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Providing opportunities for students in grades K-12.  

Classes, events, child care and summer programs, with practices aligned to Mankato Area Public School's vision of assuring learning excellence!

Mankato Area Public Schools Community Education & Recreation Department is actively evaluating and planning for opportunities to serve you. The diversity of our programming requires us to consider each experience, course or camp individually.  Decisions on whether we are able to host a camp or class will be ongoing . We plan to announce the availability of programming on a month by month basis. 

ACES School Age Care
ACES provides child care for students in Kindergarten through fifth grade. Care options include before school, after school, scheduled non-school days, and summer break.

American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim swimming lessons taught by American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors. Class sizes ranging from one-on-one to 10 students per 1 instructor.

Enrichment K-12
Hosting a wide variety of after school, before school and night classes for youth in grades K-12.

Middle School After School 
The program will feature a variety of clubs that vary each quarter, giving students the opportunity to join club activities that match their interests.

Recreation K-12
Hosting a variety of individual and team activities including Saturday Morning Sports, Archery and Aquatics for children ages PK-5th.

Spirit of Youth
Nominate an exceptional youth or youth organization, community member, teacher, non-profit, or business for this outstanding award. The Spirit of Youth Award strives to recognize those outstanding individuals or groups that have contributed to building assets in youth over the past year.

77 Lancers Marching Band
The Lancers marching band program promotes inclusion.  Every student contributes to the quality of the ensemble.




Mankato Area Public Schools'
Community Education & Recreation Department
110 Fulton Street
Mankato, Minnesota  56001
507-387-4770 fax