Youth Classes

Mesmerizing 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 receives a magic kit to take home. Children are grouped by age and always learn tricks that are age-appropriate. Class will be held at the Oak Forest Park District (Central Park Building), 15601 S. Central Park Ave.

Instructor:    Gary Kantor

Location:       Oak Forest Park District
Age:               3 – 12 years
Min/Max:      5/12

Fee:               $20.00 R & NR per date

Day/Date

Monday/April 5

Tuesday/June 15

Time

6:45 - 7:40 p.m.

5:00 - 5:55 p.m.

Kitchen Science

This class is a BLAST! In this class we will allow kids to experience science in a new way. Kids will explore with chemical engineering, static electricity, and more all through fun in the kitchen. Kids will make butter, ice cream and more all while understanding the science behind it all.

Location:       ARC River Room
Day/Date:     Wednesday/May 12

Time:             6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Age:               6 – 10 years
Min/Max:      5/12

Fee:               $22.00 R/$27.00 NR

Superhero Academy

Calling all Superheroes! Join us for an afternoon of SUPER fun. Participants will play games, make crafts, and visit with a SUPERHERO. Please dress as your favorite superhero! A special guest will be joining us for an evening of fun and adventure. Dinner will be served. 

Location:       ARC Caterpillar Room
Day/Date:     Tuesday/May 25

Time:             4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Age:               6 – 10 years
Min/Max:      5/10

Fee:               $40.00 R/$45.00 NR

Math Pickle

Come challenge your brain! This great new class offers a challenge to your brain in a fun way. Each class will offer new games, puzzles, and mini competitions while building the mind.

Location:      ARC Prairie Room
Day/Date:     Monday/June 7 - June 28

Time:             4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Age:               11 – 13 years
Min/Max:      5/12

Fee:               $32.00 R/$37.00 NR

Summer Instructional Soccer

This class will be an introductory and fun-filled instructional soccer lesson coached by US Soccer licensed coaches from Chicago Empire FC South. Each activity in the program will be high-energy and a lot of fun, all while teaching the fundamentals of soccer. Please be sure to bring your own shin guards as they are required. Personal water bottles are highly recommended.  Prior participants are welcome! Athletic attire preferred. One t-shirt is included in registration. 

Instructor:    Chicago Empire FC South

Location:       ARC Indoor Turf Field
Day/Date:     Thursday/June 17 - July 15

Time:             7:00 – 7:45 p.m.
Age:               6 – 8 years
Min/Max:      6/20

Fee:               $50.00 R/$55.00 NR

Summer Master Chef

Come out and learn how to become a master chef with our experienced local chef. Participants will learn to make homemade spaghetti, meatballs, and a perfect dessert to take home. Please bring an apron and container to class.

Location:      ARC Prairie Room
Day/Date:     Saturday/June 19

Time:             10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Age:               11 – 13 years
Min/Max:      5/12

Fee:               $64.00 R & NR

Ice Cream Science

Making and eating ice cream is always fun to do but adding in science gives it a new twist. Kids will be introduced to chemistry while teaching the basics and safety of science. Kids will become experts when making a batch of homemade ice cream. We will also experiment with other frozen treats.

Location:       ARC River Room
Day/Date:     Monday/July 12

Time:             6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Age:               6 – 10 years
Min/Max:      5/12

Fee:               $22.00 R/$27.00 NR

Pitch, Hit & Run

Are you the next Jennie Finch? Tim Anderson? Javier Baez? Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run (PHR) is a FREE, one-day event for boys and girls ages 7-14. PHR is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball! Participants compete in either the Baseball Division or Softball Division and have the opportunity to advance through levels of competition leading up to the Finals where they will compete against participants from all over the country. 

Location:       Memorial Park
Day/Date:     Saturday/July 17

Time:             10:00 a.m.
Age:               7 – 13 years
Fee:               FREE

Midlothian Tae Kwon Do

Come take a journey, with Master Grove into the exciting world of Tae Kwon Do. Experience the coordination, balance and stamina that comes from kicking, jumping, building stances and self-defense techniques of the most popular martial art in the world!! This structured environment will allow you to feel secure though challenged, while focusing on building self-discipline. When your skills are prepared you will be given the exciting opportunity to achieve new belt ranks. Personal water bottles are highly recommended.  Athletic attire preferred.

