BPD Summer 2022 Program Guide

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Registration begins April 5 Res | April 6 NR

Summer 2022 Earth Day at the Farm pg 6

Family Golf Nights pg 28 Summer Camps pg 43


Welcome to the Bensenville Park District Table of Contents

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

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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 Monday Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Saturday Sunday

8:30A-8:00P 8:30A-6:00P 9:00A-12:00P Closed*

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

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Registration Holiday Schedule April 15 Closed Apr 17 Closed May 30 Closed July 4 Closed

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

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

Wood St. Fitness Center Hours Monday - Friday 6:00A-9:00P (8:00P June-Aug.) Saturday 8:00A-5:00P Sunday 8:00A-3:00P Holiday: Apr 15 open 6A-2P, Apr 17 Closed, May 30 Closed, July 4 Closed.


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

Rich Johnson President

Valerie Karg Vice 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 Joseph C. Vallez Superintendent of Finance and HR Evelyn Struck Superintendent of Marketing & Communications Paul Palian Digital Marketing Specialist Rachel Russo Customer Service Manager Laura Borshell Customer Service Yolanda Medina Special Services Manager Phyllis Schmidt, CPRP

Recreation Programs & Facilities

Superintendent of Recreation Michael Hayes, CPRP/CPO Facility Manager Todd Linder, CPRP/CPO/LGIT Program Supervisor Lisa Semetko, CPRP Program Coordinator Senior Services Trent Grossman, CPRP Recreation Supervisor Breana Aponte Program Coordinator Larry Krawetz

Buildings & Grounds

Superintendent of Buildings & Grounds Supervisor of Buildings & Grounds

White Pines Golf Club Head Golf Professional Head Golf Professional Assistant Golf Professional Superintendent of Greens Assistant Superintendent of Greens Facility Events Coordinator

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Luis Aguinaga Paul Lowrey/CPO

Nancy Gibbs Secretary

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.

Dear Residents,

Thank you for perusing our summer 2022 program guide. The park district staff and board of commissioners are excited to provide you with these many opportunities to enjoy the summer in your parks. We are especially excited that, while there are still challenges related to the pandemic, the health trends in our community seem to be heading in the right direction, and we can continue to offer programs in a safe manner in conjunction with local, state and federal guidelines. We wish your family continued good health. Summer offers the opportunity to get outdoors and take part in activities and events for the entire family. I know you’ll find many things to do in this guide. Among the initiatives we are most proud of is bringing programs and activities to our neighborhood parks. You’ll find a wide range of activities, such as sports clinics, fitness classes, dance clinics, and more coming right to your neighborhood! We also invite you to visit the Bensenville Water Park & Splash Pad, White Pines Golf Club, and Fischer Farm. Upcoming special events include the annual Egg Hunt, Earth Day celebration, Summer Dayz at the parks, Live at White Pines concerts, a campout, and the summer wraps up with Harvest Days. There’s truly something for everyone! Be safe and be well!

Andrew Godfrey, PGA Terry O’Neill, PGA Ella Mack Aaron Hill Joe Giuliano Katy Jordan

Jay Snyder Commissioner

- 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! A complete list of special events is located on the inside back cover, page 67.

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 (7946) BvilleParks.org | SUMMER 2022

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Special Events Easter Egg Hunt & Eggstravaganza The Easter Eggstravaganza & Egg Hunt is back! Hop over to our annual Easter egg hunt that starts promptly at 10:00A with a new age group running every 10 Minutes. There will be hundreds of candy-filled eggs scattered across Varble Park Hill, waiting for you to collect. Don’t forget to bring a container/bag to hold your eggs. As soon as you are done with the egg hunt, be sure to bring your whole family into the DGLC for games, crafts, inflatables and photos with the Easter Bunny until 12:30pm. TL Varble Park Hill, DGLC Gym Ages 3 & under - 10:00A Ages 4-5 - 10:10A Ages 6-7 - 10:20A Ages 8-9 - 10:30A Ages 10+ - 10:40A Sa, 04/09 | 10:00A-12:30P Free

Earth Day at the Farm Spring is here, and Fischer Farm is the best place to get in that Earth Day spirit! Swing on by Fischer Farm for our annual Earth Day celebration as we tidy up our prairie, fix up the garden, tend to the animals, and do many other fun activities. Water and snacks will be provided during the event. Register by April 1 to get a free commemorative Earth Day t-shirt. TL Fischer Farm

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Family Golf Nights Bring your family out for an evening of golf at White Pines Golf Club. The tees have been moved up and you may play at your own pace. Also enjoy a $3 meal deal that includes a hot dog, chips and drink. White Pines Golf Club

All Ages

All Ages

Sa, 04/23 | 10:00A-12:00P

Su, 05/15, 06/19, 07/17, 08/21 | after 5:00P

Free

$5 Junior (17 and under) | $10 Adult $10 per cart if you want to ride $10 to ride along without playing

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Join us at our parks this summer for “dayz” full of fun for all ages!

Play Dayz Come out and participate in a variety of different activity stations through the park, from tie-dyeing to nature activities! There is sure to be something there for you to enjoy! At the end, build and decorate your very own kite and try to be the highest flyer out there. TL DiOrio Park

Ages 4+

Sa, 05/21 | 11:00A-1:00P

Free

Entertainment Dayz | Movie in the Park - The Goonies Hey, you guys! Our movie in the park series will kick off with the showing of the 1985 classic The Goonies. Come and join a group of young misfits Andy, Bran, Mouth, Data, Mikey and Chunk as they discover an ancient map and set out on an adventure to find a legendary pirate’s long-lost treasure in the hopes of saving their house from an evil property development company. Bring your blanket, lawn chair, friends, and family for the special outdoor movie! Refreshments will be available for purchase. The movie will begin at dusk. Kremples Park

All Ages

Sa, 06/11 | Dusk

Free

Dance Dayz Want to learn the newest dance craze or looking for a small introduction into some basic dance styles? Stop by Rose Park for our first Dance Dayz, where our dance instructors will give you a crash course in some basic dances set to tunes from a local DJ. LK Rose Park

All Ages

Sa, 06/25 | 10:00-11:00A

Free

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Special Events

Entertainment Dayz | Dive-In Movie - Aquaman Dive into a night of fun as you watch Jason Mamoa play Arthur Curry, the human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis. Relive Aquaman’s adventures before the new movie comes out, float around on your inflatable, or sit on the pool deck while you cheer him on as he goes on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land. *Rafts and pool floats are allowed but not supplied. All pool floats must be single-person only; anything larger will not be permitted. TL Water Park

All Ages

Sa, 07/09 | Dusk

$10, under 3 free

Fitness Dayz Do you want to try out some of the fitness programs the park district has to offer? Come and get your fit on in one of our parks! Try your hand at yoga with the farm as your backdrop. Relax and unwind with this great introduction. LK Fischer Farm

All Ages

Sa, 07/23 | 9:00-10:00A

Free

Do you want to try out some of the fitness programs the park district has to offer? Come and get your fit on in one of our parks! Try your hand at Circuit Training (High Intensity Interval Training). Varble Park is the perfect place for you to try out this class for the first time. LK Varble Park

All Ages

Sa, 07/23 | 9:00-10:00A

Free

Do you want to try out some of the fitness programs the park district has to offer? Come and get your fit on in one of our parks! Try your hand at the Latin dancercise craze Zumba, where you will use hypnotic Latin rhythms and easyto-follow moves to create a dynamic fitness workout. LK Pines Park

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All Ages

Sa, 07/23 | 9:00-10:00A

Free


Sports Dayz Come and participate in one of the many sports activities going on at multiple parks! Score your point at Poplar Park with a three-point shooting contest and take a shot on goal with our soccer free kick! LK Poplar Park

All Ages

Sa, 08/06 | 9:30-10:30A

Free

Come and participate in one of our many sports activities that we will have going on at multiple different parks! Join us for an individual floor hockey shooting skills competition and a basketball two-ball, two-player team competition where teams have one minute to score many baskets from designated spots on the court for points. LK Sunrise Park

All Ages

Sa, 08/06 | 10:00-11:00A

Free

Come and participate in one of the many sports activities going on at multiple parks! Punt, pass and kick the football down the field over at Woodcrest Park. Do you have what it takes to win all three? LK Woodcrest Park

All Ages

Sa, 08/06 | 11:00A-12:00P

Free

Entertainment Dayz | Movie in the Park - Sing 2 Come and see theater owner Buster Moon set his sights on producing a brand-new musical with his troupe in the glamorous Redshore City. To gain the support of a ruthless music mogul, he pitches that he’ll feature Clay Calloway, a legendary, but elusive, rock singer as part of the show. Now all the group needs to do is find the recluse and persuade him to perform with them. Bring your blanket, lawn chair, friends, and family for this special outdoor movie! Refreshments will be available to purchase. Movie will begin after dusk. TL Sunset Park

All Ages

Sa, 08/20 | Dusk

Free

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Special Events Family Campout

Live at White Pines Join us for an evening of live entertainment! The cover charge is only $5 at the door and includes access to the venue and entertainment. A themed dinner and beverages are available for purchase.

Bring the family for a campout under the stars! You won’t want to miss the fun crafts, lawn games, and stories around the fire. Campers will need a tent, sleeping gear, lawn chairs, bug spray, flash light, extra games and toys, and personal items. We’ll provide the fire-roasted hot dogs and s’mores! Electricity is not available for tents, but is on the grounds. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. A four-person tent can be rented for $15 per tent (supplies limited). You must pre-register to participate. TL

White Pines Golf Club

All Ages

21+ Fr, 07/29, 08/19 | Doors open at 6:30P

Harvest Fest Bensenville Park District’s fourth annual Harvest Fest returns to Fischer Farm in September and will be better than ever! Harvest Fest 2022 will feature all that you have come to love plus much more, starting with the most exciting news, the event will now be a weekend-long festival! Come and enjoy this 1836 homestead the way it was meant to be enjoyed; with an arts and crafts exhibition, animals, music, activities, and food to get the whole family into the fall spirit. Check out our website and social media platforms closer to the start of the event for more information. TL Fischer Farm All Ages Info available after 08/01 on the website and in the Fall Program Guide

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Fischer Farm

Fr, 09/23 | 4:00-7:00P Sa, 09/24 | 11:00A-6:00P Su, 09/25 | 11:00A-6:00P

Fr, Sa, 09/02-09/03 | 5:00P-9:00A | 615021-01 $10 per person, Under 3 Free


Bensenville Water Park & Splash Pad

Bensenville Water Park

SEASON PASSES

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

Season Pass Holder Perks!

General Water Park Information

Water Park Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, Noon-7:00P | Closed Mondays Facility and class updates will be posted on Rainout Line, call (630) 230-1028 or visit BvilleParks.org for information. Water Park Season: Weekdays May 30 - August 14 Open the weekend of Aug 20-21

· Unlimited admission to the Water Park · Free and unlimited admission to Lap Swim 11A-12P Mo-Th · Free and unlimited admission to Aqua Fitness classes · Discount admission to Water Park events · 3 Free Guest passes 2022 Water Park Season Pass Rates

Res | NR

Child/Teen (ages 3-17)

$110 | $132

Adult 18+ $120 | $144

For more information about the Bensenville Water Park hours, programs, and events, visit Bvilleparks.org, email wpmgr@bvilleparks.org, or call 630-766-SWIM on or after May 30. Open on the Following Mondays: May 30 Noon-5:00P July 4 Noon-5:00P

Family of 2

$180 | $216

Family of 3

$210 | $252

Family of 4

$240 | $288

Senior (55+)

$110 | $132

*To add more family members to a family of 4 household (additional $45 per person) please contact Todd Linder at TLinder@bvilleparks.org

DAILY ADMISSION Weekday Tu-Th Noon-5:00P Youth 3-17 $8 Adult 18+ $11

Weekend Fr-Su Noon-5:00P Youth 3-17 $10 Adult 18+ $13

Weekday Twilight Tu-Th After 5:00P General Admission, 3+ $6

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Bensenville Water Park & Splash Pad Aqua Zumba

Dive right in to what people call the Zumba “pool party.” The Aqua Zumba program gives new meaning to the idea of a refreshing workout. Stretch those muscles and joints through a non-impact exercise that uses the resistance of the water to develop and tone your muscles and ease joint pain. Cost is $7 per participant or free with a water park membership. Ages 15+. No class July 16.TL

EVENTS AT THE WATER PARK 06/03

Decorate the Deck Day

06/11

DJ on the Deck

06/19

Father’s Day - Dads free with paying child

07/01

Decorate the Deck Day

07/04

Fun-Filled Fourth of July

07/09

Dive-in Movie: Aquaman (see page 8)

07/11

Slushy Day – Free small Alligator Ice slushies (while supplies last)

07/17

National Ice Cream Day – Free ice cream sundaes (while supplies last)

07/20

National Hot Dog Day – Free hot dog with purchase of drink (while supplies last)

Time

Days

Fee

11:30A-12:15 P

Sa, 06/04-08/06

$7 per class

WATER PARK RENTALS After Hours Facility Rental

Rent the Water Park exclusively for your next group outing or party! All rentals go from 7:30-9:30 PM and can be rented Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Concessions can be added to any rental with a minimum of $100 per hour sales guaranteed. The group’s representative is responsible for the difference. Rental Type Res | NR

Basic Rental - Private access to the main pool and zero depth entry (no baby pool) Basic+ Slide Rental - Private access to the main pool and Sea Serpent Body Slide (no baby pool) Deluxe Rental - Private access to the water park, including the dive well, three slides,baby area, waterfall and splash pad

Splashin’ Birthday Party

$400 | $500 $500 | $600 $650 | $750

Dive into a splashin’ good time at the Bensenville Water Park! Our water park birthday packages can take place anytime when the water park is open to the public. The fee includes free admission for 12 people into the water park all day and a private party room at the Deer Grove Leisure Center for two hours for cheese pizza, drinks, and opening presents. Each additional guest will have a $10 fee, and a total head count and final payment is due seven business days prior to the party. Room capacity size can be discussed during the booking. $165 Res | $195 NR

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SWIM LESSONS General Lesson Information

The Bensenville Park District swim lesson program consists of three types of lessons: Water Explorers, Preschool, and Bensenville Swim Schools Levels 1-4. All of our lessons are designed to build off the previous level to help swimmers gain confidence in the water and set them up with the skills needed to be lifelong swimmers. Swimmers who are not toilet trained must wear a swim diaper (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. Parents can watch their children from the hill observation deck only. If weather conditions prohibit lessons from occurring, lessons will be rescheduled on Friday. In the event, additional adjustments need to be made, patrons will be notified by the park district. TL Facility and class updates will be posted on Rainout Line, call (630) 230-1028 or visit BvilleParks.org for information.

