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, spend your day off on the slopes of Wilmont Mountain, go on a Flashlight Egg Hunt adventure, 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.
RCRC will be rocking for this middle school/teen event! There will be a live rock concert on top of the bleachers, inflatable obstacle course, games, contests, pizza, and more! Don't forget to share your pictures and videos on the Park District's social media pages using #RockTheRink! Grab your friends and head on down to RCRC to #RockTheRink! Do not miss this awesome special event!
Friday, April 28th: 8:30-10:00 PM (RCRC)
It's time for our own private VIP Friday Night Laser Tag party! We are heading to Chasers Laser Tag in Naperville, IL for 2 hours of laser tag, video games, and pizza. All participants will get to play four or more games of laser tag as well as have access to the climbing area, free arcade games, X-Box versus room, and robot battle stations for the entire two hour party. Get your weekend started off the right way with this laser tag party!
Friday, April 7th: 6:00 PM-10:00 PM (Fox Center)
Join us for our trip to CPX Sports in Melrose Park for a private indoor paintball experience! Included in your registration for this trip is the admission fee, complimentary gun and goggle rental, 500 paintballs per player, and a 2 hour time slot. All games will be led by the staff at CPX.
Friday, April 14th: 7:30 PM-10:15 PM (Fox Center)
We are taking a trip to Muvico 18 in Rosemont to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2 in D Box! D Box is an immersive seaet that moves you with the film - you feel like you're in the movie! We have a limited number of tickets available, so advanced registration is required. Please Note: Show times have not been released yet, but we will be going to a Friday Night showing. Exact times will be communicated as we get closer to the trip date.
Friday, May 5th: Time TBA (Fox Center)
Calling all video game enthusiasts: it is time for a night of competition and fun! We are having a Super Smash Brothers tournament on the Wii U. There will be two tournaments: one with strict rules and one that is more loose (participants will be able to choose their tournament the night of the event). We will have pizza for all participants and prizes for the winners! Challenge your friends and sign up today!
Friday, May 12th: 6:00 PM-10:00 PM (Fox Center)
Escape Factor is a live escape room experience located right here in Oak Park. Join our team as we enter a themed room and have sixty minutes to work together to accomplish each goal. Our team will have to use logic and elements within the room to find clues & keys, solve puzzles & riddles, and decipher various cryptic messages. Since the Escape Room is located nearby Ridgeland Common Recreation Complex our team will meet at RCRC and walk to the Escape Room together (bussing will be provided in the event of inclement weather). Spots are limited due to the room restriction so sign up while spots are still available!
Friday, May 19th: 6:30 PM-9:15 PM (RCRC)
Treat-filled eggs will be hidden throughout the park for this teen-only event. Your challenge is to find as many eggs as you can using only a flashlight and be the one and only teen to find the Golden Egg and claim the official Golden Egg prize! Don't forget to bring a flashlight! The first part of the event will be the individual egg hunt and search for the Golden Egg. The second part of the event will feature the Easter Egg Team Decoder games as teams will have to solve clues which will lead them to their prize!
Friday, March 24th: 8:30 PM-9:30 PM (Fox Park)
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!
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, April 15th: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM (Carroll Center)
Saturday, May 20th: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM (Carroll Center)
Are video games a passion of yours? If so, the PDOP Youth Game Club is what you're looking for! Each "meeting" will offer each participant the chance to play numerous games new and old with each other in a friendly enviornment. What a great way to hang out with your friends over the weekend and discuss video games! Don't worry parents, all of the games and content will be age appropriate. This program will be run by video game enthusiasts and all the games and equipment will be provided.
Saturday, April 8th: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Barrie Center)
Saturday, May 13th: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Barrie Center)