Numerous youth opportunities begin soon

Posted May 22, 2017

Plymouth School District Community Education & Recreation is offering Girls Basketball Camp, AM Swim Club, Kids Cook Easy Summer Meals, and a new Summer Playgroup at rotating parks.

Register early and save $10 on the following, which will meet at Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave., unless otherwise noted:

  • Girls Basketball Camp: PHS coaches and players will teach game fundamentals with drills and game play to girls entering grades 4 through 9. Camp will run June 12 to 16, with grades 4-5 from 8 to 9:30 a.m., grades 6-7 from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m., and grades 8-9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fee, which includes a T-shirt, is $40 until May 26, then $50.
  • AM Swim Club: Experienced swimmers entering ninth grade or above will receive focused training. Participants will meet from 6 to 7:30 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 12 to Aug. 1. Fee is $40 until June 2, then $50.
  • Kids Cook Easy Summer Meals: Students ages 9 to 13 will try some no-cook recipes as well as recipes that require simple cooking. They also will learn basic kitchen skills, safety precautions, and simple stovetop and oven cooking. Parents can rest assured the meals will include fruits and vegetables, be low in sugar, and encourage whole grains. Class will meet with instructor Carrie Caselton Lowe, district nutrition & wellness coordinator, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 13. Fee is $15 until June 2, then $25.
  • Summer Playgroup: Families with children of all ages are invited to enjoy our parks and commune with nature as well as other families at this parent-supervised free play. This new initiative will run from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Fridays at a rotating park each week: first Friday of the month at Rotary Park, second Friday at City Park, third Friday at Lone Oak, and fourth Friday at Meyer Park (coinciding with Little Naturalists on June 23 and Aug. 25). Shelters will be open in the parks that have them.

There’s also still room in the following:

  • Intro to Backyard Composting: Learn the basics of composting food scraps and yard waste into an all-natural fertilizer, all while reducing landfill waste. This hands-on class will focus on ways to troubleshoot to ensure success and is a great class for beginners and those ready for a refresher. Class will meet with instructor Laura Grunwald of Perennial Farms from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 24 in the Food Science & Ag Center at Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave. Fee is $20.
  • Walkers Club: Bring a friend and join a group walking the trails of Sheboygan County. This eight-week opportunity will start with shorter distances and work its way up to 5 miles. Walkers will be led by Josette Svitter beginning at 5:30 p.m. Mondays from June 5 to Aug. 21; the first class will meet in the west parking lot of City Park on Suhrke Road. Fee is $10 ($8 for Generations members and district residents ages 62 and above) until May 26, then $20.
  • KEYs to the Core: Learn why the core muscles of your back and stomach are so important to spinal health. Dr. Dan Francis of Francis Chiropractic will give instruction on home exercises to strengthen and support these muscles. Class will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 7 in the Plymouth High School Library, 125 Highland Ave.; fee is $5 until May 26, then $15.

Learn more:
• Download the 2017 Summer Camps Registration Form, for use with Girls Basketball Camp and AM Swim Club.
• Register online for other classes; this option, which no longer carries a service charge, allows you to pay with a credit card and to receive immediate confirmation of enrollment.
• Print a registration form to mail or bring to Community Ed & Rec, 125 Highland Ave., Plymouth WI 53073.
• View or download the complete May-August 2017 Course Listings
• Look for a printed copy of the May-August 2017 Course Listings in the April 18 Plymouth Review Xtra; in the April 21 elementary Friday Folders; and at locations throughout the community.
• Visit our Facebook page, where we share information regularly about our many learning and recreational offerings for community members of all ages. 
• Call (920) 892-5068, email commedrec@plymouth.k12.wi.us or visit the Community Education and Recreation office on the north end of Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave.