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.
Bath Bomb Work Shop

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. Each participant will go home with their own bath bombs and instructions on how to make their own bath bomb at home.

AGE: 5-10
Program #: 303988-02
Day: Th
Date: Jul 19
Time: 5:00-6:00pm
Fee: $15/$20 (R/NR)

Register by: Jul 16

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

Activity#: 303988
Learn and Play Chess

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 #: 303986-01
Day: Tuesday
Date: Jul 10-Jul 31
Time: 5:00-6:00pm
Fee: $72/$82 (R/NR)

Register by: Jul 6

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

Activity#: 303986
Let’s Build It

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 #: 303985-01
Day: Saturday
Date: Jul 14-Aug 4
Time: 11:00am-12:15pm
Fee: $80/$90 (R/NR)

Register by: Jul 9

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

Activity#: 303985
New Dates!
New Time
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 2: Tuesday, March 30th,  5:00 - 5:55pm
Session 3: Tuesday, May  22nd,  6:45 - 7:40pm

Ages:  5-12

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


Min: 1   Max: 30

Activity#: 103208
New Dates!
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 #: 303983-01
Day: M
Date: Jul 30
Time: 5:00-6:00pm
Fee: $7

Age: 11-14
Program #: 303983-02
Day: M
Date: Jul 30
Time: 6:00-7:00pm

Register by: Jul 25
Location: Liberty Cultural Center Gym

Min: 10   Max: 50

Activity#: 303983
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 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.

Program #: 303984-01
Day: Saturday
Date: Jul 21
Time: 1:00-2:30pm
Fee: $15/$20 (Child/Adult) 

Register by: Jul 16

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

Activity#: 303984
About BPD
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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Our Mission
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.
Freedom Park
Administration Office

3701 Scoville Avenue
Cultural Center

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