New Program! The only class that you can play with your food! Food Art is a fun way to try new foods and be creative with snacks for your littles. INSTRUCTIONS:
- Children must be accompanied by an adult or someone age 16+.
- Registration is required. Deadline is Tuesday prior to the class.
Children ages 2-5 will have the chance to increase their sensory and fine motor skills while getting messy! Classes: *RESCHEDULED: Thursday, December 22 (9:00-10:30 am) (instead of Dec. 15) Thursday, January 19 (4:00-5:00 pm) Thursday, February 16 (4:00-5:00 pm) Thursday, March 16 (4:00-5:00 pm) Thursday, April 20 (4:00-5:00 pm) INSTRUCTIONS: Children must be accompanied by an adult or someone age 16+. Registration Deadline is the Friday prior to each class.
West River Community Center is offering an EARLY DISMISSAL DAY CAMP for youth on the early release school days below. Youth have the opportunity to participate in a variety of supervised activities to keep youth entertained and active. These may include, but are not limited to arts and crafts, active games, swimming, tennis, climbing wall, yoga, basketball and a homework area. Youth will be assigned to a group by age and rotate to the activities offered that day. SESSIONS
- Friday, December 9, 2022 - CANCELLED
- Friday, January 27, 2023
- Friday, February 17, 2023
- Friday, March 24, 2023
- Friday, April 28, 2023
- Bring your own snack.
- Bring tennis shoes, towel, swim suit and wear comfortable clothing.
- Check-in and check-out will take place in the WRCC Community Center Community Room #1.
These classes will be an introductory version using a variety of steps, techniques, and a chance to expand new ideas, using different mediums. Materials are provided. $12/class - sign up for one class or for all! (You will choose your class dates during the registration process) Ages 6-8 Classes: January 10, 17, 24, 31 | February 7, 14, 21, 28 (Tuesdays) Ages 9-12 Classes: January 9, 16, 23, 30 | February 6, 13, 20, 27 (Mondays)
Grades 7-8 will have a chance to learn from the DSU Blue Hawks Volleyball Team. The focus will be to learn the basic fundamentals (passing, serving, spiking, and setting) from experienced college volleyball players. Game like situations and drills will also be incorporated. Program will be meet each Saturday at the West River Community Center. Register today!
Come play at our "house!" We will have gross motor equipment, building blocks, jumping animals and toys set-up. Children can move about safely in our enclosed MAC gym area and have access to the indoor playground. Playtime music will be played and theme based crafts will be set-up for children.
- No pre-registration necessary.
- Cost is $4/drop-in fee or free with WRCC membership.
- Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
We will be conducting Lifeguard Certification, Re-Certification, and Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Courses on an as-needed basis. There will typically be one every month or every other month. If you would like to inquire about becoming a lifeguard or taking the courses please contact the Aquatics Facility Supervisor at 701-456-2074. See upcoming courses below.
LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION COURSEThe purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. Please sign up for either session. 2023 DATES:
- Feb 17-19
- Mar 24-26
- May 5-7
- May 19-21
- June 23-25
- Aug 25-27
- Nov 3-5
- Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of course.
- Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl (freestyle), breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
- Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
- Complete a times event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:
- Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
- Surface dive, feet first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
- Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so you are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance underwater. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
LIFEGUARD INSTRUCTOR TRAININGThe Lifeguard Instructor Course trains instructor candidates how to teach American Red Cross Lifeguarding, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, and Aquatic Attraction Lifeguarding, along with other optional modules. DATE: Jan 20-22 TIMES: Friday 4-9 pm; Saturday-Sunday 8 am-8 pm COST: $250 (reimbursement will be offered to those hired with WRCC) CERTIFICATION: American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED with Waterpark Lifeguarding Module REGISTRATION: Register Online or call 701-456-2074 for more information. PREREQUISITES:
- Must be at least 17 years old.
- Possess a current American Red Cross certification in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED
- Complete the online Lifeguard Instructor course through the ARC learning center before the first day of class. An email will be sent with instructions after registration.
- Pass two rescue skill scenarios that test lifeguarding and CPR (on the first day of class)
WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTION COURSE (WSI)The purpose of this instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program including Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn-to-Swim, Adult Swim, Private Lessons, Water Safety Courses (including Safety Training for Swim Coaches) and Water Safety Presentations. 2023 DATES:
- Jan 28-29, Feb 4-5
- April 15-16, 22-23
- Jun 3-4, 10-11
- Sept 9-10, 16-17
- Be at least 16 years old on or before the last day of the Instructor Course
- Demonstrate the ability to perform the following swimming skills: Swim the following strokes consistent with the American Red Cross Level 4 standards – Front Crawl – 25 yards; Back Crawl – 25 yards; Breaststroke – 25 yards; Elementary Backstroke – 25 yards; Sidestroke – 25 yards; Butterfly – 15 yards
- Maintain position on back for 1 minute in deep water (floating or sculling)
- Tread water for 1 minute
LIFEGUARD RE-CERTIFICATION COURSEThis course is designed to update your skills while also extending your certification for another two years. There are also courses for those whose certifications are still valid (or within 30 days of expiration) which allow them to continue working without having a lapse in certification. DATE: TBA TIME: 9:00 am-5:00 pm COST: $100.00 REGISTRATION: Register Online or Call 701-456-2074 for more information.
Dickinson Parks and Recreation wants to help keep your child active and healthy in this fun six week program! We will introduce your child to a variety of activities from sports, to active games, fitness and nutrition education. Each week there will be a different activity, game or sport. Learn how to be a team player while building new athletic skills in a non competitive environment. REQUIREMENTS:
- Registration deadline is February 1.
- Wear tennis shoes, comfortable active clothing (adaptable for weather).
- Bring a water bottle.
- Snack will be provided.
The Junior Racquetball Program held at the West River Community Center (WRCC) is designed to introduce your child to the game of racquetball. Participants will experience the basic fundamental skills while engaging in a non-competitive learning environment. Racquets will be provided. Racquetball is a fun sport for all ages! View more information about racquetball at WRCC. See you on the court!