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Summer Recreation Programming for 2014

Click here - Printable PDF version of the 2014 Summer Rec Guide

Click here for Printable Summer Rec Registration Form

 

Summer Recreation Programs for June 3 to July 3

Monday/Wednesday activities:

Gym Games  
Youths entering Grades K-6    
8-8:50am
Elementary Gym
Besides exercise, this activity will help children learn skills they need to know, such as how to solve problems, follow directions and rules, and wait their turn.
Games will range from kickball to freeze tag. Youths split into two groups: K-3 and 4-6. Instructor: Cory Tumberg.

Dance (Entering K-2)          
8-8:50am
Auditorium Gym
Learn basic techniques of dance. A “review day” for family and friends will be held July 2 where dancers will show off their skills and perform a routine. Additional $5 for T-shirt. Instructors: Brittani Groshong and Cally Kempenich.

Flag Football 
Entering Grades K-6          
9-9:50am
HS Practice Football Field
Patterned after regular football, teams run or pass the ball down field in order to score a touchdown but with “no contact.” Students learn about fundamentals, teamwork and sportsmanship. Youths split into groups. Instructor: Cory Tumberg.

Dance (Entering Gr 3-6)          
Entering Grades 3-6    
9-9:50am
Auditorium Gym
Learn different dance techniques and routines. A “review day” for family and friends will be held July 2 where dancers will show off their skills and perform a routine. Additional $5 for T-shirt. Instructors: Brittani Groshong and Cally Kempenich.

Arts & Crafts
Entering Grades K-6
10-10:50 am
Elementary Art Room #46
Create different arts and crafts projects each week. Explore your creativity in a variety of ways! Youths split into two groups: K-2 and 3-6. Class size will be limited. Instructor: Brittani Groshong.

Boys’ Basketball (Entering Gr 3-6)
10-10:50 am
WDC MS/HS Gym
Starts June 9
WDC head boys’ basketball coach Jason Mielke will teach the fundamentals of basketball, from ball handling to shooting. Good sportsmanship is part of the program too. 

Girls’ Basketball (Entering Gr 3-6)
11:30-12:20 pm
WDC MS/HS Gym
Starts June 9
WDC head girls’ basketball coach Keith Ferris will teach basketball fundamentals. Learn all aspects of the game by emphasizing fundamental work on both offense and defense. 

Beginning Archery
Entering Grades 5-8
12-12:50pm
WDC High School Auxiliary Gym
Wadena veteran archery enthusiast Elroy Podratz will teach beginning archery. He will share his expertise with youths. Class size limited. Bows and equipment provided. 

 

Tuesday/Thursday activities:

Tennis (Entering K-2)
8-8:50am
HS Tennis Courts
Learn the fundamentals of tennis — a game you can play throughout your life! Rackets are available if you don’t have one. Instructors: WDC HS girls’ tennis coaches Katy Westrom and Katrina Wahlin.  

Tennis (Entering Gr. 3-6)
9-9:50am
HS Tennis Courts
Learn the fundamentals of tennis, scoring and match play. Rackets are available if you don’t have one. Instructors: WDC HS girls’ tennis coaches Katy Westrom and Katrina Wahlin.  

Running & Cross Training
Entering grades 4-8          
9-9:50am
HS Practice Football Field
The objective of this class is to learn running skills and have fun doing it! Will include biking and running workouts and more. Limited class size. Instructor: WDC Cross Country Coach Terry Olson.

School Gardening (Entering 4-6)  
9-9:50am
WDC Greenhouse grounds 
Youths will help plant and nurture the new school garden! Excellent hands-on learning. Working in a garden helps youths learn patience and responsibility. Class size limited. Parents invited to attend. Instructor: WDC Greenhouse Coordinator Ed Lewis.

School Gardening (Entering Gr. K-3)  
10-10:50am
WDC Greenhouse grounds 
Youths will help plant and nurture the new school garden! Excellent hands-on learning. Working in a garden helps youths learn patience and responsibility. Class size limited. Parents invited to attend. Instructor: WDC Greenhouse Coordinator Ed Lewis.

Sand Volleyball
Entering grades 4-8
10-10:50 am
Tapley Park
Learn how to bump, set and spike with a “beachy” twist! A fun, casual setting for youths to enjoy volleyball on a sand court and outdoors. Good sportsmanship is part of the program too. Instructors: Summer Rec staff.

