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, June 22

All Ages
FREE but please register  ( #19741 )
Featuring the talented and award-winning musician/ author - Jim Gill and his National Campaign for PLAY! His catchy melodies will get everyone clapping, dancing, singing and even sneezing along to his silly musical games. Advanced registration required. Limited availability - register today!
Held at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center.

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May 27-Aug 13

 Aug 17-Sep 29 
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Friday, June 28  |  7:30-9pm  
All Ages
RES $5/NR $8 per person  (#19620
Bring the family out to learn about lightning bugs and their intriguing ways! Enjoy an indoor, multimedia presentation on fireflies before making your own bug jar. Once properly equipped, venture out to catch (and release) some of these awesome night flyers! Advanced registration required.

Held at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center.

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Saturday, July 20 | 8-11am
James O. Breen Community Park
Kid-friendly, kid distances & kids only! 
Perfect for beginner and experienced competitors.
SWIM the Crayfish Canal at Otter Cove, BIKE a closed parking lot course in the park and RUN the trails/grass. Race distances vary per age group. Starts will be staggered to provide the best conditions possible for participants and spectators. This is a Chronomix timed event. Awards and goodie bags for all participants.
$40 per child (early bird rate until July 6)  
$60 per child (July 7-20)

Ages 5-7
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Ages 8-10

Ages 11-15

For a complete list of available Summer Camps, click below:
Save the Date!
Held at Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Road, St. Charles.
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American Girl Outing
Ages 5-12
Sa     Jul 13  |  11am-1pm           
RES $15/NR $23  (#19336)

Spend the day in the life of Blaire Wilson, 2019's American Girlâ„¢ Doll of the Year. Make some of her favorite recipes in the Summer Kitchen. Enjoy some snacks, too. Learn how to take care of livestock in modern day times. Prepare sack lunches to donate to Lazarus House. Held at Primrose Farm.

Magic Class
Ages 5-13
M     Jul 1  |  5-5:55pm
RES $20/NR $30  (#19764)

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!
Babysitter Training - Infant/Child CPR
Ages 10+
W     Aug 7  |  1-5pm   
RES $42/NR $63  (#19823)

Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide basic care during an emergency. Become certified in American Red Cross Infant/Child CPR. Reference book and other materials provided.  
Babysitter Bootcamp
Ages 10+
M-Th     Aug 5-8  |  1-5pm   
RES $125/NR $175  (#19822)

Get ready for the exciting responsibility of being a superstar babysitter! Here's your chance to earn your own money and be independent. Discover ways to watch out for safety issues and deal with fussy children. Become certified in American Red Cross Infant/Child CPR. Reference book and other materials provided. Bring a doll and snack.

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Summer Art Workshop
Ages 5-10
MTu     Jun 17-18 | 10am-12pm   ( #19733)
MTu     Jul 15-16 | 10am-12pm    (#19734)
MTu     Jul 22-23 | 10am-12pm    (#19735)
RES $64/NR $96

Students will complete several different drawings each day and learn to draw whimsical characters, animals, action scenes, cartoon elements, and more! Students will gain confidence in their art method and technique.

Outer Space Art Week
Ages 5-13
M-F     Jun 17-21 | 9am-3pm   (#19554)
M-F     Jul 15-19 | 9am-3pm   (#19615)
M-F      Jul 22-26   | 9am-3pm   (#19616)

Send your child on an art adventure! This camp will provide your child with art projects, exploring the worlds of watercolor, acrylics, oil pastels, sculpture, and more! All supplied included. Bring a roll of paper towel and a sack lunch. Wear old clothes and no sandals. Held at Tony & Friends.
Cartooning & Character Design
Ages 7-11
Sa      Jun 1-Jul 6 | 9-11am   (#19617)
Sa      Jul 13-Aug 17 | 9-11am   (#19618)

Learn the fundamentals of drawing cartoon characters including the philosophy and theory behind character design. The use of various graphite and colored pencils will be applied. Art supplies must be purchased on the first day of class. Held at Tony & Friends.

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Held at Sportsplex, 1400 Foundry Street, St. Charles.
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Basic Junior Golf Clinic
Ages 7-9
TuTh   Jun 11-18
11-11:45am  |  #18377                                 
12-12:45pm  |  #18378                                
1-1:45pm  |  #18379

Designed to introduce juniors to the game of golf! This clinic is a minimal golf ball hitting class with a greater emphasis on proper grip, stance and types of shots such as putting, chipping, short iron and longer irons. Clubs provided if needed. Registration deadline is June 9 at 7pm. Held at Pottawatomie Golf Course.

