All Programs

Jump to preschool programs:
Preschool Enrichments Tennis Preschool Sports Preschool Day Off

Jump to youth programs:
Tennis Karate Music Kids Club Youth Enrichments Sports Ceramics School Day Off

Jump to camp programs:
Preschool Youth Teen Specialty Camps

Jump to adults programs:
Fitness Classes Ceramics Art Winnetka Paddle Tennis Pickleball

Preschool Enrichments

Art from the Heart with Miss Heather


        

Age 4, Wednesdays, 4/7-5/26, 10 AM-12 PM, Takiff Center , $288 /317 , 109154-01

In this process art class, children will be allowed to have freedom over their creations. Through processed art, children learn fine motor skills, coordination, sensory exploration, literacy and more! If COVID restrictions change: class moved online, no refund issued.

Music and More with Maria Kotnsis


        

Age 3, Tuesdays, 4/6-5/25, 11:30 AM-1 PM, Takiff Center , $200 /220 , 109112-01

Music is an important building block that is very influential to a child's development. Studies show that early exposure to music will enhance the child's ability to learn as they become older. We will provide the necessary tools to allow children to build that foundation one step at a time! If COVID restrictions change: class moved online, no refund issued.

Junior Engineers Build with Noggin Builders


        

Age 4, Thursdays, 4/8-5/27, 10 AM-12 PM, Takiff Center , $352 /387 , 109191-01

Build, create and explore with fun, hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Create a chemical reaction, experiment with surface tension, or build a wind powered car. These explorations and more will build your child's creative problem solving skills through their natural curiosity of the world around them. If COVID restrictions change: class moved online, no refund issued. 

Tot Music with Mr. Shaun


        

Ages 0-2, Tuesdays, 4/6-5/25, 10:30-11:15 AM, Takiff Center , $280 /308 , 109111-01

Music is a foundational skill that allows for future school success. This class will provide an introduction to music through rhythms, songs, and partner games while nurturing the musical intelligence of each child. Join Mr. Shaun for a fun, hand-on experience! Caregiver attendance required.If COVID restrictions change: class moved online, no refund issued.

Preschool Cooking with Taste Buds Kitchen


        

Age 4, Mondays, 4/5-5/24, 10:30 AM-12 PM, Takiff Center, $384/422, 109104-01
Age 3, Thursdays, 4/8-5/27, 11:30 AM-1 PM, Takiff Center, $384/422, 109104-02

Welcome the sweet taste of spring with recipes full of delightfully fresh flavors! Using sweet fruits and colorful veggies, we'll be whipping up delicious sweet and savory snacks perfect for a picnic in the park. From Pink Lemonade Bars to Cheesy Carrot Biscuits and perfectly glazed Blueberry Scones, you will love adding these treats to your recipe repertoire! All recipes are vegetarian. If COVID restrictions change: class moved online, no refund issued.

Yoga and Art with Kids Heart Yoga


        

Age 3, Wednesdays, 4/7-5/26, 11:30 AM-1 PM, Takiff Center , $232 /255 , 112301-01

In this fun-filled lunch bunch program for mini yogis, children learn to breathe, move, and creatively connect with each other. Each week a new theme is explored through yoga poses and games, creative movement, dramatic play, music, and art projects. Each session ends with peaceful relaxation. If COVID restrictions change, class moved online and no refund offered.

Tennis

Ages 3-4 with Coach Darius


        

Ages 3-4, Saturdays, 4/10-6/5, 10:30-11:15 AM, Watts Courts, $144/158, 118510-01
Ages 3-4, Tuesdays, 4/6-6/1, 12:30-1:30 PM, Takiff Center, $180/198, 118510-07

This fun class teaches kids how to hold a racquet, strengthens hand-eye coordination and balance, and shows them how to properly hit the ball. No class: May 29. If COVID restrictions change, class canceled and refund issued. 

Ages 4-5 with Coach Darius


        

Ages 4-5, Saturdays, 4/10-6/5, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM, Watts Park , $160 /176 , 118510-02

Expand your child's basic knowledge of tennis in this fast-paced class! Kids will work on developing strokes, shown how to track the ball, learn self-feeding drills, and start hitting. No class: May 29. If COVID restrictions change, class canceled and refund issued. 

Preschool Sports

Tiny Tots Tumbling with Coach Deb


        

Ages 3, Fridays, 4/9-5/28, 11:30 AM-1 PM, Takiff Center , $264 /290 , 109152-01

In this class, your child will have one of their first gymnasts experience while learning cooperation and teamwork. The class will focus on flexibility and coordination while introduing basic gymnastics concepts in a structured play environment. If COVID restrictions change: class canceled and a partial refund issued.

Pee Wee Sportsters with Coach Miriam


        

Age 3, Wednesdays, 4/7-5/26, 11:30 AM-1 PM, Takiff Center, $200/220, 109125-01
Age 4, Fridays, 4/9-5/28, 12-1:30 PM, Takiff Center, $200/220, 109125-02

This active class introduces children to the fundamentals of sports such as soccer, t-ball, basketball, football, and more. If COVID restrictions change: class moved outdoors/larger room or will go virtual. No refund issued.

Schoolyard Sports with FSA


        

Age 4, Mondays, 4/5-5/24, 10:30 AM-12 PM, Takiff Center, $480/528, 109126-01
Age 3, Mondays, 4/5-5/24, 11:30 AM-1 PM, Takiff Center, $480/528, 109126-02

Our action-packed curriculum of camp games, traditional sports, as well as non-traditional sports and team-building exercise, is a blast! Our experienced staff will provide a safe and positive environment for all children to learn, build self-esteem, foster friendships, and build new ones. If COVID restrictions change: class canceled and a partial refund issued.

Soccer Shots with Soccer Shots


        

Age 3, Thursdays, 4/8-6/3, 11:30 AM-1 PM, Takiff Center , $144 /158 , 109130-01

Soccer Shots focuses on individual skill, fitness, and sportsmanship, providing an opportunity for children to be challenged through fun games and team interaction. Children will also be introduced to competition in a developmentally appropriate manner. No class: April 22. If COVID restrictions change: class canceled and a partial refund issued.

Rookie Dribblers with Hot Shot Sports


        

Ages 3-4, Sundays, 4/11-6/6, 10-10:45 AM, Takiff Center , $105 /116 , 114103-02

The Rookie Dribblers program is designed for early basketball experience. Children will be introduced to dribbling and shooting in a fun and supportive environment. No class: May 9 and May 30. If COVID restrictions change: class moved online, no refund issued.

Adult Tot Sport with Hot Shot Sports


        

Ages 2-4, Sundays, 4/11-6/6, 9-9:45 AM, Takiff Center , $105 /116 , 114103-01

Parents are an integral part of helping their tots develop basic sports movement and motor skills. Motor skill activities focus on hand-eye and hand-foot coordination. Sports equipment and instruction are provided to help guide your child through an introduction to organized sports. Parents or caregiver participation is required. No class: May 9 and May 30. If COVID restrictions change: class canceled and a partial refund issued.

Spring Minor League T-Ball with Illinois Baseball Academy NEW!


        

Ages 3-4, Sundays, 4/18-5/23, 12-1 PM, Little Duke Field , $150 /160 , 114101-01

Players will gain confidence, improve coordination, and appreciate the joys of teamwork and sportsmanship through a combination of games and age-appropriate drills. Children will learn new skills, and then practice them with the help of IBA coaches. Participants can sign up individually, as part of a small group, or as a complete team. For questions and requests, email trey@illinoisbaseballacademy.com. 2021 Spring League teams must have at least one parent-volunteer [coach] to assist in all team safety protocols. If COVID restrictions change: Class canceled and a partial refund issued.

