BEGINS MAY 13 The PROGRAM GUIDE of the DES PLAINES PARK DISTRICT
Administrative & Leisure Center • 2222 Birch Street • Des Plaines, IL 60018 P: 847-391-5700 n F: 847-391-5707 n www.DPParks.org
Summer 2013 Registration Dates Residents ......................................................... Monday, May 13 Non-Residents ................................................. Monday, May 20 Classes Begin..................................................... Monday, June 3
Summer Program Registration Hours Monday–Friday, beginning May 13 .................8:30am–5:00pm Online: May 13 and 20 .................................................12:01am The Spectrum is delivered via U.S. Mail to residential addresses in Des Plaines. Copies are available at all Park District facilities, Des Plaines City Hall, the Des Plaines Public Library, and the Des Plaines History Center. You can view and download the Spectrum on our website: www.DPParks.org.
Plan ahead: Fall 2013 Registration Dates Residents ..................................................... Monday, August 19 Non-Residents ............................................. Monday, August 26 Classes Begin...........................................Monday, September 9
Leisure Center Summer Hours Building Hours Weekdays........................................................ 7:00 am–9:00 pm Saturdays........................................................ 8:30 am–6:00 pm Sundays .......................................................... 1:00 pm–6:00 pm Regular Office Hours Monday–Friday............................................... 8:30 am–5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday...........................................................Closed Closed May 27.............................................................................. Closed July 4 ................................................................................ Closed September 2..................................................................... Closed
Park District Facilities Golf Center Des Plaines.................................. 847-803-GOLF 353 N. River Road, 60016 • Open year-round Lake Park ........................................................... 847-391-5730 Lake Park Golf Course • Lake Park Marina 1015 Howard Avenue, 60018 • See page 49. Leisure Center (ALC)........................................ 847-391-5700 2222 Birch Street, 60018 ALC After Hours Emergency Phone.................... 847-668-6983 Mountain View Adventure Center.................. 847-391-5733 Miniature Golf • Batting Cages • Skate & BMX Bike Park 510 E. Algonquin Road, 60016 • See page 33. Mystic Waters Family Aquatic Center.............. 847-391-5740 2025 Miner Street, 60016 • June–August Chippewa Pool: 197 N. Eighth Avenue, 60016 Iroquois Pool: 2324 Maple Street, at Touhy Avenue, 60018 Oakwood Maintenance Facility...................... 847-391-5744 1300 Oakwood Avenue, 60016 • Mon.–Fri., 8:30am–2:30pm Prairie Lakes Community Center .................... 847-391-5711 Prairie Lakes Fitness Center • Prairie Lakes Theater 515 E. Thacker Street, 60016. See page 50. PLCC After Hours Emergency Phone.................. 847-391-5713 Teen Center Des Plaines ................................... 847-391-5700 2222 Birch Street, 60018 • See page 28 Teen Center Emergency Phone ........................... 847-668-6983
Park Board Meetings
The Des Plaines Park Board of Commissioners meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm. The public is encouraged to attend. David L. Markworth Board Room Administrative & Leisure Center, 2222 Birch Street
Board of Commissioners James F. Grady, President................................... 847-391-5700 Jim@jimgradyhomes.com Joseph Weber, Vice-President...............................847-391-5700 jweber@DPParks.org Donald J. Rosedale, Treasurer .............................. 847-827-0446 email@example.com Jana Bishop Haas, Commissioner..........................847-297-5111 firstname.lastname@example.org William J. Yates, Commissioner.......................... 847-391-5700 byates@DPParks.org
General Inquiries: pr @ DPParks.org Staff e-mail addresses are listed on our website: DPParks.org
Administrative Staff • 847-391-5700 John P. Hecker, Executive Director jh @DPParks.org Paul A. Cathey, Superintendent of Parks & Planning paulc @DPParks.org • 847-803-4653 Donald Miletic, Superintendent of Business & Golf Operations dm @DPParks.org Linda Traina, Superintendent of Recreation ltraina @DPParks.org Brian Panek, Manager of Golf and Facilities Gene Haring, Marketing and Communications Sean King, IT Manager Deborah Hermanson, Administrative Assistant
847-803-4653 847-391-5087 847-391-5700 847-391-5096
Parks Department Staff • 847-391-5744 Ed Kelley, Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor Steve Krotz, Landscape Maintenance Supervisor Don Prellberg, Special Projects Supervisor Ken Rochau, Building Services Supervisor Recreation Department Staff Jennifer Boys, Assistant Superintendent of Recreation ..............847-391-5711 Joshua Cantres, Athletic Supervisor ......................847-391-5711 Karyn Roth, Recreation Supervisor ......................847-391-5700 Shelli Sarg, Facilities Manager................................847-391-5711 Nancy Suwalski, Cultural Arts Supervisor ............847-391-5711 Desiree van Thorre, Aquatics and Youth Programs Supervisor..............847-391-5700
General Information Facility Rentals ....................................................847-391-5705 Program & Events Update Hotline ......................847-391-5705 TTY/TTD ............................................................847-966-8897 Des Plaines History Center ..............................847-391-5399 Frisbie Senior Center ........................................847-768-5944 M-NASR ..............................................................847-966-5522
e! n o y er v or E f n u er F m m u S Here’s a taste of summer delights at the Park District. Seek. Find. Enjoy!
Start planning on page 11.
Free! The sights and sounds are on page 8.
Opens June 1 May 18 at Mountain View Pet-Pooch-Pedal Parade Touch A Truck Climbing Wall Kids’ Dash
Spring Fun Fair
Pool Passes are on sale now!
Leagues, lessons and memberships.
Chicagoland’s #1 Beginner Course. Tee off on page 49.
Grades 5–10 at Mountain View
The band steps off on page 29. Perfect for parties and group outings.
Table of Contents Find it all online! www.DPParks.org Page
A Administrative & Leisure Center. .... 10 Facility and Office Hours. Health Club, Gymnasium. Group Fitness Classes.
Adult Programs ............................11-12 Art, Boating, Dance, Walks & Trips Affiliated Organizations.................... 62 Aquatics, Swimming.................... 13-19 Aqua Exercise Classes........................ 15 Pool Passes..................................16-17 Swimming Lessons....................... 13-15 Archery................................................ 40 Art Classes.......................................... 12 Drawing 2, The Nature of Watercolor 2 Artistry in Motion Dance Company......... 24
Athletics Sports for all ages............ 36-42 B
Babysitting at Prairie Lakes.................... 52 Balloon Animals.................................... 26 Banquet Facilities................................. 58 Baseball, Softball................................. 39 Basketball........................... 10, 37, 42, 50 Boys, High School, Men’s Before & After Program Care............. 27, 28 Bike Hike Scavenger Hunt........................ 7 Birthday Parties.................................. 23 Boating.......................................... 12, 48 Paddlesports, Personal Watercraft Body Bar Sculpting............................... 56 Buy a Brick Memorial Program............... 62 At the Lake Park Memorial Pavilion
Camp-Out, 2nd Annual Family................. 6 Challenger British Soccer Camp............. 38 Cheerleading, Junior Warriors................. 39 Chicago Bulls Basketball Camp.............. 37 Chicago Storm Soccer Camp................. 38 Child Sitting (Before & After Care)..... 27, 28
Chippewa Pool............................. 13-19
Club Casa Café................................... 45 Co-Rec Softball.................................... 39
Creative Corners Preschool........ 20-21 D Day Camps, Summer................. SC 1–8
ALC Day Camps................................. 28 Polish Camps.............................. 22, 26 Spanish Camps........................... 22, 26 Sports Camps.................... SC-6, 38-39 Dance Classes, all ages.................. 24-25 Annual Dance Recital Dance Company Auditions Dance Intensive
DP Community Concert Band.......... 29 Des Plaines History Center.............. 27
Drawing Class...................................... 12 Driving Range..................................... 44 Dream Golf Pro Shop.......................... 45
Ice Skating in Park Ridge....................... 32 Indoor Cycling (Spinning)....................... 57 Indoor Swimming, Rosemont Pool.......... 14
Iroquois Pool. .............................. 13-18
Early Childhood Classes....................21-22 Polish Preschool, Spanish Preschool.... 22 Polish Camps, Spanish Camps...... 22, 26
F Facility and Room Rentals. ............. 58 Fall Fest.............................................. 9
See this year’s entertainment lineup!
Fall Soccer. ...................................... 36
Family Camp-Out.................................. 6 Family Trips & Walks.........................11-12 Fantastic Fridays.................................. 26 Fishing at Lake Park............................. 48 Fishing Derby at Mt. View....................... 7
Fitness Center at Prairie Lakes...... 50-57
Fitness Classes....................... 10, 50-57 Body Bar Sculpting, Fitness Kickboxing Piloxing Group Fitness Classes............... 10, 53-54 E-Z Impact, Cardio Tone Fitness Express, Hi/Lo All-Around Interval Blast, Nice ‘N Easy, TGIF Tone and Burn, Up & At ‘Em Fitness Kickboxing................................ 56 Flag Football Camp............................... 41 Football, Junior Warriors........................ 39
Footlighters Theatre Co................... 29
Friends of the Parks...........................7, 62 Frisbie Senior Center............................ 62
G General Information.................... 58-59
Banquet Facilities Facility and Room Rentals Park Rules & Regulations Prairie Lakes Theater Rental
Golf Center Des Plaines............. 43-47 Driving Range; 9-Hole, Par-3 Course Club Casa Restaurant & Sports Bar Dream Golf Pro Shop GolfTEC Lessons PGA Golf Clinics, Short Games Schools Golf Glenview Wacky Whack-em Par 3 Challenge Golf Leagues, Lessons, Camps.43-47, 49 Group Fitness Classes............... 10, 53-54 At the ALC......................................... 10 At the PLCC.................................. 53-54 Gymnastics.......................................... 40
Health Club/Leisure Center.................... 10 History Center...................................... 27 Hot Shots Sports and Games................ 37
Junior Golf Camps........................ SC-5, 47 Junior Warriors..................................... 39 Karate............................................ 30-31 Kids’ Dash............................................. 7 Kid’s First Tumbling............................... 40 Kruisin’ Kids Day Trips......................... 27
Lake Park.......................................... 48 Fishing Picnics
Lake Park Golf Course............... 46, 49
Leagues, Lessons, Memberships Sticks for Kids Program Adult-Youth Challenge Short game Challenge
Lake Park Marina............................. 48 Boating, Paddle Boats, Sailing Late Night in the Park.......................... 33 Latin Dance Classes............................. 12 Learn to Swim Programs.................. 13-15 Leisure Center.................................. 10
Facility and Office Hours Health Club, Gymnasium Group Fitness Classes Leisure Lizards.................................... 27 Lifeguard Training.................................. 13
Live at the Lake.................................. 8 Summer Entertainment Series M
Map of Parks & Facilities.................. 34-35 Magic Class......................................... 26 Martial Arts . ................................. 30-31 Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Tai Chi, Tai Chi Sword, Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai Men’s Basketball Leagues..................... 42
M-NASR. ..................................... 60, 62 Maine-Niles Assoc. of Special Recreation
Mountain View Adventure Center.... 33
Adventure Mini-Golf, Batting Cages, Garage Bands, Late Night in the Park, Outings, Parties, Skate & BMX Bike Parks Movies in the Park.................................. 6 Music Lessons.................................... 29 Guitar, Piano, Violin
Mystic Waters.........................16, 18-19 Family Aquatic Center Pool Parties, Splash Packs
Table of Contents Find it all online! www.DPParks.org N
Nerf Dart Tournament............................. 6
Oakton Ice Arena.................................. 32 One-On-One Personal Training............... 52 Open Basketball............................. 10, 50 Optimist Club Movies in the Park.............. 6
Paddle Boats........................................ 48 Parks & Facilities Map...................... 34-35 Park It............................................ 6, IBC Personal Fitness Training....................... 52 Picnic Shelters, Rental.......................... 58 Pilates................................................. 55 Piloxing................................................ 56 Polish Preschool Class.......................... 22 Polish Summer Camps.................... 22, 26 Pool Parties, Pool Rentals..................... 19 Pool Passes....................................16-17
Prairie Lakes Community Center.50-57 Babysitting Services Basketball, Fitness Classes Gymnasium, Meeting Rooms, Personal Training, Racquetball, Volleyball, Walleyball, Walking/Jogging Track
Prairie Lakes Fitness Center...... 50-57 Features, Lockers, Memberships Daily Fees, Lockers, Saunas, Towel Service, Whirlpool
Prairie Lakes Theater................. 29, 58 Preschool Classes....................... 20-22
Creative Corners Preschool Polish Preschool, Spanish Preschool Polish Camps, Spanish Camps
Racquetball.......................................... 50 Racquetball Fitness Memberships.......... 51 Regattas.............................................. 48
Registration Information............. 60-61 How to Register, Registration Forms Online Registration Park District Scholarships Payment Plans
Rentals, Facilities & Rooms. ........... 58
Rock Cut State Park Campout............. SC-4 Rosemont Indoor Pool........................... 14
Sailing & Boating.................................. 48 Sail a Sailboat Day Sailing Camps, Sailing Lessons School Day Off Programs..................... 27 Kruisin’ Kids, Leisure Lizards Child Sitting (Before & After Care) Senior Center, Frisbie............................ 62 Shotokan Karate............................. 30-31
Soccer........................................... 36-38 Adult/Tot Soccer, Pee Wee Soccer British Challenger Soccer Chicago Storm Soccer Softball, Co-Rec................................... 39 Spanish Preschool Class....................... 22 Spanish Summer Camps................. 22, 26 Special Recreation (M-NASR).............. 62
Spring Fun Fair................................... 7 Sports for all ages......................... 36-42
Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball Sticks for Kids Golf............................... 46
Look for this Information symbol throughout the Program Guide. Click it to display more information Information about a program or event.
Program Questions? Each program description includes the initials of the supervisor, so you can contact them directly with any program related questions. 847-391-5711 jc: Joshua Cantres jc@DPParks.org bp: Brian Panek 847-803-4653 brian.panek@DPParks.org kr: Karyn Roth karyn.roth@DPParks.org
Summer Camps. .........................SC 1-8
ss: Shelli Sarg ssarg@DPParks.org
Summer Special Events..................... 6-7 Swimming Lessons........................ 13-15
847-391-5711 ns: Nancy Suwalski nancys@DPParks.org dvt: Desiree van Thorre 847-391-5700 dvanthorre@DPParks.org
Pages 65-72 in this online edition
Tae Kwon Do........................................ 31 Tai Chi................................................. 30 T-Ball.................................................. 37
Teen Center...................................... 28 Study Area, Café, Game Room Tennis, USTA........................................ 41 Tennis Under the Lights Adult Cardio Tennis Threshold Martial Arts............................31 Tree of Life Memorial Program. ...... 58 Tumbling, Youth.................................... 40
Volleyball....................................... 40, 50 EVP Beach Volleyball Camps Open Volleyball at PLCC
Wacky Whack-em Par 3 Challenge......... 45 Walleyball............................................ 50 Walks & Trips, Family and Adult.............. 11 Watercolor Painting Class...................... 12 Water Walking/Aqua Exercise................. 15 Why Weight?........................................ 52 Wi-Fi, Prairie Lakes............................... 58
Yacht Club, Des Plaines........................ 48 Yoga Classes...................................... 55 Beginning, All Levels Parent Child Yoga, Yoga For All Youth Golf ........................... 43, 46-47, 49 Leagues, Lessons,
Zumba Fitness Classes......................... 53 Zumba, Zumba Sentao Zumba Gold, Zumba Toning
On the Cover Mystic Waters Floating down the 550-foot Lazy River. Fishing Derby Bring your rod, we’ve got the bait. Details on page 7
Paddle Boating Family fun on Lake Opeka. Details on page 48
Batting Cages at Mt. View. Details on page 33 Photo credits Lisa Haring: Cover (4); pages 6-10, 14-15, 18-22, 26-30, Camp Guide (12), 36-40, 42-43, 45-49, 53, 55-57, 59-60, IBC (6). Our photo and video policy is on page 59. Photos of program participants, which are on our website and Flickr galleries, in our publications, and which may appear in print and online news, are available, at no charge to the family. E-mail PR@DPParks.org for information.
Summer Special Events Des Plaines Optimist Club Movies In The Park
At the Lake Park Memorial Pavilion Popcorn & drinks are available for purchase starting at 7:00pm, and the movies begin as soon as it’s dark. Weather updates will be on the Park District website: DPParks.org. In case of rain, the movie is rescheduled for the following Friday. Join us for all of these fun movies! Friday, June 14 Madagascar 3 Friday, June 28 Hotel Transylvania Friday, July 12 Elf Come celebrate Christmas in July! Friday, July 26 Brave Friday, August 9 Cinderella Dress for the Royal Ball costume contest!
It’s time to Park It in your neighborhood parks. We want you to come out and play with us in your local park. Our enthusiastic Park It Patrol will be on hand to lead an evening of games, crafts and tons of fun. Check the schedule for the park nearest to you or join us for the entire Park It series. A photo of each of the six parks is on the inside back cover of this Spectrum and our website has many more. Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00pm June 19 June 26 July 10 July 17 July 24 July 31
Bluett Park Des Plaines Manor Park Eaton Field Park Cherokee Park Menominee Park Mohawk Park
PiP (Park It Patrol) For Hire!
If you are having a block party, family reunion, birthday party or other event, let us come out and resuscitate the life back into your party! For $75.00 get two hours of fun-filled, action packed time complete with games, activities and 2 PIP staff members. Please contact the Park District at 847-391-5700 to book your emergency fun rescue. Two week advance notice is required. An estimated amount of guests will be required at time of booking to properly prepare enough equipment and activities for the entire two hours, along with payment.
2nd Annual Family Camp Out
For ages 4+ Pack up the kids, your tent and sleeping bags for a family camp-out in beautiful Prairie Lakes Field. You’ll enjoy a variety of outdoor activities and games, while sharing an experience that will create lasting memories, in this “close-to-home” campsite with a perfect view of the night sky. With a telescope and binoculars, Oakton Community College’s Astronomy Club will provide stories and information about the starry sky above us. Participants supply their own camping gear; we provide snacks, activities, and a light breakfast. A minimum of one adult per four children must be registered. Restrooms at Mountain View Adventure Center will be accessible all night. A detailed information letter will be mailed to participants, prior to the event. Min/Max: 10/40 Prairie Lakes Park, South End 6:00pm, Saturday, June 29–9:00am, Sunday, June 30 R: $10/NR: $12.50 per person #1-50150-1
Nerf Dart Tournament
Ages 8 & Up Get ready for the ultimate game of Tag in Des Plaines Park District history as we host a NERF Dart Tag Tournament. It’s tag or be tagged using the latest NERF blasters. Teams will need to combine the right mix of speed, agility, strategy and teamwork to defeat their opponents in the Nerf Tournament Arena. Age groups Youth: 8–13 years Open: 14 years–adult • Matches will be played by teams of 4 players in Capture the Flag format and will be refereed. • Players must provide and wear protective eyewear, unmodified Nerf Dart gun, and darts. • You may register as a single or in a team of four. For more information or a detailed list of rules call Cindy Yelich at 847-391-5700. Min/Max: 8/120 Terrace School Fields Saturday, July 27th 10:00am-2:00pm R: $20/NR: $24, per person #1-50151-1
Spring Fun Fair Saturday, May 18 • 10:00am–1:00pm Mt. View Adventure Center and Juno Lighting 510 E. Algonquin Rd. The 6th Annual Family Friendly Festival of Fun!
Pooch, Pet & Pedal Parade
Sponsored by the Des Plaines City Special Events Commission
Touch a Truck
Sponsored by the Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce
Free Kids’ Bike Helmets
for the first 50 kids who need one. Sponsored by the Des Plaines Healthy Community Foundation
Sponsored by Maine Township and Cook County Sheriff’s Youth Services Department
Sponsored by the Des Plaines Park District
Kids’ 100-Yard Dash Des Plaines Park District
Community Health Fair
Sponsored by Healthy Community Partnership
Climbing Wall Hosted by the Lattof YMCA Rubber Duck Race Sponsored by the Friends of the Parks
Kids’ 100-Yard Dash at the Spring Fun Fair
Annual Youth Fishing Derby
Saturday, June 8 • 9:00am–noon Mountain View Adventure Center 515 E. Algonquin Road Co-sponsored by Izaak Walton League $5, per person age 12 & under #1-15601-1 Here is your chance to fish at the Mountain View Adventure Center pond and discover the fun and excitement of landing the big one! The fish are plentiful, and plenty slippery! This is strictly a catch and release event, so we are counting on you to put the fish safely back in the water. (Hey, you can come back and catch them again next year!) • Featuring fishing demonstrations by our good friends from the Izaak Walton League. • Bait will be provided, but you must bring your own fishing gear. • Lunch is included for every child registered as a fisherman: hot dog, chips and soft drink. • Lunch only (no fishing, please): $3.50 each additional person, to be paid at the event. • Prizes are awarded to kids under 12 for the smallest, largest, and most fish caught. This is always one of our most popular annual events, so register early!
Saturday, May 18 • 11:00am • Free! Three heats on Prairie Lakes Field. Ages 3–5 • Ages 6–9 • Ages 10–13
Ribbons will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in each age group. Register through Friday, May 17, at Prairie Lakes Community Center or the Leisure Center. Same-day registration will be available at the event until 10:30am. Race information and registration forms are also available at DPParks.org.
Community Bike Hike Presented by the Friends of the Parks Sunday, October 6 • 1:00pm Open to riders ages 11+ Teams of 4 (must have one adult rider) Start putting your team together and studying your Des Plaines map for this inaugural bike scavenger hunt! Look for more information in the Fall Spectrum and on our website.
Lake Park Memorial Pavilion 2200 Lee Street (at Fargo Avenue) WEATHER INFORMATION HOTLINE: 847-391-5705 In case of rain, Live at the Lake events are cancelled. Please call the weather hotline or visit www.DPParks.org after 6:00pm for final performance information.
Thursday, June 20 • 7:00–8:30pm Mr. Myers Caribbean Band Mr. Myers blends the sounds of calypso and ska, the rhythms of reggae and a touch of rock and roll to create their own special style of music– Caribbean Rock, full of steel drums, wailing sax, searing rock guitar, percussion and vocals. June 27 • 7:00–8:00pm
Park District Community Concert Band Under the direction of Lawrence J. Carle, these popular concert programs include selections from the band’s wide repertoire of classics, popular hits and movie scores. Bring a lawn chair or blankets and enjoy some wonderful music, the cool lake breeze and a beautiful sunset.
Thursday, July 11 • 7:00–8:30pm Barefoot Hawaiian For over 25 years, this professional, authentic Polynesian-style performing troupe has thrilled audiences of all ages with their dynamic dances, dramatic drumming, and beautiful, vibrant costumes and props, as they recreate the brilliant colors and exotic rhythms of the islands! Thursday, July 18 • 7:00–8:30pm
Artistry in Motion Dance Company This award-winning company of over 30 dancers, ranging in age from 7–17, is now in its 9th season. Performing original pieces, created for the company by professional choreographers Artistry in Motion’s repertoire is an eclectic mix of jazz, modern, contemporary, tap, lyrical, ballet and hip hop styles.
Thursday, July 25 • 7:00–8:30pm dupage From the timeless, soulful sounds of Motown to today’s most popular adult contemporary and alternative hits, dupage plays songs that draw audiences of all ages at festivals and concerts. A dupage performance is a musical and interactive experience filled with songs everyone enjoys.
Thank you to our generous sponsors!
