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Have fun indoors through Parks & Rec

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Take a break from playing outside by attending one of many indoor camps offered by Lake Oswego Parks & Rec.

OK, so you can’t be outside playing all the time. Lake Oswego Parks & Rec offers a variety of fun indoor activities too.

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Video Game Design — This is a fun, interactive look at the world of video game design and development. Learn the basics of video game design and produce several different interactive video games to share with friends and family. Child care is available from 4-6 p.m. at $25 per week. Here are the details: ages 10-17, 1-4 p.m. July 18-21, $175 at Lake Oswego Parks & Rec-Palisades (LOPR-Palisades), 1500 Greentree Road.

Moving With Science — Learn how science keeps our world moving. Take a close look at a wide array of scientific disciplines: chemistry, biology, engineering, physics and optics. Child care available from 7-9 a.m. at $25 per week. Here are the details: ages 5-7, 9 a.m.-noon July 25-29, LOPR-Palisades, $159.

Teen Service Corps — This is a volunteer opportunity for teens ages 13-17. This program is a three-day commitment with two days devoted to service and a third day for adventurous activities. Volunteer hours can be used toward graduation requirements, and each teen receives an LO Teen Service Corps shirt. An info packet and waivers/permission slips with details is provided upon registration. Choose from the following:

n Cedar Sinai Park and Camp Dakota — Play bingo and do crafts with residents at Cedar Sinai Park in Portland, then help with events at Cedar Sinai Park’s Robison Jewish Health Center. Spend the third day out at Camp Dakota for zip lines, a rope course and paintball. Here are the details: ages 13-17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 19-21, $120.

n Luscher Farm and Oaks Amusement Park — Help maintain the grounds and participate in a building project at Luscher Farm, then head to Oaks Amusement Park for a day of rides and fun. Here are the details: ages 13-17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 26-28, $120.

Get moving

Adult Drop-In Sports — Did you know that Parks & Recreation offers drop-in sports? This summer, take part in pickleball and basketball. Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in America and we offer many drop-in sessions at the court at George Rogers Park, 611 S. State St. Summer basketball is open to ages 18 and older and offers drop-in times on Wednesday evenings at LOPR-Palisades.

Each drop-in costs only $2 to participate. For more information, visit lakeoswegosports.com and check out the open gym schedule.

Adult Coed Recreational Soccer — It is time to get ready for fall soccer. This fun league is open to adults and includes two divisions: Open (18 and older) and older than 35. Registration opens July 19. We use a team registration format; managers must register first to create team. Don’t have a team? Register as a free agent onlakeoswegosports.com to make your contact information available to team managers. The eight-game season begins Sept. 11 and runs through mid-November, with games played on Sunday afternoons and evenings. Cost is $32.

Adult Tennis Lessons — Summer is the perfect time to take tennis lessons, with class offerings on weekday evenings. Do you think a service line is found at the department store? The beginner class might be for you. If you’ve become a competitive player, the intermediate class can help to enhance your skills. An advanced beginner class is even available for those who fall somewhere in between. Classes are held on from 6-7 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday evenings. Days and times vary by skill level. For more information and to register, call the tennis center at 503-635-5550. Sessions run July 18-Aug. 11 at the Indoor Tennis Center and cost $60.

Registration information

Class information is in the Parks & Recreation Activities Guide and online at 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. Nonresidents generally pay more than fees shown. Scholarships are also available for Lake Oswego residents.

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