If you’re planning a Spring Break staycation but are looking for something to do for your kids, Lake Oswego has got you covered. Check out these options. Best to do so early as spaces fill up fast.
COMMUNITY SCHOOL. Register on their website.
■Lifeguard Training Class for ages 15+. Get your teenager ready for summertime jobs with classroom and water sessions. Passage of initial swim test required to enroll. Swim test: Saturday, March 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Class: Monday, March 26 through Thursday, March 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oswego School District pool, 2455 Country Club Road. Fee: $230. Call 503.740.7184 for more information.
LAKE OSWEGO PARKS AND RECREATION. Please note that this year there is no before, after, or in-between care offered for Spring Break camps. Register by calling 503.675.2549 or on their website.
■Ninja Warrior Camp for ages 6-8. Watch the transformation as campers build strength, agility and confidence through challenging games and obstacle courses. Tuesday, March 27 through Thursday, March 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Palisades, 1500 Greentree Road. Fee for Course #17108: $165/Resident; $189/Non-Resident.
■Beginning to Rock Camp for ages 5-7. Consider this a rock immersion course for youngsters as RMC staff introduce them to the tools of the trade: bass, drums, guitar, keyboard and vocals as well as music fundamentals: pitch, harmony and rhythm. Monday, March 26 through Friday, March 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Palisades, 1500 Greentree Road. Fee for Course #16972: $144/Resident; $173/Non-Resident.
■Recording and Music Technology for ages 10-15. Perfect for students wanting to create their own music using computers and other music technology while experimenting with synthesizers and effects pedals. Monday, March 26 through Friday, March 30 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Palisades, 1500 Greentree Road. Fee for Course #16973: $144/Resident; $173/Non-Resident.
■Intro to STEM using LEGO® Materials for ages 5-7. Let the LEGOmaniac in your family go wild while designed engineer-designed projects like boats, snowmobiles, catapults and anything else he or she can imagine. Monday, March 26 through Friday, March 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Palisades, 1500 Greentree Road. Fee for Course #16974: $155/Resident; $178/Non-Resident.
■STEM Challenge using LEGO® Materials for ages 8-12. Calling all “how do things work” thinkers to apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering and architecture as they build bulldozers, hovercrafts, hot air balloons and the Great Wall of China. Monday, March 26 through Friday, March 30 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Palisades, 1500 Greentree Road. Fee for Course #16975: $155/Resident; $178/Non-Resident.
■Spring Break Farm Camp for ages 5-12. Luscher Farm is home base while campers learn about organic gardening, seed starts, and how to plant vegetables. Other activities include farm based crafts and feeding the chickens. Monday, March 26 through Friday, March 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Road. Fee for Course #17133: $160/Resident; $200/Non-Resident.
■Intro to Fencing Camp for ages 7-12. Learn the basic skills of this Olympic sport that challenges quick thinking, coordination, strength and agility. All equipment provided. Tuesday, March 27 through Thursday, March 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Palisades, 1500 Greentree Road. Fee for Course #17099: $100/Resident; $115/Non-Resident.
■Wild Survival Camp for ages 7-11. Kids will learn shelter and fire building, food and water acquisition, cordage, tracking and more in this wilderness survival camp utilizing team scenarios. Monday, March 26 through Friday, March 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 at Mary S. Young Park, 19900 Willamette Drive. Fee for Course #16934: $348/Resident; $400/Non-Resident.
■Junior Golf Camp for ages 6-17 gives kids a chance to brush up on their game with lessons, activities, and practice. Includes snacks, drinks and prizes. Tuesday, March 27 through Friday, March 30 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Lake Oswego Public Golf Course, 17525 Stafford Road in Lake Oswego. Fee for Course #16966: $149/Resident; $175 Non-Resident.
PLAY BOUTIQUE. 464 First Street. 503.675.7529. Register on their website.