des plaines chamber of commerce • des plaines history center • des plaines park district
September 13-15 T Lake Park Food & Beverages • Beer • Wine Garden • Open Air Market Carnival Rides & Midway • KidZone! • Pony Rides • Car Show History Center Country Fair Tent • Great Bands & Entertainment Three Days of Family Fun! • Find it all at FallFestDesPlaines.com Website
Friday • 6:00pm–11: 00pm
Saturday • Noon–11: 00pm
Sunday • Noon–8 : 00pm
Food & Beverages, Beer & Wine Carnival Rides, Booths, Games
Food & Beverages, Beer & Wine Consumer Expo Tent (until 5pm) History Center Country Fair Tent Open Air Market (until 6pm) KidZone! (until 6pm) Adult Bags Tournament Carnival Rides, Booths, Games
Food & Beverages, Beer & Wine Consumer Expo Tent (until 5pm) History Center Country Fair Tent Open Air Market (until 6pm) KidZone! (until 6pm) Carnival Rides, Booths, Games Car Show (until 4pm)
On the Main Stage:
On the Main Stage:
Noon Sol Azteca 2 : 00 North of Eight 4 : 00 Jin & Tonic Band 6 :30 Lounge Puppets 9: 00 Your Villain My Hero
Noon AiM 1:30 Dan Tedesco 3 :45 7th heaven 6 :15 Tony Lucca
On the Main Stage: 6 :30 JakTripper 9: 00 Vintage Blue
New this year! Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce
Consumer Expo Space is available. Contact the Chamber: 847- 824 - 4200
Entertainment subject to change
Administrative & Leisure Center 2222 Birch Street
847-391-5700 Health Club Membership Fees
Resident/Corporate Annual $ 140 6 months $ 88 Daily Fee $ 5
Administrative & Leisure Center Hours The building is closed on these holidays:
Senior $ 95 $ 60 $ 5
Non–Resident $ 190 $ 119 $ 5
Non–Resident Senior $ 140 $ 88 $ 5
Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day) Thursday, July 4 Monday, September 2 (Labor Day)
Administrative Offices Monday–Friday Saturday & Sunday
Leisure Center Summer Hours
Weekdays Saturdays Sundays
7:00am–9:00pm 8:30am–6:00pm 1:00pm–6:00pm
Health Club Summer Hours Weekdays Saturdays Sundays
7:00am–8:30pm 8:30am–5:30pm 1:00pm–5:30pm
Hours are subject to change. Website
Leisure Center Open Basketball
Daily Fees Adult Resident $3 $5 Adult Non–Resident Youth Resident (before 6pm M–F) Free $2 Youth Resident (after 6pm M–F) Youth Resident (Saturday & Sunday) $2 $3 Youth Non–Resident
Open Basketball Summer Hours
Monday–Friday 3:00–9:00pm Saturday Noon–6:00pm Sunday 1:00–6:00pm Hours are subject to change
Membership Levels Resident: Anyone 16 years of age or older. Individuals under 18 must have a signed waiver from a parent. Senior: 60 years of age and older. Corporate: Available to any non-resident individual who works within the boundaries of the Des Plaines Park District. Our coed fitness room features cardio and resistance training equipment to help you achieve your fitness goals. Sign up for an orientation to become familiar with the health club and our equipment. After your full-body workout, you’ll be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy our separate men’s and women’s saunas, and the coed whirlpool. Stop by the Leisure Center and find out more! Equipment includes • Recumbent Bike • 2 Upright Bikes • 3 Treadmills • 1 Arc Trainer • Elliptical Cross Training Machine • Multi Gym, with adjustable weights • Free Weight System • Rowing Machine • Abdominal Bench Features • Orientation • Coed weight room • Coed whirlpool • Private saunas • Use of gymnasium Personal Training Available Call 847-391-5700
GROUP FITNESS CLASSES E–Z Aerobics Beginner class • Ages 14+ E–Z Aerobics focuses on flexibility and balance. Perfect for beginners, seniors, postpartum moms, and the out-of-shape. Min/Max: 7/15 Mary Lou Anderson, ACE Certified Instructor ALC, Room 113 9 weeks Mondays, 12:30–1:30pm 6/3–8/5 R: $50/NR: $60 #1-62655-1 6/5–8/7 Wednesdays, 12:30–1:30pm R: $50/NR: $60 #1-62655-2 Ultimate Lo Robics Beginner to Intermediate class • Ages 14+ Combines resistance power, low impact aerobics, step, and intense abs for an exhilarating workout. Min/Max: 7/15 Mary Lou Anderson, ACE Certified Instructor ALC, Room 113 9 weeks Mondays, 6:30–7:30pm 6/3–8/5 R: $50/NR: $60 #1-62654-1 Thursdays, 6:30–7:30pm 6/6–8/8* R: $45/NR: $54 #1-62654-2 *No class 7/4
Adult Walks & Trips Sunday, May 19 8:00am–6:00pm Schlitz Audubon Nature Center and Cedarburg, WI Once farmland used to rest the Schlitz Draft Horses, this 225-acre preserve offers miles of trails to explore through woodlands, prairie and along the Lake Michigan shore. A perfect place for a morning walk and bird watching—you may want to bring binoculars, or relax in the deck rockers overlooking the lake. Ranked as a favorite small town getaway, visiting Cedarburg is like journeying back 150 years with its limestone and brick buildings that remain unchanged from that era. Enjoy exploring the specialty shops and winery, Covered Bridges Park, the Interurban Trail and the Historic Grist Museum. Lunch on your own at one of the charming restaurants or cozy taverns. www.sanc.org www.cedarburg.org R: $33/NR: $39 #5-62504-1 Sunday, June 23 7:30am–6:00pm Amish Acres, Nappanee, Indiana and the Mishawaka River Walk Amish Acres Historic Farm is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Explore the 80 acre farm and experience the lifestyle of the Amish through our guided tour, documentary film, craft demonstrations and farm wagon ride. Enjoy award winning family style Threshers Dinner and visit the quaint shops. Before our relaxing ride home work off dinner calories with a walk along the St. Joseph River at the Mishawaka Beutter Parks Gardens and River Walk. Please notice the departure time is earlier due to the Indiana time change. www.amishacres.com mishawaka.in.gov/beutterpark #1-62501-1 R: $60/NR: $69 Sunday, July 28 8:00am–5:00pm Wehr Nature Center and Boerner Botanical Gardens, Milwaukee, WI Begin our morning exploring the Wehr Nature Center with trails that loop alongside a lake, through woods and prairies. Learn about the center’s ecosystem at the Park’s Naturalist’s Program and stop in the center’s nature store gift shop. Feast at the six-station brunch at Boerner Botanical Gardens—rated the best brunch ever by our Park District trip participants in 2006! Then explore the beautiful gardens, styled after a typical English country gardens, the Garden House, visitor center and gift shop. www.friendsofwehr.org www.boernerbotanicalgardens.org #1-62502-1 R: $62/NR: $68
Sunday, August 25 8:00am–7:00pm White Pines Forest State Park and Pride of Oregon Paddle Wheel River Boat, Oregon, Illinois White Pines once dominated vast regions of North America. Today the last White Pines in Illinois grow along the Pine Creek in this popular State Park. Varied walking paths and more difficult hiking trails provide ample opportunities to see the beautiful vine-covered limestone cliffs and whispering pines. Light refreshments available at the lodge gift shop. Relax and enjoy the Champagne Brunch Cruise on the Rock River aboard the authentic Paddle Wheel Riverboat the Pride of Oregon. (Our cruise boards at 2:30pm for a late brunch) www.dnr.state.il.us www.paddlewheelinn.com R: $60/NR: $66 #1-62503-1 Sunday, September 22 8:00am–6:00pm Beloit Wisconsin River Walk, The Hanchett-Bartlett Homestead and Beckman Mill Stretch your legs after our ride to Beloit on the scenic Rock River Front Park and River Walk. Step back in time and experience life in the mid-1800s at the artfully restored 1857 Victorian Homestead, Barn and one room school house of the Hanchett-Bartlett homestead. See how the “upper middle class” lived at the turn of the century. The Beckman Mill, a working grist mill, has been restored to the 1920’s era. Explore the Beckman Home Museum, the Creamery Gift shop and the park’s nature trail, dam and fish ladder. Lunch at the Rockton Inn. www.beloithistoricalsociety.com www.beckmanmill.org #2-62501-1 R: $58/NR: $64 Sunday, October 20 8:00am–6:00pm Silver Creek & Stephenson Railroad Antique Steam Train and Museum; Taylor Arboretum and Historical Sites of Pretzel City, USA The Billerbeck Bakery, established in 1881, produced so many pretzels to go with the beer made in Freeport’s six breweries that Freeport, Illinois was called the “Pretzel City”. Visit the Silver Creek & Stephenson Railroad yard featuring a collection of locomotives, cabooses and rolling stock. Take a trip up the tracks on the 1912 Heisler Steam Locomotive led train and enjoy the Fall Harvest demonstrations. Explore the Taylor Arboretum, the historical museums and the Lincoln-Douglas Debate Square in downtown Freeport. Lunch in Freeport included. www.thefreeportshow.com www.stephcohs.org www.lincoln-douglas.org #2-62502-1 R: $63/NR: $69
For Adults & Families Ages 18 and older.
Children 10 and older are always welcome when accompanied by a parent. New this year: All walks depart from Prairie Lakes Community Center, 515 E. Thacker Street Min/Max: 18/36 for all trips.
Seven Walk Package
Includes everything listed in the details for each individual walk. Itineraries are complicated and mutable. Participants will be notified of changes. Meals are on your own, unless noted. Registration deadline for the complete package is May 19. #5-62503-1 R: $320/NR: $353 –––––––––– Please note: –––––––––– After the first walk on May 19, there will be no individual walk refunds issued to participants who registered for the complete package. –––––––––– Learn more: –––––––––– Visit the websites listed for each of our destinations. Find these links and more on our website: www.DPParks.org New! Look for this symbol. It means Meals Are Included!
Annual Des Plaines Breakfast Walk
November 10 • 3 hour walk Are you ready for a walk through the great city of Des Plaines? We start out from the Prairie Lakes Community Center at 8:00am and work our way to a local restaurant. This is a great opportunity to share pictures and memories of past trips and to bring ideas for future trips. Breakfast is on your own. R: $5/NR: $8 • #3-62502-1
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Fall Weekend Get-A-Way “America’s Little Switzerland” New Glarus, Wisconsin Saturday, October 5 through Sunday, October 6, 2013 Nestled amongst the rolling hills of Southwestern Wisconsin, this enchanting village was established as a Swiss Colony in 1845 and has retained its Swiss charm in everything from Alpine-style architecture and colorful flower-filled window boxes down to gourmet Swiss and European food. Bike transportation in the Park District trailer; please indicate if you are bringing a bike on your registration. Trip includes: Double occupancy at Chalet Landhaus Inn *Noted for traditional Swiss Hospitality and décor. Transportation in Park District mini-buses Saturday Dinner – authentic Swiss specialties Sunday Buffet Breakfast Tours of the Swiss Historic Village Museum, Cave of the Mounds, Blue Mounds State Park and more Plans are still in progress for this trip, watch for registration information and fees in our Fall spectrum. www.swisstown.com www.chaletlandhaus.com www.caveofthemounds.com Min/Max: 15/36
Drawing – Part II Ages 18+ Drawing is the foundation of most art activities. It is the heart and soul of the creative process. With basic drawing skills an artist can move on to many other color mediums. Learning to draw is learning to see, but it is also a matter of learning what to look for and how to see it. “Introduction to Drawing” will help develop and improve your drawing skills with a series of fun and interesting exercises and projects. We will learn many drawing techniques using pencil and charcoal as our tools. Join us and imagine the possibilities as we explore a very important step to unleashing your artistic creativity. ns Min/Max: 8/12 Janet Thompson, Instructor PLCC, Art Room 8 weeks Mondays, 6:00–7:30pm 6/10–7/29 R: $72/NR: $90 #1-61347-1 The Nature of Watercolor – Part II Ages 18+ Have you always wanted to paint with watercolors but the fear of not knowing how to begin prevented you from even trying? This is a unique watercolor class for the continuing student. We will take a step by step approach. In each class we will find our inner talent by focusing on one element of watercolor at a time. Come join us in an exciting discovery of the world of watercolor! ns Min/Max: 8/12 Janet Thompson, Instructor PLCC, Art Room 8 weeks 6/10–7/29 Mondays, 7:30–9:00pm #1-61345-1 R: $72/NR: $90
Sizzling’ Latin Dance Ages 16+ It will be sizzlin’ HOT, HOT, HOT in June and July! Come join us and learn Salsa, Tango and Rumba during this introductory/ refresher dance class! You will learn how to move, move, move to some of the most popular dances that you see in shows and theaters today. Soon, you will be dancing to upbeat music in this fun filled dance class. Couples are recommended, but not necessary. Couples will not rotate partners. Singles are not guaranteed a partner. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. ns Min/Max: 8/20 Dance Techs, Instructor PLCC, Multi-purpose Rooms 1 & 2 4 weeks Thursdays, 7:30–9:00pm 6/20–7/18* R: $44/NR: $55 #1-60498-1 *No class 7/4
Ages 15+ This course is designed to give the novice canoeist or kayaker the basic safety information needed to have fun on the water. Topics include: • Getting to know your paddlecraft: parts of a canoe and kayak; understanding paddlecraft characteristics, such as basic types, lengths, and weights. • Before You Get Underway: knowing your paddlecraft’s capacity; how to file a float plan. • Operating Your Boat Safely: how to enter and exit a canoe or kayak safely; sharing the waterways with others; the U. S. Aids to Navigation System. • The legal requirements of boating: registration; required equipment. • Boating emergencies: what to do; dealing with weather and hypothermia. kr Min/Max: 5/10 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Instructors PLCC, Prairie Room Saturday, June 22 Noon–4:00pm R: $45/NR: $54 #1-05171-1
Personal Watercraft Safety
Ages 15+ The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Personal Watercraft course is a basic, two-hour introduction to the safety issues involved when operating a Personal Watercraft or Jet Ski. The purpose of the course and its associated text, Personal Watercraft Rider’s Handbook, is to teach that PWC are boats and that their skippers have legal responsibilities. Safe Operating requirements and the Nautical Rules of the Road will be discussed. Individuals who successfully complete the course and exam are awarded certificates and cards. NOTE: Because of its brevity, this course is not approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) nor is it approved by most of the states which require formal instruction in order to operate a boat. (The Auxiliary’s Boating Safely course is more appropriate for meeting legal requirements). kr Min/Max: 4/12 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Instructors PLCC, Prairie Room Saturday, July 20 Noon–4:00pm R: $45/NR: $54 #1-05172-1
Aquatics Des Plaines Park District Learn to Swim Programs
Please register for the most appropriate classes, based on the descriptions. Students will not be moved to another level.
Min/max: 6/10 Parent/Tot • Ages 6 month–3 years Basic water adjustment and swimming skills are introduced through songs and games. The primary focus of this class is to make your child feel comfortable in the water with you. Preschool • Ages 3–5 years We offer two levels of our popular preschool swim program. Parents are not in the water during these classes. Children will not be moved to Level 1 until they turn 6 years old. Preschool 1 This program is geared toward children who have no previous experience and/or are apprehensive in the water. Through songs and games our instructors introduce your child to the fun world of swimming. Preschool 2 This program is best suited to children who have previous swimming experience and have no fear of the water. Basic swimming skills are incorporated through songs and games, and Level 1 skills are introduced. Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills Level 1 helps students feel comfortable in the water using basic swimming and water safety skills. Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills This class introduces the basics of swimming including floating without support, combined arm and leg action, and forward motion. Level 3: Stroke Development Building on the basics from Level 2, students learn coordination of the front and back crawl, introduction to butterfly, treading water, and beginning head first entry. Level 4: Stroke Improvement Level 4 helps to develop confidence in the strokes learned in previous levels, improve strokes, and increase endurance. Basics of turning at the wall are introduced. Level 5: Stroke Refinement Participants refine their performance of all the stokes—front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, and sidestroke—and increase their distance. Flip turns on the front and back are introduced.
Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency In this level, swimmers continue to refine all six strokes so students swim them with ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances. Semi-Private Swim Lessons Does your swimmer need a little extra help moving on the next level, or do they prefer working in a small group environment? Why not give semi-private lessons a try? SemiPrivate swim lessons provide focus and encouragement to help your swimmer grasp the concept of swimming. Participant to instructor ratio will be 2:1. Chippewa Pool, Monday/Wednesday, Tuesdays/Thursdays or Saturdays Junior Lifeguards Ages 13–16 Want to know what it takes to be a Lifeguard? Join us at Chippewa Pool for a week long class where you can use rescue tubes, jump from lifeguard chairs and learn how to react in emergency aquatic situations! Skills will include water rescues, spinal extrications, CPR and basic first aid. We will also work to develop teamwork, leadership skills and swimming abilities. This is a great course for anyone looking to pursue a position as a lifeguard in the future. Min/Max: 8/20 Chippewa Pool Monday–Friday, 9:15–11:45am 8/5–8/9 R: $75/NR: $93 #1-67101-2 Adult Swim Lessons Ages 15+ You’re never too old to learn how to swim! Our patient and helpful staff can eliminate unnecessary fears as they teach the basic strokes. Discover just how relaxing and physically rewarding swimming can be! Min/Max: 6/12 DPPD Staff, Instructors Chippewa Pool 8 weeks Saturdays, 9:30–10:15am 6/15–8/3 R: $49/NR: $61 #1-67020-2
It is not uncommon for swimmers to repeat one level for several sessions. Registration for all swim classes will end the Friday prior to START dates.
National Lifeguard Training Program Ages 16+ Get ready for summer by preparing for a job that is both challenging and rewarding! At the completion of this course, successful lifeguard candidates are eligible to be fully licensed through the popular Jeff Ellis and Associates, Inc. Program. This is used to train our award winning Des Plaines Park District Staff (Visit www.jellis.com) Course includes water safety and rescue techniques, CPR, First Aid, AED certification, and oxygen support training. Internet access is required to complete the book and test portion of this course prior to the class dates. Please note: Completion of this class does not guaranteed employment with the DPPD. Prerequisites: 16 years of age or older by June 1, 2013 Tread water for 1 minute using legs only Swim 100 yards continuously, using front crawl or breast stroke Retrieve a 10 lb brick from a depth of 12 feet and swim to the side Min/Max: 6/10 R: $175/NR: $225 Spring Session-Available for Immediate Registration Friday, May 10, 5:30–8:30pm – PLCC, Prairie Room Saturday, May 11 & Sunday, May 12 9:00am–5:30pm #5-67109-1 Rosemont Pool Summer Session Iroquois Pool Monday – Friday, 4:00–8:00pm 6/10–6/14 #1-67109-8
Please register for the most appropriate classes; descriptions are on page 13.
Students will not be moved to another level. It is not uncommon for swimmers to repeat one level for several sessions.
Starting dates for all Swim Lessons at Chippewa Pool is dependent on completion of the new construction. Look for updates at DPParks.org, or call 847-391-5700.
Registration for all swim classes will end the Friday prior to START dates.
CHIPPE WA P OOL
ROSEMONT INDOOR POOL Rosemont Pool • 847-823-6685 Public Swim Hours
Mon., Tue., and Wed...... 8:00–9:30pm Thursday and Friday....... 6:30–9:30pm Saturday.......................1:00–4:00pm Sunday....................................Closed Please note: From October 1–April 30 the pool closes at 9:00pm. Des Plaines Park District Residents 16 and older................................. $2 Under 16...................................... $1 Seniors....................................... Free Non–Residents 16 and older................................. $5 Under 16...................................... $4 Seniors......................................... $3
Learn to Swim classes are held Monday – Thursday. Make-up classes are held on Friday, as needed.
Session 1 6/17–6/27
Preschool 1 10:15–10:45am
R: $41/NR: $51
Preschool 2 10:15–10:45am
R: $41/NR: $51
Level 1 9:15–10:00am
R: $45/NR: $56
Level 2 9:15–10:00am
R: $45/NR: $56
Level 3 9:15–10:00am
R: $45/NR: $56
Level 4 9:15–10:00am
R: $45/NR: $56
Level 5 9:15–10:00am
R: $45/NR: $56
Level 6 9:15–10:00am
R: $45/NR: $56
Session 2 7/8–7/18
Session 3 7/22–8/1
Chippewa Pool Semi-Private Swim Lessons
A cooperative agreement with the Rosemont Park District allows Des Plaines Park District residents to register for all programs (excluding special events, trips and rentals), and use the following facilities at Rosemont resident rates: • Stephens Athletic Complex. • Margaret J. Lange Park, including the Splash Pad. • Rosemont Pool, during open swim hours. Des Plaines Park District residents who live south of Oakton Street may also use the Barry Recreation Center & Splash Pad at Rosemont resident rates.
Ages 5–15 Starting dates for all Swim Lessons at Chippewa Pool Min/Max: 4/12 is dependent on completion of the new construction. R: $54/NR: $68 Look for updates at DPParks.org, or call 847-391-5700. 2 Week Sessions Mondays & Wednesday, 10:15–10:45am 6/17–6/26 #1-67051-1 #1-67051-2 7/8–7/17 #1-67051-3 7/22–7/31 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:15–10:45am 6/18–6/27 #1-67051-4 7/9–7/18 #1-67051-5 7/23–8/1 #1-67051-6 Saturdays, 10:30–11:00am 6/15–7/6 #1-67051-7 #1-67051-8 7/13–8/3 Saturdays, 11:15–11:45am 6/15–7/6 #1-67051-9 #1-67051-10 7/13–8/3
Parent Tot Semi-Private Swim Lessons Ages 6 months–3 years Min/Max: 4/12 R: $45/NR: $56 4 Week Sessions Saturdays, 10:30–11:00am 6/15–7/6 7/13–8/3
Swim Lessons Website
IROQUOIS P OOL
Learn to Swim classes are held Monday – Thursday, 2-week sessions Make-up classes are held on Fridays, as needed. Session 1 6/17–6/27
Parent Tot 6:15–6:45pm
R: $41/NR: $51
Preschool 1 10:15–10:45am 5:30–6:00pm
R: $41/NR: $51
Preschool 2 10:15–10:45am 5:30–6:00pm
R: $41/NR: $51
Level 1 9:00–9:45am 6:05–6:50pm
R: $45/NR: $56
Level 2 9:00–9:45am 6:05–6:50pm
R: $45/NR: $56
Level 3 9:00–9:45am 6:05–6:50pm
R: $45/NR: $56
Level 4 10:00–10:45am 5:15–6:00pm
R: $45/NR: $56
Level 5 5:15–6:00pm
R: $45/NR: $56
Level 6 5:15–6:00pm
R: $45/NR: $56
Please note: Start dates are subject to completion of the Chippewa Pool construction.
Session 2 7/8–7/18
Session 3 7/22–8/1
Ages 14+ Aerobics+Water = A Cool Workout! Adding water to your fitness program burns calories and tones muscles in a refreshing way. No swimming skills are necessary; just bring your noodles* and a swimsuit. We provide the rest for one of the best workouts ever! Min/Max: 10/25 Chippewa Pool 9 weeks Mary Lou Anderson, Instructor Tuesdays, 6:30–7:15pm 6/11–8/6 R: $47/NR: $60 #1-62310-2 Lisa Guagenti, Instructor Fridays, 11:00–11:45am R: $47/NR: $60
Lisa Guagenti, Instructor Saturdays, 8:30–9:15am R: $47/NR: $60
Ages 14+ In this class, we walk a variety of patterns in waist to chest deep water, intensifying the workout by increasing walking speeds and using arm movements. No swimming skills are necessary. Water Walking is an excellent class for seniors, pregnant woman (with physician approval, please), those who are physically limited, or simply out of shape. Don’t forget to bring 2 noodles to class.* Min/Max: 10/25 Mary Lou Anderson, Instructor Chippewa Pool 9 weeks Tuesdays, 7:15–8:00pm 6/11–8/6 R: $47/NR: $60 #1-62311-2 *Noodles are available at the Leisure Center for $5 each.
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2013 Pool Pass Schedule On sale beginning April 1 Leisure Center 2222 Birch Street Monday–Friday 8:30am–5:00pm Closed on Monday, May 27 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Prairie Lakes 515 E. Thacker Street Monday–Thursday 6:00am–10:30pm Friday 6:00am–9:30pm Saturday and Sunday 8:00am–5:00pm Closed on Monday, May 27
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Pool passes are available at Mystic Waters, 2025 Miner Street Monday–Sunday 11:00am–4:00pm
Pre-Season Pool Hours Mystic Waters Opens Saturday, June 1 Noon–7:00pm ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Grand Opening Celebration! Look for details and dates at DPParks.org
Regular Season Pool Hours For all pools, the season begins on Saturday, June 8. Mystic opens daily at 11:00am. Chippewa & Iroquois open at noon.
A Mystic Waters pool pass includes full use of the water slides, drop slides, diving platforms, lazy river, zero depth pool, splash playground, and sand play areas.* A Chippewa/Iroquois pass provides unlimited admissions to those neighborhood pools, and a bonus of $1 off resident rates at Mystic Waters. *Includes Chippewa and Iroquois pools. Purchase or renew before May 31 and receive a Recreation Relief Discount Card!
Pre-season rates Mystic Waters (Includes all pools) Chippewa/Iroquois Only Valid 4/1–5/31 R/NR R/NR Individual...........................$100/160..........................................$60/100 Family of 2.........................$150/224..........................................$90/140 Family of 3.........................$180/272..........................................$102/160 Each additional..................$20/32..............................................$12/20 Senior (60+)......................$54/91..............................................$31/52 In-season rates Mystic Waters (Includes all pools) Chippewa/Iroquois Only Beginning 6/1 R/NR R/NR Individual...........................$120/180...........................................$80/120 Family of 2.........................$180/252...........................................$120/168 Family of 3.........................$216/306...........................................$136/192 Each additional person........$24/36...............................................$16/24 Senior (60+)......................$74/111.............................................$51/72 How to Purchase a Pool Pass • Registration Form is on page 17 New this year: Renew your 2012 Pool Pass Online! Step by step directions are on our website: DPParks.org.
1. 2012 Pool Pass Holders may register by mail or in person at the Leisure Center, and Prairie Lakes Community Center. (Hours are listed on this page.) 2. In-person registration is required for all NEW pool pass sales. Each individual family member will need a photo taken at the time of registration; so, if possible, all family members should sign up for their pool pass at the same time. 3. Fill out the registration form on page 17. Circle the type of pass you are purchasing. Complete all family information including individual names and birth dates. Please indicate if each pass is new or a renewal. Determine pass fee using the chart on this page. Please note: If you are renewing your 2012 passes, but need a new universal card, please add $8 per replacement. 4. Payment may be made with cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. Make checks payable to the Des Plaines Park District. Credit card payments require the card number, expiration date, and the cardholder’s signature. 5. Have proof of residency ready when you come in to register. A current driver’s license or a recent utility bill that shows your name and address is sufficient. 6. Registrations received after 9:00pm on 5/31 will be charged in-season rates.
Pool Pass Policies
• A ‘family’ is defined as parents and their dependent children (age 23 and under) who reside at the same address. Grandparents who reside with their adult children can be added to a family pass with proof of residency. • Multiple families that reside in the same household must purchase a separate pass for each family, and each family must have proof of residency at that address. • Live in babysitters/nannies are not considered family members. • Children under two years of age are admitted free. • Not all Des Plaines addresses are within our Park District boundaries. If you are unsure about residency, please call us at 847-391-5700 prior to registration in order to avoid any confusion. • Families with over 5 members will require birth certificates. • Children under the age of 10 receive specially colored passes, and will not be allowed into any aquatic facility without an adult 18 years or older.
Pool Pass Refunds
Refunds for season pool passes will be issued, for any reason, before the pools open. During the pool season, prorated refunds will be issued for medical reasons (with a Doctor’s note) or due to relocation out of the area. Refund requests received during the season, for any other reason, will be considered on a per case basis by the Aquatic Supervisor. In all cases, a $2 per pass charge will be assessed for refunds.
Pool Hours • Admission Fees Mystic Waters 847-391-5740 • 2025 Miner Street Website General Admission: $12 Des Plaines Residents: $8 (with valid photo I.D.) Chippewa & Iroquois pass holders receive $1 off resident fees Pre-Season: June 1–June 7, Noon–7:00pm Regular Season: June 8–August 11 Weekdays, 11:00am–9:00pm • Saturday and Sunday, 11:00am–8:00pm Note: Pass holders may enter at 10:30am on Saturday and Sunday Special Hours: Saturday, June 22, 11:00am–5:00pm & July 4, Noon–7:00pm Post Season: August 12–18 and August 24–25, Noon–7:00pm CLOSED: August 19–23
Chippewa Pool 847-391-5705 • 197 N. 8th Avenue Website General Admission: $7 Des Plaines Residents: $6 (with valid photo I.D.) Grand Opening: Watch for it! The starting date of the Chippewa Pool Season is Pre-Season: June 6–7, 4:00–7:00pm dependent on completion of the new construction. Regular Season: June 8–August 11 Look for details at DPParks.org. Monday, Wednesday–Friday, Noon–9:00pm Tuesday, Noon–6:00pm • Saturday and Sunday, Noon–6:00pm *Pool is available for weekend Private Rentals 6:30–8:30pm Post Season Hours: August 12–August 18, Noon–6:00pm, August 19-23, 4:00–7:00pm • August 24–25, Noon–6:00pm Special Hours Adult Swim: Tuesday, 6:15–9:00pm July 4, Noon–7:00pm
Iroquois Pool 847-391-5705 • Corner of Maple Street & Touhy Avenue General Admission: $5 Website Regular Season: June 8–August 4 Monday–Friday, Noon–5:00pm & 7:00–9:00pm • Saturday and Sunday, Noon–7:00pm Post Season Hours: August 5–11, Noon–7:00pm Special Hours: July 4, Noon–7:00pm
Important Information About Park District Pools
Early Pool Closings Weather related pool closing information is always on the website: www.DPParks.org • We will close the pools early when there are fewer than 20 swimmers at Chippewa/Iroquois Pool or less than 50 swimmers at Mystic Waters present for an hour. • Depending on attendance, the pool will close if the temperature dips below 70 degrees. • If there is bad weather or thunderstorms, we will close the pool. • If at pool opening the temperature is less than 70 degrees, the pool will open for one hour to determine crowd size. SORRY, NO RAIN CHECKS! Rest Period: At 2, 4, and 6pm the pools will be cleared for not less than 15 minutes for a safety break. Adults 18 years and older may swim at this time. Additional breaks may be added at the manager’s discretion. Raft Nights: Monday and Friday at Chippewa & Iroquois Pools, from 7:00–9:00pm Concessions: The Island Café is open at Mystic Waters. Snack and beverage vending is available at Chippewa Pool Lockers: For your convenience, lockers are available at all of the pools. Mystic Waters are coin lockers, Iroquois and Chippewa lockers are free, but you must provide your own padlock. Things You Need to Know • Do plan on having a great time swimming and sunbathing at our aquatic facilities! • Don’t bring strollers into the aquatic facilities; infant seats are permitted. • Do bring identification to receive resident admission rates. • Don’t wear cut-off shorts or denim shorts in the swimming pool. • Do bring an adult with you if you are younger than 10. • Don’t wear jewelry when riding the water slides
Pool Parties • Swimming SPLASH PARTIES at MYSTIC WATERS! Here’s what you get: Admission to Mystic Waters for 8 youths* and 2 adults. 1½ hours in the shaded birthday party area. Lunch! (Pizza or hot dog, chips, soda and an ice cream treat). A staff member to help ensure your party runs smoothly. All this for only $150 (Non-residents: $225); $15 for each additional person. Maximum of 20 total. *Children 10 years and older must be supervised by at least one adult for every 4 children. • Children under 10 years of age must have one-on-one adult supervisors who are not responsible for other children, including older siblings. • Reservations and a non-refundable $50 deposit are required. • For more information, reservation forms, and to see pictures of Mystic Waters, visit DPParks.org. • To reserve your party date call the reservations hotline: 847-391-5740.
