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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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

R2005-301  Th    Nov 14   6-7:00pm   $15/20       Nov 7

R2005-302  M    Dec 12   6-7:00pm   $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 #: R2004-301
Day: Saturday
Date: Oct 19
Time: 10:00-11:30am
Fee: $15/$20 (Child/Adult) 

Session 2:

Program #: R2004-302
Day: Saturday
Date: Nov 16th
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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Jedi Engineering: Mission to Space (Ages 5-10)

JEDI Engineering: Mission to Space!
Bricks4kidz - LEGO® STEM Workshop
Join us on an adventurous journey through space! Build a world where
rebels and the dark side start epic battles. We’ll build motorized models that
represent spacecraft from your favorite popular space movie and models
related to the NASA space program. Our one-of-a-kind models incorporate
beams, gears, axles, motors & battery packs! During this unit, students
will learn some of the science behind launching things into orbit, will hear
about the most-distant man-made object in the universe, and discuss
what it is like to be an astronaut in space. Are you a budding astronaut? An
adventurer who loves space exploration? Then you’ll love our space theme
projects. We’ll provide the bricks; all you need to bring for this adventure is
your imagination!
AGE: 5-10
Program #  Day  Date     Time                     Fee R/NR
R2012-302  Sa   Sep 14 10:00am -12:00pm $30/$35
Register by: Sep 7
Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

For more information, contact Nick Cronin: ncronin@berwynparks.org

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 10   Max: 15


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Learn and Play Chess (Ages 6-12)

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 five classes

AGE: 6-12
Program #: R2001-301
Day: Wednesday
Date: Oct 16th-Nov 13th
Time: 5:30-6:45pm
Fee: $50/$55 (R/NR)

Register by: Oct 10

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



Mad Science-Dry Ice Capades (Ages 5-10)

Mad Science - Dry Ice Capades
Manipulate matter in all of its three states! Melt metal in boiling water
and freeze water with just a breath of dry ice and create foggy special
effects. Use your Thermocolor Cup to test the temperature of liquid
matter in your home!
AGE: 5-10


Program #  Day  Date   Time              Fee R/NR
R2008-301  Tu    Oct 1  5:30-6:45pm   $30/$35
Register by: Sep 25

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

For more information, contact Nick Cronin: ncronin@berwynparks.org

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 8   Max: 16


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Mad Science-Slime Time (Ages 5-10)

Mad Science - Slime Time
Ooze into a gooey hour of sliming around! Create slime using the Mad
Science recipe, and then enter the Slime Olympics! Take home your own
concoction of Mad Science Slime!
AGE: 5-10

Program #  Day  Date      Time              Fee R/NR
R2007-301 Tu     Sep 17   5:30-6:45pm  $30/$35
Register by: Sep 12
Location: Liberty Cultural Center

For more information, contact Nick Cronin: ncronin@berwynparks.org

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 8   Max: 16


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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: Wednesday, October 2nd,  5:00 - 5:55pm
Session 2: Tuesday,, Dec 3rd,  6:45 - 7:40pm

Fee: $20

Ages:  5-12

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

Contact Gary Kantor for more information: garykantor@yahoo.com

Min: 1   Max: 30


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Nerf Warz (Ages 6-12)

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 and eye protection for all participants. Battle
modes consist of capture the flag, last one standing and many more!
Registration can be done at Proksa or Freedom Park. Registration is
available on-site at the activity.
AGE: 6-12

Program #  Age   Day  Date     Time               Fee
R2000-301  6-12  W     Sep 18  6:00-7:00pm   $5
Register by: Sep 18

R2000-302 6-12   W     Nov 20  6:00-7:00pm  $5
Register by: Nov 20

R2000-101 6-12   W     Jan 15   6:00-7:00pm   $5
Register by: Jan 15

Location: Liberty Cultural Center Gym

For more information, contact Nick Cronin at ncronin@berwynparks.org.

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


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Super Hero Science (Stem)

Super Hero Science!
Bricks4kidz - LEGO® STEM Workshop
Can’t fly? Don’t have laser eyes? No problem — some of the coolest
superheroes make amazing gadgets and use scientific principles to stop
the bad guys and solve crimes. We’ll be doing just that and more using
LEGO® Bricks and some ingenuity. Students will use our proprietary kits
and model plans to build one-of-a-kind super hero creations & gadgets!
Whether you are a master crime-fighting builder (or even if you can fly!),
you’ll have a blast learning, building, and playing with other superheroesin-
the-making at Bricks 4 Kidz!
Total of 4 classes

AGE: 5-10
Program #  Day  Date                Time            Fee R/NR
R2012-301  Th    Sep 12-Oct 10 5:30-6:30pm $65/$70

Register by: Sep 7
Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

Contact Nick Cronin for more information: ncronin@berwynparks.org

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 10   Max: 16


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The Berwyn Park District is a separate municipal governing agency established for the purpose of providing parks, facilities and recreational programs for the residents of Berwyn.

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To enrich the quality of life of the community by providing superior parks, facilities and recreational services in a fiscally responsible manner.
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.