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  • Wednesday, March 09, 2016 12:04 PM

    Community Services
    Chad Eischens • Community Services Director
    220 S. Market St., Belle Plaine • www.belleplaine.k12.mn.us
    School Year Office Hours: M-F, 7:30am-4:30pm                       Phone 873-2411
    Pre-registration is needed for all programs and activities

    For more information and/or cost of registration call Belle Plaine Community Education at952-873-2411

    or register online at www.belleplaine.k12.mn.us then click on Community Services.

    You can also view the brochure online at the schools website.

    YOUTH ENRICHMENT

    Color Creations with Abrakadoodle
    Grades K - 5, Wednesdays April 20 - May 11, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Chatfield $60

    Prop Bag
    Grades K-3, Thursdays February 18 - March 3, 3:30 - 5:00 pm, Chatfield $45

    Improv Express
    Grades 3 - 6, Mondays, February 29 - March 14, 3:15 - 4:45 pm, Oak Crest, $45

    Tropical Fish
    Grades 3- 6, Monday - Thursday March 7th, 8th, 9th and 31st, 3:15 - 4:30 pm, Oak Crest $30

    Art Club
    Grades 3-6, Mondays and Thursdays April 11 - April 28, Oak Crest, $50

    Hunter Education /
    Firearm Safety
    Contact Scott Hallgren @ 873-2407

    YOUTH RECREATION
    Tiger Cubs Soccer
    K – 2, Saturdays April 16th – May 21st, Kinder 9am – 10am, 1st 9:30am – 10:30am, 2nd 10:00am – 11:00am, Heritage Park (purple park)  $40 (includes t-shirt)

    Tiger Soccer
    Practice:  Monday, April 4th & 11th 6pm, Games:   Saturdays April 16th – May 21st, 10:00am –10U 3rd & 4th, 11:00am -12U 5th & 6th, 12:00pm -14U 7th & 8th, Location Change:  Belle Plaine Athletic Complex  $55 (includes t-shirt and registration)
    Mandatory Parent Informational Meeting:
    6:30pm Monday, Feb.8th
    Kids Company Classroom, Chatfield VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED!

    ADULT RECREATION
    Adult Walking Club 6:30 - 8:00 pm Mondays & Wednesdays, January - April . Belle Plaine High School

    Adult Open Gym
    Wednesdays January 13th - March 30th, February - Volleyball, Pickleball, Rollerblading, March - Volleyball, 7:00 - 8:30pm, Belle Plaine High School

    Belle Plaine Spring
    Youth Fair
    April 2nd, 2016, 9:00 am - 12:00pm

  • Tuesday, January 28, 2014 10:28 AM
    Nelson Ladd • Community Services Director
    130 S. Willow St., Belle Plaine • www.belleplaine.k12.mn.us
    Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.                        Phone 873-2411
    Pre-registration is needed for all programs and activities
  • Tuesday, November 12, 2013 10:02 AM

    Your former piano teacher might not approve, but thousands have learned the secret of how to play piano without reading music. If you’ve ever wondered how it’s done, mark Nov. 25 on your calendar. That’s when the Belle Plaine Community Education brings in Kris Simonson to teach the nationally renowned “How To Play Piano in Three Hours” workshop. It will take place from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

     
  • Tuesday, October 08, 2013 11:15 AM

    If you have always wanted to learn how to play the guitar but are never able to fine the time for lessons, you will want to mark Oct. 16 from 6:30-9 p.m. on your calendar. That’s when Belle Plaine Community Education brings in Johnathan Moeller to teach his very popular class, Guitar for Busy People.

     
  • Tuesday, July 30, 2013 12:10 PM
    Nelson Ladd • Community Services Director
    130 S. Willow St., Belle Plaine
    www.belleplaine.k12.mn.us
    Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.        Phone 873-2411
    Pre-registration is needed for all programs and activities
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2013 12:15 PM

    T-BALL & SQUIRTS

    T-ball is a low-organized game designed for youth skill development. Learn the basic fundamentals of baseball/softball. In this program the emphasis is on fun rather than competition. While in Squirts the basic structure of the game will be introduced as well as the skill of hitting a coach pitched ball. We will have a coaches meeting prior to the start of the program and coaching resources will be provided. Coaches are volunteer parents.

    T-BALL

    AGE: 5 - 6 year old DATES: Tues. & Thurs., June 11 - July 18 NOT MEETING JULY 4TH WEEK TIME: 6:30 - 7:30 pm LOCATION: Oak Crest Elem, Rec. Fields COST: $35.00 DEADLINE: May 11

    SQUIRTS

    AGE: 7 - 8 year old DATES: Mon. & Wed., June 10-July 17 NOT MEETING JULY 4TH WEEK TIME: 6:30-8:00 pm LOCATION: Chatfield Elem, Rec. Fields COST: $35.00 DEADLINE: May 11

     
  • Tuesday, May 07, 2013 10:58 AM
    Nelson Ladd • Community Services Director
    130 S. Willow St., Belle Plaine • www.belleplaine.k12.mn.us
    Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.     Phone 873-2411
    Pre-registration is needed for all programs and activities

    YOUR KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL SOCIAL SECURITY TIMING

    What age should you take social security? There are 729 different strategies for a married couple to elect from so it is not an easy question. It might be a $100,000 difference between the best and worst election scenarios! In this workshop, you’ll learn: • How spousal benefits affect the timing of when to begin your benefits • How cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) compound the growth of your monthly benefits • How extending your retirement age helps build your retirement nest egg • How a job while receiving social security impacts your benefits • How taxation on social security income affects other retirement income • When you can change an election mistake If you are 60-65 you should attend this class! Your instructor is an insurance agent certified and trained on the most acclaimed social security planning calculator available. He helps pre-retirees sort through the 729 claiming strategies to discover what is best for them. There will be a brief survey emailed to you a couple weeks before the class. DATE: Option 3: May 22 Option 4: June 17 TIME: 6-8pm LOCATION: District Center, Room 202 INSTRUCTOR: Mark Santelman COST: $25.00/per couple

    T-BALL & SQUIRTS

    T-ball is a low-organized game designed for youth skill development. Learn the basic fundamentals of baseball/softball. In this program the emphasis is on fun rather than competition. While in Squirts the basic structure of the game will be introduced as well as the skill of hitting a coach pitched ball. We will have a coaches meeting prior to the start of the program and coaching resources will be provided. Coaches are volunteer parents.

    T-BALL

    AGE: 5 - 6 year old DATES: Tues. & Thurs., June 11 - July 18 NOT MEETING JULY 4TH WEEK TIME: 6:30 - 7:30 pm LOCATION: Oak Crest Elem, Rec. Fields COST: $35.00 DEADLINE: May 11

    SQUIRTS

    AGE: 7 - 8 year old DATES: Mon. & Wed., June 10-July 17 NOT MEETING JULY 4TH WEEK TIME: 6:30-8:00 pm LOCATION: Chatfield Elem, Rec. Fields COST: $35.00 DEADLINE: May 11

    Kids Company

    Summer Registration Now Open

    Kids Company is accepting registration for the 2013 summer! If you are looking for summer childcare, or just a few fun filled days for your child this summer, Kids Company is the place for you! Kids Company is a before and after school care program. The program operates out of Chatfield Elementary School. Kids Company’s mission is to provide before and after school care for children K-6th grade in an environment that is safe, enjoyable and caring while supporting children’s individual educational and social development. This summer Kids Company is going to be active! Kids Company plans to be involved with service learning projects, recreational theme weeks, and exciting new field trips. Kids Company is going to spend the summer getting involved and having fun doing it. Summer Hours: 6 am - 6 pm Fee: $3.75 an hour One Time Registration fee: $25. For more information dsaulsbury@belleplaine.k12.mn.us or 952-873-2411.

    YOUTH TENNIS

    Instruction will include the basics of the forehand, backhand, serve and volleys. Camp instructor will be Belle Plaine High School Coaches & Players. GRADES: Boys and Girls, K-6 DATES: Tuesday-Thursday, May 21-23 (Friday, May 25-rain make-up) TIME: Session 1: (K   grade) 3:15-4:00 pm Session 2: (4 -6 grade) 4:15-5:00 pm LOCATION: Tennis Courts (Next to Swimming Pool) COST: $10.00

    PRAIRIE FIRE CHILDREN’S THEATER

    Do you want to be an actor this summer? Join the Prairie Fire Children’s Theater in performing “Sleeping Beauty” for the Belle Plaine area community. Register with Community Education. Parents and volunteers are needed for makeup and tickets on show dates and sound and lights during rehearsals and performances. Please bring a water bottle and snack to rehearsals. AGE: 3-8 Grade DATES: Monday - Saturday, July 22-27 LOCATION: Oak Crest Elementary COST: $55.00

    CHILD & BABYSITTING SAFETY CLINIC

    The Child and Babysitting safety clinic (CABS) stresses the priority to keep you and the children you care for safe. Babysitting is not just “watching” the children, but being responsible for their safety and well being. When you are caring for a child, you are taking care of a parent’s most prized possession. Everything in their home and your own home can be replaced – everything, that is, except a child. This clinic is for all soon to be, or current, babysitters! We welcome boys & girls 11 years old and older to come and learn about the responsibilities of babysitting. Topics to be discussed include: age appropriate playtime, caring for a baby, how to feed and diaper a baby, basic First Aid, what to do if a child chokes, and much more! Learn the skills to earn an income and be a responsible babysitter. Please bring a bag lunch to class with you, and snacks will be provided. DATE: Saturday, May 11 TIME: 9am-4pm LOCATION: District Center, Room 202 INSTRUCTOR: Shelly Juaire, Certified Safety & Health Institute Instructor COST: $45.00

    MINNESOTA TWINS

    Enjoy the beauty of outdoor baseball . . . . . Target Field. Provides a unique combination of stunning spaces & dramatic views. Choose from one of the games listed below. DATE: Wednesday, July 31 vs Kansas City Royals (7pm game time) TIME: Depart at 4:30 pm Return at 10:45 pm DEADLINE: Wednesday, July 10 DATE: Wednesday, August 14 vs Cleveland Indians (12:10pm game time) TIME: Depart at 10:30 am Return at 4pm COST: $30.00 (includes transportation & game ticket) DEADLINE: Wednesday, July 24

    WEE CAMP

    This three day camp is for 3 and 4 year olds that want to meet some new friends. Our day will include projects, games, stories, songs, & much more. Sign up now and don’t miss out on the fun. Participants must be potty trained and bring a backpack or bag to bring home their projects. Sign up for one or more sessions. Each session will have a different theme and activities. AGE: 3 & 4 Year Olds DATES: Tuesday - Thursday Session 1: June 11, 12, 13 Session 2: June 25, 26, 27 Session 3: July 16, 17, 18 TIME: 8:30-11:30 am LOCATION: Chatfield Elem, Rm. K-3 INSTRUCTOR: Becky Luskey COST: $25.00 per session

