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, November 7   

All Ages 
$5 per person (#25646)
Pottawatomie Park, 8 North Avenue
Wondering what to do with those leftover Halloween pumpkins? Head out to Pottawatomie Park to participate in The Great Pumpkin Bowl! Use the hill to roll pumpkins down towards giant bowling pins. Warm apple cider will be provided. 

Ho! Ho! Ho! 
Add to the excitement of Christmastime's holiday magic with a letter from Santa Claus, all the way 
from his workshop at the North Pole.
  • Register for Santa's Letter and answer the checklist questions at:
  • $5 per letter
  • Optional: Have your child write a letter to Santa Claus and return it to Santa's Mailbox at PCC or mail it to the address below. Letters from children will not be returned.
Registration ongoing from 
November 23-December 9.

Sunday, December 6
Baker Community Center, 101 S. Second St, St. Charles

Goody gumdrops! Create the ultimate architectural masterpiece while listening to holiday tunes during this fun D-I-Y event. Using a made-from-scratch house frame, graham crackers, frosting and colorful candies, you and your child will be all smiles decorating and celebrating with this holiday tradition. Ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Time slots:  12:30-1:30pm  |  2-3pm  |  3:30-4:30pm  |  5-6pm

Fee:  $25 includes one large (4 1/2" square by 7" high) house frame, all supplies, decorating space for two people

  • $3 for each add'l person (max 6 people/table)
  • $10 for an add'l large house  |  $5 for an add'l small house
  • $5 for a Letter from the North Pole
Advance reservations required at:

Pick up at: Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Avenue, St. Charles
Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles

 VIRTUAL Computer Training
Ages 8+ 
FREE but please register.

Always keep learning! An interactive, hands-on training platform to help you develop in-demand technical skills for today's interconnected world. All skill levels welcome.

Minecraft Build Challenge
M      Nov 16  |  4-5pm  (#24222)

Create Amazing Videos with Mixed Reality & 3D
F      Nov 20  |  11am-1pm  (#24223)

Digital Photography:
Create Cool Photos & Stop Animations
WTh     Dec 9-10  |  4-5pm  (#24224)
DIY Spa Kit
Ages 8+
Pickup Saturday Nov 28 | 8am-4pm
RES $25/NR $38   (#25574)

Create the perfect holiday gift or treat yourself this season with this one-of-a-kind kit! Choose your preferred scent to create a soothing facemask, bath bombs and more pampering products. All ingredients and supplies included. Order a bunch and host your own spa day with friends! Kit pick up at Primrose Farm.

Grinch Goo-Tastic Slime Lab
Ages 6-12
M     Nov 30  |  5-6pm
$20   (#23476)

Have the slime of your life creating seasonal slime with a Grinch inspired theme. Slime continues to be all the rage with kids and this time our concoction lab will include all the colors of Christmas, hearts and 'ornaments' as mix ins, along with winter scents that will make you feel like you are in the Grinch story! Every participant will go home with the slime they made and one other prize.
Held at Batavia Park District - Eastside Community Center.

Click on code #s to register.

Dinosaur Dynasty
Ages 5-10 
Sa     Nov 7-28  |  2-3pm
RES $64/NR $96    (#23490)

Travel back in time to the land of the lost. Join in celebrating our favorite topic - DINOSAURS! Each day students will use step by step method of shapes and lines to create impressive and frameworthy art. Artists draw and color different types of dinosaurs in varied styles from realistic, graphic and cartoon and bring the dinosaurs alive with color and humor!
Ice Magic
Ages 5-10 
Sa     Dec 5-26  |  2-3pm
RES $58/NR $87    (#23467)

We are FREEZING in this drawing workshop! Explore Ice Magic while drawing several characters and scenes from familiar stories. Use shapes and lines to create an Icy Horse and a Bumbling Snowman. Beautiful princesses come to life on your paper with their own magic. Brighten your child's creative spirit and artistic ability during winter break.

