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Gain survival skills over spring break

Put away the technology and get outdoors

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Sign up for Advanced Survivor Camp, running Monday through Friday of spring break.

Put down the technology and learn how to use teamwork, leadership and decision making skills when your resources are few. Sign up now for the spring break Advanced Survivor Camp. Survivor camp builds on outdoor school and traditional outdoor camps. Campers use scenarios such as getting lost, wilderness survival and dealing with the zombie apocalypse to develop real survival and primitive skills such as shelter building, fire starting, traps, orienteering/tracking and more. Here are the details: ages 8-12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 21-25, lower shelter at George Rogers Park on 611 S. State St., $295.

Get Moving!

Skyhawks Youth Sports classes: Introductory programs allow children to explore a variety of sports with an emphasis on fun and fundamentals. Great for young sports enthusiasts as they take their first steps into athletics. There is no pressure, just lots of fun! Class offerings include soccer, basketball, T-ball and multi-sport. For more information and to register, visit skyhawks.com or call 1-800-804-3509. Here are the details: ages 3½-6, Wednesday or Saturday mornings, March 30-April 30, $35-$42. Events are held at several locations in the area.

Introduction to Fencing: Youth: En garde! Parry! Touché! Who hasn’t wanted to shout these French words while artfully wielding a sword? Learn the basic tactical and technical skills of the Olympic sport of sabre fencing. This dynamic sport offers challenges to quick thinking, coordination, strength and stamina. (Don’t worry parents; safety is emphasized.) Equipment and instruction provided in partnership with the Oregon Fencing Alliance. Here are the details: ages 7-12, Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. April 6-May 11, Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation-Palisades (LOPR-Palisades) at 1500 Greentree Road, $94.

Yoga-Level 1: Stretch, strengthen and relax. Focus on basic postures, sequencing, alignment and breathing while building flexibility, strength and stamina. For beginning and continuing students. Bring a yoga mat. The class is registration only, with no drop in option. Here are the details: ages 18 and older, noon-1 p.m. Mondays, March 29-May 16, LOPR-Palisades, $52.

Get Creative!

Bob Ross Oil Painting: Easy step-by-step class takes beginners to seasoned painters from blank canvas to finished masterpiece in one class. All supplies provided. Here are the details: age 12 and older, paint “Not Quite Spring” 5:30-9:30 p.m. March 28, LOPR-Palisades, or paint “Secluded Barn” 1-4:30 p.m. March 29, ACC, $48.

NEW! 3-D Art Exploration: Want to turn your drawing into a 3-D printed object? Ever wonder what art objects might result from combining body casting and furniture design? Explore materials and concepts relevant to many of today’s contemporary artists and designers. This course culminates in an on-site show for the public. Here are the details: ages 8-12, 1-2:30 p.m. April 2; ages 13-17, 4-5:30 p.m. April 7; ages 18 and older, 3-4:30 p.m. April 2. The course is located at LOPR-Palisades and is $134.

Registration Information

Class information is in the Parks & Recreation Activities Guide and online at www.loparks.org. You may register by Internet, mail, drop-off during business hours at Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation-Palisades, 1500 Greentree Road, Lake Oswego, 97034; or fax 503-697-6579; phone 503-675-2549. Non-residents generally pay more than fees shown. Scholarships are also available for Lake Oswego residents.