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Community Health and Wellness Fair
Sponsored by The W and Waverly Health Center

  • Date: Saturday, April 27
  • Time: 9-11 a.m.
  • Location: The W
  • Fee: FREE

Self-Defense Training for Women
Participants must be at least 16.
This course was developed for women and will be taught in two two-hour sessions. You will learn simple, effective skills that may help you prevent and/or survive an assault. Participants will learn awareness, assertiveness, mind-set, safety strategies, and how to use simple, effective techniques to vulnerable areas of the body. The class will be taught by Frank Martinez, a Shinkyudo Karate Association Inc.-certified black belt karate instructor. No prerequisite training required. This is a great refresher for those with experience.

Wear comfortable clothes and socks — no shoes on mats.

  • Date: April 8 and 15
  • Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Location: The W, Walker Wrestling Room
  • Fee: $30
  • Code: SD1

Disc Golf League
Join us for this new, fun-filled, disc golf league. It will be a six-week league followed by a tournament the final week. Teams will consist of two people with a best shot format. Find a friend and come join the fun! T-shirts are given to the winning teams.

  • Date: June 3-July 11
  • Time: Schedule your own weekly games
  • Location: Wartburg disc golf course
  • Fee: $40 per team
  • Code: DG1
  • Deadline: May 30

The W Sand Volleyball League
Come outside and get a feel for playing in the sand! Join us for this spring-summer season, playing the ever-popular sand volleyball. T-shirts are given to the winning teams.

Women’s Double League (minimum age 16)

  • Dates: Tuesdays, June 4-July 30 
  • Time: Evenings (specific information will be emailed to team captains)
  • Code: SV1
  • Deadline: May 30
  • Location: Wartburg sand volleyball courts
  • Fee: $50

Adult Co-Rec 6s League (3 male/3 female)

  • Dates: Thursdays, June 6-Aug. 8 
  • Time: Evenings (specific information will be emailed to team captains)
  • Code: SV2
  • Deadline: June 3
  • Location: Wartburg sand volleyball courts
  • Fee: $80

Shinkyudo Karate Adult Classes
by Frank Martinez
Karate classes provide exploration and experience in the martial arts. The martial arts offer a blend of benefit , including physical fitness, self-control, discipline, self-confidence, and self-defense.

  • Register ONLINE!
  • Code: KAR + number of corresponding month
    Example: KAR9 = September, KAR10 = October
  • Dates: Year-round with monthly sign-up
  • Day/Time: Mondays/Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Location: The W, Aerobics Room
  • Fee: $30/month, (Payable at beginning of each month’s session)
  • Enrollment: Minimum 6, Maximum 30
  • Contact: Frank Martinez at 319-352-9038 or Martinez@newoldwaykarate.com
  • Learn more at www.newoldwaykarate.com.

P.E. 101
P.E. 101 teaches young children basic motor/movement patterns, introduces sport skills and concepts, and shows kids the fun they can have participating in fitness activities and games.

  • Dates: Saturday, April 6, 13, May 4, 11
  • 2-3 years: 9:30-10:20 a.m. CODE: PE1
  • 4-5 years: 10:30-11:20 a.m. CODE: PE2
  • Deadline: Wednesday, April 3
  • Location: The W
  • Enrollment: Minimum 4, Maximum 15
  • Fee: $25

Basic Racquet Sports
This is a great chance to learn basic racquet skills, footwork, and other concepts. Participants will have a ton of fun while learning the rules and fundamentals of pickleball, tennis, and more.

  • Dates: June 10-20
  • 6-8 years: 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. CODE: BR1
  • 8-10 years: 12:30-1:20 p.m. CODE: BR2
  • 10-12 years: 1:30-2:20 p.m. CODE: BR3
  • Deadline: Friday, June 7
  • Location: The W
  • Enrollment: 20
  • Fee: $35

Football 101
This is a great chance to learn basic skills, team fundamentals, and other concepts. In this noncontact clinic, participants will have a ton of fun, learn from Wartburg football players, and get ready for the NFL flag and tackle football seasons.

