April 15, 2009 in Features

Day camps: Scouting

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A theme-oriented overnight camp for cub scouts. Where: Cowles Scout Reservation, 4161 N. Shore Diamond Lake Rd, Newport, WA. Cost: $135/Scout, $50/adult if paid in full by June 1, otherwise add $10/Scout and $5/adult. Ages: Grades 1-5. Dates: Session I July 9-12. Session II July 16-19. Session III July 23-25 ($105/Scout, $40/adult). Session IV July 31-Aug. 2. Session V Aug. 6-9. Contact: 1-800-945-4390. Web site:www.NWScouts.org.


A Boy Scout camp opened to Cub Scouts for one glorious session with activities including swimming, fishing, boating, and more! Where: 1101 Palouse River Rd, Harvard ID. Cost: $135/Scout, $50/adult. Ages: Grades 1-5. Dates: June 28-July 1. Contact: 1-800-945-4390. Web site:www.NWScouts.org.


A Girl Scout camp with a wide variety of activities and sessions. Visit the web site for details on each session including dates and cost. Where: Camp Four Echoes. Web site: www.CampFourEchoes.com


Traditional camp, activities include swimming, hiking, mountain biking, ropes course, archery and rifle shooting. Week long sessions. Where: Camp Reed, 30 miles north of Spokane. Cost: $350. Ages: Grades 3-9. Dates: Week long sessions from June 21-Aug. 15. Contact: (509) 838-3577. Web site: www.campreed.org.

CIT Program designed for rising high school sophomores. Sessions are two weeks long. Group 2 is sold out, Groups 1 and 3 are sold out for girls. Cost: $455. Ages: Grade 10.

Camp Reed Experience, rather than following a traditional schedule, CRE participants spend the week together experiencing the highlights of camp, with leadership and outdoor education thrown in. Week long session. Cost: $395. Ages: Grade 11-12.

Mini Camp is designed for younger kids to “experience camp” under the watchful eye of counselors. Two-day session. Cost: $220. Ages: Grades 1-2. Dates: Two-day sessions from June 28-Aug. 15.

Family Camp Long Weekend, summer camp for the whole family with activities including swimming, canoeing, basketball, BB guns, climbing town, campfires and more. Cost: $150/person, families with three or more children are eligible for discounts, children under 3 are free. Dates: Aug. 20-23 or Aug. 27-30.


A camp for children in the foster care systems of North Idaho and Spokane areas. Activities include horseback riding, ATV rides, boating, swimming and group games. Where: Lake Cocolalla, 30 miles north of Coeur d’Alene. Cost: Free. Ages: 7-11. Dates: June 15-19. Contact: (209) 676-0632.


Held on four different college campuses, teens get direct exposure to the business community while also given the opportunity to earn college credits. Cost: $325, scholarships available. Dates: Business Week: July 12-18 (Gonzaga), June 21-27 (Pacific Lutheran University), July 19-25 (CWU), Aug. 9-15 (WW). Healthcare Week: July 12-18 (Gonzaga). Construction Week: July 19-25 (CWU). Advanced Business Week: July 19-25 (CWU).


The National Military Family Association hosts two separate sessions for military kids whose parents are or will be deployed. Activities include a challenge course, climbing tower, archery, slip n slide, fishing and more. Applicants are only accepted online. Where: Lazy F Camp, Manastash Canyon, 12 miles southwest of Ellensburg. Cost: Free. Ages: 8-12. Dates: Aug. 2-7 or Aug. 9-14. Web site:www.operationpurple.org.


Exercise your mind to distinguish between reality and illusion. Great for school or community groups. Where: Camp Lutherhaven, Coeur d’Alene. Cost: $210 before April 17, $225 after. Ages: Grades 8-12. Dates: June 15-18. Contact: (208) 664-4339. Web site:www.idahodrugfreeyouth.org.


Focus on a single art form or experiment in multiple areas. Where: Camp Spalding, Davis Lake, 45 minute north of Spokane. Cost: $430. Dates: July 19-25. Contact: (800) 595-1512. Web site:www.campspalding.com.


Adults, bring your favorite kid and enjoy camp together. Where: Lake Coeur d’Alene (Mica Bay). Cost: Free-$60. Dates: June 26-28 or July 24-26. Contact: (509) 747-6191 ext.10. Web site:www.CampFireINC.org/camps.


Gain valuable hands-on experience leading young campers, teach camp activities, assist individuals with special needs and develop skills and friendships with peers. Where: 14000 N. Dartford Dr, Spokane. Cost: $60-300. Ages: Grades 6-12. Dates:Contact: (509) 747-6191 ext.10. Web site:www.CampFireINC.org/camps.


Learn basic and advanced camping skills including outdoor cooking, map and chart reading and more. Where: Lake Coeur d’Alene (Mica Bay). Ages: Grade 8 and older Dates:Contact: (509) 7474-6191 ext.10 Web site:www.CampFireINC.org/camps.


Build character and appreciation of the outdoors. Age appropriate progression of activities may include swimming, canoeing, kayaking, sailing and more. Where: Lake Coeur d’Alene (Mica Bay). Cost: $300-740 Ages: 6-18. Dates: June 29-Aug. 21. Contact: (509) 747-6191 ext.10. Web site: www.CampFireINC.org/camps.

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