Special Summer 2010indd by decree



 Summer Recreation Programs
      Discovery Center
    4444 Hadley Avenue
     Thursday, April 29
      8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
     At the beginning of April,
    information on the summer
   programs being offered by the
   Oakdale Parks and Recreation
   Department will be provided to
ISD 622 students and posted online
at www.ci.oakdale.mn.us/recreation
  Fax and mail registrations will
  be accepted starting April 30.

       Youth Activity Guide
       Special Early Edition
          Summer 2010
 GENERAL INFORMATION                                           Now register online with no extra fees!

W   elcome to the Recreation Program Guide where you will learn more about the wide array of recreation offerings,
programs, events, and facilities we have to offer.

The Parks and Recreation Department strives to provide quality recreation programs, facilities, and parks that
meet your leisure needs and improve quality of life. Building families, healthier lifestyles, developing lifelong
skills, reducing stress, and creating a sense of belonging are just a few of the benefits gained from participating
in recreation programs.

Your comments are very important to us. If you would like to share a compliment or a concern about a program,
facility, or park, please contact us at 651-747-3867 or julie.williams@ci.oakdale.mn.us

       CONTACT                                          PROGRAM                             PICNIC SHELTER
     INFORMATION                                        DISCOUNTS                              RENTALS
                                                 Meet RAY,
Telephone Number.........651-747-3860            the Parks and                            Resident Fee:
Fax Number....................651-747-3861       Recreation                               Small Shelter Rental                     $ 30
Park Maintenance...........651-730-2740          Department                               Large Shelter Rental                     $ 75
City Hall.........................651-739-5086   mascot, whose                            Kitchen Rental                           $125
                                                 name means                               Shelter and Kitchen                      $175
Address                                          “Recreation All                          Security Deposit (kitchen)               $300
4444 Hadley Avenue North                         Year”! Look for                          (no tax)
Oakdale, MN 55128                                the DiscoverRay
                                                 logo (shown at                           Walton Park (Entire Shelter)    $350
                                                 right) throughout                        Includes:      Band shell
Hours - Parks and Recreation                     this guide for                                          Two Large Shelters
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
                                                 programs that qualify for registration                  Kitchen Facilities
                                                 fee discounts. Then register at
Hours - Discovery Center                         least two weeks before the start of      Non-Resident Fee:
Monday             8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.         the program and receive a special        Small Shelter Rental                     $ 45
Tuesday            8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday          8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.         discounted price!                        Large Shelter Rental                     $100
Thursday           8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.                                                  Kitchen Rental                           $150
Friday             8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.         Check out our new online registration    Shelter and Kitchen                      $200
Saturday           12:00 - 4:00 p.m.             software! Register online and pay        Security Deposit (Kitchen)               $300
Sunday             1:00 - 4:00 p.m.              no extra fees. Registering online        (no tax)
                                                 automatically qualifies you for
Staff                                            DiscoverRay’s special price!             Walton Park (Entire Shelter)    $500
Director: Bruce.anderson@ci.oakdale.                                                      Includes:      Band shell
mn.us - 747-3866                                 RAY makes public appearances at                         Two Large Shelters
Recreation Supervisor: Julie.williams@           many local community events to                          Kitchen Facilities
ci.oakdale.mn.us - 747-3867                      promote the department and the
Recreation Coordinator: Mike.anderson@           Discovery Center.                          *All rental fees subject to state sales tax*
ci.oakdale.mn.us - 747-3872
Administrative Assistant: deb.ramsey@
ci.oakdale.mn.us - 747-3860                                Looking for a                         YARD GAME
                                                          great gift idea?                        RENTALS
Web                                                       How about the
www.ci.oakdale.mn.us/recreation                            gift of FUN!                   The Oakdale Parks and Recreation De-
                                                                                          partment has a limited number of fun
   Receive event updates                                Pick up gift certificates
                                                      for the programs and trips
                                                                                          yard games available to rent: washers,
  and be the first to hear
                                                                                          bean bag toss, and ladder golf games.
                                                       offered by the Parks and
  about special events and                              Recreation Department.            $10/game
 happenings! Follow us on:                            Certificates are available at
                                                     the Discovery Center during
                                                                                          3 games for $25
                                                                                          Rentals are for two days
                                                       regular business hours or
                                                       please call 651-747-3860.          Please call 651-747-3860
                                                                                          DISCOVERY CENTER
                                         The Oakdale Discovery
   OUTDOOR SPEAKER                       Center is nestled within the
        SERIES                           picturesque Oakdale Nature
                                         Preserve at 4444 Hadley
           The very popular              Avenue. The award-winning
   Outdoor Speaker Series kicks          facility provides visitors a quiet
  off its second season on June 12.      place of reflection and a unique
   The series is held at Oakdale’s       education experience.
       Outdoor Amphitheater,
      4444 Hadley Avenue, and            The Discovery Center’s
     enjoyed by individuals and          beautiful community room
 families alike -- and it’s *FREE*!      offers the perfect setting for
                                         your next business or social
           ~ SPEAKERS ~                  function (wedding receptions,
                                         banquets, parties, business
   June 12: The Raptor Center            seminars, and conferences (WiFi                 Local Bands Perform
   (live owl, hawk, and falcon!)         accessible).
   11 a.m. - Noon                                                                           at the ‘Theater
   June 17: Geocaching                   Visit often to take in the rotating
   6:30-7:30 p.m.                                                                      Looking for a great Friday night
                                         art exhibits, large aquarium,                  event throughout the summer?
   June 29: Jill Sadler-                 “hands-on” wildlife exhibit room,
   Birdwatching 6:30-7:30 p.m.                                                           Watch local teen bands play
                                         and to just sit by the fire and read.           at the Discovery Center’s new
   July 15: Mn Historical Society        There is also a historic one-room
   6 - 7:30 p.m.                                                                      Outdoor Amphitheater. Majority
                                         schoolhouse nearby.                            of concerts will be held Friday
   July 17: The Amazing Marvello
   the Magician 1- 3p.m.                                                             evenings (6 to 8 p.m.), June through
                                         Discovery Center Hours:                        August. See city’s web site for
                                         Monday       8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.             official concert schedule. No entry
                                         Tuesday      8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.               fee. (Bands perform music of their
                                         Wednesday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.                         desire/comfort level).
                                         Thursday     8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
       TALK ABOUT?
                                         Friday       8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.                If you are in a band and would
                                         Saturday     12 - 4 p.m.                        like to perform at this venue,
The Recreation Department invites
                                         Sunday       1 - 4 p.m.                        please contact Mike Anderson
   you to share your knowledge                                                                  @ 651-747-3872
 and your passion with others by
                                         For more information, please call           or mike.anderson@ci.oakdale.mn.us
 teaching a class at the Discovery
                                         651-747-3860 or go to: www.
    Center. Please submit your
    proposal to Julie.Williams@
 ci.oakdale.mn.us (651) 747-3867.                           DISCOVER AREA
                                                         ARTISTS AND ARTISANS
 We are also looking for speakers
  to put on informal presentations       Upcoming Shows:
         at our new outdoor
    amphitheater. Please contact                 April:           AJ Moses, Woodworking
 Mike.Anderson@ci.oakdale.mn.us                  May:             David Parker, Photography
           (651) 747-3872.                       June:            Carol Bender, Watercolor
                                                 July:            Community Thread Painting Group, Oil
                                                 August:          Julie Schroeder, Oil
 ONGOING BOOK                                    September:       Julie Schroeder, Oil
 AND MOVIE SWAP                          The Discovery Center offers a rotating palette of the work of local artists
                                         and artisans. Stop by during Discovery Center hours to view these amazing
Bring your gently used books and         creations. Each artist’s work is displayed for an entire month. You are also
movies in to the Discovery Center        invited to attend an open house, hosted by the artist, held at 4:30 p.m. on the 3rd
and swap them for something “new”.       Tuesday of the month in which their show is held.
Books must be in good, readable con-
dition, with the cover intact. Movies    Attention Artists and Artisans: Our intimate gallery at the Discovery Center
must be fully operable and in their      offers a wonderful opportunity to showcase your artistic talent and also
original case. The swap is an even ex-   strengthen the community’s appreciation of the arts. Please contact Deb
change. Books exchanged for books,       Ramsey: 651-747-3860 or deb.ramsey@ci.oakdale.mn.us for information.
 AQUATICS                                                                   Now register online!
CARDIO WATER                        Aquatics programs are offered in collaboration with ISD
WORKOUT                             622 Community Education and the Oakdale Parks and
                                    Recreation Department. Lessons will begin the week
                                    of June 14. Evening lessons will be offered Mondays,
                                    Tuesdays, and Thursdays, with no lessons on July 5. Day
                                    lessons will run Mondays through Thursdays with four
                                    2-week sessions. Lessons will run Tuesday through Friday
                                    for the week of 4th of July.

