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Spring/Summer 2019 Youth Programming



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.  

When: July 15-18, 9:00-11:30 am.
Where: Lutheran Church of the Cross 
Deadline: July 1
Cost: $45

Safety Town Teen Leaders are needed (must be going into 5th grade or older)!

To volunteer, call Matthew @ 963-0047 or E-mail
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.


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.
Week One: June 17-20, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm.
         Week Two: June 24-27, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm. 
Where: Nisswa Fire Department.
Deadline: June 1
Cost: $75 per week, $140 for two  
Instructor: Michelle Pfeiffer.


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: Tuesday, July 16th, 5:00 - 6:15pm
Where:  Bar Harbor.
Deadline: July 1st
Cost: $20. After Deadline $30.
Instructor: Ilda Johnson.


Students who have completed grade 5 and up.  this interactive babysitting class will teach students the basics of babysitting, chick care for all ages, basic first aid & safety, the importance of TLC, what to do in an emergency and fun activities to do the children.  Students who attend will earn a certificate of completion.  

When: July 2019 - watch for updates.  Need to attend both sessions.

Where:  Nisswa Fire Station

Cost: $50 (includes babysitting guide, snacks, fun bag and certificate)

Instructors: Terri Spielman and Amanda Sifferath


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.  Parent coached are used for this program, please volunteer.
When: Mondays-5:30 pm, Saturdays-10:00 am.
Where: Nisswa Park.
Season: April 8- May 18.
Deadline: April 1
Cost: $40. After Deadline $50.


FIRST TOUCH SOCCER 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.  Ages K-4th grade.
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 4– July 11, 5:30—6:45 pm.
Where: Nisswa City Park
Deadline: May 15
Cost: $55. After deadline $65.

Instructor:First Touch Soccer


Nisswa Park T-Ball Girls & Boys Ages 5-6: Players learn to hit off the tee, throwing and catching.  Practice on Monday & Wednesday (in May) at 5:30, starting date will be April 30, at Nisswa City Park. Games start in June.  Deadline: April 15. Cost: $40. After deadline $50.

Mustang Baseball 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 April 30 at 6:30, at Nisswa City Park. Games may be played with area towns on Mondays and/or Wednesdays.  Deadline:  April 15. Cost: $40. After deadline $50.

Colt Baseball Ages 9 &10 :  Competitive baseball, games with other communities. 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.

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 2nd and ending July 14th. No fee and no registration!!!



Players will receive instruction on basic strokes, play games, and will be groupled by the ir ability/age. Rain out days will be Friday July 19th, and/or Friday July 26th.

When:  Monday-Thursday, July 15-18 and July 22-25.  Fridays will be make-up days.  Mornings.

Where:  Nisswa City Park

Deadline: June 1

Cost:  $40.  After deadline $50.

Instructor:  Kayla Geike



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