Virtual Programs

Berwyn Park District now offers programs via your computer, especially relevant during the COVID-19 crisis.
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At Home Recreation Enrichment

Are you missing your friends and looking for a safe outlet to connect?
Look for further, Berwyn Park District will bring the enrichment to
you! In this Recreation Kit you will have everything that you need to
be successful for a full weeks’ worth of afterschool activities: including
by not limited to seasonal crafts, scavenger hunts, math, and science
enrichment. Directions for everything included in weekly news you
can use. Zoom hang outs will be on Thursdays at 4:00pm.
Themes vary by week. A full list of themes will be posted
on the website and on social media.
Registration for the next week of At Home Recreation Enrichment
deadline is Wednesday.
Contactless pick up is available at Proksa Park on Fridaysat 3:30-4:45pm.

At Home Recreation Enrichment will operate
with BDS100 No School Day Calendar.

AGE: 3-11
Program # Day Date Time Fee R/NR
R1012-301 M,Tu,W,Th,F Sep 7-Sep 11 3:30-6:00pm $60/$70
Register by: Sep 2
R1012-302 M,Tu,W,Th,F Sep 14- Sep 17 3:30-6:00pm $60/$70
Register by: Sep 9
R1012-303 M,Tu,W,Th,F Sep 21- Sep24 3:30-6:00pm $60/$70
Register by: Sep 16
R1012-304 M,Tu,W,Th,F Sep 28- Oct2 3:30-6:00pm $60/$70
Register by: Sep 30
Location: Proksa Park

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



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Kids Karate Club - Virtual

The Kid's Karate Club is a high energy, progressive, motivational martial arts program developed specifically for kids to have fun while learning at their own pace. Students will learn stances, strikes, blocks, kicks and sparring techniques all while building confidence. They will learn about strangers and how to combine the techniques they learn to protect themselves.

This 12 video series program includes games, drills and actual classes that mirror an in-person course.  Pricing is per household, so students can participate on their own, or the whole family can participate together.  Students will have access to the videos for 3 months to participate as their schedule allows.  At the end of the course, students will be eligible to test for their next color belt, where they can see their achievements as they advance thru the program.  This is a year-round progressive martial arts program with belt progression through Black Belt.  

Kid’s Karate Club uniforms are available at www.KidsKarate.com - but not required for virtual classes.

Ages: 5+

Program #: A3023-301
Dates: Aug 17 - Dec 31
Time: Varies
Fee: $51R/$56NR

Location: At Home

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




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Magic by Gary Kantor

ONLINE MAGIC CLASS WITH GARY KANTOR

Professional magician Gary Kantor now teaches his popular magic class ONLINE.  This 45-minute online class teaches children how to perform a number of mind-boggling tricks using everyday household items.  Gary will start by explaining the secrets to the tricks, and then both Gary and the children will practice everything in great detail.  The children will have a blast as they learn exactly what to say and do when performing in front of an audience.  And since this class is online, it can be taken whenever it is convenient for your schedule.  And the videos can be watched again and again.  Your entire family can even take this class together!  Additionally, be sure to sign up for this class again since new tricks are taught each session.

Note: This program is completely online for unlimited access. Upon registration completion, your receipt will have details on how to access the class. 

Supplies needed for Magic Session A:
Deck of cards
Rubber band
Crayons (they cannot be broken)
Paper bag (standard lunch bag size)
2 pieces of yarn (one should be about 2 feet long, and one should be about 4 inches long)
One die
Piece of paper
Pencil or pen

Supplies needed for Magic Session B:
Deck of cards
Crayons
10 pennies 
2 nickels
One dime
Envelope
Paper
Pen or pencil

AGE: 5-12

Session A
Program #: R2003-203
Dates: May 11-Aug 31                 
Fee: 
$13/participant

Session B
Program #: R2003-204
Dates: Aug 1 - Oct 18                 
Fee: 
$13/participant

Location:  Your home - Virtual Class

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

Min: 1   Max: 30


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Online Balloon Animal Class by Gary Kantor

ONLINE BALLOON ANIMAL WORKSHOP!

Professional balloon artist Gary Kantor introduces a 45 minute online class that teaches children the techniques needed to take plain balloons and transform them into incredible balloon animals (like dogs, butterflies, fish, etc.).   By watching these online videos children will create their own balloon animals, with Gary walking them through each step in the process. And this class isn't just for the kids; parents will have a blast if they join the experience.  Additionally, you can sign up again since each session makes different animals. 

Note: This program is completely online for unlimited access. Upon registration completion, your receipt will have details on how to access the class. 

Supplies: You will need your own balloons and balloon pump.  The pump and balloons cost about $13, and when you register you will be given information on places to purchase these.

Age: Ideal class age is 7 and above

Program #: R2006-301 
Date: Aug 19 - Dec 31                            
Fee:
$13/participant

Location:  Your home - Virtual Class

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

Min: 1   Max: 30


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Virtual Paint Night

Join us for our Virtual Paint Night!

Paint night from your home! Each participant will recieve a Zoom Meeting Link, which they will use to join the class as it takes place. 

Registration includes a 12" x 16" canvas, brushes, chalk for outlining, paints, and a paper plate palette for blending colors. These items will all be delivered to your door the day before class (Sept 23rd). 

Note - Easel not included

Please reach out to Zak Kerby - zkerby@berwynparks.org or (708)-956-7870 if you have any questions or concerns regarding this class.

AGE: 16+
Program #              Day                Date                    Time                    Fee R/NR
R4018-301              Th                  Sep 24                 6:00-9:00pm        $25
Register by: Jul 8
Location: Zoom Meeting

Min: 6   Max: 50


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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.