Fall/Winter Adult Activities

Active Aging Activities

Activities available to adults who are 50 years of age or older. Available on a drop-in basis.

  • Tuesday and Thursday Volleyball
  • Thursday Shuffleboard

Click here for 2018-2019 registration information.


 Shuffleboard Tournaments

October 25, 2018 and March 7, 2019

 Open to all adults 50+. Tournaments will be offered in a win-lose bracket format. Refreshments and prizes will be given.

Entry forms will be available approximately one month prior to the event date at the ORD Office. A $3.00 entry fee will apply per event.

Activity Center / Open Gym

The Activity Centers listed below are available at the designated times and for the designated age groups. The activity centers are open gyms available to Oshkosh Area School District residents on a drop-in basis. Activities available are basketball, volleyball, and jogging unless specifically indicated.

OCTOBER - DECEMBER (10/1/18 - 12/3/18)

Adults Only    Mondays   7:30 -9:00 PM    South Park Middle School

Adults Mixed Volleyball      Wednesdays    7:00 - 9:30 PM    Carl Traeger Middle School

CENTER WILL BE CLOSED ON: NOVEMBER 21, 2018.
(Additional dates may be canceled due to school activity)


JANUARY - MARCH (1/7/19 - 3/11/19)

Adults Only    Mondays   7:30 -9:00 PM    South Park Middle School

Adults Mixed Volleyball      Wednesdays    7:00 - 9:30 PM    Carl Traeger Middle School 

CENTER WILL BE CLOSED ON: JANUARY 21, FEBRUARY 18, 2019
(Additional dates may be canceled due to school activity)

 For 6, 7, 8th Grade Activity Center/Open Gym time, click here.

Adult Basketball

Adult evening basketball leagues available to all residents in the Oshkosh Area School District. League play is offered Wednesday and Thursday nights. Different levels of competition are available on each night of play.

  • Registration packets will be available beginning Monday, September 10, 2018 in the Recreation Department Office.
  • Entry deadline is Monday, October 8, 2018 at 4:00 PM in the Recreation Department Office.
  • League play begins Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

FEES: TO BE ANNOUNCED

View Official Basketball League Rules

Click here for 2018-2019 registration information.

 

Adult Cribbage League

The Adult Cribbage League competes on Tuesday evenings beginning October 2, 2018 through March 12, 2019. This is a six to ten team league with team entries accepted on a limited basis. Returning teams are given priority for entry with new teams accepted on an as needed basis. Check with the ORD office to see if the league is currently seeking new teams.

A team must consist of a minimum of six players. Individuals interested in playing may contact the Recreation Department for assistance with being placed on a team; however, placement is not guaranteed. The cribbage league plays a round-robin schedule.

The season concludes with the annual “Fun Night” competition. Awards are provided to league champions through league funds. The Adult Cribbage League is governed by elected officials and administered by the Recreation Department. The election of officers occurs during the annual “Fun Night” competition. This league has been competing for over sixty years!

FEES: $30 Team Registration $12.00 per team per night (collected on night of play of $2.00/player)

Click here for 2018-2019 registration information.

Adult Exercise

Fees: Participants 16 & Older $ 3.25 per class

Participants must purchase a punch card before attending a class. Cards are available for purchase at the ORD office and on- site at the class location. Cards will only be sold BEFORE class at the on-site locations. Payment by check is preferred. Cash payments must have exact change. A maximum of 30 classes may be purchased per card. The card may be used at any of the listed classes. Participants can join a class at any time.

NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR ANY REASON, INCLUDING LOST/STOLEN WORKOUT CARDS.

NEW CARDS ARE VALID FROM : SEPTEMBER 1, 2018 THROUGH AUGUST 31, 2019. CARDS FROM SUMMER 2018, OR PRIOR ARE NOT VALID.


Click here for 2018-2019 registration information.

— Important Fitness Note —

Before you start any exercise program you should consult with your physician, especially if you are over 35 years of age, are taking any form of medication, have not exercised regu- larly, or if you have had any symptoms of heart disease or other serious illness that might affect your ability to exercise

 

Adult Softball

Adult evening softball leagues available to all residents living in the Oshkosh Area School District. Residents in Winnebago County are also eligible to participate in recreation leagues that play at the Winnebago County Park Softball Complex.

Information regarding the 2019 season will be available in February.  League play begins Sunday, April 28, 2019 (Tentative).

