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Summer 2020 Foam Slip-N-Slide Party pg 10

CYCLE-Delic pg 20 Dog Training pg 64


Welcome to the Bensenville Park District Table of Contents

Special Events Bensenville Water Park Wood St. Fitness Center White Pines Golf Club Fischer Farm Deer Grove Leisure Center Bensenville Railroad Museum Early Childhood School of Dance & Movement Fine Arts Youth Programs Under the Sun | Summer Camps Bensenville Sports Conference Young at Heart | Active Adult Programming Board Meetings & Community Organizations Parks & Facilities Map NEDSRA Village of Bensenville Programs Registration & Policy Information

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Facility, Park, and Program Status Updates Call (630) 230-1028 View online at BvilleParks.org Or use the free app

Bensenville Park District Facilities

Deer Grove Leisure Center 1000 W. Wood St. (630) 766-7015

Fischer Farm 16W680 Grand Ave. (630) 834-3152

Deer Grove Leisure Center Hours Registration Office Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 8:30A-6:00P Wednesday 8:30A-8:00P Saturday 9:00A-12:00P Sunday Closed*

*When the registration office is closed and the facility is open, registrations can be submitted at the front desk.

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Bensenville Water Park & Splash Pad 1100 W. Wood St. (630) 766-SWIM

Holiday Schedule Apr 10 Fitness Open 5:30A-6:00P Apr 12 Closed May 25 Registration Closed Fitness Open 7:00A-12:00P July 4 Registration Closed Fitness Open 7:00A-12:00P

White Pines Golf Club 500 W. Jefferson St. (630) 766-0304 WhitePinesGolf.com Facility & Fitness Center Hours Monday - Friday 5:30A-10:00P Saturday & Sunday 7:00A-5:00P


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Bensenville Park District Board & Staff Bensenville Park District Board of Commissioners

Valerie Karg Vice President

Rich Johnson President

Greg Linder Treasurer

Our mission is to promote community participation in leisure

activities, learning experiences, and social interactions by providing excellence in service, facilities, and programs throughout the Bensenville Park District. We enhance the quality of life through the preservation of our local history, open spaces and recreational opportunities for residents of all ages to enjoy.

Bensenville Park District Staff Administration

Executive Director Superintendent of Finance and HR Superintendent of Marketing & Communications Front Desk Manager Customer Service

Joseph C. Vallez Evelyn Struck Tom Draper Laura Borshell Yolanda Medina

Recreation Programs & Facilities Superintendent of Recreation Assistant Superintendent of Recreation Recreation Supervisor Recreation Supervisor Recreation Supervisor Fitness & Aquatic Supervisor Fischer Farm Museum Supervisor

Michael Hayes, CPRP Phyllis Schmidt, CPRP Lisa Semetko, CPRP Trent Grossman Shane Varvil Todd Linder, CPRP, CPOI Pamela Deckert

Dear Residents,

We’re excited at the Bensenville Park District about our future together. We know as the weather gets better and the sun stays out longer, we’ll see more of you and your families. We continue to proactively plan new and fun activities for your entire family, and encourage everyone to register early to ensure yourself a spot. Park District staff continues to organize innovative activities at Fischer Farm, our own little gem in the neighborhood. Our Water Park and Splash Pad continues to get facility upgrades and expanded program offerings. The Park District’s summer camp program for our youth promise to make the summer exciting and safe.

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Jim Geils Secretary

Nancy Gibbs Commissioner

Our vision is for the Bensenville Park District to be an integral member of the cooperative inter-governmental group providing quality services and programming of high impact at low cost to the community. We embrace life-long learning in both recreation and leisure fostered through diverse and unique facilities. By maximizing alternative revenue sources, we are recognized for providing the highest level of services and facilities and consistently exceeding our residents’ expectations.

Buildings & Grounds

Superintendent of Buildings & Grounds

White Pines Golf Club Director of Golf Operations Course Superintendent Assistant Superintendent Golf Operations Manager Food Operations Manager F&B Manager Business & Sales Supervisor Facility Events Coordinator

Luis Aguinaga Frank Bonanno Aaron Hill Joe Giuliano Marciano Lopez John Napolitano Dori Bloode Andrea Nieto

The Wood Street Fitness Center is looking better every day; continued improvements make this facility a great bargain. Please come out and see what the fitness center has to offer for your commitment to a healthy future. I know we’re all looking forward to another season at White Pines Golf Club. If you’re a golfer or just looking to enjoy a day out in a beautiful setting, White Pines offers more than golf with entertainment and special events for the whole community. Please feel free to share an idea or concern with our staff, all are welcome at our monthly board meetings on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. Meetings are held at the Deer Grove Leisure Center. Joseph C. Vallez, Executive Director


Special Events

Special Events

The Bensenville Park District has put together some fabulous events this season! Be sure to join us on social media for event updates, fun videos, and photos!

Locations

Deer Grove Leisure Center 1000 W. Wood Street | (630) 766-7015 Fischer Farm 16W680 Grand Avenue | (630) 834-3152 White Pines Golf Club 500 W. Jefferson Street | (630) 766-0304 Bensenville Water Park 1100 W. Wood Street | (630) 766-SWIM BvilleParks.org | SUMMER 2020

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Special Events Easter Brunch Easter Egg Hunt & Eggstravaganza Hop on over to Varble Park where thousands of candy filled Easter eggs will be scattered! Bring a container for your eggs. Then come enjoy family fun with games, crafts, inflatables, and a photo with the bunny in the Gym. Field will be divided by age groups. (TL/SV/TG)

Varble Park | Deer Grove Leisure Center

All Ages

Sa, 04/04 | 10:00A-12:15P

Free

If you are planning on going out for Easter Brunch, look no further than White Pines Golf Club! Reservations required (630) 766-0304 x2.

White Pines Golf Club

All Ages

Su, 04/12 | 9:30A-1:30P

$39.95 per adult $15.95 per child ages 5-10 Child ages 4 and under complimentary

NEW! Easter Basket Gifting The Easter bunny will be gifting Easter Baskets at the Bensenville Park District on April 4, after the Eggstravaganza (above). Parents/Guardians will provide the baskets filled with candy and toys. Register and bring your basket(s) to the Deer Grove Leisure Center by 6pm on Friday, April 3. Participants will also be able to take a picture with the Easter Bunny. (SV/TG/TL)

Deer Grove Leisure Center

All Ages

Sa, 04/04 | 1:00-3:00P | 715531-01

Free

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Earth Day Event Swing on by Fischer Farm for our annual Earth Day Celebration. During this event we will be neatening up our prairie, wetlands, woods and farm grounds as a team. Spring is among us and Fischer Farm is the best place to be to get in that Earth Day spirit. Pizza and pop will be provided in the barn after a morning of celebration and work! Volunteers will also receive a free t-shirt. (PD)

Fischer Farm

Sa, 04/18 | 10:30A-12:30P

All Ages

Free


Live at White Pines Our free summer concert series kicks off with In Session! Fresh grilled food selections will be available. (AN)

NEW! Farmside Yard Sale Come by Fischer Farm for our first ever Farmside Yard Sale. If you are interested in selling items that you no longer have a need for, this is the place for you. Here you will find furniture, clothing, artwork, and some sweets at the bake sale. Whether you want to have a mini rustic shopping spree, or sell your unwanted items, this is going to be fun! Free admission for shoppers! Farm staff will be grilling and selling concessions. Parking is limited but a shuttle will be available. (PD)

Fischer Farm

Su, 05/17 | 10:00A-3:00P | 501031-01

All Ages

Sellers: $35 per 10x10 space

Tented Pavilion

All Ages

F, 05/29 | 7:00-10:00P

Free, no reservations – first come first serve

Memorial Day Parade Join the Bensenville Park District parade unit in the annual Wood Dale Memorial Day Parade! Presented by Tioga V.F.W. Post 2149 and the City of Wood Dale, the parade features floats, marching bands, dignitaries, novelty groups, community entries and other special entertainment. Parade begins at 11a.m. at Elizabeth Drive and proceeds North on Addison Road to Irving Park Road. At Irving Park Road it will head east. The parade finishes just beyond the bridge.

Wood Dale

All Ages

M, 05/25 | Begins at 11:00A

Free

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Special Events Frozen Party Cool off at our magical Frozen Party at the Water Park! Meet beautiful Elsa and have your picture taken with her! The celebration would not be complete without balloon twisting, and a frozen bubble station with magic wands. Cool off on the deck with special frozen snow cones and flavored water from the Melted Snowman water station. Feel free to come dressed as Elsa, but remember to bring your bathing suit! Pre-registration is encouraged. Registration will be accepted on event day. (TL)

Bensenville Water Park

All Ages

Sa, 05/30 | 1:00-3:00P

$5 Pass holders | $10 R | $13 NR

Live at White Pines Our free summer concert series heats up with Shindig! Join us in the tent! (AN) Tented Pavilion

All Ages

F, 06/26 | 7:00-10:00P

Free, no reservations – first come first serve

Movies in the Park

Let’s Glow Crazy Glow crazy all night at the Water Park! This is your chance to swim in the dark! Glow, twinkle, shine and swim the night away in the glowing pool or play glow games on the glowing deck! Preregistration is encouraged. Registration will be accepted on event day. (TL)

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All Ages

Sa, 06/20 | 7:30-9:30P

$5 Pass holders | $10 R | $13 NR

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Travel to a galaxy far away with a screening of Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs, friends and family for this special outdoor movie! Popcorn and refreshments will be available for purchase. Movie to begin after dusk. (LS)

Fischer Farm

All Ages

Sa, 06/27 | 8:30P

Free


Liberty Fest 4th of July Parade Join the Bensenville Park District parade unit in the annual Bensenville Independence Day Parade! Proudly brought to the community by the Village of Bensenville, the parade features floats, marching bands, dignitaries, novelty groups, community entries and other special entertainment. Parade begins at 10a.m. in downtown Bensenville 12 S. Center St and proceeds East on Green St, then continues south on York Road and then east on Jefferson St. finishing at Redmond Park. Show your patriotic spirit and wear Red, White and Blue! Bensenville

All Ages

Sa, 07/04 | Begins at 10:00A

Free

NEW! Dive-In Movie Dive into a night of fun as you watch Jason Mamoa play Arthur Curry, the human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis in Aquaman! Float around on your inflatable or sit on the pool deck and cheer him on as he goes on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land. *Rafts/pool floats are allowed but not supplied. All pool floats must be single person only, anything bigger will not be permitted. (TL)

Bensenville Water Park

All Ages

Sa, 07/11 | Doors open 8:15P, movie starts at 8:45P or sundown whichever is first

$5 Pass holders | $8 R | $11 NR

Family Campout Bring the family for a campout with hotdogs and s’mores in the evening and a continental breakfast in the morning! You won’t want to miss the fun crafts and stories around the fire. Pre-registration is required at the Deer Grove Leisure Center by Thursday, July 23 at 6:00P. Campers will need a tent, sleeping gear, lawn chairs, bug spray, flashlight, games, toys, additional snacks/beverages, and personal items. Electricity is not available for tents, but is on the grounds. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. (LS)

Fischer Farm

All Ages

F, Sa, 07/24-25 | 5:00P-9:00A | 515021-01

$8 per person, 3 and under free

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Special Events Live at White Pines Our free summer concert series heats up with Tony Ocean! (AN)

Tented Pavilion

All Ages

F, 07/24 | 7:00-10:00P

Movies in the Park

Free, no reservations – first come first serve

Head back to Pride Rock and see the new Lion King! Bring a blanket, lawn chairs, friends and family for this special outdoor movie! Popcorn and refreshments will be available for purchase. Movie to begin after dusk. (LS)

Di Orio Field

All Ages

Sa, 08/08 | 8:00P

Free

NEW! Foam Slip-N-Slide Party Come and dance, slide, and swim the day away at the The Bensenville Water Park’s first ever Foam Slip-NSlide Party. Have you ever wondered how cool it would be to ride a slide down our hill? How about adding over 80 gallons worth of foam! Wear your bathing suit and ride down the hill as many times as you want as our DJ blasts some great hits. After the the party is over finish your day relaxing and swimming in the Waterpark, where all patrons will get a free hot dog, small drink, and BPD headband. With your price of admission you will get multiple trips down the hill as well as admission to the water park at the end of the event. (TL)

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$10 Pass holders | $15 R | $20 NR

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Live at White Pines Our free summer concert series continues with The Moods! Join us in the tent. (AN)

Tented Pavilion

All Ages

F, 08/28 | 7:00-10:00P

Free, no reservations – first come first serve


Bensenville Water Park & Splash Pad Check out our newly updated water slide!

WATER PARK PASS SALE BIRTHDAY PARTIES & RENTALS EVENTS SWIM LESSONS

Bensenville Water Park

Birthday Parties

May 23 - August 16

Day Camp Group Outings

1100 W. Wood Street | (630) 766-SWIM

Hours of Operation M-Su 12:00-7:00P

Special Hours May 25 12:00-5:00P (no lap swim) July 4 12:00-5:00P (no lap swim) Aug 12-14 3:30-7:00P Aug 15-16 12:00-7:00P Pass Holder Members Only Early entry begins at 11:30A M-F Lap swim 11:00A-12:00P M-F (lap lanes only)

Check out our new birthday party packages and rentals. We are now taking reservations for the 2020 season. For more information and to reserve your rental or party, contact Todd Linder at TLinder@BvilleParks.org or (630) 238-4931.

If you have a camp group of 15 or more you might qualify for our group outing rate. In order to receive Camp Outing rates you must have a ratio of at least 1 staff per 10 campers. Camp Staff must supervise campers in and out of the water. Individuals and groups that are not affiliated with a camp, park district or school are not eligible for Camp Outing rates. Swim Testing will be conducted before pool use. Non-swimmers will be restricted to shallow water. For more information please contact Todd Linder at TLinder@BvilleParks.org or (630) 238-4931.

Now Hiring!

The Bensenville Water Park is now hiring for all positions for the summer season! Contact Todd Linder at TLinder@BvilleParks.org or (630) 238-4931.

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Bensenville Water Park & Splash Pad

SEASON PASSES Water Park Pass Sale

Save 15% | Now - April 30, 2020

2020 Water Park Season Pass Rates

Res | NR

Child/Teen (ages 3-17)

$100 | $120

Adult 18+ $120 | $144

Season Pass Holder Perks!

· Unlimited admission to the Water Park · Early weekday admission at 11:30A, main pool · $15 off all Outdoor Aquatic Birthday Party packages · Discounted admission to Water Park events · Free and Unlimited admission to aqua fitness classes · Free and Unlimited admission to lap swim, 11A-12P · 3 free guest passes per membership

Couple (any 2 in household)

$180 | $216

Each add’l after 2 in household - max 4 passes

$30 | $36

Senior (55+)

$110 | $132

DAILY ADMISSION Age

Res | NR

After 5P Res | NR

Youth (3-17)

$7 | $9

$5 | $6

Adult (18-54)

$10 | $11

$7 | $8

Senior (55+)

$6 | $8

$4 | $5

Free

Free

Children 2 & under

EVENTS AT THE WATER PARK May 25 Memorial Day - Open 12:00-5:00P May 30 Frozen Party - 1:00-3:00P, details on page 8 June 6 Decorate the Deck - 1:00-3:00P, chalk provided June 20 Let’s Glow Crazy - 7:30-9:30P, details on page 8 June 21 Father’s Day Fathers Swim Free with paying child - 12:00-7:00P July 4

Fun Filled 4th of July! - Open 12:00-5:00P Special events and promotions all day long Show your spirit wearing red, white & blue!

July 11 Dive-In Movie | Aquaman - 8:15P, details on page 9 July 18 Decorate the Deck - 1:00-3:00P, chalk provided July 19 Nat’l Ice Cream Day - 1:00-3:00P Buy one get one free character popsicles July 22 Nat’l Hot Dog Day - 1:00-4:00P Free Hot Dog with purchase of a drink July 31 Fun Family Friday - 12:00-5:00P, fun events all day

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Aug 2

Nat’l Ice Cream Sandwich Day - 1:00-3:00P $1.50 Ice Cream Sandwiches

Aug 8

Foam Slip-N-Slide Party - 1:00-3:00P, details on page 10


SWIM LESSONS General Lesson Information

If weather conditions prohibit lessons from occurring, lessons will be rescheduled for the proceeding Fridays. In the event additional adjustments need to made, patrons will be notified by the Park District. Participants can remain informed on canceled lessons through our Rainout Line to receive text, email or simply access via web at www.rainoutline.com or application which is available on the Apple Store or Android’s Google Play. Simply download the application and search for Bensenville Park District. Swimmers who are not toilet trained must wear a swim diaper. Swim diapers are not provided. Parents, siblings and other visitors attending with participants are only permitted to use the facility during normal hours of operation and must purchase daily admission or have a valid aquatic membership. There is a $5 discount per session for siblings. (TL) Facility and class updates will be posted on Rainout Line, call (630) 230-1028 or visit BvilleParks.org for information.

