by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Camps for beginning, intermediate and experienced lacrosse players are offered through Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation.The Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation department offers exciting full and half-day camps for all ages.

Before and after camp care is available. Look online for all the details and to register, or call 503-675-2549 for more information. Give your family a summer to remember.

Shake it Up dance camp. Get up on your feet and move to fun, age-appropriate music. This camp includes dance, choreography, crafts and a final performance on Friday for friends and family. For ages 5 to 9, June 24 through 28, 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $127.

In My Backyard Camp. This camp features hidden treasures, worm habitats, summer solstice celebration, animal tracking, mysteries of nature and observations, recording nature, and art. These are just some of the cool subjects and activities offered at Luscher Farm. Youth learn outdoor skills and enjoy the Children’s Garden. For ages 5 to 12, June 24 through 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $155.

Lego Fun Pre-Engineering Camp. Build a town of Legos with houses, buildings, pyramids, bridges, tunnels, towers, and more. Build motorized vehicles; race them, crash them and repair them. Explore the possibilities of LEGO building systems while learning useful construction techniques. Before care available from 7 to 9 a.m. For ages 5 to 6, June 24 through 28, 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $155.

Girls Lacrosse Camp — beginning to intermediate. In partnership with experienced coaches of Lacrosse Northwest, LO Parks and Recreation is offering lacrosse camps for players with one year or less experience and younger players. Focus is on basic lacrosse skills. Each session includes scrimmages and fun games. Girl’s equipment required: goggles, mouth guard, lacrosse stick and water bottle. For ages 8 to 13, June 24 through 27, 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $117.

Girls Lacrosse Camps — two-plus years’ experience. In partnership with experienced coaches of Lacrosse Northwest, LO Parks & Recreation is offering Lacrosse Camps for players with two or more years game playing experience. Focus on advanced lacrosse skills. Speed and agility development incorporated and scrimmages. For ages 11 to 14, June 24 through 27, 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $117.

LO Explores — Dragons, Unicorns and Gnomes. LO Explorers is a new, weekly-themed camp for school-age students; combining two field trips a week and a fresh approach to activities. It’s Mythical Creatures week. Explore the world of fairies and hippogriffs while making dragon eggs, mermaid coral and more, then it’s off to the Oregon Zoo to see some real animals on Friday. For ages 7 to 12, June 24 through 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $200.

Kindercamp — Safari Expedition. Join our half-day camp for children ages 4 through the completion of kindergarten. This camp is 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. Rainout location is at the West End Building 4101 Kruse Way. For ages 4 to 6, June 24 through 28, 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $85.

Engineering FUNdamentals with Legos. Power up your engineering skills with more than 100 pieces of Legos. Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering and architecture through engineer designed projects. A hands-on and minds-on class suitable for Lego novices to “maniacs.” After care is offered from 4 to 6 p.m. For ages 7 to 10, June 24 through 28, 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $155.

Top 40 Week Camp. Take the most popular songs and learn about their structure, harmony and what makes them hits. Students will learn how to play them and gain band experience also. For ages 8 to 12, June 24 through 27, 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $120.

LO Teen Service Corps Camp-Space Museum and Swim Park. LO Teen Service Corps is an exciting volunteer opportunity for teens to support local communities, organizations and natural areas. This program is a three-day commitment for teens. Included are two days of service and adventurous activity on the third day. Sign up for more than one week. Volunteer hours can be used towards graduation requirements and each teen receives two LO Teen Service Corps shirts per summer. Fees for this program help cover costs for field trips, supervision and transportation. Help make a difference today. Each week provides 10 to 12 hours of community service. For ages 13 to 17, June 25 through 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $115.

Table Tennis Camp. This is more than ping-pong. Have fun improving hand-eye coordination and quick reflexes. Check out techniques and discuss strategies and play round-robin games. Ideal for beginning and intermediate players. Equipment provided. For ages 9 to 15, June 25 through 27, 1 to 3 p.m. Cost is $56.

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 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:

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