2007 Most Improved 2 - IPRA Agency Showcase Competition
WAUKEGAN PARK DISTRICT
Board of Commissioners
Commissioners at the Veterans Plaza on Washington and West Streets (l to r)
Terry Duffy, Commissioner 847-244-0809
Bill Durkin, Jr., President 847-249-1113
Dr. Patrick D. Jimerson, Ph.D., Commissioner 847-263-7266
Wayne Motley, Treasurer 847-249-4240
Executive Director Greg Petry, CPRP
Superintendent of Finance Steve Warneke
Superintendent of Parks Mike Trigg, CPRP
Superintendent of Recreation Alicia A. Mentell, CPRP
Superintendent of Cultural Arts Claudia A. Petrusky, CPRP
FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
You received this magazine in late spring; just in time to start penciling in your summer
activities. There is so much to do, yet so little time. However, it’s a great time of year to get
out and take time for fun.
Do you like to socialize? Consider participating in one the special events that will be held.
These events are attended by a large number of people and have something for everyone.
They are a great outlet for family time as well! Consider the Dandelion Wine Arts Festival
847-360-4721 (page 49), the Fishing Derby (page 10), Partners and Parks Golf Outing (page 39) or the
American Independence Day Parade and Festival (page 11).
Like to be on your own? Walking is the number one recreational activity for Americans. Consider strolling through
the looped pathways in Roosevelt Park, Belvidere Park, Hinkston Park or Bevier Park. If it’s too hot outside, consider
the walking track inside the Field House at Hinkston Park.
Are you an early bird? Consider lap swimming at Ganster Pool in the morning before work.
What do you like do? Browse through the magazine and you will find activities for all to enjoy this summer. If a
recreational pursuit that you enjoy is not offered by the park district, please let us know.
See you out in the PARKS this summer! If you have any questions, or would like more information about the park
district please contact me at 847-360-4721.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of Contents Belvidere Recreation Center Jack Benny Center for the Arts
847-360-4700, Fax 847-662-6621 847-360-4740, Fax 847-662-0592
Board Of Commissioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Belvidere Park, 412 S. Lewis Ave Bowen Park, 39 Jack Benny Dr
Executive Director Message . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Customer Service Hours Customer Service Hours
Hinkston Field House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9 Monday through Friday: 9am-9pm Monday through Thursday: 9am-9pm
Saturday: 9am-2pm Friday: 9am-6pm
Cultural Arts Activities/Programs Rental registration: (Mon-Fri) 9am-4:30pm only Saturday: 9am-4pm
Bowen Heritage Circle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-49 • Program registration and rentals unless • Registration for all cultural arts programs
Summer Shows for Young Audiences . . . . . 47 indicated otherwise • Rental of Lilac Cottage for meetings, par-
Cultural Arts Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-47 • Available for public rental ties, bridal & baby showers.
General Information & Faculty Listing . . . . 41 • Location for meetings of sports associa- • Sale of tickets for Bowen Park Theatre,
Waukegan Idol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 tions/public groups Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and Concert
Chorus, and Shows for Young Audiences.
Golf Course & Clubhouse
Bonnie Brook, Greenshire & Orchard Hills . . 38-40 Bonnie Brook Golf Course
Clubhouse: 847-360-4732, Fax 847-360-4795 Jane Addams Center
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Golf Shop: 847-360-4730, ext. 2 847-360-4757
Maintenance: 847-360-4738, Fax 847-360-4797 Bowen Park, 95 Jack Benny Dr
Parks & Facilities
2800 N. Lewis Ave • Location of Children’s Connection Program
Facilities & Rental Information . . . . . . 53-55
• Full service golf shop • Available for public rentals
Locator Map & Matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58-59
• Golf outings and tee time reservations Call 847-360-4700
Registration Information . . . . . . . . . . 56-57 • Call our clubhouse for all your catering
needs, showers, holiday parties, business Lilac Cottage
meetings or luncheons 847-360-4770
Sports & Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-29
Bowen Park, 1911 N. Sheridan Rd
Youth After School Programs . . . . . . . . . . .17
Bowen Heritage Circle • Location of Raymond Research Library
Early Childhood Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Haines Museum 847-336-1859 Call 847-360-4772 for open hours
Out of School Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Special Interest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-36
Bowen Park, 1917 N. Sheridan Rd
Tue, Thu and Sat 10-4pm - please call for Orchard Hills Golf Course
Special Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Summer Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-15
additional hours or see page 41. Clubhouse: 847-336-5118, Fax 847-336-5189
• Home of the Waukegan Historical Society Maintenance: 847-625-9865, Fax 847-360-4799
Adult Activities 38342 N. Green Bay Rd
Trips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-36 Corrine J. Rose Admin. Center • Call to reserve tee times, outings, leagues
847-360-4711, Fax 847-244-8270 or banquets
Special Events/Eventos Especiales
Belvidere Park, 2000 Belvidere St
Fishing Derby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Customer Service Hours Park Maintenance Facility
Youth Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Monday through Friday: 9am-5pm 847-360-4725, Fax 847-244-7345
Bike the Windy City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
• Administrative and business offices 2211 Ernie Kruger Circle
American Idependence Festivities . . . . . . . .11
Wauekgan Idol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
• Location of board meetings
Special Recreation Services of
Other Organizations Field House at Hinkston Park Northern Lake County Office
Boys & Girls Club of Lake County . . . . . . . . 19 847-782-3300, Fax 847-782-3303 847-360-4760 or 847-360-4761
Waukegan Historical Society & Museum . . . 48 HOTLINE is 847-782-3309 Fax 847-662-2577 TTY 847-662-2577
Waukegan Township Park Place . . . . . . . . . 51 Hinkston Park. 800 N. Baldwin Upton Park Douglas House, 732 N. Genesee St
M-F 5:30am-9pm, Sat-Sun 7am-5pm • Call for office hours
See details on page 3.
Our Commitment to You! Visual Arts Center
Greenshire Golf Course 847-625-9173
The Waukegan Park District is committed to
providing parks, facilities and leisure opportu- Powell Park, 533 Grand Ave
nities to our culturally diverse population 38727 N. Lewis Ave
through the resources of community involve- • Tee times are first come, first served
ment, dedicated staff and sound management.
Para información acerca del Distrito de Parques de Waukegan y los programas que ofrece, llame al 847-360-4726. Muchos programas se llenan
rápido, regístrese con anticipación. Goce de una primavera agradable participando en las actividades de la comunidad.
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FIELD HOUSE AT HINKSTON PARK
The Field House at Hinkston Park fitness center boasts one of the most modern, state of the art facilities in the area. The facility is
approximately 14,000 square feet of floor space on two levels overlooking beautiful Hinkston Park. On the first floor of the fitness cen-
ter you’ll find Technogym brand strength machines to help you tighten and tone. You’ll also find an extensive selection of Hammer
Strength free weight machines, dumbbells and additional functional fitness machines. The cardio equipment is located on the second
floor where you’ll find an incredible selection of treadmills, elliptical trainers, recumbent and upright bikes and more. Each machine is
equipped with an individual TV viewing screen that you can plug your headphones into and burn, burn, burn! Upstairs you’ll also see
our awesome group exercise studio and personal training zone where you’ll find one of the most interesting pieces of exercise equip-
ment you’ll ever see.
