Board of Commissioners
Mike Wahl President
Wanda Kadlec Vice-President
Eileen Geary Treasurer
Robert Cook Commissioner
Stefani Jerard Commissioner
The Wauconda Park District Board of Commissioners will meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month in the Board Room at 7:00 pm at the Community Center.
Dear Residents, Every year, at this time, I sit down to compose this letter and it amazes me how fast summer has gone. I hope you and your family were able to visit one of our parks, participate in a program, or attend one of our special events. Once again our Wauconda Fest was a huge success. Thank you to all of our committee members, volunteers, sponsors, and our residents for making this a true community event. The proceeds from this event are used toward capital projects. I would also like to acknowledge and thank two individuals who were greatly missed at the Fest this year. They are committee members Dan & Lisa Quick. Every day, the park staff and I looked around the Fest grounds hoping to see them. These two were committed to making our Fest the best it could be each and every year. They were truly committed to giving back to their community and believe in the spirit of public service. We wish them both the best and want them to know that there will always be a Hawaiian shirt waiting for them. Last fall, I wrote about how the Board and staff chose four key values for our District. We are committed to these values and feel it is important to share with you how they ﬁt into our day to day operations. Integrity – Our staff’s goal is to be respectful, honest, trustworthy and accountable. There will be times when our viewpoints may not agree but our goal is to ﬁnd a solution which works best for all parties concerned. We wish to hear from our residents with both positive and negative comments. The only way we can improve on something is to hear that it is not working to begin with. That is why it is important to contact us with your questions or concerns. Service – We are committed to being responsive, dependable, friendly, and innovative. In order to increase our level of service to our patrons, we recently restructured the Recreation Dept. to include a position titled Administrative Support Supervisor. Mark Ftacek, previously our Athletic Supervisor has stepped into this position and will oversee the day to day operations of registration, facility scheduling, customer service, and risk management responsibilities. Commitment - Our District prides itself in offering quality, safe and affordable recreational opportunities for all of our residents. This past year major improvements have been made to our beach/marina site. The marina piers were completely rebuilt this past year and are much more stable than in the past. The beach front has had new sand added which is much more conducive to play activities. New lighting was installed at both the beach and marina areas. All this work was completed by our park staff in order to keep the cost down. Teamwork – Our District likes to think that we take the lead when it comes to cooperation, collaboration, and partnerships. We are continually partnering with various agencies in order to provide the best possible services to our residents. I like to say the best kept secret in town is the cooperation and respect each of the governmental agencies have for each other. By having these relationships in place our community wins. It would not be possible to offer such events as Wauconda Fest or our triathlons without the support of these agencies. Our staff has put together a wide range of programs and events for the fall months. I am sure that you will ﬁnd something that interests you. If at any time you have any questions or concerns regarding our District, please feel free to contact me. In Play, Nancy M. Burton, Director of Parks & Recreation
Nancy M. Burton
Director of Parks and Recreation
Superintendent of Recreation
At A Glance
Superintendent of Parks
“We enrich lives in our community by providing quality recreational and leisure opportunities.” INTEGRITY - TEAMWORK - SERVICE - COMMITMENT Fall Registration: Residents: Non-Residents:
August 13, 2012 August 20, 2012
Administrative Ofﬁce Hours: *Monday-Thursday: 8:30 am-8:00 pm Friday: 8:30 am-5:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am-12:00 pm * The ofﬁce will be closed at 7:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th of each month for our Board Meetings. Directory: Ofﬁce: Fax: Fitness Center: Beach/Preschool: Information Line: Website:
(847) 526-3610 (847) 526-3791 (847) 526-4604 (847) 526-4605 (847) 526-4606 www.waucondaparks.com www.waucondaparks.org
Park District Staff: Nancy M. Burton Director of Parks and Recreation Eric Payne, CPSI Superintendent of Parks Tim Staton, CPRP Superintendent of Recreation Sara Schuring, CPRP Recreation Supervisor Mark Ftacek Administrative Support Supervisor Mary Foersterling Early Childhood/Preschool Supervisor Katelyn Blanas Marketing Coordinator Josh Buchenberger Athletic Supervisor Nancy Jagielski Administrative Assistant Peggy Amundson Administrative Assistant Meghan Reimers Dance Coordinator Pat Janssen Robert Crown Club Coordinator
At A Glance
Programming AfďŹ liates: Bulldogs Cheerleading (K-8th grade)
Programming Facilities: Community Center
www.jrbulldogscheer.org Linda Flaherty: (847) 487-2166
600 North Main Street (847) 526-3610
Bulldogs Youth Sports (Football)
112 Park Street (847) 526-4605
Chris Rodgers: (847) 679-6588 Scott Skinger: (847) 323-5895
Robert Crown Elementary School
Wauconda Jr. Lady Bulldogs
650 Bonner Road
Girls Feeder Basketball www.jrladybulldogs.com
Wauconda Grade School 225 North Osage Street (847) 526-6671
Wauconda Jr. Boys Bulldogs (Travel Basketball) Howard Baylon: (847) 452-3337
Wauconda Middle School 215 Slocum Lake Road (847) 526-2122
Lakes Youth Athletics (Baseball/Softball) www.lyaa.org Information line: (847) 604-0270
Wauconda High School 555 North Main Street (847) 526-6611
Northern Ice Girls Fastpitch Softball
Wauconda Township Hall 505 Bonner Road (847) 526-2631
Rick Eklund: (847) 650-7910
Wauconda Cub Scout Pack 290 Tim Benson: (847) 469-7543
Wauconda Snowmobile Club
Crystal Ice House
John Lindberg: (847) 526-3392
320 East Prairie Street Crystal Lake, IL (815) 356-8500
Wauconda Area Youth Soccer Club Information Line: (847) 526-3392 www.waysc.com
Wauconda Bowl 381 West Liberty Street (847) 526-5030
Ultimate Athletics 1210 Karl Court (847) 487-6500
Key General Information Special Events Fitness Early Childhood Youth Teen/Adult Family Trips
New Class No Online Registration
Table of Contents 42
At A Glance
District News Early Childhood
Fitness First Group Fitness Ice Skating Menagerie Dance
44-45 8-9 10-13 35 57
Park Chats Policies As We Grow Preschool Registration Special Events
52-53 15 54-56 6-7
41 45-48 34
What’s Up Wauconda
PETER BAKER & SON CO.
Extended Trips Family
Wauconda Fest Sponsors
Platinum Fest Sponsor ACE HARDWARE • ADVOCATE GOOD SHEPHERD HOSPITAL ANGEL WATER • CHIRO ONE • DAILY HERALD • JEWEL-OSCO JOSEPH G. LINCOLN, DDS • LINDY’S LANDING MIKE’S TOWING • RE/MAX PLAZA • SKINNER’S AMUSEMENTS VICTOR FORD MOTORSPORTS • WAUCONDA LIONS CLUB WAUCONDA PHYSICAL THERAPY • WAUCONDA TOWNSHIP 102.3 WXLC • 5/3 THIRD MORTGAGE - JOE AMATO
6 Halloween Gala Women’s Golf Outing
Adults The Wauconda Park District presents the 7th Annual Women’s Golf Outing. Enjoy 13 holes of golf, cont. breakfast, lunch, and be there to purchase one of the ﬁnest caddies in Wauconda from the caddy auction! Contests include: longest drive, longest put, closet to the pin, specialty holes, and prizes awarded to the 1st, 5th, and 10th place teams. Visit our website for more information. Register at the Community Center. Location: Prairie Isle Golf Course Fee: $70 per person Code: Day: Date: Time: 9999 Fri 8/24 8:00 am
Family Grab the family and friends and join us for a spooktacular evening full of fun for all ages. Enjoy carnival games, a hayride, contests and more! You’re welcome to dress in your favorite Halloween costume. Refreshments will be available. Admission to this event is $5 for the ﬁrst child and $4 for each additional child. Adults are free. No pre-registration required. Location: Community Center Fee: $5 for 1st child, $4 for 2nd child Day: Date: Time: Thurs 10/25 5:30-8:00 pm
Holiday Coloring Contest 2-9 years
Let’s get the holiday decorating started by coloring our holiday picture. Sheets will be available beginning Monday, November 26th at the Park District ofﬁce. Return pictures by Friday, December 14th. Prizes will be awarded in the following age groups: 2-3 years, 4-5 years, 6-7 years, and 8-9 years. Winners will be notiﬁed by Monday, December 17th. All pictures will be displayed at the Community Center.
Spooky Coloring Contest 2-9 years
Let’s decorate the Wauconda Park District Community Center with spooky Halloween pictures! Coloring sheets will be available beginning Monday, October 1st at the Park District ofﬁce. Return pictures by Friday, October 26th. Prizes will be awarded in the following age groups: 2-3 years, 4-5 years, 6-7 years, and 8-9 years. Winners will be notiﬁed by Monday, October, 29th. All pictures will be displayed at the Community Center.
Looking for something to do tonight?? Check out What’s Up Wauconda for exciting events in the area. www.whatsupwauconda.org
Tree Lighting & Santa’s Arrival
Family Join the Wauconda Park District and get into the holiday spirit at the annual Tree Lighting event. Santa will arrive on a ﬁre truck to greet the boys and girls of Wauconda. Then come inside after the tree is glowing and enjoy a winter wonderland of crafts, games, and stories. Bring your camera to take a picture with Santa. Goody bags available while supplies last and light refreshments will be served. No registration required. Location: Community Center Fee: Free Day: Date: Time: Fri 11/30 6:00 pm
Fall 2012 Resident Registration August 13, 2012 Fall 2012 Non-Resident Registration August 20, 2012 Women’s Golf Outing August 24, 2012
Fall Session 1 Begins September 10, 2012 Park Chat at Orchard Hills Park September 13, 2012 Spooky Coloring Contest October 1, 2012
Calls from Santa
Letters to Santa
Children Santa wants to make sure he hears from all of the children in Wauconda, so he has added another mailbox at the Community Center. Beginning December 1st through December 14th, you may drop off your letter to Santa in his special mailbox. Remember to include your name and address so Santa can write back. No postage required.
Halloween Gala October 25, 2012 Fall Session 2 Begins November 5, 2012 Calls from Santa-Sign Up! November 16, 2012 Holiday Coloring Contest November 26, 2012 Tree Lighting & Santa’s Arrival November 30, 2012 Letters to Santa December 1, 2012
Fall Fun Check List
Final Beach Bash August 26, 2012
Children Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa is so busy this year that he asked us to help him ﬁnd the boys and girls in Wauconda who would like to let him know how good they have been. Kids, here is your last chance to put in those special requests. Parents, please pick up an information ﬂyer for calls at our ofﬁce starting November 16th. Calls will be made on Wednesday, December 5th and Thursday, December 6th between 3:00-6:00 pm.
Park Chat at Saddlewood Park August 2, 2012
Individual (Residents/Non-Residents) Monthly: $16/19 Annual: $176/216 Individual +1 *(Residents/Non-Residents) Monthly: $25/30 Additional Person $5/7 Annual: $276/326 Additional Person $38/48 Senior **(Residents/Non-Residents) Monthly: $10/15 Annual: $111/161
• Complimentary equipment and facility orientation. • Complimentary selected open gym hours. • Complimentary locker room with shower facility and daily use of lockers. Permanent lockers for overnight or long-term use are available for an additional $10 per month or $65 per year. Fitness First does not provide shower towels. • Cardio equipment • 13 Nautilus Stations • Full line of free weights • Stairmaster • Treadmills • Recumbent Bikes • Elliptical Trainers • Steppers • Step Mill • Smyth Machine • Cable Cross/Lat Pull • Upright Bikes • Gravitron • Adaptive Motion Trainer
Senior +1 *(Residents/Non-Residents) Monthly: $15/19 Annual: $161/211 Student*** Monthly: Annual:
Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable. (Rates are subject to change)
Hours of Operation
Fall Hours (Labor Day-Memorial Day) Monday-Friday: 5:00 am-9:00 pm Saturday-Sunday: 7:00 am-4:00 pm Holiday Hours Fitness First will be closed on Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Shortened Hours Fitness First will be closed early on Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve.
9 Corporate Membership
*To qualify as an Individual +1 or a Senior +1 membership, both individuals must be from the same household. Residents add $38 for each additional person. Non-residents add $48 for each additional person. These rates are not prorated regardless of when a member is added during the year. Senior +1 both individuals must be 55 years or older to qualify. Additional family members may not be purchased with the senior +1 rate. **Seniors must be a minimum of 55 years old to qualify for any senior rate. ***Students must be a full-time high school or college student between the ages of 14-25 with at least 12 credit hours. Proof of student status such as a current book bill, class schedule, or dated school ID is required at time of registration.
Monthly Fee Policies and Procedures
• To begin, members will pay a pro-rated fee for the current month and the full amount for the next month. • Payment is charged on the 1st of each month after the initial payment. • Conﬁdential EFT form must be ﬁlled out completely, including credit card, debit card, or bank account number in order to purchase the monthly membership. (Please note: These forms are kept in a secure location.) • In order to cancel membership, the member must do so prior to the 15th of the month, prior to the month they want to cancel. It is the responsibility of the member to cancel their membership or the account will be charged on the 1st of each month. • There will be a $35 charge for insufﬁcient funds from a checking account or $10 for transactions returned unpaid for problems with the account on ﬁle. Fees subject to change. It is the members responsibility to keep payment information current.
Corporate membership must have a minimum of 3 employees from the same business enrolled to be eligible for the discount. Corporate membership can be prorated and is based upon a 1-year membership beginning April 1st and ending March 31st. Fee: $157/197
Personal Training Partner Personal Training or Partner Pilates Training
14 years and up Team up with your spouse, friend, or child for a sixty-minute session and enjoy a team approach to personal training. It’s a great way to share costs and motivate each other. One Session: $70 Three Sessions: $175 Five Sessions: $280
One-On-One Personal Training or Pilates Training
14 years and up Our Personal Training Program utilizes goal setting, supervised instruction, speciﬁc training, and motivation techniques to optimize your results. With such personal attention, you’ll accomplish goals that may have been previously beyond your reach. Maximize your workouts, train one-on-one. Advice provided by CERTIFIED trainers. One Session: $38 Three Sessions: $100 Five Sessions: $160
Group Fitness Schedule Time
Half & Half 7:50-8:50 Jazzercise 9:00-10:00
Half & Half 6:20-7:20 PM
Totally Toned 7:25-8:25
Tuesday Jazzercise 8:00-9:00
Half & Half 7:50-8:50
Hatha Yoga 10:1511:15
Hatha Yoga 4:30-5:30
Core Pole 6:15-7:15
Half & Half 7:20-8:20
Friday Simply Step 7:50-8:50
Saturday Jazzercise 7:10-8:05
Muscle Jazzercise Fusion Jazzercise 9:00-10:00 Confusion 9:00-10:00 8:15-9:15 Chairlates 1:00-2:00 Core Pole 6:15-7:15 Practical Living Yoga 7:20-8:50
*See class descriptions for program dates and fees. www.waucondaparks.com
Hatha Yoga 8:00-9:00 Jazzercise 9:15-10:15
Practical Living Yoga
14 years and up Combining the 5,000 year-old tradition of Hatha Yoga with contemporary exercise physiology provides an excellent base to build a yoga practice. Barbara Spietz blends Eastern philosophy with Western ‘know how’ for a practical approach to wellness. Enhance mind/body awareness by increasing strength, ﬂexibility, balance, proper breathing and stress reduction. Enjoy the healing, noncompetitive and relaxing class environment. Wear comfortable attire and bring a mat. Barb is an internationally recognized master teacher who has conducted teacher training workshops throughout India and the U.S. She was featured in Yoga Chicago Magazine and is registered with the Yoga Alliance at the 500-hour level. No class 11/22. Location: Community Center Fee: $60/68 (6 weeks) Limit: 5/20 Code: Day: Date: Time: 1006 Thurs 9/13-10/18 7:20-8:50 pm 1007 Thurs 11/1-12/13 7:20-8:50 pm
Tim Staton Superintendent of Recreation For more information on group ﬁtness classes call Tim.
14 years and up With SCW certiﬁed, Maggie Learn the fundamental moves that will work your core muscles. This form of exercise strengthens and ﬁrms muscles giving them ﬂexibility while you maintain and stabilize your core. This will have you feeling stronger and leaner. Stability balls, weighted balls, dyna-bands, and more will be used to enhance the power of each move. No class 11/24. Location: Community Center Fee: $47/55 (6 weeks) Limit: 5/20 Code: Day: Date: Time: 1008 Sat 9/22-10/27 9:20-10:20 am 1009 Sat 11/10-12/22 9:20-10:20 am
Rainout/Information Line: (847) 526-4606
14 years and up Hatha Yoga has many beneﬁts that can help reduce the increasing stress ailments that accompany our everyday lives, from stimulating the immune system and boosting self-esteem to improving strength and ﬂexibility. Yoga works to bring the body into alignment creating balance both physically and mentally. This class is a great way to relieve stress from your busy day. Wear comfortable, loose ﬁtting clothes, bring a small pillow, and beach towel or yoga mat to use in class. Classes available morning and late afternoons. No class 11/20 and 11/25. Location: Community Center Fee: $50/58 (6 weeks) Limit: 5/20 Code: Day: Date: Time: 1000 Tues 9/11-10/16 10:15-11:15 am 1001 Tues 9/11-10/16 4:30-5:30 pm 1002 Sun 9/16-10/21 8:00-9:00 am 1003 Tues 10/30-12/11 10:15-11:15 am 1004 Tues 10/30-12/11 4:30-5:30 pm 1005 Sun 11/4-12/16 8:00-9:00 am
Half Sculpt and Half Cardio A.M.
