Class Registration v3.0 - Template
Please note the following safety protocols must be adhered to while participating in these activities:
  • Stay home if you are feeling unwell.
  • Face masks are required while attending ORD programs with the exception of when actively participating in athletic activities, where it will be optional. Participants must provide their own face mask.
  • All participants must provide their own water bottles (filled prior to the start of their program) Participants are prohibited from sharing water bottles.
  • Students are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer, however, the ORD will also provide it if needed.
  • Check-in / Check-out procedures will be on a program specific basis depending on program location.  Social distancing will be enforced.
Thank you!

Youth Activities

This class will focus on teaching and analyzing the correct techniques used in the sport of archery. Proper safety techniques and equipment information will be shared.

Make new friends from the area while learning about nature and art! Most materials provided.

Come join us for a Friday morning bike hike on the WIOUWASH State Recreational Trail. The WIOUWASH Trail is an abandoned railroad corridor with a crushed limestone trail surface.

Introduction to the basics of bowling rules of the game, proper bowling etiquette and safety.

Topics covered in this class will include: Babysitting as a Business, Safety and Injury Prevention, Leadership, Play Time, Basic Caregiving Skills, First Aid and CPR information. Students will be provided with many hands on experiences during this 4 hour course and will leave with confidence knowing that he/she is ready to work.

Students will be engaged in creative thinking, problem solving and collaboration while learning the skill of Coding.

This class is designed to teach basic kitchen know how including safety, measurements, utensils and use of small appliances.

Series of monthly workshops for those who want to take some time for themselves and create their very own craft.

Classes are designed to teach beginner dance techniques in ballet and jazz to students. Some basic baton skills will also be introduced.

Participants will participate in 3 events, including a short run, sit and scooter event and a 25 yard swim.


We ask participants to come dressed to swim under their regular clothes.

Participants may have one adult with them at the event.

Masks will be worn at all times except when participating in the event. 

Lifejackets will be provided for the swim event.  

Times and places will not be implemented for this event. This is a FOR FUN event! 

We encourage cheering and good sportsmanship. 

Everyone who participates will receive a medal and snack at the conclusion of the event.

The Oshkosh Recreation Department and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will sponsor a Junior Angler Education Program for girls and boys. The program will cover aquatic ecology, fish habitat and habits, outdoor ethics, fisheries management, fishing equipment and fishing techniques. A classroom session will be conducted in addition to a shoreline fishing experiences. 

The Junior Angler Program is for youth with little or no fishing experience. All fishing equipment will be provided. Participants must be the required age as of first day of program.

Board games can be the gateway to social interaction for many. Skills such as teamwork, creativity and strategic and critical thinking will be experienced using a broad spectrum of "designer/modern" board games.

This outdoor treasure hunting game involves searching for hidden objects using clues and GPS coordinates

Participants will learn the fundamentals of golf including golf etiquette, the proper mechanics of golf strokes and learning how to use different clubs.

Available to any person age 3-17 wishing to work on swimming skills 1 on 1 with one of our certified swim instructors. You may only register for one class. We will schedule as many students as we have instructors and space to accommodate. You will receive a phone call if a spot is available for a child.

Fees: Approximate cost for the session: $74.28 - $79.12. An additional $15 resident/$20 non-resident program fee will apply.

This offering is exempt from the family fee cap and reduced rate.

Please see Swim Lesson Participant information page for COVID-19 protocol.

Makeup lessons are not available for missed lessons.

This is a hands on learning experience. Students will explore the inner workings of cameras, how and why different settings affect photographs and information about what creates a good image. These tools will be put to practice by completing photographic homework assignments. Students will also go "on location" for one class for photo opportunities. NEW: Students will also be introduced to how to capture a great video using your device!

Join us for a summer of fun at our summer playground program! We will have two leaders at each site to help coordinate games, crafts and special activities for children ages 6-13. Although we do require you to enroll in the program, attendance for playgrounds is on a drop in basis. Children may leave the playground prior to closing time but must sign a check-out form with the site leader. Due to OASD policy, we will not be taking field trips on Friday this year but instead have a variety of different fun filled special events for your child to participate in. Details on all activities will be provided through a weekly newsletter prepared by the playground leaders at each site.

