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Outdoor activities offered for youth

Youth have multiple opportunities to get outdoors this month with a variety of events offered by Haywood County Recreation and Parks.

• From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 8, youth 10-18 are invited to ride the trails at Chestnut Mountain in Canton with experienced mountain bike instructor Alex Kirby. The group will meet at the trailhead for basic instruction and safety reminders before hitting the trails. Loaner bikes and helmets are provided. Free.

• Youth 10-18 can learn basic paddleboarding from instructor Lisa Cook 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, July 7 and Thursday, July 13, meeting at Lake Junaluska Outfitters. Cost is $5.

• Youth basketball camps for elementary and middle school students are scheduled throughout the summer, taught by Kevin Cantwell. Elementary school camps will be July 10-12 and 24-26, while middle school camps will be July 17-19 and July 19 through Aug. 2. All camps will be held 10 a.m. to noon at Waynesville Middle School or the Old Hazelwood Gym at Folkmoot. Cost is $20.

• A fly fishing class for youth 10-18 will be offered at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, at Lake Junaluska. Ray Sugg will teach the class, which will meet at the park below the lake’s lower dam. Rods and flies will be provided. Cost is $5.

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