Camp Policies and Information

 For camp descriptions, pricing, schedules and registration, please click here: 

WHAT TO BRING

  • Lunch and snacks (we will be making snacks as well)
  • Water Bottle with camper’s name visible
  • Sunscreen, layers and a sunhat in the summer
  • Lots of warm layers in spring and winter
  • Rain jacket/Rain Boots (if necessary)
  • Medications (if necessary)
  • Please leave toys and stuffies at home

WHAT TO WEAR

Campers need to be dressed and prepared to be outside on the farm.  Please bring layers.  Campers should dress for the weather in clothing and shoes that can get dirty.  We recommend that campers wear sturdy closed-toe shoes (no flip-flops or crocs).

Drop- off and Pick-Up Policies

The camp day always starts at 8:45 am. Registration for Winter and Spring Break Camp will open at that time. During the summer, Zenger Farm will open at 8:00 am for flexible morning drop-off.  The camp day officially begins at 8:45 but campers can be dropped off any time between 8-8:45 am (we’ll have activities and staff ready). Please arrive no later than 8:45 am.

At drop-off, please provide the names of people who can pick up your camper.  Individuals will need to show a photo ID to pick up their camper.   Drop-off and pick-up happen in front of or inside the Urban Grange, depending on the weather. The Urban Grange is the largest red building on the west side of the property. We will honor our morning start time and we appreciate on-time drop-off and pick-up.

Aftercare: Monday-Friday, 3pm-6pm

Aftercare costs $20/day or $90 for all five days. Aftercare at Zenger Farm continues the enriching camp experience and gives campers the opportunity to cook, explore the farm, and play games with a mixed age-group, supervised by our dedicated Aftercare Educator. You can register for Aftercare when you sign up for camp on our website.  Please be sure to bring a picture ID and pick up your camper by 6:00pm.

Open House: Friday, 2:30pm (summer only)

Camp families and friends are invited to come to the farm for an Open House on the last day of camp. Campers will harvest and create farm-grown snacks to share with you. This is a great time to tour the farm with your camper as your knowledegable guide. Be sure to check in on the wetlands and chickens!

Food on the Farm

Please pack a hearty, healthy lunch and snacks for your camper.  In addition to the personal food your camper brings, we will make snacks and food to share from our farm fields and gardens.  Let us know if your child has special food needs or food allergies that you forgot to list on the registration form. We are not an allergy-free facility but we do try to accommodate allergies as much as possible.

Bees

We keep honey bees on the farm.  If your child is allergic to bees, please be sure they bring any necessary medication and notify Zenger Farm staff.

Behavior Policy

We practice inclusive positive discipline at Zenger Farm and lead with gentleness and empathy. However, we also expect campers to be safe, respectful and kind to people and other living things during their time at the farm. If there is a behavior challenge or issue, we will ask you for support and tips to best work with your camper. Any advance information to help your camper succeed is appreciated. If there is an extreme behavior problem, the camper(s) may be asked to leave camp. This includes any bullying, harmful physical contact and any behavior that continually takes away from the experience of other campers. Camper safety and enjoyment are our top priorities.

Snow Policy

Generally, we close when the local school districts close for inclement weather. Since schools will not be in session, we will be monitoring weather reports and current road conditions closely as well as the farm property to determine the safety of running camp. IF WE CANCEL A CAMP FOR WEATHER, we will update our website and notify you via email by 7am on the day of. Everyone registered will receive full refunds.

Refund Policy

If you need to withdraw your camper from camp please look over the following guidelines:

  • 30 days or more before date of camp: Full refund
  • 29 to 11 days before date of camp: ½ refund
  • 10 days or less before the start of camp: No Refund.

Parking

Please note: we have a very small parking lot. Whenever possible, consider carpooling, biking or taking public transit. When pulling into the farm, please drive slowly and watch out for pedestrians. If you cannot find parking in the lot, street parking is available.

Directions to the Farm:

11741 SE Foster Rd. Portland OR 97266

By Car

From the West:

  • From I-205 take the Foster Road Exit and head East on Foster Road.
  • Go through the light at SE 110/111th Ave. You will pass Franz Bakery on the right as you begin to go uphill on Foster Rd.
  • Zenger Farm is on the left at the crest  of the hill, at 11741 SE Foster Rd.  You will see the red urban grange and farmhouse from the road.
  • Turn left into the farm parking lot. If you reach the light at SE 122nd Ave. you have gone too far.

From the East:

  • SE 122nd is a direct North/South access to Foster Road.
  • Heading West on Foster Road, Zenger Farm will be on the right, at 11741 SE Foster Rd. You will see the red farmhouse from the road.
  • Turn right into the farm parking lot

By Public Transit

To plan your trip go to: http://trimet.org/

Bus 10 and Bus 71 run on Foster Road. Get off at Stop ID 1773 if you are heading East, or Stop ID 1774 if you are heading West. Walk to the Zenger Farm entrance at 117th Ave., you will see the red farmhouse from the road.

The MAX Green Line and Bus 14 will get out you to Foster and SE 94th Ave. From there you can transfer to the 10 or 71 to reach the farm.

By Bike

  • Take the Springwater Corridor Trail to SE 122nd
  • Go South on SE 122nd • Go West on Foster Rd.
  • Zenger Farm will be on the right, at 11741 SE Foster Rd. You will see the red Urban Grange and farmhouse from the road.

We’ll see you all soon on the Farm!