Fox Tales, a publication of the St. Charles Park District, is distributed to  
Community Unit School District #303 students in grades K-5. For more information, call 630-513-6200.

Saturday, April 6  |  12-4pm

 

FREE but please register  (#18045)

 

As winter winds down, farms begin to bustle with activity. Babies are born, planting, begins and spring cleaning starts. Help the Primrose Farmers ready the farm for warmer weather! Shell corn, make butter, prepare the garden for planting and assist with household chores. All ages welcome! Ages 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Held at Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Road, St. Charles. 


Register here.
Early Bird Pool Passes  
Get ready for a SPLASHtastic Summer!
Season passes for all aquatic facilities are ON SALE NOW! Early Bird Rates until April 30. Have your pass in hand when Otter Cove Aquatic Park or Swanson Pool open. Season passes are available for purchase online or at PCC during normal facility hours. Facility rentals are available too.

For more information, visit
ottercove.org or swansonpool.org

Time to sign up for
Summer Camps!  
 
Children of all ages will enjoy themed activities, playing games, making crafts, swimming, field trips and so much more.
 
Choose what interests you most:
  • Day camps
  • Nature camps
  • Sports camps
  • Farm camps
  • Travelin' Teens  camp
Before and after care is available too.
For more information or to register online, visit stcparks.org.

Saturday, April 13  | 10am
 
Ages 9 & under    
Pottawatomie Park 
Meet at River View Miniature Golf Court Yard
 
Parents and children should arrive at the park at least 15 minutes early to receive instructions and make their way to the designated egg hunt age group location. Participants are asked to bring their own baskets to collect the eggs. Parents, please keep children behind all lines and wait for the signal in order to avoid false starts and to be fair to everyone.
Please limit your child to 10 eggs


Friday, April 19  |  12-2pm

All Ages
Mt. St. Mary Park 
 
Enjoy a beautiful spring day along the river with your family. This statewide kite fly is supported by the Illinois Association of Park Districts. Bring a picnic lunch and your favorite kite. No rain date.

Windy City Ninja
Friday, April 19
9am-2pm
Fee: $85
5-Day Baker Station: $41

#18959
Before and After Trip Care Available for No School Day Trips. 
Before Care begins 6:30am and After Care ends at 6pm.
FEE: $15  ( Click here to register. )
Kids After School Painting
Ages 7-12
W     Apr 3-24  |  4-6pm  (#18465)
$80


A budding artist will learn all the techniques for creating beautiful art in this follow-along painting class. Even first-time artists will achieve outstanding results. The use of brushes and palette knife will be practiced. Master composition, perspective and more. All supplies included. Bring a roll of paper towels. Held at Tony & Friends Art Studio.   
 
 
Beginner Sewing Workshops
Ages 7+
RES $21/NR $32 
 
Learn sewing machine basics as you create a simple project using newly-acquired knowledge of sewing, seams and finishing techniques. All supplies and sewing machines provided. See below for the list of unique projects to explore your creativity. Sign up for one or all!
 
Swirl Emoji 
W     Apr 10  |  6:30-7:30pm (#18246)
M&M Pillow 
W     Apr 10  |  7:30-8:30pm (#18247)
Panda Pillow 
W     May 1  |  6:30-7:30pm (#18195)
Owl Buddy 
W     May 1  |  7:30-8:30pm (#18199)
Tea Cup Planter for Mother's Day
Ages 3+
Su     May 5   |  1-1:30pm   (#18221)
Sa     May 11  |  9:30-10am   (#18220)
$10

Enjoy this creative activity with your mother on her special day. Come and paint a pot and then plant it with a beautiful flower as the perfect gift for her. Plant material, container, soil and fertilizer are included in the fee. Held at Heinz Brothers Greenhouse.
 

Fairy Garden 101
Ages 5+
Sa     Apr 13  |  12-1pm   (#18219)
F       Apr 19  |  10-11am   (#18223)
Su     Apr 28  |  1-2pm   (#18224)
$35  
 
How dreary the world would be if there were no fairies. Upgrade your backyard by planting your own fairy garden with the help of garden experts. Each participant will receive a pot, soil moss and stones, choice of three fairy garden accessories and three plants to create their own garden. Held at Heinz Brothers Greenhouse.
 
 
       
   
Click on code #s to register.
 
Magic Class
Ages 5-13
M     Apr 22  |  6:45-7:40pm
RES $20/NR $30  (#18827)

Learn a collection of age-appropriate, fascinating and mesmerizing tricks! Amaze family and friends using cards, ropes, coins, mind reading and more. While some tricks may appear difficult, discover how easy they are to learn and perform. Materials provided. Participants receive a take-home magic kit. Brand new tricks each session -- sign up for all!

