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The Chehalem Park and Recreation District has plenty of options for kids of all ages

PMG FILE PHOTO - A variety of youth sports camps are available this summer through the Chehalem Park & Recreation District, including a series of youth tennis camps.

Over the next few months the Chehalem Park and Recreation District will play host to a number of youth sports camps beginning in July. Kids of a variety of ages are welcome to sign up for the camps, with detailed information on each camp outlined here.


Boys and girls grades kindergarten through eighth grade can hone their hoop skills with Newberg girls basketball coach Luke Lindell at CPRD's youth basketball camp.

The camp will provide a "high level instruction and a fun atmosphere" for players interested in working on all the fundamentals of the game, according to a press release.

Lindell will provide instruction in shooting, dribbling, defense, footwork and more.

Drills will fit the age and skill levels of all players in attendance. Players are required to wear athletic clothing with shorts, a t-shirt and proper shoes.

The first set of camps – which costs $59 per camper – runs July 1-3 in the main gym at Newberg High School, with boys and girls welcome to attend one of three sessions per day.

Kindergartners through fourth-grade students will be in Session 1 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and Session 2 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.; fifth- through eighth-grade grade players will be in Session 3 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The second set of camps is only one session for all ages per day, $79 per camper, and will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. from Aug. 19-22 at Chehalem Valley Middle School.

For more information or to register, visit

Flag football

Kindergartners through fourth-grade athletes can participate in this non-contact football camp, which will involve learning how to properly catch and throw a football.

Camp will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 8-11 at Loran Douglas Field at Newberg High School and is also led by Lindell.

Cost is $64 for campers who reside in the park district, $69 for campers outside of the district. For more information or to register, visit


A soccer camp that emphasizes skills and sportsmanship invites boys and girls from kindergarten through eighth grade to come learn the game.

Campers are instructed to bring a soccer ball, water bottle and shin guards to the camp, which will be at the NHS soccer fields and is run by Tiger girls soccer coach Anthony Trejo.

Cost is $79 for in-district campers and $84 for those out of the district. Registration and more information can be found online at


Newberg High School boys tennis coach Dave Brown is hosting a series of youth tennis camps over the summer for kids of all ages. According to the CPRD, the instruction in the camp includes "strokes, scoring, strategies and game situations."

Two separate four-day camps run July 8-11 and Aug. 5-8, all at the NHS tennis courts.

Players 11 and under will attend camp from 9 to 10:45 a.m. while players 12-18 will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost is $74 in-district and $84 out-of-district. Campers should bring a snack and a can of tennis balls.

To learn more and register, go to

Pee Wee Sports

In the middle of July, Brown and his wife Judy will host an all-sports camp for kids age 5 to 9.

Campers, who will receive a free t-shirt and are encouraged to bring a snack along, will have a chance to participate in soccer, football, hockey, tennis and other sports.

Camp runs from 10 a.m. to noon July 15-18 at Newberg High School.

For more info and to sign up, visit

Other activities available

Information on all other camps and special youth sports events with CPRD and its affiliated organizations can be found at

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