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Preschool Summer Programs:
Caterpillar Camp
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We have scholarships available for Summer Preschool.  Please visit our Summer Program Scholarship Page to see if your family is eligible.  Scholarship applications are due April 8th.  To apply please contact:


Caterpillar Camp is Monday- Friday, 9:30am- 1:30pm. 

Join our NaturePlay Preschool teachers for summer camp!  From digging in the dirt, to making crafts from natural elements, and learning about local wildlife, we have something for everyone!  Caterpillar Camps welcome potty-trained students ages 3-5.  We will meet in the Avery House Nature Center “backyard” Monday-Thursday, and have a field trip on Fridays.  We will also eat a snack and lunch together every day.  Caterpillar Camp will be all outdoors except for occasionally feeding the animals who live inside.  See the weekly schedule below for details.


Registration for a Caterpillar Camp session is for the entire 5 weeks, 5 days/ week.  Please email our NaturePlay Coordinator if you would like to be on our waitlist for alternate schedule preferences.

Looking for k-5th Summer Camps?  Click here.


**We have launched our new registration platform, where you will be able to create a family account and save your details. 
Please do not create a new account each time you register.
Simply click "Returning User" and log in to your account (use the email address entered to create the account).



Session 1: June 20th- July 22nd

     *There will be no camp on Monday, July 4th


Session 2: July 25th- August 26th


Caterpillar Camp Week Schedule:

  • Monday: Avery Park Explorers.  We will spend the summer building a map of the whole park, including our favorite spots and Secret Trails.

  • Tuesday: Dig in the Dirt.  Plant, water, and harvest our raised garden beds!

  • Wednesday: Bike Day.  We have pedal-free strider bikes and helmets to borrow, or campers are welcome to bring their own.

  • Thursday: Animal Caretakers.  Campers will feed and visit with our Avery House animals, including Po Potato the guinea pig and Hide Hide the lizard.

  • Friday: Field Trip!  Camp meets at SAGE Garden or Willamette Park for a special off-site adventure.


Your child's safety is our #1 priority. To see our Safety Policy and Procedures, click here. 

Also, be sure to view our Registration and Financial Policies

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