Portland Pre-Camp Guide

Where is Camp?

Catlin Gabel School, 8825 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR 97225

See Map of Catlin Gabel School Here.

How can I call the camp?

If you have a question before camp, please contact our Customer Experience team at 720-249-2412 or info@avid4.com.

During your week of camp, please reach out to your Camp Director (Cyrus Allen) directly at 720-249-2412  ext. 136, or email him at PortlandDayCamp@avid4.com.

How can I purchase Avid4 Adventure merchandise?

Visit our online store to buy water bottles, camelbaks, caps, t-shirts, order used gear such as bikes, SUPs and more! 

Where can I see photos of camp?

We’ve partnered with Waldo Photos to offer facial recognition photo delivery straight to your phone! To subscribe to this optional service ($7.99 per camper, per session) text AVIDOR19 to 735-343. Instructions on how to access the free album is sent the week of camp. For questions please contact our Customer Experience Team at info@avid4.com

What Time is Camp?

Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm, Monday check-in opens at 8am 

Early Drop Off: 8 – 9:00am

After Care: 3 – 6:00pm (After Care available for ages 5+ only) 

How can I make changes to my camper's session?

Login to your online account to add lunch (until 6/30/19) or extended care to a session you already registered for. There you can also update emergency contacts, add a friend request, or update medical information. Please email info@avid4.com or call (720) 249-2412 to cancel/transfer sessions. Our customer service team will confirm your request quickly.

Explorer: K-1st

Daily Schedule

*On these days, our Explorers are traveling to local rec areas in a van. It is helpful if parents can bring their camper’s booster seat, but we certainly have extras if needed.

Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri
Bear Hiking* Biking (on site) Kayaking* Stand Up Paddleboarding* Biking*
Moose Hiking* Biking (on site) Kayaking* Stand Up Paddleboarding* Biking*

Group Assignments

Your child’s group assignment will be emailed to you on the Thursday before your camp starts.

Packing List

All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

  • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
  • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the cloths that they wear. If the high for the day is 60 degrees or below, please also include a second warm layer, long pants, and a hat. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
  • A hat that provides full sun protection
  • Closed toe shoes appropriate for hiking and biking.
  • Closed-toe water shoes (Crocs, Keens, or some footwear that campers can wear in a stream or lake— we prefer closed-toes in order to protect your children’s toes and feet).
  • A swimsuit and towel (optional) on days the child goes paddling. It is easiest if your child wears his or her water clothes to camp on those days. 
  • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name— if possible, please send your child to camp with 2 water bottles
  • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Mosquito Repellant (optional) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Rain gear (poncho/jacket)
  • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out on hiking days)
  • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
  • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock, especially for 5-6 year olds
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Bandana (optional)
  • Personal bike & helmet on biking day (optional) – we provide bikes & helmets for all campers

Adventure: 2nd-7th

Daily Schedule

Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri
3 Kayaking Stand Up Paddleboarding Biking Hiking Climbing
4 Stand Up
Paddleboarding
Climbing Hiking Biking Kayaking
5 Climbing Biking Stand Up
Paddleboarding
Kayaking Hiking
6 Biking Kayaking Hiking Climbing Stand Up
Paddleboarding

Group Assignments

Your child’s group assignment will be emailed to you on the Thursday before your camp starts.

Packing List

All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

  • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
  • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the cloths that they wear. If the high for the day is 60 degrees or below, please also include a second warm layer, long pants, and a hat. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
  • A hat that provides full sun protection
  • Closed toe shoes appropriate for hiking, biking, and climbing.
  • Closed-toe water shoes (Crocs, Keens, or some footwear that campers can wear in a stream or lake— we prefer closed-toes in order to protect your children’s toes and feet).
  • A swimsuit and towel (optional) on days the child goes paddling. It is easiest if your child wears his or her water clothes to camp on those days.  One group will be paddling on the first day of camp, so please dress appropriately on Monday if this applies to your camper.
  • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name— if possible, please send your child to camp with 2 water bottles
  • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Mosquito Repellant (optional) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Rain gear (poncho/jacket)
  • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out on hiking days)
  • Snack- We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
  • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock, especially for 5-6 year olds
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Bandana (optional)
  • Personal bike & helmet on biking day (optional) – we provide bikes & helmets for all campers

Mtn Biking: Extended Day

Please note: Our Extended Day Mountain Biking Camp begins one hour earlier than our other Portland camp offerings. With an extra hour of camp, our mountain bikers will be able to access terrain that is normally off-limits to our other camp groups.