  • Dates: June 10-20
  • Days: Monday-Thursday
  • 10-12 years: 12:30 a.m.-1:20 p.m. CODE: FB1
  • 8-10 years: 1:30-2:20 p.m. CODE: FB2
  • 6-8 years: 2:30-1:20 p.m. CODE: FB3
  • Deadline: Friday, June 7
  • Location: The W
  • Enrollment: 20
  • Fee: $35

Tumbling
This is a great program for kids who might one day be interested in gymnastics. It teaches basic tumbling movements and games incorporating those movements, as well as use of the balance beam.

  • Dates: June 11-27*
  • Days: T/TH
  • 3-4 years: 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. CODE: BT1
  • 4-6 years: 12:30-1:20 p.m. CODE: BT2
  • 6-8 years: 1:30-2:20 p.m. CODE: BT3
  • Deadline: Friday, June 7
  • Location: The W
  • Enrollment: Minimum 4, maximum 12
  • Fee: $30

Rock Climbing Program
Participants will learn the fundamentals all the way up to advanced climbing techniques. It is a great way to exercise, learn a new skill, and have fun. *No gear needed

  • Session 1: June 8, 15, 22 (Deadline June 1)
  • Session 2: July 13, 20, 27 (Deadline July 6)
Pee Wee Climbing (4-6 year olds) 
  • Time: 8:30-9:15 a.m.
  • Session 1 Code: PWC1
  • Session 2 Code: PWC2
  • Fee: $25 for one month
Basic Climbing (6-12 year olds)
  • Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Session 1 Code: BC1
  • Session 2 Code: BC2
  • Fee: $30 for one month
Intermediate Climbing (13 and up)
  • Time: 10:45 a.m.-noon
  • Session 1 Code: IC1
  • Session 2 Code: IC2
  • Fee: $35 for one month
  • Location: The W rock climbing wall
  • Enrollment: Minimum 3, Maximum 12

Soccer
Building skills in ball handling and dribbling, all fundamental skills, teamwork, and fair play. Boys and girls are all invited to join the fun. This class fills quickly, so register early.

  • Session 1: June 10-21*
  • Days: M-F
  • 7-9 years: 8:30-9:20 a.m., Code: S1
  • Deadline: June 7
  • Session 2: July 8-19
  • Days: M-F
  • 6-8 years: 9-10 a.m. Code: S2
  • 9-11 years: 10-11 a.m. Code S3
  • Deadline: July 5
  • Location: Wartburg football field
  • Enrollment: 35
  • Fee: $35

Pee Wee Soccer
Younger participants learn the fundamentals and skills of the game, with an emphasis on skill development, games, and fun.

  • Dates: June 10-21*
  • Days: M/W/F
  • 4-6 years: 9:30-10:20 a.m., Code: S4
  • Deadline: June 7
  • Location: Wartburg football field
  • Enrollment: 30
  • Fee: $35

Tennis
Learn the basic fundamentals and skills of the game. Emphasis will be on skill development, games, and fun. Participants bring their own rackets. For 8- to 14-year-old participants. 

  • Session 1: June 10-21, M-F
  • Beginner: 9:30-10:20 a.m., Code: T1
  • Advanced Beginner: 10:30-11:20 a.m., Code: T2
  • Deadline: June 6
  • Session 2: July 8-19, M-F
  • Beginner: 10:30-11:20 a.m. Code: T4
  • Advanced Beginner: 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Code: T5
  • Deadline: July 4
  • Location: Wartburg tennis courts
  • Enrollment: 20
  • Fee: $35

Pee Wee Tennis
Younger participants learn the fundamentals and skills of the game using age-appropriate equipment. Emphasis will be on skill development, games, and fun. Age-appropriate racquets will be provided and available for purchase at the end of the program. For 5- to 7-year-old participants. 