Leagues offered are:

  • Men’s Slow Pitch - Sunday through Thursday,
  • Women’s Slow Pitch - Monday,
  • Men’s Veteran’s Slow Pitch (35 years +) – Wednesday,
  • Men’s Veteran’s Slow Pitch (45 years +) – Monday,
  • Co-ed Slow Pitch – Thursday

Click here for 2018-2019 registration information.

Ballroom Dance Lessons

This program offers adults (18 and older) an opportunity to learn as beginners several partner dance steps such as waltz, fox trot and swing. Other steps may be taught if time permits. Sign up today and learn to dance the night away!

Participants must register with a partner to form a couple for the lessons. Please wear some type of comfortable, casual or dress shoe that will “slide” easily on the floor surface.

FEES: Resident: $65/Person Non-Resident: $70/Person

Instructor will be Leon Zastrow

Click here for 2018-2019 registration information.

Community Walking

The Oshkosh Area School District is offering a Community Walking Program beginning in November and continuing through mid April at West High School. Individuals may walk the halls of a designated path at the school

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays when school is in session from 5:30-7:30pm at West High School.

A map of the walking route will be provided. Participants should wear a comfortable walking shoe. Winter boots will not be allowed on the walking path.

 An additional walking opportunity is available at the 

Recreation Gym, 425 Division Street on weekdays from 7:30 – 8:00 AM and 1:00 – 2:00 PM when the ORD office is open and the gym is available.

Click here for 2018-2019 registration information.

(When school is cancelled due to the weather, the program will also be cancelled for the day – Please note that when there is a 2 inch or more snowfall overnight, snow plowing will be occurring in the school parking lots).


Fees: There is no charge for this program but participants must register in advance at the Recreation Department and receive an identification badge.

— Important Fitness Note —

Before you start any exercise program you should consult with your physician, especially if you are over 35 years of age, are taking any form of medication, have not exercised regu- larly, or if you have had any symptoms of heart disease or other serious illness that might affect your ability to exercise

 

Discover SCUBA (NEW)

Ages: 10+

Students will have an opportunity to learn some basic scuba skills, play in the water implementing skills taught and will even get their photo taken underwater. This is a great way to be introduced to scuba diving without the expense. Participants should be comfortable in the water and in good health. This class is taught by a certified Scuba instructor.

Golf Lessons (Beginner Adults)

Instruction includes proper mechanics of all golf strokes and etiquette of the game. Classes are held outdoors, weather permitting, at a local golf club and driving range. Participants must provide their own golf clubs.

FEES: Resident: $48.00 Non-Resident: $51.00 (Golf ball rental will also be assessed at outdoor local golf club).

Resident registration begins Monday, November 26, 2018.

Click here for 2018-2019 registration information.

Golf Lessons (Intermediate Adults)

These lessons are designed for the individual who has already experienced playing the game of golf and wishes to improve their overall performance. Lessons will be held outdoors at a local golf facility. Participants should have completed beginner lessons or the equivalent. All participants must provide their own clubs.

FEES: Resident: $43.00 Non-Resident: $45.00 (Golf ball rental will also be assessed at outdoor local golf club.)

Resident Registration begins Monday, November 26, 2018.

Click here for 2018-2019 registration information.

Low Impact Aerobics

Enjoy a light cardiovascular workout with flexible dance routines. No memorization required.

Click here for 2018-2019 registration information.


Fees: Participants 16 & Older $ 3.25 per class

Participants must purchase a punch card before attending a class. Cards are available for purchase at the ORD office and on- site at the class location. Cards will only be sold BEFORE class at the on-site locations. Payment by check is preferred. Cash payments must have exact change. A maximum of 30 classes may be purchased per card. The card may be used at any of the listed classes. Participants can join a class at any time.

NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR ANY REASON, INCLUDING LOST/STOLEN WORKOUT CARDS.

NEW CARDS ARE VALID FROM : SEPTEMBER 1, 2018 THROUGH AUGUST 31, 2019. CARDS FROM SUMMER 2018, OR PRIOR ARE NOT VALID.

— Important Fitness Note —

Before you start any exercise program you should consult with your physician, especially if you are over 35 years of age, are taking any form of medication, have not exercised regu- larly, or if you have had any symptoms of heart disease or other serious illness that might affect your ability to exercise

 

Padi Open Water Scuba Course (NEW)

Learning to scuba dive is an adventure of a lifetime. This course provides you with the basic knowledge needed to start scuba diving. Students should be in good health, comfortable in the water and able to swim.