Preschool Day Off

All Aboard! Spring Break Camp Waitlist!


        

Ages 3-5, March 29-April 2, 9 AM-1 PM, Takiff Center, $200/225, 309170-03

Send your little one on a spring cruise without ever leaving the Takiff Center! Pack your preschooler’s bag and send them on a multiple day voyage for this five day class. Preschoolers will love to discover far away destinations, learn about different cultures and make a travel book to help guide them on this fun cruise that docks at Takiff every day!

Tennis

Ages 5-6 with Coach Darius


        

Ages 5-6, Saturdays, 4/10-6/5, 12:30-1:30 PM, Watts Park , $160 /176 , 118510-03

This class emphasis is on teaching primary tennis skills, including movement, balance, and hand-eye coordination. Individual or team games accompany fun activities to help develop basic swing techniques and tactics. No class: May 29. If COVID restrictions change, class canceled and refund issued. 

Ages 7-8 with Coach Darius


        

Ages 7-8, Saturdays, 4/10-6/5, 1:30-2:30 PM, Watts Park , $160 /176 , 118510-04

Need an advanced class to fine-tune your child's tennis skills? Proper techniques of swings and serves will be refined, as well as basic tactics, regular scoring systems, and match play. No class: May 29. If COVID restrictions change, class canceled and refund issued. 

Ages 9-10 with Coach Darius


        

Ages 9-10, Saturdays, 4/10-6/5, 2:30-3:30 PM, Watts Park , $160 /176 , 118510-05

Now that your child has a solid foundation of primary tennis skills, we will fine-tune stroke development, with kids working to be able to hit the ball to different areas of the court and how to serve and volley. This class will also use match play. No class: May 29. If COVID restrictions change, class canceled and refund issued.

Ages 11-14 with Coach Darius


        

Ages 11-14, Saturdays, 4/10-6/5, 3:30-4:30 PM, Watts Park , $160 /176 , 118510-06

Does your teen want to advance their tennis skills? This class focuses on competitive tennis! We will work on developing strokes, spin, and power. Participants will learn through match play and drills. No class: May 29. If COVID restrictions change, class canceled and refund issued. 

Karate

Virtual Karate Beginner with Pride Dojo


        

Ages 6+, Thursdays, 4/15-6/3, 5-5:30 PM, Virtual, $141/156, 116801-09

Join us for a 30-minute virtual karate class! This class will be held through a Zoom link. Once registered, the link will be emailed to you 2-hours in advance of your class time. Learn and fine-tune some basic Karate skills and get in a workout from home! 

Virtual Karate Yellow-Orange Belts with Pride Dojo


        

Ages 6+, Thursdays, 4/15-6/3, 5:45-6:15 PM, Virtual, $141/156, 116801-10

Join us for a 30-minute virtual karate class! This class will be held through a Zoom link. Once registered, the link will be emailed to you 2-hours in advance of your class time. Learn and fine-tune some basic Karate skills and get in a workout from home! 

Virtual Karate Intermediate/Advanced with Pride Dojo


        

Ages 6+, Thursdays, 4/15-6/3, 5-5:30 PM, Virtual, $141/156, 116801-11

Join us for a 30-minute virtual karate class! This class will be held through a Zoom link. Once registered, the link will be emailed to you 2-hours in advance of your class time. Learn and fine-tune some basic Karate skills and get in a workout from home! 

Karate 1: Beginner-White Belt with Pride Dojo


        

Ages 6-10, Mondays, 4/5-5/24 , 4:15-5 PM, Takiff Center, $162/178, 116801-01
Ages 6-10, Wednesdays, 4/7-6/2, 4:15-5 PM, Takiff Center, $182/200, 116801-02
Ages 6-10, Saturdays, 4/10-6/5, 11-11:45 AM, Takiff Center, $162/178, 116801-03

Training in karate offers many benefits to becoming a whole individual. Self-defense skills, physical fitness, mental as well as physical challenges, and a connection to others in this age group are principal goals at this level. Karate training is an excellent means of keeping your mind-body connection and keeping multi-tasking skills sharp and focused. It releases tension, improves balance and agility, and improves both health of the mind and body. No class: May 29. If COVID restrictions change: class moved online, no refund issued.

Karate 2: Yellow-Green Belt with Pride Dojo


        

Ages 7+, Mondays, 4/5-5/24, 5:15-6 PM, Takiff Center, $162/178, 116801-04
Ages 7+, Mondays, 4/5-5/24, 6:15-7 PM, Takiff Center, $162/178, 116801-05
Ages 7+, Wednesdays, 4/7-6/2, 5:15-6 PM, Takiff Center, $182/200, 116801-06
Ages 7+, Wednesdays, 4/7-6/2, 6:15-7 PM, Takiff Center, $182/200, 116801-07

Students learn and improve coordination, concentration power, and balance while learning kata and sparring actions. They experience continued growth in self-esteem and confidence as students broaden their abilities and knowledge of the martial art. The skills obtained in this class will help enhance your child’s abilities in school, sports, and other outside activities.  If COVID restrictions change: class moved online, no refund issued.

Karate 3: Blue & Up with Pride Dojo


        

Ages 7+, Saturdays, 4/10-6/5, 12-12:45 PM, Takiff Center , $162 /178 , 116801-08

In this class, students will work on physical and mental challenges and hone their agility and fitness skills. No class: May 29. If COVID restrictions change: class moved online, no refund issued.

Music

Guitar 101 with Bach to Rock NEW!


        

Ages 8+, Thursdays, 4/8-6/3, 4:45-5:45 PM, Takiff Center , $229 /252 , 111405-01

Learn beginner music concepts and chords on the guitar so you can play popular songs from the radio. Guitar will be supplied by the instructor. If COVID restrictions change: class moved online, no refund issued.

Bucket Drumming with Bach to Rock NEW!


        

Ages 8+, Thursdays, 4/8-6/3, 6-7 PM, Takiff Center , $229 /252 , 111405-02

Bucket Drumming with Bach to Rock is a hands-on class where children can learn the basics of rhythm and drum beats! If COVID restrictions change: class moved online, no refund issued.

Kids Club

Kids Club AM Care


        

Grades K-6, August 25, 2021-June 9, 2022

Start the school day with quiet games, lively conversation, or simple arts and crafts! Our instructors keep the mornings interesting with stories, artifacts, and activities at Watts Center. Participants from West and Central schools can also register for shuttle bus service from the Park District; South School students will be walked to school. 

If you are interested in the 2020-2021 school year, please email Stephani Briskman for availability and rate information. Registration for the 2021-22 school year starts August 3, 2021. To reserve a place for the 2021-22 school year, there is a $125 non-refundable, non-transferable registration fee per child. Tuition will be assessed monthly beginning September 1, 2021; you can sign up for a monthly auto-charge. Online registration is unavailable; to register, please fill out a Kids Club registration form (available at the Takiff Center or download the form online). You must register by fax or in person at least 5 business days prior to the upcoming month. Prorating and refunds are not available. Spots in this program cannot be held for those who wish to skip Kids Club for a month. Those participants must dis-enroll and re-enroll as space permits. The $125 registration fee will only be charged once per school year.

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Kids Club PM Care


        

Grades K-6, August 25, 2021-June 9, 2022

After a busy day at school, it’s great to snack and chat with friends, finish homework, and stretch muscles on the playground. After-Schoolers cook healthy snacks, play organized games, and embark on learning adventures at Watts Center. Participants from West and Central schools can also register for shuttle bus service to the Park District; South School students will be walked to Watts. Included in your monthly Kids Club fee, we will transport participants to and from after school enrichments at West School and the Takiff Center.

