by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The popular All Comers Track Meets are back, thanks to the track and cross country teams from Lake Oswego High School.The Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation department has great news: The 2013 All Comers Track Meets are back on! If you are looking for something fun and challenging for the entire family these events are for you.

Ever wonder what it would feel like to race around a track? Athletes of all ages and their families are invited to the All Comers Track Meets. Try out a variety of track events and compete in a fun atmosphere.

This event is presented to you by the Lake Oswego High School track and cross country teams. Join us on July 17 or July 24. For more information, visit

Summer Camps

LO Explorers — One Camp to Bind Them. LO Explorers is a weekly themed camp for school-age students that combines two field trips a week and a fresh approach to activities. All’s well that ends better in this trilogy-inspired camp. Come make your own hobbit feet, a lava spewing Mt. Doom and more. Spend Friday at the famous Enchanted Forest. For ages 7 to 12, July 22 through 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $200.

Kindercamp — Dinosaur Dig. 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. July 22 through 26, 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $85.

Intro to Rock & Roll. Not sure what instrument is right for your child? Let them try them all. This course teaches introductory lessons for bass and electric guitar, keyboards, drums, percussion and vocals. For ages 5 to 11, Mondays, July 22 through Aug. 26, ages 5 and 6 meet from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. and those age 7 through 11 meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $98.

Babysitter Training. Looking for a summer babysitting job? This class is just for you. Topics will include accident prevention, handling emergencies, first aid, child development, positive supervision and the rights and responsibilities of a good baby sitter. Be the best baby sitter on the block. For ages 11 to 15, July 25, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Cost is $103.

Get Active!

Rafting. The mountain snow has melted and water levels are ready for you to have some fun this summer. Head to the Sandy, Santiam or Nehalem rivers for this trip, depending on river levels. All sections contain class II and III rapids making for a fantastic day. If the weather is cool, AWL has all the equipment to ensure a warm day. For ages 9 and older, July 27, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost is $71.

Basic Canoe Skills. Whether by yourself or with the whole family, canoeing is a wonderful way to explore and enjoy the water. In the classroom learn about equipment needs and safety. In the water, you will learn proper techniques for launching, landing, paddle strokes and boat maneuvers. Open the door to explore the Northwest’s lakes and rivers today. For ages 10 and older, July 27, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $50 or $30 for those age 10 to 15.

Beginning Belly Dance. Learn basic belly dance torso movement, steps and rhythms. This is a great workout appropriate for all ages and body types. For ages 12 and older, Mondays, July 22 to Aug. 26, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $49.

Luscher Farm

DIY Unfinished Knitting Projects Workshop. Need a refresher course in knitting? Bring a current knitting project and join knitting instructor Janet Boulis for some individual instruction and jumpstart your projects. Boulis makes difficult or confusing knitting instructions easy to understand. For ages 10 and older, July 25, 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $18.

Juicing for Better Health. Fresh fruits and vegetables can boost health and vitality. Join us at Luscher Farm and discover the power of juicing and how to make it part of your daily life. For ages 18 and older, July 25, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $20.

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, visit

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