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Spring/Summer GUIDE


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General Information Residency Policy Residents are considered people who pay property taxes to the City of Stoughton. Townships, School District, etc. have no bearing on your residency for our purposes. It may be possible that you might be a resident and our online registration system considers you a non-resident. In these cases, please contact us and we can make the appropriate change to your account. Youth Programs and Grade Level Many of our programs for children are broken down by grade level. Please sign-up your child for the grade they are in when the program is going on. If it is a summer program, please sign them up for the grade level they were in during the spring (unless otherwise noted).

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How to Register for a Recreation Program There are two simple ways to register for a recreation program. 1. The first way is by filling out a paper registration form. A paper registration form can be found near the end of the guide. Once the paper registration form is filled out, a person can mail it to us or stop by our office. 2. The second way is by going to our online registration site, https://apm.activecommunities.com/stoughtonrec/. Online registration is fast, simple, and convenient.

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Stay connected with the Recreation Department! Create an account on our online registration system at https://apm.activecommunities.com/stoughtonrec/ if you would like to be kept updated on our latest program offerings. You can also add us as a Facebook friend (https://www.facebook.com/StoughtonRec/)

Weather Cancellations Please check our weather hotline at 873-6724 if you believe a program may be cancelled due to the weather. A new message will be recorded if programs are cancelled. Every effort will be made to reInclusion Service and scheduled classes and programs. In some instances Recreation Programs Recreation and leisure activities are an important it is not possible to reschedule. aspect of life for all people. We will make reasona- Fee Assistance ble accommodations to many of our recreation pro- It is the policy of the City of Stoughton that no child grams so individuals with disabilities can participate in the Stoughton Area School District will be denied without fundamentally changing the program. Go to participation in any program for lack of ability to pay. our website at stoughtonrec.com/recreation, click Please contact us if you are in a position where you need a fee waived. on Therapeutic Services.

Active Stoughton for Life (AS4L) One of the main goals of the Stoughton Parks and Recreation Department is to Seven Stages of LTAD create healthy lifestyles. A proven way to create healthy lifestyles is through physi- Stage 1 – Active Start (Males & Females 0-6) cal activity and sport. Active Stoughton for Life (AS4L) is a movement to improve - Children this age need to learn the ABC’s of movement physical activity and sport in Stoughton. AS4L uses a scientific model called - Children need to see that physical activity is a fun and exciting part Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) as its framework. LTAD is a seven-stage of everyday life training, competition, and recovery pathway guiding an individual’s experience Stage 2 – FUNdamentals (Males 6-9 & Females 6-8) in recreation and sport from infancy through adulthood stages. Using LTAD will - Children should further develop fundamental movement skills make physical activity and sports more enjoyable for the children with the end including the ABC’s of movement goal of being active participants for life. The recently released American Devel- Children should be exposed to a variety of sports and physical opment Model by the United States Olympic Committee is also based on LTAD. activities throughout the year Stage 3 – Learning to Train (Males 9-12 & Females 8-11) Physical Literacy - Major skill learning stage: all basic movement and sport skills Developing physical literacy is a building block approach that goes this way: (physical literacy) should be learned before the growth spurt -M  ore time should be spent on training and practice than competing - Children being exposed to multiple sports and activities should continue Research shows that children need to learn how to do fundamental movements Stage 4 – Training to Train (Males 12-16 & Females 11-15) and sport skills before they can learn how to play a sport competently. Children - Major fitness development stage: endurance, strength, and speed learn what numbers are in school before they are taught addition and sub- Continued approach of spending more time on training and practraction and why addition and subtraction is taught before calculus. The same tice than competing reasoning is behind developing physical literacy. Parents shouldn’t expect their - .M  ost important stage in determining the long-term potential of an child to be able to pitch in baseball if they don’t know how to balance. Children athlete need to learn the ABC’s of physical literacy before moving on to fundamental Stage 5 – Training to Compete (Males 16-23 & Females 15-21) sport skills and then sport specific techniques. - Competition becomes serious The ABC’s of physical literacy are agility, balance, coordination, and speed. - High intensity, high volume training Once these basic fundamental movements are mastered children can then - High school athletics move on to learning fundamental sport skills. Fundamental sport skills are jump- Stage 6 – Training to Win (Males 19+ & Females 21+) ing, running, catching, overhand throwing, kicking, swinging, hitting, etc. Once - College and professional athletics learned, these skills can be transferred to many activities such as fishing (over- Stage 7 – Active for Life (Enter at Any Age) hand throwing/casting) or mud runs (jumping, running, dodging). These skills - Minimum of 60 minutes moderate daily activity or 30 minutes of can be learned any time during the course of someone’s life, but it is much intense activity for adults more efficient to learn them before the age of 12. - Adult recreational sport leagues, fitness classes, etc.


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Table of Contents General Information..........................2 Residency Policy Youth Programs and Grade Level How to Register for a Recreation Program Inclusion Service & Recreation Programs Stay connected with the Recreation Department! Weather Cancellations Fee Assistance Active Stoughton for Life................2 Physical Literacy Seven Stages of LTAD Senior Center Events & Classes... 4-5 Art History Programs: With Michael Hecht Parkinson’s Exercise Program Intro to Photography Tuesday Topics Weekday Bingo Welcome the first day of Spring with Henry David Thoreau Spring 2020 Scholarly Scoop presented by University of Wisconsin-Whitewater faculty: Kimberly Nath, David Reinhart, and Eric Loepp Voting in 2020: Presented by Holly Licht, City of Stoughton “Two Visions: How The Democratic Primaries Are Shaping The Presidential Election” Live Storytelling with Just Sto’ Stories: Featuring Sue Searing Live Music from the Yahara Strummers, Wednesday, April 22, 2:00 pm Live Music from the Catfish River Review, Wednesday, April 27, 1:00 pm Live Music from harpist, Shari Sarazin. Tuesday, July 21 at 11:00 AM John Beutel’s Music Appreciation Series is Back! Healthy Living with Chronic Pain Tech Q & A: Computer and Technology Classes with Gil Helland Page Turners DNA Testing for Genealogy (for all backgrounds) History of the Koshkonong Settlement (Koshkonong is the geographical area including Deerfield, Cambridge, Albion, and Stoughton) AARP Driver Safety Course BUS TRIP: Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park Fitness & Wellness Events QiGong Group-Free, Tai Chi-$7/class Chair Stretch-$2/class, Line Dancing-Free Ping Pong-Free, Reflexology Social & Recreation Events

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Bridge-Free, Bunco-$1 Chess-Free, Community Bingo-$1 Cribbage-Free, Dime Jingle Euchre, Handiwork Group-Free Mahjong and Pinochle-Free Pool Tables-Free; Sheepshead Youth Soccer.........................................6 Spring Miniball Soccer Fall Miniball Soccer Tiny Tykes (Challenger Soccer Camp) Half Day Program (Challenger Soccer Camp) Half Day Program (Challenger Soccer Camp) Youth Tennis..........................................7 Youth Tennis Lessons Ages 3-6 Ages 7-8 Ages 9-12 Ages 13-18 Adults Youth Football......................................8 Little Gridders Flag Football (Pre-K) Future Vikings Football Camps Grades 2nd-5th Grades 6th-8th NFL Youth Flag Football NFL Flag (Grades K-3) – House Leagues NFL Flag (Grades 4-8) – Travel Leagues Youth Golf...............................................9 SNAG Golf Junior Golf Clinics Junior Golf Clinic & League Combo Junior Golf – Beginner 3 Hole League Junior Golf – Intermediate 6 Hole League Youth Strengthening...................... 10 Junior Viking Track Club Youth Strength & Conditioning Club by Level Up: The Natural Athlete Youth Softball & Tball.................... 10 Learn to Play Softball League (Grades K – 2) Rally Cap T-Ball (Ages 4 –Pre K) Youth Enrichment............................ 11 Art Cart by Madison Museum of Contemporary Art Art Camp 2020 The Kids Chef Sneaky Snacks Calzones & Cupcakes Edible Art Exhibit Cheer for Cheese Summer Sweets