A lunch period will be available onsite from 11:15am-12 noon at all locations. A free lunch will be available at the Oaklawn and Jefferson playgrounds through July 8. This is provided by the school district food service. A picnic sack lunch may be brought to the other sites. Please note there will be no cafeteria, refrigeration or microwave options available at these sites. NO beverages will be provided.

In the event of inclement weather, Playgrounds may be cancelled and the cancellations will be posted on the website. There will be no makeup dates/refunds for any cancellations.

Students will learn skills and techniques used in Pom Pon routines. Camp will consist of small and large group interaction. Students will perform a short routine at the end of the session. 

Learning basic science concepts through entertaining demonstrations and hands on experiments. Classes are interactive, age appropriate and FUN! Topic: Edible Science


A beginner sewing class for students where they will learn sewing vocabulary, how to operate a sewing machine and will complete their own project.

?Bienvenido al mundo Espanola! (Welcome to the Spanish world!) Explore the Spanish language and culture with the use of songs, activities, games and movement. Children will be exposed to numbers, colors, greetings, expressions and more.

Introduces children to the basic skills and rules of kickball, baseball/softball, soccer, flag football, disc golf, and ladder golf. Living a healthy lifestyle will be encouraged.

Participants may enroll in a maximum of one class per session. Participants wishing to enroll in an additional class must wait until completion of the original class.  See Registration information page for registration dates and instructions.

If you are unsure what level to register your child for, please call the ORD office and we will try to assist you. If you have taken lessons elsewhere, please provide that information in the comment box "Special Needs" so we can properly process your online registration.

Class sizes and offerings have been reduced to help promote social distancing and safety protocol.

If you are going to miss the first scheduled day of class, you MUST notify the ORD Office, 424-0150, prior to the first day of class or you will automatically be DROPPED from the class and replaced with someone from the waitlist.

Registrations will NOT be accepted at the pool site.

NOTE: Pool temperatures and maintenance is regulated by the high school maintenance staff, not the Oshkosh Recreation Department. The water temperature is maintained as best as possible between 78-80 degrees F. which is within state health code standards. Please keep this in mind when attending our classes.

If you have any questions or concerns, please speak with your Instructor at your lesson site or call the ORD at 424-0150.


Open to boys and girls who are NOT currently participating on a competitive swim team/club. Children must be able to swim at least one length of front crawl/freestyle and backstroke (25 yards). Strokes must use proper techniques (i.e. face in water with proper breathing) and without use of floats etc. Participants must be required grade during the 2021-2022 school year. Coaches will work on proper stroke development of the four competitive strokes (front crawl/freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly), increasing each child's fitness level, flexibility and stamina. This program is not a substitute for swimming lessons.

HEAD COACH: Carrie Bores

Open to boys, girls and adults. Participants will learn discipline, respect, self-confidence and self-defense.

The YMCA Tennis Center and the Oshkosh Recreation Department have teamed up to provide Oshkosh with an excellent summer tennis program for both boys and girls. The YMCA Tennis Center will handle all daily operations of the program including questions, scheduling, staffing and tournaments. The Recreation Department will provide financial support, facilities and the registration process. There are activities for all abilities and all ages. Tennis instructors will have the right to place your child in the appropriate level after the first days of session.

This will be a fun tournament for kids of various levels. It will be a fantastic opportunity for kids of all levels and abilities to come and test their skills and get a feel for tournament play.

Tournament play will be offered for the following age divisions:
12 and under (co-ed)
16 and under boys and girls - Intermediate and advanced
18 and under boys and girls - Intermediate and advanced
Divisions may be altered based on sign up. A player may play up in a division but cannot play in a younger division.


Students will learn basic tumbling and physical coordination activities using a variety of equipment. Development of large motor skills such as running, jumping, leaping and hopping will also be emphasized.