It’s Still Summer: Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District Offers Many Water-Related Classes–and Gold Prospecting 101

recpark-thumb1School may resume next week, but it is still summer at the Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District. Many recreational opportunities are ongoing, and some, such as the first-ever Gold Prospecting 101 class, don’t get started until next week. Lorie Judd of Rec and Park tells KBHR that a number of water-related classes for adults, including windsailing, catamaran, and water aerobics, are available now and, come August, goldpanning gets started in a fun, informal class that also comes with all the tools needed to pan for gold on your own. Adds Judd, “Scientists estimate that only 5% of our gold has been found, so that means there’s 95% for us to find, and right in our backyard in Holcomb Valley. Given the economy these days, this is a hobby worth investing in.” For more information on this special class, as well as kickboxing and landsailing, call the Rec and Park offices at 866-9700, or register online at BigBearParks.com. Swim Beach is also open daily, from noon to 5pm, and will remain open through Labor Day at Park Avenue’s west end on Big Bear Lake.

Swim Beach has the 16' Summit Slide, new this summer, and a white sandy beach along Big Bear Lake.

Swim Beach has the 16' Summit Slide, new this summer, and a white sandy beach along Big Bear Lake.

recpark-thumb1School may resume next week, but it is still summer at the Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District. Many recreational opportunities are ongoing, and some, such as the first-ever Gold Prospecting 101 class, don’t get started until next week. Lorie Judd of Rec and Park tells KBHR that a number of water-related classes for adults, including windsailing, catamaran, and water aerobics, are available now and, come August, goldpanning gets started in a fun, informal class that also comes with all the tools needed to pan for gold on your own. Adds Judd, “Scientists estimate that only 5% of our gold has been found, so that means there’s 95% for us to find, and right in our backyard in Holcomb Valley. Given the economy these days, this is a hobby worth investing in.” For more information on this special class, as well as kickboxing and landsailing, call the Rec and Park offices at 866-9700, or register online at BigBearParks.com. Swim Beach is also open daily, from noon to 5pm, and will remain open through Labor Day at Park Avenue’s west end on Big Bear Lake.

[caption id="attachment_7145" align="alignleft" width="575" caption="Swim Beach has the 16' Summit Slide, new this summer, and a white sandy beach along Big Bear Lake."]Swim Beach has the 16' Summit Slide, new this summer, and a white sandy beach along Big Bear Lake.[/caption]

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