Packing List

All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

  • Shoes that tie on feet and will not easily come off
  • Change of clothes
  • Warm layer
  • Rain coat
  • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out)
  • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
  • 2 full water bottles
  • Sunscreen with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Biking gloves (optional)
  • A backpack, sized to fit your child that can fit food and water. Please note that your camper will be riding with their backpack. Therefore, it is essential that the pack fits your camper and does not have long hanging straps.
  • If your camper has his/her own board, helmet & pads, we encourage you to bring them! Developing skills and confidence on the gear campers use at home is great. All equipment will be inspected for safety, fit, and functionality by our instructors. However, we always provide enough boards, helmets and pads to outfit all campers for the week if you do not have personal gear.
  • Explorer: K-1st

    Daily Schedule

    *On these days, our Explorers are traveling to local rec areas in a van. It is helpful if parents can bring their camper’s booster seat, but we certainly have extras if needed.

    Group Assignments

    Your child’s group assignment will be emailed to you on the Thursday before your camp starts.

    Packing List

    All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

    • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
    • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the cloths that they wear. If the high for the day is 60 degrees or below, please also include a second warm layer, long pants, and a hat. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
    • A hat that provides full sun protection
    • Closed toe shoes appropriate for hiking and biking.
    • Closed-toe water shoes (Crocs, Keens, or some footwear that campers can wear in a stream or lake— we prefer closed-toes in order to protect your children’s toes and feet).
    • A swimsuit and towel (optional) on days the child goes paddling. It is easiest if your child wears his or her water clothes to camp on those days. 
    • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name— if possible, please send your child to camp with 2 water bottles
    • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Mosquito Repellant (optional) with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Rain gear (poncho/jacket)
    • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out on hiking days)
    • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
    • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock, especially for 5-6 year olds
    • Sunglasses (optional)
    • Bandana (optional)
    • Personal bike & helmet on biking day (optional) – we provide bikes & helmets for all campers
    scroll >
    Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri
    Bear Hiking* Biking (on site) Kayaking* Stand Up Paddleboarding* Biking*
    Moose Hiking* Biking (on site) Kayaking* Stand Up Paddleboarding* Biking*
  • Adventure: 2nd-7th

    Daily Schedule

    Group Assignments

    Your child’s group assignment will be emailed to you on the Thursday before your camp starts.

    Packing List

    All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

    • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
    • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the cloths that they wear. If the high for the day is 60 degrees or below, please also include a second warm layer, long pants, and a hat. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
    • A hat that provides full sun protection
    • Closed toe shoes appropriate for hiking, biking, and climbing.
    • Closed-toe water shoes (Crocs, Keens, or some footwear that campers can wear in a stream or lake— we prefer closed-toes in order to protect your children’s toes and feet).
    • A swimsuit and towel (optional) on days the child goes paddling. It is easiest if your child wears his or her water clothes to camp on those days.  One group will be paddling on the first day of camp, so please dress appropriately on Monday if this applies to your camper.
    • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name— if possible, please send your child to camp with 2 water bottles
    • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Mosquito Repellant (optional) with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Rain gear (poncho/jacket)
    • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out on hiking days)
    • Snack- We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
    • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock, especially for 5-6 year olds
    • Sunglasses (optional)
    • Bandana (optional)
    • Personal bike & helmet on biking day (optional) – we provide bikes & helmets for all campers
    scroll >
    Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri
    3 Kayaking Stand Up Paddleboarding Biking Hiking Climbing
    4 Stand Up
    Paddleboarding
    Climbing Hiking Biking Kayaking
    5 Climbing Biking Stand Up
    Paddleboarding
    Kayaking Hiking
    6 Biking Kayaking Hiking Climbing Stand Up
    Paddleboarding
  • Mtn Biking: Extended Day

    Please note: Our Extended Day Mountain Biking Camp begins one hour earlier than our other Portland camp offerings. With an extra hour of camp, our mountain bikers will be able to access terrain that is normally off-limits to our other camp groups.

    Packing List

    All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

    • Shoes that tie on feet and will not easily come off
    • Change of clothes
    • Warm layer
    • Rain coat
    • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out)
    • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
    • 2 full water bottles
    • Sunscreen with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Sunglasses (optional)
    • Biking gloves (optional)
    • A backpack, sized to fit your child that can fit food and water. Please note that your camper will be riding with their backpack. Therefore, it is essential that the pack fits your camper and does not have long hanging straps.
    • If your camper has his/her own board, helmet & pads, we encourage you to bring them! Developing skills and confidence on the gear campers use at home is great. All equipment will be inspected for safety, fit, and functionality by our instructors. However, we always provide enough boards, helmets and pads to outfit all campers for the week if you do not have personal gear.

Still Need Help?

Call our Customer Experience Team at (720) 249-2412 if you have any questions we haven’t answered above or contact us.

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