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2023 Summer Camp

Join us for a week of outdoor adventure and nature-based creativity in a community of other girls and nonbinary youth. Everyday we will explore an outdoor activity: rock climbing, biking, and canoeing. To complement these adventure sports, we will spend part of each day observing and reflecting on the natural world through drawing and journaling.

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What will we do?

We’ll start the week by learning rock climbing skills at Movement Rock Gym and exploring nature parks in SW Portland with our sketch pads. We will then have the opportunity to bike in SE Portland neighborhoods and along the Springwater Corridor east of Powell Butte Nature Park with professional mountain biking coach, Elaine Bothe. To celebrate our week, we will paddle in the waters around Kelly Point Park and gather on the beach to share our drawings from the week.

Camp Details

  • Who: Open to girls and nonbinary youth entering 6th - 8th grades

  • Dates: Monday August 7th - Friday August 11th

  • Times: 9 am to 3 pm

  • Lunch: Bring a sack lunch, we will picnic at a different outdoor location every day

  • Location: Drop off and pick up at Mt Tabor Middle School parking lot. Daily field trips to new locations around Portland. 

  • Cost: $450*

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*The fees collected during this summer camp cover the costs for our instructor wages and any programming fees, and it helps support our free academic year programming which serves students at Title I middle schools in Portland. Any donations made beyond the $450 help to make our nonprofit’s programming possible.

Meet the Instructors

This camp is led by Betties360 Program Directors and Instructors, Maya Hickman and Arcadia Trueheart.


Maya holds a MFA from Pacific University in Creative Writing in Poetry and is excited to share this practice with students.


Arcadia is a professional visual artist with a focus in drawing and multimedia projects with a passion for sharing creativity with young people in the US in Latin America.

We will be partnering with Movement Rock Gym, Elaine B. Bikes Shred Academy, and The Columbia Slough Watershed Council to provide equipment and high quality instruction in these activities.

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