Water Exploration

Children and parents are introduced to the pool through gently structured water play. This program gives children a chance to explore the water through songs, splashing and play. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. This is not a water safety class or swim instruction but a chance for children to become more acclimated to the water. Children must wear a swim diaper under their bathing suit if they aren’t toilet trained. 1:8 ratio. No class July 4. Min 3. (TL) Program

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$72 | $93

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Water Exploration

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9:55-10:25A

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312011-04

312011-05

$25 | $33

Preschool + Parent

Children and parents who are ready for the next step can enjoy the same experiences they know and love from our water exploration classes, this time with kickboards, noodles and water toys to encourage swimmers to use their imaginations as they learn basic swimming skills. Swimmers gain confidence in front and back floats, submerging their face to blow bubbles, arm movements and water kicks while playing with their parents. Children must wear a swim diaper under their bathing suit if they aren’t toilet trained. 1:8 ratio. No class July 4. Min 3. (TL) Program

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10:50-11:20A

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312000-20

312000-21

312000-22

$72 | $93

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06/13-07/11

07/18-08/08

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Preschool + Parent

2-4

10:50-11:20A

Sa

312000-23

312000-24

$25 | $33

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Bensenville Water Park & Splash Pad Preschool

This class is a continuation of our Parent + Preschool level and is designed for children who are adjusted to the water without a parent. Instructors will work on further developing a foundation of beginning strokes, kicks and breathing so participants can progress into the Beginner level of the Bensenville Swim School. 1:6 ratio. No class July 4. (TL)

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312000-05

312000-09

$72 | $93

Preschool

2-5

9:55-10:25A

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312000-02

312000-06

312000-10

$72 | $93

Preschool

2-5

10:50-11:20A

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312000-03

312000-07

312000-11

$72 | $93

Preschool

2-5

5:20-5:50P

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312000-04

312000-08

312000-12

$72 | $93

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Preschool 2-5 9:55-10:25A

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312000-13

312000-15

$25 | $33

Preschool 2-5 10:50-11:30A

Sa

312000-14

312000-16

$25 | $33

Bensenville Swim School

The Bensenville Swim School is the evolution of the typical multi level swim programs. Instead of your typical 6-7 level swim school format, we have evolved ours so that swimmers can build upon specific skills which allow them to better develop their talents and abilities in just four levels. In the Bensenville Swim School our students are not expected to move up a level each session but instead stay in one level and develop good stroke mechanics and endurance before moving up. On the first day, participants will be re-evaluated to ensure proper level placement. All levels are taught at a 1:6 ratio instructor to students. Once your child is placed in a group, they will learn and develop skills with similar swimmers at their level. This will allow us to continue to develop the swimmers and not be confined by only the skills of one level. No class July 4. Min 3. (TL)

Bensenville Swim School Beginner Program

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06/29-07/16

07/20-08/06

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Beginner 5-14 9:00-9:40A

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312001-11

$78 | $101

Beginner 5-14 9:55-10:35A

M-Th

312001-02

312001-07

312001-12

$78 | $101

Beginner 5-14 10:50-11:30A

M-Th

312001-03

312001-08

312001-13

$78 | $101

Beginner 5-14 5:10-5:50P

M-Th

312001-04

312001-09

312001-14

$78 | $101

Beginner 5-14 6:00-6:40P

M-Th

312001-05

312001-10

312001-15

$78 | $101

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Sa

312001-16

312001-18

$28 | $37

Beginner 5-14 10:50-11:30A

Sa

312001-17

312001-19

$28 | $37

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07/20-08/06

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Advanced Beginner

5-14

9:00-9:40A

M-Th

312002-01

312002-05

312002-09

$78 | $101

Advanced Beginner

5-14

9:55-10:35A

M-Th

312002-02

312002-06

312002-10

$78 | $101

Advanced Beginner

5-14

10:50-11:30A

M-Th

312002-03

312002-07

312002-11

$78 | $101

Advanced Beginner

5-14

6:00-6:40P

M-Th

312002-04

312002-08

312002-12

$78 | $101

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06/13-07/11

07/18-08/08

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Advanced Beginner

5-14

9:55-10:35A

Sa

312002-13

312002-15

$28 | $37

Advanced Beginner

5-14

10:50-11:30A

Sa

312002-14

312002-16

$28 | $37

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06/08-06/25

06/29-07/16

07/20-08/06

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312003-01

312003-05

312003-09

$78 | $101

Intermediate 5-14 9:55-10:35A

M-Th

312003-02

312003-06

312003-10

$78 | $101

Intermediate 5-14 10:50-11:30A

M-Th

312003-03

312003-07

312003-11

$78 | $101

Intermediate 5-14 6:00-6:40P

M-Th

312003-04

312003-08

312003-12

$78 | $101

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06/13-07/11

07/18-08/08

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Intermediate 5-14 9:55-10:35A

Sa

312003-13

312003-15

$28 | $37

Intermediate 5-14 10:50-11:30A

Sa

312003-14

312003-16

$28 | $37

Days

06/08-06/25

06/29-07/16

07/20-08/06

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Advanced 5-14 9:00-9:40A

M-Th

312004-01

312004-05

312004-09

$78 | $101

Advanced 5-14 9:55-10:35A

M-Th

312004-02

312004-06

312004-10

$78 | $101

Advanced 5-14 10:50-11:30A

M-Th

312004-03

312004-07

312004-11

$78 | $101

Advanced 5-14 6:00-6:40P

M-Th

312004-04

312004-08

312004-12

$78 | $101

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07/18-08/08

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Advanced 5-14 9:55-10:35A

Sa

312004-13

312004-15

$28 | $37

Advanced 5-14 10:50-11:30A

Sa

312004-14

312004-16

$28 | $37

Bensenville Swim School Intermediate Program

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Bensenville Swim School Advanced Program

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$5off Swim Lessons

One coupon per household. Original coupon must be presented, no duplicates. No cash value. Expires 07/20/20.

$2off General Admission

One coupon per household. Original coupon must be presented, no duplicates. No cash value. Expires 08/16/20.

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Bensenville Water Park & Splash Pad Private Swim Lessons

Private lessons give you the one on one attention you need to work on your swimming ability! These lessons are adapted to the specific skills you want to improve on. They are great for new swimmers who are uncomfortable in the water or for advanced swimmers wanting to perfect their skills! All lessons are sold in a pack of 6-30 minute lessons. After registering, a Swim Instructor suited to help you achieve your goals will be in contact with you to set up your first lesson. Lessons will not start until after the 8th of June. (TL) Ages 5+ $85R | $110NR, per 6-30 min lessons, 312313-01

Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Semi-Private Lessons are designed for 2-3 people and give you the ability to create your own group lesson with the peers of your choosing. Just like private lessons, semiprivate lessons are adapted to the specific skills you want to improve on. They are great for siblings or friends with similar abilities! All lessons are sold in a pack of 6-30 minute lessons. After registering, a swim instructor suited to help you achieve your goals will be in contact with you to set up your first lesson. Lessons will not start until after the 8th of June. Participant is responsible for securing group members. (TL) Ages 5+ $72R | $93NR, per 6-30 min lessons, 312313-02

AQUA FITNESS

Be on the look-out for Pop-Up Aqua Fitness Classes!

Water Park Pass Holder Perks!

New! Deep Water Workout

Aqua Fitness classes are free! See page 12

Aqua Zumba

This non-impact workout uses the resistance of the water to develop and tone your muscles. Improve cardiovascular health, strength, endurance, and flexibility all while reducing joint pressure and keeping cool. We will wear Aqua float belts for safety, while incorporating noodles, Aqua buoys, and kickboards for a full body workout. Classes are weather permitting. Fee is per class, Water Park Pass Holders are free, Fitness Members are $5. Min 3. (TL)

Known as the Zumba “pool party”, the Aqua Zumba program gives new meaning to the idea of a refreshing workout. Integrating the Zumba philosophy with traditional aquatic fitness disciplines, Aqua Zumba blends it all together into a workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning and most of all, fun! Classes are weather permitting. Fee is per class, Water Park Pass Holders are free, Fitness Members are $5. Min 3. No class 07/04. (TL)

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Deep Water Workout

14+

Th, 06/11-08/06

5:15-6:00P

Water Park $6 | $8

Aqua Zumba

14+

Sa, 06/20-08/01

9:30-10:15A

Water Park

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Activity #

Res | NR

$6 | $8


Wood Street Fitness Center

Fitness Center Hours Monday - Friday Saturday & Sunday

Holiday Hours Apr 10 Apr 12 May 25 July 4

5:30A-10:00P 7:00A-5:00P

5:30A-6:00P Closed 7:00A-12:00P 7:00A-12:00P

Age Regulations

Wood St. users, ages 14-16 must have a parent with them.

Pass Requirements

Identification with a current address is required to purchase a pass. Acceptable forms of ID: driver’s license, state ID, passport, and a utility or tax bill and mortgage or lease statement.

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Wood Street Fitness Center

MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS AS LOW AS $153 NO ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEES

Fitness Center Membership

Fitness Center Membership + Plus Classes

- Wood St. features a fully staffed fitness facility, towel service, and trend-setting fitness equipment.

- Offers you everything plan 1 offers to you, but with the addition of group fitness classes. - Group fitness classes keeps fitness fun, fresh, and dynamic. - Because fitness is more fun with friends, receive 12 guest passes to a class or fitness center per year.

Commit to 12 months and receive 15% off MEMBERSHIP RATES

Yearly rates reflect 15% discount

Fitness Center Membership Month Year R | NR R | NR

Fitness Center +Plus Classes Month Year R | NR R | NR

Adult (age 17+)

$15 | $18

$153 | $183

$35 | $42

$357 | $428

Couple (any 2 adults 17+)*

$25 | $30

$255 | $306

$65 | $78

$663 | $795

Senior (age 55+)

$10 | $12

$102 | $122

$20 | $24

$204 | $244

Teen (age 14-16)

$10 | $12

$102 | $122

$20 | $24

$204 | $244

*Must reside in same household.

Other Rate Options

Fitness Punch Pass (11 group fitness classes, no expiration) Resident Nonresident Ages 14-16 with adult $60 $80 Daily Fitness Center Pass Adult (17+) Teen/Senior

Resident Nonresident $6 $8 $3 $5

Group Fitness Per Class Fees Resident Ages 14+ $6

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Nonresident $8

The Core Class Pass

$300R | $360NR A yearly pass is available to adults allowing unlimited yearly access to all fitness classes. (Adults only. Special event and premier classes not included.)

Veteran & Active Military

Receive a free one year Fitness Center Membership. After the first year receive 20% off yearly rates when you purchase a year membership. Call (630) 766-7015, ext 126 for more information.


CORPORATE RATES

153 $357

$

Fitness Center Per adult, per year

INGs T R PO ion

SUPorganizatiations in c & s asso d G n N a I IV Program L Y LTHeational A E H ecr

Fitness Center +Classes Per adult, per year

For more information or to see if your organization qualifies contact Todd Linder at TLinder@BvilleParks.org.

Wood St. Perks

Park District Perks

. 1 free personal training session per year

. 10% discount rate for youth programs

. Free towel and duffel

. 10% off all district facility rentals

. Zero initiation or annual fees

. 4 free daily admission yearly to

. Locker rooms and towel service . Free onsite group fitness or

team building opportunities available

R

FREE PASS

Bensenville Water Park and Splash Pad

. 20% off Water Park memberships . 1 free round of golf yearly to White Pines Golf Club . Free admission to capstone events

PERSONAL TRAINING Our personal training program involves one-on-one training for ages 14+. Our trainers will work with you to help meet your health and fitness goals in either 30 minute or 60 minute sessions. (TL)

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Personal Training 1-30min ses.

14+

All

as scheduled

Wood St. Fitness Center

512007-01

$30 | $30

Personal Training 1-60min ses.

14+

All

as scheduled

Wood St. Fitness Center

512007-02

$45 | $45

Personal Training 6-30min ses.

14+

All

as scheduled

Wood St. Fitness Center

512007-03

$150 | $150

Personal Training 6-60min ses.

14+

All

as scheduled

Wood St. Fitness Center

512007-04

$240 | $240

A Fitness Membership Representative is available in our Fitness Center to help you!

How are they here for you: • Facility tours & walkthrough • Assistance with fitness machines • Go to help with proper weight lifting form

• General fitness advice & knowledge • Membership questions & sales

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GROUP FITNESS CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

See page 22 for schedule (TL)

New! Cycling

Cycling offers a great cardiovascular/fat burning workout for all ages. Ride a stationary bike for 45 minutes, to gain the benefits of core strength, stronger calves, thighs and hamstring power, upper and lower back strength. All by riding in a fast-paced fun class to music targeting a total body workout. Expect to burn 500 calories in each class. All fitness levels welcome

New! CYCLE-Delic

CYCLE-Delic is the ultimate indoor cycling experience! This is a high energy class that blends your typical cycling class with the sights and sounds of a night on the town. You will cycle to music from various Techno, EDM and house music artists while disco party/black lights illuminate the room. All levels of participants are encouraged to try it out! Please bring water to class. At times the lighting in the class might have a strobing effect that may affect photosensitive participants.

To Your CORE

In this class you will use stability balls and weights for most of the exercises to help strengthen your body’s core muscles. During this class you’ll be standing, sitting and lying down to create a fullbody workout. Our instructor is going to work you to your core and is sure to leave your abs wanting more!

Total Body Strength

Work all muscle groups with a variety of strength and conditioning exercises in this low impact, yet powerful class. This athletic sculpting class defines, and builds lean muscle using a variety of equipment.

TRX

Members can take this class for free during the summer.

HIIT

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) burns more calories, improves performance and teaches your body how to burn more fat. HIIT is a type of cardio training that alternates short, very high intensity intervals with longer, slower intervals to recover. HIIT training not only helps performance, it also improves the ability of the muscles to burn fat.

Core Foundations

Seeking a healthier lifestyle? Learn simple movements to regain and develop good posture. Classes will incorporate body weight exercises as well as yoga movements to correct rounded shoulders and build bone density. Exercises will be done both on the floor and with the aid of chairs as needed.

Cardio Blast

This 45 minute class is a low impact cardio conditioning class that is easy to follow for all fitness levels. Exercises will range from floor aerobics, interval training and resistance training.

20/20/20 The Core Class Pass

$300R | $360NR A year of unlimited fitness classes.

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This class offers three segments 20 minutes each, of different types of cardio, strength and core-based formats that change every week. Fusing together intensities and different types of exercises creates intervals and variations that shock your body into getting more fit!

TRX Specialty Class

TRX is a form of suspension training that uses body weight exercises to develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously. It requires the use of the TRX Suspension Trainer, a performance training tool that leverages gravity and the user’s body weight to complete the exercises. Members can take this class for free during the summer.

Zumba® Low Intensity

Have you wanted to try Zumba but feel you have no rhythm or two left feet? Then this lower intensity class is for you! We will break down the songs as needed and dance our hour away.

Small Group Training

Group training with a personal trainer gives a more focused, individualized work-out in a small group setting. Expect to see changes in exercise routines that will keep your work-outs interesting, challenging and dynamic. Work-outs will include using weights and other strength equipment.

Ages 14+ unless otherwise noted in the descriptions.


Strong by Zumba®

STRONG by Zumba® combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move. In each class you’ll burn calories while toning arms, legs, abs and glutes. Plyometric or explosive moves like high knees, burpees, and jumping jacks are interchanged with isometric moves like lunges, squats, and kickboxing.

Zumba®

It’s the best party around! Zumba® fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will blow you away. Our goal is simple: We want you to want to work out, to love working out, and to get hooked.

Zumba® Toning

This class shakes things up using the rhythm and fun of Zumba with added emphasis on toning and sculpting muscles. Light weights are utilized to target the arms, core and lower body during this energizing, full-body workout!

Zumba® Gold

This class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion, and coordination. This class is designed for active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower intensity. Ages 40+

Strong by Zumba®/Stretch

This hybrid class offers 45 minutes of STRONG’s high intensity interval training, with the last fifteen minutes to stretch and roll out that muscle tension!

Chair Yoga

Learn simple movements to regain, develop, and maintain good posture. Good alignment will help you to see the most benefit from exercise and enhance the feeling of well-being during everyday movements. Ages 17+

Class Cancellations

Classes can be subject to cancellation if a class doesn’t have 4 or more patrons for 4 weeks.

Hatha Yoga

You will improve your overall health, energy level, flexibility and gain a heightened ability to deal with everyday life challenges. Learn the basic flow of yoga postures through coordination of spine and body movements. Please bring your own yoga mat.

Ageless Aerobics

This class is designed for all ages. It is an easy-going class with a slow pace. Participants will use various props that include fitness balls, stretch bands, and steps. Use of light or heavy weights is optional. This class includes core and balance exercises. Ages 17+

Aqua Fitness Classes Are now free when you are a Water Park Pass Holder, and only $5 for Fitness Members. Classes are on page 16

Tai Chi for Health | Specialty Class

The gentle rocking motions and stretching movements improve circulation and digestion and reduce physical tension. The controlled breathing helps to reduce stress and calms the mind. Exercises are easy to follow, and participants may choose to sit or stand as needed. (TL)

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MAY 18 - END OF AUG CLASS SCHEDULE Your fitness matters to us!

All fitness equipment, all fitness classes, are free May 18-24 Please check in at Front Desk

Class schedule updates will be posted on Rainout Line, call (630) 230-1028 or visit BvilleParks.org for information.

Daily Pass $6 R | $8 NR | Punch Pass 11 Classes $60 R | $80 NR | Month Fitness+ and Core Class Pass Memebrships Apply- see page18 MON

9:00-10:00A Ageless Aerobics Exercise Marki 10:15-11:00A Core Foundations Exercise Marki 5:30-6:15P Cycling Willow Debbie/Larry 5:30-6:30P Low Intensity Zumba Sycamore Traci 6:00-6:30P HIIT Exercise Heather 6:30-7:10P Total Body Strength Exercise Heather 7:15-8:00P TRX* Sycamore Traci 7:15-8:15P Zumba Exercise Lucy 7:45-8:30A Cycling Willow Debbie/Larry TUE 9:00-10:00A Zumba Gold Exercise Silvia 6:00-7:00P 20/20/20 Exercise Debbie R. 6:00-7:00P Small Group Training Sycamore Traci 7:15-8:15P Zumba Toning Exercise Lucy New BIkes! Try out our new Cycling Classes WED 9:15-10:00A Chair Yoga Exercise Marki 5:30-6:15P Cycling Willow Debbie/Larry 6:00-6:45P TRX* Sycamore Traci 6:30-7:15P CYCLE-Delic Willow Larry THU 9:00-10:00A Zumba Gold Exercise Silvia 10:15-11:00A Core Foundations Exercise Silvia 5:45-6:30P Cardio Blast Exercise Debbie R. 6:30-7:20P To Your CORE! Exercise Marki 7:30-8:30P Hatha Yoga Exercise Marki FRI 9:00-10:00A Ageless Aerobics Exercise Marki 6:00-7:00P Strong by Zumba/Stretch Exercise Lucy SAT 8:20-9:20A Hatha Yoga Exercise Rita 8:30-9:15A Cycling Willow Billie 9:30-10:30A Strong by Zumba Exercise Silvia No class on 05/25 or 07/04.No Strong by Zumba on 04/10. * Members can take this class for free during the summer.

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White Pines Golf Club

White Pines Golf Club 500 W. Jefferson Street (630) 766-0304 WhitePinesGolf.com

2020 Season Pass Holder Rates Res | NR Season Passes are valid 7 days Adult $1,995 | $2,995 a week and include motor cart

Senior (62 & over) $1,775 | $2,595

(excluding Afternoon Pass)

Afternoon Pass $1,000 Valid daily after 12pm, $10 cart fee required

2020 Permanent Tee Time Rates – 20 Week Season $900 Res | $1,100 NR Permanent Tee Times are available on Saturday or Sunday. Rate also includes 10 free weekday rounds of golf with motor cart (not available for league or outing play).

2020 Discount Card $25 Res | $200 NR

Card holders receive a $10 discount on 18 hole play, and $5 discount on 9 holes.

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White Pines Golf Club

PRO SHOP Hours: Dawn until dusk* 7 days a week | (630) 766-0304 ext. 1 *Weather permitting Tee times Instruction Leagues Permanent tee

GOLF OUTINGS Whether you are planning a fundraiser, family, or corporate event allow our professional staff to customize an event to meet your specific needs.

Golf merchandise Gift certificates Tournaments Golf outings

The Golf Shop is staffed with professionals that would love to help you take your game to the next level. The White Pines Golf Shop is equipped to meet the needs of every golfer, regardless of where they are with their golf game and offers a complete line of golf equipment and accessories. From head to toe, you can find the top brands in golf at competitive prices. Uncertain about what brand of clubs you really should be hitting? Try before you buy! Hit them on the driving range or take them out for a round. Our staff will answer all of your questions and make sure your clubs fit your swing. We special order clubs at no charge.

Golf Leagues

Golf leagues are a perfect opportunity to encourage team building and social interaction. Thinking of Starting or Joining a League? We Make it Easy! - Handicapping, prizes and gift certificates are available at the White Pines Golf Club’s Pro Shop - League meeting and banquet accommodations are available - Inquire about our weekday league specials - White Pines league members receive discounts on golf accessories and merchandise in the Pro Shop Call (630) 766-0304 ext. 309 for league availability and assistance.

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White Pines Golf Club can accommodate golf outings from 24 to 350 golfers. - Conference Room up to 40 guests - Pine Room (remote) up to 80 guests - Banquet Room up to 240 guests - Tented Pavilion up to 350 guests A variety of menu options, complimentary scoring, tournament merchandise, and driving range rentals are only a few of the services we provide for golf outings. Let our team help you host your next successful event! For more information go to whitepinesgolf.com or (630) 766-0304.

Give

www.whitepines

golf.com

White Pines Golf Club Shopping at Your Fingertips

Shopping can be done online at whitepinesgolf.com. Visit the White Pines Golf Club Squad Locker and purchase golf apparel for the player(s) in your life. The Squad Locker features apparel for both men and women, hats and golf accessories. For the person who has everything, you may also purchase gift cards online or in the Pro Shop. Gift cards can be redeemed for golf, Pro Shop merchandise, and food and drinks in the 37 Bar & Grill.


