Youth Programs

Abracadabra-Let's Do Magic

Abracadabra-Let’s Do Magic (Ages 5-12)

Enjoy more fascinating and mesmerizing tricks from the Gary Kantor Magic Team! Amazing cards, ropes, coins, mind reading and more tricks! Although some tricks appear difficult, they are actually quick to learn and easy and fun to perform. All materials and a take home magic kit provided for each child. Children are grouped by age. New tricks every session.
Instructor Gary Kantor Magic Team
Location Central Community Center

Thursday, February 29 | 6:45-7:40 PM | R $25 NR $37
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Thursday, May 21 | 6:45-7:40 PM | R $25 NR $37
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Chess Scholars

Chess Scholars (Ages 5-12)

Develop your child’s intellect through the royal game of chess! Current research has shown a strong link between chess and academic performance in a variety of areas, including mathematics and language arts. Chess has been proven to enhance children’s motivation, concentration, focus, social skills and creativity. Each class will consist of a fun, interactive teaching period and guided practice time. Both beginner and experienced players are welcome and will learn under the guidance of an experienced Chess Scholars coach.
Location Central Community Center

Saturday, 10:00-11:00 AM | February 10-March 16 | R $135 NR $147
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Glitzy Girlz

Parent/Child – Making Memories for Mom Night (Ages 3-11)

Come join Glitzy Girlz on a date for some special memories for MOM. Whether it’s an adult coming with a child to make gifts for Mothers day or a Mom spending an evening with that special child(s) in the month of May, it’s a moms celebration! Each couple will make (3) surprises: Ceramic, Wooden & a Beaded Item with Mom accents and charms. A special gift wrapping/bags station will conceal any surprises to take home and save for Mother’s Day. Always a cherished time every May for this class!
Location Central Community Center

Wednesday, April 24 | 6:00-7:00 PM | R $37 NR $47
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Minecraft – Basic Training for Beginners (Ages 6-8)

Are your friends all into Minecraft, but you haven’t quite figured it out? This is for YOU! You and your partner will collaborate to learn essential crafting skills while searching for clues to unlock doors, complete scavenger hunts and more! You’ll get an introduction to the basics of your computer networking, multidimensional objects and video game graphics. After completing this boot camp, you’ll have the basic tools to participate in more advanced Minecraft adventures!
Location River Trails Park District (Burning Bush Community Center)

Monday, 6:00-7:15 PM | April 1-April 22 | R $100 NR $110
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RoboThink After School Robotics Club (Ages 7-12)

Build amazing robots using RoboThink’s STEM program. Equipped with our innovative robotics kits, which include motors, sensors, gears and mainboards, students create robots of all shapes, sizes and functions. Engineering concepts are presented through our trained instructors and picture based instructions. Students apply these concepts as they engage in exciting robotic challenges in a fun environment.
Location Central Community Center

Tuesday, 4:00-5:30 PM | February 13-March 19 | R $220 NR $230
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Tuesday, 4:00-5:30 PM | April 2-April 23 | R $148 NR $158
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STEAM (Grades K-5)

This exciting program from Afterschool Enrichment Solutions brings together elements of science, art and math in a hands-on, action-packed environment! Students will conduct experiments, play educational games and unlock their creativity through building challenges and projects. No experience necessary!
Location Central Community Center
No Class December 23, December 30 & January 6

Saturday, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM | December 2-January 27 | R $147 NR $157
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Video Game Lab

Video Game Lab (Ages 7-12)

Let’s create a game on the PC with Xbox controllers! Using a visual programming language, where students can learn about creativity, problem solving and collaboration. It’s not just about programming. Stretch your imagination to design and build fun-filled, challenging games.
Location Prospect Heights Park District (110 W. Camp McDonald Road)

Monday, 6:00-7:15 PM | February 26-March 18 | R $100 NR $110
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