Youth Variety ProgramsGirl in Mad Science Class

Young Rembrandts - Drawing classes taught by the YR staff are a wonderful way to introduce your child to drawing.

Spanish Classes - If you're not up to the bilingual challenge, then let your youngster experience the pleasure of being able to communicate in another language. This enrichment program in Spanish will feature dance, music, guest speakers, puppets, crafts, creative drama, and special off-site activities.

Sunshine Arts & Crafts- Children will paint their own pottery in this class. The pieces will be fired off site and returned to the Park District in one week for pick-up. Other art mediums are explored including canvas art and tie dying.

Babysitting Program 'Caring 4 Children' - A Park District program that teaches children ages 10-14 the proper techniques for baby-sitting under the guidance of professionals from the Vernon Hills Police Department, Countryside Fire Department, and the Vernon Hills Park District. This class deals with emergency and non-emergency situations that could arise while watching younger children. Professionals teach topics such as First Aid, fire safety, police security, childcare and more. Participants will receive a totebag and a completion card.

Cheerleading & Pompon - If your daughter has dreamed of being a cheerleader, then here's the perfect opportunity to make her dreams come true. Bring your energy and get fired up to learn lots of catchy cheers and a cool pompon routine choreographed to fun lively music. We will work on individual skills and techniques as well as learning to work together as a group. Each session introduces more new and exciting cheers and routines and our last class will feature the girls performing their newly acquired skills for family and friends. In addition, this session will culminate with the opportunity for the girls to perform during the half time of a Vernon Hills Park District basketball game. Pompons are provided.

Mad Science - This is a class filled with fun, spectacular, hands-on science experiments! Exciting science topics are investigated and the participants take home projects.

Magic Class - Your child will amaze friends and family members by learning tricks that involve cards, ropes, and coins. Professional Magician, Gary Kantor will teach your child these easy to learn, convincing tricks. Each participant will take home a magic kit. New tricks are added each session. The tricks a child learns depends on how many sessions he or she has attended.

Improv Classes - Musicals, Comedy, Creative Drama, Actors Toolbox and more!

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