WDC Public Schools

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218.632.2155 * Fax: 218.632.2399 * 600 Colfax Ave SW Wadena MN 56482

Summer Rec 2017

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Besides exercise, this activity will help children learn skills such as problem solving following directions and rules. Games will range from freeze tag to four corners and more. WDC Elementary Gym

Entering grades 5-6: 8-8:40am, Mon/Wed

Entering grades 3-4: 9-9:40am, Mon/Wed



Create a different craft project each week and explore your creativity in a variety of ways! Elementary art room #46. Instructor: Elsie Schmidt.

Entering grades K-1:

Two sessions to choose from:  8-8:40am OR 1-1:40pm, Mon/Wed

Entering grades 2-3:

Two sessions to choose from:  9-9:40am OR 11-11:40pm, Mon/Wed

Entering grades 4-6:  2-2:40pm, Mon/Wed



This class will dabble in drawing, painting and lots of other artsy, fun activities! Elementary art room #46. Instructor: Elsie Schmidt.

Entering grades K-1:

Two sessions to choose from:  8-8:40am OR 1-1:40pm, Tues/Thurs

Entering grades 2-3:

Two sessions to choose from:  9-9:40am OR 11-11:40pm, Tues/Thurs

Entering grades 4-6:  

2-2:40pm, Tues/Thurs



Hit the biking trails at Black’s Grove with cycling enthusiast Todd Hale. Learn how to ride trails, be safe and get some exercise! You must have a mountain bike to participate, as the trails. Helmet, water bottle and bug spray also required. Bike inspection on June 7 at the WDC High School parking lot. 

Entering grades 5-12

June 12-28, Mon/Wed


Bike Check/Orientation at HS parking lot, June 7, 11am, HS parking lot

Class begins at Black’s Grove, June 12



Learn how to play croquet, bean bag toss, and other old-fashioned backyard games. Learn etiquette, rules of the game, taking turns and sportsmanship are all part of this activity! WDC Elementary outdoor phy ed field (block south of school).

June 7-28 - Mon/Wed

Entering grades 4-6:  2-2:40pm

Entering grades 1-3:  3-3:40pm



Learn the fundamentals of tennis, a game you can play all your life. Racquets are provided. WDC HS Tennis Courts.

Entering grades K-2:  

June 6-29, Tues/Thurs


** See Jon Koenigs Tennis Camp for grades 3-6. 



WDC Greenhouse caretaker Kathy Connell will teach youth to plan, plant and harvest produce in raised beds. Great hands-on learning. Parents invited to attend classes. Bring your gardening gloves and a hat. Class size limited.

Age: entering grades 4-6

Date: Mon/Thurs, June 8-Aug. 17

Time: 9-9:40am

Location: WDC Greenhouse grounds


Age: entering grades 1-3

Date: Mon/Thurs, June 8-Aug. 17

Time: 10-10:40am

Location: WDC Greenhouse grounds



Want to learn about track & field events? WDC HS Track Assistant Coach Terry Olson and high school track athletes will set up different for running, jumping and throwing events. Learn proper techniques and rules.  In case of inclement weather, class will be held at high school indoor track.

Age: entering grades 1-6

Date: Tues/Thurs, June 6 to 29 (No class June 8 due to state track)

Time: 1-1:50pm

Location: HS Track



This class will provide boys and girls with a strong foundation in developing coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and self-confidence. Instructor: Instructor: Monica Stearns Browne. HS Wrestling Room.

**2 sessions to choose from:

Age: entering grades 1-3

June 5-22:

Mon/Wed, 5:45-6:45pmOR 

Tues/Thurs, 5:45-6:45pm


**2 sessions to choose from:

Age: entering grades 4-6

June 5-22:

Mon/Wed, 7-8pmOR

Tues/Thurs, 7-8pm 


stretching stories

For parents and pre-K kids (siblings welcome)

NEW! Who said that stories must be read while sitting? “Stretching with Stories” will move our bodies, hearts, and minds on fun (yet meaningful) themes for both parents and kids.

Date/Time: Mondays, 10am

July 10 & 17 and August 7 & 14

Location: Elementary Media Center

Instructor: Tamara Moore

Cost: $20 per family



Art in Your Park is open to all youth, aged toddler through entering 7th grade. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult or high school-aged sibling. All materials are provided and Art in Your Park is completely free. Sponsored by the New York Mills Cultural Center. Questions, call Erika Leija at (218) 385-3339. No need to pre-register.

Friday, June 16-Sunnybrook Park: 10am-12 or 1-3pm

Friday, July 14-Sunnybrook Park: 10am-12 or 1-3pm

Friday, Aug 4-Sunnybrook Park: 10am-12 or 1-3pm



Check out summer programs at the Wadena Cyber Café. They will be offering tutoring for penmanship, simple math and more twice a week for youth. Also, watch for a Coding Class this summer too! Questions or for a schedule, call the Cyber at 632-5700.