May/June 2019
Sunday, May 19  |  1-2:30pm  

All Ages  --  Ages 2 & under are FREE
RES $5/NR $8 per person  (#18687
 
Dig and play the muddy way! Get ready to squish, scoop and explore the outdoors while relishing in the joy of mud. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult, who can then choose whether or not to join in the muddy fun! Advanced registration requested. Held at Primrose Farm.

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The fun and learning continues all summer long!
Summer preschool is a great way to keep children engaged all year round and prepare them for fall preschool or kindergarten.
MWF  |  9-11:30am
RES $45/NR $68 per week

Jun 10-14 #18409
Jun 17-21   #18410
Jun 24-28   #18411
Jul 8-12  #18412
Jul 15-19   #18413
Jul 22-26   #18414
Jul 29-Aug 2  #18415
Aug 5-9  #18416
 
MWF  |  9-11:30am
RES $45/NR $68 per week

Jun 10-14   #18472
Jun 17-21   #18402
Jun 24-28   #18403
Jul 8-12  #18404
Jul 15-19   #18405
Jul 22-26   #18406
Jul 29-Aug 2  #18407
Aug 5-9  #18408
Saturday, June 1  |  10am
 
Ages 3-7
RES $12/NR $18 per participant 

On Your Mark...Get Set...Go!
Participate in four running events and one field event. While this track meet is semi-competitive, all contenders are winners! Advanced registration required. Held at Wredling Middle School.  Raindate: June 8  
 
Age 3  #18348     Click code # to register 
Age 4  #18349   
Age 5  #18350   
Ages 6-7  #18351   

Immediately following the track meet: 
Fox Valley Kids Marathon -1st Mile Kick Off
More details at fvkids26.com
Saturday, June 22
Doors Open: 9:30am  |  Concert: 10am 
 
All Ages
FREE but please register  (#19741)
 
Featuring the talented and award-winning musician/author - Jim Gill and his National Campaign for PLAY!

Advanced registration required. Limited availability - register today!
Held at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center.

Register here
 
USA! USA! USA!  
Ages 3-8
M    Jul 1  |  10am-12pm   
RES $20 /NR $30  (#19728)

 
Everyone loves a birthday party, and you're invited! Come celebrate our country's birthday, as we prepare for the 4th of July. Class will include patriotic crafts, games, stories and snacks. Join the fun!


Summer Siblings 
Ages 3-8
M    Jul 15  |  10am-12pm   
RES $20/NR $30  (#19742)


Spend the morning with your favorite brother or sister in this new class.  We will play partner games, read stories, craft and enjoy a snack together. Fee is per sibling.


Pajama Jam! 
Ages 4-6
W    Aug 14  |  6-7:30pm   
RES $15/NR $23  (#19727)


Wake up! It's time for a slumber party! Wear your comfy PJ's and bring your favorite stuffed animal or doll to share an evening of bedtime-themed games, crafts and snacks.

 
Party with the PAW Patrol
Ages 4-6
W    Jun 26  |  6-7:30pm   
RES $15/NR $23  (#19706)


Calling all lovers of Ryder, Chase, Marshall, Skye and Rocky. No job is too big, no pup is too small! Spend an evening engaging in activities about your favorite PAW Patrol characters.

 
It's Tea Time!
Ages 4-6
W    Jul 24  |  6-7:30pm   
RES $15/NR $23  (#19726)


Join us for an evening filled with tea related activities, crafts, and games. Practice your best manners while enjoying handmade finger sandwiches and tea with your friends. It's sure to be Tea-lightful!  
Just the Two of Us
Ages 2-3 
W    Jun 19-Jul 24*  |  10:30-11:15am 
RES $38/NR $57    (#19699)

Enjoy some special time together by preparing your child for their first classroom experience! Participate in story time, engage in activities, and play with your friends. Geared for the child who is ready to enjoy preschool activities with the comfort of an adult nearby. *No class July 3.


Playtime Pals
Ages 1½-2 
Tu    Jun 18-Jul 16  |  9:30-10:15am 
RES $38/NR $57    (#19701)

Looking for something to do that brings a smile to your face and creates happiness? Keep from going stir crazy this spring! Participate with your child in a class designed to foster early social skills, early art experiences, and a simple circle time with stories and songs. 


Ready, Set, Grow!
Ages 3-5
W    Jul 10-Aug 7  |  9-11am  (#19702)
RES $64/NR $96

It's time to get outside and enjoy the wonderful world of nature. Explore art and science concepts, and become aware of all the great outdoors has to offer! Learn about insects, gardening and plants through activities and games designed to sti mulate your senses, spark your curiosity, and explore the living world around you. Bring a snack and water bottle.
Held at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center.


Sculptures and Stories
Ages 2½-5
M    Jun 24  |  10-11:30am  (#19703)
RES $10/NR $15

Spend your morning at beautiful Mt. St Mary Park! Meet at the frog sculpture by the pond and we will read stories, make a craft, and then take a tour of the interesting sculptures that make our community park wonderful. If weather is inclement, program will be cancelled. Held at Mt. St. Mary Park.

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Pee Wee Picasso and Play 
Ages 3-5
W    Jun 19-Jul 24*  |  9:30-10:15am  (#19700)
RES $38/NR $57


Calling all future artists! Explore and express yourself through various art activities. Developing new skills while designing unique creations will inspire your budding artist to appreciate different art materials.
*No class July 3.


Toddler Art 
Ages 2-3
Th    Jun 20-Jul 25*  |  9:30-10:15am  (#19709)
RES $38/NR $57  

Little hands, big fun! Engage your imagination as you and your toddler create unique artwork together. Various art mediums including paint and glue will be used. Dress for a fun-filled mess! *No class July 4.


Summer Art Workshop 
Ages 3-5
MTu    Jun 17-18  |  9-9:45am    (#19736)
MTu    Jul 15-16  |  9-9:45pm    (#19737)
MTu    Jul 22-23  |  9-9:45am    (#19738)
RES $36/NR $48


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.

Tot Rock
Ages 1-2
Tu    Jun 11-Aug 6*  |  9:30-10:10am   
RES $80/NR $120   (#19707)

Maracas and clackers and tambourines too; it's mu sical fun just for you! Each session focuses on a new educational theme that incorporates hand held instruments, play props, sensory integration and socialization. Sing, dance and play today!
*No class July 2.


Kid Rock
Ages 2-3
Tu   Jun 11-Aug 5*  |  10:15-10:55am   
RES $80/NR $120   (#19708)

Make it a musical day! Enjoy a music program designed to stimulate development through interactive play. Presented in a structured format, this program encourages cooperation and following directions. Improve motor skills through imagination exercises and rhythm instruments. Each session focuses on a new educational theme. Sing, dance and play today!
*No class July 2.


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Seasonal Dance
Sessions are shorter and provide young dancers the opportunity to try different disciplines of dance before
making the commitment to the Dance Recital program. Parent observation will be held during the last class.

Required Attire:
All dancers should have hair up (out of face). Hip Hop classes may wear athletic wear and clean athletic shoes. All other classes should wear a leotard and tights with ballet or
tap shoes. Boys may wear athletic wear with appropriate dance shoes; black shoes for ballet.

Creative Movement
- Dancers will be introduced to body awareness and dance concepts using their own creativity, props and fun music.

Tip Toes & Me
- A parent-child class. Young dancers are introduced to creative movement, music, props, and peers in a classroom setting.
 
Hip Hop Tumble - A combination of sports and tumbling skills
with the upbeat, exciting world of hip hop dance.
 
Leaps, Jumps and Turns - Improve your technique, ability, confidence and strength in jumps, leaps and turns from various dance genres. Required attire: leotard and tights, shorts or jazz pants. Nude jazz shoes or turning shoes. Hair pulled back, out of face.   
 


Classes start June 6!
 
Jr. Flag Football  |  Ages 3-6 
Jr. Basketball   |  Ages 3-6
Jr. Golf  |  Ages 4-6
Jr. Soccer  |  Ages 3-6 
Jr. T-Ball  |  Ages 3-6 
Multi-Sports  |  Ages 3-6 
Parent/Tot Super Sports  |  Ages 2-3 (w/parent)

All classes are taught by All Star Sports Staff.
For full class descriptions, fees, times, locations and to register online, CLICK HERE
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T-Ball League  
Ages 3-4
MW      Jun 10-Jul 17  |  9:15-10:15am   (#18614)
MW      Jun 10-Jul 17  |  5:30-6:30pm   (#18611)
TuTh    Jun 11-Jul 18*  |  4:15pm-5:15am   (#18609)
TuTh    Jun 11-Jul 18*  |  5:30-6:30pm   (#18608)

Ages 5-6
MW      Jun 10-Jul 17  |  10:30-11:30am   (#18613)
MW      Jun 10-Jul 17  |  4:15-5:15pm   (#18610)
MW      Jun 10-Jul 17  |  6:45-7:45pm   (#18612)
TuTh    Jun 11-Jul 18*  |  6:45-7:45pm   (#18607)

RES/NR $108

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.
*No league July 4.


