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Summer 2019 Class Catalog

BIRTH - 5 PRESCHOOL CHILD CARE

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YOUTH

ADULTS

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WELCOME

Contact Us Community Education. Main Office........................763.262.2523 ce@biglakeschools.org Early Education Main Office........................763.262.3233 earlychildhood@biglakeschools.org Kids Club Main Office........................763.262.8107 Director Brad Schnitzler.................763.262.7183 b.schnitzler@biglakeschools.org Community Ed Program Coordinator Allen Berg .........................763.262.8107 a.berg@biglakeschools.org Community Ed Program Secretary Teresa Scott.......................763.262.7187 t.scott@biglakeschools.org Facility Program Secretary Paula Jelen........................763.262.7188 p.jelen@biglakeschools.org Early Childhood Program Coordinator Kelly Kazeck......................763.262.8128 k.kazeck@biglakeschools.org

Early Childhood Program Secretary Jeanne Freichels...............763.262.8182 j.freichels@biglakeschools.org Kids Club Site Supervisor - Ind. Elem. Jackie Kosch.............................763.262.7168 indykc@biglakeschools.org Kids Club Site Supervisor Liberty Elem. Samantha Wiggins...................763.262.8284 libertykc@biglakeschools.org

Contents

EARLY CHILDHOOD............................ 4 Special Events........................................... 5 Resources................................................... 8 Screening................................................... 9 PRESCHOOL........................................ 10 Class Options............................................11 SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CARE............. 12 YOUTH................................................... 13 Enrichment...............................................13 Recreation.................................................22 Gymnastics...............................................27 Aquatics....................................................30 Youth Sports Assoc..................................35 ADULTS................................................. 36 Fitness......................................................36 Get Involved!............................................37 Enrichment...............................................38 Trips..........................................................40 Opening Doors..........................................42 Adult Basic Ed..........................................44 Registration.................................. 46 Policies.............................................. 47

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Is your child in our census? Make sure we have all of your children in our census so you don’t miss out on important mailings like kindergarten registration and information about our programs and services! Call 763.262.3233 to get your information added!


Big Lake Schools Presents April 12 @ 7 pm April 13 @ 2 & 7 pm April 14 @ 2 pm Big Lake High School Auditorium

By L. Frank Baum With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg Background Music by Herbert Stothart Dance/Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard Orchestration by Larry Wilcox Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.

Tickets available online at biglakece.com or in the Community Education office located inside Liberty Elementary. Limited tickets available at the door. $9 adults / $5 under 18


EARLY CHILDHOOD

Classes for families with children ages birth to before kindergarten entrance.

Together, families engage in activities and experiences led by licensed staff that nurture children’s social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and language skills.

A Typical ECFE Class Includes:

Family Time: together families enjoy a safe classroom filled with developmentallyappropriate learning activities, such as art, blocks, puppets and sensory play. A portion of this is spent in “circle time,” where parents, children and teachers come together to sing, read and participate in literacy-rich music and movement activities. Adult Discussion: adults join together for a discussion group led by a licensed parent educator. Each session, joys and concerns are shared, in addition to topics pertaining to child development. Depending on the class, discussions occur either within the classroom (non-separating) or in a nearby parent education room (separating). Children’s Time: while parents are in discussion, children participate in childdirected play-based activities facilitated by a licensed Early Childhood teacher. Teachers prepare the classrooms using developmentally-appropriate research-based curriculum that focuses on meeting each child’s individual needs and development.

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Check out our summer special events and watch for the fall catalog for the full listing of ECFE classes!


ECFE in the Park

Birth-5 years + families Back for a third year! Calling all outdoor lovers! We will be touring local parks all summer long bringing all the fun of ECFE to you. Families who attend will enjoy art projects, music and movement activities, interactive stories and more. Plus each family will go home with a new book and other surprises. Events sponsored by City of Big Lake, Big Lake Area Early Childhood Coalition, and the Big Lake Schools ECFE Program. Join us in a park near you this summer! Pack a picnic and choose to stay and play! REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED participants registered by May 1, 2019 will receive free ECFE in the Park “SWAG!” Families will be notified by email any changes to date/time of events due to inclement weather, so be sure to provide an email address when registering. Join us 10-11:30 am on the following dates and locations: • June 12 – Liberty Elementary • June 26 – Wrights Crossing • July 10 – Hudson Woods • July 24 – Shores of Lake Mitchell • Aug 7 – Sanford Select Acres • Aug 21 – Lakeside PC301

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Move & Learn Drop in Play

Birth-5 years|non-separating Come and explore our early childhood classroom! Let’s play blocks, let flour sift between our fingers at the sensory table, paint with bright colors at the art station, and roll out playdough. And this is only the beginning of the fun you can have! Parents - leave the mess to us! No registration needed. Simply purchase a punch card in the Community Education office. No class: Apr 19, May 3 Fri, Now-May 17 Lib. Elem. Rm 115 $2 per child per session

10:45-11:45 am PC211

ECFE & Me at the Library

Birth-5 years|non-separating Come enjoy circle time where we will sing songs, do movement activities, and read a different children’s book each month. Then we will expand on that book by offering activities and games for parents and children to do together! The Big Lake Great River Regional Library will set up a special shelf for us with the books we read and additional resources so you can “take the learning home!” Apr 23, May 14 Big Lake Library 2 Sessions

11:15 am-12:15 pm PC220 FREE

Little Picassos

Birth-5 years + families Dress for a mess! Bring your imagination and explore several different hands-on art activities with your child. Finger & Foot Paint! Clay Creations! Wonderful Watercolors! These are just some of the expressive art activities you can expect to find! Sat, Apr 27 Lib. Elem. EC Pod 110 $10 per family

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Special Events

10 am-12 pm SE202

Early Childhood Picnic in the Park

Birth-5 years + families Join us at Big Lake Lions Park! Pack a picnic meal for your family and meet us in the park to eat, play and have fun! Registration is not required. Organized by Big Lake ECFE/SR Staff & Advisory Council. Wed, May 22 Big Lake Lions Park

5-7 pm FREE

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PICNIC FRIENDS - ACTIVITIES - FUN

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MAY EVENT START: 5:00PM

LIONS PARK

21960 CO RD 5, BIG LAKE, MN 55309 JOIN US FOR THIS FREE EVENT FOR CHILDREN 0-5 AND THEIR FAMILIES! BRING YOUR OWN DINNER AND ENJOY THE FUN! QUESTIONS CALL 763-262-3233


FAMILY FUN FOR EVERYONE! 2019 Dates & PARKS June 12 – LIBERTY ELEMENTARY June 26 - WRIGHTS CROSSING July 10 – HUDSON WOODS July 24 – SHORES OF LAKE MITCHELL Aug 7 – SANFORD SELECT ACRES Aug 21 – LAKESIDE

Join us this summer in the PARK! From 10:00 -11:30 am We will be touring local parks all summer long bringing all the fun of ECFE to you! Register online: www.biglakece.org

We will provide: • projects • music and movement • stories • community resources • and more! Plus, each family will go home with a new book and other surprises!

Early Childhood: Phone: 763-262-3233

For children ages Birth – 5 and their families! Cost = $ FREE J Registration is requested! Participants registered by May 1, 2019 will receive free ECFE in the Park “SWAG!”

Email: earlychildhood@biglakeschools.org Web: www.biglakeschools.org/ecfe

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EARLY CHILDHOOD

Resources ECFE Home & Child Care Visits

Big Lake Schools’ Early Childhood Family Education Program offers several home visit options for families and child care providers in an effort to share knowledge and resources. Visit biglakeschools.org/ecfe to learn more about our programs. Questions? Call 763.262.3233 or email earlychildhood@biglakeschools.org. ECFE & Me! This is a free “personalized visiting” program that comes to you! Struggling with bedtime routines? Looking for new ideas for potty training? Or maybe you have other questions about your child... we can help! Families can choose to meet in their own home, a public place, or one-on-one at our ECFE center. One of our knowledgeable staff members will meet with you and together conquer any struggles or questions. Baby & Me! These visits are for families with a new baby. An ECFE representative will come to your home with information on classes, resources in the community, and a free gift! An introduction into baby massage can also be included in this visit upon request. These visits are free. Child care Provider 1-on-1 Connections We are here to partner with you! Our staff can connect with you about topics or questions you have pertaining to child development, challenging behaviors, social emotional issues, health and nutrition and more. The parent educator can meet with you in your home, at school, over the phone, or via email. These visits are free.

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ECFE Come Play with Me (Child care Visit) ECFE teachers are available to visit your provider home monthly (or on a schedule that works best for you). We will provide storytime followed by fun, engaging, hands-on activities for the children in your care, with your involvement. In addition, we will provide handouts for you to share with your families about the activities we presented and how they support child development and learning. This is a great opportunity to get connected to our program and be informed of all school and community activities that may pertain to you as a child care provider!

Sherburne County Programs Visit the county website for detailed information on each program.

Breastfeeding Resources Breastfeeding is one of the most important things you can do to give your baby the best start in life. Child Passenger Safety / Car Seats Sherburne County Public Health wants to ensure that all children are traveling safely in vehicles. Check out our car seat distribution class! Follow Along Program Babies and young children grow and learn at their own rate. However, some children may need help to grow up healthy and learn skills such as sitting, walking, or talking. Minnesota’s Follow Along Program can help you track your child’s development and let you know if your child is playing, talking, growing, moving, and behaving like other children. Family Home Visiting This service, for pregnant women, their partners, and families with young children, provides education and support to help families to reach their needs. Women, Infants & Children (WIC) WIC is a federally-funded health and nutrition education program that provides free supplemental foods to promote good health for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five.

Reach-Up Inc. Head Start (K-readiness for 3-5 year olds) Early Head Start (Child development activities for prenatal-2 year olds) Call for more info! (320) 253-8110 Most programs are provided at NO COST to families who qualify.


Is your child 3?

Then it’s time to screen! Early Childhood Screening is a quick and simple check of how your child is developing. Between the ages of 3 and 4 is the prime time to screen as it can detect possible health or learning concerns, so that children can get help before they start school.

Screening covers: • • • • • •

Immunization records Hearing & vision Large & small muscles Height & weight Thinking, language & communication Social & emotional development

Who needs to be screened?

All Minnesota children 3-5 years old who are not currently enrolled in kindergarten. You will have to submit screening information for kindergarten entrance.

Watch this!

Take a minute to watch a MN Dept of Education video about screenings here: http://bit.ly/ECscreening

Make an appointment online:

Screenings are done by appointment only. Go online: biglakeschools.org/ECS

Screening Dates May 2, 3

Screening Times

Thursday: 8 am-12 pm & 4-6 pm Friday:  8 am-12 pm

Location:

Liberty Elementary School

FAQs What if I feel like my child isn’t ready?

Screening isn’t about “being ready” for anything! It is just a snapshot in time that looks at where your child is physically, emotionally and mentally.

Should I wait until my child is closer to kindergarten entrance age?

No, this screening has nothing to do with kindergarten entrance other than it needs to be completed before a child enters kindergarten. It is best to have your child screened right when they turn three years old so that if any needs are discovered they can have two full years to work on them before entering kindergarten.

What if my child fails the “test?”

Test? This isn’t a test. There is no passing or failing grade given. It’s just a snapshot in time measuring where they are at in various areas.

