Summer catalog Joliet Park District 2021

 
Summer catalog Joliet Park District 2021
Joliet Park District
  summer catalog
                        2021

 Programs and availability may change due to COVID-19
Summer catalog Joliet Park District 2021
The Joliet Park District has many partnership opportunities
that will fit any business budget and audience.

Some of these opportunities include:
   • Harlow Lockwood Softball Complex
  • Taste of Joliet
   • Area golf tournaments at all three Joliet Park District golf courses
   • Nowell Park Back to School Festival
   • Airport Festival
   • Concerts in the Park
   • Inwood Ice Arena side ice and dasherboards
   • A variety of programs offered at Inwood Athletic Club powered by ATI Physical Therapy,
     Kathy Green Multi-Purpose Center, Inwood Sports Complex, Pilcher Park Nature Center
     and the Barber and Oberwortmann Horticultural Center.

Major partners will receive a rotating logo on the Joliet Park District website and recognition
in the Joliet Park District program guide.

There are many other opportunities for partnership with the Joliet Park District. If you would
like more information, please contact Beth Ley at 815-207-6303 or bley@jolietpark.org.

The Joliet Park District would like to thank our 2021 Major Partners:

                                                   Adler
                                                j.l.
                                                       roofing and sheet metal inc.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
                   Programs
              6    SPECIAL EVENTS
              8    FITNESS
             13    AQUATICS
             17    ARTS & LEISURE
             19    NATURE AT PILCHER PARK
             20    BIRD HAVEN GREENHOUSE
             22    EDUCATION
             25    CAMPS
             29    ICE
             33    SPORTS
             34    DANCE
             36    GYMNASTICS & TUMBLING
             39    GOLF
             40    TRIPS
             42    SRJC

                   features
              2    PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
              4    BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
              5    GENERAL INFORMATION
             45    JOLIET PARK FOUNDATION
             46    PARKS & FACILITIES MAP
             49    STAFF DIRECTORY
             50    INDEX
             51    REGISTRATION FORM

PLEASE TAKE NOTE:
DUE TO THE NEW MINIMUM WAGE LAW THAT WAS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2020, YOU WILL NOTICE FEE INCREASES
FOR EVENTS, PROGRAMS, AND SERVICES. THIS IS A DIRECT RESULT PURSUANT TO PUBLIC ACT 94-1072. FEES WILL
CONTINUE TO INCREASE UNTIL THE MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE STEP PROGRAM CONCLUDES IN 2025. FOR MORE
INFORMATION OR COMPLETE TEXT OF THE LAWS, VISIT WWW.LABORILLINOIS.GOV.
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A Letter from the Executive Director

Thank you for supporting the Joliet Park District through this crazy time.

The COVID-19 pandemic devastated the Joliet Park District. The government mandated Executive Order in March 2020 forced the
Joliet Park District to close 15 facilities, 70+ community parks and cancel countless programs and special events throughout Joliet,
including the 2020 Taste of Joliet. Over 160,000 Joliet residents, from early childhood users to seniors, did not have access to their
recreation center, special recreation programs, fitness facility, or preschool classes.

The Joliet Park District is unique in that we only receive 30% of our funding from taxes – the remaining 70% comes from user fees.
As a result, mandated cancellations and closures make operations extremely difficult. We have applied for a number of federal
assistance programs, only to find out that as a government agency, we do not qualify.

For over 99 years, the Joliet Park District has played a vital role in providing recreation opportunities to our community. We take
enormous pride in our ability to provide quality recreational programming and events that promote healthy, active lifestyles to
enhance the quality of life for our community members, and we believe that the services we provide are more important now
than ever.

We hope that you and those you love are safe and healthy, and that we will see you soon.

			 Brad Staab
			Executive Director

Board of Commissioners
Commissioners are elected by Joliet Park District residents to serve staggered terms without compensation. They have the
responsibility to develop policies which provide direction for the operation of the parks, facilities and recreation programs. The
Board also hires the Executive Director, who in turn hires the staff which manages the various departments of the Joliet Park District.
The Board of Commissioners meets on the fourth Monday of each month at Inwood Athletic Club, 3000 W. Jefferson Street,
at 5 pm. The public is invited to attend.

Pictured left to right:
Sue Gulas, President; Joe Clement, Vice President; Jennifer Jobe-Gavin, Commissioner; Kevin Paul, Commissioner;
Bill Tatro, Commissioner
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General Information
Mission Statement                                                   Who Needs a Resident
The mission of the Joliet Park District is to provide quality
recreational programming and events that promote healthy,
                                                                    Discount Card?
                                                                    Resident Discount Cards are issued to Joliet Park District
active lifestyles to enhance the quality of life for our entire
                                                                    residents only and are mandatory for all residents who wish
community.
                                                                    to take advantage of lower resident rates for programs
                                                                    and services.
Inclusion
The Joliet Park District supports the rights of people with         Where Do I Obtain a
special needs to participate in any program. Any adult or
child must adhere to the guidelines of that particular              Resident Discount Card?
program. The Joliet Park District believes that all members         Obtain your Resident Discount Card at Inwood Athletic Club,
of the community are entitled to have equal leisure                 3000 W. Jefferson St., Kathy Green Multi-Purpose Center, 3000
opportunities. For information on the inclusion process,            W. Jefferson St., or Nowell Park Recreation Center, 199 Mills Rd.
please contact Special Recreation of Joliet and Channahon           When obtaining/renewing your Resident Discount Card and/
(SRJC), at 815-741-7275 ext. 175. Any accommodations and            or the cards for your family members, bring your Resident
expectations will be discussed prior to the start of a program.     Discount Card (if applicable), (1) form of photo I.D. (in addition
                                                                    to your RDC), and a current property tax or utility bill showing
                                                                    your name and address.
Park Pavilion Rentals
The Joliet Park District’s park pavilions are available on a
“first-come, first-served” basis and may be reserved in             Online Registration
advance for your special picnic, family reunion, or get together.   Save time when you register online for our programs and
Reservations may be made the first business day after               events! The Joliet Park District offers programs found in this
January 1 for rentals taking place in the same calendar year.       catalog at jolietpark.org.
Rental contracts and guidelines for park pavilion use may be
secured at the Inwood Athletic Club front desk for Inwood           If you are registering online for the first time, here are some
Park, West Park, Nowell Park, Heggie Field, and Pilcher Park/       pointers to make the process a little bit easier:
Bird Haven Greenhouse. Prices vary, and full payment is
required at time of reservation. For more information,              1. Visit jolietpark.org for online registration.
call 815-741-7275 ext. 100.
                                                                    2. If you have an active account in our system, you can log in
                                                                       with your email. If you do not have a current account, you
Refund Policy                                                          will need to call 815-741-7275 to create one.
The Joliet Park District’s refund policy can be found at
jolietpark.org/registration and refund request forms are            3. On the registration page you will find a drop-down menu
available at each facility.                                            with a full listing of all the programs and events found in
                                                                       our catalog. Find the program you are looking for (be sure
Who is a Joliet Park District                                          to read the description!) then click REGISTER.

Resident?                                                           4. Review all information to verify that it is correct. Proceed
Did you know that not all City of Joliet residents are Joliet          to checkout.
Park District residents? Based on formal action by the Joliet
Park District Board of Commissioners, a Joliet Park District        5. Enter your valid payment information and you are all set!
resident is described as a person whose legal domicile is
within the boundaries of the District. Residency is the principal   6. If you are due to update your resident card information,
place of habitation of the individual occupying the home,              please stop by the Inwood Athletic Club front desk,
apartment, condominium, or estate. It shall be the principal           where you will need to provide a driver’s license and
yearly residence for the family residing at the location.              current utility bill.
The resident must be able to produce a valid driver’s
license and a current property tax bill or utility bill verifying
residency at that location. Individuals who reside in rental
property within the Joliet Park District boundaries are
considered Joliet Park District residents.
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Concerts in                                                                     brought to you by

the Park
2021

   Concerts are held at Preservation Park (710 Taylor Street, Joliet) 6:30 pm – Dusk.
                               Enjoy this free concert series!
      Don’t forget to bring a picnic basket full of goodies and your lawn chairs!

 Friday,               Friday,             Friday,              Friday,               Friday,
May 21st              June 18th           July 16th            Aug. 20th             Sept. 17th
Anthem              Cadillac               Nova                 In The               Strung
                    Groove                 Soul                 Pocket                Out

              MOVIES IN THE PARK
              Grab your blanket and snacks and come out to these family-friendly
             FREE events. Movies will be shown at dusk on a giant inflatable movie
               screen. In case of inclement weather, the movie will be cancelled.