    ARTS AND CRAFTS FOR GRADE K-3

    Looking for something to do? Come and enjoy some fun and unique projects with us. We might do something with sand, paint or glue; you will have to wait and see. Each session will be different, so call now to reserve your spot! AGE: K - 3rd Grade DATES: Tuesday & Thursday Session 1: June 25 & 27 Session 2: July 16 & 18 TIME: 1-3pm LOCATION: Chatfield Elem, Rm. K-3 INSTRUCTOR: Becky Luskey COST: $20.00 per session

    ART CLASSES

    Local professional artist as well as a licensed K-12 teacher, Jami Kruschke encouraging youth to ex-press themselves with the freedom in art. Quality lessons taught to allow freedom along with learning technique and skill getting them to the next level in creating art work.Pottery Class (Wheel Throwing) AGES: Grades 9-12 DATE: Monday-Thursday, June 17-20 TIME: 1-4pm LOCATION: BPHS, Art RoomCOST: $80.00 3D (Clay & Sculpture)AGES: Grades 1-4DATE: Monday-Thursday, June 17-20 TIME: 9-10am LOCATION: Oak Crest, Art Room COST: $30.00 2D (Drawing/Painting, Chalk, Collage, Printmaking) AGES: Grades 1-4 DATE: Monday-Thursday, July 8-11 TIME: 9-10am LOCATION: Oak Crest, Art Room COST: $30.00 Clay Hand Building AGES: Grades 5-8DATE: Monday-Thursday, June 17-20 TIME: 11am-1pm LOCATION: BPHS, Art RoomCOST: $50.00 

    FORT SNELLING/SIBEY HOUSE HISTORIC SITE

    Built in the early 1820s, Historic Fort Snelling is a great place to learn about military history from before the Civil War through World War II, fur trade history, slavery in Minnesota, the U.S. Dakota War of 1862. Today it helps to tell the story of Minnesota from 1820 until the fort closed in 1946. It is located at the junction of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers. After visiting at Fort Snelling we will have lunch, (on you own) at Lucky 13. From there we will visit the Sibley House Historic Site. The Sibley House Historic Site features four distinctive limestone buildings from the era when the American Fur Company operated a regional trade with the Dakota, between 1825 and 1853. The home of Henry Hastings Sibley is on the site, as is his office as first state governor. The Sibley Historic Site is the oldest Euro-American settlement in Minnesota. DATE: Friday, June 7 TIME: Depart at 8:50 am Return at 4:00 pm COST: $45.00 (includes transportation and tours) Lunch at Lucky 13 is on your own DEADLINE: Thursday, May 30

    TAKE STOCK IN THE MARKET SEMINAR

    This seminar explores stock market basics in simpler terms, including the basic structure of the stock market and three principles that can help you become successful in stock investing. DATE: Thursday, June 20 TIME: 7-8:15pm LOCATION: District Center, Room 202 INSTRUCTOR: Ashton Pankonin, Edward Jones Financial Advisor COST: FREE

     

  • Tuesday, February 05, 2013 9:09 AM
    130 S. Willow St., Belle Plaine • www.belleplaine.k12.mn.us
    Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.                        Phone 873-2411
    Pre-registration is needed for all programs and activities

     

    TAE KWON DO

    This is the Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do. Students will learn self defense, self control, history, sparring and techniques needed to test in the beginning level of Tae Kwon Do. Advanced students will continue on at their own pace. Students attending class in BP are also welcome to train at other Kroells Karate Club locations at no additional cost. For 6 years old and up. SESSION 2: Wednesdays, Feb 20-April 3 (no class March 27) SESSION 3: Wednesdays, April 10-May 15 TIME: 6:30-7:30 pm LOCATION: Chatfield Elem, Activity Room COST: $36.00

    ART CLUB (NEW!)

    Join our 1st time Oak Crest Art Club. We’ll meet every Tuesday for 6 weeks creating a variety of projects and learning interesting art knowledge along the way. Connect with other students your age that love to create and learn about art. DATES: Tuesdays, February 5-March 12 TIME: 3:15-4:30 pm GRADES: 3-6 LOCATION: Oak Crest Elem, Art Room INSTRUCTOR: Robin Banks COST: $50.00

    ABRAKADOODLE’S WILD WINTER ART

    Do you like lizards and chameleons? Have you ever painted with dots? Or created art with a scissors? If you like lizards and chameleons and want to learn to paint with dots and experiment with oil pastels then this is the class for you. Come join us as we warm up winter with some wild art projects. Create art with scissors like abstract master artist, Henri Matisse. Come make a bright, colorful landscape with oil pastels. Learn how to draw a lizard or chameleon. Create a picture using painted dots (pointillism), and make a colorful plaque to hang in your room using clay! Try your hand at the wild wonderful world of art. DATES: Wednesdays, January 30-March 6 (No Class Feb. 6) TIME: 3:15-4:15 pm GRADES: K-5 LOCATION: Chatfield Elem, Rm K-3 INSTRUCTOR: Abrakadoodle Staff COST: $60.00

    BUILDING YOUR INVESTMENT INCOME FOUNDATION

    This presentation is designed for investors who are nearing retirement and need a steady income stream during retirement. We’ll explore the three types of income: variable, reliable and rising. We’ll also discuss strategies to help you create a stream of income that you can use for your expected and unexpected life events during retirement. DATE: Thursday, February 21 TIME: 7:00-8:00 pm LOCATION: District Center, Room 202 INSTRUCTOR: Ashton Pankonin, Edward Jones Financial Advisor COST: Free

    EIGHT LITTLE KNOWN WAYS TO PAY FOR LONG TERM CARE

    Ever wonder how you’re going to pay the high cost of long term care (LTC)? Then this workshop is for you. You already know the top-3 ways to fund LTC expenses: (1) spend your assets of farm, investments, CD’s, cash; (2) qualify for Medicaid; (3) purchase long term care insurance Before you do any of these, there are at least 8 other strategies you should research. Each concept stretches your existing assets if you ever need to pay for long term care. None of the ideas are use it or lose it! like most traditional long-term care insurance policies. This educational workshop has helped previous attendees understand different ways to solve paying for long term care. Graduates rave about this class! Your presenter is a licensed insurance agent certified in long term care insurance by Minnesota and someone knowledgeable with all eight strategies. DATE: Saturday, February 9 TIME: 9-11:30 am LOCATION: District Center, Bd Conf Rm INSTRUCTOR: Mark Santelman COST: $10.00 per person/couple

    COOKS OF CROCUS HILL

    Arrive at Crocus Hill Kitchen for a private Culinary Demonstration. This space is a wonderful place for sharing discoveries about food. In 1973, Martha Kaemmer and her sister Mary Rice thought that the time was ripe for a culinary awakening. They opened in a storefront on Grand Avenue in St. Paul. Mary left a year later to pursue a new culinary journey in Bayfield, Wi. Martha carried the company forward for more than 30 years. The chef has an entertaining personality and culinary talents. Watch, listen, learn and enjoy the menu your chef has created for this outing. You get an experience as uniquely delicious as it is memorable. When people start hanging out in the kitchen, relaxation, interaction and enjoyment comes naturally. After meal service, shop at the Crocus Hill Kitchen Store. The store features innovative culinary items and an assortment of instructional opportunities that help people with their culinary journey. Next door is Victoria Crossing, at the intersection of Grand Ave. and Victoria St., with a collection of small shops and specialty stores. DATE: Wednesday, February 27 TIME: Depart at 10:15 am Return at 3:15 pm COST: $68.00 (includes transportation, lunch, & tours/samples) DEADLINE: Monday, Feb. 4

    PLYMOUTH PLAYHOUSE

    Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash

    The Jukebox Musical based on the music of Johnny Cash. Through words and music, “Ring of Fire” honors and brings to life a remarkable musical legend – Johnny Cash. Full of love and emotion, humor and empathy, Ring of Fire”: The Music of Johnny Cash pays tribute to the legendary Man in Black with dance, comedy, stories, tragedy and love. DATE: Thursday, March 21 TIME: Depart at 10:45 am Return at 4 pm COST: $65.00 (includes bus, dinner & show) DEADLINE: Thursday, February 28

    ZUMBA!! AEROBICS

    Zumba, it’s the hottest aerobic fitness craze, that’s all about dancing, party-style, to exhilarating music. A full hour of continuous dancing to Latin and international social-dance music. It provides a high level of aerobic exercise and is structured according to the same principles as interval training, alternating between fast and slow musical selections. But unlike most fitness classes, Zumba involves virtually no talking. You’re having so much fun dancing around that you don’t realize you’re exercising. Come join the party. SESSION 2: Wednesdays, Feb 27-April 10 (No Class March 27) SESSION 3: Wednesdays, April 17-May 22 TIME: 7:30-8:30 pm LOCATION: Oak Crest Elem Gym COST: $25.00 for Session 1 $30.00 for Session 2 or 3

    R.I.P.P.E.D.

    The One Stop Body Shock™ is a “Plateau Proof Fitness Formula” that helps you to create continuity, consistency and challenge in each and every R.I.P.P.E.D. class. This total body, high intensity style program, utilizing free weights, resistance and body weight, masterfully combines the components of R.I.P.P.E.D.--- Resistance, Intervals, Power, Plyometrics and Endurance as the workout portion along with diet suggestions to help you attain and maintain your physique in ways that are fun, safe, doable and extremely effective. The deliberate combination of the R.I.P.P.E.D. elements and how they are precisely organized in the R.I.P.P.E.D. class format provide the basis for the One Stop Body Shock System, by stimulating both, different energy systems and muscles in each workout segment, changing the focus and activities every 6 to 9 minutes. Along with driving, motivating music, participants jam through R.I.P.P.E.D. with smiles, determination and strength. No boredom here, for all levels, R.I.P.P.E.D. is effective, it’s tough yet doable; R.I.P.P.E.D. will absolutely challenge your levels of fitness and endurance! All you need to provide is hand weights (under 10 lbs) or a resistance band. SESSION 2: Mondays, Feb 25-April 15 (No Class Mar 25 & Apr 1) SESSION 3: Mondays, April 22-May 20 TIME: 6:30-7:30 pm LOCATION: Oak Crest Gym COST: $20.00 for Session 1 $30.00 for Session 2 $25.00 for Session 3

    YOUR KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL SOCIAL SECURITY TIMING

