Enjoy a few more drops of summer fun in the sun

It’s the third week in August, and if you’re a parent or spend any time around kids it’s that time of year when the anticipation for the start of the new school year, which is right around the corner, officially begins.

Parents and kids get that look in their eyes. For kids it’s the terrifying thought that the carefree days of summer will soon be coming to an end. There is the inevitable question asked daily, “When do I have to go back to school?”

The glimmer in parents’ eyes is often quite different. While summer has its high points, there is a longing for the predictable routine the school year provides.

In the local area, though, there are still opportunities to squeeze out a few more drops of summer fun.

Thanks to a $17,000 anonymous donation, kids and adults alike can swim for an extra week, and for free, at the Camas Municipal Pool. The complimentary sessions will be during open swim times twice a day from Aug. 29 to Sept. 3.

Need more ideas to make summer last a bit longer? Head to Crown Park in Camas for an outdoor movie experience on Friday, Aug. 19 (“Inside Out” at 8:30 p.m.) or Friday, Aug. 26 (“Minions” at 8:15 p.m.), or see live shows there by Circus Skills With Shireen at noon on Aug. 19 or the Oregon Reptile Man at noon on Aug. 26. For a truly unique experience, watch the motorcycles of yesteryear during the Northwest Challenge Vintage Motocross Weekend event Saturday and Sunday, at Washougal Motocross Park.

And, when it is inevitably time to start thinking about preparing for the new school year again, check out the Post-Record’s back to school preview, which will be published in the Aug. 25 edition’s Hometown section.

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