Youth Activities

Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre:  Presents Alladin and his Magic Lamp

Rehearsal Dates: August 21-25 RHS auditorium 

Performance: Friday, Aug. 25 at 6:30pm (admissions charge)

Times for auditions and practice: TBD

Cost:  $50.00* per child

(min. 50/max 73 children; must be 7 - 14 years of age)

*Cost increase from 2016 due to lack of grant funding

Register by August 11


TWINS vs. Seattle Mariners                

       Thursday, June 15         12:10 game

Bus departs DEF Building at 10:00am sharp

Send your kids to be chaperoned by us or join in on the fun.   (under 5th grade must have a chaperone)

Fee: TICKET & Transportation $25 per person

Approximate bus return 2 hours after game. 

Registration deadline (firm): May 19


Air Maxx Trampoline Park

Fun for all ages!

Come join the fun with Community Ed on

Tuesday, August 8

Bus leaves the DEF building at 9:00am sharp

and returns at 12:00n

Kids of all ages invited !

(if under 6yrs. a parent must chaperone)

Fee: $30 (includes transportation and 2 hrs jump time)


Kumihimo Bracelet Class  (adult and teens)

Learn the ancient Japanese art of Kumihimo.  We will braid a bracelet from start to finish using an array of materials. 

Date:  Tuesday, July 25

Time:  6– 8 pm

Location: DEF

Fee:  $18

Ages:  5th Gr. - adult

Instructors: Jen Anfinson


Babysitting/Home Alone Clinic     

This clinic is a preparation course for boys and girls ages 11 and older undertaking the responsibility of childcare and/or preparing to stay home alone.  The course will cover child development, basic first aid, how to handle various emergencies, managing a child’s behavior, games to entertain, and the basics of newborn and toddlers.  Wear comfortable clothing and bring a sack lunch.   

Date:  Mon., June 12

Time:  9:00am - 2:30 pm            

Location:  DEF    

Fee:  $25

Instructors:  Rachel Schwartz & Anna Christensen

Archery Country 101 - Beginner Class

The basics have never been so well explained! Within this one-hour class beginning students learn the important aspects of safety, types of targets, types of equipment, and shooting basics.

Date:  Monday, June 5

Time: 5:00 - 6:00pm

Location: Archery Country, Waite Park

Fee:  $15 and equipment is provided

Ages:  5 years - Adult


Archery Country 201 - Three Week Class

Archers advance through this course with eyes wide open for all that the sport has to offer! Students are fitted with a bow that remains reserved only for their use and an appreciation of precision quickly develops. This is our most popular class and goes through A-Z on how to shoot a modern compound bow. Once the student leaves this course they will have gained the knowledge to safely and confidently begin focusing their attention on any and all goals they want to achieve with their bow.

Date:  Monday, June 5, 12, 19

Time:  6:00 - 7:00pm

Location:  Archery Country, Waite Park

Fee: $50 and equipment is provided

Ages:  5 years - Adult


Skills and games will be tied into each day.  Monday Evening scrimmages will need parent volunteers.      If you are able to volunteer, please email me at

Location: Cold Spring Elem. Fields

Fee: $40

No Soccer the week of July 4th. 

          June 12 –July 25, Monday & Tuesdays

K-3rd gr. boys & girls 8:15-9:00am

K-3rd gr. boys & girls 9:15 –10:00am

4 - 8 gr. boys & girls 10:15 - 11:15am

     Scrimmages: K - 8th grade –Monday Evening

6:30 - 7:30pm

June 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24



Younger players use smaller  racquets (provided) & larger size sponge balls to develop eye-hand coordination,      racquet control, & basic skills.  Older players learn basic  forehand, backhand, &  volley strikes, as well as  serving fundamentals.

Held on Tennis Courts near H.S.  

Mon. & Wed., June 12-July 26

No practice week of July 4. 

4-6 yr. old, 10:05-10:50am   or   5:00–5:45pm, $30

7-9 yr. olds, 11:00 -noon      or   6:00–7:00pm, $35

10-13 yr. olds, 8:45-10am    or   7:15–8:30pm, $40      



Date: Tue. & Thur., June 13-July 27

No  practice the week of July 4        

Location: CSE Gym             

Grade  2-4, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.    

Grade  5-7, 2:30 - 4 p.m.

Fee: $40


Soft Touch T-Ball

Boys & girls ages 4-6.  Running, throwing, catching & swinging a bat.  Child will be on the field, not on the bench.  If possible parents are asked to help out. Wed. & Thur., June 14-July 27, 9:45-10:30 a.m.;  No practice week of July 4.  Fee: $25  Practice held at fields north of CSE. 