14 years and up With ACE certiﬁed instructor, Maddy An ACE Certiﬁed Group Fitness Instructor will teach proper body form and positioning for effective and safe muscle strengthening and toning while improving overall balance and ﬂexibility for 30 minutes. The other 30 minutes will be spent doing easy movements to elevate the cardiovascular system to wake you up and get your day started off on the right foot. Exercises will be accompanied by a variety of music from the 40’s, 50’s, & 60’s era along with Broadway Show Tunes. No class 11/21. Location: Community Center Fee: $47/55 (7 weeks) Limit: 5/20 Code: Day: Date: Time: 1010 Mon 9/10-10/22 7:50-8:50 am 1011 Wed 9/12-10/24 7:50-8:50 am 1012 Mon 10/29-12/10 7:50-8:50 am 1013 Wed 10/31-12/19 7:50-8:50 am
Half Sculpt and Half Cardio P.M.
14 years and up With AFAA certiﬁed instructor, Maggie Join us for a class that has it all! Half the class will focus on using a variety of equipment to tone and sculpt. While the other half of the class will include a variety of different cardio workouts such as ﬂoor, step and kick boxing to enhance your endurance. No class 11/21. Location: Community Center Fee: $47/55 (7 weeks) Limit: 5/20 Code: Day: Date: Time: 1014 Mon 9/10-10/22 6:20-7:20 pm 1015 Wed 9/12-10/24 7:20-8:20 pm 1016 Mon 10/29-12/10 6:20-7:20 pm 1017 Wed 10/31-12/19 7:20-8:20 pm
Muscle Fusion and Confusion
14 years and up With AFAA certiﬁed instructor, Maggie This class will emphasize the core through cardio, strengthening and stabilization exercises. Pilates, kick boxing, and boot camp formats will be utilized. We are going to mix it up and break those plateaus. No class 11/24. Location: Community Center Fee: $38/46 (6 weeks) Limit: 5/20 Code: Day: Date: Time: 1020 Sat 9/22-10/27 8:15-9:15 am 1021 Sat 11/10-12/22 8:15-9:15 am
14 years and up With AFAA certiﬁed instructor, Maggie Total (adj.): involving a complete and uniﬁed effort especially to achieve a desired effect. Tone (noun): the state of a living body in which the functions are healthy and performed with vigor. Totally Toned (adj.): you, after taking this class. Class will use a variety of equipment such as weights, resistance bands, and medicine balls to strengthen the body from head to toe. Location: Community Center Fee: $47/55 (7 weeks) Limit: 5/20 Code: Day: Date: Time: 1018 Mon 9/10-10/22 7:25-8:25 pm 1019 Mon 10/29-12/10 7:25-8:25 pm
14 years and up With AFAA certiﬁed instructor, Maggie Mat based Pilates without the mat. This class is designed for those participants who have trouble getting down and rising from the ﬂoor. Learn the fundamentals of Pilates from the comfort of a chair. All levels are welcome as variations of each move will be provided. No class 11/23. Location: Community Center Fee: $38/46 (6 weeks) Limit: 5/20 Code: Day: Date: Time: 1022 Fri 9/21-10/26 1:00-2:00 pm 1023 Fri 11/9-12/21 1:00-2:00 pm
14 years and up With ACE certiﬁed instructor, Maddy A slow paced step class for beginners but all ﬁtness levels are welcome. Come join the fun as this class takes it one step at a time. No class 11/23. Location: Community Center Fee: $47/55 (7 weeks) Limit: 5/20 Code: Day: Date: Time: 1026 Fri 9/21-11/2 7:50-8:50 am 1027 Fri 11/9-12/28 7:50-8:50 am
13 years and up The original dance exercise phenomenon! Each 60-minute workout blends dance and muscle toning movements choreographed to today’s hottest music, including Top 40, jazz, country, funk, and classics. Our instructors make all the routines fun and easy-to-follow. Every class includes a gentle warm-up, 30-minute aerobic workout, muscle toning and strengthening segment with weights, and a stretch ﬁnale. All ﬁtness levels welcome! No class 9/3, 11/22, 12/25, and 1/1/13. Location: Community Center Day: Time: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 9:00-10:00 am Wed & Thurs 6:15-7:15 pm Tues 8:00-9:00 am Sat 7:10-8:05 am Sun 9:15-10:15 am
Instructor Information Sue Batko Jazzercise Class Owner Certiﬁed Jazzercise Instructor 847-382-5915 | email@example.com 1.800.Fit.It.Is | Jazzercise.com Fees: One time joining fee: $30 (With minimum EFT) EFT unlimited pass: $38 per month 8-week unlimited pass: $96 8-week unlimited student pass: $60 (for full time students 25 and under) Walk-ins: $12 per class Senior Citizen (65+) Discount: 10% *Registration takes place at class and on-line at www.jazzercise.com. You may sign up anytime! Please arrive 15 minutes before class to register.
August and September FREE (with paid joining fee and EFT) Available 8/17-8/20.
Call, Click or Come in to register!
Rainout/Information Line: (847) 526-4606
13 Group Fitness
14 years and up With ACE certiﬁed instructor, Maddy Strengthen and increase your muscle endurance and learn a new way to workout. This class will combine cardio and muscular endurance training using resistance tubing of the “CorePole”. No class 11/22. Location: Community Center Fee: $73/81 (7 weeks) Limit: 6/12 Code: Day: Date: Time: 1024 Tues & Thurs 9/11-10/25 6:15-7:15 pm 1025 Tues & Thurs 10/30-12/18 6:15-7:15 pm
District News Park Chats
The Board of Commissioners is starting a new program called â€œPark Chatsâ€?. We encourage residents to stop by if we are in your neighborhood and join us for an informal chat. We would love to hear your ideas and thoughts on the District. Snacks and activities will be provided.
STOP BY & CHAT
Saddlewood Park August 2nd at 6:30 pm
Orchard Hills Park September 13th at 6:30 pm
15 As We Grow Preschool
Our preschool program is intended to help stimulate your child’s social, emotional, and creative development. Our program emphasizes socialization and learning through play. Classroom activities encourage problem solving, creativity, self-expression, as well as academics. This enables children to explore in a room ﬁlled with warmth, affection, and respect for others. It is the preschool environment where children learn to respect the authority of adults other than their parents. Friendship, sharing, and cooperation are modeled and practiced on a daily basis. The children participate in all types of learning including art, music, creative play, cooking, poetry, and science. Through carpet time, direct instruction, handson learning and free-time activities, the children are exposed to a curriculum that enhances their creativity and also provides a positive atmosphere for learning. Our 2-year old program is designed to give your child an early introduction to our traditional preschool program. Classes will last one and a half hours per day with age appropriate activities planned each session.
Children must be the proper age as of September 1st (November 1st for 5-year) and must be toilet trained if enrolled in the 3, 4, or 5 year-old program. All participant information forms will be mailed out in early August and must be turned in to the Community Center front desk by Friday, September 7th. Medical forms will be due no later than October 15th.
School Calendar and Payment Schedule
Our preschool runs from Mid-September to May. A detailed calendar will be given out during the ﬁrst week of school. All payments are monthly and are based on a yearly fee broken into nine equal payments. All payments are due by the 1st of each month. You will receive a payment book at the beginning of the school year. Enrollment in the automatic payment program can be completed with the form found in our information packet. If payments are received late, you will be assessed a late fee of $15.
2-Year Old Preschool Days: Tues & Thurs Tues & Thurs
Time: 8:45-10:15 am 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Fee: $48/58 per month $48/58 per month
Location: Community Center Community Center
Days: Tues & Thurs Tues & Thurs
Time: 9:00-11:30 am 12:15-2:45 pm
Fee: $80/90 per month $80/90 per month
Location: Beach House, 112 Park St. Beach House, 112 Park St.
Days: Mon, Wed, Fri Mon, Wed, Fri
Time: 8:45-11:15 am 12:15-2:45 pm
Fee: $105/115 per month $105/115 per month
Location: Beach House, 112 Park St. Beach House, 112 Park St.
Days: Mon, Wed, Fri
Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
3-Year Old Preschool
4-Year Old Preschool
5-Year Old Pre-K
Location: $126/136 per month Community Center
*Please note: Registration for these classes began in February 2012. Some classes may be full at this time. Please call our ofﬁce at (847) 526-3610 for class availability. Rainout/Information Line: (847) 526-4606
Parent & Tot Classes Tummy Time with Mommy
6-18 months with parent Take advantage of this class for you and your baby to share some special time together. This class is designed to be your baby’s ﬁrst chance to meet new friends and work on coordination, motor skills, sensory perception, and social skills. We will use music, toys, parachute, balls, bubbles and more to get your baby giggling and happy. The instructor will share current issues and articles relating to parenting to enrich the class for the parents. No class 11/22. Location: Community Center Fee: $28/36 (6 weeks) Limit: 5/10 Code: Day: Date: Time: Age: 2000 Thurs 9/13-10/18 9:00-9:45 am 6-12 months with parent 2001 Thurs 9/13-10/18 10:00-10:45 am 12-18 months with parent 2002 Thurs 11/1-12/13 9:00-9:45 am 6-12 months with parent 2003 Thurs 11/1-12/13 10:00-10:45 am 12-18 months with parent
18 months-3 years with parent Come on down to the farm. Join us each week as we play and learn about all the exciting things found in and around the barnyard. We will listen to age appropriate stories, use puppets, ﬂannel board characters and stuffed animals. During our playtime we will act out the familiar and favorite animals found living at the farm. The kids will love spending time each class dancing and singing to barnyard music. Parent/caregiver must attend with child. No class 10/8. Location: Community Center Fee: $33/41 (6 weeks) Limit: 5/10 Code: Day: Date: Time: 2004 Mon 9/10-10/22 9:30-10:30 am
Tumbling Open Gym information on page 28
Shapes, Textures, and More
18 months-3 years with parent Each week, through arts and crafts, toys, books and song, we will introduce your child to the fantastic world of shapes and textures. Children will be encouraged to expand their senses through touch and taste. Be prepared to get your hands dirty and make a little mess as we create and learn. Parent/caregiver must attend with child. No class 11/22. Location: Community Center Fee: $30/38 (6 weeks) Limit: 5/10 Code: Day: Date: Time: 2005 Tues 9/11-10/16 9:15-10:15 am 2006 Thurs 11/1-12/13 10:30-11:30 am
Mary Foersterling Early Childhood & Preschool Supervisor
For more information on early childhood and preschool programs call Mary.
Parent and Tot Classes 2-4 years with parent Looking for a new way to spend some time with your child? This class is just like Friday Flings, with a different weekly theme but designed as a parent and tot program. Enjoy some one-on-one time playing, socializing, singing songs and making a craft. Each week will be something new and exciting. A special snack will be served each week so please inform us of any allergies at registration time. This is a great way to kick off your weekend! Location: Community Center Fee: $8/10 per class, $36/44 (6 classes) Time: 9:30-10:45 am Limit: 5/10 Code: Day: Date: Theme: 2007 Fri 9/14 School Time 2008 Fri 9/21 Down on the Farm 2009 Fri 9/28 Disney Fun 2010 Fri 10/5 Leaves are Falling 2011 Fri 10/12 Jungle Safari 2012 Fri 10/19 Creepy Crawlers
24 months-36 months with parent Come join us each week as we run, play, sing, dance, craft and more. We will start each class with open free play offering plenty of toys and equipment to stimulate and get the children moving. Every class will include a circle time with story and songs followed by an optional craft to introduce a little practice on ﬁne motor skills. This is a perfect class for mom and tot to socialize and meet new friends. Come dressed to be active. No class 11/6. Location: Community Center Fee: $32/40 (6 weeks) Limit: 5/12 Code: Day: Date: Time: 2013 Tues 9/11-10/16 10:30-11:30 am 2014 Tues 10/30-12/11 10:30-11:30 am
Parent and Tot Gymnastics classes on page 34 Playing with Pop
2-4 years with parent Join us for this great theme-centered class designed for Dad and their special little one for some quality time together. Weekly themes are sure to be “dad approved” like sports, cars, and more! Dad and child will have time to play, participate in games, stories, and crafts. This is a great way to bond and create lasting memories. Location: Community Center Fee: $22/30 (4 weeks) Limit: 5/10 Code: Day: Date: Time: 2017 Mon 11/5-11/26 6:00-7:00 pm
Colors of the Rainbow
2-3½ years with parent Each week we will explore a color of the rainbow through books, songs, crafts and sometimes even treats. A list of colors we will cover will be sent home. We encourage the kids to wear and bring a special something of that color for “show and tell”. Children will leave each class with ﬁnished products to show off the color they have learned. Be prepared to get a little messy. Parent/guardian must attend class with child. No class 11/6. Location: Community Center Fee: $33/41 (6 weeks) Limit: 5/10 Code: Day: Date: Time: 2015 Thurs 9/13-10/18 10:30-11:30 am 2016 Tues 10/30-12/11 9:15-10:15 am
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Preschool Open Gym
Walking-5 years with parent Come for open play at the Community Center Gym. During this unstructured play, children can socialize through group and parallel play. This is the perfect time for you and your child to meet your friends or make some new ones. This is a drop-in program. No advanced registration is necessary. Parent/guardian must stay with their children at all times in the gym. No supervision is provided. No preschool open gym 10/8, 11/21, and 11/23. Location: Community Center Fee: Free Day: Date: Time: M,W,F 9/10-12/14 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Birth-4 years with caregiver Kindermusik is a fun way to bond with your child while improving their emotional, cognitive, language, and physical development. Kindermusik is the only childhood program that was proven to increase a child’s creativity and intelligence in studies at the University of Houston. These results were published in the prestigious Journal of Developmental Psychology and can be viewed at the website listed below. This program is run by Lisa Sadowski, an award-winning educator. Questions? Please call Lisa at 847-421-1481, check out www.kindermusikbylisa.com, or e-mail lisarichbrandon@ sbcglobal.net. At Home Materials, which reinforce learning at home, are an essential part of the class. CDs, an instrument, award winning books, activity journal, and carrying case (signing class includes DVD and sign ﬂashcards) are all part of the materials kit. Second siblings in the same class can purchase a partial kit at a great discount. Materials fee is due to instructor by ﬁrst class. Village Sing/Sign and Movement Class (Theme: Zoom Buggy/Dream Pillow) Birth-18 months with caregiver This award-winning class will provide babies with the very best start in life. The class concentrates on total child development- emotional, language, social, physical, creative and musical. Through fun, educator-approved activities we use instruments, puppets, bubbles, books, scarves, dancing, parachute and educational toys to make this both fun and educational. During the ﬁrst 5 weeks of the 13 week option, we will also provide you the tools to learn more than 50 ASL signs modiﬁed for use with babies. Through songs, dances and play, you and your child will learn basic signs to carry you through the routines of your day. This research proven program speeds language development in hearing children, eases frustration and also enhances early communication skills and long-term learning abilities. No class 11/14 and 11/21. Material Fees: $68 for 13 week option (Payable to instructor on ﬁrst day of class) $43 for 8 week option (Payable to instructor on ﬁrst day of class) Code: Day: Date: Time: Fee: Limit: Location: 2018 Wed 9/12-12/19 9:15-10:00 am $128/136 (13 weeks) 5/12 Community Center 2019 Wed 10/17 -12/19 9:15-10:00 am $98/106 (8 weeks) 5/12 Community Center Our Time Class (Theme: Milk and Cookies) 18 months-4 years with caregiver Our Time introduces your child to a musical world ﬁlled with singing, rhyming, listening activities, instrument play, interactive story times, and creative movement dances. All of this interaction will further expand your child’s literacy, listening, ﬁne/gross motor, self-conﬁdence and communication skills. This class is the perfect stepping stone to the formal school experience, as many similar skills are developed to prepare your child for preschool. This semester’s theme will ﬁnd you and your child doing activities related to all of the things we do during the day around the house like baking cookies, washing clothes, planting a garden, playing and so much more. No class 11/14 and 11/21. Material Fees: $59 (Payable to instructor on ﬁrst day of class) Code: Day: Date: Time: Fee: Limit: Location: 2020 Wed 9/12-11/28 10:15-11:00 am $97/105 (10 weeks) 5/12 Community Center
AM Drop-off Classes Early Childhood
3½-5 years Are you ready for the weekend? While you do the things you need to do, let your little one come learn with a weekly theme related to their life. Each week, we will have a different theme, sing songs, make crafts, eat a snack, and play games relevant to the theme. Pick one or pick them all! Child must be toilet trained. This is a drop-off class. Location: Community Center Fee: $8/10 per class, $40/48 (6 weeks) Time: 9:30-11:00 am Limit: 5/14 Code: Day: Date: Theme: 2021 Fri 9/14 School Time 2022 Fri 9/21 Down on the Farm 2023 Fri 9/28 Disney Fun 2024 Fri 10/5 Leaves are Falling 2025 Fri 10/12 Jungle Safari 2026 Fri 10/19 Creepy Crawlers 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032
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We Love our Pets Hawaiian Day Giving Thanks Here Comes Winter Polar Bears & Penguins Holiday Party