HOURS Monday-Friday Sat-Sun Sat Open Gym through May
5:30am-9pm 7am-5pm 5-9pm
Hours may vary, call 847-782-3300 for information. Field House HOTLINE is 847-782-3309.
FITNESS CENTER DAILY FEES $7 Resident/$10 Non-Resident
FITNESS EQUIPMENT HOLIDAY HOURS
Fitness Center Group Fitness Memorial Day May 28 7am-1pm
46 Pieces of Cardio Equipment 25 Stability Balls Independence Day July 4 7am-1pm
16 Stations of Selectorized Equipment 40 Steps
16 Stations of Plate Loaded Machines Bands and Ropes
Free Weights 16 Spin Bikes
Hours may vary, call 847-782-3300.
Walking Track is free for Waukegan Park District residents at
these times: Monday- Friday 9:30-11am and 2-3:30pm.
CLIMBING WALL DAILY FEES $5/2 climbs $10/2 Hrs Climb
Open Climb Time: Mon 4-7pm, Wed & Thu 5-8pm, Sat 10am-2pm
OPEN GYM DAILY FEES $5 Resident/$7 Non-Resident
Monthly Gym Pass: $20 Resident/$25 Non-resident
3-Month Gym Pass: $50 Resident/$60 Non-resident
Want to get fit but you just don’t know how to do it? Personal training
is absolutely the fastest and most sure-fire way to get into the best
shape of your life. Our trainers all have a national certification and are
trained in CPR, AED and First Aid. Check out these great options. See
page 5 for more details.
Group exercise remains one of the hottest ways to stay in shape and here at the Field House at Hinkston Park we have some
of the best instructors around to help you get into great shape. See page 5 for more details.
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FIELD HOUSE AT HINKSTON PARK
Weekdays Weekdays Weekends Room Capacity
Meeting Room A $25/hr $30/hr $35/hr 35
Meeting Room B $25/hr $30/hr $35/hr 35
Meeting Room A&B $45/hr $55/hr $65/hr 70
Climbing Wall (2 hours) $150/2 hrs $150/2 hrs $175/2 hrs 20
Gym $40/hr $50/hr $50/hr Varies
Warming Kitchen $20 per day w/room rental $30 per day w/room rental $30 per day with room rental N/A
Have your next birthday party at The Field House at Hinkston Park! This special package
• Climbing Wall (1 hour) • Party Room (1 hour- cake, presents, etc),
• Open Gym (one court)- basketballs, volleyballs, indoor soccer (1 hour)
• Total Party Time:3 hours
Evening/Weekend: $175 Weekday 9am-5pm: $150
Fees include admission for up to 10 children, each additional child is $12.
Extra hours of climbing, party room, or open Gym can be added for an additional fee.
Add DDR to your party for only $30 an hour!
For groups, associations, or other organizations that would like to use one or more parts of the facility for a group outing,
please call 847-782-3300 for more information.
Additional equipment such as TV,VCR, DVD, CD Player, Podium, Projector, LDC Projector, Projector Screen, PA System, etc.
are available for rental at an additional cost with a meeting room rental. A complete list of rentable items with pricing is
available at The Field House front desk.
Rental request form must be received 21 days prior to rental date requested.
Parents, be assured that your child is in good hands while you use amenities at The Field House
at Hinkston Park! Whether you are working out, in a volleyball league, or taking a fitness class,
you can use the Child Center while you are on site. The Child Center is for ages 3-11 years and is
offered on a first come-first serve basis and does have a maximum capacity according to staff
availability. All payments for Child Center must be made at the front desk and the receipt will
serve as admittance to check-in. Maximum length of stay is 2 hours.
HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday-Friday, 5pm-9pm; Saturday, 8am-Noon
*times subject to change without notice, changes will be posted at front desk and at child center.
• Daily fee: $3 for each two-hour visit for the first child and $2 for each additional child in the
• Punch card: $50 for 20 visits.
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MASSAGE THERAPY PERSONAL TRAINING
Massage therapy is a form of physical medicine that is used as a FITNESS ASSESSMENT $12
method of treatment for dysfunction and to promote wellness in a
Our professional staff will take your height, weight, heart rate, blood
healthy individual. Massages release chronic tension and pain in mus-
pressure, body composition, test your flexibility, and assess your cardio-
cles, improves circulation, increases flexibility in the joints and reduces
vascular and muscular strength and endurance. This evaluation will give
mental and physical fatigue. Massage is one of the best known anti-
you an opportunity to view your fitness level, and get a thorough expla-
dotes for stress.
nation from a trained professional. You may use these results as a basis
for measuring your progress over a period of time.
Treat yourself. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a table or chair massage from
Sign up for Personal Training and receive a FREE assessment!
our Certified Massage Therapist.
Now Offered: Sundays 10am-4:30pm.
Need motivation? Instruction? Your own personal exercise program? We’ve
Chair Massages Table Massages got all of these and more! Work with a Certified Personal Trainer who will
20 minutes- $20 30 minutes - $40 design a program specifically to meet your needs and goals. We can help
45 minutes - $55 you with weight loss, flexibility, muscular and cardiovascular strength and
Call the Field House at 847-782-3300 to set up an appointment today. endurance, sport specific training, body building, and/or overall improved
fitness, health, and well-being! You will learn the safest and most effective
ways to exercise and use the equipment.
GROUP EXERCISE Personal Training Individual:
All classes are subject to cancellation depending upon enrollment and holi- Receive one-on-one instruction from your personal trainer.
day season. Please stop by the Field House at Hinkston Park, or go to 1 session: $40 3 sessions: $105 6 sessions: $180
www.waukeganparks.org to check out the latest fitness schedule! You do
not necessarily have to be a member of the Fitness Center to benefit from Personal Training Buddy Training:
the great programs we have to offer! Team up with a friend, spouse, or teen (14 or over) to save money and
share a personal training session.
New! DROP-INTO GROUP FITNESS 1 session: $35/pers. 3 sessions: $90/pers. 6 sessions: $150/pers.
Bronze & Silver M/R-$ 7 NR-$ 10
Gold M/R-$ 9 NR-$ 12 Each session will last approximately one hour. Please stop by the Field
House Fitness Center Front Desk to fill out a Personal Trainer Request Form.
PASSPORT TO GROUP FITNESS Fitness Staff will then match you up with a Personal Trainer based on your
preferences, availability, and needs. Personal Training packages may be
Don’t want to commit to just one class? Buy a Passport to Group
purchased at the Field House front desk. (Non-members must pay Daily Fee
Fitness so you may pick and choose which class you would like to
in addition to personal training rates)
attend each day. Each passport allows up to 10 visits* and passport is
good for up to 6 months from the date of purchase. Passports cannot
be used for Fitness Center daily visit.
*Silver and Bronze classes cost 1 punch, whereas specialty Gold
classes cost 2.
Passports are accepted on a first-come first-serve basis. Please sign
in at the front desk prior to attending class.
