In the Good Old Summertime...


School's out and you're looking for things to keep your children happily occupied...look no further!  Between Art Camp, the Clear Creek Music Festival Kids Camp, and the library's Summer Reading Program, they won't have a chance to be bored.  Take a look at the activity descriptions and schedules, choose what suits your children's interests and ages, then head to the Hells Canyon Journal office or the Halfway branch library for registration forms. It just could be their best summer yet!


Summer Reading Program

"Universe of Stories"

June 20 - August 13


   The summer reading program is free, and all ages are welcome. This year's theme is Outer Space! Please pre-register to ensure enough supplies for each child attending. Activities will be held at  the Richland Branch Library Tuesdays at 10:30am from July 2 through August 13.

   The Halfway Branch Library is conducting an independent reading program for the summer. Students register and keep track of their reading to earn points that may be redeemed at the end of the summer for prizes.

   There will be extra special programs this summer in Richland; on  July 26 at 3pm, don't miss "Our Place in Space" which will include hands-on activities and projects provided by the Museum of Natural and Cultural History.

   For more information, contact the library at 541-742-5279 (Halfway) or 541-893-6088 (Richland).


Art Camp 2019

June 14 through August 10


Welcome to the 19th Season of Summer Art & Fun in Halfway!

   Registration packets are now available at the Hells Canyon Journal office. Take a look at the schedule and sign up--adults are welcome as well!

Art in the Park series - $3 per class

   August 12, 2 to 4pm        Blown Egg Decorating             Ages 4+


   Contact Ruai Gregory at 541-742-2277 or Taryn Kruger at 503-504-9167 for more information, or visit the Pine Eagle Art Camp Facebook page. Art Camp is sponsored by the Baker County Library, and funded in part by a grant from the Baker County Cultural Coalition and private donors, making it possible to keep class prices affordable. Some scholarships are also available.



D'tour Youth Activities


Rec & Reading - features an hour of games followed by an hour of reading and refreshments. Reading here can count towards the Halfway Library's summer reading program as well!

10am to noon     June 11 through August 15

   Halfway - Tuesdays at the high school field

   Oxbow - Wednesdays at the lower field behind the church

   Richland - Thursdays at the Grange Park

Camp Elkanah   June 14-July 5

   Contact Tom Selman at 541-805-0244 for more information.

Shiloh Bible Camp   June 24-July22

   Contact the camp at 360-532-5179 for more information

Vacation Bible School - August 3-10, D'tour Youth Center, Halfway

   Contact Kevin Pfeifer at 503-621-8465 for information.


Three Series Playdays

Mondays, June 24, July 15, & August 12

Junior Rodeo Playday Friday, July 5


Pine Valley Fairgrounds

Get your saddles out and ready for this summer's Playday series! For more information, contact Deania Corrigan at 541-742-4584.