    What age should you take social security? There are 729 different strategies for a married couple to elect from so it is not an easy question. It might be a $100,000 difference between the best and worst election scenarios! In this workshop, you’ll learn: • How spousal benefits affect the timing of when to begin your benefits • How cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) compound the growth of your monthly benefits • How extending your retirement age helps build your retirement nest egg • How a job while receiving social security impacts your benefits • How taxation on social security income affects other retirement income • When you can change an election mistake If you are 60-65 you should attend this class! Your instructor is an insurance agent certified and trained on the most acclaimed social security planning calculator available. He helps pre-retirees sort through the 729 claiming strategies to discover what is best for them. There will be a brief survey emailed to you a couple weeks before the class. DATE: Option 2: March 18 Option 3: May 22 Option 4: June 17 TIME: 6-8pm LOCATION: District Center, Room 202 INSTRUCTOR: Mark Santelman COST: $25.00/per couple

    Kids Company

    Kids Company is a program for elementary age school children offered before and after school and during the summer months at Chatfield Elementary School. The program is designed to meet the needs of parents who work earlier or later than regular school hours. Kids Company provides a safe, supervised recreational and enriching play environment for children, kindergarten through sixth grade. The staff, program and facilities create a warm and secure environment for channeling the child’s energies and meeting individual needs. Activities include arts and crafts, reading, nature activities, sports, games, relaxing, movies, field trips, special events and more. NOT OPEN holiday breaks, all other non-school days will be surveyed to be determine interest. For more information call Doreen at 873-2415 ext. 3 Hours: 6am-6pm Summer; 6am-8:20am School days; 3pm-6pm School days; Fees:One-time registration fee of $25.00, $3.50 per hour

     
  • Tuesday, September 04, 2012 12:15 PM

    FALL TACKLE FOOTBALL

    Introductory instructional leagues for boys in grades 3-6 designed to work on the fundamentals of football in a fun and safe game. Players will learn team work, along with the basic skills of blocking, passing, receiving and ball carrying. Late registration may not be accepted due to equipment needs. 5th & 6th Grade DATES: Tuesdays & Thursdays, August 21–Sept.6 Practices at Chatfield Elem. Rec Fields Saturdays, September 8–Oct. 13 League Play, HS Athletic Complex. League play will include some local travel. 3rd & 4th Grade DATES: Saturdays, Sept. 8–Oct. 13 Practice at Chatfield Elem. Rec Fields INSTRUCTORS: 5th & 6th Grade-Volunteer Parents COST: $50.00 DEADLINE: July 13

    Girls Volleyball

    This program will introduce young athletes to the game of volleyball. The primary emphasis will be placed on teaching the most basic individual volleyball skills and rules. Sportsmanship and team skills will also be emphasized to begin developing well-rounded players. A t-shirt will be included for all those who participate. This program will be under the direction of Community Services, HS Coaches, players and/or adult volunteers. DATES: Saturdays, Sept. 8–Oct. 13 TIME: 3rd/4th Grade: 9–10am 5th & 6th Grade: Travel Schedule, Possible mid-week practice LOCATION: BPHS, South Gym COST: $30.00

    ZUMBA!! AEROBICS

    Zumba, it’s the hottest aerobic fitness craze, that’s all about dancing, party-style, to exhilarating music. A Zumba class is a full hour of continuous dancing to Latin and international social-dance music. It provides a high level of aerobic exercise and is structured according to the same principles as interval training, alternating between fast and slow musical selections. But unlike most fitness classes, Zumba involves virtually no talking. You’re having so much fun dancing around that you don’t realize you’re exercising. Come join the party. SESSION 1: Tuesdays, Sept. 11-Oct. 16 SESSION 2: Tuesdays, Oct. 30-Dec 18 TIME: 7-8pm LOCATION: Oak Crest, Gym INSTRUCTOR: Kris Ann Kraus COST: Session 1: $25.00 Session 2: $35.00

    BEGINNER DOG OBEDIENCE

    Dogs with obedience training make better family members. Learn basic obedience like: heeling on leash, sit, down and stay. Also included is a little rally obedience. A six-foot leather or cotton leash and training collar are required. 1st Grade and up, but must be able to handle the dog. Dogs must be a minimum of 12 weeks old. Advanced Dogs are welcome to attend the beginner class for individual training. Please bring proof of vaccinations. THIS CLASS IS OFFERED IN LESUEUR DATES: Mondays, Sept. 24 (no dogs), Oct. 1-Nov. 12 (NO CLASS Monday, Oct. 29) TIME: 7-8pm LOCATION: Park Elementary, Small Gym COST: $45.00/dog

    TAE KWON DO

    This is the Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do. Students will learn self defense, self control, history, sparring and techniques needed to test in the beginning level of Tae Kwon Do. Advanced students will continue on at their own pace. Students attending class in BP are also welcome to train at other Kroells Karate Club locations at no additional cost. SESSION 1: Wednesdays, Sept. 19–Oct. 24 SESSION 2: Wednesdays, Nov. 7–Dec. 19 (No Class Nov. 21) TIME: 6:30–7:30pm AGES: 5 years old and up LOCATION: Chatfield Elem., Activity Room COST: $36.00/session INSTRUCTOR: Linda Kroells INSTRUCTOR: Ruth Schwartz (16 years of experience)

    Flag Football K-2

    This program will officially begin Saturday, Sept. 8 under the direction of Community Services, parent volunteers, High School players and coaches. Games will be played Saturday mornings on the Chatfield Elementary Recreation fields. Dates: Saturdays, Sept. 8-Oct. 13 Time: 10-11:30am Age: K-2nd Grade Location: Chatfield Elem. Rec. Fields Cost: $25 (includes t-shirt)

    FAMILY MATTERS WITH LONG-TERM CARE SEMINAR

    This seminar discusses funding options for long-term care and how long-term care insurance can help preserve assets. DATE: Thursday, Sept. 13 TIME: 7-8pm LOCATION: District Center, Rm. 202 INSTRUCTOR: Ashton Pankonin, Edward Jones Financial Advisor COST: FREE

    JUST ONCE GUITAR FOR BUSY PEOPLE

    Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find the time? In just a few hours you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won’t have to take private lessons to do it. This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. Bring your acoustic guitar. DATE: Wednesday, Sept. 26 TIME: 6:30–9:30pm LOCATION: BPHS, Choir Room AGES: 13 years and older COST: $49.00 (includes workbook & practice DVD)

    R.I.P.P.E.D.

    The One Stop Body Shock™ is a “Plateau Proof Fitness Formula” that helps you to create continuity, consistency and challenge in each and every R.I.P.P.E.D. class. This total body, high intensity style program, utilizing free weights, resistance and body weight, masterfully combines the components of R.I.P.P.E.D.--- Resistance, Intervals, Power, Plyometrics and Endurance as the workout portion along with diet suggestions to help you attain and maintain your physique in ways that are fun, safe, doable and extremely effective. The deliberate combination of the R.I.P.P.E.D. elements and how they are precisely organized in the R.I.P.P.E.D. class format provide the basis for the One Stop Body Shock System, by stimulating both, different energy systems and muscles in each workout segment, changing the focus and activities every 6 to 9 minutes. Along with driving, motivating music, participants jam through R.I.P.P.E.D. with smiles, determination and strength. No boredom here, for all levels, R.I.P.P.E.D. is effective, it’s tough yet doable; R.I.P.P.E.D. will absolutely challenge your levels of fitness and endurance! All you need to provide is hand weights (under 10 lbs) or a resistance band. SESSION 1: Thursdays, Sept. 13-Oct. 18 SESSION 2: Thursdays, Nov. 1-Dec. 13 (No class Nov. 22) TIME: 7-8pm LOCATION: Session 1: BPHS (North or South Gym) Session 2: Oak Crest, Gym INSTRUCTOR: Kris Ann Kraus COST: $25.00

    PLYMOUTH PLAYHOUSE/CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES

    “A Mighty Fortress Is Our Basement”

    It’s 1960 and Beverly gets her first pair of high heels for confirmation; Pastor announces his impending nuptials; Mrs. Snustad and Mrs. Gilmerson plan a food booth at the County Fair to raise money; and Mrs. Engelson embarks on a spontaneous driving lesson. Through it all these “bulwarks never failing” stand strong in their faith and in their friendships. With more crazy antics, more great new songs, and more lessons reluctantly learned, the Church Basement Ladies are at it again in their new musical comedy, A MIGHTY FORTRESS (Is Our Basement)! DATE: Thursday, Sept. 27 TIME: Depart at 5:50pm Return at 10pm (District Center) COST: $48.00 (includes transportation & show) DEADLINE: Tuesday, Sept. 18

    Kids Company

    Kids Company is a program for elementary age school children offered before and after school and during the summer months at Chatfield Elementary School. The program is designed to meet the needs of parents who work earlier or later than regular school hours. Kids Company provides a safe, supervised recreational and enriching play environment for children, kindergarten through sixth grade. The staff, program and facilities create a warm and secure environment for channeling the child’s energies and meeting individual needs. Activities include arts and crafts, reading, nature activities, sports, games, relaxing, movies, field trips, special events and more. NOT OPEN holiday break and spring break. For more information call Doreen at 873-2415 ext. 3 Hours: 6am-6pm Summer; 6am-8:20am School days; 3pm-6pm School days; Fees:One-time registration fee of $25.00, $3.50 per hour

    Check out the new Fall Community Education Brochure for numerous youth enrichment activities and many sports camps/leagues.


  • Thursday, August 23, 2012 8:15 AM
    Nelson Ladd • Community Services Director
    130 S. Willow St., Belle Plaine • www.belleplaine.k12.mn.us
    Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.                        Phone 873-2411
    Pre-registration is needed for all programs and activities

    FALL TACKLE FOOTBALL

    Introductory instructional leagues for boys in grades 3-6 designed to work on the fundamentals of football in a fun and safe game. Players will learn team work, along with the basic skills of blocking, passing, receiving and ball carrying. Late registration may not be accepted due to equipment needs. 5th & 6th Grade DATES: Tuesdays & Thursdays, August 21–Sept.6 Practices at Chatfield Elem. Rec Fields Saturdays, September 8–Oct. 13 League Play, HS Athletic Complex. League play will include some local travel. 3rd & 4th Grade DATES: Saturdays, Sept. 8–Oct. 13 Practice at Chatfield Elem. Rec Fields INSTRUCTORS: 5th & 6th Grade-Volunteer Parents COST: $50.00 DEADLINE: July 13

    Youth Fair

    Belle Plaine Community Youth Fair on August 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Oak Crest Elementary. Learn how your child can get involved in sports, arts and other after-school programs. Cotton Candy, Snow Cones, Popcorn, Crazy Hair, Lollipop the Clown, balloons & face painting. Everything is free and families are welcome!