            June 11            June 25     July 9        July 23       August 6
               Hartman           Briese     Theodore        Heggie         Inwood
           Recreation Center      Park      Crossing         Park            Park

               Coco            Frozen 2    Trolls        Tom and        Doolittle
                                           World          Jerry
                                           Tour
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Face Masks are required for all patrons entering any of our facilities.
If you have any of these COVID-19 symptoms, you are not permitted to enter our facilities or participate in activities and events.

                                                    For your safety
 • WEAR A FACE MASK! • Social distancing of 6 feet is required at all times • Wash and/or sanitize hands frequently
                                                 We are committed
                           to providing safe and clean facilities through the following actions:
              • Frequent cleaning and disinfecting • Facility capacity limits • Spectator limits for programs
             • Restructured programs that follow the Restore IL Plan, plus DCEO, IDPH, and CDC guidelines

                14 Hours of Care Daily
        Joliet 7a-7p | Shorewood 9a-9p | EVERYDAY!
                                      Locally and Family Owned

              Treating Patients of ALL Ages. NO Appointment Needed!
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What if it’s not about being FIT?
  What if it’s about building confidence?
  Or being around friends?
  Or the feeling of accomplishment?
  Or having an outlet for stress?
  Or maybe (just maybe!) having fun?

  Try us FREE for one week,
  and find YOUR answer.

For more information, please contact Gina Rodriguez at grodriguez@jolietpark.org or 815-741-7275 x162.

                                www.inwoodathleticclub.com

 Summer Pop-Up Sale
 June 4-6
                                                                         $29 PER
                                                                                                *

 Start summer off right with this hot deal!
                                                                                                     MONTH
 *Limit 3 per customer. Current EFT or annual members
 are not eligible. Not eligible for suspension.

                                                SUMMER STUDENT
                                                MEMBERSHIP
                                                 June 1 – 30
                                                 6 week membership available for $45*

                                                 *Must show valid student ID to receive pricing.
                                                 Limit 2 per student. Not eligible for suspension.
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There is no OFF SEASON!
                                                                                    Stadium Training
                                                    Get on the “fast track” to fitness and in shape this summer during this
                                                    4 week program. Meeting at ATI Field at Joliet Memorial Stadium, this
                                                     cardio intensive workout utilizes stairs, bleachers, the track and field
                                                       to increase cardio endurance, speed and burn calories. Ages 18+.
                                                                                                                 #21-3-4301

                                                                                                            Mon-Fri 5:30a

                                                                                       $129M/$169N July 5-July 30
                                                                                      ATI Field at Joliet Memorial Stadium

                                                                                         IAC Boot Camp
                                                             IAC Boot Camp is a progressive fitness program for all levels.
                                                                 Take advantage of the opportunity to train with exclusive
                                                                  equipment and in a variety of state of the art indoor and
                                                                outdoor facilities. LOOK AHEAD... Take your fitness goals
                                                                       to the next level. Ages 16+. Your only limit is you!
                                                                                                                #21-3-4232

                                                        Informational Meetings: Thursday, August 5 at 6:00p
                                                                              or Saturday, August 7 at 9:00a

                                                      Early registration fee (before August 16) $275M/$375N
                                                                           Late registration fee $299M/$399N
                                                                                      ATI Field at Joliet Memorial Stadium

Individualized Nutrition Counseling                                  Yoga in the Park
                                                                            FREE Outdoor Yoga class for
                                                                              the ENTIRE COMMUNITY!

                                                                                            DAY: Saturday mornings
                                                                                      TIME: 9am-10am (NEW TIME)

                                                                                             DATES: June 5 – July 31*
                                                                                                              *No class July 3
Do you have concerns about what you are eating?
Are you confused by all the information you hear or read?
Is it all just too much? Then it is time to meet with a                                        LOCATION: Briese Park
Nutrition Coach to figure out what is best to help you                                (Corner of Cedarwood Dr. & Ingalls Ave.)
meet your health and fitness goals. An initial assessment
is step one to get you on the right path!
                                                                                       Taught by Certified Yoga Instructors
                                                                                                from Inwood Athletic Club
       Initial Assessment        $80M/$120N
       Follow Up Session         $35M/$45N                                                           Please remember that
       Package of 5*             $200M/$250N                                                           participants need to
                                                                                                       bring their own mat.
*includes initial assessment
                                                                                                          Class is cancelled
Contact Gloria Dollinger, RDN, LD                                                                             in the event of
at 815-741-7275 ext. 201 to get started.                                                                 inclement weather.
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INWOOD RUN CLUB
Calling all newbies and seasoned runners to join the Inwood Run Club!
If you want to start running or want to train to run faster and further,
join our group of supportive runners ready to motivate each other. We’ll
help find you a running partner while learning how to avoid injury,
improve race times and increase distance.

Oh yeah, we have fun too!

Membership includes a discount on Joliet Park District
races, weekly group runs, speed training, and more.

Registration is ongoing;
$25/year

For more information email inwoodrunclub@gmail.com
or visit inwoodrunclub.org

                                             2021 SUNDOWNER 5K
                                                               Pilcher Park | 227 Gougar Road | Joliet

                                                      Join us for a local summer tradition ...over 20 years running!
                                               This USATF-certified course route was redesigned and repaved in 2017
                                                  and features a scenic wooded route through historic Pilcher Park.
                                               Pre-registered runners will receive a custom short-sleeve performance

       UNDOWNER
                                                t-shirt and all runners will receive a finisher’s medal. All runners will be
                                                       treated to a post-race cookout in the pavilion. #21-3-4131

      S                                          $35 thru June 30 | $40 July 1-14 | $50 race day
                               5K
                                                         The Sundowner 5k is the second race in the 2021 run3 series.
                                                Register for all three Joliet Park District races to receive free custom run3 swag.
                                                                   Please visit jpdrun3.com for more information.

                                                               Thur, Jul 15 | Start time: 7:00p

                                               SUNDOWNER TOT TROT & JUNIOR JOG
                                               Prior to the Sundowner 5K, the Joliet Park District hosts two running
                                            opportunities for children. These kids races consists of a 1 mile Junior Jog for
                                            children 6-12 and a 50 yard Tot Trot for children age 6 and under. All children
                                            receive a race shirt and a finisher’s medal.
                                               The Sundowner Tot Trot and Junior Jog start at 6:30 pm. #21-3-4132

                                                         $15 | Thur, Jul 15 | Start time: 6:30p

                                            Coming this fall … RISE & RIDE with us through
                                            historic Pilcher Park! This family-friendly bike ride
                                            includes a check point scavenger hunt and breakfast
                                            at the finish line. Stay tuned for more details!

            RISE & RIDE
199 Mills Road,
                                                                                                                                      Joliet, IL
                                                                                                                                      jolietpark.org
                                                                                                                                      815-630-5537

Fitness Center                             Two Court Gymnasium with                    1 on 1 Personal Training                    Four Community Rooms
- 2,500 sq. ft. fitness floor
                                           Batting Cage                                Personal training sessions will be          Available for Rent
                                           - Rental options                            guided by STR8 Performance
- Two-lane indoor track                                                                                                            - Birthdays, events, or
                                                                                       trainers and tailored to each
- Annual, monthly, and day                 - Special programming & open                                                              meetings.
                                                                                       individual. To register for private
  passes available                           gym for youth and adults.                                                             - 1 or 2 rooms available with
                                                                                       sessions, email
- Free wifi and bluetooth                  - Volleyball, soccer, basketball,           lbrumfiel@jolietpark.org.                     overhead projector and
  capability                                 baseball, dodgeball, pickleball,                                                        screen.
- For corporate memberships,                 summer/holiday camps &
  contact Laura Brumfiel at                  more.
  815-630-5537.