Summer Camps................................ 12 Nature Explorers (Grades 1-4) Safe Kids 101 Spring Session Summer Session Detective School (Grades 1-4) Friluftsliv (Outdoor) Classes & Events What is Friluftsliv? Tenkara Fly Fishing Paddle Badfish Creek: A Southern Wisconsin Gem

Stoughton Area Youth Center..... 13 Fill the Gap Kids Kick Healthy Living Job Training Tutoring and Mentoring

Adult Sport & Fitness Classes... 14-15 PiYo by Level-Up Gym Beachbody Intervals by Level-Up Gym Barre Fusion by Level-Up Gym Yoga for Every Body (Monday Mornings) Yoga for Every Body (Tuesday Evenings) Gentle Yoga Tennis Lessons for Adults Fall 3 on 3 Basketball Adult Flag Football League Adult Ultimate Frisbee League Adult Slow Pitch Softball Wednesday Umpired League Friday Self-Umpired Leagues Adult Coed Softball Men’s Fall Softball League Pickleball Summer Membership Save the Date: Norse Open Pickleball Tournament Parks & Recreation Information... 16-17 Gazebo Musikk Adopt-a-Park Sign” Volunteer Program Canoe Rental Reserve a Park Shelter Lowell Park Community Garden Kiwanis Disc Golf Course at Amundson Park Troll Beach – Stoughton’s Norwegian Fun Park

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Senior Center Events & Classes Below are a listing of events and classes hosted by the Senior Center. If you would like more information about them or would like to sign up for a class, please contact the Senior Center at 873-8585.

Art History Programs with Michael Hecht Fridays: May 1, August 7 and November 6 from 12:30-1:30 pm at the Stoughton Area Senior Center. FREE. Michael Hecht is back to present art programs in 2020! Join us for any or all of these sessions and learn about Primitive Art all the way up to the Modern Art movements of the 20th century. Michael shares interesting facts from the art of the ancient Mayan to contemporary painter Jackson Pollock.

Welcome the First Day of Spring with Henry David Thoreau Thursday, March 19 from 10:30-11:15 am FREE. The prose and poetry of Henry David Thoreau, along with other American writers/poets. Music will reinforce the literary values, as we celebrate the season of Spring. Dialogue with Michael Hecht. Music by guitar/vocalist Randy Kiel. Main Level of the Stoughton Area Senior Center. Sponsored by Skaalen Nursing and Rehab Center.

Parkinson’s Exercise Program Fridays at 1:00 pm through May 22 Improve function, mobility, quality of life and reduce falls in a fun atmosphere! Weekly exercise classes are led by Stoughton Hospital Physical Therapist Emily Devine to help people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease start to feel and function better. Living well starts here! All new participants must complete a physician’s authorization prior to starting the class. A $5 per class donation to the Stoughton Senior Center is appreciated. Class size is limited so please contact the Stoughton Hospital Physical Therapy Clinic at (608) 873-2292 to register!

Spring 2020 Scholarly Scoop Presented by University of Wisconsin-Whitewater faculty: Kimberly Nath, David Reinhart and Eric Loepp Fridays March 20 & April 17 from 10:00-11:00 am FREE “With Great Piety Comes Great Precarity: The Roaring 20’s” The United States in the 1920’s was marked by disparity and increasing precarity. A decade often known for its corruption, the mass violence of racism, the growing underground production of outlawed alcohol, and culture wars is rooted in religious perspectives. The “roaring 20’s” went from the greatest boom to the greatest bust, a time marked by unconscious precarity, leading eventually to disaster. Presented by David Reinhart, Lecturer of Philosophy & Religious Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater.

Intro to Photography Third Tuesdays, monthly from 9:00-10:30 am FREE. All are welcome to join us at the Stoughton Area Senior Center on the third Tuesday morning of each month from 9:00-10:30 am for a free, fun, informative introduction to photography with Gil Helland. All levels of experience and interests are welcome to attend. No camera required. Phone cameras welcome. Upcoming Class Dates & Topics: Tuesday, March 17: The Importance of Light in Photography Tuesday, April 21: Using photography in your travels Tuesday, May 19: How to use other gear with your camera Gil Helland comes to us from Oregon, WI where he started a photography group, Oregon Wisconsin Photography Group. The OWPG has about 60 members and holds monthly meetings, regular classes and field trips. Gil has extensive experience in technology/computers, and has enjoyed photography for nearly 55 years! Call the Stoughton Area Senior Center to sign-up at (608) 873-8585. Tuesday Topics Tuesdays March 31, April 7 and April 21 from 11:45 am-1:00 pm Coordinated by Chris Bell, DNP, PHNA-BC, RN Community/Public Health Instructor - Edgewood College FREE. Final semester nursing students from Edgewood College will be at the Stoughton Area Senior Center during the lunch hour, on two scheduled Tuesdays per month through April, 2020. The students are excited to have the opportunity to get to know the seniors who come over lunchtime on these days, and will offer educational sessions.

Voting in 2020 Presented by Holly Licht, City of Stoughton Tuesday, March 24, 10:00 Discussion will include options for voting absentee, voter registration, voter rides to the polls and our new ExpressVote machines (ADA accessible voting machines). “Two Visions: How the Democratic Primaries Are Shaping the Presidential Election” Friday, April 17 As more states hold their primaries, we are starting to get a sense of how Democratic voters are feeling about who they wish to nominate to challenge President Trump in the 2020 election. Yet many questions remain, from what might happen at the Democratic Convention right down the road in Milwaukee this July to who might be the best candidates for vice president. And, of course, how might each party win this November? Come join us for an interactive, engaging, and civil conversation about the 2020 primary season thus far, and what it means both in Wisconsin and the country.

Live Storytelling with Just Sto’ Stories: Featuring Sue Searing Friday, April 24 from 12:30-1:15 pm FREE Live Storytelling connects us all! “Just Sto’ Stories” presents and amazing professional Storyteller, Sue Searing, who spins tales of the past and weaves stories from today into an unforgettable experience. Please join us for this free 45-minute event that will leave a smile on your face and in your heart. Minneapolis-based storyteller Sue Searing (suesearing.com) delights in sharing stories from many cultures and parts of the globe. Listeners of all ages enjoy Weekday Bingo her rollicking folktales, thought-provoking wisdom tales, classic fairy tales, and Third Wednesday, monthly at 1:00 pm insightful true stories. Sue took first place in the 2018 Great American Story Cost: $1.00, includes all the supplies and a light snack! contest in Park Rapids, MN, and has taken home several trophies from story Bring your friends - and meet new ones - when you join us for a fun-filled slams in the Twin Cities. Sit back, listen, and enjoy! afternoon playing bingo at the Stoughton Area Senior Center! Each 3rd This event is made possible by a grant from the Stoughton Area Community Wednesday of every month, starting at 1:00 pm Foundation.


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Live Music from the Yahara Strummers Wednesday, April 22, 2:00 pm Live Music from the Catfish River Review Wednesday, May 27, 1:00 pm Live Music from harpist, Shari Sarazin Tuesday, July 21 at 11:00 am John Beutel’s Music Appreciation Series is Back! All sessions are free and open to the public. When: Mondays, April 1-May 13 at 3:00 pm Where: Stoughton Opera House Cost: Free, but donations are appreciated March 30 The Two Jackets Jazz Quintet-UW Madison Students April 6 Chia-Yu Hsu, bassoon; Kangwoo Jin, piano April 13 Stoughton High School student musicians April 20 UW Whitewater Faculty Piano Trio (Piano, Violin, Cello) April 27 The Hunt String Quartet-UW Madison Graduate Students May 4 Arco Music with Afro/Brazilian bow instrument called the berimbau. May 11 Kangwoo Jin, Piano. This series is supported by the Stoughton Area Senior Center, a grant from the Bryant Foundation and attendees’ donations.