Since Gold classes are by registration, passports may only be used if
the class does not meet maximum number of registered participants.
10 VISIT PASSPORT M/R- $ 45 NR- $ 50
To redeem for class:
Bronze & Silver 1 punch
Gold 2 punches
FREE Assessment with any Personal Training Package!
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FIELD HOUSE AT HINKSTON PARK
YOU CAN REGISTER FOR ALL DISTRICT GOLD CLASSES
PROGRAMS AT THE FIELD HOUSE! Mat Pilates
All levels. This basic Pilates class is perfect for beginners but will chal-
lenge experienced exercisers as well. Pilates is a mind-body technique
that focuses on core strength, flexibility and lengthening the muscles. You
will gain tighter abs, a stronger back, and build upper and lower body
strength while you learn to stabilize your body in a way that will keep
you feeling younger longer!
FS Mon 6/18-7/23 6-7pm Reg by 6/16 #8004
FS Mon 7/30-8/27* 6-7pm Reg by 7/28 #8005
*8/27 class will be held at BRC
All levels. This class will get your body moving, having fun, and is
great for burning calories and stress! Learn different punches, jabs and
kicks while breaking a sweat to lose weight and tone your muscles.
FS Thu 6/21-7/26 6:15-7:15pm Reg by 6/19 #8035
FS Thu 8/2-9/6 6:15-7:15pm Reg by 7/31 #8036
New Times! Tour De Waukegan Cycling
All levels. This cycling class will incorporate hill climbs and intervals
into a challenging routine while overlooking the beautiful view of
GROUP EXERCISE Hinkston Park. Expose your inner athlete!
NO CLASS: Week of July 2-7, Week of August 27-9/3 FS Tue 6/19-7/24 6:15-7pm Reg by 6/17 #8029
Field House may provide a special Holiday Schedule for the FS Wed 6/20-7/25 6:15-7pm Reg by 6/18 #8030
week depending on staff availability. Inquire at front desk of FS Sat 6/23-7/28 9:30-10:30am Reg by 6/21 #8031
the Field House. FS Tue 7/31-9/4 6:30-7:30am Reg by 7/29 #8032
FS Wed 8/1-9/5 6:15-7am Reg by 7/30 #8033
Location: FS- Fitness Studio MP- Multi-Purpose Room FS Sat 8/4-9/8 9:30-10:30am Reg by 8/2 #8034
Theses classes are free to members with limited availability. To New Class! Hatha Yoga
secure your spot, please sign up at Front Desk the day of the class All levels. A mind, body and spirit workout that incorporates
prior to attending. Non-members may also attend Bronze classes by strength, breathing and meditative techniques. Relax, de-stress, and
paying a drop-in fee, or purchasing a Passport to Fitness. take your mind off of the daily grind while stretching and strengthen-
ing your muscles.
SILVER Classes FS Wed 6/20-7/25 7:15-8:30pm Reg by 6/18 #8006
These classes may be attended by both members and non-members FS Wed 8/1-9/5 7:15-8:30pm Reg by 7/30 #8007
by using the Passport to Fitness or by paying a drop-in fee. You
must check in at front desk before attending. New Class! Zumba
Beginner to Intermediate. This class combines Latin American music
GOLD Classes and dance to create one great class that’s both fun and a great cardio
Since Gold classes are specialty classes, they require pre-registra- workout. Come learn how to shimmy, shake and move your feet to the
tion. By registering, you secure your spot for the entire session, music for a fun workout that feels like a party!
and receive the best per class deal where you will pay as little as FS Thu 6/21-7/26 7:20-8:05pm Reg by 6/19 #8037
$6.50 per class! In the event that a class does not fill to its max- FS Thu 8/2-9/6 7:20-8:05pm Reg by 7/31 #8038
imum, Fitness Passports will be allowed on a first-come first-serve
Stop by the Field House to check out our latest Group Exercise Schedule as
basis. Gold classes will cost 2 punches.
classes may change. Attempts will be made to offer more classes, depending
on the most current fitness trends, demands, and studio availability.
GROUP FITNESS REGISTRATION (GOLD Class - 5 week Summer
Sessions) **THIS SUMMER WE ARE OFFERING AQUATIC FITNESS CLASSES AT
Gold Registration Rates: CM- $32 M/R- $35 NR- $39
HOWARD GANSTER POOL. ** SEE AQUATICS SECTION ON PAGE 23
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NEW YOUTH FITNESS PROGRAMS
Mommy and Me Pilates (4-10 yrs) $35/$39
Bring your little one to this fun, educational class that will introduce the
benefits and basics of Pilates. Moms and kids will learn how to control
breathing, increase flexibility, and strengthen those core muscles that
you use most in your everyday lives!
FS Wed 6/13-7/25* 10-10:45am Reg by 6/18 #8120
FS Wed 8/1-9/5 10-10:45am Reg by 7/30 #8121
*No class on 7/4, 8/29
FitKids (7-13 yrs) $35/$39
In this class, kids will learn new ways to be physically active through
a series of games and exercises. This entertaining and exciting class
will give kids a chance to improve their balance, speed, coordination, FIELD HOUSE AT HINKSTON PARK
flexibility and strength without even realizing that they are exercis-
ing! We will use jump ropes, balls, bands, hoops and more to make
exercise fun! Memorial Day May 28 7am-1pm
FS Fri 6/22-7/27 10-10:45am Reg by 6/20 #8122 Independence Day July 4 7am-1pm
FS Fri 8/3-9/7 10-10:45am Reg by 8/1 #8123
*No class on 8/29 INFORMATION HOT-LINE
Call Dayna at 847-782-3625 for more information on Youth Fitness. 847-782-3309
The quick and convenient way to find out information on…
-Open Gym Schedules –Room Rental Information
-Birthday Parties Information -Fitness Center
-Athletic Leagues & Schedules -Membership Rates,
-Personal Training, Group Exercise Classes
-Climbing Wall .....and more!
The Waukegan Park District will begin offering on-
HEARTS N’ PARKS
line program browsing and registration beginning
Hearts N’ Parks is an exciting new national program spon-
May 15th. You will be able to view program informa- sored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and
tion and availability at any time. Once participants the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA).
have setup a profile on-line they will be allowed to
The goal of this program is to reduce the growing trend of obesity
register family members to programs from the con-
and the risks of coronary heart disease. This goal can be attained
venience of a computer any time of day. by encouraging youth, adults and seniors to achieve a healthy
weight follow a heart healthy eating plan and engage in fun, regu-
REGISTER IN THREE EASY STEPS lar physical activity.
1 - Visit us at waukeganparks.org
2 - Create a User Profile There is no time like the present to start. Come see us and join
one of our many heart-healthy programs. These programs will be
3 - Start signing up for your favorite program!
identified with the Hearts N’ Parks logo . See for yourself
THAT’S IT! the benefits we can provide you!
If you have any questions or concerns, please
feel free to call us at 847-360-4700.
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**NEW DAY/TIME** 8:00-9:00am
6:15-7:00am 60 Minute Body Blast
Tour De Waukegan Bronze- Barb
9:00-10:00am 9:00-10:00am **NEW CLASS** 9:30-10:30am
Interval Explosion Interval Explosion 9:00-10:00am Tour De Waukegan
Bronze- Julie Bronze- Julie Strength & Endurance Cycling
Conditioning Gold- Barb
Silver - Julie
5:15-6:00pm *Schedule subject to change
Basic Aerobics without notice. All classes are
Bronze - Barb open to ages 14 and up.
6:00-7:00pm **NEW DAY/TIME** 5:30-6pm 6:05-7:05pm PLEASE PRE-REGISTER FOR
Mat Pilates 6:15-7:00pm Butt and Gut Cardio Kickboxing Gold CLASSES AT FRONT DESK
Gold- Petra Tour De Waukegan Bronze - Jeremiah Gold-Barb
Cycling Sign in for ALL classes at the
Gold- Julie Front Desk to receive your
7:15-7:45pm **NEW TIME** **NEW CLASS** admission ticket!
6 Pack Abs 7:30-8:15pm Hatha Yoga 7:20-8:05pm G= Gold (Pre-registration required)
Bronze- Jeremiah Strength N CORE Gold- Hope Zumba S=Silver B=Bronze
Combo Gold-Lyndsay (S&B= Entrance by Daily Fee or Passport)
6 Pack Abs - All Levels
SILVER CLASSES Works on tightening and toning the mid section through a variety of
These classes may be attended by both members and non-members abdominal exercises on the floor and on the ball.
by using the Passport to Fitness or by paying a drop-in fee. You
must check in at front desk before attending. 60 Minute Body Blast - All Levels
Total body cardio and strength routine that will vary by week to give you
Strength N CORE Combo - All Levels an energizing body blast that tones your muscles while burning calories
Focus on your core strength using free weights, stability balls, medi- to the max!.
cine balls, and other types of equipment. This class will not only
tone your abdominals and lower back, but it will tone your arms and NEW! Basic Aerobics
lower body to help you improve in overall strength, coordination, Beginners and intermediate levels. Improve your cardiovascular
and balance! endurance, burn calories, and have fun all at once! This basic class
teaches basic aerobic steps, while challenging your body!
NEW! Strength and Endurance Conditioning - All Levels
This class is designed to help improve cardiovascular conditioning, Butt and Gut - All Levels
muscular strength, and endurance. Two minute cardio circuits mixed Tighten the glutes and abs! Resistance and isometric type exercises
with upper and lower body strength and endurance using weights, for those hard to define areas.
stability balls, bands, and other apparatus.
Interval Explosion - All Levels
BRONZE CLASSES This class will challenge your endurance by using timed circuits of
cardio and strength training using balls, bands, and other various
These classes are free to members with limited availability. To secure
pieces of equipment.
your spot, please sign up at Front Desk prior to attending. Non-
members may also attend Bronze classes by paying a drop-in fee, or
purchasing a Passport to Fitness.
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SPECIAL EVENTS/EVENTOS ESPECIALES
Fishing Derby (Family) $3/$5 with pre-registration June 9, 2007
Get in gear for the 17th Annual Fishing Derby! Win fantastic prizes for the largest fish caught in the fol-
lowing age categories: 4 years and younger, 5-8 years, 9-12 years, 13-16 years, and 17 years and older. If
you do not have your own fishing gear, don’t worry, you can borrow a fishing pole from the park district in
exchange for your valid ID(limited supply available on a first come, first serve basis) Avoid long lines and
secure your favorite fishing spot by registering in advance by June 8 at the Belvidere Recreation Center or
the Field House. Pre-registration check-in beings at 7am, you will be allowed to enter the pond area once
you have checked in. On-site registration will begin at 7:30am and will be $5 for every participant. Call
847-360-4700 for more information.
BEV Sat 6/9 8-10:30pm Reg by 6/8 #0681
NEW! WEEKEND - FAMILY TRIP
Youth Triathlon (5-12 yrs)
Bike the Windy City
Adults $44/$48 - 12 & Under $35/$38
The Waukegan Park District will be hosting its 2nd Annual Youth
Triathlon on Saturday, July 21. Each participant will compete in a 25
yard swim, 1 mile bike ride and .5 mile run. Please note: the events
are broken into 3 heats and not continuous. The top three finishers Grab the family and join the Waukegan Park District as we stop off
in each age categories 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12 will receive medals. at Bobby’s Bike Hike for a Quintessential Chicago Tour. Enjoy a
You must register for the event by July 14. The day of the event whirlwind romp through the lakefront parks, home to several of the
check in for participants will be in front of Ganster Pool at 9:30am. city’s mandatory tourist destinations, including Buckingham
BP Sat 7/21 9:30-12pm Reg by 7/14 #8112 Fountain, Soldier Field, Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, and Millennium
Park. We’ll show you how Chicago plans to transform it’s lakefront
into a world showcase for the 2016 Olympic Games and continue
its path as a Green City USA. The ride is ridiculously easy and last
approximately 2 hours. We will stop at a local cafe stand in the
park for refreshments. Fee includes bike, helmet, and basket.
BRC Sat 8/25 8-2pm Reg by 8/3 #1370
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SPECIAL EVENTS/EVENTOS ESPECIALES
American Independence Festivities
American Independence Parade starts at
1pm and follows Sheridan Road north to
American Independence Festival which
runs from 2:30-5pm in Bowen Park, includes
a petting zoo, climbing wall, dunk tank,
children’s stage, main stage, food vendors,
arts and crafts and children’s games. Food
Vendors start selling at 11:30am.
SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2007
2007 Bike Decorating Contest 4–10 yrs FREE
Hosted by the Waukegan Park District With the support of Waukegan Schwinn Cyclery,
this year’s theme is “Celebrating America”! Children should bring their decorated bike
to be judged on Originality, Theme and Use of Color. LIMIT parental assistance in dec-
orating the bikes so your child’s artistic talents shine! All participants will be eligible
for the Grand Prize of… A brand new Schwinn Bicycle donated by Waukegan Schwinn
Cyclery. First place prizes will also be awarded in each of the three categories.
Contest registration forms and contest rules can be picked up at the Belvidere
Recreation Center. Contest will be held at Upton Park. Registration: 11:45pm,
Judging: 12:15 pm, Parade: 1:00 pm. All participants and parents are invited to ride
their bikes or walk in the parade from Upton Park to Bowen Park.
Waukegan Idol Contest
Music competition for the aspiring vocalists. Participants audition for
a chance to compete in the Waukegan Idol finals for their age group.
Those auditioning will need to register at Jack Benny Center for the
Arts and prepare a song for the June 23 auditions in the Schornick
Theatre. The audition piece may be sung a cappella or to a CD with
background music only, but no musical accompaniment is permitted.
Those advancing to the finals must perform a new song. Judges judge
on vocal quality, stage presence, and level of difficulty.
Sponsored by: Waukegan Park District's Cultural Arts Division,
City of Waukegan, Lab 32 Studios
See Page 50 for full details.
www.waukeganparks.org Summer 2007 11
DAY CAMPS SUMMER 2007
IN ORDER FOR YOUR CHILD TO HAVE A GREAT SUMMER EXPERIENCE, PLEASE READ
ALL THE INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE REGISTERING YOUR CHILD(REN) FOR CAMP!