  • Session 1: June 10-21, M/W/F
  • Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:20 a.m.  Code: PWT1
  • Deadline: June 6
  • Session 2: July 8-19, M/W/F
  • Time: 8:30-9:20 a.m. Code: PWT4
  • Deadline: July 4
  • Location: Wartburg tennis courts
  • Enrollment: 8
  • Fee: $30

*Schedule may be adjusted due to W-SR snow days. 

Card Playing 101
Running out of card ideas to learn? Let us help! Card Playing 101 will help your kids learn all types of card games while keeping them cool during the hot days of summer. Decks of cards will be supplied.

  • Dates: July 9-25, T-TH
  • 10-12 years: 1-1:50 p.m., Code: CP1 
  • 7-9 years: 2-2:50 p.m., Code: CP2
  • Fee: $25
  • Deadline: July 5
  • Location: The W, Classrooms
  • Enrollment: 20

Youth Baseball/Softball Program
Boys and girls will learn fundamentals, fair play, and good sportsmanship in one of our two levels of baseball/softball. Year after year this program is one of the most popular. Ages determined by the 2018-19 school year.

Baseball/Softball Skill Development
This league is designed to build on skills introduced in Baseball/Softball 101. Participants will be trained in advanced skills and team concepts, as well as be exposed to position-specific development.

  • Dates: June 10-27*, M-TH
  • Intermediate (Grades 3-4): 10:30-11:20 a.m., Code: BS1
  • Beginner (Grades 2-3): 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m., Code: BS2
  • Fee: $50
  • Deadline: June 7
  • Location: Wartburg Softball Field
  • Enrollment: 60

Baseball/Softball 101
This league is designed to build on skills introduced in Baseball/Softball 101. Participants will be trained in advanced skills and team concepts, as well as be exposed to position-specific development.

  • Dates: June 10-26*, M-W
  • Pre-K-1 (minimum age 5 years old): 8:30-9:20 a.m., Code: B1
  • K-1: 9:30-10:20 a.m., Code: B2
  • Fee: $45
  • Deadline: June 7
  • Location: Wartburg Softball Field
  • Enrollment: 60

Youth Basketball Skills Clinic
Emphasis will be skill development in areas of ball handling, shooting, offensive and defensive play, teamwork, and learning basic game rules. Games will be played within the context of teaching and developing skills.

  • Date: June 10-20
  • Days: Monday-Thursday
  • Girls 6-8 years, 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. CODE: BBC1
  • Boys 6-8 years, 12:30-1:20 p.m. CODE: BBC2
  • Girls 9-10 years, 1:30-2:20 p.m. CODE: BBC3
  • Boys 9-10 years, 2:30-3:20 p.m. CODE: BBC4
  • Deadline: Thursday, June 6
  • Fee: $35
  • Location: The W
  • Enrollment: 20

Creative Arts Program
This program explores different art media and is designed to bring out creativity and imagination in children. Activities may include painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, and more. Classes fill up quickly, so sign up early.

  • Dates: July 8-19, M-F
  • 9-12 years: 11 a.m.-noon, Code CA1
  • 4-5 years: 12:15-1:15 p.m., Code: CA2
  • 6-9 years: 1:30-2:30 p.m., Code: CA3
  • 6-9 years: 2:45-3:45 p.m., Code: CA4
  • Deadline: June 4
  • Location: The W
  • Enrollment: 20
  • Fee: $35

Fun in the Sun
Boys and girls join all the fun in the sun this summer with crafts, games, musical activities, storytelling, and nature walks. Classes fill quickly, so sign up early. Program will be indoors at The W if weather is bad.

  • Dates: July 9-25, T/Th
  • 3-4 years: 8:30-9:20 a.m., Code FS1
  • 5-6 years: 9:30-10:20 a.m., Code: FS2
  • Deadline: June 5
  • Location: The W
  • Enrollment: 15
  • Fee: $30

Lacrosse 101
This is a great chance to learn basic skills, team fundamentals, and other concepts of the new sport emerging in the Midwest: lacrosse. In this program, participants will have a ton of fun, learn from Wartburg lacrosse players, and become ready for future lacrosse seasons.

