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PEORIA PARK DISTRICT • SPRING/SUMMER 2012

Day Camp & Activity Guide

Join in the fun! INSIDE:

ANCIENT OAKS • CAMP ONSTAGE • CAMP ZONE • FINE ARTS • PAWW • PROCTOR • RIVERPLEX • SUMMER BAND & ORCHESTRA • ZOO CAMP • YOUR REGISTRATION FORM • AND MORE!

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• EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register in person by April 6, 2012 and receive 10% off each child. • MULTIPLE CHILD DISCOUNT: After April 6, register one child at full price and get a 5% discount for each additional child. Camp discounts are not available online. • AVOID A PAYMENT CRUNCH: Take advantage of our scheduled plan that allows you to spread out camp payments between now and May 25.

REFUND POLICIES The Park District must receive a written request to drop or transfer at least two business days in advance of the first program date. No refunds will be issued after that time. A $5.00 service charge is made for each session dropped or transferred. • SUMMER CAMP REFUNDS: The above policy is in effect through 5/25/12. After this date, the Park District must receive written notice of a camp cancellation at least two business days in advance of the camp start date.

No FULL refunds will be issued; registrants will receive a 50% refund for each camp session dropped. FEES NOTE: Fees are listed as: R = Resident (of Park District) and NR = Non-resident. The Resident fee is paid by those who live/ pay taxes within Park District boundaries. If you are a resident, your property tax bill will have a line for “Pleasure Driveway and Park District of Peoria.” If you have questions regarding if you are a resident, call 688-3667.

ANCIENT OAKS DAY CAMP: AGES 5-13

Tom Miller, 691-6295 or tmiller@peoriaparks.org

Sommer Park 6329 N. Koerner Rd, Edwards (Conveniently located near Shoppes at Grand Prairie / Charter Oak Road) Ancient Oaks Day Camp is all about having fun and educational experiences in the great outdoors. Weekly themes reflect on a variety of fun events and plenty of hands-on activities. Located on 320 acres, Sommer Park consists of woods, open fields, hiking trails, ponds and a neighborhood park. Camp tours available by appointment. Ancient Oaks Day Camp is the best place to be this summer! We’re celebrating 42 years of memories for children and adults. Ancient Oaks Camp Extended Care: If the camp time (8:30 am-4:00 pm) does not fit your work/personal schedule, supervision is available at camp from 7:00-8:30 am and 4:00-5:30 pm. Cost is $15 per week per child. Parents are responsible for transportation. Camp Fee-R/NR: $110/$130

WITH THE PEORIA PARK DISTRICT


ALL CHILDREN ARE WELCOME AT PPD CAMPS If you are the parent of a child with a learning disability, behavior disorder, ADHD, autism or another disability, the Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association (HISRA) invites you to call. Upon reviewing your child’s needs, HISRA’s qualified staff will work to integrate campers, train staff and adapt activities so that your child will thrive in a mainstream camp setting. HISRA can be reached at 691-1929.

Week

Code

Extended Date Care

Themes

1

50773

50784

June 4-8

Around the World: Start off the summer by learning about different cultures. Field Trip: Peoria Zoo

2

50774

50785

June 11-15

Goofy Week: School is out and why not get goofy … Goofy sports, crazy clothes and goofy activities. Field Trip: Movie.

3

50775

50786

June 18-22

Amazing Astronomy: Become junior astronomers and learn about the sun and stars. Field Trip: Lakeview Museum

4

50776

50787

June 25-29

Wacky Water: Get wet this week with plenty of water games. Sink your favorite counselors in the dunk tank! Field Trip: Splashdown

5

50777

50788

July 2,3,5 &6 (NO camp Wed. July 4)

Survivor: Outwit, outplay or outlast other tribes with fun challenges and team colors. Friday Overnight Campout

6

50778

50789

July 9-13

I Dig Dinosaurs: Dinosaurs once roamed the park so let’s excavate them while looking for dinosaur eggs.

