by: SUBMITTED - Learn to kayak and take the Bachelor Island Kayak Tour Aug. 25.Did you know that online registration is the fastest and easiest way to register for Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation fall classes and activities?

A seasonal catalog of information about classes, activities, special events and camps is also offered. Registration is now open for fall classes. After you decide on your next adventure, visit then click online registration or call 503-675-2549.

Scholarship Program

A limited number of partial scholarships are available for city and school district residents needing financial assistance.

The scholarship program is dependent upon donations from groups and individuals. Many thanks to the generous online donations of class participants and to our major sponsors, Lake Oswego Women’s Club and LO Mom’s Club. To make a donation to the scholarship fund, go to and enter “scholarship” in the keyword field to help support and give back to our community.

Summer Camps

Rockets and the Science of Flight. Space, rockets, planes and flight — a little bit of everything for a rockin’ good time. Younger campers have a blast learning the hows and whys of aerodynamics by studying all things that fly: planes, kites, hot air balloons, helicopters and of course rockets. For ages 5 to 7, Aug. 26 through 30, 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $157.

Rocket Lab. 3...2...1...Blast Off! Build and launch a rocket everyday and learn the physics of rocket flight. Campers learn the importance of teamwork in launching rockets and will have the opportunity to try their hand at each role.

For ages 7 to 12, Aug. 26 through 30, 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $157.

Summer classes

Bachelor Island Kayaking Tour. Experience a variety of conditions on the Columbia River in which to practice paddling skills. Introductory experience required. For ages 10 and older. Aug. 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fee for ages 10 to 15 is $45; 16 and older pay $75.

Middle School Here I Come. Learn tips, tricks and tools from a former elementary and middle school teacher to help you stay ahead of the game. For ages 11 to 12, Aug. 26, 1 to 3 p.m. Cost is $48.

Picture Critiquing. Learn to take better pictures by understanding composition, lighting and perspective. Bring in 12 to 15 pictures that you have taken and we’ll show you how they could have been improved. For ages 12 and older, Aug. 29, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., $18.

Fused Glass Wind Chimes. Add a musical touch by creating a fused glass wind chime for all to admire. All tools provided and additional fees may apply. Ages 16 and older, Aug. 31, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., $76.

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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