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!
Bricks4Kidz-Lego (STEM PROGRAMS)

Bricks4Kidz - LEGO® STEM Workshop
Super Hero Science!
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
superheroes-in-the-making at Bricks 4 Kidz!
Total of 4 classes

AGE: 5-10
Program #  Day   Date                Time              Fee R/NR
R2012-101   Th     Feb 27-Mar 19   5:30-6:30pm    $65/$70
Register by: Feb 19
Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

Bricks4kidz - LEGO® STEM Workshops
JEDI Engineering: Mission to Space!
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
R2012-102 Sa     May 9  10:00am -12:00pm   $30/$35
Register by: May 1
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


New!
Holiday String Art Workshop (Ages 8+)

Holiday String Art Workshop
Your child will have the opportunity to be creative and learn how to
make their own string art craft with a variety of designs and patterns to
choose from. This session will focus on creating a holiday focused craft,
creating designs in celebration of Memorial Day. Each participant will go
home with their own string art craft, with instructions on how to create
your own at home!


AGE: 8 AND OVER
Program #  Day   Date              Time       Child/Adult
R2005-101   W     May 20 5:30-   6:45pm    $15/20
Register by: May 13
Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

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

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 6   Max: 30


New Dates!
Learn and Play Chess (Ages 6-12)

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 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 6-12. 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: 9-14
Program #   Day  Date              Time            Fee R/NR
R2001-101    W    Mar 4-Mar 25   5:30-6:30pm  $40/$45
Register by: Feb 27
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



New Dates!
Mad Science-STEM Programs

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
R2007-101   Tu    Apr 14    5:30-6:45pm   $30/$35
Register by: Apr 7
Location: Liberty Cultural Center

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
R2008-101   Tu     May 12   5:30-6:45pm    $30/$35
Register by: May 5
Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

NOTE: these classes need a minimum of registered participants to run. You will be contacted 3 days before the program if the class is running.

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

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


New Dates!
Magic of Gary Kantor

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
Day  Date      Time             Fee    Register by
Tu    Jan 21     5:00-5:55pm   $20    Jan 18
Th    Mar 5      6:45-7:40pm   $20    Mar 2
M     May 18   6:45-7:40pm   $20    May 15

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

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

Min: 1   Max: 30


New Dates!
New Time
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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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.