Full Club Annual Membership
Includes Fitness Floor, Walking Track, Basketball Courts
                                                          Resident                  Non-Resident                 Resident                       Non-Resident
                                                          Annual                    Annual                       EFT Monthly                    EFT Monthly
 Primary (Ages 13-61)                                     $200                      $300                         $18.67                         $27
 (Ages 13-15 require adult supervision)

 Plus 1 (Ages 13-61)                                      $90                       $135                         $7.50                          $11.25
 (Ages 13-15 require adult supervision)

 Senior (62+)                                             $125                      $195                         $12.42                         $18.25

 Senior Plus 1 (62+)                                      $80                       $125                         $6.67                          $10.42
 Youth Open Gym Membership                                $85                       $109                         $7.08                          $9.08
 (Ages 7-14)

Non-Contractual Full Club Membership
Includes Fitness Floor, Walking Track, Basketball Courts
                                                        Resident                                                        Non-Resident
 6 Month                                                $120                                                            $180
 3 Month                                                $69                                                             $105
 1 Month                                                $25                                                             $40
 1 Week                                                 $12                                                             $17
 Day                                                    $7                                                              $12

Walking Track
Includes Walking Track Only (Ages 13 and up)
                                                                                                                                 Non-Resident
                                          Non-Resident                               Resident Punch Card
 Resident Day Pass                                                                                                               Punch Card
                                          Day Pass                                   (Buy 5 visits, get 1 free)
                                                                                                                                 (Buy 5 visits, get 1 free)
 $2                                       $5                                         $10                                         $25
Membership Rate Policies
Additional add-ons age 13-61 pay the Plus 1 Adult price. All account holders must supply proof they reside at the same household to receive Plus 1 pricing.
Corporate discounts are available for employees only. Must supply proof of current employment to receive discount.

EFT Information
Fees are based on current rates as published. Full club memberships can be broken down into monthly EFT payments. A $2 per month fee is included in the
primary pricing and one billing type will be permitted per household. Early termination fee applies if cancelled before annual membership is up. There is no EFT
available for the walking track.
SUMMER
           FITNESS SPECIAL
                 at Nowell Park
               Recreation Center

                  3-month summer
                  membership sale
                                $
                                    50
             Purchase from May 24 – June 7

                     Limit one per person;
            annual and EFT members are not eligible

Nowell Park Recreation
Center Fitness
Family HIIT Fitness
Join us for this exciting high energy family fitness class. Parents
and kids will excerise together while having fun! All fitness
levels/experience are welcomed.

Facility    Nowell Park Recreation Center
            (Multi-Purpose Room C and D)

Program     Age    Fee           Day     Date         Time
21-3-6551   7+     $65/Family    Wed     Aug 4-Sep 15 6:30p-7:30p

Basketball Fitness
This one hour HIIT style fitness class allows you to play the
game you love while working out. Classes will consist of
basketball drills, shooting, and fun games designed to help
burn calories. There will be no 1-on-1, 3-on-3 or 5-on-5                 Nowell Park Recreation Center
scrimmages in this class. This class is open to all fitness and
basketball skills levels.                                             is a proud SilverSneakers® sponsor!
                                                                       Enroll at no additional cost with your SilverSneakers®
Facility    Nowell Park Recreation Center                             member ID number. Membership includes fitness center,
                                                                                    walking track and open gym.
Program    Age     Fee           Day     Date          Time
21-2-6554A 16+     $75R/$85N     Wed     Jun 16-Jul 21 6:15p-7:15p               For more information, call
21-3-6554B 16+     $75R/$85N     Sat     Aug 21-Sep 25 9:30a-10:30a       815-741-7275 ext. 700 or 815-630-5537.

12 • FITNESS
Swim Lessons
Preschool Aquatics                                                    Preschool Aquatics Level 2
                                                                      American Red Cross Preschool Aquatics provides young
Initial Evaluation Session                                            children with positive, developmentally appropriate aquatic
During the session, participants will be evaluated by an              learning experiences. The objectives of Level 2 are to further
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor to determine               develop basic aquatics skills. Children begin to perform these
which program level is most appropriate for their skill level. At     skills at a more advanced level (for example, for longer lengths
the end of the Initial Evaluation Session, parents/guardians will     of time, longer distances, or in deeper water). Level 2 marks
receive a card listing the swimmer’s class level that their child     the beginning of independent aquatic locomotion skills.
should be registered for at the front/fitness desk. Each session
is approximately 15 minutes, with various session options to          Participants must complete a Preschool Aquatics Initial
choose from.                                                          Evaluation Session prior to being eligible to register for this
                                                                      class.
There will be a $5 fee for this evaluation. Anyone that registers
for the full program on the same day as their evaluation will         All programs include 8 sessions, with each class being 30
receive a $5.00 discount on their program class price.                minutes long. Class times are available Wednesdays 4:45-
                                                                      5:15PM, 5:45-6:15PM, 6:45-7:15PM and Saturdays 9-9:30AM,
The evaluation session only needs to be completed once.               9:45-10:15AM, 10:30-11:00AM, and 11:15-11:45AM. Select your
Swimmers that sign up for subsequent lesson sessions will             preferred time slot upon registration.
have their progress tracked in their Swim Lessons Achievement
Booklets.                                                             Facility     Inwood Athletic Club (Pool)

Facility     Inwood Athletic Club (Pool)                              Program      Age Fee        Day         Date            Time
                                                                      21-2-9202A   4-6 		         Wed         May 12-Jun 30 4:45p-7:15p
Program      Age   Fee      Day         Date            Time          21-2-9202B   4-6 		         Sat         May 15-Jul 3 9a-11:45a
21-2-9200A   4-6   $5       Wed         May 5           4:45p-7:15p   21-3-9202C   4-6 		         Wed         Jul 7-Aug 25 4:45p-7:15p
21-2-9200B   4-6   $5       Sat         May 8           9a-11:45a     21-3-9202D   4-6 		         Sat         Jul 10-Aug 28 9a-11:45a
21-2-9200C   4-6   $5       Wed         Jun 30          4:45p-7:15p   21-3-9202E   4-6 		         Wed         Sep 1-Oct 20 4:45p-7:15p
21-3-9200D   4-6   $5       Sat         Jul 3           9a-11:45a     21-3-9202F   4-6 		         Sat         Sep 4-Oct 30 9a-11:45a
21-3-9200E   4-6   $5       Wed         Aug 25          4:45p-7:15p   21-4-9202G   4-6 		         Wed         Oct 27-Dec 15 4:45p-7:15p
21-3-9200F   4-6   $5       Sat         Aug 28          9a-11:45a
21-4-9200G   4-6   $5       Wed         Oct 20          4:45p-7:15p
                                                                      Preschool Aquatics Level 3
                                                                      American Red Cross Preschool Aquatics provides young
Preschool Aquatics Level 1                                            children with positive, developmentally appropriate aquatic
American Red Cross Preschool Aquatics provides young                  learning experiences. The objective of Level 3 is to increase
children with positive, developmentally appropriate aquatic           children’s proficiency in performing previously learned skills.
learning experiences. Level 1 is designed to orient young             This is accomplished by providing additional guided practice
preschoolers to the aquatic environment and to help them              and increasing repetitions, distances, times or levels of
gain basic aquatic skills. In addition, participants start learning   refinement. The skills in Level 3 are performed independently.
about how to be safe around water.
                                                                      Participants must complete a Preschool Aquatics Initial
Participants must complete a Preschool Aquatics Initial               Evaluation Session prior to being eligible to register for this
Evaluation Session prior to being eligible to register for this       class.
class.
                                                                      All programs include 8 sessions, with each class being 30
All programs include 8 sessions, with each class being 30             minutes long. Class times are available Wednesdays 4:45-
minutes long. Class times are available Wednesdays 4:45-              5:15PM, 5:45-6:15PM, 6:45-7:15PM and Saturdays 9-9:30AM,
5:15PM, 5:45-6:15PM, 6:45-7:15PM and Saturdays 9-9:30AM,              9:45-10:15AM, 10:30-11:00AM, and 11:15-11:45AM. Select your
9:45-10:15AM, 10:30-11:00AM, and 11:15-11:45AM. Select your           preferred time slot upon registration.
preferred time slot upon registration.
                                                                      Facility     Inwood Athletic Club (Pool)
Facility     Inwood Athletic Club (Pool)
                                                                      Program      Age Fee        Day         Date            Time
Program      Age Fee        Day         Date            Time          21-2-9203A   4-6 		         Wed         May 12-Jun 30   4:45p-7:15p
21-2-9201A   4-6 		         Wed         May 12-Jun 30   4:45p-7:15p   21-2-9203B   4-6 		         Sat         May 15-Jul 3    9a-11:45a
21-2-9201B   4-6 		         Sat         May 15-Jul 3    9a-11:45a     21-3-9203C   4-6 		         Wed         Jul 7-Aug 25    4:45p-7:15p
21-3-9201C   4-6 		         Wed         Jul 7-Aug 25    4:45p-7:15p   21-3-9203D   4-6 		         Sat         Jul 10-Aug 28   9a-11:45a
21-3-9201D   4-6 		         Sat         Jul 10-Aug 28   9a-11:45a     21-3-9203E   4-6 		         Wed         Sep 1-Oct 20    4:45p-7:15p
21-4-9201E   4-6 		         Wed         Sep 1-Oct 20    4:45p-7:15p   21-3-9203F   4-6 		         Sat         Sep 4-Oct 30    9a-11:45a
21-4-9201F   4-6 		         Sat         Sep 4-Oct 30    9a-11:45a     21-4-9203G   4-6 		         Wed         Oct 27-Dec 15   4:45p-7:15p
21-4-9201G   4-6 		         Wed         Oct 27-Dec 15   4:45p-7:15p

                                                                                                                        aquatics • 13
Learn-To-Swim                                                        Learn-To-Swim Level 2
                                                                     American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim provides school-age
Initial Evaluation Session                                           children and young teens with positive, developmentally
During the session, participants will be evaluated by an             appropriate aquatic learning experiences. Building off previous
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor to determine              levels, Level 2 participants begin to perform skills at a slightly
which program level is most appropriate for their skill level. At    more advance level and begin rudimentary propulsive skills
the end of the Initial Evaluation Session, parents/guardians will    on both the front and back. This level marks the beginning of
receive a card listing the swimmer’s class level that their child    independent aquatic locomotion skills.
should be registered for at the front/fitness desk. Each session
is approximately 15 minutes, with various session options to         Participants must complete a Learn-To-Swim Initial Evaluation
choose from.                                                         Session prior to being eligible to register for this class.

