Summer Activities


Looking for summer activities? We have a few suggestions!

It is Summer! Make plans to continue your child’s learning over the summer.


Great Summer ideas include:

  • Make Vocabulary Flash cards

  • Get Multiplication flash cards

  • Put up clocks and ask your child the time of the day throughout the day

  • Give your child money to pay for things and count change and calculate costs

  • Read, Read, Read go to the library every other week

  • Play board games and card games that require reading, adding and subtracting

  • Attend a summer educational camp to continue learning (see below!)

Make learning fun!


Summer Volleyball Camp

Who: Anyone going into grades 3-8 (boys and girls)

What: A five day camp for both beginner and experienced players. The camp is designed to teach the basic skills of volleyball including serving, passing, setting, hitting, and basic footwork, as well as foser love for the sport of volleyball.

When: June 17-21st

Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Where: TVA Gym

Instructors: The camp will be run by Sarah Halversen and Kaiulani Chamberlain. Saraha nd Kaiulani both graduated from TVA, played on their high school and college teams, and have coaching and camp experience.

Cost: $75 if you register by June 14th, $100 after June 14th

Registration: To register please send an email to Sarah at with your child’s name and grade. A registration form will then be emailed to you. The registration form and fee will be collected the first day of camp.

Questions: Contact Sarah at



TVA Summer Camp and Tutoring

Tamberly Couch has arranged for support classes this summer in the form of camps and private tutoring at TVA for students in first through sixth grade. Tamberly Couch (who has assisted with Ms. Priddy’s teaching programs) will be teaching.

Camps need a minimum of 4 students to stay on the schedule. Camps are a combination of math and language arts, and students will receive support based on their individual skill levels. The focus will be on strengthening core skills.

Private tutoring is available to anyone. Feel free to sign up for camps or tutoring that will work around your summer vacation plans.

Please contact Tamberly Couch directly if you need any special arrangements or times. Contact information and camp tuition is listed here. Reservations for your spot must be made by June 17.


Read, Read, Read!

Check out your local library for a summer reading program, a teen summer reading artwork contest, and all sorts of fun family activities!

Vacation Bible School - Beaverton SDA Church


All roads lead to Rome! Join friends for VBS and learn about Paul and the underground church!


June 17-21, 9am - noon

To register:

Register online at or attend pre-registration night on June 16 from 4-6pm.

Vacation Bible School - Hillsboro SDA Church


Roar: Life is wild, God is good!

Kids ages 4-12 are invited to VBS at Hillsboro SDA Church!

When: June 24-28 from 9-11:30AM

Address: 367 NE Grant, Hillsboro, OR

For more information, call 503.648.3922.

A parenting class will also be available during the VBS programs.

Fourth Graders, Explore National Parks for Free!


Did you know that fourth graders and their families can get a free national parks pass?

Every year, beginning September 1, all kids in the fourth grade have access to their own Every Kid in a Park pass at This pass provides free access to national parks across the country.

The Every Kid in a Park pass is good for the 4th grade school year, until August 31, 2019. Information on obtaining the pass is available by visiting


Explore the Zoo!

The Oregon Zoo offers Twilight Tuesdays during summer months. Families can visit the zoo from 4-9pm (gates close at 8) for a reduced admission price. If you already have a membership, it’s free!

Dates: June 18, July 16 and August 20.

$5 general admission tickets are also available to qualifying individuals through the Zoo for All program.


Explore OMSI!

On the first Sunday of every month, enjoy $2 General Admission with access to OMSI's permanent exhibits and labs, and $5 pricing for each additional attraction (Theater, Planetarium, Submarine, Motion Simulator).

OMSI also offers $5 general admission tickets through the Arts for All program.

Explore the Portland Children’s Museum!


Second Sunday Savings offers reduced admission to the Museum: just $3 per person between 9 a.m.–noon every second Sunday of the month. Once you’re here, stay to play all day! 

Upcoming dates:
July 14, 2019 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
August 11, 2019 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm


Visit an Art Museum!

Kids 17 and under get free admission to the Portland Art Museum, and Fridays after 5pm admission is just $5! The first Thursday of the month is also free admission from 5-8pm.

Looking for a way to make your visit more engaging? Look at the art online before you go and create a scavenger hunt for you and your child to do together when you go!


Go For a Swim!

Every week at least one of your local THPRD pools will have free open swims for the public. Click here for details on when and where!


Big Lake Youth Camp

Building relationships, learning new skills, and having fun in a positive environment has been Big Lake’s goal since 1962. Each summer our carefully selected staff lead hundreds of young people from over 15 countries on a seven-day journey of adventure.

Life can be unpredictable. Culture and society changes, but Big Lake offers a constant in the lives of young people. This constant is the love of Jesus that permeates everything we do. Our Christ-centered program illustrates that faith in action is fun! Our campers continually report that the awesome excitement of learning new skills is only topped by our even more exciting Christian campfire programs and newly made friendships.

A week at Big Lake provides campers with the environment and the opportunity to gain better self-awareness, set and achieve goals, and have a blast. We offer friendship, encouragement, adventure, and enough fun to make memories for a lifetime.


Basketball Camps

Several basketball camps are being offered this summer!

June 24-27 - Basketball Clinics with Westside Basketball (Amazing camps designed specifically for Basketball ONLY skills) be sure to say you're from TVA for your discount - See flyer.

July 15-18 - Basketball Clinics with Westside Basketball (Amazing camps designed specifically for Basketball ONLY skills) be sure to say you're from TVA for your discount - See flyer.

August 26 & 27 - Basketball with Coach Jerry at TVA. Contact the school office for more information.


…And Others!

There is always more to do. Go for a hike, take a trip to the coast, and/or get involved in church activities. Consider volunteering in your local community or here at the school. Spend time together as a family.

Have fun, and enjoy your summer! We’ll see you next fall!