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2018 Summer Playbook

2018 Summer Playbook - Peoria Park District

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Playbook
SUMMER 2018
PEORIA PARK DISTRICT
REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 23

THERE'S MORE TO EXPLORE

• The president and six trustees are elected and serve on a volunteer basis for a term of four
years.

• Board meetings are scheduled on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 6pm
in the Board Room of the Noble Center, located at 1125 W. Lake Avenue, unless otherwise
noted.

• Board Meeting Dates: 5/9, 5/23, 6/13, 6/27, 7/11, 7/25, 8/8, 8/22, 9/12, 9/19.
• Meetings are open to the public. Contact the Board Secretary at 681-2801 or visit

peoriaparks.org for agendas.

Timothy J. Warren E. Joyce Robert L. Jacqueline J. Matthew P. Nancy L.
Cassidy Rayford Harant Johnson, Sr. Petty Ryan Snowden
President Vice President Trustee Trustee Trustee Trustee
Trustee

FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Friends: we will celebrate our commitment to work TABLE OF CONTENTS
to contribute to a healthy and vibrant Peoria
While for some, summer community by responsibly using our District
is about day camps and resources to offer high quality parks and
sports leagues, I hope you’ll recreation experiences to those who live, work,
take a few minutes (or and play in our District. I hope you’ll join us!
longer) to browse all that
the Peoria Park District has We look forward to seeing you at a Park District
to offer this season. From facility soon!
nature walks to breakfast
with the animals at Peoria
Zoo, golf for all ages and skill levels, and
programming for preschoolers and seniors, too, Emily G. Cahill
the Peoria Park District is THE place to be this Executive Director, Peoria Park District
season.

This July, we will once again celebrate National
Parks and Recreation Month. During this month,

EVENTS SPORTS & FITNESS - KIDS COMMUNITY
May.......................................................2-3 Golf................................................51-52 Community Programs.............................93
June.........................................................4-5 Ice Skating..........................................53-55 PPD Foundation......................................94
July............................................................6-8 Hockey/Football......................................56 Park Police................................................94
August...................................................9-10 Tennis.................................................57-59 Moonlight Coalition................................95
September......................................11-13 Boxing.....................................................59 HISRA......................................................96
CAMPS Soccer.................................................60 Community Outreach......................97-98
CampPolicies............................................14 Baseball..................................................61 TRAVEL
SummerCamps...................................15-24 SPORTS & FITNESS Vagabond Tours...............................99-103
FEATURED FACILITIES Golf......................................................63-65 RENTALS & PARTIES
The RiverFront.........................................25 Running.................................................66 Event Spaces..................................104-105
Parks & Trails.......................................26-29 Yoga/Tai Chi/Taekwondo........................67 Rentals...................................................106
Peoria PlayHouse......................................30 Adult Leagues...........................................68 Parties.............................................107-109
Peoria Zoo.................................................31 Tennis/Pickleball.....................................69 FieldTrips........................................110-111
RiverPlex...............................................32 Ice Skating/Hockey..................................70 Weddings.........................................112
KIDS PROGRAMS Exercise..............................................71-72 VOLUNTEER
Toddler/Preschool..................................33 Wellness................................................73 EventVolunteering.........................113-114
Grade School...........................................34 ARTS & CULTURE Ongoing Opportunities................115-116
Grade/High School.................................35 Art.......................................................75
FAMILY FUN Dance.................................................76-80 PARKS & FACILITIES
Fun at the Zoo & Luthy......................36-37 Drama................................................81 Facilities.........................................117-123
Fun at the PlayHouse..............................38 Music..................................................82-84 Chart............................................124-125
Fun at the Amphitheatre/Proctor............39 NATURE
Fun at Sommer Park...............................40 Walking&Hiking................................85-86 REGISTRATION
Fun at Northmoor/Forest Park..............41 Nature Programs.....................................87 Policies..................................................126
SWIMMING Birds, Bugs, & More.............................88-89 Online................................................127
Facilities................................................43 Restoration Workdays.............................90 Form...................................................128
Events & Programs...................................44 Restoration Workshops...........................91
Class Descriptions..................................45
Class Times........................................46-50 For information on the Peoria Park District's policies regarding
classes, programs, and registration please see page 126.