EARLY CHILDHOOD

Screening

Refer a child to:

If you have concerns about your child’s development, talk to your health care provider, or call Help Me Grow at 1-866-693-GROW(4769). Someone will assist you in arranging a free screening or evaluation to determine if your child is eligible for Help Me Grow: Early Intervention Services. Early childhood specialists will work with eligible children and families to plan the services and support they need. Visit: http://helpmegrowmn.org

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PRESCHOOL At Little Learners Preschool, children, discover the joy of learning and develop the knowledge and skills needed to successfully transition into kindergarten in a safe and friendly environment.

Little Learners Preschool Big Lake Schools

Here’s a Little Bit About Us

Little Learners is a Big Lake Schools preschool program for potty-trained 3, 4 and 5 year olds. We focus on helping young students acquire the skills and attitudes necessary to begin their journey as lifelong learners! Our teachers carefully plan lessons using research-based curriculum and teaching strategies that meet the individual learning needs of each child.

Our Teachers are Amazing!

Little Learners teachers are out-of-this-world amazing! Not only are they licensed, highly educated, and specially trained in early childhood, but they are some of the most warm and friendly people you will ever meet!

Our Curriculum is Top-notch!

Teachers use The Creative CurriculumÂŽ for Preschool in all preschool classrooms. This comprehensive research-based curriculum features exploration and discovery as a way of learning. Students will build confidence, creativity and critical thinking skills by engaging in hands-on, project-based investigations. We place a strong emphasis on teaching social emotional skills necessary for learning success - all while having fun and being active!

Registration & More Info

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Visit biglakece.com for more information or to register. You can also call the Early Childhood Office at 763-262-3233.

REGISTER EARLY Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is open! Register now at biglakece.com!


2019-2020 School Year Stepping into Little Learners

3 years old + parents Children attend with their parents on Wednesdays and experience a typical ECFE class where parents and children do activities together, and then parents move to the parent education room for discussion time while children remain in the classroom with an early childhood teacher. On Mondays, children will attend class independently without parents.

M/W

8:45-10:45 am

Call to be added to a waitlist for classes that are full! A $40 registration fee and the first month’s tuition are due at registration.

PRESCHOOL

Class Options

$90/mo

Classes for 3 Year Olds

Must be 3 by Sept 1 We focus on becoming familiar with school routines and learning how to separate from caregivers. Skills we emphasize are following directions, learning to participate, making friends, developing emotional regulation, and beginning concepts.

T/TH

8:45-11:15 am

$125/mo

Classes for 3.5 & 4 Year Olds

Must be 3 by March 1 We focus on important social skills as we work on developing a stronger attention span, independence, and cooperative group interactions - all while building early literacy and math skills.

T/TH

8:45-11:15 am

$125/mo

Classes for 4 & 5 Year Olds

Must be 4 by Sept 1 We continue to emphasize the important social skills needs for learning success such as self regulation, negotiating, problem solving, and being a super friend. Academic skills are embedded into daily activities that provide foundational knowledge in literacy, math and critical thinking.

M/W T/TH M/W/F M/W/F M-TH

12:15-3:15 pm 12:15-3:15 pm 8:15-11:15 am 12:15-3:15 pm 8:15-11:15 am

$135/mo $135/mo $170/mo $170/mo $225/mo

Hive Time is a wrap-around child care option available for children who are enrolled in our Little Learners preschool program. It’s considered an extension of the program since it follows the same philosophies and expands on the learning occuring in the preschool classroom. Availability: Hive Time is open from 6 am to 6 pm, and is available for non-preschool days. Rates: Full Day: $29/day Half Day: $19/day Financial assistance information and/or scholarship applications are available. Call 763-262-3233 for information.

Busing is available for children who are 4 by Sept 1, 2019 for a fee. Details available during registration.

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CHILD CARE Kids Club is a Big Lake Community Ed program that offers before and after school child care in a fun, safe environment for students in kindergarten through age 13.

Child Care for School-age Children

Our school-age program is more than just child care; we offer a wide variety of programming like arts and crafts, physical education, outdoor games, and more!

What Ages Can Go?

Kids Club is open to students in kindergarten through 13 years old. Have a child in Little Learners Preschool? Check out our Hive Time child care program - see the preschool page for details.

When is Kids Club Open?

Kids Club is open from 6 am - 6 pm, Monday - Friday. It’s a great option for nonschool days and summer too!

Where is Kids Club at?

We have two convenient locations: inside of Liberty and Independence Elementary Schools. Grades K through 2 attend Liberty Elementary, and grade 3 through 13 years old attend Independence Elementary.

What is the Cost?

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Before OR After School: $10 / day Drop-in: $15 / day Non-school Day/Full Day: $34 / day

PLAN AHEAD! Summer registration is open! School year registration for 2019-2020 opens May 1st.


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Enrichment Summer Explorers

Ages 3-5 years Join early childhood teacher, Miss Sara, as we have lots of “FUN IN THE SUN!” This class focuses on developing critical social/emotional skills such as taking turns, good listening, self-control, and being a good friend! Our daily schedule will consist of outdoor learning time, snack, circle time, small and large group activities, and learning centers focusing on early math and literacy skills. Each child’s educational needs will be determined on an individual basis. Child must be potty trained. Parents do not need to stay for the class. Register early class sizes are limited. June and July sessions will be different so register for both if you like! Instructor: Sara Goulder Mon/Wed, June 17-26 Lib. Elem. Rm 164 4 sessions

9-11:30 am YD-205 $60

Tue/Thu, June 18-27 Lib. Elem. Rm 164 4 sessions

9-11:30 am YD-206 $60

Mon/Wed, July 8-17 Lib. Elem. Rm 164 4 sessions

9-11:30 am YD-207 $60

Tue/Thu, July 9-18 Lib. Elem. Rm 164 4 sessions

9-11:30 am YD-208 $60

A Day of Drawing Camp

Ages 5-12 years If it’s drawing, painting and cartooning you’re after, then this is the camp for you! Join us for a day full of drawing fun. In this introductory drawing camp, basic techniques and principles of drawing will be taught. You will master a simple step-by-step drawing method as you create drawings that glow-in-the-dark, artwork that pops out at you, a painting on a real canvas board, and so much more. Please pack a nutfree lunch and drink for your child. Instructor: Kidcreate Studio Tue, July 23 BLMS Rm 86 1 session

9 am-3 pm YD-156 $69

DON’T FORGET! Youth classes are listed by grades students will be entering in the fall.

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YOUTH

Art Academy Camp

Ages 5-12 years Does your child love art? Painting, drawing, clay - it’s all awesome! We will experiment with many techniques, materials, and styles as we make snow globes, paint on canvas, create clay characters and more. Come ready to have an artsy good time in this highly anticipated camp. Please pack a nut-free snack and drink for your child. Instructor: Kidcreate Studio Mon/Tue, July 8-9 BLMS Rm 86 2 sessions

9 am-12 pm YD-155 $67

Babysitting 101

Ages 10-13 years Learn current practices for safety, injury prevention, first aid basics, and feeding and caring for infants. Additionally, learn how to handle behavior problems and how to manage a babysitting business. You will receive a reference book, handouts, babysitting bag and a first aid kit. Bring a bag lunch. Instructor: Emergency Outfitters, Inc. Wed, June 26 BLMS Rm 129 1 session

8:30 am-4:30 pm YD-117 $65

NEW! Code Championship Bootcamp Code is sport. Just like gymnastics, dance or basketball, competitive coding pushes us to be great. Build a computer bot to play headto-head against other coders! Students will be broken into sections based on age for competitive and fair play. No previous coding experience necessary. Please come knowing how to navigate the internet (basic typing and mouse control) and a passion to work hard and have fun! Instructor: Abamath

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Grades 3-6 Mon-Thu, July 15-18 BLMS Rm 84 4 sessions

9 am-12 pm YD-104 $119

Grades 7-10 Mon-Thu, July 15-18 BLMS Rm 84 4 sessions

1-4 pm YD-105 $119

Chess

Grades 3-6 America’s Fun Science presents four classes of fun learning chess basics from a championship chess coach. Each class focuses on a different piece. Series culminates with a mini-tournament and prizes! Instructor: America’s Fun Science Beginner Mon-Thu, July 8-11 BLMS Rm 84 4 sessions

1-2 pm YD-102 $65

Intermediate Mon-Thu, Aug 12-15 BLMS Rm 84 1 session

1-2 pm YD-103 $65

Butterfly Wing Ornithopter Fun

Grades K-2 America’s Fun Science teaches the basics of ornithopter design and theoretical basis of lift created via flapping wings. “Dr. Fun” shows you how to construct your own butterfly ornithopter and watch it fly! Take it home to share with family and friends. Bring your favorite book to launch your ornithopter. Instructor: America’s Fun Science Wed, June 26 BLMS Rm 86 1 session

10-11 am YD-100 $16

Eureka Engineering

Grades 3-5 Eureka introduces students to the core skills of robotics and other STEM areas through engaging, hands-on learning opportunities. Student groups will work with Lego Mindstorm kits, which include both programming and mechanical components. Small groups will be mentored by experienced and passionate students from both high school and collegiate level robotics teams. For those interested in getting involved in FIRST Robotics, Eureka serves as a marvelous transition into a FIRST Lego League team! Instructor: Ryan Swanson Mon-Thu, June 24-27 BLMS Rm 84 4 sessions

9 am-12 pm YD-111 $99


YOUTH

Band Camp

Grade 6 Join us for band lessons and get a head start on learning about your instrument before school begins! We will work on basic playing skills and instrument knowledge that will be helpful when you start band classes in the fall. We will finish our time together with a mini concert on Thu, Aug 22 at 11:15 am in high school auditorium to show off what we have learned. Students will need to bring their instrument and lesson book, Tradition of Excellence Book 1. If renting, arrangements may need to be made with the instrument rental company. Instructors: Rebecca Hoover Flutes Mon-Thu, Aug 19-22 BLMS Band Room 4 sessions

9:30-10 am YD-133 $50

Trombones Mon-Thu, Aug 19-22 BLMS Band Room 4 sessions

11:30 am-12 pm YD-137 $50

Clarinets Mon-Thu, Aug 19-22 BLMS Band Room 4 sessions

10-10:30 am YD-134 $50

Percussion Mon-Thu, Aug 19-22 BLMS Band Room 4 sessions

12-12:30 pm YD-138 $50

Saxophones Mon-Thu, Aug 19-22 BLMS Band Room 4 sessions

10:30-11 am YD-135 $50

Baritones/Tubas Mon-Thu, Aug 19-22 BLMS Band Room 4 sessions

12:30-1 pm YD-139 $50

Trumpets/French Horns Mon-Thu, Aug 19-22 BLMS Band Room 4 sessions

11-11:30 am YD-136 $50

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YOUTH

Fascinating Physics

Students will use their natural curiosity to explore physics and the science of motion with engaging activities and experiments. Instructor: Science Explorers Grades Pre-K Thu, Aug 15 Lib Elem Rm 146 1 session

9-11 am YD-173 $24

Grades 1-2 Thu, Aug 15 Lib Elem Rm 146 1 session

12:30-2:30 pm YD-174 $24

Firearm Safety

Ages 11+ years This firearm safety class consists of classroom and field experience going over safe handling of firearms and hunter responsibility. The field experience allows students to learn and demonstrate commonly accepted principles of safety in hunting and the handling of firearms. A parent/guardian must attend the first night of class and is welcome and encouraged to attend the other class sessions. Class cost includes a registration fee of $7.50 payable to Community Ed and a DNR fee of $7.50 due upon completion of the class. Student must attend all 6 classes, plus field day to complete the course requirements. Field day will be held on Saturday, Aug 24 at Monticello Gun Club. Certificate issued at end of course. Refer to the DNR website for questions and up to date regulations. Instructor: Mike McDowell Mon-Thu, Aug 12-22 Lib. Elem. Cafeteria 6 sessions

6-8:30 pm YD-162 $15

NEW! Honey Almond Soap Making

Grades 3-8 Did you know you could make soap with honey? It helps your skin hold moisture and is naturally antibacterial. We will melt soap base and honey and mold into soap, and make a wooden soap holder - all of which you will take home! Instructor: Pam Whitcomb Wed, July 31 BLMS Rm 110 1 session

1-2:30 pm YD-175 $24

I Heart Art Camp

Ages 5-12 years Does your child love art? Painting, drawing, clayit’s all awesome! We will experiment with many techniques, materials, and styles as we make 3D owls, stylized self-portraits, clay coil creations and more. Come to camp ready for some messmaking fun. We’ll do it all at this artsy camp. Please pack a nut-free lunch and drink for your child. Instructor: Kidcreate Studio Mon, Aug 5 BLMS Rm 86 1 session

9 am-3 pm YD-157 $69

Kids Staying Safe While Home Alone Grades 3-5 This 6-hour course covers basic first aid, water safety, vehicle safety, home emergencies, injury prevention, personal safety and healthy living. This course helps prepare children for staying at home alone. Students will receive a book and construct a home first aid kit. Instructor: Emergency Outfitters, Inc. Thu, June 27 BLMS Rm 86 1 session

9 am-3 pm YD-118 $47

Marvelously Messy Art Camp

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Ages 4-9 years Do you love to get messy? Then this is the art camp for you! We’ll use clay, paper mache, paint and more sloppy supplies to make projects your mom would never let you do at home! We’ll become masters at making a mess, learn some pretty cool stuff, and have lots of fun while doing it. Making a mess is the best! Please pack a nutfree snack and drink for your child. Instructor: Kidcreate Studio

LEGO Minecraft

Mon/Tue, June 17-18 BLMS Rm 86 2 sessions

Tue, Aug 20 Lib. Elem. Rm 146 1 session

1-4 pm YD-154 $67

Ages 5-12 years LEGO bricks and Minecraft, what an amazing combination! In this class, kids will create multiple projects inspired by creepers, the popular Minecraft characters. We will use airdry clay paint and LEGO bricks to create these explosive masterpieces. Please pack a nut-free snack and drink for your child. Instructor: Kidcreate Studio 9 am-12 pm YD-158 $38


Grades 3-6 America’s Fun Science and Dr. Fun present an introduction to magnetic levitation car design and construction in a fun, hands-on setting. Learn the basics of magnetism and the theoretical basis of magnetic lift as you assemble your own mag-lev car and race to the finish! Then take your car home to impress friends and family. Instructor: America’s Fun Science Wed, July 10 BLMS Rm 84 1 session

10-11 am YD-101 $21

Minecraft Game Designer: Dungeons

Grades 1-5 Don’t just play Minecraft! Turn Minecraft from a game into a visual learning tool! This class will reinforce problem-solving skills and spatial cognition through learning to create in-game dungeons and treasure maps. This class has a strong emphasis on creativity, exploration, and cooperative learning experiences. While immersed in the fun and creative world of Minecraft, students will learn about concepts in programming and game design. Mon-Wed, July 29-31 BLMS Rm 84 3 sessions

YOUTH

Magnetic Levitation Car Fun

1-4 pm YD-107 $114

Nature Explorers

Grades 1-5 Calling all incoming 1st-5th graders to grow with nature! As Nature Explorers, we will enjoy nature with active play outdoors, including games, nature walks and more. Students will experience the Minnesota summer! Students will be observing two environments during our four days together at both Liberty Elementary and the Big Lake Lions Park - 21960 County Rd. 5. Bring appropriate clothing for all types of weather and comfortable walking shoes. Please apply sunscreen or bug spray before the class. Please send a full water bottle with your child. A snack will be provided for each day. Instructors: Dan Haley, Jane Kallemeyn Mon-Thu, June 17-20 Lib. Elem. Rm 212 4 sessions

1:30-3:30 pm YD-179 $45

FREE! Bike Rodeo Family Event Join us for a family day full of fun! Learn bike safety basics and go through obstacle courses. Bike and board helmets for $5 each, free refreshments, free bike giveaways, free DQ cone coupons. Sponsored by Big Lake Community Education, Big Lake Police Department, Big Lake Dairy Queen and countless volunteers. Inclement weather make-up day will be Wed, June 26 at Lakeside Park Wed, June 12

10-11:30 am

Liberty Elementary Bus Parking Lot

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YOUTH Spy Science

Go undercover with us as we enter the world of espionage with fun experiments and activities. Instructor: Science Explorers Grades 3-4 Tue, Aug 13 BLMS Cafeteria 1 session

9-11 am YD-171 $24

Tech Trek

Grades 3-5 Tech Trek provides students with opportunities to create and apply knowledge of STEM topics in a group setting. Students will work with Tetrix kits which integrate electrical, programming, and mechanical concepts. Enthusiastic members from high school and collegiate level robotics teams will guide students as they navigate through engineering challenges. Tech Trek builds a concrete foundation of robotics concepts, which will especially benefit those looking into joining a FIRST Tech Challenge team. Instructor: Ryan Swanson

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Mon-Thu, June 24-27 BLMS Rm 84 4 sessions

1-4 pm YD-112 $99

Grades 5-8 Tue, Aug 13 BLMS Cafeteria 1 session

12:30-2:30 pm YD-172 $24

Robotic Builders: Robo-Coders

Grades 1-5 With the LEGO WeDo Robotics System, students will build and learn to code their robotic creations. Designed by the experts at M.I.T., this unique system teaches children about simple machines, engineering, programming and so much more. Students working in teams will program and modify robotic models using Lego’s intuitive drag-and-drop interface. After building models, students will be walked through coding exercises, and then challenged to improve the WeDo code. Instructor: Tech Academy Mon-Wed, June 10-12 BLMS Rm 84 3 sessions

9 am-12 pm YD-106 $114


Is the hand really quicker than the eye? Find out the answer to this and other amazing optical illusions. Instructor: Science Explorers Grades PreK-K Thu, July 18 BLMS Commons 1 session

9-11 am YD-169 $24

Grades 1-2 Thu, July 18 BLMS Commons 1 session

12:30-2:30 pm YD-170 $24

Grades 3-4 Tue, July 16 BLMS Commons 1 session

9-11 am YD-167 $24

Grades 5-8 Tue, July 16 BLMS Commons 1 session

12:30-2:30 pm YD-168 $24

Prairie Fire’s Cinderella!

Ages 7+ years Up to 78 children are needed to play the roles of Cinderella, The Stepsisters, The Pumkins, The Macho Mice & More! “Let’s Go To The Hop” is the theme of this production set in the 1950s. This play features a great deal of dancing, singing and lip syncing. Instructor: Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre Actors Auditions Mon, July 15 BLHS Auditorium Prairie Fire

9 am-12 pm YD-119 $59

Rehearsals Tue-Fri, July 16-19

9 am-12 pm

Show Times Fri, July 19 at 7 pm & Sat, July 20 at 2 pm BLHS Auditorium Tickets: $5 adults/$3 youth

DON’T FORGET! Youth classes are listed by grades students will be entering in the fall.

NEW! Virtual Reality Camp Ages 7+ years Check out the new and exciting world of virtual reality! This event will include a wide variety of virtual reality systems ranging from a $15 Google Cardboard which works with your cell phone to display simple virtual experiences, all the way up to a powerful, $2,000 Oculus Rift system which brings visually stunning and immersive worlds to life, and everything in between! Better yet, bring the family along and watch each other’s stunned reactions and amazement with each new virtual encounter. There will also be a tennis ball shooting, a remote control robot for you or the kids to drive while you’re not wearing or watching the virtual reality systems! It’s the perfect night out with family or friends! Instructor: Ryan Swanson Tue, June 11 BLMS Rm 84 1 session

1-4 pm YD-113 $19

Tue, June 11 BLMS Rm 84 1 session

4-7 pm YD-114 $19

Mon, July 22 BLMS Rm 84 1 session

1-4 pm YD-115 $19

Mon, July 22 BLMS Rm 84 1 session

4-7 pm YD-116 $19

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Optical Illusions

NEW! Crafting for a Cause Grades K-5 Love making things? Want to help others while doing it? Join us at this daycamp where kids will make craft projects that have a purpose. Youth who attend this camp will make helpful items for local homeless, greetings for local elderly populations, tools to support our troops, plus more creations that can be used in care packages for those in need. Learn how it can be fun and easy to help someone in need through small but meaningful ways. You will also take home craft projects you can use to pay it forward in your own life. Instructor: MN 4H Staff Thu, Aug 15 BLMS Rm 110 1 session

8 am-4:30 pm YD-190 $40

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NEW! Math-by-Mail Keep your math skills sharp over the summer! This is not a tutoring program, and it is not designed to advance students ahead. It is designed with the MN State Math Standards in mind and offers practice of previously learned concepts to keep skills sharp and build confidence. Participants will receive a pretest to determine math skills and individualize their program. Then they will receive 8 or 10 weeks of lessons depending on grade level. After they have completed a week’s worth of work, mail it in, and we’ll make corrections, provide comments, and mail it back. Students work at their own pace and love receiving their returned assignments each week in the mail! Grades K-1 June-Aug YD-109 10 weeks $90 Grades 2-5 June-Aug YD-110 8 weeks $90 Grades 6-12 June-Aug YD-108 8 weeks $90

Volcanoes and Earthquakes

The pressure is building and the earth starts to rumble...is it a volcano or an earthquake? Join us as we experiment with different types of volcanic eruptions and investigate plate tectonics. Instructor: Science Explorers

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Grades PreK-K Thu, June 20 BLMS Commons 1 session

9-11 am YD-165 $24

Grades 1-2 Thu, June 20 BLMS Commons 1 session

12:30-2:30 pm YD-166 $24

Grades 3-4 Tue, June 18 BLMS Commons 1 session

9-11 am YD-163 $24

Grades 5-8 Tue, June 18 BLMS Commons 1 session

12:30-2:30 pm YD-164 $24

NEW! Woodworking Grades 4-8 Help your child jump on the DIY movement! Students will be taught basic carpentry skills, will practice those skills, then apply them to building their own personal projects daily. Students will showcase their projects on the last day of class then take everything home with them to use or showcase everyday! Students should be comfortable cutting, using a small saw as well as using other hand tools. Please wear clothes that can get paint on them. All materials are included in the price of this class. Instructor: Youth Enrichment League Mon-Thu, June 17-20 BLMS Shop Room 4 sessions

9 am-12 pm YD-161 $139

NEW! Superhero Science Grades 3-6 It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…Superhero Science! Inspired by some of your favorite superheroes, learn by doing amazing science activities and experiments that will help grow heroic young scientists! Activities may include learning about superheroes and their powers and create your own! Discover the science behind superpowers like flying, bending water, magnetism, or controlling nature like plants, animals or weather. Develop your own super human tools through engineering and robotics. Play fun themed games that demonstrate scientific principles. Instructor: MN 4H Staff Tue, Aug 13 BLMS Rm 110 1 session

8 am-4:30 pm YD-189 $40

NEW! Outdoor Adventures Grades K-7 Build skills to help you be more comfortable in the great outdoors. At this daycamp, participants will have the opportunity to partake in activities that will help youth stay safe in nature, learn about wildlife, habitats and the environment, the importance of protecting natural resources, and take part in fun outdoor activities that will help instill a love of the great outdoors. Instructor: MN 4H Staff Thu, Aug 8 BLMS Rm 110 1 session

8 am-4:30 pm YD-188 $40


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NEW! Full STEAM Ahead!