    Girls Volleyball

    This program will introduce young athletes to the game of volleyball. The primary emphasis will be placed on teaching the most basic individual volleyball skills and rules. Sportsmanship and team skills will also be emphasized to begin developing well-rounded players. A t-shirt will be included for all those who participate. This program will be under the direction of Community Services, HS Coaches, players and/or adult volunteers. DATES: Saturdays, Sept. 8–Oct. 13 TIME: 3rd/4th Grade: 9–10am 5th & 6th Grade: Travel Schedule, Possible mid-week practice LOCATION: BPHS, South Gym COST: $30.00

    YOUTH Hunter SAFETY CLASS

    Students will obtain a better understanding of their obligation to the resources, the landowner, other hunters, non-hunters and to themselves. The Department of Natural Resources is responsible for formulating the course of instruction and designating “competent persons or organizations to give such instruction”. Parents must complete the registration/permission form at the first class. Parents are encouraged to attend all classes. Students MUST attend all classes. Minnesota law specifies that any person born on or after January 1, 1980 applying for a MN Hunting License must show proof of successfully completing a firearms safety training course provided by the DNR. Students must be 12 years old by the upcoming fall deer hunting season (November 3). This program is sponsored by the Belle Plaine Sportsman’s Club, Belle Plaine Vets Club, and the Belle Plaine Rotary. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!!! Students MUST Attend All Dates!!! DATES: Classroom – August 28, 30, Sept. 4, 6 Shoot–Sept. 8 Test – Sept. 10 TIME: 6–8:30pm COST: $15.00 ($7.50 due first class to BP Firearms Safety Club and remaining $7.50 due to the DNR at a later date) LOCATION: Belle Plaine Vets Club

    ZUMBA!! AEROBICS

    Zumba, it’s the hottest aerobic fitness craze, that’s all about dancing, party-style, to exhilarating music. A Zumba class is a full hour of continuous dancing to Latin and international social-dance music. It provides a high level of aerobic exercise and is structured according to the same principles as interval training, alternating between fast and slow musical selections. But unlike most fitness classes, Zumba involves virtually no talking. You’re having so much fun dancing around that you don’t realize you’re exercising. Come join the party. SESSION 1: Tuesdays, Sept. 11-Oct. 16 SESSION 2: Tuesdays, Oct. 30-Dec 18 TIME: 7-8pm LOCATION: Oak Crest, Gym INSTRUCTOR: Kris Ann Kraus COST: Session 1: $25.00 Session 2: $35.00

    BEGINNER DOG OBEDIENCE

    Dogs with obedience training make better family members. Learn basic obedience like: heeling on leash, sit, down and stay. Also included is a little rally obedience. A six-foot leather or cotton leash and training collar are required. 1st Grade and up, but must be able to handle the dog. Dogs must be a minimum of 12 weeks old. Advanced Dogs are welcome to attend the beginner class for individual training. Please bring proof of vaccinations. THIS CLASS IS OFFERED IN LESUEUR DATES: Mondays, Sept. 24 (no dogs), Oct. 1-Nov. 12 (NO CLASS Monday, Oct. 29) TIME: 7-8pm LOCATION: Park Elementary, Small Gym COST: $45.00/dog

    TAE KWON DO

    This is the Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do. Students will learn self defense, self control, history, sparring and techniques needed to test in the beginning level of Tae Kwon Do. Advanced students will continue on at their own pace. Students attending class in BP are also welcome to train at other Kroells Karate Club locations at no additional cost. SESSION 1: Wednesdays, Sept. 19–Oct. 24 SESSION 2: Wednesdays, Nov. 7–Dec. 19 (No Class Nov. 21) TIME: 6:30–7:30pm AGES: 5 years old and up LOCATION: Chatfield Elem., Activity Room COST: $36.00/session INSTRUCTOR: Linda Kroells INSTRUCTOR: Ruth Schwartz (16 years of experience)

    Flag Football K-2

    This program will officially begin Saturday, Sept. 8 under the direction of Community Services, parent volunteers, High School players and coaches. Games will be played Saturday mornings on the Chatfield Elementary Recreation fields. Dates: Saturdays, Sept. 8-Oct. 13 Time: 10-11:30am Age: K-2nd Grade Location: Chatfield Elem. Rec. Fields Cost: $25 (includes t-shirt)

    FAMILY MATTERS WITH LONG-TERM CARE SEMINAR

    This seminar discusses funding options for long-term care and how long-term care insurance can help preserve assets. DATE: Thursday, Sept. 13 TIME: 7-8pm LOCATION: District Center, Rm. 202 INSTRUCTOR: Ashton Pankonin, Edward Jones Financial Advisor COST: FREE

    JUST ONCE GUITAR FOR BUSY PEOPLE

    Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find the time? In just a few hours you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won’t have to take private lessons to do it. This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. Bring your acoustic guitar. DATE: Wednesday, Sept. 26 TIME: 6:30–9:30pm LOCATION: BPHS, Choir Room AGES: 13 years and older COST: $49.00 (includes workbook & practice DVD)

    R.I.P.P.E.D.

    The One Stop Body Shock™ is a “Plateau Proof Fitness Formula” that helps you to create continuity, consistency and challenge in each and every R.I.P.P.E.D. class. This total body, high intensity style program, utilizing free weights, resistance and body weight, masterfully combines the components of R.I.P.P.E.D.--- Resistance, Intervals, Power, Plyometrics and Endurance as the workout portion along with diet suggestions to help you attain and maintain your physique in ways that are fun, safe, doable and extremely effective. The deliberate combination of the R.I.P.P.E.D. elements and how they are precisely organized in the R.I.P.P.E.D. class format provide the basis for the One Stop Body Shock System, by stimulating both, different energy systems and muscles in each workout segment, changing the focus and activities every 6 to 9 minutes. Along with driving, motivating music, participants jam through R.I.P.P.E.D. with smiles, determination and strength. No boredom here, for all levels, R.I.P.P.E.D. is effective, it’s tough yet doable; R.I.P.P.E.D. will absolutely challenge your levels of fitness and endurance! All you need to provide is hand weights (under 10 lbs) or a resistance band. SESSION 1: Thursdays, Sept. 13-Oct. 18 SESSION 2: Thursdays, Nov. 1-Dec. 13 (No class Nov. 22) TIME: 7-8pm LOCATION: Session 1: BPHS (North or South Gym) Session 2: Oak Crest, Gym INSTRUCTOR: Kris Ann Kraus COST: $25.00

    PLYMOUTH PLAYHOUSE/CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES

    “A Mighty Fortress Is Our Basement”

    It’s 1960 and Beverly gets her first pair of high heels for confirmation; Pastor announces his impending nuptials; Mrs. Snustad and Mrs. Gilmerson plan a food booth at the County Fair to raise money; and Mrs. Engelson embarks on a spontaneous driving lesson. Through it all these “bulwarks never failing” stand strong in their faith and in their friendships. With more crazy antics, more great new songs, and more lessons reluctantly learned, the Church Basement Ladies are at it again in their new musical comedy, A MIGHTY FORTRESS (Is Our Basement)! DATE: Thursday, Sept. 27 TIME: Depart at 5:50pm Return at 10pm (District Center) COST: $48.00 (includes transportation & show) DEADLINE: Tuesday, Sept. 18

    Kids Company

    Kids Company is a program for elementary age school children offered before and after school and during the summer months at Chatfield Elementary School. The program is designed to meet the needs of parents who work earlier or later than regular school hours. Kids Company provides a safe, supervised recreational and enriching play environment for children, kindergarten through sixth grade. The staff, program and facilities create a warm and secure environment for channeling the child’s energies and meeting individual needs. Activities include arts and crafts, reading, nature activities, sports, games, relaxing, movies, field trips, special events and more. NOT OPEN holiday break and spring break. For more information call Doreen at 873-2415 ext. 3 Hours: 6am-6pm Summer; 6am-8:20am School days; 3pm-6pm School days; Fees:One-time registration fee of $25.00, $3.50 per hour

    Check out the new Fall Community Education Brochure for numerous youth enrichment activities and many sports camps/leagues.



  • Tuesday, July 17, 2012 11:35 AM

    PRAIRIE FIRE CHILDREN’S THEATER

    Do you want to be an actor this summer? Join the Prairie Fire Children’s Theater in performing “Robin Hood” for the Belle Plaine Area Community. Register with Community Education. Parents and volunteers are needed for makeup and tickets on show dates. Parents and volunteers are also needed for sound and lights during rehearsals and performances. Please bring a water bottle and snack to rehearsals. AGE: 3-8 Grade DATES: Monday-Saturday, July 23-28 LOCATION: Oak Crest Elementary COST: $50.00 Prairie Fire Childrens Theater Tentative Schedule: Monday, July 23 Auditions (9-11am) plus a short 1 hour rehearsal for lead parts) Tues., July 24-Thurs., July 26 Rehearsal (8 am-12:15pm) Friday, July 27 Dress Rehearsal (3pm) Performance (7pm) Saturday, July 28 Meet at 9:45, Performance (11am)

    CHILD & BABYSITTING SAFETY CLINIC

    The Child and Babysitting safety clinic (CABS) stresses the priority to keep you and the children you care for safe. Babysitting is not just “watching” the children, but being responsible for their safety and well being. When you are caring for a child, you are taking care of a parent’s most prized possession. Everything in their home and your own home can be replaced – everything, that is, except a child. This clinic is for all soon to be, or current, babysitters! We welcome boys & girls 11 years old and older to come and learn about the responsibilities of babysitting. Topics to be discussed include: age appropriate playtime, caring for a baby, how to feed and diaper a baby, basic First Aid, what to do if a child chokes, and much more! Learn the skills to earn an income and be a responsible babysitter. Please bring a bag lunch to class with you, and snacks will be provided. DATES: Session 1: Wednesday, June 20 Session 2: Wednesday, August 15 TIME: 9am-4pm LOCATION: District Center, Room 202 INSTRUCTOR: Shelly Juaire, Certified Safety & Health Institute Instructor COST: $45.00

    ABRAKADOODLE

    Sparkle and Bling Art Camp

    In this fun art camp everything will glitter and sparkle! Do you love jewelry? We’ll make bracelets and create cute hair pins. We’ll design our own art and fashion. We’ll paint a treasure box to hold our creations. We’ll tie dye shirts. We’ll listen to fun music while we create our fabulous art and fashions. Bring a white T-Shirt, beverage, nut free snack and your favorite CD. This camp will fill quickly so register now. For more information go to  www.abrakadoodle.com.AGES: Grades 1-5 DATE: Mon & Tues, August 6 & 7 TIME: 9:30-11:30 am LOCATION: Chatfield Elem, Rm K-3 INSTRUCTOR: Abrakadoodle Staff COST: $55.00