PLAY BETTER GOLF ACADEMY

Play Better Golf Academy is directed by Chuck Lynch a former Illinois PGA Teacher of the Year and a Golf Digest Top 10 Teacher in the State. Chuck’s students have gone on to compete and win at all levels of golf from high school to mini-tours. He has personally trained 7 golfers who came to him as beginners and are now members of the PGA of America. Play Better Golf Academy offers programs for every level of golfer from beginner to those who are high school golfers and want to advance their skills. The fundamentals of a golf swing are the same for juniors, adults, seniors, men and women. Play Better Golf Academy will use traditional as well as state of the art teaching tools and methods to give every golfer a solid foundation in the fundamentals. For more information on the classes below please go to playbettergolfacademy.com, or call Chuck directly at (847) 436-1652. Chuck also offers private lessons and a variety of learning packages for both juniors and adults. *No classes 07/01, 07/03, 07/04, 09/05. Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Res | NR

Skills Training

7-17

Tu,Th,F 06/09-08/07*

9:00-10:00A

$40 (weekly) $140 (4 wks) $240 (8 wks)

Tots Pee Wee (30 min)

4-6

W, 06/17-08/12*

9:00-9:30A

$80 | $100

Tots Pee Wee (60 min)

4-6

W, 06/17-08/12*

9:00-10:00A

$120 | $150

Summer Golf Camp

7-17

Tu,W,Th, 06/16-06/18 11:00A-4:30P

$275 | $300

Summer Golf Camp

7-17

Tu,W,Th, 06/23-06/25 11:00A-4:30P

$275 | $300

Summer Golf Camp

7-17

Tu,W,Th, 07/07-07/09 11:00A-4:30P

$275 | $300

Summer Golf Camp

7-17

Tu,W,Th, 07/21-07/23 11:00A-4:30P

$275 | $300

Summer Golf Camp

7-17

Tu,W,Th, 08/04-08/06 11:00A-4:30P

$275 | $300

Friday Lessons On Course 6-17

F, 06/06-09/26*

4:00-7:00P

$60 (per) $220 (4 classes) $320 (8 classes)

Family / Friends Golf

Sa, 06/06-09/26*

4:00-7:00P

$75 (sngl per week) $125 (w/friend) $300 (sngl 5 wks) $500 (5 wks w/friend)

10+

Chuck Lynch

Director of Instruction (847) 436-1652 chuck@playbetter golfacademy.com

David Hannon

Golf Professional (708) 526-4258 dbhpga@gmail.com

FIRST TEE YOUTH GOLF PROGRAMS The First Tee focuses on teaching the game of golf to boys and girls age 7 through 17. The Greater Chicago chapter of The First Tee is one of three highest rated “ACE” chapters of the hundreds of chapters located throughout the country and five international locations. The First Tee is dedicated to impacting the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Maximum 20 per class and league. Registration is now underway. Register for classes at https://www.firstteegreaterchicago.org/register. For more information, please visit www. thefirstteegreaterchicago.org or contact Adam Murray at amurray@thefirstteegreaterchicago.org. BvilleParks.org | SUMMER 2020

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White Pines Golf Club 37 Bar & Grill

37 Bar & Grill is located on the lower level inside the clubhouse at White Pines Golf Club. Our team would suggest one of our 37 Signature selections, to view our menu please visit us at www.whitepinesgolf.com. Our restaurant and patio offer spectacular views of our meticulously manicured grounds, private pond and waterfall. Whether, you are golfing or looking for a quality local dining experience 37 Bar & Grill is the perfect destination. For seasonal hours of operation call (630) 766-0304 ext. 3.

BANQUETS & WEDDINGS Banquets & Events

White Pines Golf Club is more than golf and provides the perfect location with something for everyone. Whether it’s for a wedding day, banquet, or corporate golf outing, our goal is to ensure that every event meets your expectations. The banquet room is large enough to hold a wedding or corporate event of up to 240 guests, but intimate enough to host a small family birthday or anniversary party. The view of the golf course grounds is spectacular no matter what the season! The room boasts vaulted ceilings and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows. The outer deck and balcony are available to you and your guests throughout your event. Larger, smaller, and specialty groups may choose from a variety of unique event spaces: Pine Room, 37 Bar & Grill, and Conference Room.

THE PINE ROOM & CATERING The Pine Room

Beautiful golf course view Outside deck and large front yard Ample parking for guests Table and chair set-up and take-down Supervisor assistance / bartender Complimentary half hour set-up time

The rental fee includes tables, chairs, and linens for up to 80 guests. The room is set up according to your specifications and is ready upon your arrival. Inside, enjoy the spaciousness of an 1,840 square-foot hall. The versatile space can comfortably accommodate seating for up to 80 guests.

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Weddings at White Pines

Vaulted ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a wrap-around balcony offer a special setting for your big day. Our brick paver ceremony site seats up to 150 guests. It is picturesque, surrounded by a pond, waterfall and fountain. The winding path from the clubhouse to the ceremony site sets the scene for the perfect entrance. For more information about banquets, events, and weddings please call (630) 766-0304 ext. 2 or visit WhitePinesGolf.com.

Brunch APRIL 12 9:30am-1:30pm Reservations Required (630) 766-0304 ext. 2

Catering from White Pines

Let White Pines Golf Club provide for your catering needs. White Pines offers a variety of options from hot and cold appetizers, salads, pastas and entrees - all made fresh, just for your special event. Call (630) 766-0304 ext. 2 for the catering menu.


FREE!

7-10pm | Tented Pavilion Food & Drink Available Bands subject to change without notice

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Fischer Farm

EVENTS AT THE FARM Apr 18

Earth Day - 10:30A-12:30P

May 17

Farmside Yard Sale - 10:00A-3:00P

June 27

Movies in the Park - 8:30P

July 24-25 Family Campout - 5:00P-9:00A Details and descriptions of these events can be found on pages 5-10.

Fischer Farm

Fischer Farm is one of the oldest remaining homesteads in the county. The family settled here in 1836 and established a dairy farm. Their success was evident by 1919 when they had the beautiful foursquare farmhouse constructed. This homestead now forms the core of the Fischer Woods Preserve. This preserve is still home to remnant prairie and wetland and provides a glimpse of what the first settlers to the area saw. The land is valued both for these original seedbeds of native plants and for its historical integrity. The nine structures are all connected to the Fischer family and remain on their original foundations. The Bensenville Park District, in cooperation with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, has been working to preserve both the homestead and the native ecosystems while promoting education and recreational opportunities at the site.

Free Tours

Guided Tours | M, W, F, Sa | 12:00P: Come visit the farm for a unique tour that will be sure to take you back in time. Learn about the Fischer Family who set the building blocks for the Bensenville Community. Connect with the past and explore buildings dating back to 1836. Self-Guided Tours | M, W, F, Sa | During open hours

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Free Admission 16W680 Grand Avenue

Open hours: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat: 12:00-4:00P For more information, for Saturday tours, or to volunteer at Fischer Farm, please call Pamela Deckert at (630) 766-7015 x125 or email PDeckert@BvilleParks.org


PROGRAMS AT THE FARM Nature Grab Bags

Search for local birds, hunt for bugs, and make discoveries with one of our Nature Grab Bags. Grab Bags are available at no charge during operating hours at Fischer Farm. Grab Bags are designed for use by families with children in preschool-5th grade. Available Grab Bags: A Bird in Hand, Bug Out, and Treasure Hunt. (LS)

New! Little Farmers

Is your little one excited at the sight of cows or a tractor? Fischer Farm has an eggcelent program for you! Here, parents and children will get a chance to interact with the animals, learn about crops, and understand the responsibilities of a farmer. Created for the curious minds who are not in school yet, learning and exploring will take place at the farm. Even though farm life can be tough, even the littlest farmers will have a great time. NO class 07/04. Min 5 | Max 12. (PD)

New! Be an Animal Keeper

Fascinated with animals and how to take care of them? Here at Fischer Farm, we can show you what it takes to be the best animal keeper there is. You can take your knowledge with you and prepare for when you will become an animal expert. Learn how to properly feed, handle, and care for our farm animals as well as our more exotic reptile friends! Min 5 | Max 12. (PD)

New! Seed It and Reap

Spring is here, and we are looking to get ready for our next growing season. Helping around the farm is no easy task, and families are encouraged to come out and learn about how plants grow from the experts themselves. Planting your own garden at home can be a rewarding experience, and at Fischer Farm you can wow your friends with your beautiful homegrown tomatoes. Learn how to best care for all of your backyard plants by experiencing it here first! No class 07/04. For ages 5+ with parent, price is per couple. Min 5 | Max 12. (PD)

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Nature Grab Bag

All

Farm open hours

Mar-Nov

Fischer Farm

Free

Little Farmers

3-5

Sa, 05/02-05/23

10:00-10:45A

Fischer Farm

516002-01

$35 | $47

Little Farmers

3-5

Sa, 05/30-06/20

10:00-10:45A

Fischer Farm

516002-02

$35 | $47

Little Farmers

3-5

Sa, 06/27-07/25

10:00-10:45A

Fischer Farm

516002-03

$35 | $47

Be an Animal Keeper

6-10

M, 04/20-05/11

3:30-4:30P

Fischer Farm

501224-01

$35 | $47

Be an Animal Keeper

6-10

M, 06/01-06/22

3:30-4:30P

Fischer Farm

501224-02

$35 | $47

Be an Animal Keeper

6-10

M, 7/06-07/27

3:30-4:30P

Fischer Farm

501224-03

$35 | $47

Seed It and Reap

5+

Sa, 05/02

10:00-11:00A

Fischer Farm

501124-01

$7 | $9

Seed It and Reap

5+

Sa, 06/06

10:00-11:00A

Fischer Farm

501124-02

$7 | $9

Seed It and Reap

5+

Sa, 08/01

10:00-11:00A

Fischer Farm

501124-03

$7 | $9

Seed It and Reap

5+

Sa, 09/05

10:00-11:00A

Fischer Farm

601124-01

$7 | $9

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Fischer Farm New! Plant Play

Get in touch with your creative side! Love being surrounded by all things green? This class will dive into the delicate understanding of plants and have you create one of a kind treasures. Designed for the artists, who may not realize they are artists yet. Learn how to make beautiful pieces and expand your biological interests with plants we find right here at Fischer Farm. Min 5 | Max 12. (PD)

New! Be What You See

From the tallest tree to the smallest seed, we will explore our grounds and mimic the shapes we discover. This class is a great way for kids to explore their creativity, share ideas, and find the calm that nature brings in a playful way. Intorduce the little ones to a semi yoga nature experience that will leave them curious for more! No class 07/04. Min 5 | Max 12. (PD)

Troll Patrol

New! Everybody Loves Bugs

Do you have an odd curiosity about bugs, or maybe you aren’t such a fan? This class will teach you all about these backyard neighbors and why they are so important! Here you will learn how to identify insects as well as their body parts, and what role those parts play in their life. Hunting for these guys in our prarie, garden, and forest areas give each explorer a unique outdoor opportunity. At Fischer Farm we love our creepy critters and appreciate all the work they do for us! Min 5 | Max 12. (PD)

Do you believe in Fairies? During this program you’ll learn about the different types of mythical creatures that call the forest home, and then we’ll make them houses from natural materials. Min 5 | Max 15. (LS)

Solstice Campfire

Discover the park after dark during this after-hours program at Fischer Farm. You’ll learn facts and folklore about the Summer Solstice, hear age appropriate spooky stories, and finish off the night with s’mores around the fire. Min 6 | Max 30. (LS)

New! Meet the Goats

Drop by the farm and say hello to Pickles, Cookie, Ernie, and Bert! You will be able to hangout with our silly billies, give them snacks, and brush them. This experience allows you to be in their outdoor enclosure and get up close and personal. Sessions are subject to change based on goat needs and weather. (PD)

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Everybody Loves Bugs

5-10

W, 06/03-06/24

3:30-4:15P

Fischer Farm

501324-01

$35 | $47

Everybody Loves Bugs

5-10

W, 07/08-07/29

3:30-4:15P

Fischer Farm

501324-02

$35 | $47

Plant Play

5-10

F, 06/05-06/26

3:30-4:30P

Fischer Farm

501424-01

$35 | $47

Plant Play

5-10

F, 07/03-07/24

3:30-4:30P

Fischer Farm

501424-02

$35 | $47

Be What You See

3-5

Sa, 05/30-06/20

10:45-11:30A

Fischer Farm

501524-01

$35 | $47

Be What You See

3-5

Sa, 06/27-07/25

10:45-11:30A

Fischer Farm

501524-02

$35 | $47

Troll Patrol

4-7

Sa, 06/13

10:00-11:00A

Fischer Farm

506640-01

$8 | $11

Solstice Campfire

All

Sa, 06/20

8:00-9:00P

Fischer Farm

506940-01

$10 | $14

Meet the Goats

All

Farm open days

2:00-2:30P

Fischer Farm

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$2


Nature Crafts

Develop your imagination in the great outdoors! Each week we’ll make a new craft using natural materials and learn about the importance of conservation, recycling, and what you can do to help protect our natural areas! Min 6 | Max 15. (LS)

Weekend Discovery Club

Get ready for an afternoon on the farm! Participants will learn about the natural history of the region, local history, and the skills needed to run a historical farm year round! No class 07/08. Min 6 | Max 15. (LS)

Paint & Sip Nights

Pour a glass and un»wine»d for the night. Learn to paint in a historic setting from only the best. Our class will have you leaving with a painting that is sure to fit the mood of Fischer Farm. Come on out for a date, an evening to yourself, or a gathering with old friends! This class will supply you with all your artistic needs, but you must bring your own wine. Bottles are limited to no more than 750mL and you may not leave with an opened bottle. (Register by a week prior to class) Min 5 | Max 12. (PD)

Farmside Yard Sale

New! Mason Jar Gardens

May 17 | 10:00A-3:00P | Fischer Farm Whether you want to have a mini rustic shopping spree or sell your items, this is going to be big! See page 7.

Learn about the art of cultivating your own gardens in mason jars. During this class we’ll talk about what makes closed ecosystems work and show you step by step how to make your own mason jar garden. All supplies included. Min 6 | Max 15. (LS)

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Nature Crafts

5-10

W, 06/24-08/05

4:15-5:00P

Fischer Farm

506840-01

$35 | $45

Weekend Discovery Club

6-11

Sa, 06/27-08/08

11:00A-12:00P Fischer Farm

506740-01

$35 | $45

Mason Jar Gardens

All

Sa, 07/25

10:00A-12:00P Fischer Farm

506540-01

$20 | $26

Paint & Sip Nights

21+

F, 05/01

6:00-7:30P

Fischer Farm

501024-01

$40 | $48

Paint & Sip Nights

21+

F, 06/05

6:00-7:30P

Fischer Farm

501024-02

$40 | $48

Paint & Sip Nights

21+

F, 07/03

6:00-7:30P

Fischer Farm

501024-03

$40 | $48

Paint & Sip Nights

21+

F, 08/07

6:00-7:30P

Fischer Farm

501024-04

$40 | $48

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BADGE WORKSHOPS Work towards your badges with the Bensenville Park District! Each program takes 1.5 to 2 hours and will fulfill most or all of the requirements for one of the badges listed. Rates are per troop. Want to do a badge program with your troop? Contact Lisa Semetko at (630) 238-4929, or lsemetko@bvilleparks.org to schedule your program today!

Daisy: Money Counts Leaf

Girls will learn money skills like its 1899. First they will earn their money, then make a shopping list, and finally spend their money to buy supplies for their farm. Working towards badge 1, 2, and 3 of Money Counts Leaf. (LS)

Brownie: Bugs

Scouts will learn all about the bugs living in Illinois’ forests. Girls will make and label their own bug chart, make some cool bug art, and go on a bug-finding adventure. Fulfills requirements 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 of Bugs Badge. (LS)

Junior: Geocacher

Go on a treasure hunt with your Troop! You’ll learn what geocaching is, how to work a GPS, and how to prepare for a geocaching adventure. Then we’ll try out geocaching and make a trade item to take home. Fulfills requirments 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 of Geocacher Badge. (LS)

Cadette: Night Owl

Explore the night with your troop! You’ll learn about how nocturnal animals experience their world, go on a night hike, and have a bonfire with s’mores. Fulfills requirements 1, 2, 3, and 4 of Night Owl Badge. (LS)

Program

Days

Months

Hours

Location

Activity #

Per Group

Daisy - Money Leaf Counts

M-Sa

Year-round

1.5 hours

Fischer Farm

506140-01

$94

Brownie - Bugs

M-Sa May-Sep

1.5 hours

Fischer Farm

506140-02

$94

Junior - Geocacher

M-Sa

Year-round

1.5 hours

Fischer Farm

506140-03

$94

Cadette - Night Owl

M-Sa

June-Aug

1.5 hours

Fischer Farm

506140-04

$94

Lions: Ready, Set, Grow

Learn all about the different ways to garden, eat some healthy snacks made from locally grown food, and try planting your own garden. Fulfills all requirements for Ready, Set, Grow Adventure. (LS)

Program

Days

Lions - Ready Set Grow

Tigers: The Sky is the Limit

Check out the Farm after Dark with the Park District. We’ll study the stars of the night sky with our eyes and with telescopes, discover the names of constellations and the stars that make them up, and get the chance to make our own constellations back inside. Fulfills requirements 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 of Sky is the Limit Adventure. (LS)

You’ll learn about Illinois’ growing zone and the plants that live in it, what skills you need to keep a healthy garden, make an awesome terrarium to take, and go home with a seed you planted in your own container. Fulfills requirements 2, 3, and 4A of Grow Something Adventure. Complete requirement 1 a month after program. (LS)

Hours

Location

Activity #

Per Group

M-Sa May-Aug

1.5 hours

Fischer Farm

506040-01

$94

Tigers - The Sky is the Limit

F-Sa

2 hours

Fischer Farm

506040-02

$114

Wolf - Grow Something

M-Sa May-Aug

1.5 hours

Fischer Farm

506040-03

$94

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Wolf: Grow Something

May-Aug


BIRTHDAY PARTIES

New! Farmside Birthday

Are y’all looking for the perfect birthday? Look no further, because here at Fischer Farm, we’ve got it all. You will be able to spend time with our animals, feed them, and even learn to groom some of them. Farmside activities will be led by one of our finest Farmhands, and afterwards you will enjoy pizza, drinks, and have a chance to open gifts! (Activities are based on age group of party.) (PD)

Nerf-day Birthday

Offering an action packed, high intensity birthday party to the perfect candidate. At Fischer Farm you will get a chance to blast your oponents through a range of games and activities to become the ultimate champion. Games will be led by our best sharp shooting Nerf Official, and all supplies needed will be provided. After an exciting day of games, we will finish off with pizza, drinks, and gifts! (PD)

Nature Birthday

Dive into a birthday like never before. Perfect for explorers and curious kids; this day will be one they will never forget! Led by your very own personal Adventure Guide, activities and discoveries will fill your special day. Afterwards, we will have pizza, drinks, and time to open gifts. (Activities are based on age group of party.) (PD)

New! Painting Birthday

Perfect for kids and adults, this party package will send you home with a one of a kind work of art. Creating a masterpiece in a location like never before will sure to wow your guests. You will know how to paint like a professional after your birthday is over. We will supply you with all your artistic needs. After a creative day, we will have some time for pizza, drinks, and gifts! $20 per additional person (PD)

Birthday Theme

Ages

Available

Hours

Location

Res | NR

Farmside Birthday

3+

Apr-Oct

2 hours

Fischer Farm

$165 | $195

Nature Birthday

3+

Apr-Oct

2 hours

Fischer Farm

$165 | $195

Nerf-day Birthday

6+

Apr-Oct

2 hours

Fischer Farm

$165 | $195

Painting Birthday

6+

Apr-Oct

2 hours

Fischer Farm

$240 | $324

Birthday Party fee includes 12 children, additional children are $8 each.