Soccer
Entering grades K-6
11-11:50am
Tapley Park
Come and play one of the most popular games in the world! Learn ball control, shooting, passing, dribbling, defending and more. Youths will be split into two age groups: K-3 and 4-6. Instructors: Summer Rec staff.

Cooking for Kids
Entering grades 5-8
2-2:50pm
WDC Elementary Cafeteria
Learn the basics of cooking in the kitchen with Rosie Middendorf, one of the elementary cooks! Learn how to read recipes, measure ingredients, as well as bake and cook simple recipes. Students will put together a cookbook with all the recipes too! Don’t forget to bring your apron!



Golf Camp    
A hands-on golfing skills camp taught by golf professional Kevin Ross. Learn grips, chipping, swinging techniques and more. Bring your clubs. If you don’t have any, clubs will be provided. Camp held at White Tail Run Golf Course. Open to youths 6 to 16 years old. $30 per student.

    June 5, 12, 19, 1:15 - 4:15pm
 

Tumbling Camp
Beginning tumbling skills and introduction to some basic ballet skills. Classes held in WDC Wrestling Room at high school. Instructor: Gena Sperling. $30 per student.

    July 7-11

  •     8:30-9:15am for preschooler (must by 4) to entering grade 1
  •     1:30-2:30pm for youths entering grades 2-5

Tennis Camp
Players are introduced to the fundamentals of tennis through drills and play-based activities. Bring your racket. If you don't’ have one, rackets will be available. All classes held at WDC High School courts. $30 per student. Instructors: WDC High School Girls’ Tennis Coaches Katy Westrom and Katrina Wahlin.

Camps held July 21-24:   

Entering Grades 7-12: 8am-10am           

Entering Grades 4-6: 11am-Noon

Entering Grades K-3: 10am-11am

 

Youth Zumba!
Youth Zumba classes are high-energy fitness classes! Packed with specially choreographed routines and the latest music, like hip-hop and reggae, increase self-confidence, boost metabolism and improve coordination. Instructor: Holly Becker, a certified Zumba instructor. Classes held in the WDC Elementary Auditorium Gym. $25 per student.

Classes held Mondays & Wednesdays, June 4-July 2    
*  Youths entering Grades 5-8, 1-1:50pm

 

Bake and Take Camp    

Last summer’s camps were a hit, so Lois Schulz will be back with her chef’s hat on for another round of baking camps! Are your kids always asking to bake cookies or cake? This camp is perfect for your child! Instructor Lois Schulz will teach youths how to bake a cake, breads, cookies and a pie. Take your treats home, too!  $15 per student.

Session I:
June 9-12, 9am-11:30am   

Session II:
June 16-19, 1-3:30pm

  • WDC Middle/High School, Room 2010  
  • Class limit: 10
  • Open to youths entering grades 4-6


Building Birdhouses Camp    
Learn how to build a bluebird birdhouse and a wren birdhouse from Mike Holzer, who spent many years working with youths at WDC High School in wood-working. Materials supplied, just bring your enthusiasm! $15 per student.

Aug. 5 & 6, 9am-10:50am   

  • WDC Middle/High School Shop Classroom 1018 
  • Class limit: 10
  • Open to youths entering grades 5-8

LEGO Robotics    
Want to build a robot out of LEGOs and learn how to program your robot to move, speak, see and hear using the LEGO Mindstorms NXT program? Instructor Steve Lindquist will teach two levels this summer. Held in WDC Elementary classroom 47 (Mr. Mehl’s room). Cost is $15 per student.

    Intro to LEGO Robotics
    *  Youths entering grades 4-6 
    *  10-10:50am, June 5-July 3

    Advanced LEGO Robotics* 
    *  Youths entering grades 4-6 
    *  11-11:50am, June 5-July 3
    ****(Child must have taken a previous LEGO Robotics class 
    to register for Advanced class.)

ROBOTICS Class Dates (for both classes):
Thursday, June 5
Friday, June 6
Tuesday, June 10
Wed., June 11
Monday, June 16
Thursday, June 19
Friday, June 20
Tuesday, June 24
Wed., June 25
Monday, June 30
Thursday, July 3


More WDC Summer Activities

Following camps have separate Registration Forms and are not Community Education programming.

