Youth Recreation

Archery 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 9-18 years only.

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.

Lifeguarding: 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.

Swimming Lessons

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.

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

Youth Riflery Program: Fall, Winter

Through the Youth Riflery Program participants have the opportunity to learn gun safety, participate in target shooting and hone their skills. Rifles and shooting jackets are provided. Classes take place at the Manitowoc County Sheriff's Department Range on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm or 6:30 pm or Thursdays at 5:30 pm. Check out their Facebook page!

Tennis: Summer

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.