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Summer Recreation Program Information

Decorah Parks and Recreation began offering recreation programs Monday, June 15. Current program offerings are listed below.

Programs July 13-16: Registration due Thursday, July 9

Survival Camp: Each day of survival camp will test and grow your survival skills. The week will include: shelter building, foraging for food in the forest, water survival 101, and fire making. This program is open to participants just finishing 1st-7th grade.

Tennis: This program is open to those that just finished 2nd-7th grade. Tennis is a great sport for all ages! Join our staff and learn the basics or improve your game by learning more advanced skills. Classes are limited to 8 participants and two staff.

Programs July 13-16: Registration due July 9

Critter Camp: Join us for a week of investigating the creepy crawly cuddly critters around us. Each day we will focus on different groups of animals exploring their habitats and adaptations. We will investigate a pond, river, forest, and prairie to see what we can find and learn. Location will change daily and participants should be ready to walk or explore in the water. This program is open to participants just finishing 1st-7th grade.

Tennis: This program is open to those that just finished 1st-7th grade. Tennis is a great sport for all ages! Join our staff and learn the basics or improve your game by learning more advanced skills. Classes are limited to 8 participants and two staff.

It is preferred that all registration be completed online. If this is not possible registration may be completed in the Park-Rec Office. Please note, masks must be worn when entering the Decorah Municipal Building and the Decorah Parks & Recreation Office. 

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Decorah Parks and Recreation is committed to the health and safety of its staff and program participants. Due to COVID-19 additional precautions are in place including, but not limited to reducing class sizes, daily temperature checks for staff and participants, a short daily questionnaire regarding the health and well-being of each staff and participant, and staff wearing masks when providing first aid or in close contact with each other, participants, and the public.

The Decorah Parks and Recreation Department will not offer summer programs for children in Kindergarten and younger. This decision was made due to the difficulty of maintaining social distancing and personal space with children in this age group.

Decorah Parks and Recreation plans to offer a shortened baseball and softball season in July. More information regarding baseball and softball will be released once decisions regarding those programs are finalized later this month.

The 2020 spring soccer season was suspended in March due to COVID-19. The department continues to postpone soccer as a result of the players’ close proximity playing. As long as COVID-19 conditions allow, Decorah Park-Rec hopes to be able to make up this season weekday evenings in August following the completion of baseball and softball.

At this time, registration for summer programs will be taken online and on a week to week basis so that necessary adjustments to programming can be made should the need arise due to COVID-19.