Community Education



Snowmobile Safety

CD snowmobile safety course will be offered to youth ages 11 - 15 covering snowmobile safety, operation, and laws. The snowmobile safety certification is required by law for resident born after December 31, 1976. Students registered will obtain the CD from Community Education. Students must complete the CD at home prior to taking the class and bring a copy of the completed test with them on Saturday. The certification will be valid at age 12. Parent's must sign a consent form before leaving their child for training on Saturday. Lunch will be provided by the Tamarack Sno-Flyers.

When: Saturday, January 2 from 9am - 2pm

Where: Tamarack Sno-Flyers Building

Fee: $5.00; payable to MN DNR online after completion of class

Instructor: Scott Turner

For more information contact: or 218-426-4199

You must pre-register in order to participate in the class. Participants must bring helmet and warm clothes for outside testing.

Cooking Matters® Minnesota

Cooking Matters® specialized curricula cover practical nutrition information, hands-on food preparation, and food budgeting and shopping. All participants receive recipes and other educational materials from the lessons, and adult and teen participants take home a bag of groceries each week to practice what they've learned in class at home.

Looking to volunteer as an adult mentor in the class? Please contact Lisa Kruse at 218-768-2111 x233

When: January 13, 20, 27 and February 3, 10, 17 from 3:30 - 5:30pm

Ages: 9 - 12 grade

Instructors: Jodi Nordlund and Carolyn McQueen, U of M Extension Office

Class Fee: No Fee

Winter Tubing Events

Join us for a fun night filled with food, fellowship and fun!

Twice each winter Big Sandy Camp offers FREE tubing for our community – weather permitting! These events are usually held each Martin Luther King Day (January) and President's Day (February) when we also have a community spaghetti feed.

Weather (snow) permitting...



Martin Luther King Day – Tubing
January 18, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM

President's Day – Tubing & Spaghetti Feed
February 15, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM
*Spaghetti served from 5:30 to 6:30 PM

Please call in your numbers by February 11, 2016 so we can make sure we have enough spaghetti for everyone!

Tubing is available for people ages 8 and up. A waiver form is required (with parent/guardian signature) for participants under the age of 18. 

Cllick on link below and complete this waiver form to participate.


Elementary Basketball

McGregor Basketball has been building a program whose goal is to be competitive year in and year out. Our basketball players pride themselves on hard work, dedication, team work, and self-less sacrifice for the benefit of the team. Community Education, Boys Head Coach Wahlin and Girls Head Coach Fischer hope you wil become a part of the program and one day help us in our efforts. The elementary basketball youth program will work on skills like dribbling, passing, shooting and rebounding. Time will consist of friendly competitions, work on team building, and showing youth how much fun basketball can be.

Practice Schedule (click on link to preview):

December Gym Schedule

January Gym Schedule

Participante Fee: $20/season to cover practice jersey cost

Coaches: Mike Tast, Boys Coach; Amy Miller-Hawkinson and Becky Paquette, Girls Coaches

Zumba Kids

The Zumba kids program is the ultimate dance-fitness party for young Zumba fans ages 7 - 11, where they can play it loud and rock with friends. This program features age-appropriate music and moves that get kids moving to the beat. It's all about feeling fearless on the dance floor, reinformcing the idea that it's okay to just be yourself and dance like no one's watching. Students will need comfortable tennis shoes/clothes and a water bottle. Students will need to be picked up promptly after class at 4:15 at the north entrance! No transportation is provided.

When: January 20, 27 and February 3, 10, 17, 24 from 3:20 - 4:15pm

Ages: 7 - 11; Students will meet in the elementary foyer after school.

Class fee: $5/session or $30/6 weeks

Instructor: Julie Jacobsma