Lake Oswego Offers Fun Options for Kids During Spring Break

FUN by Stuart Miles freedigitalphotos dot netWhile Lake Oswego doesn’t offer sunny ocean beaches or thrill-seeking amusement rides, local agencies and businesses do have quite a bit of fun lined up for kids who will be home for Spring Break. From cooking classes to ski and snowboard camps, check out these options for when school’s out later this month.

COMMUNITY SCHOOL OFFERINGS. Register at their website.

Lifeguard Review Class for ages 15+. Saturday, March 30 through Sunday, March 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the District Pool, 2455 SW Country Club Road in Lake Oswego. Fee: $175.

Lifeguard Training for ages 15+. First you must pass a swim test on Friday, March 23 from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the District Pool. Classes held Monday, March 25 through Friday, March 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the District Pool, 2455 SW Country Club Road in Lake Oswego. Fee: $230.

Acting Clubs for Grades K-4 and 5-9. Monday, March 25 through Friday, March 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., ending with a performance the last day of class. Multipurpose room at Lake Oswego High School, 2455 SW Country Club Road in Lake Oswego. Fee: $155.

Cup Stacking for Boys and Girls in grades 1-5. Monday, March 25 through Friday, March 29 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Westridge Elementary School, 3400 Royce Way in Lake Oswego. Fee: $55.

Games, Games, Games for Boys and Girls in grades 1-2 ($55 fee) and 3-5 ($65 fee). Monday, March 25 through Friday, March 29 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Westridge Elementary School, 3400 Royce Way in Lake Oswego.

Jump Rope for Boys and Girls in Grades 1-5. Monday, March 25 through Friday, March 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Westridge Elementary School, 3400 Royce Way in Lake Oswego. Fee: $75.

LAKE OSWEGO PARKS AND RECREATION OFFERINGS. Register on their website.

Fairy Princess Camp for ages 4-7 includes games, dance, crafts and team parties. Monday, March 25 through Tuesday, March 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 2;00 p.m. at the West End Building, 4010 Kruse Way, Lake Oswego. Fee: $66/resident; $76/non-resident.

Farm Explorations for ages 5-7 includes arts and crafts, songs and games. Wednesday, March 27-Thursday, March 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Road, West Linn. Fee: 33/resident; $38/non-resident.

Lego® Fun Pre-Engineering Camp for ages 5-6 offers a chance to build houses, pyramids, bridges and more. Monday, March 25 through Friday, March 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the West End Building, 4010 Kruse Way in Lake Oswego. Fee: $155/resident; $178/non-resident.

Engineering FUNdamentals with Legos® for ages 7-11 encourages Lego® novices as well as maniacs to build motorized machines, catapults, bridges and more. Monday, March 25 through Friday, March 29 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the West End Building, 4010 Kruse Way in Lake Oswego. Fee: $155 resident/$278/non-resident.

LO Explorers Junkyard Love for ages 6-12 looks at junk in new ways with activities like Bingo board clocks and bottle cap wind chimes. Spend Friday at OMSI. Monday, March 25 through Friday, March 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the West End Building, 4010 Kruse Way in Lake Oswego.  After Camp Care is also offered for two hours before and after camp each day for an additional weekly charge. Fee: $210/resident; $240/non-resident. Fee with Camp Care: $260/resident; $298/non-resident.

Ski and Snowboard Camp at Mt. Hood Meadows for ages 7-12 includes transportation, full day lesson, hot lunch for season pass holders and lift and equipment rental for additional fees for others. Bus leaves from West End Building at 4010 Kruse Way in Lake Oswego and takes campers to buses leaving from Tualatin Park and Ride. Thursday, March 28 from 6:15 a.m. to 5:40 p.m. and Friday, March 29 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:40 p.m. Fee: varies from $267 to $360 depending on residency and what options included: lift, equipment rental.

Smith Rock Overnight Camp for ages 11-17 offers rock climbing, hiking and camping out under the stars through the Adventures Without Limits program. Tuesday, March 26 through Friday, March 29. Fee: $344/resident; $396/non-resident. Contact AWL for pickup locations: (503) 359-2568

Lake Oswego Skate Park open from Monday, March 25 through Saturday, March 30 from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m. at 5520 Willow Road in Lake Oswego. 503.675.2549. This is a membership based park with fees: $4/one day pass; $30/resident annual pass; $50/non-resident annual pass.

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 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 25 through Friday, March 29 includes sports, arts and crafts, games and more at Mountain Park Rec Center, 2 Mt. Jefferson Terrace. Full Week Fee: $125/ Mt. Park residents with $100 for each additional sibling, ;$175/non-members with $150 for each additional sibling. Full Day Fee: $35/members with $30 for each additional sibling; $45/non-members with $40 for each additional sibling.

Swim Lessons offered Monday, March 25 through Friday, March 29. Times vary depending on class level. Fee for five lessons: $40/members/$60 non-members.

IN GOOD TASTE. 6302 SW Meadows Road. 503.248.2015.   Register online.

Hands On Kids Spring Break Camp for ages 7-12 where aspiring chefs explore the cuisines of three countries: France, Italy and China and learn to make such treats as crepes, homemade pasta and homemade fortune cookies. Monday, March 25 through Wednesday, March 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Fee includes tuition, meal and recipes: $195.

LAKEWOOD THEATRE COMPANY. Classes held at the Lakewood Center, 368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego. 503.635.3901. Download a registration form here.

Kids Create-Adventures in Fairytales for ages 4-6 features theatre games, stories, art, music, and dance while students get the opportunity to perform every day. Monday, March 25 through Friday, March 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Session 1) and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Session 2). $100/session.

Magic for Everyone for ages 7-87 introduces you to the basics of magic from a master magician on Monday, March 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fee: $25.

TRYON CREEK NATURE DAY CAMPS. 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd., Portland, OR. 503.636.4398. Register online.

Monday, March 25: Baby Birds for grades K-1 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. $27/members;$31/non-members.

Tuesday, March 26: Seeds and Sprouts in Spring for grades K-1 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. $27/members; $31/non-members.

Wednesday, March 27: Forest Fairies and Gnome Homes for grades 1-4 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. $42/members; $47/non-members.

Thursday, March 28: Journey to the Micro Universe for grades 1-4 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. $42/members; $47/non-members.

Friday, March 29: Coyotes for grades K-1 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. $27/members;$31/non-members.

LAKE OSWEGO PUBLIC LIBRARY. 706 Fourth Street.

Puppet show: A Tale of Two Tricksters with Penny’s Puppet Productions on Wednesday, March 7 from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Free.

If you’re considering moving to or moving within Lake Oswego and are here for Spring Break, I’d be happy to show you around. Just give me a call at 503.939.9801.

Photo credit: Taken by Stuart Miles at freedigitalphotos.net

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About lovelakeoswego

I feel pretty lucky—I live where I work and I love where I live. As a Realtor in Lake Oswego, I get to share that enthusiasm with clients every day. Through this blog, with the help of my freelance writer wife, Genita, I’d like to share that enthusiasm with you. The quality of life you’ll find in Lake Oswego belies its size—there is so much to experience here from a fireworks show over the lake on the 4th of July to the Festival of the Arts--one of the premier arts events in the region. So please check in each week for another reason why I love Lake Oswego and who knows—maybe you’ll fall in love too! If you’re interested in experiencing Lake Oswego personally, please feel free to contact me either on my cell at (503) 939-9801, via email at costellok@hasson.com or check my website by clicking the link in the "Contact me" section in the right hand column. I would love to show you around.
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