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The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts opens Friday, June 21. The day is devoted to Youth Art Exploratorium - don't miss it!

COURTESY PHOTO  - Friday. June 21 is dedicated to Kids Get Creative at the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts. Enjoy all sorts of art exploration at George Rogers Park all day long.

Join Lake Oswego Parks and Rec and let your imagination run wild at the Youth Art Exploratorium taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 21 as part of the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts in George Rogers Park.

The fun brings the Festival of the Arts to life for children with interactive crafts, games, live entertainment, snacks and more. It's all free. Parking is limited so festival shuttle use is recommended. Other offerings this summer include:

Outdoor Camp

Paddle Power Kids' Camp — This five-day course provides instruction in paddling safety, maneuvering, bracing, rescues, hydrology and more. The first four days participants will explore and paddle SUP boards, canoes and kayaks. Day five parents are invited to join in on the paddling as part of Parents' Day. For ages 10-14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Mondays-Fridays. Choose the week that works best July 8-12, July 15-19, July 29-Aug. 2, Aug. 5-9. Camp location is George Rogers Park, $349. Register at www.aldercreek.com.

Science Camp

Scene of the Crime — Not for the weak-hearted, this camp lets your inner CSI scream. Enter the crime scene and see if your team can solve the crime by observing, interrogating and analyzing the evidence. Experience how to collect, analyze and understand what evidence is telling us about a crime scene. For ages 7-12, 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, July 15-19, Forest Hills Elementary, $178.

Fitness at the ACC

50+ Zumba Gold — Ditch the workout, join the party. Set to high-energy Latin and international music, this cardio-based class combines fast and slow rhythms that sculpt the body using an aerobic/fitness approach. Easy to follow dance moves and no dance experience necessary. For ages 50+, 4-5 p.m., Mondays, July 8-Aug. 12, Adult Community Center, $43.

Sports Camps

Golf + Tennis Junior Camp — Introductory exposure to golf and tennis, all in one camp. Monday and Tuesday sessions held at the Westlake Park tennis courts. Wednesday and Thursday sessions held at the golf course. Learn the basics of each sport. Equipment available for those who do not have their own racquet or golf clubs. For ages 7-10 and 11-13, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Monday-Thursday, July 8-11, golf course and Westlake Park, $120.

Fencing Camp — Experience the art of sabre fencing and its quick thinking, coordination, strength and agility. Equipment provided. Before care available 7-9 a.m. at $25 week. For ages 7-12, 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, July 8-12, Forest Hills Elementary, $120.

Baseball Camp — Presented by 503 Baseball this camp focuses on skill development through innovative drills on running, throwing, hitting and fielding in a fun informative camp. For ages 8-10 and 11-13, 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday-Thursday, July 16-18, East Waluga Park, $95.

Jordan Kent Speed & Agility Clinics — Athletes, learn how to be quick on your feet and to change direction without altering your speed. For ages 12+. Clinics held on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m., July 17-Aug 14, East Waluga Park, $120 for full session or $25 per class. Register at www.jordankentcamps.com.

Skyhawks Sports Camps — Explore sports with an emphasis on fun and fundamentals. Young sports enthusiast take their first steps into athletics. There is no pressure, just lots of fun. Skyhawks summer sports camps started June 17 at various locations around Lake Oswego. Camps for ages 3 1/2 to 14 years old. Register at www.skyhawks.com.

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, at the Public Golf Course, 17525 Stafford Road, Lake Oswego 97035; 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.

Judy Nelson is a registrar with Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation.


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