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The Park District offers a variety of teen programs, events, and trips throughout the year. Get experience as a Counselor in Training that will help you land your first job, become a certified Safe Sitter, or have a blast this summer at our Teen Scene Summer Camp. We have something for everyone! View our current Teen program offerings or suggest a new program idea for next season.

Middle School's Out Trips

Is your middle school student looking for a fun way to spend their day off of school? Join us for our new Middle School's Out Trips!

Monday, February 19th: 9:00AM-3:30PM: Chicago Auto Show

Tuesday, March 20th: 9:00AM-3:30PM: GameWorks Arcade

Monday, March 26th: 9:00AM-3:30PM: WhirlyBall

Tuesday, March 27th: 9:00-3:30PM: Vertical Endeavors Rock Climbing

Wednesday, March 28th: 9:00-3:30PM: MSI Chicago

Thursday, March 29th: 9:00-3:30PM: Sky Zone Trampoline Park

Friday, March 30th: 9:00-3:30PM: Chasers Laser Tag


Chestnut Mountain Ski Trip

Spend your day off from school on the slopes of Chestnut Mountain in Galena, Illinois. Chestnut Mountain features a 475-foot vertical drop meanders a 3,500 feet through 19 runs, ranging from novice to black diamond. The mountain also has two quad chairs, four triple chairs, two conveyor lifts and one surface lift to get you back up to the top. This registration does not include equipment rentals (for ski rental please also register for section -02, for snowboard rental please also register for -03, and for a helmet rental please also register for -05). To sign up for the beginner lesson, please sign up for section -04 as well.  Participants should bring money for meals. A signed waiver required and will be emailed to all event participants prior to the trip.

Registration Codes:
Section -01 - Lift Ticket (All Participants need to register for this section)
Section -02 - Ski Rental Add-On (Optional)
Section -03 - Snowboard Rental Add-On (Optional)
Section -04 - Beginner Lesson Add-On (Optional)
Section -05 - Helmet Rental Add-On (Optional)

Monday, February 19th: 7:00AM-7:30PM (Fox Center)

Laser Tag Game Night

Duck, cover, and come out to our monthly night of laser tag. No heavy vests or wait times, our event staff will have variety of games and scenarios to put your tagging skills to the test. Games will be indoor and outdoor, weather permitting.

Friday, February 16th: 7:00-9:00PM (Fox Center)

Friday, March 2nd: 7:00-9:00PM (Fox Center)


Teen Video Game Club

Meet the other gamers in Oak Park. Explore the history and future of video games with our huge collection of consoles and video games.

Saturday, February 10th: 2:00-4:00PM (Fox Center)

Saturday, March 10th: 2:00-4:00PM (Fox Center)


D&D Adventures

Explore dungeons, battle monsters, find treasure! D&D Adventures will teach the ins and outs of tabletop role playing. Create characters, learn the rules and embark on an adventure that will fill the day with adventure and imagination.

Saturday, February 17th: 12:00-3:30PM (Fox Center)

Saturday, March 17th: 12:00-3:30PM (Fox Center)


Wizarding Mystery Night

A spooky mansion, a crime with an unknown culprit, and magic. Get your wands and robes ready for this Wizard themed mystery dinner party. Participants will be given a character to play and must determine who they can trust and who has been dabbling in dark magic.

Friday, February 23rd: 7:00-9:00PM (Cheney Mansion)


Main Event Friday Night Trip

Bowling, Laser Tag, Games, and Pizza! What more could you want on a Friday Night out! Join us for a teen trip to Main Event in Warrenville! Each participant will receive two rounds of bowling, a round of laser Tag, a $10 game card, 2 slices of pizza, and pop!

Friday, March 9th: 7:00-10:30PM (Fox Park Center)


Flashlight Egg Hunt

Bring your flashlights! It’s time to celebrate Spring with a puzzling scavenger hunt adventure. Participants will be grouped in teams and will be tasked with finding clues, puzzles, and plenty of candy filled eggs. Prizes will be awarded to the team that solves the puzzle first.

Friday, March 16th: 8:30PM-10:00PM (Fox Park Center)


Clubhouse Counselor in Training Program

The Clubhouse Counselor in Training (CIT) program is for teens who are ready to take on a leadership role and learn to care for children in an afterschool setting. With staff guidance and encouragement, CIT's will work with youth, lead games and crafts, and assist the students with homework. Besides helping children in your community have an awesome time after school, being a CIT looks great on a resume and may even help you land that paid summer camp or clubhouse counselor position you've been dreaming of. For more information about the program and to register for the Leadership Training, please click HERE! To register for the clubhouse sessions, please click HERE!


Safe Sitter Essentials

Featuring Updated Curriculum from Safe Sitter Inc.! Safe Sitter prepares students to be safe when they're home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who is choking, and helpful information like what do to if there is severe weather. The lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises. A pizza lunch is included! Safe Sitter Coure Content Includes:

  • Safety Skills: Students learn how to prevent unsafe situations and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies.
  • Child Care Skills: Students learn tips to manage behavior that will help them stay in control of themselves and the children in their care. Students also learn the ages and stages of child development, as well as practice diapering.
  • Life & Business Skills: The ability to screen jobs, discuss fees, and greet employers will set students up for success now and in the future. Students practice these skills through various role plays.

Safe Sitter Classes:

Saturday, December 16th: 9:30AM-3:00PM (Carroll Center)


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