    EQUINE ASSISTED GROWTH & LEARNING

    Children will cultivate life skills by working with and developing a relationship with a horse. Through grooming and feeding the horses, and riding on the six acre sensory trail, individuals will form a special bond with these majestic animals. Participants should wear pants and tennis shoes and bring a bike helmet. For more information go to agaperidingcenter.com Session 2: DATE: August 15 & 16 AGE: 5 and up TIME: 1-3:45 pm LOCATION: Agape Riding Center COST: $75.00 Advanced Class. Pre-requistite - completion of one seesion with Agape Riding Center. Children will continue to gain confidence and develop life skills of working with and developing a relationship with a horse. Participants should wear a bike helmet, pants and tennis shoes. Visit www.agaperidingcenter.com DATE & TIME: By appointment COST: $40.00 (1 hour session) $140.00 (4 - 1 hour seesions)

    FOOTBALL CAMP

    An instructional camp designed to work on the fundamentals of football. Special attention is given to the fundamentals of passing, receiving and ball carrying. Development of team concepts as well as offensive and defensive game plans will be stressed. Future Tiger Football players will be challenged to compete and improve their skills. Contests and 7 on 7 passing games will highlight each day. DATES: Monday - Thursday, August 6-9 TIMES: Session 1: 8:30-10:30 am (3-8 grade - pads) Session 2: 10:30-12:30 pm (K-2 grade - flag) LOCATION: Practice Football Field (Behind Chatfield Elem.) INSTRUCTOR: JH Football Coaches COST: $35.00

    FALL TACKLE FOOTBALL

    Introductory instructional leagues for boys in grades 3-6 designed to woek on the fundamentals of football in a fun and safe game. Players will learn team work, along with the basic skills of blocking, passing, receiving and ball carrying. Late registration may not be accepted due to equipment needs. 5th & 6th Grade Information:IMPORTANT DATES: Tuesday, Aug. 14 Coaching Meeting at 7 pm BPHS, Commons Thursday, Aug. 16 Equipment Handout & Weigh ins at 6:30 pm BPHS, North Gym Tuesdays & Thursdays, August 21–Sept.6 Practices at Chatfield Elem. Rec Fields Saturdays, September 8–Oct. 13 League Play, HS Athletic Complex. League play will include some local travel. 3rd & 4th Grade Information: IMPORTANT DATES: Thursday, Aug.16 Equipment Handout & Weigh ins at 7:30 pm BPHS, North Gym Saturdays, Sept. 8–Oct. 13 Practice at Chatfield Elem. Rec Fields INSTRUCTORS: 5th & 6th Grade-Volunteer Parents COST: $50.00 DEADLINE: July 13

    MINNESOTA TWINS

    Join us for a fun-filled day at TARGET FIELD. A perfect summertime field trip for all you baseball lovers out there! Come cheer on the Minnesota Twins when they host the Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles, & Detroit Tigers. DATE:  Monday, August 13 (vs Tigers) TIME: Depart at 4:30 pm Return at 10:30 pm COST: $29.00 (includes bus & game ticket)

    CASCADE BAY

    Cascade Bay, a great place for water fun! Take a chance shooting down Twin Falls or braving the Typhoon and Hurricane slides. Even the Lazy River offers a challenging ride through the Rocky Rapids. The zero-depth pool is sure to be a favorite. Relax and soak up the rays at Lookout Point. Cascade Bay offers activities for “sailors” of all ages. Fee also includes a round of golf on Captain’s Course, Cascade Bay’s nine-hole miniature golf course. Please bring extra money for snacks. DATE: Thursday, July 26 TIME: Depart at 11:30 am Return at 5:00 pm COST: $18.00 (includes bus, admission & miniature golf)

    STAGES THEATER

    “Suessical”

    Horton the Elephant has a dilemma or two. First, how is he to protect the people of Whoville, who live on a speck of dust (Only Horton, with his hyper-sensitive ears, can hear them)? Second, how is he to guard Mayzie La Bird’s egg, while facing constant ridicule, kidnapping, and a kangaroo court trial? It seems loyal Gertrude McFuzz is in his corner. Seussical features unforgettable music and a stirring lesson about loyalty and the power of community. We will be stopping at McDonald’s (on your own) for lunch prior to the show.  DATE: Thursday, August 2 TIME: Depart at 10am Return at 2pm COST: $16.00 (includes bus & show)

    MALL OF AMERICA

    “Sea Life” (formerly Underwater World)

    The All-New Aquarium features new displays, hands-on activites for kids, & over 10,000 sea creatures! You may interact with creatures at the touchpools – hold a crab or touch a starfish, enjoy the fun talks and feed shows. Learn how you can make a difference and make the oceans a better place. Be in awe of Dwarf Seahorses, the smallest & possibly cutest seahorses in the world. This trip also includes a behind-the-scenes tour which is a 45 minute trip to the food-prep kitchen, laboratory and the “top of the tanks” - above the aquarium exhibits and as close as possible to over 150 sharks without getting wet! Please bring a bag lunch for our noon picnic. DATE: Thursday, August 16 TIME: Depart at 9am Return at 3pm COST: $15.00 (includes bus & admission)

    Kids Company

    Kids Company is a program for elementary age school children offered before and after school and during the summer months at Chatfield Elementary School. The program is designed to meet the needs of parents who work earlier or later than regular school hours. Kids Company provides a safe, supervised recreational and enriching play environment for children, kindergarten through sixth grade. The staff, program and facilities create a warm and secure environment for channeling the child’s energies and meeting individual needs. Activities include arts and crafts, reading, nature activities, sports, games, relaxing, movies, field trips, special events and more. NOT OPEN holiday break and spring break. Kids Company Hours: 6am-6pm Summer; 6am-8:20am School days; 3-6pm School days; Kids Company Fees: One-time registration fee of $25.00; $3.50 per hour. For more information call Doreen at 873-2415 ext. 3.

    Check out the new Summer Community Education Brochure for numerous youth enrichment activities and many sports camps/leagues.


  • Tuesday, June 19, 2012 12:32 PM
    Community Services

    Nelson Ladd •
    Community Services Director
    130 S. Willow St., Belle Plaine • www.belleplaine.k12.mn.us
    Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.                        Phone 873-2411
    Pre-registration is needed for all programs and activities

    TENNIS

    Session 1: This session will cover the basic game rules and fundamentals of the forehand, backhand, volley and serve. Games rules & knowledge of the court will be covered. Ball & racket skills will be included with alternative game play scenarios. Learning game play, skill work, scoring & having fun go hand & hand in this session. Pre-test and post-test drills will be conducted at this camp. Session 2: This session will include everthing covered in Session 1, along with more advanced techniques & drills. Tradional & alternative scoring will be taught. Specific game strategies will be discussed & demonstrated. Players will be taught according to their current ability & introduced to skill sets to bring them to the next level. Pre-test and post-test drills will be conducted at this camp. Session 3: This session will include all of the above sessions, along with advanced techniques in each area of play. The introduction to spin control will be drilled every day. Double strategy, top-spin, under-spin, and slice serves will be worked on. Players will be taught advanced strategy at their current level, with introduction & drills to advance their game to the next level. Pre-test and post-test drills will be conducted at this camp. DATES: Monday-Thursday, July 9 -12 (Friday, July 13 - rain make-up) TIME: Session 1 (2-4 grade): 8:30-9:45 am COST: $35.00 Session 2 (5-7 grade): 9:45-11:30 am COST: $40.00 Session 3 (8-12): 11:30-1:15 pm COST: $45.00 LOCATION: Tennis Courts (Oak Crest) INSTRUCTOR: Dana Otto, former HS Tennis Coach/ BPHS Graduate and Assistance from BPHS Tennis Program

    TRACK CLINIC

    This week long clinic will be held at the track, at Oak Crest Elementary School. Goals will be to gain and foster an interest in the activity of running and provide individual instruction on various track & field events. These events include sprints and distance running, relays, shot put, discus, long jump, triple jump, high jump and hurdles. Individuals may specialize in one event or try several events. Emphasis will be on participation, learning track & field techniques and having fun. We will have a track & field meet on Friday in Jordan from 8:30-10:30 am. Track T-shirts will be given to all participants. DATE: Monday-Friday, July 16-20 TIME: Session 1: 8:30-10 am (5-6 year olds) Session 2: 8:30-10:30 am (7-12 year olds) LOCATION: Athletic Complex (Oak Crest) INSTRUCTOR: BPHS Track & Field Coaches COST: $20.00

    PRAIRIE FIRE CHILDREN’S THEATER

    Do you want to be an actor this summer? Join the Prairie Fire Children’s Theater in performing “Robin Hood” for the Belle Plaine Area Community. Register with Community Education. Parents and volunteers are needed for makeup and tickets on show dates. Parents and volunteers are also needed for sound and lights during rehearsals and performances. Please bring a water bottle and snack to rehearsals. AGE: 3-8 Grade DATES: Monday-Saturday, July 23-28 LOCATION: Oak Crest Elementary COST: $50.00 Prairie Fire Childrens Theater Tentative Schedule: Monday, July 23 Auditions (9-11am) plus a short 1 hour rehearsal for lead parts) Tues., July 24-Thurs., July 26 Rehearsal (8 am-12:15pm) Friday, July 27 Dress Rehearsal (3pm) Performance (7pm) Saturday, July 28 Meet at 9:45, Performance (11am)

    SUMMER BASEBALL TRAINING SCHOOL

    Learn the fundamentals of baseball in this camp with quality, small group instruction. Players can utilize their skills in the summer baseball programs. Players will focus on hitting, catching, fielding & pitching. DATES: Mondays, June 11–July 30 (will not meet July 2) TIMES: 10:15–11:15 am2–4 gr.11:20 am–12:20 pm5 & 6 gr.LOCATION: Chatfield Elem. Rec FieldsINSTRUCTOR: BPHS Baseball CoachesCOST: $10.00

    FOOTBALL CAMP

    An instructional camp designed to work on the fundamentals of football. Special attention is given to the fundamentals of passing, receiving and ball carrying. Development of team concepts as well as offensive and defensive game plans will be stressed. Future Tiger Football players will be challenged to compete and improve their skills. Contests and 7 on 7 passing games will highlight each day. DATES: Monday - Thursday, August 6-9 TIMES: Session 1: 8:30-10:30 am (3-8 grade - pads) Session 2: 10:30-12:30 pm (K-2 grade - flag) LOCATION: Practice Football Field (Behind Chatfield Elem.) INSTRUCTOR: JH Football Coaches COST: $35.00

    EQUINE ASSISTED GROWTH & LEARNING

    Children will cultivate life skills by working with and developing a relationship with a horse. Through grooming and feeding the horses, and riding on the six acre sensory trail, individuals will form a special bond with these majestic animals. Participants should wear pants and tennis shoes and bring a bike helmet. For more information go to agaperidingcenter.com Session 1: DATE: July 11 & 12 Session 2: DATE: August 15 & 16 AGE: 5 and up TIME: 1-3:45 pm LOCATION: Agape Riding Center COST: $75.00 Advanced Class. Pre-requistite - completion of one seesion with Agape Riding Center. Children will continue to gain confidence and develop life skills of working with and developing a relationship with a horse. Participants should wear a bike helmet, pants and tennis shoes. Visit www.agaperidingcenter.com DATE & TIME: By appointment COST: $40.00 (1 hour session) $140.00 (4 - 1 hour seesions)

    Kids Company

    Kids Company is a program for elementary age school children offered before and after school and during the summer months at Chatfield Elementary School. The program is designed to meet the needs of parents who work earlier or later than regular school hours. Kids Company provides a safe, supervised recreational and enriching play environment for children, kindergarten through sixth grade. The staff, program and facilities create a warm and secure environment for channeling the child’s energies and meeting individual needs. Activities include arts and crafts, reading, nature activities, sports, games, relaxing, movies, field trips, special events and more. NOT OPEN holiday break and spring break. Kids Company Hours: 6am-6pm Summer; 6am-8:20am School days; 3-6pm School days; Kids Company Fees: One-time registration fee of $25.00; $3.50 per hour. For more information call Doreen at 873-2415 ext. 3.