ALL DAY CAMPS: • Staff holds all medication. Medication must be in child safety
• A $30 Non-refundable deposit is needed for each session a child is capped, prescription bottle, labeled with child's name, phone number
registered for in order to hold a camp spot. Each deposit is then and dosage amount and time. We cannot assume full responsibility
credited to the specified session remaining balance. Whether paying in for medicine administration. Parents are encouraged to administer
full or placing a deposit, cancellation of a registration (for each session medicine early morning before camp if necessary. Staff are only
a child is removed from) will result in the loss of the $30.00 deposit. permitted to hold daily doses of medication.
• FINAL PAYMENTS: We must have your final payment by the • Please do not allow your child to bring toys or any item of value
registration deadline or your deposit will be retained and we may fill which may be easily lost or broken. We cannot assume responsibility
your child's camp spot with someone from the waiting list. for any lost toys, game boys, radios, etc., which are brought to
• Remaining balances are due according to each session’s registration camp. Your child’s belongings should be clearly marked with his/her
deadline (3-weeks before a camp session begins). last name.
• All changes or cancellations must be made by the registration • Bowen Park Rangers and Belvidere Park Explorers participants should
deadline in order to successfully organize your child's camp experience. bring swimsuits and towels every day of the week. Please do not
• The $30 deposit is non-refundable, but may be transferable to send quot;goodquot; towels with your child, as this is the item that is most
another summer program only. We ask that you please limit the often lost or forgotten. Camp Little Fort and Kaleidoscope Kids
number of program transfers that you make over the summer. It is Camp participants should bring swimsuits and towels as their camp
important to remember that if you transfer a child out of a program schedule states. LABEL EVERYTHING!
and then wish to return to the same program at a later date you will • Please be sure to pick up a parent camp handbook when you
be placed on the waiting list. Openings are not guaranteed; deposits register for camp. This book contains valuable information that
placed will be forfeited if an opening does not become available. you need to know about our camps.
• Waiting List: If a camp session is full we will be happy to place
your name and phone number on a waiting list. If you are placed on EXAMPLE CAMP PAYMENT SCHEDULE FOR FULL DAY CAMP:
a waiting list, you will be called when a camp spot opens. You will I have registered my child to attend Rangers camp session 4 -7/24-8/4.
then have a limited amount of time to contact us to accept or The cost of this one session for one child is $136 – I have placed my
decline the opening. If you decline the opening or the response time $30 non-refundable deposit down for this session on February 8 to
limit has passed, the next person on the list will be called. (See the secure the spot. I now only owe $106 for session 4 by July 3 - 3 weeks
Camp Handbook for response times.) Please be sure we have a working before the session begins.
number to reach the parent/guardian. If we attempt to call and are MARK YOUR CALENDARS - CAMP BALANCE DUE DATES:
unable speak with the parent/guardian on the list or unable to leave Session 1-May 22 Session 4–July 3
a message, the next person on the list will be called. All calls will be Session 2-June 5 Session 5–July 17
documented. Session 3-June 19 Rangers Session 6 due-July 31.
• You must sign up for each session of day camp you would like your RECOMMENDATION!
child to attend. Because your child is enrolled in one session, does *Parents we strongly recommend that you secure your camp spots for the
not mean he or she is guaranteed a spot in future sessions. You must summer early. We begin camp registration as soon as FEBRUARY 8. If you
register in advance by the session deadline. plan to attend one session or all sessions of camp we are happy to
• We are unable to pro-rate the fee for missed days because of vacation receive payments in segments, so long as full payment is received for
or illness. each session by the required deadline.
• Children are not to be dropped off early or picked up late. You To assist parents with their schedules, we have a Multiple Fee Payment
must sign up for the before or after care program. Before and after Method as an option. This option takes the stress out of mailing in pay-
care is only for campers in Rangers, Teen Camps and Explorers. ments and avoids the possibility of incurring late fees if you can’t make
Pre-registration is required for before/after care. it in on time or forget to make a payment. Canceling this option requires
• The camp fees include trips, craft supplies, swimming admission, etc. written notification. Please inquire about this option and its guidelines
at the Belvidere Recreation Center at initial registration time.
IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS FOR DAY CAMPS!
• Please dress your child appropriately for the weather and for outdoor
play. Pack a rain jacket in case of possible rain. Bring a labeled
Easy Reminder - Mark Your Calendar
water bottle and sunscreen for hot days.
Rangers and Explorers-Balances due by:
• If your child requires medication, a doctor’s note stating the need for The balance for the first session is due May 22, Second session due
medicine must be submitted prior to the start of camp. Parent/guardian by June 5, Third session due by June 19, Fourth session due by
must also sign the medicine waiver/release form as well. July 3, Fifth session due by July 17 - Rangers sixth session due by
July 31. NEW - Don’t forget to sign up for WHO Camp by August 9.
12 Summer 2007 Waukegan Park District
DAY CAMPS SUMMER 2007
Camp Little Fort (3-5 yrs) Come hear different types of music, learn different types of dance,
and even make your very own instruments. Returning this summer is
our Kaleidoscope Idol! *n/c 7/4
2 wk sessions, M-F BEV Mon-Fr Ages 5-8 7/2-7/6* 1-4pm Reg by 6/5 #2038
Camp Little Fort is especially designed for pre- BEV Mon-Fri Ages 9-12 7/2-7/6* 1-4pm Reg by 6/5 #2046
school children. In this camp, your child will
play, make crafts, hear stories, sing songs, and
make friends. A friendly, fun and accepting Wet ‘N’ Wild I
atmosphere will encourage your child to This week includes swimming, water games, and all sorts of wild, wet
have fun and relax. All activities are age appropriate. Three year olds fun. Please wear a swim suit and bring a towel and sunscreen every
must have already completed some preschool. This camp is for children day as well as a bag and change of clothes. Please label all clothing.
who have not yet entered kindergarten. Camp activity calendars will be BEV Mon-Fri Ages 5-8 7/9-7/13 1-4pm Reg by 6/12 #2039
mailed before the start of each camp session. Children should wear sun BEV Mon-Fri Ages 9-12 7/9-7/13 1-4pm Reg by 6/12 #2047
block to camp each day and bring a full water bottle, with their name
on it. Children must be potty trained. Space is limited, so register early
to reserve your spot for summer fun. All campers must be picked up
promptly at noon. Location: This camp is located at Bevier Park on York Callin’ All Sports Fans II
House Road. Full payment per session is due at registration. Miss out on our first session of sports, or just can’t get enough? Have
BEV M-F 6/18-6/29 9am-noon Reg by 5/21 #2204 fun in this session filled with all the sports we missed the first time!
BEV M-F 7/2-7-13* 9am-noon Reg by 6/4 #2205 We’ll explore sports and games popular in other parts of the world, as
BEV M-F 7/16-7/27 9am-noon Reg by 6/18 #2206 well as some extreme sports.
