Boys and Girls Club

STEAM Camps are offered for youth entering grades 2-5 and 6-12. Camps include traditional fun and diverse programming with engaging STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) activities. During each weekly themed camp, campers will dive into exciting and educational enhancement activities that will keep their minds and bodies active during the summer.

Five-day sports camps are offered each week throughout the summer by local experts. Camps offered range from lacrosse and volleyball to martial arts, bowling and fishing. Price: $90/week for members; $100/week for non-members.

Some scholarships are available. For more information, call the Boys & Girls Club of the Umpqua Valley at 541-440-9505.

Expanding Horizons Career & Technical Education Summer Camps

Woodworking, welding, drafting, engineering, job-shadowing a health care professional — these are examples of the numerous hands-on activities available at no cost to Douglas County middle and high school students at local schools this summer. The camps are designed to provide information and experience to students interested in exploring various career paths. Registration is open to all students. Camps last a week for middle school students and two weeks for those in high school. All camps are free; lunch is provided. For information or to request a registration form, call 541-784-8622 or send email to

Middle school camps include: Discover the Engineer in You!, July 17-21 at Coffenberry Middle School in Myrtle Creek; July 31-Aug. 4 at North Douglas High School in Drain. Exploring the Trades, July 10-14 at Phoenix Charter School in Roseburg. Technology and Manufacturing, June 19-23 at Roseburg High School; July 10-14 at Douglas High School in Winston; July 10-14 at Phoenix Charter School in Roseburg. Health Care Exploration, July 17-21 at Roseburg High School (offered by Area Health Education Center)

High school camps include: Advanced Technology and Manufacturing, June 19-23 and Aug. 9-12 at Roseburg High School and Douglas County Fair; June 19-23 and June 26-30 at Douglas High School in Winston; and June 26-30 and July 17-21 at Phoenix Charter School in Roseburg. Health Care Exposure, July 17-20 at Roseburg High School, with weekend experience July 21-23 at Kellogg Springs Camp near Elkton; July 24-27 at South Umpqua High School in Tri City, with weekend experience July 21-23 at Kellogg Springs Camp near Elkton.

Umpqua Valley Arts Association

Summer Kids Camps at UVAA offer a fun and unique experience to kids ages 3-14. Camps feature painting, sculpture, cultural arts, clay, sewing and more alongside inspiring, experienced art instructors. Each camp is four days, from Tuesday through Friday, with a different theme each week. Full-day and half-day options are available and prices range from $45 to $85. Classes sizes are limited so preregistration is encouraged. Dates: July 5 -8; July 11-14; July 12-15; July 19-22; July 26-29; August 2-5; August 16-19.

Individual Classes include beginning sewing, for ages 9 and up, July 12-15; Intermediate sewing, ages 9 and up, August 16-19; Beginning Clay, ages 7 and up, July 14-17, and July 12; Adult and Me Art Classes, 3-6 years old, July 12-15, July 26-29. Prices range from $30 to $45. Supply fees may also be included.

Saturday kids classes offer a fun and supportive environment for kids 3-6 years of age (with parent) and 7-12 years. Every class is different and led by a professional artist from our community demonstrating a variety of art mediums and techniques including drawing, painting, and art and crafts. 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $5 per child. Dates are every Saturday.

Leap of Faith Dance Studio

A selection of one-week, themed dance camps are available throughout the summer. Themes include Moana, Trolls and Princess Training Academy. Ages vary from 3-10 years old. Price is $40 to $125. Dates: July 17-21; July 24-28; Aug. 7; Aug. 14.

Kathryn Howard School of Dance

Session 1 starts July 11 and goes through the 13. It includes camps for ages 3 to 17. Session 2 starts July 25 and goes through the 27. It includes camps for ages 3 to 17. Register online at or call 541-672-8811.

Tyee Outdoor Experience

Tyee Explorers Outdoor activities are offered for children preschool and up, as well as offered through Umpqua Community College. Check out the website for more information, cost and how to register at

Umpqua United Soccer Club

2017 British Soccer Camp will be held June 26-30 at the Fir Grove Soccer Fields in Roseburg. Register by May 12 to receive a free replica jersey. Sign up online at or call Ally MacLennan at 916-596-1694.

Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center

The 2017 Summer Youth Program at Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center is for children between the ages of 7-12 who are interested in working with animals. The program provides a unique behind-the-scenes look at the daily activities associated with companion animal care. Two week-long sessions will be held, each running from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Session 1 is July 10-14 and for youth 7-9 years old. Session 2 is July 17-21 and for youth 10-12 years old. Cost is $100 and includes a snack. Limited scholarships are available, as well as sibling discounts. Application are due by June 16. Contact Trina Wheeldon, 541-672-3907 ex. 111, or

Douglas Education Service District

PartnerSports Camp 2017 (formerly known as Camp Shriver) offers growth as well as fun this year from July 10-20. The camp is a cooperative effort of Douglas Education Service District and the YMCA of Douglas County in which up to 50 kids with disabilities pair up with partners without disabilities. Over two weeks, each child or teen shares traditional camping activities with a buddy whose life may be very different. The camp is open to students across Douglas County. Registration forms are available on the Douglas ESD website, at or contact Kristin Swanson, 541-440-4764.

To ensure that every child can attend free of charge, Douglas ESD is seeking contributions for a second year for its 100 for $150 Club. All camp donations are tax-deductible and can be made by calling 541-440-4777.

YMCA of Douglas County

Nothing charges up kids like summer — and the Y is a good place for the best summer ever! Make sure your kids get the most they can out of this summer with Y camps and programs for all ages. Visit the Y at for program details and registration information. YMCA Summer Day Camp for grades K-6; Summer sports and summer sports camps for ages 3 through 4th grade. Summer Swim Bus and STEM programs for South County youth. For information on Roseburg summer programs, call 541-440-9622 and for Canyonville, 541-839-6117. For summer sports and summer sports camps, call 541-440-YMCA, ext. 214. Swim lessons and recreational swimming are also offered for ages 6 months to adult. Call 541-440-YMCA for more information on these and other family programs. Follow the Y on Facebook at Roseburg YMCA or South County YMCA in Canyonville.

Wildlife Safari

A variety of camps are offered at Wildlife Safari for ages 4 through 11. They include Discovery Camp: Rainforest Expedition, June 26-29 for ages 4-7; Adventure Camp: Rainforest Expedition, July 10-13 for ages 8-11; Discovery Camp: Living with Wild Neighbors, July 17-20 for ages 4-7; Adventure Camp: Living with Wild Neighbors, July 24-27 for ages 8-11; Discovery Camp: Animal Super Sleuths!, Aug. 14-17 for ages 4-7; Adventure Camp: Animal Super Sleuths!, Aug. 21-24 for ages 8-11. Times are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $130 for non-members, $120 for members. Call 541-679-6761, ext. 221 for more information or register at

Umpqua Community College

Summer fun comes in many forms at UCC. Registration begins May 9 for camps and classes including Discovery College camp for grades 1-6; Matrix camp for grades 7-12; Summer sports camps for grades 1-12. For information on the Discovery and Matrix camps, call 541-440-4668. For summer sports camps, call 541-440-4686. Swim classes and activities are also offered for ages 6 months to adult. Call 541-440-7845. The full schedule is available at

Douglas County 4-H

4-H Adventure Camp is for students completing grades 4-6 and is held at Camp Myrtlewood June 20-23. Cost for camp is $155 per camper; Douglas County 4-H members will receive a $75 scholarship. The fee includes bus transportation to and from camp. Register at

4-H Cloverbud Camp is for children 5-8 years old. Cloverbud Camp is an opportunity for youth to explore the fun world of 4-H and will be held on July 13. Youth do not need to be registered 4-H members to attend. $25 per camper/camp. Douglas County 4-H Cloverbud members will receive a $10 scholarship for a camp cost of $15.

Kid Venture Summer Camp & School

Kid Venture is a summer camp that combines academic and fun for children ages 4 through 18. This year there are two sessions available: June 26-July 14 and July 17-Aug. 4. The camp offers free breakfast and lunch. Kid Venture starts at 8:30 a.m. and goes until 3 p.m. most days. The preschool is for children ages 4 and 5. There is also a teen volunteer component. They learn valuable leadership skills and work with all the campers. Field trips take place on Fridays and pool visits on Wednesdays. The campers work on academics in the morning with a combination of garden and physical education activities. In the afternoons, the campers have three science, cooking, art, social science and fun activities that they go through. If you have children ages 4-18 that are interested, call Jennifer Lynn at Riddle Elementary School at 541-874-2226.

Jo-Ann Fabric

Kids classes and camps are available at the store throughout the summer. Check out the website for prices, times and registration details,

Michael’s Craft

Kids classes are available throughout the summer. For more information, visit

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