NERF Night
Ages 6-13
Sa     Apr 6  |  5:30-8pm
RES $22/NR $33  (#17956)

Battle it out with NERF! The community center will be transformed into a battleground of fun. Compete in a variety of games including Capture the Flag, Team Elimination, and Free-for-All. Participants must provide their own NERF guns and protective eyewear; darts will be provided. Remember to label your belongings. Pizza, drinks and supervision provided.
 
 
Click on code #s to register.
T-Ball League 
Ages 5-7
F     Apr 5-May 17   |  4:45-6:45pm   
RES $108/NR $158  (#19166)

Play every position to learn about the whole game. Focus on catching, fielding, throwing, batting and base running. Participants receive a hat, t-shirt and trophy. Bring a glove. Held at Sportsplex.
 

Developmental Soccer League 
Sa     Apr 6-May 18  |  2:20-3:30pm    
Ages 6-7:  ( #18546
Ages 8-9:  ( #18547)
RES $100/NR $150

Designed to improve a player's ability to dribble and move or pass the soccer ball in a team environment. Fee includes t-shirt and trophy. Bring soccer cleats, soccer ball size 4, shin guards and a water bottle. Held at East Side Sports Complex. 
 

Flag Football League
Ages 6-8
Sa     Apr 6-May 18  |  1-4pm (#18814)
Ages 8-10
Sa     Apr 6-May 18  |  1-4pm (#18816)
Ages 10-12
Sa     Apr 6-May 18  |  1-4pm (#18829)
RES $108/NR $158

Each participant will be evaluated on the first day in order to form balanced teams. All Star Sports Instruction will provide the head coaches, if parents would like to help out, please notify staff on the first day of practice. Games will be played in a format that gives each player a chance to play the line, be a receiver and play backfield. Held at Sportsplex.
 
 
Horseback Riding I
Ages 6+
Sa     Apr 6-May 11  |  3-4pm  (#18874)
W      Apr 10-May 15  |  5-6pm  (#18873)
$146
 
Using well-trained horses, enthusiastic instructors will provide a wonderful learning atmosphere and experience. Beginner and advanced riders will benefit from instruction on safety, grooming, tacking and riding (English or Western). Bike helmet required. Held at Tower Hill Stables.
 
 
Horseback Riding II
Ages 6+
F     Apr 12-May 17  |  5-6pm           
$146   (#18875)

Expand upon your current skills of grooming, tacking and riding. This class is a continuation upon Horseback Riding I. Bike helmet required. This class may be repeated. Held at Tower Hill Stables.
Speed and Agility
Ages 6-7
Th      Apr 4-May 23  |  5:15-6:15pm  (#18529)
Ages 8-10
Th      Apr 4-May 23  |  6:15-7:15pm  (#18530)
$86
                      
While participating in the program your child will be working to obtain that extra element to their game that will help them stand out as a player in the field or on the court. The focus will be on skills such as form, start and stop speeds, directional change, acceleration change and fun games to help improve overall skills. Wear running shoes. Held at Geneva Park District Persinger Rec Center.
   
 
Track and Field
Ages 6-10
Th     Apr 4-May 23  |  4:15-5:15pm   
$86  (#18541) 
 
This program is centered on helping increase your child's speed and endurance while also bettering their running form. This program will cover sprinting, distance running, high jump, long jump and more. Wear running shoes. Held at Geneva Park District Persinger Rec Center.
 

Floor Hockey Skills
Ages 7-11
Th     Apr 4-May 23  |  6-7pm
$86  (#19082)

Learn the proper mechanics of stick handling, puck control, passing and shooting while you get a great workout from the speed and agility drills. Focus on balance and stamina while working on game knowledge and mechanics. Review offensive and defensive strategies. Teamwork, good sportsmanship and rules will be emphasized. Bring a water bottle, shin guards, bike helmet and any type of gloves to cover fingers. Held at Geneva Park District Persinger Rec Center.
  
 
Girls Basketball Skills
Ages 9-12
M     Apr 8-May 20   |  5:45-6:45pm
$76   (#18737)

Focusing on individual skills and team play, each session begins with speed and agility drills that will enhance a player's ability to get up and down the court quickly, generate rapid change of direction and creates explosion to the basket. Players will practice ball handling, proper shooting technique, foot work and defensive/offensive strategies. Small-sided competitions and game play will enable each player to focus and work on learned skills. Bring a water bottle. Held at Geneva Park District Persinger Rec Center.
   
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All nature programs below are held at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles.