Winter & Spring Brochure 2023

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Itasca P a Pa r k D i s t ist r i ct
W i n t e r- S p r i n g R e g i s t r a t i o n B e g i n s M o n d a y, D e c 5 P r o g r a m d a t e s a r e s u b j e c t t o c h a n g e Vi s i t u s o n l i n e f o r t h e l a t e s t i n f o r m a t i o n 2023
Winter-Spring
P R O G R A M S & E V E N T S
Outdoor Skating Conditions Please check the flagpole and display board outside the softball complex for skating conditions Skating conditions will also be available on th I Park District Hotline 630 616 7558 and at www itascaparkdistrict c The ice rink will be closed during events and rentals. Green Flag: Safe to skate on cleared areas during open hours Red Flag: No skating due to unsafe ice conditions Private Rentals will be made available throughout the season Contact Griffin Stankiewicz at gstankiewicz@itascaparkdistrict.com or 630 773 2257 ext 126. Look online for more pop up classes and events throughout the winter season FREE ENTRY! The Itasca Park District has a free unsuper vised skating rink located at the Itasca Softball Complex. Location: 650 N Rohlwing Road Ice Rink Hours: Sunday Wednesday: 10 am 9 pm Thursday Saturday: 10 am 11 pm Rat Hockey: Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 9:30 11pm Disney on IceEventSee page 10 Welcome
Cody Johnson Parks & Building Laborer Kevin Myers Athletic Supervisor Griffin Stankiewicz Aquatic & Fitness Facility Supervisor Cody Johnson joins the Park’s Department and is an Itasca Born Resident Kevin comes from the YMCA Golden Corridor and is a graduate from Illinois State University Griffin comes from the Rockford Park District and is a graduate from Western Illinois University

Board of Commissioners

Craven (1997 2023)

Dave Hansen (2001 2023)

Itasca Park District Board Meetings

The Park Board typically meets the third Monday of each month at 6:15 pm Please call to confirm dates and times Meetings take place at the Rec Center, 350 E Ir ving Park Road, we encourage your attendance.

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General Infor mation 3 Winter-Spring 2023 P R O G R A M S & E V E N T S Park District Facilities Recreation Center Fitness Center Itasca Waterpark Springbrook Nature Center Historical Depot Museum 350 E Ir ving Park Road 350 E Ir ving Park Road 100 N Catalpa 130 S Forest Ave 101 N Catalpa Ph.# 630 773 2257 Ph.# 630 773 2257, ext. 115 Ph.# 630 773 1213 Ph.# 630 773 5572 Ph.# 630 773 3363 FAX:# 630 773 4524 FAX:# 630 773 4524 Front Desk Closed: Memorial Day, July 4 Sports Hotline Ph.# 630 616 Fitness Holiday Hours: 7am-1pm New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve (CLOSED Christmas Day) Register online at: i t a s c a p a r k d i s t r i c t c o m / r e g i s t e r Registration Begins: Monday, Dec 5 at 9am
Linda
Vice
Jeff
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Commissioner Dan
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Commissioner
Aiani (1994 2025) President Keith McClellan (2013 2025)
President
Kompanowski (1995 2027)
Secretar
Mar yfran
Leno . . . . . . . . Executive Director of Parks and Recreation Nathan
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superintendent of Finance, HR & IT Christine Powles Superintendent of Marketing & Communications Jennifer Benitez Registrar Anita Depa Accounting & Human Resource Super visor Recreation Sandy Harris Superintendent of Recreation & Facilities Chris Carling Nature & Recreation Super visor Kevin Myers Athletic Super visor Erika Rubo Recreation Super visor Griffin
. . . . . . . . . . . . . Aquatic & Fitness Facility Super visor
H.
Kinsinger
Stankiewicz
Matt Alexander . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superintendent of Buildings & Parks Cody Johnson Parks & Building Laborer Alec Logan Parks & Building Laborer Website: i t a s c a p a r k d i s t r i c t . c o m

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Special Events

Adult Eggstravaganza 12

Arbor Day Celebration 13

Breakfast with the Grinch .............................................6

Disney Characters on Ice 10

Eggstreme Teen Night 12

Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt ..........................................7

Flashlight Egg Hunt ......................................................8

Holiday House Decorating 12

Hoppy Visits 11

Letters to Santa ..........................................................9

Lucky’s Flashlight Hunt 11

Luminarias .................................................................6

Memorial Day Parade 13

Pictures with Santa ......................................................9

Senior Scramble 12

Spring Fling 11

Trap a Leprechaun 11

Trolley Tour .................................................................6

Water Egg Hunt 13

Winterfest 10

Winter Wonderland Holiday Lighting ...............................8 You’ve Been Grinched ..................................................6

Depot Museum 15

Summer Day Camps 18 21

Nature Center Summer Day Camps 18 19

Summer Camp 2023 20 21

Early Childhood Education

Birthday Party Packages 15, 40, 41

Cupid’s Creations 24

Junior Kindergarten 23

Kid Rock 24

Play, Clay & Fun 25

Preschool 22 23

Reindeer Rock 24

Shamrock Shake 25

Summer Preschool 24 Tiny Tikes 23 Tea Cups & Tutus 25 Tot Rock 24 Wonderful Wednesdays 25

Kids Korner

After School Programs 14

Birthday Party Packages 15, 40, 41

Chess Scholars 26

Doggies & Donuts 26

Kids Cooking 26

Kids Day Off Program 14

Magic Class 26 43

Step by Step Drawing 26

Theater Class 26

World of Watercolors 26

Nature Programming

After School Art Club 28

After School Crafts & Snack 27

All About Animals in Spring .........................................29

Arbor Day Celebration 29

Birthday Party Packages 15, 40, 41

Boy & Girl Scout Programs 17

Bug Hotels 29

Daddy & Me Wacky Science 29

Dissecting Owl Pellets 28

Fair y Gardens 29

Family Full Moon Hikes 28

Frozen Fun 27

Hoo Goes There? 29

Lunar New Year’s Party 28

Junior Naturalist Club 29

Monarch Butterfly Houses 29

Owl Wooden Craft 28

Raptors in Your Neighborhood 29 Sip & Create 27

Upcycled Art 28

Winterfest 28

Winter Young Explorers 27

Winter Solstice Celebration 27

Dance 31 33

Youth Athletics

Adult & Tot Multi Sport Mania 36

Adult & Tot Soccer 36

Adult & Tot T Ball Training 38

Basketball Off & Def Clinic 38

Basketball Shooting ...................................................37

Gymnastics 30

Hitting/Pitching/Catching Clinic 36

IBSL 39

Itasca Aces Soccer 35

Junior Tennis 36

Mini Soccer 37

Multi Sport Mania 38

Outdoor Ice Rink .........................................................2

Pee Wee Tennis 36

Soccer Skills & Games 37

T Ball Skills and Games 36

Taekwon Do 38 Track & Field ............................................................38

Volleyball Kids 38 Youth Tennis Lessons 37

Pr inted on Recycled Paper

Teens/’ Tweens

Chess Scholars 42

Club Friday Night ......................................................42

Comic Book Creators 43

Eggstreme Teen Night 12

Safe @ Home .........................................................43

Safe Sitter 43

Step by Step Drawing 42

Theater Class 43

World of Watercolors 42

Volunteer Opportunities 43

Special Ser vices 5, 26

Active Adults

Brunch & Bingo 44

Creative Crafts 44

Fire Pitt Fish Boil .......................................................44

Garden Plots 45

Into the Woods 44

Itasca Senior Citizens Club 45

Midday Movies 45 School of Rock 45 Volo Auto Museum 44

Adult Sports

Adult Pickleball 46 Adult Softball Leagues 46 Cup in Hand Kickball ..................................................46

Pickleball Open Gym 46

Fitness Fitness Center Hours 48 Fit 45 49

Membership Rates 48 Personal Training 49 Pilates 49

Seniors in Motion 49 Silver Sneakers 48 Tai Chi 49

Yoga & Power Class 49 Zumba 49

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For more information about. . . our recreational programs and facilities Please contact : Maryfran Leno, CPRP Executive Director of Parks and Recreation E-mail: maryfran@itascaparkdistrict com Phone: 630.773.2257, ext. 111 The Firear ms Concealed Car r y Act, which became state law in July 2013 requires an Illinois
Carr y License in order to carr y a concealed firearm in Illinois The law
carr ying
concealed
Firearm Concealed Carry Act Notice
Concealed
forbids
a
weapon into gover nment buildings, schools and parks As a requirement of the law, Illinois State Police approved signs indicating the ban are now posted at the Itasca Recreation & Fitness Center and Springbrook Nature Center.

Winter-Spring

General Infor mation

D e a r I t a s c a Pa r k D i s t r i c t Pa t r o n s:

The definition of hibernation is:

the condition or period of an animal or plant spending the winter in a dormant state. Some well known creatures that hibernate are bears, hedgehogs, chipmunks, snakes, bumblebees and turtles. Nowhere did I see people hibernate in the winter. At the Itasca Park District we offer programs and events that will keep you active during the “hibernation” period

Even though our pool has been put to bed, and our ball diamonds maybe covered in snow, there are tons of athletic classes and leagues, the fitness center, fitness classes and all our events that will keep your mind and body in motion

Our ice rink will be ready to go as soon as the temperature allows and the Winter Wonderland at Usher Park will fill the holiday season with fun. As we enter the spring season, March

and April start our bunny events which include various “hunts” and ways to welcome the new season. Itasca is hosting a gymnastics meet in April that will showcase our talented team

As always our outstanding dance program is getting ready for their recital in late spring

Most activities are held inside at The Recreation Center but you can still visit all our parks, especially the Springbrook Nature Center, and stroll on the various paths where you can admire nature in its purest form as it hibernates.

Itasca Park District Mission Statement

The mission of the Itasca Park District is to efficiently and economically provide education, recreation, facilities and open space that are designed to provide health and wellness, social equity and conservation experiences that benefit the community.

Conduct Policy

Behavior: Participants are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times. The following guidelines have been developed to help make Itasca Park District programs safe and enjoyable for all participants. The Park District reser ves the right to develop additional rules for particular programs and athletic leagues as deemed necessar y by staff and the park board. Participants shall:

■ Show respect to all participants and staff

■ Refrain from using foul language

■ Refrain from causing bodily harm to other participants or staff

■ Refrain from damaging equipment, supplies, and facilities

Discipline: Itasca Park District reserves the right to dismiss a participant for infraction of the code of conduct Each situation will be evaluated on its own merit

Accessibility for People with Special Needs

The Itasca Park District welcomes the opportunity to assist guests with disabilities to enjoy ALL of our facilities, programs, and ser vices Any individual with a special need should contact our staff upon registration so that we can make the necessar y accommodations In addition, the Park District provides other specialized ser vices through NEDSRA Call 630 620 4500 for further information

ADA Statement

The Itasca Park District will not discriminate against any eligible participant on the basis of a disabling condition We invite any participant with a special need to contact our staff upon registration so that a smooth inclusion may occur In addition to the programs listed on this page, our district provides additional ser vices for people with disabilities through Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association

Nothing ruins a good program quicker...

than ever yone waiting until the last minute to register Please register one week prior to the first class to avoid disappointment

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2023 P R O G R A M S & E V E N T S
i t a s c a p a r k d i s t r i c t c o m Itasca P a Pa r k D i s t ist r i ct 6 Special Events You’ve Been Grinched ! Breakfast with the Grinch Grinch your own house or a friend or family's house with a holiday surprise! The Grinch’s helpers will deliver the surprises and treats to Itasca Park District and Village Residents on Friday, December 16th between 9:00am 4:00pm. A “You’ve Been Grinched!” sign will be left in the yard stating who Grinched that house. AGE: All DAY DATE FEE CODE Fri Dec 16 $20 320250 01 Grinch Your House Fri Dec 16 $20 320250 02 Grinch a Friend’s House DEADLINE: Fri Nov 25 MIN/MAX: 15/60 Get ready for some holiday cheer as children get a chance to enjoy Whoville. There will be crafts and games, a watching of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” and a special appearance of the Grinch himself! Food and snacks will be provided. All participants ages 2 and under are free, but must register for the event. DAY DATE TIME FEE CODE Fri Dec 23 10 11:30 am $10 361201 01 DEADLINE: Friday December 16 MIN/MAX: 25/75 LOCATION: Rec Center Luminaries Pick up your luminaries on Saturday, December 3 and Saturday, December 10 from 11am 3pm at Itasca Village Hall All aboard the Holiday Trolley Lights Tour! While abord the trolley, you will enjoy hot chocolate as you travel and see the lights around Itasca and Usher Park’s Winter Wonderland There will be a special guest that will surely bring the Holiday magic on board All riders must be registered The Trolley will be picking up and dropping off participants at the Itasca Waterpark Hideaway Room AGE: All ages DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE Tue Dec 13 5pm $10 per person 320256 01 Tue Dec 13 6pm $10 per person 320256 02 Tue Dec 13 7pm $10 per person 320256 03 LoCATIon: Itasca Waterpark mAx: 28 Itasca Holiday TrolleyLights Tour

Village of Itasca and Itasca Park District residents, decorate your house with holiday spirit! To enter your house: email your name, address, and phone number to gstankiewicz@itascaparkdistrict com Lights must be on by 6pm Prizes will be awarded! Winners will be posted on the Itasca Park District Facebook Page by December 19 DAy DATE TImE FEE Mon Dec 12 6pm Free

Special Events 7 Bundle Participants will hunt for a dozen candy canes Some candy canes will have a special note attached to it to be turned in for a prize All participants will leave with a small goody bag (ER) AGE: 1 14yrs DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE Mon Dec 19 6 6:30pm $10 320251 01 Mon Dec 19 7 7:30pm $10 320251 02 LoCATIon: Washington Park mIn/mAx: 10/50 DEADLInE: Mon Dec 12 F lashlight Candy Cane Hunt Winter-Spring 2023 P R O G R A M S & E V E N T S
Holiday House Decorating Contest
asca P a Pa r k D i s t ist r i ct WWinteronderland Holiday Lighting at Usher Park Sunday, November 27th 4:00pm Usher Park: 203 S. Walnut, Itasca, 60143 Parking: Limited side street parking is available and at the Itasca Park District, Recreation & Fitness Center Lot, 350 E Ir ving Park Road, Itasca 60143 Restrooms: Port A Potties available on site or Indoor Restrooms at the Itasca Park District, Recreati Kic k-Of f t his Holiday Season wit h Family & Friends at t he W inter Wonderland Holiday Lighting at Usher Park! Gather in Usher Park as we await Santa, Mrs Claus and their Holiday Friends arrival at 4:20pm from the North Pole While waiting, enjoy listening to the Holiday Dickens Carolers, and enjoy sipping something warm from our Hot Chocolate & Cookie Stations Children, bring your letters to Santa and place them inside the 5ft “Letters to Santa Mailbox”, sponsored by the Itasca Bank & Trust, Co. Once our North Pole Guests have arrived, you will be dazzled by the Inner Prestige Dancers’ Holiday Performance At 5:00pm, be prepared to be amazed by the thousands of twinkling lights and displays which will light up Usher Park. Once Usher Park is lit, stroll through the pathways to explore our Itasca Winter Wonderland, through January 15! Admission is free and no tickets are required, but Santa’s elves would love if you brought a new and unwrapped toy for “Toys For Tots Foundation”, and a non perishable good to support the Itasca Food Pantry. Display Features: Sc hedule: ■ 32 ft. Holiday Tree ■ Arch Spangles ■ Candy Cane Arch ■ Candy Canes ■ Letters to Santa Mail Box ■ Silly Elf Gift Box ■ Enchanted Gold Star ■ Gold Gift Box ■ Snowman ■ Polar Bears ■ Gold Sit in Sleigh ■ Reindeer ■ Light Up Star ■ North Pole Sign ■ Ornaments ■ Ribbon Arch 4:00pm Dickens Carolers 4:20pm Santa Arrives 4:30pm Holiday Welcome 4:35pm Inner Prestige Dancers Holiday Performance 4:45pm Dickens Carolers 5:00pm Holiday Lighting Countdown! 5:10pm Dickens Carolers 5:45pm Santa, Mrs Claus and Friends Depart for the North Pole Collecting New Toys & Non-Perishable Food Items Sa nta Sponsored By Sa nta Free Pictures with Santa will be at the Usher Park Gazebo. Please bring your camera to capture this special moment and pick up a holiday token Collecting new toys and non perishable food items Santa will be at Usher Park on: Wednesday, December 7 6 7:30 pm Wednesday, December 14 6 7:30 pm Saturday, December 17 11 am 1 pm Wednesday, December 21 6 7:30 pm Let ters to Drop off your letters at Usher Park in the Letters to Santa Mail Box. 8

We encourage children to drop their letters off for Santa in our Santa Mail Box starting November 27at Usher Park’s Winter Wonderland. Please make sure to put down your address. Feel free to use the postcard here in our brochure!