■Mini Art Masters. This interactive camp will introduce kids to the techniques of some of the greats like Monet, Matisse, Picasso and Van Gogh. Runs from March 26 through March 30. Sibling discounts available.
- 1-2 year olds from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Fee: $40 for half day; $85 for full day until 4:00.
- 3-8 year olds from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Fee: $35 for half day/$65 for full day until 4:00 p.m.
NIC & FIGS. 425 Second Street. 503.479.8596. Register on their website.
■Cooking Around the World for ages 8 and up. If it’s Monday, it must be Mexican; Tuesday it’s Italian; Wednesday it’s Greek, and Thursday it’s Thai. From fresh corn tortillas to curry vegetable soup, this promises to be a delicious and entertaining class. Monday, March 26 through Thursday, March 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. $178.
■Open Sew for ages 8 and up. Bring in any project—dresses, pillows, doll clothes—and let the seamstress-in-residence, Katy, guide you. Enjoy a 20% discount on supplies for the class. Monday, March 26 through Wednesday, March 28 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
■Backpack Charms for ages 8 and up. Supplies and instruction are included so kids can create fun adornments using tassels, painted beads, string and more! Monday, March 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. $44.
■Unicorn Dreams Pillow. Supplies (except for 18” x 18”pillow insert) and basic design provided but unicorn lovers can customize their pillows by adding details like a felted mane, facial features, floral crown. Bring your own 18”x18” pillow insert or buy one onsite for $9.50. Monday, March 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. $50.
■Donuts! Maple and Chocolate Bars. Make dough. Fry. Glaze. Eat. Repeat. Enough to enjoy in class and take home (along with the recipe). Monday, March 26 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. $50
■2 Day Tween Sewing Camp for ages 10 and up. Two projects to hone your sewing skills: double sided sequin pillow and canvas cross body purse with patches. Bring your own 18”x18” pillow insert or purchase one onsite for $9.50. Tuesday, March 27 through Wednesday, March 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 P.M. $120.
■Leggings! For ages 8 and up. Who doesn’t love leggings, especially when they’re custom made! Bring your own knit fabric and elastic or purchase them onsite. Tuesday, March 27 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. $38.
■Spa Products and Candles for ages 11 and up. Supplies included to make bath bombs, soap, lip balm and candles. Wednesday, March 28 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. $55.
■Kids Sewing: Cat or Dog Pillow. This beginner-friendly class will teach you how to stitch up your pillow and customize it. Bring your own 18”x18” insert or purchase onsite for $9.50. Thursday, March 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. $50.
■Sew Bohemian patchwork zipper pouch. Mix and match different fabric for a unique look. Look how to insert a zipper. Supplies included. Thursday, March 29 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. $50.
■Parent and Child Sewing: Pj’s or a Pillow. Spend a morning together while you create something unique! Bring your own fabric and pom poms or purchase from the selection onsite. You’ll also need an 18×18 or 20×20 pillow insert. Friday, March 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $38/person.
■Parent and Child Baking: Hot Cross Buns. This popular class is in its third year. Bring your own 9×13 baking dish for goodies to take home (along with the recipe). Saturday, March 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. $42/person.
MOUNTAIN PARK KIDZONE. Register in person at Mountain Park Clubhouse, 2 Mt. Jefferson Terrace in Lake Oswego. 503.635.3561
■Spring Break Camp for ages 5-12 from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, March 26 through Friday, March 30 includes sports, swimming and pool activities, arts and crafts, games and more at Mountain Park Clubhouse, Mt. Jefferson Terrace. Full Week Fee: $250/ Mt. Park members; $300/non-members ($50 discount for siblings). Full Day Fee: $55/members; $65/non-members ($5 sibling discount). Register at front desk. Call for information: 503.635.3561.
Spring Break can be a good time to look at homes for sale in Lake Oswego if you’re thinking of moving. I’ll be around so give me a call at 503.939.9801. Would love to show you around.
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