To improve the quality of life if individuals and community through positive outdoor experiences.
By advocating for people positively experiencing the outdoors, Seekers Wild will create happy, healthy communities. Participants in their programs will see increased self-reliance and confidence, improved health, and an abundant outlet for sustained refuge and balance within their lives. This in turn will also improve the mental health of the individual and allow them to be a more positive influencing member of the community and therefore exponentially increasing the quality of life of the entire community.
Winona’s first indoor park.
What park can you go to that has climate control? The Playground! Offering AC in the summer and heat in the winter, The Playground is a fun and safe family activity center.
An indoor park is available for kids ages 1-12 years of age.
This family owned facility is unstaffed but electronically monitored for your safety.
Winona’s Park and Recreation Department coordinates youth and adult activities, programming, equipment rental, and facility rental at the City’s many parks and recreational resources. The Park and Recreation webpage includes information on parks, trails, special events, sports leagues, creative workshops, trainings, and a number of other recreational opportunities.
While programs and services have evolved throughout history to remain relevant to the Winona community, the foundation and mission have been steadfast.
To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
To connect and engage people to enhance lives and build community.
Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility
For Youth Development: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen
For Healthy Living: Improving the nation’s health and well-being
For Social Responsibility: Giving back and providing support to our neighbors
KidSport Gymnastics is a fun and safe place for children to learn skills, build strength, and make lifelong friends. With classes available for boys and girls ages 18 months through 18 years, there is something for everyone! KidSport Gymnastics offers the best possible training and techniques in gymnastics as well as motor skills development.
The Winona Tennis Center is an indoor, not-for-profit facility serving Winona, Minnesota, La Crosse, Wisconsin, and surrounding communities.
The Center features six hard courts and offers a variety of programming including private and group lessons or drills, recreational play, competitive (USTA) leagues, and more. The Center can also be rented by high school and college teams for matches, practices, tennis camps, or tournaments.
It’s never too early–or too late–to begin enjoying this lifelong sport.
A FREE drop-in recreation center. All are invited to come and play. Free access to a gym, table tennis, pool tables, skate park, and preschool open gym with toys.
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|Students in Maikido martial arts gain self-defense skills by studying striking and grappling techniques while standing and on the ground. We help you advance from beginning white through advanced black belt in an encouraging environment. The class stresses a scientific approach to understanding technique, learning a combination of effective methods often found in disciplines such as Karate, TKD, Judo, MMA and others. Try this class for free at any time, all fitness and experience levels are welcome. Maikido is an organization with a philosophy of giving back to our community through self-defense and personal development; our experienced instructors have been volunteering their time and skills in the Winona area since 1981. Class is currently offered with a minimal fee through Winona Community Education.|
Karate for all ages.
Karate-Do is excellent for self-defense and physical conditioning. It strengthens and stretches all the muscles of the body while providing aerobic exercise. People can work and learn at their own pace - either in a formal class, or on their own - with very little space or equipment. Most people find that karate training builds concentration and self-discipline. Karate can be practiced by people of all ages and all sizes.
· Catalog available each season with classes for all interest areas for kids and adults.
· After School Activities program offers intramural sports, recreation, arts programs.
· Project COMPASS classes specialize in slower paced classes for all, customized classes for people with disabilities, parent and professional development workshops and support groups.
· Key Kids/Summer Key Kids is a child care program held after school, on non-school days and snow days for children enrolled in Kindergarten through Fourth grade. Summer Key Kids offers child care for children who have finished Kindergarten – Fifth Grade.
· Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) welcomes all families with children age birth to kindergarten. They offer information about child development and parenting techniques and give children opportunities to discover and learn.
· Community Preschools is located at Goodview Elementary.
· Early Childhood Screening is a FREE screening for all 3 – 5 year olds, available by appointment. This is a quick and simple check of how your child is growing and developing.
· Baby Connections is a great place to call if you are expecting or parenting a baby. Schedule an appointment for a baby visit.
To improve the Winona Youth Soccer Association program as it develops the whole person, both in player skill and the quality of team play.
Overview of WYSA
The Winona Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) sponsors a summer youth soccer program for ages 11-19. WYSA is a member of the state run Minnesota Youth Soccer Association (MYSA), the largest governing body of youth soccer in the state of Minnesota, which in turn is part of the US Youth Soccer Association and U.S. Soccer Federation.
As determined by the larger umbrella organizations, Minnesota Youth Soccer sponsors competitive league play beginning at the U-11 level. Each year through U-19 is represented as a separate competitive category, U-11, U-12, U-13, U-14, ect. U-11 and u-12 play 8 v. 8, whereas U-13 and above play 11 v. 11. A listing of all Minnesota Youth League Clubs, their acronymns, and even club logos is found at: MN Youth Soccer Organization website under the tab “clubs.” Likewise, this web page contains an archived, and during the season current, listing of league standings under the tab “League Standings.”
Project GO programs are community-driven outdoor programs that introduce children to nature during the afterschool and out-of-school hours. These programs are implemented by local communities using the GO Toolkit designed by Project Get Outdoors, Inc., a non-profit organization that created this program.
Project GO would not exist without the efforts of a vast volunteer network and dedicated interns. These individuals are critical to the ongoing success of the program.
There are a variety of local and statewide volunteer opportunities available to those who are interested in assisting. All volunteers over the age of 18 who will be working on an on-going basis with the children will be screened and trained.
Dollar Days every 1st and 3rd Sunday! Sign up for swim lessons for you and/or your kids.
This facility offers a variety of features including:
• 208 Foot Water Slide
• Olympic Size Swimming Pool
• Large Zero Depth Area (ideal for children due to the water level starting at zero and gradually getting deeper)
• Mushroom Waterfall
• Two Diving Boards
• Lap Swimming
• Playground Area
• Concession Stand & Grassy Area
• Spacious Deck
The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts exists to provide quality arts education and performance by nurturing and encouraging artistic expression in children and adults. Their service to the community ranges from recreational to pre-professional dance and performing arts curriculum and programming designed to provide physical and aesthetic benefits, heightened self-respect, discipline, and confidence.
- Visual Art
The Minnesota Youth Ski League (MYSL) is a non-profit Minnesota Corporation. The MYSL provides membership and instruction to all youth without regard to race, creed, color, or athletic ability. This volunteer organization offers children between the ages of 4 and 15 and their parents the opportunity to learn, develop and enjoy cross country skiing skills together.
Weather permitting, meet for approximately eight weeks beginning in December or January.
Communities Off n’ Funning is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to creating, and supporting active endeavors in communities large and small. Our goal: to get kids, families and communities up, out and active by providing fun adventures and educational opportunities that inspire a healthy lifestyle and a passion for unplugged play.
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Volunteering with Communities Off N’ Funning is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have! It is the volunteers that ensure participants have a safe, inspirational experience and provide some awesome ooo-raa-raa support! If you’re interested in lending a helping hand for any of the events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.