Summer is in full swing and it’s gorgeous out. It’s time to venture out and slap on the SPF. Join Adventures Without Limits underground as you head into the depths of an ancient lava tube near Mt. Saint Helens.

Kids, join LO Explores Summer Day Camp and go Back to The Future. Don’t forget to pack your Flux Capacitor, because it’s Time Travel Week. Summer is sure to pass us by in a blink of an eye, so get on out there and enjoy the sunshine!

Summer camps

LO Explores — Back To The Future. Don’t forget to pack your Flux Capacitor, it’s Time Travel Week! Go back in time to explore Ancient Egypt, say hello to some Vikings and even head to the future with projects such as a raptor egg hunt and a mummy-wrapping competition. Spend Friday like a caveman climbing walls at the Portland Rock Gym. Ages 6 to 12. Monday through Friday, July 30 to Aug. 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $210.

Kindercamp — Blooms & Bugs. Join our half-day camp for children ages 4 through the completion of kindergarten, staffed by the professionals from Vermont Hills Family Life Center. Children sing songs, play games, listen to stories and create arts and crafts in an outdoor setting. Ages 4 to 6. Monday through Friday, July 30 to Aug. 3, 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $85.

Luscher Farm happenings

Nature on the Farm Mini-Camp — Children discover ways to explore nature through play and mindful activities. Each morning begins with yoga and singing, followed by nature-based activities, healthy garden snacks and traditional games played in the field. Ages 5 to 8. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 31 to August 2, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. $74.

Scarecrow Sculpting — Create and decorate a spooky, dazzling, or life-like scarecrow! Scarecrows are in the farm gardens to bring inspiration to our own creation. Participants are invited to bring ideas and items from home to personalize the scarecrow. Materials are provided in the workshop. Ages 3 and older. Saturday, Aug. 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $10.

Tilths Top Ten Perennials — Walk Tilth’s demonstration garden and discuss our super star perennials. From drought tolerate and beneficial to elegant and beautiful, each has a role and function easily replicated in your garden. Ages 16 and older. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. $22.


Ape Caving — Follow us underground as we head into the depths of an ancient lava tube near Mt. Saint Helens. The cave participants will venture in is one of the longest in the United States and is considered a beginner trip, with no prior experience necessary. Before entering the main cave, check out tree casts formed from lava flows and even have a chance to climb through one. Helmets and headlamps are provided. Ages 9 and older. Saturday, Aug. 4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $68.

Bob Ross Oil Painting —Time to relax and enjoy this easy and enjoyable class, where even beginners can leave with a nice finished painting at the end of each class. Supplies are provided and students may bring a snack or beverage. Physically challenged students are welcome. Ages 12 and older. Thursday, Aug. 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $50.

Stained Glass in Two Days — Pick from more than a dozen exquisite patterns and construct a beautiful copper foil-stained glass panel to hang in your home or give to a loved one. All tools are provided. There is an additional fee for materials. Ages 18 and older. Saturday, Aug. 4 to Aug. 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $92.

Class registration information

Pre-registration is required for nearly all Parks & Recreation classes and activities. Class information is provided in the “Discover Active Living” catalog, available at the West End Building and is also online at

You may register by Internet, by mail, by drop-off during business hours at Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation, West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way, LO, 97035 or by fax 503-697-6579.

Call the Parks & Recreation Department at 503-675-2549. Non-residents generally pay more than fees shown.

Scholarships are available for Lake Oswego residents; call 503-635-0282.

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