  • Dates: July 8-18, M-TH
  • 11-12 years: 12:30-1:20 p.m., Code LC1
  • 9-10 years: 1:30-2:20 p.m., Code: LC2
  • 6-8 years: 2:30-3:20 p.m., Code: LC3
  • Deadline: June 5
  • Location: Wartburg lacrosse field
  • Enrollment: 20
  • Fee: $35

Wartburg Sports for Shorts
*Sponsored by Wartburg Athletic Coaches
This is a fun and active introductory sports program for girls and boys ages 4-6. The basic concepts of a variety of sports will be introduced and taught by Wartburg athletic coaches. This class fills quickly, so register early.

  • Dates: July 8-26, M/W/F
  • Girls 4-6: 9:30-10:20 a.m., Code: SS1
  • Boys 4-6: 10:30-11:20 a.m., Code: SS1
  • Deadline: June 4
  • Location: The W, Wartburg football field
  • Enrollment: 20
  • Fee: $35

NFL Flag Football
The program is an instructional league that teaches the basic fundamentals of flag football through team practices and games. The style of play is a 5-on-5 format, and teams will have distinct NFL uniforms. Participants will be required to wear mouth guards. Fee includes jersey and flags. Parent volunteer coaches needed and desired. Please contact us at 352-8307 or ryan.doty@wartburg.edu if interested.

  • Deadline: Wednesday, July 31, to ensure NFL jersey and flags (deadline may change based on NFL requirements)
  • Dates: Aug 26-Oct. 12 (Practice and competition schedule will be communicated with each participant prior to Aug. 26.)
  • Grades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 *(Grades based on 2019-20 school year) *Structure subject to change based on rosters
  • Codes: NFL1, NFL2, NFL3, NFL4, NFL5, NFL6 (Codes based on 2019-20 school grade)
  • Location: Practice at multiple locations and games will be played at multiple locations, including Walston-Hoover Stadium at Wartburg College
  • Fee: $65
  • Enrollment: variable

The W Shinkyudo Karate Kids’ Classes
Frank Martinez, instructor
The martial arts offer a blend of benefits, including physical fitness, awareness, self-control, discipline, self-confidence, and self-defense. The classes are available to children age 6 or older.

  • Register ONLINE!
  • Code: KAR + number of corresponding month
    Example: KAR9 = September, KAR10 = October
  • Day/Time: Monday/Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Fee: $30/month payable at beginning of each month’s session
  • Dates: Year-round with monthly sign-up
  • Place: The W, Aerobics Room
  • Enrollment: Minimum 6, maximum 20
  • Contact: Frank Martinez at 319-352-9038 or Martinez@newoldwaykarate.com
  • Learn more at www.newoldwaykarate.com

NOTE: You will need the specific code when registering for a program. The codes are listed under each title in the dropdown menus above.

Reduced Program Fees

Families or members of families are eligible for reduced program fees if they are currently receiving food stamps. Youth are eligible for reduced fees if they receive reduced-price or free hot lunches through the school lunch program. Participants may recieve half off community recreation programs after verification of assistance is submitted. Some program exclusions may apply.

Participants will need to provide verification of assistance. Due to privacy laws, The W does not verify assistance with schools or federal/state agencies. A letter is mailed or emailed to each family receiving free or reduced lunches at the beginning of each school year. A copy of this letter may be submitted to qualify for the reduced fee. Other proof of assistance, including a food stamp letter of eligibility,  may be submitted to qualify for the reduced fees. For more information, please call 319-352-8716. 

Outdoor Explorers

To learn more about activities or to register for any Outdoor Explorers events, please go to the Bremer County Conservation Board website. Outdoor Explorer field trips include Heery Woods, Twin Ponds, and Rockford Fossil Park. Bremer County Conservation naturalists will lead all groups. You can download a registration form/liability waiver from the website.