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Parks & Recreation Summer Camps

Camps Age 4-6 Kids

Summer Camps 2014

Registration is open!



Before/After Care Available!
We offer before and/or aftercare for many camps held at the West End Building. Please select optional pricing when you register.  Hours are 7-9am and 4-6pm. Call 503-675-2549 if you have questions.


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Preschool Camps (ages 3-6)

Kindercamp day camp for children ages 4 through the completion of kindergarten 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. On Friday, there is an onsite guest! Runs Monday-Fridays (except 4th of July week Mon-Thurs) 9:15am-12:30pm for 8 weeks 6/23-8/15

Lake Oswego Safety Town is a camp where campers learn safety lessons through songs, games, crafts and stories. Meet our City's police officers, fire fighters and take a ride on a school bus. Help kids evaluate "safe" and "unsafe" situations when confronted with potentially dangerous circumstances.

At Mini-Music Camp, students sing songs and build an instrument to take home. Spend time exploring instruments, and sing and dance to a wide variety of music including classical, folk, and musical theatre.

12 Dancing Princesses Camp welcomes dancing princesses into the amazing magical world of dance based on the story of the 12 Dancing Princesses. Use props and art projects to stimulate the imagination.

Tinker Bell Dance Camp is a fairy dancing camp in the secret world of Pixie Hollow. Create pixie jewelry and enjoy pixie games.

At Angelina Ballerina Dance Camps favorite ballet steps and enjoy dancing to classical music. You just may become a Rose Fairy Princess!

Play-Well TEKnologies presents Lego® Fun Pre-Engineering Camp building systems while learning useful construction techniques.

Mad Science presents Rockets & the Science of Flight - Space, Rockets, planes and flight...a little bit of everything for a rockin' good time! Have a blast learning the hows and whys of aerodynamics by studying all things that fly: planes, kites, hot air balloons, helicopters and of course rockets. To register, click here. Junior Science Explorers deciphers the world and investigates the science of space, Earth, and our play! Register here. Moving with Science explores how science keeps our world moving.

Skyhawks Sports offers weekly sports-based camps at various locations throughout Lake Oswego. Please click here for a full list of summer camps. Register at

School-Age Camps (ages 5-12)

LO Explorers is a weekly-themed camp for school-age students; combining two field trips a week and a fresh approach to activities.

Engineering FUNdamentals with Legos® - Power up your engineering skills with over 100,000 pieces of LEGO! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects. A hands-on and minds-on class suitable for LEGO novices to "maniacs."

Bash'em Bots Using LEGO. Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a massive motorized engineer standard LEGO vehicles into mechanized machines that can traverse obstacles and battle fellow bots.

All About Art Camp encompasses numerous art activities; drawing, painting, collage and block printing. It is designed to give young artists a diverse experience and establish the arts as an important tool for learning. To register, click here.

Knitting Camp - Join others learning to knit. Each participant begins with a dishcloth and upon completion, then moves on to a small project such as a scarf, headband or a small bag. Materials list provided. To register, click here.

Shake It Up Dance Camp - Get up on your feet and move to fun, age-appropriate music! Dance, choreography, crafts, and a final performance on Friday for friends and family. To register, click here.

Scene of the Crime - Blood spatter & brain matter oh my! Not for the weak-hearted, this camp lets your inner CSI scream! To register, click here.

Rocket Lab - 3...2...1...Blast Off! Build and launch a rocket everyday and learn the physics of rocket flight! Campers learn the importance of teamwork in launching rockets and have the opportunity to try their hand at each role. To register, click here.

Eureka! Inventors change the world. Observe, hypothesize, experiment and invent! you may be the next inventor to ROCK our WORLD!

Sing and Dance Broadway! Be dramatic, sing and dance all morning for two weeks this summer. Join professionals Sara Martins and Karen Bohart to learn and improve theatre-related skills in voice, dance, and acting. Gain focus and discipline while exercising the mind and body. To register, click here.

Gesso Studio Photography and Printmaking Camp. Photographs we create are unique and fun works of art! Using printmaking and transfer techniques, your little artist will have an opportunity to create unique art, including an amazing self portrait!

Gesso Studio Dream Camp. New hopes and visions turn dreams into ART! Using a variety of materials and techniques with pastels, acrylics, watercolor, printmaking, decoupage, sculpture, drawing and paper mache, campers create beautiful masterpieces to be treasured forever!

Gesso Studio World Traveler Camp. New adventures await as we create amazing art while discovering and using beautiful destinations as inspiration! Explore with exotic materials and techniques in sculpture, sketching, printmaking, acrylic, pastels, charcoal, mosaic, sand art, and more.

Beginning to Rock Camp - Newcomers are invited to put rock in their roll. Students get a chance to explore the drums, bass, guitar, keyboard and vocals, and learn the fundamentals of music, such as pitch, melody, harmony, and rhythm.

