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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.

Super Smash Bros Tournament

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

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)

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, May 20th: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM (Carroll Center)

Saturday, June 17th: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM (Carroll Center)

Saturday, July 22nd: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM (Carroll Center)

Saturday, August 19th: 9: 30 AM - 3:00 PM (Carroll Center)

PDOP Youth Game Club

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, May 13th: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Barrie Center)

Saturday, June 3rd: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Barrie Center)

Saturday, July 15th: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Barrie Center)

Saturday, July 29th: 12:00 - 4:00 PM (Field Trip - Galloping Ghost Arcade)

Saturday, August 12th: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Barrie Center)


Friday Night Splash

Middle Schoolers are taking over Ridgeland Pool! Have the pool to yourself and enjoy great music, games, giveaways, and more! Bring your friends and get your weekend started off the right way!

Friday, July 7th: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Ridgeland Pool)

Friday, August 4th: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Ridgeland Pool)


Spider-Man: Homecoming Trip

We will be taking a trip to Hollywood Blvd. in Woodridge to see Spider-Man: Homecoming! Hollywood Blvd. has lounge chair seeating and servers that come out during the movie to take your food and drink order. Participants should bring money for food & drink (including tip). The Park District will cover the cost of the movie ticket.

Friday, July 14th: Time TBA (Fox Center)


Murder Mystery Event

It's a Roaring 20's themed murder mystery party! Participants will follow along with the script and clues and work together to try to determine who the murderer is. A pizza dinner will be provided.

Friday, June 23rd: 7:00-9:00 PM (Fox Center)

Upcoming Events



Teen Activity Council (TAC) more info



PDOP Youth Game Club more info



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