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.
New Dates!
New!
At-Home Bug Crafts Kits

We miss you at the park district, so we’re packing you some fun to-go!
All activities were put together with your health and safety in mind in a clean environment.

It’s time to have some fun crafting & catching bugs!  Enjoy 5 different kits to create and use or even gift for a special person in your life. 

Ages: 5 and up

Fee: $10/kit

What's included in the kit: 
A bug jar craft to decorate then go outside and find some bugs to observe. Let them go when you’re done.
A net to help catch your bugs 
2 bug magic scratches craft
1 bug mask craft

Bug Catching & Craft Kit Pick-up: Bug Craft Kits are available for pick-up in-person on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 6pm.

Pick up information: 
Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S Wisconsin Ave
Berwyn, Il 60402 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Martha Houston Athletics and Recreation Manager at mhouston@berwynparks.org

Min: 1   Max: 6


New Dates!
New!
At-Home Family Tie-Dye Kits

We miss you at the park district, so we’re packing you some fun to-go
The tie-dye activity kit was put together with your health and safety in mind in a clean environment.

It’s time to have some family fun!  Enjoy tie-dying at home.

Ages: 5 & up

Fee: $30/kit

In your kit you’ll receive:
Tie-dye kit (4 pairs of gloves, rubber bands, dye)
4 white banandas
Bucket with lid

Tie-Dye Kit Pick-up: Tie-Dye Kits are available for pick-up in-person on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 6pm.

Pick up information: 
Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S Wisconsin Ave
Berwyn, Il 60402 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Martha Houston Athletics and Recreation Manager at mhouston@berwynparks.org.

Min: 1   Max: 5


New!
Fiesta Time Minicamp - Make Your Own Piñata

This minicamp is taught by Language in Action, Inc. Instructor.

Looking for something fun AND educational for your child to do this summer? In this one-day camp, children will decorate their very own mini piñata while singing songs in Spanish, learning Spanish words, and discovering the Mexican culture. All material is included in the fee.

Age: 4-10

Program #: R2025-201
Day: Th
Date: Jun 10
Fee: $20R/$30NR           

Register by: Jun 3

For more information: contact the Athletics Manager, Martha Houston: mhouston@berwynparks.org or 708-956-7871

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 5   Max: 10


New Dates!
Learn and Play Chess (Ages 4-14)

Develop your child’s intellect through the royal game of chess! Current research has shown a strong link between chess and academic performance in a variety of areas, including mathematics and language arts. Also, chess has been proven to enhance children’s motivation, concentration, focus, social skills, and creativity. No previous knowledge of chess is necessary and this program is for ages 4-14. Each class will
consist of a fun interactive teaching period and guided practice time. Both beginner and experienced players are welcome and will get to the next level under the guidance of an experienced instructor. There will also be a chess competition with prizes at the end of the session!
Total of four classes

AGE: 4-14

Program #: R2001-201  
Ages: 4-8
Days:  W
Dates: Aug 10-31
Time: 5:00-6:00pm
Fee:  $50R/$55NR

Register by: Aug 6

Program #: R2001-202 
Ages: 9-14
Days:  W
Dates: Aug 10-31
Time: 6:00-7:00pm
Fee:  $50R/$55NR

Register by: Aug 6

For more information, please contact the Athletics Manager, Martha Houston: mhouston@berwynparks.org or 708-788-1701

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 2   Max: 8


New Dates!
Magic of Gary Kantor

MAGIC CLASS! Children are guaranteed to have fun as they learn a collection of fascinating and mesmerizing tricks from the "Magic of Gary Kantor"! Your child will be able to 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 learn age appropriate tricks. New and different tricks are always taught at each session. 

AGE: 5-12

Program #: R2003-103
Day: M
Date: May 17
Time: 6:45-7:40pm               
Fee: 
$20/participant

Register By: May 17
Location:  Park District of Oak Park

Program #: R2003-201
Day: Th
Date: Jul 15
Time: 5:00-5:55pm               
Fee: 
$20/participant

Register By: Jul 14
Location:  Park District of Oak Park

For more information: contact the Athletics Manager, Martha Houston: mhouston@berwynparks.org or 708-956-7871

Min: 1   Max: 20


New Dates!
New!
Summer Activity Box

The box will include two projects, one family activity, a story from Ms. Devin and a couple surprises.

Contactless pick up is located at Liberty Cultural Center on Friday, June 11 from 10am - 11am . Please stay in your car. A Berwyn Park District staff member will place the box into your trunk.

Ages: 3+

Fee: $15R/$18NR

Pick up information:
Liberty Cultural Center
6445 W 27th Place
Berwyn, IL 60402

For more information: contact the Athletics Manager, Martha Houston: mhouston@berwynparks.org or 708-956-7871

Location: Liberty Cultural Center
6445 W. 27th Pl. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 3   Max: 20


New!
Tie Dye Techniques

In this workshop participants will learn about direct dye applications and 3 basic manipulations to create pattern. A short discussion will be given about mixing dyes to create various colors, tints and shades. Participants should bring their own garments or cloth, they should be 100% or at least 70% cotton, rayon (Modal, Tencel), linen, hemp, bamboo or silk or a combination of these fabrics. Gloves and masks are required. Wash out instructions will be given to each person.

AGE: 6+

Session 1:
Program #: R4044-201
Day: Monday
Date: Jun 28
Time: 12:00-2:00pm
Fee: $20/$25 

Session 2:

Program #: R4044-202
Day: Thursday
Date: Jul 29
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Fee: $20/$25  

Session 3:

Program #: R4044-203
Day: Friday
Date: Aug 13
Time: 2:00-4:00pm
Fee: $20/$25  

Register by: One week before the program start date

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


New!
Youth Spanish Camp

This camp is taught by Language in Action, Inc Instructor.

Get your passport ready and take off with us as we start our summer vacation! Children will make their own "passports" and have them "stamped" in each Spanish-speaking country that we explore! Students will discover the unique culture in each country, while also learning some Spanish words and songs! Come join the fun and adventure!

Age: 4-10

Program #: R2024-201
Days: M,T,W
Dates: Jun 7-9
Time: 5:00-6:30pm
Fee: $40R/$50NR           

Register by: May 31

For more information: contact the Athletics Manager, Martha Houston: mhouston@berwynparks.org or 708-956-7871

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 5   Max: 10


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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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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.