2024 Summer Day Camp Program

Introduction to Bethel Youth Drop-In Center

The Bethel Youth Drop-In Center partners with Bethel Lutheran Church at 5658 N Denver Ave, Portland OR 97217, to operate a six-week Summer Day Camp Program for children entering first through sixth grade. The 2024 Day Camp will be in session 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM from July 1 through August 9 — our 28th season. The Center is a partnership between Bethel Lutheran Congregation and neighborhood families, offering a safe space for children to learn, play, make friends, and explore adventures in the community. While housed at a church, the program is secular, offers no religious instruction, and welcomes children of all backgrounds. Contact the Center by email at ydic@bethelpdx.org (attention Director or Board member Karen Anderson or Board member Ronda Bard).

Director Recruitment

To apply for the Director position, download the job description, program dates, and application form linked below. Submit the completed application form, a résumé, and a brief cover letter by email at ydic@bethelpdx.org. Contact board members Ronda Bard or Karen Anderson at that same email address if you have questions or need additional resources.

Director Job Description

2024 Summer Day Camp Program dates

Director Application form.

Camp Staff Recruitment

Information and resources for Camp Staff applicants will be available on February 1, 2024

Family Recruitment

Information and resources for Family applicants will be available March 1, 2024