Don’t let your calendar lull you into thinking it’s too early to plan for Spring Break. If you plan on being in Lake Oswego the time is now to sign your kids up for camps that will keep them entertained. Activities fill up fast so check these options out.
COMMUNITY SCHOOL. In the past, the Community School has offered Lifeguard Training for ages 15+ during Spring Break. Information was not available at press time so check their website and/or call 503.740.7184.
LAKE OSWEGO PARKS AND RECREATION. Register by calling 503.675.2549 or on their website.
■Tiny Tykes’ Soccer Camp for ages 2-5. New this year—Challenger Sports will introduce campers to the game with activities to develop coordination, balance, running, stopping, kicking and dribbling. Tuesday, March 24 through Thursday, March 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. for ages 2-3.5 and 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. for ages 3.5 to 5. Hazelia Field at Luscher Farm, 17800 Stafford Rd. Fee for Course #120778 (2-3.5 year-olds) and #20777 (3.5-5 year-olds : $62/Resident; $78/Non-Resident.
■Jordan Kent Just Kids Skills Camp for ages 6-12. New this year—Smaller camp sizes offer beginning to intermediate fundamental training in football, soccer or basketball. Camp includes skill training, games and nutrition education. Fee includes a t-shirt and/or drawstring bag. Held at West Hills Christian School, 7945 SW Capitol Hill Road in Portland. Full (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) and partial (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) options offered Monday, March 23 through Friday, March 26. Fee for full-day $179.95; Partial day $149.95. Register at Jordan Kent Camps website.
■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 23 through Friday, March 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Christ Church Parish, 1060 Chandler Road. Fee for Course #20711: $151/Resident; $174/Non-Resident.
■ Songwriting and Recording Camp for ages 8-12. Calling all songwriters—learn how to put your musical ideas on paper. Then record your tune and take it home with you! Monday, March 23 through Friday, March 27 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Christ Church Parish, 1060 Chandler Road. Fee for Course #18660: $151/Resident; $174/Non-Resident.
■Harry Potter Magical Engineering with LEGO® Materials for ages 5-7. Play-Well Teknologies staff will harness your children’s natural curiosity for how things work and love for all things Harry Potter to instill some principles of engineering and problem-solving as they construct the Hogwarts Express Train and the Hogwarts Castle. Using Platform 9 ¾. Monday, March 23 through Friday, March 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Christ Church Parish, 1060 Chandler Road. Fee for Course #20702: $157/Resident; $181/Non-Resident.
■Harry Potter Master Engineering with LEGO® Materials for ages 8-12. Your child will hone his or her magical and STEM skills using Build Diagon Alley for a trip to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Monday, March 23 through Friday, March 27 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Christ Church Parish, 1060 Chandler Road. Fee for Course #20703: $157/Resident; $181/Non-Resident.
■Rocks, Fossils and Geology Camp for ages 5-12. Dig for fossils, examine rocks and minerals, make a plaster cast of a fossil, create crystals and learn about landslides and volcanoes. Monday, March 23 through Friday, March 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Road. Fee for Course #20590: $176/Resident; $220/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. Monday, March 23 through Thursday, March 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Christ Church Parish, 1060 Chandler Road. Fee for Course #20778: $105/Resident; $121/Non-Resident.
■School’s Out—Let’s Go Fishing! For ages 7-14. Kids will explore local fishing holes and different “angles” on fishing covering rods and reels, fly fishing, tackle, cleaning fish, bait and primitive fishing methods. Transportation off-site will be provided to Mt. Hood Community College Pond, weather and water level permitting. Bring your own pole or use one of theirs. Lunch, snacks, waterproof shoes and raingear required. Monday, March 23 through Friday, March 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Mary S. Young Park, 19900Willamette Drive. Fee for Course #20595: $194/Resident; $224/Non-Resident.
■Wild Survival Camp for ages 6-9 and 9-13. 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 25 through Friday, March 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 at Mary S. Young Park, 19900 Willamette Drive. Fee for Course #20596 for Ages 6-9 and #20597 for ages 9-13: $279/Resident; $321/Non-Resident.
■Junior Golf and Tennis Camp for ages 7-13 gives kids a chance to learn the basics of each sport with Monday/Wednesday sessions at the Indoor Tennis Center and Tuesday/Thursday sessions at the Golf Course. Equipment available for those who do not have their own racquet or clubs. Monday, March 23 through Thursday, March 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Fee for Course #20620 for ages 7-10 and #20621 for ages 11-13: $120/Resident; $150 Non-Resident.
■Intermediate Junior Golf Camp for ages 12-15. Time to take their beginning experience to the next level learning how to choose clubs, execute better shots, chip and putt at competitive level. Monday, March 23, Wednesday, March 25 and Friday, March 27 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Lake Oswego Golf Course, 17525 Stafford Road. Fee for Course #120606: $120/Resident; $150/Non-Resident.
PLAY BOUTIQUE. At the time of this posting, Play Boutique had only listed Day Camps for Thursday and Friday, March 19-20. More is likely to come so check their website where you can register. 464 First Street. 503.675.7529.
■Monster Madness. Kids will create their own monster characters and then join in the fun activities which culminate in a play featuring their monster creations. Sibling discounts available.
- 3-10 year old’s. Fee: $35 for half-day (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)/$65 for full-day until 3:30 p.m.
NIC & FIGS. 425 Second Street. 503.479.8596. Register on their website.
■Spring Break Sewing: Rompers! For ages 8 and up. Improve your sewing skills while customizing this cute short jumpsuit perfect for the season ahead. Monday, March 23-Tuesday, March 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day. $220 fee includes supplies. Bring your own lunch.
■Spring Break Sewing: Hoodie and Leggings! For ages 8 and up. This is a new class open to beginners. Sew a cozy knit hoodie and coordinating pair of leggings sure to become your go-to outfit! Wednesday, March 25 through Thursday, March 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The $220 fee includes $40 worth of supplies: 3.5-4 yards of knit material, ribbing for cuffs, thread and elastic. Contact us if you would prefer to bring your own.
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 25 through Friday, March 27 includes sports, swimming, arts and crafts, science experiments, engineering projects, group games and more at Mountain Park Clubhouse, Mt. Jefferson Terrace. Full Week Fee: $250/ Mt. Park members; $325/non-members. Full-Day Fee: $55/members; $75/non-members. Register at front desk. Call for information at 503.635.3561 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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