Details for Summer Camps with Willow Creek Forest School
at Tryon Life Community Farm (TLC Farm)
All Camps are Tuesday-Friday.
Camps for 4-6 year-olds run from 9am-2pm
Camps for 7-9 year-olds run from 9:30am-2:30pm
Directions to TLC Farm:
11640 SW Boones Ferry Rd. Portland 97219
From I5 heading North, take the Terwilliger exit and turn right at the light at the top of the exit ramp. At the third traffic light, bear right onto Boones Ferry Rd.
From I5 heading South, take the Terwilliger exit. Continue bearing right at the top of the exit ramp and turn right at the first light onto Terwilliger Blvd. (you will cross back over the hwy). At the 4th traffic light, bear right onto Boones Ferry Rd.
Once on Boones Ferry Rd, in about a half mile, you will see a large wooden sign on the left side of the road that says “Sturdi-Built Greenhouses”. Just after that, also on your left, you will see a parking lot for Tryon Creek State Park. The driveway to the farm is at the top of this parking lot (there is a large wooden mailbox and a sign for Tryon Life Community Farm. You are also welcome to “google map” for directions, it should get your right to the top of the driveway.
The parking lot does not belong to the farm, and we are not permitted to use it for parking except for 5 minute pick-up and drop-offs (or if you are planning to use the park).
When parking briefly in the state park parking lot, please be mindful not to block the farm driveway, as residents may be coming and going at all hours.
Pick Up and Drop off:
Camps for 4-6 year-olds: Drop off at 9am, Pick up at 2pm
Camps for 7-9 year-olds: Drop off at 9:30am, Pick up at 2:30pm (if you have a child in both age groups, you may drop both children off at 9:30 and pick up at 2:30)
Your camp leader will be stationed at the top of the Boones Ferry Rd Trailhead each morning (next to the parking lot) waiting for your arrival. All the children will gather there together and then walk down to the farm. At the end of the day, pick up will happen here as well.
What to wear: Please make sure that every day your child(ren) come to camp wearing sunscreen, sun hat, sturdy sandals or shoes that they can hike in, and clothing appropriate for the coldest part of the day. Oregon summer mornings can be chilly and damp. We can always take layers off! Please do not send your child(ren) in flip flops or crocs.
What to bring:
Please bring a healthy picnic lunch (no sugary foods please!) and a water bottle.
The best way to pack your child's lunch is in a small backpack that is easy for your child to hike with. The backpack should be small enough to carry with ease and large enough to include a healthy lunch, water bottle, and long sleeve shirt.
Our goal is to give the children an opportunity to step outside of the modern world in order to connect deeply with nature. Our request is that the children wear plain clothing free from brand name labels and media images. We also suggest that TV/ video games /computer time is limited or eliminated during the week(s) your child(ren) attend camp. Please do not bring items from home (like toys or games) as this will interfere with their immersion experience.