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Youth Services:  Kidz Klub & Kidz Dayz

Summer Kidz Kamp
The City of Portland Parks and Recreation Department is proud to offer our Summer Kidz Kamp program, co-sponsored by Gregory-Portland ISD. The program is offered to children 5-12 years of age who will be entering Kindergarten through 6th grade for the 2018-2019 school year. Activities include games, sports, swimming, science and nature activities, field trips, special events, arts and crafts, healthy eating, and a summer jogging club. The children are grouped by ages and class size is limited. All instructors are certified in CPR/First Aid. This program is licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Transportation can be provided from City sports camps and swim lessons. Parent must notify staff of enrollment to arrange pick up. Children must provide their own lunch; a morning and afternoon snack is provided. The City of Portland provides two different payment options for your convenience:

Complete eight week Kidz Kamp: (Includes $60.00 registration fee)
T.M. Clark Elementary, 2250 Memorial Parkway
6/4/18-7/27/18 Mon-Fri 7:00 AM-6:00 PM $700.00

Payment plans are set up as follows: A registration fee of $60.00 is due at the time of enrollment. Thereafter a weekly tuition fee of $80.00 is due Friday prior to the week attending. There will be a late fee of $15.00 assessed if payment is not received by Tuesday of the week attending. All delinquent fees must be paid before any child may return to the program.

Weekly Drop In Kidz Kamp: ($60.00 registration fee required)

6/04/18-6/08/18 Mon-Fri 7:00 AM-6:00 PM $95.00
6/11/18-6/15/18 Mon-Fri 7:00 AM-6:00 PM $95.00
6/18/18-6/22/18 Mon-Fri 7:00 AM-6:00 PM $95.00
6/25/18-6/29/18 Mon-Fri 7:00 AM-6:00 PM $95.00
7/02/18-7/06/18 Mon-Fri 7:00 AM-6:00 PM $95.00 *Kidz Kamp is Closed 07-04-18
7/09/18-7/13/18 Mon-Fri 7:00 AM-6:00 PM $95.00
7/16/18-7/20/18 Mon-Fri 7:00 AM-6:00 PM $95.00
7/23/18-7/27/18 Mon-Fri 7:00 AM-6:00 PM $95.00

Summer Teen Activities

Teen Club
The Teen Club program will be held on Tuesdays thru Fridays beginning June 12, 2018. Participants will have access to ping pong tables, foosball tables, basketball goals, X Box, Playstation consoles and disc golf. We also have activities such as outdoor games, special events, Gaming tournaments, Bubble Ball tournaments and off site field trips to Northshore 8 Movie Theater as well as swimming at the Portland Aquatics Center. Come join us for a fun filled summer!

When: Tuesday - Friday, June 12 - July 17, 2018
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: TBD
Cost: Program is FREE, fees for fieldtrips, movies and any entrance fees are paid by participant
Ages: 13-16 years old

Teen Bubble Soccer Tournament
Come out and try the newest game in town! Bubble soccer is a fun new sport catching on all over the world, hilarious to play or watch and it’s good exercise. Played much like soccer, on the same field, it has one major difference that transforms it completely. Get your team together and sign up TODAY!
Single-elimination format and five-man teams.
Matches: two 10-minute halves with 2 minute halftime
Tiebreaker: (1) 3 minute overtime with sudden death; (2) coin flip

When: Friday, June 15, 2018
Friday, July 13, 2018
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Portland Sports Complex
Cost: $75.00 per 5 man team
Ages: 13-16 years old

Teen Babysitter Class

Earn your American Red Cross Babysitter, CPR and First Aid certifications. Learn how to care for babies and children up to ten years of age, facilitate age appropriate games, manage behavior problems, identify and handle common emergencies and babysitting as a business. This course focuses on decision making and provides instruction on skills to make good decisions. Red Cross certifications will be emailed to the email address provided at registration and during sign in. Time and date TBD. This class is for youth ages 11-16 years old.

Get Air Field Trip
The City of Portland will be hosting a fieldtrip to Get Air in Corpus Christi. Teens will have 2 hours of jumping on trampolines, foam pits, basketball and dodgeball. Vending machines are available on site.

When: Thursday, June 14, 2018
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Where: Get Air, Corpus Christi (transportation will be provided from the Portland Community Center)
Cost: $ 20.00
Ages: 13 – 16 years old

Schlitterbahn Day Trip
The City of Portland will be hosting a day trip for teens to Schlitterbahn in Corpus Christi.
Teens will enjoy a fun filled day of water park rides and comradery. There will also be a concession stand for drinks and food to be purchased.

When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Schlitterbahn Corpus Christi
Cost: $50.00
Ages: 13-16 years old

Kidz Klub

The Kidz Klub After-School Program, offered by the Portland Parks and Recreation Department and Gregory-Portland Independent School District, is the answer for working parents concerned about their children being home alone.

Kidz Klub is a recreation program offered at four school sites located within the City of Portland. Children ages 5-12 in kindergarten through 5th grade are eligible for enrollment. Activities include quality recreational games, which enhance a child's leisure skills in a safe and familiar surrounding. Fees include an afternoon snack.

Program Time & Instructors
Extended Kidz Klub hours will be available on early dismissal days. The program will run from the end of school through 6:00 pm. All Kidz Klub staff are certified in CPR and first aid and safety. The instructors also have early childcare training. This program is licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

  • 2018-2019 Gregory-Portland ISD calendar year (excluding holidays)
  • Monthly tuition: $95
  • Registration fee: $60
  • East Cliff
    Broadway                              Portland, TX 78374                                
  • T.M. Clark Elementary
    2250 Memorial Pkwy
    Portland, TX 78374
  • W.C. Andrews
    1100 Lang Rd. 
    Portland, TX 78374

Austin Elementary students will be bused to Andrews Elementary for the program

Online Registration or at the Portland Community Center. The registration fee must be paid in full at the time of registration. A prorated amount of $20 for August must be paid by the first day of school.

Kidz Dayz

Kidz Dayz is an all-day recreation program offered during school holidays and teacher in-service days (note: this program is not provided on city holidays).  Children in Kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to join the fun at T.M. Clark Elementary.  Activities will include arts and crafts, organized recreational play, games, prizes and lots of other fun.  A morning and afternoon snack will be provided. Children must provide their own lunch. Contact the Portland Community Center for dates.  Register two weeks in advance and pay the early bird price of $15.00. 
When: School Holidays/Staff Development Days
Thanksgiving: November 19-21, 2018
Christmas: December 17-21 and December 26-28, 2018
January 14, 2019
Spring Break: March 11-15, 2019
Time: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Cost: $20.00 per day

Register two weeks in advance and pay a discounted fee of $15.00