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If your child loves to build, likes using tools, enjoys constructing and creating amazing and useful structures with their own hands, here is a wonderful activity. This workshop provides hands-on woodworking experiences that allow children to use real tools to construct structures such as a tool box, rope ladder, doll crib, bat and ball holder and much, much more. Children are instructed in tool safety and use protective gear, while having support and guidance from start to finish. Parents will be able to see progress, as pictures are sent out after each class. Craft projects will also be a part of the workshop, as children cycle and rotate through activities. Supervision for Everett students will be provided after-school from 2:50-3:30 p.m..
Engage your young chef in an interactive class of culinary creation! Young Chefs uses expert instruction and child-led design to whip up some delicious recipes. Whether your child wants to master snacks, appetizers or desserts, they will be sure to 'relish' in the fun of this class! Supervision for Everett students will be provided after-school from 2:50-3:30 p.m..
No matter whether you are new to Minecraft or already love the program, this class is for YOU! TechStars grants you access to a PROPRIETARY Minecraft.edu world you cannot get on your own! You and your partner will collaborate to learn essential crafting skills while searching for clues to unlock doors, complete scavenger hunts, tame wolves, ride pigs and more! You will be introduced to the basic computer networking, the geometry of multidimensional objects and rendering of video game graphics. Enroll and let the Minecraft adventure begin! Supervision for Everett students will be provided after-school from 2:50-3:45 p.m..
Is magic in your heart? Has your child always wondered about the mystery of the magician? This class will help your little wizard learn a few tricks of the trade. Amaze family and friends with tricks that involve cards, ropes, coins, mind-reading and more. While the tricks may appear difficult, you'll 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. Children are grouped by age and always learn tricks that are age-appropriate. Additionally, you can sign up for this class again and again since brand new tricks are always taught each session!
The Safe Sitter program is a medically accurate childcare curriculum designed to prepare 11- 13 year old children to be safe and nurturing babysitters. Our instructors will teach important life skills- business, medical, and safe habits- in this high quality course. Lake Forest Parks and Recreation sponsors this competency based, highly structured interactive program. Students learn about a wide variety of topics through discussion, practice and role-play. Please bring a peanut free lunch and drink to the full day session, and a peanut free snack and drink to the half day session.
Explore TWO great programs in this in this half-day camp. YOU can learn coding with Scratch! Dive into the world of video game animation programming by creating characters that dance, sing and interact with one another. Working with a partner, you'll add sound effects and music clips to create a dynamic video animation game by using Scratch - software created just for kids. In the second half, you and a partner will work together and use Xbox controllers connected to PCs to design, code and present your own unique video game! Using an amazing software called KODU, learn to add objects and scoring elements, create paths, and add multiple characters. Navigate the Xbox 360 Gamepad and build your coding skills as you create enjoyable. fun, and challenging games to share with your family and friends! Continue mastering your programming skills at home using your own Xbox 360 controller, a PC, and the FREE software.Do you love all things high-tech? Lake Forest Parks and Recreation has teamed up with Computer Explorers for exciting mini-camps! These are exciting, fun, team-based camps where students become producers of technology through cutting-edge technology and hands-on projects that build 21st Century skills and connect science, engineering, math and the arts! Techstars programs are run by Computer Explorers.
This is a special program for Lake Forest students only, who are currently enrolled in and finishing grades 7th through 10th this year or are 13 to 15 years old. The CITs are volunteer workers for the Recreation Department's summer programs. The purpose of this program is to help the older youth of Lake Forest develop leadership skills through a summer work experience. The many skills learned by the CIT will aid the individual in possibly obtaining future paying job opportunities. Most summer programs will meet June 19 - August 11. CITs are required to attend an intensive training session during the week of June 12, Placement in the camps will vary. A packet of information including a CIT application will be available for pick up February 27th. Applications must be submitted to the Recreation Dept. by April 24th, 2017 for consideration. For more information contact JOHN ELDRIDGE, Program Manager, at 847-810-3940.All potentail CITs must attend the staff training week where they will learn valuable job training skills to prepare them for potential future employment. This week of training will include various job skills, team building, time at the individual camps and will end with a field trip just for the CITs.NOTE: No camps July 4 or August 2nd. Additional volunteer opportunities may exist for interested individuals.
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