If you are interested in the 2020-2021 school year, please email Stephani Briskman for availability and rate information. Registration for the 2021-22 school year starts August 3, 2021. To reserve a place for the 2021-22 school year, there is a $125 non-refundable, non-transferable registration fee per child. Tuition will be assessed monthly beginning September 1, 2021; you can sign up for a monthly auto-charge. Online registration is unavailable; to register, please fill out a Kids Club registration form (available at the Takiff Center or download the form online). You must register by fax or in person at least 5 business days prior to the upcoming month. Prorating and refunds are not available. Spots in this program cannot be held for those who wish to skip Kids Club for a month. Those participants must dis-enroll and re-enroll as space permits. The $125 registration fee will only be charged once per school year.

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Youth Enrichments

Amazing Art with Sunshine Arts and Crafts Favorite!


        

Grades K-5, Tuesdays, 4/6-6/1, 3:30-4:30 PM, Takiff Center , $206 /277 , 112420-01

Amazing Art combines all your favorite art projects and mixed media! In this unique class, kids will make tie dye shirts (art smocks for the session), experience pottery painting, create a canvas acrylic painting, make recycled projects, and more! Lessons will include concepts and techniques the kids will use for a lifetime and the experience of crafting awesome projects. If COVID restrictions change: class moved online, no refund issued.

Chess Scholars


        

Grades 3-4, Mondays, 4/5-5/24, 3:45-4:45 PM, Takiff Center, $149/164, 111401-01
Grades K-2, Thursdays, 4/8-6/3, 3:45-4:45 PM, Takiff Center, $149/164, 111401-02

Develop your child's intellect through the royal game of chess! Current research has shown a strong link between chess and academic performance in a variety of areas, including mathematics and language arts. Chess has been proven to enhance children's motivation, concentration, focus, social skills, and creativity. Each class will consist of a fun, interactive teaching period and guided practice time. Both beginner and experienced players are welcome and will learn under the guidance of an experienced Chess Scholars coach. There will also be a chess competition with prizes at the end of the session! No class: April 22. If COVID restrictions change: class moved online, no refund issued.

Magic Class with The Magic Team of Gary Kantor


        

Ages 5-12, Thursday, 4/15, 6:45-7:40 PM, Takiff Center , $20 /25 , 111607-01

Learn a collection of fascinating and mesmerizing tricks. Each child registered will receive a take-home kit! Children can sign up again, since new tricks are taught at each session!If COVID restrictions change: class canceled and refund issued.

Minecraft Engineering with LEGO® Materials with Play-Well TEKnologies


        

Grades K-2, Tuesdays, 4/6-6/1, 3:30-5:00 PM, Takiff Center , $231 /255 , 410316-01

Bring Minecraft to life using tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as a Creeper, a Lava Trap, and a Minecraft. Create your favorite Minecraft mobs, tools, and objects with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. If COVID restrictions change: class moved online, no refund issued.

Picnic Pillow with Ciao Bella Sewing NEW!


        

Ages 7-10, Mondays, 5/3-5/24; 4:15-5 PM, Virtual/Online , $103 /113 , 111504-01

Dive into the world of hand sewing during this fun and creative four week virtual class. We will spend the first week learning about and reviewing hand sewing. Then, we will start sewing our Picnic Pillows. This is the perfect class for new or returning sewers. All supplies are included and will be mailed to your home. *Sewers need to register at least one-week in advance to receive their sewing kit in the mail. *Sewers will need to access zoom. 

Pokemon Engineering with LEGO® Materials with Play-Well TEKnologies NEW!


        

Grades K-2, Tuesdays, 4/6-6/1; 3:30-5 PM, Watts Center , $231 /255 , 410316-02

Join Ash and Pikachu as you build, capture, train, and explore the vast world of Pokémon with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts. Design your own Poké Balls, explore the Kanto region, and fly with Charizard. Explore engineering through the fun world of Pokémon with the guidance of a Play-Well instructor. If COVID restrictions change: class moved online, no refund issued.

Coding 2 (Level- Beginner/Intermediate) with The Coder School NEW!


        

Grades 1-5, Fridays, 4/9-6/4, 3:30-4:30 PM, Takiff Center , $343 /377 , 111451-02

This class is intended for students who have previously taken Coding 1 or who have had experience with concepts taught in Scratch or Snap. We will explore additional concepts and projects in Scratch, JavaScript and Python. If COVID restrictions change: class moved online, no refund issued. No class: April 23. If COVID restrictions change: class moved online, no refund issued.

RoboCode (Level- Intermediate) with The Coder School NEW!


        

Grades 3-5, Wednesdays, 4/7-6/2, 3:45-4:45 PM, Takiff Center , $386 /425 , 111451-03

Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto! The field of robotics is absolutely booming. Everything from cars to thermostats and appliances are all tied to robotics and hardware engineering. If you're excited by the thought of being an Aerospace engineer at NASA or designing the next robotic creation, then you can get a nice start on the right path with this class. This class will use mBots to build out robot creations. If COVID restrictions change: class moved online, no refund issued.

WebRox (Level- Beginner/Intermediate) with The Coder School NEW!


        

Grades 3-5, Fridays, 4/9-6/4, 3:45-4:45 PM, Takiff Center , $343 /377 , 111451-04

Students will spend the session designing and building their very own websites and get ’em published to the world by the end of the session. Importantly, kids will be introduced to Internet Safety and why cyber-safety matters, plus we’ll learn the basics of how the internet works (wait, you mean that Facebook page lives out in the “cloud” somewhere?!) We use the “big three” languages of the web in this camp – HTML, CSS, and for advanced kids, Javascript. These three technologies make up the basis of all websites around the world, so are some of the most well known languages there are! Unlike some other classes, we focus on the core technology code base, instead of using a platform to quickly create a beautiful site without needing to code. No class: April 23. If COVID restrictions change: class moved online, no refund issued.

Spring Baking with Taste Buds Kitchen NEW!


        

Grades K-2, Mondays, 4/5-5/24, 3:30- 4:30 PM, Takiff Center , $286 /315 , 111430-01

Welcome the sweet taste of spring with recipes full of delightfully fresh flavors! Using sweet fruits and colorful veggies, we'll be whipping up delicious sweet and savory snacks perfect for a picnic in the park. From Pink Lemonade Bars, to Cheesy Carrot Biscuits, to perfectly glazed Blueberry Scones, you will love adding these treats to your recipe repertoire! All recipes are vegetarian. Your registration fee includes a Taste Buds Kitchen apron. If COVID restrictions change, class moved online and no refund issued.

Kids Yoga with Kids Heart Yoga


        

Grades K-2, Wednesdays, 4/7-6/2, 3:30-4:30 PM, Takiff Center , $189 /208 , 112301-02

Be immersed in the yoga experience through poses, music, stories, art, and meditative relaxation. You will learn to breathe, move, and connect creatively, building confidence within yourself and the world around you. If COVID restrictions change, class moved online and no refund issued.

Sports

Basketball Shooting Clinic with Hot Shot Sports Favorite!


        

Ages 7-9, Sundays, 4/11-6/6, 12-12:45 PM, Takiff Center, $105/116, 114507-05
Ages 10-13, Sundays, 4/11-6/6, 1-1:45 PM, Takiff Center, $105/116, 114507-06

The Shooting Clinic will help your young players improve their shooting technique, confidence, range, speed of release, accuracy, footwork, and overall shooting percentage! Players also learn how to work at home, develop mental toughness, practice smarter, and other intangibles to become a great shooter. Age levels are separated and players’ progress at different rates based on skill level. No class: May 9 and May 30. If COVID restrictions change: class canceled and a partial refund issued.

Game on! with Sports 4 Girls Favorite!


