16 Results

  • Beginning Archery

    A fun way for girls and boys to get involved in something new!  Our program utilizes that NASP curriculum and equipment and will teach the basics of using a compound bow.  Classes are taught by a certified NASP instructor, an provide a safe and fun introduction to the sport of archery.  Commands, signals, techniques and shooting challenges are all part of the program.  Learn about equipment and participate in a low-pressure and supportive environment!  All equipment is provided.
  • Experience The Great Outdoors

    Put down the video games this summer and come enjoy the Great Outdoors! This Two-day camp offers youth the opportunity to experience a variety of outdoor activities including digital photography, animal tracks & signs, wilderness survival, water quality and fishing within the Minnesota River.  Participants will build self-confidence, learn how to work as a team, develop critical thinking skills and gain a sense of respect for the environment.  All activities will be taught by Minneopa State Park Naturalist Scott Kudelka , along with CER staff. Don't miss your chance to experience the Great Outdoors!Class will meet in the park shelter nearest the Minnesota River and baseball diamonds.
  • Geocaching

    Come find your inner explorer!  Back again, by popular demand, students will be given the opportunity to participate in one of the most up-and-coming outdoor recreation activities!  Geocaching is the modern-day version of a treasure hunt that can be done in groups of all sizes and encourages team building and togetherness!  The two-day camp will focus on the basics of geocaching using GPS units and the internet to find caches with the assistance of Scott Kudelka, Minneopa State Park Naturalist.  Students will travel around the Lincoln Community Center neighborhoods to find caches, as well as create their own caches for others to find!  Please wear tennis shoes, as there will be a lot of walking as we search for treasure!
  • Intermediate Archery

    A fun way for girls and boys to get involved in something new!  Our program utilizes that NASP curriculum and equipment and will teach the basics of using a compound bow.  Classes are taught by a certified NASP instructor, an provide a safe and fun introduction to the sport of archery.  Commands, signals, techniques and shooting challenges are all part of the program.  Learn about equipment and participate in a low-pressure and supportive environment!  All equipment is provided.
  • MNSU Summer Adventure Camp

    Are you the adventurous type?  Do you enjoy challenging yourself to try new things?  This adventure camp is like no other in Mankato!  Get to know the other people in your group and work together to conquer new heights on MNSU's High Ropes Course, 40 feet off the ground!  Camp will include climbing on MNSU Rock Climbing Pinnacle, challenge course elements, games and carious team building challenges!  Participants will be challenged to work individually and together as a group, learning how to work as a team.  You will be led and instructed by the MNSU Adventure Education Program staff, teaching you the equipment, knots and skills to help you to be successful as you test yourself high up in the air!
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  • MNSU Summer Climbing Club- Mankato; Experienced Climbers or Age 12+

    Come climb at the MNSU Rock Climbing Pinnacle this Summer! Enjoy exclusive access to our outdoor facility with just 11 of your peers, plus individualized climbing instruction from or experienced staff! We'll offer three Clubs that meet once per week for brand-new, some-experienced, and very experienced climbers for up to 14 weeks.* Climbers have completed a summer Climbing Camp with us in the past, but have not climbed since, would suitable for Mavericks Climbing Club on Wednesdays. Club membership includes a 4-month climbing pass + gear rental at our climbing facilities during public hours! *Summer of 2019 the Indoor Climbing Wall is closed due to facility flooring repairs. The only climbing facility for our summer programs and use is the Outdoor Climbing Pinnacle located near the observatories and High Ropes Course on the campus of Minnesota State University.*Clubs meet at the assigned day/time May 13-August 16, weather permitting. We will make every effort to notify parents of weather cancellations up to an hour before clubs. No rescheduling or refunds available for cancellations.
  • MNSU Summer Climbing Club- Mavericks; Some Experience Climbers or Age 10-11