Sponsored by Itasca Bank & Trust Co

FEE LoCATIon

Free Usher Park 203 S. Walnut Itasca, 60143

Letters toSanta Santa, ✁

Free Picture

Santa will be at the Usher Park Gazebo. special moment and pick up a holiday to food items Santa will be at Usher Park on: Wednesday, December 7 6 7:30 pm Wednesday, December 14 6 7:30 pm Saturday, December 17 11 am 1 pm sday, December 21 6 7:30 pm

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Winterfest S P R I N G B R O O K N A T U R E C E N T E R Saturday, Jan 14 ■ 11am-1pm Springbrook nature Center Join us to help celebrate the Winter season There will be snowshoes available to use on our trails, a winter scavenger hunt, crafts, hot cocoa, and s ’ mores around our firepit to enjoy Free Spirit Siberian Rescue will demonstrate “mushing” with their dog sled team. Wings & Talons will be displaying their Birds of Prey i t a s c a p a r k d i s t r i c t c o m Itasca P a Pa r k D i s t ist r i ct 10 Special Events Return Address Itasca Winter Wonderland Santa Claus Usher Park Itasca, IL 60143 ✁ NOTE: Parents,DropOff erONLY at herPark –Lettersto antaMailbox UsherPark, 03S.Walnut,Itasca F R E E ! Disney Characters on Ice! Skate alongside with Elsa & Anna! Giggle with Olaf! There will be music, photo opportunities, hot cocoa, treats and a craft. If you plan on skating, you must bring your own skates Pre registration is required for this event Each person attending must register children and adults. (GS) AGE: All DAy DATE TImE Sat Jan 21 12 2pm FEE CoDE $10/$12 361221 01 LoCATIon: Softball Complex, 650 N. Rohlwing Road, Itasca

Lucky’s

Flashlight Hunt

Hunt at Washington Park! He will be leaving green and gold coins, as well as some other fun treats for you to search for. Some items you find can be turned in for prizes! All participants will walk away with a themed goody bag. Please bring a flashlight. (ER)

AGE: 1 14yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Wed Mar 15 8 8:30pm $8 421213 01

LoCATIon: Washington Shelter mIn/mAx: 10/50

DEADLInE: Wed Mar 8

Spring Fling

aturday, April 1 • 10:30am 12:00pm

Washington Park

his is the ultimate Easter event for Itasca families! The Easter Bunny be out and about hiding special treats for youngsters to find. If you you’ll find a ticket inside an egg that is redeemable for a grand prize! Kids will also have the opportunity to take a picture with the Easter Bunny Don’t forget to bring baskets and your camera to capture the fun Your family won’t want to miss out on this event! (ER)

The Egg Hunt starts at 11am sharp! Pictures with the Easter Bunny begin at 10:30am. Please bring your own camera. Free for all ages.

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District has the inside scoop and knows when the leprechaun will be running around Itasca, leaving a trail of green items and even some gold coins in people's front yards Set a trap in your front lawn and see if you can catch him! Don't be surprised if he leaves green items and trinkets to find in your front lawn, along with some gold coins around your trap Make sure traps are set out in the front lawn on Thursday, March 16th between 12:00 3:00 pm This program is limited to Itasca Park District and Village Residents (ER)

If you are an Itasca Village resident but not a park district resident, call the office at 630 773 2257 for assistance

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Thu Mar 16 12 3pm $15 421212 01

DEADLInE: Thu Mar 9 mIn/mAx: 6/24

The Itasca Bunny is hoppi town and visiting Itasca Par and Village Residents Parti get a 5 minute driveway vis bunny and a bunny basket! the household is $25, and children are $15 each Plea home and ready anytime be and 3 pm A more specific t emailed the day before (E resident, you can call the office at 630 773 2257 for assistance registering AGE: 1 14yrs DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE Sun Apr 2 11am 3pm $25 421208 01 Sun Apr 2 11am 3pm $15 421208 02 DEADLInE: Sun Mar 19 mIn/mAx: 4/20

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Trap
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Eggstreme Teen Night

g “eggcellent” Easter Egg Hunt! There will be hundreds of eggs hidden throughout the park for you to seek out. Check your eggs for candy and various prizes Don’t forget your flashlight! If there is inclement weather, the hunt will be relocated indoors. (ER)

AGE: 10 15yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE Tue LoCATIo Washingt

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Egg
SeniorScram Grab your flashlights and head to the Springbrook Nature for an Egg Hunt in the dark! Each participant will be able to hunt for 12 eggs Make sure to check your eggs after for candy, prizes or the prize egg! (ER)
1-14yrs
TImE FEE CoDE
8 8:30pm
Nature Center
Mon Mar 27
Seniors, come out and remember wh 60+ egg hunt is sure to bring out the child in ever yone! Inside each egg
will be candy, a coupon, or prize (ER)
60+
7pm FREE
Rec Center Gym Adult
Fla shl ight
Hunt
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Mon Apr 3
LoCATIon:
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DAy DATE TImE FEE Wed Apr 5
LoCATIon:
Eggstravaganza
Hunts are not just for kids! Get your running shoes on and be ready for an intense egg hunt! Hundreds of eggs will be hidden throughout Washington Park. Check your eggs for candy and various prizes!
forget your
the hunt will be relocated
Egg
Don’t
flashlights! If there is inclement weather,
indoors. (ER)
AGE: 18+yrs
DAy DATE TImE FEE LoCATIon Thu Apr 6 8pm FREE Washington Park

from 10am 12pm

Springbrook nature Center

Arbor Day n Water Egg Hunt! Some lucky eggs are redeemable for a prize! An adult MUST accompany all children Parents are welcome to swim with their ch ges 6 years and under MUST be directly super vised by an adult in and out of the water All participants and their families are welcome to swim after the hunts The Egg Hunts will promptly start at 6pm & 7 pm, arrive early (GS) AGE:
14yrs DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE
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Water Egg Hunt Special Events 13 Winter-Spring 2023 P R O G R A M S & E V E N T S
Birth
Wed Mar 22 6 6:30pm
per child 411202
Wed Mar 22 7 7:30pm
per child 411202 02 LoCATIon: Eaglewood Resort, 1401 Nordic Road, Itasca 60143 mIn/mAx: 25/40
Monday, May 29th | 9:30am
Celebration F R E E !
Join us from 10am Noon on Saturday, April 29 to help celebrate Arbor Day, a national holiday created to recognize the importance of trees Mayor Pruyn will kick off the event with the annual Arbor Day Proclamation, followed by any tree dedications. Make a craft and help beautify our forest by planting some native wildflowers The Davey Tree Expert Company will provide a tree climbing demonstration and some seedlings Wings & Talons will be displaying their Birds of Prey (CC) M2O23emorial PDayarad e
SPonSoRED By: Village of Itasca Itasca Park District
Join us for the annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29th beginning at 9:30am. Any group wishing to participate, please contact the Itasca Park District by May 4th at 630 773 2257or registrar@itascaparkdistrict com A Memorial Ser vice will be held immediately following the parade at Usher Park, courtesy of the VFW Post #5167 (ER)

14 Days Off School & After School

After School Days Of f

Kids Day Of f Program

Kids will enjoy their days off at school with themed activities, games, crafts, and a ton of fun with friends at the park district! Some days will include field trips Campers should wear comfortable clothing and gym shoes, and bring a lunch and water bottle. Extended Care is available $15 per child, per day 7:30 8:30 am & 4:30 5:30 pm. (ER)

AGE: Kindergarten 5th Grade

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Thu Dec 22 8:30am 4:30pm $50 / $60 220718 06

Fri Dec 23 8:30am 4:30pm $50 / $60 220718 07

Mon Dec 26 8:30am 4:30pm $50 / $60 220718 08

Tue Dec 27 8:30am 4:30pm $50 / $60 220718 09

Wed Dec 28 8:30am 4:30pm $50 / $60 220718-10

Thu Dec 29 8:30am 4:30pm $50 / $60 220718 11

Fri Dec 30 8:30am 4:30pm $50 / $60 220718 12

Mon Jan 2 8:30am 4:30pm $50 / $60 220718 13

Tue Jan 3 8:30am 4:30pm $50 / $60 220718 14

Wed Jan 4 8:30am 4:30pm $50 / $60 220718 15

Mon Jan 16 8:30am 4:30pm $50 / $60 420718 01

Mon Feb 20 8:30am 4:30pm $50 / $60 420718 02

Fri Mar 3 8:30am 4:30pm $50 / $60 420718 03

Mon Mar 6 8:30am 4:30pm $60 / $55 420718 04

Mon Mar 27 8:30am 4:30pm $50 / $60 420718 05

Tue Mar 28 8:30am 4:30pm $50 / $60 420718 06

Wed Mar 29 8:30am 4:30pm $50 / $60 420718 07

Thu Mar 30 8:30am-4:30pm $50 / $60 420718 08

Fri Mar 31 8:30am 4:30pm $50 / $60 420718 09

Fri Apr 7 8:30am 4:30pm $50 / $60 420718 10 LoCATIon:

Winter Solstice Celebration

Celebrate the Solstice on the longest night of the year! We will take a hike, learn about solstice traditions around the world, make Yule crafts and see how animals prepare for the cold nights ahead (CC)

AGE: 8 12yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Wed Dec 21 4 5:30pm $14/$17 311417 01

LoCATIon: Nature Center mIn/mAx: 6/10 InSTRUCToR: Ms. Jess

Af ter School Art Club

Get your creative juices flowing! Join us for a one hour session each week to practice skills and techniques, work on exciting projects, and experiment with different media Students will be able to explore their own ideas, and find out what it means to be an artist. Get ready to make some outstanding artwork! (CC)

AGE: 7 12yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Thu Jan 12 26 4 5pm $27/$33 321401 01

Thu Feb 9 23 4 5pm $27/$33 321401 02

LoCATIon: Nature Center mIn/mAx: 6/10 InSTRUCToR: Staff

Af ter School Craf ts & Snack

Create a craft and enjoy a snack Each session will have a different theme. We will supply ever ything you need for crafting You supply the snack (CC)

AGE: 5 9yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Wed Jan 4-Feb 1 4 5pm $45/$55 311421 01

Wed Feb 22 Mar 22 4 5pm $45/$55 311421 02

Thurs Apr 6 May 4 4 5pm $45/$55 311421-03

LoCATIon: Nature Center mIn/mAx: 6/10 InSTRUCToR: Ms Jess

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Iris Room mIn/mAx: 6/13 DEADLInE: Week Before “Frozen” Fun Join us for a morning of “Frozen” inspired science and crafts Some of the activities will include building castles, melting frozen hearts, and making snow Bring a snack (CC) AGE: 4-7yrs DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE Mon Jan 16 9am 12pm $27/$33 311404 01 LoCATIon: Nature Center mIn/mAx: 6/12 InSTRUCToR: Ms. Debbie
Depot Museum 15 Fee: $190 • Party includes two hours with a staff member to run games and craft. Pizza package and goody bags available. Contact Erika Rubo at 630-773-2257 or erubo@itascaparkdistrict.com to reserve a date. Choo-Choo Birthday Parties From parties for birthdays, graduations, baby showers, and receptions in the Iris Room or Lounge to meetings in the Willow Room; to basketball or volleyball in the Gymnasium, we have the facility for you! Please fill out a Room Rental Application and turn it in at the Registration Desk We will work with you to schedule a date. For more information call Griffin at 630-773-2257 for Rec Center Rentals or Chris for Nature Center Rentals. ■ Lounge ■ Iris Room ■ Iris A & B ■ Willow Room ■ Gymnasium ■ Springbrook Nature Center Facilit y Rentals 101 North Catalpa ■ Itasca, IL 60143 Reopening Spring 2023 Watch for more details Depot Museum & Caboose Visit www.itascaparkdistrict.com/rentals for more information. NEW! Hideaway Room Looking for a unique location to host your next special event? Check out the brand new room at the Itasca Waterpark This facility is equipped with a large buffet style counter top, sink, and refrigerator. Ser vices provided include table/chair set up and break down, garbage containers and liners, and floor cleaning. Renter is responsible for kitchen clean up Table cloths, cookware and utensils are not provided. Room rentals and birthday parties are available throughout the year in a private space for your party Winter-Spring 2023 P R O G R A M S & E V E N T S
i t a s c a p a r k d i s t r i c t c o m Itasca P a Pa r k D i s t ist r i ct 16 General Infor mation Itasca P a r k D i s t rict Wa t e r p a r k 2 O 2 3 Early Bird POOL PASSES Early Bird Passes On Sale April 1st online www.itascaparkdistrict.com ■ The Dog Park is open sunrise to sunset ever y day for free. ■ All dog users must meet DuPage County vaccinations and be up-to-date. ■ See all Dog Park Rules at itascaparkdistrict.com/dogpark ■ Questions? Contact Rec Super visor, Kevin Myers at kmyers@itascaparkdistrict.com The Itasca Dog Park is located on Rohlwing Road at: Softball Complex East Field, 650 N. Rohlwing Road, Itasca, IL 60143

the Itasca Park District

Infor mation 17 Special Interest Instructor Opportunities Jobs at
The Itasca Park District is currently seeking instructors to offer fun and exciting recreational and educational classes to your community We offer classes for all ages: toddlers, youth, teen, adults and seniors The following areas are suggestions for class proposals: For more information or to submit a proposal, please contact Erika Rubo at erubo@itascaparkdistrict.com. ■ Health & Fitness ■ Music ■ Performing Arts ■ Dog Obedience ■ Arts & Crafts ■ Cooking ■ Nature ■ STEM ■ Photography ■ Educational ■ Historical We are looking for community builders of tomorrow to get started in some great job opportunities for 2023! Join a team that strives to provide our community with fun, exciting and meaningful experiences with classes, programs and camps Take a look and apply today! https://www itascaparkdistrict com/Jobs aspx ■ Front Desk Staff ■ Building Super visors ■ Nature Center Counselors ■ Gym Super visor Winter-Spring 2023 P R O G R A M S & E V E N T S
General

Young Explorers Camp

Join our Young Explorers Summer Camp designed especially for the youngest nature enthusiasts. Learn about Itasca Nature Center's wild animals and get the chance to meet some live critters Each session will feature a nature walk, art project, snack, and a stor y based on the animal of the day. Please dress for the weather, wear closed toed shoes, and bring a small snack each day (CC)

AGE: 3 5yrs

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DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE Mon Fri June 12 16 9 11am $105/$125 111400 01 Mon Fri Aug 7 11 9 11am $105/$125 111400 02 LoCATIon: Nature Center mIn/mAx: 6/16 InSTRUCToR:
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DATE TImE FEE CoDE Mon Fri Jul 31 Aug 4 9am 12pm $142/$152 111408 01 Mon Fri Jul 31 Aug 4 12:30 3:30pm $142/$152 111408 02
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In this STEM based camp, kids will learn about different types of homes and habitats for both people and animals Then we’ll get to work designing and building them! Projects will include tepees, igloos, castles, bird nests, bee hives, and more (CC) AGE: 5 8yrs DAy
LoCATIon: Nature Center mIn/mAx: 6/16
Ms Debbie