BEV M-F 7/30-8/10 9am-noon Reg by 7/3 #2207 BEV Mon-Fri Ages 5-8 7/16-7/20 1-4pm Reg by 6/19 #2040
*No Camp 7/4 BEV Mon-Fri Ages 9-12 7/16-7/20 1-4pm Reg by 6/19 #2051
Kaleidoscope Kids (5-12yrs) Super Scientists
$47/$55-*$39/$47 2 wk sessions, M-F Ever wondered why it’s warmer in the summer, or why ice cubes float?
Always wanted to make a volcano erupt? Then this week of science is
Don’t spend the summer sitting at home when you for you! Each day we will learn something new about the world around
can have the time of your life at one of these us by conducting our very own science experiments.
weekly camps. Each week we offer a new camp expe- BEV Mon-Fri Ages 5-8 7/23-7/27 1-4pm Reg by 6/26 #2041
rience sure to spark your interests. All five year-olds BEV Mon-Fri Ages 9-12 7/23-7/27 1-4pm Reg by 6/26 #2048
must have completed Kindergarten in order to register. All
camp sessions include arts and craft activities, group games, and
water activities. Therefore bring your towels and swim suits as sched- Wet ‘N’ Wild II
uled. Full payment per session is required at registration. Swimming One more week dedicated to what kids love most about summer, swimming
will not take place this summer, with the exception of Wet n’ Wild and water fun! More games and activities to keep your youngster cool.
camps. After-Care is no longer provided for this camp. This camp will Please have your child wear a swim suit and bring a towel and sunscreen
be held at Bevier Park on Yorkhouse Road. Note: Themes and plans every day as well as a bag and change of clothes. Please label all clothing.
are subject to change. BEV Mon-Fri Ages 5-8 7/30-8/3 1-4pm Reg by 7/3 #2042
BEV Mon-Fri Ages 9-12 7/30-8/3 1-4pm Reg by 7/3 #2049
All About Art
Get ready to be creative! We will learn different painting and drawing
techniques take a look at some works by famous artists and make our Kitchen Express DAY CAMPS
very own masterpieces. Have a little helper at home who loves to help you cook? This week is fun
BEV Mon-Fri Ages 5-8 6/18-6/22 1-4pm Reg by 5/22 #2036 with food from all around the world. Learn quick yummy recipes to share
BEV Mon-Fri Ages 9-12 6/18-6/22 1-4pm Reg by 5/22 #2044 with the whole family. You’ll even get to take home your very own cook-
book from recipes made throughout the week.
Callin’ All Sports Fans I BEV Mon-Fri Ages 5-8 8/6-8/10 1-4pm Reg by 7/10 #2043
BEV Mon-Fri Ages 9-12 8/6-8/10 1-4pm Reg by 7/10 #2050
Got a little athlete running about? Have them join Kaleidoscope Kids
for this week of sports and games. We will play everything from base-
ball to soccer to card games and more!
BEV Mon-Fri Ages 5-8 6/25-6/29 1-4pm Reg by 5/22 #2037
BEV Mon-Fri Ages 9-12 6/25-6/29 1-4pm Reg by 5/22 #2045
www.waukeganparks.org Summer 2007 13
DAY CAMPS SUMMER 2007
Before and After Camp Care
Belvidere Park Explorers
Register in advance: In an effort to accommodate those parents who
may need to drop off their children prior to 9 am or arrange pick-up after (6-12 yrs)
4pm, the Waukegan Park District offers the option of before and after care 2 wk sessions, M-F
at the Belvidere Recreation Center and the Jane Addams Center. This is
Do you need somewhere really cool to hang
only offered to those children in Bowen Park Rangers and Belvidere Park
out over the summer? Discover these special-
Explorers and teen camps. Youths enrolled will be supervised and will par-
ty camps that can help enhance campers skills
ticipate in table games and low-key organized activities during the time
and or interest through daily projects, games, crafts,
listed below. Space is limited. Please register early! We cannot take
swimming, and/or trips. Activities in each camp session repeat
campers registered for other camps. Only Rangers and Explorer campers
some activities in their second themed session. Remaining balances
are permitted to register for this extended care program. You must pay
for each session are due by that session’s registration deadline. 6
the full Extended Care fee even if you drop your child off 10 minutes prior
year olds must have completed 1st grade.
to the start of camp. (No Exceptions) Your name will be place on a wait-
ing list if a session is full and you will be called if an opening becomes
available. You must register for the extended care camp at the camp loca- Sports of all Sorts
tion in which you are registered for. Child may only attend session regis- Our specialty sports camp features both team and individual sports
tered for, am and pm sessions are considered separate sessions. designed to teach children sportsmanship and team ethics. Explore
Rangers Before Care $30 per 2-wk session soccer, volleyball, badminton, tennis, golf, track and field, as well as
S1 JAC Mon-Fri 6/11-6/22 7–9am Reg by 5/21 #2924 other games and activities. Field trips will focus on sports interests.
S2 JAC Mon-Fri 6/25-7/6 (n/c 7/4) 7–9am Reg by 6/4 #2925 S1 BRC Mon-Fri 6/11-6/22 9am-4pm Reg by 5/21 #2950
S3 JAC Mon-Fri 7/9-7/20 7–9am Reg by 6/18 #2926 S4 BRC Mon-Fri 7/23-8/3 9am-4pm Reg by 7/2 #2953
S4 JAC Mon-Fri 7/23-8/3 7–9am Reg by 7/2 #2927
S5 JAC Mon-Fri 8/6-8/17 7–9am Reg by 7/16 #2928 Natural Wonders
S6 BRC Mon-Fri 8/20-8/24* 7–9am Reg by 7/30 #2929 Explore recreational opportunities available in our surrounding environ-
*1 week camp at BRC is $15 for Before Care & $15 for After Care ment. Learn to support nature and ecology while enjoying its many
natural resources. Trips to Lake County Forest Preserve, IL. Beach State
Rangers After Care $30 per 2-week session Park and Bowen Park are just the beginning of a fun-filled adventure.
S1 JAC Mon-Fri 6/11-6/22 4-6pm Reg by 5/21 #2930 Highlights include nature-oriented excursions, hiking on nature trails
S2 JAC Mon-Fri 6/25-7/6 (n/c 7/4) 4-6pm Reg by 6/4 #2931 and canoeing at Bevier Park.
S3 JAC Mon-Fri 7/9-7/20 4-6pm Reg by 6/18 #2932 S2 BRC Mon-Fri 6/25-7/6* 9am-4pm Reg by 6/4 #2951
S4 JAC Mon-Fri 7/23-8/3 4-6pm Reg by 7/2 #2933 S5 BRC Mon-Fri 8/6-8/17 9am-4pm Reg by 7/16 #2954
S5 JAC Mon-Fri 8/6-8/17 4-6pm Reg by 7/16 #2934 *No camp 7/4
S6 BRC Mon-Fri 8/20-8/24* 4-6pm Reg by 7/30 #2935
*1 week camp at BRC is $15 for Before Care & $15 for After Care Arts in the Park
Discover the fine arts! Spend your days enjoying music, dance and
Explorers Before Care $30 per 2-wk session drama. You'll also have the opportunity to work with clay, paints, fab-
S1 BRC Mon-Fri 6/11-6/22 7–9am Reg by 5/21 #2940 rics and paper mache to create a masterpiece of your own. Each week,
S2 BRC Mon-Fri 6/25-7/6 (n/c 7/4) 7–9am Reg by 6/4 #2941 field trips will be planned to help you discover the arts in the Chicago
S3 BRC Mon-Fri 7/9-7/20 7–9am Reg by 6/18 #2942 or Milwaukee area, as well as enjoying a children's play at the Jack
S4 BRC Mon-Fri 7/23-8/3 7–9am Reg by 7/2 #2943 Benny Center.
