Editor’s note: In keeping with West Linn Parks and Recreation mission, to provide life- enhancing experiences and to promote a healthy community, Director Ken Worcester will share news about programs, classes and camps offered through the department. Look for his column each week through the summer.

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Plenty of camp options are still available through West Linn Parks and Recreation Department for all ages.

West Linn Parks and Recreation’s Fun in the Sun is an exciting recreation day camp, including fun and exciting activities and a field trip for 6-12 years olds offered at Hammerle and Willamette parks. The camps are held Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $79

Mini half-day camps are a favorite in our community. These camps are specifically designed for ages 4 through 6 with limited ratios and great counselors. The Shorty Sporty camps are held from 9 a.m. to noon and the Mini Campers recreation camps are held from 12:45 to 3:15 p.m. Cost for the programs are $44 each. Dates are Aug. 12 through 16. The Shorty Sporty Camp covers multiple sports and is held at Robinwood Park. The Mini Campers camp focuses on science exploration and is also held at Robinwood Park.

Skyhawks has partnered with the city on teaching life skills through sports since 1993. Skyhawk sports camps will be held Aug. 12 through 16. Tennis, golf and Mini Hawks Multi Sport camps meet from 9 a.m. to noon; cost is $99. Tiny Hawks meet from 1 to 1:45 p.m.; cost is $35.

The YMCA is offering “The Next Y Celebrity Chef” camp for all wanna-be culinary geniuses. Inspired by our favorite reality food shows, the chefs will craft delectable recipes and meals in food challenges and friendly competitions. This class meets Aug. 12 through 16, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Sunset Fire Hall. Cost is $167

Willamette United Soccer is offering a summer camp for players ages 5 through 12. The four-day camp is designed for players who want to improve their soccer skills while still having fun playing the game. All players will receive T-shirts and soccer balls. The camp will be coached by the club’s staff coaches along with Pacific University College players with coaching experience. Players will be grouped according to age. Coaches will emphasize skill development including dribbling, passing, shooting, tackling and heading. This camp is held at Athey Creek Middle School, Aug. 12 through 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $150

Class registration information

Pre-registration is required for most parks and recreation classes and activities. Class information is in the West Linn Parks & Recreation Activity Guide available at city hall, also online at You may register by Internet, mail (at Parks & Recreation, 22500 Salamo Road, #1100, West Linn, OR 97068), drop off materials during business hours at city hall, fax to 503-656-4106 or call 503-557-4700. Non-residents generally pay more than fees shown. For more information visit

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