        

Ages 4-7, Mondays, 4/5-5/24, 3:30-4:30 PM, Takiff Center, $160/176, 114505-01
Grades 2-5, Mondays, 4/5-5/24, 3:45-4:45 PM, Takiff Center, $160/176, 114505-02

Explore and learn a different sport every one to two weeks. We may cover basketball, soccer, football, softball, lacrosse, volleyball, and tennis in a FUN, nurturing and positive environment! We have unique games and expertise to help your daughter grow as a person and an athlete. As always, attention to teamwork, sportsmanship, self-esteem, respect, giving, and goal setting are incorporated into our program. Please come dressed and ready to play, no sandals, bare feet, or boots allowed. If COVID restrictions change: class moved online, no refund issued.

Mini Ninja with Pulse Fitness Favorite!


        

Grades K-2, Tuesdays, 4/6-6/1, 3:30-4:30 PM, Takiff Center, $216/238, 111410-01

This boot camp class challenges kids with agility ladders, resistance bands, battle ropes, noodles, balls and more. The fun-filled curriculum uses games and drills that can improve coordination and cardiovascular conditioning, strength and flexibility while also boosting leadership, sportsmanship, and teamwork skills. If COVID restrictions change: class moved online, no refund issued.

Soccer Shots


        

Grades K-2, Thursdays, 4/8-6/3, 3:30-4:30 PM, Takiff Center , $120 /132 , 109130-02

Soccer Shots focuses on individual skill, fitness, and sportsmanship, providing an opportunity for children to be challenged through fun games and team interaction. Children will also be introduced to competition in a developmentally appropriate manner. No class: April 22. If COVID restrictions change: class canceled and a partial refund issued.

Speed & Agility with RedLine Athletics


        

Grades 3-5, Thursdays, 4/8-6/3, 3:45-4:45 PM, Takiff Center , $240 /264 , 114600-01

Train like a pro, with the pros! Have you ever wondered what it is like to train like your favorite professional athlete? Learn proper movement mechanics to run faster, jump higher and move more efficiently in whatever sport you play. Led by RedLine Athletics, sports performance specialists combine their passion and knowledge to mentor young athletes to help them achieve their goals, maximize their potential and be all around better athletes. No class: April 22. If COVID restrictions change: class canceled and a partial refund issued.

Youth Rowing with Sandy Culver


        

Ages 8-12, Thursdays, 4/8-5/6, 4-4:45 PM, Takiff Center, $76/84, 117609-01
Ages 8-12, Thursdays, 5/13-6/3, 4-4:45 PM, Takiff Center, $76/84, 117609-02

Put the iPad down and get into rowing! Whether you see a future on a crew team or are just looking for a challenging way to stay active, this class is for you. Instructors will focus on individual attention and proper form to ensure safety. No class: April 22. If COVID restrictions change: class canceled and refund issued.

Total Sports with Hot Shot Sports


        

Grades K-2, Wednesdays, 4/7-6/2, 3:30-4:30 PM, Takiff Center, $144/158, 114507-02
Grades 3-5, Wednesdays, 4/7-6/2, 3:45-4:45 PM, Takiff Center, $144/158, 114507-03

This class features a new sport each week. Some of the sports taught and played include basketball, floor hockey, football, kickball, soccer, and baseball. In addition, participants play many popular running and group games. Children will acquire new skills and develop confidence in games they have played in previous classes. If COVID restrictions change: class moved online, no refunds issued.

Dodgeball with Hot Shot Sports NEW!


        

Grades 3-5, Tuesdays, 4/6-6/1, 3:45-4:45 PM, Takiff Center, $141/157, 114507-01
Grades K-2, Fridays, 4/9-6/4, 3:30-4:30 PM, Takiff Center, $128/141, 114507-04

The youth dodgeball class gives participants an opportunity to play the popular game in a safe and supervised environment. The program uses super soft balls with the safety of game play being an important factor. Each week, different teams are formed and a different style of dodgeball are played. No class: April 23. If COVID restriction change, class canceled and partial refunds issued.

Flag Football with Hot Shot Sports Favorite!


        

Grades K-2, ,Mondays, 4/5-5/24, 3:30-4:30 PM, Watts Park, $128/141, 114502-01
Grades 3-5, Mondays, 4/5-5/24, 3:45-4:45 PM, West School, $128/141, 114502-02
Grades 5-8, Thursdays, 4/8-6/3, 3:45-4:45 PM, Central School, $120/132, 114502-03

Players experience daily scrimmages with active instruction and tips from the coaching staff. Players are encouraged to employ skills used in football such as running pass routes, play calling, defensive positioning, and pass coverage. These skills and others will be put to use while the players scrimmage each week. This class will include a no-contact format with all pass catches resulting in an automatic down at the point of the catch. If COVID restrictions change: class canceled and a partial refund issued. 

SNAG Golf with Coach Miraim and Coach Terry Favorite!


        

Ages 4-5, Tuesdays, 4/6-6/1, 3:30-4:15 PM, Takiff Center , $162 /178 , 114305-01

The perfect way to learn the game of golf! ‘Starting New At Golf’ falls somewhere between miniature golf and regulation golf, and is a fun and proven training tool for entry-level golfers. The Snag© system allows for full shots, pitching, chipping, and putting. All equipment is provided. If COVID restriction change: class canceled and a partial refund issued.

Kickball with Coach Miriam & Coach Terry Favorite!


        

Grades 1-3, Tuesdays, 4/6-6/1, 4:30-5:15 PM, Takiff Center , $162 /178 , 114306-01

Learn the fun sport of kickball with your friends! Similar to baseball, this recreational game is a great time for everyone. If COVID restriction change: class canceled and a partial refund issued.

After School Sports with Coach Jon


        

Grades K-2, Tuesdays, 4/6-6/1, 3:30-4:30 PM, Watts Park, $148/162, 114503-01
Grades 3-5, Thursdays, 4/8-6/3, 3:45-4:45 PM, West School, $132/145, 114503-02

Spend the afternoon playing sports! You’ll learn the fundamentals of basketball, kickball, soccer, and more. Games are organized with an emphasis on sportsmanship and teamwork. No class: April 22. If COVID restrictions change: class canceled and refund issued.

Spring Major League T-ball with Illinois Baseball Academy NEW!


        

Ages 5-6, Sundays, 4/18-5/23, 1-2 PM, Little Duke Field , $150 /160 , 114101-02

For kindergarteners or players with one year of t-ball experience, this league represents the next step in the progression of IBA programs. In addition to skill development each week, players will participate in coach-pitch games where they will learn positions, play with outs, and experience baseball at a more challenging level. Participants can sign up individually, as part of a small group, or as a complete team. For questions and requests, email trey@illinoisbaseballacademy.com. 2021 spring league teams must have at least one parent-volunteer [coach] to assist in all team safety protocols. If COVID restrictions change: Class canceled and a partial refund issued.

Pro Dribblers with Hot Shot Sports


        

Ages 5-6, Sundays, 4/11-6/6, 10-10:45 AM, Takiff Center , $105 /116 , 114103-03

The Pro Dribblers program builds on skills learned in the Rookie Dribblers class and also introduces more fundamental techniques and basic rules of the game. No class: May 9 and May 30. If COVID restrictions change: class moved online, no refunds issued.

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Youth Ceramics with Natalie Steinmetz Favorite!


        

Grades K-2, Mondays, 4/5-5/24, 3:30-5 PM, Takiff Center, $328/361, 112501-01
Grades 3-4, Tuesdays, 4/6-6/1, 3:30-5 PM, Takiff Center, $369/406, 112501-02
Grades K-2, Thursdays, 4/8-6/3, 3:30-5 PM, Takiff Center, $328/361, 112501-03

In this all-level, in-person class, students will use hand-building to create functional and sculptural pieces. This class is designed to accommodate new and returning students. New projects are shown each session. No class: April 22. If COVID restrictions change: class moved online, no refund issued. 

