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Lots of spring break action happening right here at home

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Campers in the Springtime Girls Camp enjoys arts and crafts as well as other activities.Spring breakers are you looking for something active to do?

Keep your children on the go and engaged and sign-up for spring break camps for ages 4 through 17 offered through Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation. Camps will be held at the West End Building March 25 through March 31. Choose from a variety of camp themes such as Fairy Princess, Farm Explorations, Lego Fun, Engineering FUNdamentals with Legos and more. Prices will vary. Descriptions of some of the camps follows. For more information on camps call 503-675-2549 or visit lakeoswegoparkrs.org.

Here are some upcoming classes through parks & recreation:

LO Explorers Spring Break Camp — Junkyard Love

Man’s trash is our treasure. Explore the art of extreme junk upcycling with activities like bingo board clocks and bottle cap wind chimes. Spend Friday exploring the adventures of OMSI. LO Explorers combines two field trips a week and a fresh approach to activities. LOX offers the option of before and after camp care during the week. The hours are 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. each day of camp for an additional cost of $50 residents/$58 non-resident. Choose optional camp care pricing when signing up for a camp. Bring a sack lunch, water bottle and sunscreen daily (sandals with back-straps only). For ages 6 to 12, March 25 to 29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $210.

Lego Fun Pre-Engineering Camp

Build a town with houses, buildings, pyramids, bridges, tunnels, towers and more. Then build motorized vehicles, which campers will race, crash and repair. Explore the possibilities of LEGO building systems while learning useful construction techniques. For ages 5 to 6, March 25 to 29, 9 a.m. to noon. $155 (before care 7 to 9 a.m. available)

Engineering FUNdamentals Legos

Power up your engineering skills with more than 100 Lego pieces. Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering and architecture through engineer-designed projects. This is a hands-on and minds-on class suitable for Lego novices to “maniacs.” For ages 7 to 11, March 25 to 29, 1 to 4 p.m., $155 (after care 4 to 6 p.m. available).

Spring Break Fairy Princess Camp

Calling all fairy princesses! Join the wonderful world of fairy princesses. Play games, learn a dance, create beautiful crafts and enjoy a royal tea party each day. Bring a sack lunch daily. For ages 4 to 7, March 25 and 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., $66.

Smith Rock Overnight Camp

Join Adventures Without Limits (AWL) for the annual spring break trip to Smith Rock State Park, located near Bend. Enjoy rock climbing, hiking and sleeping under the stars. Learn rappelling, climbing techniques and camping skills. Depending on the weather side trips could include indoor climbing in Bend or snowshoeing in the Cascades. For ages 11 to 17, March 26 to 29, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., $368.

Spring Break Farm Exploration at Luscher Farm

School is out so come and celebrate two days of spring break at Luscher Farm. Campers will enjoy arts and crafts, songs and games while exploring the farm. Dress children in appropriate layered clothing for classroom and outdoor weather. Snacks will be provided. For ages 5 to 7, March 27 to 28, 10 to 11:45 a.m., $33.

Ski & Snowboard Camp

at Mt. Hood Meadows

It’s your last chance to enjoy Mt. Hood Meadows over spring break. Mt. Hood Meadows offers more than 2,150 acres of pure enjoyment and panoramic views. Snowboarders and skiers will benefit from exceptional instructors and improve on their ski and snowboarding skills. Join the morning lesson, and then ski with your instructor on the mountain for fun in the afternoon. Choose equipment option of either snowboard or skis when registering. For more information please visit lakeoswegoparks.org.

Class registration information

Pre-registration is required for nearly all Parks & Recreation classes and activities. Class information is in the Parks & Recreation Guide available at the West End Building, also online at lakeoswegoparks.org. You may register by Internet, mail (at Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation, West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way, Lake Oswego, 97035), drop off materials during business hours at the WEB, fax to 503-697-6579 or phone 503-675-2549. Non-residents generally pay more than fees shown. For more information on classes please visit our website: www.lakeoswegoparks.org.




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