Boys & girls ages 6-8 (Gr. 1-3).  Daily fundamental drills in a fun & safe learning environment.  Fun practice sessions, followed by a game with players hitting off of a tee using a softer ball.  Held on the fields north of the CSE;  Wed & Thur., June 14- July 27; 8:15-9:30 a.m.; No practice week of July 4.  Fee: $35



For boys  ages 8-11 (gr. 4-6).  Teaching fundamentals of baseball & competitive game each day.  Coaches pitch.  Fields north of CSE.  Wed. & Thurs., June 14-July 27; 8:30-10 a.m.; No practice week of July 4.  Fee: $35


VFW Baseball

For Boys ages 15-16 (Cannot turn 17 prior to 8/1).  Approximately 30 game schedule with playoffs.  Emphasis on advanced fundamentals and skills.    For more information call Jeff Illies at 333-8622.  Fee:  $175




16 practice sessions to learn the game of Girls Lacrosse.

Hockey Zone giving discounts on youth start-up equipment.  Please contact Jen at  320-493-2753 for further  questions otherwise register through                    Community Education.

Dates: Tues. & Wed. June 6-August 2

(no practice the week of July 4)

Time: 5:30-6:30pm

Location: RHS Lacrosse Fields

Fee: $50


Sports Sampler: Outside!

In this diverse multi-sport program, 4-5 year old children will be introduced to a different sport, learn new skills, and then separate into teams to play a game. Sports include volleyball, soccer, kickball and bowling. Students will also play an array of other great games to keep them involved in a world of movement, variety, and fun.

Day:  Wednesdays, July 12, 19 & 26

Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm

Location:  DEF North Fields   Fee: $25.00

Instructor: Emily Schmitz


Boys & Girls, Gr. 3-7

Running, jumping, & throwing events.  Five practices and three track meets. 

Practice Dates: Mon. & Wed., June 5 - 21

Practice Times: 6:15-7:45 p.m.

Practice Location:

Fee: $35 (ROCORI track t-shirt included)

Track Meet Schedule

All meets start at 5:45pm; Transportation on your own

June 19; ROCORI @ Sauk Rapids

June 22; Sartell @ ROCORI

June 26; All Teams @ Sartell

4-5 year olds

Bring your little one to learn balance, flexibility, strength on balance beam, mini-tramp, low-bar and more. We also do some music and games.

Session I: Tues., & Thur., June 6 - 29 

Session II: Tues., & Thur., Aug. 1 - 24

Time:  5:00 - 5:50pm

Location: RHS Wrestling Room, enter door 10

Fee: $60 per session

Instructor:  Kelly Warzecha, Tiny Tumblers


K - 2nd grade (beginner)

2nd (experienced) - 4th grade

Learn some jumps, leaps & dance skills to improve flexibility and strength.  We introduce tumbling like cartwheels and handstands to intermediate skills like back walkovers and front handsprings. We also get our groove on with some zumba dance.

Session I:  Tues., & Thur., June 6 - 29  

Session II:   Tues., & Thur., Aug., 1 - 24

Time:   K-2nd gr. 6:00 - 7:00pm / 2nd - 4th gr. 7:00-8:00pm

Location: RHS Wrestling Room, enter door 10

Fee:  $60 per session

Instructor: Kelly Warzecha, Apollo H.S. Head Coach

ROCORI Boys Basketball Camp


Continue the ROCORI Basketball Tradition

-10 Central Lakes conference championships

-13 trips to the state basketball tournament.

Get a jump start on next season at the ROCORI Boys summer basketball camp. Campers will be instructed on basic skills and fundamentals to help them become a better basketball player.

Date:  Mon - Thur, May 15-18

Time: 3:30 - 5:00pm

Grade:  1st - 6th (2016 - 17)

Location: RHS Gym

Fee: $35 (includes a camp T-shirt)

ROCORI Proud Girls Basketball Camp

The ROCORI Proud Girls Basketball Camp’s purpose is to provide a positive experience by combining interactive activities geared around basketball both on and off the court. Our goal is to provide the campers with skill development, an increased confidence in both basketball and themselves and most importantly a memorable experience.

Date: Mon - Thurs, May 22 - 25

Time: 3:30 - 5:00pm

Grade:  1st - 6th (2016 - 17)

Location: RHS Gym

Fee: $40 (includes camp T-Shirt)

Register with Community Ed.

Kick-off to Summer Football Camp:

May 23rd - 25th from 3:05 - 5:00 pm.