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RENTALS Fischer Farm is an ideal and unique event venue, as it is one of the oldest homesteads in DuPage County. The Farm is easily accessible and provides a wonderful rustic setting for any special occasion. The grounds and structures at the farm provide the perfect backdrop for photo opportunities that will provide many years of great memories. Rental packages include the farm grounds, or the granary. Additional add-ons include a guided tour and use of the fire pit. Rentals are available from April to October. For more information, please email PDeckert@BvilleParks.org. Fischer Farm Rental Type

Res.

NR

Farm Field

$85 hr.

$110 hr.

Granary Barn/Fire Pit

$50 hr.

$60 hr.

Full Farmstead (Field & Barn)

$110 hr.

$135 hr.

Professional Photographers & Filmaker Permits

Fischer Farm is available for rental. Please contact Pamela Deckert at (630) 766-7015 x125 or email PDeckert@BvilleParks.org.

FRIENDS OF FISCHER FARM FOUNDATION The goal of the the Friends of Fischer Farm Foundation is to raise donations and sponsorship to enhance the visitor experience at Fischer Farm. Funds are to be used to enhance the visitor experience at Fischer Farm. The initial focus of the Foundation is to provide more learning-through-play experiences for families and individuals to enjoy while gaining an understanding of life on a farm. The Foundation wants to thank you for your interest and attendance at Fischer Farm events and programs! We encourage that you take the time to come back to visit us and see what advances are being made at the farm. Our hope is to continue to offer a special experience to you and your family, each and every visit! Board members are present at all events and available to discuss ideas and/or hear suggestions and ways that the Foundation can partner with your organization, business or corporation.

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Enhancements include: Additional hands-on activities More educational games Addition of how-to demonstrations Amplified focus on era-specific recreation Structured instructional programs Develop encompassing use of open spaces Increased accessibility to buildings and grounds These enhancements will be phased-in throughout 2020, as monies are raised, materials and equipment are purchased. A multi-year Capital Campaign to provide longer-range, infrastructure and visitor utilization improvements will begin in 2020.


Deer Grove Leisure Center Deer Grove Leisure Center

Deer Grove Leisure Center

Deer Grove Leisure Center 1000 W. Wood Street | (630) 766-7015

Registration Office Hours

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 8:30A-6:00P Wednesday 8:30A-8:00P Saturday 9:00A-12:00P Sunday Closed

Program Registration

Summer registration begins April 7. Class and program registrations, and pass/membership payment transactions are taken at the Deer Grove Leisure Center during registration hours. See page 73 for registration information.

Give the Gift of Fun! Bensenville Park District Gift Certificates

Gift certificates are available for purchase at the Deer Grove Leisure Center. Gift certificates are good towards: Bensenville Water Park passes, Wood St. Fitness Center memberships, summer camps, all programs and trips.

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Deer Grove Leisure Center Free Indoor Walking Track

Racquetball & Wallyball Daily Fees

Racquetball Membership

Youth Res Racquetball $6/hr. $8/hr. Wallyball $12/hr. $15/hr.

The Bensenville Park District is proud to offer a free indoor track. One mile is equivilent to 17 laps on our track. Participants must be at least 14-16 with a parent to use the track. The track is open during Fitness Center hours.

Now offering unlimited monthly and annual racquetball memberships. Reservations can be made in advance at the front desk. Participants must be at least 16 and have an adult present. Youth Res Monthly fee $35 $50 Annual fee $100 $140

NR $75 $210

You can make reservations up to six days in advance on the hour or the half hour by simply calling (630) 766-7015. Participants must be at least 16 and have an adult present.

Youth Open Gym Fees Youth (11-17)

Daily $2

Month $10 | $15

NR $12/hr. $20/hr.

Year $50 | $60

OPEN GYM & FACILITY ACTIVITIES HOURS

MON

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

5:30A-2:00P

Fitness Members

Fitness Members

Fitness Members

Fitness Members

Fitness Members

2:00-3:00P 3:00-5:00P

Youth Open Volleyball Ct 1 Youth Open Basketball Ct 2 Youth 9 Square

6:00-9:30P

Fitness Members

Youth Organized Basketball Ct 1 Youth Open Basketball Ct 2 Youth Game Lounge Youth Open Wallyball

Fitness Members

Youth Organized Volleyball Ct 1

Youth Open Basketball Ct 1

Youth Open Basketball Ct 1

Youth Open Basketball Ct 2

Youth Dodgeball Ct 2

Youth Open Basketball Ct 2

Youth 9 Square

Youth Game Lounge

Youth 9 Square

Fitness Members

Fitness Members

Fitness Members

HOURS

SAT & SUN

7:00-10:00A

Fitness Members

10:00A-2:00P

Youth Open Basketball

2:00-4:30P

Fitness Members

. Fitness members 15 and under

must have a parent or guardian present . Please check the hotline for

schedule changes due to programs or facility closures at (630) 230-1028 . Free Facility IDs are needed for

New! Youth Game Lounge

Featuring High Definition 4K TVs for buttery smooth gameplay, the latest and greatest offerings from Playstation and Nintendo, and more! Once you’ve topped the leaderboard in Fortnite, try your hand in the virtual realm with our Oculus Quest VR headset. Valid Park District ID required for entry into Gaming.

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youth open gym / facility activities, patrons must be partaking in an organized activity . Only Park District balls and equipment may be used


BIRTHDAY PARTIES

New! Sports Party

Come play your favorite sports on our courts, or try your luck at our gym games. Up to 12 guests, including the birthday child. After the games we’ll head to your personal party room for pizza, water or lemonade, and time to open presents. (LS)

New! Superhero Party

Ages

Available

Sports Party

All

Safari Party

Hours

Have a wild birthday on your very on safari adventure! We’ll get outfitted for our safari with a special binocular craft and decorate our own vests, play Safari themed games, and hunt for animals on a scavenger hunt! (LS)

New! Good Ol’ Fashioned Birthday Party

Your little hero will have a super time flying through our obstacles, relays, and challenges at this magical party. (LS)

Birthday Theme

New! Safari Party

This traditional style party features all the best old fashioned games, like pin the tail on the donkey, freeze tag, hot potato, Bozo buckets, musical chairs, and more! (LS) Location

Res | NR

Sa,Su, Year-Round 2 hours

Spruce-Hawthorne Rm

$165 | $195

3-6

Sa,Su, Year-Round 2 hours

Spruce-Hawthorne Rm

$165 | $195

Superhero Party

3-6

Sa,Su, Year-Round 2 hours

Spruce-Hawthorne Rm

$165 | $195

Good Ol’ Fashioned

All

Sa,Su, Year-Round 2 hours

Spruce-Hawthorne Rm

$165 | $195

Birthday Party fee includes 12 children, additional children are $8 each.

Please contact Lisa Semetko at (630) 766-7015 x122 or LSemetko@BvilleParks.org for any questions or to reserve your next party.

Gym Rentals

You may rent the entire gym or secure only half of the gym. Rentals are available during business hours when available.

Room Rentals

Rooms are available for birthday parties, showers, meetings, and many other occassions. Rooms accommodate 20-60 people and may be reserved based on availability.

Call (630) 766-7015 or reserve in person at Deer Grove Leisure Center, or fax (630) 766-9280. Facility Request Forms: Forms are available at Deer Grove Leisure Center and on our website www.BvilleParks.org. BvilleParks.org | SUMMER 2020

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Bensenville Railroad Musem

Bensenville Railroad Museum Veterans Park, Church Road and Green Street

Open May - September, Third Sunday of the Month | 12:30-3:30P Join us at the Railroad Museum for a tour, activities, and food, with a special theme each month. Check our Facebook page for details. (PD)

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Programs We Are Making it Easier!

Programs have been divided into color-coded sections to make it easier for you to find your favorites, and maybe even find something new!

Registration Info

Program registration begins April 7. All deadlines for registration are one week prior to the start date, unless noted.

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Early Childhood Programming

Messy Mondays

Are you ready to get messy? Messy Mondays allows children and their parents to experiment with a variety of art materials including finger paint, stamps, modeling clay, scissors, glue and more. Children will use fine motor skills, experience a variety of tools. Each class your child will have an opportunity to create their very own masterpiece. The goal of the class is have fun by incorporating our creative ways of thinking. Min 4 | Max 8 (SV)

Little Chefs

Learn the basic kitchen skills for becoming a chef! New skills and easy “do it at home” recipes will be introduced each week. Please inform the front desk of any food allergies upon registration. Min 4 | Max 6 (SV)

Did you know that building helps foster the development of problem solving, critical thinking and teamwork? Children will explore, and discover engineering with their hands while building block towers, marble rugs, castles and more. Please bring a sack lunch and beverage. Morning Preschoolers will be escorted to the program. Min 4│Max 15. Instructor: Eileen Kubica (PS)

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Messy Mondays

3-5

M, 05/11-06/01

Messy Mondays

3-5

M, 06/15-07/06

Little Chefs

3-5

Tu, 05/12-06/02

5:00-5:45P Kitchen

506027-01 $35 | $47

Little Chefs

3-5

Tu, 06/16-07/07

5:00-5:45P Kitchen

506027-02 $35 | $47

Lunch Time & Engineering

3-5

Tu, 08/25-09/29

11:30A-12:45P Nursery Room

605125-01

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Time

Lunch Time & Engineering

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

5:00-5:45P

Craft Room

506022-01

$35 | $47

5:00-5:45P

Craft Room

506022-02

$35 | $47

$65│$75


Early Childhood Programming Tiny Tot Preschool

Tour the classroom and meet the teachers this summer. Please contact Mrs. Cindy Banaszynski, Lead Preschool Teacher at (630) 766-7015 ext.117 to schedule an appointment and learn all about our curriculum and classroom activities. Registration is underway! Space is limited; register early so you can secure the preferred class time for your child! A $50 non-refundable deposit will reserve your space. You may make a full payment at registration or you may choose to make monthly payments. Payments will be due on the following dates; Sep 1, Oct 1, Nov 1, Dec 1, Jan 4, Feb 1.

Meet & Greet for All Tiny Tot Preschool Classes

Thursday, August 20 | 6:30P | Tiny Tot Classroom

Tiny Tot Preschool Ages 3-5

This program prepares your child cognitively, socially, emotionally and physically for making the transition to Kindergarten. Our curriculum, based on Illinois Early Learning Standards, emphasizes self discovery, teamwork and independent thinking. Children are introduced to Language Arts, Literacy, Math, Social Studies, Science and Nature Exploration through a variety of learning centers and hands on activities. Our professional and experienced teachers foster a nurturing environment that addresses the individual needs of each child. Our well rounded program includes local field trips, guest speakers, nature exploration and special activities such as raising baby chicks, spring planting and a Graduation ceremony. Min 10│Max 25. Instructors: Mrs. Cindy Banaszynski and Mrs. Natalie Voth. (PS)

Tiny Tot Preschool Ages 3-4

This program is designed to prepare your child mentally, physically and emotionally for making the transition to the Preschool 4’s program. Our curriculum introduces children to colors, numbers, shapes, and concepts through a variety of activities. The children explore learning centers that reinforce weekly concepts and themes. Circle time features interactive songs, flannel board stories, and an interactive calendar and weather activities. Children develop large motor skills during gym time and while connecting with nature outside in our classroom featuring a play lot, sandbox and a children’s garden. Instructors: Mrs. Cindy Banaszynski and Mrs. Natalie Voth. Min 10│Max 25. (PS)

Afternoon Learning Labs - Preschool Enrichment

Afternoon Learning Lab allows Preschoolers to expand their day and skill sets. A creative curriculum provides a foundation of language and literacy, problem solving and social development. Children learn through play and explore topics in depth in a environment strong in defined hands on learning activities. We will explore Science activities on Mondays-conducting handson experiments; Math activities on Wednesdays-exploring concepts such as Program

Ages

Day/Date

Tiny Tot Preschool

3-4

Tiny Tot Preschool

patterns, measuring, sorting, number recognition and more; and Art activities on Friday-using a variety of mediums to create expressive art projects. Things will get messy so dress accordingly. Afternoon Lab does not meet on days that Preschool is not in session. Min 4│Max 15. Instructor: Eileen Kubica

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Tu,Th, 08/25-05/20 9:00-11:30A

Tiny Tot Room

605503-01

$650 | $750

4-5

MWF, 08/24-05/21

9:00-11:30A

Tiny Tot Room

605500-01

$750 | $850

Tiny Tot Preschool

3-5

MWF, 08/24-05/21

12:30-3:00P

Tiny Tot Room

605500-02

$750 | $850

Afternoon Learning Lab

3-5

MWF, 08/24-10/02 12:30-2:30P

Nursery Room

605106-01

$120│$130

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Early Childhood Programming Summer Fun For Tots

Tot Camp page 53 Sunshine Camp page 53 Little Farmers page 29 Swim Lessons page 14 Dance page 43 Family Clay Play page 46

Tot School Primer Ages 1.5-2.5

This class prepares your child for Tot School. Help your child get ready for the classroom in this semi-structured environment in which children enjoy arts and crafts, games, stories, and motor activities with a caring adult. Each classroom concludes with circle time and group play. A parent/ caregiver must attend class. Min 4│Max 15. Instructor: Eileen Kubica. (PS)

Lunch Pals & Playtime

Whether your child is a morning or afternoon preschool student or if you want your child to have lunch with us, you’re welcome to join us! After lunch we will play fun games. Min 4│Max 15. Instructor: Eileen Kubica. (PS)

Learning Ladders

Thoughtfully designed for current and prospective Preschoolers, this class offers a variety of learning experiences which align with the Illinois Early Childhood Learning Standards. Your child will be exposed to literacy, math, music and movement, art and social skills activities. Min 4│Max 15. Instructor: Eileen Kubica. (PS)

Tot School Program Ages 2-3

This program prepares your child for the Preschool experience! Our integrated yearly curriculum focuses on social, emotional, cognitive and physical development with activities including circle time, exposure to colors, shapes, numbers and letters. Children are exposed to a variety of learning centers such as dramatic play, sensory, literacy, music, blocks and puzzles and nature exploration. A snack, gym time and play in our outdoor classroom are also included. Children must be the appropriate age by September 8, 2020. Being toilet trained is preferred but not required. Staff does not change diapers. Min 6│Max 15. Instructors: Destiny Zaragoza and Christine Sturm. (PS) Program

Ages

Day/Date

Lunch Pals & Play Time

3-5

MWF, 08/24-10/02 11:30A-12:30P Nursery Room

605511-01 $40 | $50

Learning Ladders

2-3

M, 09/14-10/26

9:15-10:15A

Nursery Room

605107-01

$50 | $60

Tot School Program

2-3

Tu,Th, 09/08-12/10 9:15-11:15A

Nursery Room

605406-01

$355│$365

Tot School Primer

1.5-2.5

W, 09/16-10/21

Nursery Room

605416-01

$48│$58

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Time

9:15-10:15A

Location

Activity #

Res | NR


School of Dance & Movement

Dance Level Information

In order to help you choose the best class for your child, the School of Dance and Movement offers different levels for some classes. Pre-Classes: Very basic introduction to dance. Ages 4-6. Level I Classes: Offer an introduction to a given style of dance technique, class etiquette, and basic choreography. Ages 7-9. No previous dance experience required.

Dance Attire

Dance With Me, Fairy Princess, Pre-Ballet & and Ballet: Girls: Leotard, tights, and pink ballet shoes Boys: Shorts, t-shirt, and black ballet shoes Hip Hop, and Musical Theatre Dance: Girls: Jazz pants, stretchy clothing or warm-ups, and black jazz shoes or sneakers Boys: Warm-ups or sweat pants, t-shirt, and jazz shoes or sneakers

Level II Classes: Offers an intermediate approach to technique, class etiquette and choreography. A slightly faster pace teaching styles allows students to grow as dancers and focus on technique, flexibility, strength, and style. Ages 10-14. No previous dance experience required but recommended. BvilleParks.org | SUMMER 2020

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School of Dance & Movement Dance With Me

This expressive class for children and their caretakers will introduce our littlest dancers to group direction, turns, balance, sequential exercises and free expression to music. Props like instruments, ribbons, and costumes will be used in this fun, interactive class. No class 07/04. Min 6 | Max 15. (PD)

Fairy Princess Dance In addition to learning the basic fundamentals of dance, children will have fun pretending to be dancing princesses, flying like Tinkerbell, and singing and dancing to Disney songs. Props such as fairy wings, dress-up costumes, and dancing ribbons will be provided. No class 07/04. Min 6 Max 15. (PD) Pre-Ballet

Pre-Ballet builds on the foundation of Dance with Me and Fairy Princess Dance while introducing dancers to classical ballet and musical awareness. Students develop basic skills such as DemiPlie, Tendu, ballet skips, walks, and runs while learning ballet terminology and musical rhythm. No class 07/02. Min 6 | Max 15. (PD)

Ballet I

Develop poise, grace, and confidence as you study the beautiful art of ballet. This class focuses on technical warm-up, barre, and center work, turns, jumps, and combinations. Dancers will also learn principles of correct posture, strength, flexibility, and rhythm. No class 07/02. Min 6 | Max 15. (PD)

Hip Hop I

Dancers will learn modern Hip Hop moves and different styles of Hip Hop dance to upbeat pop and the latest music. Dancers will learn to identify footwork and gain an understanding of Hip Hop steps. No class 07/01. Min 6 | Max 15. (PD)

Musical Theatre Dance

Hip Hop II

Dancers will learn intermediate Hip Hop moves and different styles of Hip Hop dance to upbeat pop and the latest music. This class builds on the skills developed in Hip Hop I and continues to develop more advanced skills in the art of Hip Hop dance. No class 07/01. Min 6 | Max 15.(PD)

Ballet II

Dancers who have completed at least two full sessions of Ballet I and/or have a dance instructor recommendation are welcome to join Ballet II. This class focuses on improving technique, quality of movement, and learning advanced combinations. No class 07/02. Min 6 | Max 15. (PD)

Students learn original Broadway choreography in the style of musical theatre. In this class, students will be introduced to a combination of musical theatre dance styles, including ballet, jazz, and more! Develop strong dance technique, strength, flexibility, and learn the vocabulary used in musical threatre. No class 07/04. Min 6 | Max 15. (PD)

Hippity Hop

Students are introduced to dance in a fun, high energy setting, with hip hop and a little funk set to age appropriate, wholesome music. No class 06/30. Min 6 | Max 15. ((PD)

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Dance with Me

2-3

Sa, 06/27-08/08

10:50-11:35A

Dance Room

506009-01

$50 | $65

Fairy Princess Dance

3-5

Sa, 06/27-08/08

10:00-10:45A

Dance Room

506006-01

$50 | $65

Pre-Ballet

4-6 Th, 06/25-08/06

4:45-5:30P

Dance Room

506002-01

$50 | $65

Hippity Hop

4-6

Tu, 06/23-08/04

4:45-5:30P

Dance Room 503300-01 $50 | $65

Ballet I

7-9

Th, 06/25-08/06

5:30-6:15P

Dance Room

506007-01

$50 | $65

Hip Hop I

7-9

W, 06/24-08/05

5:15-6:00P

Dance Room

503301-01

$50 | $65

Musical Theatre Dance

7-9

Sa, 06/27-08/08

2:00-2:45P

Dance Room

506311-01

$50 | $65

Hip Hop II

10-14

W, 06/24-08/05

6:00-6:45P

Dance Room 503302-01 $50 | $65

Ballet II

10-14

Th, 06/25-08/06

6:15-7:00P

Dance Room

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506011-01

$50 | $65


Fine Arts

Beginning Drawing

Say goodbye to stick figures! This class is all about skill development at a relaxing, easy pace with lots of personal attention and encouragement. We’ll introduce you to drawing by studying basic illustration elements such as lines, proportion, shading, perspective, and texture. No class 07/04. Min 5 | Max 12. (LS)