2-3 years Have you taken all of our Mom and Tot classes? Is your two-year-old ready to try a class on their own? Then this is the perfect class for them! Each week we will have some great toys out for the children to play with to help with the ease of separation. After playtime, we will introduce the children to carpet time with songs, stories and dance. The children will get a chance to try their hand at arts and crafts, too. Each class will also have a snack time to allow the children to sit together and socialize. Please inform us of any allergies at time of registration. We encourage parents to drop off and leave quickly as this aids in the children’s transition to “school” much easier. Children do not need to be potty trained, but a parent will need to return if changing is required. No class 11/23. Location: Community Center Fee: $36/44 (6 weeks) Limit: 5/12 Code: Day: Date: Time: 2033 Fri 11/2-12/14 9:30-10:45 am
3½-6 years Let this be a time for your child to get away from TV and video games, and back to learning to use their imagination. Join us each week with a sack lunch as we start out listening to stories to help us get carried away. We will make props and change our voice tones to tell stories and sing songs. The children’s imaginations will guide them through playtime both inside and out. There is so much we can do…make instruments to be a band, art projects as back drops or memories of what we’ve done and pretend travels to anywhere in the world. The sky is the limit; let your child’s mind run wild. No class 11/21. Location: Community Center Fee: $40/48 (6 weeks) Limit: 5/10 Code: Day: Date: Time: 2034 Wed 9/12-10/17 11:45 am-1:15 pm 2035 Wed 10/31-12/12 11:45 am-1:15 pm
ABC’s and 1-2-3’s
3-4 years Songs, games, crafts and more await your child as they explore the world of numbers and letters in this fun and educational program. This class is designed to reinforce number and letter recognition, early writing skills, and encourage an excitement for learning. Each week your child will proudly come home with ﬁnished products to reinforce the covered skills. Child must be prepared to stay without parent, as this is a drop-off class. Location: Community Center Fee: $35/43 (6 weeks) Limit: 5/10 Code: Day: Date: Time: 2036 Wed 9/12-10/17 10:45-11:45 am
It’s Go Time
2½-4 years This class is designed for the child that just wants to move. We will incorporate song, dance, exercise, yoga, creative movement and free play into this high paced program. It’s sure to wear them out. Sign yourself up for a class or hit the gym while your child is burning off their own energy. This is a drop-off program. Location: Community Center Fee: $32/40 (6 weeks) Limit: 5/10 Code: Day: Date: Time: 2037 Wed 9/12-10/17 9:30-10:30 am
Rainout/Information Line: (847) 526-4606
AM/PM Drop-off Classes Lunch Bunch
4-6 years Miss Lynn, certiﬁed Pre-K teacher is opening up her classroom again this year for some lunch and learning on Wednesday afternoons. If you are already in Pre-K, stay with us until 2:45, if not pack a sack lunch and head over to the Community Center to join the fun. Each month a different enrichment theme will be covered. Kindergarten readiness skills will be addressed during every class, while we delve further into unique topics than time allows in the regular class. Socialization, creativity and education all rolled into one in this great program! No class 11/21. Location: Community Center Fee: $50(In-district &/or current Preschool participant)/58 for October $37.50(In-district &/or current Preschool participant)/45.50 for Nov. and Dec. sessions Limit: 5/12 Code: Day: Date: Time: Theme: 2038 Wed 10/3-10/24 12:15-2:45 pm Famous Artists 2039 Wed 11/7-11/28 12:15-2:45 pm Favorite Storybook Characters 2040 Wed 12/5-12/19 12:15-2:45 pm Explore the World Around Us
3½-5 years Encourage your preschooler’s enthusiasm for drawing. Young Rembrandts introduces drawing lessons that will excite your budding artist. Learning to draw basic shapes is an essential building block for every artist. Our lady bug and gumball machine provide excellent practice for drawing circle shapes. From there, our lessons will become more challenging. The clown puppet and Frankenstein monster are great introductions to character drawings. Other drawings like the delicious candy bag and beautiful fall scene will strengthen your child’s compositional skills. Enroll your child into a Young Rembrandts class today. THEY WILL LOVE IT! Classes are 45 minutes and all supplies are included. Teachers will teach new lessons every session. No class 11/21. Location: Community Center Fee: $62/70 (6 weeks), $52/60 (5 weeks) Limit: 5/10 Code: Day: Date: Time: 2041 Wed 9/19-10/24 2:30-3:15 pm 2042 Wed 11/7-12/12 2:30-3:15 pm
Snacks ‘n Stories
3½-6 years Do you love reading and cooking? Well, we have the perfect class for you. Each week we will choose a classic book and make a delicious treat to go with it. While our fabulous food is baking, we will have time for a themed art project to top off our afternoon. Treats will include: mufﬁns, pancakes, soup, and so much more. Please inform us of any allergies at registration. This is a drop-off program. No class 11/6. Location: Community Center Fee: $45/53 (6 weeks) Limit: 5/12 Code: Day: Date: Time: 2043 Tues 9/11-10/16 1:00-2:30 pm 2044 Tues 10/30-12/11 1:00-2:30 pm
3½-6 years This class is all about encouraging your child’s love of learning. Each week we will cover different educational themes including: shapes, numbers, colors, ABC’s, opposites and more! We will teach and reinforce these concepts through a variety of activities, materials and movement. Completed projects will be sent home for your child to share all that they have learned. This is a drop-off program. No class 11/6. Location: Community Center Fee: $32/40 (6 weeks) Limit: 5/10 Code: Day: Date: Time: 2045 Tues 9/11-10/16 10:30-11:30 am 2046 Tues 10/30-12/11 10:30-11:30 am
Mom’s Time Out
2½-4 years Mom, need a break to do some shopping or run errands? This program will offer you a chance to get your little one active and socializing while you get some things done. We start each class with fun free play then move into circle time with stories and music. Every class will offer a craft time, too. We will provide snack and juice each week. Please inform us of any food allergies. This is a popular class, so sign up now! This is a drop-off program. No class 10/8. Location: Community Center Fee: $42/50 (6 weeks) Limit: 5/12 Code: Day: Date: Time: 2047 Mon 9/10-10/22 9:30-11:00 am 2048 Mon 11/5-12/10 9:30-11:00 am
PM Drop-off Classes 3-6 years Come discover what children your age are doing around the world. Each week we will travel to a new country. We will play games, do a craft and have a snack that is authentic to that far off place. So grab your passport and come join the adventure! Please inform us if your child has any allergies. This is a drop-off program. Location: Community Center Fee: $33/41 (6 weeks) Limit: 5/10 Code: Day: Date: Time: Age: 2049 Wed 9/12-10/17 4:30-5:30 pm 3-4 years 2050 Wed 9/12-10/17 6:00-7:00 pm 5-6 years
5-9 years Celebrate the holidays by making some crafts that celebrate the day! We’ll be using lots of glitter, glue and artistic imagination to create several one-of-a-kind sensations to take home and decorate your house. Location: Community Center Fee: $7/8 one class, $10/12 two classes, $14/16 three classes Limit: 5/12 Code: Day: Date: Time: Theme: 2051 Tues 10/23 6:00-7:00 pm Halloween 2052 Tues 11/13 6:00-7:00 pm Thanksgiving 2053 Thurs 12/13 6:00-7:00 pm Christmas
Diggin’ with Dinos Part 1
3½-6 years Come take an adventure at the park district while we explore the world of dinosaurs from long ago. We will have plenty of dinosaurs to help guide our imagination. We will learn many of their names, habits and food preferences. Time for a story will also be included. A fossil hunt and creating our own dinosaur to take home will wrap up our afternoon together. This is a drop-off program. Location: Community Center Fee: $7/10 Limit: 5/12 Code: Day: Date: Time: 2054 Thurs 10/11 1:00-2:15 pm
Diggin’ with Dinos Part 2
3½-6 years Whether you joined us for the 1st class or not, come take part in this new adventure. Using our dinosaurs, books and more we will learn more amazing facts our about favorite prehistoric friends. We will make our own dinosaurs out of clay, read a special story and have a great time while we create our own land before time. Location: Community Center Fee: $7/10 Limit: 5/12 Code: Day: Date: Time: 2055 Thurs 11/15 1:00-2:15 pm
4-6 years Ooey, gooey, sticky, chewy, YUM! Everyone loves pizza, so join us at the Park District for an evening of perfectly pleasing pizza fun. We’ll start off with games, stories, crafts and more all about you know what, PIZZA! We’ll end our evening enjoying our individual homemade creations fresh from the oven. This is a drop-off program. Please inform us of any food allergies at registration time. Location: Community Center Fee: $10/12 Limit: 5/10 Code: Day: Date: Time: 2056 Tues 10/16 5:00-6:30 pm
4-6 years Are you looking for something educational and creative for your Prekindergarten or Kindergarten student to do in the afternoon? Come to the Community Center and we will take a different adventure every month. Miss Lynn, our certiﬁed Pre-K teacher, will focus on Kindergarten and readiness skills that children need to be successful in school including working with letters, numbers, sounds and writing. Having fun and making friends is also stressed. Please pack a sack lunch for your child, as each class will start with group lunchtime to chat, share stories and learn about the day’s upcoming activities. Please inform us of any allergies at registration. No class 10/8. Location: Community Center Fee: $50(In-district &/or current Preschool participant)/58 for Oct. and Nov. sessions $37.50(In-district &/or current Preschool participant)/45.50 for Dec. session Limit: 5/12 Code: Day: Date: Time: 2057 Mon 10/1-10/29 12:15-2:45 pm 2058 Mon 11/5-11/26 12:15-2:45 pm 2059 Mon 12/3-12/17 12:15-2:45 pm
PM Drop-off Classes Unique Artists
3-4 years Sign up your artist to join us every week as we start off each class experimenting with different materials to see what we can create. Spray painting with cornstarch, creating new colors with rainbow stew or seeing what will happen by squeezing paint into a blob of gelatin. Be prepared to get a little messy while we create an art project for you to take home at the end of each class. Fun and creative ideas galore to try again with simple household items. This is a drop-off program. No class 10/8. Location: Community Center Fee: $33/41 (6 weeks) Limit: 5/10 Code: Day: Date: Time: 2060 Mon 9/10-10/22 2:00-3:00 pm 2061 Mon 11/5-12/10 2:00-3:00 pm
3-6 years Does your daughter love dress up and all things pink and purple? Join us as we live in a make believe world of princesses. We will sing, dance, read, craft and play in a girl’s perfect world! Each class we will experience different aspects of being a little Miss, such as tea parties, tiaras, glitter, sparkles, dress-up and more! Tell your BFF’s to sign up, too. Please inform us of any allergies as we provide snack and juice. We’ve added a little extra time to this class to make sure we can ﬁt in all the fun! This is a drop-off program. Location: Community Center Fee: $10/12 each, $30/38 (4 classes) Limit: 5/11 Code: Day: Date: Time: 2062 Thurs 9/13 1:00-2:30 pm 2063 Thurs 10/11 1:00-2:30 pm 2064 Thurs 11/15 1:00-2:30 pm 2065 Thurs 12/13 1:00-2:30 pm
Cookies and Stories
3-9 years Join us for a great time decorating cookies to celebrate each holiday. We’ll be sure to use lots of frosting, sprinkles, candy and more! When we ﬁnish, we can sit back and enjoy our cookies with juice while we listen to some great stories. This is a drop-off class. Location: Beach House Fee: $5/6 one class, $9/10 two classes, $13/14 three classes Limit: 5/14 Code: Day: Date: Time: Ages: Theme: 2066 Mon 10/29 6:00-6:45 pm 3-5 years Halloween 2067 Mon 10/29 7:00-7:45 pm 6-9 years Halloween 2068 Thurs 11/15 6:00-6:45 pm 3-5 years Thanksgiving 2069 Thurs 11/15 7:00-7:45 pm 6-9 years Thanksgiving 2070 Tues 12/18 6:00-6:45 pm 3-5 years Christmas 2071 Tues 12/18 7:00-7:45 pm 6-9 years Christmas
3-6 years Wacky and wild is what your child will be when he or she joins us every week to make fun and creative concoctions. Through measurement, pouring, mixing and more, we will see what we can discover. This class is part science and part craft. Some projects include homemade playdoh, paints, volcanoes and more. Dress to get messy and bring a friend to share the fun. This is a drop-off program. Location: Community Center Fee: $35/43 (6 weeks) Limit: 5/10 Code: Day: Date: Time: 2072 Wed 9/12-10/17 1:30-2:30 pm
3½-6 years Does your child want to experiment like a mad scientist? This is just the class for him or her. Through mixing solutions, using magnifying lenses, working with magnets and growing mystery substances this class promotes discovery, learning, and independent thinking. This class is hands-on scienceriﬁc! This is a drop-off program. No class 11/22. Location: Community Center Fee: $35/43 (6 weeks) Limit: 5/10 Code: Day: Date: Time: 2073 Thurs 11/1-12/13 1:00-2:00 pm
Fun in the Fall
3-6 years As the leaves are changing and starting to fall, the park district has so many fun things to do and learn all about autumn. We will spend a good amount of time outside as the weather permits, so please dress your child accordingly. We will have an exciting time with leaves, pumpkins, scarecrows and so much more! Every class will include some outside playtime with structured games, songs, stories, fall time crafts and a small seasonal snack. Please inform us of any allergies at the time of registration. Location: Community Center Fee: $36/44 (6 weeks) Limit: 5/12 Code: Day: Date: Time: 2074 Fri 9/21-10/26 1:00-2:15 pm
Payments are based on 180 school days divided by 9 months. Payments remain the same each month and fees are discounted when more than one child in your family enrolls. Payments are due by the 1st of each month and a $15 late fee will be assessed on any late payments. Payments can be mailed, automatically applied to your credit card, or dropped off at the Community Center after initial sign-up and payment for the program. We will allow one change to your account any additional changes will be subject to a $5 processing fee.
Youth Variety Club At A Glance
The Wauconda Park District’s 2012/2013 Club Program provides a safe childcare environment that meets the physical and emotional needs of children as well as the needs of the parents. The Club program is available during the school year, Monday through Friday, with before and after school care. The program is a relaxed recreational setting and is not academic-based. Children participate in a variety of activities supervised by qualiﬁed staff. Daily activities include crafts, games, sports, free time, small group activities as well as a quiet space for homework. A morning and afternoon snack and drink are provided daily. Club is held at Robert Crown and Wauconda Grade School. The program is for children K-6th grade. Children must be registered for the school they attend. Matthews Middle School participants will be transported to Robert Crown and Wauconda Middle School will be transported to Wauconda Grade School.
Registration is currently being taken to reserve a space in the program, parents need to stop by the Community Center to ﬁll out a club registration form. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration and will be credited on your last month’s billing when your child attends through June.
Drop in Punch Pass Program
Not registered for club but you are a parent with a changing schedule that is not in need of full time Before/After School program but on occasion ﬁnd yourself without care? New in 2012 is our punch pass program. We will offer a 5 punch pass for dropping into the program when you need care. After you are registered for the program, call the Park District at 847/526-3610 by noon 48 hours prior to the date of need. Punch passes are not valid for school days off or early release. They must be used within the school year that they are purchased and are non-refundable/non-transferable. Limited numbers of passes are available at each site.
Hours: Monday-Thursday AM 6:30-9:05 am Friday AM 6:00-9:35 am Monday-Friday PM 3:40-6:00 pm
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Your child will enjoy spending days off of school visiting different sites throughout the suburbs. We will have activities that will entertain, excite and peak their interest. More information regarding lunch or spending money will be passed out at registration. Please register by the deadline to secure your child’s spot. **For trips requiring tickets we may not be able to accommodate you if you are not registered by the deadline. Location: Community Center Limit: 5/40 Ages: K-6th Grade Code: Day: Date: Theme: Lunch: Register by: 3000 Mon 10/8 Didier Farms bring lunch 9/29 3001 Tues 11/6 Painted penguin, Vernon Hills provided 10/27 3002 Wed 11/7 Enchanted Castle, Lombard provided 10/27 Fee: $25-9:00 am-3:00 pm 3003 Wed 11/21 Bowling, Wauconda provided 11/10 $30-6:30 am-3:00 pm 3004 Wed 12/26 New Year’s Eve party provided 12/15 $30-9:00 am-6:00 pm 3005 Thurs 12/27 **Cinderella, Marriott bring lunch 12/15 $35-6:30 am-6:00 pm 3006 Fri 12/28 Movies provided 12/15 3007 Wed 1/2 Surprise guest bring lunch 12/22 3008 Thurs 1/3 Escape, Buffalo Grove provided 12/22 3009 Fri 1/4 Party Palace, Des Plaines provided 12/22 3010 Mon 1/14 Flips Gymnastics, Lake Forest provided 1/5/13
DistrictVariety News Youth
Afterschool Classes at Schools PARENTS: Classes held at the school are immediately following school. A light snack will be provided so please inform us of any allergies. Please inform your child’s classroom teacher in writing of your child’s attendance with after school classes.