 Click on code #s to register.
All nature programs below are held at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles.
Family Field Trips
Ages 2+
RES $25/NR $38 per group of 4

F    Nov 6  |  6:30-8pm: Night Hike  (#25064)
Sa  Nov 7  |  10-11am: Ready for Winter  (#25096)
Remember how much fun field trips were? Now you get to play too! Face coverings required when physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Nature No School Days
Grades K-5
Tu     Nov 3  |  9am-12pm
Pathfinders: Grades K-2  (#25076)
Trailblazers: Grades 3-5  (#25058)
RES $50/NR $75

Enjoy a morning of nature play, activities and creativity. Closed-toe shoes are required. Face coverings required when physical distancing is cannot be maintained. Dress to be outside part of the day.
Nature Nights
Ages 3-10

Calling all party animals! Spend a special, fun-filled evening meeting the critters, playing nature-related games and enjoying a sweet treat. Participants must be accompanied by a parent. One parent may accompany multiple children from the same household. Advance registration required.

Mom & Son
F     Nov 13  |  7-8pm  (#23628)

Daddy & Daughter

Sa     Nov 14  |   7-8pm  (#23629)

RES $10/NR $15 per child 
Adults are FREE

Click code #s to register.
Reds Academy Soccer 
Skills & Scrimmage
Ages 6-11
Sa     Nov 7-Dec 19  |  12-1pm   
RES $125/NR $175  (#24149)

Designed for players who are looking to improve
their fundamental technical skill set for recreational
or pre-travel soccer. Reds Junior Academy players
will train with the professional coaching staff from
Liverpool FC International Academy Illinois. Our
staff is hand-selected to demonstrate great
connection with players of this age. It's all about
the joy of learning and playing soccer. Held at Sportsplex.

Developmental Soccer
Age 4-5
M    Nov 9-Dec 21  |  5:30-6:30pm (#23402)

Age 6-7
M    Nov 9-Dec 21  |  6:30-7:30pm (#23403)

Age 8-9
M    Nov 9-Dec 21  |  6:30-7:30pm (#23404)

Based on the U.S. Soccer National Youth Module, this program is 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 Sportsplex.

Horsemanship for Youth
Ages 9-17
Sa     Nov 7-Dec 12  |  1:30-2:30pm 
$172   (#23489)

Immerse yourself in the equestrian world with
beginning riding lessons. Gain experience in
horse handling, grooming and tacking. Lessons
will be held in a heated indoor arena during
inclement weather. Held at Dunham Woods Farm.
Arena Football Camp
Ages 6-12
MTuW     Nov 23-25   |   11am-1pm (#25406)
RES $78/NR $117

Learn both offensive and defensive moves while trying out every position without the risk of major injuries in this fun and safe environment! Instructors will focus on the proper mechanics of running pass routes, receiving, line play, taking hand offs, throwing techniques and basic rules of game play. The importance of teamwork and good sportsmanship are highly emphasized. Contact is minimal, there will be no tackling. Bring a water bottle. Wear knee pads. Ages will be separated after registration. Held at Sportsplex.

Baseball Camp
Ages 6-12
MTuW     Nov 23-25   |   9-11am (#25405)
RES $78/NR $117

Designed to keep you moving and learning at all times! Practice throwing, hitting, fielding and running bases. To build confidence and improve skill development, a batting tee will be removed after a few classes. Bring a water bottle and glove. Ages will be separated after registration. Held at Sportsplex.

Soccer Camp
Ages 6-12
MTuW     Nov 23-25   |   1-3pm (#25407)
RES $78/NR $117

Based on the U.S. Soccer National Youth Module, this program is designed to improve a player's ability to dribble and move or pass the soccer ball in a team environment. Bring gym shoes, soccer ball size 4, shin guards and a water bottle. Ages will be separated after registration. Held at Sportsplex.

Pick-Your-Own Sports Camp
Ages 6-12
MTuW   Nov 23-25   |   9am-3pm

Baseball! Football! Soccer! Oh my! Want a longer day of sports instruction? Sign up for more than one camp during the winter school breaks and get a 20% discount. Held at Sportsplex.

Choose 2 sport camps:
RES $125/NR $175  (#25408)

Choose 3 sport camps:
RES $188/NR $238  (#25409)

Click on code #s to register.
For more virtual program options, click below!