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Camps keep summer fun

Fill up the dog days of summer with classes and camps


Could your children use a little structured activity in their day at this point in the summer? Lake Oswego School District Community School has many options of activities and camps still available.

“We have so many options for camps,” said Karen Sacrison, registrar for the Community School. “There really is something for everyone!”

Camps range in length from a week to two weeks and from a couple to several hours each day. Here is a rundown of the offerings, all of which have spots still available. For a complete list and details, visit losdcommunityschool.com and click on the summer programs tab. Please note that many camps start as soon as July 23, so hurry and get registered.

Summer Clay Class with Bonnie Harold for ages 5 through 14. July 23 through 26. Children will hand build clay creations. The final day of class, Aug. 1, will be spent glazing the art pieces. The cost is $130. The camp is held at Hallinan Elementary School.

Basketball skill development camps: Two sessions of primary grade youth basketball camps for boys and girls will be held next week at Lake Grove Elementary School. Pre-K through sixth-grade campers meet from 8 to 10 a.m. and second-, third- and fourth-graders will meet from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The cost is $75 per camper.

Mad Science, Imagination Academy, Math Gamers and Mad Science, Spy Academy: These sessions also start July 23 and will be held at Lake Grove Elementary School. Imagination Academy is for students who will be in kindergarten through second grade in the fall and meets from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $175. Math Gamers is for students in grades two through six; it meets from 9 to 11 a.m. and the cost is $109. Spy Academy is for students who will be in second through sixth grade next fall. It meets from 1 to 4 p.m. and the cost is $175.

Acting Club Summer Camp: Multiple camps are open. Sessions begin July 23, July 30, Aug. 6, Aug. 13 and Aug. 20. The camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and are all held at Lake Oswego High School or the multipurpose room on the LOHS campus. The cost ranges from $155 to $165 per camper.

Take the Stage! More acting camps for boys and girls entering fifth through eighth grade. These camps begin July 23 and will meet from 9 a.m. to noon at Lake Oswego Junior High School. The registration fee is $125.

Private, semi-private and group swim lessons: Lessons are available for all ages and abilities at the district pool. Call 503-534-2330 for details. Call the pool to also learn about rates for open swim and rentals.

Cheerleading: This popular camp for boys and girls who will be in second through sixth grade in the fall will be held July 30 through Aug. 3 and again Aug. 13 through 17 from 9 to 11 a.m. The cost is $60.

Volleyball camps: ABC Volleyball camps are offered July 30 through Aug. 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. for incoming fifth- through eighth-graders at Lake Oswego Junior High School. The cost is $105.

The LOHS volleyball camps will be held Aug. 14 through 16; incoming seventh- through ninth-graders will meet from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., and sophomores through seniors will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $75 per camper. Camps are held at LOHS.

Wendy’s Wild Workout camps will be held at Lakeridge High School Aug. 15 through 17, with freshmen meeting from 9 a.m. to noon and sophomores, juniors and seniors meeting from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost is $105 per camper.

Spanish Immersion camps are filling quickly. The first camp will be held July 30 through Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is for children in kindergarten through six grade. Cost is $235.

La Playa, El Mar camp for 4- through 7-year-olds is scheduled for Aug. 6 through 10 from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $150. Both camps are held at Lake Grove Elementary School.

Football camps: Pacer Pride youth football camps meet Aug. 6 through 9 at Lakeridge High School. Grades three through six will meet from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and seventh- and eighth-graders will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost for either camp is $100.

Pacer Pride Skills camp for grades nine through 12 will occur Aug. 13 through 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost is $100.

Laker youth football camps will take place the same dates. Grades three through six will meet from 4 to 6 p.m. and grades seven and eight will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lake Oswego High School. The cost is $70 per camper.

Community rowing camps: The second sessions of Lake Oswego Community Rowing Beginner and Learn to Row (meets Monday, Wednesday, Friday) camps will be held Aug. 6 through 31 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the C.S. Brown Center. The cost is $180 per session. A two-day-a-week Learn to Row session is also planned for Aug. 7 through 30 from 9 to 11 a.m. The cost for this shorter session is $130.

Middle school success classes: Middle school success classes are planned for both Lakeridge and Lake Oswego junior high schools. Two-day sessions begin Aug. 13 and cost $90. See the community school website for complete details.

Moving Beyond Bullying & Mean Girls: For incoming sixth- through 12th-grade students, will be held Aug. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lake Oswego Junior High School. The cost is $59 per camper.

Sparq (speed, power, agility, reaction and quickness) training: Starts July 23 with a session from 9 a.m. to noon for grades three through six and a session from 1 to 4 p.m. for those in grades seven through nine. Both sessions are held at Lakeridge High School and the cost is $130.

Soccer skills camps: A camp for boys and girls in grades one through six will be held at Lake Oswego High School Aug. 6 through 10 from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $105.

A camp for girls entering grades seven through 12 will be held Aug. 13 through 17 from 9 a.m. to noon. This camp will also be held at LOHS. The cost is $105.

A camp for Lakeridge High School girls will be held Aug. 14 through 17 from 8 to 10:15 a.m. The cost of this camp is $85.




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