Private Chippewa Pool Rentals
Expecting Out-of-Town Guests? Our Splash Pack is the way to save! If you are a 2013 season pass holder, you can bring your out-of-town guests to Mystic Waters for less than non-resident admission fees. You may purchase a Mystic Waters Splash Pack of six guest passes for $50, a savings of up to $27! Guest passes are non-refundable. Splash Packs are only available at Mystic Waters during open hours, and you must present a current season pass when purchasing.
A maximum of two Splash Packs may be purchased at one time.
Saturday & Sunday evenings 6:30–8:30pm, June 15–August 11. Residents $400 for the first 100 people; $4 for each additional person. Des Plaines Corporate $500 for the first 100 people; $5 for each additional person. Non-residents $550 for the first 100 people; $6 for each additional person. Is two hours just not enough? Add a third hour to your private rental for an additional $175! Rental forms, pool regulations and additional information are on our website. Call 847-391-5705 to reserve your date.
Beluga Beach at Mystic Waters
Creative Corners Preschool For ages 3–5 An Introduction to Scholastic Creativity September 3, 2013–May 13, 2014 Graduation Day: May 15, 2014 Preschool registration is now in progress! Information
Creative Corners Preschool is designed to gently prepare your child for a lifetime of learning. Children are introduced to the wonders and limitless possibilities of the world around them in weekly study units that feature colors, shapes, and letters. Art, music, small and large motor skill development, and lots of imaginative play are included in the curriculum. Snacks and drinks are provided each day. Each class meets twice each week from September through May. Children must be three or four years old by September 1, 2013, and must be toilet trained: no diapers or pull-ups please. In order to keep the cost of this preschool reasonable, parents are required to volunteer in the classroom four times during the school year. kr
Preschool Payment Plan
Note: You must register by August 30 to take advantage of the payment plan. • A down payment of 25% is due at the time of registration. • A $25 processing fee is due at the time of registration. • The balance is due in 3 equal payments: 1 each on November 15, January 15 and March 15. Creative Corners Refund Policy • 90% for all refunds received and DATE STAMPED by Sept. 3, 2013 • 80% refund for all refunds received and DATE STAMPED after Sept. 3, 2013 • After the first week of a class, no full refunds will be granted unless the class is cancelled. Refund requests received after the first week of a class will be honored if the request is due to a medical condition. A doctor’s note must accompany the request. • All refunds after Sept. 3, 2013 are prorated from the time the request was received and DATE STAMPED by our office, and include a $2 processing fee.
Kelly Roback, Preschool Director Linda Solka, Preschool Assistant Leisure Center, Room 110 For all children age 3 (by 9/1/13) Min/Max: 8/22 Mondays & Wednesdays 9:30am–noon R: $557/NR: $807 #5-64319-1 Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30am–noon #5-64319-2 R: $557/NR: $807 9:30am–noon Fridays* R: $317/NR: $408 #5-64319-3 *Option to add this day for 3-year olds, if also registered for a Monday/Wednesday, or Tuesday/Thursday class.
Fabulous 4’s & 5’s
Margaret Nuscher, Preschool Director Karen Toff, Preschool Assistant Leisure Center, Room 108 For all children ages 4 & 5 (by 9/1/13) Min/Max: 8/22 Mondays & Wednesdays 9:00am–noon R: $657/NR: $957 #5-64320-1 Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00am–noon R: $657/NR: $957 #5-64320-2 9:00am–noon Fridays* R: $341/NR: $497 #5-64320-3 *Option to add this day for 4–5-year olds, if also registered for a Monday/Wednesday, or Tuesday/Thursday class.
Early Childhood Classes Early Childhood Program Guidelines We strive to provide a wide variety of excellent Early Childhood Programs. We welcome your questions, comments, and suggestions for new classes.
Lunch Bunch! For all kids ages 3–5
September 4, 2013–May 14, 2014 Noon–2:00pm If you are looking for a semi-structured afternoon preschool, we have just what you need! Activities include learning shapes and letters, creative time with art and music, and playtime designed to help develop small and large motor skills. This is a popular program for all kids ages 3–5, and a great way to extend any Creative Corners morning preschool. Kids must bring a sack lunch, a snack and a drink to each class. New this year, you can register for the full program, September through May, or for just three months at a time. kr Min/Max: 8/16 Instructors: Creative Corners Preschool Teachers ALC, Rooms 108 & 110 Full School Year Mondays, 9/9/13–5/12/14 Tuesdays, 9/3/13–5/13/14 Wednesdays, 9/4/13–5/7/14 Thursdays, 9/5/13–5/8/14
R: $243/NR: $348 #5-64323-1 #5-64324-1 #5-64325-1 #5-64326-1
Fall Session Only Mondays, 9/9–11/18 Tuesdays, 9/3–11/19 Wednesdays, 9/4–11/20 Thursdays, 9/5–11/21
R: $90/NR: $114 #5-64323-2 #5-64324-2 #5-64325-2 #5-64326-2
Winter Session Only Mondays, 12/2–2/24 Tuesdays, 12/3–2/25 Wednesdays, 12/4–2/26 Thursdays, 12/5–2/27
R: $90/NR: $114 #5-64323-3 #5-64324-3 #5-64325-3 #5-64326-3
Spring Session Only Mondays, 3/3–5/12 Tuesdays, 3/4–5/13 Wednesdays, 3/5–5/7 Thursdays, 3/6–5/8
R: $90/NR: $114 #5-64323-4 #5-64324-4 #5-64325-4 #5-64326-4
Please note that fees are not pro-rated if you register after a session has started.
To ensure quality programs, the following guidelines have been put into place: • For all non-parent classes, children must be toilet trained. No diapers or pull-ups, please. • For parent/tot classes, there will be a designated area for infants in car seats. • Due to parent participation in parent/tot classes, older siblings are not allowed to attend. • For classes with crafts and painting, we recommend that participants wear old clothes or bring a smock. Register early and avoid cancellations. Class cancellations are always determined one week prior to the start of each class.
Under the Deep Blue Sea Ages 3–5 Come explore the ocean with us! Through crafts, stories, games and dramatic play, we’ll learn about the variety of creatures that live in the world’s oceans. Paper plate aquariums, octopus windsocks, fish prints and fishing for numbers are just some of the projects we will create, while exploring the deep blue sea. Please bring a snack to enjoy during class. kr Min/Max: 12/20 Margaret Nuscher & Karen Toff, Instructors ALC, Room 108 3 weeks Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 9:30am–noon 6/11–6/27 R: $81/NR: $99 #1-64986-1 Backyard Buzz Ages 3–5 Come explore and discover the world of creepy, crawly, wiggly and slimy critters! We will be learning about the world of insects through crafts, games, music, and stories in an environment that will also help your child develop skills in fine motor, language, and math. The last session will be a “Bug Bash” party the children will be sure to remember as a “buzzing good time”. Come join the excitement and bring a snack to enjoy during class. kr Min/Max: 12/20 Margaret Nuscher & Karen Toff, Instructors ALC, Room 108 3 weeks Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 9:30am–noon 7/9–7/25 R: $81/NR: $99 #1-64051-1
Classes & Camps • Ages 2½–6 Polish Summer Camp For Ages 3–5 In this special camp, Ms. Marzena teaches young people lots of wonderful children’s songs, including my jeste´smy, krasnoludki, and kolorowe kredki, dances (the Polka!) and games (stary nied´zwied´z polarny ´spi mocno; rolnik sam w dolinie; idzie szkolenia na odległo´s´c; jeden, dwa, trzy baba jaga patrzy) from her native Poland. Kids have fun while learning about the Polish language and culture. On some days, weather permitting, the camp is held outdoors. kr Min/Max: 6/12 Marzena Pisarczyk, Instructor PLCC, Prairie Room 6 weeks Wednesdays, 11:00am-noon Session 1 6/12–7/17 R: $60/NR: $72 #1-64504-1 Session 2 7/24–8/28 R: $60/NR: $72 #1-64504-2
Summer Polish Preschool Song & Dance Ages 3–5 Learning multiple languages early on gives children a head start in school. This class is designed to help your preschooler increase their vocabulary through traditional Polish songs and nursery rhymes. We read stories, make craft, dance, and have plenty of time for make-believe play. Witami! kr Min/Max: 6/10 Marzena Pisarczyk, Instructor PLCC, Prairie Room 4 weeks Session 1 Thursdays, noon–1:00pm 6/27–7/25* R: $48/NR: $60 #1-64503-1 *No Class 7/4 Session 2 Thursdays, noon–1:00pm 8/1–8/22 R: $48/NR: $60 #1-64503-2
Summer Spanish Preschool Ages 2½–5 The best time for children to learn a second language is when they are very young! In Spanish Preschool all communication from our teacher is exclusively in Spanish. We learn to speak by playing games and making crafts. Children also learn new vocabulary during story time and by singing traditional Spanish songs. Bienvenido! kr Min/Max: 8/12 Laura Meza, Instructor ALC, Room 109 6 weeks Session 1 Saturdays, 9:30am–noon 6/8–7/13 R: $144/NR: $174 #1-64505-1 Session 2 Saturdays, 9:30am–noon 7/20–8/24 R: $144/NR: $174 #1-64505-2
Spanish Summer Camp For Ages 2½–5 In this unique summer camp, children learn to speak Spanish from a native speaker. Ms. Laura conducts the class in Spanish, so kids are immersed in the language while they are having fun. Through traditional songs and stories, children hear about the culture and history of Spanish-speaking countries around the world. Ven con nosotros! Please bring a snack to each class. kr Min/Max: 8/12 Laura Meza, Instructor ALC, Room 109 2 weeks Mondays–Thursdays, 9:00am–noon Session 1 6/17–6/27 #1-64507-1 R: $192/NR: $230 7/1–7/11* Session 2 #1-64507-2 R: $168/NR: $201.25 *Session 2, no class 7/4 Session 3 7/15–7/25 R: $192/NR: $230 #1-64507-3 Session 4 7/29–8/8 #1-64507-4 R: $192/NR: $230
Getting Ready for Kindergarten and Beyond • Ages 4–6 A new and exciting class offering a fun filled morning for your soon to be Kindergartner or future First Grader. This class will offer your child the opportunity for continued academic skills as well as fun socializing activities using both indoor and outdoor summertime experiences. We will explore the learning areas of reading, math, and science in a relaxed and fun environment. This is the perfect combination of summer fun and learning that will prepare your child for a new school year! kr Min/Max: 12/20 Jennifer Hernandez, Instructor PLCC, Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 3 week sessions Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 9:00–11:30am Session 1 6/11–6/27 R: $117/NR: $139 #1-64752-1 Session 2 7/9–7/25 R: $117/NR: $139 #1-6475-2
Birthday Parties for Ages 3–10
Choose your own adventure! These are some of our suggestions, but if your child has a favorite, let us create a unique birthday party adventure. Classic Party If a classic party is just your style, then bring your family and friends to play Bozo Buckets, Pin the Tail on the Donkey, Hot Potato, Musical Chairs, and many more traditional party favorites!
Superhero It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s Create Your Own Superhero. At this unique party, guests play games, then make a cape and become their own superhero. Up, up and away! Super Spy “Who done it?” You and your guests will become secret agents, and your mission is to solve a mystery. Lots of fun, with special games to sharpen your skills of deduction. Safari Hunt Take your guests on an adventure of animal crafts and games.
Celebrate and Create Party For artists of all ages and abilities, this party will feature an age-appropriate and personalized project. The fun and social atmosphere ensure that everyone will have a great time getting creative.
Princess Party Become royalty! Create crowns and jewelencrusted scepters, and play games in an imaginary forest.
Glam Girl Manicures, games, and fun are all part of being a glamorous girl. Guests will have the opportunity to make a special ‘glam craft’ to remember all the fun!
i Parties at the Leisure Center
Jazzy Jewelry Participants use beads and simple craft materials to make their own one-of-a-kind jewelry. Your ‘wearable art’ will give you the look of a true artist! Junior Archeologists Help unearth a tiny dino-skeleton, and put together a flying dinosaur glider! It’s yours to take home. Knights of the Round Table Create your own family crest on a shield and make a mask that is reminiscent of an armored face guard. Look forward to games of skill and fun! Kreative Kitchen Party Ages 6–10 A deliciously good time! Participants will enjoy a fun-filled party of cooking and crafts. Each child will decorate their chef’s apron and then off to the kitchen to mix, blend, sift and create a delectable baking treat. Have fun. Leave the mess with us. Magic Show (R: $260/NR: $325) Make your birthday party entertaining and memorable with the incredible magic of Gary Kantor. You and your guests enjoy vanishing acts, card tricks, mind reading and much more! All shows are interactive: your child will come up on stage and become a junior magician. Magic show lasts 30–45 minutes. Balloon Animal parties are also available.
Games & More Ages 3–10 At this popular party, our ‘celebration coordinator’ leads the children in lots of fun, active games, using hula hoops, scooters, parachutes, and other gym equipment. It’s great fun for all!
Game Room Party Ages 8–10 Host your next party in the Game Room at the Leisure Center! You and your guests will have exclusive use of the DDR, the Air Hockey, Foosball and Pool tables, and the Electronic Basketball, Jumpin/Jackpot and Makoto Arena 2. Plus, the PS3 and XBOX 360 games are here just for you and your friends to enjoy. How cool is that!
What makes a great party? It’s unique and exciting! Everyone participates and has fun! You don’t have to clean up! It’s affordable! If this sounds like your kind of birthday party, call us! We take the hassle out of planning your child’s next birthday. All packages are tailored to your child’s specific interests.
Birthday Party Info Fee: R: $160/NR: $200, unless noted. Each additional child is $5. Includes: Party activities, games, one party leader per 10 children, present table, plates, napkins, utensils & cleanup. Location: Cumberland Terrace Fieldhouse, 426 S. Warrington at Washington Street, except Leisure Center Parties as noted. Ages: 3–10. Time: 2 hours. Min/Max: Includes up to 12 children and 4 adults, with a maximum of 25 children. Days: Saturday or Sunday depending on availability. Book early! Payments: Balance is due upon Birthday Party booking. Booking: Contact Cindy Yelich at 847-391-5700 or email@example.com Additional: Please call for pricing for gift bags, food, or customized parties.
Ultimate Games & Sports Ages 6–10 This is the perfect party for a young sports fan or a group that has tons of energy and just loves to run. Kids will have lots of time in our gym to play sports and games, and plenty of time to celebrate as well. Come pumped up, leave happy & tired!
If you don’t see your favorite theme, give us a call. We can create the perfect party for your child.
Dance Summer School of Dance DANCE INSTRUCTORS Laura Chiuve Cecilia Ferguson-Bell Anne Gollenberg Marzena Pisarczyk Mary Williams Instructor bios are available on our website. Our Mission “To provide our students with the finest dance instruction through inspiration, artistry, technique and performance.” Pool Day/Dancing in the Park Levels Beg/Int and up will spend the week of 7/1 at the Iroquois pool. Dancers have used water resistance as a tool to strengthen and lengthen for decades. Your teachers will guide a safe, fun class at the Iroquois pool. (Pool day is 7/11 for Thursday 7/4 classes) Pre-dance levels spend time in the Leisure Center playground and lawn. Teachers will guide them through some fun in the sun! (Outdoor day is 7/11 for Thursday 7/4 classes)
WHY TAKE SUMMER CLASSES? 1. It’s FUN! 2. The hot weather helps flexibility! 3. No other commitments- Focus on dance! 4. Opportunity to try a new class! 5. Major improvement – with summer dancing, students can move up to the next level!
We hope you are encouraged to join us this summer. We look forward to seeing you in the classroom! Please feel free to contact us at 847-391-6924, should have any questions! We are here to help! DATES: Summer School of Dance - 8 Weeks Monday through Thursday 6/17–8/8* *No class 7/4, make up day 8/16 Min/Max: 6/10 • Studio 113 Min/Max: 6/16 • Dance Studio 102 *must have instructor consent
Dance Intensive Ages 7+ A 4-day, intensive training session designed for dancers, looking to get back in shape before Fall session begins. Ideal for older more experienced dancers who are interested in auditioning for high/ middle school Poms and Orchesis teams, as well as dancers who are in a dance performance/competition company. This is also ideal for beginner/intermediate dancers as well. Dancers will be separated by age and experience and taught in separate rooms. Dancers will not only get technique classes in multi-disciplines, but also be instructed in other aspects for dance training, including nutrition, dance history, anatomy, injury prevention, acting, and choreography. Students will leave this week feeling more prepared to start intense activity in the school year, and more informed on how to maintain their bodies throughout the entire season. Min/Max: 20/50 ALC, Dance Studio 102 & 113 Monday-Thursday, August 12–15 Ages 7-9 3:00–8:30pm Ages 10–18 4:00–9:30pm R: $105/NR: $132 #1-60303-1 Ages 7-11 3:00–8:30pm Tentative Schedule (subject to change) 3:00–4:30pm – Technique Class 4:30–5:45pm – Technique Class 6:00–7:00pm – Combo Class, Across the Floor/Tricks, Choreography Class 7:00–7:45pm – Dinner Break 7:45–8:30pm – Specialty Class (Nutrition, Dance History, Anatomy, Injury Prevention, Acting/Improv) Ages 12-18 4:00–9:30pm Tentative Schedule (subject to change) 4:00–5:30pm – Technique Class 5:30–7:00pm – Technique Class 7:00–7:45pm – Dinner Break 7:45–8:30pm – Specialty Class (Nutrition, Dance History, Anatomy, Injury Prevention, Acting/Improv) 8:30–9:30pm – Combo Class, Across the Floor/Tricks, Choreography Class REQUIRED DANCE ATTIRE PRE-DANCE: Multi or solid colored leotard and tights. Appropriate shoes. No satin ballet slippers. Replace tap ribbons with elastic tap ties (available for purchase from your instructor). BALLET: Black leotard and pink tights. Pink leather ballet shoes for Beg. /Int. class levels; pink canvas ballet shoes for Int. /Adv. class levels. Bun required. JAZZ: Solid colored leotard and pink, black, or tan tights. Black jazz shorts or tight fitting capris are allowed upon approval of instructor. Soft, black, leather jazz shoes.
Slip on jazz shoes required for Int. /Adv. levels. No jazz sneakers. TAP: Fitted tank top or leotard and fitted jazz pants – NO JEANS. Jazz tap shoes (hard toe preferred) required for all Adv. levels. HIP HOP: Fitted tank top or leotard and fitted jazz pants. Jazz sneakers or clean gym sneakers. (No jeans, shorts or skirts, legs must be covered.) MODERN: Solid colored leotard and footless tights. No shoes. PRE-POINTE/POINTE: Black leotard and pink tights. All pointe shoes must be approved by the instructor before being used. Bun required. BALLROOM FOR KIDS: Girls: Leotard, tights, short skirt, ballroom shoes or ballet shoes. No jewelry; hair must be secured away from the face. Boys: T-shirt, comfortable pants (no jeans), ballroom shoes or dress shoes. PLEASE NOTE: Students should wear form fitting dance clothing to attain the maximum benefit from these classes. Additional attire guidelines may be required by the instructor. Hair must be secured away from the face and off the nape of the neck. All jewelry must be removed before taking any class. Dancers who have reached the age where support undergarments are necessary are required to wear a black sports bra only.
Artistry in Motion Dance Company Auditions
Saturday, June 15 ALC, Dance Studio 102 10:00am – Ages 7-10* *Dancers must be entering 2nd grade in Fall 2013. Noon – Ages 11-18 Rhythm in Motion Tap Company Auditions ALC, Dance Studio 102 2:00pm – Ages 7-18 For more information, call Nancy Suwalski, Cultural Arts Supervisor at 847-391-5711.
2013 School of Dance Recital
Out of this World
A Show: Sat., June 8 and Sun., June 9 • 11:00am B Show: Sat., June 8 and Sun., June 9 • 2:30pm C Show: Sat., June 8 and Sun., June 9 • 6:00pm 3 entirely different shows! Prairie Lakes Theater General Admission: $8
Dance Classes Complete class descriptions are on the Dance Section of our website: www.DPParks.org
Sizzling’ Latin Dance • Ages 16+ See class details on Page 12
Fun for Kids & Families
Polish Summer Camp For Ages 6–10
for Kids & Families See details of these great summer events on pages 6–8.
Spring Fun Fair Des Plaines Optimist Club Movies In The Park Live at the Lake Summer Entertainment Series Annual Youth Fishing Derby Park It! 2nd Annual Camp Out PiP (Park It Patrol) For Hire! Nerf Dart Tournament Community Bike Hike
Ages 5–12 • Grades K–6 Don’t miss the final Fantastic Friday of the season! Fantastic Fridays are always among our most popular programs, because there’s so much to do at the Leisure Center! We have gym sports and games, a game room, arts and crafts, board games, bags, movies, TV, outdoor activities (weather permitting), and special events. Pizza and pop are always for sale at an additional cost. Pre-registration is preferred, but we will accept registration at-the-door. dvt Ron Lewis, Program Coordinator Leisure Center May 10 5:00–9:30pm R: $11/NR: $14 #5-55331-2
How to Make Balloon Animals and more! Would you like to make those cool balloon animals that you see at parties? Well, now you can! With just a little practice, you will learn the techniques needed to take an ordinary balloon and transform it into a fascinating balloon animal: a dog, a butterfly, a sword, and others. Of course, everyone gets to take home all of their fun, beautiful creations! Hey, parents: this class isn’t just for kids! You are always welcome to join your child in the class, at no extra charge. ns Min/Max: 5/15 PLCC, Prairie Room Magic Team of Gary Kantor, Instructor 6:00–7:15pm Wednesday, 6/19 #1-55403-1 R: $25/NR: $33
Magic Class Ages 5–12 We guarantee you’ll have a great time in this magic workshop, learning fascinating tricks from a professional magician! Amaze your family and friends with tricks that involve cards, ropes, coins, mind reading, and more. All materials are included and each child receives a magic kit to take home. Sign up again and again–you’ll learn new tricks every time! Want even more? Sign up for How to Make Balloon Animals! ns Min/Max: 5/35 PLCC, Prairie Room Magic Team of Gary Kantor, Instructor Tuesday, 7/30 5:00–5:55pm R: $20/NR: $25 #1-55402-1 Sign up for both classes and save $5! R: $40/NR: $53
In this popular camp, Ms. Marzena teaches young people lots of wonderful children’s songs, including my jeste´smy, krasnoludki, and kolorowe kredki, dances (the Polka!) and games (stary nied´zwied´z polarny ´spi mocno; rolnik sam w dolinie; idzie szkolenia na odległo´s´c; jeden, dwa, trzy baba jaga patrzy) from her native Poland. Kids have fun while learning about the Polish language and culture. On some days, weather permitting, the camp is held outdoors. Chod´z z nami! kr Min/Max: 6/12 Marzena Pisarczyk, Instructor PLCC, Prairie Room 6 week sessions Wednesdays 12:30–2:30pm Session 1 6/12–7/17 R: $120/NR: $144 #1-64502-1 Session 2 R: $120/NR: $144
Spanish Summer Camp For Ages 6–10
In this unique summer camp, children learn to speak Spanish from a native speaker. Ms. Laura conducts the camp in Spanish, so kids are immersed in the language while they are having fun. Through traditional songs and stories, children hear about the culture and history of Spanish-speaking countries around the world. Ven con nosotros! Please bring a snack to each class. kr Min/Max: 8/12 Laura Meza, Instructor ALC, Room 109 2 week sessions Mondays–Thursdays 12:30–3:30pm Session 1 6/17–6/27 #1-64508-1 R: $192/NR: $230 Session 2 R: $168/NR: $201.25
Session 3 7/15–7/25 R: $192/NR: $230#1-64508-3 Session 4 R: $192/NR: $230 *No class July 4
Fun for Kids School Day Off Activities No school? No problem. Come join us and we will make your day off feel like a vacation!
We have two very popular programs: Kruisin’ Kids takes you on a recreational field trip and Leisure Lizards lets you hang out at the Leisure Center for a day full of staff supervised fun and games. Complete details are on this page. Both programs are also available with Before and After Child Sitting, at an additional cost (see below). Note: All refund requests for School Day Off activities must be made 48 hours prior to the day of the program. We cannot honor refund requests made after that point.
P Child Sitting for School Day Off Activities
AM session, 7:00–9:00am PM session, 5:00–6:00pm AM Friday, 5/24 #5-55713-3
Fun trips for kids in grades 2–8
Note: Lunch is provided on each trip. Join us on these exciting field trips and travel to a variety of popular local venues for sports, games, food, and fun. Each day is different adventure, and you’re sure to have a great time. Information packets are available at the Leisure Center, and provide detailed descriptions of each destination and the day’s events, including what is needed to participate. Complete information for each trip is also available on the website: www.DPParks.org. Min/Max: 10/38 9:00am–5:00pm All trips depart from and return to the Leisure Center. R: $35/NR: $44 per trip Registration must be made a minimum of two business days in advance of any trip. Sorry, no exceptions. Friday, May 24.......................#5-55713-1 Action Territory
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Afternoon Adventures This summer, make the History Center your destination for fun! Once again, the History Center is hosting the popular Afternoon Adventures summer series for kids & families. Programs are held on selected Wednesdays throughout the summer. Drop in any time between 1pm and 3pm for an educational, fun, hands-on project.
Join us on these Wednesdays June 26 • July 3 • July 10 • July 17 July 24 • July 31 • August 7 $1 members, $2 non-members Programs suitable for ages 5–12 Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required
For all kids in grades K–8 Participants must bring a sack lunch & drink
Come and hang out at the Leisure Center for a fun day with friends. We have loads of excellent activities planned for you. Choices include gym sports and games, game room, board games, bingo, baggo, arts and crafts, special events, and outdoor activities (weather permitting). Min/Max: 10/40 9:00am–5:00pm Early Registration: R: $24/NR: $29 per day Same-day Registration: R: $29/NR: $34 Friday, 5/24............................#5-55713-2
Details for the 2013 series are on the History Center website. www.desplaineshistory.org
Fun for Kids & Teens
at the Leisure Center 2222 Birch Street Teen Center • Grades 6–10
Features Activities and Special Events • Big screen TV and DVD • XBOX Kinect • Café area with beverage station • Computers with internet access • Study area •
Game Room • Grades 3–10
Features Air Hockey • Billiards • Foosball • Dance Dance Revolution • Electronic Basketball • Jumpin’ Jackpot Game • Makoto Arena 2 Nintendo Wii • PlayStation 3 (2) • Xbox 360 •
Hours Through June 4 Monday–Friday, 2:30–7:30pm Except on Fantastic Friday, May 10 June 5–July 23 Closed July 24–August 16 Wednesdays & Fridays • 2:30–7:00pm Hours are subject to change. For more about the Teen Center, visit DPParks.org ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– The Teen Center, open to Des Plaines teens of junior high and high school age, originated as a joint venture of the Des Plaines Park District, City of Des Plaines, Des Plaines Youth Commission, and Des Plaines Community Foundation. kr
ALC Day Camp Pre-Season Camp Options at the ALC
ALC Day Camp Post-Season Camp Options at the ALC
For all kids in grades K–8
For all kids in grades K–8
School’s out, but camp doesn’t start for another week! We are providing options for your child to participate in recreational activities including arts, crafts, sports, games, water days and much more! Sign up for all three days and save! LIT’s will not be able to register at a discounted rate for this program. Min/Max: 20/80 9:00am–4:00pm ALC R: $29/NR: $34, per day* Wednesday, 6/5 #1-65205-1 #1-65205-2 Thursday, 6/6 Friday, 6/7 #1-65205-3 *Sign up for all three days and save $10!*
Camp’s over, but school doesn’t start for another week! We are providing options for your child to participate in recreational activities including arts & crafts, sports, games, water days and much more! Sign up for the whole week and save! Sorry, payment plan is not available for this program. Min/Max: 20/80 9:00am–4:00pm ALC R: $29/NR: $34, per day* Monday, 8/19 #1-65206-1 #1-65206-2 Tuesday, 8/20 Wednesday, 8/21 #1-65206-3 Thursday, 8/22 #1-65206-4 Friday, 8/23 #1-65206-5 *Sign up for entire week and save $10!
Childsitting AM, 7:00–9:00am PM, 4:00–6:00pm R: $5.50/NR: $8, per session* Wednesday, 6/5 AM #1-65025-1 #1-65026-1 PM Thursday, 6/6 AM #1-65025-2 PM #1-65026-2 Friday, 6/7 AM #1-65025-3 #1-65026-3 PM *Sign up for all three days of AM or PM and save $5*
Childsitting AM, 7:00–9:00am PM, 4:00–6:00pm R: $5.50/NR: $8, each session* Monday, 8/19 AM #1-65027-1 PM #1-65028-1 Tuesday, 8/20 AM #1-65027-2 #1-65028-2 PM Wednesday, 8/21 AM #1-65027-3 #1-65028-3 PM Thursday, 8/22 AM #1-65027-4 #1-65028-4 PM Friday, 8/23 AM #1-65027-5 PM #1-65028-5 *Sign up for all five days of AM or PM and save $5!
Music & Theater
Des Plaines Park District Community Concert Band Free Summer Concerts Lake Park Memorial Pavilion
Thursday, June 27 • 7:00pm Sunday, August 11 • 3:00pm “Band Members Favorites”
––––––Music Lessons–––––– proudly presents
The Music Man Book by Meredith Willson Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson Based on a story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey Directed by: Ken Pruess Musical Direction by: Kedrick Parham Produced by: Wendy Kaplan An affectionate paean to Smalltown, U.S.A. of a bygone era, Meredith Willson’s THE MUSIC MAN follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize - this despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall. This award-winning, critically acclaimed Broadway classic is an all-American institution, thanks to is quirky characters, charmingly predictable dramatic situations, and one-of-a-kind, nostalgic score of rousing marches, barbershop quartets and sentimental ballads which have become popular standards. By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, THE MUSIC MAN is family entertainment at its best.
July 25–August 4 Prairie Lakes Theater • 515 E. Thacker St. Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 2:00pm Tickets on sale July 1, at Prairie Lakes or online at DPParks.org Box Office: 847-391-5711 General Admission: $16 Seniors (over 62+): $14 Military: $14 Children (2–17): $12 Group discount:* $12 *15 or more tickets purchased for the same performance. Purchase tickets by July 20 and save $2 per ticket!
Guitar Lessons • Ages 8+ Ages 8+ Learn the basics of guitar with instruction on chords, songs, how to read notes, time signatures, and scales. Private Guitar Lessons are 30-minute weekly sessions, designed for the individual student. Beginners to advanced levels, children and adults welcome. Styles include rock, alternative, blues, folk, jazz, and classical. Guitar rentals are available through the Ultimate School of Guitar. Please call for more information. ns Min/Max: 1/13 Instructors: Dan Chernow, Berklee College of Music, B.A. Music Dan McLean, Columbia College, B.A. Music PLCC, Music Room 10 weeks Tuesdays, 6/11–8/13 Lessons from 3:00–9:00pm R: $220/NR: $275 #1-61342-1 Wednesdays, 6/12–8/14 Lessons from 3:00–9:00pm R: $220/NR: $275 #1-61342-2 Piano Lessons Ages 6+ One–on–one private piano lessons for all levels. Each lesson is designed for the individual student. Weekly lessons are 30 minutes each. The instructor will contact you to set up your lesson time. Min/Max: 1/8 Ultimate School of Music, Instructor PLCC, Music Room 10 weeks Saturdays, 6/15–8/17 Lessons from 10:00am-2:00pm R: $220/NR: $275 #1-61346-1 Violin Lessons Ages 8+ Private violin lessons featuring individualized instruction for the beginning to the advanced student. Weekly lessons are 30 minutes each. Mrs. Culley will contact you to set up your lesson time. Min/Max: 1/12 Pam Culley, Instructor PLCC, Meeting Room 2 10 weeks Tuesdays, 6/11–8/13 Lessons from 3:00–9:00pm R: $220/NR: $275 #1-61351-1
The band is a group of local and area music enthusiasts who enjoy playing traditional and contemporary tunes on numerous occasions throughout the year. The band’s wide repertoire ranges from the classics to the latest movie scores. The band practices on Thursdays from 7:30–9:30pm at the Good Shepherd Church on Howard and Lee Street in Des Plaines. Lawrence J. Carle, a retired music educator from School District 62 and founding director, conducts. For more information, stop in at a rehearsal, call Don Moeller 847-375-7642, or visit the website: desplainesconcertband.org.
you’re looking for an opportunity to pick up that high school or college instrument again, the Community Concert Band is currently seeking new members for all sections. The band has two French Horns that can be used by prospective members at no charge.
Martial Arts Illinois Shotokan Karate Club
Children and adults universally enjoy learning the art of karate. Classes are taught by Illinois Shotokan Karate Club’s expert instructors under the direction of John DiPasquale, four-time National Champion, U.S. Karate National Coach and President of the National Karate Federation of the U.S. Beginner students will not be permitted to register into the current session after the second class has met. Registration for continuers through advanced students will be accepted after the start date, but the full class fee is required. jc Pre-Karate (4–7 Years) Young children will develop agility, strength and coordination skills through fun and creative activities. This program, specifically designed to work with growing minds and bodies, enhances memory and agility skills, too. Watch your child blossom while learning karate and having a blast at the same time. Min/Max: 8/15 Youth Karate (8–14 Years) Karate skills put children in touch with their bodies and help build coordination, agility, strength and poise, as well as establishes lasting personal safety skills. The mental aspect of karate is equal to id not greater than the physical. Practicing this art results in increased self-esteem, in addition to enhancing discipline and control. Youth: Min/Max: 8/16 Adult Karate (15 Years & Older) Release tension and develop total body fitness! In addition to self-defense skills, karate develops flexibility and muscle tone, all while improving core strength. From work to home, the benefits of karate can be felt in all aspects of life. Min/Max: 8/16 Parent/Child Karate (7 years & Older) *Fees are per person An excellent opportunity to spend quality time with your child, while conditioning muscles, developing coordination, and improving cardiovascular fitness. Min/Max: 8/16 • Uniforms and Belt-Testing are options available through the ISKC instructor. • Please note that the Youth, Parent/Child, and Adult classes may train together.
Shotokan Karate Classes • 11 Week Session (No class 7/4) 6/13–8/29 • PLCC Gym, South Court • R: $99/NR: $124 (per person) Class Pre-Karate
Intermediate/Advanced^ Thursday 4:50–5:35pm #1-41242-2
8–14 Beginner/Continuer (White) Thursday 5:40–6:35pm #1-41242-3 8–14 Intermediate (Red–Yellow) Thursday 6:40–7:35pm #1-41242-4
8–14 Parent/Child† 7+ Parent/Child† 7+ Parent/Child† 7+ Adult† Adult†
Day Time Code Thursday 4:00–4:45pm #1-41242-1
Advanced (Blue Belt +)
Thursday 7:40–8:40pm #1-41242-5
Beginner/Continuer (White) Thursday 5:40–6:35pm #1-41242-6 Intermediate (Red–Yellow) Thursday 6:40–7:35pm #1-41242-7 Advanced (Blue Belt +)
Thursday 7:40–8:40pm #1-41242-8
15+ Beginner/Continuer (White) Thursday 5:40–6:35pm #1-41242-9
15+ Intermediate (Red–Yellow) Thursday 6:40–7:35pm #1-41242-10 † Adult 15+ Advanced (Blue Belt +) Thursday 7:40–8:40pm #1-41242-11 †Parent/Child, Youth, and Adult classes train together ^Instructor permission required More Shotokan Karate Classes are on page 31
Tai Chi is a Chinese health and martial arts system that focuses on the holistic development of mind, body, and spirit. Its practice is well-known for reducing stress, increasing cardiovascular efficiency, and providing an effective system of selfdefense. It is as beautiful to watch as it is to perform—meditation in motion—that is great for all ages, regardless of health or physical maladies. jc Beginning Tai Chi • Ages 18+ Min/Max: 8/27 Richard Kurtin, Instructor PLCC, Multi-purpose Rooms 1 & 2 10 weeks Wednesdays, 6:00–7:30pm 6/12–8/21* R: $60/NR: $75 #1-56091-1 *No Class 8/14
Continuing Tai Chi • Ages 18+ Prerequisite: Beginning Tai Chi This course provides continued development of the holistic mind, body, spirit principles presented in the beginning class through intermediate instruction of the second half of the Tai Chi form. Min/Max: 6/12 Richard Kurtin, Instructor PLCC, Multi-purpose Rooms 1 & 2 10 weeks Wednesdays, 7:30–9:00pm 6/12–8/21* R: $60/NR: $75 #1-56092-1 No class 8/14
Martial Arts Shotokan Karate Classes • 11 Week Session 6/19–8/28 • R: $99/NR: $124 (per person) • *R: $138/NR: $173 (per person) 1.5 hr classes Mt Prospect Park District Central Community Center • 1000 W. Central Road, Mt. Prospect Class Pre-Karate Pre-Karate Youth Youth Youth* Adult Adult*
Age 4–7 4–7 8–14 8–14 8–14 15+ 15+
Level Beginner/Continuer Intermediate/Advanced^ Begin./Cont. (White & Red) Novice (Orange–Yellow) Inter./Adv. (Blue Belt+) Begin./Cont. (White–Purple) Inter./Adv. (Brown–Black)
Day Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday
Time 4:00–4:45pm 4:45–5:30pm 5:30–6:30pm 6:30–7:30pm 6:30–8:00pm 8:00–9:00pm 8:00–9:30pm
Code #1-41243-1 #1-41243-2 #1-41243-3 #1-41243-4 #1-41243-5 #1-41243-6 #1-41243-7
^Instructor permission required *1.5 hour classes
Classes held at Threshold Martial Arts 1415 Ellinwood Street. Classes are 10 week sessions. Bully Proof • Ages 5–14 Threshold Martial Arts’ Bully Safe program combines a traditional kids’ martial arts lesson with an emphasis on bully-proofing strategies and prevention. Learn to be confident both physically and mentally, in a fun and safe environment. Students are taught five primary rules of engagement which are supplemented with the superior techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. These five rules teach children how to effectively overcome both verbal and physical attacks. This program is taught by active duty police officers who are uniquely positioned to give valuable insight of the safety of your child. Uniform required: Can be purchased through Threshold Martial Arts. jc Min/Max: 6/30 10 weeks Mondays, 5:15–6:00pm 6/10–8/12 R: $70/NR: $84 #1-41245-1 Wednesdays, 5:15–6:00pm 6/12–8/14 R: $70/NR: $84 #1-41245-2 Both classes: R: $125/NR: $153 (Save $15)
Jiu-Jitsu/BJJ • Ages 15+ Are you a fan of UFC and Mixed Martial Arts? In this class you will learn the proven techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: the martial art that dominates all others in live competitions. You will gain confidence and improve your fitness level while learning the basics of standing self-defense and ground grappling. Learn the principles of leverage, balance & flow, and strategy, which enable those of a smaller and weaker stature to control and execute submissions on a larger and stronger opponent. Whether you are a beginner or experienced grappler, in your teens or an adult, our jiu-jitsu classes are great for self defense and recreational purposes. Benefits include elevated confidence, discipline, and increased fitness levels. Beginners and advanced students are welcome. jc Min/Max: 6/30 • 10 weeks Mondays, 6:00–7:00pm 6/10–8/12 R: $70/NR: $84 #1-41247-1 Wednesdays, 6:00–7:00pm 6/12–8/14 R: $70/NR: $84 #1-41247-2 Both classes: R: $125/NR: $153 (Save $15)
Muay Thai • Ages 15+ Have fun, burn tons of calories, and learn the explosive techniques of Muay Thai! Through high-energy and easy to follow drills, students will master all ranges of striking using kicks, knees, elbows and punches. Students will learn to defend themselves with counter strikes, evasive footwork, and combination attacks while developing a stronger body in the process! Gain confidence and learn to defend yourself in a safe, fun, and friendly environment. Benefits include improved fitness level, coordination, confidence, and self defense. Beginners to advanced students welcome. jc Min/Max: 6/30 • 10 weeks Mondays, 6:00–7:00pm • 6/10–8/12 • R: $70/NR: $84 • #1-41246-1 Wednesdays, 6:00–7:00pm • 6/12–8/14 • R: $70/NR: $84 • #1-41246-2 Register for both classes and save $15! R: $125/NR: $153
Tae Kwon Do
Ages 6+ Tae Kwon Do is a technique of self-defense involving the skilled application of punches, kicks, blocks, and interceptions with arms, hands, and feet. Learn the secret of traditional Tae Kwon Do, the discipline, breath control, perfect body image, and the balance of mental and physical power. Class is open for beginners to advanced students. Promotion tests are held every two months for participants who wish to advance in rank. (Testing fee required.) Uniforms may be purchased from the instructor. (Suggested for all students; required for advanced students.) You can sign up for one Tae Kwon Do class per week, or sign up for two classes per week and receive a discount on the second class. jc Min/Max: 8/17 Master Sang Chel Chung’s Academy PLCC, North Gym 10 weeks Ages 6–12 Mondays, 6:30–7:30pm 6/10–8/12 R: $60/NR: $72 #1-41241-1 Wednesdays, 6:30–7:30pm 6/12–8/14 R: $60/NR: $72 #1-41241-2 Both classes R: $105/NR: $129 Ages 13+ Mondays, 7:30–8:30pm 6/10–8/12 R: $60/NR: $72 #1-41241-3 Wednesdays, 7:30–8:30pm 6/12–8/14 R: $60/NR: $72 #1-41241-4 Both classes R: $105/NR: $129
Mt. View Adventure Center 510 E. Algonquin Road
Skate & BMX Bike Park
Mountain View Hours
Through May 26 4:00pm – 9:00pm Monday–Thursday Friday 4:00pm – 10:00pm 10:00am – 10:00pm Saturday Sunday Noon – 9:00pm May 27 – August 18* Monday–Saturday 10:00am – 11:00pm 11:00am – 10:00pm Sunday *Thursday, July 4: 11:00am–9:00pm August 19 – September 29* 4:00pm – 9:00pm Monday–Thursday 4:00pm – 10:00pm Friday 11:00am – 10:00pm Saturday Noon – 9:00pm Sunday *Labor Day: Monday, September 2 11:00am–9:00pm Hours are attendance & weather dependent. Our 18-hole adventure golf course is designed with a mining theme, complete with creeks, bridges, waterfalls, and rock formations. Challenge the mountain and go for the course record. Fees: Daily 2nd Round* $7.00 $3.00 Resident Adult $6.00 $3.00 Resident Youth $3.00 Non-Resident Adult $8.50 Non-Resident Youth $7.50 $3.00 *2nd round is available only on the same day. Note: Residents must have proper photo ID to receive resident rates. Shirts and shoes are required at Mountain View Adventure Center at all times.
Early Bird Special!
Monday–Friday, 3:00–6:00pm Save $1 on every round of mini-golf.
Mountain View is available for your next Group Outing Fundraiser Birthday Party Contact Shelli Sarg, Facilities Manger, for information. 847-391-5711. SSarg@DPParks.org Download Reservation Form PDFs
Hours: 8:00am–11:00pm Featuring: • 3’ Hipped Bank • 4’ Hipped Mission Control • Multi Level Grind Box • Kinked Rail • 2’ – 6’ Half Pyramid • 14’ Curved Grind Box with Down Rail • 5’ Quarter Pipe with 6’ extension, 18’ Wide • 18’ Grind Rail, 12’ long • 14’ Grind Bench • Curved, Concrete Grinding Wall • Shade Structure • Vending Machines New this summer. Once a month, June–August, the Park District will be offering a special event/ program in our Skate Park. Don’t miss out! Look for more information at Mountain View this summer.
Mt. View Batting Cages
6 Batting Cages Choose from baseball and softball, slow to fast pitch. Batting Cages are open during regular park hours.
Each $1.00 token = 18 balls Save!
6 tokens for $5 12 tokens for $10 25 tokens for $20 Batting Cage Rentals $40 per hour $30 per ½ hour Call ahead for cage reservations. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––– The Batting Cages can be included with all party packages at Mt. View. For group rates and details call 847-391-5733.
Garage Band Shows! Attention all Middle School and High School Garage Bands. Looking for a great venue in which to play your show? Call and book a night for your band at our Late Night in the Park in Mountain View Adventure Center. Dates and times are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
2013 Late Night in the Park
Grades 5–10 Special Saturday nights at where friends meet for an evening of recreational fun. The admission fee of $10.00 gets you a wristband that entitles you to unlimited use of the Batting Cages and Miniature Golf. The concession stand will be open to purchase food and beverages. This event is adult supervised. Registration is not required; pay at the door. Select Saturdays 7:00–11:00pm Mountain View Adventure Center $10.00
This is your opportunity to play in front of a large, appreciative audience and get the recognition you deserve! Call Ron Lewis today, at 847-391-5700 or Shelli Sarg at 847-391-5711 today! April 27 • May 18 • June 22 • July 13 August 24 • September 7 • October 5
2013 Late Night in the Park Dates April 27 • May 18 • June 22 • July 13 August 24 • September 7 • October 5 In case of rain, the April, May, September, and October events will be moved indoors to Prairie Lakes Community Center.
Photos of all parks and facilities, with maps and directions, are on our website: www.DPParks.org You’ll find detailed listings of all the amenities in each park. Looking for a walking/jogging path? Is there a great playground in your neighborhood? Bocce Ball Courts? Sì, li abbiamo! Whether you are new to Des Plaines, or just want a new place to play, the website is your best choice to seek, find & enjoy! See you around the parks.
1 Administrative & Leisure Center, 2222 Birch Street
30 Maine West High School, 1775 S. Wolf Road
2 Algonquin and Forest Schools, Algonquin Rd./Fifth St.
31 McKay-Nealis Park, 1755 S. Maple Avenue
3 Apache Park, 2100 Pine Street
32 Menominee Park, 440 Laurel Avenue
4 Arndt Park, 1990 White Street, at Howard Avenue
33 Mohawk Park, 515 Lyman Avenue
5 Blackhawk Park, 190 E. Golf Road
34 Mountain View Adventure Center, 510 E. Algonquin Road
6 Bluett Park, 1408 E. Thayer Street (Mt. Prospect)
35 North Cul-de-Sac Park, 975 N. Cul-de-Sac
7 Central Park, 1601 E. Thacker Street
36 North School, 1789 Rand Road
8 Central School, 1526 E. Thacker Street
37 Northshire Park, 200 Fletcher Drive
9 Cherokee Park, 1260 White Street, at Van Buren Avenue
38 Oakwood Maintenance Facility, 1300 Oakwood Avenue
10 Cheyenne Park, 520 N. Wolf Road
39 Orchard Court, 560 Orchard Court
11 Chippewa Park & Pool, 197 N. Eighth Street
40 Orchard Place School, 2727 Maple Street
12 Cornell Park, Stratford Road and Drake Lane
41 Plainfield School, 1850 Plainfield Drive
13 Craig Manor Park, 800 Madelyn Drive
42 Potawatomie Park, 1190 Prairie Avenue
14 Cumberland Terrace, 426 S. Warrington Road
43 Prairie Lakes Community Center, 515 E. Thacker Street
15 Des Plaines History Center, 781 Pearson Street
44 Prairie Triangle, Prairie Avenue at Arlington Avenue
16 Des Plaines Manor Park, 198 E. Fremont Avenue
45 Rand Park/Mystic Waters, 2025 Miner Street
17 DiMucci-Lowenberg Park, 400 Radcliffe Avenue
46 Seminole Park, 3100 Scott Street
18 Eaton Field Park, 2975 Craig Drive
47 Sesquicentennial Park, 255 Grove Street
19 Garden Plots, 601 S. Westgate Road
48 Sioux Park, 500 Clayton Lane
20 Golf Center Des Plaines, 353 N. River Road
49 South Cul-de-Sac, 975 S. Cul-de-Sac
21 Hawaii Park, 600 N. Fifth Avenue
50 South School, 1535 Everett Avenue
22 Hoffman Park, Hoffman Parkway and W. Villa Avenue
51 Terrace School, 735 S. Westgate Road
23 Horseshoe Triangle, Wolf Road at Greenview Avenue
52 Teton Park, 120 Stratford Alley
24 Iroquois Pool, 2324 Maple Street (Iroquois School)
53 Tomahawk Park, 350 S. Westgate Road
25 Jaycee Park, 1496 Wicke Avenue
54 West Park, 651 S. Wolf Road
26 Kiwanis Park, 1700 Lincoln Avenue
55 Westfield Gardens Park, 955 S. Warrington Road
27 Kutchen Park, 450 State Street
56 Willow Park, 1314 Willow Avenue
28 Kylemore Greens Park, Carlow Drive at Waterford Drive
57 Winnebago Park, 1218 Margret Street
29 Lake Park, 2200 Lee Street
58 Woodlawn Park, 875 Woodlawn Avenue
29 Lake Park Golf Course & Marina, 1015 Howard Avenue
59 Yale Court, 636 Yale Court
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August 28–October 19 Registration deadline is Placement Night: August 12
Mary Dankowski, Program Coordinator Registration fee until August 12: R: $55/NR: $69 (fees include required soccer shirt) Registration fee after August 12: R: $65/NR: $79 (fees include required soccer shirt) Registrations taken after August 12 will be added to the waitlist, if space is not available. Please note: Due to the complications that arise from late withdrawals after the formation of teams, there is a $20 processing fee on any refund request after August 12. Open to children age 4 through 8th grade. Participants will learn how to play soccer while working on individual skills that include passing, shooting, offense, and defense. Our coaches are trained adult volunteers. Youth Soccer teams will be gender specific and age appropriate if enough boys and girls register for each age group. Age groups with low levels of registration may be combined into a co-ed team or mixed with another age group to fill the team roster. Participants will receive a phone call from their coach prior to the first practice. If you do not receive a call, please understand that we are recruiting volunteer coaches. If you do not receive a call by August 24, or you have questions about the program, please call Josh Cantres at 847-391-5711.
Fall Soccer Registration Codes 4 years–K Boys, Mon/Wed practice...................# 2-49013 - 4 4 years–K Girls, Mon/Wed practice.................#2-49013 -1 1st Grade Boys, Mon/Wed practice...................# 2-49010 - 4 1st Grade Girls, Mon/Wed practice.................#2-49010 -1 2nd and 3rd Grade Girls, Mon/Wed practice....#2-49011 - 1 2nd and 3rd Grade Boys, Mon/Wed practice......# 2-49011 - 4 4th and 5th Grade Boys, Tue/Thu practice.........# 2-49012 - 4 4th and 5th Grade Girls, Tue/Thu practice........#2-49012 - 1 6th–8th Grade Boys, Tue/Thu practice...............# 2-49017 - 4 6th–8th Grade Girls, Tue/Thu practice.............#2-49017 - 1 Practices: First practice for Monday/Wednesday, Grades K–3 is 8/28. First practice for Tuesday/Thursday, Grades 4–8, is 8/29. All practices are at Prairie Lakes, from 5:30–6:30pm. For updated game and practice information, call 847-391-5705, ext. 5. Games: Games are scheduled for 7 weeks, from September 7–October 19, on Saturdays, hourly from noon–4:00pm, depending on the number of teams. Games are played on Prairie Lakes Field. Uniforms: All participants provide their own shorts, sweats, shoes, and required shin guards. A Park District issued soccer shirt is required for games. Players must bring an initialed soccer ball to practice: a #3 ball (4–5 year olds), a #4 ball (1st–5th), and a #5 ball (6th–8th). Picture Day: All team soccer pictures are taken before your game on August 21. Details and order forms are provided at practice.
Soccer Team Placement Night Information
Placement night is Monday, August 12, in the PLCC Gym. Participants are evaluated and placed on teams by the soccer coordinators, so that teams are properly balanced. No special requests are accepted. Please do not arrive before your scheduled time. Ages 4 & 5........... 5:00 – 5:45 pm 1st Grade............. 5:45 – 6:30 pm Grades 2–3.......... 6:30 – 7:15 pm Grades 4–5.......... 7:15 – 7:45 pm Grades 6–8.......... 7:15 – 7:45 pm
Volunteer Soccer Coaches Wanted
The Des Plaines Park District needs volunteer coaches Fall Soccer. Coaches receive several Park District benefits in exchange for their volunteer time, including special discounts on programs. Please send a written letter of interest listing any experience you may have, and include your phone number. Experience is not necessary; all coaches have the opportunity to learn more through a variety of coach’s clinics. The soccer coordinators will contact you. Coaches must submit to a criminal background check. Mandatory coaches meeting is at 10:00am on Saturday, August 24, at Prairie Lakes. Please mail letters of interest to: Joshua Cantres, Athletic Supervisor Prairie Lakes Community Center, 515 E. Thacker Street, Des Plaines, IL 60018 or e-mail JC@DPParks.org.
Sports for Ages 2–12
Hot Shots Adult-Tot Sports Age 2–4 Parents are an integral part of helping their tots develop basic sports movement and motor skills. Motor skills activities focus on hand/eye and hand/foot coordination. Sports equipment and instruction are provided to help guide your child through this introduction to organized sports. jc Min/Max: 6/20 Hot Shots Sports, Instructor ALC, Gym 8 weeks Saturdays, 9:15–10:00am 6/8–7/27 R: $80/NR: $96 #1-41335-1 Hot Shots Sports and More Ages 3–5 Through Hot Shots, kids are introduced to the fundamentals of such sports as soccer, T-ball, football, basketball, floor hockey and other sports and group games. The program provides an opportunity for each child to develop motor skills and grow both socially and emotionally through teamwork and good sportsmanship. jc Min/Max: 6/20 Hot Shots Sports, Instructor PLCC, Gym (Thursdays) ALC, Gym (Saturdays) 8 weeks Thursdays, 11:00–11:45am 6/6–8/1* #1-41332-1 R: $80/NR: $96 *No class 7/4 Saturdays, 11:00–11:45am 6/8–7/27 R: $80/NR: $96 #1-41332-2
Hot Shots Sports Pee Wee Soccer Ages 3–5 Let your child’s early soccer experience be a great one! Younger players gain confidence as they develop soccer skills, motor skills, and communication skills, while increasing their coordination. The Hot Shots program uses age-appropriate drills and exercises to teach kicking, ball control, dribbling, shooting, and more. Each class is designed to develop endurance, promote teamwork and good sportsmanship. jc Min/Max: 6/20 Hot Shots Sports, Instructor PLCC, Gym (Thursdays) ALC, Gym (Saturdays) Thursdays, 11:45am–12:30pm 6/6–8/1* #1-41333-1 R: $80/NR: $96 *No class 7/4 Saturdays, 11:45am–12:30pm 6/8–7/27 #1-41333-2 R: $80/NR: $96 Hot Shots Basketball Skills Clinic Level I Ages 5–7 Develop fundamental basketball skills such as shooting, dribbling and passing, and learn the basic rules of the game. Each class includes instruction as well as structured games. This class is for the basketball beginner looking to understand the game, learn new skills, and have a ball! jc Min/Max: 6/20 Hot Shots Sports, Instructor ALC, Gym Saturdays, 10:00–10:45am 6/8–7/27 R: $80/NR: $96 #1-41334-1 Boys and Girls T-Ball Ages 4–6 This fun-filled, structured T-ball class features instruction for the first half of class, followed by plenty of team play. Each week, teams are formed to play in game-like situations and practice what has been learned. All of the basics are taught in detail: throwing, catching, batting, base running, and fielding. jc Min/Max: 10/30 Hot Shots Sports, Instructor PLCC, Field Tuesdays & Thursdays 6/11–7/16* 9:30–10:15am #1-47040-1 10:15–11:00am #1-47040-2 R: $45/NR: $56 *No class 7/4
Chicago Bulls Rookie & Veteran Basketball Camp Ages 6–12 The Chicago Bulls are coming to your neighborhood! This summer, learn from the best and let the Chicago Bulls teach you how to play like a champion! For over 17 years, the Chicago Bulls have brought quality basketball camps to boys and girls throughout Chicagoland. More than 45,000 youth basketball players have developed essential basketball fundamentals including: ball handling, passing, shooting, rebounding, individual moves, footwork, and team concepts. High School and college courts across the country are home to graduates of a Chicago Bulls Basketball Summer Camp. We work on every part of your child’s game. On the final day, all participants will receive an evaluation form and graduation certificate. Exclusive United Center Experience! Each camper, along with one guest, will be invited to the United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls, for a Q & A session with a Bulls personality and current and or former Bulls players! During the camp, all campers will compete in the finals on the floor of the United Center (date TBD). Every camper receives a Chicago Bulls duffel bag, Bulls indoor/outdoor basketball, T-shirt, evaluation report and graduation certificate. The Chicago Bulls Summer Camp is offered in to two age groups. The rookie camp for children ages 6–8 is a beginner camp focused on building fundamentals with fun drills to understand the game and improve their play. For the older kids (approx. 9–12), coaches work on the “team” concept and refining the skills for the serious or soon-to-be serious player. You are sure to improve your ball handling, passing, shooting, rebounding, and footwork! Student to instructor ratio will be 10:1 or less. jc Min/Max: 10/100 PLCC, Gym Mon.–Fri., 8:30–11:30am 8/12–8/16 $199 per person #1-48122-1
Sports Camps • Ages 4–14 Mini Soccer Camp Ages 4–5 5:00–6:30pm 6:40–8:10pm R: $109/NR: $131
Chicago Storm Summer Soccer Camps Ages 4–13 Chicago Storm Soccer Camps offer the unique opportunity for children to work with professional and collegiate soccer players and coaches. Campers of all levels work on skills and strategies in a curriculum that is game like and FUN! We place campers in groups according to age and/or skill level. All campers receive a camp t-shirt, soccer ball and player evaluation. Min/Max: 10/30 PLCC, Field Chicago Storm Staff, Instructors Monday–Friday 7/8–7/12 NOTE: Camps end at 1pm on Friday, 7/12 Mini-Kickers Camp • Ages 4–6 Ideal for beginners. Campers learn the basics of soccer in a fun and entertaining environment, designed for their age and skill level. 9:00am–noon* #1-49033-1 R: $145/NR: $174 *Camp ends at 1:00pm on Friday, July 12 Half-Day Camp • Ages 7–13 Ideal for recreational and intermediate players. Campers are taught dribbling, passing/receiving and shooting skills in a fun, entertaining and game-like environment. #1-49033-2 9:00am–noon* R: $145/NR: $174 *Camp ends at 1:00pm on Friday, July 12 Full Day Camp • Ages 7–13 Ideal for recreational and intermediate players. Campers expand on the Half-Day Camp experience by focusing on team tactics and strategies in an interactive game and scrimmage environment. There will be a 45-minute lunch break every day; please bring a sack lunch. #1-49033-3 9:00am–3:00pm* R: $180/NR: $216 *Camp ends at 1:00pm on Friday, July 12 No refunds will be issued if classes are cancelled due to inclement weather. Saturday will be a make-up class if needed. Sorry, no payment plan option for this camp.
Challenger British Soccer Camps Ages 4–14 Challenger Sports’ British Soccer Camps provide young players of all abilities with the rare opportunity to receive highlevel soccer coaching from a team of international experts right in the heart of their own community. Campers will be exposed to individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small sided games and scrimmages. Soccer skills are coached within a framework of character development based on respect, responsibility, integrity, leadership and sportsmanship. We offer a cultural education too! Our ever-popular Camp World Cup Tournament allows us to introduce players to the geography, traditions and culture of other great soccer-playing countries. Simply put: amazing coaches, awesome accents and cultural ingredients combine for a one-of-a-kind camp experience. With each week-long camp, your child will receive a free t-shirt, soccer ball, giant fold-out poster and personal player evaluation. Supplies: Campers should bring plenty of water each day. Full day campers should also bring a packed lunch with a beverage and snacks each day. All campers should arrive at camp with sunscreen already applied, as well as with additional sunscreen to apply as needed (SPF 30 recommended). Attire: Summer active wear, shin guards, and athletic shoes or soccer cleats. Min/Max: 5/50 PLCC, Field 7/29–8/2 Monday–Friday
Half–Day Camps Ages 6–10 5:00–8:00pm R: $141/NR: $176 Ages 11–14 5:00–8:00pm R: $141/NR: $176
No refunds will be issued if classes are cancelled due to inclement weather. Saturday will be a make-up class, if needed. Sorry, no payment plan option for this camp. Host a Coach, get a rebate for your child’s participation! For more information contact: Athletic Supervisor, Joshua Cantres, at 847-391-5711 or via email, jc@DPParks.org. You can also register online through www.challengersports.com. Free replica jerseys are given to those who register online 45 days before camp starts. Enrollment is limited. Players are encouraged to register as soon as possible.
Sports • Sports Camps Chicago White Sox Training Center Summer Camps If you want to be the best, you’ve got to train with the best! Over the past 17 years, more than 50,000 youth baseball players have attended a White Sox Summer Camp to focus on essential individual baseball skills.
Professional coaches from the White Sox organization have designed programs for kids ages 5–11 at every ability level. Every White Sox Summer Camp participant receives an exclusive U.S. CELLULAR FIELD EXPERIENCE! This opportunity of a lifetime, for the camp participant and one guest, includes a parade on the field and a Q&A session with a White Sox personality, a coach, and a current White Sox player! During the camp, all players participate in a special Skills Competition, and the Top 30 qualifiers in each age group then compete in the finals, in September, on U.S. Cellular Field. Each camper also receives six (6) White Sox ticket vouchers, an Academy hat, T-shirt, evaluation report, and graduation certificate.* *Restrictions apply to ticket vouchers. Cellular Field Experience dates are to be determined, premium items subject to change. Little Sluggers Camp Boys & Girls Ages 5–6 Our beginner program is designed to introduce this age group to the game of baseball. The student-to-instructor ratio is 10:1 or less, and assures every player gets the attention they deserve. Min/Max: 6/40 Chippewa Park, Baseball Fields Monday–Friday, 1:00–3:30pm 7/15–7/19 R: $179/NR: $224 #1-75406-1 White Sox Training Center Camp (STC-1) Boys & Girls Ages 7–8 Our intermediate camp includes training in throwing, hitting, bunting, fielding, pitching, and base-running. Fundamentals will be reinforced by using fun skill-games. On the final day, all players have the opportunity to judge their improvement by playing a game. Student-to-instructor ratio is 10:1 or less. Min/Max: 6/40 Chippewa Park, Baseball Fields Monday–Friday, 1:00–4:00pm 7/15–7/19 R: $199/NR: $249 #1-75406-2
White Sox Advanced Camp (STC 2) Boys & Girls Ages 9–11 This camp builds on the basics and is just the ticket to advance your game to the next level. Depending on the skill level of the players, this camp touches on advanced hitting and throwing techniques, team play, advanced base running, and other techniques that can be used on the field this season. On the final day, all players have the opportunity to judge their improvement by playing a game. Student to instructor ratio is 10:1 or less. Min/Max: 6/40 Chippewa Park, Baseball Fields Monday–Friday, 1:00–4:00pm 7/15–7/19 R: $199/NR: $249 #1-75406-3
Park District & Youth Commission Co-Rec Summer Softball League Want to hang out with friends and play softball? The Park District and Des Plaines Youth Commission provide high school students an opportunity to get together and play in a fun softball league. This is an 8-game season, plus a single elimination tournament. T-shirts are provided by the Des Plaines Youth Commission. For more information, please contact Joshua Cantres, Athletic Supervisor, 847-391-5711 or e-mail Ms. Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org Registration deadline: May 31 Max: 20 teams Rand Park Field Saturdays, 6:00–10:00pm 6/8–8/3 $300 per team
Des Plaines Jr. Warriors Football and Cheerleading (Member of the Chicagoland YFL) Ages 5–14 Team placements are determined by a player’s age as of July 31, 2013. Playing level ages and weights are on our website: www.dpjrwarriors.com Registration Fee: $310.00 Payment plans are available. Multi-child discounts are available. Registration dates: Wednesday, May 8 6:00pm–8:00pm Saturday, May 18 11:00am–2:00pm Prairie Lakes Community Center Please bring a copy of your birth certificate. For more information visit our website, www.dpjrwarriors.com, or email us at: email@example.com Mail Registrations to: P.O. Box 1020 Des Plaines, Illinois 60017
Sports for Ages 3-13 EVP TOUR Beach Volleyball Camps Grades 3–8 It’s time to take your volleyball game to the beach! A camp hosted by Ross Balling, Certified Beach Camp/USA Volleyball, features all the latest drills and training techniques that build your skills for the next level. Lots of contests and games too, with fun and active instructors! The camp will concentrate on the fundamentals of passing, setting, serving and spiking. You will learn to overhand serve and play organized games. The lesson plan directs individual. Cancelled classes are made up on Friday. jc Min/Max: 8/24 EVP Volleyball Professionals Staff, Instructors PLCC, Sand Volleyball Courts Session 1 Monday–Thursday 6/10–6/13 Grades 3–5 3:30–4:30pm R: $75/ NR: $94 #1-41081-1 Grades 6–8 4:30–7:00pm R: $98/ NR: $118 #1-41081-2 Session 2 Monday–Thursday 7/22–7/25 Grades 3–5 3:30–4:30pm R: $75/ NR: $94 #1-41081-3 Grades 6-8 4:30–7:00pm R: $98/ NR: $118 #1-41081-4 Session 3 Monday–Thursday 8/12–8/15 Grades 3–5 3:30–4:30pm R: $75/ NR: $94 1-41081-5 Grades 6–8 4:30–7:00pm R: $98/ NR: $118 #1-41081-6
Kids First Tumbling and Gymnastics Ages 3–13 Here’s a sport that doesn’t require any fancy, high-priced equipment, but is great fun and an excellent form of exercise. Tumblers learn increasingly more difficult moves with each succeeding program, from somersaults to flip-flops & walkovers. jc Participants ages 3–4 must be potty-trained. Min/Max: 4/9 Kids First Sports Safety, Instructors PLCC, MV 1 & 2 6 weeks Tuesdays 6/11–7/23* Beginners, Ages 3–4 5:30–6:15pm #1-41251-1 R: $59/NR: $71 6:15–7:00pm Beginners, Ages 4–6 #1-41251-2 R: $59/NR: $71 7:00–7:45pm Beginners, Ages 7–13^ R: $59/NR: $71 #1-41251-3 *No class 7/2 ^Class is divided into two groups: ages 7–8 and 9–13 SportsKids Start Smart Golf Ages 4–6 Learn the basics of golf using colorful ageappropriate equipment. Putting, chipping and tee work are mixed in with easy instruction for proper form. jc Min/Max: 5/15 Sports Kids Inc., Instructor PLCC, Field 6 weeks Wednesdays, 9:30–10:15am 6/12–7/17 R: $50/NR: $60 #1-41346-1 SportsKids Fun With Football Ages 5–6 Are you ready for some football? This no contact class helps kids learn the skills of football: pass, hike, catch and punt the ball and team offense and defense. Controlled scrimmages will be played once the basic skill shave been taught. Nerf footballs are used for safety. jc Min/Max: 5/15 Sports Kids Inc., Instructor PLCC, Field 6 weeks Wednesdays, 10:15–11:00am 6/12–7/17 R: $50/NR: $60 #1-41347-1
Gymnastics for ages 8–18
Gymnastics classes are available to all School District 207 residents, through the Morton Grove Park District. Classes are held at Maine East HS, under the direction of Cindy Morano & staff. For more information please visit www.mortongroveparks.com or contact Kevin Slobodecki at 847-965-1200. USA GYMNASTICS Member Club
SportsKids Pee Wee Lacrosse Ages 4–6 Play lacrosse like the big kids. Age appropriate sized sticks and softer balls will be used for safety. Children will learn skills including cradling, stick work, running, passing, shooting and more. jc Min/Max: 5/15 Sports Kids Inc., Instructor PLCC, Field 6 weeks Wednesdays, 11:00–11:45am 6/12–7/17 R: $50/NR: $60 #1-41348-1 SportsKids Archery Ages 7–13 Learn the basics of a recurve bow in a safe and fun environment. This class will focus on a nationally recognized 9-step lesson plan. Blunt tip arrows, bows and targets are provided. Both technique and games will be targeted in this class! jc Min/Max: 6/10 SportsKids Inc. Staff, Instructor Arndt Park Field 6 weeks Thursdays 6/13–7/25* Ages 7–9 5:30–6:15pm #1-41344-1 R: $65/NR: $81 6:15–7:00pm Parent/Child R: $33/NR: $40 (per person) #1-41344-2 Ages 10–13 7:00–7:45pm R: $65/NR: $81 #1-41344-3 *No class 7/4
Sports for Ages 5–Adult Boxing 101
Youth Tennis Lessons
Ages 7+ The Des Plaines Park District has collaborated with River Trails Park District to provide the Des Plaines community with a great program. Residents of Des Plaines are able to register for this program at resident rates. All classes are held at Weiss Community Center, 1500 E. Euclid, in Mt. Prospect.
Grades 1–5 (Ages 5–13) Using the USTA Quickstart method, young players can develop their skills in a more efficient way. Modifications include court size, net height, the ball, and the racquet size. These changes help kids to easily achieve success while learning and loving the game of tennis, even if they have never picked up a racquet before. Participant placement will be assessed to determine appropriate level. *Racquet rental available, call Josh at 847-391-5711 for info. jc Min/Max: 5/10 Matthew Pangborn, Instructor Maine West High School, Tennis Courts 4 Weeks Level 1 (Ages 5–7) Minimal tennis experience required. For the participant who wants to learn the fundamentals of tennis. A 19–21” racquet is recommended for this level. Session 1 Tues. & Thurs., 4:00–5:00pm 6/11–7/9* R: $70/NR: $87 #1-41115-1 *No class 7/4 Session 2 Tues. & Thurs., 4:00–5:00pm 7/16–8/8 R: $70/NR: $87 #1-41115-2
Build your confidence! This thrill–seeking, high-energy training class teaches selfdefense and shadow boxing, along with developing cardio strength, power, speed and endurance. Learn basic principles of boxing including offense, defense, and footwork. The instructor is experienced in boxing and sports conditioning. jc Min/Max: 5/20 River Trails Staff, Instructor Weiss Community Center 1500 E. Euclid Ave., Mount Prospect 9 weeks Ages 7–10 (Beginner) Saturdays, noon–1:00pm 6/15–8/10 R: $73/NR: $87.60 #1-41248-1 Ages 11–17 (Advanced/Beginner) Saturdays, 1:00–2:00pm 6/15–8/10 R: $73/NR: $87.60 #1-41248-2 Ages 18+ (Beginner or Advanced) Saturdays, 2:00–3:00pm 6/15–8/10 R: $73/NR: $87.60 #1-41248-3
Flag First Football Camp Ages 6–14 Participants are grouped by age. Touchdown! This week-long instructional camp offers an ideal introduction to football. Coaches employ strategic, fun preparation drills and games to challenge both beginners and more advanced players. Fundamental skills and safety are stressed, including: techniques per position; purpose factors; body balance; splits; first step directional movements; blocking; tackling; football awareness, and sportsmanship. Camp features a great Punt-Pass-Kick contest and an exciting Championship Flag Football game. All participants receive a Kids First T-shirt. Min/Max: 10/60 Kids First Staff, Instructors Prairie Lakes Field 9:00am–noon Monday–Friday R: $125/NR: $150 6/17–6/21 #1-41361-1 7/15–7/19 #1-41361-2
Level 2 (Ages 8–10) Limited tennis experience required. Participants will develop their racquet skills and improve on fundamental strokes. Introduction to service motion. A 21, 23 or 25” racquet is recommended for this level. Session 1 6/11–7/9* Tues. & Thurs., 5:00–6:00pm R: $70/NR: $87 #1-41115-3 *No class 7/4 Session 2 Tues. & Thurs., 5:00–6:00pm 7/16–8/8 R: $70/NR: $87 #1-41115-4 Level 3 (Ages 11–13) Ability to serve and hit ground strokes with moderate success required. Basic strokes will be reviewed. A 25-26” racquet is recommended for this level. Session 1 6/11–7/9* Tues. & Thurs., 6:00–7:00pm R: $70/NR: $87 #1-41115-5 *No class 7/4 Session 2 Tues. & Thurs., 6:00–7:00pm 7/16–8/8 R: $70/NR: $87 #1-41115-6
Tennis Under the Lights Ages 18+ Enjoy tennis in the evening. Beginners receive instruction during the first hour and play games during the second hour. Intermediate players will play games first then receive instruction. The level of players enrolled will determine the structure. All shots will be taught: forehand, backhand, volley, approach shots, serving, overheads, as well as game tactics. jc Min/Max: 10/40 Matthew Pangborn, Instructor Maine West High School 4 Weeks Session 1 Tues. & Thurs., 7:00–9:00pm6/11–7/9* R: $87/NR: $109 #1-41121-1 *No class 7/4 Session 2 Tues. & Thurs., 7:00–9:00pm 7/16–8/8 R: $87/NR: $109 #1-41121-2
Adult Cardio Tennis Ages 18+ A high energy fitness activity that combines the best features of the sport of tennis with cardiovascular exercise, delivering the ultimate, full body, calorie burning aerobic workout. It is a very social and fun class for players of all ability levels taught by a tennis teaching professional. If you’ve never played tennis before it is a great way to be introduced to the sport and if you are an experienced high level tennis player it is the best way to train for tennis. jc Min/Max: 8/10 Matthew Pangborn, Instructor Chippewa Park, Tennis Courts 4 Weeks Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9:00–10:00am 7/8–8/2 R: $87/NR: $109 #1-41122-1
Men’s & Boys Basketball Men’s A & B Basketball Leagues
18+ We play competitive basketball year ’round! Each season we have two popular leagues, to accommodate all levels of play. The A Division is for teams with more highly skilled players who want more competitive league play. The B Division is for teams that still want to play competitively, but the level of play is not as intense. Games are played by IHSA rules, with IHSA officials. All teams are guaranteed 8 games, with additional playoffs for teams that qualify. All team players receive uniform shirts. The Des Plaines Park District reserves the right to move returning teams to the league that is appropriate for their level of play. For more information, contact: Joshua Cantres, Athletic Supervisor, Max: 16 teams PLCC, Gym 9 weeks Summer League Letter of intent and payment is due by June 14 for returning teams. Thereafter, all teams are on a first-come, first-served basis. Last day to register is June 21. 7/2–9/3* Tuesday evenings $630 per team *No games 8/27 Fall League Letter of intent and payment is due by November 1 for returning teams. Thereafter, all teams are on a first-come, first-served basis. Last day to register is November 8. 11/12–1/21/14* Tuesday evenings $630 per team *No games 12/24 and 12/31.
Fall Boys Basketball Grades 7 and 8 • Ages 12–14 Players will develop their skills, learn sportsmanship, and be involved in a competitive fun game setting. Games are held on Saturdays, at Prairie Lakes Community Center, beginning September 14. Some games may be held on Tuesday or Thursday nights at Chippewa School. Practices begin the week of August 26 and are held one evening each week at a D62 school. Min/Max: 60/80 Mary Dankowski, Coordinator PLCC, Gym Grade 7 9/14–11/9 R: $95/NR: $114 #2-48117-6 Grade 8 9/14–11/9 R: $95/NR: $114 #2-48117-8 Placement Night Thursday, August 22 Grades 7 and 8 PLCC, Gym
Winter 2013–2014 Basketball Programs Includes boys and girls in K–2, Grades 3/4, and Grades 5/6. Note: Boys and girls Grades 3–6 basketball will need Volunteer Coaches. If you are interested, please contact Joshua Cantres, Athletic Supervisor at 847-391-5711.
High School Basketball Leagues Freshman/Sophomore League Varsity League Get in some warm-up rounds before the season starts with guys who just love to play basketball. The Freshman/Sophomore League and the Varsity League are both for local high school players. Each league includes an 8-game season, with additional playoff games for teams that qualify. The Freshman/Sophomore teams coach themselves, and can have a maximum of eight players on a squad. The Varsity League roster will be at the discretion of the coach. Note: If you are currently a Freshman or a Sophomore, but you play on your school’s Varsity team, you are ineligible to play in this Freshman/Sophomore league. Maximum of 10 teams per league. Placement Night For the Freshman/Sophomore League Thursday, August 22 7:45pm PLCC, Gymnasium Freshman/Sophomore League Games PLCC, Gym 9 weeks Saturdays, 2:00–5:00pm 9/7–11/2 Fee: $32 Note: Registrations are taken individually. Players will be placed on teams. Varsity League Games PLCC, Gym 9 weeks Tuesdays, 6:30–10:30pm Fee: $430
Golf Leagues & Lessons Youth Golf Leagues Ages 6–15 This is a recreational league designed for all levels of junior golfers. Come with a foursome, or come by yourself and make new friends, all the while experiencing eight weeks of great golf. There is no instruction with this league. We will hold special contests each week for participants to win free golf and many other prizes. League day tee times are from 8:00am–noon. Tee times will be first come first served. Please note: registration for this league also requires a separate form, available online or at the Golf Center. bp Min/Max: 20/120 Lake Park Golf Course Tuesdays, 6/11–7/30 R: $115/NR: $140 #1-01580-1 Golf Center Des Plaines Wednesdays, R: $115/NR: $140
2013 Travel Youth Golf League June 10–August 5 Tryouts Monday, May 20 at 5:00pm Golf Center Des Plaines 3rd – 8th grade (year just completed) Come be a part of our travel golf league, where you are sure to improve your game and have fun at the same time. This team will participate in a Monday league and a Wednesday league, and play many other local teams at great golf courses in the northwest suburbs. One-hour group lessons, by GolfTEC, are included every Tuesday. Throughout the program, league members receive free rounds of golf at our Lake Park and Golf Center courses, plus unlimited range balls at the Golf Center to help improve their game. The league fee includes a polo shirt and an awards banquet. Transportation is not provided. Lowest scores qualify for the 16 spots on the team. Fee: $450 per golfer
Through a reciprocal agreement with the Glenview Park District all Des Plaines Park District residents quality for Glenview resident rates on both courses. Proper I.D. required.
Golf Center Des Plaines 353 N. River Road
Chicagoland’s Favorite Golf Practice Facility
Driving Range Hours Through May 31 Daily: 8:00am–10:00pm June 1 — August 31 Monday–Saturday: 7:00am–midnight Sundays & Holidays: 7:00am–10:00pm Grass tees open on Mondays at 5:00pm
Course Hours Open daily. Course and Short Game Area open at noon on Mondays. Last round tees off 1½ hours before closing. Through May 31 Daily: 8:00am–10:00pm June 1 — August 31 Monday–Saturday: 7:00am–midnight Sundays & Holidays: 7:00am–10:00pm
Resident Non-res. Weekdays, before 5pm $10 $12 Night Play, after 5pm $13 $16 Weekends & Holidays $13 $16 Seniors and Juniors save $2 Monday–Friday before 5:00pm
Golf Center Features:
Over 300 yards of outdoor landing area!
• Automated tee-up system, with adjustable tee heights up to 2” Practice with your largest club heads. • Driving Range with over 300 yards of outdoor landing area. You’re not bangin’ balls into walls! • Our 80 hitting bays, on three tiers, are lighted and heated. • Club Casa Café, Restaurant & Sports Bar. Thirsty? They’ll deliver right to your hitting station! • Dream Golf Pro Shop. Name brands, expert club fitting. • GolfTEC. Private lessons from PGA professionals. Proven Path. Proven Results. • Designed for serious practice. Keep your swing in shape year-round. • Short game area, for bunker and chip shot practice. Just $7 for the entire day! • Challenging Par-3 lighted golf course
Driving Range Specials!
• Early Bird: 8¢ balls daily until 10am. • Mondays: 6¢ balls. • Thursdays: 8¢ balls. • Junior/Senior Rate: 9¢ balls, weekdays until 5pm.
Put $50 on a Range Card, we’ll add $5. Put $100 on a Range Card, we’ll add $15. NEW! Look for our LoyalTee program check-in station at the front desk. Faster rewards! Range Ball Resident Price: 11¢
80 lighted, automated hitting stations.
Unlimited course & short game, $100 Range Card, free GolfTEC swing analysis, special discounts at Dream Golf & Club Casa, and more bonuses. $550.
Golf Center Des Plaines Wacky Whack-em On the main floor of the Golf Center 847-803-4757
Premier Golf Instruction
f you want to play better golf, you have come to the right place. For more than 15 years, GolfTEC has been helping golfers of all skill levels play better and enjoy the game more. Whether you are a complete beginner or an accomplished golfer, GolfTEC’s comprehensive approach to improvement can help you reach your personal goals. Each GolfTEC lesson is given by a Certified Personal Coach who utilizes advanced technology to dramatically accelerate your improvement. GolfTEC’s patented g-SWING system combines digital video, motion measurement and biofeedback. The first step to your improvement at GolfTEC is our fact based diagnosis. During your first session we will compare your motion analysis to over 150 tour professionals, as well as use video to make a fact based comparison to the best players. During this session we will also create a game plan of sequential lessons to tackle your issues one at a time. This approach gives clients an experience that is far superior to traditional instruction. Every lesson is uploaded to your personalized Player Performance Center using GolfTEC’s WebLesson® technology, giving you 24/7 access to your lesson history, past swing videos, practice drills, notes from each lesson and more.
Pro Shop Hours Monday–Friday Saturday Sunday
10:00am–8:00pm 10:00am–7:00pm 11:00am–5:00pm
Club Demo Fee: $10.95 Club Fitting, Irons: $30.00 Club Fitting, Driver: $30.00
When clubs are purchased after fitting, the fitting fee will be returned. Plus, you’ll receive a 10% discount on the total of your club purchase. (Must have the original receipts.) Not valid on PING brand clubs.
Call GolfTEC and let one of our Certified Personal Coaches help you get started playing better golf today!
A Fun Par 3 Challenge! Saturday, August 3
For ages 21+ Tee times: 5:00–9:00pm R: $25/NR: $30 • #1-04031-1 Includes 9 holes of golf and a drink ticket. Come on out and join us for the first ever Golf Center Wacky Whack-em Par 3 Challenge. Where your conventional golf game becomes unPredictAble! • You will be paired in teams of two. • Each hole will have a different theme and method of completion. • Each group will start out with ten feet of string that they may use in any fashion to get their ball closer to the hole or out of hazards. Additional string may be purchased for $1 per foot with a limit of twenty extra feet. We’ll have surprise contests, great prizes, and giveaways! Awards will be presented immediately after the challenge. Join us at the Golf Center to participate in the most unique golf tournament around!
$PECIAL $AVINGS! Des Plaines residents receive 40% off all GolfTEC lesson programs. Simply show proof of residency when you sign up!
Club Casa Café Restaurant • Sports Bar • Patio • Banquets Main floor of the Golf Center • 847-298-5100
Specializing in classic sandwiches, steaks, seafood, authentic pasta dishes & pizza. Open Every Day with Great Daily Specials Lunch Specials Monday–Friday, 11:00am–2:00pm • $6.95 Pick Two
Monday Night Special 50¢ Wings • $1 Sliders 5:00–9:00pm
All you can eat! Cod $10.50 • Perch $12.75
Includes soup or salad, home fires & coleslaw.
In the mood to party?
Let Club Casa cater your next event! Banquets from 25–100 For information and reservations, call 847-298-5100. www.ClubCasaCafe.com
Golf Lessons Lake Park Golf Course Adult-Youth Golf Challenge Lake Park Golf Course
Saturday, June 29 Shotgun start: 10:00am Registration: 9:30am Price: $30 per twosome #1-05053-1 Includes 18 holes of golf and lunch. Age Groups 9 years and younger, 10–13 years, 14–17 years. Each twosome will play one ball per hole, rotating shots. Youths tee off on odd numbered holes, adults tee off on even numbered holes. Two Contests Closest to the Pin and Longest Putt Lunch and an awards presentation immediately follow the challenge. Join us for some fun on the beautiful Lake Park Golf Course!
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Short Game Challenge Lake Park Golf Course
Sunday, July 14 Shotgun Start: 10:00am Registration: 9:30am #1-05054-1 R: $16/NR: $20 Includes 18 holes of golf and lunch. Age Groups 13 years and younger 14 years and older Includes 18 holes of golf and lunch. Who has the best short game in the area? Put the questions to rest by competing in our 2013 Short Game Challenge. Players will be placed in foursomes, but play for their own score. Contests Closest to the Pin, Longest Putt, and a chance to win a car, just to name a few. Lunch and awards will be presented immediately following the tournament. Join us at for a day full of fun and friendly competition!
Wacky Whack-em A Fun Par 3 Challenge!
at the Golf Center Des Plaines
Saturday, August 3rd For ages 21+ • See page 45
1015 Howard Avenue
Youth Golf Lessons A Sticks For Kids Program Ages 8–11 This beginner’s class will introduce children to joys of golf. This class will focus on instruction, focusing on grip, stance, swing, club selection, chipping and putting. We will also focus on the rules of the game and etiquette while on the golf course. bp Min/Max: 4/10 Lake Park Golf Course Tuesdays, 5:00–6:00pm 5/14–6/11 R: $60/NR: $70 #5-15912-1 Thursdays, 5:00–6:00pm 5/16–6/13 #5-15912-2 R: $60/NR: $70 Youth Golf Lessons A Sticks For Kids Program Ages 11–15 This beginner/intermediate class will teach basic fundamentals of golf, while focusing on many different shots (sand shot, pitch shot, chip shot, putting). We will also learn the importance of club selection and reading the green. bp Min/Max: 4/10 Lake Park Golf Course 5/14–6/11 Tuesdays, 6:15–7:15pm R: $60/NR: $70 #5-15912-3 5/16–6/113 Thursdays, 4:00–5:00pm #5-15912-4 R: $60/NR: $70 Adult Beginner Golf Instruction Ages 16+ Enjoy and learn a sport you can play for a lifetime. Fundamentals of grip, stance, alignment, swing and course etiquette are taught. bp Min/Max: 4/8 Lake Park Golf Course Wednesdays, 6:30–7:30pm 5/15–6/12 R: $60/NR: $70 #5-15911-1
For all lessons, and for playing a round of golf at Lake Park, we have sets of golf clubs for children to use at no charge! Call 847-391-5730 for information.
G-Ball Beginners Golf Ages 5–8 G-ball is a nationally recognized golf development program created by SNAG Golf. This is golf’s version of T-Ball, focused on children 5–8 years old. Children will learn the basics of golf in four stations: rolling (putting), chipping, pitching, and launching using modified golf equipment called SNAG GOLF. This fun and engaging class will be a great first step for your child learning a game they can play for a lifetime. No equipment is needed. bp Min/Max: 4/8 Lake Park Golf Course Tuesdays, 4:00–4:45pm 5/14–6/11 R: $55/NR: $65 #5-15914-1 Thursdays, 6:30–7:15pm 5/16–6/13 R: $55/NR: $65 #5-15914-2
Youth Golf Leagues
Ages 6–15 This is a recreational league designed for all levels of junior golfers. Come with a foursome, or come by yourself and make new friends, all the while experiencing eight weeks of great golf. There is no instruction included with this league. We hold special contests each week: participants win free golf items. League day tee times are from 8:00am–noon. Tee times are first-come, first-served. bp Please note: registration for this league also requires a separate form, available online or at the Golf Center. Min/Max: 20/120 Lake Park Golf Course Tuesdays 6/11–7/30 R: $115/NR:$140 #1-01580-1 Golf Center Des Plaines Wednesdays 6/12–7/31 R: $115/NR: $140 #1-01580-2
Golf Lessons Four Day Junior Golf Camp Ages 8–16 Learn, practice and experience golf in a fun and productive atmosphere. The Four Day Junior Golf Camp is designed for the aspiring junior golfer looking to improve their golf game and confidence. The focus is to instill lifelong fundamentals and passion for the game. Swing development, short game skills, course management, golf fitness, golf etiquette and the rules of golf are the foundation of the program. This all-around approach will teach students to practice and play golf with a purpose. The camp will conclude with a 9 hole tournament on the final day. This camp is designed for golfers age 8 to 16 with some golf experience. bp Min/Max: 4/20 Instructor: Eric Pick, PGA Golf Center Des Plaines Tuesday–Friday 8:00am–noon R: $300/NR: $320 6/11–6/14 #1-04024-1 6/18–6/21 #1-04024-2 7/9–7/12 #1-04024-3 7/16–7/19 #1-04024-4 High School Short Game School Ages 13–18 This school is for the motivated junior golfers entering high school or currently in high school looking to improve their techniques within the scoring zone. Shots within 70 yards will be the main focus including chipping, pitching, wedges, and bunker shots. Creativity, visualization, proper set-up, club selection, and shot choice will all be highlighted. This is an intense program structured to prepare juniors for trying out and competing at the high school level. bp Min/Max: 4/8 Instructor: Eric Pick, PGA Golf Center Des Plaines Short Game Area Saturdays 9:00am–noon R: $80/NR: $100 July 20 #1-04025-1 July 27 #1-04025-2
One Day Short Game School Ages 13+ Did you know over 65% of all shots played on a course occur within 70 yards of the hole? Learn, practice and experience all shots inside 70 yards. Discover how to cut a few more strokes off your score with knowledge of proper set-up, club selection and shot choice. This intense school will focus on improving techniques on shots designed to lower your score and make the game more enjoyable. bp Min/Max: 4/8 Instructor: Eric Pick, PGA Golf Center Des Plaines, Short Game Area Saturdays 9:00am–noon R: $100/NR: $120 April 27 #5-04023-1 May 18 #5-04023-2 PGA Golf Clinics Ages 13+ Learn a specific shot technique from a PGA Teaching Professional. Sign up for all sessions or pick and choose the area your game needs the most improvement. Each session will last one hour, detailing proper fundamentals for either chipping, pitching, or greenside bunker shot. bp Min/Max: 5/15 Instructor: Eric Pick, PGA Golf Center Des Plaines, Short Game Area R: $15/NR: $18 Saturday, 5/25 9:00–10:00am Chipping #5-04022-1 Saturday, 5/25 10:00–11:00am Pitching #5-04022-2 Saturday, 6/1 9:00–10:00am #1-04022-1 Pitching Saturday, 6/1 10:00–11:00am Greenside Bunker Shot #1-04022-2 Saturday, 6/8 9:00–10:00am Greenside Bunker Shot #1-04022-3 Saturday, 6/8 10:00–11:00am Chipping #1-04022-4 Tuesday, 6/11 5:00–6:00pm Chipping #1-04022-5 Tuesday, 6/11 6:00–7:00pm Pitching #1-04022-6 Wednesday, 6/19 5:00–6:00pm Pitching #1-04022-7 Wednesday, 6/19 6:00–7:00pm Greenside Bunker Shot #1-04022-8 Thursday, 7/11 5:00–6:00pm Greenside Bunker Shot #1-04022-9 Thursday, 7/11 6:00–7:00pm Chipping #1-04022-10
Lake Park • Lake Opeka Sailing Camps
Ages 8–14 Gone with the Wind! Explore the fundamentals of good sailing, with classes that instruct the basic concepts, to classes that are more intermediate &advanced in technique. This 1-week camp will review wind direction, knot tying, and include on-the-water practice. Min/max: 2/6 per session Instructor, TBD Lake Park, Marina
Lee Street, from Howard Avenue to Touhy Avenue • 847-391-5730 Lake Opeka Shoreline Fishing Hours Picnics by the Lake Monday–Sunday 6:00am–sunset Call 847-391-5730 for information.
No Lake Opeka Fishing Pass Required! Des Plaines Park District season or day passes are no longer required to fish in beautiful Lake Opeka. Just come and enjoy! All Cook County and State of Illinois licensing requirements apply. For the health of the lake, and to respect your fellow fishermen, please follow all posted fishing rules and creel limits.
Basic Sailing Instruction Monday through Friday, 8:30–11:30am R: $170/NR: $213 #1-15920-1 Session 1, 6/10–6/14 #1-15920-2 Session 2, 6/17–6/ 21 #1-15920-3 Session 3, 6/24–6/28 Intermediate/Advanced Instruction Monday through Friday, 8:30–11:30am R: $170/NR: $213 #1-15921-1 Session 1, 7/8–7/12 #1-15921-2 Session 2, 7/15–7/19 #1-15921-3 Session 3, 7/22–7/26
Adult Sailing Lessons
Available throughout the season, on weekday evenings. For more information, please contact Joshua Cantres at 847-391-5711, or jc@DPParks.org
Des Plaines Yacht Club 14th Annual Sail a Sailboat Day Saturday, June 15 • 11:00am–2:00pm Rain date: June 22, 11:00am–2:00pm You can take a short boat ride (weather permitting) with an experienced sailor, view the variety of boats on display, and talk to their owners. Be prepared to get wet on the ride. Find out the answers to all your sailing questions, including: • What does it really take to own a boat? • How much does it cost? • Does it take a lot of time? • What if I have never sailed before? The event is free! (But space is limited.) Pre-registration is recommended, and begins June 1 at the Clubhouse.
Sailing & Boating Sailing is available on Lake Opeka for those who are properly qualified. All boats must be registered to sail on the lake. All boaters must sign in and out at the Clubhouse. Sailing is only permitted during hours when staff is on duty. Boating season is April 1 to October 31. Boat Rental Fees All boaters must be at least 16 years of age or be accompanied by an adult. Sailing lessons Call Joshua Cantres, 847-391-5711. Summer Boat Registration and Storage We have dry moorings available from April 1 thru October 31. All moorings are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, and those with a mooring from the previous year have priority. Registration form is available at www.DPParks.org or call the Lake Park Clubhouse at 847-391-5730. Boating Fees for Summer 2013 Daily Launch Fee: For users who prefer to pay for the use of Lake Opeka one day at a time. Residents: $10 Non residents: $20 Annual User Fee: Includes use of Lake Opeka for the entire season, April 1–October 31. Residents: $60 • Non-residents: $100 Boat Mooring Fee: Includes mooring slip and use of Lake Opeka for the entire season, April 1–October 31. Residents: $175 • Non-residents: $325
• Optimist Club Pavilion •
If your club, group, or family would like a scenic place to gather for a cookout, birthday party, or family outing, reserve our Lake Park Picnic Pavilion, which was a gift to the Park District from the Des Plaines Optimist Club. There are nine picnic tables under the Pavilion’s roof, and a grill nearby. Reservations fill up early, and are strictly on a first come, first served basis. To reserve the pavilion, please call 847-391-5705. Residents: $50 Des Plaines Businesses: $100
Paddle Boats Residents: $10/30 minutes, $18/1 hour Non-residents $12/30 minutes, $20/1 hour Group paddle boat rentals are available. Please call the clubhouse for details. Yacht Club Sail on with the Des Plaines Yacht Club! If you’re interested in sailing, and want to share that interest with a friendly group, join us for a meeting at the Lake Park Clubhouse and get involved with our fun activities. Visit our website: www.desplainesyachtclub.com Regattas Regattas take place throughout the season, on Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings. Come join us! The Park District will once again be sponsoring our Annual Labor Day Regatta for sailors. See you there!
If You Love Us, Don’t Feed Us!
Darling ducklings and goslings quickly grow to full-size, hungry adults. Over-population causes overcrowding with a shortage of food and space. Bread crumbs and popcorn are NOT good wildlife food. If you feed them, these birds lose their food foraging instincts as well as the need to migrate. In consideration of the balance of nature, PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE WILDLIFE. Feeding may be fun, but it can be deadly.
Alcohol is prohibited in Lake Park.
Lake Park Golf Course 1015 Howard Avenue Lake Park Clubhouse 2013 Hours Through May: 8:00am–dusk. June–September: 7:00am–dusk October: 8:00am–dusk Lake Park Golf Course Opening as weather permits in early April. The scenic lakeside course is 1,515 yards in length with 18 holes ranging from 50 to 115 yards with beautiful greens, strategic bunkers, and a picturesque lake that doubles as a hazard. This sporty Par-3 course provides hours of enjoyment for golfers of all ages. If you need to work on your short game, then this is the course for you. The pro shop carries a variety of golf accessories including balls and gloves, and you can rent golf clubs and pull carts. 2013 Daily Fees Weekday Weekend Adult Resident $9.00 $10.00 Adult Non–Resident $13.00 $14.00 Youth/Senior Resident* $7.00 $9.00 Youth/Senior Non-Res.* $10.00 $12.00 *Ages 4 through high school, and 60+
Lake Park Golf Membership. Pay one flat rate at the beginning of the season and golf as much as you want for no extra cost. Members will receive a Membership Card which they will need to show, along with a photo ID, each time they golf. Residents: $325 Non-residents: $375 Seniors (60 and older) and Youth (under 18) receive $25 off Golf Memberships.
Save with a 10–Play Punch Pass! Adult Resident..................................$80.00 Adult Non–Resident........................$115.00 Youth/Senior Resident*.....................$65.00 Youth/Senior Non–Resident*.............$90.00 *Ages 6 through High School, and age 60+ Golf Specials At Lake Park Kids’ and Family Special All Year Long! All kids golf for just $6 when a parent plays at regular rates. Senior Appreciation Mondays All seniors 60 and over, with valid ID, can golf for just $6 all day long on Mondays. Dress Code All golfers will be required to wear shirts and shoes on the course and in the clubhouse.
Youth Golf Leagues Ages 6–15 This is a recreational league designed for all levels of junior golfers. Come with a foursome, or come by yourself and make new friends, all the while experiencing eight weeks of great golf. There is no instruction with this league. We will hold special contests each week for participants to win free golf and many other prizes. League day tee times are from 8:00am–noon. Tee times will be first come first served. Please note: registration for this league also requires a separate form, available online or at the Golf Center. bp Min/Max: 20/120 Lake Park Golf Course Tuesdays, 6/11–7/30 R: $115/NR: $140 #1-01580-1 Golf Center Des Plaines Wednesdays, 6/12–7/31 R: $115/NR: $140 #1-01580-2
2013 Travel Youth Golf League June 10–August 5 Tryouts on Monday, May 20, 5:00pm, at the Golf Center Des Plaines 3rd–8th grade (year just completed) Come be a part of our travel golf league, where you are sure to improve your game and have fun at the same time. This team will participate in a Monday league and a Wednesday league, and play many other local teams at great golf courses in the northwest suburbs. One-hour group lessons, by GolfTEC, are included every Tuesday. Throughout the program, league members receive free rounds of golf at our Lake Park and Golf Center courses, plus unlimited range balls at the Golf Center to help improve their game. The league fee includes a polo shirt and an awards banquet. Transportation is not provided. Lowest scores qualify for the 16 spots on the team. Fee: $450 per golfer
Group Outings Special group rates are available for golf outings. Call 847-391-5730 for fees based on your group size.
Lake Park Golf Leagues Call 847-391-5730 for more information on Senior, Women, and Youth Leagues. Please note: All golfers are liable for their actions while on the course.
Prairie Lakes Community Center 515 E. Thacker Street Racquetball Courts Ages 18+
Racquetball Courts will be closed August 26–September 1 Two courts are available for open play, leagues, and group reservations. Courts are also suitable for handball, squash and walleyball. Play is open to all skill levels; however, youth under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Walk-in and 7-day advance reservations available. Racquetball members pay court fees only. All others pay court fee plus per person daily fee: R: $5/NR: $8. Court Fees $6 prime-time/$4 non prime-time Members may reserve the courts up to 24 hours in advance. TGIF Racquetball Special Play racquetball for just $2 per hour! Fridays 10:00am–3:00pm Last court reservation is 2:00pm Racquetball 10 Game Punch Passes SAVE! 10 games $50
Reservation Procedures Members can make reservations up to 7 days in advance. Non-members may reserve the courts up to 24 hours in advance. No Show Policy The applicable fee will be charged for any racquetball court reservations that are not cancelled at least two hours in advance. Eye Protection We recommend eye protection for all participants who play racquetball. Additional Services $2 Racquet Rentals Racquetballs $5/Can
847-391-5711 The gym will be closed August 26–September 1
Summer Hours Monday–Thursday 5:30am–9:30pm Friday 5:30am–8:00pm Saturday & Sunday 7:00am–5:00pm
Prairie Lakes will be closed August 26–September 1
See updates at PLCC and DPParks.org
May 27, July 4, and September 2 7:00am–noon Hours are subject to change
Prairie Lakes Fitness Center Our state of the art exercise facility
features high vaulted ceilings and mirrored walls. Members enjoy a full body workout in a spacious layout and positive environment. The center is furnished with top of the line equipment that includes all of these important exercise stations: • Ab Crunch • Adjustable 10º– 80º Bench • Airdyne Bicycles • Arc Trainers (2) • Arm Curl • Arm Extension • Assist Dip Chin • Back Extension • 45º Back Extension • Bent Leg Abdominal Board • Cable Cross Over • Chest Press • Dumbbells 5–75 lbs. • Fly/Rear Delt • Gauntlet • Hip Ab/Ad • Lat Pulldown • Lat Raise • Leg Extension • Lifecycle 95Ci (4) • LifeFitness 95Te (2) • LifeFitness T70 (2) • LifeFitness T9e Treadmill (2) • LifeFitness Cross Trainer CLSX (2) • Overhead Press • Precor Cross Trainer • Cybex Recumbent (3) • Resist–A–Ball • Row • Seated Leg Curl • Seated Leg Press • Precor AMT (2) • Torso Rotation Indoor Walking and Jogging Track The elevated 3-lane track overlooks the gym, with banked lanes for optimal running comfort. Open during building hours.
Open Basketball We reserve the right to split all full court games to half court games when deemed necessary by staff. Monday and Wednesday 3:30 – 9:00pm Tuesdays are half price! 3:30 – 6:00pm Thursdays are half price! 3:30 – 6:00pm 3:30 – 7:30pm Friday Noon – 4:30pm Sunday Please check at the front desk for events that would make the gym unavailable for use.
Open Volleyball Thursdays
Ages 16 and older* Thursday 6:00 – 9:00pm PLCC, Gym R: $5/NR: $8 Play for just $3 with your high school ID. *You must be at least a High School Junior.
Shoot... Spike... Save!
If you play basketball or volleyball even a few times each month, you can save money with a Frequent Player Card 10X card. Ask at the front desk.
Open Gym Fees Youth Resident Adult Resident Youth Non–Resident Adult Non–Resident
Daily 10–Pass $3 $20 $5 $40 $5 $40 $8 $70
Track Policy and Procedures Street shoes are not permitted on the track. Please carry-in clean court/athletic shoes. Sorry, but strollers are not permitted. Dress Code Shirts and clean shoes are required at all times. Locker Rooms The locker rooms are for member use only. Each participant must furnish his/her own lock. (Locks are available for purchase at the front desk.) No overnight storage. Membership Plans: See page 51.
Free Wi-Fi is available in many of the PLCC meeting rooms, and the Prairie Lakes Theater.
Prairie Lakes Fitness Center
FITNESS CENTER ONLY EFT Annual 6 Months Monthly FITNESS CENTER/RACQUETBALL EFT Annual 6 Months Monthly
23.25 34 45 255 383 516 159 239 323 32 48 65
21 20 28.50 42 55.75 26 24.50 230 217 318 479 645 288 271 144 136 199 299 404 180 170 29 27 40 60 81 36 34
26.25 38.50 51.25 24 23 32.50 47.50 63.50 29.50 28 292 438 591 263 248 365 548 739 329 310 183 274 369 164 155 229 343 461 205 194 37 55 74 33 31 46 69 93 41 39
23.25 255 159 32 26.25 292 183 37
RACQUETBALL/LOCKER ROOM ONLY^ EFT
11 14.50 7.50 110 149
9.50 13.50 17.50 9.00 8.50
Ask about our Monthly Electronic Funds Transfer Memberships *Daily use fee for the Locker Rooms: Residents, with photo ID $2 / Non–residents $3
Fitness Memberships Individual: 14 years of age and older* Couple: Two persons of the same household (14+)* Family: Up to 4 family members, living in the same household (14+)* Student: Registered full time student, 14–23 years old.* ID required to verify age, address, and school status. Senior: 60+ Corporate: A non-resident individual who works within the Des Plaines Park District *Teens, ages 14 and 15, can now use the Fitness Center provided they are supervised by a parent. The parent must be in the Fitness Center during the teen’s workout. A one-on-one orientation for parent and teen must be completed before using the fitness center and the equipment.
Fitness Center Membership • Orientation to Cybex Fitness equipment • Fitness Center • Towel Service • Gym: 2 Multi-purpose Full Courts • 25% Discount on Group Fitness and Cycling Classes • Member Only Locker Rooms and Showers • Sauna and Whirlpool • Discount on Babysitting • $2 off Daily Fee for Racquetball Racquetball/Locker Room Membership • Racquetball courts (requires daily court fees) • Locker Rooms and Showers • Towel Service • $2 off Daily Fee for Fitness Center • Discount on Babysitting • Seven-Day Advance Registration on Courts • Racquet Rental Available • Racquetballs Available for Purchase Fitness and Racquetball Membership Includes all of the benefits of both Fitness and Racquetball memberships as listed.
EFT Memberships With an Electronic Funds Transfer, the monthly payments will be deducted from your account (checking, savings or credit card) on the 15th of each month (or the next business day). The EFT Membership renews automatically each year. You will be notified prior to any increases in fees. Call 847-391-5711 for details!
Fitness Center Daily Fee
Residents: $5.00 Non-residents: $8.00 Proof of residency must be provided, along with a photo ID.
We have a fitness membership that fits your lifestyle!
Take a free tour and see for yourself.
Community Center • Fitness Member Referral Program An Exclusive Offer for Members Here’s a great way to extend your fitness membership, for FREE! Bring a friend to the Prairie Lake Fitness Center so they can workout with you, enjoy the facility and experience the benefits of a membership. Everyone you bring, including non-residents, will pay only the resident daily rate : just $5 ! If your friend buys either a 6-month or an annual membership, you’ll receive 50% off your 6-month or annual renewal.
Get fit, stay fit, and save! Ask for details at the front desk, or call: 847-391-5711
Program Questions? Each program description includes the initials of the supervisor, so you can contact them directly with any program related questions. jc: Joshua Cantres 847-391-5711 jc@DPParks.org bp: Brian Panek 847-803-4653 brian.panek@DPParks.org kr: Karyn Roth karyn.roth@DPParks.org
ss: Shelli Sarg ssarg@DPParks.org
ns: Nancy Suwalski 847-391-5711 nancys@DPParks.org dvt: Desiree van Thorre 847-391-5700 dvanthorre@DPParks.org
Prairie Lakes Babysitting Center Fees are per child/per hour. Resident (In Park District program) Resident (Not in Park District program) Fitness Member (Present card) Non–resident (In Park District program) 15 Pass Resident (In Park District program) Resident (Not in Park District program) Fitness Member (Present card) Non–resident (In Park District program)
$3 $4 $3 $3 $34 $48 $34 $34
Babysitting is available for children ages 3 months to 10 years by appointment only. A child may NOT be registered in babysitting for more than 2.5 hours per day. We can only accommodate two infants (up to 5 months) per hour. Reservations may be made as early as one week before, but no later than 24 hours in advance. Babysitting Hours Monday–Thursday 9am–noon & 5–9pm Friday 9:00am–8:00pm Saturday & Sunday 8:00am–noon Cancellations must be received at least two hours in advance or a “no show” fee will be charged for the amount of the reservation. Parents are encouraged to bring along items (toys, bottle, and diapers) that will keep the child content during their stay. We reserve the right to designate babysitting for Prairie Lakes Fitness Center members and class participants only. Note: You must be participating in a class or using Community Center amenities during your child’s stay in the babysitting room. Why Weight? Ages 16+ This class is designed to improve muscle strength and muscle balance, to enhance overall health and well being. You will also learn proper use of hand held weights, and elastic resistance with weight training. The class emphasizes proper use of the Cybex equipment in the Fitness Center, addressing safety and exercise concerns. Why wait for aging to slow you down? Join us in this fun and informative class. Min/Max: 6/10 Mary Lou Anderson, ACE Certified Instructor PLCC, Fitness Center 9 weeks 6/6–8/8* Thursdays, 10:00–10:45 R: $59/NR: $73 #1-23985-1 *No class 7/4 Not a Group Fitness class
PERSONAL FITNESS SERVICES
Not getting the results you were hoping for? Try one of our Personal Fitness Services and select a program that works for you. Fitness Assessment/ Personal Training Combo Ages 14+ A one-on-one session with a certified personal trainer that includes fitness testing consisting of blood pressure, cardiac risk assessment, body fat, cardiovascular and muscular endurance, postural screening and flexibility. The assessment includes goal setting, previous exercise history, health history, benefits of personal training, our policies, and an hour of personal training. A personal trainer will contact you to set up an appointment once they receive your registration. Medical clearance may be required. Sorry, no senior discount. ss PLCC, Fitness Center Individual Assessment $65 #1-23904-1 Member #1-23904-2 Non-member $75 Partner Assessment Member $48/person #1-23904-3 Non-member $55/person #1-23904-4 One-on-One Personal Training Ages 14+ Personal training is designed to meet the specific needs of individuals. In our one hour training session, our certified personal trainers can develop and conduct a safe, effective and highly motivating personal exercise session. A personal trainer will contact you to set up an appointment once they receive your registration. A Fitness Assessment must be completed before signing up for a personal training session. Medical clearance may be required. Sorry, no senior or corporate discount. ss PLCC, Fitness Center Individual Training One Session Member $35 #1-23901-1 Non-member $45 #1-23901-2 Three Sessions Member $90 #1-23901-3 Non-member $110 #1-23901-4 Partner Training* One Session Member $30/person #1-23903-1 Non-member $40/person #1-23903-2 Three Sessions Member $70/person #1-23903-3 Non-member $100/person #1-23903-4 *Enjoy the same great benefits as personal training, but with a partner.
Zumba Fitness Classes ®
GROUP FITNESS CLASSES Zumba® Gold
Ages 14+ The fun, exciting fitness class that has taken the world by storm! Zumba is a distinctive fusion of Latin and International dance music that combines high energy and motivating beats with unique moves and combinations. The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. It’s fun, and easy to do! ss Min/Max: 10/30 Lisa Carbello, Licensed Zumba® Instructor ZIN 4938 PLCC, Aerobics Studio 9 weeks Sundays, 9:00–10:00am 6/9–8/11* #1-62983-1 R: $72/NR: $90 6/5–8/7** Wednesdays, 7:15–8:15pm R: $72/NR: $90 #1-62983-2 Wednesdays, 8:15–9:15pm 6/5–8/7** R: $72/NR: $90 #1-62983-3 *No class 7/7 **No class 7/10 Not a Group Fitness Class
Ages 14+ This is the newest exhilarating and effective Zumba workout. Sentao uses a chair for support, balance, and as a prop. You will use your own body weight to firm and tone your arms, abs and glutes—all while feeling the music and moving your hips the Zumba way. This thrilling chair-based choreography does it all: improves cardiovascular performance, enhances muscle strength, definition and endurance, stabilizes and strengthens the core, and helps flexibility. This new, revolutionary class is sure to challenge your body while providing the pulsating energy and experience you get from a Zumba Party! ss Min/Max: 10/18 Lisa Carbello, Licensed Zumba® Sentao Instructor, ZIN 4938 PLCC, Aerobics Studio 9 weeks Saturdays, 10:00–10:45am 6/1–8/3* R: $72/NR: $90 #1-62983-4 *No class 7/6 Not a Group Fitness Class
Ages 14+ This Zumba Gold class is designed to take the exciting original Zumba and bring it to the beginner, active older adult, and participants needing modifications. No dance experience required! There will be lots of ‘shaking going on’ but absolutely no jumping in this class! Wear comfortable, nonrestrictive active wear and studio or cross trainer shoes. Bring a towel–you will need it! ss Min/Max: 7/30 Cherry Nellessen, Certified Zumba® Gold Instructor PLCC, Aerobics Studio 11 weeks Mondays, 5:30–6:15pm 6/3–8/19* R: $55/NR: $66 #1-62983-5 Wednesdays, 8:00–8:45am 6/5–8/21** R: $55/NR: $66 #1-62983-6 Fridays, 8:00–8:45am 6/7–8/23*** R: $55/NR: $66 #1-62983-7 *No class 8/5 **No class 8/7 ***No class 8/9 Group Fitness class. Pay at the door accepted for Zumba Gold when space permits.