WDC Grades 1-3 Basketball Camp 
June 4-6, 10am-11:30am for boys/girls entering grades 1-3, WDC High School Gym
$10 (fee includes T-shirt). The WDC High School boys’ and girls’ basketball programs will host a camp designed for boys and girls entering grades 1-3 the opportunity to learn the game of basketball in a fun and encouraging environment. For more information, contact Jason Mielke, WDC Boys’ Basketball Coach, at 632-2373 or Keith Ferris, WDC Girls’ Basketball Coach, at 632-2355.  Download WDC Registration Form here.

 

Jay Wolf’s Basketball Shooting Camp 
Tuesday, June 10, WDC Middle/High School Gymnasium 
8:30am-noon for boys/girls entering grades 5-7 & 1-4:30pm for boys/girls entering grades 8 and up. Camp fees vary. Jay Wolf’s Star Shooter Camps will help youths become a better shooter! You will learn: the right way to shoot, the best way to practice, how to self-correct your shot, how to make free throws at 90% and better, quick release and confidence to score, even under pressure. For a registration form or information, contact Jason Mielke, WDC Boys’ Basketball Coach, at 632-2373 or Keith Ferris, WDC Girls’ Basketball Coach, at 632-2355.


WDC Enhanced Performance Training Program - WIN!     
June 4-July 30 * Entering Gr 8-12  *  WDC Middle/High School  *  $30 (includes T-shirt)
This summer program combines weight training principles, while focusing on speed and strength to enhance athletic performance. Grades 9-12: 7:m-8:30am and Gr. 8: 8:30am-10:00am. 3 days a week, Monday-Wednesday-Friday, June and July. Questions, contact Dirk Schulz at 632-2332 or Howie Kangas at 632-2166. Registration forms available at HS office or school website.  Download WIN Registration Form here.

 

WDC Driver’s Education
To participate, must be 15 years old by Dec. 31, 2014. Cost: $275 for WDC students; $350 for students who do not attend WDC. Classroom instruction: June 4-17, 3:15 hour sessions, 8am-11:15am or 1pm-4:15pm. Behind-the-Wheel training: Scheduled according to birth dates. Sometime between June 23 through Aug. 15. Registration forms available at WDC school office or on school website. Deadline to sign up: May 16, 2014. Questions, contact WDC Drivers’ Ed instructors Brenda Thelen at (218) 632-2309 or Mike Ortmann at (218) 632-2384. Click here for Drivers Education Form

 

Prairie Fire Theatre Camp—”Jack & the Beanstalk”         
July 7-12  *  Wadena Memorial Auditorium 
A week-long camp for children ages 7-18 that provides a fun theater experience for kids who want to get on stage for the first time and for those who are more “seasoned” actors. Everyone who auditions receives a part! Auditions are July 7, 1pm sharp at the Auditorium.  Rehearsals are Tuesday-Friday in the afternoon. Performances are Friday and Saturday. Contact Kent Schmidt at (218) 631-3019 for information. Download Prairie Fire Theatre Registration form here.

 

Madhatters Summer Drama Camp    

July 21-Aug. 1  *  Wadena Memorial Auditorium 
A two-week day camp directed by Wadena native Robin Jensen and assisted by Staples native Justin Edin. Camp Madhatter focuses on the actor as a whole, with professional instruction in drama, voice and dance. Contact Deb Fitzsimmons (218) 631-1192 or “Like” Wadena Madhatters on Facebook to learn more. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


What is Community Education?

Wadena-Deer Creek Schools provide and sponsor numerous Community Education programs which involve many participants each year in various classes, trips, programs and activities, including the following:

  • Adult Basic Education
  • GED
  • Early Childhood Family Education
  • Youth Development/Youth Service
  • Kids Club
  • Prairie Fire Theater
  • Year-Round Recreation programs
  • FCCLA
  • Community Band
  • Peer Helpers
  • Summer W.I.N. program
  • Arts Enrichment
  • Wadena Co. Historical Society
  • Book Club Evening Enrichment Classes and Activities
  • 7th-Grade Orientation Trip to Inspiration Point

 

For more information, contact:

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WDC Community Education Director
 
 Sandie Rentz
Phone: (218) 632-2396
Email: srentz@wdc2155.k12.mn.us