Algona IA
Youth Programs

2nd-6th Grade Youth Baseball & Softball2013 Baseball field

Open to all kids currently in  2nd-6th grades.  Algona plays in a traveling league with Emmetsburg, Bancroft, West Bend, Ruthven, Pocahontas, Whittemore and Graettinger.  Practices will begin in late April/early May. 

Games begin the week of May 21 through June 28 for 3rd-6th grades. 2nd grade Coach Pitch games are May 29-June 28. Games are held Monday-Thursday at 6:00 & 7:15 PM. Parents are responsible for transportation of their children to and from games. 
Volunteer coaches are needed for all teams. 

Leagues are split as follows (current grade):

  • 2nd grade, Coach Pitch
  • 3rd & 4th Grade, Minor League
  • 5th & 6th Grade, Major League

Cost is $25 per child. Registration deadline is Wednesday, March 14.  Late signups accepted only if teams are not already full.

Arts & Activities

Arts & Activities Program

Bertha Godfrey Elementary Gym

June 4-July 13, 9:00-11:00 AM

  • Age 4 & 5 - Monday & Wednesday
  • Age 6, 7 & 8 - Tuesday & Thursday
  • Fields Trips for all ages on June 23 & July 14

Open to all kids age 4-8 years old
Cost:  $45


Tennis lessons

Tennis Lessons

South Park Tennis Courts
June 4-15, Monday - Friday 
Girls: 10:00 AM
Boys: 11:00 AM
Age: 10-14 years old
Cost: $18 PLUS a new can of tennis balls


Golf lessons

Golf Lessons

Veteran's Park

June 18-29, Monday - Friday
Boys: 10:00 AM
Girls: 11:00 AM
Age: 10-14 years old
Cost: $18 and MUST have own clubs

Registration Open at Later Date


Day Camps at Smith Lake

Home of the Waters Edge Nature CenterCamp canoe


Algona Recreation Department, Kossuth County Extension Service and Kossuth County Conservation Board

Bugs & Butterflies Day Camp

Kindergarten & 1st Grade (Grade Completed) 

2 Dates Available: Tuesday, June 12 and Tuesday, August 7
12:30-5:00 PM

Explore beautiful Smith Lake and the Nature Center in this afternoon camp adventure that provides a variety of outdoor activities including forest and prairie exploration, games, crafts and story time. 



Camp Critter Day Camp

2nd & 3rd Grade (Grade Completed)
Tuesday, June 5
9:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Come experience the great outdoors by taking part in a variety of activities such as fishing, birds, games, crafts, swimming and pond scumming at this one day adventure camp.


Nature’s Detectives Day Camp

4th – 6th Grades (Grade Completed) 
Tuesday, July 17
1:00-11:00 PM 

Outdoor activities for campers include fishing, canoeing, games, crafts, swimming, Geocaching and star gazing! 

To register, please contact or stop by Water's Edge Nature Center at Smith Lake.


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