Virtual Programs

Berwyn Park District now offers programs via your computer, especially relevant during the COVID-19 crisis.
New!
10K My Way

10K My Way

The nice weather is here to stay and now is the time to get outside! 10K My Way is your opportunity to get out and enjoy the great parks that your community has to offer. From June 15th to June 29th, complete the 10k (6.2 miles) of walking, jogging, or running, and earn an awesome Berwyn Park District 10K My Way T-shirt! Don’t let this quarantine keep you off your feet! Get out and get movin’!

Age: 12 AND UP

Program #           Day        Date                                  Time                        Fee                R3034-201           M            Jun 15 – Jun 29                Varies                      $15                  

Register by

Jun 14

Location: At Home

Location: Proksa Park
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 10   Max: 100


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: All directions and materials included in the kit for all activities. Contactless drive through kit pick up is every Friday from 10am-1am starting June 12th.

Pick up information: 
Liberty Center 
6445 27th Pl
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: 10


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: All directions and materials included in the kit for all activities. Contactless drive through kit pick up is every Friday from 10am-11am starting June 12th.

Pick up information: 
Liberty Center 
6445 27th Pl
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: 10


New Dates!
New!
Barnyard Buddies - Kid Create Studio

   All your child’s favorite farm friends will come to life! We’ll create puppies, horses, cows and more using several simple artistic techniques. This class is so much fun, it’s like having your very own petting zoo! All art supplies for this class will be commonly found in your home and if needed, teachers with give alternative suggestions on other materials to use. Come and create right along with your child in these hands-on classes! Children must be assisted by a caregiver during class. All participants will receive a supply list and link to Zoom via email by the morning of the class.

This program is lead by Kid Create Studio 

Any questions: Please contact Devin Frendreis at dfrendreis@berwynparks.org 

AGE: 3-5
Program                                 Dates                                              Fee    
Barnyard Buddies                June9-June30                       $36/participant  

Location:  Your home - Virtual Class

Min: 4   Max: 12


New Dates!
New!
Day Camp at Home

Set sail for adventures from home! Our brand new summer camp experience will bring Day Camp to you! Each participant of Day Camp at Home will receive a tailored Camp Kit that includes everything that would need to be successful for summer camp and more! Join your friendly Berwyn Park District Camp Manager weekly on Zoom for an all camp start and then dig into your bag of experiences.

Activities available for ages 3 - grade 5 including simple science kits, scavenger hunts, nature word searches, art projects materials, and more! 

Camp Kit Pick-up: All directions and materials included in the Camp Kit for all activities. Contactless drive through Camp Kit pick up is every Friday.

Early Childhood Ages 3-5 Pickup time 10:00-11:00am

Kindergarten- Grade 2 Pickup time 11:00-12:00pm

Grade 3-5 Pickup time 1:00-2:00pm

Pick up information: 

Liberty Center 

6445 27th Pl

Berwyn, Il 60402 

 

Location: Liberty Cultural Center
6445 W. 27th Pl. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 25   Max: 75


New Dates!
New!
Enchanted Princess Camp

Become your favorite princess and join your friends from fellow kingdoms to experience the enchanted life! Camp includes a story time, songs, art project, royal dance party, and a chance to dress up in your favorite princess gown.

Princess kits will be available for contactless pick up at Liberty Center. All princesses will receive a link to connect to Zoom via email by the morning of the program.

Princess Kits will be available for pick up on Monday, July 13 at 10:00am 

Any questions: Please contact Devin Frendreis at Dfrendreis@berwynparks.org 

AGE: 3-5
Program        Dates                   Fee    
Enchanted Princess Camp      July14-July16    $35/participant  

Location:  Your home - Virtual Class

Min: 4   Max: 15

Kit pick up: 

Liberty Center 

6445 27th Pl, Berwyn, IL 60402

Min: 4   Max: 12


New!
FunAppetit Cooking Club!

Do you like to cook? Want to expand on your go-to recipes? Our virtual cooking club allows you to socialize and try some new foods in the kitchen! We will start with a simple snack that is rarely made at home, gummy bears! The list of ingredients for each class will be sent to you along with a Zoom Meeting Link. All classes are lead by our Events & Recreation Manager Zak Kerby, who does not have professional cooking experience.

Age: 8-80

Program #           Day        Date                                            Time                         Fee R  R4036-201          Th          Jun 11 (Gummy Bears)                  6pm                        $5

R4036-202          Th          Jun 18 (Mickey Mouse Pancakes) 10am                        $5

R4036-203          Th          Jun 25 (Grilled Cheese)               6pm                        $5

R4036-204          Th          Jul 2 (Mac & Cheese)                   6pm                        $5

R4036-205          Th          Jul 9 (Loggers Eggs)                    10am                       $5

Min: 5   Max: 50


New!
Homemade Playdough Making

Roll It, Press It, Mold It. We all love playdough. During this mini session you will make homemade playdough. Playdough kits will be delivered to all participants the day before the class. Kits will come complete with everything you need to make lemonade flavor playdough! Parent supervision is required for this program. All participants will receive a link to Zoom via email by the morning of the class.

Ages 3-5 

Any questions: Please contact Devin Frendreis Dfrendreis@berwynparks.org

Kits will be dropped off at the address that is listed on file. 

