What to Bring

    •    Lunch and snacks
    •    Water bottle
    •    Weather appropriate accessories - layers for indoor and outdoor play, sunhat &/or sunscreen in the summer.
    •    Rain jacket, if necessary
    •    Medications, if necessary
    •    Please do NOT bring toys, stuffed animals, electronics.

What to Wear

Students need to be dressed and prepared to be outside. We do have a cozy indoor classroom but outdoor exploration is part of every program. Please bring layers. Students should dress for the weather in clothing and shoes that can get dirty. Shoes need to be sturdy, closed-toe shoes.

Drop-off and Pick-up

Please note the program start times and arrive on time. Full-day camp programs officially start at 8:45 am but children can be dropped off any time between 8 and 8:45 am. Please let us know if you will be dropping off your child late as we may be out and about on the Forest Farm.

It is assumed that parent/guardian and emergency contacts named on the registration form are authorized to pick up your student(s). At drop-off, please provide the names of any other people who are allowed to pick them up.

Aftercare: 3 - 5 pm

After care is available for summer camps and costs $15/day. You can register for aftercare when you register for a program. If you wish to add aftercare at a later time please contact us.


Please pack filling, healthy lunch and snacks for your camper. We occasionally make snacks to share using wild edibles and food from our farm. Let us know if your child has allergies or food restrictions. We are not an allergy-free facility but we do try to accommodate allergies as much as possible.

Behavior Policy

At Cedar Dell Forest Farm we cultivate a community of respect. We expect all of our visitors to be safe, respectful and kind to people, animals and plants. We can accommodate many behavior differences if we know how to best support your child. Please share strategies that work well for you during the online registration process. We are also happy to discuss your needs in more detail by contacting us.

Behavior that cannot be effectively managed during a program includes, but is not limited to, physical violence or threats, emotional abuse, or purposefully leaving adult supervision. Students that engage in behaviors such as these may be sent home. Student safety and enjoyment are our top priorities.

Refund Policy

If you need to withdraw your child(ren) from a program, please review our refund policy:
    •    21 days or more before the start date of the program: Full refund, minus a $10 cancellation fee
    •    20 to 8 days before start date: ½ refund
    •    7 days or less before the start date: No Refund.

NOTE : If minimum program enrollments are not reached, Cedar Dell Forest Farm reserves the right to cancel programs. If this happens, we will give you as much advance notice as possible.


Youth programs have no more than 12 students. Lead instructor is Casey Newman, Cedar Dell’s resident environmental educator. Casey has 15 years of experience leading nature-based youth and family education programs. (View her CV on LinkedIn) All Cedar Dell Forest Farm staff is CPR and first aid certified, and have undergone a background check.

Directions to Cedar Dell Forest Farm

We are located in unincorporated Multnomah County, Oregon, at the southern edge of the city of Gresham. The address is 8015 SW Rodlun Rd., Gresham, OR 97080 and exact driving directions are provided to all program participants. Outside of scheduled events, Cedar Dell Forest Farm is not open to the public. Click here to view a map with our location. Contact us if you are interested in visiting outside of a scheduled program.

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