Instructor:    Dexter Grove

Location:       ARC Prairie/River Room

Day:               Monday & Wednesday

Time:             6:45 – 7:45 p.m.
Age:               3 – 12 years
Min/Max:      5/20

Fee:               $80.00 R/$90.00 NR (per session)

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Dates

April 5 - April 28

May 3 - May 26

June 7 - June 30

July 7 - July 28

August 2 - August 25

After School Fun

Come to the Midlothian Park District after school as we play new and creative games, make crafts, and meet new people. This class is for kids that are looking for something to do after school.

Location:      ARC Prairie Room
Day/Date:     Monday/April 12 - May 3

Time:             4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Age:               8 – 12 years
Min/Max:      5/12

Fee:               $32.00 R/$37.00 NR

Chicago Union Frisbee Clinic

Do you want to play a sport that is on the verge of Olympic competition? Ultimate Frisbee is a non-contact, action-packed sport played with a flying disc. This clinic is centered around Ultimate Frisbee, but most importantly it will get kids moving, all while having FUN! Various activities will include throwing accuracy games, and partner catching. Participants will learn:

   ● The basic rules and strategies of Ultimate
   ● How to throw a backhand and forehand
   ● Proper catching techniques
   ● Spirit of the Game

 

Location:       ARC Indoor Turf Field
Day/Date:     Saturday/May 22

Time:             9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Age:               8 – 13 years
Min/Max:      6/10

Fee:               $25.00 R & NR

All Star Multi-Sports Jr. Program (6 - 9 years)

Not sure what sport your child is interested in? This class is for you! Stay active and work on balance, motor skills and hand eye coordination all while learning the rules of baseball, football, floor hockey, soccer, basketball, and more! We will focus on a new sport each class and work on basic rules and mechanics all while we play games that keep everyone moving.  There’s no reason to pick a sport when you can play them all! Personal water bottles are highly recommended.  Coaches will provide more information on equipment.  None will be needed on the first day.  Athletic attire preferred.

Location:       ARC Indoor Turf Field/Gymnasium
Day/Date:     Monday & Wednesday/June 7 - June 23 OR

                       Monday & Wednesday/August 2 - August 18

Time:             5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
Age:               6 – 9 years
Min/Max:      8/20

Fee:               $70.00 R/$75.00 NR per session

All Star Multi-Sports Jr. Program (10 - 12 years)

Not sure what sport your child is interested in? This class is for you! Stay active and work on balance, motor skills and hand eye coordination all while learning the rules of baseball, football, floor hockey, soccer, basketball, and more! We will focus on a new sport each class and work on basic rules and mechanics all while we play games that keep everyone moving.  There’s no reason to pick a sport when you can play them all! Personal water bottles are highly recommended.  Coaches will provide more information on equipment.  None will be needed on the first day.  Athletic attire preferred.

Location:       ARC Indoor Turf Field/Gymnasium
Day/Date:     Monday & Wednesday/June 7 - June 23 OR

                       Monday & Wednesday/August 2 - August 18

Time:             6:45 – 7:45 p.m.
Age:               10 – 12 years
Min/Max:      8/20

Fee:               $70.00 R/$75.00 NR per session

Underwater Adventures

Come explore the sea and ocean life. We will learn all about the plants and animals of the sea. Participants will play games, make crafts, have an ocean treat and learn new fun facts about the deep blue sea.

Location:       ARC Caterpillar Room
Day/Date:     Wednesday/June 30

Time:             6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Age:               6 – 10 years
Min/Max:      5/12

Fee:               $16.00 R/$21.00 NR

Among Us

Get dropped off in an alien spaceship, sky headquarters or plant base and be a crewmate or an imposter. Come and make sure no one can get out! Participants will play games, create crafts, and have an Among Us treat. Who will you vote off?

Location:      ARC Prairie Room
Day/Date:     Wednesday/July 14

Time:             5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Age:               7 – 11 years
Min/Max:      5/12

Fee:               $18.00 R/$23.00 NR

Nerf War - Splash Wars

Come out, get wet, and have a BLAST!  Participants will have to duck and dive around boxes and do training drills. Obstacle courses will be set up and participants will be able to practice before the war begins. To end the class, participants will have a water fight. Bullets will be provided by the park district. Please bring a regular Nerf gun and water guns (no Mega Blasters, or Nerf Rival). Everyone goes home with a gift. This class will be rescheduled if weather is not suitable. 

Location:      Bremen Heights Park
Day/Date:     Saturday/July 17

Time:             1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Age:               6 – 10 years
Min/Max:      6/20

Fee:               $18.00 R/$23.00 NR