Glee Week - A fun week of singing with RMC Studios. Students will learn proper singing technique and posture and  have the chance to sing their favorite songs solo and with a group! To register, click here.

Recording and Music Technology Camp. Come have fun experimenting with synthesizers, effects pedals, and recording music on your computer! If you enjoy creating your own music and want to learn how to use computers and other music technology, this is the camp for you!

Willamette Sailing Club presents Opti Sailing Camp this summer, where beginning sailors learn the basics of rigging and sailing boats in a safe, friendly environment. Review the basics, learn to sail your boat on all points of sail, and excel in tacking and gybing. To register, click here. Use a smaller boat in Club 420 Sailing Camp. Learn basic rigging and sailing in a safe friendly environment. Participants must know how to swim and complete a 25-foot swim test without a PFD.

Alder Creek presents Kids & Teens Yakatak Camp - Instruction in safety, paddle strokes, bracing, rescues, rolling, and hydrology. Days one to three take place on flat water. Days four and five are conducted at a suitable river location. No experience necessary. To register, click here.

Skateboarding Camps - For all levels. Learn the basics or improve your skateboarding skills. Enjoy a combination of instruction and supervised free skating with camp instructors. Bring your own board, pads and helmet.

Fencing Camps - Learn the basic skills of the Olympic sport of fencing. Quick action and fun. This dynamic sport offers challenges to quick thinking, coordination, strength and agility. Safety is emphasized. All equipment is provided. To register, click here.

Table Tennis Camp - This is more than ping-pong!  Have fun improving eye-hand coordination and reflexes. Check out techniques and discuss strategy. Play round-robin games. Ideal for beginning and intermediate players. To register, click here.

Girls Lacrosse Camps
In partnership with the experienced coaches of Lacrosse Northwest. Girl’s equipment required: goggles, mouth guard, lacrosse stick and water bottle. Equipment questions? Contact Lax NW at 503-295-7774 or admin
Beginning to Intermediate
For players with one year or less lacrosse experience and younger players. Focus is on basic lacrosse skills. Each session includes scrimmages and fun games. To register, click here.
Skills, Strategy and Team Play
For players with 2 + years of game playing experience in an organized league. Focus on advanced lacrosse skills. Speed and agility development incorporated. Scrimmages included. To register, click here.

Teen Camps (ages 13-17)

Teen Service Corps is an exciting volunteer opportunity for teens to support local communities, organizations and natural areas. This program is a three-day commitment for teens - two days of service and learning based projects and an adventurous activity on the third day. Volunteer hours can be used towards graduation requirements. To register, click here.

Missoula Children’s Theatre presents Alice in Wonderland

Monday, June 16, 10am SHARP - 12 noon. No Late Admittance
West End Building - Columbia Room (1st floor)
Open to Lake Oswego Youth Ages 6-18

Monday to Thursday, June 16-20, time of day depends on actor’s role
Information & details about rehearsal times follow auditions. There is a $75 fee due from children selected for the week-long theatre workshop with the Missoula Children’s Theatre Tour Directors and subsequent June 21 & 22 performances.

George Rogers Park - Main Stage
Friday, June 20, 4p (Free)
Saturday, June 21, 10:30a ($5)

Call 503-675-2549 for more information.

Luscher Farm Camps

Nature on the Farm Mini-Camp Children discover nature through play and mindful activities.  Each morning begins with yoga and singing, followed by nature-based activities, healthy garden snacks, and traditional games played in the field.

Food Around the World Camp Make dishes with international flair. Learn about different cultures and geographic regions, and the interesting ways they approach food. Learn about organic gardening and help grow your own food for lunch.

Cooking and Gardening Camp Learn food preparation and presentation techniques with farm fresh ingredients. Kids get hands-on experience growing, harvesting, and preparing delicious food from the garden. Healthy lunch prepared everyday by students.

In My Backyard Camp Help build a worm bin, learn about organic gardening, chickens and the water cycle. Engage in science experiments and games. Harvest food to make lunch by solar cooking. Daily hikes.

Gardening and Fiber Arts Camp Play with fiber arts each day, delving into felting, weaving, and dyeing. Help maintain the Children's Garden, harvest a healthy snack and gather items from the farm to use in projects. Bring a snack lunch and water bottle each day.

Garden Art Camp Explore art and nature in playfully creative ways! Gardens are full of colors and textures that inspire artists. Our creations will be displayed at the end of the week for family and friends.

Knitting and Weaving Camp Join others learning to knit and weave. Each participant begins with a dishcloth and upon completion, then moves on to a small project such as a scarf, headband or a small bag. Materials list provided.

Tractors, Trucks and Trailers Climb on Big Red, a tractor very similar to the one Rudy Luscher used. Dig in our digging corner, plant seeds. Listen to stories and make farm related crafts.

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