Overnight and day camps have been in full swing around the Methow Valley for the past few weeks, where kids – from toddlers to teens – had fun with outdoor skills, horseback riding, drama, art and gymnastics, among other pursuits.

Young archer Greta Laesch of Seattle, second from left, celebrates popping a target balloon at Little Star’s Archery Camp on the Methow River. Photo by Laurelle Walsh

Young archer Greta Laesch of Seattle, second from left, celebrates popping a target balloon at Little Star’s Archery Camp on the Methow River. Photo by Laurelle Walsh

Photo by Laurelle Walsh Eighteen 4- to 6-year-olds learned construction safety while building a free-form tree house, wooden toys and PVC sprinklers at Little Star Montessori School’s Creative Construction camp last week. Photo by Laurelle Walsh

Eighteen 4- to 6-year-olds learned construction safety while building a free-form tree house, wooden toys and PVC sprinklers at Little Star Montessori School’s Creative Construction camp last week. Photo by Laurelle Walsh

Horseshoes players Carter Sheley, left, Sawyer Crandall, Graham Sheley and Eamon Monahan, took life easy at Little Star’s Archery Camp. Photo by Laurelle Walsh

Horseshoes players Carter Sheley, left, Sawyer Crandall, Graham Sheley and Eamon Monahan, took life easy at Little Star’s Archery Camp. Photo by Laurelle Walsh

Tova Portmann Bown met a western screech owl at Methow River Camp on the Chewuch River. Photo courtesy of Dana Visalli

Tova Portmann-Bown met a western screech owl at Methow River Camp on the Chewuch River. Photo courtesy of Dana Visalli

Nine kids from Seattle and the Methow Valley created a giant yarn spider web in the woods near the Twisp River as part of instructor Laura Gunnip’s Secret Location Art Explosion art camp sponsored by Confluence Gallery. Photo by Laurelle Walsh

Nine kids from Seattle and the Methow Valley created a giant yarn spider web in the woods near the Twisp River as part of instructor Laura Gunnip’s Secret Location Art Explosion art camp sponsored by Confluence Gallery. Photo by Laurelle Walsh

Photo by Laurelle Walsh

More archers! Photo by Laurelle Walsh