Summer Nature Center Camps 19 Winter-Spring

Seuss Science Camp

h morning we will read favorite Dr Seuss books and follow up with science lated activities, experiments, and crafts. Some topics to be covered this year anets, musical instruments, animals, and plants This is a fun filled week for ung scientists! (CC)

4 7yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Mon Fri July 24 28 9am 12pm $142/$152 111407 01

Mon Fri July 24 28 12:30 3:30pm $142/$152 111407 02

LoCATIon: Nature Center mIn/mAx: 6/16

InSTRUCToR: Ms. Debbie

Wacky Art, Science & Engineering Camp

y popular demand! Campers will discover some weird science as they find out out lumpy liquids and squishy solids, make their own slime, learn about oating rocks and experiment with quick sand They will participate in different xperiments and engineering challenges, along with creating their own art sterpieces! (CC)

11yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Mon Fri June 19 23 9am 1pm $160/$170 121400 01

Mon Fri June 26 30 9am 1pm $160/$170 121400 02

LoCATIon: Nature Center mIn/mAx: 8/16

InSTRUCToR: Camp Staff

Treasure Hunters Camp

Follow a different map each day to find the hidden treasure box at Springbrook Nature Center. Whether cracking open a geode or finding a fossil, this will be an adventure you can’t pass up We will explore natural treasures within the plant and animal community as we hike through the forest, prairie, and creek. Each day will include stimulating art and craft projects accompanied by nature hikes, a creek walk, and other exciting outdoor activities! (CC)

AGE: 7 11yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Wed Fri July 5 7 9am 1pm $100/$110 121414 01

Mon Fri July 10 14 9am 1pm $160/$170 121414 02

Mon Fri July 17 21 9am 1pm $160/$170 121414 03

LoCATIon: Nature Center mIn/mAx: 8/16

InSTRUCToR: Camp Staff

Things With Wings

Enter the world of ever ything that flies. Through crafts, nature walks and stories each day we will focus on a new winged creature Butterflies, birds, ladybugs, bees and more!! Please bring a beach towel and snack daily. Dress for the weather and wear closed toe shoes (CC)

AGE: 4 9yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Mon Fri Aug 7 11 12:30 3:30pm $142/$152 111416 01

LoCATIon: Nature Center mIn/mAx: 8/16

InSTRUCToR: Ms Jess

Twilight Camp

Each day will have a different theme. We will learn about nocturnal animals, perform wacky science experiments, enjoy hikes, campfire songs and make crafts. Wear comfortable clothes that you won't mind getting messy and closed toe shoes Don't forget to bring a snack and bug spray each day (CC)

AGE: 7 13yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Mon Fri Jun 19 23 5:30 9:30pm $160/$170 111417 01 Mon Fri July 10 14 5:30 9:30pm $160/$170 111417 02

LoCATIon: Nature Center mIn/mAx: 8/16

InSTRUCToR: Ms Jess

Prairie Style Art & Arc hitecture

Explore the world of one of the most influential architects of all time Frank Lloyd Wright pioneered the art of conser vation and working within nature We will learn about prairie style art as well as create our own home model based on lesson plans from his trust On the last day of camp, we will visit Frank Lloyd Wright's home and studio in Oak Park Camp will run until 5pm on Friday because of the field trip (CC)

AGE: 11 15yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Mon-Fri Jun 12-16 12:00-3:00pm $185/$195 111418-01

LoCATIon: Nature Center mIn/mAx: 8/13

InSTRUCToR: Ms Jess

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20 Summer Day Camps

Summer Camp 2023

■ Camp will follow all current COVID and masks guidelines

■ Payment Plans will be available and must be turned in by May 1st.

■ The Itasca Summer Day Camps follow the Itasca School District #10 Calendar

■ Refunds or pro rated fees will not be granted if a camper misses camp, no exceptions!

■ Camp Butterflies and Camp Adventure will go to the Itasca Waterpark M/W/F afternoons (unless pool is closed due to low attendance or inclement weather)

■ Camp Adventure goes on weekly field trips ever y Thursday

■ Participants must provide their own laundr y basket, towel, swim suit, lunch, snacks, drink, & water bottle each day unless other wise specified Campers should wear comfortable clothing and gym shoes ever y day

■ Please wear sunscreen We will apply sunscreen prior to leaving for the pool. If you wish to have staff help your child, please provide us with the spray sunscreen labeled with your child’s name

■ Extended hours are available for Camp Butterflies, Camp Adventure, and Teen Travel Camp.

■ Day Camp Swim Lessons are available for Camp Butterflies and Camp Adventure

Summer Day Camp Hours

■ Pre-camp hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7am-9am

■ Regular Full Camp Hours 9am-4pm

■ Regular Half Day Hours 9am-12pm ■ Post-camp Hours 4pm-6pm

Pre/Post Camp Punc h Cards

■ Purchase punch cards in $85 (20 hours), $45 (10 hours), or $25 (5 hours) increments!

■ Punch cards are punched in half hour increments

■ Punch cards are non refundable and can be purchased throughout summer

Waterpark Concession Dollars

If you would like your child to be able to purchase concessions at the pool, you must purchase a concession card at the front desk for $30 or $10. This card will be given to the Camp Director and he/she will be responsible for monitoring what campers are purchasing and spending. Camp staff will not be responsible for lost or stolen money. Campers who do not have a concession card will not be permitted to go to the concession stand during pool time. All concession cards with balances will be returned for use during the rest of the pool season

AGE: 2 4yrs

Camp Caterpillars

This camp is all about learning through fun! Campers will participate in games, singing, outdoor play, and arts and crafts. Counselors will offer different themes each week while focusing on age appropriate learning skills that will benefit your little camper in the fall (ER)

*No Camp July 4

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

3 4 yrs M//W/F Jun 5 Jul 28 9am 12pm $450 110331 01

3 4 yrs T/Th June 6 Jul 27 9am 12pm $300 110331 02

2 3 yrs T/Th June 6 Jul 27 10am 12pm $200 110331 03

LoCATIon: Kaleidoscope Room

DEADLInE: May 29 mIn/mAx: 10/18

Camp But ter flies

Watch as your child develops, grows, and emerges throughout this camp. Young campers will have a blast as they participate in interactive games and activities that will teach the importance of sharing, listening, and cooperation Children will explore science, crafts, songs, stories, and the outdoors in a fun and social environment that fosters creativity in ever y child (ER)

*No Camp July 4

AGE: 4 6yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Mon,Wed,Fri Jun 5 Jun 16 9am 12pm $110/$120 110334 01

Mon,Wed,Fri Jun 19 Jun 30 9am 12pm $110/$120 110334 02

Mon,Wed,Fri Jul 3 Jul 14 9am 12pm $110/$120 110334 03

Mon,Wed,Fri Jul 17 Jul 28 9am 12pm $110/$120 110334 04

Mon,Wed,Fri Jul 31 Aug 4 9am 12pm $55/$60 110334 05

Mon,Wed,Fri Jun 5 Jun 16 9am 4pm $196/$206 110334 06

Mon,Wed,Fri Jun 19 Jun 30 9am 4pm $196/$206 110334 07

Mon,Wed,Fri Jul 3 Jul 14 9am 4pm $196/$206 110334 08

Mon,Wed,Fri Jul 17 Jul 28 9am 4pm $196/$206 110334 09

Mon,Wed,Fri Jul 31-Aug 4 9am-4pm $98/$203 110334-10

Tue,Thu Jun 6 Jun 15 9am 12pm $82/$92 110334 11

Tue,Thu Jun 20 Jun 29 9am 12pm $82/$92 110334 12

Tue,Thu Jul 6-Jul 13 9am-12pm $62/$72 110334-13

Tue,Thu Jul 18 Jul 27 9am 12pm $82/$92 110334 14

Tue,Thu Aug 1 Aug 3 9am 12pm $41/$46 110334 15

Tue,Thu Jun 6-Jun 15 9am-4pm $140/$150 110334-16

Tue,Thu Jun 20 Jun 29 9am 4pm $140/$150 110334 17

Tue,Thu Jul 6 Jul 13 9am 4pm $105/$115 110334 18

Tue,Thu Jul 18 Jul 27 9am 4pm $140/$150 110334 19

Tue,Thu Aug 1 Aug 3 9am 4pm $70/$80 110334 20

LoCATIon: Preschool Room mIn/mAx: 10/24

DEADLInE: Wednesday before each session starts

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Winter-Spring

Day Camp Swim Lessons

Summer Day Camps 21

Teen Travel Camp

Teens, this camp is designed just for you! Travel to new and exciting locations with fun filled activities including bowling, mini-golf, water parks, and much more! Fee includes a teen only field trip ever y Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Mondays will be spent at the Itasca Water Park Campers need to bring a lunch, drink, and bathing suit each day This is the ultimate summer experience for teenagers (ER)

Camp Adventure

Learn how to swim and be safe in and around the water! Each child will be tested and placed in the appropriate level on e

*No Class July 4

GRADE: 6th 9th

TImE: 9am 4pm* Buses leave at 9:30 am for field trips/activities

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Mon Fri Jun 5 Jun 9 9am 4pm $215/$225 131584 01

Mon Fri Jun 12 Jun 16 9am 4pm $215/$225 131584 04

Mon Fri Jun 19 Jun 23 9am 4pm $215/$225 131584 07

Mon Fri Jun 26 Jun 30 9am 4pm $215/$225 131584 10

Mon, Wed Fri Jul 3 Jul 7* 9am 4pm $172/$182 131584 13

Mon Fri Jul 10 Jul 14 9am 4pm $215/$225 131584 16

Mon Fri Jul 17 Jul 21 9am 4pm $215/$225 131584 19

Mon Fri Jul 24 Jul 28 9am 4pm $215/$225 131584 22

adventurous activities! Campers will be kept busy each day with outdoor games, crafts, playground time, and sports, along with time spent in the gymnasium On M/W/F afternoons, campers will go to the Itasca Waterpark Thursdays are field trip days in which they will venture off to an exciting place for the day Because camp will be located mainly outdoors, kids will be active and busy each day What a perfect way to spend the summer! 2, 3, 4, and 5 day options! Choose your days! (ER)

*No Camp July 4

GRADES: 1st 6th

DAy DATE TImE REG FEE CoDE

Mon Fri Jun 5 Jun 9 9am 4pm $185/$195 120850 01

Mon Fri Jun 12 Jun 16 9am 4pm $185/$195 120850 05

Mon Fri Jun 19 Jun 23 9am 4pm $185/$195 120850 09

Mon Fri Jun 26 Jun 30 9am 4pm $185/$195 120850 13

Mon, Wed Fri Jul 3 Jul 7* 9am 4pm $166/$176 120850 17

Mon Fri Jul 10 Jul 14 9am 4pm $185/$195 120850 21

Mon Fri Jul 17 Jul 21 9am 4pm $185/$195 120850 25

Mon Fri Jul 24 Jul 28 9am 4pm $185/$195 120850 29

Mon Fri Jul 31 Aug 4 9am 4pm $185/$195 120850 33

Mon Fri Aug 7 Aug 11 9am 4pm $185/$195 120850 37

EARLy BIRD: 5 Days $175/$185, 4 Days- $166/$176, 3 Days $140/$150, 2 Days $105/$115

LoCATIon: Washington Park mIn/mAx: 30/90

DEADLInE: Wednesday before each session starts

Mon Fri Jul 31 Aug 4 9am 4pm $215/$225 131584 25

Mon Fri Aug 7 Aug 11 9am 4pm $215/$225 131584 28

EARLy BIRD: $205/$215; 3 Day- $163/$173; 2 Day- $137/$147

LoCATIon: Washington Park mIn/mAx: 14/26

DEADLInE: Wednesday before each session starts

Counselor in Training

The Counselor in Training (CIT) Program is for teens who want to learn to work with children and develop leadership skills This program is perfect for any teen who wishes to be a counselor one day CITs will work with either Camp Butterflies or Camp Adventure, under the super vision of the Camp Director and CIT Director CITs will help set up and lead games, crafts, activities, help clean up, assist all counselors, and assist with super vision at pool time Potential CITs must fill out an application and come in for an inter view, just like a full day counselor CITs will go through training before camp begins and will meet regularly throughout the summer The CIT fee includes a t shirt, field trips, entrance to the waterpark and trainings (ER)

*No Class July 4

AGE: 12 15yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Mon-Fri June 5-Aug 11 9am-4pm $500/$525 131589-01

Tue, Thu June 6 Aug 10 9am 4pm $215/$240 131589 02

Mon, Wed, Fri June 5 Aug 11 9am 4pm $310/$335 131589 03

mIn/mAx: 1/15

2023 P R O G R A M S & E V E N T S

2022-2023

Current Class Openings

Please call for information on available spots in our current Junior Kindergarten, Preschool, Enrichment (extra day option) and Tiny Tikes classes at 630 773 2257.

School resumes Thursday Januar y 5th

open Registration begins Tuesday, Jan 24

Registration Requirements

■ Must have a household account set up at the Park District prior to on line registration

■ Online registration available only if paying in full

■ First Payment (All Students)

■ Proof of Residency, i e Driver’s License or utility bill (All Students)

■ Copy of Birth Certificate (All Students)

Information Night for Prospective Students

2023-2024

monday, January 23, 2023 at 6:30pm

Come meet our teachers and visit the classrooms of the Itasca Park District Early Education Program Teachers will present an overview of our three year program including curriculum, program goals, and class routine, as well as answer any of your questions Classes are offered for children who will be 2 or older by September 1, 2023

*Pre-Registration begins monday, January 16

8am: Current Students (Park District Residents and siblings)

10am: Current Students (Non Park District Residents and siblings)

*Pre registration for 2023 2024 Preschool and Jr. Kindergarten programs will be allowed for those currently enrolled in the Itasca Park District Tiny Tikes or Preschool Programs Current students will receive pre registration information in class.

■ School Physical (All Students due by October 15)

Registration is now available online or accepted in person during regular business hours at the Itasca Recreation Center.

All of our Early Childhood Education classes follow the Itasca School District #10 calendar for holidays and weather related closings.

■ There is a $100 cancellation fee for withdrawing from Tiny Tikes, Preschool or Junior Kindergarten.

■ There is a $50 cancellation fee for withdrawing from the Enrichment additional day options.

$196/$210 $1,570/$1,689 $1,764/$1,890

Preschool (3rd day M**) $100/$105 $613/$647 $100/$105 $713/$752 $900/$945

Preschool (3rd day W or F**) $112/$117 $706/$749 $112/$117 $818/$866 $1008/$10538

Jr. Kindergarten (3 day MWF*) $220/$238 $1,577/$1,707 $220/$238 $1,797/$1,945 $1,980/$2,142

Jr. Kindergarten (4th day T or TH**) $120/$133 $772/$869 $120/$133 $892/$1,002 $1,080/$1,197

Jr. Kindergarten (5th day T/ TH**) $168/$188 $1,225/$1,373 $168/$188 $1,393/$1,561 $1,512/$1,692

*There is a $100 cancellation fee for withdrawing from this class. A late payment or insufficient funds notice will result in a $25 fee.

