With COVID rules and conditions a moving target, many of Lake Oswego’s traditional Spring Break camp venues have been waiting as long as they can before posting schedules. Add to that the fact that both the Lake Oswego Golf Course and Lake Oswego Tennis Center are closed for renovation, and you’ll see why options for parents looking for resources may be a bit more limited this year than in years past. I’ve listed the opportunities that are currently available and identify websites to keep checking for, hopefully, “coming soon” information.
COMMUNITY SCHOOL. In the past, the Community School has offered programs during Spring Break. Information was not available at press time so check their website and/or call 503.534.2302.
LAKE OSWEGO PARKS AND RECREATION. Register by calling 503.675.2549 or on their website.
■ Mighty Hawks Multi-Sport Camp for ages 5-7 and 7-12. This Skyhawks camp will have your kids enjoying flag football, soccer and dodgeball. Monday, March 21 through Friday, March 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for ages 5-7 and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for ages 7-12. East Waluga Park, 15505 Quarry Road. Fee is $149 for both residents and non-residents. Register by visiting the Skyhawks site or calling 1.800.804.3509.
■ 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 21 through Thursday, March 24 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Christ Church Parish, 1060 Chandler Road. Fee for Course #23567: $110/Resident; $127/Non-Resident.
■Tools of Rock Camp for ages 6-10. Consider this a rock immersion course for youngsters as Youth Music Project staff introduce them to the tools of the trade: drums, guitar, keyboard and bass while teaching them about various styles of contemporary music. Monday, March 21 through Friday, March 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Christ Church Parish, 1060 Chandler Road. Fee for Course #23812: $484/Resident; $557/Non-Resident.
■In My Backyard Camp for ages 5-12. Kids get to explore Lake Oswego’s very own Luscher Farm and its surroundings on daily nature hikes where they’ll learn about birds, bugs, bees and what makes a garden grow. Science experiments and games round out a lineup of fun activities. Monday, March 21 through Friday, March 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Fee for Course #23792: $194/Resident; $223 Non-Resident. (At posting time, this camp was already full but you can request to be put on the waitlist.)
■Minecraft Engineering with LEGO® Materials for ages 5-7. Play-Well Teknologies staff will be the guides as kids venture into the world of Minecraft building their base, crafting their tools, using their Minecart to harvest raw resources and battling to stop the Ender Dragon from ending the world. Monday, March 21 through Friday, March 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Christ Church Parish, 1060 Chandler Road. Fee for Course #23494: $160/Resident; $184/Non-Resident.
■Minecraft Master Engineering with LEGO® Materials for ages 7-12. Let the Minecraft adventures begin! Enthusiastic Play-Well Teknologies staff invite your kids to enter this Minecraft world powered by LEGO resources as they build shelters to keep out Creepers, craft mystical items that only true masters can wield, and perfect their crossbow skills to stop the Wither from taking over! Monday, March 21 through Friday, March 25 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Christ Church Parish, 1060 Chandler Road. Fee for Course #23495: $160/Resident; $184/Non-Resident.
■Babysitter Bootcamp for ages 10-16. This two-day camp covers pediatric CPR, First Aid and AED training, culminating with a certification upon completion. Unfortunately, the camp is full but there is a waitlist you can sign up on. (and two separate training courses that are open – keep reading!) Thursday, March 24 through Friday, March 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at Christ Church Parish, 1060 Chandler Road. Fee for Course #23664: $170/Resident; $195/Non-Resident.
If you can’t get your babysitter wannabe into the camp, there are two one-day Babysitter Training Courses still open that cover accident prevention, handling emergencies, first-aid and child development, positive supervision and the rights and responsibilities of a “good” babysitter offered by the American Red Cross. They are Friday, March 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (#23662) and April 9 at the same time (#23663). Fees are $130/Resident; $150/Non-Resident. Both are offered at Christ Church Parish, 1060 Chandler Road.
PEAKE ACADEMY/PLAY BOUTIQUE. At the time of this posting, Play Boutique was still in the planning stages for Spring Break. More is likely to come so check their website. 464 First Street. 503.675.7529.
MOUNTAIN PARK KIDZONE. Registration for spring break camps opens March 1. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the registration link. 2 Mt. Jefferson Terrace in Lake Oswego. 503.635.3561. In the past, the spring break camps have been offered for ages 5-12 and included
sports, swimming, arts and crafts, science experiments, engineering projects, group games and more at Mountain Park Clubhouse. Fees varied depending on whether for the full week or full day. Mt. Jefferson Terrace.
THE LITTLE GYM. Lake Oswego’s Little Gym was still in the planning stages for spring break camps when I contacted them so check their website for the latest info. Generally, their camps fall into two categories: Super Quest for ages 3-8 featuring three adventure-filled hours a day with activities centered around an interactive learning theme and Grade School Skill Thrill for ages 6-12 that focuses on specific beginner, intermediate and advanced gymnastic moves to take kids to the next level. 503.595.9702, 5820 Jean Rd.
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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