Minor League Baseball Single A 
Ages 4-6
W    Jun 12-Jul 31*  |  4-4:45pm   
RES $70/NR $105  (#19828)


Designed to give children an opportunity to begin their baseball playing experience in a fun and supportive environment. Activities are introduced to promote proper balance, equipment, hand-eye coordination, following directions and early baseball fundamentals. Held at East Side Sports Complex.
*No league July 3.
Tots with Adults Sports
Ages 2-4
W    Jun 12-Jul 31*  |  3-3:45pm   
RES $70/NR $105 per couple  (#19827)

A great introduction to organized sports! Spend time together focusing on helping your little one develop basic sports movement and motor skills. Activities will practice hand-eye and hand-foot coordination. Sports equipment and instruction provided. Held at East Side Sports Complex. *No class July 3.


Trappers Soccer
Ages 2-4
W    Jun 12-Jul 31*  |  5-5:45pm   
RES $70/NR $105  (#19829)

Introducing the fun and excitement of the world's most popular sport - soccer. Through age-appropriate games and drills along with adventure-themed activities, players develop skills such as balance, shooting, close ball control and trapping. This unique experience will instill a love for the game of soccer and demonstrate the importance of sports activity to promote a full and healthy life. Held at East Side Sports Complex.
*No class July 3. 


Sweepers Soccer
Ages 4-6
W    Jun 12-Jul 31*  |  6-6:45pm   
RES $70/NR $105  (#19830)

Here's the next step in the development for young soccer players. Learn FUNdamentals that are crucial for every budding soccer player. Players focus on foot placement while shooting, following through on their shot, manipulating the ball in creative ways, defensive stance, and more; all while participating in fun games and adventure-themed activities. Held at East Side Sports Complex. *No class July 3.


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. Please plan to bring bug repellent. Held at Hickory Knolls Natural Area Pavilion.


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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
All Ages
Thursdays   June 15-August 8  |  1-2pm
RES $5/NR $8 per person

Did you know that Hickory Knolls is home to EIGHT different turtle species? That's a lot of mouths to feed! Help us keep them happy and healthy by assisting 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.


Learn Your Birds: Cavity Nesters
All Ages
Sa     Jun 8  | 8-105am
FREE but please register  (#19622)

They are some of our most instantly recognizable birds, but how well do you really know the birds that
excavate their own homes or reuse tree cavities made by others? Look for woodpeckers, nuthatches, chickadees, bluebirds, tree swallows and more. Expert birders also will discuss some of the nonnative birds that compete for cavity space, and things you can do to help.


BATS!
All Ages
F    Jul 26  |  7-8:30pm
RES $5/NR $8  (#19619)

Summertime is Bat Time! 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.
Nature Camps for Little Explorers

Wee Wonders Camp
Ages 2-4

Tu-Th    9:30-10:30am
Beyond the Backyard:  Jun 25-27  (#18268)
Five Senses FunJul 30-Aug 1  (#18269)
RES $40/NR $60

Inspire your little one to explore as you share the joy of nature together. Who hops, flies and crawls in the woods and prairie? Let's go find out! Closed-toe shoes are required for both adults and children. This camp is appropriate for children who have not attended preschool. This is a parent/child program. Adults are free.


Nature Discoverers Camp
Ages 3-5

M-F    9:15-11:15am
Jul 15-19    ( #18255)
Jul 22-26    (#18256)
Jul 29-Aug 2    (#18257)
RES $60/NR $90

A perfect camp for your little naturalist! Discover nature in the woods, fields and along the pond edge. Make simple crafts. Play a variety of educational and fun games. Must be age 3 by January 1, 2019 and potty trained. No diapers. Camp designed for children who have attended preschool. *Held at Delnor Woods Park, Wing Street Entrance.


Click code #s to register.

Opening Day
MAY 25

Opening Day 
JUNE 1   
NEW! Park Palooza 
Sunday, August 18
1-4pm

FREE Fun for Everyone! 
Pottawatomie Park

Live Music  |  Face Painting  |  Inflatables 
Crafts  |  Scavenger Hunt & more!
  Big Truck Show  
Saturday, September 7
10am-12pm


FREE!
James O. Breen Community Park
 
Emergency Vehicles  |  Garbage Truck
Dump Truck  |  Crane & more! 
HAVE AN IDEA?
Is there a skill, topic or experience you'd like to have offered for your children? New program ideas are always welcome!
Contact Kara at kguizzetti@stcparks.org