Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are JA Summer Camps limited to students in the Portland area?
Our summer camps are located in Portland and are open to students all over Oregon & SW Washington and beyond! We are unable to help provide accommodations for campers coming from out of town.

What hours and days does camp run?
Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We offer extended care options from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for an extra $20 per week.

How do I register for camp?
Register online at https://jaorswwa.campbrainregistration.com/. Create an account, add your child’s information, complete three required forms and submit your application. The registration process takes 5-10 minutes. JA Staff is available for support. For questions, please contact Gina Huntington at ghuntington@ja-pdx.org or 971-255-4957.

What is the price of camp?
JA BizTown Summer Camp is $299 ($319 for extended care). JA NLX is $385 ($405 for extended care).

How do I pay for camp? Do I need to pay when I register?
Payment is accepted by check, debit or credit. You will be given the option to reserve your spot by paying a $50 deposit or paying in full online at the time of registration; payment is due in full by 30 days before the camp’s start date.

What is your refund policy?
A full refund (minus processing fee) will be offered for cancellations 30 or more days before scheduled start date. A 50% refund will be offered for cancellations less than 30 days before scheduled start date.

Do you offer scholarships and reduced camp fees?
We offer discounts of 50% off for JA BizTown Summer Camp families who are able to provide one adult volunteer for the full camp week. We also offer need-based help on occasion, but cannot guarantee that scholarship funding will be available. Junior Achievement seeks to provide our camps to any interested students regardless of economic means. Please contact Gina Huntington at ghuntington@ja-pdx.org or 971-255-4957 with your desired camp week and information regarding your needs. JA Staff will seek funding and notify you if we are able to help.

Do I need to sign my student in and out of camp each day?
Yes, campers need to be signed in and out each day. Multiple adults can be authorized for pick-up if signed and verified by the child’s parent before the start of camp. Authorized adults will be asked to show a picture form of verification to ensure the safety of the child.

Should campers bring a lunch or snack?
Yes, campers should come to camp with a lunch and are welcome to bring snacks. Both camps provide an afternoon snack each day. Lunch is provided at JA BizTown Summer Camp on Friday. For JA NLX, JA staff will communicate with families before the start of camp to confirm which days a lunch may not be needed.

What should my child wear to camp?
JA BizTown Summer Camp dress code requires closed-toed shoes and no spaghetti straps. JA NLX dress code is Smart Casual (neat, casual attire).

Who can I contact for more information?
Please contact Gina Huntington at ghuntington@ja-pdx.org or 971-255-4957.