Tide Pool Water Explorers

Children and parents are introduced to the pool through a gently-structured water play. This program gives children a chance to explore the water through songs, splashing, and fun. 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. Min 3. Program

Ages

Time

Days

06/06-06/23

06/27-07/14

07/18-08/04

Res | NR

Water Explorers

6m-2

10:00-10:30A

Mo-Th

312011-01

312011-02

312011-03

$60 | $84

Program

Ages

Time

Days

06/11-07/02

07/09-07/30

Res | NR

Water Explorers

6m-2

10:50-11:20A

Sa

312011-04

312011-05

$20 | $28

Jellyfish + 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 bonding with their parents. Children must wear a swim diaper under their bathing suit if they aren’t toilet trained. Min 3. Program

Ages

Time

Days

06/06-06/23

06/27-07/14

07/18-08/04

Res | NR

Jellyfish + Parent

2-4

10:00-10:30A

Mo-Th

312000-20

312000-21

312000-22

$60 | $84

Program

Ages

Time

Days

06/11-07/02

07/09-07/30

Res | NR

Jellyfish + Parent

2-4

10:50-11:20A

Sa

312000-23

312000-24

$20 | $28

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Bensenville Water Park & Splash Pad Jellyfish

This class is a continuation of our Parent and 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. Min 3.

Program

Ages

Time

Days

06/06-06/23

06/27-07/14

07/18-08/04

Res | NR

Jellyfish

2-5

10:00-10:30A

Mo-Th

312000-01

312000-05

312000-09

$60 | $84

Program

Ages

Time

Days

06/11-07/02

07/09-07/30

Res | NR

Jellyfish

2-5

10:50-11:20A

Sa

312000-13

312000-15

$20 | $28

Bensenville Swim School

The Bensenville Swim School is the evolution of 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 allows them 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 instructor to student ratio. Once placed in a group, children 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.

Bensenville Swim School Level 1 : Guppies Program

Ages

Time

Days

06/06-06/23

06/27-07/14

07/18-08/04

Res | NR

Guppies

5-14

9:00-9:40A

Mo-Th

312001-01

312001-06

312001-11

$72 | $96

Guppies

5-14

10:00-10:40A

Mo-Th

312001-03

312001-08

312001-13

$72 | $96

Program

Ages

Time

Days

06/11-07/02

07/09-07/30

Res | NR

Guppies

5-14

10:00-10:40A

Sa

312001-16

312001-18

$24 | $32

Guppies

5-14

10:50-11:30A

Sa

312001-17

312001-19

$24 | $32

Bensenville Swim School Level 2: Turtles Program

Ages

Time

Days

06/06-06/23

06/27-07/14

07/18-08/04

Res | NR

Turtles

5-14

9:00-9:40A

Mo-Th

312002-01

312002-05

312002-09

$72 | $96

Turtles

5-14

10:00-10:40A

Mo-Th

$72 | $96

Program

Ages

Time

Days

06/11-07/02

07/09-07/30

Res | NR

Turtles

5-14

10:00-10:40A

Sa

312002-02

312002-10

$24 | $32

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Bensenville Swim School Level 3: Stingrays Program

Ages

Time

Days

06/06-06/23

06/27-07/14

07/18-08/04

Res | NR

Stingrays

5-14

9:00-9:40A

Mo-Th

312003-01

312003-05

312003-09

$72 | $96

Stingrays

5-14

10:00-10:40A

Mo-Th

312003-02

312003-06

312003-10

$72 | $96

Program

Ages

Time

Days

06/11-07/02

07/09-07/30

Res | NR

Stingrays

5-14

10:00-10:40A

Sa

312003-13

312003-15

$24 | $32

Bensenville Swim School Level 4: Dolphins Program

Ages

Time

Days

06/06-06/23

06/27-07/14

07/18-08/04

Res | NR-

Dolphins

5-14

10:00-10:40A

Mo-Th

312004-01

312004-05

312004-09

$72 | $96

Program

Ages

Time

Days

06/11-07/02

07/09-07/30

Res | NR

Dolphins

5-14

10:00-10:40A

Sa

312004-13

312004-15

$24 | $32

Private Swim Lessons

Private lessons provide the one-on-one attention needed to improve swimming ability! These lessons are adapted to the specific skills you want to develop. 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 six 30-minute lessons. After registering, a swim instructor suited to help you achieve your goals will be in contact to set up the first lesson. Lessons begin after June 6. TL Ages 5+ $85R | $110NR, per 6-30 min lessons, 312313-01

Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Semi-private lessons are designed for two-to-three people and give you the ability to create your own group lesson with the peers of your choice. Just like private lessons, semi-private 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 six 30-minute lessons. After registering, a swim instructor suited to help you achieve your goals will be in contact to set up the first lesson. Lessons begin after June 6. Participant is responsible for securing group members. TL Ages 5+ $72R | $93NR, per 6-30 min lessons, 312313-02

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Wood Street Street Fitness Fitness Center Center Wood

Fitness Center Hours Monday - Friday Saturday Sunday

6:00A-9:00P (8:00P June-Aug) 8:00A-5:00P 8:00A-3:00P

Holiday Hours April 15 Apr 17 May 30 July 4

6:00A-2:00P Closed Closed Closed

Age Regulations

Wood St. users, ages 12-16 must have a parent/ guardian with them. Weight Room Policy Form must be signed each pass renewal period.

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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To ensure everyone’s safety, things will still look a little different. Below are the steps we are taking to keep everyone safe (they are subject to change): You must check in at the front desk before entering the fitness center, track, open gym or fitness classes Equipment will be spread out in our fitness center to allow for proper social distancing Showers and locker rooms are open, but lockers are only available if they are rented for the year You will be required to wipe down equipment after every use

Fitness Dayz!

Join us in the parks for free Fitness Dayz, 07/23. See page 8.


MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS AS LOW AS $153 NO ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEES

Commit to 12 months to receive 15% off and a free RFDI wristband for our new treadmills & Stair Master!

FITNESS MEMBERSHIP RATES

Month R | NR

Year R | NR

Adult (age 17+)

$15 | $18

$153 | $184

Couple (any 2 adults 17+)*

$25 | $30

$255 | $306

Senior (age 55+)

$11 | $14

$112 | $143

Teen (age 12-16)

$12 | $15

$122 | $153

Yearly rates reflect 15% discount

Fitness Membership Add-On* Yearly Locker Unlimited Classes

$60 $204

* All Fitness Membership Add-Ons are per person price and will be applied to a yearly membership, not eligible for the 15% discount.

*Must reside in same household.

Other Rate Options

Fitness Punch Pass (11 group fitness classes, 1 year expiration) Resident Nonresident Adult $60 $80 Daily Fitness Center Pass Adult (17+) Teen/Senior

Resident $6 $3

Nonresident $8 $5

Group Fitness Per Class Fees Resident Adult $6

Nonresident $8

The Core Class Pass yr. $300R | $360NR - mo. $35R | $40NR A yearly or monthly pass is available to adults allowing unlimited access to all fitness classes. (Ages 14+. Special events 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.

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Wood Street Fitness Center Resident & Non-resident

CORPORATE RATES

153 453

$

$

Fitness Center Per adult, per year

Fitness Center +Classes Per adult, per year

Park District Perks

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. 10% discount rate for youth programs

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. 10% off all district facility rentals . 4 free daily admission yearly to 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 events (does not include White Pines events) . Free locker and full locker room service

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

The Latest Equipment

Take your workouts to the next level with new, state-ofthe-art machines at Wood St. Fitness! The Bensenville Park District updates its fitness equipment on a regular basis, meaning you’ll have all the tools you need to be your best self.

Now Mask Optional!

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What Fitness Class Should You Take?

Whatever Your Goal We Have a Class for You! Yoga: Great for recovery, mindfulness, and flexibility Cycling: Great for weight loss, endurance, and cardio Zumba®: Great for fun, community, all ages and body types Strength/HIIT: Great for weight loss and muscle toning Core Classes: Just starting out, rehab, and limited mobility

Classes We Offer Cycling 20/20/20 Core Foundations Cardio Blast TRX Zumba®

Zumba® Low Intensity Power Yoga Chair Yoga Core De Force Zumba® Toning Zumba® Gold

For a full list of classes and schedule please go to woodstfitness.com or if you have any questions please reach out to Silvia Acevedo, Fitness Supervisor at SAcevedo@bvilleparks.org

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Fischer Farm Earth Day at Fischer Farm Saturday, April 23 | 10:00A-12:00P See page 6 for details

Fischer Farm

Fischer Farm is one of the oldest remaining homesteads in the county. The Fischers 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.

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Free Admission 16W680 Grand Avenue

Hours: Grounds are open daily from dawn to dusk, for a tour of the house email Lisa at LSemetko@BvilleParks.org to request a tour.


VOLUNTEER AT THE FARM

Summer Volunteer Days

Looking for volunteer hours? Want a chance to experience the behind the scenes at Fischer Farm? Or just want to spend a sunny day gardening or enriching the lives of animals while giving back to your community? Consider becoming a volunteer with Fischer Farm! Every third Saturday June-Sept we’ll meet at the farm to tackle chores, take care of animals, garden, and more! Want to volunteer, but can’t make any of our volunteer days? No problem! Contact Lisa Semetko at lsemetko@bvilleparks.org to find out how you can help!

Volunteer Orientation Day

Your journey with the family of Fischer Farm volunteers starts here! During this middle- and high-school-student only orientation, we’ll introduce you to the responsibilities, skills needed, and benefits of volunteering with Fischer Farm. Pre-registration required. Min 6 | Max 15. LS Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Volunteer Orientation Day

12+

Sa, 06/04

9:00-10:30A

Fischer Farm

501224-01

Free

Summer Volunteer Days

12+

Sa, See description 9:00-10:30A

Fischer Farm

501224-02

Free

PROGRAMS AT THE FARM New! Owl Prowl

Whoo goes there? Join us as we take a relaxing evening hike through the fields around Fischer Woods. We’ll learn all about these amazing nocturnal creatures, their habits, habitats, and maybe even spot an owl or two! Seeing owls is not guaranteed, but we’re sure to have a great time! Min 6 | Max 20. LS

New! Toddlers & Tadpoles

They’re wiggly, weird, and wild. They’re the amphibians that live in Illinois. During this program, we’ll learn about life cycles, ecosystems, and wetlands, all while hunting for the amphibians that live in the waters around us. When we’re done with our search, we’ll get to meet some some real frogs and salamanders from the nature nook! Min 6 | Max 20. LS

Family Campfire

Spend a relaxing evening around the fire with roasted s’mores and fun campfire stories. Children under 3 free. Min 6 | Max 20. LS

Wetland Walkabout

Join us as we explore Fischer Farm’s wetlands! We will see what kind of critters we can find and why they would want to live in these muddy messes. Exploration areas are dependent upon how weather impacts the wetlands. Min 6 | Max 20. LS

New! DIY Moss Art

There are more programs at the Farm! See page 35 for Early Childhood, 41 for Fine Arts, and page 46 for Youth Programming.