There will be a $5 fee for this evaluation. Anyone that registers    All programs include 8 sessions, with each class being 45
for the full program on the same day as their evaluation will        minutes long. Class times are available Wednesdays 4:45-
receive a $5.00 discount on their program class price.               5:30PM, 5:45-6:30PM, 6:45-7:30PM and Saturdays 9-9:45AM,
                                                                     10-10:45AM, and 11-11:45AM. Select your preferred time slot
The evaluation session only needs to be completed once.              upon registration.
Swimmers that sign up for subsequent lesson sessions will
have their progress tracked in their Swim Lessons Achievement        Facility     Inwood Athletic Club (Pool)
Booklets.
                                                                     Program      Age Fee        Day        Date            Time
Facility     Inwood Athletic Club (Pool)                             21-2-9302A   6-18 		        Wed        May 12-Jun 30   4:45p-7:30p
                                                                     21-2-9302B   6-18 		        Sat        May 15-Jul 3    9a-11:45a
Program      Age    Fee     Day        Date            Time
                                                                     21-3-9302C   6-18 		        Wed        Jul 7-Aug 25    4:45p-7:30p
21-2-9300A   6-18   $5      Wed        May 5           4:45p-7:30p
                                                                     21-3-9302D   6-18 		        Sat        Jul 10-Aug 28   9a-11:45a
21-2-9300B   6-18   $5      Sat        May 8           9a-11:45a
                                                                     21-3-9302E   6-18 		        Wed        Sep 1-Oct 20    4:45p-7:30p
21-2-9300C   6-18   $5      Wed        Jun 30          4:45p-7:30p
                                                                     21-3-9302F   6-18 		        Sat        Sep 4-Oct 30    9a-11:45a
21-3-9300D   6-18   $5      Sat        Jul 3           9a-11:45a
                                                                     21-4-9302G   6-18 		        Wed        Oct 27-Dec 15   4:45p-7:30p
21-3-9300E   6-18   $5      Wed        Aug 25          4:45p-7:30p
21-3-9300F   6-18   $5      Sat        Aug 28          9a-11:45a
21-4-9300G   6-18   $5      Wed        Oct 20          4:45p-7:30p   Learn-To-Swim Level 3
                                                                     American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim provides school-age
                                                                     children and young teens with positive, developmentally
Learn-To-Swim Level 1                                                appropriate aquatic learning experiences. Participants in Level
American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim provides school-age                 3 learn to swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke
children and young teens with positive, developmentally              at rudimentary proficiency levels, and are introduced to the
appropriate aquatic learning experiences. Level 1 is designed        scissors and dolphin kicks. Participants learn the survival flaot
to orient participants to the aquatics environment and to help       and increase the tiem duration for treading water. Participants
them gain basic aquatic skills. In addition, participants start      also learn the rules for headfirst entries and begin to learn
learning about how to be safe around water.                          to enter the water from a seated position at poolside. On
                                                                     successful completion of Level 3, partcipants have achieved
Participants must complete a Learn-To-Swim Initial Evaluation        basic water competency in a pool environment.
Session prior to being eligible to register for this class.
                                                                     Participants must complete a Learn-To-Swim Initial Evaluation
All programs include 8 sessions, with each class being 45            Session prior to being eligible to register for this class.
minutes long. Class times are available Wednesdays 4:45-
5:30PM, 5:45-6:30PM, 6:45-7:30PM and Saturdays 9-9:45AM,             All programs include 8 sessions, with each class being 45
10-10:45AM, and 11-11:45AM. Select your preferred time slot          minutes long. Class times are available Wednesdays 4:45-
upon registration.                                                   5:30PM, 5:45-6:30PM, 6:45-7:30PM and Saturdays 9-9:45AM,
                                                                     10-10:45AM, and 11-11:45AM. Select your preferred time slot
Facility     Inwood Athletic Club (Pool)                             upon registration.

Program      Age    Fee     Day        Date            Time          Facility     Inwood Athletic Club (Pool)
21-2-9301A   6-18   $5      Wed        May 12-Jun 30   4:45p-7:30p
21-2-9301B   6-18   $5      Sat        May 15-Jul 3    9a-11:45a     Program      Age Fee        Day        Date            Time
21-3-9301C   6-18   $5      Wed        Jul 7-Aug 25    4:45p-7:30p   21-2-9303A   6-18 		        Wed        May 12-Jun 30   4:45p-7:30p
21-3-9301D   6-18   $5      Sat        Jul 10-Aug 28   9a-11:45a     21-2-9303B   6-18 		        Sat        May 15-Jul 3    9a-11:45a
21-3-9301E   6-18   $5      Wed        Sep 1-Oct 20    4:45p-7:30p   21-3-9303C   6-18 		        Wed        Jul 7-Aug 25    4:45p-7:30p
21-3-9301F   6-18   $5      Sat        Sep 4-Oct 30    9a-11:45a     21-3-9303D   6-18 		        Sat        Jul 10-Aug 28   9a-11:45a
21-4-9301G   6-18   $5      Wed        Oct 27-Dec 15   4:45p-7:30p   21-3-9303E   6-18 		        Wed        Sep 1-Oct 20    4:45p-7:30p
                                                                     21-3-9303F   6-18 		        Sat        Sep 4-Oct 30    9a-11:45a
                                                                     21-4-9303G   6-18 		        Wed        Oct 27-Dec 15   4:45p-7:30p

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Learn-To-Swim Level 4                                                Learn-To-Swim Level 6
American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim provides school-age                 American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim provides school-age
children and young teens with positive, developmentally              children and young teens with positive, developmentally
appropriate aquatic learning experiences. Level 4 seeks to           appropriate aquatic learning experiences. Level 6 focuses on
improve participant’s proficieny in performing the swimming          refining strokes and turns and building endurance. Personal
strokes introduced in Level 3 as well as swim them for greater       water safety, fundamentals of diving and fitness swimming
distances. In addition, participants learn the arm actions           are all areas of focus that provide opportunities to learn
that accompany the sciscor kick and breaststroke kick in             information and skills specific for aquatic activities.
order to begin performing the sidestroke and breaststroke at
rudimentary levels. Participants also learn the back crawl and       Participants must complete a Learn-To-Swim Initial Evaluation
butterfly at rudimentary proficiency levels, in addition to the      Session prior to being eligible to register for this class.
basics of performing a simple open turn at a wall.
                                                                     All programs include 8 sessions, with each class being 45
Participants must complete a Learn-To-Swim Initial Evaluation        minutes long. Class times are available Saturdays 9-9:45AM,
Session prior to being eligible to register for this class.          10-10:45AM, and 11-11:45AM. Select your preferred time slot
                                                                     upon registration.
All programs include 8 sessions, with each class being 45
minutes long. Class times are available Wednesdays 4:45-             Facility     Inwood Athletic Club (Pool)
5:30PM, 5:45-6:30PM, 6:45-7:30PM and Saturdays 9-9:45AM,
10-10:45AM, and 11-11:45AM. Select your preferred time slot          Program      Age Fee        Day          Date            Time
upon registration.                                                   21-2-9306A   6-18 		        Sat          May 15-Jul 3    9a-11:45a
                                                                     21-3-9306B   6-18 		        Sat          Jul 10-Aug 28   9a-11:45a
Facility     Inwood Athletic Club (Pool)
                                                                     21-4-9306C   6-18 		        Sat          Sep 4-Oct 30    9a-11:45a
Program      Age Fee        Day        Date            Time
21-2-9304A   6-18 		        Wed        May 12-Jun 30   4:45p-5:30p   Adult Swim Lessons
21-2-9304B   6-18 		        Sat        May 15-Jul 3    9a-11:45a     American Red Cross Adult Swim courses provide older teens
21-3-9304C   6-18 		        Wed        Jul 7-Aug 25    4:45p-5:30p   and adults with positive, developmentally appropriate aquatic
21-3-9304D   6-18 		        Sat        Jul 10-Aug 28   9a-11:45a     learning experiences. There are three focus groups offered in
21-3-9304E   6-18 		        Wed        Sep 1-Oct 20    4:45p-5:30p   our adult swim lesson programs.
21-3-9304F   6-18 		        Sat        Sep 4-Oct 30    9a-11:45a
                                                                     Learning the Basics is designed to help participants gain basic
21-4-9304G   6-18 		        Wed        Oct 27-Dec 15   4:45p-5:30p   aquatic skills and swimming strokes.

