OD
  • Register here

Thurston Colts Youth Volleyball Camp 
We will focus on the fundamentals of passing, setting and serving. Instruction will be followed by skill focused drills related directly to instructional keys. The real treat will be our Lady Colts volleyball players who will help lead the girls in drills and will help coach during camp.
  • Grades 3-8
  • Monday-Friday, 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
  • $80 ID/$90 OD
  • Register here

Kamping Koalas 
This nurturing environment is filled with activities that explore early sensory, literacy, math, and science concepts. 

Explorers Camp 
Kids will enjoy age-appropriate projects and crafts along with active games and weekly swim trips. 

Discovery Camp 
This camp is perfect for kids who love the outdoors. Hike, sing, laugh, and get dirty in nature’s backyard. Swimming and trips to local parks round out the days. 

Camp Kaboom
Active games, crafts, experiments, and projects follow a weekly theme, and we'll go on a weekly swim. Camp is held at Yolanda Elementary.

Sports of All Sorts 
The emphasis in this low-pressure, high-energy camp is on building confidence, practicing good sportsmanship, and having fun! All experience levels welcome. 

Little House Camp 
Ever wonder what it would be like to travel back in time and live like Laura Ingalls Wilder in the "Little House" books? In this outdoor camp, we'll explore crafts, chores, games, and readings from all the books in the series. 

Superhero Science Camp 
Grab your cape! Join us for a week of activities and experiments with a real mad scientist and his trusty sidekick. Each day we will focus on a different superhero and reveal the science behind their powers. 

Camp Venture
Get ready for a summer filled with adventure around every corner. We swim, hike, bike, and adventure all over the Willamette Valley. Each week is unique and includes time for art, crafts, community service, and even video games. Read the Camp Venture Parent Handbook.

Summer Camp FAQs

Do you have scholarships available?
Yes, we do! 
Additionally, we work with DHS to accept Employment Related Day Care assistance.
  • Learn more about the Employment Related Day Care payment assistance program here.
  • Download the ERDC application here.
Are you still doing the Summer Playground Program?
Yes! Summer Playground Program is a free, supervised option for children in neighborhood parks.

Do you have something I can print and put on my fridge?
Yes, check out this easy-to-use Summer Camp Planning Tool.

What safety modifications have you made?
Safety is and always will be our primary concern. We are committed to providing the safest possible care for children, families, and Willamalane staff. Willamalane follows state health guidelines and recommendations around physical distancing and sanitation, all within the state health guidelines and recommendations. Students are required to wear a face covering while inside or outdoors when physical distancing isn’t possible. We will also implement an even more restrictive sanitation process and illness monitoring protocols. We ask that siblings register for care at the same location so we can better maintain stable groups of staff and children. Learn more about safety here.

Will Willamalane track any illness symptoms or outbreaks?
Yes. We will be checking for symptoms of new coughs or fevers for anyone entering the area where there are students. If we suspect an illness or infection, we will isolate the student and contact a parent or guardian, so they can go home. 

If students 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 ten days after illness onset, 
  • 72 hours after the fever is gone without using fever-reducing medicine, 
  • Symptoms are improving.

Students 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 exhibit symptoms. We will also be keeping daily logs for each stable group to help identify anyone at-risk, should there be any illness associated with a student or staff member.

Do kids have to wear a mask? Will employees?
Face coverings and physical distancing requirements will no longer be required indoors at Willamalane for those who are fully vaccinated. Face coverings will still be required for youth programs including preschool programs, afterschool programs, camps, and classes. Willamalane will still require participants and staff members supporting these programs to wear face coverings, regardless of vaccination status.

If a patron or staff member is unvaccinated, unable, or would prefer not to verify vaccination status, they must wear a mask and maintain required physical distancing while indoors.

What sanitation procedures are you taking?
We are closely following and staying up-to-date on statewide and industry guidelines to keep our campers, families, and staff safe. To keep us all healthy, we have developed guidelines for daily health checks, physical distancing, handwashing, sanitizing items, classroom cleaning, adjusted activities, meals and snacks, and drop-off and pick up.

What is your refund policy?
No refunds, credits, or reallocation of funds will be given for missed days, extended absences, or program cancellations. Program fees will not be prorated. To receive a refund or credit for withdrawing from a program, please see the following procedures.
  1. All requests for refunds or credits must be done at the Bob Keefer Center front desk or by contacting 541-736-4544.
  2. Request to withdraw from the program to receive 100% refund or credit must be done at least 14 calendar days prior to the start of the program.
  3. Request to withdraw from a program to receive 50% refund or credit must be done at least 5 calendar days prior to the program start date.
  4. Requests to withdraw from the program with less than 5 calendar days prior to the start of camp will not receive a refund or credit.
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