Summer Brochure - 2017 Season

Welcome to Summer 2017

In this brochure, you will find all the information you need to get involved & enjoy your summer with the St. Charles Park/Recreation Department.

Pavilion Reservations

The City of St. Charles has pavilions which may be reserved in many of our City Parks. A rental fee & a deposit are required. For reservations or more info, please contact City Hall either by phone or in person.

Picnic Table Rental

There will be 4 picnic tables available for a small rental fee of $5.00 per/table. They can be reserved by stopping at City Hall.

Financial Assisstance

The Park/Recreation Department has an adjustable fee scale set up for families with low incomes. If you would like to inquire about these fees, please contact the Park/Recreation Director at City Hall.

Cancellation Announcements

All Park/Recreation program related activities that are cancelled will be announced on the KTTC.COM & the City of St. Charles website.


Hat/Helmet Policy

For the protection of the youth, we require all t-ball, girl's softball & boy's baseball players to wear both hats and helmets when batting. This policy is designed to help control the annual spread of lice.

Registration Information

Everyone wishing to participate in a Park/Recreation program must complete a registration form/waiver & return it to the Park/Recreation Department at City Hall or the Elementary School Office by the program deadline.

 

Volunteer Coaches

In an effort to create more family involvement, the girl's softball & boy's baseball programs will be played on weekday evenings. The Park/Recreation Department is seeking adult volunteers to coach those teams. Teams may have more than one coach. Coaches will be expected to exemplify the Park/Recreation philosophy & model positive sportsmanship. If you are interested in coaching, please contact Rick Schaber (932-3020) as soon as possible.

Summer Programs

Goal and Intent - The Park/Recreation Department goal for each program is to provide everyone with the opportunity to participate & to learn the basic skills & strategies of the game. It is not our intent to have a "win at all cost" attitude. Everyone receives the opportunity to participate equal amounts of time. "Kids would rather play & lose, than not play & win". Baseball & softball teams are the only exception to this rule.

Picture Day

TBA

 

T-ball

Ages:
Boys and Girls (Pre K & Kindergarten)

Start Time:
The first day will be team organization & a clinic from (9:00AM - 10:00AM)
* Games are played on Mondays & Wednesdays (9:00AM - 11:00AM)

Start Date:
Monday, June 5th, 2017

Ending Date:
Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Deadline:
Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Location:
High School Ball fields

Cost:
$20.00 per/person

Please fill out the PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT and include your fee & return it to the ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OFFICE or CITY HALL or online registration at www.stcharlesmn.org.

** Participants must be registered for Kindergarden for the 2017-2018 school year or have completed Kindergarten to participate in T-Ball.

 

8 & Under Girls Softball

Ages:
Girls (1st & 2nd Grades)

Start Time:
Thursday (10:00AM -11:00AM)

Start Date:
Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Ending Date:
Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Deadline:
Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Location:
High School Ball fields

Cost:
$20.00 per/person

Please fill out the PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT and include your fee & return it to the ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OFFICE or CITY HALL or online registration at www.stcharlesmn.org.

** Participants must have completed the 1st or 2nd grade to participate in 8 & UNDER GIRLS SOFTBALL.

 

Girls Softball Registration/Parent Meeting

Ages:
Girls (3rd - 6th Grades)

Start Time:
7:00 pm

Start Date:
Sunday, April 9th, 2017
Mandatory Parent Meeting & Registration
(One parent must attend on April 9th!!!)

Ending Date:
End of July 2017

Deadline:
Sunday, April 9th, 2017

Location:
Elementary School Theater

Cost:
10 & 12 under $35.00 per/person

At this meeting you will receive information on the upcoming season. Practices typically don't start until late May or early June for our youth softball program.

In this program, the girls will host & travel to other communities for their games. Games are not scheduled to start until the second week of June.

The objectives of this program are to teach youth the basic fundamentals of the game, while also promoting good sportsmanship.

