Before and After School Program


Before & After School experiences help children reach their full potential. Did we mention fun? We’re planning on a lot of it!

Camp Fire Columbia is currently registering for programs in both the Portland Public School (PPS) and West Linn/Wilsonville School (WLWV) districts. Please follow the provided links for information regarding our PROGRAMS IN PORTLAND and PROGRAMS IN WEST LINN. As we navigate the pandemic setting, we hope to provide a safe, engaging environment to reintegrate children into social and learning atmospheres. Our goal is to offer an option for families to address their child care needs while promoting social-emotional development, physical fitness, relationship building, and enrichment activities.

Use the links provided below to enroll or wait list your child in their school’s program(s).


Current Family Sign-In


New Family Registration 


Before & After School Programming Pre- and Post-Pandemic

Looking for information about our specific school sites?

Portland Public Schools

West Linn / Wilsonville Schools

Camp Fire Columbia’s Before & After School programs are offered to children, 5-12 years old, who attend 15 schools throughout the Portland Public Schools (PPS) and West Linn/Wilsonville Schools (WLWV) districts. Each location tailors its schedule of activities to complement the needs and interests of the local community, the children’s school schedules, and the families’ need for high-quality care and enrichment during the hours before and after school.


Youth-Centered Programming:

  • Builds strong and genuine relationships with children, families, and school staff. We offer children a sense of belonging in a safe, engaging, and educational environment.
  • Provides daily after school homework time to give children an opportunity to work with staff and their peers to strengthen their academic skills.
  • Programming is intentional and outcome-based, and developed with the needs and interests of youth in mind.
  • Encourages children to develop and facilitate service-learning projects that help connect them to their communities.
  • Offers diverse curriculum to inspire children to “Find their Spark”, teaching them to be curious, engaged, and learning.
  • Develops children’s leadership skills through youth-led clubs, allowing them to practice leading their peers and writing their own curriculum.

Support for Camp Fire Families and Community:

  • We are responsive to the communities we serve and make thoughtful and intentional adjustments to our programs as needed.
  • We are an Employment Related Day Care support (ERDC) approved provider and offer financial aid for low income families.
  • We invest in outstanding staff who far surpass the state training standards. Training topics covered include Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports (PBIS), growth mindset, cultural responsiveness and inclusion, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), group facilitation, curriculum development, healthy habits, and so much more!

Bring Camp Fire Columbia’s Before & After School programs to your school!  Contact John Myers, Before & After School Program Department Director