Fun Children’s Classes!
Bensenville Park District offers a variety of classes for children each season. Most classes are held at Deer Grove Leisure Center. Below is just a sampling of the classes we offer, so make sure you refer to the Bensenville Park District Program Guides for a complete listing of classes that are offered during your desired time.
Tot School Primer
This class prepares your child for the Tot School Program! Help your child get ready for the classroom with their peers and adults in an environment that fosters structured and unstructured activities. Each class enjoys free play, circle, craft and story time. Parent/caregiver must attend class. Class will not be held on March 28.
Ages 1.5-2.5 3/7-5/2 W 9:15-10:15A $48/$58 705416-02
Location: DGLC, Nursery Room Instructor: Natalie Voth
Tot School Program
This program prepares your child for the Preschool experience! Our integrated yearly curriculum focuses on social, emotional, cognitive and physical development with activities including circle time, exposure to colors, shapes, numbers and letters. Children are exposed a variety of learning centers such as dramatic play, sensory, literacy, music, blocks and puzzles, and nature exploration. A snack, gym time and play in our outdoor classroom are also included. Children must be the appropriate age by January 9, 2018. Being toilet trained is preferred but not required. Staff does not change diapers. No classes will be held on March 27 and 29.
Ages 2-3 1/9-4/26 Tu,Th 9:15-11:15A $355/$365 705406-01
Location: DGLC, Nursery Room Instructor: Natalie Voth
This class is a caregiver and me class. Children, along with their adult helper, will learn about life on the farm in the past. Each class will have a different theme, which will have entertaining games, crafts and experiences. Dress to get dirty. Register at the Leisure Center one day prior to each session.
Ages 3-5 4/6 F 10-11A $3/$3 716002-04
April Showers- Rain, Rain, Don’t go away! Come to the farm to learn all about why the rain is so important to the farmers. We’ll make a watery craft, take a tour of our garden, and even plant our own flower that the rain can help grow.
Location: Fischer Farm Instructor: Michelle Hujer
Fun In Motion Head to Toe
Get ready to stretch and bend your muscles while climbing through tubes, playing with balls, maneuvering through mini obstacle courses and playing group games and activities. Parent/caregiver must attend class. There will be no class on March 27.
Ages 1.5-2.5 2/20-4/3 Tu 6-6:45P $48/$58 705101-02
Location: DGLC, Tiny Tot Room Instructor: Mrs. Cindy Banazynski
Pee Wee Gym
Pee Wee Gym is a fun, “open gym style” class where kids are introduced to a variety of activities like soccer, basketball, balloon volleyball, parachutes, scooters, and dance! Parents take an active role in helping their children acquire the skills to participate in all activities. Please dress in comfortable clothing and get ready to have fun! No Class Mar 30.
Ages 2-4 2/23-4/6 F 9:15-10A $25/$35 702232-02
Ages 2-4 4/13-5/18 F 9:15-10A $30/$40 702232-03
Location: DGLC, Gym West Instructor: Silvia Ramirez
Little ones can play, socialize, and practice their large motor skills in an open play, gym-like format. We will have lots of new toys to climb on and explore, like tunnels, foam climbing blocks and more! This is a pay as you go, drop-in activity which means you are not required to play every day. Children ages one year and younger are welcome at no charge! On occasion this program may be closed due to Park District holidays and or/unforeseen circumstances. Please call ahead to confirm. Parent/caregiver must accompany child(ren).
Ages 1-5 1/13-5/26 Tu,Th,Sa 11:30A-1:30P $2/$3 705100-01
Location: DGLC, Nursery Instructor: BPD Staff
Tiny Tot T-Ball
Children will learn the basics of baseball including catching, hitting, throwing, and running the bases. These fundamentals will be the focus of this program. Instruction will be given through drills and simulated game plays every week. Each participant should bring a glove to class each week.
Ages 4-6 3/20-4/24 5:15-6P $30/$40 702207-01
Location: DGLC Gym East Instructor:Michael Liszka & Catherine Tillesen
Half Pint Hoops
In this fun-focused basketball program children will learn the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting, and team play. Make sure to wear comfortable clothing and gym shoes to every class. This is a great instructional class for the first time players.
Ages 4-6 2/12-3/12 M 5:15-6P $30/$40 702216-01
Location: DGLC, Gym East Instructor: BPD Staff
Kids Karate Club
This class, designed for children ages 4-14, teaches martial arts, public safety, awareness and respect. It also builds self-esteem and confidence with a strong emphasis on family involvement. Most of all, it is safe and fun. Testing, and belt advancement and tournaments are optional and available at an additional fee. Uniforms are required; fees are $38. They will be available for purchase at the first class of each session.
Beginner 3/15-5/3 Th 6-6:45P $33/$43 702236-03
Advanced 3/15-5/3 Th 6:45-7:30P $33/$43 702236-04
Location: DGLC, Sycamore Room Instructor: Kids Karate Staff
2018 Summer Camps for Children Ages 2-5
Ages 24-35 months
This camp offers a caring and gentle introduction to the camp experience where each week is centered around an exciting theme. Our smallest campers enjoy nature exploration, vegetable gardening in our raised garden beds, water play and on hot days, a visit to our safe Slash Pad. The children will also play games, sing, dance, get messy with sensory craft projects, enjoy story time, and a healthy snack. Children will also enjoy plenty of indoor play inside the cool Deer Grove Leisure Center. Counselor to camper ratio is 1:6. Each camper receives one camp shirt on the first day of camp. There are no camps July 3 and 5.
6/12-7/12 Tu, Th 9:15-11:15A $105/$115 505105-01
7/17-8/9 Tu, Th 9:15-11:15A $105/$115 505105-02
Location: DGLC, Nursery
Tailored to the increasingly independent and adventurous Preschooler, Sunshine Camp offers fun camp experiences. Campers enjoy nature exploration, vegetable gardening in our raised garden beds, daily visits to the Splash Pad, guest speakers, sports, camp songs, and plenty of time to climb on our playground equipment. Camp fosters growth, independence and developing friendships. Each week is centered on an exciting theme. Children will also enjoy play inside the cool Deer Grove Leisure Center. Counselor to camper ratio is 1:6. Campers receive one camp shirt on the first day of camp. There are no camps July 2-6. Before Camp care is available for Sunshine Campers, see page 16.
6/11-7/13 M, W, F 9A-12P $165/$175 505201-01
6/12-7/12 Tu, Th 9A-12P $115/$125 505201-02
7/16-8/10 M, W, F 9A-12P $165/$175 505201-03
7/17-8/9 Tu, Th 9A-12P $115/$125 505201-04
Location: DGLC, Tiny Tot Preschool
Tumbling, Cheer & Gymnastics Classes