Sculpting with Model Magic with Natalie Steinmetz


        

Grades K-4, Fridays, 4/9-6/4, 3:30-5 PM, Virtual/Online , $251 /276 , 111302-01

Have fun creating sculptures with Model Magic, an air-drying, non-staining, easy-to- manipulate material! Our instructor will guide children with step-by-step instructions to make their own sculptures, with a new theme each week. All projects are age- appropriate, with no experience necessary or parent participation required. All materials are provided and dropped off at your doorstep. Red, blue, yellow, white, and black colors will be provided. The instructor will demonstrate how to mix them to create a full range of shades. No class: April 23.

School Day Off

Around the World: Spring Break Camp Waitlist!


        

Grades K-6, Monday-Friday, March 29-April 2, 9 AM-3 PM, Watts Center, $270/295, 311420-05

Let's grab our passports and go! Come travel the world with us by planes, trains, and automobiles. Each day, we will enjoy sports, food, arts and crafts, theatre games, and movies from the country we are visiting! Lunch should be brought from home in a single-use container to be thrown out after each meal. 

  • Monday: Party in the USA
  • Tuesday: Hola, Mexico!
  • Wednesday: Ciao, Italy!
  • Thursday: Bonjour, France!
  • Friday: Welcome back to the USA

Fun in the Sun


        

Grades K-6, Friday, 4/23, 9 AM-3 PM, Watts Center , $54 /59 , 311420-06

Red rover, red rover let your child come over! Come and play outside all day long! Games, chalk, bubbles, and more! (If poor weather, we will have a great day inside the Watts Center) Lunch should be brought from home in a single-use container to be thrown out after each meal.

Preschool

Summer's Beginning


        

Age 3-5, Monday-Friday, June 7-11, Takiff Center, $265/276, 908201

Join us as we get ready for camp! Children will have fun as we balance the daily schedule with indoor and outdoor activities designed to promote social skills, language development, math and science inquiry, self-help skills, and large/fine motor development! Camp registration is now open. Summer's Beginning Camp payment in full will be required at registration. All camps will follow current COVID safety guidelines and capacity limitations. Details on how this affects camp will be shared closer to the start of camp. Click "Learn More" below for answers to frequently asked camp questions, including our refund policy.

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Baby Bears


        

Under Age 2, Tuesdays, 10-11 AM, Takiff Center. 908100
8 Weeks: 6/15-8/3, 4 Weeks: 6/15-7/6 or 7/13-8/3

Are you new to Glencoe? Looking to meet your neighbor’s while introducing your little one to friends? Join us each week to meet your neighbors, play at our early childhood playground, and introduce your little one to a classroom environment. Toddlers and parents/caregivers are invited to join us in spending quality time with your baby bear. We will enjoy stories, songs and sunshine with their first friends. Each week we will meet in the classroom and then finish up the class with some playground time at Takiff Center. Camp registration is now open. Baby Bears payment in full will be required at registration. All camps will follow current COVID safety guidelines and capacity limitations. Details on how this affects camp will be shared closer to the start of camp. Click "Learn More" below for answers to frequently asked camp questions, including our refund policy.

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Teddy Bears


        

Age 2, Tuesday/Thursdays, 9:15-11:15 AM, Takiff Center, 908101
8 Weeks: 6/15-8/3, 4 Weeks: 6/15-7/8 or 7/13-8/5

Two’s and not-quite twos join the summer fun in this friendly first-camp program. Our experienced teachers keep things relaxed with careful attention and sensitivity to these first time campers. Singing, painting, and playtime keep your little ones happy and busy as they make friends and take steps toward independence. Camp registration is now open and requires payment in full to register. All camps will follow current COVID safety guidelines and capacity limitations. Details on how this affects camp will be shared closer to the start of camp. Shorter sessions may be added if space permits. Click "Learn More" below for answers to frequently asked camp questions, including our refund policy.

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Panda Bears


        

Age 3, Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9-11:30 AM, Takiff Center, 908102
8 Weeks: 6/14-8/6, 4 Weeks: 6/14-7/9 or 7/12-8/6

Summer fun means arts and crafts, making friends, music, and lots of playtime in Panda camp! Add a little running in the sprinklers, a little fun in the sun, a satisfying dose of paint and glitter, and you’ve got the recipe for a happy camper. Camp registration is now open and requires payment in full to register. All camps will follow current COVID safety guidelines and capacity limitations. Details on how this affects camp will be shared closer to the start of camp. Shorter sessions may be added if space permits. Click "Learn More" below for answers to frequently asked camp questions, including our refund policy.

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Koala Bears Waitlist!


        

Age 4, Monday-Friday, Takiff Center, 908103
Extended Day: 7 AM-6: 30 PM, Full Day: 9 AM-3 PM, Half Day: 9 AM-1 PM
8 Weeks: 6/14-8/6, 4 Weeks: 6/14-7/9 or 7/12-8/6

Koala camp ramps up the summer fun with water play, music, walking trips, and theme days. We provide refrigeration for lunches on site. Your Koala will be excited to go to local parks on walking trips, beach days at our beautiful Glencoe Beach, picnics at Takiff, sprinklers and in house performers to get them moving and grooving this summer. Camp registration is now open and requires payment in full to register. All camps will follow current COVID safety guidelines and capacity limitations. Details on how this affects camp will be shared closer to the start of camp. Shorter sessions may be added if space permits. Click "Learn More" below for answers to frequently asked camp questions, including our refund policy.

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Kinder Korner


        

Age 5, Monday-Friday, Takiff Center, 908301
Extended Day: 7 AM-6:30 PM, Full Day: 9 AM-3 PM, Half Day: 9 AM-1 PM
8 Weeks: 6/14-8/6, 4 Weeks: 6/14-7/9 or 7/12-8/6

A high-energy camp for almost-kindergartners, Kinder Korner Camp is a great place to make friends, move muscles, and challenge imagination. Singing, games, and crafts are based on weekly themes custom-made for busy 5-year-olds. Dress up as a princess, a pirate, or an elephant – every day brings a new surprise! And we don’t stop there – Kinder Korner Camp hits the trail with trips to the beach, walking trips to local parks, and more! We will have some fun romping and stomping with performances by some of our favorite musicians. We provide refrigeration for lunches when on site. Camp registration is now open and requires payment in full to register. All camps will follow current COVID safety guidelines and capacity limitations. Details on how this affects camp will be shared closer to the start of camp. Shorter sessions may be added if space permits. Click "Learn More" below for answers to frequently asked camp questions, including our refund policy.

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Preschool Summer's End


        

Age 3-5, Monday-Friday, August 9-13, Takiff Center, $265/276, 908201

How is camp over already? Join us for an extra week! Children will have fun as we balance the daily schedule with indoor and outdoor activities designed to promote social skills, language development, math and science inquiry, self-help skills, and large/fine motor development! Camp registration is now open. Summer's End Camp payment in full will be required at registration. All camps will follow current COVID safety guidelines and capacity limitations. Details on how this affects camp will be shared closer to the start of camp.  Click "Learn More" below for answers to frequently asked camp questions, including our refund policy.

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Kindergarten Summer's End


        

Age 5, Monday-Friday, August 9-13, Takiff Center, $360/396, 908201

Kinder Korner campers are welcome to extend their camp season for another week! They will be able to have experiences with Sun Fun campers as they join them in outside play activities. Camp registration is now open. Summer's End Camp payment in full will be required at registration. All camps will follow current COVID safety guidelines and capacity limitations. Details on how this affects camp will be shared closer to the start of camp. Click "Learn More" below for answers to frequently asked camp questions, including our refund policy.