Create a moss-terpiece while spending time with friends and nature. You’ll learn tips and tricks for assembling your frame, an introduction to plants, and learn how to best arrange your green art. Min 4 | Max 12. LS

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Owl Prowl

7+

Fr, 06/17

8:30-9:15P

Fischer Farm

501024-01

$5 | $8

Toddlers & Tadpoles

3-7

Fr, 06/24

10:00-10:45A

Fischer Farm

501115-02

$5 | $7

Family Campfire

All

Fr, 06/24

8:30-9:15P

Fischer Farm

505145-01

$3 per person

Wetland Walkabout

7+

Th, 07/07

6:00-6:45P

Fischer Farm

501024-03

$5 | $8

DIY Moss Art

15+

Sa, 08/06

1:00-2:00P

Fischer Farm

501024-05

$20 | $30

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Fischer Farm

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 (maximum of 36 people in the granary barn). A seven day rental notice is needed with full payment. Contact Rentals@BvilleParks.org for any questions. Fischer Farm Rental Type

Res.

NR

Farm Field

$85 hr.

$110 hr.

Granary Barn

$50 hr.

$60 hr.

Full Farmstead (Field & Barn)

$110 hr.

$135 hr.

Add-Ons

Fee

Staff

$20

Porta-Potty

$100 per day

Handwash Station

$100 per day

Sound System Speakers

$20

Sound System Speakers & Mic

$50

Fire Pit (Includes staff & wood)

$50 per hr.

Professional Photographers & Filmmaker Permits Fischer Farm is available for rental. Category

Hour

Day

Year

Professional Photography

$35

$125

Commercial Photography

$50

$175

Film Production I (10 or less ppl)

$50

$250

Film Production II (11-24 ppl)

$100

$450

Film Production III (25+ ppl)

$200

$650

Alcohol Permit /Use (Beer & Wine Only) – An Attendant will be required at an extra cost Fee: $100 + $20/hr. Attendant

Farmside Birthday Party

Have a wild time at Fischer Farm! The birthday boy or girl will have their own personal party host to lead games, activities, and fun designed around the farmstead. Afterwards we’ll have cheese pizza, drinks, and time to open presents. The maximum head count is 36 people. Total head count and payment are due seven days prior to the party. Additional party time is $85 per hour. Contact Rentals@BvilleParks.org for any questions. Birthday Theme

Ages

Months

Hours

Location

Res | NR

Farmside Birthday

4-11

Apr-Oct

2 hours

Fischer Farm

$165 | $195

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


White Pines Golf Club

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

2022 Season Pass Holder (Seven days a week) All passes include cart fees Res | NR

Adult $1,995 | $2,995 Senior (60+) $1,595 | $2,595 $900 | $900 Junior Walking $1,100 | $1,200 Valid daily after 1pm Afternoon 2022 Permanent Tee Time Rates – 20 Week Season (6:00-8:30A only)

$1000 Res | $1,240 NR Permanent Tee Times are available on Saturday or Sunday. Rate includes 8 free rounds of golf with motor cart per foursome (not available for league or outing play).

9 Hole Golf League $26R | $16W

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

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.

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! - 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 Call Andrew Godfrey at (630) 766-0304 for league availability and assistance.

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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. White Pines Golf Club can accommodate golf outings from 24 to 300 golfers. - Conference Room up to 40 guests - Banquet Room up to 240 guests - Tented Pavilion up to 350 guests A variety of menu options, complimentary scoring, tournament merchandise, driving range, and 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 contact Andrew Godfrey at (630) 766-0304 x311 or AGodfrey@whitepinesgolf.com.


Andrew Godfrey . 10+ Years of coaching all skill levels from collegiate players to students just picking up a club for the first time. . Use of technology to analyze the student’s swing for optimal performance. . Focusing on making golf fun for every student. . Focusing on all aspects of golf from course strategy to the mental side of the game. . Winner of multiple individual and team Illinois PGA Professional Tournaments.

Terry O’Neill Northfield resident Terry O’Neill has served as a PGA Golf Professional at White Pines Golf Club since 2021.The Quarter Century member of the PGA of America is a graduate of Southern Illinois University, where he competed on the golf team. He has been in the golf business since age 11 as a caddy, assistant professional and head professional, including many years as head pro at Chicago’s Harborside International Golf Center. He enjoys all aspects of the golf business, especially teaching golfers of all ages and all levels of ability, in addition to watching his girls grow in their pursuits of education and enjoyment of volleyball and soccer.

Adult Golf 202

GOLF LESSONS

Register today at the Pro Shop Adult Golf 101

New to the game of golf or have never swung a club, but want to say “count me in” when your friends ask you to join them at a golf outing? Then this class is for you. We will cover everything from the basic swing to how to check in for your tee time. If you have clubs, we highly recommend you bring them, but if not, no worries, we will have clubs for you. Our goal is that you will walk out of this class feeling at home at a golf course.

Do you enjoy playing golf, but want to get better at it? This is going to be the class for you! This class is for anyone from a beginner to an advanced player. We will cover all aspects of the game from making putts to hitting it far. Our goal is to lower your score on the golf course and help you enjoy the game. Bring clubs to the first class and we will dive right in.

Adult - Junior

We are thrilled to offer this new class for both adults and junior golfers together. We will meet one Sunday a month starting in May and ending in August. This is a great opportunity to spend some quality time outside together learning a great game. The last class will run an hour later to go on the course to play and have fun. Maximum one junior golfer per adult.

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Fee

Adult Golf 101

18+

Tu, 05/03-05/24

6:00-7:00P

White Pines

$100

Adult Golf 101

18+

Tu, 06/07-06/28

6:00-7:00P

White Pines

$100

Adult Golf 101

18+

Tu, 07/05-07/26

6:00-7:00P

White Pines

$100

Adult Golf 101

18+

Tu, 08/02-08/23

6:00-7:00P

White Pines

$100

Adult Golf 202

18+

Th, 05/05-05/26

6:00-7:00P

White Pines

$100

Adult Golf 202

18+

Th, 06/09-06/30

6:00-7:00P

White Pines

$100

Adult Golf 202

18+

Th, 07/07-07/28

6:00-7:00P

White Pines

$100

Adult Golf 202

18+

Th, 08/04-08/25

6:00-7:00P

Adult - Junior

6-14; & 21+

Su, 05/29, 06/26, 07/31, 08/28

5:00-6:00P

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White Pines Golf Club Beginning Junior Golf 101

Junior Golf is back! Our Junior Golf Class 101 is a great way to start learning how to play golf. We cover all the basics of the game in a fun and engaging environment. The students will also learn about golf etiquette, which will help them when they head out on the course. If you don’t have clubs, no problem, we have some for you.

Advanced Junior Golf 202

This class is for juniors who’ve played golf before and are wanting to take their game to the next level. We dive deeper into the golf swing, bunker play, and your short game. We will also work on course management to lower your score. On the last day we will go on the course to test your knowledge. Please bring your clubs to class each week.

High School Golf Class 303

This class is an in-depth program to help you make or continue making the high school golf team. This class runs the entire summer for 8 weeks. At the end of 8 weeks you will be prepared for tryouts and hopefully make the team. We work on the range and the golf course to provide an excellent experience of what high school golf is like. Be ready for some great instruction and to have fun. No class 07/06, times are at 3:00-4:00p first 4 weeks, and 3:00-5:00 last 4 weeks.

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Fee

Beginning Junior Golf 101

6-13

Tu, 06/07-06/28

9:00-10:00A

White Pines

$100

Beginning Junior Golf 101

6-13

Tu, 07/12-08/02

9:00-10:00A

White Pines

$100

Beginning Junior Golf 101

6-13

We, 06/08-06/29

9:00-10:00A

White Pines

$100

Beginning Junior Golf 101

6-13

We, 07/13-08/03

9:00-10:00A

White Pines

$100

Advanced Junior Golf 202

10-16

We, 06/08-06/29

1:00-2:00P

White Pines

$110

Advanced Junior Golf 202

10-16

We, 07/13-08/03

1:00-2:00P

White Pines

$110

High School Golf Class 303

13-17

We, 06/08-08/03

See description

White Pines

$240

Family Golf Nights

Join us Sundays, May 15, June 19, July 17, and August 21, for an evening of golf just for the family! Details on page 28.

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BANQUETS & WEDDINGS Banquets & Events

White Pines Golf Club is more than just golf, we provide 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, showers, funeral luncheons 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. Smaller, and specialty groups may choose from a variety of unique event spaces: Pine Room, 37 Bar and Grill, and Conference Room.

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 paved ceremony site seats up to 180 guests. It is picturesque, surrounded by a pond, waterfall, and fountain. The winding path from the clubhouse to the ceremony site sets the scene to the perfect entrance. For more information about banquets, events, and weddings, please call (630)766-0304 ext. 2 or visit WhitePinesGolf.com.

The Pine Room

• Beautiful golf course view • Large Front Yard • Ample parking for guests • Table and chair set-up and take-down • Bartender available for a fee The rental fee includes tables, chairs, and linens. 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. Email Katy at banquets@whitepinesgolf.com or call (630) 766-0304, ext 2, with any questions. BvilleParks.org | SUMMER 2022

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EVENTS AT WHITE PINES

Callaway Fitting Days

May 7, June 4, July 16 Custom fitting is among the most important aspects of improving your game. Come to the White Pines driving range, 10:00A-2:00P Saturdays, May 7, June 4 and July 16, when a Callaway club fitter will work with you to find everything from the right head models, lofts, flex, shafts and weights for you. You’ll leave feeling confident with the right equipment that’s customized to fit your game. Register on the White Pines website, WhitePinesGolf.com.

Live at White Pines

July 29, August 19 Join us for two evenings of live entertainment as the Live at White Pines concert series returns to the White Pines Golf Club. The cover charge is only $5 at the door and includes access to the venue and entertainment. A themed dinner and beverages are available for purchase. Doors open and beverage service begins at 6:30. Dinner begins at 7:00, and the entertainment follows.

Family Golf Nights

Sundays May 15 | June 19 | July 17 | Aug. 21

Starts at 5pm

$5 Junior (17 and under) | $10 Adult $10 per cart if you want to ride $10 to ride along without playing

Play at Your Own Pace

Tee Boxes

Have Been

Moved Up

Special $3 Meal

Includes hot dog, chips & drink

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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 (June-Aug)

Monday Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Saturday Sunday

8:30A-8:00P 8:30A-6:00P 9:00A-12:00P Closed

Holiday Hours April 15 Apr 17 May 30 July 4

Closed Closed Closed Closed

Program Registration

Summer registration begins April 5 for residents and April 6 for non-residents. Class and program registrations and pass/membership payment transactions are taken at the Deer Grove Leisure Center during registration hours. See page 65-66 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: Wood St. Fitness Center memberships, programs, and trips.

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Deer Grove Leisure Center Indoor Walking Track

. Track is limited to walkers only . Facility ID cards will be required (these can be obtained for free at the front desk on your first visit) . Track direction is counterclockwise

Racquetball Membership

Open Gym

Available for Fitness Members during all other available hours. Daily Drop-In fee $3 Grades 5-8 Mo-We-Th-Fr 3:00-5:00P Grades 9-12 Tu 3:00-5:00P Family Su 11:00A-2:00P

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 Monthly fee $35 Annual fee $100

Adult Res $50 $140

Adult NR $75 $210

Racquetball & Wallyball Daily Fees

You can make reservations up to six days in advance on the hour or the half hour by simply calling (630) 766-7015. Youth Racquetball $6/hr. Wallyball $12/hr.

Adult Res $8/hr. $15/hr.

Adult NR $12/hr. $20/hr.

Commemorate those who had an impact on our community with a custom remembrance at a local park or park district facility.

Visit Bvilleparks.org/memorial for more information

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RENTALS DGLC Room & Gym Rentals

Rooms are available for birthday parties, showers, meetings, and many other occasions. Rooms accommodate 26-93 people and may be reserved based on availability. All room rentals come with a maximum of 6 tables and 40 Chairs- additional tables and chairs can be added for a cost. You may rent the entire gym or secure only half of the gym. Gym rentals are available during business hours when available. The gym can accommodate 370 people. For all rental information, please contact Rentals@BvilleParks.org or (630) 238-4931.

Birthday Parties at the DGLC

All Birthday parties include a party host for two hours along with scheduled activity, eating, and gift opening time. Parties include cheese pizza, and beverages. Cake and dessert to be provided by the participant. The Birthday Party fee includes 12 children, additional children/adults can be added for $8 per participant (minus the Water Park Birthday). Additional party time can be added for $85 per hour. A total head count and final payment are due seven days before the party. All birthday requests must be submitted no later than 7 business days before the requested date. For all rental information please contact Rentals@ BvilleParks.org or (630) 238-4931. Party forms, pricing and policies information may also be picked up at the Deer Grove Leisure Center or downloaded at BvilleParks.org (TL)

Sports Party

Punt, pass, kick, and shoot your way into this athletic-themed sports party! Give your aspiring athlete a birthday to remember! We’ll play all your child’s favorite sports, games, and drills with specific activities detailed upon booking. All little future sports stars are encouraged to come dressed representing their favorite sports team!