**There is a $50 cancellation fee for withdrawing from this class.

i t a s c a p a r k d i s t r i c t c o m Itasca P a Pa r k D i s t ist r i ct 22 Early Childhood Education 2023-2024 Tiny Tikes, Presc hool, and Junior Kindergarten Payment Information your first payment is due at registration. Then choose from Payment Plan 1 or Plan 2 for the remaining balance
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tuition is due
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1st Payment due at Registration Balance Res./Non Res. Plan1 (due Aug 10) Plan 2 (8 installments of) Total for Plan1 Total for Plan2
Tikes (2 day M/W*) $181/$195 $1,213/$1,354 $181/$195 $1,394/$1,549 $1,629/$1,755
(3rd Day F 9:00a*) $110/$118 $694/$757 $110/$118 $804/$875 $990/$1,062
(1 day F
Jan start*) $154/$164 $407/$438 $154/$164
$196/$210 $1,374/$1,479
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The total annual tuition is divided equally over nine payments The first payment is due at registration The remaining eight payments are made by Electronic Fund Transfers from your account on the 10th or next business day of August through March
Tiny
Tiny Tikes
Tiny Tikes
11:30a
$561/$602 $616/$656(4 payments) Preschool (2 day T/TH*)

Early Childhood Education 23 Winter-Spring

Tiny Tikes 2023-2024

(1, 2, and 3 Day Options)

AGE: 24 months by Sep 1, 2023

*AGE: 24 months by Jan 1, 2024 for Friday 11:30 am class which begins in Januar y 2024

This transitional class is designed for children who will be attending class alone for the first time Students will participate in circle time activities, stories, creative art, free play, and snack, while starting basic academic skills. Children may enroll in both a Monday/Wednesday class and a Friday class for a three day option

1 Day options

DAy DATE TImE CoDE

Fri Sep 8 May 17 9 11am 510101 02

*Fri Jan 5 May 17 11:30am 1:30pm 510101 04

2 Day options

DAy DATE TImE CoDE

Mon, Wed Sep 6 May 15 9 11am 510101 01

Mon, Wed Sep 6 May 15 11:30am 1:30pm 510101 03

3 Day options (Add a Friday class to the Monday/Wednesday option)

LoCATIon: Rec Center mIn/mAx: 12/16

Preschool 2023-2024 (2 and 3 Day Options)

AGE: 3 years by Sep 1, 2023 and toilet trained. Our Preschool program offers your child an introduction to structured learning and socialization using educational games, art, music, and stories along with unstructured play in a theme based curriculum The class emphasizes color, shape, and number recognition along with fine motor and social skills. The optional third day extends the curriculum in a smaller group setting in order to provide more individualized attention. The third day of the program is held at Springbrook Nature Center, which provides many opportunities for outdoor learning activities

2 Day options

DAy DATE TImE CoDE

Tue, Thu Sep 5 May 16 9 11:30am 510100 01

Tue, Thu Sep 5 May 16 9 11:30am 510100 02

Tue, Thu Sep 5 May 16 12:15 2:45pm 510100 03

LoCATIon: Rec Center mIn/mAx: 12/18

3 Day options

(Add a monday, Wednesday, or Friday class to one of the above sections)

This class has been developed for students who are ready for an additional day of learning or for those who could benefit from more individualized attention in a small class setting. This program will enhance the curriculum being taught in the Itasca Park District T/TH classes It includes theme based STEM activities, instructive busy bags, independent math packs, and alphabet readiness curriculum. Students will use the outdoor facilities at the Nature Center each day to extend what has been learned in the classroom. (CC)

DAy DATE TImE CoDE

Mon Sep 11-May 13 9-11:30am 511400-01

Wed Sep 6 May 15 9 11:30am 511400 02

Fri Sep 8 May 17 9 11:30am 511400 03

LoCATIon: Nature Center mIn/mAx: 6/8

Junior Kindergarten 2023-2024 (3, 4, and 5 Day Options)

AGE: 4 years by Sep 1, 2023 and toilet trained

Our Junior Kindergarten program provides excellent groundwork for Kindergarten and future learning Using a theme based curriculum, the class emphasizes alphabet recognition, phonics, and numbers. These skills are acquired through a variety of games, art, music, stories and science activities, along with daily small group work The fourth and fifth day options extend the curriculum in a smaller group setting in order to provide more individualized attention in preparation for full day Kindergarten programs. The fourth and fifth days of the program are held at Springbrook Nature Center, which provides many opportunities for outdoor learning activities (CC)

3 Day options

DAy DATE TImE CoDE

Mon, Wed, Fri Sep 6 May 15 8:45 11:45am 510103 01

Mon, Wed, Fri Sep 6 May 15 12:15 3:15pm 510103 02

LoCATIon: Rec Center mIn/mAx: 12/18

4 and 5 Day options

(Add Tuesday, Thursday, or both to one of the above sections)

Combine our Enrichment Program with our Junior Kindergarten class to help make the transition to full day five day Kindergarten a little easier next year This class has been developed for students who are ready for additional days of learning or for those who could benefit from more individualized attention in a small class setting This program will enhance the curriculum being taught in the Itasca Park District M/W/F classes It includes theme based STEM activities along with pre reading and math skills in a Kindergarten readiness curriculum Students will use the outdoor facilities at the Nature Center each day to extend what has been learned in the classroom (CC)

DAy DATE TImE CoDE

Tue Sep 5 May 14 8:45 11:45am 511403 01

Thu Sep 7 May 16 8:45 11:45am 511403 02

Tue/Thu Sep 5-May 16 8:45-11:45am 511404-01

Tue/Thu Sep 5 May 16 12:15 3:15pm 511404 02

LoCATIon: Nature Center mIn/mAx: 6/8

2023 P R O G R A M S & E V E N T S For more information
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Please contact : Debbie Maginity Early Education Program Coordinator E mail:
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Phone: 630.773.2257

24 Early Childhood

Summer

JK, Presc hool & Tiny Tikes Prog rams

Join this structured summer program to keep your child academically engaged! Our summer session follows the same format as our school year program while enjoying the beautiful surroundings at the Nature Center This class includes crafts, songs, learning games, stor y time, and outdoor activities, as we continue to focus on academic skills

Summer Junior Kindergarten

The summer Junior Kindergarten class is perfect for children who want a head start on pre reading skills or those who could use a review of alphabet and phonics skills before Kindergarten (CC)

AGE: 4 by Sep 1, 2022

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE Mon, Wed June 5 July 19 9am 12pm $303/$344 111401 01

LoCATIon: Nature Center mIn/mAx: 6/8

InSTRUCToR: Ms Debbie

Summer Presc hool

Preschoolers will review colors, shapes, and numbers and be introduced to alphabet and phonics skills which will be covered in fall Junior Kindergarten (CC)

AGE: 3 by Sep 1, 2022

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE Tue, Thu June 6 July 20 9am 12pm $319/$363 111402 01 *no class July 4th

LoCATIon: Nature Center mIn/mAx: 6/8

InSTRUCToR: Ms. Debbie

Summer Tiny Tikes

The summer Tiny Tikes session is a great way to keep your child involved in a structured learning environment before starting Preschool. Class emphasis will be on fine motor skills such as name tracing and cutting as well as colors, numbers, and shapes (CC)

AGE: 2 by Sep 1, 2022

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Fri June 9 July 21 9 11:30am $193/$215 111405 01

LoCATIon: Nature Center mIn/mAx: 6/8

InSTRUCToR: Ms Debbie

Enric hment Classes

Kid Roc k & Tot Roc k

This interactive class has ever yone on their feet! We all learn together while engaging in active, creative, music based activities, while using rhythm instruments and movement props. All class procedures are designed to keep staff and students safe. Activities are age appropriate by class and include songs and rhymes, rhythm and coordination, fine and gross motor, imagination and sensor y, listening and following directions skills Sing, dance, play, learn, and imagine with us! www rockitkids com (CC)

Tot Rock (1 years old with parent)

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Mon Jan 9 Feb 6 9:00 9:40am $55/$70 310705 01

Mon Feb 20 Mar 20 9:00 9:40am $55/$70 310705 02

Mon Apr 10 May 22 9:00 9:40am $77/$92 410705 01

Kid Rock I (2-3 years old with parent)

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Mon Jan 9 Feb 6 9:45 10:25am $55/$70 310209 01

Mon Feb 20 Mar 20 9:45 10:25am $55/$70 310209 03

Mon Apr 10 May 22 9:45 10:25am $77/$92 410209 01

Kid Rock II (3-5 years old without parent)

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Mon Jan 9-Feb 6 10:30-11:10am $55/$70 310209-02

Mon Feb 20 Mar 20 10:30 11:10am $55/$70 310209 04

Mon Apr 10 May 22 10:30 11:10am $77/$92 410209 02

LoCATIon: Connolly Rec. Center, 22W130 Thorndale Ave., Medinah, IL 60157 mIn/mAx: 2/3

Reindeer Roc k

Are you ready for a fun winter evening of reindeer games, crafts, and snacks? We will also make presents for parents Snack and juice will be provided Your little one will love this class! (GS)

AGE: 3 7yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Sat Dec 17 10 11:30am $15/$20 210203 01

LoCATIon: Preschool Room mIn/mAx: 5/10

DEADLInE: Tue Dec 13

Cupid ’s Creations

Join us for an evening of Valentine's excitement! We will make Valentine's Day crafts, play Valentine themed games plus make a delicious snack to enjoy! (GS)

AGE: 3-7yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Sat Feb 4 10 11:30am $15/$20 310202 01

LoCATIon: Preschool Room mIn/mAx: 5/10

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Early Childhood

Play, Clay, & Fun

Make your own play dough! Shape and create something new in each class. We will form, dr y, and paint a masterpiece of your ver y own to bring home. A parent or guardian must accompany their child in this class. (GS)

AGE: 2 4yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Wed Feb 22 Mar 22 9:30 10:15am $30/$35 410202 01

LoCATIon: Iris B mIn/mAx: 5/10

Wonder ful Wednesdays

Come along and join us ever y Wednesday as we play games, create crafts, sing songs, and make new friends! (GS)

AGE: 3 6yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE Wed Feb 22 Mar 22 10:30 11:15am $30/$35 410203 01

LoCATIon: Iris B mIn/mAx: 5/10

Shamroc k Shake

Come have a 'shamrocking' good time! Spend an exciting evening celebrating St Patrick's Day! Kids will do St Pat's Day crafts, games, and have a delicious snack! (GS)

AGE: 3 7yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE Sat Mar 11 10 11:30am $15/$20 310203 01 LoCATIon: Preschool Room mIn/mAx: 5/10

Teacups & Tutus

Watch your aspiring dancer's dream come true as they dance and twirl like real ballerinas! Put on your tutus and join us for tea, sandwiches, cookies, and a ballet lesson! Please email Erika at erubo@itascaparkdistrict com with any allergies (ER)

AGE: 2 4yrs

DAy DATE Tue Mar 14

TImE FEE 11 11:45am $20 / $25 CoDE: 310501 01

LoCATIon: Lounge mIn/mAx: 4/8

DEADLInE: Tue Mar 7

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Kids Cooking

Kids will love this simple, but fun cooking class! All food/supplies are included in these hands on classes Multiple treats are made each class Please bring a container to carr y home your creations Please email Erika at erubo@itascaparkdistrict com with any allergies (ER)

AGE: 6 11yrs

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Wed Dec 14 6 7pm $22/$27 220720 04 Holiday Sweets

Wed Jan 18 6 7pm $22/$27 320720 01 Salty Snacks

Wed Feb 15 6 7pm $22/$27 320720 02 Breakfast

Wed Mar 8 6 7pm $22/$27 320720 03 Dessert

Wed Apr 12 6 7pm $22/$27 320720 04 Trail Mix

LoCATIon: Lounge mIn/mAx: 4/12

DEADLInE: One Week Before

Step by Step Drawing

Participants will have a blast learning to draw animals, people, objects, and more in a step by step format No experience necessar y! All supplies included (ER)

AGE: 7 11yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Thu Jan 12 Feb 2 5 5:45pm $50/$55 420729 01

LoCATIon: Lounge mIn/mAx: 4/12

DEADLInE: Thu Jan 5

World of Watercolors

Dip your paintbrush into the wonderful world of watercolors! Participants will learn a new watercolor technique each week and practice that technique throughout the class. At the end of the session participants will go home with tons of colorful projects to show off to friends and family! (ER)

AGE: 7 12yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Mon Jan 23 Feb 13 6 7pm $55/ $60 320729 01

LoCATIon: Lounge mIn/mAx: 4/10 DEADLInE: Mon Jan 16

Doggies & Donuts

Did you know dogs love donuts, too?! Participants will enjoy making their o stuffed animal dog, listening to, "If You Give a Dog a Donut", creating a dog craft, and of course, eating donuts! (ER)

AGE: 4 8yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Sat Jan 21 9 10am $30 / $35 320724 01

Sat Apr 29 9 10am $30 / $35 320724 02

LoCATIon: Lounge mIn/mAx: 4/12

Magic Class

Children will have a great time as they learn exciting new tricks from the magic staff of Gar y Kantor! Kids will be able to entertain family and friends with magic cards, coins, mind reading, and more Fee includes class, materials, and a magic kit to take home. Children are grouped by age and always learn new tricks that are age appropriate Sign up again and again, as new tricks are taught at each session! (ER) AGE: 5 12yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Tue Dec 20 5 5:55pm $20/$25 220708 02

Wed Jan 25 4:30-5:25pm $22/$27 320708-01

Tue May 2 4:30 5:25pm $22/$27 420708 01

LoCATIon: Preschool Room mIn/mAx: 8/12

DEADLInE: Dec 16, Jan 23, Apr 28

Chess Sc holars

Develop your child's intellect through the royal game of chess! Current research has shown a strong link between chess and academic performance in a variety of areas, including mathematics and language arts Chess has been proven to enhance children's motivation, concentration, focus, social skills, and creativity. Each class will consist of a fun, interactive teaching period and guided practice time Both beginner and experienced players are welcome and will learn under the guidance of an experienced Chess Scholars coach. (ER)

AGE: 5 13yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Tue Feb 7 Mar 14 6 7pm $100 / $110 320709 01

Tue Apr 11 May 16 6 7pm $100 / $110 320709 02

LoCATIon: Lounge mIn/mAx: 10/16

InSTRUCToR: Chess Scholars Staff DEADLInE: Tue Jan 31, Tue Apr 4

Theater Class

You can’t do a play without teamwork! Students will gain hands on experience in lights, sound, costume design, and stage management And of course, there’s acting! Ever y student will study the fundamentals of Classical Acting But come showtime, watch your child shine in their own unique artistic way either on stage, in the booth, or managing the behind the scenes action in a full scale mini production The final class is 45 minutes, plus a 15 minute performance (ER)

AGE: 6 11yrs

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DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Thu Feb 9-Mar 16 6-7pm $65/$75 320732-01

Thu Apr 13 May 18 6 7pm $65/$75 320732 02

LoCATIon: Lounge mIn/mAx: 4/15

InSTRUCToR: Abbott & Lois Staff DEADLInE: Thu Feb 2, Thu Apr 6

DEADLInE: Sat Jan 14, Sat

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Springbrook Nature Center

Location: 130 Forest Ave

Itasca, IL 60143 630-773-5572

Nature Center Rentals

Rent the Nature Center! The classroom, picnic shelter and campfire ring are great options for a fun and unique event Please fill out a Room Rental Application and turn it in at the Rec Center We will work with you to schedule a date For more information please call Chris at 630 773 2257 or email ccarling@itascaparkdistrict com (CC)

Building Hours:

memorial Day-Labor Day

Mon Fri 2 7pm

Sat & Sun 12 5pm

September-october

Tue & Thu 4 7pm

Sat & Sun 11am 5pm

Mon/Wed/Fri Closed november-march

Sat & Sun 11am 5pm Mon Fri Closed April-may

Tue & Thu . . . . . . . . . . . .4 7pm Sat & Sun 11am 5pm Mon/Wed/Fri Closed

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ach month join us to create a seasonal decor piece while enjoying the night ut with your friends. We supply ever ything you need to make the perfect ece You supply the BYOB Please drink responsibly (CC) : 21+yrs

DATE TImE FEE THEmE CoDE

Fri Dec 16 7 9pm $35/$37 Snowman 311419 01

Fri Jan 13 7 9pm $35/$37 Wine Bottles 311419 02

Fri Feb 10 7 9pm $35/$37 Gnome on a shelf 311419 03

Fri Mar 10 7 9pm $35/$37 Spring Wreath 311419 04

LoCATIon: Nature Center mIn/mAx: 6/10

InSTRUCToR: Ms Jess

Winter Young Explorers

Join our Winter Young Explorers designed for the youngest nature enthusiasts Learn about Itasca Nature Center's wild animals and how they survive the cold months Get the chance to meet some live critters, participate in fun games, activities, and art projects (CC)

AGE: 4 7yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Sun Dec 18 10:00 11:30am $14/$17 311400 01

LoCATIon: Nature Center mIn/mAx: 8/12

InSTRUCToR: Ms. Jess

inter Solstice Celebration

lebrate the Solstice on the longest night of the year! We will take a hike, learn about solstice traditions around the world, make ule crafts and see how animals prepare for the cold nights ahead (CC) E: 8 12yrs

DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Wed Dec 21 4 5:30pm $14/$17 311417 01

LoCATIon: Nature Center mIn/mAx: 6/10

InSTRUCToR: Ms Jess

Af ter Sc hool Craf ts & Snac k

Create a craft and enjoy a snack Each session will have a different theme We will supply ever ything you need for crafting You supply the snack (CC)

AGE: 5 9yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Wed Jan 4 Feb 1 4 5pm $45/$55 311421 01 Wed Feb 22 Mar 22 4 5pm $45/$55 311421 02 Thurs Apr 6 May 4 4 5pm $45/$55 311421 03

LoCATIon: Nature Center mIn/mAx: 6/10

InSTRUCToR: Ms. Jess

“Frozen” Fun

Join us for a morning of “Frozen” inspired science and crafts Some of the activities will include building castles, melting frozen hearts, and making snow Bring a snack (CC)

AGE: 4 7yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Mon Jan 16 9am 12pm $27/$33 311404 01

LoCATIon: Nature Center mIn/mAx: 6/12

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For more information about. . . Nature Programming and Preschool Please contact : Chris Carling (CC), CPRP Nature & Recreation Supervisor E mail: chris@itascaparkdistrict com Phone: 630.773.2257, ext 125
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Family Full Moon Hikes

Explore Springbrook after dark Use the moonlight to see what wildlife you can find on our trails. After your hike enjoy some refreshments by our firepit. This event is best enjoyed by those 5 and up. Register each family member individually. All minors must be accompanied by an adult Check in at the Nature Center before your adventure (CC)

AGE: 5yrs and up

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Fri Jan 6 6 8pm $6/$8 311420 01 Tues Mar 7 6 8pm $6/$8 311420 02

Wed Apr 5 6 8pm $6/$8 311420 03

Fri May 5 6 8pm $6/$8 311420 04 Sat Jun 3 6 8pm $6/$8 311420 05

LoCATIon: Nature Center mIn/mAx: 15/30

InSTRUCToR: Ms. Jess

Af ter Sc hool Art Club

Get your creative juices flowing! Join us for a one hour session each week to practice skills and techniques, work on exciting projects, and experiment with different media Students will be able to explore their own ideas, and find out what it means to be an artist Get ready to make some outstanding artwork! (CC)

AGE: 7 12yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Thu Jan 12 26 4 5pm $27/$33 321401 01

Thu Feb 9 23 4 5pm $27/$33 321401 02

LoCATIon: Nature Center mIn/mAx: 6/10

InSTRUCToR: Staff

Dissecting Owl Pellets

Learn about the eating habits of the owls living at Springbrook Nature Center Do you know what an owl pellet is? Owls usually swallow their prey whole, and regurgitate what they cannot digest See the various owls we have, the kind of food they eat, and dissect a pellet to see if you can figure out from the bones what the prey was (CC)

AGE: 8 12yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Sun Jan 15 2 2:45pm $9/$11 311405 01

LoCATIon: Nature Center mIn/mAx: 6/12

InSTRUCToR: Wings & Talons

Winter fest

n us to help celebrate the Winter season There will be snowshoes available o use on our trails, a winter scavenger hunt, crafts, hot cocoa, and s ’ mores round our firepit to enjoy Free Spirit Siberian Rescue will demonstrate mushing” with their dog sled team Wings & Talons will be displaying their of Prey.(CC)

AGE: All ages

DAy DATE TImE FEE

Sat Jan 14 11am 1pm Free

LoCATIon: Springbrook Nature Center

Lunar New Year ’s Party

Join us to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit We will make crafts, read stories and learn about the cultural traditions of Lunar New Years (CC)

AGE: 5 10yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE Sun Jan 22 1 3pm $18/$22 311418 01

LoCATIon: Nature Center mIn/mAx: 6/10

InSTRUCToR: Ms Jess

Owl Wooden Craft – Early release day

Create your own wooden owl masterpiece while you discover some fun facts about owls. We provide the supplies, and you bring the talent. (CC)

AGE: 7 12yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE Wed Feb 15 2 3:30pm $20/$23 311427 01

LoCATIon: Nature Center mIn/mAx: 6/12

InSTRUCToR: Staff

Upcycled Art

Create a silhouette nature piece on canvas using recycled newspaper, magazines, and other media (CC)

AGE: 10 14yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE Sun Feb 26 1 3pm $28/$32 311428 01

LoCATIon: Nature Center mIn/mAx: 6/12

InSTRUCToR: Ms Jess Bring

Enjoy educational Boy & Girl Scout classes throughout the year Programs are interactive and designed to teach an awareness and appreciation for the environment while fulfilling requirements for the achievements, electives, and badges listed on our website at itascaparkdistrict com/nature Email Chris at Ccarling@itascaparkdistrict.com for more information. (CC)

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Hoo Goes There?

Find out how to identify commonly found raptors such as owls, hawks, and falcons by sight and sound. Learn where to look for raptors, and how to obser ve and compare their shape, colors, markings, and movements. Listen to the birds’ calls and learn to recognize them. The raptors at Springbrook Nature Center will help us in this class. Anyone 8 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult (CC)

AGE: 5+yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Sun Mar 19 2 2:45pm $9/$11 221409 01

LoCATIon: Nature Center mIn/mAx: 6/12

InSTRUCToR: Wings & Talons

All About Animals in the Spring

See what spring brings for the animals that live all around us We will make crafts and read stories to learn about rabbits, ducks, chipmunks, hedgehogs, and more! (CC)

AGE: 3 5yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Sun Mar 19 11am 1pm $18/$22 311422 01

LoCATIon: Nature Center mIn/mAx: 6/10 InSTRUCToR: Ms. Jess

Monarc h But ter fly Houses

Find out why monarchs are so important for our environment and what you can do to help them. Decorate a butterfly house to place in your garden so you can help monarchs at home too! (CC)

AGE: 7 12yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Sat Apr 22 11 1pm $28/$32 314423 01

LoCATIon: Nature Center mIn/mAx: 6/10 InSTRUCToR: Ms. Jess

A bor Day Celebration

n us to help celebrate Arbor Day, a national holiday created to recognize the mportance of trees Mayor Pruyn will kick off the event with the annual rbor Day Proclamation, followed by any tree dedications Make a craft and elp beautify our forest by planting some native wildflowers The Davey Tree ert Company will provide a tree climbing demonstration and some seedlings Talons will be displaying their Birds of Prey (CC)

AGE: All Ages

DAy DATE TImE FEE LoCATIon

Sat April 29 10 noon Free Springbrook Nature Center

Bug Hotels

Pollinators are the hardest working bugs out there, and sometimes they need a rest Create a safe environment for the pollinators in your yard And learn why the bees, butterflies, beetles and other pollinators are so important to all of us (CC)

AGE: 7 12yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Sun Apr 30 1 3pm $28/$32 311426 01

LoCATIon: Nature Center mIn/mAx: 6/10

InSTRUCToR: Ms Jess

Nature Programming

Fair y Gardens

Step into the extraordinary world of fairies! Through stories and crafts, we will create a magical fairy home for you to take home We will also explore the nature center to see if we can find any of these tiny creatures for ourselves (CC)

AGE: 5 9yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE Sat May 6 9 11am $28/$32 311424 01

LoCATIon: Nature Center mIn/mAx: 6/12

InSTRUCToR: Ms Jess

Dad & Me Wac ky Science

An afternoon of elephant toothpaste, volcanos, soda rockets, slime and more Wear clothes that can get messy and have tons of fun with Dad (CC)

AGE: 5 12yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Sat May 13th 1 3pm $28/$32 311425 01

LoCATIon: Nature Center mIn/mAx: 6/10

InSTRUCToR: Ms. Jess

Raptors in Your Neighborhood!

Did you know that many birds of prey (also known as Raptors) can be found in our area? Join us to see our resident owls, hawks, and falcons up close. Learn fascinating facts like how they hunt, their special senses and characteristics, how to recognize them by sight and sound, and much more. We will explore predator/prey relationships and the important role they have in our ecosystem You will have a new understanding and appreciation of these truly wild creatures that live among us. Anyone 8 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult (CC)

AGE: 5+yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE Sun May 21 2 2:45pm $9/$11 321405 01

LoCATIon: Nature Center mIn/mAx: 6/12

InSTRUCToR: Wings & Talons

Junior Naturalist Club

Do you want to learn more about nature and how we can help protect it? Maybe you like to garden, go on creek walks, explore nature, and roast marshmallows. If this sounds exciting, you should become a Junior Naturalist (JN) The JN club is a group of kids that love to have a good time and help out at the Nature Center. The JNs help work special events, participate in restoration projects, take care of the animals in the building, and much more! This club meets once a week, usually on Tuesdays or Fridays, and occasionally Saturdays or Sundays at the Nature Center A newsletter with exact dates, times, activities and other important information is provided ever y few months Spots are limited in this club, so don't miss out on a once in a lifetime opportunity! You can reach Chris at ccarling@itascaparkdistrict.com with any questions (CC)

AGE: 8 15yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Varies Year Round Varies Free 531400 01

LoCATIon: Nature Center

InSTRUCToR: Ms. Jess

mIn/mAx: 8/15

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Gymnastics “Team”

G * e ee Sess o Sess o Dates may change with low participation/ Parents must supervise 0 5yr Tues & Thur Open 10 11:30am $20 punch card or $5 drop in Presc hool Gymnastics Age Day Min/Max Time Fee Session 1 Session 2 3 6y Tu 4/8 5:30 6:30pm $68/$78 311901 03 311901 04 3 6y F 4/8 5:30 6:30pm $68/$78 311901 09 3211901 10 3 6y Sa 4/8 10 11am $68/$78 1/21 2/25 311901 05 3 6y Sa 4/8 11:15am 12:15pm $68/$78 1/21 2/25 311901 06 Recreational Gymnastics Team Grade Day Min/Max Time Fee Session 1 Session 2 K 8 Tu 5/8 7:15 8:15pm $80/$90 311903 05 311903 06 K 8 F 5/8 7:15 8:15pm $80/$90 311903 07 311903 08 For USAG, AAU/GIJo Competitive Levels 2 though optionals+ High School contact the park district at 630 773 2257 or email Rec Supervisor Griffin at gstankiewicz@itascaparkdistrict.com. www.itascaparkdistrict.com/gymnastics Itasca Gymnastics Center Winter/Spring Schedule i t a s c a p a r k d i s t r i c t c o m Itasca P a Pa r k D i s t ist r i ct 30 Gymnastics Presc hool Gymnastics Class More gymnastics than ever before, with equipment geared towards the preschool child. Strong focus is placed on the development of basic motor and locomotive skills in this one hour class All children must be toilet trained, no pullups please Competitive Gymnastics Program We participate in USAG; levels 4 10, Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) 2 8, Xcel We compete in local meets as well as out of state; our girls consistently qualify to the
State and Regional meets. Participation on thisteam is by invitation only. Please call to set up an appointment for evaluation, we are always looking for new faces to join our team!
Day & Session Dates: Tuesdays Session 1 Jan 17 Feb 28 Session 2 . . . . . . Mar 7 Apr 18 Fridays Session 1 Jan 20 Feb 24 Session 2 . . . . . . Mar 3 Apr 14 Saturdays Jan 21 Feb 25 No classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mar 28 Apr 1
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The Recreation team allows participants to practice in the gym twice a week The recreational team participants are taught skills to build and work toward joining the competitive team in the future This team is designed to further the participants’ basic skills in all categories of gymnastics If your child is an experienced gymnast, please contact Griffin Stankiewicz at 6307732257 or email at gstankiewicz@itascaparkdistrict com

Dance Class Descriptions

Dance with Me

Explore dance and creative movement with your dancer! Class will focus on engaging your young da with familiar music, while introducing them to basic technique and fine motor skills. Memor y, coordination, and listening and sharing skills will be built Comfortable clothing or dance attire is recommended for both dancers and parents Open to dancers ages 1 3

Children’s Dance

This class is designed as an introduction to dance and creative movement Class time will be spent exploring the basic fundamentals of ballet and tap dance in a fun and supportive environment Tap shoes, ballet shoes, a leotard, and tights are required Dancers should have their hair pulled back away from the face. Open to ages 3 5.

Tap/Ballet Classes

Dancers learn proper technique for both styles of dance, and will be introduced to dance terminology Class will focus on ballet technique and class etiquette, while incorporating tap to aid in rhythm, musicality, and distribution of weight Tap shoes, ballet shoes, a leotard, and tights are required Dancers should have their hair pulled back away from the face Level I recommended for ages 6+

Jazz Classes

Jazz dance encompasses a vast array of styles and techniques. Dancers will be introduced to both classical and modern jazz terminology and techniques, while finding their own unique voice within choreography Dancers will also gain a greater knowledge of rhythm and musicality Jazz shoes and comfortable dance attire are required Dancers should have their hair pulled back away from the face Intro Level recommended for ages 6+

Intermediate Level Dance Team or Permission Only

Advanced Level Dance Team or Permission Only

Hip Hop

This class introduces students to the basic vocabular y and style of hip hop movement. Dancers will build strength, balance, and knowledge of musicality. Jazz shoes, Hip Hop shoes, or danceable gym shoes and comfortable dance attire are required. Dancers should have their hair pulled back away from the face Intro Level recommended for ages 4 6 Level I recommended for ages 7+

rical

ers will be introduced to the Lyrical dance technique, a d of ballet and jazz techniques that focuses on the use motion and stor y telling through movement Dancers will xplore elements of improvisation A leotard and footless ertible tights are recommended, but comfortable clothing too loose is acceptable. Dancers should have their hair ay from the face.

Intro Level recommended for ages 4 6

Level I recommended for ages 7+

Intermediate Level Dance Team or Permission Only Advanced Level Dance Team or Permission Only

Contemporar y

Dancers will be introduced to the Contemporar y dance technique, an expressive and technical dance style that combines elements of ballet, modern, lyrical, jazz, and improvisation. Dancers will be encouraged to develop their own unique style and artistic voice within choreography. Bare feet are required. Dancers should have their hair pulled back away from the face.

