click to enlarge Young climbers can hone their skills this summer at Spokane's new Bloc Yard Bouldering Gym. - YOUNG KWAK
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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

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Chey Scott is the Inlander's food and listings editor. She compiles the weekly events calendar for the print and online editions of the Inlander, manages and edits the food section, and also writes about local arts and culture. Chey (pronounced Shay) is a lifelong Spokanite and a graduate of Washington State University...