Grades K-5 Come explore the “A” in STEAM – Art! Learn how art is connected to science, technology, engineering and math. Explore all of STEAM through fun science experiments, learn beginning math and engineering concepts, and create unique masterpieces using these skills. Activities include combining art and robotics by building your own Art-Bot, learning about strong shapes, tessellations and other amazing patterns, discovering how engineering and construction can be used to create a work of art, and connecting science and design by dying textiles to create wearable art! Instructor: MN 4H Staff Tue, Aug 6 BLMS Rm 110 1 session

8 am-4:30 pm YD-187 $40

NEW! Clover Sprouts Grades K-5 Campers will develop a green thumb by learning how to plant and garden; how to prepare the soil; and explore when, where and what to plant. Participants will enjoy the fruits of their labor by using the vegetables and other harvested foods to create healthy snacks. Fun activities include germinating seeds, experimenting with plant parts, yummy taste tests, and creating a garden art piece. Instructor: MN 4H Staff Thu, Aug 1 BLMS Rm 110 1 session

8 am-4:30 pm YD-186 $40

Drivers Education

Ages 14 ½ + years This complete Drivers Education program consists of 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of behind the wheel training. Payment is due to Community Education at registration, behind-the-wheel instruction will be scheduled individually and directly with Wreck-Less Driving Academy. Students must attend all 30 hours, any missed classes must be made up in future sessions (at any WreckLess location), students will receive their blue completion certificate once all 30 hours are complete. Eligible students must be 14 1/2 years old before the first day of class.  An optional parent class will be offered quarterly by WreckLess Driving Academy. Mon-Fri, June 10-21 BLHS Rm K101 10 sessions

9 am-12 pm YD-176 $350

Mon-Fri, July 8-19 BLHS Rm K101 10 sessions

9 am-12 pm YD-177 $350

Mon-Fri, July 29-Aug 9 BLHS Rm K101 10 sessions

1-4 pm YD-178 $350

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Recreation

Campers get to learn how to groom, tack-up, lead, and do in-hand work with horses. Learn how to work with them while learning balance and control in the saddle. Build new friendships with fellow horse-loving peers in this structured and positive environment. Camps are rain or shine. Proper attire includes sneakers or boots (closed toe with a heel), long pants and layering depending on weather. Bring a water bottle and nut-free lunch. Everyone must bring a signed waiver form to camp. Campers under age 6 must have a parent with at all times. Instructor: Andrea Keacher, Boulder Pointe Equestrian & Event Center, 6612 189th Lane N.W., Anoka

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Ages 2-5 years Fri, June 14 Boulder Pointe Center 1 Session

9-11 am YD-140 $45

Ages 6+ years, continued Thu, July 11 Boulder Pointe Center 1 Session

9 am-3 pm YD-147 $95

Fri, July 12 Boulder Pointe Center 1 Session

9-11 am YD-141 $45

Wed, July 31 Boulder Pointe Center 1 Session

9 am-3 pm YD-148 $95

Fri, Aug 2 Boulder Pointe Center 1 Session

9-11 am YD-142 $45

Thu, Aug 1 Boulder Pointe Center 1 Session

9 am-3 pm YD-149 $95

Ages 6+ years Tue, June 11 Boulder Pointe Center 1 Session

9 am-3 pm YD-143 $95

Mon, Aug 26 Boulder Pointe Center 1 Session

9 am-3 pm YD-150 $95

Wed, June 12 Boulder Pointe Center 1 Session

9 am-3 pm YD-144 $95

Ages 6+ years camp (Reg by June 1 for $25 off) Mon-Fri, June 17-21 9 am-3 pm Boulder Pointe Center YD-151 5 Sessions $399

Thu, June 13 Boulder Pointe Center 1 Session

9 am-3 pm YD-145 $95

Mon-Fri, July 22-26 Boulder Pointe Center 5 Sessions

9 am-3 pm YD-152 $399

Wed, July 10 Boulder Pointe Center 1 Session

9 am-3 pm YD-146 $95

Mon-Fri, Aug 5-9 Boulder Pointe Center 5 Sessions

9 am-3 pm YD-153 $399


Ages 4-16 years Cheer America is an exciting cheerleading program where students learn popular cheers and chants, choreographed dance and pom-pom routines, parade marching techniques, etc. No class: July 2. Instructor: Kylie Burke Register in person Tue, June 4 BLHS Cafeteria Tue, June 11-Aug 20 BLHS Cafeteria 10 Sessions

6:30-7:30 pm $5 one-time fee 6:30-7:30 pm $7 weekly

Karate/Self Defense

Ages 4-16 years Learn verbal skills and non-aggressive selfdefense techniques in this safety awareness class! New students earn the certified yellow belt, and returning students can earn higher ranking certified belts. No class: July 2. Instructor: Jeff Woods Register in person Tue, June 4 BLHS Cafeteria Ages 4-16 years Tue, June 11-Aug 20 BLHS Cafeteria 10 Sessions

3:40-5 pm $5 one-time fee 4-4:45 pm $7 weekly

Junior Golf Camp

Ages 6+ years Join us for instruction on putting, chipping, full swing, etiquette and rules. It won’t all be work; there will be many skill-building games and contests! Junior Golf Camp participants may play in the adult/junior tournament on Friday, Aug 2. This class is for beginner golfers with little to no experience. Monticello Country Club, 1209 Golf Course Rd. Instructor: Professional Kristi Dostal Mon-Wed, June 10-12 Monticello Country Club 3 Sessions

9-11 am YD-120 $55

Mon-Wed, June 17-19 Monticello Country Club 3 Sessions

9-11 am YD-121 $55

Mon-Wed, July 8-10 Monticello Country Club 3 Sessions

9-11 am YD-122 $55

Mon-Wed, July 15-17 Monticello Country Club 3 Sessions

9-11 am YD-123 $55

Tue-Thu, Aug 6-8 Monticello Country Club 3 Sessions

9-11 am YD-124 $55

Golf League

Grades 5-8 School may be out for the summer but you can still enjoy recess! Teams will be split into age groups to play a variety of traditional sports including soccer, basketball and volleyball plus games like dodgeball, kickball and Capture the Flag. Recess League will be focused on games and fun! No class: July 4. Instructor: Community Ed Staff

Ages 10+ years Join us in this fun league that will emphasize the importance of course etiquette, rules and tournament formats. This league is focused on helping kids see the enjoyable side of golf. Participants may play in the adult/junior tournament on Friday, Aug 2nd. This league is for intermediate golfers with playing experience. No class: July 5. Monticello Country Club, 1209 Golf Course Rd. Instructor: Professional Kristi Dostal

Thu, June 13-July 25 BLMS Gym 6 Sessions

Fri, June 7-Aug 2 Monticello Country Club 8 Sessions

NEW! Recess League

1-4 pm YD-159 $20

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Cheer America

8:30-11 am YD-125 $70

DON’T FORGET! Make sure your contact information is up-to-date in Eleyo as the district will have construction this summer that may cause class location changes.

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Tennis Camp

Grades 2-12 Start your child in “the sport of a lifetime!” Students will learn the basics of this fun sport or brush up already-learned skills. Learn and play tennis in a positive, fun atmosphere while enjoying sunshine and warm weather. Participants will need their own racquet, water bottle and tennis/court shoes. Rain make-up day will be Friday. Instructor: Kelly Dorr Grades 2-5 Mon-Thu, June 3-13 BLMS Tennis Courts 8 Sessions

6-7 pm YD-126 $40

Mon-Thu, July 29-Aug 8 BLMS Tennis Courts 8 Sessions

6-7 pm YD-127 $40

Play ball! Grow your child’s interest in America’s favorite pastime by helping him/her learn the basics. Run the bases, field balls and bat the ball together! This is a class for child and parent participation. Parent helpers appreciated. Please specify your child’s t-shirt size when registering. No class: July 4. Instructor: Coach Bill Miller Ages 4-5 years Thu, June 13-July 25 Lib. Elem. Ball Field 3 6 Sessions

5:15-6:15 pm YD-131 $35

Grades K-1 Thu, June 13-July 25 Lib. Elem. Ball Field 3 6 Sessions

6:25-7:25 pm YD-132 $35

Boys and Girls Baseball

Grades 6-12 Mon-Thu, June 3-13 BLMS Tennis Courts 8 Sessions

7-8:30 pm YD-128 $60

Mon-Thu, July 29-Aug 8 BLMS Tennis Courts 8 Sessions

7-8:30 pm YD-129 $60

Lacrosse Camp

This camp will provide an opportunity to introduce new players to the sport of lacrosse and the fundamentals of ground balls and passing and catching, as well as introducing basic team concepts for new players, and advanced team concepts for returning players. We will offer instruction for boys and girls on separate fields in order to introduce on-field concepts and positioning that are specific to each game. Players will be grouped according to skill level. Some limited equipment will be available to use - please indicate if you will need equipment. Your player will receive a reversible pinnie, along with a free t-shirt. Please specify sizes when ordering as well as a favorite jersey number (pick top 5 numbers). Register by June 1 to receive jersey & t-shirt by class date. Grades K-6 Mon-Thu, June 17-27 6-7 pm BLHS Practice Fields 4&5 YD-191 8 Sessions $75

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T-Ball

Grades 7-12 Mon-Thu, June 17-27 7-8 pm BLHS Practice Fields 4&5 YD-192 8 Sessions $75

Grades 2-6 Get ready to face live pitching in this class! Kids build competence in all skills: throwing, catching, hitting, base running and fielding in a fun and non-competitive environment. Please bring a glove, a bat and water bottle. Please specify your child’s t-shirt size when registering. No class: July 4. Instructor: Coach Bill Miller Thu, June 13-July 25 Lib. Elem. Ball Field 3 6 Sessions

7:35-8:35pm YD-130 $38

NEW! Track & Field Camp

Grades 1-5 Hornet Track and Field Camp is designed to teach kids track and field events as well as participate in a track meet. Athletes will learn how to effectively warm up/cool down, stretch, and participate in plyometrics while becoming faster and stronger. The camp will conclude with a meet. Students will need to bring athletic shoes, a water bottle and come prepared with sunscreen applied for our activities outside. T-shirt provided if registered by June 10th. In case of inclement weather, camp will meet inside Big Lake High School Gym. Instructor: Dan Haley   Mon-Thu, June 24-27 BLHS Hornet Stadium 4 Sessions

1:30-3 pm YD-193 $40


Grades 8-12 Increase your competitive advantage through this program that combines traditional and nontraditional strength and speed training, athlete conditioning and corrective exercise techniques. You’ll become a tougher, more durable athlete who is stronger and faster. The program is designed using the latest research and utilizes the most effective training techniques. Register by June 10 for $10 discount and guaranteed t-shirt. Not meeting: July 1-5. Instructor: Coach Girard and Staff

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Speed & Strength

Mon-Thu, June 3-July 31 6:30-8 am BLHS Weight Rm YD-183 31 Sessions $110 Mon-Thu, June 3-July 31 8-9:30 am BLHS Weight Rm YD-184 31 Sessions $110 Mon-Thu, June 3-July 31 9:30-11 am BLHS Weight Rm YD-185 31 Sessions $110

Intro to Speed & Strength

Grades 5-7 Take your game to the next level by learning strength and speed development basics from the pros. This class will cover fundamental techniques that are sure to bring your playing skills to new heights. A combination of strength and speed training, athlete conditioning, and corrective exercise techniques will be explored. Register by June 10 for $10 discount and guaranteed t-shirt. Not meeting: July 1-5. Instructors: Coach Girard and Staff M/W/F, June 3-July 31 BLMS Weight Rm 23 Sessions

9:30-10:45 am YD-182 $100

REGISTER EARLY Don’t let a class get cancelled by waiting to register! The decision on whether a class will run is made about a week before the class start date.