                                                                     Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes seeks to improve
Learn-To-Swim Level 5                                                participants’ proficiency in basic aquatic skills and the six basic
American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim provides school-age                 swimming strokes.
children and young teens with positive, developmentally
appropriate aquatic learning experiences. Level 5 focuses            Swimming for Fitness focuses on refining the participant’s
on helping participants refine their performance of all six          competitive swim strokes and turns, as well as building
swimming strokes (front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke,             endurance.
elementary backstroke and sidestroke). Participants perform
these strokes with increased proficiency and are able to swim        Participants also learn skills and concepts needed to stay safe
them for greater distances. Participants also learn to perform       around water, in addition to those needed to help themselves
flip turns on the front and back.                                    or others in an aquatic emergency.
Participants must complete a Learn-To-Swim Initial Evaluation
                                                                     Facility     Inwood Athletic Club (Pool)
Session prior to being eligible to register for this class.
                                                                     Program     Age   Fee       Day          Date            Time
All programs include 8 sessions, with each class being 45
minutes long. Class times are available Saturdays 9-9:45AM,          21-2-9500A 		     $75R/$85N Thurs        May 13-Jul 1    7:30p-8:15p
10-10:45AM, and 11-11:45AM. Select your preferred time slot          21-2-9500B 		     $75R/$85N Thurs        Jul 8-Aug 26    7:30p-8:15p
upon registration.                                                   21-2-9500C 		     $75R/$85N Thurs        Sep 2-Oct 21    7:30p-8:15p

Facility     Inwood Athletic Club (Pool)

Program      Age Fee        Day        Date            Time
21-2-9305A   6-18 		        Sat        May 15-Jul 3    9a-11:45a
21-3-9305B   6-18 		        Sat        Jul 10-Aug 28   9a-11:45a
21-3-9305C   6-18 		        Sat        Sep 4-Oct 30    9a-11:45a

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Parent & Child                                                           Swim Team
Parent & Child Aquatics Level 1                                          Swim Pre-Team
The foundation of the Red Cross Parent and Child Aquatics is a           Not sure if the swim team is for you? Thinking about joining
set of basic skills that help prepare infants and young children         the Blue Tides but want to test the waters? This is the program
to become comfortable in the water so they are willing and               for you!
ready to learn to swim. In addition to orienting young children
to the water, Parent and Child Aquatics provide parents with             Focus will be on stroke technique through drills. Swimmers
information and techniques to create safer aquatic experiences           will also learn swim team etiquette, lingo, starts and turns
for their children.                                                      for a smooth transition into a regular swim team practice.
                                                                         Swimmers can be expected to swim 200-500 yards in a
Level 1 introduces basic skills to parents and children. Parents         practice with a lot of breaks and feedback from coaches.
learn how to safely work with their child in the water, including
how to appropriately support and hold their child in the water           Participants must be approved to join this program to ensure
and how to prepare and encourage their child to participate              they are at an appropriate swim level to participate. Contact
full and try the skills. Children receive introduction to basic          Coach Molly at mhoover@jolietpark.org for more information.
skills that lay a foundation for learning to swim. In addition,
parents are introduced to several water safety topics.                   Facility     Inwood Athletic Club (Pool)

Facility     Inwood Athletic Club (Pool)                                 Program      Age    Fee         Day           Date           Time
                                                                         21-2-9400A   6-18   $50R/$60N   Tues/Thurs    May 4-May 27   4p-4:45p
Program      Age      Fee         Day   Date             Time            21-2-9400B   6-18   $50R/$60N   Tues/Thurs    Jun 1-Jun 29   4p-4:45p
21-2-9101A   6mo-3y   $75R/$85N   Wed   May 12-Jun 30    5:15p-5:45p     21-2-9400C   6-18   $50R/$60N   Tues/Thurs    Jul 1-Jul 29   4p-4:45p
21-3-9101B   6mo-3y   $75R/$85N   Wed   Jul 7-Aug 28     5:15p-5:45p
21-3-9101C   6mo-3y   $75R/$85N   Wed   Sep 1-Oct 20     5:15p-5:45p
21-4-9101D   6mo-3y   $75R/$85N   Wed   Oct 27-Dec 15    5:15p-5:45p
21-2-9101E   6mo-3y   $75R/$85N   Sat   May 15-Jul 3     9a-9:30a
21-2-9101F   6mo-3y   $75R/$85N   Sat   May 15-Jul 3     10:30a-11a
21-3-9101G   6mo-3y   $75R/$85N   Sat   Jul 10-Aug 28    9:30a-10a
21-3-9101H   6mo-3y   $75R/$85N   Sat   Jul 10-Aug 28    10:30a-11a
21-3-9101I   6mo-3y   $75R/$85N   Sat   Sep 4-Oct 30     9:30a-10a
21-3-9101J   6mo-3y   $75R/$85N   Sat   Sep 4-Oct 30     10:30a-11a

Parent & Child Aquatics Level 2
                                                                                     Celebrating
The foundation of the Red Cross Parent and Child Aquatics is a
set of basic skills that help prepare infants and young children
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to become comfortable in the water so they are willing and
ready to learn to swim. In addition to orienting young children
to the water, Parent and Child Aquatics provide parents with
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information and techniques to create safer aquatic experiences
for their children.

Level 2 builds on the skills introduced in Parent & Child
Aquatics Level 1. Participants improve on these skills and learn
more advanced skills in Level 2. As with Level 1, water safety
topics are also included in this level.

Facility     Inwood Athletic Club (Pool)

Program      Age      Fee         Day   Date             Time
21-2-9102A   6mo-3y   $75R/$85N   Wed   May 12-Jun 30    6:15p-6:45p
21-3-9102B   6mo-3y   $75R/$85N   Wed   Jul 7-Aug 25     6:15p-6:45p
21-3-9102C   6mo-3y   $75R/$85N   Wed   Sep 1-Oct 20     6:15p-6:45p
21-4-9102D   6mo-3y   $75R/$85N   Wed   Oct 27-Dec 15    6:15p-6:45p
21-2-9102E   6mo-3y   $75R/$85N   Sat   May 12-Jun 30    9:45a-10:15a
21-2-9102F   6mo-3y   $75R/$85N   Sat   May 12-Jun 30    11:15a-11:45a
21-3-9102G   6mo-3y   $75R/$85N   Sat    Jul 10-Aug 28   9:45a-10:15a
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21-3-9102I   6mo-3y   $75R/$85N   Sat   Sep 4-Oct 30     9:45a-10:15a
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Crafts
Fairy Craft Kit                                                         Mom and Me Paint Night
The fairies of Pilcher Park have teamed up with our staff to            Enjoy a fun family night painting at the Nowell Park Recreation
create a Fairy Craft kit to take home. The kits will include            Center! Painting options will consist of seasonal paintings of
wand making, a fairy name, crafts, and other goodies. Pick up           landscapes and everything in between. The sky’s the limit as to
is Saturday, June 26 at Pilcher Park Nature Center, so please           what you can create in this class. Snacks and supplies and will
register for each kit by June 21. Kits available while supplies         be provided.
last. $10 per kit.
                                                                        Facility        Nowell Park Recreation Center
Facility     Pilcher Park Nature Center                                                 (Multi-Purpose Room A and B)

