Youth Recreation

Archery Workshops

The Archery Workshop is a competition-style target archery program. Participants (Archers) use state of the art equipment designed to fit nearly every individual. Archers will learn about archery history, safety, proper techniques, equipment and mental concentration. Certified instructors. Class size is limited. Ages 10-18 years only.

Archery Club

Use the skills learned in the Archery Workshops to a whole new level in the Archery Club. Archers will use state of the art equipment designed to fit nearly every individual. Archers will have an opportunity to practice and hone their skills, post weekly scores throughout the ten class session and participate in an end of the year club tournament. The club will be structured and follow the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP).  Ages 9-18 years only.

Archery is held at the Citizen Park Gymnasium.

Home Alone Babysitting Course

This comprehensive class is designed for kids aged 10-14 years. Participants will learn winning ways to talk to young children. They will also learn information needed to handle emergencies, as well as CPR and AED. Safety tips as children begin to stay home alone or with younger children, also will be covered. This is an eight hour class, which includes a lunch break (students brig own lunch). Class will be held at Manitowoc Senior Center/Recreation Department, 3330 Custer Street.


The Riflery program offers opportunities for youth who are interested in the shooting sports and our firearms heritage. Through the program, participants have the opportunity to learn gun safety, participate in target shooting, learn a new discipline or hone their skills.

The Riflery programs offer an opportunity to learn about and respect firearms, as well as the specifics of safe gun handling practices through experience, while under supervision. Trusted with the important responsibilities of shooting, participants gain tremendous self-respect as well as a strong desire to succeed in this sport. The lessons of history and heritage that often accompany safe, supervised shooting and firearms events help bring new, positive perspective to the eyes of all participants.

Rifles and shooting jackets are provided. Classes are held at the Manitowoc County Sheriff's Department Range, 1025 S 9th St. *Additional rounds may be purchased for $.50/ 10 rounds. Ages 8 to adult (parents are invited to participate in the program with their children).

Rifle Team 

The Rifle Team is available by invitation only. Riflery instructors will discuss with potential members.