Beginning Painting

In this class you’ll discover the methods, materials, and tools used by all the great painters of history. We’ll learn about the fundamentals of painting, such as blending and balance, and learn how to paint from both observation and imagination. No class 07/04. Min 5 | Max 12. (LS)

Beginning Pottery

Explore your imagination with all the creative possibilities of pottery. In this class you’ll learn basic hand-building pottery styles, such as coiling, slab, pinching, and more! No class 07/05. Min 5 | Max 12. (LS)

New! Beginning Wheel Throwing

Discover the art of Wheel Throwing in this class designed for the absolute beginner. This class is a great opportunity to learn about the wheel, tools, different shapes, designs, handles, and more! No class 07/05. Min 4 | Max 6. (LS)

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Beginning Drawing

6-11

Sa, 06/27-08/08

9:00-9:55A

Craft Room

506023-01

$60 | $78

Beginning Painting

6-11

Sa, 06/27-08/08 10:00-10:55A Craft Room

506223-01

$75 | $98

Beginning Pottery

6-11

Su, 06/28-08/09

11:00-11:55A

Craft Room

506121-01

$70 | $90

Beginning Wheel Throwing

6-11

Su, 06/28-08/09

10:00-10:55A

Craft Room

506026-01

$70 | $90

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Fine Arts New! Mystical Animals Workshop

Participants will learn all about how to draw mythical creatures, like unicorns, dragons, monsters, and more! All supplies are included. No class 07/04. Min 5 | Max 12. (LS)

New! Cookies & Canvases

Let your imagination run wild at this fun day out for kids. Get together with your best friends for a great day of canvas painting and cookies! Min 5 | Max 12. (LS)

Guitar

Does your child want to be a guitar hero? Now they can learn how! In this group oriented, introductory class for young players, you’ll learn how to strum a guitar, play chords, read music, and have a great time! Give your child the opportunity to develop a skill they can use for the rest of their life! No class 07/02. (LS)

Piano Lessons Marianna Milcheva has been a piano teacher, teaching preschool children through adults, since 1981. Marianna provides a positive atmosphere for learning, progress, and fun. Lessons include: notation of music, balance of technique, sight-reading, improvising, ear-training, singing, and recitals. Lesson books are purchased from the instructor. Lessons are $30 for each 30 minute class and 4 lessons must be paid in full before class begins. Instructor Marianna Miltcheva.(LS)

New! Family Clay Play Help your little artist discover the wonders of clay. Guide them through exploring their creative instincts, or follow one of our preset design ideas. Then, you’ll decorate your pieces and take them home. We use air-dry clay and non-toxic paint/markers. Min 5 | Max 12. (LS)

New Fine Arts Summer Camps

Art and theater camps are happening this summer! See page 52

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Mystical Animals Workshop

9-12

Sa, 06/27-08/08

1:00-1:55P

Craft Room

506126-01

$60 | $78

Cookies & Canvases

7-11

Sa, 06/13

3:30-5:30P

Craft Room

506226-01

$15 | $20

Cookies & Canvases

7-11

Sa, 07/17

3:30-5:30P

Craft Room

506226-02

$15 | $20

Cookies & Canvases

7-11

Sa, 08/14

3:30-5:30P

Craft Room

506226-03

$15 | $20

Family Clay Play

2-6

Su, 06/14

9:00-9:55A

Craft Room

506326-01

$25 | $32

Family Clay Play

2-6

Su, 07/12

9:00-9:55A

Craft Room

506326-02

$25 | $32

Family Clay Play

2-6

Su, 08/02

9:00-9:55A

Craft Room

506326-03

$25 | $32

Guitar Lessons

6-12

Th, 06/25-08/06

5:00-6:00P

Cedar Room

506674-01

$55 | $70

Piano Lessons

4+

Tu, all year

3:30-9:00P

Cedar Room

506673-01

$30 per lesson

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Youth Programming

Saturday STEM Challenge

Will you rise to the challenge? Aspiring scientists will put their skills to the test. This class is designed to heighten critical thinking and inspire curiostiy. Each Saturday will feature new challenges, experiments, and experiences. You won’t want to miss this! No class 07/04. Min 8 | Max 15. (LS)

Youth Nature Programs

Are now in the Fischer Farm section, see page 28

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Saturday STEM Challenge

7-12

Sa, 06/27-08/08

10:00-11:30A

Spruce-Hawthorne Room

506340-01

$50 | $65

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Under the Sun | Summer Camps

EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT BEFORE & AFTER CARE FREE HEALTHY LUNCH

Camp Meet & Greet

Thursday, May 21 | 6:30P | Oak Room Together, camp staff and families will review the Camp Parent Manual and daily operations. Afterwards, staff will answer camp questions and your child can meet their camp counselors.

About Our Camps

We incorporate the key elements of the camp experience: play, well-being, community activity, and environment by providing safe play and learning opportunities that promote development, teamwork, and fun. Camp curriculums emphasize socialization through child-led play which lays the foundation for learning and academic success. Camp Director and Counselors are trained to provide a positive camp experience for children ages 2-15. Staff is trained in CPR, AED, First Aid, and Behavior Management. The Bensenville Park District conducts background checks on all staff.

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Early Registration Discount

Save $10 on each full session. Register by Friday, May 8.

Camp Essentials

Campers receive a day camp t-shirt during the first week of camp. Camp shirts must be worn on field trips. Please read the camp policy manual for details about what your child should bring and wear to camp. Camp forms and manual are located at BvilleParks.org.

Free Healthy Lunch Program

Adventure, Sports, and Teen Camp participants receive a free healthy lunch provided by the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Lunch menus will be available the week before camp starts. The free lunch program is optional. Campers may choose to bring a lunch. Free lunch program begins June 1.


Registration/Payment Information

To reserve your child’s place in camp, a $25 down payment per session, per child, is required. The session must be paid in full by the Thursday preceding each registered camp session. There is a $20 late fee and/or a $5 charge for any changes made after the deadline. The payment plan is only available for camps, not for Extended Care. Customized per day rate $25 | $30. (LS)

Adventure Camp

Campers experience a fun, adventurous summer filled with cool crafts, games, new discoveries about their surroundings, fantastic field trips, afternoon swim time, and nature exploration. Adventure camp emphasizes making new friends, trying new activities, and having fun. Min 20 | Max 60. (LS)

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Adventure - Session 1

6-10

Tu-F, 05/26-06/05

9:00A-3:00P

Spruce Room

509901-01

$171 | $189

Adventure - Session 2

6-10

M-F, 06/08-06/19

9:00A-3:00P

Spruce Room

509901-02

$190 | $210

Adventure - Session 3

6-10

M-F, 06/22-07/03

9:00A-3:00P

Spruce Room

509901-03

$190 | $210

Adventure - Session 4

6-10

M-F, 07/06-07/17

9:00A-3:00P

Spruce Room

509901-04

$190 | $210

Adventure - Session 5

6-10

M-F, 07/20-07/31

9:00A-3:00P

Spruce Room

509901-05

$190 | $210

Adventure - Session 6

6-10

M-F, 08/03-08/11

9:00A-3:00P

Spruce Room

509901-06

$135 | $150

Sports Camp

All skill levels are welcome. The focus of this camp is having fun, learning good sportsmanship, practicing new skills, and developing athletic abilities in sports such as hockey, soccer, softball, basketball, volleyball, and other fun games. In the afternoon we swim at the Bensenville Water Park and Splash Pad and enjoy a variety of exciting field trips. Min 15 | Max 50. (SV)

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Sports - Session 1

6-10

Tu-F, 05/26-06/05

9:00A-3:00P

Sycamore Room

509237-01

$171 | $189

Sports - Session 2

6-10

M-F, 06/08-06/19

9:00A-3:00P

Sycamore Room

509237-02

$190 | $210

Sports - Session 3

6-10

M-F, 06/22-07/03

9:00A-3:00P

Sycamore Room

509237-03

$190 | $210

Sports - Session 4

6-10

M-F, 07/06-07/17

9:00A-3:00P

Sycamore Room

509237-04

$190 | $210

Sports - Session 5

6-10

M-F, 07/20-07/31

9:00A-3:00P

Sycamore Room

509237-05

$190 | $210

Sports - Session 6

6-10

M-F, 08/03-08/11

9:00A-3:00P

Sycamore Room

509237-06

$135 | $150

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Under the Sun | Summer Camps Teen Leadership

Take on the role of a Counselor in Training! Responsibility, respect, and cooperation are emphasized. Teens will enjoy interesting crafts, cool games, and sports. Afternoon swim time, exciting field trips, and opportunities to help lead the younger camps in activities will also be a part of this awesome summer experience. Teens also have their own exclusive field trips! Min 8 | Max 30. (LS) Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Teen - Session 1

11-15

Tu-F, 05/26-06/05

9:00A-3:00P

Cedar Room

509101-01

$171 | $189

Teen - Session 2

11-15

M-F, 06/08-06/19

9:00A-3:00P

Cedar Room

509101-02

$190 | $210

Teen - Session 3

11-15

M-F, 06/22-07/03

9:00A-3:00P

Cedar Room

509101-03

$190 | $210

Teen - Session 4

11-15

M-F, 07/06-07/17

9:00A-3:00P

Cedar Room

509101-04

$190 | $210

Teen - Session 5

11-15

M-F, 07/20-07/31

9:00A-3:00P

Cedar Room

509101-05

$190 | $210

Teen - Session 6

11-15

M-F, 08/03-08/11

9:00A-3:00P

Cedar Room

509101-06

$135 | $150

Discovery Camp

Come to Fischer Farm for this exciting summer camp. Each day we’ll go on fun adventures and explore historical places like Churchville Schoolhouse, neighboring historical museums and living history farms. We’ll also be spending time at the Bensenville Water Park. Space is limited, so make sure to sign up early! Campers are to bring lunch to camp every day. Min 8 | Max 22. (LS) Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Discovery - Session 1

6-10

Tu-F, 05/26-06/05

9:00A-3:00P

Fischer Farm

516010-01

$171 | $189

Discovery - Session 2

6-10

M-F, 06/08-06/19

9:00A-3:00P

Fischer Farm

516010-02

$190 | $210

Discovery - Session 3

6-10

M-F, 06/22-07/03

9:00A-3:00P

Fischer Farm

516010-03

$190 | $210

Discovery - Session 4

6-10

M-F, 07/06-07/17

9:00A-3:00P

Fischer Farm

516010-04

$190 | $210

Discovery - Session 5

6-10

M-F, 07/20-07/31

9:00A-3:00P

Fischer Farm

516010-05

$190 | $210

Discovery - Session 6

6-10

M-F, 08/03-08/11

9:00A-3:00P

Fischer Farm

516010-06

$135 | $150

New! Explorer Camp

Take on the role of Envionrmental Steward! Respect, volunteerism, leadership, and sustainability are the focus of this camp. Teens will learn about natural conservation, historical preservation, and more while going on adventures to local historical places, engaging in service projects, caring for Fischer Farm’s animals, and opportunities to lead Discovery campers in activities! This camp includes weekly field trips and excursions to the Bensenville Water Park and Splash Pad. Min 8 | Max 22. (LS)

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Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Explorer - Session 1

11-15

Tu-F, 05/26-06/05

9:00A-3:00P

Fischer Farm

516110-01

$171 | $189

Explorer - Session 2

11-15

M-F, 06/08-06/19

9:00A-3:00P

Fischer Farm

516110-02

$190 | $210

Explorer - Session 3

11-15

M-F, 06/22-07/03

9:00A-3:00P

Fischer Farm

516110-03

$190 | $210

Explorer - Session 4

11-15

M-F, 07/06-07/17

9:00A-3:00P

Fischer Farm

516110-04

$190 | $210

Explorer - Session 5

11-15

M-F, 07/20-07/31

9:00A-3:00P

Fischer Farm

516110-05

$190 | $210

Explorer - Session 6

11-15

M-F, 08/03-08/11

9:00A-3:00P

Fischer Farm

516110-06

$135 | $150

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Before & After Camp Care

Drop your child off early for morning activities, games, and crafts at Before Camp Care. And extend your child’s fun to include additional crafts, more games, and activities at After Camp Care. A free healthy snack and a beverage are provided in After Camp Care. Campers are escorted directly to their camps from Before & After Camp program. A custom care option is available for campers who need less than five days a week Choose the days that your child will attend and calculate it by the daily fee. Preregistration required. Min 15 | Max 60. (LS) Daily fee: Before Care $8 R | $9 NR Daily fee: After Care $10 R | $11 NR Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Before Camp - Session 1

6-15

Tu-F, 05/26-06/05

7:00-9:00A

Spruce Room

509909-01

$76 | $90

Before Camp - Session 2

6-15

M-F, 06/08-06/19

7:00-9:00A

Spruce Room

509909-02

$85 | $100

Before Camp - Session 3

6-15

M-F, 06/22-07/03

7:00-9:00A

Spruce Room

509909-03

$85 | $100

Before Camp - Session 4

6-15

M-F, 07/06-07/17

7:00-9:00A

Spruce Room

509909-04

$85 | $100

Before Camp - Session 5

6-15

M-F, 07/20-07/31

7:00-9:00A

Spruce Room

509909-05

$85 | $100

Before Camp - Session 6

6-15

M-F, 08/03-08/11

7:00-9:00A

Spruce Room

509909-06

$60 | $75

After Camp - Session 1

6-15

Tu-F, 05/26-06/05

3:00-6:00P

Spruce Room

509919-10

$90 | $108

After Camp - Session 2

6-15

M-F, 06/08-06/19

3:00-6:00P

Spruce Room

509919-20

$100 | $120

After Camp - Session 3

6-15

M-F, 06/22-07/03

3:00-6:00P

Spruce Room

509919-30

$100 | $120

After Camp - Session 4

6-15

M-F, 07/06-07/17

3:00-6:00P

Spruce Room

509919-40

$100 | $120

After Camp - Session 5

6-15

M-F, 07/20-07/31

3:00-6:00P

Spruce Room

509919-50

$100 | $120

After Camp - Session 6

6-15

M-F, 08/03-08/11

3:00-6:00P

Spruce Room

509919-60

$70 | $85

Campers! Come Rock the Memorial Day & 4th of July Parades With BPD!

For details and to sign up to be a part of these parades please go to BvilleParks.org/MemorialDay BvilleParks.org/July4

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Under the Sun | Summer Camps

New! Rising Stars Theater Camp

New! Creation Station Art Camp

Join a camp where you’ll be taken seriously as an artist, and learn theatre by doing it! Rising Stars Theatre Camp is designed to give kids handson learning experiences that guide them through the process of gaining valuable skills in the art of theatre, while having fun! Min 8 | Max 25. (LS)

Come to a place where you can sculpt, paint, draw, and create your own masterpieces. If you’re a novice or a pro artist, you’ll get the opportunity to develop your skills in a supportive, caring, non-competitive environment with skilled instructors. We look forward to creating with you! Min 8 | Max 25. (LS)

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Rising Stars Theater Camp

6-10

M-F, 06/08-06/19

9:00A-3:00P

Dance Room

509405-01

$190 | $210

Creation Station Art Camp

6-10

M-F, 06/22-07/03

9:00A-3:00P

Craft Room

509404-01

$190 | $210

New! Swim Camp Add-On

This program is for the following camps: Adventure, Sports, and Teen. Participants will be enrolled into the Bensenville Swim School where they will learn alongside the other swim lesson participants. Participants should wear a swim suit to camp on lesson days, bring a dry change of clothes and an additional dry swim suit. Drop-off at the Water Park and after, campers will be escorted to their camps. (TL)

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Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Swim Camp Add-On

6-12

M,Tu,Th,F 06/08-06/12

9:00-9:40A

Water Park

312007-01

$20 | $35

Swim Camp Add-On

6-12

M,Tu,Th,F 06/15-06/19

9:00-9:40A

Water Park

312007-02

$20 | $35

Swim Camp Add-On

6-12

M,Tu,Th,F 06/22-06/26

9:00-9:40A

Water Park

312007-03

$20 | $35

Swim Camp Add-On

6-12

M,Tu,Th,F 07/06-07/10

9:00-9:40A

Water Park

312007-04

$20 | $35

Swim Camp Add-On

6-12

M,Tu,Th,F 07/13-07/17

9:00-9:40A

Water Park

312007-05

$20 | $35

Swim Camp Add-On

6-12

M,Tu,Th,F 07/20-07/24

9:00-9:40A

Water Park

312007-06

$20 | $35

Swim Camp Add-On

6-12

M,Tu,Th,F 07/27-07/31

9:00-9:40A

Water Park

312007-07

$20 | $35

Swim Camp Add-On

6-12

M,Tu,Th,F 08/03-08/07

9:00-9:40A

Water Park

312007-08

$20 | $35

Swim Camp Add-On

6-12

M,Tu,Th,F 08/10-08/14

9:00-9:40A

Water Park

312007-09

$20 | $35

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Lunch Pals & Play Time

Extend summer fun! Whether your child is a morning camper or if you just want your child to have lunch with us, you’re welcome to join us! After lunch we will play fun games. Min 4 | Max 15. (PS)

Sunshine Camp

Campers enjoy nature exploration, vegetable gardening in our raised garden beds, daily visits to our Splash Pad, guest speakers, sports, camp songs, and plenty of time to climb on our playground equipment. Camp fosters growth, independence, and developing friendships. Each week is centered on an exciting theme. Counselor to Camper ratio is 1:6. Campers receive one camp shirt on the first day of camp. Before Camp is available for Sunshine Campers see page 51. (PS)

Meet & Greet!

A special Meet & Greet for Tot and Sunshine campers will be on May 19, at 6:30P in the Oak Room.

