Virtual Programs

Berwyn Park District now offers programs via your computer, especially relevant during the COVID-19 crisis.
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: Bug Craft Kits will be available for pick up on Friday, June 26 from 10:00am - 11:00am

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: Tie-Dye Kits will be available for pick up on Friday, June 26 from 10:00am - 11:00am

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!
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

Day Camp At Home FAQ

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 #: R1012-201
Day: T,W,TH
Dates: July 14-July 16
Fee: $35
Register by: Jul 5
Location:  Your home - Virtual Class

Kit pick up: 
Liberty Center 
6445 27th Pl,
Berwyn, IL 60402

Min: 4   Max: 15


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 

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

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

Min: 5   Max: 50


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 #  R1015

Day : W

Date: June 10 Jul 1

Time: 10:30-11:15

Fee: $35

Register by Jun 8

Location:  At Home

 

Min: 4   Max: 12


New!
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 #: A3023-101
Dates: Jun 18 - Aug 31
Time: Varies
Fee: $51/household

Location: At Home

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




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 #: R2003-203
Dates: May 11-Aug 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


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 #: R2006-201 
Date: May 11-Aug 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


New!
Play-Well STEM (Ages 6-10)

Class taught by Play-Well TEKnologies ​

Play-Well classes are going virtual! Tap into your imagination from the comfort of your own home with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor and simple pieces from your own LEGO® collection- all while connecting virtually with your friends and classmates! Students will explore their creative boundaries, learn new building techniques, and connect their projects to practical real-world STEM concepts, all with a focus on open-ended builds that do not require special LEGO® pieces.

Age: 6-10
Program #: R2015-201
Day: Wednesdays
Date: Jul 8 – Jul 29
Time: 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Fee: $12
Register by: Jul 7 
Location: At Home

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

Min: 8   Max: 16


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.

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

Age: 1-6
Program #: R1008-201
Day:
Date: June 3- Aug 19
Time: 11:00-11:30
Fee: $5
Register by: Jun 8
Location: At Home 

 

 

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.

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

Contactless pick up will be on
Monday, July 6 at 10:00- 11:00am

Pick up information:
Liberty Center
6445 27th Pl, Berwyn, IL 60402

 

Age: 3-5 
Program #: R1011-201
Day: TU,W, TH
Date: Jul 7- Jul 9
Time: 10:00-10:45am
Fee: $35 

Register by: Jun 30
Location: At Home

 

                         

 

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 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 (July 10th). 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
R4018-204              Sa                  Jul 10                   6:00-8:00pm        $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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