Camps

Summer camp kids play with a parachute.
With a full range of camps offering everything from extreme sports to wilderness survival, Willamalane has your summer covered.
  • Camps for ages 4-13
  • Extended hours
  • Field trips and swimming
  • Action and adventure!

Summer Day Camps

Willamalane Summer Day Camps

 
Kampin' Koalas

Ages 4-5. A fun weekly camp just for children entering kindergarten in September. Weeks are filled with themed crafts, active play, field trips and special guests. Morning and afternoon snack provided. Campers need to arrive by 9 a.m. and may be picked up after 4 p.m. Campers
will use their imagination, grow new friendships and discover new talents and interests as they get ready to enter kindergarten. Lower camper to teacher ratio led by caring, experienced staff will help ensure that your child has a great summer day camp experience.

Bob Keefer Center
Ten single-week sessions spanning June 18 to Aug. 24
Weekly rate $187 ID/$224 OD

 

Explorers Camp: Bob Keefer Center
Explorers Camp: Guy Lee Elementary

Ages 6-7. A unique experience for kids who have just completed kindergarten or first grade. Age-appropriate projects and crafts along with active games and plenty of opportunity to move. Field trips, special guests and weekly swim trips provide new experiences and promote independence. No camp 7/4.

Ten single-week sessions spanning June 18 to Aug. 24
Weekly rate $154 ID/$184 OD (week of July 4: $123/$147)

 

Sports of All Sorts

Ages 7-11. Kicking, throwing, bouncing, catching – it’s all here. An introduction to the basic fundamentals in a variety of sports, from soccer and basketball to indoor climbing and disc golf. In a low pressure, high energy environment, the emphasis is on building confidence, practicing good sportsmanship and having FUN! This camp is perfect for active kids — it’s like having gym class all day long! (All experience levels welcome — instruction is at a beginner level.)

Bob Keefer Center
Ten single-week sessions spanning June 18 to Aug. 24
Weekly rate $154 ID/$184 OD (week of July 4: $123/$147)

 

Camp Kaboom: Ridgeview
Camp Kaboom: Two Rivers/Dos Rios

Ages 7-11. Have a BLAST at KABOOM! Active games, crafts, experiments and projects follow a weekly theme. Also included are field trips, special guests and swimming. Campers will use their imagination, grow new friendships and discover new talents and interests led by caring, experienced staff.

Ten single-week sessions spanning June 18 to Aug. 24
Weekly rate $154 ID/$184 OD (week of July 4: $123/$147)

 

Dorris Ranch Discovery Camp

Ages 7-11. With almost 300 acres of orchards, meadows and woods to
explore, this camp is perfect for kids who love the outdoors. Hike, sing,
laugh and get dirty in nature’s backyard. Field trips, special guests, swimming
and trips to local parks round out the days.

Dorris Ranch
Ten single-week sessions spanning June 18 to Aug. 24
Weekly rate $154 ID/$184 OD (week of July 4: $123/$147)

 

Camp Venture

Ages 11-13. Camp Venture is designed to meet the unique needs of incoming 6th-8th graders. We are on the road all summer checking out the best lakes, hiking trails and amusement activities within 80 miles of Springfield. Spend time learning about conservation, performing science-and math-based projects and complete two hours of community service each week. Enjoy tons of fun summer activities packed into one amazing camp! Field trips subject to change.

Two50 at Bob Keefer Center
Ten single-week sessions spanning June 18 to Aug. 24
Weekly rate $165 ID/$198 OD (week of July 4: $135/$159)
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Scholarship application

 

Outdoor Odyssey Camp

Grades 3-5. Expect a week of high adventure in the outdoors. From the beaches of the coast to mountain waterfalls, each day brings a new adventure in a new location. The majority of camp will be spent outdoors and include hiking and river tubing. Please bring a water bottle and sack
lunch. We will be outside for most of the day, so please wear sunscreen, sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.

Dorris Ranch Tomseth House
Aug. 27–31
$222 ID/$249 OD

 

Camp Policies

Download the Day Camp Handbook (pdf)

 

Refund Policy

To receive a refund or credit for withdrawing from a camp, make your request at Willamalane Center front desk or call 541-736-4544.

  • Requests received more than 14 calendar days prior to the start of camp will receive a 100% refund or credit.
  • Requests received between 5-14 calendar days prior to the start of camp will receive a 50% refund or credit.
  • No refunds or credits will be granted within 5 days of the start of camp.

Specialty Camps

Willamalane Summer Specialty Camps

 

Summer Climbing Camp

Ages 5-12. In this three-day camp, staff and volunteers teach kids the basics of climbing (and slacklining!) in a fun, safe environment. Campers will receive climbing camp T-shirt. All kids need to bring is a sack lunch, reusable water bottle and lots of energy.

Climbing Wall at Bob Keefer Center
Three-day camps on June 19–21, July 10–12 and Aug.  7–9.
$99 ID/$119 OD

 

Junior Roller Derby Camp

Ages 9-17. Interested in a cool way to make new friends, be active and have fun? Looking to step up your skating skills? Then Junior Roller Derby Camp is for you! This is a modified contact roller derby camp that teaches kids the beginning skills of the sport of roller derby. This camp is for boys and girls ages 9-17 of all skill levels!

Bob Keefer Center
Two one-week camps spanning July 30-Aug. 24
$169 ID/$203 OD

 

‘Little House on the Prairie’ Camp

Ages 8-12. Ever wonder what it was like to travel back in time and live like Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family in the “Little House” books? In this camp we will explore crafts, chores, games and readings from each of the eight books in the series from “Little House in the Big Woods” and “Farmer Boy” to “The Long Winter” and “These Happy Golden Years.”We will spend most of our time outdoors; please wear sunscreen and dress for the weather. Please bring a water bottle and sack lunch.

Tomseth House at Dorris Ranch
One-week camp from July 16-19
$115 ID/$133 OD

 

Anthony Newman's Sports Camps:

Anthony Newman’s Multi Sports Camp

Grades 1-4 and 4-8. Anthony Newman’s Sports Camps is proud to offer our Multi-Sport Camp for young athletes who are not quite ready to focus on just one sport. This camp will serve as an introduction to the world of sports for children just starting out and as an alternative to specialty camps. ANSC is a young athlete’s dream come true offering basketball, volleyball, soccer, flag football, spikeball, indoor and outdoor recreational games, etc.

Bob Keefer Center
Entering grades 1-4: One-week camp from June 25–29, 9am-12pm
$125 ID/$150
Entering grades 4-8:  One-week camp from June 25–29, 9am-3pm
$165 ID/$198

 

Anthony Newman’s Basketball Camp

Grades 1-4 and 4-8.  ANSC Basketball camps are designed to give kids the opportunity to develop their basketball skills in a positive, fun and organized learning atmosphere. Our camps will bring out the best in your child: increased respect for sportsmanship, enhanced fundamental athletic abilities and adeeper understanding of teamwork and responsibility.

Bob Keefer Center
Entering grades 1-4: One-week camp from July 9-13, 9am-12pm
$125 ID/$150 OD
Entering grades 4-8:  One-week camp from July 9-13, 9am-3pm
$165 ID/$198 OD

 

Anthony Newman’s Football Camp

Entering grades 1-8. Anthony Newman’s All American football camp is designed to be an extremely effective, non-contact, all positions football camp, which will make it both, enjoyable and educational. This camp will focus on fundamentals, discipline, teamwork, proper angles and achieving the athletes’ maximum potential.

Bob Keefer Center
One-week camp from July 23-27
$125 ID/$150 OD

 

Anthony Newman’s Volleyball Camp

Entering grades 1-8. Anthony Newman’s Sports Camps is proud to offer our Volleyball camp to young athletes. Polish your skills, work on fundamentals and get a huge dose of enthusiasm and encouragement before your season starts. Designed for beginner to intermediate players.

Bob Keefer Center
One-week camp from July 23-27
$125 ID/$150 OD

 

Anthony Newman’s Soccer Camp

Entering grades 1-4. Anthony Newman’s Sports Soccer Camps is designed to stress the principles of the game without taking away a players individual freedom and creativity. The purpose and goals of our camp are pretty simple: develop the individual skills of each player and
have him/her apply these skills to a team concept. Our camps presents a series of challenges to our campers, designed to expand their physical and mental soccer abilities while delivering success and building self esteem on and off the soccer field.

Bob Keefer Center
Entering grades 1-4: One-week camp from Aug. 13-17, 9am-12pm
$125 ID/$150 OD
Entering grades 4-8:  One-week camp from Aug. 13-17, 9am-3pm
$165 ID/$198 OD

 

Golf Camps:

Junior Golf at Springfield Golf Club

Ages 9-12 and 13-17. This camp is for beginning and novice players. Springfield Golf Club Pro will cover grip, posture, full swing, chipping, putting, rules and etiquette. Juniors will be taken on Springfield Golf Club’s course the last week to put what they have learned to use. This class is designed to be an introduction to golf juniors. Equipment can be provided for those without. Each session starts with a one-hour orientation at 3pm at Springfield Golf Club the Saturday before lessons start.

Springfield Golf Club
Six-week classes split by age group, June 18–July 23 and July 30–Aug. 27.
$99 ID/$120 OD

 

Intermediate Junior Golf at Springfield Golf Club

Ages 12-17. This camp is nine weeks of group instruction aimed at competitive golf culminating in the Springfield Golf Club Junior Championships on August 27th. Range instruction and practice from 1-2pm with Springfield Golf Club Pro. Course play and instruction on Springfield Golf Club’s beautiful 18 hole golf course from 2-5pm. $199 covers all instruction, play and tournament. Each player must have own equipment. Each session starts with a one-hour orientation at 3pm at Springfield Golf Club the Saturday before lessons start. No Class July 2nd.

Springfield Golf Club
June 18–Aug. 27
$199 ID/$240 OD

 

Cheer Camps:

Mini’s Cheer Camp

Ages 5-8. Come join us for a fun filled week of cheer and dance. Students will learn basic cheerleading technique taught by Junior Cheer coach and volunteers. Areas of instruction include tumbling, cheer motions, dance and stunting. The final day also includes a showcase for parents and families members. Cheerleaders will also be performing at Willamalane’s Children’s Celebration at Island Park on July 28.

Bob Keefer Center
One-week camp from July 23-27
$150 ID/$180 OD

 

Youth Cheer Camp

Ages 8-10. Come join us for a fun filled week of cheer and dance. Students will learn basic cheerleading technique taught by Junior Cheer coach and volunteers. Areas of instruction include tumbling, cheer motions, dance and stunting. The final day also includes a showcase for parents and family members. Cheerleaders will also be performing at Willamalane’s Children’s Celebration at Island Park on July 28.

Bob Keefer Center
One-week camp from July 23-27
$150 ID/$180 OD

 

LEGO® Camps:

Jedi Master Engineering with LEGO® Materials

Ages 6–12. The Force is strong with this advanced engineering course for young Jedi! Discover key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics and eccentric motion. Build projects from LEGO® materials such as X-Wings, AT-AT walkers, Pod Racers, Star Destroyers, Cloud Cities, Settlements, Fortresses and other complex machines and structures from a galaxy far, far away.

Bob Keefer Center
One-week camp from June 25-29
$119 ID/$129 OD

 

Minecraft Master Engineering with LEGO® Materials

Ages 6–12. Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO® parts! Build a motorized walking Creeper, a terrifying Ghast and a motorized Minecart! This project-based camp, designed by Play-Well instructors, combines the basic format of our core engineering-themed programs based on the
world of Minecraft. Students will explore real-world concepts in physics, engineering and architecture while building their favorite Minecraft objects. Students will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft or the LEGO® building system.

Bob Keefer Center
One-week camp from June 25-29
$119 ID/$129 OD

 

Bash’em Bots using LEGO® Materials

Ages 6–12. Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a massive motorized LEGO® machine? Our Play-Well Engineering instructors guide students in this advanced Play-Well engineering camp, as they re-engineer standard LEGO® vehicles into mechanized machines that can traverse challenging obstacles, battle against fellow bots and take on Play-Well instructor’s colossal creations.

Bob Keefer Center
One-week camp from July 30-Aug. 3
$119 ID/$129 OD

 

Ninjaneering with LEGO® Materials

Ages 6–12. Enter the world of Ninjago and become an apprentice Ninjaneer! Learn the way of Spinjitzu, build the Fire Temple, race Skull Trucks and encounter the mighty Dragon! Imagine and build unique and fun projects with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor while exploring the fantasy world of Ninjago. This is an ideal way to prepare young Ninjaneers for the challenge of Ninjaneering Masters with LEGO® Materials.

Bob Keefer Center
One-week camp from July 30-Aug. 3
One-week camp from Aug. 13-17
$119 ID/$129 OD

 

Super Hero Engineering with LEGO® Materials

Ages 6–12. Save the world with LEGO® Super Heroes! Build the hideouts and vehicles of your favorite caped crusaders, and learn what makes them not only Super Heroes, but Super Hero Engineers! An experienced Play-Well instructor guides young heroes as they design, build and save a city where ingenuity and imagination can solve any conflict.

Bob Keefer Center
One-week camp from Aug. 13-17
$119 ID/$129 OD

 

TetraBrazil Camp

Ages 6-14. The TetraBrazil Camp combines traditional Brazilian technical practices with the flair, passion, and creativity of South American soccer.

The TetraBrazil curriculum has been designed by an organization of professional soccer educators in Brazil to provide teams, coaches and players in North America with the same expert level of training received by the Professional Brazilian Clubs.

Campers will warm up to samba music, learn Portuguese phrases and discover what it is like to grow up in a country where playing soccer is treated like a religion.

Community Camps

Community Camps

These camps are listed as a courtesy to outside organizations. Please contact the organizers for more information.

 

Thurston Colts Spring Football Camp

Grades 8-11. Camp intended for athletes signed up for high school football. Campers should wear cleats, a T-shirt and shorts. Camp takes place at Thurston High School football field. Please contact Thurston High School for more information about these camps.

 

Thurston Colts Boys High School Soccer Camp

Entering grades 7-12. Experience an exciting camp of conditioning training and fundamentals. The camp is designed to provide instruction that helps players improve their soccer skills, abilities and knowledge of the game while preparing for the upcoming season. Come dressed to play and be ready to have fun. Soccer cleats, running shoes, shin guards and water bottles are recommended. A camp T-shirt is included in the fee. Camp takes place at Thurston Soccer Field “Morelock Field.”

 

Thurston Colts Summer Youth Volleyball Camp

Entering grades 2-8. Thurston High School coaching staff and players conduct drills, teach skills and provide a fun experience. Boys and girls entering grades 2-8 will train in basic skills: serving, passing, hitting, setting and defense. Campers will use those skills in scrimmages while working on three contacts per side. Fee includes camp T-shirt. Please contact Thurston High School for more information.

Entering grades 2–5
Entering grades 6–8

 

Thurston Colts Incoming Freshman Volleyball Camp

Entering grade 9. Incoming freshman will spend 4 days practicing under the instructions of our THS coaches to learn the techniques we teach, our systems, and how we will run typical practices during season. This camp is highly recommended for incoming volleyball athletes so they can gain a better understanding of our program and expectations prior to tryouts. Camp includes t-shirt.

 

Thurston Colts Volleyball: Mini Skills Camp

THS students entering grades 9-12. Work on various skills by selecting sessions you're interested in. Cost $35 per mini session, includes camp t-shirt.

  • Setting: 12-1pm. Work on specific setting techniques including footwork and hand position. Will focus on setting the most common tempo sets including outsides, opposites, middle quick attacks, and backrow attacks.
  • Hitting: 1-2pm. Work on specific hitting techniques including approach footwork and arm swing. Will focus primarily on hitting outside and opposite attacks. 
  • Middle Hitting/Blocking: 2-3pm. Work on specific hitting techniques including approach footwork and arm swing for quick temp sets. Will focus primarily on hitting 1st and 2nd tempo attacks such as 1's, 3's, and flares. Will also focus on blocking footwork and hand position.
  • Defense: 3-4pm. Work on specific defensive techniques and defense systems.
  • Serving and passing: 4-5pm. Time will be split focusing on perfect passing technique and arm platforms as well as serving technique, and service zones. 

 

Thurston Colts Girls Youth Soccer Camp

Entering grades 3-8. Experience a fun and exciting camp while also learning the basic skills of soccer and then practicing and improving upon these skills. Main focus will be dribbling, passing, trapping, shooting, spacing and working with teammates. Campers will take these skills into small sided games and scrimmages. T-Shirt included. Camp takes place at Thurston High School soccer fields. Please contact Coach Canaga with any questions.

Entering grades 3–5
Entering grades 6–8

 

Thurston Colts Girls High School Soccer Camp

Entering grades 9-12. "Hard work pays off!" High schoolers will be doing drills and getting touches on the ball while preparing for upcoming tryouts. Scrimmages, small sided games, and active ball work will be aspects as well. T-Shirt included. Camp takes place at Thurston High School soccer fields. Please contact Coach Canaga with any questions.

 

Camp Run: Cross Country Camp

Ages 11-14. Running is about setting goals and creating community. At Camp Run you will log miles with high school athletes and coaching staff, set challenging goals for the upcoming season and be inspired by local elite runners and guest speakers. Heron Park- Corner of D Street & Aspen

 

Miller Youth Volleyball Camp

Entering grades 1-9. All girls and boys interested in playing volleyball. Come join the Springfield High School players and coaches to learn, build and perfect the skills necessary to play and compete. Through drills and games, you will learn the essential elements of serving, serve receiving, passing, setting, hitting, blocking, defense, and the overall game rules.  Every camper will receive a T-shirt and possible additional prizes. Camp takes place at the Springfield High School main gym. If you have any questions or concerns please contact head coach, Amanda Bottimore.  Go Millers!

 

Springfield Women’s Youth Soccer Skills Camp

Grades K-5. Join the Springfield Women’s Soccer Team and Coaching Staff for a fun time learning and improving your individual soccer game.  Participants will focus on basic skills of ball control, passing, shooting, and field play in a fun filled environment that supports each player to excel to their greatest individual potential.  All campers will receive a camp T-shirt and soccer ball at the conclusion of camp. 

 

Cheer With the Colts 2018

Entering grades K-5. Come join the THS Co-ed Cheer Team for their annual "Cheer with the Colts" kids camp. Participants receive instruction from current team members and coaches in all of the basics of motions, jumps, dance, and crowd leading.​ With two fun-filled practices, and a halftime performance under the Friday night lights, this event is not to be missed.

Sept 19-20         5:30-7pm         $35
9/18 5:30-7:00 pm grades K-2 only
9/19 5:30-7:00 pm grades 3-5 only
9/20 5:30-7:00 pm grades K-5 all together

Entering grades K–2
Entering grades 3-5

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