Fee:  $35 you get a Camp T-shirt

Grades 2-5


QB/WR Camp:

June: 14, 19, 21, 26

10:00 - 11:00am

Fee: $30

Grades going into: 3-8

             Guest coach Connor Schoborg                            (3 Time State Entrant)


Middle School Football Camp:

All athletes get their equipment for fall!

August 15, 16, 17

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Fee: $35  (includes camp t-shirt)

Pineview Park BMX

Come and learn about the fun and fast paced Olympic sport of BMX racing. You will get a chance to ride on the race track and learn techniques used in the sport. You will learn everything you need to know to start participating in BMX. All participants will be offered a discounted one year membership to Pineview Park BMX. Participants must be able to ride a bike without training wheels. Full face helmets are available.  For directions to the track visit the 

Pineview Park BMX website:
Please bring to class: a bike, long sleeved shirt, long pants, full faced helmet and tennis shoes.

Date:  May 16, May 23, June 6 and June 20 (choose 1)

Time: 6 - 8 pm

Fee: $7

Instructor:   Our classes are taught by a pro BMX rider named Elliot McGrath and we have numerous volunteers that are at the track during the class.


ROCORI Rockettes Dance Team & Coaches

Summer dance opportunity for

girls & boys in preschool-7th grade


Dates: August 7-9, 2017

Short, informal performance for family & friends: Aug. 9, 6:30pm, DEF gym

Location: ROCORI District Education Facility

Times & Cost (includes camp t-shirt):

Pre-Kind. & 1st-2nd gr.: 9-10am; $30

3rd-4th gr. & 5th-7th gr.: 10:15-11:45am; $40

(Grade for 2017-2018 school year)

Register: Register online through Community Education or download a registration form at;

Questions: Any question please email:



Ages 6 years and older.  This is an introduction to the traditional martial art of Okinawan Karate. Basics of punching, kicking and striking will be taught. Students begin to learn the bones in their bodies and start to understand the concepts of self discipline, awareness, concern for others, and principles for the class and for life. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. 

Date:  Tuesdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27

Time:  1 - 1:30pm

Fee: $35

Location: DEF

Instructor: Beverly Gustafson of    St. Cloud Karate/T’ai Chi Instruction


      Summer Soccer Camp

  Boys & Girls entering Gr. K-6


Time:  8:30 - 10:45am Mon. - Thurs., June 5-8

Place:  ROCORI Soccer Fields

Fee:     $25 includes a T-Shirt


Grades: K - 2  9:45 - 10:45am

Grades: 3 - 6   8:30 - 9:30am


Equipment needed:  Athletic shoes or soccer cleats, comfortable clothes, and a water bottle.

Register online at /Community Ed. or call  (320)685-8631

Project Runway

For students entering 4th-8th Grades

New summer projects!  A swimsuit cover-up, mini messenger bag, ear bud case and your personalized sewer’s handbook.   In this Youth Enrichment League (YEL) summer camp, students will learn the basics of hand sewing, machine sewing as well as measuring, pinning and cutting patterns.  No experience necessary.  Dress up your summer with a new wardrobe that you made yourself!  Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the PROJECT RUNWAY SHOWCASE the last day of camp.

Dates:   July 17 - 21 Mon. -Fri.

Location:   RHS A121

Time: 9am-12:00pm

Fee:   $125

Instructor:  Youth Enrichment Leagues


LEGO X Varsity Builders Camp 

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For boys and girls entering 1st-5th grades

For LEGO builders ready for a challenge!  We’ve saved our most challenging LEGO projects for this summer camp.  Students build a robotic DogBot, a motorized BugBot, geared up Racer and a scary Bat...all using LEGOs...all challenging for even discriminating LEGO builders.  Students then use these projects (and more) to investigate engineering concepts. We keep it fun too with open ended, creative projects for the students.  Unshackle the ball and chain of summer brain drain. 

Dates: July 17 –20,  Mon. -Thur.

Location:  RHS Commons

Time:  9am - 12:00pm

Fee:  $89

Instructor: Youth Enrichment Leagues


Butterfly Bombs

Come and join us to learn about the magical and mystical journey of the Monarch butterfly.  We will follow the migration and incredible journey of these incredible insects.  We will also be making butterfly bombs to help increase the population of their favorite and necessary foods…milkweeds!