Program      Age Fee           Day      Date            Time            Program         Age    Fee         Day    Date          Time
21-2-8433    All $10           Sat      Jun 26          9a-12p          21-2-6542A      5+     $45R/$55N   Fri    Jun 18        6:30p-8p
                                                                        21-3-6542B      5+     $45R/$55N   Fri    Jul 16        6:30p-8p
                                                                        21-3-6542C      5+     $45R/$55N   Fri    Aug 27        6:30p-8p
Summer Fun Ceramics
Come in and paint a fun ceramic piece! Pick an unfinished
ceramic item, paint it, we’ll fire it for you, and call for pick up.
Please sign up for a 1 hour time slot and arrive on time. We will
                                                                        Creative Crafts
                                                                        Let your imagination run wild and bring your creativity to life.
be sanitizing tables and supplies in between sessions. In order         Participants create a variety of fun exciting craft projects in this
to register, please call 815-741-7277 or register online. A $5          class. All materials and supplies will be provided.
per person deposit will be required to reserve the spot for you
and your party. The deposit will go towards your total ceramic
                                                                        Facility        Nowell Park Recreation Center
purchase once you select your items. Masks are required at all
times. Prices of ceramic pieces will vary. All ages welcome!
                                                                        Program         Age    Fee         Day    Date          Time
Facility     Pilcher Park Nature Center (Community Room)                21-2-6544A      7-12   $35R/$45N   Mon    Jun 21        4p-6p
                                                                        21-3-6544B      7-12   $35R/$45N   Mon    Jul 26        4p-6p
Program      Age   Fee         Day      Date            Time            21-3-6544C      7-12   $35R/$45N   Mon    Aug 23        5p-7p
21-3-8049A   All   $5          Sat      Jul 10          9a-10a
21-3-8049B   All   $5          Sat      Jul 10          10:30a-11:30a
21-3-8049C   All   $5          Sat      Jul 10          12p-1p

Paint with a Painted Turtle
                                                                               Music Lessons
                                                                               Private professional music lesson for ages 5 and up.
Join our painted turtles, Mrs. Tuttles and Maxine, as they create
                                                                               Lessons are personalized to fit your unique learning
a masterpiece on canvas while you paint a turtle to take home.
                                                                               style. Students will learn to read music, technique,
Learn a few facts and touch a few turtles. Come dressed to
                                                                               music theory, and music history in a fun motivating
paint! Pre-registration is required for each participating child.
                                                                               way. Weekday and weekend lessons available.
Mask mandates must be followed during the program.
                                                                               • Piano                       • Clarinet*
Facility     Pilcher Park Nature Center (Community Room)                       • Flute*                      • Trombone*
                                                                               • Trumpet/Cornet*             • Beginners Percussion**
Program      Age Fee           Day      Date            Time                   • Euphonium/Baritone*
21-3-8120    5-12 $6           Fri      Aug 6           10a-11a
                                                                                       $90          four 30-minute sessions

Artist in Action                                                                       $110         four 45-minute sessions
Explore your inner Picasso while bringing art to life.
                                                                               Beginners Welcome! No previous experience needed.
Participants will be introduced to a variety of basic sketching
and painting techniques and art skills as they design creative                 Zoom lessons available due to COVID-19.
projects. No previous art experience is required. All materials
will be provided.                                                              For more information contact Megan at
                                                                               mwilliams@jolietpark.org or 815-630-5537.
Facility     Nowell Park Recreation Center
                                                                               *Must have your own instrument.
                                                                               Instrument rental information available upon request.
Program      Age Fee        Day         Date            Time
21-2-6540    7-12 $75R/$85N Thurs       Jun 17-Jul 15   5p-6p                  ** Sticks and Drum Pad required.

                                                                                   New Students ONLY
                                                                                   $30 registration fee
                                                                                   includes method book(s) and learning tools

                                                                                                                     arts & leisure • 17
Adult + Child
Wiggle Worms                                                           Start Smart Soccer
This program is designed to encourage coordination and                 Start Smart Soccer is a developmentally appropriate
flexibility in our littlest dancers. Freedom of expression and         introductory soccer program for children 3-5 years old. The
creativity is encouraged through interactive and upbeat songs.         program prepares children for organized soccer in a fun non-
Basic dance and tumbling skills will be introduced. Parents            threatening environment. Start Smart Soccer prepares children
must actively participate with their child. Class will participate     and their parents for organized soccer without the threat of
in our Dance Showcase.                                                 competition or the fear of getting hurt. Age appropriate soccer
                                                                       equipment from Franklin Sports(R) and Kwik Goal(R) is used to
Facility     Kathy Green Multi-Purpose Center (Gym)                    teach kicking, dribbling, trapping, throw ins and agility. Each
                                                                       pair will receive one sports kit to use and keep after class.
Program      Age Fee       Day          Date           Time
21-3-3600A   1-2 $80R/$90N Sat          Jun 12-Aug 7   9:15a-10a       Facility    Kathy Green Multi-Purpose Center (Gym)
21-3-3600B   1-2 $80R/$90N Mon          Jun 14-Aug 9   4:30p-5p
                                                                       Program     Age Fee       Day        Date           Time
                                                                       21-3-3081   3-5 $80R/$90N Fri        Jul 9-Jul 30   5:15p-6p
Little Tykes Multi-Sports
Looking for an active-filled multi-sport” class? This class will
introduce a variety of sports using drills, teaching techniques        Start Smart Baseball
and fundamentals in a nurturing environment. Coaches plan              Start Smart Baseball is a developmentally appropriate
a combination of sports and games ranging from competitive             introductory baseball program for children 3-5 years old.
to non-competitive and leisure. Including: Baseball, Soccer,           Start Smart Baseball prepares children and their parents
Track & Field Events, Flag Football, Bean Bags, and Kick Ball,         for organized baseball and softball without the threat of
Parents will actively participate with their child enhancing the       competition or the fear of getting hurt. Age appropriate
experience. Come and enjoy this special time!                          equipment from Franklin Sports(R) and Hasbro(R) is used to
                                                                       teach throwing, catching, batting, running, and agility. Each
Facility     Kathy Green Multi-Purpose Center (Gym)                    pair will receive one sports kit to use and keep after class.

Program      Age Fee       Day          Date           Time            Facility    Kathy Green Multi-Purpose Center (Gym)
21-2-3753A   3-5 $50R/$55N Fri          Jun 4-Jun 25   5:15p-6p
21-2-3753B   4-8 $50R/$55N Fri          Jun 4-Jun 25   6:15p-7p        Program     Age Fee       Day        Date         Time
                                                                       21-3-3080   3-5 $80R/$90N Fri        Aug 6-Aug 27 5:15p-6p

Little Tykes Soccer
                                                                       Cooking
Explore the basic rules and skills of soccer including dribbling,
trapping, throw-ins, and agility. Team play will also be
explored. This class will be good for the new player and
helpful review for someone who has played a season. An adult
will actively participate with a child as the coaches lead the
instruction and drills.
                                                                       Little Chefs
                                                                       This fun introductory cooking class will introduce participants
                                                                       to basic cooking and kitchen skills. Participants will learn
Facility     Kathy Green Multi-Purpose Center (Gym)                    kitchen safety while cooking a variety of delicious recipes. New
                                                                       foods and recipes will be introduced each week. No previous
Program      Age Fee       Day          Date           Time            cooking experience needed.
21-3-3754    4-8 $50R/$55N Fri          Jul 9-Jul 30   6:15p-7p
                                                                       Facility    Hartman Recreation Center (Activity Room)

Little Tykes T-Ball                                                    Program     Age Fee        Day       Date           Time
This class will introduce your child to the game of t-ball while       21-3-6547   7-12 $85R/$95N Tues      Jul 13-Aug 3   6:30p-7:30p
learning the basic rules. Whether they are beginners or need
to learn the skills to get to the next level, this class teaches the
basic skills of catching, throwing, fielding, and batting. An adult
must actively participate with child.

Facility     Kathy Green Multi-Purpose Center (Gym)

Program      Age Fee       Day          Date         Time
21-3-3752    4-8 $50R/$55N Fri          Aug 6-Aug 27 6:15p-7p

18 • arts & leisure
Tadpoles                                                             Read the Storybook Trail and Craft
Join Tadpoles class for a hands-on exploration through nature        Join us for a guided hike on our Storybook Trail! We will read a
with your toddler. Together you will see and touch live animals,     story to you as you walk along the trail and then come inside
explore the woods on a guided hike, and put your child’s             to make a fun craft. The stories and crafts will be related to
fine motor skills to work with a nature-themed craft. Please         the current season. Masks mandates must be followed for this
dress for the weather. Wear clothes and shoes for playing and        program.
painting. Masks must be worn during this program.
                                                                     Facility    Pilcher Park Nature Center
Facility     Pilcher Park Nature Center (Classroom)
                                                                     Program     Age   Fee           Day    Date            Time
Program      Age   Fee         Day     Date           Time           21-3-8117   2-6   $5            Fri    Jul 16          10a-11a
21-2-8111A   2-3   $40R/$45N   Tues    Jun 8-Jun 29   9:30a-10:30a
21-2-8111B   2-3   $40R/$45N   Thurs   Jun 10-Jul 1   9:30a-10:30a
21-3-8111C   2-3   $40R/$45N   Tues    Jul 6-Jul 27   9:30a-10:30a   Damsels and Dragons
                                                                     Join us for a dragonfly and damselfly hunt! This naturalist
21-3-8111D   2-3   $40R/$45N   Thurs   Jul 8-Jul 29   9:30a-10:30a
                                                                     led hike will take you to various parts of Pilcher Park to find
21-3-8111E   2-3   $40R/$45N   Tues    Aug 3-Aug 24   9:30a-10:30a   these fascinating winged creatures. Wear your hiking boots
21-3-8111F   2-3   $40R/$45N   Thurs   Aug 5-Aug 26   9:30a-10:30a   and bring a pair of binoculars or borrow one of ours. Mask
                                                                     mandates must be observed for this program.