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History of the Koshkonong Settlement (Koshkonong is the geographical area including Deerfield, Cambridge, Albion, and Stoughton): Wednesday, May 6 from 1:00-2:30 pm Join us at the Stoughton Area Senior Center on for this interesting, informative presentation by Dana Kelly, Executive Director of the Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library in Madison, WI. Dana will present “History of the Koshkonong Settlement” during the first hour (1:00-2:00 pm), and will host a Q & A session the final half hour (2:00-2:30 pm). After the presentation and Q & A session, all are invited across the street from the senior center to Norwegian Heritage Center - Livsreise for a 3:00 pm free showing of “Kaskeland” – a film depicting the history of the Norwegian settlement in from its beginnings in 1841, continuing until about 1900. The film lasts about a half an hour. AARP DRIVER SAFETY COURSE Friday, April 10 frm 9:00 am-1:00 pm Refresh your driving skills with the AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE! You will learn: Defensive driving techniques, proven safety strategies, new traffic laws and rules of the road. Plus, there are no tests to pass. Simply sign up, attend, and learn. CLASSROOM COST: $15 for AARP members AND $20 for non-members. To register, call 608-873-8585. Please arrive to the class at 8:45 am.

BUS TRIP: Milwaukee Brewers and St Louis Cardinals at Miller Park on Thursday, July 30 at 1:10 pm start time for game. Motor coach bus departs Stoughton Area Senior Center at 10 am and leaves the ball park no later than 5:00 pm, returning you to the senior center. COST: Healthy Living with Chronic Pain $50 per person. Includes admission to game, seating in section 108 on the Tuesdays, April 7-May 12 from 1:00-3:30 pm 1st base side, and round-trip transportation via motor coach. Call (608) 873248 W. Main Street, Stoughton WI 53589 8585 or stop by the Senior Center for more information and to reserve your This 6-week workshop has proven to improve health and well-being for space. Last year’s trip filled up fast! Payment must be made by Monday, June people with chronic pain. Build your “pain management toolbox,” practice 15 and is non-refundable. new concepts, and share your experience with others. Week-by-week, you’ll see what works for you and take steps toward healthier living. Cost for the QiGong Group, Free Community Bingo, $1 class is $25/person. Registration is required; call Hollee at (608) 873Mondays & Thursdays, 9:30 am 3rd Wednesday, 1:00 pm 8585. Tai Chi, $7/class Cribbage, Free Tech Q & A: Mondays, 10:30 am Mondays, 1:00 pm Computer and Technology Classes Tai Chi Advanced, $10/class Dime Jingle with Gil Helland Mondays, 1:00 pm 2nd Wednesday, 1:00 pm Third Thursdays, March 19, April 16 & May 21 from 3:00-4:00 pm Wii Bowling & League, Free Euchre FREE Gil has extensive experience in technology and computers, and presents Mondays & Fridays, 10:00 am Tuesdays, 1:00 pm the facts in an easy-to-understand manner. He is available to answer all your 4th Saturday, 7:00 pm questions, and will present on the following topics at these upcoming classes: Chair Stretch, $2/class March 19: Google Apps Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:00 am Handiwork Group, Free April 16: Office Suites Mondays, 1:00 pm Line Dancing, Free May 21: Backups & Organization Bring your project and join us! Tuesdays, 2:30 pm Mahjong, Free Page Turners Ping Pong, Free Mondays, 12:30 pm 4th Tuesday at 1:00 pm Mondays & Wednesday 3:00 pm FREE This adult book discussion also discuss the same book at 6:30 pm at Fridays, 10:30 am Pinochle, Free the library on the fourth Tuesday of the month. No need to register; please join Wednesdays, 1:00 pm Reflexology us for either session! Contact the Adult Services Desk at the library with any Registration required, Pool Tables, Free questions at 873-6281. call (608) 873-8585 Daily DNA Testing for Genealogy Bridge, Free Sheepshead (for all backgrounds) Mondays & Thursdays, 9:30 am Thursdays Wednesday, April 1 from 1:00-2:30 pm Bunco, $1 Train Dominos, Free FREE Join us for this interesting, informative presentation by Dana Kelly, Ex1st Tuesday, 1:00 pm Thursdays, 1:00 pm ecutive Director of the Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Chess, Free Ukulele Group, Free Library in Madison, WI. Dana will present “DNA Testing for Genealogy” during Friday, 10:00 am Thursdays, 1:00 pm the first hour (1:00-2:00 pm), and available for a Q & A session the final half Fitness & Wellness taken from https://stoughtonseniorcenter.com/social-recreation hour (2:00-2:30 pm). Social & Recreation taken from: https://stoughtonseniorcenter.com/social-recreation


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Youth Soccer Spring Miniball Soccer Active Start Mini ball soccer is a great introduction to the soccer culture in Stoughton! Our Sunday’s objectives center around 1) TECHNIQUE: dribbling, changing direction while running with the ball, shooting and kicking with different surfaces 2) PHYSICAL LITERACY: balance, running, jumping, coordination 3) PSYCHOLOGY: sharing, fair play, how to “play” and emotional management. We are always looking for volunteer coaches, no soccer experience necessary! Days: Sundays Dates: April 19-May 24 (No program on May 17) Location: Racetrack Park Fee: $40 Ages Program Code Times Tiny Tykes 3-4 year olds 1130.100 1:00-1:45 pm (Challenger Soccer Camp) 5 year olds 1130.101 2:00-2:45 pm Active Start A fun introduction to soccer influenced by the very popular year-round Tiny Tykes curriculum. Includes games, activities, and adventures to introduce and develop coordination, balance, and running, stopping, turning, kicking, dribbling, throwing and catching. Who: 3-5 year old Days: Monday-Friday Dates: June 15-June 19 Times: 8:00-9:00 am Location: Nordic Ridge Park Program Code: MUST REGISTER AT challengersports.com Fee: $85

Fall Miniball Soccer Active Start Mini ball soccer is a great introduction to the soccer culture in Stoughton! Our Sunday’s objectives center around 1) TECHNIQUE: dribbling, changing direction while running with the ball, shooting and kicking with different surfaces 2) PHYSICAL LITERACY: balance, running, jumping, coordination 3) PSYCHOLOGY: sharing, fair play, how to “play” and emotional management. We are always looking for volunteer coaches, no soccer experience necessary! Days: Sundays Dates: September 13-October 18 Location: Racetrack Park Fee: $40 Volunteer coaches needed. Ages Program Code Times 3-4 year olds 1130.300 1:00-1:45 pm 5 year olds 1130.301 2:00-2:45 pm

Half Day Program (Challenger Soccer Camp) FUNdamentals Monday to Friday inclusive. 3 hours per day. Complete technical player development featuring practices from around the world in our new international camp curriculum. Who: 6-10 year olds Days: Monday-Friday Dates: June 15-June 19 Times: 9:15 am-12:15 pm Location: Nordic Ridge Park Program Code: MUST REGISTER AT challengersports.com Fee: $140 Half Day Program (Challenger Soccer Camp) Training to Train Monday to Friday inclusive. 3 hours per day. Complete technical player development featuring practices from around the world in our new international camp curriculum. Who: 11-15 year olds Days: Monday-Friday Dates: June 15-June 19 Times: 1:00-4:00 pm Location: Nordic Ridge Park Program Code: MUST REGISTER AT challengersports.com Fee: $140


