Community Education

Welcome to Vicksburg Community Education! 

Please browse for information regarding extracurricular activities, before and after school care for elementary students, Bulldog Beginnings Preschool, and facility use and rentals.  If you have any questions, please call our office at 269-321-1022 and we will be happy to assist you!  

Continuing Education and Recreation Classes

Whether you are looking to improve your athletic skills, try something new and exciting, or just hang with friends, Vicksburg Community Education has something for you! We offer a wide variety of activities including art, dance and tumbling, and sports camps.  Take a few minutes to view the current program offerings.  You can register online, in person, or via phone.

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Sizzling Summer Camps 2018

Football Team Camp- July 24-26   6-9 pm

7th-12th grade team camp for 2018 football players  ($40)

Youth Football Camp- July 23-26 9 am- 2 pm 

1st-6th graders

Huddle up and improve your skills during this 4 day camp.  Bring a sack lunch and drink Monday-Wednesday; lunch provided on Thursday!

Summer Tennis- (no camp July 2-6); Session 2 July 16- Aug 3

Lace up your shoes, bring your racket and a new can of tennis balls, and start swinging!  We offer 3 levels of classes- beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

Sanchin Ryu Karate- June 18- Aug 27

We offer 3 classes- kids, families, and adult/teens (focus on self defense)

Rocket Football Cheerleaders- Girls 5 yrs old - 6th grade 

Sign up now through July 13th to participate in the 2018 season.  

Click on "view program offerings" for more camp details and sign up today!    


Dance and Tumbling Program

Classes are held during the school year only.  Students (age 3 through 18) are encouraged to explore the art of dance and tumbling. We offer ballet, tap, jazz, Hawaiian, contemporary, tumbling, hip hop and more. Instruction emphasizes fun and fundamentals. Classes begin in late September and the year is split in to 4 sessions.  New students are welcome to join until the second session.  We finish the year with a recital in May, held at the Vicksburg High School Performing Arts Center.  Please click on the Program Offerings link to view class details and registration information or on the links below to download additional information.

Dance and Tumbling Open House- September 11, 2018    5:00-6:30 pm @ VAB

Look for 2018-19 class information coming soon!  Have a great summer!

Program Hand-outs (PDFs):

Before and After School Childcare - Kids Klub

The Kids Klub before and after school child care program is in full swing at all three elementary schools. The cost for this program is only $5.50 per session or $55.00 per week for full time care. Program times are from 6:30 to 9:00 a.m. and 3:35 to 6:00 p.m. each day. The program emphasizes a warm, safe, and comfortable atmosphere with lots of quality activity choices for participants. Space is limited. To enroll, please call us at (269) 321-1022.

Vicksburg Bulldog Beginnings Preschool

Get your child on board for an exciting preschool experience! Vicksburg Community Schools is offering a unique program specifically designed for children who will be four years old before September 1st of this school year. Bulldog Beginnings preschool focuses on school readiness skills in a fun, play-based format. Bulldog Beginnings is entirely FREE to families who meet the qualifications. This includes transportation, meals, snacks, parent education programs, and field trips.

The Bulldog Beginnings preschool utilizes a joint application with all other Kalamazoo County preschool programs to help cut down on duplication and enable us to appropriately place children. You can pick up applications at each of our elementary buildings, the Vicksburg Public Library, or the Vicksburg Administration Building. We will be collecting applications for the next school year starting in March and will begin accepting students and notifying families AFTER JUNE 30th of their application status. Questions? Call us at (269) 321-1022.

Facility Usage and Rentals

Need a spot to hold a meeting or activity? After Vicksburg Community Schools events have been scheduled, school facilities are available for use by community groups, individuals, and organizations. For availability and scheduling procedures, please call (269) 321-1022.

Alyssa Thompson, Director (269) 321-1020

Rachel Phelps, Administrative Assistant (269) 321-1022

Fall 2018

Junior Bulldog Cheerleading Clinic- September 19 & 20 for girls K-5th grade

Click on "View program offerings" for more information.



Cardio Drumming class will be held at the VAB on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7 pm starting on June 26th.  Bring your own equipment (ball, bucket, drum sticks).  New to Cardio drumming?  We will have a few equipment sets available for those who want to try out the class.  The first week is free!  Monthly fee for unlimited classes is $10.