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by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Space is still available in many summer camps. Sign up now for a fun and memorable summer.

Summer is here and Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation camps are filling fast. Give your child the opportunity to experience a summer full of adventures with new friends and memories to last a lifetime.

Shake it Up Dance Camp. Get up on your feet and move to hip hop and jazz music, and then present a performance on Friday for friends and family. Ages 5 to 9; Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon, June 23 to 27; $127.

Kindercamp-Howdy Partners. Join our half-day camp for children ages 4 through the completion of kindergarten. This camp is staffed by the professionals from Vermont Hills Family Life Center. Children sing songs, play games, listen to stories and create arts and crafts in an outdoor setting. Ages 4 to 6; Monday through Friday, 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 23 through 27; $90.

Girls Lacrosse Camp-Beginning to Intermediate. In partnership with experienced coaches from Lacrosse Northwest, this camp is designed for players with one year or less of lacrosse experience and younger players. Focus is on basic lacrosse skills, scrimmages and fun games. Girls need goggles, a mouth guard, a lacrosse stick and a bottle of water. Ages 8 to 13; Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon, June 23 to 26; $101.

Girls Lacrosse Camp-two or more years of experience. This camp is designed for players with two or more years of game playing experience. Participants focus on advanced lacrosse skills, seed and agility development and scrimmages. Girls need goggles, a mouth guard, a lacrosse stick and a bottle of water. Ages 11 to 14; Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon, June 23 to 26; $101.

Preschool Art Hour. Let your imagination run wild. Use a variety of mediums with stories and song to make art and new friends. Parent participation is required. Ages 2 to 6; Tuesdays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., June 24 to July 15; $28.

Mixed Media for Kids. Use a variety of media such as watercolor, acrylics, charcoal, pastel, collage and ordinary objects that can be transformed into creative works of art. Ages 7 to 12; Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 24 through July 15; $31.

Walking History Tour at Luscher Farm. Join Park Ranger Ben on a tour of Luscher Farm. Parents are welcome to carry children or use child carrier backpacks, but the tour is not stroller/wheelchair accessible and children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. All ages; Saturday, June 27, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; $5.

Take a Walk into Lake Oswego’s Industrial Past. Join Lake Oswego Preservation Society’s walking tour of Oswego’s pioneering iron works. Learn about the casting house and what happened when the furnace was tapped. All ages; Saturday, June 28, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.; $10.

Class registration information

Pre-registration is required for nearly all Parks & Recreation classes and activities. Class information is in the Parks & Recreation Guide, which is available at the West End Building and online at lakeoswegoparks.org. You can 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, visit lakeoswegoparks.org.




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