Youth Recreation

For dates, pricing, and locations of Summer 2021 programs check out ourSummer Fun Guide! 

2021 Archery CampArchery Club: Fall/Winter

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 Camp: Summer

The Archery Camp 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.
2021 Archery Camp will meet every day during the session from 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm.

2021 DanceDance: Summer

Dance classes are held in partnership with MantyDance. The staff at MantyDance is highly qualified and they have a passion for dance! Through the MPRD and MantyDance partnership, MPRD is able to offer Tap and Jazz for 3-5 and 6-10 year-olds, Hip Hop for ages 10+, and Jazz for ages 10+. For more information about MantyDance check out their website.
Classes will be held on Monday's at MantyDance or are available in a virtual format. In-person: $50.00 | Virtual: $35.00
Tap and Jazz (3-5): 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Tap and Jazz (6-10): 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Hip Hop (10+): 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Jazz (11+): 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

MantyDance is located at:

3317 Dewey Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220

2021 Disc GolfDisc Golf (NEW): Summer

The Manitowoc Parks and Recreation Division is excited to offer instructional Disc Golf classes to its list of Summer 2021 programming! This program is geared towards beginners ages 10 and older! Participants will learned the history of Disc Golf, general etiquette, a variety of grips and throws, the different types of discs and more! Classes will be held at Silver Creek Park on Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm. Students are encouraged to bring their own discs if they have them.
Session 1: June 17 - July 22
Session 2: June 29 - September 2

The City of Manitowoc has three different Disc Golf Courses. These courses are located at Indian Creek Park, Lincolnshire Park, and Silver Creek Park. The Silver Creek Disc Golf Couse hosts multiple different Disc Golf tournaments and competitions each year.

Indian Creek Park: 701 Albert Dr., Manitowoc

Lincolnshire Park: 2032 Richmond Ave., Manitowoc

Silver Creek Park: 3001 S. 10th St., Manitowoc

2021 Youth GardeningGardening- Youth (NEW): Summer

This class is designed for kids aged roughly 10-14 years. Participants will learn how to plant and maintain a garden.   Among the topics will be seed starting, soil health, composting, vermiculture and harvesting. Topics may change based on the time of year and the weather.  Planting seeds and helping them to grow is a great physical, mental, social, and emotional activity. Class will be held at the 14th Street Community Garden, located at 2344 S. 14th Street in Manitowoc.
Facilitator: AmeriCorps Farm to School Specialist, Deena Larsen
The class will run from June 15 - August 3. Youth classes will meet on Tuesdays from 10:00 am - 11:30 am.

The Youth Gardening program is held in partnership between the Manitowoc Parks and Recreation Division and Grow It Forward. Grow It Forward is a local non-profit whose mission is to "...provide people in need with dignified access to food, along with opportunities to grow, cook, share, and advocate for it." 

For more information on Grow It Forward, check out their website!  

2021 Summer Babysitting

Home Alone Babysitting Course

 This Youth Babysitting CPR/AED course is open to youth age 10-14. 

Students will learn the fundamentals of childcare (feeding/diapering/etc..), child safety (choking emergencies/home hazards/etc...), and also learn CPR/AED!

This is a great class to build confidence as they enter the exciting world of babysitting, or if they are starting to stay home alone for the first time.

The class is taught by using an assortment of relevant videos, hands on skill learning sessions, and games.

Enrolled students will receive: A 30+ page Babysitting safety digital course book prior to the start of class, a certificate of completion for the babysitting portion of the class, an 80 page American Heart Association Friends & Family student manual, and a Friends and Family CPR participation certificate.

Students will need to bring a lunch / drink the day of class.

MPRD will be offering two sections this summer: 

May 15, 2021
July 16, 2021

Located at the Manitowoc Senior Center: 3330 Custer St., Manitowoc

2021 LifeguardingLifeguarding: Spring/Summer

The lifeguard training course teaches skills needed to become an American Red Cross certified lifeguard including, first aid, CPR, and water rescues. Requirements: Course participants must have the ability to swim 300 yards nonstop and tread water. This class is an American Red Cross certification course. Participants must be at least 15 years of age and pass a skills test given on the first day. Class size is limited so registration will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Note: All classes must be attended for certification.

Candidates who complete the pre-requisites, attend all classes, meet the skills, and pass the tests, will receive an American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification. American Red Cross Lifeguard certifications also include CPR/AED/First Aid certifications as well.

Candidates who are interested in taking the course to gain employment should reach out to the Recreation Division for more information on how to apply and the application process.

2021 Swim LessonsSwimming Lessons: Summer

The purpose of the Manitowoc Recreation Department's Swim Program is to develop competent and confident swimmers. Students enrolled in our lessons will advance to the next level only when he or she can proficiently and safely perform all required skills within his or her level. Each child is unique and will learn and progress at his or her own pace. Click here for detailed information on classes and times.

The Manitowoc Parks and Recreation Division offers a wide variety of class levels:
Level 1 (must be 5 years old and older)
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6

Level descriptions can be found here or by calling the Recreation Division at 920-686-3060.

2021 Tae Kwon DoTae Kwon Do: Summer

Tae Kwon Do classes are held in partnership with the Manitowoc Parks and Recreation Division and Lakeshore Tae Kwon Do. 

"Basic skills and drills of Tae Kwon Do will be taught by the owner-instructor of Lakeshore Tae Kwon Do, Mark Weber. During the clinics, students will be introduced to basic techniques of martial arts in a safe and fun environment. The class will focus on concentration, mental focus, teamwork, control, balance, fitness and coordination. Courtesy, respect and self-discipline are reinforced in every class through activities and class chats. Lakeshore Tae Kwon Do has specialized in providing the best martial arts and character-building programs for children and families from ages 4 years old and older and has served the area for over 40 years. The school has 3 instructors with over 80 years combined teaching experience."

Lakeshore Tae Kwon Do is located at:
823 Jay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220

2021 TennisTennis: Summer

The Manitowoc Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce youth tennis lessons (ages 6+), which will be held at the Citizen Park Tennis Courts on Monday’s and Wednesday’s! We will be offering classes for both beginners and intermediate players who are looking to either play for the first time or freshen up on and advance their skills. The 9:00 am class will be for beginners and will focus on the fundamentals of the game, while the 10:00 am class will be for intermediate players who are aiming to advance their existing skills as well as learn new ones.
Classes are held on Monday's and Wednesday's. Basic classes at 9:00 am | Intermediate classes at 10:00 am
Session 1: June 21- July 14
Session 2: July 19 - August 11

The 2021 Tennis program is brought to you in partnership by the Manitowoc Parks and Recreation Division and the Manitowoc County Tennis Association. 

The City of Manitowoc has tennis courts located at: Citizen Park, Fleetwood Park, Lincoln Park, and Red Arrow Park.