Summer Rec!

Jill Dale, Summer Rec Directory
Summer Rec Facebook Page
Ortonville Parks & Recreation Facebook Page

2021 Summer Rec Program Planning is underway.  Early Postings with information coming soon!

Due to COVID-19, the Ortonville City Council has made the tough decision of canceling the Summer Rec program this summer, however, we have activity kits available to help keep your kids active this summer. The kits are free for ages 5-12 with limited quantities. Kits contain a flying disc, a bubble wand, a jump rope, chalk, and a kite. With this kit are two activity pages with ideas to keep kids active. Turn in these pages to the city to get a prize!  – UPDATE:  The kits have been distributed – thank you to all who stopped by and pick them up!

Great to meet the parents (& kids!) that stopped by to pick up the activity kits!

Activity Sheets

21 Day Challenge Activity List
21 Day Challenge Activities List en espanol

21-day challenge calendar 


Summer Rec Videos

  •  We would love to see you in action! Please send pictures or videos of you doing your activities to:
  • Home video activities to share with the kids – see below for the videos that have been submitted.
  • Business How-To Video Info link!   We are reaching out for assistance from our local businesses – not for financial assistance but with a great (fun!) opportunity to connect with our youth through the summer rec program.  

4-H Activities

Big Stone County 4-H has been very busy this summer with Day Camps, 4-H Super Sitter virtual clinic… we’ll try to keep the list below updated with the latest activities that are available… but please also check out the 4-H Facebook page!

Simple Science on the Go Kits.  July Deadline to sign-up! LINK to info

 3rd annual Masters of Mac contest!  This year we are coming to you virtually! Find your tastiest recipe to share with us for a chance to win! To compete, submit a photo of your macaroni creation as well as your recipe. Please share what makes your recipe unique. Did you include any Minnesota grown or raised items? Does your recipe have health considerations? Is it an old family recipe? Share what makes your mac special! Entry must be emailed to — LINK to info

Mad Science Mondays!  Look each Monday for a new and exciting science video to be posted! – LINK to info

Tween Trivia!  Virtual fun to test your knowledge – Youth grades 6-9th  – July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6 – 1:30 to 2:00 MORE INFO LINK

Tasty Tuesdays!  Join us to learn how to make some fun and delicious foods that everyone is guaranteed to love!  MORE INFO LINK

4-H Day Camps in a Box!  Youth will have the opportunity to explore nature, take part in explosive STEM experiments, and store memories you make today for you and others to see in the future! Birds, Bees, and Time Capsule Fun – these are just a few things that will lead you to have a spectacular adventure with us!  Fridays, June 19 & 26; July 3 & 10  MORE INFO LINK

Thank you to those that have submitted videos!  

For Businesses “How-to” Videos check this LINK
For family/youth-created instructional videos, you can submit by emailing them to Jill Dale at or you can upload them to this dropbox folder:  LINK to upload video:

Below.. Robotics!

RippinRockets, PDF Material/Directions