PEORIA PARK DISTRICT SUMMER PLAYBOOK • REGISTER FOR CLASSES ON PAGE 128 • 1

MAY EVENTS

May 5 STEM-osaurus Rex Day Peoria PlayHouse

May 6 Peoria WingFest Peoria RiverFront

May 10 Zootini Peoria Zoo
May 12 Mardi Gras in May Peoria-Water Street

May 17 & 18 Spring Fling ‘18 Peoria RiverFront

May 19 Clyde West Fishing Derby Glen Oak Park Lagoon

May 24 The Streets Belong to Me Proctor Center

May 25 Louie Louie RiverJam Peoria RiverFront
May 28 Memorial Day Celebration Peoria RiverFront

EVENTS Sunday, May 6
VIP Admission:
11:00am-5:00pm
General Admission:
1:00-5:00pm
NEW! Open to the public!
Come and buy wings from

any of the vendors.
Go to peoriawingfest.com

to purchase tickets!

May 12, 2018 l 3:00 - 10:00pm

Enjoy Peoria is transforming Water Street into
the New Orleans French Quarter for the

3rd Annual Mardi Gras in May Street Party.
Come enjoy quality entertainment, food, and art

from State Street down to Liberty!
See street performers, tarot card readers, caricature
artists, and story tellers. Local restaurants will offer
authentic Cajun dishes and drinks at this FREE event.

facebook.com/events/1883028125105296

2 • PEORIA PARK DISTRICT SUMMER PLAYBOOK • REGISTER FOR CLASSES ON PAGE 128

MAY EVENTS

THURSDAY, MAY 10

VOLUNTEER! It’s time to shake things
Page 113-114 up at the wildest martini
tasting event in Peoria!

TickNeTtohsAetmgicueeksvestet2bsn1ytsoip&sludroarcalidnhteaotrshreoesdnhdliynbo.eyo. r5. /9.

peoriazoo.org
(309) 681-3500

May 17 & 18 48th ANNUAL

CLYDE WEST
FISHING DERBY

Peoria RiverFront Festival Park Field VOLUNTEER!
Concerts Both Nights Page 113-114

Doors: 5pm Show: 6pm SATURDAY, MAY 19
Tickets: ticketfly.com 9:00am-3:00pm

Thursday’s Headliner: Stone Temple Pilots GLEN OAK PARK LAGOON
Friday’s Headliner: Stone Sour with special guest Sevendust
LOUIE LOUIE

The Streets Belong To Me! Join us at the Peoria RiverFront for EVENTS
Youth Event VOLUNTEER! the 30th Annual Louie Louie RiverJam

Page 113-114 Hosted by the Illinois Valley Striders and AMP Media
Group to raise money for St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
In exchange for a day of fun, we are asking CEFCU Center Stage • Bands from 5:30-11:00pm!
that children pledge to have a safe summer
by NOT participating in violent or illegal Friday, May 25th • Free Admission
activities and call the Park District to
discover POSITIVE activities to be involved in! louielouiepeoria.com

Proctor Recreation Center MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION
Thursday, May 24 4-6pm MARSHALL PLAZA
MAY 28 10:30am

PEORIA PARK DISTRICT SUMMER PLAYBOOK • REGISTER FOR CLASSES ON PAGE 128 • 3

JUNE EVENTS

June 1 Patrick n Swayze CEFCU Center Stage
June 2
June 3 Way Down Wanderers CEFCU Center Stage
June 8
June 9 PlayHouse Birthday Bash Peoria PlayHouse
June 14-16 Adult Only Night Peoria Zoo & Luthy
June 15
June 15-17 Jazz & Art Fest CEFCU Center Stage
June 16
June 22 Steamboat Days Peoria RiverFront
June 23
June 29 Juneteenth Logan Park

Tailgate N’ Tallboys Music Festival Peoria RiverFront
Steamboat Classic Race Peoria RiverFront

Jammsammich CEFCU Center Stage

Hearthache Tonight CEFCU Center Stage
Here Come The Mummies Peoria RiverFront

CEFCU CENTER STAGE

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

VOLUNTEER!
Page 113-114

JUNE 1

ticketfly.com

June 8 Saturday
June 9
EVENTS Grab your significant
other, friends, or 3:00-10:00pm
CEFCU
co-workers and leave
the kids at home! Center Stage

This adult only event Co-hosted by the Central Illinois Jazz Society
features a cash bar, and the Peoria Park District, Jazz Fest features

keeper chats and local and regional Jazz acts.
animal meet and greets. Food and drinks are available for purchase.