This is a semi-competitive program (playing to win, but not at all cost). Playing time will be determined by the coaching staff & is not designed to be equal. Although playing time is not designed to be equal, the coaches are asked to give each participant an opportunity to participate.

Girls will be divided into teams according to their current grade level:
10 & Under (3rd & 4th grades)
12 & Under (5th & 6th grades)

Games will be played on:
10 & Under (Wednesdays & Weekends)
12 & Under (Mondays & Weekends )

Please fill out the PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT and include your fee & return it to the ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OFFICE or CITY HALL or online registration at www.stcharlesmn.org.

Adult volunteer coaches are needed for the Girls Softball Programs. If you are interested, please contact Rick at City Hall.

Boys Baseball Registration/Parent Meeting

Ages:
Boys (1st - 8th Grades)

Start Time:
7:00 pm

Start Date:
Sunday, April 9th, 2017
Mandatory Parent Meeting & Registration
(One parent must attend on April 9th!!!)

Ending Date:
End of July 2017

Deadline:
Sunday, April 9th, 2017

Location:
Elementary School Theater

Cost:
8 & under $25.00 per / person
10, 12, & 14 & under $50.00 per / person

At this meeting you will receive information on the upcoming season. Practices typically don't start until late April or early May for our youth baseball program.

In this program, the boys will host & travel to other communities for their games. Games are not scheduled to start until the last week of May.

The objectives of this program are to teach youth the basic fundamentals of the game, while also promoting good sportsmanship.

This is a semi-competitive program (playing to win, but not at all cost). Playing time will be determined by the coaching staff & is not designed to be equal. Although playing time is not designed to be equal, the coaches are asked to give each participant an opportunity to participate.

Boys will be divided into teams according to their current grade level:
8 & Under (1st & 2nd grades)
10 & Under (3rd & 4th grades)
12 & Under (5th & 6th grades)
14 & Under (7th & 8th grades)

Games will be played on:
8 & Under (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
10 & Under (Mondays, Thursdays & Weekends)
12 & Under (Wednesdays, Fridays & Weekends)
14 & Under (Tuesdays, Fridays & Weekends)

Please fill out the PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT and include your fee & return it to the ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OFFICE or CITY HALL or online registration at www.stcharlesmn.org.

Adult volunteer coaches are needed for the Boys Baseball Programs. If you are interested, please contact Rick at City Hall.

 

Track & Field

Ages:
Boys & Girls (7-12 Years old)

Start Time:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday (10:00AM -11:30AM)

Start Date:
Monday, June 5th, 2017

Ending Date:
Friday, July 2nd, 2017

Deadline:
Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Location:
High School Track

Cost:
$20.00 per / person

This program is affiliated with the Minnesota Parks in Motion Track & Field Program. Participants will be trained for the events that will be held at the State Meet.

State Meet:
Where: TBA
When: TBA
Time: TBA

Participation in the state meet is recommended.  The Park/Rec Department will provide supervision the day of the meet, but participants must provide their own transportation to the meet.

Age Eligibility: The participant’s age must be between 7 - 12 years old.  The competitor’s age group is determined by the participant’s age on December 31st, 2017.

Please fill out the PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT and include your fee & return it to the ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OFFICE or CITY HALL or online registration at www.stcharlesmn.org.

 

Summer Kickball

Ages:
Boys & Girls (Pre K & K) (1st & 2nd Grades)

Start Time:
Tuesdays (Pre K & K * 9:00AM -10:00AM)
Tuesdays (1st & 2nd * 10:00AM -11:00AM)

Start Date:
Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Ending Date:
Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Deadline:
Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Location:
High School Ball fields

Cost:
$15.00 per / person

Please fill out the PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT and include your fee & return it to the ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OFFICE or CITY HALL or online registration at www.stcharlesmn.org.

** Participants must be registered for Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year to participate in Kickball.