Advanced Junior Golf Clinic
Ages 10-12
TuTh   Jun 25-Jul 2
11-11:45am  |   #18374
12-12:45pm  |  #18375
1-1:45pm  |  #18376

Designed to help continue the junior golfer's desire for the game of golf. Expand the basic understanding of the golf swing with emphasis on strong fundamentals. Registration deadline is June 23 at 7pm. Held at Pottawatomie Golf Course.  
ChildBlossom Glow Yoga
Ages 4-12
F    Jun 14  |  7:15-8pm
RES $10/NR $15    (#19756)

Everything is more fun with glow sticks! Students will enjoy yoga poses and fun summer yoga activities el fresco. Glow sticks and yoga mats provided. Bring bug repellent. Held at Hickory Knolls Natural Area Pavilion.   

Flag Football Skills
Ages 7-10
Tu     Jun 11-Jul 30  |  6:15-7:15pm            
RES $86/NR $129  (#19752)
Designed to increase skill level and overall knowledge of the game. Speed and agility drills will be used to help with balance, lateral and linear movements, and explosiveness from a set stance. Foot work is extremely important for every position on the field. Quarterback, running back, line play, receiving and defensive tactics will be covered. Small-sided games and competitions will take place. Held at Sportsplex.

Family Taekwondo
Ages 5+
Sa     Jun 15-Aug 17  |  10-11am
$100  (#19832)

Grand Master Cho and his instructors focus on providing you with the highest quality martial arts instruction empowering students with valuable skills for daily life and contributing to a safe and peaceful community. Taekwondo builds confidence, self-esteem, self-discipline, respect, concentration and courtesy. Learn these martial art basics in a safe and professional environment. Uniforms and testing optional. For questions, call 630-513-5433. Held at Geneva Park District Persinger Rec Center.

Little Tigers Taekwondo
Ages 5-9
Sa   Jun 15-Aug 17  |  9-9:45am
$100  (#19831)

The perfect blend of fun and learning! Increase attention span, build confidence, improve hand-eye coordination and motor skills, and develop sharing and social skills. Classes become more challenging as each child demonstrates the readiness to accept more complex skills. These fast-paced and fun-filled classes serve as a strong foundation in all aspects of life.
Held at Geneva Park District Persinger Rec Center.

Learn to Canoe
Ages 9+
Th-Sa   Jun 20-22  |   6:30-8:30pm
RES $10/NR $15  (#19833)

Learn quiet water canoeing from a member of the St. Charles Canoe Club. Learn equipment selection, basic instruction and safety practices. Experience on-the-water training in the Fox River. Ages 9-14 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Life jackets provided. Held at Ferson Creek Park.
Girls Softball League
Ages 5-7
MW    Jun 10-Jul 17  |  6:45-7:45pm
$108  (#18626)

Here's a fun, action-packed and challenging sport! 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 Geneva Park District Wheeler Park.

Basketball League
Ages 8-11
F    Jun 7-Jul 26  |  10:15am-1:30pm   
$108   (#18621) 

Players have a positive experience as this non-competitive approach enables all children to play without the pressure of winning or losing. Teamwork and sportsmanship are emphasized while practicing and playing games. Instruction skills include dribbling, passing, shooting, footwork, defense, offense and game rules. 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.
NEW!  Drop-In Program
Feed the Turtles
Th     Jun 13-Aug 8  |  1-2pm
RES $5/NR $8 per person

Help us assist in food preparation for all of our reptile friends - box turtles, aquatic turtles and Blanding's turtles. Learn other important turtle care tips as you work alongside our animal care experts. All ages welcome. Ages 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register on site.
All ages
F     July 26  |  7-8:30pm
RES $5/NR $8  (#19619)

Through slides, songs and games we'll learn about these misunderstood mammals and the important role they play in our local environment. As the sun sets we'll head outside to view the wild bats that call Hickory Knolls home.

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The following programs below are held at Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Road, St. Charles.
All Ages  |   10-11am  |   RES $10/NR $15 per program
Advanced registration required. 

The Bad Seed
Sa    Aug 3      (#19330)

What happens when a bad seed wants to change his ways? Find out at this week's session of storybooks alive! Parents and children alike are welcome to join in on the excitement as we read an interactive story, do some good deeds for our farm animals and plant a seed of your own! After the activities please join us for a themed snack and refreshments.   

Pete the Cat
Sa     Aug 31   (#19331   

Pete the Cat has a new pet! He loves to paint him pictures and play him his music. Join us this week as we read this interactive story and paint pictures of your favorite farm animal. After visiting the animals and showing them your art, join us for fun themed snack and refreshments. You won't want to miss the sweet treats and surprises in store!