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Looking for spring break camps? Lake Oswego Parks and Rec has several. Sign up now.

COURTESY PHOTO - There are several camps running during spring break which you can take advantage of. Sign up right away.

Spring break is right around the corner and Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation has a great lineup of spring break camps. Take a look and sign up now.

Spring Break Golf + Tennis Junior Camp — Introductory exposure to golf and tennis, all in one camp. Monday and Wednesday sessions held at the Indoor Tennis Center. Tuesday and Thursday sessions held at the golf course. Kids will learn the basics of each sport. Equipment available for those who do not have their own racquet or golf clubs. Group for ages 7-10 meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday, starting at the public golf course. Those ages 11-13 meet at the same time and place. Cost for either camp is $120.

Intermediate Golf, Junior Camp — For kids with golf experience and sound basics. Students learn how to choose clubs, execute better shots, chip and putt at a competitive level. Games which emphasize fun while improving skills. Clubs available in limited quantity, if needed. For ages 10-15, 1-3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, March 23, 25, 27, at the public golf course, $120.

Intro to Fencing Camp — Learn the basics of the Olympic sport of fencing. Based on quick reactions this sport offers challenges to quick thinking, coordination, strength and agility. Safety is emphasized. Equipment is provided. For ages 7-12, 9 a.m. to noon Monday-Thursday, March 23-26, at Christ Church Parish (CCP), $105.

Rocks, Fossils and Geology Camp — Dig for fossils, examine rocks and minerals, make a plaster cast of a fossil, create crystals and learn about landslides and volcanos. Wear layered clothing for classroom and outdoor weather. For ages 5-12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, March 23-27, Luscher Farm, $176.

Spring Break Jordan Kent Just for Kids Skills Camps — Smaller camp sizes offering beginning to intermediate fundamental training in football, soccer or basketball. Skill training, games and nutrition education. Camp includes a T-shirt, and /or drawstring bag. Camp is held at West Hills Christian School, 7945 S.W. Capitol Hill Highway, in Portland. Full-day camp runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and costs $179.95. The partial day camp is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $149.95. Camps are for ages 6-12, Monday-Thursday, March 23-26. Register at: www.jordankentcamps.com.

Adult Fitness

50+ Zumba Gold — Ditch the workout and join the party. Exercise to high-energy Latin and international music. Cardio-based class combines fast and slow rhythms to tone and sculpt the body using an aerobic/fitness approach. Easy to follow dance moves require no dance experience. For ages 50+. Two sessions available. Monday session from 4-5 p.m. March 16 through April 27 or Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. March 19 to April 30. Both sessions meet at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, $52.

Sit and Be Fit — Learn and practice exercises you can do while seated and standing with a chair. Have fun and receive positive reinforcement. Participants do not have to stand if unable. For ages 18+, 10:10-11:10 a.m., Monday, Friday, March 9-April 27.

Art for Adults

Bob Ross Oil Painting — Enjoy this easy step-by-step class, suitable for beginners to seasoned painters. Take home your masterpiece at the end of the one-day class. All supplies provided. Visit loparks.org to view paintings. For ages 12+. Paint Day Lilies from 1-4:30 p.m. March 24 at the ACC, or paint Angler's Haven from 5:30-9 p.m., Monday, March 30 at Christ Church Parish. Either session costs $52.

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. Nonresidents 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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