Good Ol’ Fashioned Birthday Party

The good ol’ fashioned birthday party is a traditional-style party that features all the best old-fashioned games like freeze tag, Bozo buckets, and many others. Specific activities will be detailed upon booking.

New! Nerf-Day Birthday Party

Make your child the birthday champion with a Nerf birthday party! We’ll battle with the best of them as you dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dart your way around barriers to victory. We’ll provide the Nerf blasters, darts, and barriers.

New! Star Wars Birthday

Calling all Lukes, Leias, Chewbaccas, and Darth Vaders! Let the force guide you to the Bensenville Park District, where you can enjoy a Star Wars-themed party with games, food, and fun. Which side of the force will you choose-the Jedi way or the Dark Side? Either way, you will be sure to have an intergalactic good time.

New! Harry Potter Party

The Bensenville Park District has received a Hogwarts letter with your name on it! Come spend your magical day themed around the magical world of Harry Potter. Enjoy themed activities, cheese pizza, and time to open presents. Which house do you belong in-Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin? Only the birthday sorting hat knows!

New! Princess Party

It’s time to crown the next Birthday Princess! The trumpets are sounding and the choir is singing the name of your beautiful birthday princess! Celebrate your little princess by decorating crowns, playing games fit for royalty, and top it all off with your very own crowning ceremony! All little princesses are encouraged to come dressed up as their favorite princess!

Party Themes

Res | NR

Party Themes

Res | NR

Sports Party

$165 | $195

Star Wars Birthday

$200 | $250

Good Ol’ Fashioned

$165 | $195

Harry Potter Birthday

$200 | $250

Nerf-Day Birthday

$165 | $195

Princess Party

$200 | $250

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Early Childhood Programming

New! Bonfire Buddies

New! Bug Safari

Come down to Fischer Farm to spend an evening around the fire with Mrs. B! We’ll roast marshmallows, sing songs, and hear some great campfire stories. Each child must be accompanied by a guardian. Min 5 | Max 20. LS

Discover all the creepy crawlies you can catch at Fischer Farm! We’ll arm ourselves with the tools we need and then search everywhere–from ponds and woodlands to grass and prairies­–for the critters that hide all over the outdoors. Then we’ll get a chance to talk about the creatures we catch before we release them back into the wild. Min 6 | Max 20. LS

New! Toddlers & Tadpoles

They’re wiggly, weird, and wild. They’re the amphibians that live in Illinois. During this program, we’ll learn about life cycles, ecosystems, and wetlands, all while hunting for the amphibians that live in the waters around us. When we’re done with our search, we’ll get to meet some real frogs and salamanders from the nature nook! Min 6 | Max 20. LS

New! Scales & Tales

Interested in slithery snakes? In this program, we’ll find out all about the super snakes that live in Illinois. We’ll talk about their habitats, learn a snaky song, hear a story, and even meet a real live snake! Min 6 | Max 20. LS

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Bonfire Buddies

3-6

Sa, 06/11

7:00-7:45P

Fischer Farm

505115-01

$5 | $7

Toddlers & Tadpoles

3-7

Fr, 06/24

10:00-10:45A

Fischer Farm

505115-02

$5 | $7

Bug Safari

3-6

Sa, 07/16

2:00-2:45A

Fischer Farm

505115-03

$5 | $7

Scales & Tales

3-6

Sa, 08/13

2:00-2:45A

Kremples Park

505115-04

$5 | $7

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Early Childhood Programming 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, and visit our splash pad. The children will also play games, sing, dance, get messy with sensory craft projects, hear stories, and have healthy snacks. Plenty of indoor play will also take place in the Deer Grove Leisure Center. The counselor-to-camper ratio is 1:6. Min 6 | Max 24. LS

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 develops friendships. Each week is centered on an exciting theme. The counselor-to-camper ratio is 1:6. Min 6 | Max 24. LS

Camp Meet & Greet

A special Meet & Greet for Tot and Sunshine campers will be on June 2, at 5:30P.

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Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Tot Camp

2

Mo,We,Fr, 06/06--6/17

9:00-11:15A

Nursery Room

505202-01

$150 | $175

Tot Camp

2

Mo,We,Fr, 06/20-07/01

9:00-11:15A

Nursery Room

505202-02

$150 | $175

Tot Camp

2

Mo,We,Fr, 07/06-07/15

9:00-11:15A

Nursery Room

505202-03

$130 | $155

Tot Camp

2

Mo,We,Fr, 07/18-07/29

9:00-11:15A

Nursery Room

505202-04

$150 | $175

Tot Camp

2

Mo,We,Fr, 08/01-08/12

9:00-11:15A

Nursery Room

505202-05

$150 | $175

Sunshine Camp

3-5

Mo,We,Fr, 06/06--6/17

9:00A-12:00P

Tiny Tot Room

505201-01

$185 | $200

Sunshine Camp

3-5

Mo,We,Fr, 06/20-07/01

9:00A-12:00P

Tiny Tot Room

505201-03

$185 | $200

Sunshine Camp

3-5

Mo,We,Fr, 07/06-07/15

9:00A-12:00P

Tiny Tot Room

505201-05

$165 | $180

Sunshine Camp

3-5

Mo,We,Fr, 07/18-07/29

9:00A-12:00P

Tiny Tot Room

505201-07

$185 | $200

Sunshine Camp

3-5

Mo,We,Fr, 08/01-08/12

9:00A-12:00P

Tiny Tot Room

505201-09

$185 | $200

Sunshine Camp

3-5

Tu,Th, 06/07-06/16

9:00A-12:00P

Tiny Tot Room

505201-02

$130 | $150

Sunshine Camp

3-5

Tu,Th, 06/21-06/30

9:00A-12:00P

Tiny Tot Room

505201-04

$130 | $150

Sunshine Camp

3-5

Tu,Th, 07/05-07/14

9:00A-12:00P

Tiny Tot Room

505201-06

$130 | $150

Sunshine Camp

3-5

Tu,Th, 07/19-07/28

9:00A-12:00P

Tiny Tot Room

505201-08

$130 | $150

Sunshine Camp

3-5

Tu,Th, 08/02-08/11

9:00A-12:00P

Tiny Tot Room

505201-10

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Early Childhood Programming Tiny Tot Preschool

Tour the classroom and meet the teachers this summer. Please contact Lead Preschool Teacher Cindy Banaszynski at (630) 766-7015, ext. 117, to schedule an appointment and learn all about the curriculum and classroom activities. Child must be age appropriate by Sept 1, 2022. Space is limited; please register early so you can secure your preferred class time. 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: Sept. 1, Oct. 1, Nov. 1, Dec. 1, Jan. 4, Feb. 1.

Tiny Tot Preschool Ages 3-4

This program is designed to mentally, physically, and emotionally prepare your child to make the transition to the Preschool 4’s program. Our currriculum 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 of our classroom in our play lot, sandbox, and children’s garden. Instructor: Mrs. Cindy Banaszynski. Min 10 | Max 25. LS

Tiny Tot Preschool Ages 4-5

This program prepares your child cognitively, socially, emotionally, and physically for making the transition to kindergarten. Our curriculum, based on Illinois Early Learning and Development 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. Instructor: Mrs. Cindy Banaszynski. LS

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 and exposure to colors, shapes, numbers, and letters. Children are introduced to a variety of learning centers such as dramatic play, senses, literacy, music, blocks, 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 1, 2022. Being toilet trained is not required. Staff do not change diapers. Min 6 | Max 15. Instructor: Eileen Kubica. LS

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 class day includes circle time and group play. A parent/caregiver must attend class. Min 4 | Max 15. LS Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Tiny Tot Preschool

3-4

Tu,Th, 08/23-5/25

9:00-11:30A

Tiny Tot Room

605503-01

$775 | $875

Tiny Tot Preschool

4-5

Mo,We,Fr, 08/22-05/26

9:00-11:30A

Tiny Tot Room

605500-01

$875 | $975

Tiny Tot Preschool

3-5

Mo,We,Fr, 08/22-05/26

12:30-3:00P

Tiny Tot Room

605500-02

$875 | $975

Tot School Program

2-3

Tu,Th, 09/06-12/08

9:15-11:15A

Nursery Room

605406-01

$375 | $400

Tot School Primer

1.5-2.5

We, 09/14-10/19

9:15-10:15A

Nursery Room

605416-01

$60 | $80

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School of Dance & Movement

Dance Information

Dance Attire

Pre Classes: Intended for the first time athlete to learn the very basics and be introduced to the class. These classes will introduce body awareness and work on motor skills as well as offer a learn through play approach. These classes range from 2-5 years old, depending on the particular class.

Instructors Needed

To find the best classes to choose for your athlete, classes have been broken down to specific levels for the School of Dance and Movement. You can find these listed below.

Level I Classes: Introducing students to the world of dance through classes with more structure and discipline. These classes will develop body awareness and placement. As well as the key points to making a routine and skills, students will learn to develop their individual passion for the sport. Level I classes are intended for 6-9 year olds. Level II Classes: As you move your way through the School of Dance and Movement, you will learn to master your skills as well as develop more challenging ones. Level II classes will be taught at a faster pace and students are expected to show discipline and enthusiasm for the sport they are continuing. Here you begin setting an example to other dancers moving up in the program. These classes are created for 10-14 year olds. Building Block Classes: These classes are made for all levels and intended for strengthening the core classes. You may take building block classes separately, or use them to challenge yourself even more. Created for the dancer who wants to take it a step further, you will find extra practice time and an opportunity to work on your individual skills.

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Please see your receipt for specific requirements for class.

If you are interested in being one of our fantastic School of Dance and Movement educators, please apply online at BvilleParks.org.


PRE-CLASSES Dance with Me

Parents and children will have a blast in this interactive class. Using props and each other to build strength, trust, and an incredible bonding experience is something that will never be forgotten. Learning through play and expression will help you and your child get to know each other even better through movement. This is a non-recital class. No class the week of July 4. Min 3 | Max 9. LS

New! Party in the Park

Get into the groove in the great outdoors in this intro dance class at Sunset Park! You’ll move, groove, dip, and spin while learning the foundations of dance with your friends under the sun. No class the week of July 4. Min 6 | Max 12. LS

Fairy Princess Dance

All little ones dream of being a fairy princess in a world full of magic. This tot class will surely give them that experience. While being introduced to ballet, we will incorporate props to encourage creative learning and expression. No class the week of July 4. Min 3 | Max 9. LS

Private Dance Lessons

Hippity Hop

This tot class is intended for the first-time dancer. Your little one will have an opportunity to learn the basics of hip hop and groove to their own beat. Learning choreographed steps for the first time can be a challenge, but this high-energy experience will leave them wanting to dance even more! No class the week of July 4. Min 3 | Max 9. LS

Pre Ballet

This class is the introduction to the art of ballet. You will learn important dance terms and how to apply them on the dance floor. This style of dance will build strength, flexibility, and precision. Starting here is the best place to begin your dance journey in the ballet world. Starting at the root will help dancers blossom into the athletes they will soon be! No class the week of July 4. Min 3 | Max 9. LS

Are you interested in taking your skills a step further? Perfect your technique, advance to the next level, and become the dancer you are ready to be. One-on-one instruction provides your dancer an opportunity to have all eyes on them. Private lessons can be done in conjunction with a current class or to work on your individual goals. This is a non-recital class. Lessons are by appointment only with select instructors. No class the week of July 4. Min 3 | Max 9. LS

Group Lessons

Just like in our private lessons, we are offering an opportunity to work with an instructor but in a small group of friends or siblings. No more than four people to a group. Lessons can be done in conjunction with a current class, or to work on your individual goals. This is a non-recital class. Lessons are by appointment only with select instructors. No class the week of July 4. Min 3 | Max 9. LS

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Dance with Me

2-3

Sa, 06/11-08/06

10:00-10:45A

Dance Room

506009-01

$100 | $130

Fairy Princess Dance

4-5

Sa, 06/11-08/06

10:45-11:30A

Dance Room

506006-01

$100 | $130

Hippity Hop

4-5

Sa, 06/11-08/06

11:30A-12:15P

Dance Room

503300-01

$100 | $130

Pre-Ballet

4-5

We, 06/08-08/03

4:30-5:15P

Dance Room

506002-01

$100 | $130

Party in the Park

3-6

Sa, 06/11-08/06

1:45-2:30P

Sunset Park

506361-01

$80 | $96

Private Dance Lessons

4+

Year round

By appointment Dance Room

506351-01

$30 per class

Group Lessons

4+

Year round

By appointment Dance Room

506351-02

$25 per class

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LEVEL II CLASSES Hip Hop II

Ready to take it to the next level? This class will have you hitting all the right beats and making a statement in the classroom. You will take on material that is more challenging and for an older group of students. If you want to continue improving your skills in a Hip Hop setting, this is the class for you. You will learn new skills as well as prepare to become a competitive dancer. No class the week of July 4. Min 3 | Max 9. LS

Ballet II

Ballet II is designed for dancers who are serious in continuing this beautiful art. Combos will be executed with focus and precision as well as grace and beauty. The dance floor is yours, and developing into the young ballerina you dream of is right around the corner. The strength of a ballerina will be evident by the time this class is over! No class the week of July 4. Min 3 | Max 9. LS

LEVEL I CLASSES Hip Hop I

Hip Hop is a style of dance that will make sure to keep you moving. If you like music that gets you out of your seat, this is the class for you. Created for dancers ready to work on their rhythm and groove, Hip Hop will be taught by individuals who know what it takes to make it to the top. This is not your typical dance class because it’s more than choreography that makes a strong Hip Hop dancer. No class the week of July 4. Min 3 | Max 9. LS

Ballet I

You’ve made it this far, and now you’re starting in the heart of the sport itself. Introducing this technical style is a challenging but rewarding experience. Dancers will leave with proper posture, technique, and carry out beautifully executed Ballet skills. No class the week of July 4. Min 3 | Max 9. LS

Musical Theater I

Want to be a performer in Broadway-style shows? This class will introduce students to the world of character building and exploration as well as teaching them how to dance in styles like jazz and tap. From performances like musicals to shows by the Rockettes, your dancer will surely want more! No class the week of July 4. Min 3 | Max 9. LS

Dance Dayz!