As part of the class, students will need to complete a 200 yard swim and a tread/float in deep water for 10 minutes. Class is comprised of classroom and in water pool training. For final certification, 4 open water dives (lake or ocean) must be done with a PADA Instructor. Your instructor can give you a referral form if you would like to do the dives on a tropical vacation. The dives can also be scheduled with your instructor here in Wisconsin. Cost will depend upon where you do your dives. There will be home study components as well.

Students will receive a letter from the instructor a few weeks before class is to begin to give specific instructions on picking up class materials and items needed for class. This class is taught by a certified
scuba instructor. Questions regarding class content may be directed to Diver’s Realm, 920-831-0126.

Pickleball

Yes…Pickleball! This game was created in the backyard of Washington Congressman Joel Prichard. He wanted an activity for his kids that lazy summer of 1965. Since then it has spread throughout the USA, Canada and many countries around the world. It is one of the fastest growing sports in the country, especially in Senior Communities.

Pickleball provides plenty of exercise, eye-hand coordination and you do not have to be “super athletic” to play. This is a game of strategy, for both men and women of all ages.

For more information on Pickleball, visit: USAPA.org.

Open play is designed as “drop-in” play. You come when you can, leave when you must. Tennis shoes need to be worn. Racquets and balls will be provided. See you on the court!

Fees:

This class is exempt from Family Fee Cap and reduced rate.

Resident: $15.00 per session
Non-Resident: $20.00 per session
(Includes both days)

Click here for 2018-2019 registration information.

Shuffleboard Tournaments

Tournaments are open to all adults 50 and over, and are held in fall and spring.

Tournaments will be offered in a win-lose bracket format. Refreshments and prizes will be given. Entry forms will be available approximately one month prior to the event date at the ORD Office.

The 2018-2019 Fall/Winter Activity Guide has exact dates and registration information.

Stroller Aerobics

FEES: $5.00 per class (for the adult participant)

Open to parents with their children ages newborn to 5th grade. The perfect way for parent and child to workout together. Participants will work on toning and conditioning while engaging with their child who can exercise too. This class is family friendly and flexible. We will work class to best fit the needs of the day. Participants are asked to bring their own strollers or carriers, water bottle, hand towel and yoga mat if you have one.

Click here for 2018-2019 registration information.


 

— Important Fitness Note —

Before you start any exercise program you should consult with your physician, especially if you are over 35 years of age, are taking any form of medication, have not exercised regu- larly, or if you have had any symptoms of heart disease or other serious illness that might affect your ability to exercise

 

Tae Kwon Do

This class is available to boys and girls and adults. Individuals will learn discipline, respect, self-confidence and self-defense. Students must wear a soft-soled tennis shoe. Comfortable clothing is also recommended. Youth participants must be a minimum of 7 years of age as of first day of program.

Click here for 2018-2019 registration information.

Water Aerobics

Cardiovascular conditioning and spot toning done in water. This class offers less stress on the joints and back. You do not have to swim to enjoy this class.

Pool temperature and maintenance is regulated by the high school maintenance staff, not the ORD.

Click here for 2018-2019 registration information.

Note: The water temperature at North High Schooll is maintained between 78°F-80°F within state health code standards to accommodate all user groups. Please keep this in mind when attending our classes.


Fees: Participants 16 & Older $ 3.25 per class

Participants must purchase a punch card before attending a class. Cards are available for purchase at the ORD office and on- site at the class location. Cards will only be sold BEFORE class at the on-site locations. Payment by check is preferred. Cash payments must have exact change. A maximum of 30 classes may be purchased per card. The card may be used at any of the listed classes. Participants can join a class at any time.

NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR ANY REASON, INCLUDING LOST/STOLEN WORKOUT CARDS.

NEW: CARDS ARE VALID FROM : SEPTEMBER 1, 2018 THROUGH AUGUST 31, 2019. CARDS FROM SUMMER 2018, OR PRIOR ARE NOT VALID.

— Important Fitness Note —

Before you start any exercise program you should consult with your physician, especially if you are over 35 years of age, are taking any form of medication, have not exercised regu- larly, or if you have had any symptoms of heart disease or other serious illness that might affect your ability to exercise

 

Registration Information will be published in the folder Fall/Winter Activity Guide .