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Tennis

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Youth Tennis Lessons Active Start, FUNdamentals, Learning to Train Stoughton Parks and Recreation Department and Premier Tennis and Fitness are working together to bring top-notch professional tennis lessons to Stoughton area children and adults. Skills that will be covered consist of serving, forehand, backhand, and footwork, along with learning the rules of the game and how to score. All equipment will be provided. Barry Hankel, the Tennis Director at PTF, will be overseeing the program. Barry is a former three-time all-conference Division 1 tennis player at UW-Green Bay, and he has taught tennis for 14 years. He was Director of Junior Tennis at Western Racquet and Fitness in Green Bay and before that was Director of Tennis at Green Bay Tennis Center for three years. He has had well over a hundred students qualify for the state tournament during his teaching days and has taught many players that have gone on to play all levels of college tennis. *Session 1 is a 4-week spring seminar Ages 3-6 Using Quick Start approach, children are taught using balls that bounce lower and move slower than regular tennis balls so they are easier to hit. Ages 7-8 Children will further develop tennis strokes, groundstrokes, volleys, and the serve. Footwork drills and point playing will be introduced. Ages 9-12 Students will refine stroke mechanics with major emphasis on improving the consistency and accuracy of groundstrokes, volleys, overheads, and learning the rules of the game. Ages 13-18 This group is designed for the high school player and/or advanced middle school player. Drills become more intense and focused on strategy and point play for singles and doubles. Adults All levels are welcome from Beginner to Advanced. Drills will work on technique, strategy, and point play. Drills will be fast paced and keep you moving. Lesson Details Session Age Group Dates Time Program Code Fee Session 1 Ages 3-6 April 18-May 9 9:00-9:45 am 1180.200 $24 Session 2 Ages 3-6 June 13-July 18 9:00-9:45 am 1180.201 $25 Session 3 Ages 3-6 July 25-August 22 9:00-9:45 am 1180.202 $25 Session 1 Ages 7-8 April 18-May 9 9:45-10:30 am 1180.203 $24 Session 2 Ages 7-8 June 13-July 18 9:45-10:30 am 1180.204 $25 Session 3 Ages 7-8 July 25-August 22 9:45-10:30 am 1180.205 $25 Session 1 Ages 9-12 April 18-May 9 10:30 am-12:00 pm 1180.206 $48 Session 2 Ages 9-12 June 13-July 18 10:30 am-12:00 pm 1180.207 $50 Session 3 Ages 9-12 July 25-August 22 10:30 am-12:00 pm 1180.208 $50 Session 1 Ages 13-18 April 18-May 9 12:00-1:30 pm 1180.209 $48 Session 2 Ages 13-18 June 13-July 18 12:00-1:30 pm 1180.210 $50 Session 3 Ages 13-18 July 25-August 22 12:00-1:30 pm 1180.211 $50 Session 1 Adult April 18-May 9 8:00-9:00 am 1180.212 $32 Session 2 Adult June 13-July 18 8:00-9:00 am 1180.213 $35 Session 3 Adult July 25-August 22 8:00-9:00 am 1180.214 $35 Days: Saturdays Location: Session 1 at Norse Park, Sessions 2 & 3 at High School Courts Min/Max Participants/Class: 6/16 Rain Make-Up: The following Friday will be used for any classes rained out.


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Youth Football Little Gridders Flag Football (Pre-K) Active Start This program will introduce four and five year olds to the sport of football. Coach Scott will run parent/child pairs through a variety of fun games and activities that teach movement skills (dodging, running, throwing) to future gridiron stars. Each week will consist of a practice and a fun scrimmage. Soft footballs will be used. Who: 4-6 year olds (Pre-K, 4+) Days: Mondays Dates: April 13-May 18 Times: 5:30-6:30 pm Location: Racetrack Park (green space near barn and playground) Program Code: 1152.100 Fee: $35 (Shirts are included) Future Vikings Football Camps FUNdamentals, Learning to Train Attention all youth football players (flag & tackle)!! Come join Coach Prahl, the high school football coaching staff, and high school football players for an 8-day camp this summer. 2nd-5th Graders Athletes entering grades 2-5 will learn the basic offensive fundamentals of blocking, throwing, catching and running with the football. On defense, they will learn the basic techniques from defensive line to linebackers to defensive backs. Who: 2nd-5th Graders Days: Monday-Thursday Dates: June 15-June 25 (Two Weeks) Times: 12:15-1:15 pm Location: High School Practice Field Program Code: 1151.200 Fee: $50 Grades 6th-8th Athletes entering grades 6-8 will build off the younger group and also learn the fundamentals of each position as well as learn the high school’s base offense and defense. Who: 6th-8th Graders Days: Monday-Thursday Dates: June 15-June 25 (Two Weeks) Times: 1:30-3:30 pm Location: High School Practice Field Program Code: 1151.201 Fee: $60 NFL Youth Flag Football FUNdamentals, Learning to Train The program provides young players a fun and exciting opportunity to engage in non-contact, continuous action while learning lessons in teamwork. This is a great way to introduce your child to the basic fundamentals of football and be active. Each player will receive an authentic reversible NFL Flag Football jersey.

NFL Flag (Grades K-3) House Leagues The grades K-1 and 2-3 programs are house leagues that will always play other Stoughton teams at Racetrack Park. The K-1 league will feature the coach playing quarterback to make the games run smooth. Games will be played on Saturday mornings. Teams for this age group typically practice one day a week during the season. Practice night is at the discretion of the coach. League/Grade Program Code K-1 1150.300 2-3 1150.301 Game Dates: Saturdays, September 12-October 17 Practice Starts: Week of August 17 (day/time determined by coach) Location: Racetrack Park Fee: Resident $65, Non-Resident $75 Volunteer coaches needed.

NFL Flag (Grades 4-8) Travel Leagues Learn to Train, Train to Train The grades 4-8 programs are local travel leagues. Other communities involved with the leagues are Cross Plains, Fitchburg, Verona, McFarland, Monona, Cottage Grove and Mount Horeb. Teams will play seven regular season games and an end of season tournament. Teams for these age groups typically practice 1-2 times per week. Practice night(s) are at the discretion of the coach. There is no make-up date for the tournament if it is rained out. League/Grade Program Code 4th 1150.302 5th 1150.303 6th 1150.304 7th-8th 1150.305 Game Dates: Saturdays, September 12-October 24 Tournament Date: October 24 Game Times: Vary throughout the season. Place: Racetrack Park for home games. Road games will be at various Dane County locations. Fee: Resident $75, Non-Resident $85 Volunteer coaches needed.


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Youth Golf

Youth Golf Programs SNAG Golf Active Start, FUNdamentals SNAG® stands for “Starting New at Golf”. It is a FUN game that is EASY to learn and can be played ANYWHERE. SNAG® contains all the elements of golf but in a modified form. Falling somewhere between miniature golf and regulation golf, SNAG® allows for full shots, pitching, chipping, and putting. It is a proven learning & training tool for entry level golfers. For more information go to www.snaggolf.com. Max of 12 participants in a class. Dates: June 16-July 21 Days: Tuesdays Ages/Times: 4-6 yr., 2:30-3:15 pm 7-8 yr., 3:15-4:00 pm Location: Norse Park Program Codes: 4 -6 yr., 1163.200 7-8 yr., 1163.201 Fee: Resident $30, Non-Resident $35 Junior Golf Clinics FUNdamentals, Learning to Train Improve your full swing and short game at our golf clinic. Participants will receive instruction each day on driving, iron play and putting using the facilities at Coachman’s Golf Resort. Clubs and balls are available for use at the Coachman’s Pro Shop. Prizes awarded each day. This clinic will also get your child ready for the playing lessons program. Register by June 1. Dates: June 15 & June 16 Days: Monday & Tuesday Location: Coachman’s Golf Course - Meet at Driving Range Instructors: High School Coach Stephen Stokes Fee: Resident $30, Non-Resident $40 Program Code Skill Level Time 1160.209 Beginner 9:00-10:15 1160.210 Intermediate 10:30-Noon Junior Golf Clinic & League Combo FUNdamentals, Learning to Train Take the clinic and league, and save $10! The times and dates will stay the same as the playing lessons/league and clinics as they are the same classes. Program Code: Beginner Clinic & Beginner League 1162.213 Intermediate Clinic & Intermediate League 1162.214 Fee: Resident $80, Non-Resident $95

