Youth Enrichment and Recreation

For the K-12 child in your family, youth programming offers activities to keep them engaged after school and opportunities to nurture their talents.  After school classes are hands-on and strictly fun ways to spark your child’s imagination.  Enrichment classes are a great way to learn something brand new or take an existing interest even further--all right in your child's school at the end of the day!  Look for Youth Enrichment opportunities in your child's Friday Folders, or click here or here for the complete lineup of current classes.


2018 Hastings Summer String Camp

Open to String Players (violin, viola, cello and bass) who have a minimum of 1 year experience and have completed fifth through eleventh grade in the 2017-2018 school year.

Cost $185, scholarships are available based on need. Applications due Wednesday, March 28, 2018 to Community Education. Scholarships based on need are available. Please contact Margaret Cox if you need funding assistance.

String players will audition for placement within the program. All students who apply will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Additional students will be placed on a waiting list. Auditions will be held Sunday, April 8, 2018.  Students will be contacted by phone for an audition time.

Audition Requirements:

  • a scale either one, two, or three octave depending upon their ability,
  • a short piece of their own choosing not to exceed 3 minutes
  • sight reading

In May, students will receive a letter with details about the camp and their practice music.  Students will be expected to have their music fully learned before the start of
program. Students must be in attendance ALL DAYS at the program as each student will be responsible for their own individual music part.

The instructors will be Sarah Brochman Podritz, Margaret Cox, Mary Ellen Fox, and Celia Garner-Prouty.  Any inquires in regards to the camp may be directed to:  Margaret Cox (651) 437-1926 .

To apply for this program, please click here for the information and application form.


Special Events



GRASP Reading and Math
Workbook Correspondence Program
Summer 2018 - The Summer 2018 information will become available in March, 2018!
Watch for recognition Awards and Medals to be sent home through the Friday Folders with your child in September.
To learn more, see:  2018 GRASP Invitation.




Core Programs

➜ Cheer America - flyer for choreographed cheer routines program for children ages 4-15 years

About Water Safety

Cake, Cookie, Cupcake and Candy Decorating Courses

Horse Experiences

After School S.T.E.M. Courses

Mudder Son Fun Run

Puppy and Dog Training

Learn to Skate with River Blades Skating School for figure skating and for hockey skills

School Age Care program

Turkey Bingo family event

➜ Young Americans Schools of Self-Defense (defend against bullies, tools to aid in the prevention against child abduction)

Youth Activities - pages from catalog


Zena Stefani, Recreation Coordinator, 651/480-7674,

Sara Lawrence, Youth Development / Youth Enrichment Coordinator, 651/480-7673,


Open Gym

Out of School Time
Parent Information