Youth

Timbers/Thorns Camps Frequently Asked Questions

How are the Timbers/Thorns Camps structured?
Full-day camps run 10am-3pm and have a supervised lunch hour from 12-1pm.Our staff will divide campers into small groups based on age/grade level. Each coach will focus on a different skill for the duration of camp using a variety of fun activities. Throughout the day each age group will rotate to a different coach about every 20-25 minutes. The skills taught at camp include dribbling, juggling, passing, receiving, shooting, defending, and attacking and the activities will be altered to be age-appropriate so that players will have both a challenging and fun experience.
 
How do the Timbers Camps differ from the Thorns Camps?
Both camp options are structured the same (described above). Timbers campers will receive Timbers Camp t-shirts and will have an appearance from a Timbers player at some point during the week while Thorns campers will receive a Thorns Camp t-shirt and will have an appearance from a Thorns player or coach at some point during the week.

Do I need to pack a lunch or do the Timbers/Thorns provide lunch?
Please pack a sack lunch every day for full-day camps, 10am-3pm. Lunch is 12-1pm and supervised by Timbers Camp staff. For half-day camps, please pack a light snack- campers will have a 10-minute snack break half-way through the morning. For camps that run 9-12 pm or 1-4 pm, there is no lunch break, but there is a designated snack break half-way in to camp.

Is water available at camp?
Yes, the Timbers staff will provide a cooler of water and ice at every camp.

Can I pick my child up for the lunch hour?
Yes, but please check out with the camp director first and check back in with them when you return.

Are parents allowed to stay at camp to watch?
Definitely!
If camp is located at JELD-WEN Field, event staff will direct spectators to a specific seating section. We just ask parents or anyone other than Timbers staff and campers to please stay off the field. Our staff is happy to escort children to the field to help them find a place for their bags.

What do I need to bring to camp?
Please bring a completed waiver form on the first day of camp (siblings may go on one waiver form)
Carpool note if necessary
Soccer ball
Appropriate shoes (cleats are recommended but not required)
Shinguards
Water bottle
Lunch or snack (lunch for full-day camps and a light snack for half-day camps)
Extra layers for spring/early summer camps, especially a rain jacket
Sunscreen

Do Timbers Camps have a lost-and-found?
Yes. If your item was picked up during the week at camp, the staff will bring it back to camp the next day. If you realize you left an item and camp is complete, please call (503)553-5576 to inquire about your lost item. The Timbers Camp staff will check to see if it is in their possession and if so, will notify you how to pick it up.

What if I want to carpool or have someone other than my-self pick my child up from camp? 
Please provide the camp staff with a signed letter of permission stating the authorized person’s name as well as their contact information at check-in on the first day.

How do I register?
We accept online registrations only. Please click on the “Register Now” link below any of the camp descriptions and follow the simple instructions. If you completed registration successfully, you will receive a confirmation email. You can either pay by credit card or by check. If you pay by credit card, the charge on your credit card statement will appear as “Portland Timbers.” To pay by check, please make the check out toPortland Timbers and send it to:

Portland Timbers Camps,

Attn: Timbers Camps,
1844 SW Morrison St.
Portland, OR 97205

I didn’t receive a confirmation email, am I registered?
Your registration may not have gone through. To inquire whether you are successfully registered, please email elyslo@timbers.com.

I misplaced the waiver form, can I access it online?
You can find the Timbers/Thorns Camp waiver form here and bring it with you to the first day of camp. You only need the waiver form, not the medical release forms which are for our Residential Camps.