                                    The summer brochure will be sent home with 622 area
                                    elementary students on April 30. Brochures will also be
Use the resistance of the water     available on that date at the Oakdale Discovery Center, the
to develop both cardiovascular      Oakdale Branch Public Library (1010 Heron), and posted
endurance and muscular strength.    at http://communityeducation.isd622.org. Registration
No swimming ability is necessary    begins immediately.
for this total body workout that
includes cardio, toning, strength
training, and stretching.           Why learn to swim with us?
Attend both Monday and              •   Small Class Size Preschool Lessons: 1:4 instructor/student ratios
                                                          School Age Swimming Lessons: 1:6 instructor/
Wednesday class for the greatest                          student ratios for lower levels
benefit. Entry into the pool is by   •   Experienced Instructors
ladder only.                        •   Maximum of 3 classes in the pool at one time
                                    •   No other swim activities in the pool during swimming lessons
Skyview School                      •   Reasonable Rates
1100 Heron Avenue, Oakdale          •   Balcony or bleachers for comfortable, easy viewing (Grandparents
June 14 - August 2
No class July 5
8 - 9 p.m.
$35 - 7 sessions #SSC1

June 16 - August 4
7 - 8 p.m.
$40 - 8 sessions #SSC2

Mondays and Wednesdays
June 14 - August 4
8 - 9 p.m. Mondays
7 - 8 p.m. Wednesdays
$65 – 15 sessions
$6 - Walk-in Rate

      Beginning April 30, there are several ways to register for ALL Aquatics Activities
                                   (except Tanners Lake Lessons):

                    Mail (address provided below) - Phone 651-748-7434
                       Online at: http://communityeducation.isd622.org
            Checks must be made out and sent to: ISD 622 Community Education
                    2520 - 12th Avenue East, North St. Paul, MN 55109
    Now register online!                                                                                  AQUATICS
                            YOUTH SWIMMING: CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
Wee Ones                           6 Years and Older
                                           Levels 1 and 2 - Fundamental Skills       Water Safety Assistant (WSA)
                                           Learn to swim comfortably on front        Training
                                           and back, water safety.                   Prerequisite: Pass Level 5
                                                                                     Learn teaching techniques to assist
                                           Level 3 - Stroke Development              Water Safety Instructors during
                                           Prerequisite: Pass Level 2 or be able     swimming lessons.
                                           to jump in deep water, swim on front      June 21-24, 9:30 - 11 a.m., Skyview
                                           5 yards, turn over – swim on back 5       Pool. $25
                                           yards. Learn front crawl, back crawl,
                                           tread water, whip kick, water safety.     Lifeguard Training
                                                                                     Earn your lifeguard certificate during
                                           Level 4 - Stroke Improvement              the week of August 2-4 at Maplewood
                                           Prerequisite: Pass Level 3                Middle School Pool.
                                           Improvement of Level 3 skills, learn
                                           elementary backstroke, side stroke,
                                           butterfly kick, water safety.                   Beginning April 30,
•    Mini Tots
     6 months to 2 ½ years – w/parent                                                    there are several ways
                                           Level 5 – Stroke Refinement                      to register for ALL
•    Tiny Tots - 2 ½ to 5 years –          Prerequisite: Pass Level 4
     w/parent                                                                              Aquatics Activities
                                           Endurance of all strokes, learn              (except Tanners Lake Lessons):
•    Turtles (Preschool One)               breaststroke, butterfly, turns, water
     4 – 5 year olds who will not put      safety.
     face in water – no parent.                                                       Mail    (address provided below)
•    Bobbers (Preschool Two)               Level 6 - Fitness Swimmer
     4 – 5 year olds who will put face     Prerequisite: Pass Level 5                     Phone 651-748-7434
     in water – no parent.                 Must be proficient in all strokes
•    Super Kids (Preschool Three)          learned in previous levels. Build              Online at: http://
     4 – 5 year olds who can swim 10’      endurance for a healthy lifestyle and/       communityeducation.
     with face in the water – no parent.   or competitive swimming.                           isd622.org
                                           Level 7 - Personal Water Safety                 Checks must be
                                           Prerequisite: Pass Level 6                    made out and sent to:
                                           Must be proficient in all strokes              ISD 622 Community
                                           learned in previous levels. Learn            Education, 2520 - 12th
                                           safety skills and introduction to            Avenue East, North St.
                                           lifeguarding skills.                            Paul, MN 55109

                                                                                    OPEN SWIMMING

                                                                                  SKYVIEW SCHOOL
                                                                               1100 Heron Avenue Oakdale

                                                                                  Mondays & Wednesdays
                                                                                    June 14 - August 4
                                                                                     (not open July 5)
                                                                                       1 – 2:30 p.m.

                                                                                      $10 – Family of 4
                                                                                    ($1 each additional)
                                                                                          $4 – Adult
                                                                                     $3 – Student/Child
  AQUATICS - TANNERS LAKE BEACH                                             SPECIAL EVENTS @ TANNERS
    Tanners Lake Beach is located at 400 Glenbrook Avenue.                                 TANNERS LAKE
                 Follow signs from 7th Street.                                              BEACH PARTY
                                Beach Hours                                        Stop by Tanner’s Beach for an evening
             (Lifeguards are On Duty only during beach hours)                      of games, activities, contests and
                                                                                   treats*! Parents and kids of all ages
                                                                                   welcome! Join the sand castle contest
                     Mondays - Fridays: Noon - 7 p.m.                              – prizes will be awarded! Beach will
                       Saturdays: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.                                be open for swimming. Bring a beach
                        Sundays: Noon to 7 p.m.                                    chair or towel.
                Beach will open June 12 and close August 15                        Date:     Saturday, July 17
                                                                                   Time:     12 - 3 p.m.    Fr
                        Concession Stand Hours                                     Where:    Tanners Lake b ee be
                                                                                   Who:      All ages firs all to ach
               Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays: 1 - 6 p.m.                             Cost:     FREE            t 10 the
                                                                                                                 0         kids
                                                                                   * Concessions will also be available.
Concession stand will be open prior to 4th of July fireworks until 10 p.m.
                                                                                           YOUTH FISHING
      Swim Lesson Schedule               Level 1 - Intro to Water Skills:                    CONTEST
          July 12 - 22                   11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
                                         Monday to Thursday                        Rig-up, find the “winning” spot along
$50 per participant, per session,        Ages 6 and older                          the shoreline of Tanners Lake, cast out
DiscoverRay Discount                     Entry level class. No previous            your line, and reel in the big one!
                                         experience or skills necessary.
$55 per participant, per session -       Children will build a sound foundation    The Oakdale Parks and Recreation
Regular Price                            of water adjustment, safety, and skills   Department is hosting its first ever
                                         including floating and gliding on front    Youth Fishing Contest.
Register by July 2                       and back and alternating leg and arm
                                         movements for a combined stroke.          You will need to provide your own
Preschool 1: 11:30 a.m. - noon                                                     fishing pole and bait. Prizes will be
Monday to Thursday                       Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic             awarded for various fish categories
Ages 3-6.                                Skills:                                   (sunfish, crappie, northern pike, perch,
Entry level class for children without   10 - 10:45 a.m.                           walleye, bullhead, catfish). Age
their parents. For child who is          Monday to Thursday                        categories: 3 to 12 and 13 to 18.
uncomfortable in the water and will      Successful completion of either Level
not put face in the water.               2, Preschool 3, or possess equivalent     Date:  July 10
                                         skills for Level 1. Swimmers will                Register at Picnic Shelter
Preschool 2: 11 - 11:30 a.m.             build upon basic skills expanding on      Time: 9 a.m. - Noon
Monday to Thursday                       the fundamentals of locomotion and               Complimentary lunch served
Ages 3-6.                                safety. Independent floating, treading            from 11 a.m. to noon
For child who is able to put face in     water, and combined stroke on front       Where: Tanners Lake
water but has not mastered floating.      and back introduced.                      Who: All ages
Skills include: independent floating                                                Cost: $3 per participant
on front and back; basic independent     Level 3 - Stroke Development:
swimming.                                10 - 10:45 a.m.                              Donations to the local food shelf
                                         Monday to Thursday                            will be collected at this event
Preschool 3: 11 - 11:30 a.m.             Emphasizes endurance and improving
Monday to Thursday                       stroke proficiency. Swimmers
Ages 3-6.                                who have equivalent skills will be
For child with a high-level of comfort   introduced to the front and back
and confidence in and around the          glides, front crawl, back crawl, and
water. Skills include: independent       butterfly body motion.
swimming on front and back, glides,