 

Special Fridays

Ages:
Boys & Girls (3-9 Years old)

Start Time:
Fridays (9:00AM - noon)

Start Date:
Friday, June 9th, 2017

Ending Date:
Friday, June 30th, 2017

Deadline:
Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Location:
High School Ball fields

Cost:
$10.00 per/person

Times:
3-5 years old - 9:00AM-9:45AM
6-8 years old - 10:00AM-10:45AM

Special Fridays will offer an "Organized Play & Fun time" theme. Each week will provide different activities to participate in. A schedule will be provided the 1st week so youth can be prepared for the activities & know where to meet.

Please fill out the PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT and include your fee & return it to the ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OFFICE or CITY HALL or online registration at www.stcharlesmn.org.

 

Ultimate Frisbee

Ages:
Boys & Girls (5th-8th Grades)

Start Time:
Tuesdays & Thursdays (9:00AM - 11:00AM)

Start Date:
Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Ending Date:
Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Deadline:
Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Location:
St. Charles High School Court Yard

Cost:
$15.00 per/person

In this program, we will introduce the participants to the game of Ultimate Frisbee. The program will focus on the fundamentals, namely the rules & skills required to play. In addition, the participants will get the opportunity to play organized games during this program.

Mychael Redig will be running this program. He invites any parents to participate & would like to meet with the volunteers prior to the start of the program if possible.

Please fill out the PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT and include your fee & return it to the ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OFFICE or CITY HALL or online registration at www.stcharlesmn.org.

 

Summer Dance

Ages:
Boys & Girls (K - 8th Grades)

Start Date:
Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Class Dates:
(Tuesday's & Thursday's)
June 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd, 27th & 29th.
(Off July 4th & 6th for the Winona County Fair)

Ending Date:
Tuesday, July 11th, pictures at 11:30AM & performance at 1:00PM.

Deadline:
Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Location:
Elementary School Theater

Cost:
$35.00 per/person (please indicate shirt size on registration form)

Times:
Grades K-1 (12:00PM - 1:00PM)
Grades 2-3 (1:00PM - 2:00PM)
Grades 4-6 (2:00PM - 3:00PM)
Grades 7-8 (3:00PM - 4:00PM)

This class is similar to the SCES dance camps, but with more time for dance technique & skills. Routines may be taught in the style of Jazz/Funk, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Kick/Precision & Novelty depending on class preference & progress. Each class will start with a warm up & end with stretching. Proper & safe techniques will be taught as well as performance poise & presentation. Dancers should wear comfortable clothes (t-shirt & shorts) & gym shoes. They should bring a filled water bottle. This class is taught by SCHS Varsity Dance Team members & supervised by their coaching staff. All participants will receive a t-shirt (please indicate size on registration form) & awards.

Please fill out the PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT and include your fee & return it to the ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OFFICE or CITY HALL or online registration at www.stcharlesmn.org.

 

Twins Trip

Ages:
Boys & Girls (9-18 years old)

Time:
8:30am - 6:00pm

Date:
Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Deadline:
Friday, August 4th, 2017

Location:
Elementary School Front Doors

Cost:
$30.00 per/person

On Thursday, August 17th, 2017 our Minnesota Twins will face the Cleveland Indians at 12:10 PM at Target Field in Minneapolis, MN.  This trip includes one game ticket (lower deck) & transportation.

Limited space is available, so sign up early!!!

Parents & other family members are welcome!!! (Please include ALL names on the registration form.

Please fill out the PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT and include your fee & return it to the ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OFFICE or CITY HALL. (No online registration)

 

Mel Brownell Family Aquatic Center

The Aquatic Center features a 181 foot water slide, six lap swim lanes, one diving board, a drop slide, zero-depth entry with three water features, large sun deck, a concessions area & much more fun & excitement for everyone. The Aquatic Center is for people of ALL ages!!!

Opening/Closing Dates:
The Aquatic Center will open for public use beginning Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 through Sunday, August 20th, 2017 (dates subject to change).

Hours:
The Aquatic Center will be open to the public from 1:00PM to 5:00PM & 7:00PM to 9:00PM, seven days a week.