Ages 14+ This fun and innovative Latin-inspired dance n’ tone program is a combination of the original Zumba dance fitness class and resistive muscle training, using light dumbbells or Zumba toning sticks. Zumba Toning provides an enjoyable yet safe and effective workout, improving overall performance. The combination of Latin rhythms and music will ignite you to dance, flex those muscles and have fun! The class is available to everyone. No previous dance or Zumba experience is required. ss Min/Max: 7/30 Cherry Nellessen, Certified Zumba® Toning Instructor PLCC, Aerobics Studio 11 weeks Wednesdays, 9:00–9:45am 6/5–8/21* R: $55/NR: $66 #1-62983-8 *No class 8/7 Saturdays, 9:10–9:55am 6/8–8/24** R: $50/NR: $60 #1-62983-9 **No class 7/13, 8/10, 10 weeks Group Fitness class. Pay at the door accepted for Zumba Toning when space permits.
GROUP FITNESS CLASSES Hectic schedule? Try out one of our Group Fitness classes by paying the daily fee. R: $6/NR: $7 If class meets its minimum enrollment. An individual who signs up for two or more group fitness classes receives a $5 discount. Prairie Lakes Fitness Center Members receive 25% off all Group Fitness Classes.
E–Z Impact (Beginner Class) 14+ These easy aerobics focus on flexibility and balance. Perfect for beginners, seniors, postpartum moms, and the out– of–shape. ss Min/Max: 7/30 Mary Lou Anderson, ACE Certified Instructor PLCC, Aerobics Studio 10 weeks Mondays, 10:00–11:00am 6/3–8/5 #1-62656-1 R: $50/NR: $60 Wednesdays, 10:00–11:00am 6/5–8/7 #1-62656-2 R: $50/NR: $60 Fitness Express (Beginner to ADVANCED) 14+ This class offers a mix of cardio routines plus muscle conditioning and ab workouts done in the shortest time. Resistance equipment such as stability and medicine balls, tubing, and more will be used. Various intensity levels will be demonstrated. So bring your A-game and be ready to be challenged. You will never know what to expect. Push yourself a little bit harder and have fun doing it! Modification options always offered and demonstrated. ss Min/Max: 7/30 Cherry Nellessen, AFAA Certified Instructor PLCC, Aerobics Studio 11 weeks Mondays, 6:20–7:05pm 6/3–8/19* R: $55/NR: $66 #1-62660-1 *No class 8/5
Group Fitness Classes Hi/Lo All-Around (Beginner and Intermediate) 14+ Variety, Fun and Fitness. Aerobic combinations including dance, Latin dance, power, and sport moves. Add in muscle strengthening, toning, and core conditioning for an all–around workout. ss Min/Max: 7/30 Mary Lou Anderson, ACE Certified Instructor PLCC, Aerobic Studio 10 weeks Tuesdays, 9:15–10:00am 6/4–8/6 R: $50/NR: $60 #1-62657-1 Thursdays, 9:15–10:00am 6/6–8/8* R: $45/NR: $54 #1-62657-2 *No class 7/4, 9 weeks Tone and Burn (Beginner to Advanced) 14+ If you have limited time, this 45-minute class is for you! Workouts include warm-up, various cardio and muscle training formats, including ab training and cool down. Expect to use various equipment such as stability and medicine balls, tubing, body bars and more. Different intensity levels will be demonstrated. Discover and experience new ways to get the job done quickly, intensely and safely. You will not be bored in this class! Modification options always offered and demonstrated. ss Min/Max: 7/30 Cherry Nellessen, AFAA Certified Instructor PLCC, Aerobics Room 10 weeks 6/8–8/24* Saturdays, 8:15–9:00am R: $50/NR: $60 #1-62659-1 *No class 7/13, 8/10 Up & At ’Em (Intermediate to Advanced) 14+ This variety class will get you ready for your day with a great workout using a combination of cardio, resistance training, and weights. It will include work on the step, ball, weights, and body bar toning. Get ready for an intense wake–up workout. ss Min/Max: 7/30 Barb Kieca, Instructor PLCC, Aerobics Studio 12 weeks Tuesdays, 6:15–7:00am 6/4–8/20 R: $60/NR: $72 #1-62661-1 Thursdays, 6:15–7:00am 6/6–8/22* #1-62661-2 R: $55/NR: $66 *No class 7/4, 11 weeks
Nice ‘N Easy Ages 14+ Think joining a group exercise class may be too tough? This may be the perfect class for you, whether you’re 19 or 90! Join us for light walking, level aerobics, balance, light weight training, stretching and relaxation. Floor exercises are optional. This is a great class for seniors or for individuals who are just getting started on a fitness routine. ss Min/Max: 7/30 Mary Lou Anderson, ACE Certified Instructor PLCC, Aerobics Studio 10 weeks 6/4–8/6 Tuesdays, 11:00am–noon R: $50/NR: $60 #1-62668-1 Thursdays, 11:00am–noon 6/6–8/8* R: $45/NR: $54 #1-62668-2 *No class 7/4, 9 weeks Cardio/Tone This popular Group Fitness Class has all that you need: Cardio Routines, Abs and Muscle Work using weights, medicine balls, resistance balls and tubing. ss Min/Max: 7/30 Susan Gleason & Jenn Voss, Certified Instructors PLCC, Aerobics Studio 12 weeks Wednesdays, 6:15–7:00pm 6/5–8/21 R: $60/NR: $72 #1-62667-1 TGIF Beginner/Intermediate class • Ages 14+ Thank goodness for Fitness ! Are you looking for a great class that will get your heart rate going strong? This new class features exercises with bands, tubes, steps, different types of weights and cardio. ss Min/Max: 7/15 Barb Kieca, Instructor PLCC, Aerobics Studio 12 weeks Monday, 9:00–10:00am 6/3–8/19 R: $60/NR: $72 #1-62669-1 Fridays, 9:00–10:00am 6/7–8/23 R: $60/NR: $72 #1-62669-2 Interval Blast Intermediate/Advanced What do you get when you mix plyometrics, strength training, cardio, flexibility, and core strengthening into one 45-minute class? High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a proven way to boost your metabolism, burn more fat, and see real RESULTS! Get ready to SWEAT and get in a great workout before your day even starts! Min/Max: 7/15 Sarah Fowle, AFAA Certified Instructor PLCC, Aerobics Studio 12 weeks 6/3–8/19 Mondays, 6:15–7:00am R: $60/NR: $72 #1-62671-1 Wednesdays, 6:15–7:00am 6/5–8/21 R: $60/NR: $72 #1-62671-2
Pilates and Yoga Parent Child Yoga
Yoga Classes Ages 14+ Please bring a yoga mat with you to class. A yoga block and strap are also helpful. Do not purchase yoga supplies until you have received confirmation of placement in class. ss Beginning Yoga This is a moderate paced yoga class accessible to students of all ages and abilities. The class will include standing and balancing postures, along with deep stretches. We will focus on proper alignment as we open our bodies and quiet our minds. All Levels This yoga class is comprised of a sequence of flowing yoga poses that link movements to breath. The focus will be placed on enhancing strength, balance and flexibility. The pace is moderate, but options will be offered to take poses to an intermediate level. The class will conclude with poses that will make you leave feeling calm, balanced and renewed! Min/Max: 8/25 Laura Feldman, Instructor PLCC, MV 1–3 11 weeks Beginning Mondays, 6:00–7:00pm R: $88/NR: $110 All Levels Mondays, 7:15–8:15pm R: $88/NR: $110 Not a Group Fitness class Sorry, no senior discount.
Ages 10+ Enjoy quality time with your young buddy and practice partner Yoga. We will use relaxation techniques along with stretching exercises to help you feel calmer. You and your child will feel physically and mentally fit! ss Min/Max: 6/12 Katie Petersen, Instructor PLCC, Prairie Room 8 weeks Saturdays, 10:15–11:15am 6/8–7/27 R: $30 /NR: $38, per person #1-56072-1 Not a Group Fitness class
Yoga For All
Ages 14+ Transform your life and become present in the moment. Learn the ancient practice of Yoga. If you can breathe, you can do Yoga. In this non-competitive, non-judgmental environment you can gain strength and flexibility not only physically but mentally and emotionally as well. This class is for all levels of ability. ss Min/Max: 8/25 Katie Petersen, Instructor PLCC, MV 1–3 8 weeks Saturdays, 9:00–10:00am 6/8–7/27 R: $64/NR: $80 #1-56073-1 Not a Group Fitness class
Ages 14+ Pilates is a proven, well-balanced exercise system that minimizes injury and provides a refreshing mind-body workout. In these popular classes, you’ll discover the benefits of the acclaimed Pilates method that has been practiced world-wide for over 80 years. • Learn to build strength without bulking up, as you increase flexibility and agility • Develop optimal core control • Create flat abs and slender thighs • Strengthen your back Please bring a mat. Min/Max: 8/25 Sue Garcia Fitness, Instructor PLCC, Aerobics Studio Session 1, 7 weeks Tuesdays, 10:00–11:00am 5/28–7/9 R: $60/NR: $75 #1-62980-1 Tuesdays, 6:40–7:40pm 5/28–7/9 R: $60/NR: $75 #1-62980-2 Wednesdays, noon–12:45pm 5/29–7/10 R: $60/NR: $75 #1-62980-3 Thursdays, 6:30–7:30pm 5/30–7/11* R: $51/NR: $64 #1-62980-4 Thursdays, 7:30–8:30pm 5/30–7/11* R: $51/NR: $64 #1-62980-5 *No class 7/4, 6 weeks Session 2, 6 weeks Tuesdays, 10:00–11:00am 7/16–8/20 R: $51/NR: $64 #1-62980-6 Tuesdays, 6:40–7:40pm 7/16–8/20 R: $51/NR: $64 #1-62980-7 Wednesdays, noon–12:45pm 7/17–8/21 R: $51/NR: $64 #1-62980-8 Thursdays, 6:30–7:30pm 7/18–8/22 R: $51/NR: $64 #1-62980-9 Thursdays, 7:30–8:30pm 7/18–8/22 R: $51/NR: $64 #1-62980-10 Individuals who register for two Sue Garcia Fitness classes per session receive a $10 discount, and a $20 discount for three classes! Not a Group Fitness class
Fitness Classes Bar None Body Sculpting Ages 14+ The Bar Method was voted the best new workout by Chicago Magazine, and has also been featured in People and Living Well Magazines. It is known as one of LA’s prime celebrity’s workouts. This workout integrates the fat-burning format of interval training, the muscle shaping technique of isometrics and the elongating principles of Pilates. You’ll see your body reshaping with every class! Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a mat, and two 2 to 4 pound weights. ss Min/Max: 7/25 Sue Garcia Fitness, Instructor PLCC, Aerobics Studio Session 1, 7 weeks Tuesdays, 7:40–8:40pm 5/28–7/9 R: $60/NR: $75 #1-62987-1 Thursdays, 10:00–11:00am 5/30–7/11* R: $51/NR: $64 #1-62987-2 *No class 7/4, 6 weeks PLCC, Multi-purpose Rooms 1 & 2 Saturdays, 8:30–9:30am 6/1–7/13 R: $60/NR: $75 #1-62987-3 Session 2, 6 weeks Tuesdays, 7:40–8:40pm 7/16–8/20 R: $51/NR: $64 #1-62987-4 Thursdays, 10:00–11:00am 7/18–8/22 R: $51/NR: $64 #1-62987-5 PLCC, Multi-purpose Rooms 1 & 2 Saturdays, 8:30–9:30am 7/20–8/24 R: $51/NR: $64 #1-62987-6 Not a Group Fitness class
Fitness Kickboxing Ages 14+ This kickboxing class combines the basics of punching, kicking, and boxing movements into challenging exercise routines. You get a complete muscular and cardiovascular workout, without the risk of injury. This is a non-contact program. ss TOPS Fitness Kickboxing, Instructor Min/Max: 5/30 PLCC, Aerobics Studio (AS) Min/Max: 5/15 PLCC, Racquetball Court (RC) Session 1, 6 weeks Mondays, 7:15–8:15pm (AS) 6/3–7/8 R: $51/NR: $64 #1-62985-1 Mondays, 8:15–8:45pm (AS) 6/3–7/8 R: $25/NR: $30 #1-62985-2 Wednesdays, 7:00–8:00pm (RC) 6/5–7/10 R: $51/NR: $64 #1-62985-3 Saturdays, 9:00–10:00am (RC) 6/8–7/13 R: $51/NR: $64 #1-62985-4 Session 2, 6 weeks Mondays, 7:15–8:15pm (AS) 7/15–8/19 R: $51/NR: $64 #1-62985-5 Mondays, 8:15–8:45pm (AS) 7/15–8/19 R: $25/NR: $30 #1-62985-6 Wednesdays, 7:00–8:00pm (RC) 7/17–8/21 R: $51/NR: $64 #1-62985-7 Saturdays, 9:00–10:00am (RC) 7/20–8/24 #1-62985-8 R: $51/NR: $64 Individuals who register for more than two classes per session receive a $10 discount. Sorry, no senior discount. Not a Group Fitness class.
Ages 14+ Join the latest Hollywood celebrity fitness craze sweeping the nation! PILOXING uniquely mixes Pilates and boxing into a fat torching and muscle sculpting workout guaranteed to whip you into shape. Experience the transformation as you attain a sleek, sexy and powerful self-image. ss Min/Max: 7/25 Sue Garcia Fitness, Instructor Session 1 PLCC, Multi-purpose Rooms 1 & 2 Sundays, 9:00–10:00am 6 weeks 6/2–7/7 R: $51/NR: $64 #1-62991-1 PLCC, Aerobics Studio Tuesdays, 5:40–6:40pm 7 weeks 5/28–7/9 R: $60/NR: $75 #1-62991-2 Session 2, 6 weeks PLCC, Multi-purpose Rooms 1 & 2 Sundays, 9:00–10:00am 7/14–8/18 R: $51/NR: $64 #1-62991-3 PLCC, Aerobics Studio Tuesdays, 5:40–6:40pm 7/16–8/20 R: $51/NR: $64 #1-62991-4 Not a Group Fitness class.
Indoor Cycling Classes –––––––––––– Indoor Cycling Instructors –––––––––––– Julie Adam (JA) • Christine Brown (CB) • Erica Cupuro (EC) • Alyssa Engle (AE) • Chrissy Fernandez (CF) Karen Grabowski (KG) • Ben Rudzin (BR) • Leo Sinense (LS) • Kelli Wherritt (KW) 11 weeks • Min/Max 5/12 • For Ages 16+
Cycle & Tone Cycling EZ Cycle & Tone Cycling Cycling Cycling Cycling Beginner Cycling Cycle & Tone Cycling Cycling
CODE 1-62665-2 1-62665-3 1-62665-4 1-62665-5 1-62665-6 1-62665-7 1-62665-8 1-62665-9 1-62665-10 1-62665-11 1-62665-12
DAY Mondays Mondays Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Wednesdays* Thursdays** Thursdays** Fridays Saturdays Sundays
DATES 6/10–8/19 6/10–8/19 6/10–8/19 6/11–8/20 6/12–8/21 6/12–8/21 6/13–8/22 6/13–8/22 6/14–8/23 6/15–8/24 6/16–8/25
CLASS TIME INSTRUCTOR 9:15-10:00am JA 6:30-7:15pm AE 7:30-8:15pm CF 6:00-6:45pm KW 6:00-6:45am EC 6:30-7:15pm KG 6:00-6:45pm AE 7:00-7:30pm AE 10:15-11:00am JA 8:30-9:15am LS 9:00-9:45am JA
R/NR $77/$88 $77/$88 $77/$88 $77/$88 $77/$88 $70/$80 $70/$80 $55/$66 $77/$88 $77/$88 $77/$88
*No class 7/3, 10 weeks **No class 7/4, 10 weeks
Special Discount for PLCC Fitness Center Members:
25% off all cycling classes! Please present your membership card when you register.
Fitness Center Daily Fee Residents: $5.00 Non–residents: $8.00 See Page 51
General Information Building, Facility and Room Rentals:
Tree of Life Program Our Tree of Life program is a wonderful way for people, businesses, and organizations to commemorate an individual, group or special event by having a tree planted in one of the district’s many parks. This program enhances the environment, encourages community involvement, and beautifies our neighborhood parks. Included with every tree is a golden leaf, inscribed with your personal message and permanently displayed on one of the striking Tree of Life sculptures in the Administrative & Leisure Center or Prairie Lakes Community Center. The Tree of Life program fee is $300, which includes a 20-year tree replacement guarantee. A personalized cast bronze plaque is available, for display at the base of your memorial tree, for $275. The deadline to order for spring planting is April 1; fall planting is September 1. Please Note: Prairie Lakes Park, Central Park, and Lake Park are our most popular locations for memorials. Tree planting is limited at these parks and we may not be able to accommodate your request. However, our program does include the adoption of existing trees, as well as park benches and other site amenities, that may be suitable for your memorial. Memorial Park Bench Program. These beautiful benches make a lasting contribution to the enjoyment of a park. The cost, which includes a personalized engraved plate on the backrest, is $650. For more information, please contact: Susan Chiakas Parks Department 847-391-5744 SChiakas@DPParks.org
Our Mission “Enhancing our community by providing quality recreational opportunities, facilities, parks and open space.”
Since Park District programs take priority, and generally use all buildings, Monday–Friday, more facilities are available on Saturdays and Sundays. Kitchen facilities are designed for limited food preparation: a range, an oven, and a refrigerator are provided. Facilities are not available on legal holidays. Rental Facilities Available: • Lake Park North Picnic Shelter................... Seating for 72–80 (outdoor grill) • Lake Park South Picnic Shelter................... Seating for 64–72 (outdoor grill) • West Park Picnic Shelter 1......................... Seating for 32–40 (outdoor grill) • West Park Picnic Shelter 2......................... Seating for 32–40 (electric outlet) • Prairie Lakes Mt. View Room 1................... 35.person capacity | Now with • Prairie Lakes Mt. View Room 2................... 65.person capacity | complimentary | Wi-Fi access! • Prairie Lakes Mt. View Room 3................... 35.person capacity • Prairie Lakes Mt. View Rooms 1+2+3....... 135.person capacity total | • Prairie Lakes Meeting Rooms 1, 2 or 3........ 35.person capacity each • Prairie Lakes Multi-purpose Room 1............ 50.person capacity • Prairie Lakes Multi-purpose Room 2............ 30.person capacity • Prairie Lakes Multi-purpose Rooms 1+2...... 80.person capacity Facilities with a Kitchen: • Arndt Park Fieldhouse: 100 person capacity (not available June – August) • Cumberland Terrace Fieldhouse: 35 person capacity (not available June – August) • Prairie Lakes: Mt. View rooms and Multi-purpose rooms have kitchens available for rent. Some other rooms may be available at Prairie Lakes and the Leisure Center on weekends. Capacities vary from 30 to 60. Smoking and alcohol consumption are not permitted in any Park District building, with the exception of Golf Center Des Plaines. Rentals are handled on a first–come basis, as completed applications are received. There are time restrictions and a deposit is required. Call 847-391-5700 between 8:30am and 5:00pm, weekdays. Other times, please call 847-391-5705 and leave your name, phone number with area code, group size, date and the facility or room desired, and we will return your call as soon as possible. The Banquet Facility at Golf Center Des Plaines has a 100 person capacity. Food and beverages, including alcohol, are provided by the Club Casa Cafe under the proprietorship of Pat & Julie Ergastolo. Rentals are available throughout the week. Call 847-298-5100 for additional information on meetings and banquet reservations.
The River Room seats 100 for banquets.
The Prairie Lakes Theater seats up to 298, and is available for daily and weekly rentals to groups, individuals, and organizations for special events, training programs, concerts, plays and musicals. Please contact Shelli Sarg, Facilities Manager: 847-391-5711. Now includes complimentary WiFi.
Dog and Animal Ordinance
Prairie Lakes Theater
Des Plaines Park District Code Section 8.04 (b) Dogs on leash* and under control are permitted in Des Plaines Park District owned parks, including general open space non-athletic areas, pathways and parking lots. Dogs are restricted from all playgrounds and athletic/sports fields and facilities including but not limited to: • Ballfield Infields and Outfields • Soccer Fields •Skate/Bike Parks • Tennis Courts • Volleyball Courts • Basketball Courts • Golf Facilities • Picnic Shelters • Ponds and Lakes Dog owners/handlers are required to abide by the City of Des Plaines Ordinance Section 6 Chapter 1 as it relates to inoculations, licensing and cleaning up after their dog. No owner/handler will permit their dog to drink from a Park District water fountain unless the fountain is designed as “dog friendly” and includes a surface mount bowl. No owner/handler will tie or tether their dog to any post, tree, bench, fence, Park District structure or other stationary object. At any time the Park District may impose restrictions due to special events, construction, or special circumstance in the interest of public safety. *Leash not to exceed 6 feet in length.
General Information Senior Discounts All Senior Citizens 60 years or older receive a 25% discount on classes and programs unless otherwise specified. This discount is not applicable for trips, discounted programs, and contractual classes. Identification is required at time of registration. Proof of Residency Proof of residency is necessary to establish residency before your registration can be processed. Please include a copy of one of the following with your registration: current voter’s registration card, copy of a current driver’s license, copy of current utility or phone bill or real estate tax statement showing taxes paid to the Des Plaines Park District. Park District Boundaries Residents of the Des Plaines Park District are defined as individuals who reside within the Des Plaines Park District boundaries and contribute financial support to the Park District through property taxes. Residents of the City of Des Plaines may not be residents of the Des Plaines Park District. Anyone living west of Mt. Prospect Rd. is NOT a Des Plaines Park District Resident. Please call 847-391-5700 for boundary information. Errors and Adjustments While we do our best to be accurate in all of our printed literature and on our website, some errors do occur. Occasionally, changes to the programs, fees, and schedules are required. We apologize for any inconvenience that these errors and changes may cause. Photography/Video Policy Photographs and videos are periodically taken of participants at Park District (DPPD) facilities and programs. Participants grant permission to the DPPD to photograph and/or video tape them, their child and/or ward, and to use such photos and videos on its website or in other printed publications without further consideration. A complete version of this policy is on our website.
Behavior Participants are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times: • Show respect to all participants and staff. • Refrain from using foul or obscene language. • Refrain from causing bodily harm to participants or staff. • Show respect to equipment, supplies and facilities. • Refrain from disparaging remarks that include comments against an individual’s race, ethnic background, religion, physical appearance, or disabling condition. Discipline To reference our entire Behavior/Discipline Procedure #A-24, please see our website. Americans with Disabilities Act If you or a family member have a disability and are interested in participating in or attending a Park District program, the Park District will make reasonable accommodations to facilitate that opportunity. To assist the Park District staff, we urge you to contact us in advance of program participation and discuss the necessary accommodations.
M-NASR Aides Information about M-NASR assistance is on the Park District website: www.DPParks.org.
Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing The Maine–Niles Association of Special Recreation (M-NASR) has a relay message system for individuals with hearing impairments who use TTY/TDD’s. This service enables us to answer any questions a resident has about Park District programs. Please call M-NASR at 847-966-5522 voice mail, or the TTY/TDD number at 847-966-8897. More information about M-NASR is available in our facilities and on our website: DPParks.org.
Participant Guidelines Equal Access. The Des Plaines Park District works with a variety of individuals and agencies to ensure that recreational programs and services are available and accessible to all persons, regardless of age, gender, religion, race, socio-economic status and level of physical or mental ability.
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How to Register
Summer registration dates: Residents: Monday, May 13 Non-residents: Monday, May 20 Classes begin Monday, June 3 Registrations which are received before the above dates will be held and processed on the day after registration begins. 1. Walk-in ALC, 2222 Birch Street Hours: 8:30am–5:00pm Monday–Friday Please bring proof of residency. Your registration will be time-stamped in the order received. 2. Drop-off ALC, 2222 Birch Street Hours: 7:00am–9:00pm Monday–Friday 8:30am–6:00pm Saturday Sunday 1:00–6:00pm A drop-off slot is located to the right of the receptionist counter. Please, no cash payments. Registrations are processed Monday–Friday. Drop-off registration is also accepted at the Prairie Lakes Community Center, but is not processed until the following business day. 3. Online Registration Begins at 12:01am on 5/13 for residents, and 12:01am on 5/20 for non-residents. Registration forms and details are in this Spectrum, at our facilities, and on our website: www.DPParks.org. You can always call 847-391-5700 if you have questions. 4. Mail-in Mail completed forms and payment: Des Plaines Park District 2222 Birch Street Des Plaines, IL 60018 5. Fax Fax the completed registration form to 847-391-5707 with your complete credit card information. Please be aware: if you are registering online or via fax, your online or facsimile signature shall substitute for, and have the same legal effect as, an original form signature.
Register early to avoid cancellations! 1. If the program is cancelled, or changes, we will contact you by phone. Payment will be refunded or applied to any outstanding balance you have. 2. All registrations must be completed on the registration form, with the waiver signed. 3. Registrations received before the registration date will be held and processed on the day after registration begins. About Non-Resident Program Fees Persons living outside the Park District boundaries can pay up to 25% more than the resident rate for most programs & facilities. Non–residents can also pay a yearly fee of $150, which will give them “resident” status. Additional Payment Information 1. The Park District reserves the right to change a payment fee in order to reflect the correct fee. 2. A $25 service charge is assessed on all checks returned due to insufficient funds. Scholarship Information Financial aid scholarships are available based on family income. More information, and application forms are available at our facilities and on our website: DPParks.org.
Refunds In order to receive any refund, you must complete a Refund Request Form. The form, which includes the complete policy, is available at any of our facilities and our website: DPParks.org 1. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Participants will receive a full refund if they are dissatisfied with the program after the 1st class meeting, and we receive a refund request form at least 24 hours before the 2nd class meets. An Administrative Fee of $2 per class or program will be charged for all refunds. 2. No refunds for gift certificates will be allowed. Gift certificates may be used toward any Park District facility, program or trip. 3. A refund request for trips or one-day programs must be received 48 hours prior to the day of the program; refunds will be prorated based on the program costs incurred prior to receipt of the request.
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Affiliated Organizations For information about the programs, classes and events provided by these organizations, please contact them directly. Des Plaines Arts Council......................... Linda Traina......................................... 847-391-5700 Des Plaines Art Guild.............................. Kristine Plum....................................... 847-997-0916 Des Plaines Camera Club........................ Tom Mulick........................firstname.lastname@example.org Des Plaines History Center..................... Shari Caine.......................................... 847-391-5399 Frisbie Senior Center.............................. Stephen H. Samuelson......................... 847-768-5944 M-NASR (Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation)........................................ 847-966-5522 NW Symphony Orchestra......................... www.NorthwestSymphony.org................ 847-965-7271 Rand Park Dog Training Club................... Gloria Urquhart.................................... 847-825-3318 ______________________________________________________________________________________ Central Youth Baseball League............... Jeff Parcell........................................... 847-774-9807 Des Plaines America Futbol Club............ Julio Perez.......................................... www.dpafc.com Des Plaines Baseball, Inc........................ www.dpbaseball.org.................... email@example.com Des Plaines Girls Softball....................... Andy Demonte..................................... 224-420-1195 Des Plaines River Racers........................ Mike Tuntland.....................................www.dpswim.org Devon-Higgins Little League................... Eileen Podgor....................................... 847-698-4469 Junior Warriors Basketball...................... Eric Samuelson.................................... 847-436-0980 Jr. Warriors Football & Cheerleading....... Joe Morella.......................................... 847-993-5923
LAKE PARK MEMORIAL PAVILION
BUY A BRICK PROGRAM a lasting memory for your family or loved one, Create business or organization, while showing support
for those who have bravely served our country. Say it in stone by purchasing a brick for display at the beautiful Lake Park Memorial Pavilion. For more information, please call. Steven Schaefer, 847-452-6991 • David Murphy, 847-398-1315.