7

50779

50790

July 16-20

Silly Sports: Sport-filled week with a unique twist. Field Trip: Peoria Chiefs game.

8

50780

50791

July 23-27

Art (and Music) in the Park: Spend the week making art projects and musical instruments found in the woods. Field Trip: Local artist shop

9

50781

50792

July 30-August 3

Sensational Science: Enjoy learning about science and work on experiments during the week. Field Trip: Children’s Museum, Normal

10

50782

50793

August 6-10

Park Pirates: Arrgh, Matey! Fun games and activities that will shiver your timbers.


CAMPZONE: AGES 6-12

At Glen Oak Park Steve Montez, 681-2865 or smontez@peoriaparks.org

Summertime fun for the kids, convenient for the parents ... The way it should be! We have more fun than ever, mixing the best of past camp activities with new ideas to make this year’s program legit. Fun, non-competitive action themes, with activities like sports, games, arts and crafts, nature programs, fishing, special events, family nights, weekly swimming, and road trips (special trips). CampZone Camps are for boys and girls ages 6-12. Camp runs for 10 one-week sessions and meets Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Extended CampZone Care hours are 6:45a.m. - 8:30 a.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m. A CampZone backpack, extended care, and special trip admissions are included in your fee. Campers must bring their own lunch. Fee-R/NR: $105/$114 Week

Code

Dates

CampZone Themes

Special trip

1

50806

June 4-8

Game Day

Movie

2

50807

June 11-15

Nature Wonders

Swimming: Lake Storey

3

50808

June 18-22

The Wayback Machine

W.H. Sommer Park

4

50809

June 25- 29

Art Adventures

Fired Up

5

50810

July 2-6

Walking On the Moon (No camp 7/4)

Lakeview Planetarium

6

50811

July 9-13

Super Soaker Safari (Water Week) Swimming: Splashdown

7

50812

July 16-20

Sports Spectacular

Peoria Chiefs game

8

50813

July 23-27

Wizard School

Movie to be Announced

9

50814

July 30-Aug. 3

All-Star Summer Games

Bowling

10

50815

Aug. 6-10

Summer’s Excellent Adventures

To be voted on by all campers

CAMPZONE/EARLY LEARNERS: AGES 4-5

Steve Montez, 681-2865 or smontez@peoriaparks.org

Come join us for Early Learners, a half-day preschool program for ages 4-5. Games, crafts, playtime, lead-up sport activities, and new friends make learning fun and natural. Our activities focus on socialization, and early childhood motor development. Camp meets Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Pick one of two locations: Glen Oak Park Pavilion (GO) or Franciscan Recreation Complex (FRC). Fee-R/NR: $55/$64 Week

Glen Oak

FRC

Dates

CampZone/Early Learners Theme

1

50816

50826

June 4-8

Rhyme Time

2

50817

50827

June 11-15

Alphabet Soup

3

50818

50828

June 18-22

WWW (Wacky Water Week)

4

50819

50829

June 25-29

Imagine That!

5

50820

50830

July 2-6

Yankee Doodle Dandy (no camp on July 4)

6

50821

50831

July 9-13

Wizard Park

7

50822

50832

July 16-20

Dinosaur Park

8

50823

50833

July 23-27

Christmas in July

9

50824

50834

July 30-Aug. 3

On the Farm

10

50825

50835

Aug. 6-10

What I Like About Summer


FINE ARTS CAMPS: AGES 7-12

Linda Elegant Huff, 681-2861 or lhuff@peoriaparks.org Kellar Primary School * Franciscan Recreation Complex (50736, 50746) Let your imagination run free with hands-on activities in the fine arts designed to challenge your creative skills. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the program site and to some special event sites. Campers should bring their own sack lunch. Drinks and snacks are provided. Camp fee includes all supplies, field trips, and swimming once a week. Dress for a mess. Camps meet Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. Extended Camp Care is available from 7:00-8:30 am and 3:30-5:00 pm at an additional cost of $12 per child per week and a separate registration.