Intermediate Level Dance Team or Permission Only

Advanced Level Dance Team or Permission Only

Ballet Tec hnique

Dancers expand their knowledge of ballet by continuing to focus on proper technique, including posture, alignment, and positions of the arms and feet, as well as using correct ballet terminology Ballet shoes, a leotard, and tights are required Dancers should have their hair pulled back away from the face and secured in a bun

Intermediate Level Dance Team or Permission Only

Advanced Level Dance Team or Permission Only

Dance Team Conditioning

Dance Team members will be guided through exercises that increase strength, stability, stamina, and endurance A number of different activities and techniques will be introduced, focusing on stretching, strengthening, and the overall well being of the dancer Footless or convertible tights are required Dancers should have their hair pulled back away from the face

Tap

Dancers will continue to deepen their knowledge of the tap technique and its histor y. Increasingly intricate rhythms and combinations will be given as dancers begin to develop their own personal stylization Tap shoes are required Dancers should have their hair pulled back away from the face Dance Team or Permission Only

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Sign up one child for more than one class and receive 15% discount on every 2nd class! Discount is not available through online registration. g of class the week of ent are due by Februar y 6th and provide payment. Recital ation Dance Recital will be held on Saturday, June 3rd at Addison Trail High School A dress rehearsal will take place on Friday, June 2nd at the same location Recital pictures will take place at Rehearsal. Specific schedules will be distributed later in the session. ■ Instructors: Darla Manzie (DM), Christine Zaccaro (CZ) ■ January 16-May 27 ■ No Classes March 27-April 1 Winter/Spring Session Recreation Dance Classes CODE MONDAY AGE TIME FEE MIN/MAX ROOM TEACHER 320558 02 Tap/Ballet I 6+ 5 6 pm $210/$220 4/14 Dance CZ 320555 01 Lyrical/Jazz I 7+ 6 7 pm $210/$220 4/14 Dance TBD CODE TUESDAY AGE TIME FEE MIN/MAX ROOM TEACHER 320553 03 Intro to Hip Hop 4 6 6 6:45 pm $200/$210 4/14 Dance DM 320553-01 Hip Hop I 7+ 6:45-7:30 pm $200/$210 4/14 Dance DM CODE WEDNESDAY AGE TIME FEE MIN/MAX ROOM TEACHER 320555 05 Intro to Lyrical/Jazz 4 6 6 6:45 pm $200/$210 4/14 Dance DM CODE SATURDAY AGE TIME FEE MIN/MAX ROOM TEACHER 320550 02 Children's Dance 3 4yrs 9:45 10:30 am $200/$210 4/14 Dance CZ 320550 03 Children's Dance 4 5yrs 10:35 11:20 am $200/$210 4/14 Dance CZ DANCE Recital i t a s c a p a r k d i s t r i c t c o m Itasca P a Pa r k D i s t ist r i ct 32 Dance
Dance 33 Winter-Spring 2023 P R O G R A M S & E V E N T S Sign up one child for more than one class and receive 15% discount on every 2nd class! Discount is not available through online registration.*Non-dance team members may take technique classes with permission. ■ Instructors: Darla Manzie (DM) ■ January 16-May 27 ■ No Classes March 27-April 1 Winter/Spring Session Dance Team Supporting Technique Classes* CODE MONDAY AGE TIME FEE MIN/MAX ROOM TEACHER 320556 01 Advanced Ballet Tech Permission Only 4 5 pm $210/$220 4/14 Dance DM CODE TUESDAY AGE TIME FEE MIN/MAX ROOM TEACHER 320552 04 Tap Permission Only 4 5 pm $210/$220 4/14 Dance DM CODE WEDNESDAY AGE TIME FEE MIN/MAX ROOM TEACHER 320555 02 Intermediate Lyrical/Jazz Permission Only 4 5 pm $210/$220 4/14 Dance DM CODE THURSDAY AGE TIME FEE MIN/MAX ROOM TEACHER 320555 03 Advanced Lyrical/Jazz Permission Only 4 5pm $210/$220 4/14 Dance DM

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gistration will be accepted on t come, first ser ve basis on es listed below. Efforts will be de to place registrants on a m However once a team is ed, registrants will be placed a wait list in an effort to ate another team. Participants be informed of team cement by their coach before first week of practice. must register in the age division h year of the participant.

Dates for ALL LEAGUES:

Volunteer Coaches

The Itasca Park District Soccer League is extremely popular and has a large number of participants and teams Without our fantastic volunteer coaches we would be unable to offer such a wonderful program The park district is currently looking for parents or adults to volunteer as a coach or an assistant coach Please indicate on your childs registration form if you are interested in coaching.

U6 Micro Soccer

Micro Soccer is a scaled down version of the game of soccer specifically designed for young children Children will play 3 vs 3 on a smaller soccer field Coaches are allowed on the field and no score is kept This program is geared toward children who have mastered Pee Wee Soccer, yet are not old enough to join the Itasca Inter Village Soccer League Each team will practice one day per week, depending on coaching availability. Games will be played on Saturdays each week. Players need to wear shin guards and bring a size three (3) ball to each practice and game Please let us know if you are interested in coaching *Fee includes t shirt Shorts & socks can be purchased online via webtrac.

AGE: 3 5 6yrs FEE CoDE $140/$150 412101 01

Coed Soccer League

Itasca Aces Soccer League will now provide professional training and practices for players who wish to further develop their soccer skills. The program will also emphasize sporting behavior and fun!

Spring soccer will be playing with a new format in accordance with the US Youth Soccer organization Smaller fields and teams will allow for players to achieve the following: to touch the soccer ball more often which will enhance their individual technique and tactical development, receive more individual teaching time with their coach, receive more involved playing time in games, and most importantly to have more opportunities to score to enhance excitement

GRADE FEE CoDE

1st/2nd $160 / $170 422100 01 3rd/4th $160 / $170 422100 02 5th/6th $160 / $170 422100 03 7th/8th $160 / $170 422100 04

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Important
LoCATIon: Benson Park/Franzen Elementary School mIn/mAx: 10/50 . . . . . . . . . . .week of April 3 ■ League Games Start Saturdays, April 15 June 10 ■ Picture Day TBD (See coach for date & times) Practices and Games Itasca Inter Village Soccer plays in the Mid Suburban Soccer League other districts included are Addison, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Glendale Heights, Medinah, Roselle, Villa Park and Wood Dale Practices are once or twice per week with practice days and times at the discretion of the coach Games will be played on Saturdays Apr 15 June 10 Uniforms Participants must wear black socks and black shorts If you need a jersey please see the front desk. Equipment All participants are required to wear shin guards underneath their socks at all practices and games Players must bring a soccer ball to practice each day U6 & U8 will need to have a Size 3 ball; U10 will need to purchase a Size 4 ball, while U12 and U14 will need a Size 5 ball New Jerseys Designs Coming Fall 2023!
Registration Begins . . . . . . . . .Monday Dec 5
Registration Deadline Monday March 20
Practices Start . . .

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Adult & Tot Multi-Sport Mania

Sign up your little one for the ultimate first time sports experience! Each week adults assist their tots as they play a body challenging sport, improve listening skills, and learn how to follow directions. A variety of sports such as soccer, track & field, t ball, basketball, and kickball are explored through fun games and partner play This is a great opportunity to get active with your child in a positive and controlled setting

No Class on March 27 (KM)

AGE: 2 3yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Mon Jan 9 Feb 13 5:15 6pm $54/$60 412126 01

Mon Feb 20 Apr 3 5:15 6pm $54/$60 412126 02

LoCATIon: Recreation Center Gym

InSTRUCToR: SportsKids Inc mIn/mAx: 6/16

Adult-Tot Soccer

A parent or another adult will enjoy time with their child learning the skills, moves, and joy of playing America's most popular youth sport! Emphasis will be on the basic skills of soccer such as dribbling, passing, and shooting; all in a fun and relaxed environment. Age appropriate drills, games, and equipment will be used to help tots develop motor skills, coordination, balance, and listening skills Adults will enjoy playing alongside and assisting their youngsters as they get their first taste of soccer fun! (KM)

AGE: 2 3yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Sat Apr 15 May 20 9 9:45am $54/$60 412108 01

LoCATIon: Recreation Center Gym

InSTRUCToR: SportsKids Inc mIn/mAx: 6/16

T-Ball Skills and Games

Learn the fundamentals of t ball to prepare your child for league play. Batting, throwing, catching and base running will be taught. Each child should bring a mitt. (KM)

AGE: 3 6yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Mon Jan 9 Feb 13 4:30 5:15pm $54/$60 412122 01

Mon Feb 20 Apr 3 4:30 5:15pm $54/$60 412122 02

LoCATIon: Recreation Center Gym

InSTRUCToR: SportsKids Inc.

mIn/mAx: 6/20

Hit ting/Pitc hing/Catc hing Clinic

Prepare for the upcoming baseball and softball seasons Swing analysis, live pitching and other techniques are a part of this program The advanced, intermediate and beginner hitters can all benefit from this step by step approach to learning. Pitchers work on the form needed to increase the speed of the fastball and protect their throwing arm Boys learn the rocker step for pitching as well as various age appropriate grips Girls learn the windmill form of pitching and different grips Catchers are taught how to help get strike calls for their team. Different techniques to throw out base runners are also included. Fielding pop ups, balls in the dirt and bunts with the proper form can catch any coach’s attention Bring a mitt, bat and labeled water bottle No Class on March 27 (KM)

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Mon Jan 9 Feb 13 6 6:45pm $54/$60 412123 01 Mon Feb 20 Apr 3 6 6:45pm $54/$60 412123 02

LoCATIon: Recreation Center Gym

InSTRUCToR: SportsKids Inc mIn/mAx: 6/20

Pee Wee Tennis

Your child will learn proper grip, basic strokes, and other beginning tennis fundamentals through lots of fun drills and tennis like games This class will also help children to develop hand eye coordination, movement skills, and get a feel for the ball Equipment will be provided and age appropriate. Boys and girls will have a blast and gain the proper foundation on which they may continue to build and develop their interest in tennis Please bring a labeled water bottle (KM)

AGE: 4 6yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Mon Apr 10 May 15 4:30 5:15pm $54/$60 312111 01

LoCATIon: Franzen Park

InSTRUCToR: SportsKids Inc mIn/mAx: 6/20

Junior Tennis

Youngsters enrolled in this class will learn racket face control, ball bounce judgement, receiving skills, space management, rallying skills, and court movement They will develop the agility and coordination needed for effective tennis play Situational drills and games will help them establish a solid foundation for future development in the sport and build a lifelong love of tennis. Equipment will be provided. Please bring a labeled water bottle. (KM)

AGE: 7 9yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Mon Apr 10 May 15 5:15 6:15pm $72/$78 312113 01

LoCATIon: Franzen Park

InSTRUCToR: SportsKids Inc mIn/mAx: 6/20

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Youth Tennis

Young players concentrate on stroke development, rallying skills, and learning to play matches at a faster pace Ball receiving and placement, court movement, and overall tennis strategy will be emphasized Players will focus on their power and accuracy to improve their performance Through challenging and exciting drills and matches, youngsters will develop the racket skills, coordination, agility, and stamina needed for recreational and competitive tennis play Equipment will be provided Please bring a labeled water bottle. (KM)

AGE: 10 12yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Mon Apr 10 May 15 6:15 7:15pm $72/$78 312110 01

LoCATIon: Franzen Park

InSTRUCToR: SportsKids Inc mIn/mAx: 6/20

Mini Soccer

This class is a great introduction to the sport of soccer Basic soccer skills such as running, kicking, passing, and game play will be covered Games will be used to incorporate the skills taught during class in a fun and safe environment. No Class March 28. (KM)

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Tue Jan 10 Feb 14 4:30 5:15pm $54/$60 312136 01

Tue Feb 21 Apr 4 4:30 5:15pm $54/$60 312136 02

Tue Apr 11-May 16 4:30-5:15pm $54/$60 312136-03

LoCATIon: Recreation Center Gym

InSTRUCToR: SportsKids Inc mIn/mAx: 6/20

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Soccer Skills & Games

Get ready for the upcoming soccer season Dribbling, passing, shooting and other offensive and defensive techniques are covered. Time is spent during each class on drills and games. Youngsters are assigned to different teams each week, and coaches referee games in a teaching style. Games are played in a respectful, positive and safe environment with an emphasis on equal participation Please bring a labeled water bottle (KM)

*No class Tue March 28

AGE: 6 10 yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Tue Jan 10 Feb 14 5:15 6pm $54/$60 322120 01

Tue Feb 21 Apr 4 5:15 6pm $54/$60 322120 02

Tue Apr 11 May 16 5:15 6pm $54/$60 322129 03

LoCATIon: Recreation Center Gym

InSTRUCToR: SportsKids Inc mIn/mAx:: 6/20

Basketball Shooting

Boys and girls learn jump shots, shots off the glass, lay ups, shooting from a pass and shooting off the dribble. Shooting games will also be a part of this class. (KM)

*No class March 7

AGE: 7 12yrs

DAy

DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Tue Jan 10 Feb 14 6 6:45pm $54/$60 322122 01

Tue Feb 21 Apr 4 6 6:45pm $54/$60 322122 02

Tue Apr 11 May 16 6 6:45pm $54/$60 322122 03

LoCATIon: Recreation Center Gym

InSTRUCToR: SportsKids Inc mIn/mAx: 6/20

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Multi-Sport Mania

Let’s play! Your child will explore the wide world of sports as they participate in a different sport each week, such as t ball, basketball, soccer and floor hockey. Children will get a lot of practice with skills through creative and fun drills and games Don’t miss out on the fun! (KM)

AGE: 3 5yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Wed Jan 11 Feb 15 4:30 5:15pm $54/$60 412124 01

Wed Feb 22 Apr 5 4:30 5:15pm $54/$60 412124 02

Wed Apr 12 May 19 4:30 5:15pm $54/$60 412124 03

LoCATIon: Recreation Center Gym

InSTRUCToR: SportsKids Inc mIn/mAx: 6/20

Youth Trac k & Field

This class will teach kids about track and field, one of the oldest sports that continues to grow and is highlighted by the Olympics ever y 4 years Boys and girls will learn the jumping, running, and throwing skills involved in the sport of track and field. They will practice sprints, relays, long distance walking, running hurdles, long jump, discuss throw, and other track and field events as well as participate in a fun filled SportsKids track and field meet on the last day of the clinic (KM)

AGE: 6 10yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Mon Apr 15 May 20 9:45 10:30am $54/$60 412111 01

LoCATIon: Washington Park

InSTRUCToR: SportsKids Inc mIn/mAx: 6/20

olleyball Kids

nt to work on your skills before outs this year? Come practice the damentals of volleyball as the tructor runs drills that will improve ur ser ving, setting, passing, and ing. Volleyballs will be available. s is a drop in class (KM)

RADES: 5th 8th y DATE TImE n Jan 2 30 4:30 5:30pm

E InSTRUCToR per day Karen Engel

CATIon: Recreation Center Gym

Basketball Of f & Def Clinic

Whether you want to make a basketball team or just improve your fundamentals, this class is for you! Boys and girls will develop fundamental offensive skills including footwork, ball handling, passing, setting screens, and shooting. Defensive concepts such as stance work, man to man, zone, boxing out, and rebounding will also be introduced Player instincts and quickness are enhanced through individual ball work, team situational drills and various game situations Players improve their fundamental skills, knowledge of the game, and understanding of how to become a better basketball player individually and as a team (KM)

AGE: 7 12yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Sat Apr 15 May 20 11:15am 12pm $54/$60 422110 01

LoCATIon: Recreation Center Gym

InSTRUCToR: SportsKids Inc mIn/mAx: 4/9

Adult-Tot T-ball Training

Parents can enjoy America's favorite pastime with their child. Young children will develop motor skills while having fun throwing, catching, batting, and base running like the big kids Parents and their little athletes will enjoy making new friends and working together to learn the basics of game play in this exciting class! (KM)

AGE: 2 3yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Sat Apr 15 May 20 10:30 11:15am $54/$60 412109 01

LoCATIon: Washington Park

InSTRUCToR: SportsKids Inc. mIn/mAx: 6/16

Taekwon Do

Imagine what an advantage you will have now, and in the future, by learning Martial Arts today. Your self esteem and self confidence will be enhanced, and you will learn to set goals and work to achieve them, all while learning respect for yourself and others. Imagine that attitude is ever ything and you will never give up in any aspect of your life This is Taekwon Do, in addition to building character, confidence, self esteem, discipline, focus, perseverance, physical fitness, improved balance, coordination, strength, and flexibility (KM)

AGE: 8+yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Mon/Wed Feb 6 Mar 29 M5 6pm W6 7PM $50/$60 362101 01

Mon/Wed Apr 10 June 7 M5 6pm W6 7PM $50/$60 362101 02

Mon/Wed June 12 Aug 2 M5 6pm W6 7PM $50/$60 362101 03

• No Classes on the following dates: May29/31, 2023.

LoCATIon: Monday Medinah Park District, Wednesday Itasca Park District

InSTRUCToR: Barry Weisberg mIn/mAx: 5/50

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Youth Athletics

asca Baseball & Softball League egistration will be accepted on first come, first ser ve basis on dates listed below Efforts will be made to place registrants on a team However once a team is filled, registrants will be placed on a wait list in an effort to create another team Participants will be informed of team placement by their coach Practices are once or twice per week with practice days and times at the discretion of the coach No games will be played on Memorial Day Weekend Time and location of games will determined by league schedules

ImPoRTAnT LEAGUE DATES: Registration Deadline Februar y 22 Player Evaluations TBA Practices Start April 3 Picture Day (May TBA) League Games Start (Schedules April TBA) League Playoffs (TBA in June)*

ImPoRTAnT REGISTRATIon InFo: We are looking for both Head & Assistant Coaches if interested, please indicate on your registration form Coaches will contact players for all make up dates Parents are responsible for transporting your child to and from each game and practice! No Full Refunds will be issued after teams are drafted!