Nature Babies                                                        Facility    Pilcher Park Nature Center
Nature Babies will experience a hands-on exploration of
nature. They get to see and touch live animals, go on a guided
                                                                     Program     Age   Fee           Day    Date            Time
hike to explore the woods, and work on a nature-themed
                                                                     21-3-8434   10+   $7            Sat    July 17         11a-12:30p
craft using their fine motor skills. Please dress your little one
for the weather. Wear clothes and shoes okay for playing and
painting! Mask mandates must be followed for this program.

Facility     Pilcher Park Nature Center (Classroom)

Program      Age   Fee         Day     Date           Time
21-2-8112A   1-2   $40R/$45N   Wed     Jun 9-Jun 30   9:30a-10:30a
21-3-8112B   1-2   $40R/$45N   Wed     Jul 7-Jul 28   9:30a-10:30a
21-3-8112C   1-2   $40R/$45N   Wed     Aug 4-Aug 25   9:30a-10:30a

In Search of Bats
Those shadows flitting about the night sky aren’t birds...and
they’re not vampires either. They are flying mammals! Join              Will County Book Reuse
us as we investigate the myths and facts about our fabulous
neighbors: bats! We’ll roast marshmallows around a cozy
campfire while we learn about bats, then go on a hike to find
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these mosquito-eating machines. We’ll use bat detectors to
“listen” for them as they search for food. Wear long sleeves,
pants, and some bug repellent. Mask mandates must be
                                                                        June 4-6 | 9a to 4p
followed during this program.                                           Date is subject to change based on COVID-19 restrictions

Facility     Pilcher Park Nature Center                                 Pilcher Park Nature Center

Program      Age   Fee         Day Date               Time              Residents are invited to bring books and
21-2-8011A   5+    $8          Thurs Jun 24           7:30p-9p          magazines for sharing or recycling to this
21-3-8011B   5+    $8          Thurs Jul 22           7:30p-9p          three-day event at Pilcher Park in Joliet. This
                                                                        FREE event is sponsored by the Will County Land
                                                                        Use Department and will be held at Pilcher Park
                                                                        Nature Center. Teachers and libraries may bring
                                                                        books through appointments ONLY Tuesday
       Volunteer Opportunities                                          June 1-3. Please visit willcountygreen.com and/or
                                                                        willcountylanduse.com or call 815-727-8834 for
       Pilcher Park Nature Center has a stewardship                     more information or to schedule an appointment.
       program to remove invasive plant species
       like buckthorn and honeysuckle in Pilcher
       Park. Keep an eye out for dates by liking
       Pilcher Park Nature Center on Facebook to
       see when we will be working in the woods.
       Call 815-741-7277 with questions.

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Greenhouse Kids
SpongeBob Dish garden                                             Trolls in the garden
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Take home a piece         Let’s become trolls and have some fun in the garden. All
of Bikini Bottom with your own SpongeBob dish garden. All         material included.
material provided.
                                                                  Facility     Bird Haven Greenhouse
Facility      Bird Haven Greenhouse
                                                                  Program      Age    Fee        Day        Date        Time
Program       Age     Fee     Day      Date       Time            21-3-8643    3-12   $8         Tues       Jul 13      10a-11:30a
21-2-8640     3-12    $8      Tues     Jun 15     10a-11:30a

                                                                  T-shirt day
Minion Fun!                                                       Bring your own light color T-shirt and we will supply the rest!
Let’s have some YELLOW fun with some Minion crafts! All           Dress for mess.
material provided.
                                                                  Facility     Bird Haven Greenhouse
Facility      Bird Haven Greenhouse
                                                                  Program      Age    Fee        Day        Date        Time
Program       Age     Fee     Day      Date       Time            2-3-8644     3-12   $6         Tues       Aug 3       10a-11:30a
21-2-8642     3-12    $8      Tues     Jun 29     10a-11:30a

           Photo permits are required for greenhouse photos. Please call 815-741-7278 ext. 5 for scheduling.

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Welcome to Little Sprouts!
Our Little Sprouts program is dedicated to bringing children and nature together. We will offer experiences typically found in
child-centered learning centers; however, what is special about Little Sprouts is that these experiences will be focused through
daily interaction with nature, animals, and plant life. Research has found that children who spend more time in nature pay attention
better, think more clearly, and are able to cope more effectively with stress. The nature curriculum is based on seasonal changes.
Topics reflect current events in the natural world and provide the basis for daily outdoor discovery plus: creative arts, large & small
motor skill development, math & manipulative activities, natural science exploration, language experiences and construction play.

                                                                         Register for the 2021-2022 school year
                                                                            at Pilcher Park Nature Center only!
                                                                                 Little Sprouts is more appropriate for children whose
                                                                              families are looking for discovery-based learning, rather
                                                                             than traditional lessons that are scheduled and confined
                                                                           by curriculum objectives. Natural themes and materials are
                                                                                  incorporated through indoor and outdoor activities.

                                                                        “Children who do not experience nature
                                                                          won’t grow up to cherish or protect it.”
                                                                                                                  – The Trust for Public Land

                                                                                                         Little Sprouts Early
                                                                                                             Learning Center
                                                                                                 Our program operates on a nine-month
                                                                                               annual tuition basis, paid monthly. Classes
                                                                                                    begin in September and are limited to
                                                                                                  15 students on a first-come, first-served
                                                                                                basis. Children, ages 3 – 5, must be fully
                                                                                              toilet trained. All registration is completed
                                                                                                  in person at Pilcher Park Nature Center,
                                                                                                     2501 Highland Park Drive. At the time
                                                                                                    of registration, you will need: proof of
                                                                                                      residency (current utility bill or RDC),
                                                                                                copy of county-recorded birth certificate,
                                                                                                                    and credit or debit card
                                                                                                   information for the automatic monthly
                                                                                                electronic funds transfer, unless payment
                                                                                                 is made in full at time of registration. An
                                                                                                   electronic funds transfer form must be
                                                                                             completed. There will be a full month (non-
                                                                                            refundable/non-transferable) deposit due at
                                                                                            the time of registration which will be applied
                                                                                                                to the learning center fees.

                                                                      Facility     Pilcher Park Nature Center

                                                                      Program      Age   Fee (monthly)   Day          Date          Time
                                                                      21-3-8100A   3-5   $170R/$182N     M/W/F        Sep 8-May 6   9:15a-11:30a
                                                                      21-3-8100B   3-5   $150R/$161N     Tues/Thurs   Sep 7-May 6   9:15a-11:30a
                                                                      21-3-8100C   3-5   $150R/$161N     Mon/Wed      Sep 8-May 6   12:30p-2:45p
                                                                      21-3-8100D   3-5   $150R/$161N     Tues/Thurs   Sep 7-May 6   12:30p-2:45p
Sunshine & Rainbows                                                      Sunshine & Rainbows Preschool
Learning Center 2021-2022                                                Enrichment Extended Program
                                                                         Every day is an adventure in learning. This enrichment program
Facility     Kathy Green Multi-Purpose Center (TBA)                      is designed as a continuation of time directly after Sunshine &
                                                                         Rainbows Learning Center class and a wonderful extension of
Program      Age   Monthly Fee   Day       Date           Time           our Learning Center Program. Your preschooler will join friends
21-3-1030A   2     $170R/$180N   M/W/F     Sep 8-May 20   9a-11:30a      from their class and meet new friends from other preschool
                                                                         classes. The Enrichment Program will incorporate further
21-3-1030B   2     $150R/$160N   T/Th      Sep 7-May 19   9a-11:30a
                                                                         learning and fun. Our caring and experienced staff will provide
21-3-1030C   3     $170R/$180N   M/W/F     Sep 8-May 20   9a-11:30a      enjoyable activities your child will look forward to. Each child
21-3-1030D   3     $170R/$180N   M/W/F     Sep 8-May 20   12:15p-2:45p   is required to bring a brown bag lunch (lunch will not be
21-3-1030E   3     $150R/$160N   T/Th      Sep 7-May 19   9a-11:30a      provided). Monthly installment payments available.
21-3-1030F   3     $150R/$160N   T/Th      Sep 7-May 19   12:15p-2:45p
21-3-1030G   4     $170R/$180N   M/W/F     Sep 8-May 20   9a-11:45a      Facility     Kathy Green Multi-Purpose Center (TBA)
21-3-1030H   4     $170R/$180N   M/W/F     Sep 8-May 20   12:15p-2:45p
21-3-1030I   3-5   $300          Mon-Fri   Sep 7-May 20   12:15a-3p      Program      Age   Annual or Monthly   Day     Date           Time
21-3-1030J   4-6   $500R         Mon-Fri   Sep 7-May 20   9a-3p          21-3-3002A   3     $1125 or $125       M/W/F   Sep 8-May 20   11:30a-3p
                                                                         21-3-3002B   4     $1125 or $125       M/W/F   Sep 8-May 20   11:45a-3p
                                                                         21-3-3002C   3     $810 or $90         T/Th    Sep 7-May 19   11:30a-3p

