Save the date for summer registration! Come Join Us!
In-district registration begins on Saturday, April 2 at 8 am for summer camps and classes. Out-of-district registration follows up on Monday, April 4. Online class information will be available by March 4. Plan your summer activities early and reserve your spot!
THPRD is Hiring Now for Summer!
Lots of positions are available at THPRD. Enjoy your summer as a camp counselor, maintenance technician, aquatics professional, gym monitor, custodian, gymnastics and sports instructors, inclusion assistants, and more!
THPRD can offer flexible hours, a fun work team, and lots of variety in job options. Learn more and apply today at www.thprd.org.
Youth Volunteer Opportunities
Are you looking for engaging opportunities for younger tweens and teens? THPRD has lots of options available. Here are some summer fun volunteer opportunities to consider:
- Community & Cultural Events: Ages 14+. Volunteers typically sign-up for 2 – 6 hour shifts to support summer events. These are one-day sign-up opportunities.
- Habitat Restoration, Trail Improvements & Gardening Events: All ages, youth 13 and under must be with an adult. Sign-up for 2-3 hour shifts.
- Junior Lifeguard: Ages 12+. Train to become a lifeguard. Complete the Junior Lifeguard course and get great experience for your future job prospects.
- RISE Leadership Program: Ages 13+. This year we will welcoming youth as young as 13 to join the RISE program. Applicants commit to 80 hours of service by volunteering at district events, summer camps, and child care programs.
All of these volunteer opportunities help youth build skills and their resumes to begin their employment journey.
Financial Aid is Available
THPRD offers financial assistance to people to help offset the expense of registering for classes. Households whose income fall below the Federal Free Meal Guidelines are eligible to receive up to $300 per person annually in fee waivers. For a family of four, this would result in the family having $1,200 per year to use to register for THPRD programming.
To learn more and apply for financial aid, please visit www.thprd.org/activities/financial-aid.
Spring Native Plant Sale Coming Soon
The Tualatin Hills Nature Center is hosting the Spring Native Plant Sale in partnership with Sparrowhawk Native Plants. Thousands of habitat friendly native plants are available as well as information about the benefits of native plants.
People can sign up and order native plants online beginning Tuesday, 2/15 at www.sparrowhawknativeplants.com. Be sure to complete your order soon, as the last day to order is Tuesday, 3/15. Select from 100 species of premium-quality native plants. These climate-resilient plants will enhance your garden, allowing it to best support pollinators and wildlife. At check-out, select to pick-up your order at the Tualatin Hills Nature Center on April 15 or 16.
The plant sale is sponsored by the Friends of the Tualatin Hills Nature Park. Proceeds from the sale go toward future Nature Park improvements and environmental education programs.
The Tualatin Hills Nature Park is a 222-acre wildlife reserve nestled in the heart of Beaverton. The park is located at 15655 SW Millikan Way.
Easy Guide to Fall Native Plant Sale
- Step 1: Select your plants at www.sparrowhawknativeplants.com and order from February 15 – March 15.
- Step 2: Select the date and time you want to pick up your plants (Friday, April 15 or Saturday, April 16).
- Step 3: Visit the Tualatin Hills Nature Center to pick up your plants!
Spring Break Camps
Need help keeping your kids active during Spring Break? THPRD offers a number of spring break camp options. Check out our web page at http://www.thprd.org/activities/spring-break-camps. We’ve got camp options throughout the district at the at Cedar Hills, Garden Home, and Tualatin Hills Nature Centers.
Registration begins February 9 online at www.thprd.org. For more information call 503-645-6433.