Youth Classes

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Magic Class
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. All materials are provided, and each child will receive a magic kit to take home. Children are grouped by age. Class will be held at the Oak Forest Park District Central Park Building.

Location:       Oak Forest Park District
Instructor:    Magic Team of Gary Kantor
Day/Date:     Tuesday/October 27
Time:             5:00 – 5:55 p.m.
Age:               5 – 12 years
Min/Max:      6/12
Fee:               $35.00 R/$40.00 NR

Nerf Party

First participants will have to duck and dive around boxes and do training drills. An obstacle course will be set up and participants will be able to practice before the war begins. Bullets will be provided by the park district. Please bring a regular Nerf gun (no Mega Blasters or Nerf Rival).  Pizza is included in the price.

Location:       ARC Gymnasium
Instructor:     Trisha Sanders
Day/Date:      Saturday/November 21
Time:              11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Age:                6 – 10 years
Min/Max:       5/20
Fee:                $26.00 R/$31.00 NR


Introduce your child to basketball or take their game to the next level! Basic fundamentals of dribbling, passing, shooting, and defense will be taught as younger groups work on coordination and motor skills, and older groups concentrate on teamwork and game situations.

Location:       ARC Gymnasium
Instructor:    Skyline Sports
Day/Date:     Monday/December 7 - January 11
Min/Max:      5/15
Fee:               $65.00 R/$70.00 NR


6 - 8 years

9 - 12 years


6:15 - 7:00 p.m.

7:15 - 8:00 p.m.

Christmas Slime Time

Come out and make Christmas slime to enjoy throughout the holiday season. Participants will make five different kinds of slime to take home.

Location:       ARC River Room
Instructor:     Trisha Sanders
Day/Date:      Tuesday/December 8
Time:              6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Age:                6 – 9 years
Min/Max:       5/12
Fee:                $18.00 R/$23.00 NR

Christmas Explosions

Have fun making things explode with a Christmas twist. Participants will have fun mixing chemicals and concocting experiments all in a safe environment. 

Location:       ARC River Room
Instructor:     Trisha Sanders
Day/Date:      Wednesday/December 9
Time:              6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Age:                10 – 15 years
Min/Max:       5/12
Fee:                $22.00 R/$27.00 NR