Virtual Programs

Berwyn Park District now offers programs via your computer, especially relevant during the COVID-19 crisis.
New!
Home Cooking NY: Virtual 'Friday night is pizza night'

Virtual 'Friday Night is Pizza Night', from scratch to done!
This class is taught by Home Cooking New York

Follow along with the instructor as you learn how to make quick pizza dough, tomato sauce, and sheet pan pizzas. A list of ingredients withh be included with your receipt. 

Age: 12-18

Program #: R3040-102          
Day: F
Date: Feb 5
Time: 5:00-6:30pm
Fee: $55R/$60NR

Location: Virtual

Min: 1   Max: 6


New!
Home Cooking NY: Virtual Dumpling Workshop

Virtual Dumpling Workshop, from scratch to done!
This class is taught by Home Cooking New York

Follow along with the instructor as you learn how to roll out, season, and pleat a proper potsticker dumpling. A list of ingredients withh be included with your receipt. 

Age: 12-18

Program #: R3040-101          
Day: Th
Date: Jan 21
Time: 5:00-6:30pm
Fee: $55R/$60NR

Location: Virtual

Min: 1   Max: 6


New!
Learn to Code - Create Apps for Your Phone or Tablet!

This class is taught by Chasewood Learning.

The world today is on our smart devices.  Students now can learn how to make apps for smart phones and tablets!  Using MIT’s App Inventor, we will teach students how to create an app, design the screens, buttons, slider bars and more! Put that all together and you can make an app that can be used by all!  Apps like a game, a photo app, a magic 8 ball and more!

Age: 10-16

Program #: R2022-101          
Day/Time: Arranged with parent (1 hour per week for 6 weeks)
Fee: $78R/$83NR

Location: Virtual

Min: 1   Max: 20


New!
Learn to Code - Create Games, Interactive Stories and More!

This class is taught by Chasewood Learning.

Chasewood is offering a proven coding class for all levels of programmers.  Beginners to Advanced, students will learn programming using MIT’s Scratch learning platform.

Students will learn programming logic, use of variables, input/output and many other programing constructs. Students can learn how to create an online music band, interactive story and even a online game that others can play!

Age: 6-16

Program #: R2021-101          
Day/Time: Arranged with parent (1 hour per week for 6 weeks)
Fee: $78R/$83NR

Location: Virtual

Min: 1   Max: 20


New!
Minecraft Engineering (Ages 6-16)

This class is taught by Chasewood Learning.

Children today love playing Minecraft.  Imagine if children learn Civil Engineering while they are  in a Minecraft world.  Chasewood has developed a brand new curriculum that teaches engineering concepts and children apply them in a Minecraft environment.  Imagine learning about bridges and making the Tower of London bridge, or a town with stores, libraries, schools and more.  We inspire future Engineers using Minecraft!!  As a bonus, all students will be part of the Chasewood Minecraft Club with all members participating in challenges and innovation discussions weekly.

Requirement:  All students need to have a Minecraft.net Java Edition license on a PC or Mac ($26)

Age: 6-16

Program #:
R2019-101
Day/Time: Arranged with parent (1 hour per week for 6 weeks)
Fee: $78R/$83NR

Location: Virtual

Min: 1   Max: 20


New Dates!
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

Program #: R2006-101
Date: Dec 7 - Feb 28
Fee: $13/participant

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

Location: Virtual

Min: 1   Max: 30


New Dates!
Online Magic Class with 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 #: R2003-104
Dates: Dec 7 - Feb 28           
Fee: 
$13/participant

Session B
Program #: R2003-105
Dates: Dec 7 - Feb 28          
Fee: 
$13/participant

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

Location: Virtual

Min: 1   Max: 30


New!
Online Robotics (Age 8-16)

Online Robotics with Free Entry to Coderz Competition
This class is taught by Chasewood Learning.

Have your child learn robotics online. It’s easy and fun!

Students learn how to use code a robot to perform tasks including use of different types of sensors.  Students learn problem solving skills, logic and math.  We use the CoderZ website as our classroom.  As a bonus, every student will be part of Chasewood’s Robotics Club that will compete in a CoderZ competitions. You will be part of a community that loves to learn!

Age: 8-16

Program #: R2020-101          
Day/Time: Arranged with parent (1 hour per week for 6 weeks)
Fee: $78R/$83NR

Location: Virtual

Min: 1   Max: 20


New!
SafeSitter Essentials

Safe Sitter is designed to prepare students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. The Instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises. Students will learn safety skills, childcare skills, first aid/rescue skills, and life/buisness skills. All materials are included in the fee. Students will recieve an emailed certificate of completion, as well as parents will recieve further guidance for their newly certified Safsitter graduate. 

Age: 12-16

Program # R3001-101

Day Sa

Date  Jan 9

Time 9:00am-3:30pm

Fee $110

 

Program # R3001-102

Day Sa

Date  Mar 13

Time 9:00am-3:30pm

Fee $110

 

Program # R3001-103

Day Sa

Date  May 8

Time 9:00am-3:30pm

Fee $110

Location: Virtual

Min: 3   Max: 8


New!
SafeSitter Essentials

Safe Sitter is designed to prepare students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. The Instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises. Students will learn safety skills, childcare skills, first aid/rescue skills, and life/buisness skills. All materials are included in the fee. Students will recieve an emailed certificate of completion, as well as parents will recieve further guidance for their newly certified Safsitter graduate. 