7-10 years Kids grab a friend or two and join us afterschool for a little game playing before you hit the books. Each week we will explore new games from card, dice, board, or active games. This class is going to be wildly popular so sign up today and let the games begin. Time: 3:40-5:15 pm Fee: $30 (3 weeks) Limit: 5/12 Code: Day: Date: Location: 3015 Tues 8/28-9/11 Wauconda Grade School 3016 Wed 8/29-9/12 Robert Crown
Zany Brainy Writing Workshop
6-10 years This workshop encourages children to express themselves and ﬁnd their voices in writing. It’s perfect for the child who is either struggling or who wants to become a better writer. Each session explores a different context for writing. Includes speech and grammar exercises, and focuses on fun. Please bring a composition notebook and pencil. No class 11/5. Time: 3:40-5:00 pm Fee: $60 (4 weeks) Limit: 5/10 Code: Day: Date: Location: 3011 Mon 9/10-10/1 Robert Crown 3012 Mon 10/15-11/12 Wauconda Grade School
6-12 years Enroll your elementary student in a Young Rembrandts drawing class. Our bountiful selection of drawings introduces our students to a fascinating world of color, pattern, and design. Keeping with the season, our students will create fall-themed illustrations like taffy apples and a farmer’s scarecrow. Fundamental cartoon skills will be highlighted as we draw delightful bunnies. We will also create a Van Gogh-inspired drawing featuring vibrant sunﬂowers. All this and more await your child in a Young Rembrandts classroom! All supplies are included. All new lessons are taught every session. No class 11/6. Time: 3:40-5:00 pm Fee: $44 (4 weeks) Limit: 5/12 Code: Day: Date: Location: 3013 Wed 10/3-10/24 Robert Crown 3014 Tues 10/16-11/13 Wauconda Grade School
6-11 years After school, have a snack and then Hip Hop your way through an hour of high-energy dance set to pop and hip hop tunes. A short warm up will be followed by a hip hop combination that will grow and be repeated throughout class. Each week a new combination will be taught. Class will end with a short cool down. Come prepared to dance and have fun!! No class 9/3. Time: 3:40–5:15 pm Fee: $35 (5 weeks) Limit: 4/12 Code: Day: Date: Location: 3017 Mon 8/27-10/1 Wauconda Grade School 3018 Mon 10/15-11/19 Robert Crown
6-10 years Does your child love art? The holidays are right around the corner so kids will design a gift for mom or dad, an ornament to decorate their homes, and a special treat to enjoy. So sign up with a friend today and show us how creative you can be. Time: 3:40–5:15 pm Fee: $12 Limit: 5/10 Code: Day: Date: Location: 3019 Tues 12/4 Wauconda Grade School 3020 Wed 12/5 Robert Crown
Video Game Animation
8-12 years Dive into the world of video game animation by creating characters that dance, sing, and interact with one another. Students will work in teams to create their dynamic video animation game by using software created just for kids. They will add sound effects and music clips and afterwards, they can post their game online so that friends, parents, even grandparents can play their video game! Creativity rules in this fun version of video game design! Time: 3:40–5:15 pm Fee: $62 (4 weeks) Limit: 5/10 Code: Day: Date: Location: 3021 Tues 9/18-10/9 Wauconda Grade School 3022 Mon 11/26-12/17 Robert Crown
Holiday Cake Decorating
6-10 years Let the holiday break begin. Boys and girls will have an awesome time decorating their own holiday cake, cake box, and chef’s apron. We will provide you with a variety of toppings along with delicious frostings in special holiday colors. Sign up today before the class ﬁlls up. Time: 3:40–5:15 pm Fee: $25 Limit: 5/10 Code: Day: Date: Location: 3025 Tues 12/18 Wauconda Grade School 3026 Wed 12/19 Robert Crown
Afterschool Classes at Schools
Magic Class Edible Science
6-9 years Who knew that science could be so yummy? Measure up some fun while applying science principles to cooking ingredients. Experiments may include rock candy and edible dough. Keep a journal for each session recording recipes, experiments, and results! No class 11/7. Time: 3:40–5:15 pm Fee: $24 (2 weeks) Limit: 5/15 Code: Day: Date: Location: 3023 Wed 10/31-11/14 Robert Crown 3024 Mon 12/3-12/10 Wauconda Grade School
5-12 years Children are guaranteed to have a great time as they learn a collection of fascinating and mesmerizing tricks from the “Magic Team of Gary Kantor”! Amaze family and friends with tricks that involve cards, ropes, coins, mind-reading, and more. While the tricks may appear difﬁcult, you’ll discover that they are quick to learn and easy to perform. All materials are provided, and each child receives a magic kit to take home. Children are grouped by age and always learn tricks that are age-appropriate. Instructor: Magic Team of Gary Kantor. (Tricks will be the same as the class taught at the Park District.) Time: 3:40–5:15 pm Fee: $20 Limit: 5/15 Code: Day: Date: Location: 3027 Mon 8/27 Robert Crown 3028 Mon 12/17 Wauconda Grade School
6-10 years If you love chocolate then this is the class for you. Come join us as we indulge our sweet tooth. We will make chocolate covered strawberries, pretzels, and a chocolate pizza. Then we will learn about the history and origin of chocolate. Chocolate lovers this is a class you won’t want to miss. Time: 3:40–5:15 pm Fee: $20 Limit: 5/10 Code: Day: Date: Location: 3029 Tues 11/27 Wauconda Grade School 3030 Wed 11/28 Robert Crown
Rainout/Information Line: (847) 526-4606
26 Youth Variety
Young Rembrandts’ Cartooning
6-12 years Enroll your elementary student in a Young Rembrandts cartooning class. For all kids who need to stay engaged and laughing, our tooning classes are surely the most fun you can have. This entertaining program combines Young Rembrandt’s’ innovative, hands-on- teaching method with light-hearted subject matter that engages children, their sense of humor, and their vivid imaginations. Maintaining a quick pace and drawings that tell a story also help kids to stay on-task, learn from their mistakes, ﬁnd new solutions to a problem, and communicate ideas and concepts through pictures. Teachers will teach new lessons every session. Location: Community Center Fee: $42/50 (4 weeks) Limit: 5/20 Code: Day: Date: Time: 3031 Wed 11/28-12/19 4:30-5:30 pm
Picasso’s Workshop Art Studio for Kids
5-9 years Young artists get creative with different materials. In this course, students will learn the basics of drawing, painting, and sculpture. Kids work with watercolor, tempera, charcoal, and clay. Learn to paint and draw animals, sculpt funny characters and create colorful works of art. All sessions incorporate Scholastic Art Lesson Plans and are taught by published artists and certiﬁed teachers. Each individual class offers new art projects. All supplies included. Please bring a smock and your imagination! Location: Community Center Fee: $60/68 (4 weeks) Limit: 5/10 Code: Day: Date: Time: 3038 Tues 9/11-10/2 5:00-6:00 pm 3039 Tues 10/16-11/6 5:00-6:00 pm 3040 Tues 11/20-12/11 5:00-6:00 pm
Cooking with Miss Irene
3-6 years The ﬁrst session is “Culture Cooks” - six weeks of foods found around the world. Second session will offer “All American Meals,” highlighting some traditional holiday foods. These programs also focus on nutrition, manners, and fun! These popular cooking classes ﬁll quickly, so sign up soon. No class 11/22. Location: Community Center Fee: $70/78 (6 weeks) Limit: 6/10 Code: Day: Date: Time: Years: 3032 Thurs 9/13-10/18 5:00-7:00 pm 3-6 years 3033 Thurs 11/1-12/13 5:00-7:00 pm 3-6 years
Bowling I and Bowling II
6-12 years Bowling! It’s the latest craze. It’s fun! It’s instructional! We will have a Wauconda Bowl instructor that will be instructing the bowlers as they learn rules, etiquette, hand/body placement, and more. Fee includes one game of bowling, instruction, and shoe rental. You won’t want to strike out on this class. Sign-up now! Location: Wauconda Bowl Fee: $60/68 (6 weeks) Limit: 6/12 Code: Day: Date: Time: Age: Class: 3034 Wed 9/12-10/17 4:30-5:30 pm 6-8 year Bowling I 3035 Wed 9/12-10/17 5:30-6:30 pm 9-12 year Bowling II 3036 Wed 11/7-12/12 4:30-5:30 pm 6-8 year Bowling I 3037 Wed 11/7-12/12 5:30-6:30 pm 9-12 year Bowling II
Sara Schuring Recreation Supervisor For more information on youth variety, tumbling, Miss Irene, club, and ice skating call Sara.
27 3-9 years Do you want to be a cheerleader? Join our squad as we learn basic cheers and dances. In class, students will learn cheerleading basics, such as arm movements, jumps, smiles, and cheers. Our program is designed for girls of all ages and abilities. At the end of the eight weeks, children will perform the cheers they have learned for their parents. No class 10/31. Location: Community Center Fee: $65/73 (8 weeks) Limit: 8/15 Code: Day: Date: Time: Ages: 3041 Wed 9/12-11/7 4:00-4:45 pm 3-5 years 3042 Wed 9/12-11/7 4:45-5:30 pm 6-9 years
Glitzy Girlz Girls Club: The Sister Spot
7-12 years Come bring your friends and gather for an exciting new networking class! It is a celebration of girls and friendships old and new! Our club agenda will have many exciting activities like beading/craft, music, dancing, and even a surprise guest inspiring young girls. A meal of pizza and dessert buffet along with games, rafﬂe prizes, and a goodie bag of glam for every guest. This is a great opportunity to meet other girls just like you. This class celebrates “sisterhood” by bringing together young girls and hosted by the one and only Glitzy Girlz! Visit our website for full details of the program (www.glitzygirlz.com). Membership not required to take class. Location: Community Center Fee: $25/32 Limit: 6/35 Code: Day: Date: Time: 3043 Mon 10/1 6:00-7:30 pm
5-9 years Everyone loves to decorate the Christmas tree; now you can decorate it with ornaments that you’ve made yourself. When you’re done, we will also enjoy some hot chocolate and cookies. Location: Community Center Fee: $12/19 Limit: 5/10 Code: Day: Date: Time: 3044 Tues 11/27 5:00-6:15 pm
Glitzy Girlz Idol Night
6-11 years Calling all American Idol wannabes! Here’s your chance to join Glitzy Girlz Idol where the GIRLS compete! This unique new class is transformed into the hit show complete with a judge’s panel, singing performers, host, and even crowns a winner. Our Glitzy staff acts as the “stylist team” to glam up all judges and contestants. Wear your favorite glam outﬁt and bring your friends. All props and karaoke machine are supplied in class. Our winner gets a special prize and each girl gets a rock diva gift bag. See you on stage! www.glitzygirlz.com Location: Community Center Fee: $27/35 Limit: 8/35 Code: Day: Date: Time: 3045 Mon 11/12 6:00-7:30 pm
Daddy Daughter: Holiday Bling Boutique
Introduction to Cheer Basics
3-12 years Dads, come join Glitzy Girlz with your little darlings for a memorable night of gift-making. Each couple will make unique items for family members for the holidays. Moms, best reason to sign them up? Gifts for YOU! Glitzy Girlz provides their large selection of beautiful faceted crystals beads, silver accents, pattern and clay beads, and adorable charms to create a necklace and bracelet bling. A wooden jewelry box is decorated to add to the gift ensemble. We complete our gift session with making our own wrapping paper and conceal our gifts. Class ends with decorating some holiday cookies! A must attend this holiday season! www.glitzygirlz.com Location: Community Center Fee: $32/40, $25/28 each additional child Limit: 7/35 Code: Day: Date: Time: 3046 Mon 12/3 6:00-7:15 pm
DistrictVariety News Youth
28 Beginning FUN-gineering
4-6 years Young engineers will build working models of simple machines such as a seesaw, a rolling vehicle, and hockey player using Lego® Educational kits. Children will have a great time working on activities designed around creativity, exploring, investigating, and problem solving in a fun group environment! While building these fun and interactive models, they will learn about levers, pulleys, gears, wheels, and axles. 2 students per Lego® kit. Location: Community Center Fee: $50/58 (4 weeks) Limit: 5/35 Code: Day: Date: Time: 3047 Mon 10/15-11/5 4:00-5:00 pm
7-8 years Young engineers will build working models of simple machines such as a crane, rolling vehicle, and a merrygo-round. They will learn about levers, gears, pulleys, wheels, and axles using LEGO® Simple Machines kits. Students will work in teams on activities designed around creativity, exploring, investigating, and problem solving in a fun group environment. Location: Community Center Fee: $62/70 (4 weeks) Limit: 5/35 Code: Day: Date: Time: 3048 Mon 10/15-11/5 5:15-6:30 pm
Tumbling Open Gym
5-12 years Children are guaranteed to have a great time as they learn a collection of fascinating and mesmerizing tricks from the “Magic Team of Gary Kantor”! Amaze family and friends with tricks that involve cards, ropes, coins, mind-reading, and more. While the tricks may appear difﬁcult, you’ll discover that they are quick to learn and easy to perform. All materials are provided, and each child receives a magic kit to take home. Children are grouped by age and always learn tricks that are age-appropriate. Additionally, you can sign up for this class again and again since brand new tricks are always taught at each session! Instructor: Magic Team of Gary Kantor Location: Community Center Fee: $18/26 Limit: 5/35 Code: Day: Date: Time: 3027 Wed 9/5 5:15-6:10 pm 3028 Wed 11/28 6:45-7:40 pm
3-7 years Do you have a preschooler who loves to run, jump, climb, or explore? Bring them for all that and more to the all-new Ultimate Athletics Preschool Open Gym! Your little one will have hours of fun in our 36,000 sq. ft. facility with tons of room to run, trampolines to bounce on, and a huge variety of mats to climb on and explore! Our Open Gym gives kids an opportunity to get out of the house, stay active, and interact with new playmates! We know parents, grandparents, and babysitters all would enjoy the energy burned as well! -Healthy refreshments will be available for sale! -Each child must have a parent or guardian accompanying them! -Ultimate Athletics will also provide coloring books, crayons, children’s books, and games. Register and pay at Ultimate Athletics. Location: UA, 1205 Karl Ct, Wauconda Fee: $5/8 per visit Day: Date: Time: Wed 9/12-12/11 10:00 am-12:00 pm Wed 9/12-12/11 4:00-6:00 pm
Fall Session 1: 6 week session
Dates: September 10-October 20 Fees: 45 minute classes: $45/53 60 minute classes: $48/56 90 minute classes: $68/76 Location: Community Center
Fall Session 2: 6 week session
Dates: October 29-December 15 (No Classes November 19-24) Fees: 45 minute classes: $45/53 60 minute classes: $48/56 90 minute classes: $68/76 Location: Community Center
*Recital Session: 25 week session
Dates: October 29-May 17, 2013 (No Classes Nov. 19-24, Dec. 24-Jan. 5,2013 and March 25-30) Fees: 45 minute classes: $260/280 60 minute classes: $275/295 90 minute classes: $350/370 Location: Community Center
Tuition for recital session includes a 25-weeks of instruction, a recital t-shirt, recital costume, and a DVD of all performances. This session will conclude with a Recital at the Wauconda High School Auditorium on Saturday, May 18th. *A 10% multiple class (same student) discount is available. Discounted recital classes include class instruction and costume only.
DANCE OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, AUGUST 25TH 11:00 am-1:00 pm
Meghan Reimers Dance Coordinator
Registration is for the entire program. You are responsible for the entire amount for the year; however you may pay in three installments 1/3rd due at registration, 1/3rd due January 2nd, and the balance due on February 2nd. There are no refunds after 3 weeks of class. A prorated class credit will be provided for classes if requested after the 3rd class. For more information or answers to questions please contact Meghan Reimers, Dance Coordinator at 847/526-3610 or mreimers@ waucondaparks.com
Dance Instructors Meghan Reimers Colleen King Christina Barnak Natalie Kaplan Cari Holmes Julie Brubaker
Donâ€™t forget to pick up your 2011 â€“ 2012 Recital DVD at the Wauconda Park District Community Center!
Menagerie Dance DistrictDance News Menagerie
30 Dance Descriptions Dance with Me (2.5-3 years with parent)
Our youngest ballet class introduces students and a parent to the magical world of ballet. We use a variety of props to stimulate the students’ imagination and spark their creativity when dancing. The main goals at this level are learning to listen to the teacher, following directions, and cooperating and sharing with other dancers. This class will not participate in the recital.
