Formerly the Green Teen Zone, located 302 W. Green Street
The Bensenville Park District is excited to announce the official opening of the new Teen Center this September. The Center provides High School students opportunities to be actively involved in safe, structured, and engaging out of school activities. The redesigned space will feature a lounge area, gaming equipment, a computer lab, homework and study room, multimedia room, and much more. Free memberships includes homework help, a safe space to hang out with friends, and participation in activities. Special events, trips, and some programs will be available at an affordable fee. Register for membership at the Park District’s Deer Grove Leisure Center. Registration forms must be signed by a parent or guardian, and a valid High School ID must be presented at the time of registration. Annual memberships will be valid September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019. The Teen Center will be open Monday through Saturday; closed on Sundays. Park District staff will supervise the center during hours of operation. For more information about Teen programming, contact Recreation Supervisor Lisa Semetko at (630)-238-4920, or email@example.com.
Teen Center Back to School BBQ – Free!
Teens and their families are welcome to get hyped for the new school year at the Teen Center’s Back to School Barbecue. Challenge your friends to a round of one of our lawn games, meet your classmates, and dance all night to our DJ. Bring your friends and start the year off right at the Teen Center!
Ages 13+ 8/24 F 6-7:30P
Teen Center Grand Opening – Free!
Come check out the new Teen Center! Stop by for a tour of the new space; meet our staff, and volunteers. Featuring a DJ, free treats, cool games, and awesome giveaways, this is not an event you’ll want to miss!
Ages 13-18 9/1 Sa 4-6P
Connect with nature on this overnight camping trip to Blackwell Forest Preserve. Teens will get to experience the forest at night, learn about Leave No Trace Ethics, and gain an appreciation for the natural world during this safe, structured, and fun outing. Trip is led by Park District Staff with Wilderness First Responder, First Aid, and AED training. The fee includes meals, transportation and campsite registration. Packing list and itinerary will be distributed at registration. Please provide your own camping gear. No camping gear? No worries. Contact Lisa Semetko at 630-238-4920 to borrow some. Trip departs from Deer Grove Leisure Center. Space is limited. A parent or guardian must sign registration/waiver for participants 17 years of age and under. The deadline for registration at the Deer Grove Leisure Center is September 7.
Ages 13-18 9/15-9/16 Sa, Su 2-11A $21 625104-01
Location: Blackwell Forest Preserve, Warrenville, IL
Open Mic Nights – Free!
Are you a musician, poet, standup comedian, or any other kind of artist? Show off your skills at Open Mic Night at the Teen Center! Open Mic Night will be an opportunity for each artist to have 15 minutes to perform their act. Come early to sign up, or head to the Teen Center to reserve your spot the week before. Are you amazing at yo-yo? Contact juggling? Great! All talents welcome.
Ages 13-18 10/6-12/1 Sa 8-10P
Teens can enjoy a relaxed pace hike around the eight mile loop trail of the Ned Brown Preserve (Busse Woods) during this autumn day hike. Check out over 20 miles of shoreline in the 457 acre Busse Reservoir, take in the trees with your friends, and try to spot an elk in their 17-acre enclosed pasture on the east side of the preserve. Plan on bringing a water bottle (at least 24oz), sunblock, a snack, and a small backpack (optional) for this fun hike. Fee includes transportation and trail snack. Trip will depart from the Deer Grove Leisure Center. A parent or guardian must sign registration/waiver for those 17 years and under. The deadline for registration is September 22.
Ages 13-18 9/29 Sa 10A-3:30P $6 625107-01
Location: Busse Woods, Elk Grove Village, IL
Challenge your friends to the ultimate battle of wills and luck during the high schoolers only game tournament. Experience old classic and new favorite games, while enjoying snacks, to see if you have what it takes to be the champion. Prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place winners. The deadline for registration is September 28.
Ages 13-18 10/5 F 6-10P $6
Fright Night Films
Fright Nights feature tricks, treats and two classic Hollywood Horror films on our big screen: Bela Lugosi’s Dracula and Boris Karloff Jr. as the original undead monster himself, Frankenstein. Enjoy free popcorn, drinks, and our creepy corner of horrors picture booth.
Ages 13-18 10/13 Sa 6:30-10P $6
Key Quest Escape Room
Join your friends from the Teen Center for an epic night solving puzzles and cracking riddles at the Key Quest Escape Room in Arlington Heights! Fee includes pizza dinner, trans-
portation, and ticket to Key Quest Escape Room. The deadline for registration is November 2 at the Deer Grove Leisure Center.
Ages 13-18 11/9 F 5:30-8:30P $19 625101-01
Location: Key Quest Escape Room
Fitness Classes & Fitness Center
Eat Well, Live Well
If you are age 14 or older, you can work one-on-one with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for your customized meal plan, menus, and tips on how to eat out the healthier way. Appointments can be reserved anytime Monday – Sunday, 1-7pm. No appointments will be taken for May 28 and July 4.
1-30min session M-Su $30 512101-01
1-60min session M-Su $45 512101-02
6-30min sessions M-Su $150 512101-03
6-60min sessions M-Su $225 512101-04
Location: DGLC Dietitian Lou Ann Chvatal