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Youth

Sun Fun Waitlist!


        

Entering Grades 1-3, Monday-Friday, Takiff Center
Extended Day: 7 AM-6: 30 PM, Full Day: 8:45 AM-3 PM
8 Weeks: 6/14-8/6, 4 Weeks: 6/14-7/9 or 7/12-8/6

Ready for a day of fun in the sun? Every day brings something new, including arts and crafts, sports, and special events. We will have trips to the beach, special guests and more! We will provide refrigeration for lunches on site. Camp registration is now open and requires payment in full to register. All camps will follow current COVID safety guidelines and capacity limitations. Details on how this affects camp will be shared closer to the start of camp. Shorter sessions may be added if space permits. Click "Learn More" below for answers to frequently asked camp questions, including our refund policy.

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Camp Adventure Waitlist!


        

Entering Grades 4-5, Monday-Friday, Takiff Center
Extended Day: 7 AM-6: 30 PM, Full Day: 8:45 AM-3 PM
8 Weeks: 6/14-8/6, 4 Weeks: 6/14-7/9 or 7/12-8/6

High energy and overflowing with choices, Camp Adventure meets your need for independence and variety! Campers have full use of athletic fields, a dedicated space for arts and crafts, and more. Camp includes one swim shirt. Camp includes one participant t-shirt and one swim shirt. Enjoy visits to the beach, cook-outs, special guests, special events and more! We will provide refrigeration for lunches on site. Camp registration is now open and requires payment in full to register. All camps will follow current COVID safety guidelines and capacity limitations. Details on how this affects camp will be shared closer to the start of camp. Shorter sessions may be added if space permits. Click "Learn More" below for answers to frequently asked camp questions, including our refund policy.

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Summer's End


        

Entering Grades 1-5, Monday-Friday, August 9-13, Takiff Center, $267/294, 908525

Want to enjoy a little more summer fun before school starts? Join us for Summer’s End, a one week extension camp! This program starts at the conclusion of our regular eight-week camp session. First through fifth graders will have a blast as they participate in a multitude of activities including sports, arts and crafts, cooking, swimming, and outdoor activities. Cookouts and field trips to the Glencoe Beach are just a preview of the weekly fun. Campers should bring a swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen every day. We provide refrigeration for lunches when on site. Camp registration is now open. Summer's End Camp payment in full will be required at registration. All camps will follow current COVID safety guidelines and capacity limitations. Details on how this affects camp will be shared closer to the start of camp. Click "Learn More" below for answers to frequently asked camp questions, including our refund policy.summerendYOUTH-1

Teen

Action Quest


        

Entering Grades 6-8, Monday-Friday, 9:15 AM-3:15 PM, Watts Center
8 Weeks: 6/14-8/6, 4 Weeks: 6/14-7/9 or 7/12-8/6

Bring it back to the basics! Join us each week to travel around Glencoe, participate in weekly event days, visit the beach, and so much more! Camp registration is now open and requires payment in full to register. All camps will follow current COVID safety guidelines and capacity limitations. Details on how this affects camp will be shared closer to the start of camp. In order to keep children together in pods and ensure care for essential workers, only eight/four week day camp sessions will be available in February. Shorter sessions may be added if space permits. Click "Learn More" below for answers to frequently asked camp questions, including our refund policy.

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Counselor-in-Training (CIT)


        

Entering Grades 7-10, Monday-Friday, 8:45 AM-3 PM, Takiff Center, 908520
8 Weeks: 6/14-8/6, 4 Weeks: 6/14-7/9 or 7/12-8/6

Did you always want to be a counselor at camp? Learn how to work with school-age children and develop leadership skills. CIT's must commit to the entire registered camp season. This hands-on program will provide you with the skills needed to be an effective leader. CIT's will work directly with camp staff by assisting with daily activities at Sun Fun and Camp Adventure. Participants will go on beach trips with their camp group as well as participate in CIT-only activities and trainings. Camp registration is now open and requires payment in full to register. All camps will follow current COVID safety guidelines and capacity limitations. Details on how this affects camp will be shared closer to the start of camp. Shorter sessions may be added if space permits. Click "Learn More" below for answers to frequently asked camp questions, including our refund policy.

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Preschool Counselor-in-Training (CIT)


        

Entering Grades 7-10, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-12 PM, Takiff Center, 908521
8 Weeks: 6/14-8/6, 4 Weeks: 6/14-7/9 or 7/12-8/6

Experience what camp is like from a leader's point of view and bring your own energy and talents to our Preschool Summer Camps. Help lead daily camp activities while assisting counselors and children. Participants go on all walking and beach trips with their camp group as well as participate in CIT-only activities and trainings. CITs will develop teamwork skills, gain self-confidence, and learn leadership techniques. Camp registration is now open and requires payment in full to register. All camps will follow current COVID safety guidelines and capacity limitations. Details on how this affects camp will be shared closer to the start of camp. Click "Learn More" below for answers to frequently asked camp questions, including our refund policy.

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Specialty Camps

Aquatics Camp Waitlist!


        

Ages 7-13, Monday-Friday, 9:30 AM-12 PM, Glencoe Boat House, 901600
3-day Session: 6/9-6/11
1-Week Session: 6/14-6/18, 6/21-6/25, 6/28-7/2, 7/6-7/9, 7/12-7/16, 7/19-7/23, 7/26-7/30, 8/2-8/6, 8/7-8/13

Enjoy Glencoe Beach and beautiful Lake Michigan! This unique experience takes place at the Glencoe Beach Boat House. Spend the summer kayaking, Hobie Cat sailing, surfing, and stand-up paddle boarding. During rough days, campers will play games on the beach, including volleyball and baseball. On stormy days, camps move inside. Each session begins with boater safety lessons and in-water instruction. All campers will be required to wear life jackets and complete a swim check. Camp registration is now open. Aquatics Camp payment in full will be required at registration. All camps will follow current COVID safety guidelines and capacity limitations. Details on how this affects camp will be shared closer to the start of camp. Click "Learn More" below for answers to frequently asked camp questions, including our refund policy.

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Sailing Camp Waitlist!


        

Ages 7-13, Monday-Friday, 12:30-3 PM, Glencoe Boat House, 901610
1-Week Sessions: 6/14-6/18, 6/21-6/25, 6/28-7/2, 7/6-7/9, 7/12-7/16, 7/19-7/23, 7/26-7/30, 8/2-8/6, 8/9-8/13

New and experienced sailors will enjoy fun and safe sailing adventures on Lake Michigan. Sailors learn the basics of steering, trimming the sail, and balancing the boat in an exciting, hands-on way. Using U.S. Sailing teaching methods, sailors practice land and water drills, making Sailing Camp fun, safe and educational. Sailors complete a swim check at the beginning of camp, so instructors are aware of weak and nervous swimmers. Life jackets are worn by campers whenever on or near the water. Camp registration is now open. Sailing Camp payment in full will be required at registration. All camps will follow current COVID safety guidelines and capacity limitations. Details on how this affects camp will be shared closer to the start of camp. Click "Learn More" below for answers to frequently asked camp questions, including our refund policy.

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Summer Sports Trac Favorite!


        

Ages 6-12, Monday-Friday, 9 AM-12 PM, Watts Center, 914410

Join us for a morning full of sports and games at Watts, five days a week. Your child will participate in various sports throughout the morning, and each day will highlight one new sport taught by a pro. Camp registration is now open. Sports Trac payment in full will be required at registration. All camps will follow current COVID safety guidelines and capacity limitations. Details on how this affects camp will be shared closer to the start of camp. Click "Learn More" below for answers to frequently asked camp questions, including our refund policy.

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Game On! Sports 4 Girls Camp Favorite!


