Other Sports Camps
Young Kwak
Young climbers can hone their skills this summer at Spokane's new Bloc Yard Bouldering Gym.

Aquanautic Safety Instructor |Learn to teach water safety, survival and swimming skills to all ages through Spokane Parks' swimming programs. Students must pass basic tests in the first session. Ages 16+. Offered May 5-14 and June 2-11. At Witter Aquatics Center. $135/session. spokaneparks.org

Lifeguard Training Course |Teens can enroll in this course to become summer lifeguards for Spokane Parks, learning water safety, CPR, first aid and lifeguarding skills. Ages 15+. Sessions offered in May, June and July; see website for details. At Witter Aquatic Center. $175/session. spokaneparks.org

Kung Fu Little Dragons |A class to introduce children to Kung Fu, mixing basic moves to walking, punching, kicking and more. Ages 4-6. Summer sessions offered June 5-29, meets Mon/Wed or Tue/Thu, from 5:45-6:15 pm. $40/session. spokaneparks.org

Kung Fu for Youth |Basic skills are taught in a positive atmosphere to students of any fitness level. Ages 7-17. Summer sessions offered June 6-28; meets Mon/Wed or Tue/Thu from 6:15-7 pm. At East West Martial Arts & Body Works. $67/session. spokaneparks.org

Skyhawks Mini-Hawks Camp |Sessions teach skills and sportsmanship in a variety of sports, depending on the session, including soccer, basketball, baseball, flag football, and capture the flag. Ages 4-12. Sessions offered June-July. At Comstock Park, Spokane. $89-$155/session. skyhawks.com

Speed, Quickness, Strength, Agility Camp |The third annual conditioning camp focuses on developing and building strength, sport-specific exercises to prepare for upcoming seasons, and establishing personal goals. Grades 5-12. June 16-Aug. 18; Mon-Fri from 9-10:30 am. $85/week; $800/all summer. sgs.org/summer

Aquatic Exploration Camp |Participants learn ins and outs of pool operations as they prepare to take a lifeguard class. Ages 10-15. Weekly sessions offered June 19-Aug. 24, meets Mon-Thu, 9-11:15 am. At Comstock and Shadle Pools. $60/session. spokaneparks.org

Bloc Yard Summer Camps |Kids learn climbing movement techniques and skills through group activities, movies, challenge courses and team building. Sessions for all age groups and experience levels are offered: BlocTikes (ages 5-7), BigBlocCrushers (ages 8-10) and Bouldering 101 (ages 11-16). Weekly camps from June 19-Aug. 24, meets Mon-Thu, from 9 am-3 pm. $200-$250/session. blocyardgym.com

RecTennis Summer Camp |Kids learn basic tennis skills in a non-competitive, high energy atmosphere. Program runs weekly, with 1.5-, 4- and 8-hour sessions; all equipment provided. Ages 6-14. Sessions offered June 19-Aug. 25. At Comstock Park, Shadle Park High School and Sky Prairie Park. $35/1.5 hours; $95/4 hours; $149/8 hours. rectennis.com (991-0696)

Skyhawks Lacrosse |Kids get an introduction to one of the oldest sports in North America that's now also the fastest growing. Athletes learn fundamentals and basic techniques to play. Coed, ages 6-12. At parks and schools in the Spokane/CdAarea. June-August. $69-$129/session. skyhawks.com

Skyhawks Mountain Biking Skills Camp |Youth learn balance awareness, posture, climbing, descending, cornering and more through daily rides and technical talks. Ages 7-14. Sessions offered June 19-23 and July 10-14, with morning and afternoon options. At Riverside State Park, Nine Mile Falls. $165. skyhawks.com

Spokane Area Swimming |Swimmers learn stroke technique and enjoy camaraderie while developing a love for the sport. Concludes with a sanctioned swim meet. Applicants should be able to swim 25-50 yards w/o stopping. Ages 6-12. June 19-Aug. 29, Mon, Wed, Thu, from 5:30-6:30 pm. At Witter Aquatic Center. $150. spokaneareaswimming.org (850-6102)

SuperTots Multi-Sport |Young athletes learn basic skills and rules in soccer, basketball, baseball, football, and flag football through games and drills. Ages 3-6. Sessions offered June 19-Aug. 19, meets once weekly. Times and locations vary at area parks and schools. $40-$122. supertotsports.com

Tennis Works |Instruction is offered for all ages and skill levels. Ages 5+. Sessions offered June 19-29, July 10-20 and Aug. 14-24, meets Mon-Thu. At Stratton Park, Spokane and North Park Racquet Club. Price TBA. tennisworksspokane.com (828-3555)

Ultimate Sports Day Camp |Kids play all types of traditional sports, as well learn skills in skateboarding, BMX biking and more. Ages 6-12. Weekly sessions offered June 19-Aug. 25, meets Mon-Fri from 8 am-4 pm. At Dwight Merkel Sports Complex. $139/session. spokaneparks.org (625-6200)

Whitworth Tennis |Weekly sessions for players of all levels are held every Tuesday and/or Thursday evening, from 6:30-7:30 pm (beginner-intermediate) and from 7:30-9 pm (advanced juniors). Ages 6-18. Drop-in style program, billed at the end of each month. $10-$15/session. whitworthpirates.com

