Tennis appears to be a somewhat forgotten sport amongst the youth of today. For this reason the Newport Parks and Recreation Department, through its expert coach Luke Rembold, is holding summer tennis camps to teach this life-long sport to some of Newport Youngsters. Monday July 9th was the first day of camp, and only thing more evident than the lack of tennis experience was the joy and excitement on the kids faces. With that kind of enthusiasm paired with expert tuition, we should expect to see big huge strides taken by the participants in this week’s camps.
If you forgot to register this week, don’t worry, there is still space available in next week’s camps. To sign-up, or for more information, please visit your Newport Recreation Center.
City of Newport Parks and Recreation Department
The Newport Parks and Recreation Department will soon be holding summer tennis camps for kids aged 5-14. These camps will run July 9th-13th and July 16th-20th, and will be instructed by Luke Rembold.
“Luke has both played and coached at the collegiate level, so having him teaching these camps provides a fantastic opportunity for the kids to learn from someone with great knowledge of the game at an affordable price” said Newport Parks and Rec. Sports Coordinator Liam Hughes. “ Luke also has a fantastic talent for communicating with the kids, and I think he will do a great Job at these camps.”
The camps run for 3 hours a day and cost $30 per week. Registrations will be accepted at the Newport Recreation Center. For more information call 541-574-5453.
Sunday Family Swims in July at The City of Newport Swimming Pool
The City of Newport Swimming Pool is offering family swims every Sunday in July at 12:30pm-2:00pm. The fee is $2.00 per person, and all children must be accompanied by an adult in the water. Bring the entire family for this summertime special and splash up some fun! Call the pool for additional information at 541-265-7770.
The Big Timber Rifle and Pistol Club (BTRPC) is having their annual Bacon Shoot this Saturday, June 9, 10:00 at the range on Wade Rd. in Siletz.
Using scoped rifles, shooters will shoot at the 200 yard targets; open sites, shooters will shoot at the 100 yard targets and pistol shooters will shoot at the 50 yard targets. Hit a target – knock it down – and take home a 3# package of smoked bacon. The bacon is purchased from D & R Quality Meats in Toledo.
Cost: $6.00 per round or gun. If you have any questions, call John Way, 541-867-7277 or go to the web site BTRPC.com for more info.
FREE BREAKFAST & LUNCH
Get a good start with great meals.
Open to the public, all ages.
Served Monday – Friday, June 20 – Aug 27, 2012.
Breakfast at 8:30am
Lunch at 12pm
Seashore Family Literacy in Waldport is dishing up free meals and summer camp fun. Since 1993, Seashore has provided free meals as part of a federally funded Summer Food Service Program. The program runs June 20 through August 27, 2012. Breakfast at 8:30 – 9am; Lunch at 12 – 12:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Free breakfast is served every Saturday from 9:30 – 10am.
Meals are served at the Waldport Community Learning Center, 265 Bay St. (located along Highway 34). The USDA-based program has strict requirements to ensure meals contain proper nutritional balance. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
Feeding the need
Oregon has higher than national average rates for hunger and food insecurity, according to an Oregon Food Bank report. Over half of Lincoln County students qualify for free or reduced lunch, and over 80 percent of Waldport’s grade school students are considered economically disadvantaged. About 400 students in the district are considered homeless (defined as living with relatives or friends, awaiting foster care, or living in an emergency shelter, motel, campground, car or park).
FREE SUMMER CAMPS
A full schedule of fun — and it’s all free.
• Day Camp
Seashore’s Summer Camp is open to youngsters ages 5 to 14, and takes place at the Waldport Community Learning Center, located at 265 SW Bay St. Pre-registration is required. Registration forms are available at the Waldport Community Center. Camp begins June 20 and runs through August 27, Monday – Friday, from 8:30am – 1pm. The camps are free, and include breakfast, from 8:30 to 9am, and lunch from 12 – 12:30pm.
• Summer Writing & Adventure Camp
Monday, June 25 – Thursday, June 28, from 1 to 4pm
For ages 10 to 14. Led by Drew Myron, students will hike, bike, kayak, picnic and write while exploring Cape Perpetua, Alsea Bay, Newport Bayfront & more.
Camp is limited to 10 students.
Want to make a difference? Seashore wants you!
Next Volunteer Orientation is on Wednesday, June 6, from 1 to 3pm. Please join us! Call ahead to reserve a spot, 541-563-7323.
Seashore Family Literacy is a community-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children, adults and families improve reading, writing, math, computer and communication skills. Since 1992 Seashore has worked within the communities of south Lincoln County, with a mission to come alongside youth and families as they work to create and improve their lives.
Seashore Family Literacy
PO Box 266
Waldport, Oregon 97394
Please visit us at www.seashorefamily.org & on Facebook.
Men’s Basketball, Newport Rec Center
Sometimes those who need exercise the most are the most likely not to stick to an exercise schedule. So, Sports Coordinator Liam Hughes and the good folks down at the Newport Recreation Center are trying to make exercise as easy as catching the bus. They schedule men’s basketball games and all you have to do is sign up, and then show up Wednesday evenings for two months! It’s that simple!
Hughes says the Men’s 3-on-3 Basketball League will play every Wednesday night starting May 30th for an 8-week run. The teams will play a couple of games a night. The last Wednesday night of league play will be “the playoffs” to give bragging rights to the most proficient hoopsters. It’s just $99 per team which means only $33 per player for two months of great exercise and even more fun doing it!
Registration deadline is Friday, May 25th. So get down there are sign up. You can also call the recreation center for more information at 541-265-7783.