Partially sponsored by a grant from the

Fee-R/NR: $105/$121 (**50744 Fee-R/NR: $84/97) Code

Extended Dates Care

50736

50737

June 4-8

Art Exploration For Kids*: Art “sampler class” where kids will explore 3 different art mediums in this session with a different project each day.

50738

50739

June 11-15

Camp Young At Art: Learn to draw, paint & mold the world around you in the great outdoors. Art gallery field trip.

50740

50741

June 18-22

The Master’s Studio: Create, sculpt, design & print your own masterpieces using a variety of media. Field trip to the Art Gallery.

50742

50743

June 25-29

Camp Rah! Rah!: Learn cheerleading skills and pompon dance routines. New this year: you’ll learn a Flags routine. You’ll perform at the Chiefs game on 7/1.

50744

50745

July 2-6

Camp Picture Perfect –Learn the art of photography taking pictures of animals, nature, & friends. Two field trips to the RiverFront and Peoria Zoo. (No camp on July 4)**

50746

50747

July 9-13 The Pottery Studio: Our artists will teach you to paint, glaze and fire green ware pieces. Art gallery field trip.*

50748

50749

July 1620

Camp Puppetstuff: No strings attached! Well, maybe just a few. Learn everything about puppetry. Make your own puppets and learn how to operate them, write a play script, build the stage and present the show on the last day of camp.

50750

50751

July 2327

Camp Hocus Pocus: Led by a professional magician, you’ll learn how to perform a large variety of magic with playing cards, money, rope and other common items, make special hands-on magic projects, and learn how to use professional stage magic props. The best magic instruction in the area! Soon you’ll be amazing your friends and family! You’ll demonstrate your skills with a close-up and stage magic show on the last day. All supplies included.

50752

50753

July 30Aug. 3

Sculpting Your World – Learn to the art of sculpture using a variety of media including clay, paper, and wire to create your art designs. Art gallery field trip.

50754

50755

Aug. 6-10

NEW! Glee – Join our “Glee Club” as we learn your favorite songs and dances from your favorite show and perform them for your parents and friends on the last day of camp.

Themes


3. LET US KNOW OF ANY SPECIAL NEEDS

We welcome individuals with disabilities. Please describe any accommodations needed for successful inclusion in the program(s).

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

4. READ & SIGN THE WAIVER

Credit Card Number:

________________

___________-___________-___________-_________

686-3384 (Credit cards only)

Authorized Signature: ____________________________________________

Expiration Date:

_______________________________________________________________ Signature of Participant or Parent/Guardian Date

Please read this form carefully and be aware in registering yourself, your child or ward for participation in this program you will be waiving and releasing all claims for injuries you or your minor child/ward might sustain arising out of this program. As a participant in the program or the parent/guardian of a participant in the program, I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury and I agree to assume the full risk of any injuries, including death, damages or loss which I or my minor child/ward 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 or my minor child/ward 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, servants and employees from any and all claims from injuries, including death, damage or loss which I or my minor child/ward may have or which may accrue to me or my minor child/ward on account of my participation in the program. I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless and defend the Park District and its officers, agents, servants and employees from any and all claims resulting from injuries, including death, damages and losses sustained by me or my minor child/ward and arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with the activities of the program. In case of accident or sickness, I consent to emergency medical care provided by ambulance or hospital personnel. I hereby consent to the use of my photograph in Park District brochures, publications, slide presentations, etc. I have read and fully understand the above Program Details and Waiver and Release of All Claims as well as the “Registration Regulations.”

