by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Get on the water this summer. Take kayaking or canoe classes through Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation.

Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation is changing to a new online registration system effective with registration for classes that start Sept. 1.

Registration for those September classes begins at 10 a.m. Aug. 11 at

As a result of changes to the registration system, online registration for summer activities scheduled for Aug. 11 through 31 is not available after Aug. 7. Registration for activities on these dates is available only by calling 503-534-5420.

To encourage registration before Aug. 7 in activities running Aug. 11 through 31, we are offering a price reduction of $5. Register early for these selected summer activities at

Summer Camps running

Aug. 4 through 8:

n Kindercamp — Elephant Stampede. Half-day camp for children ages 4 through the completion of kindergarten. Children sing songs, play games, listen to stories and create arts and crafts in an outdoor setting. 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., $90.

n Glee Week. A fun week of singing with RMC Studios. Students learn singing techniques and posture and have the chance to sing their favorite songs solo and with a group. Ages 5 to 7, 9 a.m. to noon; ages 8 to 12, 1 to 4 p.m., $140.

n Sailing Camps. Learn the basics of rigging and sailing boats in a safe, friendly environment. Explore the river and surrounding areas while making new friends and learning new skills. Ages 8 to 12, 9 a.m. to noon or 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., $298.

Skyhawks Sports Camps

n Mini-Hawk Multi-Sports Camp (soccer, basketball and baseball): Ages 4 to 6, 9 a.m. to noon. Held at Palisades Elementary, $105.

n Mighty-Hawk Basketball: Ages 6 to 8, 9 a.m. to noon. Held at Palisades Elementary, $105.

n Soccer: Ages 8 to 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Held at Hazelia Field, $139.

Registration and more information can be found online at or by calling 1-800-804-3509.

Get outside and enjoy the sun

n Ross Island Tour. Go paddling and view Portland from a natural and new perspective. Explore the backwaters of the Willamette River between Ross Island and Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.

Ages 10 and older, Aug. 3, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., $25 or $39, depending on age.

n Basic Canoe Skills. Begin by discussing equipment needs and safety. In the water, learn proper techniques for launching, landing, paddle strokes, and boast maneuvers. Ages 10 and older, Aug. 3, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., $30 or $50, depending on age.

n Kayaking Scappoose Bay. Scappoose Bay is home to one of the last functioning, tidally influenced bays remaining in the United States. Ages 9 and older, Aug. 9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., $64.

n Sunset Photography Session. Learn how to adjust your camera and work with outdoor lighting, creating pictures of greater impact during later day hours.

Ages 18 and older, Aug. 7, 7 to 8:40 p.m., $36.

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