Youth Programs

Musical Show: Annie Jr.- NEW!

Grades K-8th
Casting call for performers! Annie Jr.: Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie JR. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Res/Nonres: $155/$182
Min: 25

Auditions:

January 29 and 30
5:00-8:00 PM (drop in style!)
Arrowhead Community Center

Students can come to one or the other audition date, they do not need to attend both. Please prepare a simple song to sing as part of your audition.

Rehearsals:

Saturdays, starting February 2
(No rehearsal March 30 or April 20)
9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Arrowhead Community Center

Wednesdays, April 3, 17 and 24
5:00-7:30 PM
Arrowhead Community Center

Dress Rehearsal:

Friday, May 3
5:00-8:00 PM
Minooka Community High School (Central)

Performances:

Saturday, May 4 – 4:00 pm
Sunday, May 5 – 1:00 pm
Minooka Community High School (Central)

Directed by Jackie Weiss and Ashley Brennan

I Can Cook-New Menus

Ages 7-12 years
Simple dishes that kids can make themselves-and the whole family will enjoy. In this class junior chefs will assemble main dishes and a delectable dessert as they learn valuable kitchen skills, teamwork and safety. Instructed by Chef Tamara Womack

Location: Arrowhead Community Center
Res/Nonres: $34/$44
Min/Max: 4/8

Date Day Time Theme
Jan 29 TU 6:30-8:00 PM Pasta Making
Feb 12 TU 6:30-8:00 PM Be Mine, In the Kitchen
Mar 12 TU 6:30-8:00 PM Luck of the Irish
Apr 16 TU 6:30-8:00 PM Easter Treats
May 14 TU 6:30-8:00 PM Wrap & Roll Candy Sushi

 

Spring Break Cooking Camp
Cooking Show Favorites

Ready, set, cook! Inspired by our favorite cooking shows, we’ll head to the kitchen for a unique cooking adventure each day. New tastes and techniques await as we take to the kitchen to learn new skills and create new recipes. And like all our offerings, we’ll whip up both savory and sweet. Instructed by Chef Tamara Womack.

Location: Arrowhead Community Center
Res/Nonres: $66/$85
Min/Max: 4/8

Date Day Time
Mar 25-28 M-TH 10 AM-12 PM

 

Robotics

Ages 8-11 years
Join this fun class building your own interactive robots to take home and keep. Students will start out making small micro vibrobots and work their way up to a larger bot. They will learn basics of robotics, soldering, coding and sensors that are used in robots. They will have new bots to take home every week. Robot kit and other materials included.

Location: Arrowhead Community Center
Res/Nonres: $175/$200
Min/Max: 3/10

Date Day Time Deadline
Jan 7-28 M 5-5:40 PM Jan 4
Feb 4-25 M 5-5:40 PM Feb 1
Mar 4-25 M 5-5:40 PM Mar 1
Apr 8-29 M 5-5:40 PM Apr 5
May 6- 27 M 5-5:40 PM May 3

 

Beginning Computer Animation

Ages 6-11 years
Learn to create your own characters on the computer! Students will learn animation techniques, adding effects, character voices and music making their own animation to share. Materials are included.

Location: Arrowhead Community Center
Res/Nonres: $125/$150
Min/Max: 3/10

Date Day Time Deadline
Jan 7-28 M 6-6:40 PM Jan 4
Feb 4-25 M 6-6:40 PM Feb 1
Mar 4-25 M 6-6:40 PM Mar 1
Apr 8-29 M 6-6:40 PM Apr 5
May 6- 27 M 6-6:40 PM May 3

 

Keyboarding and Koding Robot Programming – NEW!

Ages 7-12 years
Knowing how to use computers as tools (not just toys) is a key component of core curriculum. Young learners need to know
keyboarding, functionality and the logic of coding to be ready to embrace their upcoming academic adventures. The expert staff of Smart, Starters, Inc. delivers instruction on the tools students need in a dynamic, fun and challenging environment. This newly revised curriculum includes keyboarding/function keys, coding, programming and safe Internet habits. Everyone works at their own skill level and returning students will continue their progression through the program. 1:1 ratio on all equipment, including the robots. Not to be missed!

Location: Joliet Park District Multi Purpose Center
Res/Nonres: $70/$80

Date Day Time
Feb 2-Mar 9 SA 11:30 AM-12:15 PM
Mar 16-Apr 20 SA 11:30 AM-12:15 PM

 

 

Hot Cocoa Party – NEW!

Ages 4-7 years
Come on in and warm up with this fun filled class of everything hot cocoa! We will make scented hot cocoa play doh, create a winter craft, play with hot cocoa sensory bins and more! Of course we will drink our very own cocoa creations in which we get to pick our own yummy toppings and ingredients! Instructed by Jen Peppmuller and Tiffany Pekoc.

Location: Arrowhead Community Center
Res/Nonres: $22/$28
Min/Max: 12/20

Date Day Time
Jan 15 TU 5:30-7 PM

 

Valentine’s Day Science Lab – NEW!

Ages 4-7 years
Get our lab coats on because we have some amazing candy science fun ready for you! In this class we will make fizzy exploding hearts, make conversation heart slime, explore state of matter and density with different types of chocolate and much more! Instructed by Jen Peppmuller and Tiffany Pekoc.

Location: Arrowhead Community Center
Res/Nonres: $22/$28
Min/Max: 8/16

Date Day Time
Feb 5 TU 5:30-7 PM

Harry Potter Wizard School – NEW!

Ages 8-12 years
Calling all wizards to Hogwarts for a fun night of Harry Potter themed science fun! We will create exploding polyjuice and make veritaserum slime. Then the young wizards will craft their own wands and snitch ornaments. Instructed by Jen Peppmuller and Tiffany Pekoc.

Location: Arrowhead Community Center
Res/Nonres: $22/$28
Min/Max: 8/16

Date Day Time
Mar 5 TU 5:30-7 PM

 

Bunny Fun – NEW!

Ages 4-7 years
Come join the spring fun as we celebrate the warmer weather and get ready for the arrival of our favorite bunny! In this Easter themed class, we will make bunny tail dough to play with, plant flower seeds in Easter egg flower pots to get ready for flower season, make a bunny craft and enjoy cookies we frost and decorate ourselves. Instructed by Jen Peppmuller and Tiffany Pekoc.

Location: Arrowhead Community Center
Res/Nonres: $22/$28
Min/Max: 12/20

Date Day Time
Apr 9 TU 5:30-7 PM

 

Spring Break Camp

K-4th graders
Are you looking for a fun place to go over Spring Break? Come to Skateland for plenty of entertainment options like skating, Wii, bowling, mini golf, and so much more! Each day the kids will be making a different project. We encourage children to wear closed toe shoes and to bring a water bottle since there will be days the kids go offsite. Register early to make sure we have enough supplies.

Location: Skateland Recreation Center
Res/Nonres: $35/$40
Min/Max: 10/50

Date Day Time Deadline
Mar 25 M 8 AM-6 PM Mar 22
Mar 26 TU 8 AM-6 PM Mar 22
Mar 27 W 8 AM-6 PM Mar 22
Mar 28 TH 8 AM-6 PM Mar 22
Mar 29 F 8 AM-6 PM Mar 22