Creative Dance (3-4 years) This class introduces students to ballet technique, while encouraging their creativity and imagination. We emphasize exploring the student’s natural passion for melody, rhythm and movement, as well as listening to the music. “Free dance” time is important to the students at this level, as it allows them to express themselves and show their love of movement. Students’ work on following directions, cooperating with others, developing spatial orientation, and using basic counting skills. Pre Ballet I (4-5 years) and II (5-6 years)
Students begin the transition from fairy-tale excitement to the self-awareness and pride of dancing ballet. Still emphasizing the use of imagery and imagination, the students develop basic dance coordination and body alignment. Students learn ballet terminology, how to identify correct and incorrect movements, and begin learning how to self-correct themselves while dancing.
Pre Ballet and Tap (4-6 years) This is a combination class including ballet and tap technique. Basic rhythm and tap choreography, as well as the foundations of ballet, will be taught. Dancers participating in the recital will perform either a ballet or a tap piece. Pre Jazz (5-6 years) This class is for ﬁrst time jazz students who are excited to “move to the music” and show off their natural ﬂair for dance. The main goals include learning class format, listening to their teacher, and cooperating with other students. The main focus at this ﬁrst level is listening to the music, ﬁnding the rhythm, building basic jazz technique and vocabulary, and using power and energy in their movements. Pre Modern (5-6 years) Modern dance explores movement, space, rhythm, and the dancer’s own creativity with emphasis on momentum, shapes, and patterns. It is inspired by nature, music, art, and human emotions. This class will contain a very basic technique study and improvisation. Student Division (First grade and above – contact Meghan Reimers for placement inquiries)
This division is a graded-training program. Age is used as a guideline for class placement; however a student’s individual ability becomes more important. Students will be evaluated at the end of each year to determine appropriate class placement for the following year. It is typical for a student to remain at the same level for 2 years. Promotion to the next level does not occur until the student has mastered the current level syllabus. This is important for the students’ safety, as well as their conﬁdence.
Ballet I, II, III, IV
Ballet is the foundation of all dance styles. As students grow, they naturally begin to dance as a form of expression and imagination. We capture this enthusiasm and incorporate it into our ballet program for young students. As our students mature and their bodies develop strength, we transition to a more serious study of ballet technique that will prepare them to be both conﬁdent and technically proﬁcient dancers and artists.
Jazz I, II, III, IV
Students who show a natural ﬂair for drama and performance love Jazz class. Jazz curriculum is a perfect complement to our ballet program. We follow the typical jazz class format of building strength, balance, and extension through isolations, rhythmic exercises, ﬂoor stretches, across the ﬂoor patterns, and dance routines. Movements continue to develop as the students’ progress and mature.
Tap I, II, III
Hip Hop I, II, III, IV
A fusion of high-energy dance styles equates to the dance style that is hip-hop, which is featured in many music videos. Groove to the beats of the latest songs as you warm-up and learn an exciting, lively dance routine. Movements will continue to increase in difﬁculty from level to level.
Modern I, II, III, IV
Turning against the structured techniques and shoes of ballet, modern dance favors a free style of dancing, using the concepts of contract/release, drop/ﬂow, and gravity. This class consists of ﬂoor work, center work, a barre, and combinations that use the founding principles of modern dance and evolve them to the present.
Lyrical I, II, III
Lyrical dance is a style that blends ballet and jazz dance. A lyrical dancer uses movement to express strong emotions such as love, joy, and anger. Music may consist of many genres including pop, rock, and hip-hop.
Classes teach rhythm, coordination and basic tap terminology, and choreography. As the dancer progresses they will reﬁne tap skills, while moving beyond the fundamentals. Students will put the fundamentals to work by learning new steps, rhythms, patterns, and combinations. Dancers will continue to develop speed, clarity, dynamics, and the ability to execute to complex rhythmic combinations.
Pre-Pointe (by approval only)
Pre-Pointe is designed to prepare approved dancers in Ballet III and IV for the study of pointe work. This class emphasizes strengthening exercises for the legs and feet. Dancers learn about pointe shoes, how to properly afﬁx and tie pointe shoe ribbons, and proper foot care. Pre-Pointe may also be recommended for a dancer who is physically unable to undertake the rigors of pointe work, but can beneﬁt from the exercises offered and would enjoy learning about the process of dancing on pointe. Dancers remain in pre-pointe until they are formally advanced by the instructor to study on pointe. Requirements: Minimum of 3 years consecutive ballet training, Minimum of one additional Ballet class per week and instructor approval.
In order for our instructors to effectively correct the students’ body alignment, the proper dance attire should be worn. It is hard to see if the knees are bent or if the stomach muscles are being used when the dancers have on baggy clothes. During the winter session it is permissible to wear sweatshirts or warm up pants during warm ups only, but must be removed for the remainder of the class. Please refer to the dress code that we have established for our classes. Ballet: Any color leotard and tights with pink leather ballet shoes (no slippers). Ballet skirts and leg warmers are permitted. Hair must be off the face. Jazz/Modern/Lyrical: Black jazz pants with any color leotard, tank top, camisole or ﬁtted t-shirt. Jazz dancers should have black jazz shoes, lyrical and modern dancers will be barefoot. Hair must be off the face. Hip Hop: Black jazz pants with any color leotard, tank top, camisole, or ﬁtted t-shirt. Dancers should have black jazz shoes or dance sneakers (No street shoes). Hair must be off the face. Boy Dancers: Sweat pants, shorts, athletic pants or jazz pants, with any color ﬁtted t-shirt and black jazz or ballet shoes according to the appropriated dance style. Tap: Solid colored leotard or tank top with black jazz pants, shorts or capris. Hair should be secured off the face and neck. Tap shoes required.
10:15-11:00 am 11:00-11:45 am 11:45 am-12:30 pm 12:30-1:30 pm 1:30-2:15 pm 3:30-4:30 pm 3:30-4:30 pm 4:15-5:15 pm 4:30-5:15 pm 5:15-6:15 pm 5:15-6:15 pm
Pre-Ballet I Creative Dance Creative Dance Pre-Ballet and Tap Pre-Ballet II Creative Dance Pre Ballet and Tap Ballet I Pre-Jazz Jazz I Hip Hop I
4-5 3-5 3-5 4-6 5-6 3-4 4-6 6-9 5-6 6-9 7-9
9:30-10:15 am 10:15-11:15 am 11:15 am-12:00 pm 12:45-1:30 pm 1:30-2:30 pm 3:45-4:30 pm 4:15-5:15 pm 4:30-5:30 pm 5:15-6:15 pm 5:30-6:30 pm 6:15-7:15 pm 6:30-7:30 pm 7:15-8:15 pm 7:30-8:30 pm 8:15-9:15 pm
Dance with Me Pre-Ballet and Tap Creative Dance Pre-Ballet I Pre-Ballet and Tap Pre-Ballet II Ballet I Hip Hop I Jazz I Hip Hop II Tap III Modern II Adult Ballet Modern IV Adult Tap
2.5-3 years 4-6 years 3-4 years 4-5 years 4-6 years 5-6 years 6-9 years 6-9 years 6-9 years 9-11 years 11+ years 9-11 years 14+ years 13+ years 14+ years
4011 4012 4013 4014 4015 4016 4017 4018 4019 4020 4021 4022 4023 4024 4025
4057 NA NA 4058 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 4059 NA 4060
NA 4075 4076 NA 4077 4078 4079 4080 4081 4082 4083 4084 NA 4085 NA
WEDNESDAY Class 10:15-11:15 am Pre-Ballet and Tap 11:15 am -12:00 pm Creative Dance 1:00-1:45 pm Pre-Ballet I 1:45-2:30 pm Pre-Ballet II 3:15-4:00 pm Pre-Ballet I 4:00-5:00 pm Modern I 4:00-5:00 pm Tap I 5:00-6:00 pm Hip Hop III/IV 5:00-6:00 pm Tap II
Age 4-6 years 3-4 years 4-5 years 5-6 years 4-5 years 7-9 years 6-9 years 11-13 years 9-11 years
Fall 1 4026 4027 4028 4029 4030 4031 4032 4033 4034
Fall 2 NA 4061 NA 4062 NA NA NA NA NA
Recital 4086 NA 4087 NA 4088 4089 4090 4091 4092
years years years years years years years years years years years
Fall 1 4000 4001 4002 4003 4004 4005 4006 4007 4008 4009 4010 Fall I
Fall 2 NA NA 4056 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA Fall 2
Recital 4065 4066 NA 4067 4068 4069 4070 4071 4072 4073 4074 Recital
Teacher Natalie Natalie Natalie
Natalie Meghan Colleen Meghan Colleen Meghan Colleen
Teacher Natalie Natalie Natalie Natalie Natalie Colleen Cari Colleen Cari Colleen Cari Colleen Cari Colleen Cari Teacher Colleen Colleen Colleen Colleen Colleen Colleen Julie Colleen Julie
33 Class Pre-Ballet II Creative Dance Pre-Ballet I Pre-Modern Pre-Jazz Pre-Ballet II Modern III Ballet II Pre-Ballet I &II
Age 5-6 years 3-4 years 4-5 years 5-6 years 5-6 years 5-6 years 11-13 years 9-11 years 4-6 years
Fall 1 4035 4036 4037 4038 4039 4040 4041 4042 4043
Fall 2 NA NA NA NA 4063 NA NA NA NA
Recital 4093 4094 4095 4096 NA 4097 4098 4099 4100
Teacher Meghan Meghan Meghan Meghan Meghan Christina Cari Christina Cari
FRIDAY 4:30-6:00 pm 6:00-7:00 pm
Class Ballet III/IV Adult Modern
AGE 11+ years 14+ years
Fall 1 4044 4045
Fall 2 NA NA
Recital 4101 4102
Teacher Cari Cari
SATURDAY Class 10:30-11:15 am Creative Dance 10:30-11:15 am Creative Dance 11:15 am-12:15 pm Pre-Ballet and Tap 11:15 am-12:05 pm Pre-Ballet I & II 12:15-1:15 pm Lyrical I 12:30-2:00 pm Ballet III/IV 1:15-2:15 pm Lyrical II 2:00-3:00 pm Pre-Pointe 3:00-4:00 pm Jazz III/IV 4:00-5:00 pm Lyrical III/IV
Age Fall 1 3-4 years 4046 3-4 years 4047 4-6 years 4048 4-6 years 4049 9-11 years 4050 12+ years 4051 11-13 years 4052 By Approval 4053 12+ years 4054 12+ years 4055
Fall 2 NA 4064 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Recital 4103 NA 4104 4105 4106 4107 4108 4109 4110 4111
THURSDAY 10:15-11:00 am 11:00-11:45 am 1:00-1:45 pm 1:45-2:30 pm 2:30-3:15 pm 4:15-5:00 pm 4:15-5:15 pm 5:00-6:00 pm 5:15-6:00 pm
Teacher Christina Cari Christina Cari Christina Cari Christina Cari Cari Cari
District News Tumbling
9-17 months with parent Classes are designed to help nurture babies’ development and coordination in a safe and fun-loving environment. Activities include crawling, bouncing, rolling, sliding, climbing, and tunneling all done on our equipment designed just for babies! We will incorporate the color and letter of the week into this 6 week program. No class 11/23. Location: Ultimate Athletics (1210 Karl Court, Wauconda) Fee: $55/63 (6 weeks) Limit: 5/10 Code: Day: Date: Time: 3051 Tues 9/11-10/16 9:00-9:45 am 3052 Fri 9/14-10/19 9:00-9:45 am 3053 Tues 10/31-12/11 9:00-9:45 am 3054 Fri 11/2-12/14 9:00-9:45 am
Kinder Tumble Time
3-4 years This class introduces the very beginning skills of tumbling. Jumps, fun stretches, donkey kicks, and rolls are a part of our lesson plan. Preschoolers will improve their strength and coordination as they prepare for our beginner classes. Our structured classes are jam packed with fun gross and ﬁne motor activities suited for this age group. No class 11/23. Location: Ultimate Athletics (1210 Karl Court, Wauconda) Fee: $55/63 (6 weeks) Limit: 5/10 Code: Day: Date: Time: 3055 Tues 9/11-10/16 11:00-11:45 am 3056 Fri 9/14-10/19 11:00-11:45 am 3057 Tues 10/31-12/11 11:00-11:45 am 3058 Fri 11/2-12/14 11:00-11:45 am
Girls Beginning Tumble
5-9 years Our specialized lesson plans allow girls to learn basic tumbling skills such as handstands, cartwheels, and round-offs. Each week begins with a stretch and technical review of all previously taught skills, then new skills like the front and back handspring will be introduced. Class will conclude with a conditioning session. Please remember to dress in a leotard or biketard. No jeans please. No class 11/23. Location: Ultimate Athletics (1210 Karl Court, Wauconda) Fee: $55/63 (6 weeks) Limit: 5/10 Code: Day: Date: Time: 3059 Tues 9/11-10/16 4:30-5:30 pm 3060 Fri 9/14-10/19 4:30-5:30 pm 3061 Tues 10/31-12/11 4:30-5:30 pm 3062 Fri 11/2-12/14 4:30-5:30 pm
Parent and Tot Tumble Time
18-36 months with parent Classes designed to improve gross motor skills, as well as group participation. Each lesson begins with an obstacle course full of age appropriate challenges. We then practice our stretches in a fun way! This is followed by parachute, tumbling, trampoline, and motor activity. Parent participation is required. No class 11/23. Location: Ultimate Athletics (1210 Karl Court, Wauconda) Fee: $55/63 (6 weeks) Limit: 5/10 Code: Day: Date: Time: 3063 Tues 9/11-10/16 10:00–10:45 am 3064 Fri 9/14-10/19 10:00–10:45 am 3065 Tues 10/31-12/11 10:00–10:45 am 3066 Fri 11/2-12/14 10:00-10:45 am
Tumble Time II
3-4 years This class is for students who are too advanced for our Kinder Tumble Time, but not quite ready for our beginner program. This class will focus on basic tumbling skills, in a fun way. This is a great energy release for Kindergarten students. No class 11/23. Location: Ultimate Athletics (1210 Karl Court, Wauconda) Fee: $55/63 (6 weeks) Limit: 5/10 Code: Day: Date: Time: 3067 Tues 9/11-10/16 2:00 – 2:55 pm 3068 Fri 9/14-10/19 2:00 – 2:55 pm 3069 Tues 10/31-12/11 2:00 – 2:55 pm 3070 Fri 11/2-12/14 2:00 – 2:55 pm
5-9 years Have an active boy with lots of energy. Tumbling is a great way for boys to channel their energy and learn new skills while doing so! Our boy’s classes are designed to improve strength and coordination through basic tumbling. Each week includes a ﬂoor rotation allowing a lot of practice on cartwheels, handstands, and rolls. After a review of previously taught skills is completed then new skills such as front and back handsprings will be introduced. Classes will conclude with a conditioning session. Boys should dress in t-shirts and shorts or athletic pants. No jeans please. No class 11/23. Location: Ultimate Athletics (1210 Karl Court, Wauconda) Fee: $55/63 (6 weeks) Limit: 5/10 Code: Day: Date: Time: 3071 Tues 9/11-10/16 5:30-6:30 pm 3071-A Fri 9/14-10/19 5:30-6:30 pm 3073 Tues 10/31-12/11 5:30-6:30 pm 3074 Fri 11/2-12/14 5:30-6:30 pm
Tumbling Open Gym information on page 28
Figure Skating Classes
Hockey Skating Classes
4-7+ years In cooperation with the Crystal Ice House we offer skating lessons. These are great for beginning thru the more advanced ice skater and will teach the basic skills set forth by US Figure Skating. Bring your own skates or rent from the facility for an additional fee of $2.00 per class. An additional cost of $12.00 is required for membership of US Figure Skating, renewable every June. Location: Crystal Ice House, 320 E. Prairie St., Crystal Lake, 815-356-8500 Fee: $165/173 (11 weeks) Limit: 2/8 FALL No class 9/3, 11/3, 11/8, and 11/11. Code: Day: Date: Time: Class: Ages: 3075 Mon 8/27–11/12 10:00 am – 10:45 am Snow plow Sam 4–6 years 3076 Mon 8/27–11/12 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm Snow plow Sam 4-6 years 3077 Thurs 8/30–11/15 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm Snow plow Sam 4-6 years 3078 Sat 8/25– 11/17 11:15 am – 12:00 pm Snow plow Sam 4-6 years 3079 Mon 8/27–11/12 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm Basic 1 7 and up 3080 Thurs 8/30 –11/15 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm Basic 1 7 and up 3081 Sat 8/25–11/17 11:15 am – 12:00 pm Basic 1 7 and up WINTER No class 12/22-1/5/13. Code: Day: Date: Time: Class: Ages: 3082 Mon 11/28–2/20 10:00 am-10:45 am Snow plow Sam 4–6 years 3083 Mon 11/28–2/20 5:45 pm-6:30 pm Snow plow Sam 4-6 years 3084 Thurs 12/1–2/23 5:00 pm-5:45 pm Snow plow Sam 4-6 years 3085 Sat 12/3-2/25 11:15 am-12:00 pm Snow plow Sam 4-6 years 3086 Mon 11/28–2/20 5:45 pm-6:30 pm Basic 1 7 and up 3087 Thurs 12/1–2/23 5:00 pm-5:45 pm Basic 1 7 and up 3088 Sat 12/3–2/25 11:15 am-12:00 pm Basic 1 7 and up
4+ years This hockey skating class is for both boys and girls and is taught on hockey skates. Emphasis will be places on the basics of balance, stride, stopping, turning, and an introduction to backward skating. A bike or hockey helmet is required for this class. Bring your own skates or rent from the facility for an additional fee of $2.00 per class. An additional cost of $12.00 is required for membership of US Figure Skating, renewable every June. Location: Crystal Ice House, 320 E. Prairie St., Crystal Lake, 815-356-8500 Fee: $176/184 (11 weeks) Limit: 2/8 FALL No class 9/3, 11/3, and 11/11. Code: Day: Date: Time: Ages: 3089 Mon 8/27-11/12 10:00 am-10:45 am 4 & up 3090 Sat 8/25-11/17 12:55 pm-1:40 pm 4 & up WINTER No class 12/22-1/5/13 Code: Day: Date: Time: Age: 3091 Mon 11/26-2/18 10:00 am-10:45 am 4 & up 3092 Sat 12/1-2/23 12:55 pm-1:40 pm 4 & up
Pee Wee Sportsters 5 Star Pee Wee Soccer
3-4 years Every child should experience the world’s most popular game in a way that will put the “fun” in fundamental. All the necessary skills will be covered that will enhance their conﬁdence and prepare them for future play. Dribbling, passing, shooting, and teamwork will be priorities during every class. Shin guards are optional. No class 11/21. Location: Community Center Gym Fee: $47/55 (6 weeks) Limit: 6/18 Code: Day: Date: Time: 3093 Wed 9/12-10/17 4:00-4:45 pm 3094 Wed 10/31-12/12 4:00-4:45 pm
3-4 years This is the perfect starting place for young athletes! Children are introduced to the fundamentals of sports such as soccer, t-ball, and basketball games in a fun, non-competitive environment. Group games and activities will be used to develop teamwork and good sportsmanship. This is a great way to expose your child to sports without making a long-term commitment. No class 10/8. Location: Community Center Gym Fee: $35/43 (6 weeks) Limit: 6/18 Code: Day: Date: Time: 3103 Mon 9/10-10/22 4:00-4:45 pm 3104 Mon 11/5-12/10 4:00-4:45 pm
Skills First Soccer
3-5 years Skills First Soccer classes are a great way to start off your little one. These classes teach fundamental soccer skills through a series of fun games such as Sponge Bob and Scooby Doo. Skills taught will include dribbling, turning, stopping the ball, running with the ball, passing, and shooting. Players will have so much fun they won’t even realize they are learning! Students will be taught in a fun and friendly environment. Balls will be provided. Shin guards are optional. No class 10/8 and 11/22. Location: Community Center Gym Fee: $50/58 (6 weeks) Limit: 6/24 Code: Day: Date: Time: 3095 Mon 9/10-10/22 1:00-1:45 pm 3096 Thurs 9/13-10/18 9:30-10:15 am 3097 Mon 11/5-12/10 1:00-1:45 pm 3098 Thurs 11/1-12/13 9:30-10:15 am
5 Star Flag Football
6-12 years Football is America’s most watched game and 5 Star Sports wants your children to come and experience the action ﬁrst hand. Kids will learn catching, throwing, kicking, blocking, and playing defense. Kids will play games at the end of each class and all of these games lead up to the Big Bowl at the last class. No class 11/22. Location: Community Center Gym Fee: $47/55 (6 weeks) Limit: 6/18 Code: Day: Date: Time: Ages: 3099 Thurs 9/13-10/18 5:30-6:30 pm 6-8 years 3100 Thurs 9/13-10/18 6:30-7:30 pm 9-12 years 3101 Thurs 11/1-12/13 5:30-6:30 pm 6-8 years 3102 Thurs 11/1-12/13 6:30-7:30 pm 9-12 years
Josh Buchenberger Athletic Supervisor For more information on youth & adult sports and open gym call Josh.