       Register for Tanners Lake Aquatics Activities at Oakdale Parks and Recreation,
                  4444 Hadley Avenue or www. ci.oakdale.mn.us/recreation
                                                                                                                  ART PROGRAMS

Abrakadoodle Art Education programs focus on helping children to develop
their creativity and knowledge of the world of art, color, form and design.
Abrakadoole’s art programs not only ignite a child’s imagination, but also build
art knowledge, artistic techniques, fine motor skills, language, cognitive skills
and confidence. Abrakadoodle art education programs are always new and

 GIRLS ONLY ART CAMP                             EVERYONE’S FAVORITE                                    MONSTERS UNDER
                                                  PLANES AND TRAINS                                      MY BED CAMP
Does your daughter love girly things?                  CAMP                                                         Ages 5 to 8
Does she love glitter and rhinestones?
If so, this is the camp for her. We’ll           We’ll celebrate Thomas the Train                  We will read “There’s a Monster
                                                 and Jay-Jay the jet plane. We’ll paint            Under My Bed” by James Howes
decorate canvas bags, weave a                                                                      and learn to draw Teddy Bears and
potholder, paint a whimsical design on           planes and draw trains. We’ll even                cartoon monsters using the Young
canvas board, and sculpt sunflowers               paint a scene from the Land of Sodor              Rembrandt’s method. Since we feel
using model magic! We’ll also make               and more.                                         safe when we “cuddle” with our Teddy
a Paper Mache` bowl and a mosaic                                                                   Bears, we are brave enough to talk
coaster and draw some “Webkinz” on               Please bring a beverage and a snack --            about what could be under our beds!
new Eco paper. Along the way, we’ll              and come dressed to paint and play.               Our creativity and imagination will
sculpt, draw, paint, and more while                                                                make the exploration fun!
using lots of rhinestones, paints, and           Ages:     3.5 – 6
glitter. We’ll even paint our nails!             Date:     July 14 and 15                          When: Session 1: July 19 – 22
                                                 Time:     12:30 – 2:30 p.m.                              Session 2: August 16 – 19
Please bring a beverage, a snack and                                                               Time: 9 a.m. – 12:00
your favorite girly CD.                          Cost:     $49                                     Place: Discovery Center
                                                 Place:    Discovery Center                               4444 Hadley Avenue
Ages:     6 – 11                                           4444 Hadley Avenue                      Cost: $105 per session
Date:     June 28 – July 1
Time:     10 a.m. - Noon                          Registration deadline is 1 week prior to class   Registration deadline is 1 week prior to class
Cost:     $89
Place:    Discovery Center                         STAR WARS ART CAMP                                BIRDS OF A FEATHER
          4444 Hadley Avenue                                                                         MULTI-MEDIUM CAMP
                                                 If you love Star Wars then this is the                            Ages 7 to 12
Registration deadline is 1 week prior to class   camp for you. We will make our very
                                                 own light sabers. We’ll learn to draw,            Explore a variety of birds using a
                                                                                                   different media or art technique
   GLITTER AND GLAM                              sculpt and paint some of our favorite
                                                                                                   each day. We’ll draw a flamingo, an
       ART CAMP                                  Star War characters. We’ll create a               eagle, a toucan, a dove, a birdhouse
                                                 picture of our Star Wars galaxy. Our              and more. Budding artists will
We’ll paint treasure boxes, make                 art projects will include everyone                use markers (thin and broad line),
beautiful bracelets, make a fancy                from Yoda to Darth Vader to Jaba the              Sharpies, colored pencils, cut-paper
painting with lots of glitter for our            Hut. Pack your gear for a fabulous                and pastels. Outside of practicing
room and more! We’ll paint our nails             adventure and may the force be with               and refining our standard drawing and
and dance to music. Please Bring a               you! Bring a beverage and a snack --              coloring skills, you will also learn
beverage, a snack, and your favorite             and come dressed to paint and play.               a style of cross hatching, cut-paper
                                                                                                   mosaic, and chalk pastel techniques.
CD!                                                                                                Join us for a medley of birds as we
                                                 Ages:     5 – 11
                                                 Date:     July 26 – 29                            master multi-media!
Ages:     3.5 – 6
Date:     July 12 and 13                         Time:     10 a.m. – Noon                          When: Session 1: July 19 – 22
Time:     12:30 – 2:30 p.m.                      Cost:     $89                                            Session 2: August 16 – 19
Cost:     $49                                    Place:    Discovery Center                        Time: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Place:    Discovery Center                                 4444 Hadley Avenue                      Place: Oakdale Discovery Center
          4444 Hadley Avenue                                                                              4444 Hadley Avenue
                                                 Registration deadline is 1 week prior to class    Cost: $105 per session
Registration deadline is 1 week prior to class                                                     Registration deadline is 1 week prior to class
The Oakdale Discovery Center offers a wide variety of fun and educational
nature programs on Fridays throughout the year. Children participate in
discussions, play games, watch DVDs, and create projects for each themed
program. critter Club kids like to go outside, so please dress for the weather!
When:          9:30 – 11 a.m. (ages 3-6)
               11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ages 7-10)
Cost:          $6 per participant, per session, DiscoverRay Discount
               $7 per participant, per session - Regular Price
Where:         Oakdale Discovery Center, 4444 Hadley Avenue
Register deadline is 1 week prior to start of program
Pick up a “Critter Club” punchcard at the main desk at the Discovery Center.
Each time you attend a Critter Club program, a staff member will punch your
card; attend five programs and get your sixth program free!

June 4: Just Ducky!      Go for a hike, play a game and make a ducky craft!
What do ducks eat? Why don’t they sink? Learn about our wonderful waterfowl.

June 25: Bunches of Bunnies!                    Look for rabbit signs, eat a rabbit snack, listen to a bunny tale, make a rabbit
craft. Let’s hop to it!

