Spring Nordic for Kids
Spring is right around the corner and this time of year offers some of the best Nordic ski opportunities in Central Oregon. The Bend Endurance Academy is offering its spring after-school program on Wednesdays beginning March 30 and continuing through April for kids ages 11 to18. BEA offers to pick kids up at school in vans from 1 to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, or they can meet at the Cascade Middle School for pickup at 1:30 pm. Team vans return to the BEA office in the Old Mill by 4:15 p.m. for pickup. Cost of the program is $85. More information can be found on the BEA website: bendenduranceacademy.org/nordic-team/
Summer Camp Opportunities
The High Desert Museum offers various programs for kids during spring break, the week of March 21 - 25. The Museum advises to check its website for last-minute availability, but also reports that summer camp registration is now open for its popular programs offered for kids beginning at the kindergarten level. These week-long programs examine nature and geology in Central Oregon, wildlife, birds, fish, and even explore photography and wilderness survival. Programs begin at 9 a.m. and continue to 3p.m. and the museum offers extended care beginning at 7:45 a.m. and continuing to 5:15 p.m. Pricing and more information can be found on the High Desert Museum's website: highdesertmuseum.org/summer-camp-kids-camp-2016
Outdoor First Aid
For those 16 and older who spend more time outdoors, Bend Park and Recreation is offering a two-day Wilderness First Aid Course. No previous experience or knowledge is required to enroll in this course which will be presented March 12 and 13 and again May 28 and 29. The course will be presented by the Wilderness Medicine Institute of the National Outdoor Leadership School at Hollinshead Barn. Cost for the two-day session is $225. For more information, visit bendparkandrec.org, or call 541-389-7275.