AGE: 5 14yrs

Boys Baseball

AGE

DATE FEE CoDE

5 6yrs (Rookie) Apr 3 June 24 $120 422150 01 7 8yrs (Pinto) Apr 3 June 24 $140 422150 02 9 10yrs (Mustang) Apr 3 June 24 $160 422150 03 11 12yrs (Bronco) Apr 3 June 24 $170 422150 04 13 14yrs (Pony) Apr 3 June 24 $190 422150 05

Girls Softball

AGE

DATE FEE CoDE

7 8yrs (U8) Apr 3 June 24 $120 422150 06 9 10yrs (U10) Apr 3 June 24 $160 422150 07 11 12yrs (U12) Apr 3 June 24 $170 422150 08 13 14yrs (U14) Apr 3 June 24 $190 422150 09

LoCATIon: Washington Park mIn/mAx: 12/24

DEADLInE: Wed Feb 22

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Nature Center

B irthd a yParty P A C K A G E S

o r a fun, educational alternative to the usual d y party. Our parties include a naturalist led d t t th N t C t mation. Choose from one of the following:

■ Treasure Hunting for Geodes (5-10yrs) • $225 his is a cool and unique birthday party! Join us as we search for a geode, an rdinar y looking rock which, when split apart, reveals a gem like treasure of parkling quartz hidden inside. Experience the myster y of holding a million year ld fossil in the palm of your hand as you learn how they are formed Each child will make their own fossil and will receive their own unique geode

■ Astounding Animals (3-7yrs) • $185 pringbrook has its ver y own team of superheroes; animals with amazing abilities hat any X Man would envy Be ready to have a super time as we play games, meet live animals, and make a craft to take home

■ Kids Painting Party (7-12yrs) • $235 oin us at the Nature Center for a unique and inspirational painting event! We rovide the supplies for your masterpiece, however the pop and snacks are BYO. ids will be guided step by step to create a one of a kind painting.

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Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

Bir thday Par ty Bir thday Par ty Packages

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Call the Itasca Recreation Center to check availability, receive more information, and to reser ve your Birthday Party, at 630-773-2257.

■ Parties are geared towar 3 10 year old children.

■ All parties are 2 hours lo

■ Parties are run by Itasca District Birthday Party St

Themes

Create Your Own Theme

Starting at

$190

Our staff will work with you to create a memorable party including games, activities, and crafts based on your theme

Online registration is not available for Birthday Parties

■ Party does not include plates, napkins, cups, utensils, cake, candles, or matches, but you are more than welcome to bring your own

■ Parties are scheduled on a first come, first ser ve basis and must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance

■ Party prices include 12 guests, the birthday child is free, and each additional guest is $8

Gymnastics Party

$200

Our gymnastics area is the perfect place for jumping, rolling, climbing, sliding, and swinging while using gymnastics equipment The guests will also enjoy an obstacle course set up by our staff. One hour in Gymnastics area, one hour in room

Sports & Games Party

Balloon Animal Party.

. . $375

Balloon Animals ... They're a huge hit at birthday parties! And now your party can have balloon animals being made non stop for 45 minutes by the Magic Team of Gar y Kantor Dogs, butterflies, swords, giraffes, etc And the kids will do more than just play with the balloons. They'll also get to decorate their animals with stickers and markers And at the end of the party all the kids will get to take home their ver y own collection of assorted balloon animals Appropriate for ages 3 and up

Room Upgrade

$185

A perfect party for a young sports fan! At this party relays, games, and open gym time will keep those party goers busy!

Magic Show.

$375

Make your party unique, entertaining, and memorable with the incredible magic of Gar y Kantor You will see a vanishing act, card tricks, mind reading, and much more! All shows are interactive and the birthday child will come on stage and become a junior magician right before your eyes There is always a lot of audience participation and laughter Appropriate for ages 4 and up Balloon animals are available as an optional additional fee.

Need a larger room for your birthday party? Rent the Iris A, Iris B or the Lounge for an additional $50 per hour. Room upgrade pricing includes 20 guests Any additional guests are $5 (Room upgrade is subject to avail ability.) Each room has banquet tables & chairs with set-up and take down ser vices. It is recommended to upgrade with parties of 20 or more

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Step by Step Drawing

Participants will have a blast learning to draw animals, people, objects, and more in a step by step format No experience necessar y! All supplies included (ER)

AGE: 7 11yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Thu Jan 12 Feb 2 5 5:45pm $50/$55 420729 01

LoCATIon: Lounge mIn/mAx: 4/12 DEADLInE: Thu Jan 5

World of Watercolors

Dip your paintbrush into the wonderful world of watercolors! Participants will learn a new watercolor technique each week and practice that technique throughout the class At the end of the session participants will go home with tons of colorful projects to show off to friends and family! (ER)

AGE: 7 12yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Mon Jan 23 Feb 13 6 7pm $55/$60 320729 01

LoCATIon: Lounge mIn/mAx: 4/10

DEADLInE: Mon Jan 16

Chess Sc holars

Develop your child's intellect through the royal game of chess! Current research has shown a strong link between chess and academic performance in a variety of areas, including mathematics and language arts. Chess has been proven to enhance children's motivation, concentration, focus, social skills, and creativity Each class will consist of a fun, interactive teaching period and guided practice time. Both beginner and experienced players are welcome and will learn under the guidance of an experienced Chess Scholars coach. (ER) AGE: 5 13yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

LoCATIon: Lounge mIn/mAx: 10/16

For more information about. . teens, seniors, trips, Day Camp & Museum Please contact : Erika Rubo Recreation Supervisor E-mail: erubo@itascaparkdistrict.com Phone: 630.773.2257, ext 117
Tue Feb 7 Mar 14 6 7pm $100 / $110 320709 01 Tue Apr 11 May 16 6 7pm $100 / $110 320709 02
31, Tue Apr 4 N E W ! Club Friday Night
Come
hour early for pizza $12 for all three hours or $6
only (ER) AGE: 3rd through 5th Graders DAY: Fri DATES: Jan 20, Feb 10, Mar 10, Apr 21, May 19 TIME: 5:30-8:30pm or 6:30-8:30pm FEE: $6 for 2 hour option/$12 for 3 hour option CASH ONLY LOCATION: Iris Room i t a s c a p a r k d i s t r i c t c o m Itasca P a Pa r k D i s t ist r i ct 42 Teens/’Tweens
InSTRUCToR: Chess Scholars Staff DEADLInE: Tue Jan
Itasca 3rd 5th graders, are you ready for a great night? Our DJ will play the latest hits. Enjoy time with friends as you hang out and compete in exciting contests. Each dance will be filled with energy and music! Concessions will be sold A signed parent permission slip is required. Join the fun and bring your friends!
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Theater Class

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eer Opportunities

tasca Park District offers teens in Grade 6th 8th from Peacock Middle School or St. Luke's ol the opportunity to volunteer throughout the school year By volunteering at the park ct, teens can fulfill required community ser vice hours. Volunteers must sign up for each teer opportunity 1 week prior to the event, as well as turn in all necessar y paper work rtunities available are listed below (ER)

: 11-14yrs

DATE TImE CoDE EVEnT

Apr 1 9am 12pm 431580 02 Spring Fling & Egg Stuffing

Apr 4 6 7:30pm 431580 03 Egg Stuffing

ATIon: Rec Center

DLInE: One Week Before mIn/mAx: 1/10

Safe Sit ter

You can’t do a play without teamwork! Students will gain hands on experience in lights, sound, costume design, and stage management. And of course, there’s acting! Ever y student will study the fundamentals of Classical Acting. But come showtime, watch your child shine in their own unique artistic way either on stage, in the booth, or managing the behind the scenes action in a full scale mini production The final class is 45 minutes, plus a 15 minute performance (ER)

AGE: 6 11yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Thu Feb 9-Mar 16 6-7pm $65/$75 320732-01

Thu Apr 13 May 18 6 7pm $65/$75 320732 02

LoCATIon: Lounge mIn/mAx: 4/15

InSTRUCToR: Abbott & Lois Staff

DEADLInE: Feb 2, Apr 6

Safe@Home

Safe@Home is a 90 minute program for students in grades 4 6 to prepare them to be safe when they are home alone. The program teaches students how to practice safe habits, how to prevent unsafe situations, and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies. Students are also introduced to the Safe Sitter First Aid Chart and learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses (ER)

AGE: 9 11yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Mon Mar 13 6-7:30pm $25/$30 320719-01

LoCATIon: Lounge mIn/mAx: 4/12

DEADLInE: Mar 3

Safe Sitter prepares students in grades 6 8 to be safe when they're home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting Students learn life saving skills such as how to rescue someone who’s choking, and helpful information like what to do if there’s severe weather The lessons are filled with fun activities and role playing exercises

Students even get to use CPR manikins to practice CPR and choking rescue! Students should bring a lunch, water bottle, and a baby doll or stuffed animal (ER)

AGE: 11 15yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Sat Mar 18 9am 3:30pm $95/$105 320706 01

LoCATIon: Lounge mIn/mAx: 4/8

DEADLInE: Mar 8

Comic Book Creators

Find a new hobby in this unique and exciting class! We will learn about the histor y of comics, different illustration and cartoon drawing techniques and more We will also practice illustrating a comic to a provided stor y and then create a stor y off of provided pictures. Participants will take what they learned and create their own comic All supplies will be provided, as well as examples (ER)

AGE: 8 13yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Mon Apr 10 May 1 6 7pm $50/$55 320728 01

LoCATIon: Lounge mIn/mAx: 4/10

DEADLInE: Apr 3

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Volo Auto Museum

We will start the day with lunch at Fratellos, just minutes from the museum. Lunch is on your own. During your visit to the Volo Auto Museum, you’ll see more than cars. You’ll discover thousands of Mechanical Mar vels from the first motorcycle to a self playing orchestra Whether you ’ re taking a stroll down memor y lane or experiencing these vintage artifacts for the first time, our 33 exhibits will leave you in awe Transportation and museum admission included. (ER)

AGE: 40+yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Tue Jan 17 10am 5pm $40 351009 01

LoCATIon: Rec Center Lobby mIn/mAx: 6/14

DEADLInE: Jan 10

Creative Craf ts

Learn how to make fun, easy and beautiful craft in this "make and take" style class. these items make lovely home décor items or great gifts! All supplies will be provided (ER)

AGE: 40+yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE CRAFT

Fri Jan 13 1 2:30pm $25 341908 01 Pressed Flower Lanterns

Tue Apr 11 1 2:30pm $25 341908 02 Watercolor Art

LoCATIon: Lounge mIn/mAx: 6/18

DEADLInE: Jan 6, Apr 4

Brunc h & Bingo

Start your day with a scrumptious brunch and some fun playing bingo for prizes! Fee will include a breakfast or lunch meal, 4 rounds of Bingo, and prizes. You will be contacted 48 hours before to pick your meal (ER)

AGE: 40+yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Wed Feb 8 10am 12pm $15 341907 01

Wed Mar 8 10am 12pm $15 341907 02

LoCATIon: Lounge mIn/mAx: 6/18

DEADLInE: Feb 1, Mar 1

Fire Pit t Fish Boil

Join us as we travel to the Fire Pitt in Trevor, WI, for an all you can eat lumberjack fish boil dinner Dinner includes North Atlantic Cod with no bones and no skin, fall off the bone chicken and ribs, red potatoes, sweet onions, coleslaw and dessert Price includes transportation and dinner (ER)

AGE: 40+yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Thu Mar 23 3:30 7:30pm $50 351010 01

LoCATIon: Rec Center Lobby mIn/mAx: 6/14

DEADLInE: Mar 16

Into the Woods

A red cape, a strand of yellow hair, a golden shoe and a white cow It’s these four items that send a baker and his barren wife through the woods on a magical journey to reverse a spell cast by an evil witch Throw in Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and Cinderella and you have one of the most astounding and original fair ytale retellings the stage has ever seen If you ’ ve seen The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast or Cinderella on Paramount’s stage, then you know the spectacle and extravagance that awaits you in Stephen Sondheim’s brilliant reimagining Trip includes lunch, show, and transportation Registration deadline is Januar y 22nd (ER)

AGE: 40+yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Wed Feb 22 11am 5:30pm $70 351006 01

LoCATIon: Rec Center Lobby mIn/mAx: 6/14

DEADLInE: Jan 22

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School of

From the genius mind of Andrew Lloyd Webber comes a rousing, feel good and inspirational stor y of kids at a prestigious prep school Wannabe rocker, Dewey Finn, has just been kicked out of his band, he can’t pay rent and his life is falling apart When he scams his way into a teaching job meant for his roommate, Dewey turns a class of straight A pupils into a guitar shredding, bass slapping, mind blowing rock band Dewey’s love of music and rock soon inspires the kids to pursue what they love Based on the hit movie starring Jack Black, School of Rock inspires, entertains and flat out rocks. Trip includes lunch, show and transportation Registration deadline is March 26th (ER) AGE: 40+yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE Wed Apr 26 11am 5:30pm $70 CoDE: 451002 01

LoCATIon: Rec Center Lobby mIn/mAx: 6/14

DEADLInE: Mar 26

Garden Plots

Registration for garden plots will begin on Monday, Feb 13. One plot per household may be selected on a first come basis for Park District residents only The registration ee for residents is $20 per plot There will be no charge for resident senior citizens Residents may reser ve additional plots after Monday, April 3 One additional plot per household may be reser ved per week after April 10 Proof of residency, age, and icture I D will be required at the time of registration Individuals who are not esidents of the Itasca Park District may reser ve a plot on or after Monday, April 10 he registration fee for non residents will be $25 per plot There will be no discount or non resident seniors Picture I D and current address will be required at the time of egistration Weather dependent garden plots will be available mid May through October 15th (CC)

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Matthew Garden Plot Active Adults 45 Free popcorn, water and soft drink are included (ER) AGE: 40+yrs DAy DATE TImE moVIE Wed Mar 15 1 3:30pm “The Hundred Foot Journey” CoDE FEE 341909 01 FREE DAy DATE TImE moVIE Wed May 17 1 3:30pm “Fried Green Tomatoes” CoDE FEE 341909 02 FREE LoCATIon: Iris Room mIn/mAx: 10/50 DEADLInE: Mar 13, May 15 Winter-Spring 2023 P R O G R A M S & E V E N T S
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46 Adult Sports / Open Gym

Adult Pic kleball

This class is for advanced beginners who have some experience and want to move at a faster pace to improve their basic shots and strategy Players will participate in challenging drills to work on consistency in forehand and backhand shots, ser ving, volleying, dinks and lobs Through matches played each week, players will get the chance to take their game to the next level by learning how to play smarter, not harder All equipment will be provided (KM)

AGE: 18+yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Wed Jan 11-Feb 15 6:30-7:30pm $72/$78 343002-01

Wed Feb 22-Apr 5 6:30-7:30pm $72/$78 343002-02

Wed Apr 12-May 17 6:30-7:30pm $72/$78 343002-03

LoCATIon: Gym South InSTRUCToR: SportsKids Inc mIn/mAx: 6/10

Adult Sof tball Leagues

Registration for returning teams from Spring 2022 begins on Januar y 9, 2023 Open registration will begin March 1, 2023 Registration deadline is April 18th or when full First games will be Wednesday, April 26, 2023 The 16" Men's league are single games. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winning teams. Find schedules, standings and more at www itascaparkdistrict com/softball

AGE: 18+yrs

16" men's League

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Wed A League Apr 26 Aug 16 6:30 10:30pm $725 142003 01

Wed B League Apr 26 Aug 16 6:30 10:30pm $725 142003 02

LoCATIon: Softball Complex, 650 N Rohlwing Rd Itasca, IL 60143 mIn/mAx: 4/16

Pic kleball Open Gym

Cup in Hand Kic kball

Cup in Hand Kickball Leagues will begin play on Friday June 9. All games will be played at the Softball Complex on Rohlwing Rd. Cup in Hand Kickball is a spin on kickball where all players will be required to play with a drink in hand (does not have to be alcoholic) 12 beers per team will be provided each game It will be BYOB after that Players are expected to DRINK RESPONSIBLY Players must be 21+ to participate IDs will be checked each game

Please only register as a team.

