Youth Programs

RoboThink

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 | November 22-December 13 | $115 (R) $130 (NR)
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Tuesday, 4:00- 5:30 | January 10-January 31 | $115 (R) $130 (NR)
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Tuesday, 4:00-5:30 | February 7-February 28 | $115 (R) $130 (NR)
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Gears, Gears, Gears!!!

Gears, Gears, Gears!!! (Ages 4-6)

Explore gears using LEGO, as we work to find out how gears help make the world turn. We’ll make projects that crank, mesh, pump, push, pull, tug or grind. All of which turn out to be very useful simple machines.
Location: River Trails Park District – Burning Bush Community Center

Monday, 6:00-7:00 PM | November 28-December 12 | $56 (R) $66 (NR)
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Glitzy Girlz

Parent/Child Annual Holiday Memories Gift Boutique (Ages 3-11)

Come join Glitzy Girlz for a memorable night with your sons/daughters and celebrate the Spirit of the Season making gifts! Our staff will assist in this unique class with each couple designing/decorating and wrapping surprises.

Each couple makes and takes home 3 adorable gifts of wood, ceramic and beading/jewelry with paints, embellishments, stickers and more. Perfect for any recipient this holiday. A station for making tags, wrapping paper and decorating gift bags are provided to conceal gifts. This class is an annual treasured memory of the 2022 holiday! Sign up your sons/daughters!
Location: Central Community Center

Wednesday, December 7 | 6:00-7:15 PM | $36 (R) $48 (NR)
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Flashback 80’s Neon Glam Dance Party (Ages 4-11)

Come dressed up and join Glitzy Girlz for a night of 80’s fun filled with 80’s glam, neon fashion & dance hits! Our staff will give a “dated” make-over complete with neon headband, colored hair spray, make-up and neon nail polish application. Decorate a neon bag w/ paints, jewels and stickers as well as design a neon bracelet with 80’s style charm. Our night ends with some fun dancing to flashback hits and cool photos with props. A surprise goes home with each guest. Come with friends!
Location: Central Community Center

Thursday, January 19 | 6:30-7:45 PM | $36 (R) $48 (NR)
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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.
Location: Central Community Center

Monday, January 9 | 5:00-5:55 PM | $25 (R) $35 (NR)
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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, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM | January 14-February 18 | $135 (R) $147 (NR)
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STEAM

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

Thursday, 6:00-7:00 PM | January 12-February 16 | $138 (R) $150 (NR)
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Intro to Programming

Intro to Programming (Ages 5-6)

This course will introduce non-readers or early readers to the concepts of programming with Logo using iconic point & click commands to develop math, logic and problem-solving skills as they explore and create a project they can imagine.
Location: Central Community Center

Monday, 6:00-7:00 PM | January 23-February 13 | $80 (R) $90 (NR)
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