S5 BRC Mon-Fri 8/6-8/17 7–9am Reg by 7/16 #2944 S3 BRC Mon-Fri 7/9-7/20 9am-4pm Reg by 6/18 #2952
Explorers After Care $30 per 2-week session
S1 BRC Mon-Fri 6/11-6/22 4-6pm Reg by 5/21 #2945
S2 BRC Mon-Fri 6/25-7/6 (n/c 7/4) 4-6pm Reg by 6/4 #2946 Applications Are Currently Being Accepted for
S3 BRC Mon-Fri 7/9-7/20 4-6pm Reg by 6/18 #2947 Summer Day Camp Positions
S4 BRC Mon-Fri 7/23-8/3 4-6pm Reg by 7/2 #2948 Positions include: Head Counselor, Counselor and Before/After Care
S5 BRC Mon-Fri 8/6-8/17 4-6pm Reg by 7/16 #2949 Counselors. Please call 847-360-4708 for complete information on the
-Registering for only one option does not allow you to split mornings and
afternoons. If you require both, you must register for both options.
-There is a $7.00 late fee for every fifteen minutes of tardiness after 6pm.
-If there is an emergency you may call the Belvidere Recreation Center at
*1 week camp at BRC is $15 Before Care & $15 for After Care.
-Teen Camp participants may sign up for Explorer Before and After Care
14 Summer 2007 Waukegan Park District
DAY CAMPS SUMMER 2007
Bowen Park NEW! Teen Quest Camp
Rangers: 5-12 yrs
$ See Price Below
Don’t want to hang out at home, but want to have an awesome
Summer’s back and sure to be a time over the summer? Then this is the place that you will want to
blast at this exciting day camp be! During this action packed adventure camp, you will have excit-
site! Become a Bowen Park Ranger
ing things to do like swim, play sports, get involved in the com-
and enjoy activities like sports and
munity, and take adventurous field trips like canoeing, biking, hik-
games, crafts, nature hikes, swim-
ing, and more... Don’t let this summer opportunity pass you by.
ming, canoeing, trips, and outdoor
Sign up for one or all camps. Each session will offer a different
cooking. Campers must bring a sack
experience, however some activities may repeat! Be sure to bring a
lunch and beverage daily, except on
Fridays when staff will cook for you. lunch, swimsuit, sunscreen and an adventurous attitude!
Five year olds MUST have already com- Before and After Care is available for this program.
pleted Kindergarten. Activities will BRC 6/11-6/22 9am-4pm Reg By 5/21 #2970
vary each session and are based on BRC 6/25-7/6** 9am-4pm Reg By 6/4 #2971
weather conditions. Remaining balance
BRC 7/9-7/20 9am-4pm Reg By 6/18 #2972
for each session are due by that session’s registration deadline.
BRC 7/23-8/3 9am-4pm Reg By 7/2 #2973
S1 JAC Mon-Fri 6/11-6/22 9am-4pm Reg by 5/21 $148/$178 #2955
BRC 8/6-8/17 9am-4pm Reg By 7/18 #2974
S2 JAC Mon-Fri 6/25-7/6** 9am-4pm Reg by 6/4 $134/$161 #2956
** No Camp on 7/4; Session 2 is $186/$231
S3 JAC Mon-Fri 7/9-7/20 9am-4pm Reg by 6/18 $148/$178 #2957
S4 JAC Mon-Fri 7/23-8/3 9am-4pm Reg by 7/2 $148/$178 #2958
S5 JAC Mon-Fri 8/6-8/17 9am-4pm Reg by 7/16 $148/$178 #2959
S6 BRC Mon-Fri 8/20–8/24*** 9am-4pm Reg by 7/30 $74/$89 #2960
**No camp 7/4
***Shortened Session held at the Belvidere Recreation Center
Counselors In Training (13-16 yrs) $150/$175
Have you been dreaming of being a camp counselor since you were a
camper? Are you ready to start training for the job? Becoming a CIT is
a big responsibility full of rewarding experiences. In the CIT program
you will have the opportunity to learn valuable skills such as behavior
management, basic first aid, leadership skills, team-building, camp
games and crafts through training and hands on activities with
campers. While training, you will also have the opportunity to practice
skills by assisting with young campers.
If CIT’s wish to volunteer at a camp, after the program is finished, a
site will be assigned to them. Sites are assigned based on need and
age requirements. Parents are responsible for taking CIT’s to and from
their site assignment at the designated time. A limited number of
applicants will be selected to participate in the CIT program.
Applications can be obtained at BRC. Deadline for applications is March DAY CAMPS
30. Before or after care is NOT available for the CIT program or while
the CIT’s are volunteering.
BRC M-F 6/18-6/22 9am-4pm #2920
www.waukeganparks.org Summer 2007 15
EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM
Rec n’ Read Program Free
The Waukegan Public Library’s Bookmobile and the Waukegan Park District have joined together to bring you this exciting program.
Rec n' Read will use established bookmobile stops to provide recreational opportunities to children in targeted neighborhoods. Children will be
able to check out books and participate in organized games and craft activities all at the same time for no cost at all! So join us at your neigh-
borhood stop for a fun-filled afternoon.
Rec n’ Read Program Stops
Whispering Oak Apts. Tue May 8 & 22 3:30-4:45pm
Northgate Apts. Wed May 9 & 23 5:30-6pm
Country Lane Park Thu May 10 & 24 3:30-4:30pm
Westwood Apts. Fri May 11 & 25 3:30-4:30pm
If our stops are not near you, do not worry, we will be back in the fall at four different sites. For more information call (847)360-4700
CHILDREN’S CONNECTION ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
— Learning Experiences for Young Children, Ages 3-5
*September 4, 2007 – May 23 2008, Jane Addams Center - Bowen Park
*Dates subject to change
This Early Childhood program is designed with a focus on providing Payment arrangements can be made when any other financial aid is
children with quality learning experiences through age appropriate available to the participant (e.g….where payments made by a third
activities that will foster each child’s social, emotional, physical, and party such as the state). Participants must speak with Mike Mayfield
cognitive development. Activities are structured where children can 847-360-4710, to set up these arrangements.
interact with classmates on an individual basis as well as within a
group. They are also designed to encourage creativity through songs, 2007-2008 Children’s Connection Schedule
music, books, and art, as well as promoting self-confidence through
3 yrs - Two Day Program
$93/$109 Monthly Payment
independent play. Large motor skill activities will be incorporated
into the program by exploring the outdoors and through physical play
within our enclosed playground. Small motor skill activities will JAC Tue/Thu 9/4-5/22 9-11:30am Reg Ongoing #2134
include cutting, coloring, tracing and more. Free choice play learning
stations include science, dramatic play, large & small blocks, comput-
4-5 yrs - Three Day Program
$165/$193 Monthly Payment
ers, and literacy activities. A nutritious snack will also be provided
halfway through the class.