Tot Camp

This camp offers a caring and gentle introduction to the camp experience where each week is centered on an exciting theme. Our smallest campers enjoy nature exploration, vegetable gardening in our raised garden beds, water play on hot days a visit to our safe Splash Pad. The children will also play games, sing, dance, get messy with sensory craft projects, enjoy story time, and a healthy snack. Children will also enjoy plenty of indoor play inside the Deer Grove Leisure Center. Counselor to camper ratio is 1:6. Each camper receives one camp shirt on the first day of camp. (PS) Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Tot Camp

2

MWF, 05/27-06/19

9:15-11:15A

Nursery

505202-01

$180 | $190

Tot Camp

2

MWF, 06/22-07/17

9:15-11:15A

Nursery

505202-02

$185 | $195

Tot Camp

2

MWF, 07/20-08/07

9:15-11:15A

Nursery

505202-03

$175 | $185

Sunshine Camp

3-5

MWF, 05/27-06/19

9:00A-12:00P

Tiny Tot Room

505201-01

$180 | $190

Sunshine Camp

3-5

Tu,Th, 05/26-06/18

9:00A-12:00P

Tiny Tot Room

505201-02

$135 | $145

Sunshine Camp

3-5

MWF, 06/22-07/17

9:00A-12:00P

Tiny Tot Room

505201-03

$185 | $195

Sunshine Camp

3-5

Tu,Th, 06/23-07/16

9:00A-12:00P

Tiny Tot Room

505201-04

$135 | $145

Sunshine Camp

3-5

MWF, 07/20-08/07

9:00A-12:00P

Tiny Tot Room

505201-05

$175 | $185

Sunshine Camp

3-5

Tu,Th, 07/21-08/06

9:00A-12:00P

Tiny Tot Room

505201-06

$125 | $135

Lunch Pals & Play Time

3-5

MWF, 05/27-06/19

12:00-1:00P

Tiny Tot Room

505201-11

$40 | $50

Lunch Pals & Play Time

3-5

MWF, 06/22-07/17

12:00-1:00P

Tiny Tot Room

505201-22

$35 | $45

Lunch Pals & Play Time

3-5

MWF, 07/20-08/07

12:00-1:00P

Tiny Tot Room

505201-23

$30 | $40

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Bensenville Sports Conference

TOT & YOUTH DIVISION ADULT DIVISION

Soccer Stompers

Students are introduced to the basic concepts of soccer. Children will work on passing, dribbling, and shooting. This is a great beginning for any future soccer star! Min 5 | Max 20. (SV)

Teach Me Sports

Dare to be different? Come get away from the core sports and participate in a unique sports experience. Your child will be introduced to a new sport each week. The class focuses on expanding the definition of sport while teaching character values such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Additionally, each child will gain the basic motor skills necessary for each sport. Each participant should wear comfortable clothing along with gym shoes. Min 5 | Max 14. (SV)

Tiny Tot T-Ball

Children will learn the basics of baseball including catching, throwing, hitting, and running bases. The fundamentals will be the focus of this program. Instruction will be given through drills and simulated game play every week. Each participant is required to bring a glove to all classes. This is a great warm up for our Lil’ SluggersT-Ball League (page 53). Min 5 | Max 14 (SV)

Half Pint Hoops

Basketball can be a lifetime sport, so start early! Children will be introduced to the game of basketball and will be taught the basic skills of dribbling, passing, and shooting. Make sure to wear comfortable clothing and gym shoes to every class. Min 5 | Max 20 (SV)

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Soccer Stompers

3-6

W, 05/06-06/03

5:15-6:00P

Varble Field

502217-01 $35 | $47

Teach Me Sports

3-6

M, 06/01-06/22 5:15-6:00P Gym

502219-01 $35 | $47

Tiny Tot T-Ball

3-6

M, 07/06-07/27 5:15-6:00P Gym

502207-01 $35 | $47

Half Pint Hoops

3-6

M, 08/03-08/24 5:15-6:00P Gym

502216-01 $35 | $47

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Res | NR


Lil’ Sluggers T-Ball League

Co-Ed T-Ball League offers opportunities for all skill levels. The program will teach teamwork, fair play, rules of the game, and the fundamentals. All games will be played at various Bensenville Park District locations. Games will be played on Saturdays (Times will vary) with one practice during the week, depending on availability. The Park district will provide each participant a t-shirt and hat. Some equipment will be provided to each team, but each player must have their own glove. VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED. If interested please contact Shane Varvil 630-238-4930 or email svarvil@bvilleparks.org. Special requests will be accepted on a limited basis. Register by 07/17. Min 21. (SV)

Pee Wee Gym

This is a fun, open gym style class where kids are introduced to a variety of activities, like soccer, basketball, balloon volleyball, parachutes, scooters, and dance! Parents take an active role in helping their children acquire the skills to participate in all activities. No class 07/04. Min 4 | Max 10 (SV)

Kids Karate Club

The Kids Karate Club is specifically designed for children ages 4-14 and focuses on safety, avoiding strangers and protecting oneself. This program targets many building blocks for children today: respect, self-esteem, building confidence, leadership, and making good choices. This progressive martial arts program includes belt progression through Black Belt. The students will learn the basics in karate, self-defense, sparring, kata and children’s safety. Uniforms are required and can be purchased during the first week of class for $42. No class the week of July 4th. There will be a double class on June 25. Testing and promotions (optional) for all belts will be held on the last Thursday of the session. Min 6 | Max 20 (SV)

Tumbling/Gymnastics

This class incorporates physical finess, motor development, strength and flexibility. Students learn tumbling moves and rhythmic aspects of gymnastics while focusing on balance and coordination. Basics moves such as somersaults, cartwheels, and walkovers are introduced. As the gymnast grows, the focus moves to skill development. Min 6 | Max 12 (SV)

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Lil’ Sluggers T-Ball League

3-5

M-Sa, 08/03-09/26 Schedule TBA

Di Orio Park 502226-01 $59 | $79

Pee Wee Gym

2-4

Sa, 05/16-06/06

10:00-10:45A

DGLC Gym 502232-01 $35 | $47

Pee Wee Gym

2-4

Sa, 06/13-07/11

10:00-10:45A

DGLC Gym 502232-02 $35 | $47

Tumbling/Gymnastics

4-6

Tu, 06/16-07/21

5:30-6:15P

Maple Elm Room 502323-01 $40 | $52

Tumbling/Gymnastics

7-9

Tu, 06/16-07/21 6:15-7:15P

Maple Elm Room 502323-02 $40 | $52

Tumbling/Gymnastics

4-6

Sa, 06/20-07/25 10:00-10:45A

Maple Elm Room 502323-03 $40 | $52

Tumbling/Gymnastics

7-9

Sa, 06/20-07/25 10:45-11:45A

Maple Elm Room 502323-04 $40 | $52

Kids Karate Club - Beginners

4-14

Th, 05/14-07/02 6:00-6:45P

Maple Elm Room 502236-01 $36 | $47

Kids Karate Club - Advanced

4-14

Th, 05/14-07/02 6:45-7:30P

Maple Elm Room 502236-03 $36 | $47

Kids Karate Club - Beginners

4-14

Th, 08/20-10/01 6:00-6:45P

Maple Elm Room 502236-02 $36 | $47

Kids Karate Club - Advanced

4-14

Th, 08/20-10/01 6:45-7:30P

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Bensenville Sports Conference Flag Football

In this camp, participants will learn the fundamentals of football through drills and games. The program is aimed towards giving athletes tips and drills to improve their game. Students will be introduced to the game of football in a fun setting. Program will end with class scrimmages. Min 6 | Max 12. (SV) Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Flag Football

5-6

Su, 06/07-06/28

12:00-1:00P

Varble Park/Gym

502303-01

$45 | $60

Flag Football

7-9

Su, 06/07-06/28

1:00-2:00P

Varble Park/Gym

502303-02

$45 | $60

Flag Football

5-6

Su, 07/12-08/09

12:00-1:00P

Varble Park/Gym

502303-03

$45 | $60

Flag Football

7-9

Su, 07/12-08/09

1:00-2:00P

Varble Park/Gym

502303-04

$45 | $60

New! Play Hard Hoops Basketball Camp League

Bensenville Park District is excited to announce we will be teaming up with Play Hard Hoops this spring to run our first ever Spring Basketball League. Play Hard Hoops spring league is a great opportunity to learn from professional coaches, stay sharp with basketball and get great instruction while also being able to play other spring sports. The first week of the program will be skills and evaluations so the PHH Coaching Staff can determine the format for the spring league putting the players into balanced teams against age and skill appropriate competition. Min 14 | Max 32 (SV)

Youth Intervillage Basketball League

Come participate in our intervillage Youth Basketball League! The Bensenville Park District competes in this recreational league along with neighboring park districts. Players will learn the basic fundamentals of the game while keeping active in the sport they enjoy. Teams will be formed by the Athletic Supervisor. Volunteer coaches are always needed. If you would like to coach please contact Shane Varvil svarvil@bvilleparks.org. Games for the league will be played at the Deer Grove Leisure Center as well as the surrounding park districts. Practices begin the week of May 25, games begin on June 7. Uniforms will be given to all participants. Register by May 11(SV)

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Fee

Play Hard Hoops Camp

1st-2nd Grade

Tu, Th, 04/21-05/21

5:00-6:00P

Gym

502102-01

$115 | $130

Play Hard Hoops Camp

3rd-4th Grade

Tu, Th, 04/21-05/21

6:00-7:00P

Gym

502102-02

$115 | $130

Play Hard Hoops Camp

5th-6th Grade

Tu, Th, 04/21-05/21

7:00-8:00P

Gym

502102-03

$115 | $130

Youth Basketball League

1st-2nd Grade Co-Ed

M-Su, 05/25-Mid Aug Schedule TBA

Various

502205-01

$80 | $100

Youth Basketball League

3rd-4th Grade Girls

M-Su, 05/25-Mid Aug

Schedule TBA

Various

502205-02

$80 | $100

Youth Basketball League

3rd-4th Grade Boys

M-Su, 05/25-Mid Aug Schedule TBA

Various

502205-03

$80 | $100

Youth Basketball League

5th-6th Grade Girls

M-Su, 05/25-Mid Aug Schedule TBA

Various

502205-04

$80 | $100

Youth Basketball League

5th-6th Grade Boys

M-Su, 05/25-Mid Aug Schedule TBA

Various

502205-05

$80 | $100

Youth Basketball League

7th-8th Grade Girls

M-Su, 05/25-Mid Aug

Schedule TBA

Various

502205-06

$80 | $100

Youth Basketball League

7th-8th Grade Boys

M-Su, 05/25-Mid Aug

Schedule TBA

Various

502205-07

$80 | $100

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Soccer Inter-Village League

The Bensenville Park District Youth Soccer Teams play in the Mid Suburban Recreation Soccer League. Participants are to register into the grade that they are currently in. Each team will practice approximately 1-2 days a week (coaches discretion) and play a seven game schedule on Saturdays between 8am-4pm. Time and location of the games will vary week to week. Uniforms must be purchased before the first game at the DGLC. A complete uniform consists of a jersey, shorts, socks, shin guards and soccer cleats (same blue uniform). Participants must purchase shin guards and cleats on their own. Prices for uniforms and replacement pieces are as follows: Jersey $15 | Shorts $11 | Socks $4. Register by 4/1. Coaches needed, please contact Shane Varvil 630-2384930 or email svarvil@bvilleparks.org. Fall league begins in August. (SV) Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Soccer Inter-Village League

PreK-K

Sa, 04/18-Mid June

8:00A-4:00P

TBD

502221-01

$60 | $81

Soccer Inter-Village League

1st-2nd Gr

Sa, 04/18-Mid June

8:00A-4:00P

TBD

502221-02

$60 | $81

Soccer Inter-Village League

3rd-4th Gr

Sa, 04/18-Mid June

8:00A-4:00P

TBD

502221-03

$60 | $81

Soccer Inter-Village League

5th-6th Gr

Sa, 04/18-Mid June

8:00A-4:00P

TBD

502221-04

$60 | $81

Soccer Inter-Village League

7th-8th Gr

Sa, 04/18-Mid June

8:00A-4:00P

TBD

502221-05

$60 | $81

ADULT DIVISION

Men’s Basketball League

The Bensenville Park District partners with the Wood Dale Park District to host a competive league. Teams of 6-12 players will compete in a round robin format. Each team is guaranteed 8 regular season games. In addition, there will be a post-season playoff tournament. Cash prizes are awarded to the regular season champion team and the playoff champion team. All games are officiated by IHSA referees and governed by IHSA rules. Each team is encouraged to have their own set of matching jerseys. Min 4 | Max 6 (SV)

Co-Ed Sand Volleyball League Women’s Basketball League

The Bensenville Park District hosts a competive, full court Womans League. Teams of 6-12 players will compete in a round robin format. Each team is guaranteed 8 regular season games. In addition, there will be a post-season playoff tournament. Cash prizes are awarded to the regular season champion team and the playoff champion team. All games are officiated by IHSA referees and governed by IHSA rules. Each team is encouraged to have their own set of matching jerseys. Min 4 | Max 6 (SV)

The Bensenville Park District is excited to announce the return of Sand Volleyball! Get your team of 6 together and meet us in the sand. League format includes rally scoring and match play. Games will be officiated by IHSA referees. Cash prizes given to regular season and postseason winners. No games week of 6/29. Min 4 | Max 8 (SV)

Co-Ed 14” Softball

Kick off your weekend by playing softball with your friends and co workers at the Bensenville Park District. The leagues use a 14” softball and teams will play in a 6 game season followed by a postseason tournament. Min 4. (SV)

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Fee

Women’s Basketball League

18+

W, 06/10-08/26

6:00-10:00P Gym

504413-01 $550

Men’s Basketball League

18+

Th, 06/11-08/06

6:00-10:00P

Gym

504414-01

$550

Co-Ed Sand Volleyball League 18+

Tu,Th, 06/02-End of July

6:00-7:30P

Water Park Sand Courts

504417-01

$325

Co-Ed 14” Softball

18+

F, 05/08-End of Aug

6:00-10:00P

Redmond Park

504415-01

$500

Co-Ed 14” Softball

18+

F, 08/28-End of Oct

6:00-10:00P

Redmond Park

604415-01

$500

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Young at Heart | Active Adult Programming

Trip Registration

Resident registration begins April 7. Non-resident registration for trips begins April 8. Residents may register their non-resident roommate for overnight trips on April 7.

Activity Symbols

Minimal walking Moderate walking and/or stairs Mostly walking and/or stairs

Notes About Our Trips

Transportation is provided in our new deluxe 36 passenger mini-bus, equipped with a wheelchair lift and can accommodate 2 wheelchair passengers. Please indicate at registration if you require a wheelchair spot on the bus or have any special needs. A seated walker is available upon request. Registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis, when accompanied with payment. If a trip is full, we strongly encourage you to put your name on the wait list. Many times there are cancellations, additional tickets may be acquired, or an additional date may be scheduled. If the deadline has passed, please call to check for availability. We encourage participants to bring their own re-usable water bottle in an effort to support our environment. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All trips have a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 34, unless otherwise noted.

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Cubs vs. Marlins

Watch the Cubs go head to head with the Marlins at Wrigley field. We will be seated in section 207, a sun and rain protected area. Make sure to eat an early lunch before the game if you don’t want to buy any peanuts and cracker jacks. No meal is included in the cost of the trip. Register by 05/11. Min 15 | Max 24 (TG)

Activity Symbols

Four Winds Casino

Our first of two summer trips to everyone’s favorite Michigan casino. There will be a motorcoach shuttle provided, as well as a $10 food credit and $15 slot credit. You must bring your photo ID. Register by 05/25. Min 25 | Max 49 (TG)

Minimal walking Moderate walking and/or stairs Mostly walking and/or stairs

Crime and Corruption Tour with Chicago’s Finest

Journey with us into the dark side of Chicago’s wicked past and discover while “marinating” in its own juices of crime and corruption, how the “Windy City” became the ideal criminal playground for Al Capone! Dan O’Connell will be leading this tour exploring the Chicago’s criminal past. We will also be having a lunch buffet at Exchequer Pub featuring famous baby back ribs, roasted greek chicken, mini beef kabobs, roasted potatoes, spinach pie, and caesar salad. Register by 07/13. Min 15 | Max 34. (TG)

Tall Ship Windy

Take in Lake Michigan and one of the world’s most famous skylines on Chicago’s official Tall Ship. Our crew today explores Chicago’s architectural majesty while Windy sails across our beautiful lakefront skyline. Register by 06/09. Min15 | Max 34. (TG)

Cubs vs. Braves

Paddle Wheel Boat

Watch the Cubs go head to head with the Braves at Wrigley field. We will be seated in section 207, a sun and rain protected area. Make sure to eat an early lunch before the game if you don’t want to buy a Chicago dog and popcorn at Wrigley. Register by 07/20. Min 15 | Max 24. (TG)

Cruise the scenic Fox River from St. Charles on the Fox River Queen. We will be ejoying the historic hour long river cuise in rain or shine on the covered Fox River Queen. After the river cuise we will be stopping at Portillos for an eat on your own expense. Register by 06/26. Min 15 | Max 34. (TG)

Muirhead Farmhouse

Located in a rural setting just northwest of Chicago, the Frank Lloyd Wright-Designed Muirhead Farmhouse is the only known farmhouse designed and built by Wright during his lifetime. The 3,200 sq. ft. home is an example of Wright’s Usonian architecure. Designed by Wright in 1950 and constructed between 1951 and 1953, the farmhouse underwent an extensive restoration in 2003 and now remains in the care of the Muirhead family. The Muirhead farmhouse tour is going to require lots of walking and standing and is not accessible to wheelchairs. After our tour we are going to be enjoying lunch at Nicks Pizza & Pub on the way home. Register by 07/06. Min15 | Max 32. (TG) Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Cubs vs. Marlins

21+

Th, 05/28

12:00-5:30P

Chicago

508051-01

$20 | $30

Four Winds Casino

21+

Th, 06/11

8:30A-5:30P

New Buffalo

508887-01

$35 | $45

Tall Ship Windy

21+

Tu, 06/30

1:00-5:45P

Chicago

508031-01

$50 | $60

Paddle Wheel Boat

21+

F, 07/10

9:30A-2:30P

St. Charles

508032-01

$15 | $25

Muirhead Farmhouse

21+

Th, 07/23

9:00A-3:00P

Hampshire

508041-01

$40 | $50

Crime & Corruption Tour

21+

Th, 07/30

8:30A-4:00P

Chicago

508042-01

$65 | $75

Cubs vs. Braves

21+

Th, 08/06

12:00-5:30P

Chicago

508052-01

$50 | $60

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Young at Heart | Active Adult Programming Four Winds Casino

Dole Mansion

Our second of two summer trips to everyones favorite Michigan casino. There will be a motorcoach shuttle provided as well as a $10 food credit and $15 slot credit. You must bring your photo ID. Register by 08/03. Min 25 | Max 49 (TG)

Join us at the Historic Dole Mansion in Crystal Lake for a tour of the home and viewing of the Art Gallery. This trip will be require lots of walking and the mansion does not have an elevator. We will be enjoying a lunch of classic american comfort food at the Duke’s Restaurant. Register by 08/04. Min 15 | Max 34. (TG) Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Dole Mansion

21+

Tu, 08/18

10:00A-4:00P

Crystal Lake

508043-01

$45 | $55

Four Winds Casino

21+

Th, 08/27

8:30A-5:30P

New Buffalo

508887-02

$35 | $45

OVERNIGHT TRIPS Cherry Blossoms & Spring Time in Door County

Enjoy four packed days exploring Door County. We travel via motorcoach and stop in Manitowoc for an included lunch and tour the WI Maritime Museum before heading to our lodging in Ellison Bay at Rowley’s Bay Resort and an included dinner. Day Two includes the Door County trolley and a lighthouse tour, included lunch at the English Inn, shopping free time in Fish Creek, and an included dinner at Alexander’s Restaurant, a well known supper club. On Day Three we will take in the Cana Island lighthouse, shopping in Ephraim, included lunch at Al Johnson’s (yes, the place with the goats on the roof), and finally a tour of Washington Island. Dinner will be a choice of buffet or fish boil at Rowley’s Bay Restaurant. Day Four takes us home but not before touring and eating lunch at the Door County Creamery Goat Farm, shopping at the Wood Orchard Market, and wine tasting at Door 44 Winery. $150 deposit, final payment due 04/10.

Summertime in Shipshewana, Indiana

Venture with us to Shipshewana for a three day trip that is charming in only the way Amish country can be. Our days will be filled with everything from wood craftsmanship to sweets and treats plus just about everything in between. We will be staying two nights at the Blue Gate Inn, the Inn offers a restaurant, theater, and shops. During our stay in Shipshewana we will be going on the Brown Bag Tour and taking in the local culture. $100 deposit, final payment due 06/07.

