Winter Break camps listed below

Camp schedules and fees

Half Day and All Day Activity camps at Westside are available on school closure days, school breaks and throughout the summer. We offer Dance, Gymnastics and Preschool camps for ages 3–12 with various themes and activities. Gymnastics camps are for ages 3–12 depending on the camp. Campers are in the gym tumbling, jumping, learning various skills and playing games. Dance camps are for ages 5–12 depending on the camp. Campers have lots of time in the studio learning techniques and routines. Preschool camps are for ages 3–6. Campers might be in the gym or dance studio or both depending on the camp. Descriptions of all sessions are available when registration opens.


Half Day 

Monday–Friday  8:45–11:45am
Ages  3–12
Members  Daily $39 / Weekly $160
Non-Members  Daily $42 / Weekly $175
Additional $8 fee for same day registration

Dance, Gymnastics and Preschool camps are available with various themes and age groups. Gymnastics camps are divided into groups by age. Campers should dress appropriately (see attire requirements below) and bring a healthy snack for mid-morning break.  All Day Activity campers choose one of the morning camps. 


All Day

Monday–Friday  7:30am–5:30pm
Ages 5–12
Members  Daily $69 / Weekly $310
Non-Members  Daily $72 / Weekly $325
T-shirt  $12 (required for field trips)
Additional $8 fee for same day registration

All Day Activity campers enjoy a morning Dance or Gymnastics Camp followed by fun on a field trip after lunch plus gym time, games, arts and crafts in the late afternoon. Review policies below for attire and what to bring.

Schedule
7:30–8:45am  Check In / Free Play (Please arrive dressed for Gym/Dance.)
8:45–11:45am  Morning Camp – Gymnastics, Dance or Preschool
11:45–12:30pm  Lunch (Campers should pack a lunch and morning snack.)
12:30–3:30pm  Afternoon Field Trip
3:30–5:30pm  Snack, Games, Crafts and Gym Time

Field Trips
• All Field Trips are within walking distance of Westside Academy. 
• Campers are required to wear the Westside Camp T-shirt for all off-site Field Trips. 
•  Movies will be chosen as soon as they are released to the public - parents will receive an email ahead of time informing them of the movie choice - popcorn and water will be provided.


Winter break camps week 1 — December 26–28

Half Day  

Nutcracker Journey (ages 5–12)
Winter Blast Gymnastics (ages 3–12)
North Pole Adventures (ages 3–6)
Wednesday–Friday
 8:45–11:45am
Members  Daily $39
Non-Members  Daily $42
Additional $8 fee for same day registration
Bring your own snack each day

All Day

Wednesday–Friday  7:30am–5:30pm
Ages 5–12
Members  Daily $69
Non-Members  Daily $72
T-shirt  $12 (required for field trips)
Additional $8 fee for same day registration
Bring your own snack each day

Dance — Nutcracker Journey
We'll be exploring a different part of the Nutcracker story with each themed camp while we dance and craft our hearts out! You’ll get to take your craft home so that the Nutcracker fun can continue long after camp is over!
Wednesday: Classic Nutcracker - twirl the day away pretending to be Clara on a journey to a magical land on Christmas Eve. Dancers will learn excerpts from some of the most popular ballet pieces.
Thursday: Journey to the Land of Sweets - Have visions of sugar plums dancing in your head? Your dancer will have a magical day pretending to be the Sugarplum Fairy!
Friday: Hip Hop Nutcracker - join us for an updated version of the Holiday Classic, in which Maria-Clara and the Nutcracker prince time-travel to 1980s Brooklyn where lots of old-school hip-hop, beatboxing, and breakdancing ensues. This energetic new twist is a funky-fresh take on the ever-so-popular Nutcracker Suite

Gymnastics — Winter Blast Gymnastics Camp
Students learn new skills each day, while rocking out to fun, upbeat Holiday music. They get to experience all the traditional gymnastics events - learning new skills in a fun, high energy, but low intensity atmosphere. They also get to glide down the Zipline, jump in the Bounce House, play fun group games, bounce on the Trampoline and play in the foam pit. Active kids make happy kids.

Preschool — North Pole Adventures
Tis the season to be jolly… from snowflakes to tinsel, this camp lets preschool age students experience the magic of the season. Each day will feature a different Holiday and Wintry theme, made up of crafts, story time, creative movement, gym time and games!
Wednesday: Spend some time with Rudolph and his reindeer friends and learn some reindeer games.
Thursday: It’s “Frozen” Day - come play, with Elsa, Ana and Olaf - a perfect day to dress up as your favorite Frozen character.
Friday: Frosty the Snowman wants to be your friend - chill out with this children’s icon before he melts away.

All Day Activity Campers – join us for a fun morning Dance or Gymnastics Camp. After lunch, campers will either remain onsite or head out nearby on a field trip. Then, it’s back to Westside for an afternoon snack, games and gym time.

Winter Break Camps week 2 — January 2–4

Half Day  

Greatest Showman Dance/Acro (ages 5–12)
Winter Blast Gymnastics (ages 3–12)
Winter Bliss (ages 3–6)
Wednesday–Friday
 8:45–11:45am
Members  Daily $39
Non-Members  Daily $42
Additional $8 fee for same day registration
Bring your own snack each day

All Day

Wednesday–Friday  7:30am–5:30pm
Ages 5–12
Members  Daily $69
Non-Members  Daily $72
T-shirt  $12 (required for field trips)
Additional $8 fee for same day registration
Bring your own snack each day

Dance — The Greatest Showman Dance/Acro Camp
“Look out cause here they come!” Join us for dancing and fun inspired by the hit movie - The Greatest Showman! Students will sing, dance and learn acrobatics and dance choreography based on the movie. Campers will work on basic tumbling moves, partner tricks, head stands, hand stands, cartwheels and more. We will use our acrobatic skills to become the best circus performers that we can be!

Gymnastics — Winter Blast Gymnastics Camp
Students learn new skills each day, while rocking out to fun, upbeat Holiday music. They get to experience all the traditional gymnastics events - learning new skills in a fun, high energy, but low intensity atmosphere. They also get to glide down the Zipline, jump in the Bounce House, play fun group games, bounce on the Trampoline and play in the foam pit. Active kids make happy kids.

Preschool — Winter Bliss
Tis the season to be jolly… from snowflakes to tinsel, this camp lets preschool age students experience the magic of the season. Each day will feature a different Holiday and Wintry theme, made up of crafts, story time, creative movement, gym time and games!
Wednesday: Happy New Year - Help us ring in the New Year celebrating new wishes and being thankful.
Thursday: “Snowflakes and Snowglobes” - embrace the beauty of the season with some delightful wintry decorations.
Friday: Penguins and Polar Bears - learn about these Polar opposites and the Arctic and Antarctic with some fun crafts, games and snacks.

All Day Activity Campers – join us for a fun morning Dance or Gymnastics Camp. After lunch, campers will either remain onsite or head out nearby on a field trip. Then, it’s back to Westside for an afternoon snack, games and gym time.


Policies & procedures

Attire

Appropriate dress for morning camp Leotards for girls, and elastic-waist shorts & t-shirts for boys for Gym and Preschool camps.  Comfortable clothes with appropriate dance shoes for Dance camps.
Appropriate dress for field trips Rain jacket with a hood, light jacket, socks and tennis shoes every day - we will either be walking to nearby locations or will be playing outside.  Please double check that you have socks, especially for days that we go bowling.

Cancellation

An in-house credit will be given to students who give 1 week prior notification for all camp cancellations. We have a no refund policy. Students who cancel the day/week of camp are welcome to pick another day/week of camp to make up for the cancellation (subject to availability).

Drop Off and
Pick up

Check-In – Campers should check in at the front desk (parents need to sign them in) and then they will be directed to the appropriate Dance Room/Gym, depending on their camp choice and time of arrival.
Sign In/Out – Parents of All Day campers and those staying for lunch bunch need to sign their child in/out at the front office each day for security reasons. When you arrive to pick up your child, the office will contact the Camp Supervisor to bring your child to you.

Payment

Payment is due on or before the 1st day of each week of camp.
Cash, check, or set up EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer). No credit or debit cards.
A 10% discount is given to additional family members.

Registration

We appreciate advance registration, in order to staff accordingly – call the office to register your child, 503.639.5388.
Same day registration requires an $8 additional fee (subject to availability).

What to bring

Backpack  with name on the outside – everything must fit in it: snack, lunch,  water bottle and sunscreen (Please label all items). 
Morning Snack  – A snack for the morning camp is required. Please send healthy snacks. (We provide a healthy afternoon snack).
Cold Lunch & Water Bottle  please put your child’s name on everything.
Westside Camp T-shirt  – ($12.00) required and worn for all off-site field trips.
Appropriate dress for morning camp Leotards for girls, and elastic-waist shorts & t-shirts for boys for Gym and Preschool camps. Comfortable clothes with appropriate dance shoes for Dance camps.
Appropriate dress for field trips Rain jacket with a hood, light jacket, socks and tennis shoes every day - we will either be walking to nearby locations or will be playing outside.  Please double check that you have socks, especially for days that we go bowling.
No valuables! Please leave your valuables at home, such as ipods, kindles, etc.