Bowling and Cheerleading on page 26 & 27.
4-6 years Mini-Jordan’s will learn the basics of shooting, dribbling, and passing. 8’ baskets and rookie-sized basketballs are used to help the beginning player learn proper form at an early age. No class 10/8. Location: Community Center Gym Fee: $40/48 (6 weeks) Limit: 6/18 Code: Day: Date: Time: 3105 Mon 9/10-10/22 5:00-6:00 pm 3106 Mon 11/5-12/10 5:00-6:00 pm
Pre-Season Basketball Training Camps
5 Star Basketball Skills
3rd-5th Grade This skills class is designed speciﬁcally for the kids that take their sport very seriously. In these classes, 5 Star Sports puts all of their training and practices to use giving each child the perfect recipe for success. While fun is always a major priority, skill development becomes equally important. No class 11/22. Location: Community Center Gym Fee: $47/55 (6 weeks) Limit: 6/18 Code: Day: Date: Time: 3107 Thurs 9/13-10/18 7:30-8:30 pm 3108 Thurs 11/1-12/13 7:30-8:30 pm
Youth Youth Sports Sports
Pee Wee Hoopsters
1st-6th grade Don’t miss your chance for quality skill development and game experience. Each session will start with a half-hour of instructional drills focusing on skill acquisition and proper mechanics in ball handling, passing, shooting, and rebounding. Each lesson is designed with the different age and skill levels of the players in mind. A half-hour game scrimmage will follow, stressing teamwork and good sportsmanship. This program will prepare young players for the Winter Youth Basketball Leagues. No class 11/24. Location: Community Center Gym Fee: $40/48 (6 weeks) Limit: 10/50 Code: Day: Date: Time: Ages: 3109 Sat 11/3-12/15 12:00-1:00 pm 1st/2nd Grade (Small Shots) 3110 Sat 11/3-12/15 1:00-2:00 pm 3rd/4th Grade (Junior Basketball) 3111 Sat 11/3-12/15 2:00-3:00 pm 5th/6th Grade (Youth Basketball)
Winter Hoops League Information
1st-6th grade Important information and dates for our Winter Basketball Leagues for youth, 1st-6th Grade. Volunteer coaches will be needed to make these leagues successful. Volunteers who head coach will receive a $50 credit for the league as long as they coach for the entire season and attend all meetings and trainings. Early Bird Registration: 11/5-12/15 $10 discount on all Early Bird Registrations Regular Registration: 12/17 Last Day to Register: 12/31 Skills Assessment Small Shots (6:00 pm): 1/2 Skills Assessment: Junior (6:00 pm): 1/3 Skills Assessment: Youth (6:00 pm): 1/4 Code: 3112 Program Starts: Youth - 5th/6th Grades (Fees: $76/84): 1/7 Code: 3113 Program Starts: Junior - 3rd/4th Grades (Fees: $71/79): 1/8 Code: 3114 Program Starts: Small Shots - 1st/2nd Grades (Fees: $66/74): 1/12
Rainout/Information Line: (847) 526-4606
5 Star Family Olympics
2-3 years with parent Join in the fun with 5 Star Sports as they help children discover sports and all there is to offer. This class will be in an organized environment that will help kids to learn, listen, follow directions, share, and get along with other kids while they play soccer, basketball, baseball, football, and ﬂoor hockey. Parent/guardian must accompany child. No class 11/24. Location: Community Center Gym Fee: $47/55 (6 weeks) Limit: 6/18 Code: Day: Date: Time: 3117 Sat 9/15-10/20 9:00-9:45 am 3118 Sat 11/3-12/15 9:00-9:45 am
5 Star Youth Golf Lessons 5 Star Indoor T-Ball
3-6 years This program is designed for the beginning player. Your child will learn the t-ball fundamentals in a non-competitive atmosphere. Each child must provide his/her own glove. Class is held in the Community Center Gym. We will be outside if the weather is nice. Location: Community Center Gym Fee: $47/55 (6 weeks) Limit: 6/18 Code: Day: Date: Time: Ages: 3115 Wed 9/12-10/17 5:15-6:00 pm 3-4 years 3116 Wed 9/12-10/17 6:00-7:00 pm 5-6 years
4-8 years Let 5 Star Sports guide your little “Tour Pro” to learn the fundamentals of golf in a fun atmosphere. Many different games will be played to increase not only their skill level, but their interest level as well. This is a great starting class for your child to learn golf. No class 11/24. Location: Community Center Gym Fee: $47/55 (6 weeks) Limit: 6/18 Code: Day: Date: Time: 3119 Sat 9/15-10/20 12:00-12:45 pm 3120 Sat 11/3-12/15 11:00-11:45 am
Fall Youth Baseball League
7-10 years The next Paul Konerko or Starlin Castro can get their baseball start here. Designed for the beginning player, young athletes will be exposed to both the fundamentals of baseball and good sportsmanship. The focus of the program will be not only on having fun, but improved knowledge and play. The schedule will consist of two weeks of practice and four weeks of games. Last couple of games the kids will play “Under the Lights” at our softball ﬁelds. Team shirts and hats will be handed out and there is also an end of the season get-together. Volunteer coaches will be needed to make these leagues successful. Volunteers who Head Coach will receive a credit for the league as long as they coach for the entire season and attend all meetings and trainings. Location: Cook Park Little League Fields at Garland Rd Fee: $45/53 (6 weeks) Limit: 20/80 Code: Day: Date: Time: 3072 Tues/ Thurs 8/28-10/4 5:30-7:00 pm
Youth Golf Lessons
8-14 years A PGA Golf Professional will teach you the fundamentals of golf in a great environment. You will learn the proper grip, stance, short game, full swing, and putting. All lessons will be held at the Golf Farm located at 2100 North Route 12, one mile north of Bonner Road in Wauconda. The Golf Farm will furnish equipment if needed. Location: Golf Farm, 2100 N Rt. 12, Wauconda Fee: $70/78 (6 weeks) Limit: 6/16 Code: Day: Date: Time: 3121 Thurs 9/13-10/18 5:00-6:00 pm
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5 Star Volleyball
10-15 years This volleyball program is equipped to improve your childâ€™s skill level at every major area of the game. Bumping, setting, and serving will be covered. Several different strategies will also be taught that are used in all levels of play. Many games will also be introduced to not only help you improve but also to bring out your joy for the game. No class 11/21. Location: Community Center Gym Fee: $47/55 (6 weeks) Limit: 6/18 Code: Day: Date: Time: 3024 Wed 10/31-12/12 5:00-6:00 pm
5 Star Floor Hockey
4-10 years Learn all the excitement of the fast pace game of hockey in a very fun way. 5 Star Sports will cover shooting, passing, stick handling, positioning, and centering. Each class will be part instructional and part scrimmage. Donâ€™t miss the action! No class 11/24. Location: Community Center Gym Fee: $47/55 (6 weeks) Limit: 6/18 Day: Sat Code: Date: Time: Ages: 3025 9/15-10/20 10:00-10:45 am 4-6 years 3026 9/15-10/20 11:00-11:45 am 7-10 years 3027 11/3-12/15 10:00-10:45 am 4-6 years
Rainout/Information Line: (847) 526-4606
8-15 years Tennis is a wonderful sport that can be taught to all ages. Starting your young ones at an early age will help give them the edge down the road. 5 Star Sports teaches tennis in an easy way through a fun environment that will help your child learn to serve, use their forehand and backhand, and learn the rules of the game while maintaining a safe environment. Tennis rackets are required. No class 10/8. Location: Osage Park Fee: $47/55 (6 weeks) Limit: 6/18 Code: Day: Date: Time: Ages: 3122 Mon 9/10-10/22 4:00-5:00 pm 8-11 years 3123 Mon 9/10-10/22 5:00-6:00 pm 12-15 years
“Where can I ﬁnd the most recent open gym times?”
@wauconda park district
Community Center 600 N Main Street, Wauconda
on the internet www.waucondaparks.com
-Anyone attending open gym must have an Open Gym Identiﬁcation Card before participating. -Open gym is only for people who have paid the daily rate. No spectators allowed. If they have not paid, they will be asked to pay or must leave. -Basketballs may be checked out from the Fitness Center and must be returned. -Food and drinks are not allowed in the gym. Bottled water is acceptable. -Open Gym is for basketball only unless otherwise stated. -Please make sure that everyone gets a chance to play. -No horseplay, swearing, vulgar language, spitting, or tobacco products are allowed inside the Community Center.
School’s Out Holiday Open Gym
During these times open gym will be broken down as follows: Grammar & Middle School: 9:15 am-2:00 pm High School & Up: 2:15-8:45 pm October 8: Columbus Day November 21-23: Thanksgiving Break (Check Availability) December 20-28: Winter Break (Check Availability)
Adult Volleyball Open Gym
Mondays from 6:30-8:45 pm Dates of 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, and 10/15.
Men’s Basketball Open Gym
Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:00-1:00 pm. This typically runs from September through May, but check the website or league info line for updated schedule. This is for 18 years and older and is $2.00 per visit.
Preschool Open Gym
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:00 am-12:00 pm. This typically runs from September through May, but check the website or league info line for updated schedule. This is for walking thru 5 years with parent. Program is free of charge. For more information see page 18.
Tumbling Open Gym
At UA, 1205 Karl Ct, Wauconda. For more information see page 28.
Adults 18 years and older: $2.00 17 years and under: $1.00 (Under 12 years must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian)
Safe Sitter Babysitting
10-13 years Join Illinois Parks and Recreation teen section as they put on an evening of skating, chilling to music brought to you by a D.J. and just hanging out with other teens from around the Chicagoland area. We will stop at a local restaurant to fuel up before the evening begins. Skate rental, ice time, and transportation included in fee. Dinner is on your own. Location: Softball Field Parking Lot Fee: $10/18 Limit: 5/14 Code: Day: Date: Time: 5003 Sat 9/8 4:30-9:30 pm
10-16 years Are you a daredevil and love the thrill of riding the roller coasters at Great America? In addition to the world-class line-up of thrill rides, the theme park will transform into a Halloween playground where you’ll have a ghoulish good time. From hairraising shows to paralyzing haunted houses, Six Flags is the ultimate destination for frightful fun. We’ll also have a special trick-or-treat trail just for kids. So grab a friend and join us as we have a ghoulishly spectacular adventure. Location: Softball Field Parking Lot Fee: $ 70/78 Limit: 6/10 Code: Day: Date: Time: 5004 Sat 10/13 12:00-10:30 pm
11-14 years Our new babysitting program, sponsored by Safe Sitter, is sure to get your teen on the right track to become a babysitter. Participants will learn how to care for a choking infant or child, basic ﬁrst aid, personal safety for the babysitter, injury prevention, how to care for children, preventing problem behavior, behavior management, ethics and babysitting as a business. Program includes a babysitting manual and a completion card. Participants should bring a baby-sized doll and lunch to all classes. Location: Community Center Fee: $40/48 Limit: 4/16 Time: 10:00 am-2:00 pm Code: Date: Day: 5000 9/15-9/16 Sat and Sun 5001 10/13-10/14 Sat and Sun 5002 12/1-12/2 Sat and Sun
Great America Fright Fest
10-16 years Does staying up all night playing video games, mini-golf, access to unlimited Lazer Tag, and 3 hours of Go-Carts sound like a better alternative to sleep? If yes, register with some friends to have an unforgettable night of fun as we travel to Enchanted Castle for an overnight lock-in (located in Lombard, IL). If you bring extra money for tokens you can play any/and all of the games you want throughout the night. Pizza, pop, and breakfast are provided. If you must take a break from the fun bring your pillow and blanket, and extra money for snacks and tokens if you want. Location: Softball Field Parking Lot Fee: $55/63 Limit: 6/18 Code: Day: Date: Time: 5005 Fri/Sat 12/28-12/29 8:00 pm-7:30 am
10-13 years Is your kid a Whiz – kid that seems destined for a Jeopardy tournament? Do they follow you around spouting all sorts of facts from silly to serious? Then Quiz bowl is the game for them! Played in Middle Schools, High Schools and Colleges around the country, teams of 5 take each other on in a battle of wits. In this program inquisitive kids will learn how to acquire trivial knowledge and share it at lightning speed with a buzzer in hand. Miss Irene is the coach of the Wauconda High School Scholastic Bowl Quiz team, (qualifying for Nationals two years in a row) and she wants to share this fun game with all your mini mega-brains – so come join the fun! Location: Community Center Fee: $45/53 (6 weeks) Limit: 6/10 Code: Day: Date: Time: 5006 Tue 9/18-10/23 4:30-5:30 pm
4th-8th Graders Need some extra help with that homework assignment or help studying for an upcoming test? A patient, professional and certiﬁed teacher from Wauconda Kumon Learning Center will work with your child in a group setting to tackle those challenging assignments or studying techniques for upcoming quizzes or tests. No class 10/8. Location: Community Center Fee: $45/53 (6 weeks) Limit: 4/10 Code: Day: Date: Time: 5007 Mon 9/17-10/22 4:15-5:30 pm 5008 Mon 11/12-12/17 4:15-5:30 pm
Community CPR, First Aid, and AED
Teen/Adult Variety Variety Active Adult/Adult
Adult These are all American Red Cross certiﬁed classes. Certiﬁcation is received after passing both a written and skills test given at the end of each course. NOTE: If you take CPR and First Aid or CPR and AED then the discounted fee is $65/73. If you enroll in all three courses, the cost is $80/88. Community First Aid All aspects of ﬁrst aid will be covered from minor scrapes to broken bones. This class is a must for anyone working with children. Books and supplies are included. Location: Community Center Fee: $50/58 Limit: 5/10 Code: Day: Date: Time: 6000 Sun 9/30 10:00 am-2:00 pm 6001 Sat 11/10 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Sara Schuring Recreation Supervisor For more information on adult variety, teens, active adult, trips, and family call Sara.
Defensive Driving for 55 and Older
55 years and up This 4-hour national safety council class offers adults the chance to brush up on driving skills and decrease the chance of accidents occurring. This class covers defensive driving habits, common driving errors, making split second decisions, and handling overall trafﬁc situations. Check with your insurance company to determine if this class will entitle you to a discount on your auto insurance. Location: Community Center Fee: $3 Limit: 15/100 Code: Day: Date: Time: 6006 Sat 10/27 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Community CPR This class will train you to administer CPR to victims of all ages. Skills include performing rescue breathing, clearing an obstructed airway, and performing one-rescuer CPR. Books and materials are included. You must register two weeks prior to the start of class. Location: Community Center Fee: $50/58 Limit: 5/10 Code: Day: Date: Time: 6002 Sat 9/29 10:00 am-2:00 pm 6003 Sun 11/11 10:00 am-2:00 pm Community AED In this class, you will be trained on the use of an Automated External Deﬁbrillator. This is a device present in many work environments that analyzes heart rhythms and determines if a shock is needed to re-establish an effective rhythm. You must be CPR certiﬁed to take this class. Location: Community Center Fee: $50/58 Limit: 5/10 Code: Day: Date: Time: 6004 Sat 9/29 2:30-3:30 pm 6005 Sun 11/11 2:30-3:30 pm
Adult Golf Lessons
Men’s and Co-Ed Fall Softball Double-Header Leagues 18+ years The endless summer continues with our early fall softball leagues. Come back for double-header games on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday nights. Full fee is required at time of registration. A mandatory captain’s meeting will be held on Monday, August 20th at 6:30 pm. League play begins August 27th. Please sign up for the correct league (Men’s A, B, or C). Location: Cook Park Fields Fee: $400/450 Limit: 5/9 per league Game Times: 6:45, 7:45, 8:45 pm Code: Day: League: 6007 Mon Men’s “C” 6008 Tues Men’s “B” 6009 Thurs Men’s “A” 6010 Fri Co-Ed
18+ years Grab your teammates and bump your way to success! The atmosphere of these leagues guarantee a good time for everyone who participates. A certiﬁed ofﬁcial will referee each match. There will be a mandatory Captain’s meeting on Monday, October 15th at 6:30 pm. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required at time of registration and all fees are due by the Captain’s meeting. Space is limited to 9 teams per league. If we do not have 5 teams registered by the Captain’s meeting then that league will be cancelled. Location: Community Center & WMS Gym Fee: $350/390 Limit: 9 teams per league Time: 6:45, 7:30, 8:15 & 9:00 game times Code: Day: Start Date: League: 6012 Mon 10/22 Co-Ed Recreational 6013 Tues 10/23 Co-Ed Intermediate 6014 Wed 10/24 Women’s Recreational 6015 Wed 10/24 Women’s Intermediate
15+ years Learn the fundamentals of golf in a great environment. You will learn the proper grip, stance, short game, full swing, and also putting. All lessons will be held at the Golf Farm on Route 12, one mile north of Bonner Road in Wauconda. A PGA Professional teaches the lessons and the Golf Farm will provide equipment if needed. Location: Golf Farm 2100 N Rt. 12, Wauconda Fee: $70/78 (6 weeks) Limit: 6/16 Code: Day: Date: Time: 6001 Thurs 9/13-10/18 6:00-7:00 pm
Family Sports Parent & Child Turkey Shoot
4-11 years with parents Time to see if you can win that famous Thanksgiving dinner staple . . . a Turkey! Kids and a parent can team up to win a Thanksgiving turkey with some sharp basketball shooting. Each competitor tries 10 free throws and the pair with the highest total wins. Registration deadline is Nov. 13th or when ﬁlled. Fee is listed for adult and child. Location: Community Center Gym Day: Sunday Date: 11/18 Fee: $5/7 Limit: 3/20 per age group Code: Age: Time: Hoop Height: 7000 4-5 years with parent 12:00-12:30 pm 8 ft 7001 6-7 years with parent 12:00-12:30 pm 8 ft 7002 8-9 years with parent 12:30-1:00 pm 10 ft 7003 10-11 years with parent 12:30-1:00 pm 10 ft
Fall Fly Fishing Clinics
13+ years Time to get ready for fall ﬂy ﬁshing to try to catch those big salmon and steelhead! As a beginner ﬂy ﬁsher you will learn about the equipment, skills, ﬁsh, and forage. You will develop skills about rigging the rod, mounting and using the reel, and tying on lines and ﬂies. The skills include casting, presentation, and retrieve and hook set, which prepare you for your initial success and future ﬂy ﬁshing adventures. Our instructor, Tony, has a vast knowledge of ﬂy ﬁshing. Bring your own equipment if you have it, or we will provide equipment if needed. You will have a terriﬁc learning experience in this beginner course. If you are interested in a ﬂy tying class during the winter months when the ﬁshing poles get put away for the season, then please contact Josh Buchenberger at 847-526-3610 for more information. Location: Community Center Fee: $20 per clinic or $50 for all 3 clinics Limit: 2/6 Time: 12:00-2:00 pm Code: Day: Date: Topic: 7004 Sat 9/8 Rigging, Rod/Reel, Casting Basics 7005 Sat 9/15 Fly Tying & Fish Biology 7006 Sat 9/22 Casting, Presentation, Hook Set
Father and Son Sports Night
6-10 years with parent/guardian What a great way to start off the weekend with your Dad. Come and join us for a fun ﬁlled evening of sports and good times. We will also be serving pizza and pop. Location: Community Center Gym Fee: $10/15 Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Limit: 10/30 Code: Day: Date: Sports: 7007 Tues 9/11 Baseball, Soccer, Dodgeball 7008 Tues 10/9 Floor Hockey, Basketball, Dodgeball
Northwestern Big 10 Football Evanston, IL
10-13 years Come cheer on Chicago’s Big Ten Team, the Northwestern Wildcats, when they play Boston College on Saturday, September 15th. You and your family will enjoy end zone seats and a limitededition Northwestern baseball hat. We will arrive two hours prior to kick off to enjoy Wildcat Alley, the free pregame festival with tons of kid-friendly activities and Chicagoland food vendors. Be sure not to miss this fun-ﬁlled family activity! Location: Softball Field Parking Lot Fee: $25/33 per person Limit: 5/13 Code: Day: Date: Time: 7009 Sat 9/15 10:45 am-6:30 pm
45 Music Beginning Piano Lessons
6 years-adult Grab a friend and learn how to play the piano together! Group lessons provide a piano ensemble experience that you will never forget. In this class, students will learn note recognition, counting out rhythms, and the ﬁve-ﬁnger positions in the keys of C and G. This class will enhance listening skills and hand coordination. Students will have fun experimenting with sound. Handbooks for the class can be purchased from the instructor the ﬁrst day of class. The instructor will contact students prior to the ﬁrst week of class and will set up class time according to your availability and students abilities. Classes will be ½ hour in length for 6 weeks. No class 11/23, 11/24, 11/30, and 12/1. Location: Community Center Fee: $115/123 (6 weeks) Limit: 4/6 Code: Day: Date: Time: 7010 Fri 9/7-10/12 3:00-7:00 pm 7011 Sat 9/8-10/13 8:30-11:00 am 7012 Fri 10/26-12/14 3:00-7:00 pm 7013 Sat 10/27-12/15 8:30-11:00 am
6 years-adult This class is for anyone, from beginning to advanced, ages six years and up. Topics include, but are not limited to, ear training, sight-reading, scales and chords, composition, theory, technique, repertoire, improvisation, and ﬁnger picking. Styles covered will be folk, blues, rock, jazz, and classical. You must have a guitar to participate. Classes will be ½ hour in length for 6 weeks. No class 11/21. Location: Community Center Fee: $115/123 (6 weeks) Limit: 4/12 Code: Day: Date: Time: 7014 Wed 9/12-10/17 4:00-7:00 pm 7015 Wed 10/31-12/12 4:00-7:00 pm
Trips Shedd Aquarium, Chicago IL Trip Policies
Pick up/Drop off Departure times are set and abided by. If changes occur, participants will be notiﬁed by phone. Return times may vary depending on trafﬁc or weather conditions. However, all is done to return on time. Pick-up/drop off location for all trips is the Cook Park softball ﬁeld park lot. Refunds: Refunds are given under the following conditions: - The trip is cancelled by the Wauconda Park District. - Person asking for a refund ﬁnds a replacement for the trip. - Park District has a waiting list and is able to sell your ticket. If we have not met our registration minimum by the deadline date (if one is listed) then the trip will be cancelled and a full refund will be issued. All payments are required in full at time of registration.
Come explore the underworld adventures at the Chicago Shedd Aquarium. Our visit will include the Abbott Oceanarium where you will see the vibrant coastal ecosystem of the beluga whales, Paciﬁc whitesided dolphins, sea otters and sea lions. From here, we will explore the Wild Reef and other exhibits. Our day will not be complete unless we see the famous Aquatic Show. Lunch will be on your own either at the Bubble Net or Deep Ocean Café. Trip includes transportation by Park District Shuttle Bus, admission to the Shedd, Aquatic Show, and the exhibits. Register by August 15. Location: Softball Field Parking Lot Fee: $40/48 Limit: 5/8 Code: Day: Date: Time: 8003 Tues 9/18 8:30 am-5:30 pm
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A Day of Cabaret, Barrington Park District, IL Northwestern Big 10 Football Evanston, IL
10-13 years Come cheer on Chicago’s Big Ten Team, the Northwestern Wildcats, when they play Boston College on Saturday, September 15th. You and your family will enjoy end zone seats and a limited-edition Northwestern baseball hat. We will arrive two hours prior to kick off to enjoy Wildcat Alley, the free pregame festival with tons of kid-friendly activities and Chicagoland food vendors. Be sure not to miss this fun-ﬁlled family activity! Location: Softball Field Parking Lot Fee: $25/33 per person Limit: 5/13 Code: Day: Date: Time: 7009 Sat 9/15 10:45 am-6:30 pm
Wollersheim Winery & The Old Feed Mill
Wollersheim Winery has been the backdrop for remarkable historical heritage, one told in rich detail during the winery’s guided tour. The tour takes a slight downhill walk past the wine garden and inside to the viewing windows of the fermentation facility that was added in 1994. Following the tour you will be able to taste 5 samples of wines. Lunch is included at the renovated and working mill, The Old Feed Mill in historic Mazomanie. Entrée choices will be Pot Roast or Chicken Marsala, all meals include a mixed green salad, fresh baked bread, coffee, iced tea, lemonade or milk. Deserts will be either warm bread pudding or triple chocolate turtle torte. Register by October 4. Location: Softball Field Parking Lot Fee: $75/83 Limit: 5/13 Code: Day: Date: Time: 8000 Thur 10/18 8:15 am-6:00 pm
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Join us at the Barrington Park District for an afternoon of music from the 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s with a little bit of 50’s and 60’s thrown in for good measure. Cabaret singer Kym Frankovelgia will be performing some of the classics right on stage in front of your very eyes. Before the performance, lunch will be provided. While we digest, we will play Jeopardy for prizes (sponsored by Right At Home). Register by October 15. Location: Softball Field Parking Lot Fee: $20/28 Limit: 5/14 Code: Day: Date: Time: 8001 Thurs 10/25 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Treetop Social Barrington Park District Citizen’s Park
We have a new and improved Treetop Social in store for you. We will begin the afternoon playing bingo in the trees. Bingo prizes will be provided from Omega Health and Home Services. Afterwards we will take a break from bingo to enjoy ice cream and the musical styling’s of Soundz of Time as they present their Malt Shop Memories program. This is the seventh annual treetop social with Crystal Lake, Barrington, BACOA and Grayslake Park Districts. The Pepper Family Accessible Tree House in Citizen’s Park is a special treat to see. It is the ﬁrst universal, all-accessible tree house in Illinois and it overlooks Cuba Marsh. This is a social outing you will not want to miss. So grab a lawn chair and join us for a relaxing afternoon. Location: Softball Field Parking Lot Fee: $13/15 Limit: 6/14 Code: Day: Date: Time: 8002 Fri 9/21 12:30-3:30 pm
Lincoln Park Zoo Lights & The Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL
Chicago is a great place to be for the holidays, so come spend it with us as we head to Chicago for an evening of shopping and viewing some spectacular lights. The trip will start with shopping down along The Magniﬁcent Mile. This section of Michigan Ave. has more shopping and dining than anyone can possible accomplish in one day. After some shopping, we will head over to the Lincoln Park Zoo to view the amazing lights display, complete with ice sculptures, decorated trees, and of course the animals. Transportation via motor coach. Register by December 1st. Location: Softball Field Parking Lot Fee: $30/38 per person Limit: 5/14 Code: Day: Date: Time: 7016 Sat 12/15 1:00-10:00pm
A Day at the Races – Crystal Lake Park District, Park Place
Defending the Caveman Pheasant Run, St Charles, IL
Broadway’s longest running solo play will have both sexes roaring with laughter and recognition! Defending the Caveman is a hilariously insightful play about the ways men and women relate. Affectionate nudging between audience members occurs during the performance as they recognize themselves in the stories being told on stage. Defending the Caveman makes us laugh at ourselves about all the ways men and women ﬁght, laugh, and love. Register by October 15. Location: Softball Field Parking Lot Fee: $59/67 Limit: 4/8 Code: Day: Date: Time: 8005 Fri 11/2 5:45-11:00 pm
Out and about at the Casino
The Lake Geneva area has served as a resort community since just after the Civil War. Black Point was built in 1888 as a family summer home for Conrad Seipp. A German immigrant, Conrad lived the American Dream, ultimately becoming the largest and most innovative brewer in Chicago. Building Black Point Estate as a family retreat, Conrad was able to enjoy the house and gardens for only two seasons before his death. What began in 1887 as a $20,000, 13-bedroom, one-bathroom, 20-room Queen Anne style Victorian “cottage” has been owned and enjoyed by the Seipp Family for the last 120 years. Black Point Estate remains one of the ﬁnest examples of Queen Ann architecture and is considered to have one of the most intact collections of Victorian furnishings in the Midwest. The property covers nearly eight acres and 620 feet of undisturbed Geneva Lake shoreline. Come explore this marvelous display of Victorian architecture. After the tour 90 minute tour we will enjoy lunch and shopping on your own in downtown Lake Geneva. Location: Softball Field Parking Lot Fee: $32/40 Limit: 5/13 Code: Day: Date: Time: 8008 Wed 10/10 8:15 am-3:30 pm
It might be cold outside, but the horses are running strong at Park Place. Come join this fun day of predicting which horses will win/show/place. You will receive rafﬂe tickets for every time you have a winner. These tickets will go toward winning prize baskets. Additional, we will have a contest for the best derby hat. Finally, we will have a 50/50 rafﬂe ($1.00). Lunch is included and a cash bar will be available. Come try your luck and have fun. Location: Softball Field Parking Lot Fee: $10/18 Limit: 5/14 Code: Day: Date: Time: 8004 Thurs 10/4 10:30 am-3:30 pm
Black Point Mansion, Lake Geneva, WI
How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Chicago, IL
Discover the magic of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small”, decides to steal Christmas away from the Who’s, an endlessly cheerful bunch bursting with holiday spirit. Celebrate the holidays with this heart-warming holiday classic. Lunch is on your own. Location: Softball Field Parking Lot Ages: Active Adult Fee: $95/102 Limit: 4/8 Code: Day: Date: Time: 8009 Wed 12/5 10:30 am-6:30 pm
Are trafﬁc and high gas prices keeping you away from the casino or are you looking for an afternoon of fun and trying to see if lady luck is on your side? Let the park district make it easy on you as we provide transportation to all your favorite casino hot spots. Go to the casino and try your hand at the latest games in all your favorite denominations. So grab a friend, your player’s card, and let’s try our luck at the slots or table games. ** Trips will be transported via motor coach. Location: Softball Field Parking Lot Limit: 5/14 Code: Location: Day: Date: Time: Fee: Add. info: 8006 **Four winds, Michigan City, IN Thurs 9/27 8:30 am-5:00 pm $30/32 $10 food credit & 15 slot 8007 Hollywood, Aurora Thurs 11/15 9:00 am-4:00 pm $12/14 lunch on own
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48 Singing In The Rain Drury Lane, Oakbrook, IL
The Wreath Factory & Cedarburg – Plymouth & Cedarburg, WI
Join us for our 3rd annual wreath-decorating outing to The Wreath Factory at Otter Creek. Custom decorate your own freshly made holiday wreath by using such supplies as ribbons, bows, and holiday garnishes all while under the watchful eyes of the professional staff at The Wreath Factory. Once your wreath has been completed you will have time to shop the unique Christmas store, also viewing over 40 beautifully decorated Christmas trees. This is a very popular stop during the holiday season. The second stop will have us travel south to another very popular town of Cedarburg, Wisconsin. Once in town, we will have 2 hours for you to enjoy lunch on your own, shop, and enjoy this very beautifully preserved downtown area. The stores in Cedarburg offer an array of delightful wonders that will please all tastes. This is a trip you will not want to miss since you will bring home your holiday wreath, some holiday gifts, and maybe a nice wine to enjoy at home. Call a friend or come to make new friends – but don’t miss out. Register by November 16. Location: Softball Field Parking Lot Fee: $52/60 Limit: 6/12 Code: Day: Date: Time: 8010 Fri 11/30 8:45 am-6:15 pm
New Year’s Eve Party Wauconda Park District, Community Center
Come ring in the New Year with old and new friends. We are hosting the 9th annual New Year’s Eve Party, so grab a friend, dress to the nines, and prepare to have a spectacular time. You won’t go home hungry because we will have lunch served to you by local businessman. After lunch we will enjoy some light entertainment. Dancing encouraged. Brought to you by Sounds of Music. Register by December 22. Location: Community Center Ages: Adult Fee: $6 Limit: 25/75 Code: Day: Date: Time: 8011 Wed 12/26 12:00-2:00 pm
Location: Greenﬁeld Village and Henry Ford Museum Hudson River Valley and Adirondacks in NY Washington DC and WWII Memorial Las Vegas Holiday
Date: September 2012 October 2012 October 2012 November 2012
1920’s Hollywood is the setting for this zany, lighthearted romantic comedy about the early days of sound ﬁlm, when many a movie studio found itself scrambling to transition from silent pictures to sound. Don Lockwood and Lina Lamount are the toast of Hollywood. However, Lina has been cursed with a terrible, grating voice. Thus, problems occur when she and Don star in their ﬁrst talking movie. Secretly, Don and the studio executives arrange to have a beautiful, up-and-coming actress, Kathy, mime for Lina. Luckily, the movie is a hit. However Lina is furious. We will travel to Drury Lane Theatre for the afternoon. Please select one entrée for lunch: entrée’s to choose from are Roast Pork, Apple Sauerkraut, Rosemary Demi Glace or Baked Salmon with Dill Sauce, entrée’s are served with garden vegetables, soup of the day, and potato’s. Lunch includes dessert and one beverage. This trip includes transportation by Park District bus, lunch, and theatre ticket. Register by December 21. Location: Softball Field Parking Lot Fee: $59/67 Limit: 4/7 Code: Day: Date: Time: 8012 Thurs 1/10/13 10:15 am-4:45 pm
Holiday Social & Gift Exchange – Crystal Lake Park District, Park Place
The holiday season is once again upon us. The sounds of holiday music are ﬁlling the air, decorations are everywhere and of course, shopping malls are full, so why not get into the holiday spirit too. Before lunch, relive those exciting memories from previous senior trips and events on a special DVD presentation. Everyone should bring a wrapped ($5.00) gift for the exchange. Register by December 3. Location: Softball Field Parking Lot Fee: $15/22 Limit: 6/13 Code: Day: Date: Time: 8013 Thur 12/6 10:30 am-3:30 pm
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For additional information and a detailed itinerary with pricing regarding these trips please call Sara Schuring at (847) 526-3610 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. These trips are all inclusive and include hotel accommodations, meals, transportation, and entertainment/tours.