Age: 12-16

Program # R3001-101

Day Sa

Date  Jan 9

Time 9:00am-3:30pm

Fee $110

 

Program # R3001-102

Day Sa

Date  Mar 13

Time 9:00am-3:30pm

Fee $110

 

Program # R3001-103

Day Sa

Date  May 8

Time 9:00am-3:30pm

Fee $110

Location: Virtual

Min: 3   Max: 8


New Dates!
SAT Coaching and Practice Course

Are you interested in taking practice SAT tests without it counting towards college admissions? This program enables students to take 2 full length timed SAT practice tests, along with 7 strategy sessions guaranteed to boost their SAT score. Students will learn how beat the new SAT College entrance exam while practicing reading, writing and math to uncover weaknesses and boost overall test performance each week of the course! Note: Full length paper & pencil tests will be administered in Class #5 (March 13th), and Class #9 (April 9th). Those two sessions will be on Saturdays, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

AGE: 14-17
Program #  R3016-101
Day: Sa
Date: Feb 13 - Apr 9          
Time: 
9-10:30am        
Fee R/NR:  
$225

Register by: Feb 5

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 4   Max: 8


New Dates!
Virtual Kids Karate Club

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: 4+

Program #: A3023-101
Dates: Dec 7 - Feb 28
Time: Varies
Fee: $51R/$56NR

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

Location: Virtual




New!
Virtual Spanish Classes for Adults by Language in Action®

Virtual Spanish Classes for Adults by Language in Action®

Have you ever wanted to learn a foreign language, but never had the opportunity? Now is the time! Stay connected and learn Spanish from the safety and comfort of your own home via the interactive Zoom platform! In this class you will learn conversational Spanish that you can immediately begin using. The class will be tailored to the needs of the students enrolled. This class is taught live by a Language in Action instructor. Zoom login information will be emailed to participants before

the first class. This is a (2) part class, with multiple sessions of each.

Session A

AGES: 18 AND UP

Program #:  R4034-101
Day: Tu
Dates: Jan 12 - Feb 16
Time: 10:00-11:00am
Fee: $75

Register by: Jan 5 
Location: Zoom Class

Program #:  R4034-102
Day: Tu
Dates: Feb 13 - Mar 30
Time: 10:00-11:00am
Fee: $75

Register by: Feb 16
Location: Zoom Class

Program #:  R4034-103
Day: Tu
Dates: Apr 6 - May 11
Time: 10:00-11:00am
Fee: $75

Register by: Mar 30
Location: Zoom Class

SESSION B

Program #:  R4035-101
Day: W
Dates: Jan 13 - Feb 17
Time: 4:00-4:45pm
Fee: $75

Register by: Jan 6 
Location: Zoom Class

Program #:  R4035-102
Day: W
Dates: Feb 24 - Mar 31
Time: 4:00-4:45pm
Fee: $75

Register by: Feb 17
Location: Zoom Class

Program #:  R4035-103
Day: W
Dates: Apr 7 - May 12
Time: 4:00-4:45pm
Fee: $75

Register by: Mar 31
Location: Zoom Class

Location: Virtual

Min: 1   Max: 6


New!
Virtual Spanish Classes for High School Students

This class is a great supplement to high school Spanish classes or may also be taken by students not enrolled in a school Spanish class. High school students will cover basic grammar points and vocabulary and practice conversational skills.

Classes will be taught live by a Language in Action instructor. Zoom login information will be emailed to participants before the first class.

Classes are 6 weeks long.

Ages: 14 - 17

Program #:  R3039-101
Day: Tu
Dates: Jan 12 - Feb 16
Time: 5:15 - 6:15pm
Fee: $75

Register by: Jan 5

Program #:  R3039-102
Day: Tu
Dates: Feb 23 - Mar 30
Time: 5:15 - 6:15pm
Fee: $75

Register by: Feb 16

Program #:  R3039-103
Day: Tu
Dates: Apr 6 - May 11
Time: 5:15 - 6:15pm
Fee: $75

Register by: Mar 30

Min: 2   Max: 10


New!
Virtual Spanish Classes for Jr. High Students

This class is a great supplement to middle school or junior high school Spanish classes or may also be taken by students not enrolled in a school
Spanish class. Students will learn Spanish grammar and communications skills that will give them a strong foundation for high school Spanish.

Classes will be taught live by a Language in Action instructor. Zoom login information will be emailed to participants before the first class.

Classes are 6 weeks long.

Program #:  R3038-101
Day: Tu
Dates: Jan 12 - Feb 16
Time: 4:00 - 4:45pm
Fee: $75

Register by: Jan 5

Program #:  R3038-102
Day: Tu
Dates: Feb 23 - Mar 30
Time: 4:00 - 4:45pm
Fee: $75

Register by: Feb 16

Program #:  R3038-103
Day: Tu
Dates: Apr 6 - May 11
Time: 4:00 - 4:45pm
Fee: $75

Register by: Mar 30

Min: 2   Max: 10


New!
Zoom Coffee Roundtable

Come one, come all! We are hosting a Zoom call for all those seeking some conversation and coffee. Our talks will be moderated and cover a variety of topics going on in town and the world abroad. This is your opportunity to get your message out to the community around you.

*Please email zkerby@berwynparks.org to recieve the invite for this recurring meeting*

Age: 55+

Program #:  R5035-101
Day: F
Dates: Starting January 8th
Time: 9:00-10:00am
Fee: Free

Location: Zoom Meeting

Location: Virtual

Min: 2   Max: 30


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