July 16: Freaky Flowers Plants that eat animals? Flowers that smell bad? See a real carnivorous plant! Explore
fun facts about unusual plants near and far.

July 30: Bugs and slugs               Join us for a scavenger hunt, catch a bug, enter it in a race. Creepy, crawly, slimy fun!

August 13: Wacky Weasels            Explore the world of weasels and their cousins big and small. Learn which ones
change color, make a bad smell and are brave enough to scare a bear. You otter come play!

August 27: Splish Splash Who loves water? What floats and what sinks? How do different animals swim? We’ll
take a hike, do an experiment and eat a fishy snack.

  ATHLETIC ASSOCIATIONS                                                                                       GOLF LESSONS
These associations operate independently from Oakdale Parks              LINK UP 2 GOLF
and Recreation. Although they use city/school facilities, they           Ages 10 – Adult
oversee and organize all aspects of their own programs.
                                                                         This 4-week program is designed to help both newer
Oakdale Adult Softball Association (OASA)                                and intermediate players with the basics of playing
Men’s, women’s, co-rec softball leagues in Oakdale. For more             golf. The one-hour classes cover putting, short game,
information, please call 651-731-6850 or visit www.oasa.us               full swing, and conclude with on course instruction.
Oakdale Athletic Association (OAA) - Youth Sports                        Session 1          Beginner     June 1, 8, 15, 22
Youth sports such as volleyball, soccer, football, t-ball, baseball,
basketball and lacrosse. For more information, please visit www.         Session 2          Intermediate June 3, 10, 17, 24
oaaonline.com, call the OAA President at 651-735-1787, or attend         Session 3          Beginner     July 6, 13, 20, 27
meetings held on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 8 p.m. at            Session 4          Intermediate July 8, 15, 22, 29
DeMori’s, 950 Helena Avenue.                                             Session 5          Beginner     Aug 3, 10, 17, 24
                                                                         Session 6          Intermediate Aug 5, 12, 19, 26
OMNI Otters Swim Team
Boy/girl swimmers ranging in age from 6–18+. Utilizes pool at            Where: Oak Marsh Golf Course
Skyview Community School. For more information, please visit:            Time: 6 – 7 p.m.
www.omniotters.com                                                       Cost: $55 – DiscoverRay Discount
Tartan Area Hockey Association (TAYHA)
                                                                               $65 – Regular Price
Boys and girls from kindergarten through 12th grade. For more            Registration deadline is 1 week prior to program
information, please visit: www.tayha.org
                                                                                    MINI CAMPS - Ages 6 to 12
Eight weeks of summer fun for ages 6 to 12! Campers will participate in a variety of games, crafts and special events for
each weekly theme. Sign up for 1 week, 2 weeks, or all 8 weeks.

Days: Monday through Thursday                                                 Food allergies – Snacks are sometimes served at
Time: 1:30 – 4 pm                                                              camp. If your child has a food allergy, please
Cost: $25/week -- or sign up for all 8 weeks for only $175                       make note of it on the registration form.

          Mini–Camp Schedule                           Oakdale Nature Preserve*                       Richard Walton Park
             Hawaiian Hullabaloo                                 June 14 – 17                                 July 26 – 29
               Pirates Paradise                                   June 21 - 24                                July 19 - 22
             Beakers and Bubbles                                 July 12 – 15                                August 9 - 12
                 “UP” Camp                                        July 26 - 29                                June 14 - 17
                   All Ball                                     June 28 - July 1                              July 12 - 15
               Art-A-Palooza                                     August 9 - 12                              June 28 - July 1
                Wild and Wet                                      July 19 - 22                                August 2 - 5
              Party in the USA                                   August 2 – 5                                 June 21 - 24
*Campers at the Oakdale Nature Preserve to meet at the shelter on Granada (on the west side of the park).

Hawaiian Hullabaloo                                                 Art-A-Palooza!
Aloha! Get ready to discover Hawaii! Campers will be                It’s an all out art-a-palooza! Campers will create one-of-
greeted with a lei each day. We will make grass skirts,             a-kind works of art using a variety of fun and unique art
design our own surfboards, have a limbo contest, make               mediums.
seashell bracelets and necklaces, and learn new words in
the Hawaiian language.                                              Wild and Wet
                                                                    You’ll need your swimsuit and towel for this wet and wild
Pirate’s Paradise                                                   week! Participate in water relays, create water art projects,
Ahoy Matey! It’s Pirate Week -- get ready to ship off and           make your own snow cones, toss water balloons, and enjoy
sail the Seven Seas. Live the life of a pirate as we cre-           a variety of other super soaking fun. Be prepared to get
ate our own pirate names and costumes, search for hidden            soaked!
treasures, play pirate games, talk like pirates, and eat pirate
food. Be there or walk the plank! Arrggghh!                         Party in the USA
                                                                    It’s a party in the USA! Join as we journey to four states in
Beakers and Bubbles                                                 four days! We’ll visit Texas and do some trick roping, eat
From galaxies to glaciers, this camp will explore the               BBQ and do some line dancing. In Hawaii we’ll learn to
“how’s and why’s” of all things science. Discover far out           hula, have a luau with Hawaiian music and eat pineapple.
projects and extreme experiments that are outrageously              And “travel” to two more locales.

“UP” Camp
Explore Minnesota’s wilderness when you come “UP” to                  Pee Wee T-Ball Skill Building Class (Ages 4-6)
camp this summer. Become official wilderness explorers as              Monday – Thursday
we spend a week of exploring and discovering the mys-
teries and wonders of nature around us. Can dandelions                Session 1         June 14–24          Eastside Park
forecast the weather? Can crickets chirp the temperature?             Session 2         July 12–22          Richard Walton Park
Campers will receive “Wilderness Badges” each day. As                 Session 3         August 2–12         Oakfield Park
Russell says “An explorer is a friend to all, be it plants or a
fish or a tiny mole”.                                                  Fine-tune your t-ball skills through lead up games and
                                                                      activities. Experience success in catching, throwing,
All Ball                                                              running and hitting. Class sizes are limited to 25
                                                                      participants. This is not a league. Remember to bring your
It’s All Balls at this camp! Join us for a week of traditional        glove!
ball sports – dodge ball, kickball, parachutes with balls --
and not so traditional ball sports – juggling, bocce ball, and        Time:    10:30 – 11:30am
ball tag. We’ll even make a popcorn ball treat! Come play             Cost:    $35 - Includes t-shirt DiscoverRay Discount
with us and you’ll have a ball!                                                $40 - Includes t-shirt Regular Price
                                                                      Registration deadline is 1 week prior to program
Eight weeks of summer fun for ages 3 to 5! Campers will spend the morning playing games, creating art projects, singing
and socializing. Children must be potty trained. Sign up for 1 week, 2 weeks, or all 8 weeks!

Days: Mondays through Thursdays                                               *Food allergies – Snacks are some times served
Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m.                                                           in camps. If your child has a food allergy,
Cost: $15/week -- or sign up for all 8 weeks for only $105!                        please list it on the registration form.

