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! Suggest a new program idea for next season.
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, April 12th: 8:30 - 10:00 PM (Fox Center)
Let out your inner wizard. We'll spend the afternoon learning the basics of the odd sport of Quidditch. All supplies and wizard snacks will be provided.
Saturday, May 11th: 12:00 - 2:00 PM (Fox Center)
Sewing is not only fun it is also a helpful "life" skill. Come along as we play with hand sewing as well as the sewing machine. In this 5-class course your instructor will introduce the materials and toolas used as well as show you the basics of sewing. All material will be provided but feel free to bring in anything you might wish to use on a project. All skill levels are welcome, no experience necessary.
Sundays, April 28th - May 26th: 1:00 - 2:00PM (Fox Center)
Class does not meet on 5/12
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, May 4th: 2:15-4:15PM (Fox Center)
What better way to learn about different cultures around the world than to do so through their artwork! Join us while we discover a unique world in multi-cultural art. You will leave with a better understanding of the diverse world around you along with your handmade piece of art.
Saturday, April 27th: 10:00AM - 12:00PM (Dole Center)
Saturday, May 25th: 10:00AM - 12:00PM (Dole Center)
Let's keep some classic hobbies and skills alive! Knitting is a fun pastime and it gives you the ability to create wonderful gifts for your family and friends! In this program you will learn:
Week 1: Basics - supplies, terminology, starting
Week 2: Stockinet Stitch, knit that headband
Week 3: Casting on (start a new headband/scarf), Purling
Week 4: An hour of knitting and chatting
Tuesdays, May 7th - May 26th: 6:30 - 7:30PM (Austin Gardens)
Eveyrone loves a birthday party! Come celebrate with us as we recognize famous artists in the month they were born. We will create out own artwork. You will be inspired by works produced throughout their career and might enjoy a sweet treat as well!
Saturday, April 14th: 10:00AM - 12:00PM (Dole Center); Edward Hicks, Artist, Born 1780
Saturday, May 12th: 10:00AM - 12:00PM (Dole Center); Frank Stella, Artist, Born 1936
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 27th: 12:00-3:30PM (Fox Center)
Saturday, May 18th: 12:00-3:30PM (Fox 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 20th: 9:30AM-3:00PM (Carroll Center)
Saturday, May 18th: 9:30AM-3:00PM (Carroll Center)