    VALLEYFAIR

    Valleyfair is the largest amusement park in the upper Midwest with eight thrilling roller coasters, Soak City Waterpark and more than 75 rides and attractions on 90 acres of land. A funfilled day of excitement awaits us! One admission fee allows you to enjoy rides, shows and the waterpark. Great discounted group ticket price!! If you wish to stay the entire day you may purchase just the tickets and drive on your own. DATE: Thursday, June 28 TIME: Depart at 9:30am Return at 6pm COST: $29.00 (includes ticket & bus) $22.00 (ticket only)

    MINNESOTA TWINS

    Join us for a fun-filled day at TARGET FIELD. A perfect summertime field trip for all you baseball lovers out there! Come cheer on the Minnesota Twins when they host the Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles, & Detroit Tigers. DATE: Monday, June 25 (vs White Sox) Wednesday, July 18 (vs Orioles) Monday, August 13 (vs Tigers) TIME: Depart at 4:30 pm Return at 10:30 pm COST: $29.00 (includes bus & game ticket)

    FALL TACKLE FOOTBALL

    Introductory instructional leagues for boys in grades 3-6 designed to woek on the fundamentals of football in a fun and safe game. Players will learn team work, along with the basic skills of blocking, passing, receiving and ball carrying. Late registration may not be accepted due to equipment needs. 5th & 6th Grade Information:IMPORTANT DATES: Tuesday, Aug. 14 Coaching Meeting at 7 pm BPHS, Commons Thursday, Aug. 16 Equipment Handout & Weigh ins at 6:30 pm BPHS, North Gym Tuesdays & Thursdays, August 21–Sept.6 Practices at Chatfield Elem. Rec Fields Saturdays, September 8–Oct. 13 League Play, HS Athletic Complex. League play will include some local travel. 3rd & 4th Grade Information: IMPORTANT DATES: Thursday, Aug.16 Equipment Handout & Weigh ins at 7:30 pm BPHS, North Gym Saturdays, Sept. 8–Oct. 13 Practice at Chatfield Elem. Rec Fields INSTRUCTORS: 5th & 6th Grade-Volunteer Parents COST: $50.00 DEADLINE: July 13

    Check out the new Summer Community Education Brochure for numerous youth enrichment activities and many sports camps/leagues.



  • Thursday, June 14, 2012 5:43 AM
    Nelson Ladd • Community Services Director
    130 S. Willow St., Belle Plaine • www.belleplaine.k12.mn.us
    Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Phone 873-2411
    Pre-registration is needed for all programs and activities

