Youth Programs

Ages 5-12 years

The Channahon Park District provides a variety of supervised opportunities for youth to build and learn new skills, interact and socialize with their peers in a fun environment.

Programs we have to offer include:

  • Theater
  • Cooking
  • Creative Arts
  • Skills and Hobbies
  • And More!

Looking for after school care?  Click here for information on After the Bell!


2020 Fall Youth Classes

Click on the title of the class for more information


I Can Cook! New Recipes!
Ages 7-12 years
Simple dishes that kids can make themselves and the whole family will enjoy them too! In this class our junior chers will assemble main dishes and a scrumptious dessert as they learn valuable kitchen skills, teamwork and kitchen safety. Instructed by Chef Tamara Womack


Winter Break Cooking Camp
Ages 7-12 years
Join us for some holiday cooking from all around the world. This is the best time of the year! Instructed by Chef Tamara Womack


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.


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.


Magic Class
Ages 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 cars, ropes, coins, mind reading and more. While tricks may appear to be difficult, you will 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. Brand new things are taught each session. Instructed by the Magic Team of Gary Kantor


Horseback Riding
Ages 6 years & up
Get up and go! It’s time to ride at Nova Quarter Horses, Inc. fun for all ages at any riding level, no previous experience is needed. Come out to learn both Western and English disciplines taught by our highly qualified trainers and instructors. We offer both an indoor and outdoor arena, so Nova is able to offer lessons year round. A 5 Lesson card includes 5 individual one hour lessons within a group format. Once you register, please call Nova directly to schedule your lessons at (708) 479-3696. Jeans and hard soled or gym shoes are required.

Please take a look on their website to see what days you would prefer for your lessons.


Monster Halloween Lab
Ages 8-12 years
Grab your mad scientist coats and head to our lab for an evening filled with spooky experiments! We will make a bubbling cauldron of monster eyes, send ghost rockets flying through the air, create witches brew fluffy slime and more. Plan to get messy! Instructed by Ms. Tiffany and Ms. Jen.


Halloween Party
Ages 5-8 years
Put on those costumes or your favorite Halloween shirts on and come join us for a night of Halloween Fun! We are going to make spooky jack-o-lantern jars, decorate our own trick-or-treat bags, build candy pumpkin towers and enjoy a dirt pumpkin patch jello cup that we make ourselves! Instructed by Ms. Tiffany and Ms. Jen.


Gingerbread Party
Ages 5-8 years
Celebrate the season and join us for a fun evening of everything gingerbread. We will make and decorate our very own gingerbread houses to take home, drink hot chocolate, play with gingerbread play doh and make a beautiful Christmas ornament to hang on the tree! Instructed by Ms. Tiffany and Ms. Jen.


Christmas Escape Room
Ages 8-12 years
We’re traveling around the world to experience how Christmas is celebrated in different countries, but on our way home, someone has taken all our passports and locked them up. We MUST find the combination to the lock before our plane leaves! Complete all the clues and tasks in your mission in time so we can head home for hot chocolate and cookies. We will paint our own Christmas mugs and make ornaments in celebration of all our hard work! Instructed by Ms. Tiffany and Ms. Jen.

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