 Session 1      June 14 – 17          Wilderness Explorers         Oakdale Nature Preserve Shelter, Granada Avenue
 Session 2      June 21 – 24              Pirate Island            Eberle Park, 38th and Hadley
 Session 3    June 28 – July 1            My First Lab             Walton Park, off 15th Street
 Session 4      July 12 - 15        Seashells and Sandcastles      Oakfield Park, south on Helmo off 50th Street
 Session 5      July 19 - 22            Superhero’s Camp           Oakdale Nature Preserve Shelter, Granada Avenue
 Session 6      July 26 – 29              Splash Blast             Walton Park, off 15th Street
 Session 7      August 2 – 5            Art Extravaganza           Eberle Park, 38th and Hadley
 Session 8     August 9 – 12       On the Loose with Dr. Seuss     Oakfield Park, south on Helmo off 50th Street

Super Heroes Camp                                                On the Loose with Dr. Seuss
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Superhero Camp! Swoop        With Dr. Seuss leading the way, we’re going on an Oh
on into camp and join in on super fun, super hero activities.    me! Oh my! adventure! We’ll wear Seussical clothes, eat
Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, and Elastigirl are just          Seussical ears, make Seussical creatures and read Seussical
a few of the superhero’s we will visit. Come dressed as          books.
your favorite superhero if you want!
                                                                 Seashells and Sandcastles
Pirate Island                                                    Join us on the beach this summer! Campers will have a
Ahoy Matey! Are you ready to walk the plank, learn about         blast building sand castles and exploring seashells at our
the sea, search for buried treasures and make pirate crafts?     homemade beach. We will “dive” into the deep blue sea in
We have a camp full of adventures to tackle so we hope           search of amazing underwater creatures.
you arrrrrrre ready!
                                                                 Wilderness Explorers
Splash Bash                                                      With vests made and a tent set up, campers will begin the
What is summer without water fun? Beat the heat with slip        week by going on fun nature walks and bug hunts. You’ll
and slide fun! Wacky water games, sprinklers, popcicles, a       earn “Wilderness Explorer” badges, play outdoor games,
beach party and tons of water activities will keep campers       and learn about life in the wild! By the end of the week
plenty cool. Please bring a towel and swimsuit each day.         you’ll be an official Wilderness Explorer!
Art Extravaganza                                                 My First Lab
Calling all artists! Spend the week creating amazing works       Get ready to become a Junior Scientist! Become mini pa-
of art using finger paints, beads, clay, foam, sidewalk chalk,    leontologists as we search for fossils and dig for dinosaurs!
and much more. At the end of the week, display your work         We will use magnifying glasses to discover the world of
at our Art Extravaganza Show!                                    creepy crawly creatures and we’ll take a space shuttle mis-
                                                                 sion to explore the stars, moon and planets. This camp is
  M&I Bank Presents                                              out of this world!
  the 3rd Annual Movie in the Park Event:

      The Princess and the Frog                                                    2nd Annual
       M & I Bank and the Oakdale Parks and Recreation
             Department are bringing you another                   Family Fun Flatables
                  Movie in the Park event!
  •   Family Oriented Activities                                                 Held at Walton Park
  •   Inflatable bouncer                                                  (15th and Hadley) on September 25
  •   Concessions (all proceeds will be donated to the Carole            from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. There will be
      Matheys Center for Children and Families)                            a variety of giant inflatables for
                                                       in                 your jumping pleasure as well as a
  Date: September 18
  Time: 6 p.m., Movie begins at dusk              ming er!
                                                Co temb
                                                                              selection of food vendors!
  Where: Walton Band shell
  Cost:   FREE!                                 Sep                      This is a FREE, all ages event!
                                                                                                       SPECIAL EVENTS
Cheer America Cheer Camp                              Once Upon A Star                      OAKDALE TREKKERS
                                                                                            Explore Your Parks Contest
Learn popular cheers, chants,                     iCarly Party!
choreographed dance and pom-pom                                                             Venture out into Oakdale’s wonderful
routines, parade marching techniques,             I Know – It’s Time – The World            park system and spend time with
and other performance skills. This                Will Change For Me – And Be So            your family at the same time!
program promotes physical fitness,                 Wonderful! Be like Spencer and            Between April and August, visit 12 of
improved coordination, flexibility, and            wear your CRAZIEST SOCKS. Your            Oakdale’s parks, of your choice, and
the ability to work as a cheerleading             Once Upon A Star iCarly make-over         take a photo that shows you or your
squad member.                                     will include a shimmering purple          family at each location. The first three
                                                  hair up-do and a funky iCarly tattoo.     photo packages submitted will receive
When: June 14 – August 23                         We’ll play edible BINGO and create a      a $50 gift certificate from PINZ
         (No camp July 5 or August 9)             Spencer-sculpture with bright-colored     Family Entertainment Center!
Time: 6 – 6:45 p.m. - Ages 4 – 7                  clay to take home. We’ll learn some
         7 – 7:45 p.m. - Ages 8 – 12
Where: Discovery Center                           choreographed dance moves for the         Complete your park visits by August
         4444 Hadley Avenue                       iCarly theme song “Leave It All 2         19 and receive a free t-shirt and
Fee:     $54                                      ME”!                                      pedometer. For information on park
Register by June 10                                                                         locations, visit www.ci.oakdale.mn.us/
                                                  Ages:           5 - 12                    recreation - Parks and Recreation/
Summer Archery                                    Date:           Thursday, July 15         Facilities.
                                                  Time:           10 – 11:30 a.m.
The John Glenn Cadet Archery                      Location:       Discovery Center-         The contest is simple; just register
Program and the Oakdale Parks and                                 4444 Hadley Avenue        online, take a photo at 12 different
Recreation Department are teaming                 Cost:           $16                       parks, label with the park name, and
up again to offer an outdoor archery              Register by July 8                        submit all of them at one time to
league. The league will begin with                                                          the Discovery Center, 4444 Hadley
the fundamentals of shooting form                 Mom & Me Diva Day!                        Avenue. Digital photos may be
and equipment needed, and transition                                                        emailed to julie.williams@ci.oakdale.
into a casual scoring league where                Bring your mom for a pampering            mn.us
everybody wins. No experience                     DIVA time! We’ll enjoy a paraffin
necessary. Equipment is provided.                 hand wax, followed by polishing           DISCOVERY
Please dress for the weather.                     fingernails. Daughters will enjoy a        BACKPACKS
                                                  hair up-do (we’ll teach mom how to
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays                      do at home). Each Mom and Me Team         Stop at the Discovery Center and
       July 12 to August 4                        will bead matching charm bracelets        check out one of our “Discovery
Time: 9 a.m. to noon                              to take home. To close, we’ll snap a      Backpacks”. The packs contain
Where: Northdale Park, off 50th                   DIVA proof of you and Mom wearing         everything you need for a fun
Fee:   $48 DiscoverRay Discount                   our bright feather boas – for next day    exploration into the Oakdale Nature
         $53 Regular Price
                                                  access on Shutterfly.                      Preserve. Seek out animal tracks;
  Registration deadline 1 week prior to program                                             identify different types of flowers and
                                                  Ages:          4 – 12 (with parent)       trees. Use binoculars to bird watch or
Intro to Archery                                  Date:          Saturday, August 14        catch a glimpse of the deer, fox and
                                                  Time:          10 – 11:30 a.m.            raccoons that call the Nature Preserve
Archery lessons build confidence                   Location:      Discovery Center -         home. Catch interesting critters with
by setting, working towards, and                                 4444 Hadley Avenue         the insect net. Go on a scavenger
achieving goals. This course                      Cost:          $16 per couple             hunt! Wait until you discover all this
concentrates on range rules, safety               Register by August 6                      beautiful park has to offer!
rules and the fundamentals of archery.
This class is appropriate for those
who have never shot a bow and for
those with some previous experience                  Free Water Slides at Tower Park
seeking a refresher. Equipment is
provided.                                           Pack a picnic lunch, grab a blanket and spend the afternoon cooling off at
                                                    Oakdale’s very own homemade water slide!
When: Session 1: June 21 and 22 (Youth
Session, ages 10 – 15)                              Dates: Fridays: June 18, July 2 and July 23, and August 6 and 20
         Session 2: June 19 and 20 (Mom             Time: 1 – 3:30 p.m.
and Daughter Session)                               Location: Tower Park: 8th Street and Guthrie
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Northdale Park, off 50th                                      Children need to be accompanied by an adult
Fee:     $20 per person/session
  Registration deadline 1 week prior to program
Parks and Recreation Department offers tickets, at       ITS BACK!
discounted prices, for select events being held at the
Target and Xcel centers. All you need to do is pay       Get up! Get out! Get Active! Oakdale Parks and Recreation
for and pick up the tickets at the Oakdale Parks and     Department is proud to announce the ITS program is coming
Recreation Department /Discovery Center, 4444            back to a neighborhood near you! Get engaged in tons of
Hadley. Transportation to and from the event is the      “spur of the moment” recreation. The Recreation Van will be
responsibility of the purchasers. Children under the     ready for fun all summer long (June 21 through August 13),
age of one do not need a ticket. No refunds may be       with games and activities that are sure to spark your interest!
made after the noted “Register by” date.                 Don’t hesitate to participate in this FREE for all madness!
                                                         We assure you that you will have an “adventureful” summer!
Star Wars: In Concert                                    Session 1: Weeks 1-3 (June 21- July 9) No Activities July 5
When:   Sunday, July 11                                  Monday         10 a.m.-12 p.m. Oakfield Park
Time:   3:00 p.m.                                                       1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Guthrie Park
Where:  Xcel Energy Center                               Tuesday        10 a.m. – 12 p.m. East Side Park
                                                                        1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Tanners Lake Park
Cost:   $36 (Section 219, Rows 7 and 8,                  Wednesday      10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Corner of Heath/Helena
        Seats 1 – 10)                                                   1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Golfview Park
Register by June 28                                      Thursday       10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Guthrie Park
                                                                        1 p.m. - 3 p.m. East Side Park
Star Wars: In Concert is a unique multi-media            Session 2: Weeks 4-6 (July 12- July 30)
event featuring music from all six of John Williams’
epic Star Wars scores. With live narration by            Monday         10 a.m. – 12 p.m. East Side Park
                                                                        1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Golfview Park
Anthony Daniels (the actor who portrayed C-3PO           Tuesday        10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Corner of Heath/Helena
in all six films), the production features a full                        1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Guthrie Park
symphony orchestra and choir, accompanied by             Wednesday      10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Oakfield Park
specially edited footage from the films displayed                        1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Tanners Lake Park
on a three-story-tall, high-definition LED super-         Thursday       10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Guthrie Park
                                                                        1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Corner of Heath/Helena
screen – one of the largest ever put on tour. The
footage actually runs in sync with the live music to     Session 3: Weeks 7-8 (August 2- August 13)
create a full multi-media, one-of-a-kind Star Wars       Monday         10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Oakfield Park
experience.                                                             1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Corner of Heath/Helena
                                                         Tuesday        10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Guthrie Park
                                                                        1 p.m. – 3 p.m. East Side Park
                                                         Wednesday      10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Golfview Park
                                                                        1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Oakfield Park
Discovery Center                                         Thursday       10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Corner of Heath/Helena
LIVE BEE DISPLAY                                                        1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Tanners Lake Park