    TENNIS
    Session 1: This session will cover the basic game rules and fundamentals of the forehand, backhand, volley and serve. Games rules & knowledge of the court will be covered. Ball & racket skills will be included with alternative game play scenarios. Learning game play, skill work, scoring & having fun go hand & hand in this session. Pre-test and post-test drills will be conducted at this camp. Session 2: This session will include everthing covered in Session 1, along with more advanced techniques & drills. Tradional & alternative scoring will be taught. Specific game strategies will be discussed & demonstrated. Players will be taught according to their current ability & introduced to skill sets to bring them to the next level. Pre-test and post-test drills will be conducted at this camp. Session 3: This session will include all of the above sessions, along with advanced techniques in each area of play. The introduction to spin control will be drilled every day. Double strategy, top-spin, under-spin, and slice serves will be worked on. Players will be taught advanced strategy at their current level, with introduction & drills to advance their game to the next level. Pre-test and post-test drills will be conducted at this camp. DATES: Monday-Thursday, July 9 -12 (Friday, July 13 - rain make-up) TIME: Session 1 (2-4 grade): 8:30-9:45 am COST: $35.00 Session 2 (5-7 grade): 9:45-11:30 am COST: $40.00 Session 3 (8-12): 11:30-1:15 pm COST: $45.00 LOCATION: Tennis Courts (Oak Crest) INSTRUCTOR: Dana Otto, former HS Tennis Coach/ BPHS Graduate and Assistance from BPHS Tennis Program
    BOYS & GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMP
    This camp is for boys and girls in grades K - 3. Participants will learn basic skills and techniques, build self-esteem, encourage teamwork and fair play - all in a fun and challenging environment. T-shirts will be given to all participants. BOYS Grades K-1 June 18-21 8:30-10 am GIRLS Grades K-2 June 18-21 10:30-12 noon BOYS Grades 2-3 June 18-21 12:30-2 pm COACH: Doug Anderson LOCATION: Oak Crest Elem, Gym COST: $30.00 The camp will include the teaching of basic fundamentals, rules, sportsmanship and TEAM play will be emphasized. Students will participate in many drills, contests, and 1-1, 3-3, 5-5 play. GIRLS Grades 3-6 June 25-28 1-3 pm GIRLS Grades 7-9 June 25-28, 9-11 am COACH: Jarod Werner LOCATION: BPHS, South Gym COST: $40.00 BOYS Grades 4-7 June 18-21, 8:30-11:30 am BOYS Grades 8-12 June 18-21, 12-3 pm COACH: Boys Basketball Coaching Staff LOCATION: BPHS, South Gym COST: $50.00
    TRACK CLINIC
    This week long clinic will be held at the track, at Oak Crest Elementary School. Goals will be to gain and foster an interest in the activity of running and provide individual instruction on various track & field events. These events include sprints and distance running, relays, shot put, discus, long jump, triple jump, high jump and hurdles. Individuals may specialize in one event or try several events. Emphasis will be on participation, learning track & field techniques and having fun. We will have a track & field meet on Friday in Jordan from 8:30-10:30 am. Track T-shirts will be given to all participants. DATE: Monday-Friday, July 16-20 TIME: Session 1: 8:30-10 am (5-6 year olds) Session 2: 8:30-10:30 am (7-12 year olds) LOCATION: Athletic Complex (Oak Crest) INSTRUCTOR: BPHS Track & Field Coaches COST: $20.00
    PRAIRIE FIRE CHILDREN’S THEATER
    Do you want to be an actor this summer? Join the Prairie Fire Children’s Theater in performing “Robin Hood” for the Belle Plaine Area Community. Register with Community Education. Parents and volunteers are needed for makeup and tickets on show dates. Parents and volunteers are also needed for sound and lights during rehearsals and performances. Please bring a water bottle and snack to rehearsals. AGE: 3-8 Grade DATES: Monday-Saturday, July 23-28 LOCATION: Oak Crest Elementary COST: $50.00 Prairie Fire Childrens Theater Tentative Schedule: Monday, July 23 Auditions (9-11am) plus a short 1 hour rehearsal for lead parts) Tues., July 24-Thurs., July 26 Rehearsal (8 am-12:15pm) Friday, July 27 Dress Rehearsal (3pm) Performance (7pm) Saturday, July 28 Meet at 9:45, Performance (11am)
    SUMMER BASEBALL TRAINING SCHOOL
    Learn the fundamentals of baseball in this camp with quality, small group instruction. Players can utilize their skills in the summer baseball programs. Players will focus on hitting, catching, fielding & pitching. DATES: Mondays, June 11–July 30 (will not meet July 2) TIMES: 10:15–11:15 am2–4 gr.11:20 am–12:20 pm5 & 6 gr.LOCATION: Chatfield Elem. Rec FieldsINSTRUCTOR: BPHS Baseball CoachesCOST: $10.00
    FOOTBALL CAMP
    An instructional camp designed to work on the fundamentals of football. Special attention is given to the fundamentals of passing, receiving and ball carrying. Development of team concepts as well as offensive and defensive game plans will be stressed. Future Tiger Football players will be challenged to compete and improve their skills. Contests and 7 on 7 passing games will highlight each day. DATES: Monday - Thursday, August 6-9 TIMES: Session 1: 8:30-10:30 am (3-8 grade - pads) Session 2: 10:30-12:30 pm (K-2 grade - flag) LOCATION: Practice Football Field (Behind Chatfield Elem.) INSTRUCTOR: JH Football Coaches COST: $35.00
    CHILD & BABYSITTING
    SAFETY CLINIC
    The Child and Babysitting safety clinic (CABS) stresses the priority to keep you and the children you care for safe. Babysitting is not just “watching” the children, but being responsible for their safety and well being. When you are caring for a child, you are taking care of a parent’s most prized possession. Everything in their home and your own home can be replaced – everything, that is, except a child. This clinic is for all soon to be, or current, babysitters! We welcome boys & girls 11 years old and older to come and learn about the responsibilities of babysitting. Topics to be discussed include: age appropriate playtime, caring for a baby, how to feed and diaper a baby, basic First Aid, what to do if a child chokes, and much more! Learn the skills to earn an income and be a responsible babysitter. Please bring a bag lunch to class with you, and snacks will be provided. DATES: Session 1: Wednesday, June 20 Session 2: Wednesday, August 15 TIME: 9 am-4 pm LOCATION: District Center, Room 202 INSTRUCTOR: Shelly Juaire, Certified Safety & Health Institute Instructor COST: $45.00
    EQUINE ASSISTED GROWTH & LEARNING
    Children will cultivate life skills by working with and developing a relationship with a horse. Through grooming and feeding the horses, and riding on the six acre sensory trail, individuals will form a special bond with these majestic animals. Participants should wear pants and tennis shoes and bring a bike helmet. For more information go to agaperidingcenter.com Session 1: DATE: July 11 & 12 Session 2: DATE: August 15 & 16 AGE: 5 and up TIME: 1-3:45 pm LOCATION: Agape Riding Center COST: $75.00 Advanced Class. Pre-requistite - completion of one seesion with Agape Riding Center. Children will continue to gain confidence and develop life skills of working with and developing a relationship with a horse. Participants should wear a bike helmet, pants and tennis shoes. Visit www.agaperidingcenter.com DATE & TIME: By appointment COST: $40.00 (1 hour session) $140.00 (4 - 1 hour seesions)
    Kids Company
    Kids Company is a program for elementary age school children offered before and after school and during the summer months at Chatfield Elementary School. The program is designed to meet the needs of parents who work earlier or later than regular school hours. Kids Company provides a safe, supervised recreational and enriching play environment for children, kindergarten through sixth grade. The staff, program and facilities create a warm and secure environment for channeling the child’s energies and meeting individual needs. Activities include arts and crafts, reading, nature activities, sports, games, relaxing, movies, field trips, special events and more. NOT OPEN holiday break and spring break. Kids Company Hours: 6am-6pm Summer; 6am-8:20am School days; 3-6pm School days; Kids Company Fees: One-time registration fee of $25.00; $3.50 per hour. For more information call Doreen at 873-2415 ext. 3.
    MINNESOTA ZOO
    Join us for a day at the Zoo!! At Discovery Bay watch the savage beauty of the sharks & other marine life. Check out the Dolphin Shows & Shark feedings. The Bird Show - soaring hawks, talking parrots, majestic owls, & many more rare & beautiful feathered creatures delight & amaze you. As we walk the Northern Trail look for the Camel, Bison, Moose, Tiger, Caribou to name a few enroute out to the Well’s Fargo Family Farm. The most exciting pre-historic adventure awaits Mn Zoo guests when Dinosaurs! roar back to the Zoo. Fifteen larger-than-life animatronic donosaurs including the popular Tyrannosaurus Rex, Giganotosaurus and Brachiosaurus will take up temporary residence on the Zoo’s Northern Trail. Cool off under life-sized animal sculptures in the our new interactive water fountain on the Central Plaza. Don’t forget about the new Penguin display and the ever popular Monkeys. Please bring a lunch to enjoy at our noon time picnic. DATE: Thursday, June 14 TIME: Depart at 9am Return at 4pm COST: $17.00 (includes bus & admission)
    VALLEYFAIR
    Valleyfair is the largest amusement park in the upper Midwest with eight thrilling roller coasters, Soak City Waterpark and more than 75 rides and attractions on 90 acres of land. A funfilled day of excitement awaits us! One admission fee allows you to enjoy rides, shows and the waterpark. Great discounted group ticket price!! If you wish to stay the entire day you may purchase just the tickets and drive on your own. DATE: Thursday, June 28 TIME: Depart at 9:30am Return at 6pm COST: $29.00 (includes ticket & bus) $22.00 (ticket only)
    MINNESOTA TWINS
    Join us for a fun-filled day at TARGET FIELD. A perfect summertime field trip for all you baseball lovers out there! Come cheer on the Minnesota Twins when they host the Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles, & Detroit Tigers. DATE: Monday, June 25 (vs White Sox) Wednesday, July 18 (vs Orioles) Monday, August 13 (vs Tigers) TIME: Depart at 4:30 pm Return at 10:30 pm COST: $29.00 (includes bus & game ticket)
    Check out the new Summer Community Education Brochure for numerous youth enrichment activities and many sports camps/leagues.
  • Thursday, June 07, 2012 2:42 PM
    Community Services
    Nelson Ladd • Community Services Director
    130 S. Willow St., Belle Plaine • www.belleplaine.k12.mn.us
    Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Phone 873-2411
    Pre-registration is needed for all programs and activitiesT-BALL & SQUIRTS
    T-ball is a low-organized game designed for youth skill development. Learn the basic fundamentals of baseball/softball. In this program the emphasis is on fun rather than competition. While in Squirts the basic structure of the game will be introduced as well as the skill of hitting a coach pitched ball. Coaches are volunteer parents.
    T-BALL
    AGE: 5-6 Year old Boys & Girls DATES: Tues. & Thurs., June 12-July 12 TIME: 6:30-7:30pm LOCATION: Oak Crest Elem, Rec. Fields COST: $35.00 DEADLINE: May 11
    SQUIRTS
    AGE: 7-8 Year old Boys & Girls DATES: Mon. & Wed., June 11-July 11 TIME: 6:30-8pm LOCATION: Chatfield Elem, Rec. Fields COST: $35.00 DEADLINE: May 11
    TENNIS
    Session 1: This session will cover the basic game rules and fundamentals of the forehand, backhand, volley and serve. Games rules & knowledge of the court will be covered. Ball & racket skills will be included with alternative game play scenarios. Learning game play, skill work, scoring & having fun go hand & hand in this session. Pre-test and post-test drills will be conducted at this camp. Session 2: This session will include everthing covered in Session 1, along with more advanced techniques & drills. Tradional & alternative scoring will be taught. Specific game strategies will be discussed & demonstrated. Players will be taught according to their current ability & introduced to skill sets to bring them to the next level. Pre-test and post-test drills will be conducted at this camp. Session 3: This session will include all of the above sessions, along with advanced techniques in each area of play. The introduction to spin control will be drilled every day. Double strategy, top-spin, under-spin, and slice serves will be worked on. Players will be taught advanced strategy at their current level, with introduction & drills to advance their game to the next level. Pre-test and post-test drills will be conducted at this camp. DATES: Monday-Thursday, July 9 -12 (Friday, July 13 - rain make-up) TIME: Session 1 (2-4 grade): 8:30-9:45 am COST: $35.00 Session 2 (5-7 grade): 9:45-11:30 am COST: $40.00 Session 3 (8-12): 11:30-1:15 pm COST: $45.00 LOCATION: Tennis Courts (Oak Crest) INSTRUCTOR: Dana Otto, former HS Tennis Coach/ BPHS Graduate and Assistance from BPHS Tennis Program
    BOYS & GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMP
    This camp is for boys and girls in grades K - 3. Participants will learn basic skills and techniques, build self-esteem, encourage teamwork and fair play - all in a fun and challenging environment. T-shirts will be given to all participants. BOYS Grades K-1 June 18-21 8:30-10 am GIRLS Grades K-2 June 18-21 10:30-12 noon BOYS Grades 2-3 June 18-21 12:30-2 pm COACH: Doug Anderson LOCATION: Oak Crest Elem, Gym COST: $30.00 The camp will include the teaching of basic fundamentals, rules, sportsmanship and TEAM play will be emphasized. Students will participate in many drills, contests, and 1-1, 3-3, 5-5 play. GIRLS Grades 3-6 June 25-28 1-3 pm GIRLS Grades 7-9 June 25-28, 9-11 am COACH: Jarod Werner LOCATION: BPHS, South Gym COST: $40.00 BOYS Grades 4-7 June 18-21, 8:30-11:30 am BOYS Grades 8-12 June 18-21, 12-3 pm COACH: Boys Basketball Coaching Staff LOCATION: BPHS, South Gym COST: $50.00
    TRACK CLINIC
    This week long clinic will be held at the track, at Oak Crest Elementary School. Goals will be to gain and foster an interest in the activity of running and provide individual instruction on various track & field events. These events include sprints and distance running, relays, shot put, discus, long jump, triple jump, high jump and hurdles. Individuals may specialize in one event or try several events. Emphasis will be on participation, learning track & field techniques and having fun. We will have a track & field meet on Friday in Jordan from 8:30-10:30 am. Track T-shirts will be given to all participants. DATE: Monday-Friday, July 16-20 TIME: Session 1: 8:30-10 am (5-6 year olds) Session 2: 8:30-10:30 am (7-12 year olds) LOCATION: Athletic Complex (Oak Crest) INSTRUCTOR: BPHS Track & Field Coaches COST: $20.00
    PRAIRIE FIRE CHILDREN'S THEATER
    Do you want to be an actor this summer? Join the Prairie Fire Children's Theater in performing "Robin Hood" for the Belle Plaine Area Community. Register with Community Education. Parents and volunteers are needed for makeup and tickets on show dates. Parents and volunteers are also needed for sound and lights during rehearsals and performances. Please bring a water bottle and snack to rehearsals. AGE: 3-8 Grade DATES: Monday-Saturday, July 23-28 LOCATION: Oak Crest Elementary COST: $50.00 Prairie Fire Childrens Theater Tentative Schedule: Monday, July 23 Auditions (9-11am) plus a short 1 hour rehearsal for lead parts) Tues., July 24-Thurs., July 26 Rehearsal (8 am-12:15pm) Friday, July 27 Dress Rehearsal (3pm) Performance (7pm) Saturday, July 28 Meet at 9:45, Performance (11am)
    SUMMER BASEBALL TRAINING SCHOOL
    Learn the fundamentals of baseball in this camp with quality, small group instruction. Players can utilize their skills in the summer baseball programs. Players will focus on hitting, catching, fielding & pitching. DATES: Mondays, June 11-July 30 (will not meet July 2) TIMES: 10:15-11:15 am2-4 gr.11:20 am-12:20 pm5 & 6 gr.LOCATION: Chatfield Elem. Rec FieldsINSTRUCTOR: BPHS Baseball CoachesCOST: $10.00
    FOOTBALL CAMP
    An instructional camp designed to work on the fundamentals of football. Special attention is given to the fundamentals of passing, receiving and ball carrying. Development of team concepts as well as offensive and defensive game plans will be stressed. Future Tiger Football players will be challenged to compete and improve their skills. Contests and 7 on 7 passing games will highlight each day. DATES: Monday - Thursday, August 6-9 TIMES: Session 1: 8:30-10:30 am (3-8 grade - pads) Session 2: 10:30-12:30 pm (K-2 grade - flag) LOCATION: Practice Football Field (Behind Chatfield Elem.) INSTRUCTOR: JH Football Coaches COST: $35.00
    CHILD & BABYSITTING
    SAFETY CLINIC
    The Child and Babysitting safety clinic (CABS) stresses the priority to keep you and the children you care for safe. Babysitting is not just "watching" the children, but being responsible for their safety and well being. When you are caring for a child, you are taking care of a parent's most prized possession. Everything in their home and your own home can be replaced - everything, that is, except a child. This clinic is for all soon to be, or current, babysitters! We welcome boys & girls 11 years old and older to come and learn about the responsibilities of babysitting. Topics to be discussed include: age appropriate playtime, caring for a baby, how to feed and diaper a baby, basic First Aid, what to do if a child chokes, and much more! Learn the skills to earn an income and be a responsible babysitter. Please bring a bag lunch to class with you, and snacks will be provided. DATES: Session 1: Wednesday, June 20 Session 2: Wednesday, August 15 TIME: 9 am-4 pm LOCATION: District Center, Room 202 INSTRUCTOR: Shelly Juaire, Certified Safety & Health Institute Instructor COST: $45.00
    SUMMER DANCE CAMP
    This class is for girls entering grades 1 - 8 in the fall of 2012. They will learn and work on basic dance moves and a short routine. A free show will conclude the camp week with each group demonstrating what they have learned. Participants will need to wear tennis or dance shoes to practice and perform in. Fee includes a t-shirt and certificate. Please were black bottoms for the show. DATE: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Friday June 11, 12, 14, 15 TIME: 9-11am LOCATION: Oak Crest Elem, Gym INSTRUCTOR: Kathi Stauffacher COST: $30.00 DEADLINE: June 7 (Please submit shirt size)
    EQUINE ASSISTED GROWTH & LEARNING
    Children will cultivate life skills by working with and developing a relationship with a horse. Through grooming and feeding the horses, and riding on the six acre sensory trail, individuals will form a special bond with these majestic animals. Participants should wear pants and tennis shoes and bring a bike helmet. For more information go to agaperidingcenter.com Session 1: DATE: July 11 & 12 Session 2: DATE: August 15 & 16 AGE: 5 and up TIME: 1-3:45 pm LOCATION: Agape Riding Center COST: $75.00 Advanced Class. Pre-requistite - completion of one seesion with Agape Riding Center. Children will continue to gain confidence and develop life skills of working with and developing a relationship with a horse. Participants should wear a bike helmet, pants and tennis shoes. Visit www.agaperidingcenter.com DATE & TIME: By appointment COST: $40.00 (1 hour session) $140.00 (4 - 1 hour seesions)
    Check out the new Summer Community Education Brochure for numerous youth enrichment activities and many sports camps/
  • Tuesday, June 05, 2012 3:25 AM
    Nelson Ladd • Community Services Director
    130 S. Willow St., Belle Plaine • www.belleplaine.k12.mn.us
    Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.                       
    Phone 873-2411


