At first glace, Dakota Watson looks like any other 11-year-old boy. He banters with his sister, loves basketball and is growing out of clothes faster than his mom can buy them.But the fact that Dakota is even alive is a miracle in itself.
The Camas resident was born with serious medical complications, including a cross-fused ectopic kidney. By the time Dakota was two days old, he had been through two surgeries.
“He wasn’t ...
After three years in the making, the Camas School District’s newest building will open its doors to eager students and teachers.
Woodburn Elementary, which can accommodate up to 600 students, is located off of Southeast Crown Road and surrounded by nature.
“People ask which classroom has the best view, and I can’t really give them an answer,” said Jan Strohmaier, principal. “There are fantastic views everywhere.”
The 12-acre site is adjacent to the ...
Nestled amid a canopy of towering Douglas firs, with a rustic lodge and cabins, Camp Currie feels like it is a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.In reality, the 300-acre site is located just five minutes from downtown Camas and has been home to summer youth camps since 1943. The semi-wilderness setting includes a woodland chapel, large natural amphitheater, winding forest trails, covered outdoor eating area, and is home ...
The Lacamas Valley Sheep Dog Trial will return to the Johnston Dairy in Camas, for its ninth year, from Aug. 15 to 18.
This unique competition features handlers working in partnership with their dogs, sometimes at long distances, to move a small flock of sheep across a field through a series of gates, into a shedding ring and ultimately into a pen.
According to organizers, the Lacamas Valley Sheep Dog Trial has grown into one ...
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- August 13, 2013
Stepping onto the grounds at Camp Melacoma is a lot like stepping back in time.The 142-acre heavily wooded site is tucked away in the hills of Skamania County, 13 miles up Washougal River Road. It has been a kids’ camp since 1948, when Robert Wineberg deeded the first chunk of the property to the Camp Fire Cascade Council.
Over the years, it’s been a place where literally thousands of kids of all ages ...
Whether it was the Grand Parade, the Kids Parade or all the activities in between, Camas Days was once again a crowd pleaser. The fun kicked off Friday with the annual Kids Parade. Children dressed in all matter of things “Outta This World” flooded the streets with smiles and tossed candy to eager onlookers.
The Camas Days theme gave young ones full use for their imaginations. It was organized by Camas Parks and Recreation, which ...
Washougal's Hathaway Elementary School program includes free lunches, summer camps, academics and activities
Sometimes it takes just a small idea to create a ripple of change.That is what is happening in the Washougal School District this summer.
At Hathaway Elementary School, students from pre-kindergarten through high school level are receiving extra academic help, along with free, nutritious lunches; and they are participating in enrichment activities.
This is the result of a collaboration between district administrators, teachers, staff, health centers and local volunteers.
“Even just at the beginning ...
“Experience wine the way nature makes it.”This is the philosophy behind Washougal couple Robin Dobson and Kathleen Perillo’s business, Klickitat Canyon Winery. From the soil in which the grapes grow to when the wine is sold, everything is as natural as possible.
Their vineyard is one of only three in the state of Washington that makes certified organic wines. There are no sulfites, yeasts, clarifiers or chemicals.
These days, “clean eating” is becoming ...
Most of us in the Northwest welcome the summer weather with open arms. It can be a pleasant respite after seemingly endless gray skies and showers.However, when the temperatures get into the high 80s and 90s, it can become rather uncomfortable for those without air conditioning.
A buggy on a misty country road. A skateboarder weaving his way down the street. A desert highway that seems to stretch forever.These are a few of the images Camas Camera Club members will share during their photography exhibit this month.
"The Call of the Open Road," will be featured at the Camas Public Library's Second Story Gallery.
The official unveiling and reception are on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. The ...
A flyer from the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District delivers the following message: “Get Smarter: READ!”Those who sign up for local “Dig into Reading” programs get an added bonus: Prizes to reward minutes read.
The Camas and Washougal public libraries both have reading programs in place to encourage children and teenagers to read during their school break.
"Youth who read during the summer will practice their reading and comprehension skills, and are likely to ...
The Washougal High School graduation ceremony Saturday included several opportunities to honor America and the veterans and students willing to defend it.
Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Schick-Ogle Post 4278 installed a new flag at the school, as the soon-to-be graduates who had enlisted to serve in the various branches of the military stood in front of the commencement stage. VFW Officer of the Day Gary Andreas played "To the Color" on a ...
All four high schools in Camas and Washougal recently held their graduation ceremonies. Post-Record reporters were on hand to capture the special moments.
Camas High School
Cheers, tears and laughter could be heard throughout Doc Harris Stadium Friday night, where more than 500 proud Papermakers participated in commencement ceremonies.
The class of 2013 is not only the largest class ever in school history, but it is also the first senior class to compete at the ...
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- by By Danielle Frost Post-Record Staff
- June 18, 2013
Excelsior High School
Each of the graduates had a different story to about how they ended up at Excelsior High School.
From pregnancy and struggles to keep up with school work to a lack of motivation and feeling lost in the shuffle, each of these situations could have led these students to make the decision to forego earning a high school diploma.
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- by By Heather Acheson Post-Record Staff
- June 18, 2013
Outdoor school gives students the opportunity to discover more about the Columbia River Gorge and its history
Ask a sixth-grader what their favorite aspect of outdoor school is, and a likely response will be the opportunity to get out of the classroom.
And that’s the point.
Outdoor school, aligned with state science standards, is meant to give students a hands-on approach to the natural world they can't get by going online or looking at photos in a textbook.
Students learn through inquiry and practical application by doing hands-on activities.