This summer, the Discovery Center, 4444                                            ITS THEMES
Hadley Avenue, will have its first live                   Week 1 – Yahoo! Yard Games. Get the summer started with fun
beehive display!                                         outdoor yard games like bean bags, ladder golf, washer toss and
The display will have a demo version of                  Week 2 – Wacky Arts and Crafts. Bring along your creative crafty
the hive inside in exhibit room, along with              skills as we build fun and exciting things.
informational posters. We will also have a               Week 3 – Splash Waterfalls. Wear appropriate clothes and bring
“live” display outside the building, directly            a super soaker if you have one and get ready for a “soakin’ wet,
out the window for viewing pleasure. We                  “splasherful” fun day.
encourage you to stop by and watch how                   Week 4 – Simply Sports. Join us as we play team oriented sports
bees work inside a hive.                                 such as kickball, basketball, wiffleball and more
                                                         Week 5 – Speed Demons. Gear up as we see who can compete at
The bees work from sunrise to around 6-7                 the highest level. There will be different races and obstacle courses
p.m., with a few worker bees continuing to               for you to challenge yourself with as we battle to the finish!
work until sunset.                                       Week 6 – Challenge Yourself. Push yourself to the limit as we test
                                                         you on multiple skills and challenge tests.
We highly recommend stopping in to see                   Week 7 – Sports of all Sorts. Look at the difference between team
the new display. And please be safe and                  sports and individual sports, help build individual skills that will help
courteous of this new attraction. The bees               you as a team and a team player.
are harmless unless disturbed.                           Week 8 – Splash 2 Waterfalls! Get ready as we play fun water
                                                         games and then finish with an all out water palooza!
                                                                                            SPORTS UNLIMITED
Sports Unlimited programs are designed for boys and girls of all ages regardless of skill or ability. The camps are based
on the philosophy of providing all children with the opportunity to develop sport skills in a fun, safe and non-competitive
environment. Sports Unlimited coaches will teach the fundamental skills using small group activities, scrimmages
and fun games. They will also focus on helping the kids learn the rules of each sports while working on team play and

Participants should dress appropriately for the weather. Bring a snack, a water bottle, sun screen and wear tennis or
soccer shoes (no metal spikes). Participants will be divided by age and skill level. All participants will receive a Sports
Unlimited water bottle and sportsmanship award.

                 Registration Deadline is 1 week prior to program.

Skateboard Camp              Ages 6 – 12   Soccer Camp Ages 6 – 12                                   SKATE
Whether you are just learning or
ready to learn more advance tricks,
                                           Be introduced to the sport of soccer
                                           through skill development and small
this camp is for you! Individual skills    group games. Participants will learn
taught include balance, stopping,          the rules of soccer while working
turning, Ollie, nollie, heelflip and        on team play and sportsmanship.               Walton Park, Hadley
kickflips. Skateboard and helmet are        Individual skills taught: shooting,           and 15th Street, north
required. Knee pads, elbow pads, and       passing, and learning the strategies of
wrist guards are recommended (all          offense and defense. Please bring shin        of the tennis courts
recommended gear is available at no        guards if you have them.                      next to the hockey
charge if you don’t have your own).                                                      rink.
                                           Place: Eastside Park, Helmo Avenue
Place: Walton Park                         Dates: July 19 – 22 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Dates: June 28–July 1 1–4 p.m.             Cost: $72                                            HOURS
       August 2 – 5 9 a.m.–12 p.m.                                                        Daily 8 a.m. to dusk
Cost: $82                                  Flag Football Camp
                                           Ages 6 – 12                                   Skateboarders and in-
Mini-Sport Camp              Ages 4 – 6    This camp is designed to introduce            line skaters of all ages
Explore baseball, soccer, non-contact      the young athlete to the sport of flag
lacrosse, and flag football in a fun and    football
                                                                                         may use this facility at
non-competitive setting. Participants      through skill development and small           no cost.
should bring a baseball glove.             group games. Skills taught will
                                           include                                       Park includes a half
Place: Eastside Park, Helmo Avenue         passing, catching, kicking, as well as        pipe, roll ins, spine
Dates: July 12 – 15 9 a.m.–12 p.m.         strategies of offense and defense.            ramp, sub box, elevator,
       August 9 – 12 9 a.m.–12 p.m.                                                      volcano, driveways and
Cost: $72                                  Place: Eastside Park, Helmo Avenue            canyon.
                                           Dates: July 26 – 29    1 – 4 p.m.
Multi-Sport Camp Ages 6 – 12               Cost: $72                                     Skate park Rules
Explore basketball, soccer, flag
football, and non-contact lacrosse.        Introductory Lacrosse Camp                    • Bikes and scooters
                                           Ages 6 – 12
Place: Eastside Park, Helmo Avenue         The fundamental skills of lacrosse will         are not permitted in
Dates: July 12 – 15    1 – 4 p.m.          be taught using small group activities,         the skate park.
Cost: $72                                  scrimmages and fun games. There               • Helmets, elbow
                                           will also be a focus on helping                 and knee pads are
                                           participants learn the rules of lacrosse        strongly encouraged.
                                           while working on team play and                • Smoking, alcohol,
                                           sportsmanship. Specific skills will              profanity and loud
                                           include catching, throwing, scooping            music are prohibited.
                                           and cradling.                                 • Respect others, share
                                           Place: Eastside Park, Helmo Avenue
                                                                                           the space.
                                           Dates: August 9 – 12 1 – 4 p.m.
                                                                                         • Please help keep the
                                           Cost: $72                                       park clean. Dispose
                                                                                           of trash in the proper

                                 Walton Park Band Shell
                              15th Street and Hadley Avenue
                         Wednesday Evenings throughout the summer
                                       7 to 8:30 p.m.
                                    FREE Family Fun!

