Pequot Lakes Community Education offers classes again

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Pequot Lakes Community Education offers the following upcoming events.

Pre-registration is required for all classes. Those interested should contact Pequot Lakes Community Education at 218-568-9200 or register online at and click on “Community Education.”

  • Discover Magic, Grades 3-6: 1-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, July 6-9, Pequot Lakes High School choir room and theater. Fee: $165. Class requires a minimum of six children and has a maximum capacity of eight.

Hudson, master magician from the Twin Cities Magic Academy, will teach students to learn to cut a lady in half, give friends super hero powers and make invisible objects appear in a magic pencil pouch, among other tricks.
In this course, students will learn the eight secret principals that make magic tricks possible while discovering real secrets to becoming a magician as each lesson reveals an important life skill for building confidence and communication skills. Each lesson includes a custom magic prop, a secret file folder and a secret word to unlock bonus videos in the online video vault.

Social distancing practices will be in place.

  • Science, Technology and Engineering: Pequot Lakes High School. Fee: $99, which includes supplies. Class has a maximum number of nine per camp.

COR robotics instructors along with experienced students from both high school and collegiate level robotics teams will conduct camp.
Social distancing practices will be in place with no materials shared.


  • Drone Programming for grades 4-9: 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Wednesday, July 13-15.

Students will learn to program and fly at the same time. The programmable drone can be programmed using basic entry level block based coding or more advanced text based coding to perform various challenges throughout the camp.
Students will need a laptop that is Bluetooth enabled; iPads will not work. No programs will be downloaded onto the computer. If a student doesn’t have access to a device, contact Andrea Nelson after registering at

  • Patriot Running Club Summer Camp for grades 3-8: 5-6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, July 13-16, Pequot Lakes High School track. Fee: $30.

The Patriot Running Club invites students entering grades 3-8 (based on 2020-2021 school year) to join varsity athletes and coaches for a cross country and track running camp. Runners of all abilities are encouraged to participate as running games, stretching techniques, running form, team building, field events and workouts will be segmented into a variety of experience levels.
Campers will conclude the event with the Patriot Running Club Fun Run Race. Participants must wear gym shoes and bring a water bottle. T-shirt and shorts are recommended.

Instructors are Autumn Thull and varsity runners.

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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