Daily Rates:
Youth (18 & under)................$3.50 per/day
Adults..................................$4.50 per/day

Tickets:
Aquatic Center Tickets. These tickets are good for one person (Youth or Adult)
per /day. These books (minimum of one) can be purchased at City Hall or Aquatic Center.

Book #1 = 30 Admissions - $75.00 ($2.50 per / ticket)
Book #2 = 60 Admissions - $105.00 ($1.75 per / ticket)
Book #3 = 90 Admissions - $120.00 ($1.33 per / ticket)

Any additional books of tickets purchased after 90 tickets can be purchased at a $1.00 admission price.

Memberships:
Family Membership - $150.00
Single Membership - $60.00

*** Memberships purchased before May 1st, 2017 will be sold at a 10% cost reduction Aquatic Center Tickets/ Memberships are only good for the 2017 season.

Aquatic Center Rental:
The Aquatic Center can be rented for birthday parties, family groups, organizations, company parties & other activities.

Rental Rates:
10 - 25 = $150.00
26 - 50 = $200.00
51 - 75 = $250.00
76 & Up = $300.00

Rental Hours:
9:00PM - 11:00PM (Monday - Sunday)
10:30AM - 12:30PM (Saturday or Sunday)

$50.00 Deposit is required per/group.

To reserve a date to rent the Aquatic Center for your group before the Aquatic Center opens for the season you can call City Hall at 932-3020. After the Aquatic Center is open (June 3rd, 2017), please call the Aquatic Center at 932-5386. A two week notice is required.

Storm Warnings:
If the Aquatic Center closes due to inclement weather before 5:00PM & the weather then clears, the staff will be called back & the Aquatic Center will re-open at 7:00PM. If the Aquatic Center closes after 7:00PM because of inclement weather, the Aquatic Center will remain closed.

Swim Lessons

Mass Registration:
Mass Registration is on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 (10:00AM - 11:00AM) at City Hall in St. Charles. Credit Cards (VISA/Master Card) can be used for payment.

All Aquatic Center activities can be registered for at mass registration. Aquatic Center Tickets/Memberships will also be available for purchase. We will not be accepting registration for any other Park/Rec activities. Aquatic Center Registration Only! After mass registration, you may register at City Hall until the Aquatic Center opens, at which time you will be required to register at the Aquatic Center. Absolutely no early registrations will be accepted. No registrations will be accepted without payment or properly filled out & completed waivers. There will be blank registration forms & waivers at the registration. Please have alternative times & sessions in mind in case classes are full.

Program Schedule:
Lap Swim
7:00AM - 8:00AM (Monday - Friday)
5:00PM - 6:00PM (Monday - Friday)

Swim Lessons
8:00AM - Noon (Monday - Thursday)

Swim Team
Noon - 1:00PM (Monday - Thursday)

Open Swim
1:00PM - 5:00PM (Monday - Sunday)
7:00PM - 9:00PM (Monday - Sunday)

Adult Lessons
8:30AM - 9:30AM (Saturdays)

Parent/Child Lessons
9:30AM - 10:30AM (Saturdays)

Aquatic Center Rental
9:00PM - 11:00PM (Monday - Sunday)
10:30AM - 12:30PM (Saturday or Sunday)

Water Aerobics:
T.B.A. (Check at Aquatic Center)

Swim Lesson Structure:

Level 1 (Tots) - $40.00 - Must be 4 years old by 6/1/17 & capable of following instructions

Level 2 (Beginners I) - $45.00 - Must be at least 48" tall.

Level 3 (Beginners II) - $45.00 - Second phase of beginners class.

Level 4 (Advanced Begin) - $45.00 - Must have passed level 3 or be able to pass skills test

Level 5 (Intermediate) - $45.00 - Must have passed level 4 or be able to pass skills test

Level 6 (Swimmers) - $45.00 - Must have passed level 5 or be able to pass skills test

Level 7 (Guard Start)- $50.00 - Must have passed level 6 or be able to pass skills test

Special Classes & Opportunities:

Swim Team - $50.00 - Monday - Thursday. Ages 8-18 only.