        

Ages 4-10, Monday-Friday, 9 AM-3 PM, Location TBD, 908801

At Game On! Sports Camp 4 Girls, girls of all skill levels will learn and play multiple sports daily in an empowering, warm, and FUN environment. As always, safety is our top priority and with COVID-19, we are taking extra precautions including sanitizing equipment between uses, social distancing, and mask use. Since 2007, Game On! has been offering campers daily/weekly exposure to a wide range of sports including lacrosse, field hockey, soccer, volleyball, basketball, softball, tennis, yoga, fitness, karate, touch rugby, flag football, swimming, horseback riding and more. Whether your daughter is athletically inclined or not, she will thrive. While sports and active play happen throughout the day, we also work to impact each camper's growth as an athlete and a person. Through our Healthier4Me program, we integrate discussion and lessons that focus on self-esteem, respect, nutrition, teamwork, leadership, communication, goal setting, making smart choices, sportsmanship, developing solid bodies, and other core values and life skills. Camp also includes exposure to role models through highly-trained staff, our motivational speaker series, and more. Our passion and mission is to ensure every Game On! girl develops a deep sense of what it means to feel empowered, confident, proud, and "GirlStrong." Summer's beginning and end options available. Sign up for 8 weeks or 2 weeks at a time. Camp registration is now open. Game On! Camp payment in full will be required at registration. All camps will follow current COVID safety guidelines and capacity limitations. Details on how this affects camp will be shared closer to the start of camp. Click "Learn More" below for answers to frequently asked camp questions, including our refund policy. 

Half Day Option

We know that our youngest Ponytail campers (4-5 year olds) can't always handle the full day Game On! experience. Ease your camper into our program with a half day filled with the same opportunities for fun, learning and empowerment! With attention to teaching the coordinated movements behind a variety of fundamental sports skills along with a bit of a creative twist, your youngest will be playing volleyball, basketball, softball, lacrosse, field hockey, soccer and more in no time, and just as important, thinking Game On! GirlStrong! The half day option offers the choice of leaving before or after lunch on a regular basis.

Try it Week

Enjoy a stand-alone week for new and veteran campers to get an energetic start on summer and explore the Game On! camp experience.

Extra Innings

Game On! is not quite ready to call it a summer, are you? We have you covered with this final one stand-alone week to send you all into the school year with just the right finishing GirlStrong touches.

 

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Fitness Classes

Moving with Weights with Marianne Nicolosi


        

Age 18+, Tuesdays, 3/2-3/30, 8:30-9:30 AM, ZOOM, $100/110, 317703-03
Age 18+, Thursdays, 3/4-4/1, 8:30-9:30 AM, ZOOM, $100/110, 317703-04

This low-impact progressive cardio and weights program strengthens, improves muscle tone, and increases bone density. Using various weights plus simple step moves, this workout boosts upper and lower body strength and burns calories.

Row & Go Interval with Sandy Culver Favorite!


        

Age 18+, Tuesdays, 4/6-5/25, 9-10 AM, Takiff Center Fitness Studio/Outside, $160/176, 117705-01

Instructors combine rowing intervals with dynamics sculpting exercises for the perfect balance of cardio and strength training. This heart-pumping, sweat-drenched, total body burn is as fun as it is effective. New to rowing? Don’t sweat it - we’ll teach you everything you need to know.

Broadway & Beyond Dance with Monica O’Connor


        

Age 18+, Wednesdays, 3/10-3/31, 9-10:15 AM, Takiff Center Fitness Studio/ZOOM, $20/22 by class , 317713
Age 18+, Wednesdays, 4/7-5/26, 9-10:15 AM, Takiff Center Fitness Studio/ZOOM, $20/22 by class , 117713

Let’s dance! A fabulous, invigorating dance class with music from all genres, including pop, rock, Latin, Broadway, and even a little hip hop! You will learn a new dance combination every few classes along with stretching, toning, and strength training. Some dance familiarity is recommended but not required. It will be the most fun you’ve ever had on a Tuesday morning!

Rowing, Resistance, & Rolling with Sandy Culver Favorite!


        

Age 18+, Thursdays, 4/8-5/27, 9-10 AM, Takiff Center Fitness Studio/Outside, $160/176, 117705-02

Get ready to work your whole body and then hit the foam rollers! This class pairs moderate to high-intensity rowing with a variety of strength training exercises, followed by foam rolling to release muscle tightness. Targeting every major muscle group, the class is designed to increase your cardiovascular fitness, build strength and prevent injuries with deep tissue rolling (self-myofascial release). Open to all levels of fitness; no rowing or rolling experience necessary. Beginners welcome! Bring a mat and water bottle. We'll supply the foam rollers but you're welcome to bring your own.

Pilates Yoga Fusion with Silvia Strazzarino Favorite!


        

Age 18+, Thursday, 4/8-4/29, 10:30-11:30 AM, Takiff Center Fitness Studio/Outside, $80/88, 117709-01
Age 18+, Thursday, 5/6-5/27, 10:30-11:30 AM, Takiff Center Fitness Studio/Outside, $80/88, 117709-02

This all-level practice adds the benefits of yoga to Pilates mat work. Building core strength with classic Pilates sequences, short yoga moments are incorporated to add flexibility and mobility. Added challenges are shared for those who want a more challenging workout. Class may be held outside if weather permits.

All Levels Yoga with Silvia Strazzarino Favorite!


        

Age 18+, Fridays, 4/9-4/30, 8:30-9:30 AM, Takiff Center Fitness Studio/Outside, $80/88, 117708-01
Age 18+, Fridays, 5/7-5/28, 8:30-9:30 AM, Takiff Center Fitness Studio/Outside, $80/88, 117708-02

This class is for all levels where, while flowing, we could either slow down or build the stamina up a notch with more challenging options. Options for extra challenges or to tone it down! Class may be held outside if weather permits.

Zumba with Melissa Kerpel and Kate Wettergren Favorite!


        

Age 18+, Saturdays, 3/6-3/27, 9-10 AM, Takiff Center Back Parking Lot, 317711
Age 18+, Saturdays, 4/3-5/29, 9-10 AM, Takiff Center Back Parking Lot, 117711

Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program. Zumba participants achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements! The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you've got Zumba!

Ceramics

Adult Ceramics-Advanced with Natalie Steinmetz


        

Age 18+, Mondays, 4/5-5/24, 6-8 PM, Takiff Center/virtual, $246/271, 119716-05
Age 18+, Wednesdays, 4/7-6/2, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM, Takiff Center/virtual, $277/305, 119716-06

This course is designed for our continuing students with a minimum of two years of experience. This hybrid class allows students the choice of working in the studio or from home for the session. The instructor will teach from the studio while broadcasting the demonstrations live on Zoom. Students working from home will have materials and tools provided and have their work fired using a no-contact pickup and drop off system. Students will build on their current skills and be encouraged to create more complex forms and develop a personal style. Individual instruction allows students to work on custom projects of their choice. If COVID restrictions change: class moved online, no refund issued. If COVID restrictions change: class moved online, no refund issued.

Art

The Artist's Studio with Cheryl Steiger


        

Age 18+, Thursdays, 4/8-6/3, 10 AM-12 PM, Virtual/Online , $263 /289 , 119737-01

Using photos, still life, and your imagination, work in the drawing or painting medium of your choice in this individualized online class. Individual instruction will be given on techniques. lncluded in your fee is access to a digital library of recordings from the class session. No class: April 22.

Botanical Drawing with Cheryl Steiger


        

Age 18+, Thursdays, 4/8-6/3, 1-3 PM, Virtual/Online , $263 /289 , 119722-01

Develop strong drawing skills for botanical art. In this class, students will draw live plants and from photographs. In addition, they will learn how to enhance illustrations with colored pencils, pen, ink, and watercolor. lncluded in your fee is access to a digital library of recordings from the class session.No class: April 22. 

