Before registering, please read and understand these instructions. Any high school student, aged 14-18, in the Winona area can complete any or all of the Summer End Challenges during the month of August. The window to complete them is from August 2nd-August 27. If you want to complete the paddle challenge and are under the age of 16, you must sign up for one of the group paddle sessions (see dates below). Everyone who participates in the paddle challenge or borrows Lake Lodge equipment must bring a Lake Lodge Waiver form signed by a parent or guardian to check-in. We will send you a copy after you register. Once you complete a challenge, you will need to enter it on a submission form that will be emailed to you.
Each person who completes an activity will receive a small award for completion and have their name entered into a weekly drawing for a large prize. All completed and submitted activities will be verified by staff, and small prizes will be awarded within a day. Large prizes will be awarded every Friday to one person through a random drawing. An email confirmation for all prizes will be sent to you, and prizes can be picked up at the front desk of the Winona Family YMCA (902 Parks Ave) during business hours (Monday-Friday 5:00AM-8:00PM or Saturday 6:00AM-2:00PM).
PADDLE CHALLENGE: If you are under 16, the Lake Lodge requires adult supervision on the water and you will need to sign up for one of the group paddle sessions below. Anyone can sign up for one of the group sessions if they prefer it. Please choose the session you want during registration. There is no cost to participate, rentals will be provided for ONE-TIME USE.
-Tuesday, August 10th from 9:30AM-11:30AM
-Thursday, August 12th from 9:30AM-11:30AM
READING CHALLENGE: You may read any book on the Winona Public Library (WPL) Summer Reading List to earn prizes from us. You can also redeem rewards through the WPL Summer Reading Program, but please know that it ends on August 13th.
To register for a free library card, you can stop in the building at 151 W. 5th Street in Winona during any of our open hours (Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM and Saturday 9AM-12PM), or you can apply online at winona.lib.mn.us/about/
BOULDER CHALLENGE: The Levee Park Boulders are open to the public, but please follow their safety guidelines listed here.
DISC GOLF CHALLENGE: Full details about “The Willows” disc golf course is available here. Disc rentals are available at no cost for ONE-TIME USE. Please select on the registration form if you would like a rental.