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  1. Preschool Story Time

    August 1, 11:15 AM @ Valdez Consortium Library

    Preschool Story Time happens every Friday at 11:15 am and wraps up by noon. Come join us for stories, songs, crafts and more! Story Time is intended for a preschool audience, but all ages are welcome.

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Parks & Rec Recreation Center

  1. Open Rec Hour 10:30-11:30AM @ the Teen Center (Open for K-12)

    August 1, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Ike "Woody" Woodman Recreation Center

    Ages K-12 can come in to the Teen Center and participate is various activities!

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Parks & Rec Special Events

  1. HAWK May 26th thru September 1st

    May 26, 8:00 AM - September 1, 5:00 PM

    HAWK - Hike Alaska’s Wild Kountry - 2014 For ages 5 and above Pick up a HAWK program trail card at the P&R Office at the Civic Center, at the Healthier You Finale, or at the May 17th Clean-Up Day BBQ Hike, on foot, 3 or more of the trails listed on the reverse side of this card. Valdez Trail information is available in the Parks and Recreation Summer Trail Map Guide or online at: Log the date you hiked each trail on the reverse side of this tracking card. Turn in your completed trail card at the Parks & Rec Office at the Civic Center or log on to to fill out and submit the online trail form on or before September 1, 2014. Each participant must turn in an individual trail card. Prize Drawings for hiking 3, 5, 7 or all 9 trails. Participants will be entered in each Prize drawing for which they qualify (for example, a person who hikes all 9 trails will be entered in each drawing), but may only win 1 prize

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  2. British Soccer Camp TIMES VARY *Pre-registration Required through British Soccer Camps*

    August 1, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Barney Meyring Park - South

    This popular program returns July 28- August 1. Ages 3-18. Camp location TBD. Registration and all information can be found at

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  3. Cruising the Seven Seas Camp 1PM-5PM at theTeen Center *Pre-registration Required*

    August 1, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Game Room

    A chance for students entering grades 1-4 to explore the world of boats! This week's interactive games, crafts, and activities will center around different types of boats and boating recreation. We will use this camp to help students get a jump-start on their "Build-A-Boat" vessel for the upcoming weekend's Build-A-Boat-Hope-It-Floats event during Gold Rush Days. Camp will meet 1:00pm- 5:00pm each day at the Teen Center, $70 per camper. Max 21 campers. This camp is open for youth entering grades 3-9. For more information and to register for this camp or others- contact Krystal at 907-835-2531.

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  4. Kids Scavenger Hunt 2:30PM at Barney Meyring Picnic Shelter

    August 1, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Barney Meyring Park - North

    A Gold Rush Days Event sponsored by Valdez Parks and Recreation Children of all ages, in teams of three, search the area for items. The team finding the most items will win a great prize! FREE and open to ALL AGES! No pre-registration needed, just show up with all your friends!

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Parks & Rec Swimming Pool

  1. Lap Swim 6:00- 8:00 am

    August 1, 6:00 AM - 8:00 AM @ Lap Pool

    Get some exercise swimming laps! Lanes lines are used to separate swimmers and reduce their waves. If under 14 years old, must be accompanied by an adult and be proficient enough to swim laps.

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  2. Dive for Gold at the Valdez City Pool 11:00am-1:00pm *Free to the Public*

    August 1, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Valdez Swimming Pool

    Dive for Gold at the Valdez City Pool! Ages 7 yrs & Under will dive in the small pool from 11:00am-Noon & Ages 8 yrs and older will dive in the big pool from Noon-1:00pm. Prizes will be awarded to both ages groups to swimmers who have gathered specially marked gold nuggets!!

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  3. VTSC High School Swim Camp 4:30-6:30pm (Not open to the Public)

    August 1, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Valdez Swimming Pool

    The Valdez Torpedoes Swim Club is hosting their annual High School Swim Camp for ages 14- 18 yr, registration will take place on July 21st, 2014 before the camp begins.

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  4. Lap Swim 6:30-7:30pm

    August 1, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Lap Pool

    Get some exercise swimming laps! Lanes lines are used to separate swimmers and reduce their waves. If under 14 years old, must be accompanied by an adult and be proficient enough to swim laps.

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  5. Tot Swim 6:30- 7:30 pm

    August 1, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Wading Pool

    A time for parents and their young children to interact and play in the water! The small pool is open for parents and children age 6 or younger. We bring out some of our favorite water toys just for these tots! Parents must be in the water with their children.

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  6. Open Swim 7:30- 8:30 pm

    August 1, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Lap Pool

    Fun for all ages! Both pools are open, diving board is open. Deep-end is roped-off from the shallow end, making "lap swimming" difficult. Must be 8 years old or accompanied by an adult.

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