Guests can enjoy adult Continue the Visit the CEFCU Center Stage on select Thursday nights
beverages while strolling fun at Luthy in June, July, and August for a free night of music. Visit
Botanical Garden! our Facebook page or the Central Illinois Jazz Society’s
through the Zoo until website for dates and bands.
twilight. 5:3O-8:3Opm.

$15 per person ($12 per person before 6/4)
Presale tickets available 5/1

4 • PEORIA PARK DISTRICT SUMMER PLAYBOOK • REGISTER FOR CLASSES ON PAGE 128

JUNE EVENTS

Peoria Area Community Events along with
the Peoria Park District, Inked Entertainment,

and Illinois Valley Striders are taking

Steamboat Days 2O18

to the next level

Peoria RiverFront • June 14-16

Come for the Carnival and Sports activities for the whole family!

Steamboat Classic Race • June 16

Race begins and ends at the Peoria RiverFront. Start time: 7:00am
peoriaevents.com steamboatclassic.org

PEORIA, IL CHASE RICE
RIVERFRONT
JOE NICHOLS
FESTIVAL FIELD PARK
KANE BROWN
TAILGATENTALLBOYS.COM
NELLY

OLD DOMINION

JOHN PARDI

JUNE 15 JUNE 16 JUNE 17

JUNETEENTH CEFCU CENTER STAGE JUNE 29 EVENTS
friDAY, JUNE 15
11:00am-2:00pm SUMMER CONCERT SERIES PEORIA
LOGAN PARK RIVERFRONT
JUNE 22 JUNE 23
Come celebrate with us at this FREE event
while learning about the history of Juneteenth.

Various groups and individuals will provide
entertainment. Limited health screenings will

also be held by different agencies.

VOLUNTEER! TICKETS AVAILABLE
Page 113-114 AT GATE

PEORIA PARK DISTRICT SUMMER PLAYBOOK • REGISTER FOR CLASSES ON PAGE 128 • 5

JULY EVENTS

July 3 Fireworks Spectacular Glen Oak Park

July 3 Free Fallin - A Tribute to Tom Petty Peoria RiverFront

July 4 Red, White & Boom Peoria RiverFront
July 7 Boat Drunks Peoria RiverFront

July 14 Fozzy Peoria RiverFront

July 19 Sunset Concert Series Glen Oak Amphitheatre

July 20 Central IL BBQ Throwdown Peoria RiverFront

July 20-21 Tailgate N’ Tallboys Music Festival Peoria RiverFront
July 27 Adult Only Night Peoria Zoo & Luthy

July 27 Too White Crew Peoria RiverFront

July 28 Fiesta en el Rio Peoria RiverFront

EVENTS VOLUNTEER!
Page 113-114

Free Fallin
A Tribute to Tom Petty

CEFCU Center Stage

For more information go to
redwhiteandboom.us

6 • PEORIA PARK DISTRICT SUMMER PLAYBOOK • REGISTER FOR CLASSES ON PAGE 128

JULY EVENTS

WEDNESDAY
JULY 4

The state of Illinois' largest fireworks display,
synchronized to a special musical soundtrack
broadcast on Alpha Media Group stations.
Food, drinks, and musical acts entertain up
until the fireworks light up the sky at 9:30pm.

redwhiteandboom.us

JULY 7 • CEFCU CENTER STAGE JULY 14 • PEORIA RIVERFRONT

SUNSET CONCERT SERIES EVENTS

Enjoy a live band concert in the heart of summer at the beautiful
park setting of the Glen Oak Amphitheatre in the evening.

JULY 19 • PHANIERAE AND THE SOULSHAKERS •7:00-9:00pm
Tickets are $10/person

PEORIA PARK DISTRICT SUMMER PLAYBOOK • REGISTER FOR CLASSES ON PAGE 128 • 7

JULY EVENTS

July 20-21
Peoria RiverFront Festival Park

7/20: Teams Arrive, 7/21: Competition

This Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned event

features over 35 competing teams. The Backyard BBQ

competition runs in conjunction. This is a FREE event!

Sample competing team's BBQ by purchasing a

"People's Choice" ticket and voting for your favorite!

VIP Package available for purchase on ticketfly.com.

PEORIA, IL CHARLIE
RIVERFRONT DANIELS

FESTIVAL FIELD PARK SAWYER
BROWN
TAILGATENTALLBOYS.COM
CODY
JINKS

JULY 20 JULY 21

July 27 VOLUNTEER!
Page 113-114
Grab your significant
other, friends, or

co-workers and leave
the kids at home!

This adult only event
features a cash bar,
keeper chats and animal meet and greets.