AGE: 3-5
Program        Dates                   Fee    
Homemade Playdough Making     Jun 13   $15/participant  

Location:  Your home - Virtual Class

 

Min: 4   Max: 15


New Time
New!
How To Draw Cartoons

 Kids, have you ever wished you were better at drawing cartoons? During this class, we’ll teach step-by-step techniques that will help you draw super cool (and cute!) cartoons! From cute cuddly puppy dogs to kooky cool characters – we’ll do it all in this class. You will be impressed with how great your drawings turn out! All art supplies for this class will be commonly found in your home and if needed, teachers with give alternative suggestions on other materials to use. A How to Draw Cartoons booklet, supply list and video link will be emailed prior to class.

Any Questions: Please contact Devin Frendreis at dfrendreis@berwynparks.org  

This program is instructed by Kid Create Studio

AGE: 3-5
Program        Dates                   Fee    
How To Draw Cartoons     Jun 10-Jul 1    $35/participant  

Location:  Your home - Virtual Class

 

Min: 4   Max: 12


New Dates!
New!
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

AGE: 5-12
Program        Dates                   Fee    
Session A      May 11-Aug 31     $13/participant  

Location:  Your home - Virtual Class

Min: 1   Max: 30


New!
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 #        Date                             Fee
Session A          May 11-Aug 31            $13

Location:  Your home - Virtual Class

Min: 1   Max: 30


New Dates!
New!
Pancakes and Pajama's

When You Give A Pig A Pancake… What do you get? Let’s find out. Wear your favorite pajamas and head to the kitchen! Join Ms. Devin as we make pancakes, read If you Give A Pig A Pancake by Laura Numeroff, and sing a few action songs. Each participant will be provided with complete pancake mix and a bottle of syrup. Participants must have a parent/guardian supervisor during this program. All chefs will receive a link to connect to Zoom via email by the morning of the program.

Any questions: Please contact Dfrendreis@berwynparks.org 

AGE: 3-6
Program                                         Dates                                   Fee
Pancakes and Pajama's                 Jun 20                       $15/participant  

Location:  Your home - Virtual Class

 

Min: 4   Max: 12


New!
Rock 'n' Kids is Rockin' at Home!

Enroll in this virtual class session to sing, dance, play and learn! Rock 'n' Kids provides the Tot Rock and Kid Rock music and creative movement programs for children ages 1-6. Registered participants will receive an email from Rock ‘n’ Kids with that week's pre-recorded, private 30-minute virtual class, and allowing families to participate on their own time. The session's musical activities will be based on the theme of "My Box of Crayons!" Each class will explore a different color through music and movement, and will include opening songs, weekly theme introduction, DIY instrument and prop ideas, 4-6 additional music activities, and closing songs. Class activities will involve rhythm, fine and gross motor, imaginative play, sensory integration and listening skills. Rock 'n' Kids has been enjoying children's wiggles and giggles for 25 years! You won't want to miss this chance for safe, musical fun and learning with your child! 

AGE: 3-6
Program        Dates                   Fee    
 Rockin' at Home!     June15-Aug 3   $64/participant  

Location:  Your home - Virtual Class

Any questions please contact: 

Devin Frendreis at dfrendreis@berwynparks.org 

 

Min: 4   Max: 14


New!
Summer Story Time

Just because you are at home doesn’t mean story time needs to end! Join Ms. Devin the Early Childhood and Recreation Manger on Wednesday mornings for story time with songs, fingers plays, and a chance to meet a new friend! Each week a new exciting story will be read.

Age: 1-6

Program #    Date   Date        Time            Fee R/NR    

R1008-201   W     June 3    11:00-11:30     $5 

Any questions please contact: Devin Frendreis at dfrendreis@berwynparks.org 

 

Min: 5   Max: 15


New!
Superheroes at Home!

Calling All Superheroes! Join your fellow heroes for an action packed day of adventures at home. Dress up as your favorite superhero, complete a craft, read a story about your favorite superheroes, and test your super strength.

Superhero kits will be available for contactless pick up at Liberty Center. All superheroes will receive a link to connect to Zoom via email by the morning of the program.

Age: 3-5                           

Any questions please contact Devin Frendreis at dfrendreis@berwynparks.org                                                                            

Contactless pick up will be on Monday, July 7 at 10:00- 11:00am

Pick up information:

Liberty Center

6445 27th Pl, Berwyn, IL 60402

Min: 5   Max: 12


New!
Trivia Night

Do you miss trivia nights? So do we! Every Tuesday night Berwyn Park District will be hosting trivia on a different topic, including movies, sports, the office, and even Berwyn trivia! Five categories, Ten questions each. Registration will include a Zoom Meeting link in order to attend trivia. Max of 2 players per team.

Winner will receive a $20 gift card to a local Berwyn restaurant

Age: 16 AND UP

Program #          Day            Date           Time                        Fee R/NR      Theme
R4030-201         Tu              Jun 9            7:00pm-8:00pm       $5              ChicagoSports

R4030-201         Tu              Jun 16          7:00pm-8:00pm       $5             Berwyn History

R4030-201         Tu              Jun 23          7:00pm-8:00pm       $5              United State

R4030-201         Tu              Jun 30          7:00pm-8:00pm       $5             The Office

R4030-201         Tu              Jul 7            7:00pm-8:00pm       $5               Tiger King
Location: Zoom Meeting (Link sent after purchase, on day of class)

Min: 6   Max: 50


New Dates!
New!
Virtual Paint Night

Join us for our first Virtual Paint Night!

We've teamed up with Creativita in Forest Park to bring you the fun of a 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 (June 5th). We will be painting a beautiful spring flower in a vase.

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
R4018-203              Sa                    Jun 6                6:00-8:00pm        $25
Register by: Jun 4
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.