    Come climb at the MNSU Rock Climbing Pinnacle this Summer! Enjoy exclusive access to our outdoor facility with just 11 of your peers, plus individualized climbing instruction from or experienced staff! We'll offer three Clubs that meet once per week for brand-new, some-experienced, and very experienced climbers for up to 14 weeks.* Climbers have completed a summer Climbing Camp with us in the past, but have not climbed since, would suitable for Mavericks Climbing Club on Wednesdays. Club membership includes a 4-month climbing pass + gear rental at our climbing facilities during public hours! *Summer of 2019 the Indoor Climbing Wall is closed due to facility flooring repairs. The only climbing facility for our summer programs and use is the Outdoor Climbing Pinnacle located near the observatories and High Ropes Course on the campus of Minnesota State University.*Clubs meet at the assigned day/time May 13-August 16, weather permitting. We will make every effort to notify parents of weather cancellations up to an hour before clubs. No rescheduling or refunds available for cancellations.
  • MNSU Summer Climbing Club- Stompers; New Climbers or Age 7-9

    Come climb at the MNSU Rock Climbing Pinnacle this Summer! Enjoy exclusive access to our outdoor facility with just 11 of your peers, plus individualized climbing instruction from or experienced staff! We'll offer three Clubs that meet once per week for brand-new, some-experienced, and very experienced climbers for up to 14 weeks.* Climbers have completed a summer Climbing Camp with us in the past, but have not climbed since, would suitable for Mavericks Climbing Club on Wednesdays. Club membership includes a 4-month climbing pass + gear rental at our climbing facilities during public hours! *Summer of 2019 the Indoor Climbing Wall is closed due to facility flooring repairs. The only climbing facility for our summer programs and use is the Outdoor Climbing Pinnacle located near the observatories and High Ropes Course on the campus of Minnesota State University.*Clubs meet at the assigned day/time May 13-August 16, weather permitting. We will make every effort to notify parents of weather cancellations up to an hour before clubs. No rescheduling or refunds available for cancellations.
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  • Minnesota River Paddle

    Here is a perfect chance to learn how to paddle a canoe and learn about some of the history, culture and natural world of the Minnesota River. We provide the canoes along with paddles, life jackets and an experienced guide.  This is an ideal program for students who want to learn about water quality and the natural resources of the river.
  • Teen Archery

    A fun way for girls and boys to get involved in something new!  Our program utilizes that NASP curriculum and equipment and will teach the basics of using a compound bow.  Classes are taught by a certified NASP instructor, an provide a safe and fun introduction to the sport of archery.  Commands, signals, techniques and shooting challenges are all part of the program.  Learn about equipment and participate in a low-pressure and supportive environment!  All equipment is provided.
  • Tennis in The Parks- Quickstart

    Quickstart Tennis (Entering pre-k-1): Exciting new way for players to be introduced to the game of tennis through interactive games with modified court and equipment.
  • Tennis in the Parks- Grades 5-7

    Players will work on topspin, ground strokes, volleys, and continental serves, gaining the capacity for rally tennis and games.  (For players looking for match play and advanced skills, visit 12 & Under Junior Team Tennis online at www.tennisinmankato.com.)
  • Youth Introduction To Golf

    This is a great opportunity for boys and girls to learn about and try the game of golf.  This introduction to golf will cover many of the basic essential tools to play the game.  We will provide all the equipment needed.  Included in the fee is access to the driving  range, putting/chipping green, range balls and rental clubs.
  • Youth Pickleball

    Come try out one of the fastest growing paddle sports in the U.S!  Pickleball is a cross between badminton, tennis, and ping-pong.  This is a great opportunity to get outside and to keep physically active and have fun this summer!  Rules and basic fundamentals will be covered in a kid-friendly environment.  Players will get the chance to work with Adult Pickleball enthusiasts and play other kids in various games throughout the session!  No previous experience is needed and all equipment will be provided.
  • Youth Track & Field

    It's back by popular demand-the summer track & field program!  Coach Scott Carlson and a host of other track coaches from East and West High School programs are gearing up to offer your child a FUN and CHALLENGING summer track & field experience!  We will distribute many ribbons at the citywide meet.  Each participant will also receive a track program T-shirt.  You simply cannot miss your chance to begin building your track skills... or better yet, just to have fun outdoors!  Register early- only the first 115 athletes accepted at each site.  Rain or threatening weather conditions cancel track.