Football Camp

Grades K-6 Campers will learn basic football skills at offensive and defensive positions in this preseason camp. Campers should wear athletic shorts, a t-shirt and tennis or football cleats. Register by July 8 for $10 discount and guaranteed t-shirt. Instructor: Coach Girard and Staff. Mon-Thu, July 22-25 BLHS Practice Fields 4 Sessions

5-6:30 pm YD-181 $50

Football Camp

Grades 9-12 Prepare for the upcoming fall season in this fullpad camp. We will work on individual football skills as well as offensive and defensive schemes. Equipment for the camp and the fall season will be handed out in the high school wrestling room starting at 3 pm the first day of camp. Register by July 8 for $10 discount and guaranteed t-shirt. Instructor: Coach Girard and Staff Mon-Thu, July 22-25 BLHS Practice Fields 4 Sessions

6:30-8:30 pm YD-180 $75

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Girls Basketball Clinic With Coach Hutter of Mayville State University

Boys Basketball Camp

Sat, July 27 BLHS Gym 1 Session

Grades K-2 Mon-Fri, July 15-19 Lib. Elem.Gym 5 Sessions

1:15-2:30 pm YD-202 $55

Grades 3-5 Mon-Fri, July 15-19 Lib. Elem.Gym 5 Sessions

10 am-12:30 pm YD-203 $75

Grades 6-8 Mon-Fri, July 15-19 Lib. Elem.Gym 5 Sessions

7:30-10 am YD-204 $75

Grades 5-12 Join us for this 6-hour skills clinic with various drills, games, and prizes put on by Coach Hutter and his players from Mayville State University. Wear tennis shoes, shorts and a t-shirt. Bring along a bag lunch and water bottle. Each athlete will receive a t-shirt. 8 am-2 pm YD-201 $45

Girls Basketball Clinic

Grades 8-12 Players will work to target and improve their fundamental skills as well as work on higherlevel skill development in ball handling, shooting, dribbling, rebounding, footwork and defense. Register by May 24th to be guaranteed a t-shirt. Instructors: BL Girls Basketball Coaching Staff. Mon-Thu, June 10-13 BLHS Gym 4 Sessions

8-10:30 am YD-200 $60

Girls Basketball Camp

Camp will consist of working on fundamentals of shooting, dribbling, ball handling, rebounding and defense. Players will learn basic rules of the game, participate in 3 on 3 and 5 on 5 tournament games as well as compete in shooting contests. Register by May 17th to be guaranteed a t-shirt. Instructors: BL Girls Basketball Coaching Staff and Big Lake Varsity Basketball Players.

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Grades K-3 Mon-Fri, June 3-7 Lib. Elem.Gym 5 Sessions

10:45 am-12 pm YD-198 $55

Grades 4-7 Mon-Fri, June 3-7 Lib. Elem.Gym 5 Sessions

12:15-2:45 pm YD-199 $75

Camp will consist of working on fundamentals in shooting, dribbling, ball handling, rebounding and defense. Players will learn basic rules of the game, participate in 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 games as well as compete in shooting contests. Register by June 30 to be guaranteed a t-shirt. Instructors: BL Boys Basketball Coaching Staff and BL Varsity Basketball Players

Boys Basketball Clinic

Players will work to target and improve their fundamental skills as well as work on higherlevel skill development in ball handling, shooting, dribbling, rebounding, footwork and defense. Grades 3-8 will learn basic rules of basketball and competitive activities like 3-on-3 and shooting contests will take place. Instructor: BL Boys Basketball Coaching Staff. Not meeting: July 2-18, except grades 9-12 will meet July 9-11. Grades 3-5 Tue-Thu, June 11-July 25 9-10:30 am Lib. Elem. Gym YD-194 12 sessions $75 Grades 6-8 Tue-Thu, June 11-July 25 10:30 am-12 pm Lib. Elem. Gym YD-195 12 sessions $75 Grades 9-12 Tue-Thu, June 11-July 25 8-10:15 am BLMS Gym YD-196 15 sessions $114


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Gymnastics Parent/Child Gymnastics

Ages 18 months-3 years Work together with your child as you practice different activities such as walking on a beam, throwing rings, forward and backward rolls, wall walkers, jumps, bear crawls and so much more! No class: July 4 Thu, June 6-July 25 BLHS-Door H2 7 Sessions

4:30-5:15 pm GD-300 $66

Thu, Aug 1-29 BLHS-Door H2 5 Sessions

4:30-5:15 pm GD-301 $47

Preschool Gymnastics

Ages 4-5 years Let those little ones burn off some energy! This class will help with coordination, flexibility and balance. Your child will go through many activities including walking on beams, hanging on the bars, learning floor movements, trying out the vault and more. Children must be potty trained, parent must remain for duration of class. No class: July 4 Thu, June 6-July 25 BLHS-Door H2 7 Sessions

5:25-6:10 pm GD-302 $66

Thu, Aug 1-Aug 29 BLHS-Door H2 5 Sessions

5:25-6:10 pm GD-303 $47

Beginner Gymnastics

Ages 5-6 years This class will introduce children who have 0 to 1 year of experience using all four events designed for gymnastics including vault, bars, beam and floor. Some of the skills covered include backward roll, handstand and a cartwheel on floor. No class: July 1-4 Mon, June 3-July 22 BLHS-Door H2 7 Sessions

9-9:55 am GD-304 $81

Mon, July 29-Aug 26 BLHS-Door H2 5 Sessions

9-9:55 am GD-305 $58

Tue, June 4-July 23 BLHS-Door H2 7 Sessions

5-5:55 pm GD-306 $81

Tue, July 30-Aug 27 BLHS-Door H2 5 Sessions

5-5:55 pm GD-307 $58

Wed, June 5-July 24 BLHS-Door H2 7 Sessions

5-5:55 pm GD-308 $81

Wed, July 31-Aug 28 BLHS-Door H2 5 Sessions

5-5:55 pm GD-309 $58

Thu, June 6-July 25 BLHS-Door H2 7 Sessions

9-9:55 am GD-310 $81

Thu, Aug 1-29 BLHS-Door H2 5 Sessions

9-9:55 am GD-311 $58

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Beginner Gymnastics

Intermediate Gymnastics

Tue, June 4-July 23 BLHS-Door H2 7 Sessions

6-6:55 pm GD-312 $81

Mon, June 3-July 22 BLHS-Door H2 7 Sessions

10-10:55 am GD-318 $81

Tue, July 30-Aug 27 BLHS-Door H2 5 Sessions

6-6:55 pm GD-313 $58

Mon, July 29-Aug 26 BLHS-Door H2 5 Sessions

10-10:55 am GD-319 $58

Wed, June 5-July 24 BLHS-Door H2 7 Sessions

6-6:55 pm GD-314 $81

Tue, June 4-July 23 BLHS-Door H2 7 Sessions

7-7:55 pm GD-320 $81

Wed, July 31-Aug 28 BLHS-Door H2 5 Sessions

6-6:55 pm GD-315 $58

Tue, July 30-Aug 27 BLHS-Door H2 5 Sessions

7-7:55 pm GD-321 $58

Thu, June 6-July 25 BLHS-Door H2 7 Sessions

10-10:55 am GD-316 $81

Wed, June 5-July 24 BLHS-Door H2 7 Sessions

7-7:55 pm GD-322 $81

Thu, Aug 1-Aug 29 BLHS-Door H2 5 Sessions

10-10:55 am GD-317 $58

Wed, July 31-Aug 28 BLHS-Door H2 5 Sessions

7-7:55 pm GD-323 $58

Thu, June 6-July 25 BLHS-Door H2 7 Sessions

11-11:55 am GD-324 $81

Thu, Aug 1-29 BLHS-Door H2 5 Sessions

11-11:55 am GD-325 $58

Ages 7-8 years This class will introduce children who have 0 to 1 year of experience using all four events designed for gymnastics including vault, bars, beam and floor. Some of the skills covered include backward roll, handstand and a cartwheel on floor. No class: July 1-4

Ages 8+ years This class focuses on strength and technique. Gymnasts work hard to build on basic skills already mastered including bridge kick-over, handstand to bridge, walk-pull over on bars and comfortably jumping on the high beam. No class: July 1-4

Advanced Gymnastics

Ages 8+ years Take your skill level beyond intermediate with this class. Approval is needed to take this class; please contact amytaylor.hedberg8@gmail.com No class: July 3

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Wed, June 5-July 24 BLHS-Door H2 7 Sessions

7-8:30 pm GD-326 $121

Wed, July 31-Aug 28 BLHS-Door H2 5 Sessions

7-8:30 pm GD-327 $87


Grades 7-12 Skill requirements for this class are working on improving twisting vaults, strengthening your kip and flyaway and learning uprises and/or clear hips. You must be comfortable jumping and attempting tumble skills on the high beam and do a round off back handspring and/or a punch front tuck on floor. Not meeting: July 1-5 Tue, June 4-July 23 BLHS-Door H2 7 Sessions

4-6:00 pm GD-332 $126

Tue, July 30-Aug 27 BLHS-Door H2 5 Sessions

4-6:00 pm GD-333 $90

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Gymnastics – High School Level 2

Grades 7-12 Skill requirements for this class include have completed a flipping or twisting vault, can do kips, uprises and flyaways, flight skills on high beam and working on twisting on floor. No class: July 1-5 Tue, June 4-July 23 BLHS-Door H2 7 Sessions

1-4:00 pm GD-334 $189

Thu, June 6-July 25 BLHS-Door H2 7 Sessions

1-4:00 pm GD-335 $189

Tue, July 30-Aug 27 BLHS-Door H2 5 Sessions

12-2:00 pm GD-336 $90

Tue, July 30-Aug 27 BLHS-Door H2 5 Sessions

2-4:00 pm GD-338 $90

Thu, Aug 1-29 BLHS-Door H2 5 Sessions

12-2:00 pm GD-337 $90

Thu, Aug 1-29 BLHS-Door H2 5 Sessions

2-4:00 pm GD-339 $90

“Our daughter wanted to try gymnastics so a friend referred us to Big Lake Community Education's gymnastics program. It is clear the instructors are very experienced and make sure all kiddos are interacting and are learning the correct and safe way to do this sport. We have referred Big Lake’s gymnastics program to many friends, and will continue to participate as well.” ~ Amanda, Mom to Avery

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Gymnastics – High School Level 1

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YOUTH Diving Camp

Aquatics

Ages 13-18 years This opportunity is open to beginners who are hoping to learn new skills and diving techniques, and/ or more advanced divers who wish to learn new dives and improve their skills. Starting at 8 am, athletes will arrive in tennis shoes and workout attire for dryland, which will run till 8:30 am. Divers will then change into their swimsuits and meet at the pool deck to begin warm-ups. Warm ups will consist of dry approaches and other techniques that are given from the coach. A variety of positions will be focused on each practice and there will be time for open board. Make sure your child brings a water bottle, tennis shoes, workout clothes, swimsuit (one piece for girls), and a Chamois towel. Divers can choose to attend 4 or 8 sessions anytime during the class. Instructor: Coach Paige Draack Mon-Thu, June 3-13 8-11 am BLHS-Pool SD-100

4 sessions 8 sessions

$220 $440

Seahorse 1 & 2|Parent/Child

Ages 6 mo-3 years In this class, parents work with their child on body position, blowing bubbles, floating, and entering/ exiting the water on their own. This class is intended for swimmers to learn to be comfortable in the water and start to develop skills for swimming independently from a parent with assistance of a flotation device. This class is a combination of Seahorse 1 & 2 and instructors will determine your child’s level on the first night of class.

