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2007 Most Improved 2 - IPRA Agency Showcase Competition

  1. 1. WAUKEGAN PARK DISTRICT Board of Commissioners ADMINISTRATION 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 THINK SUMMER! 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. Greg Petry 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 gregp@waukeganparks.org 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. 2 Summer 2007 Waukegan Park District
  2. 2. 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 FIELD HOUSE 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 Recreation Activities/Programs 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 847-360-4777 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. www.waukeganparks.org Summer 2007 3
  3. 3. FIELD HOUSE AT HINKSTON PARK THE FACILITY 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 FIELD HOUSE 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 WALKING TRACK Monday-Friday Sat-Sun 5:30am-9pm 7am-5pm 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 PERSONAL TRAINING 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 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. 4 Summer 2007 Waukegan Park District
  4. 4. FIELD HOUSE AT HINKSTON PARK FACILITY RENTAL Weekdays Weekdays Weekends Room Capacity 8am-5pm 5pm-9pm 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 PARTY PACKAGE Have your next birthday party at The Field House at Hinkston Park! This special package includes: • 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 FIELD HOUSE 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! GROUP RENTALS 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 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. CHILD CENTER 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. FEES • Daily fee: $3 for each two-hour visit for the first child and $2 for each additional child in the same family. • Punch card: $50 for 20 visits. www.waukeganparks.org Summer 2007 5
  5. 5. FIELD HOUSE AT HINKSTON PARK 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. PERSONAL TRAINING 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 FIELD HOUSE 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! 6 Summer 2007 Waukegan Park District
  6. 6. 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 Cardio Kickboxing 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. FIELD HOUSE 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 BRONZE Classes 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 www.waukeganparks.org Summer 2007 7
  7. 7. FIELD HOUSE AT HINKSTON PARK 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 FIELD HOUSE flexibility and strength without even realizing that they are exercis- ing! We will use jump ropes, balls, bands, hoops and more to make HOLIDAY HOURS 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. 8 Summer 2007 Waukegan Park District
  8. 8. FITNESS CLASSES **NEW DAY/TIME** 8:00-9:00am 6:15-7:00am 60 Minute Body Blast Tour De Waukegan Bronze- Barb Cycling Gold- 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 **NEW CLASS** 5:15-6:00pm *Schedule subject to change Basic Aerobics without notice. All classes are Bronze - Barb open to ages 14 and up. FIELD HOUSE 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! 7:15-8:30pm 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) Silver- Julie 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. www.waukeganparks.org Summer 2007 9
  9. 9. 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 SPECIAL EVENTS 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 $10/$12 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 10 Summer 2007 Waukegan Park District
  10. 10. SPECIAL EVENTS/EVENTOS ESPECIALES FREE! “CELEBRATING AMERICA!” American Independence Festivities American Independence Parade starts at 1pm and follows Sheridan Road north to Greenwood Ave. 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 SPECIAL EVENTS 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
  11. 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 DAY CAMPS 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
  12. 12. DAY CAMPS SUMMER 2007 Music Makers Camp Little Fort (3-5 yrs) Come hear different types of music, learn different types of dance, $84/$92-*$77/$84 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
  13. 13. DAY CAMPS SUMMER 2007 Before and After Camp Care Belvidere Park Explorers $173/$208-*$156/$187 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 DAY CAMPS 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 application process. -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 847-360-4700. *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
  14. 14. DAY CAMPS SUMMER 2007 Bowen Park NEW! Teen Quest Camp $206/$256 Rangers: 5-12 yrs $ See Price Below (12-15 years) 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
  15. 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. EARLY CHILDHOOD 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 or (847)623-2041. 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
  16. 16. YOUTH PROGRAMS 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) YOUTH PROGRAMS 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; $35/$40 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 www.waukeganparks.org Summer 2007 17
  17. 17. 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 “Forest Findings”. 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, BOWEN PARK 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. 18 Summer 2007 Waukegan Park District