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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.

A collaborative year of programming in partnership with pdsF.U.S.I.O.N and Winnebago County Parks Department.

Made just for you, by you. Insert your own creative style.

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.

For the beginner or intermediate chess player

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 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.

Get your young chefs in the kitchen creating unique and edible fare!

Come join us for a trip around the world! Students will learn about other cultures as well as sample delicacies from these cultures

A series of monthly workshops for those who want to take some time for themselves and create their 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.

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.

Learn how to play Disc Golf

Learn the basics of springboard diving.

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.

Youth fitness classes

Partnership with Flowers and Leaves.

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

Henna is a temporary body art resulting from the staining of the skin from the Henna dye.

Available to any person age 3-17 wishing to work on swimming skills 1 on 1 with one of our 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: $92.04 - $95.27. An additional $15 resident/$20 non-resident program fee will apply.

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

Makeup lessons are not available for missed lessons.

Outdoor Adventures: Learn about and experience sailing, kayaking and nature conservation/hiking.

Outdoor Survival: Explore the wilderness

Camping: Learn what camping is and how to do it safely

Exploration Nature: Learn about our forest and how to respect it.

Learn to play pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the nation!

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. Details on all activities will be provided through a weekly newsletter prepared by the playground leaders at each site.

A free lunch will be available at the Oaklawn and Jefferson playgrounds through July 7. This is provided by the school district food service. 

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. 

Come learn about a fast paced, exciting high school sport.

For the student with little to no sailing experience. All classes take place at Miller's Bay, located in Menominee Park across from the softball diamonds. Students should feel comfortable in deep water with a life jacket on.

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.

A beginner stitching class for students where they will learn embroidery vocabulary, how to stitch and will create a beginner embroidery stitching project.

Learn how to fingerspell basic communication

Learn the fundamentals of soccer.

Baseball/Softball clinics for those youth who have little or no experience playing baseball or softball.

?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.

Class will focus on the many benefits of hiking for youth.

Participants may enroll in a maximum of one class per season. See Registration information page for registration dates and instructions. Participants may not register for two classes in the same session.

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.

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.


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 2023-2024 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 Oshkosh Recreation Department will be offering tennis lessons to all age groups and abilities for boys and girls. All lessons and drills have been developed with guidance from the USTA/WTA (United States Tennis Association/Wisconsin Tennis Association) and taught by the Oshkosh Area School District High School coaches with assistants as needed.

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.