  June 16                 REDPATH (Country)
  June 23                 ARCH ALLIES (Tribute Band: Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon)
                              7 to 10 p.m. - Kick Off to Summerfest!
  June 30                 THE SPLATTER SISTERS (Family Entertainment)
  July 7                  SWEET SIREN (Rock)
  August 4                BARBARY COAST (Dixieland)
  August 18               JOE MEYER BAND (Acoustic Blues and Folk)
                              The summer concert series is sponsored by the
                      Oakdale Parks and Recreation Department and Lake Elmo Bank.

Mile-A-Thon                             3rd Lair Skateboard Contest                Family Bike Ride
Run the parade route and be cheered     3rd Lair will again be stopping at         Join us on a leisurely seven mile bike
on the entire way! Sign up as an        the Richard Walton Park Skate park         ride designed for all ages, levels,
individual or a corporation. Prizes     as part of their “Summer Series”           and biking abilities. This is a great
will be given out to the top race       contest series. Points will be given to    chance to get together with friends and
finisher (grand champion), 1st, 2nd,     each competitor based on their final        family and enjoy a nice scenic bike
3rd, place male and female winners      standing at each contest. Results,         ride. Bikers will meet at the warming
and the top corporate team. The         standings and cumulative point totals      house at the south end of Walton Park.
top male & female runner will each      of every competitor will be kept           We will begin the ride at Walton Park,
receive $100!                           track of on the “Summer Series”            head down 15th, north on Granada,
                                        website: www.summerseries.net. The         through the Oakdale Nature Preserve
T-shirts will be provided to all        competitors with the most points at the    to the Discovery Center where there
participants. Event is co-sponsored     end of the 13 series will be the winner!   will be a refreshment stop. We will
by Anytime Fitness, Oak Springs         There will be three overall points         continue south on Hadley Avenue back
Chiropractic: A Creating Wellness       winners crowned in each division –         to Walton Park. Helmets are required
Center, and the Oakdale Parks and       Beginner, Intermediate and Expert.         by all participants.
Recreation Department.
                                        Winners of each division in each           Date:           June 26
Date:           June 24                 contest will receive a “golden ticket”     Time:           10 a.m.
Time:           6 p.m.                  to the Midwest Melee – held at the         Entry Fee:      $5 per person or
Where:          15th Street and         3rd Lair Skate Park in Golden Valley.                      $15 per family
                Hallmark                This “golden ticket” will put them         Register by June 18
Entry Fees:                             directly into the semi-finals of the
        $15 - Adults                    Annual Midwest Melee. Sponsored
        $10 - Children                  by Western Bank
        $35 - Family (up to 6 people)
        $12 - per person Corporate      When: June 25
        (must have 6 runners)           Time: 4:30 p.m. - Registration
Register by June 17                             5:30 p.m. - Start time
                                        Where: Walton Skate park
                                        Entry Fee: $10 per person, paid on site
  TAEKWONDO                                                          Ages 11-13               TEEN KAYAK CAMP
                                          Join us on the St. Croix River for a      Camp Includes:
                                          truely WILD experience with Wahoo!
                                          Adventures*.                              •   All equipment including life vest
                                                                                    •   Healthy lunch each day
                                          Day One: Meet your fellow campers         •   Transportation to/from the
                                          and learn the basics of kayaking using        Oakdale Discovery Center
                                          a nearby cove on the river. Learn how     •   Skills and safety training
                                          to navigate the river using GPS.          •   1 adult for every 5 teens

                                          Day Two: We will venture our              Session 1 - Boys Camp:
                                          kayaks north along the St. Croix to       June 29, 30, July 1
                                          paddle under the nests of egrets and      Session 2 - Boys and Girls Camp:
                                                                                     July 13, 14, 15
                                          blue heron, maybe see an eagle too!       Session 3 - Girls Camp:
                                          We will use our new GPS skills to         July 27, 28, 29
                                          find hidden treasure along the route,      Session 4 - Boys and Girls Camp:
                                          stopping along the sandy islands that     August 3, 4, 5
                                          pop up along the river and also have a
                                          picnic lunch.                             Cost: $180 per session
Traditional Taekwondo: Beginner’s                                                   Time: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
training in the art of Taekwondo          Day Three: Challenge Day! We              Pickup/Drop off: Discovery Center, 4444
with Black Belt instructors from          will test our new kayak skills with       Hadley Avenue
Excel Martial Arts Academy in             a variety of obstacle courses on the
Woodbury. Taekwondo is a Korean                                                     Registration Deadline 1 week prior to camp
                                          river. Afterward you will get to hide a
martial art that combines ancient         scavenger item, create a map and clues
traditional techniques with the                                                     * Wahoo! Adventures is founded by Kerri
                                          that the rest of the campers will need    Kolstad, who has navigated the St. Croix
influences of Japanese Karate and          to decode. We will finish our week
Chinese Kung Fu. It provides                                                        for over 17 years.
                                          with prizes and an award ceremony.
physical training in balance,
flexibility, strength, coordination
and stamina and many character
building attributes including respect,                                                          TENNIS LESSONS
self-control, courtesy, perseverance                Monday - Thursday               Participants should provide own racquets.
and goal-setting. Students have the       Session 1     Morning Classes             The Oakdale Recreation Department does
opportunity to develop the required                     Eastside Park               have a limited supply of racquets if you
knowledge and skill to test for their                   June 21 – July 1            cannot supply your own. Please make a
first colored belt rank. Excel Martial     Pee Wee       8:30 – 9:15 a.m.            note on the registration form.
Arts is licensed and the instructors      Beginner      9:25 – 10:25 a.m.
certified by the world’s largest martial   Advanced Beg 10:35 – 11:35 a.m.                  Registration Deadline is 1 week
                                                                                              prior to start of program.
arts organization, the American
Taekwondo Association (ATA)               Session 2       Evening Classes
                                                          Walton Park               Class Descriptions:
Access www.WoodburyMartialArts.
                                                          July 12 – 22
com for more information on Excel         Pee Wee         5 – 5:45 p.m.             Pee Wee (ages 4 – 7). Introduction
and the ATA. A parent is required         Beginner        5:55 – 6:55 p.m.          to tennis through a variety of fun and
to attend with children ages 5 – 7.       Advanced Beg    7:05 – 8:05 p.m.          challenging activities that develop skills
Students should wear comfortable                                                    or movement, balance, and coordination to
workout clothing or traditional white     Session 3       Morning Classes           play tennis.
martial arts uniform. Parents free.                       Oakdale Park
                                                          August 2 – 12             Beginners (ages 8 – 12). Sign up for
                                          Pee Wee         8:30 – 9:15 a.m.          beginners if you have had limited playing
When: Thursdays, July 8 – August 26                                                 experience. You’ll learn the basic strokes,
        (7 weeks)                         Beginner        9:25 – 10:25 a.m.
                                          Advanced Beg    10:35 – 11:35 a.m.        scoring, and equipment involved with
Time: 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.                                                              tennis.
                                          Intermediates   11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Place: Discovery Center
        4444 Hadley Avenue                Cost*: Pee Wee (includes t-shirt)         Advanced Beginners (ages 8 – 12).
Cost: DiscoverRay Discount:                      $32 DiscoverRay Discount           Designed for the more advanced player
                $65 1st person                   $37 Regular                        seeking intensive drills and challenge
                $45 2nd person                                                      matches. Players should have experience
                $30 3rd person                    Beginner, Advanced Beginner       with overheads, slices, and approach shots.
        Regular Price:                            and Intermediate
                                                  (includes t-shirt)                Intermediates. If you’ve learned the basic
                $70 1st person                                                      strokes and have some playing experience,
                $50 2nd person                    $37 DiscoverRay Discount:
                                                  $42 Regular                       these lessons can help you improve your
                $40 3rd person                                                      playing ability.
Register by June 17
    WELLNESS - FARMERS MARKET                                                                      See you there!
The Oakdale Farmer’s Market will return in June and we
expect another highly successful season of selling a wide variety
of locally-grown products. The market opens at 3 p.m. on
Wednesday afternoons and will close at 7 p.m., through the end
of October. You’ll find the vendors in the outer parking lot at
City Hall, 1584 Hadley Avenue.