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Mon-Thu, June 3-13 9:30-10 am BLHS-Pool SD-400 8 sessions $42

Mon-Thu, July 15-25 5:30-6 pm BLHS-Pool SD-405 8 sessions $42

Mon-Thu, June 3-13 5:30-6 pm BLHS-Pool SD-401 8 sessions $42 Mon-Thu, June 17-27 10:20-10:50 am BLHS-Pool SD-402 8 sessions $42

Mon-Thu, July 29-Aug 8 10:20-10:50 am BLHS-Pool SD-406 8 sessions $42

Mon-Thu, June 17-27 6:20-6:50 pm BLHS-Pool SD-403 8 sessions $42

Mon-Thu, Aug 12-22 9:30-10 am BLHS-Pool SD-408 8 sessions $42

Mon-Thu, July 15-25 9:30-10 am BLHS-Pool SD-404 8 sessions $42

Mon-Thu, July 29-Aug 8 6:20-6:50 pm BLHS-Pool SD-407 8 sessions $42


Ages 3-5 years This class will focus on water exploration with learning how to float, blow bubbles, push off of the wall, kicking, and small distance forward motion. Swimmers will learn personal water safety along with basic swim competency. Mon-Thu, June 3-13 9:30-10 am BLHS-Pool SD-409 8 sessions $42 Mon-Thu, June 3-13 5:30-6 pm BLHS-Pool SD-410 8 sessions $42 Mon-Thu, June 17-27 10:20-10:50 am BLHS-Pool SD-411 8 sessions $42 Mon-Thu, June 17-27 6:20-6:50 pm BLHS-Pool SD-412 8 sessions $42 Mon-Thu, July 15-25 9:30-10 am BLHS-Pool SD-413 8 sessions $42 Mon-Thu, July 15-25 5:30-6 pm BLHS-Pool SD-414 8 sessions $42 Mon-Thu, July 29-Aug 8 10:20-10:50 am BLHS-Pool SD-415 8 sessions $42 Mon-Thu, July 29-Aug 8 6:20-6:50 pm BLHS-Pool SD-416 8 sessions $42 Mon-Thu, Aug 12-22 9:30-10 am BLHS-Pool SD-417 8 sessions $42

Turtle Level 2|Preschool Aquatics

Ages 3-5 years This class will build upon the first Turtle 1 allowing swimmers to swim and kick longer distances, submerge under the water to pick up a ring from the bottom of the pool, and jumping in from the side. The benchmarks for passing will be submerging underwater, swim to float, and learning to jump and swim to safety. Mon-Thu, June 3-13 9:30-10 am BLHS-Pool SD-418 8 sessions $42

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Turtle Level 1|Preschool Aquatics

Mon-Thu, June 3-13 5:30-6 pm BLHS-Pool SD-419 8 sessions $42 Mon-Thu, June 17-27 10:20-10:50 am BLHS-Pool SD-420 8 sessions $42 Mon-Thu, June 17-27 6:20-6:50 pm BLHS-Pool SD-421 8 sessions $42 Mon-Thu, July 15-25 9:30-10 am BLHS-Pool SD-422 8 sessions $42 Mon-Thu, July 15-25 5:30-6 pm BLHS-Pool SD-423 8 sessions $42 Mon-Thu, July 29-Aug 8 10:20-10:50 am BLHS-Pool SD-424 8 sessions $42 Mon-Thu, July 29-Aug 8 6:20-6:50 pm BLHS-Pool SD-425 8 sessions $42 Mon-Thu, Aug 12-22 9:30-10 am BLHS-Pool SD-426 8 sessions $42

REGISTER EARLY Don’t let a class get cancelled by waiting to register! The decision on whether a class will run or not is made about a week before the class start date.

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Otter 1 (Level 1)

Otter 2 (Level 1 Advanced)

Mon-Thu, June 3-13 10:10-10:50 am BLHS-Pool SD-427 8 sessions $44

Mon-Thu, June 3-13 10:10-10:50 am BLHS-Pool SD-436 8 sessions $44

Mon-Thu, June 3-13 6:10-6:50 pm BLHS-Pool SD-428 8 sessions $44

Mon-Thu, June 3-13 6:10-6:50 pm BLHS-Pool SD-437 8 sessions $44

Mon-Thu, June 17-27 9:30-10:10 am BLHS-Pool SD-429 8 sessions $44

Mon-Thu, June 17-27 9:30-10:10 am BLHS-Pool SD-438 8 sessions $44

Mon-Thu, June 17-27 5:30-6:10 pm BLHS-Pool SD-430 8 sessions $44

Mon-Thu, June 17-27 5:30-6:10 pm BLHS-Pool SD-439 8 sessions $44

Mon-Thu, July 15-25 10:10-10:50 am BLHS-Pool SD-431 8 sessions $44

Mon-Thu, July 15-25 10:10-10:50 am BLHS-Pool SD-440 8 sessions $44

Mon-Thu, July 15-25 6:10-6:50 pm BLHS-Pool SD-432 8 sessions $44

Mon-Thu, July 15-25 6:10-6:50 pm BLHS-Pool SD-441 8 sessions $44

Mon-Thu, July 29-Aug 8 9:30-10:10 am BLHS-Pool SD-433 8 sessions $44

Mon-Thu, July 29-Aug 8 9:30-10:10 am BLHS-Pool SD-442 8 sessions $44

Mon-Thu, July 29-Aug 8 5:30-6:10 pm BLHS-Pool SD-434 8 sessions $44

Mon-Thu, July 29-Aug 8 5:30-6:10 pm BLHS-Pool SD-443 8 sessions $44

Mon-Thu, Aug 12-22 10:10-10:50 am BLHS-Pool SD-435 8 sessions $44

Mon-Thu, Aug 12-22 10:10-10:50 am BLHS-Pool SD-444 8 sessions $44

Ages 5+ years In this class, swimmers learn to create their foundation. Swimmers will be introduced to underwater streamline, swimming and kicking longer distances, building on their treading skills, and jumping in from the side and swimming a certain distance.

Ages 5+ years In this class swimmers will build on the foundations from Otter 1. Swimmers will work on swimming and kicking longer distances, explore simultaneous arm and leg motions on their stomach and back. Swimmers will focus on body position, control and directional change.


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Dolphin 1 (Level 2)

Dolphin 2 (Level 3)

Mon-Thu, June 3-13 10:10-10:50 am BLHS-Pool SD-445 8 sessions $44

Mon-Thu, June 3-13 11-11:40 am BLHS-Pool SD-454 8 sessions $44

Mon-Thu, June 3-13 6:10-6:50 pm BLHS-Pool SD-446 8 sessions $44

Mon-Thu, June 3-13 7-7:40 pm BLHS-Pool SD-455 8 sessions $44

Mon-Thu, June 17-27 9:30-10:10 am BLHS-Pool SD-447 8 sessions $44

Mon-Thu, June 17-27 11-11:40 am BLHS-Pool SD-456 8 sessions $44

Mon-Thu, June 17-27 5:30-6:10 pm BLHS-Pool SD-448 8 sessions $44

Mon-Thu, June 17-27 7-7:40 pm BLHS-Pool SD-457 8 sessions $44

Mon-Thu, July 15-25 10:10-10:50 am BLHS-Pool SD-449 8 sessions $44

Mon-Thu, July 15-25 11-11:40 am BLHS-Pool SD-458 8 sessions $44

Mon-Thu, July 15-25 6:10-6:50 pm BLHS-Pool SD-450 8 sessions $44

Mon-Thu, July 15-25 7-7:40 pm BLHS-Pool SD-459 8 sessions $44

Mon-Thu, July 29-Aug 8 9:30-10:10 am BLHS-Pool SD-451 8 sessions $44

Mon-Thu, July 29-Aug 8 11-11:40 am BLHS-Pool SD-460 8 sessions $44

Mon-Thu, July 29-Aug 8 5:30-6:10 pm BLHS-Pool SD-452 8 sessions $44

Mon-Thu, July 29-Aug 8 7-7:40 pm BLHS-Pool SD-461 8 sessions $44

Mon-Thu, Aug 12-22 10:10-10:50 am BLHS-Pool SD-453 8 sessions $44

Mon-Thu, Aug 12-22 11-11:40 am BLHS-Pool SD-462 8 sessions $44

Ages 5+ years In this class, swimmers will develop stroke technique in front and backstroke, and introduce the breaststroke kick and diving. Swimmers will continue to build on their endurance by learning rotary breathing.

Ages 5+ years This class will focus on stroke introduction and will continue with stroke technique and diving. Swimmers will be introduced to the dolphin kick and timed swimming events. Students will also be introduced to the butterfly in this class.