June 5th - July 27th - The team will participate in area swim meets, host a swim meet, fundraisers & learn to swim competitively

Adult Lessons - $40.00 Saturday (8:30AM - 9:30AM) Lessons will be self-paced.

#1 - June 3rd - June 24th - Whether your goal is to become a stronger swimmer or to overcome a fear of the water these lessons will help you meet those goals.

#2 - July 8th - July 29th

Parent/Child - $30.00 Saturday (9:30AM - 10:30AM)

#1 - June 3rd - June 24th - Infants to 4 years old. At least one parent per/child must be with them in the water. This is a great introduction for kids to the water.

#2 - July 8th - July 29th

** All instructors are trained in the Red Cross Program & are qualified to teach all classes. If you are doubtful of your own or of your child's physical condition, consult your physician.

Guard Start Program/Level 7:

The American Red Cross has officially adopted the Guard Start Program! We will offer four sessions of Guard Start this summer. The Guard Start program is a junior lifeguard program for children between the ages of 13-15 who want to enhance their aquatic skills & build a foundation for future courses in lifeguarding. This two week course will focus on Prevention, Fitness, Response, Leadership & Professionalism. Students will also be instructed in basic CPR/First Aid. Participants will be paired with a certified lifeguard to observe & practice the skills they have learned.

Special Events:

Water Carnival: Come test your swimming skills against other swimmers! Check the events board at the Aquatic Center for more info.

Water Aerobics: Check the events board at the Aquatic Center for more info.

Swim Meet: The Aquatic Center will be closed to public for this event. Check the events board at the Aquatic Center for more info.

Swim Lessons Dates & Session Schedule

Session 1: June 5th - June 15th (Monday - Thursday)
Session 2: June 19th - June 29th (Monday - Thursday)
Session 3: July 10th - July 20th (Monday - Thursday)
Session 4: July 24th - August 3rd (Monday - Thursday)

Session 1: June 5th - June 15th
8:00AM - 9:00AM Level 7
9:00AM - 9:30AM Levels 3, 4 & 6
9:30AM - 10:00AM Levels 2, 3, 4 & 5
10:00AM - 10:30AM Levels 2, 3, 4 & 5
10:30AM - 11:00AM Levels 1, 2, 4 & 6
11:00AM - 11:30AM Levels 1, 2, 3 & 5
11:30AM - 12:00PM Levels 1, 2, 3 & 5

Session 2: June 19th - June 29th
8:00AM - 9:00AM Level 7
9:00AM - 9:30AM Levels 2, 3, 4 & 5
9:30AM - 10:00AM Levels 2, 3, 4 & 5
10:00AM - 10:30AM Levels 2, 3, 4 & 5
10:30AM - 11:00AM Levels 1, 2, 3 & 6
11:00AM - 11:30AM Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4
11:30AM - 12:00PM Levels 1, 2, 3 & 5

Session 3: July 10th - July 20th
8:00AM - 9:00AM Level 7
9:00AM - 9:30AM Levels 4, 5 & 6
9:30AM - 10:00AM Levels 2, 3, 4 & 5
10:00AM - 10:30AM Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4
10:30AM - 11:00AM Levels 1, 2, 4 & 5
11:00AM - 11:30AM Levels 1, 3, 4 & 6
11:30AM - 12:00PM Levels 1, 2, 3 & 5

Session 4: July 24th - August 3rd
8:00AM - 9:00AM Level 7
9:00AM - 9:30AM Levels 2, 3 & 4
9:30AM - 10:00AM Levels 3, 4, 5 & 6
10:00AM - 10:30AM Levels 3, 4, 5 & 6
10:30AM - 11:00AM Levels 1, 2, 3 & 6
11:00AM - 11:30AM Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4
11:30AM - 12:00PM Levels 1, 2, 3 & 5