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Local places to visit, things to do,
and camps/events to attend this summer!



2nd Saturday Arts Day

The Arts Center invites all community members to join us the 2nd Saturday of each month for an arts and craft-making activity.. Bring the whole family to The Arts Center to learn + play together! 

ArtMaking @ Home

ArtMaking @ Home shares fun things to make to make with our families. These FREE activities were selected because they are fun for both kids and adults, using materials we hope you have around the house.


Boys & Girls Club - Summer Camp Club

The Boys & Girls Club is providing Summer 2022 childcare. Visit the link above to learn more, or call (541) 757-1909 to register. The Club works closely with CASA-Voices for Children, and resource (foster) families can get a reduced-cost membership by contacting the CASA office.

Boys & Girls Club - Johnson Teen Center

The Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis offers FREE memberships to the Johnson Teen Center (JTC)!  JTC will have drop-in hours Monday - Friday, 2pm to 6pm for incoming 7th - 12th graders. A current membership is required for all participating teens. Visit the link above, or call (541) 757-1909 to register.


CBCPL Home Delivery

The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library is still offering home delivery of books, DVDs, and other materials within their service district! Visit the link above to learn more.

Craft at Home with CBCPL

Simple, family-friendly crafts you can do at home!


Kids' Events

First Readers Book Club
Kids Book Club



Summer Reading Program

Tween Book Club

Tween Leadership Group (Legendary Library Leaders)

Stay At Home Storytime with CBCPL

Join the Library's Youth Services team for recorded storytimes, suitable for kids of all ages! You can view all the videos on the storytime playlist on Youtube, and subscribe to their Youtube channel to be notified when they post a new video. 

Teen Events

Book Bites with Teen Librarian, Kristy

CBCPL Teens Blog - Share your writing and art, find resources, and build community

CBCPL Teens on Instagram

Teen Booklists

Teens STEAM Days in Central Park

Teen Advisors: SPoBiT (Society for the Prevention of Boredom in Teens)



Corvallis Environmental Center - Summer Camps

CEC summer camps are open for Summer! From Wildcrafting Adventures to Eco-Engineering, the Corvallis Environmental Center staff are excited to offer an amazing camp experience in a safe way! Scholarships may also be available - contact CEC to apply!


Corvallis Parks and Natural Areas

Come enjoy all that the City's parks have to offer! Corvallis is fortunate to have a wealth of natural areas and outdoor recreational opportunities to explore. Hike the trails, go bird watchingplay disc golf, or take your child to explore the "dinosaur bones" at Avery Park

Corvallis Parks & Recreation Facebook Page

Follow Corvallis Parks & Rec's Facebook page for up-to-the-minute news as programs, locations, and camps/classes continue to open up this summer! 

Corvallis Parks & Recreation Spring/Summer Activity Guide

Parks & Recreation is excited to help your kids stay well, get outside and burn some pent-up energy this summer! Check out their Spring/Summer Activity Guide, full of information on how to get your kiddos involved in summer camps, sports, fitness, arts, crafts, theatre and more! Resource (foster) families are eligible for scholarships - click HERE to learn more and apply!

Youth Volunteer Corps for Teens & Tweens

There are so many volunteer projects to choose from with Youth Volunteer Corps! Your teen or tween can meet new friends, find your passion and change your community. Check out the website above to learn more and register!


Maxtivity Summer Camps

Maxtivity's Art Camps are now up and ready for registration! There's a wide array of camps available for every age and area of interest. If cost is prohibitive for you & yours, please register anyway and let Maxtivity know (there is an "Other" option for payment)! Their mission is ART FOR EVERYONE, and they are determined to make that happen for any and all interested in participating.

Free Art Lessons Online!

Maxtivity is now offering free art tutorials online! Click the link above to explore their library of lessons, or subscribe to their YouTube channel to be notified when each new video is released!


Oregon State Parks - Day Use and Camping 

Oregon State Parks offers free camping and day-use parking to Oregon resource (foster) parents, guardians and parents who have adopted Oregon foster children.  For more information, visit or call OPRD at 1-800-551-6949.


KidSpirit Summer Camps

KidSpirit Summer Camps (Archery, Gymnastics, Cooking Academy, and Summer Day Camp) are now OPEN for registration!  Scholarships may be available for resource (foster) families; email for more information and to apply!

Gymnastics at Home with KidSpirit

Join KidSpirit for free virtual gymnastics classes for all levels! Come roll, tuck and leap with them on the Gymnastics at Home with KidSpirit YouTube channel!


PYAC Summer Activities

Registration is now open for PYAC's Fun In The Sun, Softball and Baseball programs! Please explore the link above or follow PYAC on Facebook for continued updates!


Birdwatching and Wildlife Observation Near Corvallis

Within a 30-mile radius of Corvallis, you'll find the William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge, the E. E. Wilson National Wildlife Refuge, the Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge, the Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge, and within city limits, the Jackson-Frazier Wetlands Preserve. Jackson-Frazier is open throughout the year. A wheelchair-accessible boardwalk winds through this wetland, allowing visitors to see many plant communities and habitats! Get out into nature this summer with your kiddo(s) and see how many different plants and animals you can observe together!

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