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.
Grab your flashlight and come out to our 1st Annual Teen Merry & Bright Flashlight Night! We will begin the evening with an outdoor flashlight hunt for different prizes and some (weather permitting) sledding and snow tubing before going inside for popcorn, hot chocolate, indoor activities, and a movie.
Friday, December 16th: 7:00-10:00 PM (Barrie Center)
Spend your day off from school on the slopes of Wilmot Mountain in Wilmot, Wisconsin. Wilmot Mountain features three new four-person chair lifts, an enhanced beginner area, a new terrain park and high speed rope tow, and expanded state-of-the-art snowmaking! Your fee includes transportation, supervision, and your lift ticket. This registration does not include equipment rentals (for ski rental please also register for section -02, for snowboard rental please also register for section -03, and for a helmet rental please also register for section -05). To sign up for the beginner lesson, please sign up for section -04 as well. Participants should bring money for meals. A signed wavier is required and will emailed to all event participants prior to the trip. Registration Deadline: February 2nd.
Monday, February 20th: 7:00 AM-7:30 PM (Fox Center)
If you can think of a better name - please let us know! School is out, so let's have some fun! Spend your MLK day with us at Barrie Park for some sledding & tubing (weather permitting), active games, a trip to the ice rink, and a pizza lunch/movie at Barrie Center.
Monday, January 16th: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM (Barrie Center)
This is not your kiddie go-kart racing! Join us on our trip to K1 Speed in Addison for an indoor go-kart racing competition. K1 Speed sets themselves apart from the competition by using 100-percent, all-electric karts. Forget about the lawn mower-powered go-karts of your youth. The European-style electric karts are high-performance machines, producing tremendous torque and horsepower from advanced electric motors! Our package includes a 14 lap qualifying race and a 16 lap final race as well as medals for the top 3 finishers, a podium photo, and a score sheet with performance details. All racers must be at least 4'10" to race. Our group size is limited to 10 participants so that we can all race together. Claim your spot by signing up today!
Friday, January 20th: 6:30 PM-10:30 PM (Longfellow Center)
Battle Royale is bringing laser tag to Longfellow Center! Sign up for some in-house Friday Night laser tag. This is not your regular laser tag! A team leader from Battle Royale will lead the games at Longfellow Center complete with laser guns, barriers, tents, props, and knee pads! Spots are limited to 12 players, so advanced registration is required.
Friday, February 17th: 7:45 PM-10:00 PM (Longfellow Center)
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, January 21st: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM (Carroll Center)
Saturday, February 18th: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM (Carroll Center)
Saturday, March 18th: 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, January 14th: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Barrie Center)
Saturday, February 11th: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Barrie Center)
Saturday, March 11th: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Barrie Center)