Join us in the parks for free Dance Dayz, see page 7.

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Hip Hop I

6-9

Th, 06/09-08/04

4:00-4:45P

Dance Room

503301-01

$100 | $130

Ballet I

6-9

We, 06/08-08/03

5:15-6:00P

Dance Room

506007-01

$100 | $130

Musical Theater I

6-9

Tu, 06/07-08/02

4:00-4:45P

Dance Room

506311-01

$100 | $130

Hip Hop II

10-14

Th, 06/09-08/04

5:00-5:45P

Dance Room

503302-01

$100 | $130

Ballet II

10-14

We, 06/08-08/03

6:15-7:00P

Dance Room

506011-01

$100 | $130

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Fine Arts

Painting & Pencils Workshop

Family Clay Play

This class will introduce students to drawing and painting techniques. During the first half of the class, we’ll cover sketching with pencils before moving on to exploring painting, blending techniques, layering, and color effects. Students of any level of art experience are welcome. Min 4 | Max 10. LS

Help your little artist discover the wonders of clay. Guide them through exploring their creative instincts, or follow one of our design ideas. We use air-dry clay. Min 4 | Max 12. LS

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Painting & Pencils Workshop

8-11

Sa, 06/11--07/02

11:15A-12:15P

Art Room

506223-01

$55 | $70

Painting & Pencils Workshop

8-11

Sa, 07/16-08/06

11:15A-12:15P

Art Room

506223-02

$55 | $70

Family Clay Play

2-5

Sa, 06/11--07/02

10:00-11:00A

Art Room

506326-01

$55 | $70

Family Clay Play

2-5

Sa, 07/16-08/06

10:00-11:00A

Art Room

506326-02

$55 | $70

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Fine Arts New! Paper Mache Workshop

Create something beautiful from accessible and simple materials. In this course we’ll follow a step-by-step process for creating colorful sculptures that tell their own stories through paper mache and layered paints. Min 4 | Max 12. LS

New! DIY Moss Art

Create a moss-terpiece while spending time with friends and nature. You’ll learn tips and tricks for assembling your frame, an introduction to plants, and learn how to best arrange your green art. Min 4 | Max 12. LS

New! Nature Collages

Reconnect with your intuition while exploring mixed media as you’re guided through an authentic, creative, and social experience in nature. Attendees will gain experience with intuitive collage and mixed media techniques while drawing from the natural world as inspiration. No class 07/03. Min 5 | Max 12. LS

New! Painting in the Parks

Using nature as inspiration, we will be exploring colors, shapes, shading, and artistic style from a variety of locations around Bensenville. Each week we’ll meet at a new park and use a natural element to develop our own artistic skills. No class 07/02. Min 4 | Max 15. LS

Beginning Painting

Piano Lessons

In this class, students will use acrylic paint to complete pre-drawn canvases while developing and encouraging individual expression, knowledge, and use of various media, art techniques, and the student’s individual aesthetic awareness. Students will learn the basics of working with acrylic paints, choosing brushes, and to “see” as an artist. No class 07/03. Min 4 | Max 12. LS

Marianna Miltcheva has been a piano instructor, 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. Each lesson is 30 minutes long, and four lessons must be paid in full before each class begins. LS

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Painting in the Parks

14+

Sa, 06/11-07/09

1:00-2:00P

Kremples Park

506223-21

$65 | $80

Painting in the Parks

14+

Sa, 07/16-08/06

1:00-2:00P

Sunrise Park

506223-22

$65 | $80

Beginning Painting

7-11

Su, 06/12-07/10

10:00-11:00A

Art Room

506223-11

$75 | $90

Beginning Painting

16+

Su, 06/12-07/10

11:15A-12:15P

Art Room

506223-12

$75 | $90

Beginning Painting

7-11

Su, 07/17-08/07

10:00-11:00A

Art Room

506223-13

$75 | $90

Beginning Painting

16+

Su, 07/17-08/07

11:15A-12:15P

Art Room

506223-14

$75 | $90

Paper Mache Workshop

16+

Th, 06/09-07/14

6:00-7:00P

Art Room

506323-01

$45 | $60

DIY Moss Art

15+

Sa, 08/06

1:00-2:00P

Fischer Farm

506323-02

$20 | $30

Nature Collages

15+

Su, 06/12-07/10

1:00-2:00P

Breiter-Palm Park

506323-03

$55 | $70

Piano Lessons

5+

Year Round

3:00-8:00P

Music Room

506673-01

$35 per class

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Under the Sun | Summer Camps

Camp Town Hall

June 2 | 6:30P | Oak Room This town-hall style meeting with camp leadership will give parents and campers an opportunity to have their questions answered and find out what camp will look like.

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 curriculum emphasizes socialization through child-led play, which lays the foundation for learning and academic success. Counselors are trained to provide a positive camp experience for children ages 3-15. Staff are trained in CPR, AED, First Aid, and Behavior Management. The Bensenville Park District conducts background checks on all staff.

Early Registration Discount Save $10 on each full session. Register by Friday, May 6.

Camp Essentials

Please read the camp policy manual for details about what your child should bring and wear to camp. Camp forms and manuals 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.

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.

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Under the Sun | Summer Camps Adventure Camp

Campers experience a fun, adventurous summer filled with cool crafts, games, new discoveries about their surroundings, weekly swim time, and nature exploration. No camp 07/04. Min 10 | Max 40. LS

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Adventure - Session 1

6-10

Mo-Fr, 06/06-06/17

9:00A-3:00P

Spruce Room

509901-01

$200 | $220

Adventure - Session 2

6-10

Mo-Fr, 06/20-07/01

9:00A-3:00P

Spruce Room

509901-02

$200 | $220

Adventure - Session 3

6-10

Mo-Fr, 07/05-07/15

9:00A-3:00P

Spruce Room

509901-03

$180 | $200

Adventure - Session 4

6-10

Mo-Fr, 07/18-07/29

9:00A-3:00P

Spruce Room

509901-04

$200 | $220

Adventure - Session 5

6-10

Mo-Fr, 08/01-08/12

9:00A-3:00P

Spruce Room

509901-05

$200 | $220

Sports Camp

All skill levels are welcome. The focus of this camp is having fun, promoting good sportsmanship, learning new skills, and developing familiarity in sports such as hockey, soccer, softball, basketball, volleyball, and more! In the afternoon we swim at the Bensenville Water Park and Splash Pad. No camp 07/04. Min 6 | Max 40. LS

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Sports - Session 1

6-10

Mo-Fr, 06/06-06/17

9:00A-3:00P

Gym

509237-01

$200 | $220

Sports - Session 2

6-10

Mo-Fr, 06/20-07/01

9:00A-3:00P

Gym

509237-02

$200 | $220

Sports - Session 3

6-10

Mo-Fr, 07/05-07/15

9:00A-3:00P

Gym

509237-03

$180 | $200

Sports - Session 4

6-10

Mo-Fr, 07/18-07/29

9:00A-3:00P

Gym

509237-04

$200 | $220

Sports - Session 5

6-10

Mo-Fr, 08/01-08/12

9:00A-3:00P

Gym

509237-05

$200 | $220

Discovery Camp

Come to Fischer Farm for this exciting summer camp. Each day we’ll go on fun adventures and explore the history of Fischer Farm. Campers are to bring lunch to camp every day. No camp 07/04. Min 6 | Max 10. LS

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Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Discovery - Session 1

6-10

Mo-Fr, 06/06-06/17

9:00A-3:00P

Fischer Farm

516010-01

$200 | $220

Discovery - Session 2

6-10

Mo-Fr, 06/20-07/01

9:00A-3:00P

Fischer Farm

516010-02

$200 | $220

Discovery - Session 3

6-10

Mo-Fr, 07/05-07/15

9:00A-3:00P

Fischer Farm

516010-03

$180 | $200

Discovery - Session 4

6-10

Mo-Fr, 07/18-07/29

9:00A-3:00P

Fischer Farm

516010-04

$200 | $220

Discovery - Session 5

6-10

Mo-Fr, 08/01-08/12

9:00A-3:00P

Fischer Farm

516010-05

$200 | $220

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Teen Leadership

Take on the role of Counselor in Training! Responsibility, respect, and cooperation are emphasized. Teens will play cool games, do sports, and tackle challenges as a team. Weekly swim time and opportunities to lead younger campers in activities will be part of this awesome summer experience. No camp 07/04. Min 6 | Max 10. LS

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Teen - Session 1

11-15

Mo-Fr, 06/06-06/17

9:00A-3:00P

Art Room

509101-01

$200 | $220

Teen - Session 2

11-15

Mo-Fr, 06/20-07/01

9:00A-3:00P

Art Room

509101-02

$200 | $220

Teen - Session 3

11-15

Mo-Fr, 07/05-07/15

9:00A-3:00P

Art Room

509101-03

$180 | $200

Teen - Session 4

11-15

Mo-Fr, 07/18-07/29

9:00A-3:00P

Art Room

509101-04

$200 | $220

Teen - Session 5

11-15

Mo-Fr, 08/01-08/12

9:00A-3:00P

Art Room

509101-05

$200 | $220

Before & After Camp Program

Drop your child off early for morning activities, games, and crafts at Before Camp Program. And extend your child’s fun to include additional crafts, more games, and activities at After Camp Program. A free healthy snack and a beverage are provided in After Camp Program. Campers are escorted directly to their camps from Before & After Camp Programs. Pre-registration required. No camp 07/04. Min 9 | Max 30. LS Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Before Camp - Session 1

6-15

Mo-Fr, 06/06-06/17

7:00-9:00A

Spruce Room

509909-01

$95 | $105

Before Camp - Session 2

6-15

Mo-Fr, 06/20-07/01

7:00-9:00A

Spruce Room

509909-02

$95 | $105

Before Camp - Session 3

6-15

Mo-Fr, 07/05-07/15

7:00-9:00A

Spruce Room

509909-03

$86 | $95

Before Camp - Session 4

6-15

Mo-Fr, 07/18-07/29

7:00-9:00A

Spruce Room

509909-04

$95 | $105

Before Camp - Session 5

6-15

Mo-Fr, 08/01-08/12

7:00-9:00A

Spruce Room

509909-05

$95 | $105

After Camp - Session 1

6-15

Mo-Fr, 06/06-06/17

3:00-6:00P

Spruce Room

509919-10

$130 | $145

After Camp - Session 2

6-15

Mo-Fr, 06/20-07/01

3:00-6:00P

Spruce Room

509919-20

$130 | $145

After Camp - Session 3

6-15

Mo-Fr, 07/05-07/15

3:00-6:00P

Spruce Room

509919-30

$117 | $130

After Camp - Session 4

6-15

Mo-Fr, 07/18-07/29

3:00-6:00P

Spruce Room

509919-40

$130 | $145

After Camp - Session 5

6-15

Mo-Fr, 08/01-08/12

3:00-6:00P

Spruce Room

509919-50

$130 | $145

Tot & Sunshine Camps

Camps for ages 2-5 are located on page 36

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Youth Programming

New! Summer Survival

New! Owl Prowl

Do you have what it takes to survive? This class is all about making it out of the woods alive. We’ll cover everything you need to know about getting out into the wilderness and having a great time--from shelter set-up, water purification, and food preparation to fire building, packing the right gear, and more–in this four-week class. To cap off your learning experience, we’ll put the skills we’ve gained to the test with an overnight campout at Fischer Farm. Min 6 | Max 9. LS

Whoo goes there? Join us as we take a relaxing evening hike through the fields around Fischer Woods. We’ll learn all about these amazing nocturnal creatures, their habits, habitats, and maybe even spot an owl or two! Seeing owls is not guaranteed, but we’re sure to have a great time! Min 6 | Max 20. LS

