Youth Enrichment Programs

Magic Classes of Gary Kantor Co-Op with the Oak Park Park District

Children are guaranteed to have a great time as they learn fascinating tricks from a professional magician!  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 easy to learn and perform.  All materials are provided, and each child will receive a magic kit to take home.  Children are grouped together by age and always learn tricks that are age-appropriate.  Brand new tricks are taught each session!

Min/Max:        1/12

Ages:                5-12

Location:        The Depot, River Forest Park District

Day:                 Friday or Wednesday

Instructor:     Gary Kantor

Fees:                R: $20/NR: $25

 

Code                       Date                                                                 Time

2202-3-2-0           March 22 (Wednesday)                               5:00pm -5:55p

 

 


ENGINEERING – TRANSPORTATION TIMELINE!  CO-OP WITH THE RIVER FOREST PARK DISTRICT

Explore the history of transportation from horse and buggy and trains to the development of the automobile and flight. Each lesson introduces terminology related to each mode of transportation, like “lift and propulsion” for the airplane, as well as describes how each “vehicle” works. And the best part is — the models are so much fun to play with! Lots of building fun ahead with motorized models of a car, dragster, helicopter, airplane & more! These models rock, roll and spin! Students will use our proprietary project kits and model plans to build exciting moving LEGO® creations. Our one-of-a-kind models incorporate gears, axles, motors, battery packs, & remote controls! Students will follow our step-by-step model plans to create their vehicle, then customize it to their own specifications and take a mini-figure for a ride!

Min/Max:        8/16

Ages:                 5-9

Location:          The Depot, River Forest Park District

Day:                   Tuesday

Instructor:       Bricks 4 Kidz

Fees:                 R: $58/NR: $73

Code                 Date                                                                 Time

2710-3-2-0      April 4 – April 25                                           4:00pm -5:00pm

 

 


UNDER THE MICROSCOPE- CO-OP WITH RIVER FOREST PARK DISTRICT

Guess what we discover under the microscope? Together, we will explore a whole new world of learning and excitement. Using the computer and a child-friendly digital microscope, students will explore the concepts of magnification, science, nature study & digital editing.

Min/Max:        6/10

Ages:                 5-7

Location:          The Depot, River Forest Park District

Day:                   Friday

Instructor:       Computer Explorers

Fees:                  R: $64/NR: $80

Code                  Date                                                                 Time

2711-3-2-1        April 14- May 5                                              3:45pm -4:45pm


CSI CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION   NEW! – CO-OP WITH RIVER FOREST PARK DISTRICT

Get ready to become part of the biggest crime scene of the century! Did you commit the crime or the friend sitting next to you? It’s up to you to solve the crime using CSI techniques used by the experts. Think Digital Microscopes to examine fingerprints, hair and powder samples left at the crime scene, and so much more! The last class will end with the entire class participating in a crime scene activity. Which one of your classmates is the suspect in the case? Possibly, maybe…even you!

Min/Max:        6/12

Ages:                 8-10

Location:          The Depot, River Forest Park District

Day:                   Friday

Instructor:        Computer Explorers

Fees:                  R: $64/NR: $80

Code                  Date                                                                 Time

2712-3-3-0       April 14- May 5                                              5:00pm – 6:00pm

 

 


ART 101 – AFTER SCHOOL ART CLUB- A GUIDED STUDY IN CREATIVITY

In Art club, students are encouraged to express themselves freely through their medium of choice.  There will be a plethora of art supplies on hand from drawing media to painting media, stencils, texture plates, and clay.  This art class provides freedom of choice for the students’ size and subject that they want to work with. The instructor, Mr. K, Dan Kwarcinski, is well-versed in almost all forms of fine-artistry and will provide ample examples and instruction throughout the course. Students may arrive at 3:15pm but instruction will not begin until 3:30pm

Min/Max:        3/18

Ages:                  7 – 14

Location:         Administrative Building, 2nd Flr

Day:                   Friday

Instructor:     Dan Kwarchinski

Fees:                 Session 1 & 2- R: $36/NR: $41

Session 3- R: $24/NR: $28

Code                    Dates                                                                                        Time

 

2204-3-3-1         April 21 and 28                                                                        3:30pm- 5:00pm


 

 

 


KIDS BAKING CLASS- New Date- April 20th!!!

In this baking class, a variety of items will be made by the students. All food and supplies are included in this hands-on, fun-filled class. Participants should bring a container to carry food home.

Min/Max:           4/8

Ages:               6-12

Location:          Administrative Building, 2nd Floor Kitchen

Day:                 Thursday

Instructor:         Sandy Byrnes

Fees:                R: $15/NR: $20

Code                Date                                         Time

2107-3-3-0         April 20                                    3:30pm-5:00pm