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Shark 1 (Level 4) Stroke Improvement

In this class, swimmers will learn all four competitive strokes and will work on how to improve their swimming abilities. Swimmers will also be introduced to starts and turns while building their endurance for Shark 5. Mon-Thu, June 3-13 11-11:50 am BLHS-Pool SD-463 8 sessions $49 Mon-Thu, June 3-13 7-7:50 pm BLHS-Pool SD-464 8 sessions $49 Mon-Thu, June 17-27 11-11:50 am BLHS-Pool SD-465 8 sessions $49 Mon-Thu, June 17-27 7-7:50 pm BLHS-Pool SD-466 8 sessions $49 Mon-Thu, July 15-25 11-11:50 am BLHS-Pool SD-467 8 sessions $49 Mon-Thu, July 15-25 7-7:50 pm BLHS-Pool SD-468 8 sessions $49 Mon-Thu, July 29-Aug 8 11-11:50 am BLHS-Pool SD-469 8 sessions $49 Mon-Thu, July 29-Aug 8 7-7:50 pm BLHS-Pool SD-470 8 sessions $49 Mon-Thu, Aug 12-22 11-11:50 am BLHS-Pool SD-471 8 sessions $49

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Shark 2 (Level 5) Stroke Refinement

In this advanced class swimmers will refine their strokes and learn about competitive swimming. Swimmers will gain endurance and learn skills on how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle. Mon-Thu, June 3-13 11-11:50 am BLHS-Pool SD-472 8 sessions $49 Mon-Thu, June 3-13 7-7:50 pm BLHS-Pool SD-473 8 sessions $49 Mon-Thu, June 17-27 11-11:50 am BLHS-Pool SD-474 8 sessions $49 Mon-Thu, June 17-27 7-7:50 pm BLHS-Pool SD-475 8 sessions $49 Mon-Thu, July 15-25 BLHS-Pool 8 sessions

11-11:50 am SD-476 $49

Mon-Thu, July 15-25 7-7:50 pm BLHS-Pool SD-477 8 sessions $49 Mon-Thu, July 29-Aug 8 11-11:50 am BLHS-Pool SD-478 8 sessions $49 Mon-Thu, July 29-Aug 8 7-7:50 pm BLHS-Pool SD-479 8 sessions $49 Mon-Thu, Aug 12-22 11-11:50 am BLHS-Pool SD-480 8 sessions $49


Listed below are Big Lake Area Youth Sports Associations. Please contact them directly for registration questions. Becker – Big Lake Youth Hockey www.beckerbiglakehockey.com Big Lake Baseball Association www.biglakebaseball.com www.facebook.com/biglakebaseball In-house & travel Big Lake Fastpitch Association www.biglakefastpitch.com www.facebook.com/biglakefastpitch In-house, local league & travel Big Lake JO Volleyball www.biglakejo.weebly.com Travel: Ages 9-17 Big Lake Lacrosse http://sports.bluesombrero.com/ biglakelax www.facebook.com/biglakelax In-house & travel

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Youth Sports Assoc. Big Lake Youth Basketball Association www.blyba.com In-house & travel Big Lake Youth Football Association www.biglakefootball.org www.facebook.com/biglakeyouthfootball Flag, local league & travel SWARM Wrestling www.biglakewrestling.org https://www.facebook.com/ BigLakeSwarm/ In-house & travel Great River Soccer Club www.greatriversc.org Tot, recreational & competitive

SEE INDIVIDUAL WEBSITES FOR EXACT REGISTRATION AND SEASON DATES

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ADULTS

Fitness Group Golf Lessons

Need to work on your golf game or simply brush up on a few skills? If so, this is the perfect class for you! Participants will learn tips on putting, chipping, pitching, iron play and wood play. The instructor will spend time demonstrating proper techniques, and then spend one-on-one time observing your techniques and providing pointers. Address: 1209 Golf Course Rd. Instructor: Kristi Dostal, Professional Golfer Tue, June 4-18 6-7 pm Monticello Country Club AD-205 3 Sessions $55

Kickboxing

Uncover your hidden six pack and get fit while learning some realistic techniques of Tae Kwon Do with circuit training, toning, heavy bag work and cardio all in one! Session 1 will go over basic punches and footwork. Session 2 will add more advanced punches and kicks. Session 3 will go over footwork and advanced theory. You will need hand wraps and boxing gloves. Instructor: Brandon Stein, Evolution Tae Kwon Do, 321 County Rd. 43

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Stand Up Paddleboard 101

Ages 14+ years This class includes on and off the water training. Participants will learn the basics of SUP including equipment, launch technique, as well as general safety instruction. Board, paddle, and lifejacket are provided. Be sure to wear clothes and footwear that you’re not afraid to get wet! Specify lifejacket size during registration. If under 18, parent must sign waiver. Classes held at Big Lake Boat Landing, 101 Lakeshore Drive, Big Lake. Park admission is waived. Plan to arrive 15 minutes early to get in the water and set-up. Instructor: Kim Olson, Pure Paddle Fri, June 21 Big Lake Boat Landing 1 Session

6-7 pm AD-206 $30

Fri, July 26 Big Lake Boat Landing 1 Session

6-7 pm AD-207 $30

Fri, Aug 23 Big Lake Boat Landing 1 Session

6-7 pm AD-208 $30

Session 1 Mon/Wed, June 10-26 Evolution Tae Kwon Do 6 Sessions

7-8 pm AD-200 $35

REGISTER EARLY

Session 2 Mon/Wed, July 1-24 Evolution Tae Kwon Do 8 Sessions

7-8 pm AD-201 $35

Session 3 Mon/Wed, Aug 5-28 Evolution Tae Kwon Do 8 Sessions

7-8 pm AD-202 $35

Don’t let a class get cancelled by waiting to register! The decision on whether a class will run is made about a week before the class start date.


Community Education can only thrive when community members get involved. We’re not just talking about taking our classes - we need community members who are interested in teaching classes and paving the future. Community Education Advisory Council: Big Lake School’s Community Education Advisory Council is responsible for discussing and making recommendations regarding Community Education programs, classes, policies, budget and staffing. This committee is made up of interested volunteers of all ages who are willing and able to be actively involved in their community and local school district. If you are interested in joining this committee or if you would like additional information, please contact Community Education. We meet during the school year at Liberty Elementary in Room 130 at 6:30 p.m. Upcoming date is: May 7 - fall schedule TBD

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Get Involved!

Join the Early Childhood Advisory Council: The council invites dedicated parents to join us as we help make our early childhood programs the strongest and best they can be! Please contact the ECFE office for more information or to join. Meetings are held from 6-7 p.m. at Liberty Elementary School. Upcoming date is: May 7 - fall schedule TBD Volunteer Opportunities: We are always looking for community members to help run programming in our district. Volunteer opportunities range from assisting a sports coach to chaperoning a trip. There are a few requirements for volunteers such as passing a background check (if working with children). The most important requirement is a love for lifelong learning! Teach a Class: Do you have a passion or skill that you would like to share with the community? Sign up to teach a class for us and earn extra income! Are you interested but want to learn more information first? Just give us a call and we will go over all of the details!

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Enrichment

Driver Improvement Classes

Ages 55+ years Explore changes in laws, learn about the latest vehicle technologies, and learn easy-to-use defensive driving techniques. In addition, this class will explore traffic safety and accident prevention. Complete these courses and you could receive a 10% reduction on your automobile insurance premiums! This class is offered through MN Safety Center and taught by MN Safety Center trainers. Please contact 1-888234-1294 MN Safety Center for registration and to pay. 4 HR Refresher Class Fri, June 7 9 am-1 pm Lib. Elem. Rm 130 AD-204 1 Session 8 HR Initial Driver Improvement Class Thu, June 6 8:30 am-5 pm Lib. Elem. Rm 130 AD-203 1 Session

NEW! Savvy Social Security

Careful planning can help you get the most out of your Social Security benefits. This workshop may help you determine the ideal time to apply and ways to maximize your Social Security benefits while minimizing taxes on those benefits. Instructor: Justin Bettinger, Thrivent Financial.

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Mon, June 17 BLMS-Media Center 1 Session

6:30-7:30 pm AD-218 $12

NEW! Retire Happy

Is Saturday the day you set aside to play golf, spend time with your grandkids or enjoy your hobby? In retirement, every day can be like Saturday. That’s a lot of time to fill and it’s important to have a plan. Learn from financial expert, Tom Hegna’s book, “Don’t Worry, Retire Happy: 7 Steps to a Secure Retirement.” Instructor: Justin Bettinger, Thrivent Financial. Wed, June 5 BLMS-Media Center 1 Session

6:30-7:30 pm AD-220 $12

NEW! Inheriting in Harmony

Transferring large assets to the next generation can be tricky. Managing the emotional connections is just as important as navigating the financial and legal processes and requires more than deeds and keys. Join us for this workshop to help you start the inheritance process. Instructor: Justin Bettinger, Thrivent. Mon, Aug 19 Lib. Elem. Rm 130 1 Session

6:30-7:30 pm AD-221 $12

NEW! Retire Fearlessly

The more you know, the more you can plan for your dream retirement. We will review and evaluate several different strategies that can allow you to thrive in retirement. Instructor: Justin Bettinger, Thrivent Financial. Mon, July 15 BLMS-Media Center 1 Session

6:30-7:30 pm AD-219 $12


9 wks–6 mo Teach your puppy basic obedience commands with the guidance of an expert trainer. Your pup will learn how to sit, stay, lay down and more! Playtime will take place to help puppies learn appropriate social skills. Basic immunizations per your veterinarian’s protocol are required. Address: 4134 School Blvd. Monticello Instructor: Cathy Mahr. No class: June 18, 25, Aug 27 Tue, June 11-July 16 Lower Level 5 Sessions

6-7 pm AD-213 $75

Thu, July 18-Aug 15 Lower Level 5 Sessions

6-7 pm AD-214 $75

Tue, Aug 13-Sep 17 Lower Level 5 Sessions

6-7 pm AD-215 $75

Thu, Aug 29-Sep 26 Lower Level 5 Sessions

6-7 pm AD-216 $75

Basic Dog Obedience

Ages 6 mo+ Sit, stay, down and heel will be covered in this class. Additionally, pups will begin learning how to walk nicely on a leash. This class is designed for dogs ages 6 months and older. Basic immunizations per your veterinarian’s protocol are required. Address: 4134 School Blvd. Monticello. Instructor: Cathy Mahr. Tue, June 11-July 23 Lower Level 5 Sessions

7-8 pm AD-209 $75

Thu, July 18-Aug 15 Lower Level 5 Sessions

7-8 pm AD-210 $75

Tue, Aug 13-Sep 17 Lower Level 5 Sessions

7-8 pm AD-211 $75

Thu, Aug 29-Sep 26 Lower Level 5 Sessions

7-8 pm AD-212 $75

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Puppy Kindergarten

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Trips Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta + More!

Experience one of the most photographed events in the world by viewing over 100 colorful balloons at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. You’ll tour Albuquerque City, strolling the streets of Old Town, then witness the Balloon Glow at dusk. Travel plans for the rest of the trip include Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos Bradbury Science Museum, Taos City Tour, then Santa Fe City where you’ll experience history, culture and the unique architecture of this interesting city. This trip includes 5 nights hotel accommodations, motor coach transportation, 7 meals and so much more! For details call CE at 763-262-2523. Trip Travel Details: Fri-Wed, Oct 4-9 6 Nights $2,475 per person/double occupancy

California Rail Discovery

This trip features San Francisco, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley Wine Train! You will experience 2 rail excursions, one on the Napa Valley Wine Train and a journey into the Sierra Nevada Mountains. You will tour California’s popular wine region for a Winery Tour and Tasting, Old Town Sacramento, San Francisco Bay Area skyline and so much more! Accommodations include 6 nights in First Class Hotels, Motor Coach Transportation, 9 meals, hotel transfers, baggage handling, and our very own Tour Director. Don’t miss out on this amazing and beautiful trip. Additional trip itinerary and information is available so give us a call at 763-262-2523. Trip Travel Details: Wed-Tue, Sept 18-24 6 Nights $2,945 per person/double occupancy

Southern California | Rose Parade Trip

Arrive in beautiful Orange County where you will stay at first class Hotel Irvine for 5 nights. Day 2 you will experience highlights such as San Juan Capistrano, Laguna & Newport Beach traveling by Motor Coach. Enjoy a professional tour director while traveling the famous Highway 1. Other tour stops will include lunch at Lawry’s in Beverly Hills, Richard Nixon Library, Rodeo Drive, New Years Eve dinner party, Tournament of Roses Parade and much more! For details call CE at 763-262-2523.

