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.
Savory, Sweet, and everything in between! Learn basic cooking skills and techniques that every great chef needs to know! Prepare a sophisticated dinner and dessert in the first two hours and eat it for the last half hour! Recipes will go home with every teen chef so you can keep practicing! If your child has allergies or dietary restrictions, we ask that you contact the program supervisor prior to the workshop so instructors can try to make reasonable accommodations.
Saturday, April 7th: 3:00-5:00PM (Fox Center)
Saturday, May 12th: 3:00-5:00PM (Fox Center)
A room full of mysterious luggage, one hour to find the solution. Take the Team Puzzle Challenge and put your wit to the test. Sign up for a session with friends, or register solo and play with others. This activity is modled after an escape room, teammates work together to solve a series of complex puzzles within 60 minutes. Victory is not guaranteed, but all puzzles will be explained at the end of the session.
Friday, April 27th, 4:30-6:00 PM (Fox Center)
Friday, April 27th, 6:30-8:00 PM (Fox Center)
Friday, April 27th, 8:30-10:00 PM (Fox Center)
Saturday, April 28th, 2:30-4:00 PM (Fox Center)
Saturday, April 28th, 4:30-6:00 PM (Fox Center)
Saturday, April 28th, 6:30-8:00 PM (Fox Center)
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
Friday, June 1st: 9:00AM-3:30PM: Main Event
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, April 13th: 7:00-9:00PM (Fox Center)
Friday, May 11th: 7:00-9:00PM (Fox Center)
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, April 14th: 2:00-4:00PM (Fox Center)
Saturday, May 12th: 2:00-4:00PM (Fox Center)
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, April 21st: 12:00-3:30PM (Fox Center)
Saturday, May 26th: 12:00-3:30PM (Fox Center)
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)
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 21st: 9:30AM-3:00PM (Carroll Center)
Saturday, May 19th: 9:30AM-3:00PM (Carroll Center)