AGE: 21+yrs

DAy TEAm DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Fri Rec Jun 9 Aug 4 6:30 10:30pm $425 142015 01

Fri Comp Jun 9-Aug 4 6:30-10:30pm $425 142015-02

LoCATIon: Softball Complex, 650 N Rohlwing Rd Itasca, IL 60143 mIn/mAx: 4/16

Individuals must possess a Teen Fitness Membership or pay the daily open gym fee to participate during Open Gym times Adults must have a fitness membership or pay the daily open gym fee All participants must sign in at the front desk

Basketball Open Gym Fee–$5

■ Food and drinks are not allowed in the gym

■ Black soled marking shoes will not be allowed. We encourage participants to bring a pair of athletic shoes with them for special use on the gym floor. Shirts must be worn.

■ Basketballs will not be available during weekend open gym.

■ Open Gym is available to Fitness Members and adult residents at any time the gym is not scheduled for another activity in addition to the above times

■ The gym will be divided by court during Youth Open Gym times during weekdays. Grades 2nd 5th will play on the North Court and 6th High School on the South Court

Open
Age monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Youth 2nd High School 3-5pm 3-5pm 3-5pm 3-5pm 3-5pm 12-2pm 12-2pm Adults 18 & older 5:30 9am 12 3pm 5:30 9am 12 3pm 5:30 9am 12 3pm 5:30 9am 12 3pm 5:30 9am 12 3pm 12 2pm 12 2pm
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7:30-9pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays 11am-2pm
General lnfor mation 47 Benson Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Clayson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Country Club Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Franzen Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Hamilton Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Historical Depot Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Itasca Recreation & Fitness Center . . . . 7 Itasca Waterpark . . . . . . . . . . 8 Peacock Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Play For All Community Park. . . . . . . . . 10 Ray Franzen Bird Sanctuary & Dog Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Schiller Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Softball Complex. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Springbrook Nature Center. . . . . . . . . . . 14 Usher Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Washington Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 It asca Map & Park / Facilit ies Locat ions I n t e r s t a t e 2 9 0 Nordic Rd BloomingdaleRd R o h l w i n g R d Thorndale Ave Elgin-O'hare Expy Irving Park Rd Irving Park Rd P a r k s i d e A v e M i l l R d A d d i s o n R d P r o s p e c t A v e p Arling ton Heights Rd EisenhowerExpy Potter St Park Ln W e l t e r D r R o b i n L n Irmen Dr Sarah Dr Victoria Ln Montrose Ave Gilbert Dr Forest Preserve Dr Elizabeth Dr Carter Ave Industrial Dr Arlene Dr Mary Jane Lane B r o k e r A v e D al e w o o d A v e H a r v e y A v e S t a t i o n D r M i l l e r L n S u n n y s i d e A v e E m e r s o n A v e B o n n i e B r a e A v e H o m e A v e P r i n c e t o n A v e W i l l o w S t M a p e A v e l H i c k o r y D r W a l n u t S t E l m S t L i n d e n S t C h e r r y S t C o u n t r y C l u b D r CCountry lubLn C a t a l p a A v e C h e r r y S t R u s h S t E l m S t W a l n u t S t M a p l e S t O a k S t O a k S t D i s t r i c t S t A n d r e n e L n C e n t r a l R d L l o y d A v e A n d r e n e L n S p r i n g L a k e D r M a p l e w o o d D r L l o y d A v e B a k e r S t L o m b a r d R d F o r e s t A v e C a t a l p a A v e c k l e m a n n D r E i Schiller St c Washington St George St North St Bryn Mawr Ave Walters Ln Ardmore Ave Norwood Ave Woodview Ave Prestwick Ln Medinah Dr Tee Ln Hollywood Ave Bryn Mawr Ave Division St Center St Park Blvd ParkBlvd PierceRd Theodore Ln Parkside Ave Grove St G Valley Rd Thorndale Rd 2 1 3 5 8 11 1 2 13 14 15 16 7 6 9 10 4 NORTH Winter-Spring 2023 P R O G R A M S & E V E N T S
Join the Itasca Fitness Center for FREE with Renew Active from United Healthcare or SilverSneakers! These programs are offered through your Medicare Health Plan, Medicare Supplement carrier or group retiree plan as part of your benefit package. Call your provider today and join us at the Fitness Center! i FIT Fitness Solution ■ Locker-Rooms and showers are open. ■ Open Gym, Pickleball and Basketball Courts will have limited availability. ■ Water Bottle Filler will be on, please bring your own water bottle ■ Staff will be cleaning the equipment on a regular basis. ■ Hand Sanitizer and gym wipes will be available. 1 yr. Full Membership * Individual 18 59 $ 205 $ 271 * Individual Senior (60+) $ 87 $ 128 * Couple $ 354 $ 463 * Couple Senior (60+) $ 148 $ 218 * Couple (1 Sr. 60+) $ 245 $ 354 Full-Time Student 14 24 yrs ** $ 106 $ 138 Teens** 11 13 yrs $ 69 $ 79 * Corporate $ 233 — 6-month Full Membership * Individual 18 59 $ 132 $ 176 * Individual Senior (60+) $ 69 $ 87 * Couple $ 225 $ 301 * Couple Senior 60+ $ 118 $ 146 * Couple (1 Sr 60+) $ 171 $ 224 * Corporate $ 154 — Monthly Membership One-Month $ 36 $ 46 Three Month $ 70 $ 92 Jogging Track Only Individual 18-59 $ 46 $ 72 Seniors (60+) $ 36 $ 57 Corporate $ 57 — Daily Membership Individual 18 59 $ 7 $ 8 Seniors (60+) $ 4 $ 5 Automatic Monthly Payments Individual $18 50 $ 24 Couple $ 30 $ 39 Senior $ 9 $12 50 Senior Couple $ 14 $19 50 Corporate $ 21 iFIT Membership Rates Rates subject to change * Initial Sign-up Fee: $20 **Parents must be present upon registration for 11-18 yrs $10 Fee for replacement of lost card Resident Nonresident Resident Nonresident Resident Nonresident Resident Nonresident Resident Nonresident Resident Nonresident Fitness Center Hours Members must have a valid membership to workout New members can purchase a membership by visiting the Fitness Center monday-Thursday 5:15am-9pm Friday 5:15am 8pm Saturdays . . . . . . . . . . . .7am 3pm Sundays 9am-2pm 48

Fitness Classes

Yoga & Power Class

An hour class that will practice a variety of yoga postures and includes body weight movements, steps, bands and more.

AGE: 18+yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Tue Jan 3 Mar 14 10:30 11:30 am $40/$50 341607 04

Tue Mar 21 May 30 10:30 11:30 am $40/$50 341607 05

Thu Jan 5 Mar 16 10:45 11:30 am $40/$50 341607 06

Thu Mar 23 May 25 10:45 11:30 am $40/$50 341607 07

mIn/mAx: 5/15

Seniors in Motion

This class is for seniors of all fitness levels. We will incorporate elements of strength, balance, and cardio in each class Option to remain in the chair will be given to those with need, but this class will have you up and moving as you are able No class 12/21 and 12/28

AGE: 50+yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Wed Nov 30 Feb 15 9 9:45 am $55/$65 351602 01

Wed Feb 23 May 10 9 9:45 am $55/$65 451602 01

Wed May 17 Aug 2 9 9:45 am $55/$65 151602 01

LoCATIon: Dance Studio mIn/mAx: 6/10

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art that is being rediscovered here has a health exercise. This class brings the mind, body and spirit together with isometric, balance and leg strengthening exercises Movements are executed slowly and precisely to learn proper body alignment. Our way to beat stress is through integrating slower breathing with more precise, aligned movement

AGE: 16+yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Wed Jan 11 Mar 1 7 8 pm $60/$70 240408 03

Wed Mar 8 Apr 26 7 8 pm $60/$70 240408 04

Wed May 3 Jun 21 7 8 pm $60/$70 240408 05

LoCATIon: Lounge mIn/mAx: 6/10

P s

Get lean without using dumbbells, barbells, or heavy machiner y Come strengthen your muscles, improve flexibility, balance, and posture No class 12/23 and 12/30 AGE: 18+yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Fri Dec 2 Feb 17 9:15 10 am $55/$65 341602 02

Fri Feb 24 May 5 9:15 10 am $55/$65 341602 03

Fri May 12 July 21 9:15 10 am $55/$65 341602 04 mIn/mAx: 6/10

Zumba

Latin based rhythms with motivating music, unique moves and easy to follow combinations. This one hour energetic workout will have you sweating in no time. AGE: 18+yrs

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Thu Dec 1 Feb 16 7 8 pm $55/$65 341604 01

Thu Feb 23 May 4 7 8 pm $55/$65 341604 03

Thu May 5 Jul 20 7 8 pm $55/$65 341604 05

Sat Dec 3 Feb 18 8:30 9:30 am $55/$65 341604 02

Sat Feb 25 May 6 8:30 9:30 am $55/$65 341604 04

Sat May 13 Jul 11 8:30 9:30 am $55/$65 341604 06

Daily drop in fee $8 per class

LoCATIon: Dance Studio mIn/mAx: 6/10

Fit 45

Let's get fit, lean, and toned with this combination workout that blends cardio, light weights, floor work, and a focus on all major areas of your body We'll move to the rhythm of the music, doing each move on the beat, to keep us challenged and motivated! Bring your water bottle, and your own yoga mat and towel if you'd like (not required). This class is good for adults of all activity levels, as there are plenty of opportunities to modify moves to make them more challenging, or more accessible!

DAy DATE TImE FEE CoDE

Tue Jan 1 Feb 14 $30/$40 241606 03

Tue Feb 21 Mar 28 $30/$40 241606 04

Tue Apr 4 May 9 $30/$40 241606 05

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Personal Training is Bac k! iFit Personal Training $55 1st session ■ $200 4 sessions Get the motivation you need with one of our certified trainers Your personal trainer will tailor a program to meet your fitness goals If you are interested in personal training stop by the Rec Center or email Griffin Stankiewicz at gstankiewicz@itascaparkdistrict com today! All Fitness Classes
have a minimum of 6 participants registered for each session to
drop-ins. Participants
check with the fitness desk for class schedule.
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50 Registration Infor mation

Monday, Dec 5

Itasca Park District

350 E Ir ving Park Road Itasca, IL 60143 630 773 2257 Drop-of

accepted beginning Monday, Dec 5

Itasca Park District 350 E. Ir ving Park Road Itasca, IL 60143 630-773-2257 Mail-in

accepted beginning Monday, Dec 5

Itasca Park District

350 E Ir ving Park Road Itasca, IL 60143 630 773 2257

How to Register

Registration will begin on Monday, December 5 Registration will continue until the class is filled or needs to be cancelled due to insufficient enrollmen or individual program deadlines Mail in registration for the Fitness Center and Waterpark passes will n accepted Itasca Park District Residents will need proo and children in their household to register for the first time.

Waivers

In accordance with Recreation Department policy, all program participants must sign a hold harmless agreement prior to participation in Department sponsored programs The waiver must be signed by adults participating in adult programs, and by a parent or legal guardian for children under 18 years of age

In Case of Oops!

Complete details of program policies, procedures, and guidelines are sometimes omitted from the program brochures because of space limitations. Also, errors in days, times, registration requirements and fees may occur We apologize for any errors that may appear in the brochure We thank you for your patience and understanding when these situations arise

Definition of Residency

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Anyone living within the geographic boundaries of the Itasca Park District If there are any questions about your residency, please call the park district office, where a complete list and map is maintained

Refund Policy

A. All requests for refunds must be submitted in person or by phone two business days prior to the first class meeting or practice of program. Trips require reser vations weeks ahead of time and therefore do not allow us to refund Please see staff for individual trip policies

B. Individuals requesting refunds with two or more business days notice prior to the first class, meeting, or practice will receive a 100% refund, less $10 for administrative costs

C. No refunds will be issued for any programs within two days of the first meeting of a program, unless a physician’s excuse is presented Refunds requested for medical reasons will be prorated from the time the request is received.

D. A refund will not be given to programs that cost less than $15. The amount minus the $10 fee will be applied to another class or a voucher given for future use.

E. Junior Kindergarten, Preschool, and Tiny Tikes Classes have a cancellation fee of $75 for withdrawing any time after registering Enrichment programs have a $25 cancellation fee

Insurance Policy

The Itasca Park District does not provide medical coverage for injuries suffered while participating in park district programs, or while using park facilities The park district, therefore, cannot assume responsibility for personal injur y for persons participating in recreation programs or using facilities. Persons are advised to make provisions for this coverage in their family insurance program.

Fee Information

Due to liability concerns, all individuals wishing to participate in any park district program must pay the registration fee listed in the brochure prior to the start of the first class Any individual who is unable to pay the registration fee must contact the Superintendent of Recre ation to set up a payment plan No phone registration will be accepted Individuals not paying full program registration fee, or those on payment plans, will be assessed a 10% service charge if any payment is late.

Itasca Recreation Center Rental

The Itasca Recreation Center may be reser ved for private use during non program hours Groups and individuals should contact the park district at 630 773 2257 or visit itascaparkdistrict com/rentals for more information A Security Deposit is required in order to hold a date If cancellation occurs within 10 days prior to rental, deposit will be retained See contract for refund policies

Cooperation

The park district wishes to acknowledge the cooperation of the Village of Itasca and the Itasca School District #10 for enabling the park district to provide numerous year round recreational activities. The park district is permitted to use the school facilities when not used by the schools For this reason there may be occasional changes in the schedule

Senior Citizens

Senior Citizen rates apply to those 60 years and older

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❍ I have carefully read the insurance liability waiver below and understand that my signature is required, to the right, in order to be in Park District programs Parental signature required for participants under age 18

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Please read this form carefully and be aware that in signing up and participating in the use of Park District/Nature Center Village programs, you will be waiving and releasing all claims for injuries you might sustain arising out of the activities of this program

“As the parent/guardian of the participant, or participant in the program, I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injur y and I agree to assume the full risk of any injuries, including death, damages, or loss which I may sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with or associated with such program.

“I agree to waive and relinquish all claims I may have as a result of participating in the program against the Park District and its officers, agents, servants, and employees

“I do hereby fully release and discharge the Park District and its officers, agents, ser vants, and employees from any and all claims from injuries, including death, damage, or loss which I may have or which may have accrue to me on account of my participation

“I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless and defend the Park District and its officers, agents, ser vants, and employees from any and all claims resulting from injuries, including death, damages, and losses sustained by me and arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with the activities of the program.

In the event of any emergency, I authorize District officials to secure from any licensed hospital, physician, and/or medical personnel any treatment deemed necessary for my minor child’s immediate care, and agree that I will be responsible for payment of any and all medical services rendered.

“Photo/video”: I understand that my child/ward or I may be photographed or videotaped while participating in an Itasca Park District Program I give permission for photos & videos of my child/ward or me to be used in the brochure, website, social media and other promotional materials Such photos and videos are property of the Itasca Park District

“I have read and fully understand the above Program Details and

Please sign on first signature line above.

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Insurance Liability Waiver Form Participant ’s Participant ’s Code# Activity Name First Name Last Name Fee Bir t hdate Gender Please note any physical or other limitations, allergies, special medication or additional conditions that may affect participation: If special accommodations are needed, allow 2 weeks prior to the start of the program First Name: Last Name: Address: City: State: ZIP: ❍ Home / ❍ Cell Phone #: ( ) Emergency Phone #: ( ) Join our E-Newslet ter list! Enter e-mail address here: Signature: Primar y Guardian Information Itasca P a Pa r k D i s t ist r i ct Registration Form Online Registration available! Visit: itascaparkdistrict com
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