Youth Programs

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.
Magic Lessons with Gary Kantor

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!
Age: 5-12

Instructor: Gary Kantor

Program #         Day          Date            Time                      Fee 
R2003-500         Wed          May 17       6:45 - 7:40 pm       $20

Program #         Day          Date            Time                      Fee 
R2003-501         Mon          June 26       5 - 5:55 pm            $20

Program #         Day          Date            Time                      Fee 
R2003-502         Wed          Aug 16       6:45-7:40 pm          $20

AGE: 5-12

Location: Park District of Oak Park

Martial Arts

The Martial Arts program will build on the skills that focus on awareness, personal edification, and self-defense using the martial arts system known as Kung Fu. The curriculum will include conflict resolution and non-lethal restraint techniques. Skills include blocks, kicks, punches, falls and throws. All students receive a study sheet that will assist in reviewing the material.

The class also works on flexibility, running, endurance, strength, concentration and coordination. Students will perform exercises such as jogging, jumping jacks, sit-ups, and push ups. Classes begin with a warmup regimen. Tardy students engage in a quick warmup to prepare their body for class activities. If available, participants are able to sign up for more than one class for additional practice and to develop stronger techniques.


- Please bring a water bottle for class breaks.
- A uniform is required.
- Students should wear a standard black Kung Fu uniform.

Students will receive information on purchasing a uniform upon registering for the class.

If a uniform is independently purchased, it should be a black cotton blend Kung Fu uniform with frog tie buttons.

Students that have a rank/belt/sash must demonstrate that they have the knowledge required to wear it. Shoes should be worn because the class will practice on and off of the mats. Jewelry, watches, and shorts are not allowed. A folder with a study sheet and other information will be provided for each student.

Program #         Day          Date                         Time            Fee R/NR
A4011-500         Fri            June 16 - Aug 11       6 - 7 pm       $100

AGE: 6-12


Program #         Day          Date                         Time            Fee R/NR
A4011-501         Fri            June 16 - Aug 11       7 - 8 pm       $100

AGE: 13-18


Register By: June 9

Instructor: Shaolin Golden Tiger Academy

Location: Liberty Cultural Center
6445 W. 27th Pl. Berwyn, IL 60402

Undercover Life Coaching

We will have so much fun, your t(w)een won’t even know they’re growing. Let's dive into some hot topics for today's t(w)eens. We will take an in depth look at factors that can positively/negatively impact youth, learn self-control techniques in these atmospheres, and take away tools that can be put to use immediately. Teens/Tweens will find the comfort, support, and experience in this small group setting. Topics covered will be relationships, social media, and core skills for success.

Instructor - Lifted Coaching

Program #         Day             Date                         Time                    Fee R/NR
R4036-500         Wed            Apr 19 - May 3         3:45 - 4:45pm       $39/$45

AGE: Girls, 6th-8th Graders


Program #         Day             Date                         Time          Fee R/NR
R4036-501         Wed            Apr 19 - May 3         5 - 6pm       $39/$45

AGE: Boys, 6th-8th Graders


Register By: Apr. 12

Meeting Location: Proksa Park Activty Center 

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

About Berwyn Park District
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.
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.