Summer camps coming soon

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Campers launch balloon rockets at one of the Camp Windy Hill daycamps in Washougal. Children have their choice of three different creative camps.

Parents, are your kids starting to use the “b” word at home? As in, “I’m bored!” If so, there will be three different day camps coming up soon to help.

Kathy Marty, a local artist and teacher at River Homelink in Camas, will be leading the camps.

“I love introducing children to the world of nature, art and creativity,” she said.

Camps take place at her five-acre house in the hills above Washougal from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Choices include the following:

o Nature camps: This camp is for ages 5 to 11, and takes place Monday through Friday, July 26 to 30. Campers will have the opportunity to create artwork with materials collected on walks. They will make handmade paper, design sketchbooks, print a T-shirt with leaves, flowers and other natural objects, and visit the neighborhood alpacas, among other things.

o Fairy Wonderland: This camp is for ages 5 to 9, and takes place Monday through Friday, Aug. 2 to 6. Campers will make fairy houses, finger puppets, wands and halos, read fairy stories and play make-believe.

They’ll also go on a fairy hunt in the woods, have a party under fir trees and make a pressed flower journal.

o Fun in the Sun: This camp is for ages 5 to 11, and takes place Monday through Friday, Aug. 9 to 13. Campers are invited to launch balloon rockets, make a pirate hat, go on a treasure hunt, create toys and rafts, make blackberry cobbler and ice cream, and have fun with water balloons, bubbles and an outdoor obstacle course.

Camps are limited to 10 children. The fee is $80, which includes all materials. For more information or to register, call 977-8032 or email