Family Campfire

Join us as we explore Fischer Farm’s wetlands! We will see what kind of critters we can find and why they would want to live in these muddy messes. Exploration areas are dependent upon how weather impacts the wetlands. Min 6 | Max 20. LS

Spend a relaxing evening around the fire with roasted s’mores and fun campfire stories. Children under 3 free. Min 6 | Max 20. LS

Wetland Walkabout

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Summer Survival

9-12

Sa, 07/09-07/30

1:00-2:00P

Fischer Farm

501024-02

$30 | $38

Owl Prowl

7+

Fr, 06/17

8:30-9:15P

Fischer Farm

501024-01

$5 | $8

Family Campfire

All

Fr, 06/24

8:30-9:15P

Fischer Farm

505145-01

$3 per person

Wetland Walkabout

7+

Th, 07/07

6:00-6:45P

Fischer Farm

501024-03

$5 | $8

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New! Morning Wildflower Walk

Greet the morning with a calm walk with the wildflowers. We’ll talk about the different types of flowers that grow natively in Illinois, which are invasive, and how you can best help protect our delicate tall grass prairies. Min 4 | Max 20. LS

Kids Night Out

Get the kids out of the house and back into nature with this summer camp style night of fun. We’ll play camp games, roast hot dogs, make s’mores, and tell fun stories around the fire. Your child won’t want to miss this! Min 6 | Max 15. LS

Everyday Mindfulness Youth

This class will provide adolescents with fundamental knowledge, tools, and opportunities to practice skills that cultivate present-moment attention, support emotional regulation and emotional balance, foster positive selfdevelopment, improve stress reduction, and support academic performance. Min 5 | Max 20. LS

Everyday Mindfulness Teen

This class will provide adolescents with fundamental knowledge, tools, and opportunities to practice skills that cultivate present-moment attention, support emotional regulation and emotional balance, foster positive selfdevelopment, improve stress reduction, and support academic performance. Min 5 | Max 20. LS

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Kids Night Out

7-11

Fr, 06/24

6:30-8:00P

Kremples Park

501124-01

$15 | $20

Kids Night Out

7-11

Fr, 07/22

6:30-8:00P

Sunset Park

501124-02

$15 | $20

Kids Night Out

7-11

Fr, 08/12

6:30-8:00P

Fischer Farm

501124-03

$15 | $20

Morning Wildflower Walk

All

Sa, 06/25

8:30-9:15A

Breiter-Palm Park

511122-01

$3 | $4

Morning Wildflower Walk

All

Sa, 07/23

8:30-9:15A

Breiter-Palm Park

511122-02

$3 | $4

Morning Wildflower Walk

All

Sa, 08/20

8:30-9:15A

Breiter-Palm Park

511122-03

$3 | $4

Everyday Mindfulness Youth

9-13

Sa, 06/11--07/02

10:00-11:00A

Maple Elm Room

506526-01

$50 | $70

Everyday Mindfulness Youth

9-13

Sa, 07/16-08/06

10:00-11:00A

Maple Elm Room

506526-02

$50 | $70

Everyday Mindfulness Teen

14-17

Sa, 06/11--07/02

11:30A-12:30P

Maple Elm Room

506526-03

$50 | $70

Everyday Mindfulness Teen

14-17

Sa, 07/16-08/06

11:30A-12:30P

Maple Elm Room

506526-04

$50 | $70

Play & Entertainment Dayz!

Join us in the parks for free Play Dayz and Entertainment Dayz, see page 7.

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Bensenville Sports Conference

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. Children will also learn the basic motor skills necessary for each sport. Each participant should wear comfortable clothing along with gym shoes. Min 4 | Max 12. LK

Little Hitters

Hitting is arguably the most difficult part of baseball. With our new hitting clinic, your kids will be able to work alongside some of our best coaches to master the fundamentals of hitting. Each participant will receive repetitions both off a tee and with live pitching. We will also teach and practice many small-ball skills such as bunting and baserunning. Sign up your kids today and watch their confidence at the plate grow. Min 4 | Max 12. LK

New! Tiny Tot Tumbling

This basic tumbling class is specifically designed for preschoolers and will teach body awareness and coordination. Students will learn very basic tumbling moves and motor skills. Min 4 | Max 8. LK

Mighty Hitters

Hitting is arguably the most difficult part of baseball. With our new hitting clinic, your kids will be able to work alongside some of our best coaches to master the fundamentals of hitting. Each participant will receive repetitions both off a tee and with live pitching. We will also teach and practice many small-ball plays such as bunting and base running skills. Sign up your kids today and watch their confidence at the plate grow. Min 4 | Max 10. LK

Soccer Stompers

This is a great beginning for any future soccer star! Students are introduced to the basic concept of soccer. Children will work on passing, dribbling, and shooting. Min 4 | Max 10. LK

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Teach Me Sports

3-5

Tu, 06/14-07/05

5:15-6:00P

Varble Park (rain Gym)

502219-01

$35 | $45

Little Hitters

3-5

Tu, 07/19-08/09

5:15-6:00P

Sunset Park (rain Gym)

502112-01

$35 | $45

Tiny Tot Tumbling

3-5

Th, 06/16-07/07

5:15-6:00P

Maple Elm Room

506343-01

$45 | $58

Mighty Hitters

5-7

Tu, 07/19-08/09

6:15-7:00P

Sunset Park (rain Gym)

502112-01

$40 | $52

Soccer Stompers

3-5

Th, 07/21-08/11

5:15-6:00P

Varble Park (rain Gym)

502217-01

$40 | $52

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New! Soccer Skills Clinic

Looking to sharpen up or retain your skills? Sign up for this four-week program that will keep you in soccer shape during the off-season. Participants will be taught new drills and games that they can also practice and hope to always stay on top of things. Min 4 | Max 18. LK

New! Soccer Clinic

Instructional clinics and scrimmage play for youth soccer enthusiasts. T-F (no class July 4) at Veterans Park. Min 8 | Max 30. LK

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Weekday Times

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Soccer Skills Clinic

5-7

Th, 07/21-08/11

6:15-7:00P

Varble Field (rain Gym)

502220-01

$40 | $52

Soccer Clinic

7-10

Tu-Fr, 07/05-07/08

3:30-5:00P

Veterans Park (rain Gym) 502220-02

$40 | $52

Bensenville In-House Soccer League

Bensenville Park District in-house youth soccer teams play in an Instructional game setting on a smaller field in Bensenville. 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 1pm - 4pm. Time and location of the games will vary week to week. All players must wear a Bensenville Park District uniform. A complete uniform consists of a jersey, shorts, socks, shin guards, and soccer cleats. Particpants must purchase shin guards and cleats on their own. Min 24 | Max 96. LK Program

Ages

Bville In-House Soccer League 4-5

Day/Date

Times

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Sa, 08/27-Mid Oct.

1:00-4:00P

Varble Park/Diorio Park

602222-01

$55 | $70

Fall Inter-Village Soccer League

Bensenville Park District youth soccer teams play in a Mid-Suburban Recreation Soccer League that includes Addison, Glendale Heights, Itasca, Medinah, Roselle, Wood Dale, and Villa Park. Participants register into the grade in which they are currently enrolled. Each team will practice approximately 1-2 days a week (coaches discretion) and play a seven-game schedule on Saturdays between 8 am and 4 pm. Time and location of the games will vary week to week. All players must wear a Bensenville Park District uniform. Uniforms must be purchased before the first game and can be purchased at the time of registration during regular business hours. A complete uniform consists of a jersey, shorts, socks, shin guards, and soccer cleats. Participants must purchase shin guards and cleats on their own. Dates subject to change. Min 16 | Max 48. LK Program

Grades

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Soccer Inter-Village League

1st-2nd Gr

Sa, 08/27-Mid Oct.

8:00A-4:00P

Varble/Diorio Parks 602221-02

$80 | $95

Soccer Inter-Village League

3rd-4th Gr

Sa, 08/27-Mid Oct.

8:00A-4:00P

Varble/Diorio Parks 602221-03

$80 | $95

Soccer Inter-Village League

5th-6th Gr

Sa, 08/27-Mid Oct.

8:00A-4:00P

Varble/Diorio Parks 602221-04

$80 | $95

Soccer Inter-Village League

7th-8th Gr

Sa, 08/27-Mid Oct.

8:00A-4:00P

Varble/Diorio Parks 602221-05

$90 | $105

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Bensenville Sports Conference New! Basketball Clinic

Instructional basketball clinics and game play on the outdoor court. Min 8 | Max 20. LK

New! Youth Tennis Clinic

Instructional clinics and scrimmage play for basic tennis. Min 6 | Max 10. LK

New! Cheerleading Clinic

Learn the basic skills, routines and choreography of Cheerleading in a clinic out in the park! Min 6 | Max 12. LK

Sports Dayz!

New! Softball Clinic

Join us in the parks for free Sports Dayz, see page 9.

Instructional clinic and game play. 16” slow pitch and 12” softball at DiOrio Park. Bring a glove for 12” softball. Min 8 | Max 20. LK Program

Ages

Day/Date

Basketball Clinic

7-10

Youth Tennis Clinic

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Mo-Th, 06/27-06/30 3:30-5:00P

Sunrise Park (rain Gym)

502330-01

$40 | $52

7-10

Mo-Th, 07/11-07/14 3:30-5:00P

Sunset Park (rain Gym)

502330-02

$40 | $52

Cheerleading Clinic

7-10

Mo-Th, 07/18-07/21 3:30-5:00P

Kremples Park (rain Gym)

602330-03

$40 | $52

Softball Clinic

7-10

Mo-Th, 07/25-07/28 3:30-5:00P

DiOrio Park (rain Gym)

602330-04

$40 | $52

New! Girls Volleyball Skills Ages 7-9

Our skills camps focus on skill development for young athletes. The beginner classes (ages 7-9) teach the fundamentals of the game and are geared more toward athletes who are new to the game. Min 4 | Max 10 LK

New! Girls Volleyball Skills Ages 10-12

Our skills camps focus on skill development for young athletes. The intermediate classes (ages 10-12) fine tune an athlete’s skill and are geared more towards athletes who are more experienced in the sport. Min 4 | Max 12 LK

New! Girls Volleyball League

Instructional two-week clinic followed by a four-week league with referees and t-shirts provided. Min 12 | Max 24. LK Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Girls Volleyball Skills

7-9

We, 06/15-07/06

4:15-5:00P

Gym

502304-01

$40 | $52

Girls Volleyball Skills

10-12

We, 06/15-07/06

5:15-6:00P

Gym

502304-02

$40 | $52

Girls Volleyball League

7-9

We, 09/21-10/26

5:15-6:30P

Gym

612300-01

$50 | $60

Girls Volleyball League

10-12

We, 09/21-10/26

6:45-8:00P

Gym

612300-02

$50 | $60

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Lil Sluggers T-ball League

This co-ed T-Ball league offers opportunities for all skill levels and teaches teamwork, fair play, rules of the game, as well as catching, throwing, and hitting. All games will be played at various Bensenville Park District locations. Games will be played on Saturday (game times vary) with one practice during the week, depending on availability. The Park District will provide each participant with a t-shirt and hat. Some equipment will be provided to each team, but each player must have their own glove. VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED! The league is not possible without volunteers. If interested, contact Larry Krawetz (630-2384921, lkrawetz@bvilleparks.org). Dates are subject to change.

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. Min 4 | Max 12. LK Program

Ages

Day/Date

Lil Sluggers T-ball League

3-5

Lil Sluggers T-ball League

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Mo-Sa, 08/06-09/24 Varies

Sunset Park/DiOrio Park

502226-01

$59 | $79

5-7

Mo-Sa, 08/06-09/24 Varies

Sunset Park/DiOrio Park

502226-02

$59 | $79

Kids Karate Club-Beg/white

4-14

Th, 05/19-07/14

6:00-6:45P

Maple Elm Room

502236-01

$53 | $79

Kids Karate Club-Adv/yellow+

4-14

Th, 05/19-07/14

6:45-7:30P

Maple Elm Room

502236-02

$53 | $79

ADULT DIVISION Men’s 12” Softball

Kick off your week by playing softball with your friends and co-workers at the Bensenville Park District. The league uses a 12” softball and teams will enjoy an eight-week regular season followed by a single elimination playoff. Dates are subject to change. Awards for top finishers. Min 5 teams | Max 8 teams. LK

Co-Ed Volleyball League

Co-Ed 14” Softball

The Bensenville Park District is bringing back the co-ed vollyeball league. Get your team of six and come join in the fun! League format includes rally score and match play (three games per night). Games will be officiated by IHSA referees. Cash prizes given to regular season and post season winners. Min 4 | Max 8 teams. LK

Kick off your weekend by playing softball with your friends and co-workers at the Bensenville Park District. The league uses a 14” softball and teams will enjoy an eight-week regular season followed by a single elimination playoff. Dates are subject to change. Awards for top finishers. Min 5 teams | Max 8 teams. LK Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Men’s 12” Softball

18+

Mo, 05/09-07/18

6:00-10:00P

Redmond Park

504416-01

$575 per team

Co-Ed 14” Softball

18+

Th, 05/12-07/21

6:00-10:00P

Redmond Park

504415-01

$575 per team

Co-Ed Volleyball League

18+

Fr, 09/09-End Oct.