“Dedicated to supporting the mission of the Des Plaines Park District, and expanding recreational opportunities and facilities for all Park District residents.”
Friends of the Parks Members Noreen Newton, President • Jim Grady, Park Board Liaison Jill DeGrennier • Mike Lake • Dave Markworth • Carol Shannon • Terry Shannon • Mike Van Slambrouck If you are interested in the Friends of the Parks, Contact John Hecker, Executive Director: 847-391-5700
Come out and play with us in your neighborhood park. Our enthusiastic Park It Patrol will be at these six parks, on select Wednesdays in June and July, leading an evening of games, crafts, and fun for the whole family! Join us at your park, or follow us all summer. Special details will be on our website, Facebook & Twitter. Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00pm See you around the parks! Having a block party? Family reunion? Birthday party? Our Park It Patrol is ready to take your fun to a whole new level! Details are on page 6 of this Spectrum Program & Events Guide and on our website: DPParks.org.
June 19 • Bluett Park • 1408 E. Thayer Street (Mt. Prospect)
June 26 • Des Plaines Manor Park • 198 E. Fremont Avenue
July 10 • Eaton Field Park • 2975 Craig Drive
July 17 • Cherokee Park • 1260 White Street
July 24 • Menomine
e Park • 440 Laurel
July 31 • Mohawk Park • 515 Lyman Avenue
Early Bird Bonus! Sign up for a Summer Camp by May 19, or for a Pool Pass by May 31, to get Early Bird rates and our free Recreation Relief Card! Good for discounts on admissions and concessions at Mountain View Adventure Center, Mystic Waters, Chippewa and Iroquois Pools, Lake Park Golf Course & Marina, and the Golf Center Des Plaines. Plus special discounts all summer! Find them on DPParks.org.
Weâ€™re Going Green! Starting with the winter 2014 issue of the Spectrum, we will phase out mailing the program guide to every household in the Park District boundaries. The Spectrum will still be available in our facilities for everyone who wants a copy, and will continue to be available online. More information about this important Go Green initiative is in our facilities and on DPParks.org. By reducing production costs, we will be able to allocate more money for programs and events that benefit all the residents of Des Plaines. See you around the parks!
Summer Camps 2013 Adventure Camp at Lake Park Ages 8–14
Welcome–we’ve been waiting for you! This Camp Guide has all of the information you need to sign up for a great summer of fun. Our website has lots of photos, and our Recreation Staff is always happy to talk to you about how our camps are run. We offer Before & After Camp Care, to make your day a little easier, and our payment plans help as well. Early Bird rates are in effect through May 19. Register soon and save. Take a look; we’re sure you’ll find a summer camp that’s just right for your child. We sum it up in three simple words: Seek. Find. Enjoy! Come join us!
About Lake Park Camps Beautiful Lake Park is the site of three wonderful summer day camps: Adventure Camp features two weeks full of exciting day trips; Camp Opeka is packed with local fun; Camp Chickagami, our most popular camp, has outdoor activities, special events, and two full-day field trips each week. Our dedicated, experienced camp counselors make the difference! Every camper receives the care and attention that helps create a lifetime of happy memories. It’s no wonder our campers come back year after year, and tell their friends, too!
Registration, Payment Plans and Scholarships
Feeling a bit adventurous? Would you love to go on a wide variety of fields trips–a different one everyday? Then Adventure Camp is what you are looking for! Each camp session is 2-weeks long, and you’ll do a bit of everything that makes a summer fun: trips to water parks, baseball games, zoos, movies, laser tag, rock climbing, entertainment centers, bowling, canoeing, and more. Plus, each session we enjoy an overnight campout at Rock Cut State Park. This camp is limited to only 26 adventurers per session, so sign up quickly. You can attend one session or enjoy all five, because the destinations vary week to week. Tentative details and field trip calendars are available on our website. Each camper receives one shirt per summer, which they are required to wear on all field trips. Additional shirts may be purchased for $7. Please note: Lunch is not provided. Campers should bring a sack lunch or money to purchase lunch on the trips. Min/Max: 12/26 Lake Park, 9:00am–4:00pm Two-week sessions Early Bird: R: $318/NR: $396 After 5/19: R: $333/NR: $414 Session 1 6/10–6/21 #1-65301-1 Session 2* 6/24–7/5 #1-65301-2 Session 3 7/8–7/19 #1-65301-3 #1-65301-4 Session 4 7/22–8/2 Session 5 8/5–8/16 #1-65301-5 *No camp on Thursday, July 4 Session 2: R: $288/NR: $357 After 5/19: R: $303/NR: $364
Complete information is on page SC-8. Summer Camps
Camp Chickagami at Lake Park
Camp Opeka at Lake Park
Ages 6–14 • Our most popular camp!
Chickagami provides a true day camp experience, filled with action packed days that keep your child busy, happy and coming back for more!
These one-week sessions make enjoying all that Lake Park has to offer even more affordable. Camp Opeka provides every child with lots of outdoor fun in a beautiful park setting. Activities include sports, games, crafts, outdoor play, fishing, and paddle boating on Lake Opeka. Campers go swimming at nearby Iroquois Pool twice each week.+
Great summer activities include: swimming, sports and games, fishing, paddle boating on Lake Opeka, crafts, learning about nature, special events, two weekly field trips, and more! Camper receives one shirt per summer, which they are required to wear on all field trips. Extra shirts may be purchased for $6. Please note: Lunch is not provided. Campers must bring a sack lunch each day, or money to purchase lunch on the field trips. Min/Max: 20/80 Lake Park, 9:00am–4:00pm One-week sessions Early Bird: R: $117/NR: $147 After 5/19: R: $123/NR: $156 Session 1 6/10–6/14 #1-65201-1 Session 2 6/17–6/21 #1-65201-2 Session 3 6/24–6/28 #1-65201-3 Session 4* 7/1–7/5 #1-65201-4 Session 5 7/8–7/12 #1-65201-5 Session 6 7/15–7/19 #1-65201-6 Session 7 7/22–7/26 #1-65201-7 Session 8 7/29–8/2 #1-65201-8 #1-65201-9 Session 9 8/5–8/9 Session 10 8/12–8/16 #1-65201-10 *No camp on Thursday, July 4 Session 4: R: $93/NR: $117 After 5/19: R: $98/NR: $124
Please note: Lunch is not provided. Campers must bring a sack lunch each day. Min/Max: 20/60 Lake Park, 9:00am–4:00pm One-week sessions Early Bird: R: $66/NR: $81 After 5/19: R: $72/NR: $87 Session 1 6/10–6/14 #1-65204-1 Session 2 6/17–6/21 #1-65204-2 Session 3 6/24–6/28 #1-65204-3 #1-65204-4 Session 4* 7/1–7/5 Session 5 7/8–7/12 #1-65204-5 Session 6 7/15–7/19 #1-65204-6 Session 7 7/22–7/26 #1-65204-7 Session 8 7/29–8/2 #1-65204-8 #1-65204-9 Session 9 + 8/5–8/9 Session 10 + 8/12–8/16 #1-65204-10 No camp on Thursday, July 4 *Session 4: R: $60/NR: $72 After 5/19: R: $66/NR: $81 +No swimming at Iroquois Pool.
Lake Park Camps
Before & After Care
Drop-off and pick-up at the North Picnic Shelter (Lee & Howard.) Before Care (Morning) Monday–Friday 7:00–9:00am R: $25.50/NR: $33 per session Session 1 6/10–6/14 #1-65021-1 Session 2 6/17–6/21 #1-65021-2 Session 3 6/24–6/28 #1-65021-3 Session 4* 7/1–7/5 #1-65021-4 Session 5 7/8–7/12 #1-65021-5 Session 6 7/15–7/19 #1-65021-6 Session 7 7/22–7/26 #1-65021-7 Session 8 7/29–8/2 #1-65021-8 Session 9 8/5–8/9 #1-65021-9 Session 10 8/12–8/16 #1-65201-10 *No camp on Thursday, July 4 Session 4: R: $20.50/NR: $27 After Care (Afternoon) Monday–Friday 4:00–6:00pm R: $25.50/NR: $33 per session Session 1 6/10–6/14 #1-65022-1 Session 2 6/17–6/21 #1-65022-2 Session 3 6/24–6/28 #1-65022-3 Session 4* 7/1–7/5 #1-65022-4 Session 5 7/8–7/12 #1-65022-5 Session 6 7/15–7/19 #1-65022-6 Session 7 7/22–7/26 #1-65022-7 Session 8 7/29–8/2 #1-65022-8 Session 9 8/5–8/9 #1-65022-9 Session 10 8/12–8/16 #1-65022-10 *No camp on Thursday, July 4 Session 4: R: $20.50/NR: $27
Arndt Park Adventurers Ages 5*–12 (*as of 9/1/12) Are you ready to have lots of fun, meet new friends, and embark on a new adventure each week? If so, this camp is right for you! A wide variety of activities include sports, games, crafts, and outdoor play. Each week there are two walking field trips: to the Leisure Center Game Room, and to swim at Iroquois Pool. Detailed camp information is provided in the parent packet and weekly newsletters. Min/Max: 10/70 Arndt Park and Fieldhouse Monday–Friday, 7:30am–5:30pm One-week sessions Early Bird: R: $66/NR: $84 After 5/19: R: $72/NR: $87 Session 1 6/10–6/14 #1-65501-1 Session 2 6/17–6/21 #1-65501-2 Session 3 6/24–6/28 #1-65501-3 Session 4* 7/1–7/5 #1-65501-4 Session 5 7/8–7/12 #1-65501-5 Session 6 7/15–7/19 #1-65501-6 Session 7 7/22–7/26 #1-65501-7 Session 8 7/29–8/2 #1-65501-8 #1-65501-9 Session 9 + 8/5–8/9 Session 10 + 8/12–8/16 #1-65501-10 *No camp on Thursday, July 4 Session 4: R: $60/NR: $72 After 5/19: R: $66/NR: $81 +No swimming at Iroquois Pool.
West Park Explorers
Summer Leader-In-Training Program, for ages 13–15
Fill your summer with friends and fun! Explore a new themed adventure each week. Activities include sports, games, crafts, and outdoor play. We attend a Dance & Arts Camp Show (alternating Fridays) and Chippewa Pool+ (bus trip). We also play mini-golf at the Mountain View Adventure Center (alternating Fridays). Detailed camp information is provided in the parent packet and weekly newsletters. Min/Max: 10/70 West Park and Fieldhouse Monday–Friday, 7:30am–5:30pm One-week sessions Early Bird: R: $66/NR: $84 After 5/19: R: $72/NR: $87 Session 1 6/10–6/14 #1-65502-1 Session 2 6/17–6/21 #1-65502-2 Session 3 6/24–6/28 #1-65502-3 Session 4* 7/1–7/5 #1-65502-4 Session 5 7/8–7/12 #1-65502-5 Session 6 7/15–7/19 #1-65502-6 Session 7 7/22–7/26 #1-65502-7 Session 8 7/29–8/2 #1-65502-8 Session 9 8/5–8/9 #1-65502-9 Session 10 8/12–8/16 #1-65502-10 *No camp on Thursday, July 4 Session 4: R: $60/NR: $72 After 5/19: R: $66/NR: $81
Are you interested in learning what it is like to be a camp counselor? The Teen Leaders who are accepted into this program work as support staff, at Camp Chickagami and Camp Opeka, under the supervision of our adult program counselors.
Ages 5*–12 (*as of 9/1/12)
Regular LIT meetings focus on leadership skills: how to plan and teach games and crafts to campers, share experiences, and more. The program is designed to help high school aged youth realize their leadership potential and develop the skills needed to be a major contributor to the success of our popular camp programs. Ready to be a leader? Take the next step! Contact Ron Lewis, 847-391-5700 or rlewis@DPParks.org.
Camp Eagle’s Nest
Friday, August 2–Sunday, August 4 Ages 8–17 Eagle’s Nest is at an accredited YMCA Camp, north of Green Bay, WI. Campers are introduced to the natural environment through recreational adventure that’s simply unlike any urban experience! We stay in modern wooden cabins with bunk beds. Camp activities may include canoeing, hiking, swimming, archery, campfires, cookouts, tent camping, and much more! Note: Drop off and pick-up is at the North Lake Park Picnic Shelter, at Lee & Howard Streets. Min/Max: 20/38 Friday, August 2, 9:00am through Sunday, August 4, 9:00pm R: $189/NR: $237 Boys: #1-65362-1 Girls: #1-65362-2 No payment plan option for this trip.
Arndt Park Adventurers
West Park Explorers
Rock Cut State Park Annual Camp Out
Ages 5*–12 (*as of 9/1/12)
Ages 5*–12 (*as of 9/1/12)
Back by popular demand! Swimming lessons are offered for all Arndt Park Adventurers again this year! Lessons are available during sessions 2–8, Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00–11:45am. On these days, swimmers walk to the pool with a counselor and then join the rest of the camp after their lesson. (The full camp is at the Leisure Center on Mondays and at Iroquois Pool on Wednesdays.) Min/Max: 10/20 Iroquois Pool Mondays & Wednesdays, 11:00–11:45am R: $9/NR: $12 per session Session 2 6/17 & 6/19 #1-67047-2 Session 3 6/24 & 6/26 #1-67047-3 Session 4 7/1 & 7/3 #1-67047-4 Session 5 7/8 & 7/10 #1-67047-5 Session 6 7/15 & 7/17 #1-67047-6 Session 7 7/22 & 7/24 #1-67047-7 Session 8 7/29 & 7/31 #1-67047-8
New this year! Swimming lessons are offered for West Park Explorers this summer! Lessons are available during sessions 2–9, Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00–11:45am. Swimmers travel with a counselor on a Park District bus to our brand new Chippewa Pool, then join the camp after their lesson. Min/Max: 10/20 Chippewa Pool Mondays & Wednesdays, 11:00–11:45am R: $9/NR: $12 per session Session 2 6/17 & 6/19 #1-67029-2 Session 3 6/24 & 6/26 #1-67029-3 Session 4 7/1 & 7/3 #1-67029-4 Session 5 7/8 & 7/10 #1-67029-5 Session 6 7/15 & 7/17 #1-67029-6 Session 7 7/22 & 7/24 #1-67029-7 Session 8 7/29 & 7/31 #1-67029-8 Session 9 8/5 & 8/7 #1-67029-9
Start your summer off right! First time and experienced campers are invited to join us for an overnight tent campout at Rock Cut State Park in Illinois. We roast marshmallows over an open campfire, enjoy meals cooked outdoors, and participate in a variety of recreational outdoor activities. Included are: a field trip to Volcano Falls. and swimming at Magic Waters Aquatic Center in Rockford on Saturday (weather permitting). Tent and food are provided.
A parent information packet, with personal supply list, is available on our website and at the Leisure Center. Min/Max: 12/38 Thursday, June 6, 9:00am through Friday, June 7, 5:00pm Trip departs from and returns to the Leisure Center, 2222 Birch Street. R: $81/NR: $101 #1-65203-1 No payment plan for this trip.
Camp Pioneer at the Leisure Center
Camp Pioneer continued
Session 6 AM, 7:30am–12:30 PM, 12:30–5:30pm Session 7 AM, 7:30am–12:30 PM, 12:30–5:30pm Session 8 AM, 7:30am–12:30 PM, 12:30–5:30pm Session 9 AM, 7:30am–12:30 PM, 12:30–3:30pm Session 10 AM, 7:30am–12:30 PM, 12:30–5:30pm
Join us for this popular, fun camp. Activities include nature study, crafts, sports, games, theme days, singing, safety education, and story time. All campers should bring a snack and a drink for each session. Campers who are signed up for both sessions each day must also bring a lunch. Min/Max: 10/24 Leisure Center, Room 110 Monday–Friday AM Session: 7:30am–12:30pm PM Session: 12:30–5:30pm For children staying all day, camp staff supervise lunch from noon–12:30pm. Early Bird: R: $87/NR: $99 per session After 5/19: R: $90/NR: $102 Session 1 6/10–6/14 AM, 7:30am–12:30 #1-65101-1 PM, 12:30–5:30pm #1-65101-2 Session 2 6/17–6/21 AM, 7:30am–12:30 #1-65102-1 PM, 12:30–5:30pm #1-65102-2 Session 3 6/24–6/28 AM, 7:30am–12:30 #1-65103-1 PM, 12:30–5:30pm #1-65103-2 Session 4* 7/1–7/5 #1-65104-1 AM, 7:30am–12:30 PM, 12:30–5:30pm #1-65104-2 *No camp on Thursday, July 4 Session 4: R: $69/NR: $78 After 5/19: R: $71/NR: $82 7/8–7/12 Session 5 AM, 7:30am–12:30 #1-65105-1 PM, 12:30–5:30pm #1-65105-2
7/15–7/19 #1-65106-1 #1-65106-2 7/22–7/26 #1-65107-1 #1-65107-2 7/29–8/2 #1-65108-1 #1-65108-2 8/5–8/9 #1-65109-1 #1-65109-2 8/12–8/16 #1-65110-1 #1-65110-2
Junior Golf Camps Ages 8–16 • at Golf Center Des Plaines Learn, practice and experience golf in a fun and productive atmosphere. These Four Day Junior Golf Camps are designed for the aspiring junior golfer who has some experience, and is looking to improve their golf game and confidence. The focus is to instill lifelong fundamentals and passion for the game. Swing development, short game skills, course management, golf fitness, golf etiquette and the rules of golf are the foundation of the program. This all-around approach will teach students to practice and play golf with a purpose. Camp concludes with a 9-hole tournament. Min/Max: 4/20 Instructor: Eric Pick, PGA Tuesday–Friday 8:00am–noon R: $300/NR: $320 June 11–June 14 #1-04024-1 June 18–June 21 #1-04024-2 July 9–July 12 #1-04024-3 July 16–July 19 #1-04024-4
Find more golf leagues and lessons in the Spectrum and on www.DPParks.org
Sports Xplosion Ages 6–14 Let the games begin! This Youth Sports Camp is an opportunity for children from grades 1–8 to fill their days with action packed sports! Age appropriate games are played with more challenging opportunities for older campers! Games include: mat ball, floor hockey, basketball, soccer, flag football, racquetball, track & field, softball, and dodgeball, just to name a few. In addition, field trips are planned for each session. Counselors are former or current Maine West athletes, and the camp has a 10:1 camper to counselor ratio. Fee includes all equipment use, camp T–shirt, and instruction. Please note: Campers must bring a sack lunch. Min/Max: 10/60 Mary Dankowski & Jerry Stonequist, Camp Directors Monday–Friday, 9:00am–3:00pm Prairie Lakes, Gym Sports Xplosion 1 Ages 6–11 (Grades 1–5) Sports Xplosion 2 Ages 11–13 (Grades 6–8) Early Bird: R: $82.50/NR: $103.50 After 5/19: R: $85.50/NR: $106.50 Session 1 6/10–6/14 #1-41301-1 Sports Xplosion 1 Sports Xplosion 2 #1-41302-1 6/17–6/21 Session 2 Sports Xplosion 1 #1-41301-2 Sports Xplosion 2 #1-41302-2 6/24–6/28 Session 3 Sports Xplosion 1 #1-41301-3 Sports Xplosion 2 #1-41302-3 Session 4 7/1 –7/5* Sports Xplosion 1 #1-41301-4 Sports Xplosion 2 #1-41302-4 *No camps Thursday, July 4 Session 4: R: $66/NR $84 After 5/19: R: $69/NR: $87
Sports Xplosion Session 5 Sports Xplosion 1 Sports Xplosion 2 Session 6 Sports Xplosion 1 Sports Xplosion 2 Session 7 Sports Xplosion 1 Sports Xplosion 2 Session 8 Sports Xplosion 1 Sports Xplosion 2 Session 9 Sports Xplosion 1 Sports Xplosion 2 Session 10 Sports Xplosion 1 Sports Xplosion 2
7/8–7/12 #1-41301-5 #1-41302-5 7/15–7/19 #1-41301-6 #1-41302-6 7/22–7/26 #1-41301-7 #1-41302-7 7/29–8/2 #1-41301-8 #1-41302-8 8/5–8/9 #1-41301-9 #1-41302-9 8/12–8/16 #1-41301-10 #1-41302-10
Before & After Care One–week sessions AM Session 7:00–9:00am R: $25.50/NR: $31.50 PM Session 3:00–6:00pm R: $39/NR: $46.50 Session 1 6/10–6/14 AM #1-41303-1 PM #1-41304-1 Session 2 6/17–6/21 AM #1-41303-2 PM #1-41304-2 Session 3 6/24–6/28 AM #1-41303-3 PM #1-41304-3 Session 4* 7/1–7/5 AM #1-41303-4 PM #1-41304-4 *No camp Thursday, July 4 *AM Session R: $21/NR: $24 *PM Session R: $30/NR: $37.50 Session 5 7/8–7/12 AM #1-41303-5 PM #1-41304-5 Session 6 7/15–7/19 AM #1-41303-6 PM #1-41304-6 Session 7 7/22–7/26 AM #1-41303-7 PM #1-41304-7 Session 8 7/29–8/2 AM #1-41303-8 PM #1-41304-8 Session 9 8/5– 8/9 AM #1-41303-9 PM #1-41304-9 Session 10 8/12–8/16 AM #1-41303-10 PM #1-41304-10 You’ll find more sports programs for all ages in the Spectrum and at www.DPParks.org.
Dance & Arts Camp!
Each two-week camp features a daily technique class in jazz, ballet, lyrical, hip–hop or modern. Performances are held on the last Friday of each session at 2pm in the Prairie Lakes Theater. Family and friends are invited to attend! Dance attire should include tights, leotard, shorts and/or a T-shirt. Ballet and/or jazz shoes are recommended but not required. Bring a water bottle, morning snack, and healthy sack lunch. Each session will consist of an outdoor water-play day. Musical themes are announced on the first day of each session. Fee includes camp photograph, pizza party, camp T-shirt, art supplies, and instruction. Min/Max: 16/36 PLCC, Theater & MP Rooms 1–2 Monday–Friday 9:00am–3:00pm Early Bird: R: $216/NR: $264 After 5/19: R: $218/NR: $274
Camp Dance-A-Lot Ages 6–10 This two–week camp covers dance and stage presence. You’ll create simple props and scenery, creative craft projects, as well as focusing on several disciplines of dance. Dance groups will be divided based on age and ability. No previous dance experience required. All who participate will walk away learning something new, will make new friends and build self esteem!
Camp ReMix Ages 11–15 You’ll create more challenging and creative art projects and do more complex dance routines. Participants work on the Camp Dance-A-Lot show theme. Campers dance in the morning and create fun art projects, which tie into the theme, in the afternoon. No previous dance experience required.
6/17–6/28 Session 1 Camp Dance-A-Lot #1-60300-1 Camp ReMix #1-60302-1 Session 2* 7/1–7/12 #1-60300-2 Camp Dance-A-Lot Camp ReMix #1-60302-2 *No camps on Thursday, July 4. Early Bird: R: $195/NR: $237 After 5/19: R: $197/NR: $247 Session 3 7/15–7/26 #1-60300-3 Camp Dance-A-Lot #1-60302-3 Camp ReMix Session 4 7/29–8/9 Camp Dance-A-Lot #1-60300-4 Camp ReMix #1-60302-4
Dance & Arts Camps
Before & After Care
Two-week sessions AM Session 7:00–9:00am R: $51/NR: $63 #1-60301-7 PM Session 3:00–6:00pm R: $78/NR: $93 #1-60301-8 Session 1 6/17–6/28 AM #1-60301-1 • PM #1-60301-2 Session 2 7/1–7/12* *No camp on Thursday, July 4 AM: R: $46.50/NR: $55.50 #1-60301-4 PM: R: $67.50/NR: $84 #1-60301-5 Session 3 7/15–7/26 AM #1-60301-7 • PM #1-60301-8 Session 4 7/29–8/9 AM #1-60301-10 • PM #1-60301-11
Let your tiny dancer come on a magical adventure as they take their first steps in dance. This camp will be a combination of creative movement, beginner ballet and jazz. More than just a dance camp, Teeny Tiny Dance Camp specializes in inspiring a love of dance through an imaginative program designed especially for young children. The camp includes daily dance instruction, along with fine motor exercise through a theme related craft. The campers will join the Camp Dance-A-Lot and Camp ReMix dancers in a final performance for family and friends on the last Friday of each session at 2:00pm. Each session will consist of an outdoor water-play day. Dance attire should include tights, leotard, shorts and/or a T-shirt. Ballet and/or jazz shoes are recommended but not required. Please provide your camper with a water bottle everyday. Fee includes camp photograph, daily snack, camp T-shirt, and art supplies. Min/Max: 16/36 PLCC, Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 Monday–Friday 12:30–3:00pm Early Bird: R: $105/NR: $132 After 5/195 R: $113/NR: $141 Session 1, 6/17–6/28 #1-60304-1 Session 2, 7/1–7/12* #1-60304-2 *No camp on Thursday, July 4. Early Bird: R: $96/NR: $120 After 5/19: R: $104/NR: $130 Session 3, 7/15–7/26 #1-60304-3 Session 4, 7/29-8/9 #1-60304-4
Registration is Now in Progress!
In-Person • Online • Fax Step 1. Complete the registration form and attach correct payment. Make checks payable to the Des Plaines Park District. Be sure to read and sign the waiver on the form. Step 2. When you come to register, bring proof of residency, e.g.: a current driver’s license or a recent utility bill showing your name and current address. NOTE: Web Registration requires that payment be made in full.
Early Bird Registration Save with early registration rates through Sunday, 5/19. Regular rates begin on Monday, 5/20.
Summer Camp Refund Policy • 90% refund for all requests received and date stamped on or before May 19, 2013. • 75% refund for all requests received and date stamped by the first day of the registered camp session. • All refunds received after the first day of a session are prorated from the time the request is received and date stamped by our office; all refunds are assessed a 25% processing fee.
Assistance Park District staff is not capable of providing bathroom assistance to those individuals who cannot care for themselves. Please contact 847-391-5700 for further information or clarification. If you are in need of assistance from our Maine Niles Special Recreation Association please check the Americans with Disabilities Act Need Accommodation box on the Des Plaines Park District program registration form. Please note that all requests for M-NASR assistance in our programs must be made at least one week in advance of the program start date. Unfortunately, we may not be able to fulfill requests made with less than one week’s notice. Parents are responsible for informing the Park District of any physical or emotional limitations that may limit or impair their children’s participation in activities that are conducted in the camp session for which they are registering. Children enrolled in Park District programs are not released to anyone other than a parent or guardian. Persons desiring a different procedure must inform the camp supervisor, in writing, prior to camp. Parent Packets, with detailed information about camps, can be mailed to your house upon request, or you can download them from our website: DPParks.org
Park District Scholarship Information Program scholarships are available for individuals unable to afford program fees. Scholarship requests should be submitted at least three weeks prior to all program registration. An approved scholarship is required for camp registration at a reduced fee. Approved scholarship applications do not guarantee acceptance into programs; all general registration procedures should be followed. Applications are available on our website, at the Leisure Center or Prairie Lakes Community Center during business hours, or by calling 847-391-5700.
The Summer 2013 Program and Events Guide of the Des Plaines Park District