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Summer Camps at Marylhurst University

Marylhurst University offers summer camp opportunities designed to immerse young people in the arts and sciences. All day camps are situated on the beautiful Marylhurst campus located 10 minutes south of Portland on Highway 43. [Directions and Campus Map]

Portland Summer Ensembles

July 16 – 21, 2018

Portland Summer Ensembles, Marylhurst University

We’re pleased to welcome Metropolitan Youth Symphony’s summer experience back to our Marylhurst campus. Portland Summer Ensembles chamber music workshop for strings, piano, woodwinds and French horn, gives students the opportunity to play, study and perform chamber music with other committed musicians at an advanced level. Faculty includes outstanding musicians from the Oregon Symphony.

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Science Olympiad Challenge

July 30 – Aug. 3, 2018

Science Olympiad Challenge, Saturday Academy, Marylhurst University

This Saturday Academy summer camp offers team-based science and engineering for grades 6 – 8. Work in teams to think, collaborate and design like scientists and engineers. Prepare for the Science Olympiad, a state and national science competition. Learn how to build a team and explore Science Olympiad themes such as forensics and bioprocess lab, elastic launched glider, robo-cross and mission possible.

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Jazz Madness Workshop

Aug. 20 – 23, 2018

Jazz Madness Workshop, Marylhurst University

Have you ever wished Marylhurst offered a “summer camp for adults”? Well, our new Jazz Madness Workshop might be just the thing you’re looking for. Open to vocalists, pianists, bass players and drummers — age 18 and up. You’ll learn music from the Great American songbook, blues or bossa nova. Culminating with a gig, of course!

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Show:tell Workshop

For teen writers and artists

In 2016, our immensely popular summer workshop for teen writers and artists moved to a new site; the Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland. Your favorite Marylhurst faculty continue to be involved. More info at

Creative Arts Day Camp

Creative Arts Day Camp at Marylhurst UniversityFor Kids with or without Special Needs, ages 5 – 17

Since the announcement of the university’s closure by the end of 2018, we have decided to cancel our Creative Arts Day Camp for this year.

Thank you to all the families who participated in years past; we wish you all the best.