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Trip Travel Details: Mon-Sat, Dec 30-Jan 4 5 Nights $2,750 per person/double occupancy


ADULTS Opening Doors is a program for anyone 16 years of age or older with a disability.

Opening Doors

Spring Fling Dinner and Dance

Celebrate spring by moving and dancing to the latest tunes. A live DJ will be spinning the latest tunes, sub-style sandwiches, treats and beverages included. A generous donation from the Big Lake Spud Fest Committee has helped make this event possible. Fri, Apr 26 Ind. Elem. Cafeteria 1 Session

6-9 pm W308 $7

Planting Time

Soil + seeds = flowers, just in time for Mother’s Day! We will do some planting of both live plants that are ready to bloom and seeds that we will plant in the soil. We will also discuss plant care and the different type of hardy Minnesota plants. Thu, May 9 BLHS Rm C112 1 Session

6-7:30 pm S300A $9

Foot Relief

It’s been a long winter and now it’s time to give those feet some relief before the start of sandal season. We will soak our feet in a lovely scented mixture of warm water and Epsom salts. You will take home your own foot tub and a salt sample.

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Tue, May 21 Ind. Elem. Rm 255 1 Session

7-8 pm S301A $15

Summer Flower Bouquet

We all have that someone that holds a special place in our hearts. Let us take the time to show our appreciation with a lovely bouquet of flowers. We will roll up our sleeves and get creative with paint and egg carton piece. Thu, June 17 BLMS Student Center 1 Session

6-7:30 pm S303A $9

Friday Night Bingo

Are you lucky? Come on out and get your party on. Enjoy pizza, bingo and great prizes. Bring a new BINGO friend and win a prize before the first BINGO balls are called! Don’t wait; sign up now! $10 pizza & bingo or $6 for just pizza. Fri, May 17 BLMS Student Center 1 Session

6-8 pm S320A $10/$6

Fri, June 14 BLMS Student Center 1 Session

6-8 pm S321A $10/$6

Fri, July 12 BLMS Student Center 1 Session

6-8 pm S322A $10/$6

To register for any of these classes, visit Buffalo Community Ed at bhmschools.ce.feepay.org, or call 763-682-8770.


Here is a recipe to share with your friends and family this July 4th. There is nothing like a red, white and blue dessert to add to the holiday celebration. We will make a sample in class and send you home with the recipe! Thu, June 25 BLMS Rm 110 1 Session

6-7:30 pm S304A $9

Come and construct a file box to help organize your important papers or your enjoyable magazines. We will assemble the holder and add an element of creativity to personalize your very own holder. Our staff will also be on hand to answer any organization questions. 6-7:30 pm S305A $9

Bird Feeder

Feeding our feathered friends is an enjoyable summer time hobby. We will have treats for them using peanut butter and seeds and make a messy meal for the birds. We will also have informational materials available on bird identification. Come join us! Tue, July 16 BLHS Rm C112 1 Session

6-7:30 pm S306A $9

Prairie Fire’s Cinderella

Who doesn’t enjoy an evening out with a Prince and a few stepsisters! We will have a light dinner before the play. “Let’s Go To The Hop” is the theme of this production set in the 1950s. This play features a great deal of dancing, singing, and lip-syncing. You will want to wear your favorite back to the 50s gear. $10 for dinner and play or $6 for just the play. Fri, July 19 BLHS Auditorium 1 Session

6-9 pm S350A $10/$6

Salad Totes

Using a mason jar with the season’s freshest vegetables, we will whip up a portable salad that is a healthy option for your next picnic. Thu, July 25 BLMS Rm 110 1 Session

The summer sun can certainly dry out your skin, so why not try our homemade recipe for hand lotion. We will create a soothing mixture you can enjoy all year long! Tue, Aug 6 BLHS Rm 110 1 Session

6-7:30 pm S308A $9

Lots of Lemons

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Thu, July 11 BLMS Student Center 1 Session

Homemade Lotion

6-7:30 pm S307A $9

This class will make you pucker. We will put together an easy lemon pie to eat in class and enjoy some lemonade to quench your thirst. Thu, Aug 15 BLHS Rm C112 1 Session

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Fourth of July Fluff

6-7:30 pm S309A $9

Outdoor Games

Summer time is outdoor time! Join your Opening Doors friends for some outdoor fun. We will have a new activity to try each week such as foursquare, outdoor dice games and bean bag toss; just to name a few! Location for weather back-up is BLMS Gym. Mon, June 3-24 Ind. Elem. Playground 4 Sessions

7-8 pm S330A $20

Baseball League

It’s time to hit it out of the park. Opening Doors is forming a Summer Baseball League. You can register as a team of six people or we can place you on a team. Coach Anderson has over 20 years of baseball experience and is dedicated to creating a fun and rewarding experience. Location for weather back-up is BLMS Gym. Mon, July 8-22 Ind. Elem. Playground 3 Sessions

7-8 pm S331A $15

Wet Wacky Fun

We will splash around in the August heat with some wet wacky water games. Bring a towel and wear clothes you do not mind getting wet. Mon, Aug 5-26 Ind. Elem. Playground 4 Sessions

7-8 pm S332A $20 or $5/class

For additional classes, please visit Opening Doors’ website.

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ADULTS ABE is a free program to help adults, ages 17 years and older, prepare for the GED test, learn English, and improve basic skills such as literacy and math.

Adult Basic Ed Basic Skills Work one-on-one with staff to acquire or improve math and literacy skills for work, training, college or personal enrichment.

GED (General Education Development) This program is available to ages 17+ who would like to earn their GED, which is equivalent to a high school diploma. ESL (English as a Second Language) Adults learn skills in listening, conversation, reading and writing English. Multi-level and advanced classes available.

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Closed for the summer! See our fall catalog for class dates and times.

Child Care Free child care is available during daytime classes. Arrange with your ABE instructor at least a day in advance. Volunteering ABE and ESL programs welcome your help. Experience is not needed and training is provided. For upcoming trainings, visit: mnliteracy.org/volunteers/ training West ABE Big Lake’s ABE program is part of West ABE, which offers programming throughout the west metro area. Learn more about West ABE here: www.westabe. org. Contact Information For more information about Big Lake’s class offerings, call 763-262-2523.


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A WWII Vet’s Life

Bayer Ross went from stitching clothes as a tailor in his father’s dry cleaning shop in southwest Minnesota to patching wounds as an Army medic on front lines in North Africa, Sicily and Europe. Bayer Ross saw action during the D-Day invasion and worked in a Concentration Camp after liberation. His brother-inlaw, Paul Arneson, will tell Ross’s story through letters, journal entries, and photos. Monday, July 22 from 12:30 - 2 pm at Becker High School TLC - Enter Door 1. Cost: $9 or $19 with book. Register online at becker.k12.mn.us - under Community Education or call Becker Community Education.


Registration Online at biglakece.com

Stop by our offices located in Liberty Elementary School

Call CE @ 763.262.2523 Call ECFE @ 763.262.3233

Mail your form with payment to 17901 205th Ave NW, Big Lake, MN 55309

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Policies Registration Registration is required. See registration page for ways to register. By registering, you are confirming your seat in a class – on a first come first service basis. You do not have to be a Big Lake resident to participate in classes. Confirmations You are registered for a class once payment has been received. You will receive a confirmation email, or an email letting you know you have been placed on a wait list. Payment Payment is due in full at time of registration. Payments can be made by cash, check or credit card. Make checks payable to Big Lake Community Education. Scholarships A limited number of scholarships are available for qualified classes & individuals. Contact Community Ed for eligibility requirements. Refunds/Cancellations Class fees cannot be prorated for any reason. Cancellations made at least 2 days before the first class will be refunded the class fee minus $7 or 10%, whichever is greater. There will be NO refunds after classes have started or for weather-related closings. If the class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, a full refund will be issued. If you paid by cash or check, please allow 2-3 weeks for a refund check. Paid Advertisements Throughout the catalog, paid advertisements can be found. We do not endorse the organization or what it is advertising for.

Photo/Video Community Education staff may photograph and/or videotape participants, and use the material for promotional reasons on our website, catalogs, social media channels, and/or by local media outlets without any obligation to provide compensation to those photographed or any obligation to obtain prior consent for use. By registering for any of our classes, you are giving permission for you and/or your child(ren) to be photographed and/or videotaped. If you do not wish for this to occur, please inform us at the time of registration in writing. Inclement Weather When bad weather or emergencies cause cancellation of school activities, Community Education classes will also be cancelled. Make-up classes are not guaranteed. Watch our Facebook page for closings. Disclaimer Every effort has been made to ensure timely accuracy of this publication; however, policies and class offerings do occasionally change. If you have a question about a policy or class, please contact Community Education for the most up-to-date information. Class Disclaimer Fitness and other activity classes can be strenuous and cause injury. By registering, you agree to release Big Lake Schools and its employees of all liability of accidents or injuries incurred during a class by yourself and/or listed participants. Non-endorsement Community Education does not endorse the opinions or business affiliations of the instructors used.

Pool Shut Downs Occasionally the pool is shut down due to circumstances that are beyond our control. If only one class is cancelled, there is no make-up class. In the rare situation a second class is cancelled, we make every effort to offer a make-up lesson. ECFE Specific Policies: Payment Class fees are per family, unless otherwise stated, and are due at registration. Payments can be made in multiple installments, if necessary. Sliding Fee Scale No one will be turned away because of an inability to pay for classes. See the Early Childhood section for the sliding fee scale. Immunizations Required Minnesota law requires that all children be immunized before entering school, including ECFE and Little Learners Preschool classes. Up-to-date immunizations must be submitted to ECFE before your child attends classes. Please enclose a copy of your child’s record with your registration. Class Location All ECFE classes are held at Liberty Elementary School. Sibling Childcare Available Big Lake ECFE offers child care for siblings while you are spending quality time with a child in an ECFE class. Please indicate sibling care is needed when registering. Sibling Care Rates: FREE


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CLASS HIGHLIGHTS ECFE in the Park Birth-5 year + families

Back for a third year! Calling all outdoor lovers! We will be touring local parks all summer bringing all of the fun of ECFE to you. Families who attend will enjoy art projects, music and movement activities, interactive stories and more. You’ll even receive a free book each time you come! Dates Vary

10-11:30 am See page 5

Band Camp Grade 6

Join us for band lessons and get a head start on learning about your instrument before school begins! We will work on basic playing skills and instrument knowledge that will be helpful when you start band classes in the fall. Dates and Times Vary Based on Instrument

See page 15

Diving Camp

Ages 13-18 This opportunity is open to beginners who are hoping to learn new skills and diving techniques, and/or more advanced divers who wish to learn new dives and improve their skills. A variety of positions will be focused on each practice and there will be time for open board. Mon-Thu, June 3-13

8-11 am

See page 30

Stand Up Paddleboarding 101 Ages 14+

This class includes on and off the water training. Participants will learn the basics of SUP including equipment, launch technique, as well as general safety instruction. Board, paddle, and lifejacket are provided. Be sure to wear clothes and footwear that you’re not afraid to get wet! Fri, June 21, July 26, Aug 23

6-7 pm

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