    Pre-registration is needed for all programs and activitiesT-BALL & SQUIRTS
    T-ball is a low-organized game designed for youth skill development. Learn the basic fundamentals of baseball/softball. In this program the emphasis is on fun rather than competition. While in Squirts the basic structure of the game will be introduced as well as the skill of hitting a coach pitched ball. Coaches are volunteer parents.
    T-BALL
    AGE: 5-6 Year old Boys & Girls DATES: Tues. & Thurs., June 12-July 12 TIME: 6:30-7:30pm LOCATION: Oak Crest Elem, Rec. Fields COST: $35.00 DEADLINE: May 11
    SQUIRTS
    AGE: 7-8 Year old Boys & Girls DATES: Mon. & Wed., June 11-July 11 TIME: 6:30-8pm LOCATION: Chatfield Elem, Rec. Fields COST: $35.00 DEADLINE: May 11
    TENNIS
    Session 1: This session will cover the basic game rules and fundamentals of the forehand, backhand, volley and serve. Games rules & knowledge of the court will be covered. Ball & racket skills will be included with alternative game play scenarios. Learning game play, skill work, scoring & having fun go hand & hand in this session. Pre-test and post-test drills will be conducted at this camp. Session 2: This session will include everthing covered in Session 1, along with more advanced techniques & drills. Tradional & alternative scoring will be taught. Specific game strategies will be discussed & demonstrated. Players will be taught according to their current ability & introduced to skill sets to bring them to the next level. Pre-test and post-test drills will be conducted at this camp. Session 3: This session will include all of the above sessions, along with advanced techniques in each area of play. The introduction to spin control will be drilled every day. Double strategy, top-spin, under-spin, and slice serves will be worked on. Players will be taught advanced strategy at their current level, with introduction & drills to advance their game to the next level. Pre-test and post-test drills will be conducted at this camp. DATES: Monday-Thursday, July 9 -12 (Friday, July 13 - rain make-up) TIME: Session 1 (2-4 grade): 8:30-9:45 am COST: $35.00 Session 2 (5-7 grade): 9:45-11:30 am COST: $40.00 Session 3 (8-12): 11:30-1:15 pm COST: $45.00 LOCATION: Tennis Courts (Oak Crest) INSTRUCTOR: Dana Otto, former HS Tennis Coach/ BPHS Graduate and Assistance from BPHS Tennis Program
    BOYS & GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMP
    This camp is for boys and girls in grades K - 3. Participants will learn basic skills and techniques, build self-esteem, encourage teamwork and fair play - all in a fun and challenging environment. T-shirts will be given to all participants. BOYS Grades K-1 June 18-21 8:30-10 am GIRLS Grades K-2 June 18-21 10:30-12 noon BOYS Grades 2-3 June 18-21 12:30-2 pm COACH: Doug Anderson LOCATION: Oak Crest Elem, Gym COST: $30.00 The camp will include the teaching of basic fundamentals, rules, sportsmanship and TEAM play will be emphasized. Students will participate in many drills, contests, and 1-1, 3-3, 5-5 play. GIRLS Grades 3-6 June 25-28 1-3 pm GIRLS Grades 7-9 June 25-28, 9-11 am COACH: Jarod Werner LOCATION: BPHS, South Gym COST: $40.00 BOYS Grades 4-7 June 18-21, 8:30-11:30 am BOYS Grades 8-12 June 18-21, 12-3 pm COACH: Boys Basketball Coaching Staff LOCATION: BPHS, South Gym COST: $50.00
    TRACK CLINIC
    This week long clinic will be held at the track, at Oak Crest Elementary School. Goals will be to gain and foster an interest in the activity of running and provide individual instruction on various track & field events. These events include sprints and distance running, relays, shot put, discus, long jump, triple jump, high jump and hurdles. Individuals may specialize in one event or try several events. Emphasis will be on participation, learning track & field techniques and having fun. We will have a track & field meet on Friday in Jordan from 8:30-10:30 am. Track T-shirts will be given to all participants. DATE: Monday-Friday, July 16-20 TIME: Session 1: 8:30-10 am (5-6 year olds) Session 2: 8:30-10:30 am (7-12 year olds) LOCATION: Athletic Complex (Oak Crest) INSTRUCTOR: BPHS Track & Field Coaches COST: $20.00
    PRAIRIE FIRE CHILDREN’S THEATER
    Do you want to be an actor this summer? Join the Prairie Fire Children’s Theater in performing “Robin Hood” for the Belle Plaine Area Community. Register with Community Education. Parents and volunteers are needed for makeup and tickets on show dates. Parents and volunteers are also needed for sound and lights during rehearsals and performances. Please bring a water bottle and snack to rehearsals. AGE: 3-8 Grade DATES: Monday-Saturday, July 23-28 LOCATION: Oak Crest Elementary COST: $50.00 Prairie Fire Childrens Theater Tentative Schedule: Monday, July 23 Auditions (9-11am) plus a short 1 hour rehearsal for lead parts) Tues., July 24-Thurs., July 26 Rehearsal (8 am-12:15pm) Friday, July 27 Dress Rehearsal (3pm) Performance (7pm) Saturday, July 28 Meet at 9:45, Performance (11am)
    SUMMER BASEBALL TRAINING SCHOOL
    Learn the fundamentals of baseball in this camp with quality, small group instruction. Players can utilize their skills in the summer baseball programs. Players will focus on hitting, catching, fielding & pitching. DATES: Mondays, June 11–July 30 (will not meet July 2) TIMES: 10:15–11:15 am2–4 gr.11:20 am–12:20 pm5 & 6 gr.LOCATION: Chatfield Elem. Rec FieldsINSTRUCTOR: BPHS Baseball CoachesCOST: $10.00
    FOOTBALL CAMP
    An instructional camp designed to work on the fundamentals of football. Special attention is given to the fundamentals of passing, receiving and ball carrying. Development of team concepts as well as offensive and defensive game plans will be stressed. Future Tiger Football players will be challenged to compete and improve their skills. Contests and 7 on 7 passing games will highlight each day. DATES: Monday - Thursday, August 6-9 TIMES: Session 1: 8:30-10:30 am (3-8 grade - pads) Session 2: 10:30-12:30 pm (K-2 grade - flag) LOCATION: Practice Football Field (Behind Chatfield Elem.) INSTRUCTOR: JH Football Coaches COST: $35.00
    CHILD & BABYSITTING
    SAFETY CLINIC
    The Child and Babysitting safety clinic (CABS) stresses the priority to keep you and the children you care for safe. Babysitting is not just “watching” the children, but being responsible for their safety and well being. When you are caring for a child, you are taking care of a parent’s most prized possession. Everything in their home and your own home can be replaced – everything, that is, except a child. This clinic is for all soon to be, or current, babysitters! We welcome boys & girls 11 years old and older to come and learn about the responsibilities of babysitting. Topics to be discussed include: age appropriate playtime, caring for a baby, how to feed and diaper a baby, basic First Aid, what to do if a child chokes, and much more! Learn the skills to earn an income and be a responsible babysitter. Please bring a bag lunch to class with you, and snacks will be provided. DATES: Session 1: Wednesday, June 20 Session 2: Wednesday, August 15 TIME: 9 am-4 pm LOCATION: District Center, Room 202 INSTRUCTOR: Shelly Juaire, Certified Safety & Health Institute Instructor COST: $45.00
    SUMMER DANCE CAMP
    This class is for girls entering grades 1 – 8 in the fall of 2012. They will learn and work on basic dance moves and a short routine. A free show will conclude the camp week with each group demonstrating what they have learned. Participants will need to wear tennis or dance shoes to practice and perform in. Fee includes a t-shirt and certificate. Please were black bottoms for the show. DATE: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Friday June 11, 12, 14, 15 TIME: 9–11am LOCATION: Oak Crest Elem, Gym INSTRUCTOR: Kathi Stauffacher COST: $30.00 DEADLINE: June 7 (Please submit shirt size)
    EQUINE ASSISTED GROWTH & LEARNING
    Children will cultivate life skills by working with and developing a relationship with a horse. Through grooming and feeding the horses, and riding on the six acre sensory trail, individuals will form a special bond with these majestic animals. Participants should wear pants and tennis shoes and bring a bike helmet. For more information go to agaperidingcenter.com Session 1: DATE: July 11 & 12 Session 2: DATE: August 15 & 16 AGE: 5 and up TIME: 1-3:45 pm LOCATION: Agape Riding Center COST: $75.00 Advanced Class. Pre-requistite - completion of one seesion with Agape Riding Center. Children will continue to gain confidence and develop life skills of working with and developing a relationship with a horse. Participants should wear a bike helmet, pants and tennis shoes. Visit www.agaperidingcenter.com DATE & TIME: By appointment COST: $40.00 (1 hour session) $140.00 (4 - 1 hour seesions)
    Check out the new Summer Community Education Brochure for numerous youth enrichment activities and many sports camps/
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