New Glarus, Wisconsin

Join the Bensenville and Wood Dale Park Districts as we explore New Glarus Wi. This trip to New Glarus is two nights and three days pack full of classic Wisconsin activities. Starting with a stop at the National Historic Cheesemaking Center to see a contrast from classic cheese making to modern cheese making. After our first day full of delicious foods and exploring the historic downtown shops we will lay our heads down at Chalet Landhaus Inn. During our second day we will be taking in the area with the Swiss Historical Village and a multitude of scrumptious stops. Our day of bakeries, beer, and wine tasting wil end with Swiss entertainment, a chef-led fondue demonstration, entrée, sides, and dessert. $150 deposit, final payment due 07/18.

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Location

Activity #

Dbl | Sgl Room

Cherry Blossoms in Door County

21+

Tu-Fr, 05/26-29

Door County

508101-01

$749 | $859

Summertime in Shipshewana

21+

Tu-Th, 07/07-09

Shipshewana

508102-01

$419 | $494

New Glarus, Wisconsin

21+

Tu-Th, 08/18-20

New Glarus

508103-01

$389 | $475

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Do you like to try different restaurants and eating out with your friends? Leave the driving to us, and we’ll take you all over the Chicagoland area for a variety of dining experiences.

LUNCH & DINNER MOBILE

Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Remember, these events are limited to 34 attendees, so make sure to sign up early! *Each trip price includes meal, gratuity, and transportation fees for residents and non-residents. This inclusive price must be paid in advance. No refunds are issued after the deadline unless a substitute is found. Read each description for details. (TG)

Fitzgerald’s | Genoa City

DINNER | Everyones favorite fish boil! Two visits to Fiztgerald’s in Genoa this summer. We will be heading up north for an early dinner and ariving in time to see the famous fish boil. The meal is your choice of fish or chicken with an apple square dessert and drinks are included. Register by 06/16 & 08/04. Min 15 | Max 32 (TG)

Pinstripes Lunch at the Lanes | Oakbrook LUNCH | The Pinstripes lunch offer a selection of their delicous combo plates and games to be played. Make your choice between a fun lunch with Bocce or Bowling. Register by 07/01 & 07/27. Min 15 | Max 24. (TG) Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Fitzgerald’s - Dinner

21+

W, 06/25

2:30-7:00P

Genoa City

508091-01

$28 | $38

Pinstripes - Lunch

55+

Tu, 07/14

1:00-3:00P

Oakbrook Center

508092-01

$18 | $23

Pinstripes - Lunch

55+

Tu, 08/04

1:00-3:00P

Oakbrook Center

508092-02

$18 | $23

Fitzgerald’s - Dinner

21+

W, 08/12

2:30-7:00P

Genoa City

508091-02

$28 | $38

Meet Trent Grossman

Hey everyone, I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself to anyone I have not yet had the plesure of meeting. My career path started when I was a young man working at Pillgrim Park Summer Camp. While I was there I realized I wanted to get my degree in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administraion. After finishing my degree path at Western Illinois University I worked for a year doing wilderness therapy in Missouri. From Missouri I started working as the summer camp director here at the park district. During my seasonal work here I heard about the full-time position working as a recreation supervisor and decided to put my hat in the ring. For as long as I have been working I have always known that I am a people-person. So if you see me around the Oak Room feel free to chat it up with me! My hope is to continue to build the positive and welcoming community that Sue has been fostering over the last 16 years.

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Young at Heart | Active Adult Programming

Welcome to the Oak Room

The Oak Room offers use of card tables, cards, puzzles and books. Open drop-in is available anytime the Oak Room is not in scheduled use. Scheduled drop-in fees are $1 for residents and $2 for non-residents to cover coffee and snack expenses.

CARDS & GAMES

Ages 50+ | $1 Resident/$2 Non-Resident

Cribbage

Every Wednesday | 1:00-4:00P Created in the 17th century, this game has remained virtually unchanged. It can be played with 2, 3, or 4 players. (TG)

Pinochle Club

Every Tuesday | 1:00-5:00P Join this group of recreational players for an afternoon of fun and refreshments. (TG)

Hand & Foot/Samba Game

Every Friday | 11:30A-4:00P Every Saturday | 12:30-4:30P Hand & Foot is a card game for 4-8 players at a table. The object of the game is to get rid of cards from your hand pile and then from your foot pile. The group will help newcomers learn two variations of the game. It is important to arrive on time as partners and tables are determined at the beginning. (TG)

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Hours Monday-Friday 9:00A-10:00P Saturday & Sunday 9:00A-5:00P Please contact Deb Cosmas for schedule at (630) 766-7015 ext.130

Bunco!

Second & Fourth Tuesdays | 10:00-11:30A Players roll the dice to accumulate points by rolling certain combinations. Prizes are awarded for most buncos, most wins, highest score, and lowest score. No previous experience necessary. (TG)

Mah Jongg

Every Monday | 10:00A-1:00P Learn how to play American Mah Jongg in a comfortable, instructional environment. All players are welcome. No supplies needed. No games will be played May 25th Memorial Day and September 7th, Labor Day. (TG)

Canasta Club

First Thursday | 1:00-5:00P This is a very friendly group and will help beginners get up to speed to play the game. Refreshments will be served. (TG)

Sunday Senior Social & Movies

Every Sunday | 1:00-4:30P Last movie on May 31st until fall and no movie on Sunday, May 10th, Mother’s Day.

Hot Topics & Hot Coffee Discontinued for the Summer

Birthday Bingo

Fourth Thursday | 1:00-3:00P Fourth Thursday every month. This is a fun drop-in bingo event that starts out with cake and refreshments for everyone and a rousing rendition of ‘’Happy Birthday’’ for anyone celebrating a birthday that month. Then we play bingo for prizes that include useful items, edible items or pretty items. If it is your birthday month, you will receive a $2 gift certificate to use on any Oak Room program or trip. Come on out and celebrate. (TG)


LUNCH BUNCH & BINGO Please join our terrific community of people in the Oak Room for lunch and a rousing round of Bingo. Included is a wonderful meal and dessert at a reasonable price. Bingo prizes include but are not limited to paper goods, cookies, house hold essentials, costume jewelry, and canned foods. We also offer and optional raffle and door prizes. Doors open at 11:00am. Register by the Monday before. (TG)

May | Hat Party!

July | Wrapped Lunch & Bingo

June | Grillin’ & Chillin’

August | Month of the Peach

Chicken parmesan, mostaccioli, ceasar salad, and dessert Register by 05/18. Max 90 (TG)

Grilled burger, potato salad, fruit salad, and dessert. Register by 06/15. Max 90 (TG)

A club wrap in flower tortilla, cold pasta salad, chips, and dessert Register by 07/13. Max 90 (TG)

Baked lemon chicken breast, rice pilaf, spring salad with poppyseed dressing, and dessert. Register by 08/17. Max 90 (TG)

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

May

50+

Th, 05/21

12:00-3:00P

Oak Room

508803-01

$8 | $12

June

50+

Th, 06/18

12:00-3:00P

Oak Room

508804-01

$8 | $12

July

50+

Th, 07/16

12:00-3:00P

Oak Room

508805-01

$8 | $12

August

50+

Th, 08/20

12:00-3:00P

Oak Room

508806-01

$8 | $12

Crochet Catch-All Basket

This is a beginner project for those who already know the chain stitch. It’s an easy project for people trying to learn crocheting in the round. The little basket is handy on a vanity, desk, or nightstand to hold a variety of items. The prerequisite to this class is to already know the chain stitch. Pick up a supply list upon registration. Register by 05/25. Min 2 | Max 8 (TG)

Crochet Keepsake Bell Ornament

(Intermediate level) Make intricate gifts for the season of giving. With this delicate vintage pattern you will be working with thread and learning how to starch the bell so that it keeps its shape! This is a light weight project to work during the summer months. The prerequisite to this class is to already know the chain, single crochet, and double crochet stitches. Pick up a supply list upon registration. Register by 06/15. Min 2 | Max 8 (TG)

Crochet Shawl

(Intermediate level) This is an easy pattern and one that works up quite quickly. It has a lacy edging of which you will have directions, as well as be able to follow a chart. Using striping yarn makes this interesting! This shawl will fit all and you will learn that you can alter your yarn with this too. The prerequisite to this class is to already know the chain, single crochet, and double crochet stitches. Pick up a supply list upon registration. Register by 07/27. Min 2 | Max 8 (TG) Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Crochet Catch-All Basket

14+

Tu, 06/02-06/09

7:00-9:00P

Craft Room

511091-01

$40

Crochet Bell Ornament

14+

Tu, 06/23-07/07

7:00-9:00P

Craft Room

511092-01

$60

Crochet Shawl

14+

Tu, 08/04-08/25

7:00-9:00P

Craft Room

511093-01

$80

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Young at Heart | Active Adult Programming

NEW! DOG TRAINING New! Loose Leash Walking

Do you like taking your dog for a walk or does your dog take you for a walk? Is walking your dog a nightmare with pulling and hyper activity?  Loose leash walking is a great skill to teach your pet. This session will get you and your dog on the way to wonderful walks. Min 4 | Max 8. (TG)

New! Coming When Called

Learning to come when called, or recall to you, is one of the most important skills your dog can learn. But teaching a recall can be challenging, as dogs find so much of the world so interesting. Patience and practice are all important aspects when working on reliable recall training. This session will get you started on getting your dog to come when called. Min 4 | Max 8. (TG)

New! Basic Obedience

Dogs can learn at any age. We help older dog’s unlearn any undesirable behaviors and teach them new, more appropriate behaviors. For Your K9’s Basic Obedience Class is for dogs 5 months and older (unless you have graduated from our Puppy Class). We use today’s more progressive positive motivational training techniques. Understanding the dog’s perspective, gentle handling, patience, respect and practice will make you and your dog a successful team. During this class you will teach your dog basic skills such as loose leash walking, sit, down, wait, etc. Subjects like nipping and biting, jumping on people, problem barking, digging and chewing will also be discussed. Training helps you establish a special bond with your dog using positive reinforcement methods. It is this positive relationship that increases the bond and teamwork between trainer and dog. A good relationship leads to excellence in the performance of learned behavior. Min 4 | Max 8. (TG)

New! Puppy Class

This is the most important class you will ever attend with your puppy. Your puppies experiences are the most crucial during these early months. The experiences they have during these formative months will last with them for the rest of their lives. Socializing your puppy and teaching them basic skills will help them live as happy and productive members of the family. Everyone in the family needs to be involved and committed because consistency is KEY! For Your K9’s Puppy Class is for new puppies from 8 weeks up to 5 months of age. We spend our time working on your puppies socialization skills, which includes playtime with the other puppies in class. In addition to this we work on developing your puppies basic commands. We also help you with real life topics like house training, crate training, mouthing and chewing. Training helps you establish a special bond with your puppy using positive reinforcement methods. Min 4 | Max 8. (TG) Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Loose Leash Walking

18+

Sa, 05/30

9:00-10:30A

DGLC

505122-01

$30 | $39

Loose Leash Walking

18+

Su, 06/28

9:00-10:30A

DGLC

505122-02

$30 | $39

Coming When Called

18+

Sa, 05/30

11:30A-12:30P DGLC

505122-03

$30 | $39

Coming When Called

18+

Su, 06/28

11:30A-12:30P DGLC

505122-04

$30 | $39

Puppy Class

18+

Su, 07/12-08/15

9:00-10:00A

DGLC

505122-05

$180 | $234

Basic Obedience

18+

Su, 07/12-08/15

10:30-11:30A

DGLC

505122-06

$180 | $234

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Board Meetings & Community Organizations

Board Meetings

Park Board meetings are held the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 6:00P, except for June, July, and August when meetings are at 5:30P, at the Deer Grove Leisure Center. Residents are invited to attend and are welcome to make suggestions or constructive comments to improve the facilities, programs, and activities that are offered by the Park District. Meeting minutes are on the Park District web site at BvilleParks.org.

Bensenville Arts Council

The Bensenville Arts Council, consisting of Fenton High School, the Bensenville Community Public Library, the Bensenville Park District, and Bensenville School District #2, provides arts experiences for residents of all ages. Bensenville was the first community in Illinois to create an intergovernmental agreement supporting the arts. To volunteer, contact the Arts Council through the Bensenville Community Public Library at (630) 766-4642.

Boys & Girls Athletic Association, BBAA

The Bensenville Boys & Girls Athletic Association (BBAA) is a local sports organization that provides athletic outlets for boys and girls, ages 5-14, of the Bensenville area. The BBAA is a separate entity from the Bensenville Park District and has a separate board and network of volunteers that governs them. For more information on their association, please contact the BBAA hotline at (630) 595-4797 or visit bbaasports.org.

Bensenville Community Public Library

The Bensenville Community Public Library, located at 200 South Church Road, offers a world of materials and programs for everyone. View their catalog, events calendar, library hours and more at www.benlib.org, or for more information please call (630) 766-4642.

Youth Crime Initiatives

The Bensenville Park District supports the Village of Bensenville, City of Wood Dale, Village of Addison and DuPage County Youth Crime Ordinances. We will continue to work cooperatively with all prevention and protection agencies regarding this matter.

We Welcome People with Disabilities

The Bensenville Park District complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and strongly supports inclusion. Inclusion looks at the needs, interests, and abilities of the individuals instead of focusing on their special needs. In partnership with our Special Recreation Association, NEDSRA, reasonable accommodations are provided to ensure successful participation in programs. When registering for a program, please inform our customer service staff if you, or a family member, require assistance related to the ADA. If you have any ADA related questions please call (630) 766-7015. BvilleParks.org | SUMMER 2020

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Parks & Facilities Map Park Rentals

Your group can enjoy outdoor rental space in one of our parks. The Bensenville Park District offers a variety of park locations perfect for your next event. Field rentals are also available. Extra charges may apply for lighting, field grooming, supervision, bathroom facilities, etc.

Shelter Rentals

The Kiwanis Shelter located adjacent to the Water Park offers a barbecue grill, six picnic tables, electricity and restrooms. Sunrise Shelter, located at Memorial and Marion, can also be rented but has no electricity or bathrooms. Both facilities can be rented May through September.

BANQUET FACILITY BASKETBALL COURT FITNESS CENTER FOOTBALL/SOCCER FIELD GOLF COURSE (18 HOLES) GYMNASIUM NATURE TRAIL LITTLE LEAGUE FIELD MUSEUM MEETING ROOMS PICNIC AREA PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT REFRESHMENT STAND RESTAURANT RUNNING TRACK SAND VOLLEYBALL SENIOR CENTER SLED HILL SOFTBALL/BASEBALL FIELD SPLASH PAD TENNIS COURT TINY TOT PRESCHOOL PICNIC SHELTER ROLLER HOCKEY COURT

All rentals are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. We will begin taking reservations on April 1, 2020. Facility rules and rental policies apply. Reservation forms for rentals may be picked up at the Leisure Center or downloaded at www.BvilleParks.org. Please turn in to the Leisure Center two weeks prior to the rental with full payment. Kiwanis $70/$100 | Sunrise $25/$35

1 DEER GROVE LEISURE CENTER

1000 W. WOOD ST.

1 WATER PARK & SPLASH PAD

1100 W. WOOD ST.

2 DIORIO FIELD

6.0

MEMORIAL & WALNUT

3 HYATT-HUBBARD SITE

8

376 TIOGA TRAIL*

4 KREMPLES PARK

2.1

JACQUELYN & DENNIS

5 LIONS PARK

1.0

6 PINE ROOM

WOOD & ADDISON 531 S. CHURCH ST.

7 PINES PARK

2.0

508 S. CHURCH ST.

8 POPLAR PARK

.9

POPLAR ST.

9 ROSE PARK

1.3

DAVID & BELMONT

10 SUNRISE PARK

7.3

MEMORIAL & MARION

11 SUNSET PARK

2.9

GROVE & JUDSON

12 VARBLE PARK/WOODS

24.1

WOOD & RIDGEWOOD

13 VETERANS PARK

6.9

CHURCH & MAIN

14 WHITE PINES GOLF CLUB

260.4

JEFFERSON & BARON

15 WOODCREST PARK

2.0

RED OAK & MAPLE

16 WOODSIDE PARK

.5

THIRD & WOODSIDE

17 BREITER-PALM PARK

4.0

CHURCH & MEMORIAL

18 FISCHER FARM

5.0

16W680 GRAND AVE.

19 CREEKSIDE PARK

1.5

DIANA CT. at ADDISON CRK.

20 UNDEVELOPED PARK SITE

.7

JEFFERSON ST. (EAST END)

21 WOODLAND AREA

5.5

5N101 WOOD DALE RD.*

22 ARBOR WOODS PROPERTY

.7

455 E. POTTER ST.

* City of Wood Dale location.

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ELK GROVE VILLAGE

PARK DISTRICT BOUNDARIES

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YORK ROAD

SPRUCE

HAWTHORN AVE.

POPLAR AVE.

ARGYLE POPLAR PARK

8

19

22

MONTROSE

TRAIN MUSEUM

SPRUCE AVE.

ARBOR WOODS PROPERTY

IRVING PARK R

D.

VETERANS 13 PARK

MAIN

ADDISON ST.

PINE AVE.

HILLSIDE DRIVE

19

GROVE

VARBLE PARK

FISCHER WOODS FOREST PRESERVE FISCHER FARM OLD GRAND AVE.

290

FIRE STATION 1

18

20

UNDEVELOPED PARK SITE

6

WHITE PINES 14 GOLF COURSE

GEORGE ST. R. ND ELY

U CQ KREMPELS JA 4 PARK

BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS DEPARTMENT

BELMONT AVE.

ROSE 9 PARK

DIANA CT.

CREEKSIDE PARK 19

EEK

BELMONT

JEFFERSON ST. PINE ROOM

WHITE PINES RD. FOREST VIEW ROAD

MEMORIAL

ON CR

TO ROUTE 355

WASHINGTON

ADDIS

CENTRAL AVE.

83

10

SUNRISE PARK

294

BELMONT AVE.

DAVID DR.

BYRON

17

DIORIO FIELD

COUNTY LINE ROAD

RED OAK ST.

BREITER-PALM PARK

2

GRAND AVE.

YORK ROAD

WOODCREST PARK

CREST AVE. 7 PINES PARK RED OAK ST.

MEMORIAL

MT. EMBLEM CEMETERY

TOLLWAY

16

3RD AVE. 15

T.

JOHN ST.

WOODSIDE RD. WOODSIDE PARK

EN S

EVERGREEN ST.

LEISURE CENTER 12 WATER PARK

RD.

1

GRE

LIONS PARK

WOOD AVE. BARRON ST.

WOOD D

21

3

5

11

WOOD AVE.

CHURCH

ALE RD.

UNDEVELOPED PARK SITE

SUNSET PARK

TIOGA DR. HYATTHUBBARD

CENTRAL AVE.

SPRING OAKS DR.

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The Water’s Edge Aquatic Center |

Redmond Recreational Complex

Swim! Water’s Edge Aquatic Center

The Water’s Edge Aquatic Center is located at 545 John Street, Bensenville, Illinois 60106. 630-766-8888 The Water’s Edge Aquatic Center offers Bensenville’s indoor, heated pools. The Lap Pool has 8 lanes, 25 yards, and the Dive Well is 13 feet deep with a 1 meter diving board. The Lap Pool is handicapped accessible. Patrons can pay the established Daily Fees or purchase an Annual Aquatic Membership to grant access.

Drop-In Swim

The Water’s Edge Aquatic Center offers the opportunity for patrons to dropin during designated hours.