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Junior Golf – Beginner 3 Hole League FUNdamentals, Learning to Train Designed for children in grades 4-8 and have limited experience on the golf course. Instruction will be provided on course etiquette, rules, technique, pace of play, and other facets of playing the game of golf during the course of playing approximately 2-3 holes of golf each day. To maximize benefit of this program, participants are strongly encouraged to register for the Golf Clinic. Class size is limited to 24. Dates: June 23-July 28 Days: Tuesdays, 11:00 am-12:30 pm Location: Coachman’s Golf Course - Meet at Putting Green Instructors: High School Coach Stephen Stokes Program Code: 1161.211 Fee: Resident $60, Non-Resident $65 Junior Golf – Intermediate 6 Hole League FUNdamentals, Learning to Train Instruction will be provided on course etiquette, rules, pace of play and technique. Designed for children in grades 4-8 and who have experience playing on the golf course. Play will consist of 3 - 9 holes each day in a variety of formats. Parents are encouraged to sign their child up for the Beginner Series if they feel he/she will not be able to play nine holes on the course. Class size is limited to the first 24 entrants. Dates: June 23-July 28 Days: Tuesdays, 1:00-3:00 pm Place: Coachman’s Golf Course - Meet at Putting Green Instructors: High School Coach Stephen Stokes Program Code: 1161.212 Fee: Resident $60, Non-Resident $65


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Youth Strengthening Junior Viking Track Club FUNdamentals, Learn to Train The Stoughton Recreation Department is proud to be working with Stoughton High School head boys track coach Trevor Kramolis to offer a summer track and field program for 7-14 year olds. Junior Viking Track Club is the only program of its kind in the City of Stoughton. The goal of the Junior Viking Track Club is to supply a program of physical activity that serves as a strong foundation for all sports in a fun manner. The Junior Viking Track Club Program is targeting the most critical period of motor skill development in youth (age 8-11 for girls, 9-12 for boys) which can lead to future success in many sports.

Youth Strength & Conditioning Club by Level Up: The Natural Athlete Learning to Train, Train to Train Do you have a child that is looking to get a stronger and more athletic this summer? This program is designed for them. The Youth Strength and Conditioning Club is for youth athletes entering grades 5-8. Participants will train in small groups and will follow a training program designed for youth athletes. Mike Wendorf is the main instructor for these programs and is the owner of Level Up “The Natural Athlete”. This program is two days a week for 10 weeks, which equates to 20 group-training sessions. Who: Children entering grades 5-8 Days & Dates: Mon. & Wed. 6/15-8/19, Tues. & Thur. 6/16-8/20 Location: Level Up Gym – 225 Hoel Ave Under the instruction of the SHS Track and Field staff and varsity track and field athletes, Min/Max Participants: 4/6 your child will have fun learning the fundamental skills of running, jumping and throwing Fee: $80 for 1 session or $150 if taking both sessions in age appropriate sequential progressions. At the end of the five weeks we will finish up with a JVT meet, allowing your child to demonstrate their growth and improvement! Session 1: Session 2: This program is scheduled to be during the dates of Summer Excel and the Monday/Wednesday (June 15-July 15) Monday/Wednesday (July 20-August Program Code 19) class starts right after the Summer Excel classes let out each day. However, this Times 1210.212 Times Program Code is not affiliated with Summer Excel so any questions or concerns need to be 3:30-4:30 pm 1210.201 3:30-4:30 pm 1210.206 addressed by the parks and recreation department. Parents are able to have 4:30-5:30 pm 4:30-5:30 pm 1210.207 Session 1: their children go straight to the track before they need to be picked up for the Tuesday/Thursday (June 16-July 16) Session 2: day. Class will meet at the concession stand entrance area at Collins Field. Times Program Code Tuesday/Thursday (July 21-August Ages Time Program Code 10:00-11:00 am 1210.202 20) 7-11 11:00-11:45 am 1300.200 11am-12:00 pm 1210.203 Times Program Code 12-14 12:00-1:00 pm 1300.201 3:30-4:30 pm 1210.204 10:00-11:00 am 1210.208 Dates: June 15-June 25 4:30-5:30 pm 1210.205 11:00 am-12:00 pm 1210.209 Days: Monday-Thursday, Two Weeks 3:30-4:30 pm 1210.210 Location: Collins Field Track (High School Track) 4:30-5:30 pm 1210.211 Fee: $40 includes shirt

Youth Softball & Tball Learn to Play Softball League (Grades K-2) FUNdamentals Our youth softball program focuses on developing softball FUNdamentals, athletic skills, and the love of sports. Thursdays will feature a one-hour practice, and Sundays will have both practices and informal games. The games will feature coach pitch or t-ball depending on the player’s ability level. Practices will focus on the FUNdamentals of softball such as proper overhand throwing motion. There is a wide range of ages for this program, which means that there will be a wide variety of skill levels. Children will be grouped based on skill level so they are challenged appropriately. Players are responsible to bring their own glove. All other equipment is provided.. Who: Children entering grades K-2 Game Days/Dates: Sundays, June 14-August 2 (No games on July 5) Practice Days/Dates: Thursdays, June 11-July 30 (No games on July 2) Times: Sundays, 6:15-7:15 pm and Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 pm Location: Racetrack Park Diamond #1 Program Code: 1100.209 Fee: Resident $45, Non-Resident $53 Volunteer coaches needed.

Rally Cap T-Ball (Ages 4-Pre K) Active Start T-Ball introduces the American pastime. Each week will be divided into a separate practice time of 30 minutes and a game time of 30 minutes. Teams will have 6-7 children to make the games move along at a faster pace and more playing time for each child. Practices will focus on the FUNdamentals of baseball such as proper grip on the ball and throwing motion. Practice plans will be provided to coaches. Players are responsible to bring their own glove. All other equipment is provided. Who: Ages 4 – Pre K (includes participants entering Kindergarten for the 2020-21 School Year Days & Dates: Sundays, June 7-August 2 (No Class July 5) Times: 4:15 pm and 5:15 pm Practice/Game Times Location: Racetrack Park Program Code: 1111.200 Fees: Resident $45, Non-Resident $53 Volunteer coaches needed.


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Youth Enrichment

The Kids Chef Lily Kilfoy, AKA “The Kids Chef” is a cooking instructor and freelance chef from Madison, Wisconsin. Her goal as an instructor is to expose children to the many benefits of cooking through hands- on experiences that develop skills to be used for life. It is also to teach children about healthy foods and cooking at a young age so that they can carry these values into adulthood.

Art Cart by Madison Museum of Contemporary Art The program offers a variety of individual and group art projects for kids ages 3-8; older children are also welcome. An adult must accompany all children. Who: 3-8 year olds Date: July 18 Day: Saturday Time: 2:00-4:00 pm Location: Nordic Ridge Park Fee: Free, no registration required, just show up!