WSU Women's Rowing |Campers learn all aspects of the sport, including on-the-water instruction on the Snake River. Coed, grades 8-12. Sessions offered June 21-24 and June 28-July 1; overnight/commuter options. $725-$890. athletics.wsu.edu/rowingcamp/

NIC Wrestling Camp |Camp offers instruction in collegiate-style wrestling with an emphasis on takedowns. Coaches include former Olympians and collegiate coaches. June 24-28 and June 28-July 2 (high school only), July 5-8 (K-8 and girls) and July 5-8 (intensive camp). At North Idaho College, CdA. $320-$395. nicwrestling.com

Nike Golf Camps |Collegiate coaches lead players on the 18-hole courses of both universities, offering individual instruction and daily course play. Coed, ages 10-18. June 25-29, overnight and commuter options. At the U. of Idaho and WSU. $595-$995. ussportscamps.com

WSU Tennis Camps |Camp sessions are offered for all levels and ages of players, with overnight, full- and half-day camps. Ages 3-18. June 25-29. $75-$495. athletics.wsu.edu/camps

Indoor Summer Climbing |Young climbers experience all elements of climbing, including how to be safe and smart. Ages 9-14. Sessions offered June 19-30, July 24-28, July 31-Aug. 4 and Aug. 7-11; Mon-Fri 9 am-2 pm. At Wild Walls. $250-$300. spokaneparks.org

Kaizen Intensive Wrestling |Athletes strength train and condition, receive instruction in technique, and participate in live tournaments each night. Sessions for high school men and women; June 26-July 2. At Riverside High School, Chattaroy. $355-$405. kicintensive.com (714-3522)

Relational Riding Academy |A horsemanship program offering half-day riding camps. Ages 8-13, open to all skill levels. Sessions June 26-30, July 10-14, July 24-28 and Aug. 14-18; meets Mon-Fri, 8:45 am-noon. Only 16 spots open per session. In Cheney. $250/session. relationalridingacademy.com

Shuttlefreaks Badminton Camp |The 14th annual camp introduces new players to the sport and sharpens skills of intermediate players. Players work on mobility, match play drills and more. Ages 7-15. June 26-29, from 9 am-3 pm. At Sacajawea Middle School. $96. spokaneparks.org

Skyhawks Golf |Kids learn fundamentals including swinging, putting and body positioning. Held at local parks and schools in the Spokane and CdA area. Ages 5-11. Camps offered June-August. $69-$155/session. skyhawks.com

Skyhawks Track & Field |Train for the upcoming cross-country season in the fall, or introduce young athletes to the variety of events in track and field. Coed, ages 5-12. At parks in the Spokane/CdA area. June-August. $65-$149. skyhawks.com

Skyhawks Pickleball Camp |Young athletes learn fundamentals of the popular sport while learning life skills and more. Ages 6-12. Sessions July 5-7, July 31-Aug. 4 (Northshire Park, CdA) and Aug. 14-18 (HUB Sports Center); meets 9 am-noon. $129. skyhawks.com

Skyhawks Tennis Academy |Camps teach proper grip, footwork, strokes, volleys, serves, game rules and etiquette. At parks and schools in the Spokane and Coeur d'Alene area. Boys and girls ages 6-12. Offered July-August. $79-$125/session. skyhawks.com

Iron Wood Throwers Camp |The 28th annual camp for track and field throwing athletes offers instruction from notable and former Olympians and world record holders. July 10-15; resident/commuter options. At NIC, CdA. $450-$695. ironwoodcamp.com

SYSA Speed & Agility Camp |Athletic trainers from U-District PT provide a camp for all athletes to work on speed, power, agility, core strength, flexibility and injury prevention. July 10-Aug. 2 (ages 7-11; Mon/Wed) and July 11-Aug. 3 (ages 12-16; Tue/Thu). $85. sysa.com

Hockey Ministries Camp |Campers receive instruction on the ice, along with character-building exercises and more, in a faith-based setting. Boys ages 9-17. July 6-21. At EWU Cheney campus. $615. hockeyministries.org

SYSA Indoor Flag Football |Learn fundamentals through drills teaching technique and form. Grades 1-6. July 17-20, 10:30 am-noon. $60. sysa.com

SYSA Rookie Rugby Camp |Learn all about this sport similar to flag football. Grades 1-8. July 17-20, 10:30 am-noon. $60. At Andrew Rypien Field. sysa.com

Kayak & Paddleboard Tour |Learn the basics of kayaking and paddleboarding on the Spokane River. Includes a pre-trip river and trail cleanup. Ages 8-11. July 20 and Aug. 15, 10 am-3:30 pm. $30. ecspokane.org

50th Annual POAC Arts & Crafts Fair @ Downtown Sandpoint

Sat., Aug. 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
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Chey Scott

Chey Scott is the Inlander's Associate Editor, overseeing and contributing to the paper's arts and culture sections, including food and events. Chey (pronounced "Shay") is a lifelong resident of the Spokane area and a graduate of Washington State University. She's been on staff at the Inlander since 2012...