Birthday Party Packages
Party Includes: Party activities/games, one party leader per 10 children, plates, napkins, utensils, beverages, choice of decorated cake or cupcakes, decorated present table, & set-up/cleanup of party. Party Location: Wauconda Park District 600 N Main St, Wauconda, IL Party Ages: We can accommodate all ages Party Length: 1 ½ hours Party Min/Max: Includes up to 10 children & 15 adults Party R/NR Fee: $135/$165 Party Day/Time: Saturday and Sunday dependent on availability Party Payments: $25 deposit due at booking. Balance is due one week prior to the party. Party Booking: Contact Mark Ftacek at (847)526-3610 or email@example.com Party Add’l fees: Each additional child is $3; 16 or more adults ﬂat fee of $15, extended party time $15 for every 30 minutes. Please call for gift bags, food, Wii rental or customized parties.
If you are looking for an expert to help your child have a fun birthday party, call the Wauconda Park District. We will take the hassle out of planning your child’s next birthday. All packages may be tailored to your child’s speciﬁc interests. We will accommodate all ages. Please reserve your party three weeks in advance. We can also create a custom party to ﬁt your child.
Toddler Gym Party | Ages 1-3 Your toddler and guests will have the chance to run and play together in the gym. This will be an open free play with use of equipment designed especially for them. A party coordinator will be present to ensure that the children are using the equipment safely. Games & More | Ages 3-10 Our instructor will lead the children in active games. We will use hula hoops, scooters, parachutes and other gym equipment. This should be a terriﬁc party for boys and girls alike. Hawaiian Hula Party | Ages 2-10 Come enjoy a tropical birthday. Each child should come dressed in Hawaiian attire. We will provide each child with a lei. Time is allowed for learning a hula dance, doing an island arts and crafts project, and doing the limbo. Classic Party | Ages 1-9 If a classic party is more your style, then bring your family and friends to play Bozo Buckets, Pin the Tail on the Donkey, Hot Potato, Musical Chairs, and many more favorites! Theme Parties | Ages 2-9 Does your child love Star Wars, Cars, Dinosaurs, Dance Dance Revolution or High School Musical? If they do we have the perfect themed party for them. You supply the birthday party child and their friends; we will supply all the fun.
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A Look at our Parks o
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1 Beach Park 2 Cook Park*
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3 Lagoon Park
4 Larkdale Park
5 Memorial Park
6 Osage Park
7 Community Center
8 Country Ridge
9 Meadow View Park
10 Oak Grove Park 11 Saddlewood Park
12 Orchard Hills
13 Waterstone Park
14 Fieldbrook Park
15 Fishhook Park
16 Sedgebrook Park
*Cook Park: playgrounds, picnic shelter/gazebo, bocce ball court, shufﬂeboard court, 1-mile walking path, canoe/kayak launch area, nature board walk, horseshoe pits, accessible ﬁshing pier, sand volleyball court, baseball/softball ﬁelds, open/ grass ﬁeld, community center, and skate park. www.waucondaparks.com
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A Look at our Parks
52 Dog Policy
Dogs are welcome in our parks, however for safety reasons some areas are not acceptable for dogs. Dogs are not allowed during any special event in which there is a high concentration of people in a conﬁned area. Dogs are also not allowed on any play ﬁeld area. These areas include bleachers, or spectators areas, soccer, baseball, softball ﬁelds, dugout areas, court areas, or playgrounds. Please kindly understand and respect this policy.
The Wauconda Park District uses photographs of participants in programs and special events to inform others about the recreational opportunities available in our community. We do not use identiﬁcation in our brochure without prior consent. If you do not wish to have your picture taken, please inform the photographer. All personal information given to us through registration will be kept conﬁdential. At no time will the WPD give, sell, or release personal information without your prior consent.
To ensure safe and enjoyable programs, activities, and facilities for all residents, the Wauconda Park District has developed the following Code of Conduct. Participants are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times when involved in Park District programs, activities, events, leagues, and while using the Park District Facilities and Parks.
1. Show respect to all participants and staff. 2. Refrain from using foul or obscene language. 3. Refrain from causing bodily harm to participants and staff. 4. Refrain from communicating threats, inappropriate comments, or
actions that can be considered as any type of harassment, direct threat or actions that poses a threat by gesture, words, or actions. 5. Exhibit tolerance and courtesies and commonly accepted behavior towards our diverse community. 6. Show respect to equipment, supplies, and facilities. 7. Exhibit good sportsmanship at athletic events whether an active participant or observer. 8. The use, suspected use, or consumption of alcohol or illegal substances on Park District property is prohibited. While alcohol is approved for select special and off property events, it is expected that all residents and participants will exhibit good judgment and moderation when alcohol is consumed. The Wauconda Park District reserves the right to dismiss without refund any participant who violates the behavior policy. In addition, if it is felt that such actions pose a threat to the general safety or welfare of other participants, an individual or group may risk consequences associated with the summoning of the Wauconda Police.
53 Attention parents—it is your responsibility to walk your minor child to and from class. Dropping kids off in front of our building is considered a safety issue. If a child is left unattended after a class or activity for a long period of time, we will call the police.
All classes listed in the brochure have dates that detail when the class will meet. If a class is missed during the scheduled session for instructor illness or other conﬂict, a “make-up” class will be added to the end of the session or a class will be extended. A note or a call from the park district, or a class announcement will communicate that change to you. We are only closed for major holidays. Again, please refer to the class schedule or call as we do NOT follow the school’s schedule for all classes.
The Wauconda Park District is currently a member of PDRMA—a risk management pool made up of 154+ area park districts. Through their directives and guidance we are constantly striving to make your park district the safest it can be. For liability purposes the Wauconda Park District requires an adult to sign a waiver before participation can begin. The Wauconda Park District provides NO insurance for any injury or damage that may occur. We strongly recommend that you check with your insurance carrier.
The Wauconda Park District complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Persons with special needs are encouraged to contact the park district regarding accommodations to our programs. You may also contact NISRA at 815.459.0737, which we are a member of, who can assist you with the programs and services they offer. NISRA offers a full line of programs from infant to senior and Special Olympics.
To qualify as a resident, you must reside within the village. Households located in unincorporated Wauconda are considered NON-RESIDENT. If you are unsure, you can check your property tax bill to see what park district you pay taxes to. PROOF OF RESIDENCY MAY BE REQUIRED.
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Notice to Parents- Drop Off and Pick Up
1. In Person
easy ways to register!
Come to the Wauconda Park District Located at 600 N Main Street during ofﬁce hours (located on page 3) and we will guide you through the registration process. Please bring payment with you: cash, check, or Visa/Mastercard/Discover Card. If a class is full, we can help you ﬁnd another or put you on a waiting list. After hours, you can leave registration forms or payment in our night time drop box, located in the Community Center circle.
2. By Mail
Using the registration form located in this brochure, ﬁll out completely, sign waiver on the back, include payment and mail to us - 600 N Main Street, Wauconda, IL 60084. If we receive your registration before the registration dates that apply to you, we will hold until the proper time. If a class is full, we will call you with options.
3. By Fax
Using the registration form located in this brochure, please ﬁll out completely, including the waiver on the back. Be sure to include all program information and a credit/debit card number with an expiration date. Fax both sides of the form to (847) 526-3791 anytime of day. If a class is full or we do not have all the information that is necessary, we will call you.
4. On The Internet
Visit our website at www.waucondaparks.com and go to the registration page. You can register for programs using our secure server and a credit card. Be sure to see all the other great Park District information and updates that are available to you on this site. You can e-mail us with any questions by clicking the contact us tab on our website, and we will return your inquiry.
Satisfaction guarantee/refunds The Wauconda Park District is constantly striving to offer you the best in recreation activities, events, and programs. If you are not completely satisﬁed, please tell us and we will arrange one of the following: -You may transfer to another class if space is available or have the fee left as a class credit for future use. -A pro-rated refund will be provided if requested prior to the 3rd class meeting. -Upon proof, a pro-rated refund will be given for medical reasons or moving out of town. -All refunds are subject to a $5 service charge. -Refunds are not given for facility passes, leagues, trips, special events, club, preschool or summer day camp. -Refunds take about 3 weeks to process and are mailed to you in check form or your credit card will be refunded. -A pro-rated class credit will be processed for contractual class requests up to the 3rd meeting. -We do not send out conﬁrmation cards. We do not take registration by phone.
Program Registration Form Fall 2012 www.waucondaparks.com Phone: (847) 526-3610 Fax: (847) 526-3791 (Check)
Residents - August 13th Non-Residents - August 20th
Wauconda Park District 600 N. Main Street Wauconda, IL 60084
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he Wauconda Park District is committed to conducting its recreation programs in a safe manner and holds the safety of participants in high regard. The Wauconda Park District continually strives to reduce such risks and insists that all participants follow safety rules and instructions that are designed to protect the participants’ safety. However, participants and parents/guardians of minors registering for this program/activity must recognize that there is an inherent risk of injury when choosing to participate in recreational activities. You are solely responsible for determining if you or your minor child/ward are physically ﬁt and/or skilled for the activities contemplated by this agreement. It is always advisable, especially if the participant is pregnant, disabled in any way or recently suffered an illness, injury, or impairment, to consult a physician before undertaking any physical activity.
Warning of Risk
Despite careful and proper preparation, instruction, medical advice, conditioning and equipment, there is still a risk of serious injury when participating in any recreational activity/program. Understandably, not all hazards and dangers can be foreseen. Participants must understand that certain risks, dangers, and injuries due to acts of god, inclement weather, slipping, falling, equipment failure, failure in supervision, premises defects, and all other circumstances inherent to recreational activities/programs exist. In this regard, it must be recognized that it is impossible for the Wauconda Park District to guarantee absolute safety.
Waiver and Release of all Claims and Assumptions of Risk
Please read this form carefully and be aware that in signing up and participating in this program/activity, you will be expressly assuming the risk and legal liability and waiving and releasing all claims for injuries, damages, or loss which you or your minor child/ward might sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with and associated with this program/activity (including transportation services, when provided.) I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury to participants in this program/activity, and I voluntarily agree to assume the full risk of any and all injuries, damages or loss, regardless of severity, that my minor child/ward or I may sustain as a result of said participation. I further agree to waive and relinquish all claims I or my minor child/ward may have (or accrue to me or my child/ward) as a result of participating in this program/activity against the Wauconda Park District, including its ofﬁcials, agents, volunteers, and employees (hereinafter collectively referred as “Wauconda Park District”.) I do hereby fully release and forever discharge the Wauconda Park District from any and all claims for injuries, damages, or loss that my minor child/ward or I may have or which may accrue to me or my minor child/ward and arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with this program/activity. I have read and fully understand the above important information, warning of risk, assumption of risk, and waiver and release of all claims. If registering a minor participant, I further attest that I have read the above to my minor child/ward.
Participant’s Name: Participant’s Signature:
(18 years or older or parent/guardian)
Residents with Disabilities Do you know someone with a disability who would like to go out, have fun, and make friends? Since 1976, NISRA has provided recreation programs for people with disabilities, and its mission is enriching the lives of people with disabilities through meaningful recreation experiences. Socializing, building physical skills, learning, relaxation, and fun are some of the beneﬁts gained from participating in NISRA’s year round activities. Sports, ﬁtness, social, cultural, outdoor, and preschool programs, along with camps, special events, and trips offer enjoyment for children, teens, and adults of all ability levels. NISRA also offers Special Olympics training and competition in 16 sports. Wauconda Park District and 12 other districts form NISRA. NISRA serves residents of McHenry County, and parts of Cook, Kane, and Lake counties. Programs are provided in community facilities throughout the area. NISRA staff assist our staff with including residents with disabilities in our recreation programs. Call (815) 459-0737 with questions about inclusion, or contact the Wauconda Park District to register for a program. NISRA’s
full-time professional recreation staff hold college degrees in Therapeutic Recreation or related ﬁelds, along with various certiﬁcations. Part-time staff and volunteers help people with disabilities learn new skills and have fun. Do you have a talent to share and some time to give? Contact NISRA to learn more about part-time work or volunteering. Ask for the NISRA brochure at our ofﬁce, call (815) 459-0737, or visit NISRA’s website at www.nisra.org for more information.
he Wauconda Park District Community Center is an ideal facility for any occasion. This facility has several rooms and picnic areas that are available to rent when they are not being used for organized programs or events.
Reservations must be made in person, by completing a rental application and paying a security deposit. Final payments must be received no later than one week prior to the rental date. All facility reservations should be made at the Community Center, 600 N Main Street. Functions conducted in park district buildings and facilities must be in accordance with established rules and regulations, which the renter receives and signs. Those who wish to serve alcohol during a rental must submit a formal request in writing, along with the rental application. The Wauconda Park District Board of Commissioners must approve the request. Written requests must be submitted at least four weeks prior to the rental date to give the Board ample time to review each application. If approved the renter must pay an additional fee to purchase the appropriate insurance for their event. Alcohol is not allowed during park rentals.
Bridal Showers Business Meetings Holiday Celebrations Reunions
Room A with Kitchen Fee: Residents $30 hr/$55 hr Capacity: 35 people*
Room B and C Fee: Residents $20 hr/$35 hr Capacity: 35 people*
Board Room Fee: Residents $20 hr/$35 hr Capacity: 35 people
Gymnasium Fee: Residents $30 hr/$55 hr Capacity: 100 people
Parks Capacity/Fee: 25 people and under $25 26-50 people $50 51-75 people $75 76 people and over $100 * Room A, B, and C can hold up to 100 people combined * Rates subject to change.
Training Seminars Anniversary Parties Graduation Parties Baby Showers
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