Art Camp 2020 Does your child LOVE art? If so, start their summer with a fun filled, creative art camp. Each day we will be creating a beautiful project. At the end of the four days, we will be having an art show for the children’s families and friends to come see their masterpieces. They will be doing an amazing acrylic on canvas, a gorgeous watercolor painting, a fun multi-media piece, and a darling flowerpot. Each day will also include a small craft project, work in our sketchbooks and a small snack. The four main projects will be: 1. An acrylic painting on a 16x20 canvas 2. A mixed media project on an 11x14 canvas 3. A watercolor painting on an 11x14 canvas 4. A butterfly sun catcher Each day we will be doing a smaller project too. On Thursday, June 18 at 9:00 am, we will have an Art Show for the children’s parents and friends to come to see all the beautiful art that was created throughout the week. Ages: 5-12 year olds Days: Monday-Thursday, Dates: June 15-June 18 Time: 9:00-11:30 am Location: Bjoin Park Shelter Program Code: 1384.100 Fee: $145 Art Show: Thursday, June 18 at 10:00 am

Sneaky Snacks Participants will work in groups to make sneaky snacks using secret ingredients. Seaweed slipped in the smoothie, garbanzo beans going in granola bars, perhaps quinoa camouflaging in quesadillas? At the end, we will guess the other groups groceries and devour deceptively delicious sneaky snacks. Ages: 5-12 Date: Saturday, March 28 Times: 12:00-1:15 pm Location: Stoughton Youth Center Program Code: 1311.300 Fee: $20 Calzones & Cupcakes Making Italian folded pizzas, known as calzones, is a fun and delicious activity for people of all ages. Add cupcakes to the equation, and that is cause for a celebration! In this class, participants will create their own personal calzone and work together to create cupcakes for a delectable dessert. Ages: 5-12 Date: Saturday, April 18 Times: 12:00-1:15 pm Location: Stoughton Youth Center Program Code: 1311.301 Fee: $20

Cheer for Cheese Countless citizens comprising our community are connoisseurs of cheese-even children! In this class, the cooks will collaborate at creating concoctions that all contain cheese. Champions like cheddar, Havarti, gouda, mozzarella and more. This class will celebrate a cheer for cheese. Ages: 5-12 Date: Saturday, June 20 Times: 12:00-1:15 pm Location: Stoughton Youth Center Edible Art Exhibit Program Code: 1311.400 We will not measure and mix muffins, or see Fee: $20 soup simmering on the stove, because this unique class is all about art made from food! Summer Sweets Participants will be presented with a plethora of Summer means s’mores, strawberry shortcake previously prepared foods, perfect for producing and other seasonal sweets. How about ice cream marvelous masterpieces of the mind. Towards sandwiches, Italian ice, or other frosty favorites? the end, everyone will exhibit their edible image In this class, kids will create multiple recipes for summer sweets. for all to enjoy. Ages: 5-12 Ages: 5-12 Date: Saturday, July 25 Date: Saturday, May 30 Times: 12:00-1:15 pm Times: 12:00-1:15 pm Location: Stoughton Youth Center Location: Stoughton Youth Center Program Code: 1311.401 Program Code: 1311.302 Fee: $20 Fee: $20


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Summer Camps Nature Explorers (Grades 1-4) What is that rustling in the woods? Looks like it is time to get going on a bear hunt! New this year, we are offering three, 2-day a week camps for elementary aged kiddos entering 1st-4th grade. The goal of Nature Explorers is to get kids outside to enjoy and explore nature with friends! Through trail walks, nature themed crafts and fun daily activities, participants will get to enjoy the amazing outdoor resources that Stoughton has to offer while learning a thing or two about the wilderness! Who: Elementary Aged Students Entering Grades 1-4 Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays Times: 9:00-11:30 am Dates: July 14-July 30 Location: East Park - Meet at Shelter Program Code: 1300.210 Fee: Resident $70, Non-Resident $80

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Detective School (Grades 1-4) There is something strange in our Stoughton neighborhoods? Time to call on our expert detectives to solve the case! This camp will get kids thinking critically while exploring outside in nature! Each day there will be a scavenger hunt with mystery clues throughout the park and neighborhood, with cases and mysteries that our participants will work to solve. Through clues, critically thinking and of course, a mysterious footprint or two – students will work together to solve mysteries while documenting each clue in their handy dandy… NOTEBOOK! Who: Elementary Aged Students Entering Grades 1-4 Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays Times: 9:00-11:30 am Dates: August 4-August 20 Location: Norse Park Shelter Program Code: 1300.212 Fee: Resident $70, Non-Resident $80

Friluftsliv (Outdoor) Classes & Events What is Friluftsliv? Friluftsliv is a Norwegian way of life that embraces the outdoors and nature. It is roughly translated as ‘free air life’. Despite being in a harsh climate where they only get on average 60 days of sunshine per year, Norwegians spend a lot of time outdoors. These classes are designed to bring that spirit across the Atlantic Ocean and to Stoughton. Tenkara Fly Fishing Tenkara is a style of fly fishing originating out of Japan. Primarily used for mountain stream fishing in Japan, it has caught on in Wisconsin with our smaller trout streams. It uses a fixed length line attached to the tip of a rod. This simplifies casting and is a great introduction into fly fishing for children. Tenkara rods will be provided. Days: Saturdays & Sundays Dates: May 2-May 10 Times: 2:00-3:00 pm Ages: 10-15 year olds Location: Mandt Park Activity Code: 1232.201 Summer Session Parents, your peace of mind is on the way! With Safe Kids 101 your child will Fee: $35 learn important safety principles that will teach them best safety practices in the Paddle Badfish Creek: A Southern Wisconsin Gem home and in the community! Join the Friends of Badfish Creek Watershed for a group paddle. This 6.75 Topics Include: mile trip will start at the south end of Badfish Creek Wildlife Area and end  Responsibilities when staying home alone at N Casey Road east of Cooksville. Marvel at beauty, spy wildlife, and learn  Simple first aid – cuts, burns, abdominal thrusts, and more river ecology on this beloved waterway where about half of the stream’s flow   Understanding safety in unfamiliar scenarios: home intruder, fire, and aggres- is treated recycled wastewater. Participants must provide their own boats and sive dogs personal floating devices.  Digital safety and how to navigate the online world safely, including sexting Day: Saturday, June 13 Ages: 9-14 year olds Times: Starting at 9:00 am Day: Tuesday Ages: All ages of experienced paddlers Times: 5:30-7:30 pm Location: This class will take place outdoors starting at the south end of Date: June 23 Badfish Creek Wildlife Area along Old Stage Road. The trip will conclude at N Location: Fire Department Training Room Casey Road east of Cooksville. Program Code: 1342.201 Activity Code: 1232.200 Fee: $25 Fee: $15 Safe Kids 101 Spring Session Parents, your peace of mind is on the way! With Safe Kids 101 your child will learn important safety principles that will teach them best safety practices in the home and in the community! Topics Include:  Responsibilities when staying home alone  Simple first aid – cuts, burns, abdominal thrusts, and more   Understanding safety in unfamiliar scenarios: home intruder, fire, and aggressive dogs  Digital safety and how to navigate the online world safely, including sexting Ages: 9-14 year olds Day: Thursday Times: 5:30-7:30 pm Date: May 21 Location: Fire Department Training Room Program Code: 1342.200 Fee: $25


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Stoughton Area Youth Center

The Stoughton Area Youth Center (SAYC) is open and better than ever! The SAYC will be a leader in youth development and healthy lifestyle choices. Not only is the center “the” place to be for students 5-8 during after-school hours, the program has expanded to include high school students with great programming that is both fun and educational. Location: 567 E. Main Street Phone: 608-877-9980 Staff: Greg Hoyte, ghoyte@ci.stoughton.wi.us Hours: 3:00-6:00 pm after school. 12:00-5:00 pm during the summer and non-school weekdays

Job Training While the proper technical skills are important, today’s employers are looking for employees with the ability to communicate effectively, work on a team, resolve conflicts, handle ethical dilemmas, and manage their time in an effective manner. Covered topics:  Creating a positive work ethic  The importance of dependability, initiative, and interpersonal skills  Making a positive first impression  Tips for mastering the paperwork (applications and resumes)  Succeeding in a job interview  Keeping a job once you get it

Fill the Gap Fill the Gap provides young people with educational support, career developTutoring and Mentoring ment opportunities, and positive role models for academic and professional One of our missions is to help children overcome barriers to achievement in success. This program helps young people develop the skills to compete sucschool and promote academic success. Each child does homework with his cessfully in higher education and careers of their choosing. or her tutor and receives any extra help he or she needs in the fundamentals, especially reading or math. Kids Kick Healthy Living The Kids Kick Healthy Living Program works to encourage healthy habits. We These programs are ongoing beginning in September and running through the are implementing new programming and snack options to help children make school year. Participates are encouraged to join at all times. There is no cost better discussion when it comes to eating and living healthy. for these programs.