SIGN HERE

5. COMPLETE PAYMENT METHOD

 Check  Cash 

6. RETURN By Mail: Peoria Park District Registration By Fax: 2218 N . Prospect Road Peoria, IL 61603

REGISTER ONLINE for CODED CLASSES using your household account: peoriaparks.org (discounts not available online)


2012 Peoria Park District

REGISTRATION FORM 1. ADULT PARTICIPANT OR PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION

First and Last Name: ________________________________________________________________________ Birthdate____________________

Work Phone: __________________________

Birthdate

Tee Shirt Size (circle)

Youth S M L Adult M L

Sex

…… M …… F

Youth S Adult Youth S Adult

M M M M

L L L L

Fee*

Cell Phone: _______________________

Street Address, City, ZIP:__________________________________________________________________________________________________ Home Phone: ____________________________

Email:______________________________________________________________________________

Participant’s First & Last Name

2. TELL US WHAT YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR (Please fill out completely. Attach an additional sheet if necessary) Class Code Program Name

…… M …… F …… M …… F …… M …… F

Youth S M L Adult M L

Youth S M L Adult M L

…… M …… F

TOTAL PAYMENT: $________

I would like to donate $______ to the Scholarship Program to enable disadvantaged youth to participate in programming. *NOTE: R = Resident (of Park District) fee • NR = Nonresident fee • M = Member (of facility) fee


Partially sponsored by a grant from the

CAMP ONSTAGE: AGES 6-13

Linda Elegant Huff, 681-2861 or lhuff@peoriaparks.org Performing Arts Camp for Boys and Girls Lakeview Park, Owens Center Come join the cast and crew of Peoria’s premier performing arts camp. Our talented staff and special “guest stars” will instruct you in drama, dance, and musical skills while you and your fellow campers write your own play to be performed at the Glen Oak Park Amphitheatre. Other exciting camp activities include set and costume design, make-up skills, swimming and games. Hope to see you – ON STAGE! Camp fee includes costumes, make-up, cast shirt (one shirt per camper for the summer), and swimming once a week. Campers should bring a sack lunch. Drinks and snacks are provided. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from camp and the Amphitheatre performances. Camp runs Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. Extended Camp Care: Supervision is available at camp from 7:00-8:30 a.m. and 3:30-5:00 p.m. each day at an additional cost of $24 per session per child. Parents are responsible for transportation. Fee-R/NR: $198/$228 (* $178/$205) Code

Extended Care Code

Session

Dates

50756

50757

Session I

June 11-22. Performance night June 25, rain date June 26

50758

50759

Session II

July 2-13 (no camp July 4)* Performance night July 16, rain date July 17

50760

50761

Session III

July 23-Aug. 3. Performance night Aug. 6, rain date Aug. 7

CCT is proud to announce our summer musical production:

Guys & Dolls

Directed by Lisa Voyles Auditions will be held: May 11 at 6:00 p.m. May 12 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral Performance Dates: July 12-15, 2012 For more information, contact Linda Elegant Huff at 681-2861 or lhuff@peoriaparks.org


Partially sponsored by a grant from the

SUMMER BAND & ORCHESTRA: AGES 8-18

Linda Elegant Huff, 681-2861 or lhuff@peoriaparks.org Join us this summer as we play Country greats from Hank Williams to Taylor Swift. We’ll be playing June 11 through July 26. Performances include: the HOI Fair on July 10, West Peoria Parade on July 4, Shoppes at Grand Prairie on July 4, Brown-Bag-It on July 25, Youth Jazz Festival on July 26, Illinois State Fair on Aug. 18. No class on July 4. Fee-R/NR: $77/$91

BAND

Learn to play the Blues, Dixieland, Swing and Jazz under the direction of Peggy Bonner. Class Location: Concordia Lutheran School M: percussion Tu: woodwinds W: brass Th & F: full band Code

Group

Time

50731

Jump Start – no experience necessary

9:00-9:30 am

50728

Blue Notes – one year of experience

9:30-10:15 am

50734

Tempos – two or more years

10:15-11:00 am

50730

Jam Session (Jazz Band) – advanced students

11:00-noon

Senior Summer Band

High school students (those entering 9th grade included). Rehearsals will be held at Concordia Lutheran, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00-1:45 p.m. Code

Group

Time

50735

Senior Summer Band

Tu & Th:

12:00-1:45 pm

ORCHESTRA

Learn the music of the great composers as well as contemporary, folk and patriotic works. Directed by Laurel Filzen Etzel. M: violins Tu: violas W: cellos Th & F: full orchestra Code

Group

Time

50733

Suite Start – no experience necessary.

