Youth Classes

Looking for something fun but not sure what to do? We offer a variety of programs to help keep kids engaged, growing, and learning. Whether it be STEAM based or simply fun, there is something for everyone.
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Balloon Animal Class by Gary Kantor

Children are guaranteed to have fun as they learn a collection of fascinating techniques and designs on how to create their own animal balloons! Your child will be able to amaze family and friends their new balloon animal skills. All materials are provided. Children are grouped by age and learn age appropriate techniques. New and different animal balloons are always taught at each session.

Age: 5-12

Program #   Day     Date               Time                 Fee                        Register by

R2-506-301   F         Dec 7             6:45-7:40pm        $25                        Dec 2

Location: Anderson Park, 824 N. Hayes, Oak Park, IL

For more information, please contact the athletics manager, Nick Cronin: ncronin@berwynparks.org or 708-788-1701

Min: 1   Max: 30


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Bath Bomb Work Shop (Holiday)

Your child will have the opportunity to be creative and learn how to make their own bath bomb with a variety of colors and scents. This session will focus on creating a holiday focused gift/bath bomb. Each participant will go home with their own bath bombs and instructions on how to make their own bath bomb at home.

Age: 5+

Program #   Day   Date        Time               Child/Adult                    Register by

R2-505-301   W      Nov 14     6:00-7:00pm      $15/20                            Nov 9

R2-505-302   M      Dec 10     6:00-7:00pm      $15/20                            Dec 5

Location:  Proksa Park Activity Center

For more information, please contact the athletics manager, Nick Cronin: ncronin@berwynparks.org or 708-788-1701

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 6   Max: 20


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Holiday Tie Dye T-Shirt Workshop

Your child and/or family will learn and experience the process of making your own colorful tie dye t-shirt to take home. All participants will pick a holiday design, learn how to properly fold a unique pattern, dye a shirt and learn the proper process of washing your unique and quality tie dye t-shirt.

The shirts provided will be 100% heavy duty cotton, with professional grade/quality dye. The process for each shirt will take 15-30 minutes and children under 8 must be accompanied by a parent (parent does not pay fee if you’re not making your own shirt).This workshop is offered through Tie Dyes by Terri.

AGE: 4 AND OVER

Session 1:
Program #: R2504-301
Day: Saturday
Date: Oct 20
Time: 10:00-11:30am
Fee: $15/$20 (Child/Adult) 

Session 2:

Program #: R2504-302
Day: Saturday
Date: Nov 17th
Time: 10:00-11:30am
Fee: $15/$20 (Child/Adult) 

Register by: 1 week prior to date

For more information, please contact the athletics manager, Nick Cronin: ncronin@berwynparks.org or 708-788-1701

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 10   Max: 50


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Learn and Play Chess (Ages 5-14)

Develop your child’s intellect through the royal game of chess! Current research has shown a strong link between chess and academicperformance in a variety of areas, including mathematics and languagearts. Also, chess has been proven to enhance children’s motivation,concentration, focus, social skills, and creativity. No previous knowledgeof chess is necessary and this program is for grades K-8th. Each classwill consist of a fun interactive teaching period and guided practice time.

Both beginner and experienced players are welcome and will get to thenext level under the guidance of an experienced Chess Scholars coach. There will also be a chess competition with prizes at the end of thesession!

Total of four classes

AGE: 5-14
Program #: R2501-301
Day: Wednesday
Date: Oct 16th-Nov 16th
Time: 5:30-6:45pm
Fee: $72/$82 (R/NR)

Register by: Oct 5th

For more information, please contact the athletics manager, Nick Cronin: ncronin@berwynparks.org or 708-788-1701

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402



Activity#: 303986
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Let’s Build It, Chain Reactions

Chain Reactions – Ready, Set, Roll!
By Afterschool Enrichment Solutions

See the laws of motion at work in this unique and thrilling, hands-on course for grades 1-6. Students will construct machines, like the Heavyweight Hammer and the Spin-o-Matic, and then combine them to create exciting chain reactions! Each week, the chain reactions will become more complex with the introduction of new machines. The projects will afford students the opportunity to delve into concepts such as force, gravity, velocity, types of energy, and balance. At the end of the session, students will be challenged to create the Ultimate Chain Reaction by working cooperatively to see how many machines they can incorporate. No previous experience is necessary, just a desire to learn and build. Each participant will receive an award on the last day of the session, and have the opportunity to earn Energy Belts by demonstrating their learned skills!

Total of four classes

AGE: 6-12
Program #: R2502
Day: Thursday
Date: Nov 8-Dec 6
Time: 5:30-6:45pm
Fee: $80

Register by: Nov  1

For more information, please contact the athletics manager, Nick Cronin: ncronin@berwynparks.org or 708-788-1701

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402



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Magic of Gary Kantor (ER)

MAGIC CLASS!  Children are guaranteed to have a great time as they learn a collection of fascinating and mesmerizing tricks from the "Magic Team of Gary Kantor" Amaze family and friends with tricks that involve cards, ropes, coins, mind-reading, and more.  All materials are provided, and each child receives a magic kit to take home. Children are grouped by age and always learn tricks that are age-appropriate.

Additionally, you can sign up for this class again and again since brand new tricks are always taught at each session!

Session 1: Tuesday, October 9th,  5:00 - 5:55pm
Session 2: Monday, Dec 10th,  6:45 - 7:40pm

Fee: $20

Ages:  5-12

Location:  Andersen Center, 824 South Hayes Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302

 

Min: 1   Max: 30


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Nerf Warz

Participants will battle in our Nerf Battleground, consisted of obstacles and barriers for a fun, safe activity that involves strategy and physical fitness. Please bring one foam dart gun and we will supply the Nerf N-Strike foam darts for all participants. Battle modes consist of capture the flag, last one standing and many more!

Age: 6-10
Program #: R2500-301, 303, 305
Day: M
Date: Sept 10, Nov 12, Jan 14
Time: 5:00-6:00pm
Fee: $7

Age: 11-14
Program #: R2500-302, 304, 306
Day: M
Date: Sept 10, Nov 12, Jan 14
Time: 6:00-7:00pm

Register by: Jan 12
Location: Liberty Cultural Center Gym

Location: Liberty Cultural Center
6445 W. 27th Pl. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 10   Max: 50


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Proksa Park
Activity Center

3001 S. Wisconsin Ave.
708-795-2892
Freedom Park
Administration Office

3701 Scoville Avenue
708-788-1701
Liberty
Cultural Center

6445 W. 27th Place
708-795-2891
The Berwyn Park District is proud to be a partner and supporter of the West Suburban Special Recreational Association.