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Camps focus on sports, outdoors, Bible

Summer brings opportunities for toddlers, youth, teens

The cover of clouds and homework are gone, and Forest Grove and surrounding communities have some opportunities to celebrate.

Some summer camps coach youngsters in the fine art of dribbling a basketball. Others instruct how to make fabric chandeliers and letter wall art. And some teach a simple appreciation for an open sky or forested hallways.

So, pick your path and blaze a trail!

n Mini-Hawk Camp: Teaches basic soccer, baseball and basketball skills

Ages: 4-7

When: July 21-25, 9 a.m. to noon

Where: Lincoln Park turf soccer field, Forest Grove

Cost: $109

More information: skyhawks.com/search/

n Soccer Tiny-Hawk Camp: Gives an introduction to soccer for beginners

Ages: 3.5-4

When: July 21-24, 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.

Where: Lincoln Park turf soccer field, Forest Grove

Cost: $35

More information: skyhawks.com/search/

n Tennis Camp: Beginning to intermediate tennis players learn coordination and technique

Ages: 7-10

When: July 21-24, 2 to 4 p.m.

Where: Rogers Park tennis courts, Forest Grove

Cost: $59

More information: skyhawks.com/search/

n Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve summer camps: Learn about animals, water quality, build forts or go canoeing at the various Jackson Bottom day camps

Ages: 4-12, some require adult accompaniment

When: Dates vary

Where: Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve, Tualatin River Farm, Hillsboro

Cost: $25 to $185

More information: ci.hillsboro.or.us/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=3641

n Camp Yamhill: A Christian overnight camp where Bible classes meet the great outdoors

Ages: 3rd grade through high school

When: Sessions range June-July

Where: Camp Yamhill, 19651 N.W. Old Railroad Grade Road, Yamhill, Ore., 97148

Cost: Around $270

More information: campyamhill.org/summer-camp/

n 1 Youth Summer Camp: Sonrise Church, Wapato Valley Church and several other local churches are providing live bands, food, games and overnight camping for free to youth

Ages: 5th grade through 12th grade

When: July 17-20

Where: Gales Creek, Ore.

Cost: Free

More information: isonrise.com/1youth/

n Kids Craft Camp: Learn how to sew, design, build and problem solve, with weekly camp themes ranging from spa, to garden to adventure week.

Ages: 8-12

When: Sessions range June-August

Where: The Crafty Fox, Forest Grove

Cost: $215

More Information: thecraftyfoxshop.com/

n Washington County Museum Summer Break Camps: Learn about waterbotics, Native Americans, or Washington County’s pioneer heritage

Ages: 8-18

When: Sessions range from June to August

Where: Washington County Museum, Hillsboro

Cost: $225

More information: washingtoncountymuseum.org/home/summer-break-2014-camps

n Walters Cultural Arts Center classes and camps: Learn something new, whether it’s clay making, guitar or sculpture exploration

Ages: 9-Adult

When: Sessions range June-August

Where: Glenn and Viola Walters Cultural Art Center, Hillsboro

Cost: $35 to $152

More information: hillsboro-oregon.gov/index.aspx?page=188

n Camp Tilikum: Camp with a Christian emphasis where youth can go backpacking, canoeing, hiking while learning skills like leadership and team building

Ages: 6-18

When: Dates range June through August

Where: 15321 N.E. North Valley Road, Newberg, Ore., 97132

Cost: $76 to $200

More information: camptilikum.org

n Tree to Tree Adventure Camp: Zip-lining, obstacle courses and geocaching help teach kids leadership and confidence

Ages: 11-16

When: Sessions range from July to August

Where: 2975 S.W. Nelson Road, Gaston, Ore., 97119

Cost: $159

More information: tree2treeadventurepark.com/SummerCamps

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