                      Sunshine & Rainbows Registration Information
             Registrations must be completed in person at the Kathy Green Multi-Purpose Center,
                    3000 W. Jefferson St. and are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
At the time of registration, you will need (no exceptions):                  Full” on the form. An electronic funds transfer form must
  • A completed registration form.                                           be filled out. A $25 fee will be charged for any declined
  • Proof of residency (current utility bill or RDC) to pay                  cards.
     resident rates.                                                       • The date for your child’s drop off day will be determined
  • The first payment (non-refundable, non-transferable)                     once we have placed the children into classrooms. The
     out of the 9 payments is required at registration. This                 dates will likely be between Aug. 30th-Sept. 2nd.
     payment will be applied to the preschool tuition and holds
     your child’s spot in our preschool program.                         There are no wait lists until all classes are fully enrolled.
  • A $30 graduation fee for all 4-year old classes is required
     at registration.                                                    Sunshine & Rainbows Preschool Information Tours
  • NO EFT WILL BE FILLED OUT AT THIS TIME, ONLY THE                     We will not have in-person tours. Virtual tours are an option
     FIRST PAYMENT WILL BE TAKEN.                                        upon request for families that have not been enrolled in the
There will be a total of 9 payments. The 1st payment is                  Sunshine & Rainbows Learning Center Program.
made at registration. The remaining 8 payments are spread
equally over an 8-month period (September-April).                        To receive a fillable registration form, please email
                                                                         SunshineandRainbows.LC@gmail.com
The following items will need to be turned in at the                     Once the registration forms are available you will receive one
Classroom Assigned Supplies & Form Drop Off Day:                         via email. Please fill out the registration form prior to arriving at
  • Copy of county-recorded birth certificate                            the Kathy Green Multi-Purpose Center Front Desk. If you email
  • Credit or debit card information for the automatic monthly           back the fillable registration form, Miss Lavon or Miss Anne can
     electronic funds transfer (EFT), even if payment is made            complete your registration over the phone & take payment.
     in full at the time of registration, it can be marked “Paid in      No registration is available on the weekends.

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Kids at Hart                                                         Troy Trojan Before and After School
The Kids at Hart program is committed to providing a safe
and nurturing environment for children with learning activities      Enrichment Program
as well as recreational activities throughout the day. The           The Joliet Park District in cooperation with Troy District
Nowell Park Recreation Center will structure the program to          #30C School offers an affordable Before and After School
follow the ISBE, District 86 and Laraway District 70C learning       Enrichment Learning Program. The Joliet Park District Troy
requirements as well as provide recreational opportunities.          Trojans Before and After School Enrichment Learning Program
The staff is sensitive and flexible in order to meet the needs       operates during the school year. This program ehances
of both children and parents. This program will follow the           homework skills as well as tumbling, art, and socialization skills.
District 86 and Disctict 70C public school calendar. Days off
school program (Tons of Fun) will be available for an extra fee.     Facility     Kathy Green Multi-Purpose Center
The Joliet Park District’s refund policy will be strictly enforced
and there will not be any proration of fees for days not in          Program Age Fee                    Day     Date          Time
attendance. Payment plans will be processed via EFT payments.        21-3-2100 4-12 $200/mo.            Mon-Fri Aug 18-May 27 6:30a-8:35a
DCFS and Child Care Resource and Referral payments are
accepted.

Facility     Nowell Park Recreation Center
                                                                     Troy Trojan Before and After School
                                                                     Enrichment Program
Program    Grade Fee       Day       Date             Time           The Joliet Park District in cooperation with Troy District
21-3-6552A K-8   $1575     Mon-/Fri  Aug 18-May 27    6:30a-9a       #30C School offers an affordable Before and After School
21-3-6552B K-8   $2025     Mon-Fri   Aug 18-May 27    2p-6p          Enrichment Learning Program. The Joliet Park District Troy
21-3-6552C K-8   $3060     Mon-Fri   Aug 18-May 27    6:30a-9a       Trojans Before and After School Enrichment Learning Program
                                                                     operates during the school year. This program enhances
			                        Mon-Fri 		                 2p-6p
                                                                     homework skills as well as tumbling, art, and socialization skills.
                                                                     Healthy snacks are provided by the Northern Illinois Food
Tons of Fun                                                          Bank.
This program will be held on days off school following Joliet
District 86 and Laraway District 70C academic calendar. Tons of      Facility     Kathy Green Multi-Purpose Center
Fun days will not operate on major holidays. Participants will
need a peanut free lunch and snack. Registration deadline is         Program      Age    Fee        Day       Date            Time     School
6pm, two business days prior, no exceptions.                         21-3-2101A   4-12   $225/mo.   Mon-Fri   Aug 18-May 27   2:45p-6p Craughwell
                                                                     21-3-2101B   4-12   $225/mo.   Mon-Fri   Aug 18-May 27   2:45p-6p Cronin
Facility      Nowell Park Recreation Center                          21-3-2101C   4-12   $225/mo.   Mon-Fri   Aug 18-May 27   2:45p-6p Heritage Trail
                                                                     21-3-2101D   4-12   $225/mo.   Mon-Fri   Aug 18-May 27   2:45p-6p Hofer
Program       Age    Fee      Day          Date        Time          21-3-2101E   4-12   $225/mo.   Mon-Fri   Aug 18-May 27   2:45p-6p Shorewood
21-3-6553A    5-12   $20      Fri          Sep 24      11a-6p        21-3-2101G   4-12   $225/mo.   Mon-Fri   Aug 18-May 27   2:45p-6p William B. Orenic
21-4-6553B    5-12   $32      Mon          Oct 11      6:30a-6p
21-4-6553C    5-12   $20      Fri          Oct 29      11a-6p
21-4-6553D    5-12   $32      Thurs        Nov 11      6:30a-6p
21-4-6553E    5-12   $20      Wed          Dec 22      11a-6p
22-1-6553F    5-12   $32      Mon          Jan 17      6:30a-6p
22-1-6553G    5-12   $20      Fri          Feb 4       11a-6p
22-1-6553H    5-12   $32      Mon          Feb 21      6:30a-6p
22-1-6553I    5-12   $32      Fri          Mar 4       6:30a-6p
22-1-6553J    5-12   $32      Mon          Mar 7       6:30a-6p
22-1-6553K    5-12   $20      Fri          Mar 25      11a-6p
22-2-6553L    5-12   $32      Fri          Apr 15      6:30a-6p
22-2-6553M    5-12   $32      Mon          Apr 18      6:30a-6p
22-2-6553N    5-12   $20      Fri          May 27      11a-6p

Gary Kantor’s Magic Class
Children are guaranteed to have a great time as they learn
a collection of fascinating and mesmerizing tricks frrom the
“Magic Team of Gary Kantor!” Amaze family and friends with
tricks that involve cards, ropes, coins, mind reading, and much
more. While the tricks may appear difficult, you will discover
that they are quick to learn and easy to perform. All materials
are provided, and each child receives a magic kit to take home.
Brand new tricks are taught at each session.

Facility     Arrowhead Community Center (Dupage Room)

Program Age Fee               Day       Date          Time
20-3-3701B 5-12 $20           Wed       Jun 30        5p-5:55p

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