6:30-9:00P

Gym

604417-01

$350 per team

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Redmond Recreational Complex


Adult Programming

Mindfulness Fundamentals

Knit Lace Shawl | Intermediate

This multi-week course offers close study in a variety of mindfulness-based topics, including basic practices like body scan, sitting meditation, walking meditation, gentle stretching, and mindful communication. By the end of the course, participants will feel prepared to practically integrate a variety of mindfulness practices into their daily lives. Any level of mindfulness experience welcome. Min 5 | Max 20. LS

Having already a good knowledge of your knit and purl stitches, you can expand upon the basics to make a lovely lace rectangular wrap that works up quickly. A supply list will be given upon registration. Min 2 | Max 7. TG

Crochet Beret or Tam | Intermediate

Crochet Baby Sweater and Hat | Intermediate

This adorable newborn baby sweater and hat set will be a gift that parents will cherish. For this course you must have a good knowledge of single and double crochet stitches. This project will require a little work each day, as the project has to move along to learn the next step each week. In this class you will be counting stitches and learning how to read a pattern. The project is small enough to accomplish or be close to finishing by the end of the course. A supply list will be given upon registration. Min 2 | Max 7. TG

This bobble tam hat will keep you warm and stylish. This is fun and easy if you already know your basic crochet stitches such as the chain and double crochet. Learn to crochet in the round and follow a pattern. The nice thing about tams, is that it doesn’t smash your hair down. Make one, and you will want another in a different color. A supply list will be given upon registration. Min 2 | Max 7. TG

Morning Wildflower Walks See page 47

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Mindfulness Fundamentals

18+

Tu, 06/07-06/28

7:00-8:00P

Maple Elm Room

509312-01

$50 | $70

Mindfulness Fundamentals

18+

Tu, 07/12-08/02

7:00-8:00P

Maple Elm Room

509312-02

$50 | $70

Crochet Baby Sweater & Hat

14+

Tu, 05/10-05/31

5:45-7:45P

Oak Room

511091-01

$80 | $90

Knit Lace Shawl

14+

Tu, 06/07-06/28

5:45-7:45P

Oak Room

511071-01

$80 | $90

Crochet Beret or Tam

14+

Tu, 07/12-07/26

5:45-7:45P

Oak Room

511091-02

$60 | $70

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Young at Heart | Active Adult Programming

Trip Registration

Notes About Our Trips

Non-resident registration for trips begins April 6.

Registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis, when accompanied with payment.

Resident registration begins April 5.

Activity Symbols

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

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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. If a trip is full, we strongly encourage you to put your name on the waitlist. 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 reusable water bottle in an effort to support our environment.


Young at Heart | Active Adult Programming Four Winds Casino

TRIPS

Jump the bus and try your luck at the Four Winds Casino. We will be taking the Bensenville bus to New Buffalo for a day at the casino. This trip comes with a $15 slot play card and a $10 food voucher. The casino buffet is open at the time of this publication. Register by May 24. Min 10 | Max 18. TG

Rock of Ages

A small-town girl with Hollywood dreams meets a big-city boy chasing his rock-star fantasies on the infamous sunset strip in L.A. With the historic Bourbon Room as the backdrop, their love story unfolds right where the biggest names in rock got their start — all told through the mind-blowing hits of Journey, Bon Jovi, Styx, Poison and more. Lunch will be included before the show at 11:30am and the show starts at 1:00pm. Register by April 20. Min 15 | Max 32. TG

Thrifting & Lunch

Join us as we make our way across town for a day of thrift shopping. There are treasures to be found at fantastic prices, and you won’t want to miss out. Between thrift stops, we will grab an on-your-own lunch at Portillos. Register by May 9. Min 15 | Max 32. TG

Dancing Horses

The Dancing Horses Theater was created from one vision and an infinite love for horses. The show is meant to evoke memories that many of us have from childhood. This vision has been beautifully realized, specific to the unique performance venue. A talented team of creative, artistic, and technical professionals have come together to create a magical experience for you and your friends. There is nothing that compares to the showmanship of the dancing horses! Our summer trip will give an additional opportunity to see the rest of the animals on site after the show. A boxed lunch will be included before the show. Register by May 23. Min 20 | Max 32. TG

Paddle Wheel Boat

An afternoon on the St. Charles Paddle Wheel Boat is a comfortable and beautiful way to soak in the summer. We will be cruising the Fox River, rain or shine, as the boat has a weather-protected first floor. Please be sure to come prepared with sun or rain protection, depending on the forecast. Snacks and drinks for the trip will be provided by the Bensenville Park District. Register by May 31. Min 20 | Max 32. TG

Rainbow Cone

The Rainbow Cone has been a Chicago institution for nearly 100 years. Since their first year in 1926, Rainbow Cone has been serving up smiles. Don’t miss your chance to beat the heat and have a treat. Join us for our trip to Rainbow Cone and bring a friend, because everybody loves ice cream. Register by May 17. Min 10 | Max 18. TG

Activity Symbols

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

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Rock of Ages

21+

We, 05/18

10:30A-5:00P

Aurora, IL

508001-01

$62 | $72

Thrifting & Lunch

21+

Mo, 05/23

10:00A-3:00P

Bensenville, IL

508007-01

$8 | $10

Rainbow Cone

21+

Tu, 05/31

1:00-3:00P

Lombard, IL

508009-01

$10 | $15

Four Winds Casino

21+

Th, 06/02

8:30A-5:30P

New Buffalo, MI

508887-01

$20 | $25

Dancing Horses

21+

Tu, 06/07

9:30A-5:30P

Delavan, WI

508011-01

$70 | $75

Paddle Wheel Boat

21+

Tu, 06/21

1:45-5:30P

St. Charles, IL

508031-01

$25 | $30

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Young at Heart | Active Adult Programming Don Quixote at the Lyric Opera House

The family-friendly ballet full of bravery, fantasy, and love. Yuri Possokhov’s fresh interpretation of this revered ballet classic centers on Don Quixote, an aging and eccentric nobleman, who imagines himself to be a valiant knight. This ballet will be at the breathtaking Lyric Opera House. Register by 05/09. Min 10 | Max 18. TG

Backstage Tour Paramount and Aurora Fire Museum

Come and see what goes on behind the shows at the Paramount Theater. Tour will be mostly walking for about an hour. We will get a history of the Theater, deco, and ghost stories. Lunch will be sandwiches, chips, and cookies. Then we travel down the road to the Aurora Fire Museum where we get a self-guided tour of the Museum. We will also have a presentation conducted by one of the museum staff about 10 Fires that shaped History. Register by 06/02. Min 10 | Max 18. TG

Tall Ship Windy

Proof of vac. needed. Explore Chicago’s scenic shores with a relaxing sail around Lake Michigan. Take in the world-famous skyline, enjoy spectacular views, and discover the Windy City from the water. Before boarding the Tall Ship Windy we will arrive at Navy Pier a little early for some exploring and shopping then board the boat at 2:45pm. Do not be late for check in!! We will not be waiting because missing the boat is not an option! This trip is rain or shine so please be sure to pack accordingly. Register by 07/05. Min 15 | Max 30. TG

Odyssey River Cruise

Proof of vac. needed. The Odyssey architectural river cruise and three course lunch gives great views of the city on an upscale boat. The Odyssey river boat offers covered dining with a large front observational deck. The three course meal will feature appetizers, an entree, and dessert. Since this is a covered boat the trip will run rain or shine. Do not be late for check in!! We will not be waiting because missing the boat is not an option! The trip is only listed as two dots because boarding the boat can be a little tricky. Register by 06/20. Min 15 | Max 25. TG

Four Winds Casino

Jump the bus and try your luck at the Four Winds Casino. We will be taking the Bensenville bus to New Buffalo for a day at the casino. This trip comes with a $15 slot play card and a $10 food voucher. The casino buffet is open at the time of this publication. Register by May 24. Min 10 | Max 32. TG

Pleasant Home Tour

This 30-room architectural gem is a showcase of 19th-century craftsmanship and artistry, with rich custom woodwork throughout the location, extraordinary art glass windows, a massive fireplace, and intricate wood carvings and tile work. This tour is sure to be one you won’t want to miss. Register by June 27. Min15 | Max 32. TG

Chicago Botanical Gardens

Join us for a beautiful summer visit to the Chicago Botanical Gardens. The gardens boasts 385 acres of landscaped gardens displaying millions of plants & flowers in a variety of settings. Register by 08/08. Min 15 | Max 32. TG

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Don Quixote

21+

Su, 06/05

12:00-6:00P

Chicago IL

505012-01

$45 | $55

Backstage Paramount/Fire Museum 21+

Th, 06/23

10:00A-4:30P

Aurora IL

508002-01

$45 | $50

Odyssey River Cruise

21+

Mo, 07/11

11:00A-3:00P

Chicago IL

508032-01

$110 | $126

Pleasant Home Tour

21+

Mo, 07/25

1:00-4:00P

Oak Park, IL

508004-01

$15 | $20

Tall Ship Windy

21+

Tu, 08/02

12:00-5:00P

Chicago, IL

508033-01

$55 | $60

Four Winds Casino

21+

Th, 08/11

8:30A-5:30P

New Buffalo, MI

508887-01

$20 | $25

Chicago Botanical Gardens

21+

We, 08/31

12:00-4:30P

Glencoe, IL

508041-01

$30 | $35

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Young at Heart | Active Adult Programming Milwaukee Brewers vs. Tampa Bay Rays

Nothing says summer quite like baseball! Join us for a wonderful full-day trip as the Milwaukee Brewers face the Tampa Bay Rays. We will be seated in the shade in the first- level right field/outfield area. The bus will park in the designated area just a short walk away from the stadium. Before we arrive at the stadium, we will enjoy an on-your-own lunch at Culvers. Register by July 12. Min 15 | Max 25. TG

Ukulele Moonshiners

The Starved Rock concert series is bringing the Ukulele Moonshiners, a four-part band that plays a mix of classics and originals. The great hall at the historical Starved Rock Lodge offers great food, music, and views. We will be stopping for ice cream on our way out of town. Register by August 1. Min 15 | Max 25. TG

Cheny Mansion and Lunch

Dole Mansion / Art Gallery / Farmer’s Market

Proof of vac. needed. The Cheny Mansion tour is self-guided through the beautiful 12,000ft home. Featuring 8 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms with 3 flights of stairs. The mansion is located on a wonderful 2.2 acres with a small garden that is cared for by the Oak Park Conservancy. After the tour we will be doing lunch in Oak Park and heading home. Register by 06/13. Min 15 | Max 25. TG

Come spend the day at the Dole! Tour the mansion, explore the farmer’s market, and get lost in the local art. The farmer’s market at the Dole was voted the No. 1 farmer’s market in the state last year. We will be enjoying lunch at the local favorite, Dukes Ale House. Register by June 29. Min 15 | Max 32. TG Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Milwaukee vs. Tampa

21+

We, 08/10

10:00A-6:00P

Milwaukee, WI

508005-01

$55 | $60

Dole Mansion / Gallery / Market

21+

Su, 08/14

9:00A-4:00P

Crystal Lake, IL

508042-01

$50 | $55

Ukulele Moonshiners

21+

Tu, 08/30

8:30A-5:30P

Utica, IL

508013-01

$65 | $70

Cheny Mansion and Lunch

21+

We, 06/29

1030a-2p

Oak Park, IL

508043-01

$35 | $40

Shipshewana Brown Bag Tour

OVERNIGHT TRIPS Door County Overnight

You won’t want to miss this trip as we discover all the wonders of Door County in four days on this whirlwind trip. Highlights: Step into history and tour Maritime Museum, learn the history of the Fish Boil, and experience the process and excitement of the boil before enjoying the delicious maritime tradition, take a trolley tour that features the history and geography of the area including Peninsula State Park and Light House, take a wagon ride over the causeway to the Island to see the magnificent view and the beautiful lighthouse on the quaint island of Cana, get ready to board the Washington Island Ferry for a narrated tour taking us to lots of wonderful stops including the Stove Church in the Woods, Fragrant Lavender Farm, Island Lavender and the Old School Beach and Farm Museum, we will visit the Creamy Goat Farm to see the goats and hear the story of how 4 goats became a restaurant production facility. Trip includes accommodations, most meals, motorcoach, tour guides, sightseeing per itinerary, ice cream stops, shopping, and wineries. This is a cooperative trip with Wood Dale Park District. Trip requires a $50 deposit to hold your spot, or you can pay in full at registration. Balance due two weeks prior to the trip. Register by May 12. Min 10 | Max 20. TG