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Adult Sport & Fitness Classes PiYo by Level-Up Gym Active for Life PiYo is not like standard Pilates and yoga classes that make you hold long, intense poses, or lead you through dozens of repetitive, microscopic core movements. PiYo speeds everything up — including your results — by introducing you to dynamic, flowing sequences that can burn serious calories at the same time as they lengthen and tone your muscles and increase your flexibility.

Yoga for Every Body (Monday Mornings) Active for Life This all-levels class is held in a warm room (~80 degrees). Come learn about alignment and explore different methods for improving flexibility, building strength and cultivating a quiet mind. Modifications will be offered to ensure each student- from first timers to advanced practitioners- gets what he/she needs out of the practice. Bring your own mat,or borrow from our comprehenWith every action-packed PiYo session, you can burn excess fat, sculpt, and sive collection of new props. define your whole body, as you minimize the aches and pains that can come Days: Mondays along with high-impact workouts. No matter your age, no matter your body type, Dates: April 13-May 18 Times: 8:30-9:30 am PiYo will help give you dramatically visible, incredibly beautiful results. Location: Stoughton Center for the Arts Days: Mondays Activity Code: 2204.403 Dates: May 4-June 15 (No class May 25) Fee: $60 Times: 6:30-7:15 pm Ages: 16+ Location: Level-Up Gym Activity Code: 2216.175 Fee: Resident $30, Non-Resident $35 Min/Max Participants: 6/8 Beachbody Intervals by Level-Up Gym Active for Life BEACHBODY INTERVALS combines movements from the highly popular P90X and Insanity Beachbody formats. The class will focus on total body strength training with integrated short cardio bursts, plyometric, and core conditioning. Beachbody Intervals is designed to fun and challenging for all fitness levels. The class will include strength training using dumbbells, body weight resistance, bands, exercise balls and more. Beachbody Intervals will help you build lean muscle, improve your endurance and coordination, strengthen your core, and rev up your metabolism! Days: Tuesdays Dates: May 5-June 9 Times: 5:30-6:30 pm Ages: 16+ Location: Level-Up Gym Activity Code: 2216.174 Fee: Resident $30, Non-Resident $35 Min/Max Participants: 6/8 Barre Fusion by Level-Up Gym Active for Life BARRE FUSION is a combination of Pilates, Yoga and Conditioning Exercises that strengthen and stretch muscles. Increase your metabolism, burn fat, lengthen, and strengthen muscles! There is an equal emphasis on balance, strength and flexibility and every second of this workout leads to serious body sculpting and long term postural benefits. All fitness levels welcome! Days: Tuesdays Dates: May 5-June 9 Times: 6:30-7:15 pm Ages: 16+ Location: Level-Up Gym Activity Code: 2216.176 Fee: Resident $30, Non-Resident $35 Min/Max Participants: 6/8

Yoga for Every Body (Tuesday Evenings) Active for Life This all-levels class is held in a warm room (~80 degrees). Come learn about alignment and explore different methods for improving flexibility, building strength and cultivating a quiet mind. Modifications will be offered to ensure each student- from first timers to advanced practitioners- gets what he/she needs out of the practice. Bring your own mat,or borrow from our comprehensive collection of new props. Days: Tuesdays Dates: April 14-May 19 Times: 8:00-9:00 pm Location: Stoughton Center for the Arts Activity Code: 2204.404 Fee: $60 Gentle Yoga Active for Life This room-temperature class is perfect for anyone who is looking for a way to reconnect with his/her body. The modern principles of optimal alignment will be used to gently and safely build strength, improve flexibility, rehabilitate injuries and relieve stress. This is a very responsive class, focused on healing and empowerment. Specific themes will be adapted for individual needs, with modifications offered to make sure each student is well taken care of as he/ she learns the self-care aspects of yoga. Please feel free to contact Suzanne with questions and to share any information regarding injuries or health concerns. Bring your own mat, or borrow from our comprehensive collection of new props. Days: Thursdays Dates: April 16-May 21 Times: 11:00 am-12:00 pm Location: Stoughton Center for the Arts Activity Code: 2204.405 Fee: $60


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Tennis Lessons for Adults Active for Life Premier Tennis & Fitness Club coaches will be providing tennis lessons this summer with us. All levels are welcome from Beginner to Advanced. Drills will work on technique, strategy, and point play. Drills will be fast paced and keep you moving. Session 1: Adult Dates Time Code Fee April 18-May 9 8:00-9:00 am 1180.212 $32 Session 2: Adult June 13-July 18 8:00-9:00 am 1180.213 $35 Session 3: Adult July 25-August 22 8:00-9:00 am 1180.214 $35 Days: Saturday Mornings Times: 8:00-9:00 am Registration Deadline: One week before class or when full Place: Session 1 at Norse Park; Sessions 2 & 3 at High School Tennis Courts Min/Max Participants/Class: 6/16 Fall 3 on 3 Basketball Active for Life Find registration info at http://stoughtonrec.com/sports Grades: High School (Currently) - Adult Dates: September 14-November 2 (8 weeks) Days: Monday Nights Time: 6:00-9:00 pm Place: Yahara School Gym Fee: $90/ team (Register by September 2)

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Adult Slow Pitch Softball Active for Life Wednesday Umpired League Our Wednesday night league features a 12 game season and end of season City Tournament with the Friday leagues. This league will have two umpires and will use ASA rules with some local modifications. Anticipated start date for the 2020 season is May 13. Team registration forms can be found on www. stoughtonrec.com/sports. Friday Self-Umpired Leagues Our Friday night leagues will be self-umpired this summer. This will allow the league fee to be lower, league expansion, and use of Racetrack Park diamonds 3 and 4. We will provide a diamond supervisor who has umpiring experience to handle rule discrepancies. Anticipated start date for the 2020 season is May 15. Team registration forms can be found on www.stoughtonrec.com/sports. Adult Coed Softball These games are played on Friday evenings to help kick off a great social night out. Games are played at Racetrack Park. Men are required to use wood bats in this league. Women can use any ASA approved bat. Contact the Recreation Department or go online for an entry form. Contact the Recreation Department if you would like to be put on a free agent list. Anticipated start date for 2020 is May 15. Deadline for turning in a team registration is April 20. Team registration forms can be found on www.stoughtonrec.com/sports Men’s Fall Softball League We offer a fall softball league on Tuesday nights. The season features a seven game season that starts in September and runs through October. Fees and roster due to the Recreation Department by August 21 or before league is full. http://stoughtonrec.com/sports

Pickleball Summer Membership Active for Life Adult Flag Football League Pickleball is a fun game for all ages. A racquet game that combines elements Active for Life from table tennis, tennis, and badminton. The fee helps us purchase and replace This league features a 4 on 4 passing style that is action packed. Players sign equipment for the program and $10 from every registration goes towards purup as a team. If you would like to get on a free agent list, contact the Recreation chasing windscreens for the Mandt Courts. Department. Find registration info at http://stoughtonrec.com/sports Dates: May-September Age: Adults Place: Mandt Park When: Thursdays, September 3-October 22 (8 weeks) Program Code: 3355.200 Fees: $30 Time: 6:00-10:00 pm Where: Racetrack Park Registration: $250/team Fees and roster are due at the Recreation Department by August 20 or until league is filled. Schedules will be emailed to managers.