NEW THIS YEAR: Musical performers from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on:

June 16 and 30                             July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25                       September 8, 15 TBD

For more information, please visit our web page
www.ci.oakdale.mn.us/recreation. If you would like know
what’s coming up at the Farmer’s Market, please e-mail the
Market Coordinator at mike.anderson@ci.oakdale.mn.us

Now seeking vendors:
•   Dairy products (milk, cheese)
•   Meats
•   Farm fresh eggs
•   Sauces, dips, spice mixes, marinades
•   Nursery plants, annuals, perennials, container plants, hanging baskets
•   Herbs

COMMUNITY                                  HATHA FLOW YOGA
WALK-A-THON                                                                          Deadline: Session 1 – June 15
Help Create a Healthier Oakdale            A blend of various styles of yoga.                  Session 2 – July 27
                                           Flow from posture to posture,
                                           rhythmically linking breath with each     Thursday Evenings
Have you ever tracked the number of        posture, pausing at times to re-connect   When: Session 1: June 24 – July 22
miles you’ve walked and wondered           and center. Balance and stretch while             Session 2: August 5–September 2
whether you could have reached             standing, kneeling, sitting, and lying.   Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Chicago, New York or Miami?                Beginners are welcome as are those        Where: Discovery Center
                                           who have practiced yoga before and                4444 Hadley Avenue
Walk through the Oakdale Nature            all students are encourage to move at     Cost: $45 per session
Preserve and we’ll keep track of           their own comfortable pace. Please        Deadline: Session 1 – June 17
your journey. As you reach each            wear comfortable clothing and bring a               Session 2 – July 29
destination listed on the official map,     yoga mat. Instructor: Joanne Romain
                                           is a registered teacher with the Yoga
you will receive a prize relating to the   Alliance and has been practicing yoga
                                                                                             Drop in
city to which you have walked!             for over 13 years.

                                                                                             to try any
To learn more, please contact Mike at      Tuesday Afternoons
mike.anderson@ci.oakdale.mn.us             When: Session 1: June 22 – July 20

                                                                                        Yoga     Class
                                                  Session 2: August 3–September 7
When: April - October                             (No class August 10)

                                                                                          for only $12
Where: Discovery Center                    Time: 12 – 12:50 p.m.
       4444 Hadley Avenue                  Where: Discovery Center
Cost: FREE!                                       4444 Hadley Avenue
                                           Cost: $45 per session
Now register online with no extra fees!                                                     REGISTRATION
The city offers five convenient ways
to pay for programs and activities.
Participants may register at the
Discovery Center, 4444 Hadley Avenue,
or at City Hall, 1584 Hadley Avenue.
For more information, please call 651-

                                         REGISTRATION DEADLINE
                                         Registration deadlines are established for each program to ensure
                                         appropriate staffing, supplies, and facilities needs. Please refer to program
                                         descriptions for each program’s registration deadline.

                                         WAIT LISTS
               Mail                      At your request, your name can be placed on a waiting list if a program
       4444 Hadley Avenue N              is full. When an opening occurs, you will be contacted.
        Oakdale, MN 55128
                                         Oakdale Parks and Recreation reserves the right to cancel, postpone or
                                         combine programs and change instructors.

                                         Classes with insufficient enrollment will be cancelled and payment will
                                         be refunded or credited to your account. Participants will be notified of
                                         program cancellations prior to the start of the program.
               Fax                       PROGRAM CONFIRMATIONS
                                         You will be contacted if a program is full, a program is cancelled, or if
                                         a program change is necessary.

                                         Registration fees for a program cancelled by the Oakdale Parks and
                                         Recreation Department will be fully refunded. You may cancel your
                                         registration 3 business days before the start of the program and receive
                                         a refund, less a $5 administration fee. Once a refund has been requested,
           In-Person                     a check will be mailed to you within 45 days. If your registration was
      4444 Hadley Avenue or              charged, a credit to your charge card will be processed. No refunds can
                                         be issued once a program has started or if tickets were purchased for a
  City Hall - 1584 Hadley Avenue         trip or event.

                                         Scholarships are available for persons who may need financial assistance
                                         in order to participate in youth programs. Funds are limited and available
                                         on a first-come, first-served basis (Oakdale residents only). For more
                                         information or to request an application, please call 651-747-3860.
         Drop Boxes
    Located at Discovery Center
     (in front of the building)
                                                   Questions? Please
           or at City Hall.                    call (651) 747-3860 or visit
                                  REGISTRATION FORM
                  Oakdale Parks and Recreation Department ~ Discovery Center
               Phone: 651-747-3860          Fax: 651-747-3861         www.ci.oakdale.mn.us/recreation
Name of Parent/Guardian                Address                      City                   Zip
_____________________________________________________        ____________________________________________________
1st Phone (please circle one): Home Work Cell                2nd Phone (please circle one): Home Work Cell

                                              Participant Emergency Contact Information:

_________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________
Parent/Guardian Email                     Name                  Telephone Number        Relationship
                                                                                            (Other than parent or guardian)

PERMISSION AND WAIVER: I hereby agree to allow my child to participate in the Oakdale Parks and Recreation
Department activity named below. In consideration of your accepting this registration, I hereby, for myself and my
heirs, waive any and all rights and claims for damages I may have against the City of Oakdale and its representatives,
for any and all injuries from whatever cause suffered by the participant (s) listed in the indicated activity below. I
understand that the information that I have provided will be distributed to individuals involved with each recreation

The Oakdale Parks and Recreation Department often takes pictures, slides, and videotape of participants for program
promotion and brochures. The completion of your registration signifies your acceptance of this consent.

            Participant Name            M/F Age Birthdate         Activity       Activity   Time     Location       Fee
             First and Last                                        Name           Date

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Parent/Guardian Signature ________________________________________ Today’s Date _______________

                                                    MAIL. Mail completed form and                  Registration
              PAYMENT TYPE                          payment (checks made payable to               Confirmations
                                                    “City of Oakdale”) to:                       are not provided
( ) Cash                                                                                       OFFICE USE ONLY:
                                                         Oakdale Parks and Recreation
( ) Check #                                                                                   Date Received:
                                                          4444 Hadley Avenue North
( ) Credit Card #                                           Oakdale, MN 55128                 Amount Received:
Circle Type: VISA / MC / Am Exp / Discover                                                    Received by:
Exp. Date:       /                                  FAX. Credit Card Payments Only.
Signature:                                          Fax completed form and payment
                                                    information to: (651) 747-3861

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