Daily Fees

Adult (4yrs. +) Senior Citizen (60yrs. +)

Resident $6.00/Non-Resident $12.00 Resident $3.00/Non-Resident $6.00

Annual Aquatic Membership

Adult (4yrs. +) Resident $175.00/Non-Resident $225.00 Senior Citizen (60yrs. +) Resident $130.00/Non-Resident $180.00 Family* Resident $200.00/Non-Resident $275.00 (*Includes 2 Adults & up to 4 Children at same address. Additional family members $50.00 each) • • • • • •

• • •

ALL swimmers MUST sign in at the Front Desk prior to entry. Daily fees are valid for the date of purchase. Daily Fees grant the user access to our Open Swim, Family Swim and Morning AquaFitness programming. Annual Aquatic Memberships are valid for one (1) year from the date of purchase. Annual Aquatic Memberships grant the user unlimited access to our Open Swim, Family Swim and Morning AquaFitness programming. Open Swim is a Swim at Own Risk, No Lifeguard on Duty program. Children under 16 years of age MUST be accompanied IN the WATER by an adult 16 years or older. Family Swim is a Guarded, Lifeguard on Duty program. Children under 6 years of age MUST be accompanied IN the WATER by an adult 16 years of age or older. Children 6-12 years of age MUST have an adult 16 years of age or older present on the pool deck. Children 12 years of age or older may swim without an adult present. Swimming alone is NOT advised. Open Swim, Family Swim and AquaFitness schedule subject to change. The Water’s Edge Aquatic Center Manager and staff reserve the right to close any lap lanes, classes or pool areas for illness, weather, private lessons, rentals, swim meets, special events, etc. The Water’s Edge Aquatic Center experiences a yearly shut down for facility maintenance in late summer. Exact dates and length of shut down is determined by the projects being completed. Patrons will be given notice once determined.

Open Swim

The Indoor Pool offers a variety of days and times for you and your family to enjoy our indoor water play land. Swim At Own Risk, No Lifeguard on Duty. Children under 16 years of age MUST be accompanied in the water by an adult 16 years of age or older. Swimming alone is NOT advised.

Open Swim Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

8:00A-3:00P 8:00A-12:00P CLOSED 8:00A-12:00P 8:00A-3:00P

Fun! Family Swim (Lifeguard on Duty)

Children under 6 years of age MUST be accompanied IN THE WATER by an adult 16 years of age or older. Children under 12 years of age MUST have an adult present ON THE POOL DECK. Children 12 years of age or older may swim without an adult present.

Family Swim Hours

Saturday 12:00-3:00P Sunday 12:00-3:00P

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The Water’s Edge Aquatic Center |

Redmond Recreational Complex

Swim! AquaFitness Classes

AquaFitness classes incorporate cardio, strength training and stretching for an all body workout. Increase your metabolism, build muscle tone and strength, improve balance and relieve tension – all with pain-free, no-impact movements. Classes are typically held in our Dive Well while you are suspended in the water. Floatation devices are available for participant comfort and safety. Located at The Water’s Edge Aquaric Center. 545 John St, Bensenville, IL 60106.

Morning AquaFitness Classes

Morning AquaFitness classes are offered year-round during Open Swim and are included for the Daily Fee or Annual Membership at the Water’s Edge Aquatic Center. For details on daily fees and/or annual membership call (630) 766-8888. Program

Level

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Morning AquaFitness Class

All

Mondays-Year Round

9:009:45A

Water’s Edge Aquatic

Call 630-766-8888

Daily Fee / Membership

Morning AquaFitness Class

All

Fridays-Year Round

9:009:45A

Water’s Edge Aquatic

Call 630-766-8888

Daily Fee / Membership

Fun! Evening AquaFitness

Evening AquaFitness classes are available on a registration basis. AquaFitness classes incorporate cardio, strength training and stretching for an all body workout. Increase your metabolism, build muscle tone and strength, improve balance and relieve tension – all with pain-free, no-impact movements. Located at The Water’s Edge Aquaric Center. 545 John St, Bensenville, IL 60106.

Program

Day/Date

Time

Evening AquaFitness All

M, 6/8-7/13

6:00-6:45P

123201-01

$45 | $55

Evening AquaFitness All

M, 8/17-9/21

6:00-6:45P

123201-02

$45 | $55

Evening AquaFitness All

W, 6/10-7/15

6:00-6:45P

123201-03

$45 | $55

Evening AquaFitness All

W, 8/19-9/23

6:00-6:45P

123201-04

$45 | $55

Pool Parties

Level

Activity #

Res/NR

The Water’s Edge Aquatic Center’s indoor, heated facility features an 8 lane, 25 yard Lap Pool (ranging from 5-6 feet deep), the 13 food deep Dive Well with a 1 meter diving board and a Mezzanine Party Area. Lifeguards maintain watch of each pool to ensure safety during the party. Party packages include 1-20 swimmers, with additional swimmers at an extra cost. Pool parties must be booked 2 weeks in advance for availability and scheduling purposes. Additional swimmers are $5.00/Swimmer | Additional Mezzanine Party Area $50 per hour. Outside food or beverages are not permitted, with the exception of a birthday cake. Contact Ray @ Bella Vista Banquets (630) 616-9035 for catering options.

Non-Exclusive Pool Party

Non-Exclusive Pool Party package includes the use of both swimming pools during our Family Swim hours and the use of the Mezzanine Party Area for the duration of the party. Available on Saturdays or Sundays between the hours of 12:00p and 3:00p. 1-20 Swimmers | $95 per hour (RES) | $130 per hour (NR)

Exclusive Pool Party

Exclusive Pool Party packages include the use of both swimming pool, exclusively and the use of the Mezzanine Party Area for the duration of the party. Available outside of our normal business hours. 1-20 Swimmers | $215 per hour (RES) | $265 per hour (NR)

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The Water’s Edge Aquatic Center |

Redmond Recreational Complex

Swim! Learn to Swim

Life is letter when you’re swimming!!! The Water’s Edge Aquatic Center Learn to Swim Program is made up of various levels that teach participants of varying ages and abilities. Our Learn to Swim program is taught in our indoor, heated pool, with sessions running year-round. Please call the Water’s Edge Aquatic Center or Edge Ice Arena at 630-766-8888 to register.

Pre-Swim

Advanced

Beginners

Stingrays – Level 4 – Refines four competitive strokes focusing on strength for proper execution of stroke technique.

Starfish – Preschool Level – Introduces basic swimming skills and water safety through fun and games while building confidence in the water.

Guppies – Level 1 – Teaches stroke coordination, floats and underwater exploration with assistance of flotation device or instructor. Minnows – Level 2 – Teaches Level 1 skills focusing on participant completing skills without assistance of flotation device or instructor.

Adult

Sea Turtles – Classes are geared around participants’ swimming ability, ranging from beginner to advanced levels.

Eels – Level 3 – Introduces four competitive strokes and diving with emphasis on proper stroke technique.

Dolphins – Level 5 – Expands upon Level 4 skills, while incorporating competitive starts and turns into instruction. Sharks – Level 6 – Focuses on mastering the four competitive strokes, starts and turns with emphasis on strength and endurance.

Call 630-766-8888 to Register

Program

Level

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Pre-Swim

Starfish

Su, 8/23-9/27

9:30-10:00A

Water’s Edge Aquatic

Call 630-766-8888

$80 | $90

Beginner

Guppies

Su, 8/23-9/27

10:05-10:35A

Water’s Edge Aquatic

Call 630-766-8888

$80 | $90

Beginner

Guppies

Su, 8/23-9/27

10:40-11:10A

Water’s Edge Aquatic

Call 630-766-8888

$80 | $90

Beginner

Guppies

Su, 8/23-9/27

11:15-11:45A

Water’s Edge Aquatic

Call 630-766-8888

$80 | $90

Beginner

Minnows

Su, 8/23-9/27

10:05-10:35A

Water’s Edge Aquatic

Call 630-766-8888

$80 | $90

Beginner

Minnows

Su, 8/23-9/27

10:40-11:10A

Water’s Edge Aquatic

Call 630-766-8888

$80 | $90

Beginner

Minnows

Su, 8/23-9/27

11:15-11:45A

Water’s Edge Aquatic

Call 630-766-8888

$80 | $90

Advanced

Eels

Su, 8/23-9/27

9:30-10:15A

Water’s Edge Aquatic

Call 630-766-8888

$105 | $115

Advanced

Eels

Su, 8/23-9/27

10:20-11:05A

Water’s Edge Aquatic

Call 630-766-8888r

$105 | $115

Advanced

Stingrays

Su, 8/23-9/27

9:30-10:15A

Water’s Edge Aquatic

Call 630-766-8888

$105 | $115

Advanced

Stingrays

Su, 8/23-9/27

10:20-11:05A

Water’s Edge Aquatic

Call 630-766-8888

$105 | $115

Advanced

Dolphins

Su, 8/23-9/27

9:30-10:15A

Water’s Edge Aquatic

Call 630-766-8888

$105 | $115

Advanced

Dolphins

Su, 8/23-9/27

10:20-11:05A

Water’s Edge Aquatic

Call 630-766-8888

$105 | $115

Advanced

Sharks

Su, 8/23-9/27

9:30-10:15A

Water’s Edge Aquatic

Call 630-766-8888

$105 | $115

Advanced

Sharks

Su, 8/23-9/27

10:20-11:05A

Water’s Edge Aquatic

Call 630-766-8888

$105 | $115

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The Edge Ice Arenas |

Redmond Recreational Complex Skate! The Edge Ice Arenas

The Edge Ice Arena is located at 735 E Jefferson St, and 545 John Street, Bensenville, Illinois 60106. PH: 630-766-8888 The Edge Ice Arena offers learn to skate classes for all ages and abilities beginning from 3 years to adult . Whether you are an aspiring Olympian, future Blackhawk or just want to skate for fun and exercise there is a class for you. Our experienced professional figure skating staff is eager to share their knowledge and love of the sport

Youth Learn to Skate

Each class includes 30 minutes of instruction and 10 minutes of practice time. Gloves are a must, helmets are not required but recommended. Hockey skates are not permitted for tot classes the first half of a full session, may try with instructor’s approval only. Summer session of classes are held at the Jefferson Street arena. Advanced skating classes also available. Contact The Edge for more information. Skate Rental / $2 per week. No class July 4. Min 4 / Max 20 Program

Age

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Tots

3-5

W, 6/17-7/15

4:00-4:50P

Edge Ice Arena

123204-01

$65 | $75

Tots

3-5

W, 7/22-8/19

4:00-4:50P

Edge Ice Arena

123204-03

$65 | $75

Tots

3-5

W, 6/17-8/19

4:00-4:50P

Edge Ice Arena

123204-05

$105 | $115

Beg

6-9

W, 6/17-7/15

4:00-4:50P

Edge Ice Arena

123214-01

$65 | $75

Beg

6-9

W, 7/22-8/19

4:00-4:50P

Edge Ice Arena

123214-03

$65 | $75

Beg

6-9

W, 6/17-8/19

4:00-4:50P

Edge Ice Arena

123214-05

$105 | $115

Tots

3-5

S, 6/20-7/18

9:10-10:00A

Edge Ice Arena

123204-02

$55 | $65

Tots

3-5

S, 7/25-8/22

9:10-10:00A

Edge Ice Arena

123204-04

$65 | $75

Tots

3-5

S, 6/20-8/22

9:10-10:00A

Edge Ice Arena

123204-06

$100 | $110

Beg

6-9

S, 6/20-7/18

9:10-10:00A

Edge Ice Arena

123214-02

$55 | $65

Beg

6-9

S, 7/22-8/22

9:10-10:00A

Edge Ice Arena

123214-04

$65 | $75

Beg

6-9

S, 6/17-8/22

9:10-10:00A

Edge Ice Arena

123214-06

$100 | $110

Teen & Adult Learn to Skate

The Edge Ice Arena offers ice skating lessons for teen and adults of all abilities in a non-intimidating atmosphere. Fun and exercise for skaters with little or no skating experience as well as the more experienced skater. Helmet not required but recommended. Classes are 30 minutes of instruction with 10 minutes of practice time. Summer session of classes held at the Jefferson Street arena. Skate Rental / $2 per week. No class July 4. Min 4 / Max 10 VILLAGE OF BENSENVILLE

Program

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Teen Adult

S, 6/20-7/18

8:30-9:10A

Edge Ice Arena

123224-01

$55 | $65

Teen Adult

S, 7/25-8/22

8:30-9:10A

Edge Ice Arena

123224-02

$65 | $75

Teen Adult

S, 6/20-8/22

8:30-9:10A

Edge Ice Arena

123224-03

$100 | $110

Birthday Parties & Party Rentals

Contact Edge Ice Arena for availability and more info at 630-766-8888. Party w/Public Skate $200/$240 (Includes public skate & skate rental for 10 skaters. $5 for each additional skater, Party room for 2 ½ hrs) Party w/Private Rental $300/$350 (Includes 1 hour of private ice time for 50 people w/skate rental, party room for 2 hours)

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Registration Registration & & Policy Policy Information Information Program Registration

Before registering make sure that you have updated your household information with the Bensenville Park District. This can be done by filling out the Household Information Form. The Household Information Form along with the Registration Form can be found on our website and is available at the Deer Grove Leisure Center. When completing the Registration Form keep in mind the following • Fill out the form carefully and completely. Please indicate if you have changed your address, phone number, or email address. • Payment can be made via credit card, money order or check. Make checks payable to the Bensenville Park District • Bring or mail your Registration Form with payment to the Deer Grove Leisure Center.

Refund Policy

The Bensenville Park District constantly strives to offer you the best in recreational activities, events, and programs. If you are not completely satisfied and would like to request a refund please call and we can help you with your options. • A $5 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds. • You may transfer to another class if space is available. • A pro-rated refund will be issued for medical or moving reasons. Documentation is required. • Refunds take three weeks to process. Checks are mailed directly to your home. • No refunds will be granted 24 hours before a class starts or after it has started. • Certain facility and program refund policies may differ. Please adhere to the specific policies.

Financial Aid Program

The Bensenville Park District believes that all residents should have the opportunity to participate in recreational programs. The Park District will attempt to provide leisure opportunities for residents faced with financial hardship. Please call (630) 766-7015 or visit the Deer Grove Leisure Center and ask for a Financial Assistance Scholarship Application. You must turn in your application two weeks prior to your program start date.

Hablamos Español

Para información en Español, hable con Yolanda (630) 766-7015 ext. 101 del Lunes al Viernes 10-6pm o correo electrónico, ymedina@ bvilleparks.org o visite nuestra página de internet, www.BvilleParks.org para traducir en Español; seleccione “Español” en “traducir por Google” en la página de inicio.

Trip Policies

A refund will only be issued if a substitute can be found. The Bensenville Park District must pay in advance for tickets and reservations, therefore, this policy is strictly enforced.

Toilet Training Policy

The Bensenville Park District makes every effort to provide complete and accurate information about the programs contained within this brochure. If an error has occurred, the Park District has the right to revise, delete, or change any information it deems necessary.

Bensenville Park District requires program participants to be toilet trained. Staff are not permitted to change diapers or soiled clothing. Participants may keep extra clothes on hand for emergency situations, however, the participant, participant’s parents, or designated person may assist with the change. Pull-ups brand training pants are not acceptable. This policy does not apply to participants ages two and under.

Behavior Policy

Photo Policy

Disclaimer

No participant shall, on the basis of race, sex, creed, national origin or disability be denied equal access to programs, activities, services or benefits, or be limited in the exercise of any right, privilege, advantage or opportunity. Participants are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times. The following guidelines have been developed to help make Park District programs safe and enjoyable for all participants. Additional rules may be developed for particular programs as necessary by staff. Participants shall: • Show respect to all participants and staff • Refrain from using foul language • Refrain from causing bodily harm to participants and staff • Show respect for equipment, supplies, and facilities A positive approach will be used regarding discipline. The Bensenville Park District reserves the right to dismiss a participant from a facility, program or event for violation of behavior guidelines.

Photographs and videos are periodically taken of participants in classes, at special events, or at the parks. Please be aware that these photos are for Park District use only and may be used in the District’s publications, websites, and/or social media accounts. In the event you do not want yourself, or your child featured in these publications, the Bensenville Park District needs to be notified prior to the event in writing. Please call the Park District with any questions.

Insurance Policy

The Bensenville Park District is unable to assume the responsibility for injuries or accidents occurring at programs, activities, parks, and facilities. Please check your insurance coverage before you participate.

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BIRTH DATE

GRADE

M/F

Email*

City

PROGRAM

ACTIVITY #

TOTAL $

Zip

FEE

ATHLETIC LEAGUES ONLY

SHIRT SZ

SHORT SZ

Interested in volunteer coaching? No Yes

Player/coach requests

Authorized Cardholder Signature:

Zip Code:

Exp. Date:

Date

Parent or Guardian Signature (required if under 18)

Credit Card# V M D:

Date

Participant Signature (if over 18)

CVV#:

“As a participant in the program, I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury and I agree to assume the full risk of any injuries, including loss of life, damage or loss which I may sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with or associated with such programs.� I further agree to waive and relinquish all claims, fully release and discharge and agree to indemnify and hold harmless and defend the park district and its officers, agents, servants and employees from any and all claims resulting from injuries including; loss of life, damages and losses sustained by me and arising out of, connected with or in any way associated with the activities of the program. By signing this document, you signify that you have read and fully understand the above important information, warning of risk, assumption of risk and waiver and release of all claims. If registering on-line or via fax your on-line or facsimile signature shall substitute for and have the same legal effect as an original form signature.

* By providing your e-mail address you will receive valuable information about events, programs and services offered by Bensenville Park District. We respect your privacy, allowing you to opt out of receiving e-mails at any time. We do not lend or sell your personal information to any outside parties.

Note: If check is returned to the park district stamped nonsufficient funds, full payment as well as a $25 fee will be required via cash or credit card before participation in Bensenville Park District programs can continue.

Assistance request:

Please list any reasonable assistance which you may require to participate in our programs.

PARTICIPANT

Phone

Address

Family Last Name

Please fill out the registration form completely for all family members. Please return completed form along with proper fee to: Bensenville Park District, 1000 W. Wood St., Bensenville Illinois 60106, (630) 766-7015. Or fax to 630-766-9280. All registrants must have Household Information on file with Bensenville Park District prior to registration.

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Class & Program

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Special Events

Mark Your Calendars!

Join us for our Summer events, for details please see pages 5-10.

Event

Date

Time

Location

Easter Egg Hunt & Eggstravaganza

Apr 4

10:00-12:15P

DGLC

Easter Basket Giving

Apr 4

1:00-3:00P

DGLC

Easter Brunch

Apr 12

9:30A-1:30P

White Pines Golf Club

Earth Day

Apr 18

10:30A-12:30P

Fischer Farm

Farmside Yard Sale

May 17

10:00A-3:00P

Fischer Farm

Memorial Day Parade

May 25

11:00A

Wood Dale

Live at White Pines - In Session

May 29

7:00-10:00P

White Pines Golf Club

Frozen Party

May 30

1:00-3:00P

Water Park

Let’s Glow Crazy

June 20

7:30-9:30P

Water Park

Live at White Pines - Shindig!

June 26

7:00-10:00P

White Pines Golf Club

Movies in the Park - Rise of Skywalker

June 27

8:30P

Fischer Farm

Liberty Fest 4th of July Parade

July 4

10:00A

Bensenville

Dive-In Movie - Aquaman

July 11

8:15P

Water Park

Family Campout

July 24-25

5:00P-9:00A

Fischer Farm

Live at White Pines - Tony Ocean

July 24

7:00-10:00P

White Pines Golf Club

Foam Slip-N-Slide Party

Aug 8

1:00-3:00P

Water Park

Movies in the Park - Lion King

Aug 8

8:00P

Di Orio Field

Live at White Pines - The Moods

Aug 28

7:00-10:00P

White Pines Golf Club

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