Date:  Tuesday, June 6 Grade:  3 and up

Time:  5 - 5:45pm

Location: RHS Commons

Fee:  $15


Build Your Own Lures (Grades 4 and up)

Why do fish chase after one lure but ignore the next one?  Do they see every color, certain colors, or none at all?  We will be talking about and looking at a wide variety of gadgets and lures, as well as giving you a chance to make your own to take home and try out.  All the supplies and materials are provided, just bring your creativity.

Date:  Thursday, June 8

Time:  6 - 6:45pm

Location: RHS Commons

Fee:  $15


Build Your Own Lures (Kids w/Adults)

Why do fish chase after one lure but ignore the next one?  Do they see every color, certain colors, or none at all?  We will be talking about and looking at a wide variety of gadgets and lures, as well as giving you a chance to make your own to take home and try out.  All the supplies and materials are provided, just bring your creativity.

Date:  Thursday, June 8 Grade:  Any age

Time:  5 - 5:45pm

Location: RHS Commons

Fee: $15


Kids Fishing (Grades 2 and up)

This free fishing clinic enables young people to learn the basic of fishing ethics, angling skills, environmental stewardship, and general knowledge about what kind of fishy neighbors we have in area lakes and streams.  Fishing equipment and bait are provided for kids to use, and there will be a number of giveaways from local sponsors. 

Date:  Thursday, July 20

Time:   w/o parent ages 4th grade and up:  5 - 5:45pm

w/parent  ages 3rd grade and up: 6 - 6:45pm

Location: Lion’s Park C.S.

Fee: $15

Swim Club

Two levels offered!


Endurance Class (Varsity Level) 7:45-9:15am

             Emphasizing speed, endurance & strength

Technique Building (Middle Level) 12:30-2:00pm

             Emphasizing starts, turns & stroke development


Session I - June 19,21,22,26,28,29 July 10,12,13

Session II - July 17, 19,20,24,26,27,31 August 2,3

(Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays)

$50 per session or $90 for both sessions

Elementary Competitive Swim


Students become acquainted with skills needed for competitive swimming; including backstroke, butterfly, breast stroke, and freestyle. Diving from the diving board will not be included in the regular program (see our Dive Camp!). Basic swimming skills required--this program is NOT swimming lessons. Goals include instilling a love of swimming and develop a love for this life-long sport.

Days: Mon. & Wed.

Time:  2:15 - 3:15pm

Session I: June 19, 21, 26, 28, July 10

swim meet on July 12 at 6pm

Session II: July 17, 19, 24, 26, 31

swim meet on August 2 at 6pm

Fee: $35 per session

Dive Camp


Build your diving skills!  Includes; goal setting, dry-land, board work, entries, all 5 categories of diving and lots of fun!  Whether you just want to try something new or have the goal of diving at state, this camp is for you!

Instructor: Samantha Sell

Session I:  June 19 - 22; 26 - 29

Session II: July 17 - 20; 24 - 27          

             (Monday - Thursday)


Grade 2 - 4 (some exceptions may apply)

Time: 5:00 -6:00pm

Fee: $50 per session


Grade 5 –12 (some exceptions may apply)

Time: 5:30 -7:00pm

Fee: $60  per session

Science Explorers’ Extreme Chemistry…

Mystery Challenges!

Are you ready to get messy with some extreme chemistry experiments? Then step into the science lab to solve our mystery challenges. You will need to investigate polymers, rates of reaction, density, chemical indicators and more to help solve the mysteries. Our classes are be sure to dress for a mess!


Date: June 27, 28 and 29, 2017

Day: Tuesday-Thursday

Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm

Grade: Entering Grades 1-5 in the Fall

Fee: $65 Location:   RMS D122


Science Explorers’ Elementary Engineering:

Motors and More!

Do you find yourself tinkering with models, motors and gears? Then put your building skills to the test as an elementary engineer by designing and constructing remote-controlled vehicles.  Build different vehicles while learning about motors, gears and robotics. Then test your creations and motoring skills with fun and challenging obstacle courses. Lastly, create a vibro-bot from a simple tinkering kit to take home.


Date: June 27, 28 and 29, 2017

Day: Tuesday-Thursday

Time: 1:00pm - 3:30 PM

Grade: Entering grades 2-6 in the Fall

Fee: $65 Location:  RMS D122


Science Explorers’ Wizard School

Join Science Explorers as we investigate a wizard’s laboratory.  You will become an apprentice as you learn the science behind the magic. Learn to harness electricity to make your own wand. Explore the secret world of alchemy as you create scientific potions and more in this fun, hands-on imaginative class.


Date: August 22, 23 and 24, 2017

Day: Tuesday-Thursday

Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm

Grade: Entering grades 1-5 in the fall

Fee: $65 Location:  RMS D122


Science Explorers’ Engineering, Coding and More!