JAC Mon, Wed, Fri 9/5-5/23* 9am-12pm Reg Ongoing #2135
Enrollment Procedures *n/c 9/3
All children must meet age requirements: To enroll in a 3 year old class,
child must turn 3 by September 1, 2007. To enroll in a 4 year old class, NEW! Children’s Connection for 2 Year Olds
$60/$66 Per Session
child must turn 4 by September 1, 2007. A copy of a birth certificate is
required as proof of age for all classes. All children enrolled must be
toilet trained by the 1st day of class. All forms for enrollment must be Want to get your child ready for preschool or summer camp? Join us for
returned to the Belvidere Recreation Center before the first day of the this special program that will better prepare children for learning and
child’s class. Don’t forget to pick up your parent handbook. social experiences. This class will focus on social, motor, language, and
cognitive skills through music, books, and creative activities. To enroll,
Registrations will be accepted as long as there are openings in class- child must turn 2 by September 1, 2007. This program does not
es, and are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Registration require your child(ren) to be toilet trained.
is accepted only at the Belvidere Recreation Center, 412 South Lewis Fall Session
Ave, Waukegan, IL. Mail-in registrations will not be accepted. The JAC Tue/Thu 9/18/07-10/25/07 1-2:30pm Reg by 9/12 #2367
registration fee of $40/$44 and first and last months tuition must Winter Session
be paid at the time of registration. Tuition payments are to be made JAC Tue/Thu 1/15/08-2/21/08 1-2:30pm Reg by 1/9 #2377
on the first of each month. Fees are based on the number of school Spring Session
days in the preschool year divided into 9 monthly payments.
JAC Tue/Thu 3/11/08-4/24/08* 1-2:30pm Reg by 3/07 #2387
*n/c 3/25, 3/27
16 Summer 2007 Waukegan Park District
Bevier After School Experience (B.A.S.E.)
(K-5th Grades,pm kindergarten only) Registration fee of $10
A quality after-school program for your child.
Registration accepted ONLY at Belvidere Recreation
Center. Programs held at Bevier Park Center.
Bevier Before School 7-9am $108/month #2765
Bevier After School (early release)
2:30-6pm $185/month #2766
Bevier After School (late release)
3:30-6pm $165/month #2767
Coming for the 2007/2008 School Year!
Belvidere Before School 7-9am $108/month #2768
Belvidere After School (early release)
2:30-6pm $185/month #2769
Belvidere After School (late release)
3:30-6pm $165/month #2770
Your child will be in the care of highly qualified child care professionals
while learning, playing, and relaxing at the before and after school pro-
grams. Activities include help with homework, a snack, crafts, play time, No programs on school holidays or any day students do not attend
sports, nature activities, and more! If your child attends McCall School, school. Please see W.H.O. Trips for programs offered on those days.
a staff member will walk them to and from school. For children who More information will be provided upon registration regarding half-
attend other schools, parents will need to make arrangements with First days. Call 847-360-4700 for more information.
Student bus service to pick up and deliver students to either the Bevier
Center or Belvidere Recreation Center. Bevier Center is located at 2255 W. Yorkhouse Road.
Belvidere Recreation Center is located at 412 S. Lewis Avenue.
The cost of this program is broken down depending on the time your
child is released from their respective school: First and last months Registration begins May 1, 2007 for 2007/2008 school year.
tuition is due at registration.
Abracadabra! It’s Magic (5-14 yrs) $16/$18
IPRA Teen Overnight Canoe Trip
Children are guaranteed to have a great time as they learn fascinat-
(Grades 6-12) $82/$90
ing tricks from a professional magician! Amaze friends and family
with tricks that involve cards, ropes, coins, mind-reading and more! Join teens from all over Illinois on this Illinois Park and Recreation
All materials are provided and each child receives a magic kit to take Association sponsored Teen Canoe Trip. Paddle a 21-mile scenic sec-
home. Children are grouped by ages. Children can sign up for multi- tion of the Wisconsin River, northwest of Madison. On the first day,
ple classes as new tricks are taught each class. we will canoe 12 miles and set up camp along the river. The second
BRC Wed 6/27 5:15-6:10pm Reg by 6/20 #2874 day we will pack up and paddle the final 9 mile stretch. Price
includes transportation, canoe rental, T-shirt, and meals on the river;
however, we will be stopping on the way to and from the river to eat
Little Poms (Grades 1-5) so please bring extra money for these meals. You will need to bring a
Have a child that can’t wait to be a cheerleader? Then this is the sleeping bag and personal items as well.
class for them! Take all that restless energy and put it into this Limited spaces available, register early! We will meet at BRC early
exciting class that will teach them basic cheers, motions, jump and morning on Wednesday, 8/9, and return in the evening on Thursday,
dance moves, all while showing their spirit and gaining confidence. 8/10. Detailed information will be available closer to the trip date.
BRC Thu 6/21-7/26 4-5pm Reg by 6/14 #2884 BRC Wed-Thu 8/8-8/9 Reg by 7/14 #2009
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BOWEN PARK PLAYGROUND
Bowen Park Playground Gets Extreme Makeover for 2007
The Bowen Park Playground located at 1800 North
Sheridan, is undergoing a complete transformation this
summer. In order to expedite construction of the new
playground, demolition of the existing structures began
during the last week of March. The new playground has
been redesigned to provide accessibility to all and create
a safe and challenging play environment. The new layout
will have a similar footprint to the existing park, but a
new theme. The playground will incorporate the natural
environment into the play environment and be called
The planned layout will consist of a series of tiered play
areas arranged on the hillside in Bowen Park. Some of the
play equipment is custom designed and will be found
exclusively in Bowen Park. Each play area represents a
part of a forest ecosystem. At the top will be the
Squirrels’ Nest/lookout towers, representing the forest
canopy. Children will be able to climb and crawl through
fully enclosed rope suspension bridges between elevated
towers as if they were squirrels.
The area between the forest canopy and forest floor will
be packed full of activities including a spider web climber,
an owl overlook, a log to crawl through and swings. A
highlight in the play area will be the dual 40’ long tunnel slides from the Forest Tower Play Structure to the forest floor.
The lower part of the playground represents the forest floor. Children will be able to splash in the water, observe animal footprints,
sit on a fungi bench and play beneath giant trillium.
Around the perimeter of the playground will be a 10-station exercise trail to provide activities for parents. Additional features include
an outdoor stage for outdoor classroom discussions, as well as benches and interpretive signs, which will be provided to discuss the
forest and its ecosystem.
The playground renovation is being partially funded from the State of Illinois Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development
(OSLAD) grant program.
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