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:

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

2019 Youth Summer Programs

Beach Inspired Art – NEW!

Ages 8-12 years
We’re celebrating the warm summer days with a fun night of summer art and snacks! We will paint a beautiful beach canvas and add our own sandy footprint and make beach pudding cups snacks complete with water and a sun tanning teddy graham. Instructed by Jennifer Peppmuller and Tiffany Pekoc.

Location: Arrowhead Community Center
Fee/ResDisc: $29/$23
Min/Max: 8/12

Date Day Time
July 23 (NEW DATE & TIME!) TU 5:30-7 PM

 

Outdoor Summer Games – NEW!

Ages 8-12 years
Join us for a day of outdoor fun in the sun! We will play life size Jenga, test your skill in slip and slide bowling, compete in water gun relay races and get messy in a paint slip and slide! Bring a white or light colored shirt for painting and a bath or beach towel for drying off. Instructed by Jennifer Peppmuller and Tiffany Pekoc.

Location: Arrowhead Community Center
Fee/ResDisc: $29/$23
Min/Max: 8/12

Date Day Time
July 27 SA 10-11:30 AM

 

Horseback Riding Lessons with Nova Quarter Horses – NEW!

Get up and go to the Nova Quarter Horses, Inc! It is only a quick 25 minute drive to Mokena.  It will be 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. 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.

Location: 10129 W 187th Street, Mokena, IL 60448
Lessons Available April – August

Fee/ResDiscount: $180/$170
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.

 

Basic Coding 1

Ages 6-11 years
Students will learn the basics to coding using Scratch, where they will learn how to make their own games and more.

Location: Finer Tunes Center for the Arts
Fee/ResDisc: $175/$150
Min/Max: 5/10

Date Day Time Deadline
May 6-27 M 3-3:40 PM May 3
June 3-24 M 3-3:40 PM May 31
July 1-22 M 3-3:40 PM June 28
Aug 5-26 M 3-3:40 PM Aug 2

 

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 included.

Location: Finer Tunes Center for the Arts
Fee/ResDisc: $175/$150
Min/Max: 5/10

Date Day Time Deadline
May 6-27 M  5-5:40 PM May 3
June 3-24 M  5-5:40 PM May 31
July 1-22 M  5-5:40 PM June 28
Aug 5-26 M  5-5:40 PM Aug 2

 

Beginning Robotics

Ages 9-11 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: Finer Tunes Center for the Arts
Fee/ResDisc: $225/$200
Min/Max: 5/10

Date Day Time Deadline
May 6-27 M 7-7:40 PM May 3
June 3-24 M 7-7:40 PM May 31
July 1-22 M 7-7:40 PM June 28
Aug 5-26 M 7-7:40 PM Aug 2

 

Synergy Mini Cheer, Dance & Pom Summer Camp – NEW!

Ages 4-8 years
Camp is for those interested in beginning cheer, dance and pom Each day we will spend time on skills and techniques in each area including chants, motions, jumps, hip hop and poms. Please wear comfortable clothes and gym shoes daily. Lunch will be provided. Camp is held outside.

Location: West Park Joliet, Wheeler & Morgan Ave
Fee: $80

Date Day Time
June 6-July 25 TH 10 AM-12 PM

 

Summer Cooking with Chef Tamara – NEW RECIPES!

Ages 7-12 years
Each day we will explore the trips, trick, recipes and techniques of summer cooking from picnics to barbeques basics. Instructed by Chef Tamara Womack.

Location: Arrowhead Community Center
Fee/ResDisc: $84/$65
Min/Max: 4/8
Day: Monday-Thursday
Time: 10 AM-12 PM

Date Theme
June 10-13 Ice Cream Parlor & Sandwich Shop
June 24-27 Food Truck Frenzy
July 8-11 Wrappin’ & Rollin’
July 22-25 Coast to Coast
July 29-Aug 1 Copy Cat Recipes