Join Science Explorers as we step into the fields of engineering, technology and coding with engaging, hands-on activities. We will discover how engineers use their scientific and technical skills to design machines, buildings, computer programs and more. By using Legos and other materials, we will design a building to withstand an earthquake, construct a waterwheel and more. Then we will learn about coding as we program our "mice" to maneuver through mazes in search of their prize.


Date: August 22, 23 and 24, 2017

Day: Tuesday-Thursday

Time: 1:00pm - 3:30 PM

Grade: Entering grades 2-6 in the fall

Fee: $65 Location:  RMS D122

Summer Robotics Camp:   Eureka Engineering

Eureka introduces students to the core skills of robotics and other STEM areas through engaging, hands-on learning opportunities. Student groups will work with Lego Mindstorm kits, which include both programming and mechanical components. The small groups will be mentored by experienced and passionate students from both high school and collegiate level robotics teams. For those interested in getting involved in FIRST Robotics, Eureka serves as a marvelous transition into a FIRST Lego League team!


Date:   Mon. - Fri., July 31 – August 4

Time:   1:00pm - 4:00pm

Fee:   $120

Location: RHS C175

Grades: 3-8

Instructor: Ryan Swanson

Summer Robotics Camp:   Tech Trek 

Tech Trek provides students with opportunities to create and apply knowledge of STEM topics in a group setting. Students will work with Lego Mindstorm kits which integrate electrical, programming, and mechanical concepts. Enthusiastic members from high school and collegiate level robotics teams will guide students as they navigate through engineering challenges. Tech Trek builds a concrete foundation of robotics concepts, which will especially benefit those looking into joining a FIRST Tech Challenge team.


Date:  Mon. - Fri., July 31 – August 4

Time:   9:00pm - 12:00pm

Fee:  $120

Location:  RHS C175

Grades: 9 - 12

Instructor: Ryan Swanson

Dinosaur Detectives 4-H Day Camp

Have a RAWRing good time with 4-H this summer as campers become Dinosaur Detectives through hands-on experiments and fun! Make new friends as we dig deeper with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) to explore, craft, play games and investigate the ancient world of dinosaurs. Songs and a dino-inspired snack will also be part of this incredible 4-H Day Camp Adventure. All campers are asked to wear sunscreen, bring a bag lunch for the noon meal and a water bottle. All non-4-H youth must turn in the registration form located here: to the Stearns County Extension office before participating in a 4-H Day Camp. Please note the extended time for camp!

Grade: 1 - 5 Date: Tuesday, July 11 Time:  8:00am - 4:00pm

Location: Frogtown Park Cold Spring Fee:  $20

My Robot Build                 One Day Camp


St. Cloud Technical Community College is providing middle and high school students an introduction to manufacturing careers and robotics!  Participants will build and operate a personal robot, AND take it home!  At the end of the day, parents/guardians will also have the opportunity to drive the robot built by their student.  Spots are limited so register early! (20 maximum participants)

Date: Monday, June 19                       Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Location: RHS C175 Grades:  6-9

Fee:  $55 Instructor:  SCTCC

Each student must provide their own bag lunch.

Growing Together


Want to try to grow & taste vegetables? Be involved with all of the stages of gardening.  Bring your gloves and be ready to get dirty as we'll watch a garden grow together.  Our initial meeting times will vary with the weather and our gardening needs.  Students receive fruits and vegetables every week as the harvest begins.  They will be growing corn, radishes, beans, peas, potatoes, kohlrabi, squash, pumpkins, herbs, and more!  Ages 8-14.  We will meet regularly during the summer on Tuesday mornings from 8:30-10am.   

First meeting: Sat., May 6  at          the Garden 9-10:30am

Location: Garden North of CSE

Fee: $60

Instructor: Greg Spanier

* When you register please sign up for REMIND:

Text the message @growingto1 to the number 81010

If you’re having trouble with 81010 try texting @growingto1 to 248-327-2231

Speak with your Hands!

American Sign Language


Learn to speak with your hands in this beginning level class! Developing the skills and knowledge needed to communicate in ASL is valuable for helping others, family communications if someone is deaf, and just plain fun as a new mode of expression! You will be introduced to basic sign language vocabulary and finger-spelling. In addition, you will learn various aspects of Deaf culture and history.

High School students and Adults welcome!

Date:  Monday, June 5, 12 & 19

Time:  5:30 - 6:30pm      Fee: $30

Location:  RHS A152

Instructor: Emily Schmitz