9:00-9:30 am

50729

Gold Notes – one year experience

9:30-10:15 am

50728

Allegros – two or three years

10:15-11:00 am

50732

Studio Session – advanced students

11:00-noon


ZOO CAMP “WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE” GRADES K-8

At Peoria Zoo, 2218 N. Prospect Road in Glen Oak Park

Registration for Zoo Camp is through the Peoria Zoo only. Please call 681-3513 or email jroderick@peoriaparks.org to register. Do you love animals, science, or just plain-old having fun? Zoo Camp at the Peoria Zoo is a weeklong day camp program for children with a focus on learning about our animal residents. This year we will explore habitats, and learn all about where animals make their homes. Camp fees include a “zoo-riffic” t-shirt and group picture of the campers. What better way to spend the summer and explore amazing animals! »» Each Zoo camper will experience a program especially designed to meet the needs, interests and expectations appropriate to their age and developmental stage, so it is important that the age guidelines are followed. Please do not request to enroll children in other age categories. »» Every program includes the following activities: Animal Encounters, Science Experiments, Crafts, Story Telling, Games and more! »» Registration is required. To register, please call 681-3513. »» Programs will fill quickly and are on a first-come, first-served basis. »» Registration fees are non-refundable. »» Payment is required at time of registration. »» The Zoo reserves the right to cancel programs

with insufficient registration. A full refund will be given for program cancellations. »» Programs are held rain or shine. »» Snacks and beverages will be provided. »» Campers in sessions 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 will need to bring a sack lunch. »» Kindergarten and first-grade campers have a choice of attending either a morning or afternoon session or both, with different activities in each. *These camps, you can either choose one or both sessions. If both sessions are chosen, they will need to bring a sack lunch. **These camps will include a Zoo Snooze from 6:30 pm Thursday night to 9:00 am Friday morning. The camp session for these weeks will officially end at 9:00 am Friday. A bonus day of camp on Friday is available for an additional cost.

Age

Dates

Time

Fee

*Kindergarten (Session 1) Zookids who are 5 or will be entering kindergarten. Snack and drink provided

June 4-8

9:00 am – noon And / Or 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

$100 members $120 nonmembers

*First Grade (Session 2) Zookids who will be entering first grade. Snack and drink provided

June 11-15

9:00 am – noon And / Or 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

$100 members $120 nonmembers

Second/Third Grade (Session 3 and 7) (2 sessions to choose from) Zookids who will be entering Grades 2 & 3. Bring a sack lunch, drinks provided.

June 18-22 Or July 23-27

9:00 am – 2:00 pm

$110 members $130 nonmembers

**Fourth/Fifth Grade (Session 4 and 6) (Two sessions to choose from) Zookids who will be entering Grades 4 & 5. Bring a sack lunch, drinks provided.

June 25-29 Or July 16-20

9:00 am – 2:00 pm

9:00 am – 2:00 pm

$125 members $145 nonmembers

9:00 am – 3:30 pm

$135 members $155 nonmembers

*Kindergarten/First Grade (Session 8) 9:00am - noon Zookids who will be entering kindergarten or July 30 – Aug 3 And / Or first grade. Snack and drink provided. 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

$100 members $120 nonmembers

** Sixth/Seventh/Eighth Grade (Session 5) Zookids who will be entering Grades 6, 7, or July 9-13 8. Bring a sack lunch, drinks provided.


