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WHAT TO DO OVER SUMMER VACATION

TENNIS ANYONE? A tennis camp is being held this week, and two more sessions are offered later this summer. (The Observer file photo).
TENNIS ANYONE? A tennis camp is being held this week, and two more sessions are offered later this summer. (The Observer file photo).

The kids don't need to be idle this summer. The City of La Grande's Summer Recreation Program and the Think Link Discovery Center are offering a wide variety of camps and activities for youth in the coming months. The Observer will publish a list of upcoming events weekly on the sports page.

SUMMER RECREATION

PROGRAM

Dance Sampler

Who: Ages 5-older. Limited to 20 students per session.

What: Camp will introduce basic concepts and movement styles of ballet, jazz, modern dance, hip hop and creative dance.

When: Two sessions, June 17-20 at Central Elementary School gym; June 24-27 at Island City Elementary School gym.

Times: Ages 5-6, 9-9:45 a.m.; ages 7-9, 9:45-10:30 a.m.; ages 10-12, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; teens and adults, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Cost: $30.

Contact: Summer Recreation Program, 962-1352.

Golf Camp

Who: Ages 8-18. Limited to 15 students per session.

What: Students will learn basics of game, including grip, swing mechanics, club selection and rules. Final day includes nine holes of golf. Clubs and balls provided.

Session I: June 17-20, 9-11 a.m.; 7-noon on final day.

Session II: June 24-26, 9-11 a.m.; 7-noon on final day.

Session III: July 8-11, 9-11 a.m.; 7-noon on final day.

Session IV: July 15-18, 9-11 a.m.; 7-noon on final day.

Where: Different location each day; enrollees will get schedule.

Cost: $32.50.

Contact: Summer Recreation Program, 962-1352.

Archery Camp

Who: Ages 10-16. Limited to 10 students per session.

What: Students will learn basic skills such as equipment handling, safety, shooting and target practice. Equipment provided.

Session II: June 17-20, 1-3 p.m.

Session III: July 15-18, 1-3 p.m.

Where: Enrollees will get schedule.

Cost: $32.50

Contact: Summer Recreation Program, 962-1352.

Cheerleading Camp

Who: Ages 6-older. Limited to 10 students per session.

What: Students will learn correct postures, workouts, several cheers and basic stunting techniques. They will also receive information on what is expected of cheerleaders, the importance of teamwork and what to expect during tryouts.

Session I: June 18, 19, 25 & 26, ages 6-9, 8-10 a.m., ages 10-older, 1-3 p.m.

Session II: July 16, 17, 23 & 24, ages 6-9, 1-3 p.m., ages 10-older, 8-10 a.m.

Session III: Aug. 6, 7, 13, 14, ages 6-9, 8-10 a.m., ages 10-older, 1-3 p.m.

Where: Riverside Park pavilion.

Cost: $32.50

Contact: Summer Recreation Program, 962-1352.

Start Smart

Who: Ages 3-5. Limited to 10 students per session.

What: Parents work together with their children to learn basic skills like throwing, catching, kicking and batting. Program prepares children for organized sports without threat of competition or fear of getting hurt. Equipment provided.

Session I: June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17 & 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Sunnyhill Park.

Session II: July 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug. 6 & 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Candy Cane Park.

Cost: $22.50.

Contact: Summer Recreation Program, 962-1352.

Veterans Memorial Pool Swim Lessons

Who: All children.

What: American Red Cross lessons, levels 1-5, are taught, emphasizing repetition of skills. Classes are half hour each weekday, 9-11 a.m. Registration can't be done over the phone.

Session II: June 24-July 5; register by June 17.

Session III: July 8-19; register by July 1.

Session IV: July 22-Aug. 2; register by July 15.

Session V: Aug. 5-16; register by July 29.

Session VI: Aug. 19-30; register by Aug. 12.

Where: Veterans Memorial Pool.

Cost: $27.50 for first child, $25 for additional child.

Contact: Veterans Memorial Pool, 962-1367.

THINK LINK CLASSES

Victory Garden

Who: Ages 8-12.

What: Students gain hands-on experience with all aspects of gardening.

When: Through Sept. 25, Wednesdays, 2:30-4 p.m.

Where: Think Link Discovery Center, 906 Washington Ave.

Cost: $10 for four classes, $3.50 for a single class.

Contact: Think Link, 975-2040.

Paper Bead Necklace

Who: Ages 8-older.

What: Make a necklace of paper beads in the style of native Americans.

When: June 14, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Where: Think Link Discovery Center, 906 Washington Ave.

Cost: $5.

Contact: Think Link, 975-2040.

Good 'n Gooey

Who: Ages 3-6.

What: Preschoolers get their fingers into a variety of mixes and "messes." Some creations will be fun to play with and some will be edible.

When: June 18-July 23, Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m.

Where: Think Link Discovery Center, 906 Washington Ave.

Cost: $15 for seven sessions or $3.50 per class.

Contact: Think Link, 975-2040.

Pictographs — Indian Rock Painting

Who: Ages 8-12.

What: Learn about designs and techniques used by native Americans to create pictographs.

When: June 21, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Where: Think Link Discovery Center, 906 Washington Ave.

Cost: $5.

Contact: Think Link, 975-2040.

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