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Norse Open Pickleball Tournament

Adult Ultimate Frisbee League Active for Life If you are looking for a fun — yet competitive — sport, then ultimate frisbee is right for you! This summer league for male and female participants 18 years of age and older is open to all skill levels, from beginner to intermediate to advanced. This is a self-officiated league. Age: Adults When: Mondays, June 1-July 27 Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Where: Racetrack Park Registration: $150 per team, find registration info at http://stoughtonrec. com/sports

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Parks & Recreation Information

Gazebo Musikk This will be our sixth summer of Gazebo Musikk! Gazebo Musikk are weekly concerts at Rotary Park in the summer. These shows would not be possible without our sponsors and help from volunteers. Check out the Gazebo Musikk Facebook page for the latest information - https://www.facebook.com/gazebomusikk/ When: Thursdays evenings from 6:00-7:30 pm starting May 28th Where: Rotary Park (next to the fire station) Cost: Free! Donations Encouraged

2020 Lineup May 28 The Feralcats July 23 Frank Martin Busch and the Names June 4 Common Chord July 30 The Woodland Spring June 11 Nine Thirty Standard August 6 Driveway Thriftdwellers

June 18 Kelsey Miles *** August 13 Katie Scullin Band*** June 25 Mystery Mirrors August 20 Your Mom July 9 Raine Stern August 27 The Grouvin Brothers July 16 The Rotation September 3 Panchromatic Steel

“Adopt-a-Park Sign” Volunteer City of Stoughton Program Parks

The City of Stoughton Parks Department is looking for volunteers who want to adopt a designated park sign within our parks system. This is a great way to get involved in the community and to help keep our parks system looking it’s best. Park signs are often the first thing people see when they visit one of our parks. Maintaining our parks signs will help to strengthen our community image and provide a safe clean park for all to enjoy! How to “Adopt-a-Park Sign” Complete Park Sign Form by April 17, 2020 by including the following information. * Main Contact Information - Name or Group - Displayed on recognition sign - Phone Number - Email Address - Volunteer Waiver Form sent electronically to this address * Park - include 2nd & 3rd choices incase 1st choice is already taken. * Mulch delivery - Must schedule delivery with Parks Department.

“Adopt a Park Sign” Form

CITY OF STOUGHTON PARKS “ADOPT A PARK SIGN” FORM

Contact Information Name: Name Displayed on Sign: Phone: Email:

List your preferred park sign to “adopt” with 2 nd and 3 rd choices. Selections will be made on the order the forms are received. 1st Choice: 2nd Choice: 3rd Choice: Will you need the Parks Department to deliver mulch for you? (Circle One) YES NO If yes, please schedule a delivery date with the Parks Department at 873-6303 or pgroom@ci.stoughton.wi.us **Mulch will be available at the Public Works Facility located at 2439 County Hwy A** Please mail form to: Stoughton Public Works, Parks Department, 2439 County Hwy A, Stoughton, WI 53589


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Kiwanis Disc Golf Course at Amundson Park Active for Life The Kiwanis Disc Golf Course at Amundson Park is a nine hole course that is near the Yahara River Trail. The course is one of the first to open each spring due to having rubber tee pads. There is a gravel parking lot for the course located at the end of Amundson Parkway.

Canoe Rental Active for Life Enjoy the Yahara River like never before! Paddle north into the big bay, following the river as it winds its way beautifully to Lake Kegonsa. You may want to go south through the downtown, possibly portaging at the mill dam, for an extended journey. There are four canoes, paddles and life jackets available. The Stoughton Area Senior Center will once again be the rental location. Location: Stoughton Area Senior Center, located at 248 W. Main Street (Use Washington Street entrance for parking). Open Hours: Weekdays, 9:00 am-4:00 pm (Senior Center reception desk for service). Weekends by appointment (please call ahead by Thursday the week of the rental to make an appointment). Fee: $25 a day per canoe. Conditions: Anyone under 18 years of age must have a signed consent slip from a parent (available on website) At least one person must be 16 years of age or older. See www.stoughtonrec.com/forms for consent slips and rules. Canoe Race: We rent out canoes for the Syttende Mai Canoe Race. For more information, call 873-6746.

Troll Beach – Stoughton’s Norwegian Fun Park

Reserve a Park Shelter Nordic Ridge Park Shelter

Visit our award-winning aquatic park. Enjoy the best beach of beach experiences that includes clean city water, sandy zero depth entry and large inflatable play structures!

Park shelters in the city can be reserved two different ways. The first way is to go to our website and go through the online reservation process. This process will allow individuals to search for open dates and seek amenities that they need for their gathering. The other way is to fill out a Park Shelter reservation forms. These forms can be found at our website or at the Recreation Department office. For more details, see our website – www.stoughtonrec.com Lowell Park Community Garden Active for Life This will be our seventh year of having a community garden at Lowell Park. Gardening is a great family recreation activity and promotes a healthy lifestyle. The plots at our community garden are 15 feet by 20 feet and they are $35 apiece. Garden rules and applications are available on our website, http:// stoughtonrec.com/lowell-park-community-garden.

Troll Beach is the result of a complete makeover of the Mandt Park Pool. New innovative play structures, a rebuilt full concession stand, pool chairs and umbrellas, are just a few of the updates for this historic pool. Our trained lifeguards are ready to welcome your group for a day of great swimming and Norwegian-like hospitality. Winner of the 2012 Wisconsin Parks & Recreation Association Outstanding Aquatic Facility Design Award. Open: June 13 – August 16 Everyday Hours: 12:00-5:00 pm Daily Rates: Resident 16+ $5.00; Non-Resident 16+ $6.00; Resident 15U $4.00; Non-Resident 15U $5.00. Group Rates (15+ People) $4.00 Season Pass Rates: Resident Family Pass $90.00; Non-Resident Family Pass $110.00; Resident Single Pass $65.00; Non-Resident Single Pass $80.00 Birthday Parties: Please contact us for more information


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We’re Hiring

for the Following Positions: Min. Age Troll Beach Positions Position

Supervisor

Head Lifeguard

18

16

Range of Pay $16.50/hour

June - August

$12.75/hour

June – August

Lifeguard 15 $11.00/hour Front Desk 15 $10.00/hour Staff Recreation Program Positions

To apply for the jobs listed, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/ careers/stoughtonwi

Lead Program Instructor – Summer Camp Program Instructor

Months Needed

June – August June – August

18

$20/hour

June – August

16

$10/hour

June – August

Public Works Positions Summer 18 $9.50/hour Seasonal

May - August

Description The Troll Beach Supervisor is responsible for all on-site facility, customer and personnel activities. The Troll Beach Head Lifeguard is responsible for all other lifeguards. Lifeguarding at Troll Beach Admissions at Troll Beach

Lead activities and supervise summer programs. Lead activities with a variety of age levels in assigned program areas. Mowing, trimming, planting, brush collection and trash collection. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

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We take care of your family, by taking care of your family’s car Hours: M-F 7:00am-6:00pm; Sat. Closed

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2020 Spring/Summer Stoughton Rec Guide  

2020 Spring/Summer Stoughton Rec Guide

2020 Spring/Summer Stoughton Rec Guide  

2020 Spring/Summer Stoughton Rec Guide