SPRING BREAK CAMP AT THE RIVERPLEX: AGES 5-12

Andrea Steffens, 282-1508 or asteffens@peoriaparks.org

Our trained staff will p ro v i d e a variety of activities – games, arts and crafts, movies, time to play in the Aquaplex, and much more! Bring your own lunch and drink and we will provide an afternoon snack and drink. Space is limited so sign up today! Camp runs from 7:00 am-5:30 pm.

Code

Day-Date

To find RiverPlex

50251

M: 4/2

Summer Camp

50252

Tu: 4/3

information,

50253

W: 4/4

please visit

Daily Fee-Member/Resident/NonResident: $30/$32/$34

50254

Th: 4/5

www.riverplex.org

50255

F: 4/6

50257

M: 4/9

50256

All 6 Days

All Six Days Fee-M/R/NR: $140/$150/$160

PROCTOR SUMMER FUN ACADEMY

Proctor Center, 309 S. DuSable Jonelle McCloud, 673-9183 or jmccloud@ peoriaparks.org

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SPRING BREAK BASKETBALL CAMP: AGES 8-14 Instruction will include shooting, dribbling, passing and defense. In addition to the basketball instruction, prominent speakers are brought in to give every day life skills to each participant. A t-shirt and certificate will be given to all participants of the camp. Fee-R/NR: $30/$45 Code

Dates

Time

49667

M-F: 4/2-4/6

9:00 am - noon

Are you looking for something new and exciting for the summer? Proctor Recreation Center is the place to be! Our Summer Fun Academy is like no other! In addition to the great field trips every Friday, your child will experience an abundance of knowledge combining classes and recreation. A typical day includes out-ofthe-box teaching in the areas of Math, Science, and Reading in the morning and a combination of sports and extracurricular activities in the afternoon. Sports help children develop physical and mental skills, get exercise, have fun and learn to play as part of a team while the classes keep their brains alive and engaged for the summer. Fee: $175 for each session »» Children are grouped according to age. »» Camp hours are from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Extended hours available at an additional cost if needed. »» Scholarships available for those who qualify. Code

Session

Date

50797

Session I

June 11-July 6 (No camp July 4)

50798

Session II

July 9- August 3


PEORIA AREA WATER WIZARDS (PAWW)

Coach R.J. Greseth: 712-7299 Visit www.PAWW.org

Join the PAWW swim club and join over 250 swimmers who get lots of practice time at Central Park Pool, a facility that has been renovated to meet current USA swimming depth standards. The program emphasizes training, techniques and teamwork while offering some of the most experienced coaches in the area. It’s Easy to Join PAWW The PAWW Swim Team is open to anyone who can perform a simple swim stroke – there are no try-outs. PAWW coaches are on hand Monday through Friday after 5:30 pm at Central Park and Woodruff Pools. All levels are welcome. If you would like more information, have questions or would like to join PAWW, simply leave a message at 712-7299. A member of the coaching staff will return your call. PAWW Swim Groups Include »» Minnows: beginner, non-competitive swimmers who participate in a monthly stroke clinic »» Bronze: beginner, competitive swimmers »» Silver: intermediate, competitive swimmers »» Gold- advanced, competitive swimmers Monthly Fees Swim Group

Fee-R/NR

Minnows

$32/$37

Bronze

$50/$56

Silver

$75/$82

Gold

$95/$103

Seniors

$100/$108

High School

$240/$265

Expert Stroke Analysis is available For more information visit www.paww.org

PAWW Swim Coaches Part-time, must be able to work some evening and weekend hours REQUIREMENTS: »» Must be at least 18 years of age »» Must have a valid Driver’s License »» Experience in swim team coaching »» Valid CPR and first aid certificates »» Ability to relate to public and other employees in an enthusiastic and proper manner. For more information, contact Dave Schmidt at dschmidt@peoriaparks.org or 688-3667.


Day Camp & Activity Guide - Spring/Summer 2012