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Spring/Summer 2016 Youth Programming

SAFETY TOWN | SUMMER ART ADVENTURE CAMPS | CHILDREN’S DINING SKILLS | BABYSITTER TRAINING | SPRING SOCCER |SUMMER SOCCER CAMP | BASEBALL & SOFTBALL

SAFETY TOWN

Safety Town is a comprehensive safety education program for children 4-6 years old.  The program introduces safety awareness and prevention procedures. Children MUST be 4 by July 1st to participate. The curriculum includes all aspects of safety such as stranger abduction, poisons, fire, matches, bicycles, railroad crossings, playground safety, toys, water, traffic, animals, and many more.  We will play games, have a miniature town set up, have demonstrations and story time.  
Safety Town Teen Leaders are needed (must be going into 5th grade or older)!

To volunteer, call Matthew @ 963-0047 or E-mail mhilll@ci.nisswa.mn.us
Teen Leaders help instruct the children in Safety Town and volunteer their time to work daily with the children, helping them learn safety through stories, practicing “real life” street situations in a miniature city layout complete with blocks and buildings.  Teen Leaders, work with a group of 3-4 children (under the guidance of adult instructors) helping them develop healthy, safe attitudes.  Each instructor will receive a T-shirt and be invited to a Safety Town Appreciation party.
When: July 24 – July 27, 9:00-11:30 am.
Where: Lutheran Church of the Cross
**Register**
Deadline: July 1
Cost: $40. After Deadline $50.

SUMMER ART ADVENTURE CAMPS

Join us for a week-long adventure into CREATIVITY and ART! Sign up for just one or all three camps. Get ready to dive into ART. For ages 6 – 12.
Art Camp Week One: Our theme is “Splish-Splash! Watercolor + water media.” Each day will feature a water-friendly art medium…including watercolor paints, pencils, pastels and crayons. Medium will be demonstrated and available for student exploration and creation. We will mix colors, create our own color wheel, try a variety of brushes, and play with the many possibilities of watercolor.
Art Camp Week Two: Let’s go on a Drawing Adventure! Students will explore all sorts of drawing media during this creative week. We will use pencils, pen and ink, markers, colored pencils, crayons, pastels and more! Drawing techniques will be demonstrated and a wide variety of materials will be on-hand for student exploration. If weather permits, we will step outdoors and try drawing from nature. Students will have opportunities to draw from close observation and from imagination. We will explore different drawing styles from a wide variety of artists.
When:    Week One: June 19-22, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm.
    Week Two: June 26-29, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm.
    Week Three: July 11-14, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm.
Where: Nisswa Fire Department.
Deadline: June 5 (For Week 1) June 12 (For Week 2) 
Cost: $75 per week, $125 for two  After Deadline $85/$135/$185.
Instructor: Michelle Pfeiffer.

CHILDREN’S DINING SKILLS

Children ages 4-12 will learn how to properly set a table, use of each utensil, how to eat certain foods and table manners.
When: July 19 or August 12, 5:00-6:15 pm.
Where:  Bar Harbor.
Deadline: July 12, August 2.
Cost: $20. After Deadline $30.
Instructor: Ilda Johnson.

BABYSITTER TRAINING

Not Avaialbe at this time.  Please check back for updates! 

SPRING SOCCER

For Boys & Girls in grades K-2. This program will stress team play, sportsmanship, participation, and fun. Practices will focus on fundamentals, skills, ball handling, and scrimmaging. Players are encouraged to have shin guards and must wear tennis shoes or rubber cleats.
When: Mondays-5:30 pm, Saturdays-10:00 am.
Where: Nisswa Park.
Season: April 17- May 20.
Deadline: asap.
Cost: $40.  

SUMMER SOCCER CAMP

Xolos Academy FC believes youth sports play a vital role in the development of young athletes in both mind and body.  We believe it is our duty to help teach children the importance of good sportsmanship, the rewards of hard work, commitment to training and how to set and achieve personal goals. Our success is measured by the number of children we develop into passionate soccer players using our professionally developed soccer program in a fun and engaging environment.
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 6– July 13, 5:30—6:45 pm.
Where: Nisswa Park Softball field.
Deadline: May 31.
Cost: $55. After deadline $65.

Instructor: Xolos Academy FC.

BASEBALL & SOFTBALL

Nisswa Park T-Ball Girls & Boys Ages 5-6: Players learn to hit off the tee, throwing and catching.  Practice on Monday nights (in May) at 5:30, starting date will be May 1st, at Nisswa Elementary School. Games are on Wednesday nights, starting in June.  Deadline: April 15. Cost: $40. After deadline $50. 
Little Sluggers Girls & Boys Ages 7-8: Learn rules and further development of skills needed in the game of baseball with emphasis on fun. First practice is May 1st at 6:30, at Nisswa Elementary School. Games may be played with area towns on Mondays and/or Wednesdays.  Deadline:  April 15. Cost: $40. After deadline $50.

8U Softball Girls : Age as of December 31, 2015. Players work on basic skills, especially hitting.  Games are usually played on T & Th.  First practice will be Tuesday, April 25th at 5:30 at Nisswa Elementary School. Deadline: April 15. Cost: $50. After deadline $60. **Minimum of 12 girls for this team.

10U Softball Girls: Age as of December 31, 2015. Players work on basic skills, especially hitting.  Games are usually played on T & Th.  First practice will be Tuesday, April 25th at 5:30 at Nisswa Elementary School. Deadline: April 15. Cost: $55. After deadline $65. **Minimum of 12 girls for this team.

12U Softball Girls: Age as of December 31, 2015. Players work on basic skills, especially hitting.  Games are usually played on T & Th.  First practice will be Thursday, April 27th at 5:30 at Nisswa Elementary School. Deadline: April 15. Cost: $60. After deadline $70. **Minimum of 12 girls for this team.
Mustang Baseball Ages 9 &10 : Born May 1, 2005 to April 30, 2007.  Mustang games played two nights a week usually T & Th, with local teams. Deadline: April 15. Cost: $60. After Deadline $70. **Minimum of 12 for this team.

Bronco Baseball Ages 11 & 12: Born May 1, 2003 to April 30, 2005.  Bronco games usually played M & W with local teams.  Deadline: April 15. Cost: $65. After Deadline $75. **Minimum of 12 for this team.
Pony Babe Ruth Baseball Ages 13-15: Born May 1, 2001 to April 30, 2003. Games are played two nights a week generally on M & Th with area towns. Deadline: April 15. Cost: $65. After Deadline $75. **Minimum of 12 for this team.

Thurlow T-Ball
Ages 2 through 8 this is a free program with no registration.  Meet at the Nisswa Park baseball field at 5:45 P.M. Games will be played every Thursday starting June 1st  and ending July 13th. No fee and no registration!!!

Nisswa Lightning Youth Baseball Camp
For Boys & Girls ages 7-12. Campers are expected to provide glove, footwear & bat (a few additional bats will be available).
When: June 8-9, 1:00 - 4:00 pm.
Where: Nisswa Park.
Deadline: June 6.
Cost: $40. After deadline $50.
Camp includes: Nisswa Lighting Baseball Camp T-Shirt, Free admission to the Lightning game, Friday June 9th 7:30 p.m. Note: The winners of the 10 camp competitions will be introduced with the starting lineup at Friday night’s game!
Please e-mail questions to Aaron at nisswalightning@gmail.com



 

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