This tour was such a blast in the past that we are repeating it with different stops and adding a day! This three-day tour begins with more free time in downtown Shipshewana for lunch on your own and shopping. After some free time, we will enjoy a performance at the Blue Gate Theater followed by a filling, family-style Amish dinner at the Blue Gate Restaurant. The second day highlights some of our favorite stops, and begins a new Brown Bag Tour – visiting different Amish businesses and receiving a goodie for our ‘brown bag’. The final day completes the Brown Bag Tour and we head home. This is a cooperative trip with Wood Dale Park District. This trip requires a $50 deposit to hold your spot, or you can pay in full at registration. Balance due two weeks prior to the trip. Register by June 1. Min 10 | Max 20.TG

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Location

Activity #

Fee

Door County

40+

Su-We, 06/12-15

Door County, WI

508100-01

$1031 double | $1224 single

Shipshewana

40+

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508101-01

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Young at Heart | Active Adult Programming

LUNCH & DINNER MOBILE

Do you like to try different restaurants and eating out with your friends? Leave the driving to us! Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Be 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. TG

Fitzgerald’s Fish Boil | Genoa, WI

DINNER | If you have never been to the Fitzgeralds Fish Boil, you need to sign up quickly! This trip fills up fast because the food leaves you asking, “When are we coming back?” All the buttery fish you can eat with delicious sides and tasty dessert included. Register by April 19. Min 20 | Max 32. TG

Perry’s Steakhouse | Oak Brook

LUNCH | Perry’s Steak House is known for the Friday porkchop special and it surely will not disappoint. Register by 06/27. Min 15 | Max 32. TG

Coopers Corner | Wheaton

Pilot Pete’s | Schaumburg

LUNCH | Our visits to Coopers Corner are always a hit! Coopers Corner has been requested as a revisit and we should pack the bus for this lunch outing. There are going to be a good number of upscale choices off the menu and dessert for everyone. Register by 08/01. Min 15 | Max 32. TG

LUNCH | Come watch the airplanes and helicopters take off over a large plate of classic American comfort food. Pilot Pete’s is a meal and a show. You will have your choice of a number of different menu options and everyone is getting dessert. Register by June 6. Min 20 | Max 32. TG Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Fitzgerald’s Fish Boil

21+

Tu, 05/05

3:00-7:30P

Genoa,WI

508091-01

$30 | $35

Pilot Pete’s

21+

Mo, 06/27

11:00A-1:00P

Schaumburg, IL

508092-01

$25 | $30

Perry’s Steakhouse

21+

Fr, 07/15

11:00A-1:00P

Oakbrook, IL

508093-01

$35 | $50

Coopers Corner

21+

Tu, 08/16

11:00A-1:00P

Wheaton, IL

508094-01

$30 | $35

Queen Bee Quilting for Charity

1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 10:00A-12:00P | Art Room Join the Queen Bee Quilters as we make lap quilts to donate to local hospitals and charities. We meet from 10am-noon on the first and third Wednesdays of the month on the 2nd floor in the Art Room. You can use your own material to make a quilt top or select from our collection of material. Not sure if you want to join? Stop by on the first or third Wednesday of the month to check us out. Donations of quilting materials are appreciated.

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Red Hat Divas

1st Monday of the month, 6:00-8:00P | Oak Room The Red Hat Society is a global group of women that support and encourage women in their pursuit of fun, friendship, freedom, fulfillment and fitness. Women over age 50 are known as “Red Hatters,” while those under 50 are referred to as “Pink Hatters”. The Bensenville chapter is called the “Red Hat Divas”. Dues are $30 annually and meetings are in the Oak Room of the Deer Grove Leisure Center. Contact Queen Mum, Mickey Rhode at 630-577-7964.


Welcome to the Oak Room

The Oak Room offers use of card tables, cards, puzzles and books. Scheduled card play is $1 for residents and $2 for non-residents to cover coffee and snack expenses.

CARDS & GAMES Cribbage

Every Wednesday | 12:30-3:30P Created in the 17th century, this game has remained virtually unchanged. It can be played with two, three, or four players. TG

Pinochle Club

Every Tuesday | 12:00-3:00P Join this group of recreational players for an afternoon of fun and refreshments. 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 on July 4. TG

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

Hand & Foot/Samba Game

Every Tuesday | 10:00A-1:00P Every Friday | 10:00A-1:00P Every Saturday | 10:00A-1:00P Hand & Foot is a card game for four to eight 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

Canasta Club

First Thursday | 1:00-4:00P This is a very friendly group and will help beginners get up to speed to play the game. Refreshments will be served. TG

Bunco

Second & Fourth Tuesday | 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

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. Come on out and celebrate. TG

Please join our terrific community of people in the Oak Room for lunch and a rousing round of bingo. A wonderful meal and dessert is included at a reasonable price. Bingo prizes include, but are not limited to, paper goods, cookies, household essentials, costume jewelry, and canned foods. We also offer an optional raffle and door prizes. Doors open at 11:00am. Register by the Friday before the event. TG

LUNCH BUNCH & BINGO May

Chicken parmesan, mostaccioli, Caesar salad, and dessert. Register by May 13. Max 60. TG

June

Grilled burger, potato salad, fruit salad, and dessert. Register by June 10. Max 60. TG

July

A club wrap in a flour tortilla, cold pasta salad, chips, and dessert. Register by July 15. Max 60. TG

August

Baked lemon chicken breast, rice pilaf, spring salad with poppyseed dressing, and dessert. Register by August 12. Max 60. TG

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

May

50+

Th, 05/19

12:00-3:00P

Oak Room

508803-01

$9 | $12

June

50+

Th, 06/16

12:00-3:00P

Oak Room

508804-01

$9 | $12

July

50+

Tu, 07/21

12:00-3:00P

Oak Room

508805-01

$9 | $12

August

50+

Th, 08/18

12:00-3:00P

Oak Room

508806-01

$9 | $12

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Young at Heart | Active Adult Programming Movie Monday in the Oak Room

Movie Monday in the Oak Room is a great opportunity to come and relax with friends. Each Monday, we will be playing movies and providing popcorn and soda. Register over the phone. No movies on July 4. Min 1 | Max 40. TG

Puzzle Pick Up & Snack Pack

Having the same old puzzles can get old and buying new costs you. Choose from our assortment of puzzles to keep things fresh. Included with your puzzle will be the take home snack pack of two drinks, one salty treat, and one sweet treat. Please be sure to call ahead before coming in for your puzzle. This puzzle loan program is dependent on returning them. TG

Mindfulness for Seniors

Research shows that mindfulness-based practices can be extremely helpful for active adults. The interconnectedness of mind and body lie at the heart of mindfulness and this makes it highly relevant to older individuals. Come join us for an exploration using guided teaching and practices to empower you to focus on abilities rather than difficulties to help you feel more engaged about your own care. No class July 4. Min 5 | Max 20. LS

New! S’mores and Seniors

Everyone’s favorite campfire treat isn’t just for the kids. Don’t miss your opportunity to snag a s’more with some friends around the fire. This event will be held at Fisher Farm. Please be sure to park in the lot then walk over behind the red barn. It’s so nice we are doing this twice! Register by June 1 and June 29. Min 5 | Max 25. TG

Corn Roast

The Oak Room corn roast is a tradition to close out the summer. We will be serving corn, butter, and salt. Join us and bring a friend. We will have food, drinks, music, and games. So I hope to see you there for this end of summer celebration. Register by August 9. Min 15 | Max 45. TG

Crochet & Knitting Classes

New! Oak Room Ice Cream Social

Every day is better with ice cream! So make your way to the Oak Room for some ice cream and enjoy the social part of the ice cream social. Bring a friend or meet a new one, we are just trying to have a tasty treat and enjoy our day. I hope to see you there! Attend both! Register by April 27 and June 29. Min 5 | Max 30. TG

See page 53.

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Movie Mondays

21+

Mo

1:30-3:00P

Oak Room

$1 | $2

Oak Room Puzzle Pick Up

21+

Mo-Fr

9:00A-3:00P

Oak Room

$1 | $2

Mindfulness for Seniors

18+

Mo, 06/06-08/01

4:00-5:00P

Oak Room

509312-01

$50 | $70

Oak Room Ice Cream Social

21+

We, 05/11

2:00-3:30P

Oak Room

509110-01

$5 | $8

Oak Room Ice Cream Social

21+

We, 07/13

2:00-3:30P

Oak Room

509110-02

$5 | $8

S’mores & Seniors

21+

We, 06/08

7:00-8:00P

Fischer Farm

508023-01

$5 | $8

S’mores & Seniors

21+

We, 07/06

7:00-8:00P

Fischer Farm

508023-02

$5 | $8

Corn Roast

21+

Tu, 08/23

2:00-4:00P

Oak Room

509110-03

$5 | $8

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Res | NR


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Parks & Facilities Map Soccer and Ball Field Rentals

The park district has a variety of soccer fields and baseball fields for throughout the community. Locations do vary pending on in-house league needs and ground repairs in progress. Reservations for fields start March 1. Fields can be rented weather pending April 1-Oct.

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. All rentals are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservations for shelters start April 1. Shelters can be rented May 1-September 30.

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

For all rental information please contact Rentals@BvilleParks.org or (630) 238-4931. All rentals and parties require notice and full payment a minimum of seven business days before requested date. Facility rules and rental policies apply. Reservation forms, pricing and policies information may also be picked up at the Deer Grove Leisure Center or downloaded at BvilleParks.org. TL

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

WOOD & ADDISON

6 PINE ROOM

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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PARK DISTRICT BOUNDARIES

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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

BELMONT

FISCHER WOODS FOREST PRESERVE FISCHER FARM OLD GRAND AVE.

290

JEFFERSON ST. PINE ROOM

FIRE STATION 1

18

20

UNDEVELOPED PARK SITE

6

WHITE PINES 14 GOLF COURSE

GEORGE ST.

WHITE PINES RD. FOREST VIEW ROAD

MEMORIAL

R. ND

LY UE CQ KREMPELS JA 4 PARK

BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS DEPARTMENT

BELMONT AVE.

ROSE 9 PARK

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WASHINGTON

ON CR ADDIS

CENTRAL AVE.

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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.

WOOD AVE.

JOHN ST.

WOODSIDE RD. WOODSIDE PARK

EN S

LIONS PARK

EVERGREEN ST.

RD.

LEISURE 1 CENTER 12 WATER PARK

BARRON ST.

WOOD D

21

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GRE

5

11

WOOD AVE.

CHURCH

ALE RD.

UNDEVELOPED PARK SITE

SUNSET PARK

3

CENTRAL AVE.

SPRING OAKS DR.

TIOGA DR. HYATTHUBBARD

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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 website at BvilleParks.org.

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 at 815-441-3121, info@bbaasports.org, 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.

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Registration & Policy Information Program Registration

Hablamos Español

When completing the Registration Form keep in mind the following

Disclaimer

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.

• 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.

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.

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.

Behavior Policy

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.

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

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.

Photo Policy

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.

COVID-19 Addendum

All programming and facility rentals listed in this brochure are contingent upon COVID-19 related guidelines from local, state and federal agencies. Programming and rental restrictions may change without notice due to a shift in these guidelines, or restrictions we impose for the safety of all. BvilleParks.org | SUMMER 2022

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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 emails at any time. We do not lend or sell your personal information to any outside parties.

Note: If a 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.

Registration Form

Class & Program

Registration Form & Policy Information Registration


Special Event Calendar

Mark Your Calendars!

Join us for our summer events. For details please see pages 5-10.

Event

Date

Time

Location

Easter Egg Hunt & Eggstravaganza

Sa, 04/09

Various

Varble Park Hill, DGLC

Earth Day at the Farm

Sa, 04/23

10:00A-12:00P

Fischer Farm

Play Dayz

Sa, 05/21

11:00A-1:00P

DiOrio Park

Entertainment Days Movie in the Park

Sa, 06/11

Dusk

Kremples Park

Dance Dayz

Sa, 06/25

10:00-11:00A

Rose Park

Entertainment Dayz Dive-In Movie

Sa, 07/09

Dusk

Water Park

Fitness Dayz (Yoga)

Sa, 07/23

9:00-10:00A

Fischer Farm

Fitness Dayz (Circuit Training)

Sa, 07/23

9:00-10:00A

Varble Park

Fitness Dayz (Zumba)

Sa, 07/23

9:00-10:00A

Pines Park

Sports Dayz (Basketball, Soccer)

Sa, 08/06

9:30-10:30A

Poplar Park

Sports Dayz (Floor Hockey, Basketball)

Sa, 08/06

10:00-11:00A

Sunrise Park

Sports Dayz (Football)

Sa, 08/06

11:00A-12:00P

Woodcrest Park

Entertainment Days Movie in the Park

Sa, 08/20

Dusk

Sunset Park

Family Campout

Fr-Sa, 09/02-03

5:00P-9:00A

Fischer Farm

Harvest Fest

Fr-Su, 09/23-25

Various

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Now Hiring

JOIN OUR TEAM!

Looking for a job in an awesome environment with fun-loving co-workers? Look no further! The Bensenville Park District is hiring summer staff for camps, the water park, golf course and other programs!

Check out BvilleParks.org/JoinOurTeam for more information