Figure Drawing with Cheryl Steiger


        

Age 18+, Tuesdays, 4/6-6/1, 9-11:30 AM, Takiff Center , $309 /340 , 119720-01

In this introductory, in-person course, students will draw the human form from live models. Each class will include a gesture drawing and a longer pose. This class is great for beginning students or for those who would like to draw or paint a live model. Price includes model fee. Included in your fee is access to a digital library of recordings from the class session. If COVID restrictions change: class moved online, no refund issued.

Watercolor with Cheryl Steiger


        

Age 18+, Wednesdays, 4/7-6/2, 12:30-3 PM, Takiff Center , $270 /297 , 119733-01

Students will learn the basics and explore new methods for more advanced painters. This studio class offers individual instruction, with students progressing at their own pace. Included in your fee is access to a digital library of recordings from the class session. If COVID restrictions change: class moved online, no refund issued.

Winnetka Paddle

Platform/Paddle Tennis


        

Platform (or paddle) tennis is played outdoors in the fall, winter, and spring. It is great exercise, a social sport, and can be enjoyed by players of any age or ability.  Through an agreement with the Winnetka Park District, Glencoe residents receive resident rates at the Winnetka Platform Tennis Club (WPTC). For more information, please contact Colin Cross at ccross@winnetkapaddle.com, or call Winnetka Park District at (847) 501-2060 or visit winnetkapaddle.com.

Tennis

Advanced Drill & Play with Tim Hibbens


        

Ages 18+, Mondays, 4/5-5/24, 9:30-11 AM, Watts Courts, $240/264, 118710-01
Ages 18+, Wednesdays, 4/7-6/2, 9:30-11 AM, Watts Courts, $270/297, 118710-05
Ages 18+, Saturdays, 4/10-6/5, 9:30-11 AM, Central School, $240/264, 118710-09

45-minute drills start each session. The emphasis is on organized match play with the intent of putting into effect what has been mastered from previous practice. Varied competitions with tips from the pros strengthen game skills. The level of play is advanced, so acceptance into the group play situation is set up at the teaching pro's discretion. If COVID restriction change: class canceled and a partial refund issued.

Beginner with Tim Hibbens


        

Ages 18+, Mondays, 4/5-5/24, 11 AM-12 PM, Watts Courts, $192/211, 118710-02
Ages 18+, Wednesdays, 4/7-6/2, 11 AM-12 PM, Watts Courts, $216/238, 118710-06
Ages 18+, Saturdays, 4/10-6/5, 11 AM-12 PM, Central School, $192/211, 118710-10

Students are introduced to the game of tennis and receive basic instruction of forehand, backhand, serve, volley, rules, scoring, and proper tennis etiquette. If COVID restriction change: class canceled and a partial refund issued.

Intermediate Drill & Play with Tim Hibbens


        

Ages 18+, Tuesdays, 4/6-6/1, 9:30-11 AM, Watts Courts, $270/297, 118710-03
Ages 18+, Thursdays, 4/8-6/3, 9:30-11 AM, Watts Courts, $270/297, 118710-07

45-minute drills start each session. The emphasis is on organized match play with the intent of putting into effect what has been mastered from previous practice. Varied competitions with tips from the pros strengthen game skills. The level of play is advanced, so acceptance into the group play situation is set up at the teaching pro's discretion. If COVID restriction change: class canceled and a partial refund issued.

Advanced Beginner with Tim Hibbens


        

Ages 18+, Tuesdays, 4/6-6/1, 11 AM-12 PM, Watts Courts, $216/238, 118710-04
Ages 18+, Thursdays, 4/8-6/3, 11 AM-12 PM, Watts Courts, $216/238, 118710-08

For students who have progressed past the beginner program, this class emphasizes stroke refinement and match play. If COVID restriction change: class canceled and a partial refund issued.

Pickleball

Beginner Pickleball with Carl Rosenthal


        

Ages 30+, Tuesdays, 4/6-5/11, 4-5:30 PM, Watts Courts, $125/140, 115600-01
Ages 30+, Thursdays, 4/8-5/13, 6-7:30 PM, Watts Courts, $125/140, 115600-02
Ages 30+, Tuesdays, 5/18-6/22, 4-5:30 PM, Watts Courts, $125/140, 115600-05
Ages 30+, Thursdays, 5/20-6/24, 6-7:30 PM, Watts Courts, $125/140, 115600-06

Come and learn the fastest growing racket sport in America! Pickleball is a combination of tennis and ping pong played with a whiffle ball on a badminton size court. Our beginners Pickleball workshop will allow you to learn about the game, understand the rules and scoring and develop the skills needed to play. These 90-minute lessons are taught by an experienced player and all equipment is provided. No drop-ins allowed. If COVID restrictions change, class canceled and partial refund offered.

Intermediate Pickleball with Carl Rosenthal


        

Ages 30+, Tuesdays, 4/6-5/11, 6-7:30 PM, Watts Courts, $125/140, 115600-03
Ages 30+, Wednesdays, 4/7-5/12, 5:30-7 PM, Watts Courts, $125/140, 115600-09
Ages 30+, Thursdays, 4/8-5/13, 4-5:30 PM, Watts Courts, $125/140, 115600-04
Ages 30+, Tuesdays, 5/18-6/22, 6-7:30 PM, Watts Courts, $125/140, 115600-07
Ages 30+, Thursdays, 5/20-6/24, 4-5:30 PM, Watts Courts, $125/140, 115600-08

For the intermediate pickleball player, students will expand on skills and game strategy learned during beginner class. This class is designed for those who have played the game and want to further improve their game. These 90-minute lessons are taught by an experienced player and all equipment is provided. No drop-ins allowed. If COVID restrictions change, class canceled and partial refund offered.

Sports

Teen Rowing with Sandy Culver


        

Ages 13-18, Thursdays, 4/8-5/6, 5-6 PM, Takiff Center, $92/101, 117609-03
Ages 13-18, Thursdays, 5/13-6/3, 5-6 PM, Takiff Center, $92/101, 117609-04

Put the iPad down and get into rowing! Whether you see a future on a crew team or are just looking for a challenging way to stay active, this class is for you. Instructors will focus on individual attention and proper form to ensure safety. No class: April 22. If COVID restrictions change: class canceled and refund issued.

Ceramics

Hand Building for Teens with Natalie Steinmetz


        

Grades 5-8, Thursdays, 4/8-6/3, 5:30-7:30 PM, Takiff Center/virtual, $376/414, 112503-01

This all-levels, beginners welcome, hybrid class allows students the choice of working in the studio or from home for the session. The instructor will teach from the studio while broadcasting the demonstrations live on Zoom. Students working from home will have materials and tools provided and have their work fired using a no-contact pickup and drop off system. The instructor will do a new demonstration each week using hand-building techniques. This class is designed to accommodate new and returning students. No class: April 22. If COVID restrictions change: class moved online, no refund issued.

Intermediate Clay for Teens with Natalie Steinmetz


        

Grades 6-12, Tuesdays, 4/6-6/1, 5:30-7:30 PM, Takiff Center/virtual, $426/465, 112504-01

Designed for students with a minimum of two years’ experience. This hybrid class allows students the choice of working in the studio or from home for the session. The instructor will teach from the studio while broadcasting the demonstrations live on Zoom. Students working from home will have materials and tools provided and have their work fired using a no-contact pick up and drop off system. Students will build on their existing skills to create more complex forms and focus on developing their own style. Students must have minimum of two years of wheel throwing experience to use the potters’ wheel. If COVID restrictions change: class moved online, no refund issued.