Guests can enjoy adult Continue the CELEBRATE HISPANIC
beverages while strolling fun at Luthy CULTURE IN PEORIA!
Botanical Garden!
through the Zoo until JULY 28
twilight. 5:3O-8:3Opm.
CEFCU CENTER STAGE
$15 per person ($12 per person before 7/23)
Presale tickets available 6/9 AUTHENTIC FOOD, BEER, AND
ENTERTAINMENT
EVENTS JULY 27
FAMILY FRIENDLY!
CEFCU
CENTER TICKETS: $7/PERSON BEFORE 6:30pm
STAGE $10/PERSON AFTER 6:30pm
Children under 12 are FREE

Tickets can be purchased at the gate.

8 • PEORIA PARK DISTRICT SUMMER PLAYBOOK • REGISTER FOR CLASSES ON PAGE 128

AUGUST EVENTS

August 4 Band of Horses Peoria RiverFront
August 4
August 7 India Fest Peoria RiverFront
August 8
August 9 National Night Out Proctor Center
August 10-12 Taste of Peoria Peoria RiverFront
August 17-18
August 24-26 Sunset Concert Series Glen Oak Amphitheatre
August 31
Soul Fest Peoria RiverFront

Grand Nationals Peoria RiverFront

Peoria Irish Fest Peoria RiverFront
Peoria Blues & Heritage Festival Peoria RiverFront

AUGUST 4 Join us at the CEFCU Center Stage at the
PEORIA RIVERFRONT Landing for this festival that celebrates
Indian culture in Peoria. Enjoy authentic
VOLUNTEER! Indian food, beer, and entertainment.
Page 113-114
Family Friendly!

AUGUST 4

Taste the best Peoria
has to offer!

CELEBRATE SAFE COMMUNITIES AUGUST 8, 2018 EVENTS
AND UNITY IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS RiverFront Festival Park
DURING THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY
OF NEIGHBORS COMING TOGETHER
UNDER POSITIVE CIRCUMSTANCES.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 7
5:00-8:00pm

PROCTOR RECREATION CENTER

PEORIA PARK DISTRICT SUMMER PLAYBOOK • REGISTER FOR CLASSES ON PAGE 128 • 9

AUGUST EVENTS

SUNSET CONCERT SERIES

Enjoy a live band concert in the heart of summer at the beautiful
park setting of the Glen Oak Amphitheatre in the evening.

AUGUST 9 • JC AND THE REDEMPTION •7:00-9:00pm
Tickets are $10/person

GRAND NATIONALS

VOLUNTEER!
Page 113-114

Celebrate African AUGUST 17-18
American Culture in Peoria!
Peoria RiverFront Festival Park GRANDNATIONALSWEEKEND.COM

AUGUST 10-12

Friday,
Saturday,
& Sunday

EVENTS August 30th Annual
24-26 Peoria Blues & Heritage Festival

VOLUNTEER! August 31 - September 1
Page 113-114
Peoria RiverFront
Celebrate Irish culture in Peoria
by enjoying authentic Irish food, peoriabluesandheritagefestival.com
beer, entertainment, and wares...
Family Friendly!

peoriairishfest.com

10 • PEORIA PARK DISTRICT SUMMER PLAYBOOK • REGISTER FOR CLASSES ON PAGE 128

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

September 8 Worldwide Day of Play Glen Oak Park

September 9 Bark in the Park Peoria RiverFront

September 15 Tailgate N’ Tallboys Peoria RiverFront
September 21-23 Oktoberfest Peoria RiverFront

September 22 Zoo La La Peoria Zoo

September 23 Be Anything! Peoria PlayHouse

September 28 Be Anything! Adult Event Trailside Event Center

September 29 Fall French Market Luthy Botanical Garden
September 29-30 Fine Art Fair Peoria RiverFront

6th Annual Event
brought to you by:

Saturday, September 8 •10:00am-2:00pm

Glen Oak Park

VOLUNTEER! Family Friendly Fun-Filled Activities
Page 113-114

BARK IN THE PARK

PEORIA RIVERFRONT FESTIVAL FIELD
SEPTEMBER 9 •11:00am-3:00pm

JERROD NIEMANN Celebrate EVENTS
German
Culture in
Peoria with
authentic
German food,
beer and
entertainment.

PEORIA, IL RIVERFRONT Family Friendly! VOLUNTEER!
FESTIVAL FIELD PARK September 21 - 23 Page 113-114
Peoria RiverFront
SEPTEMBER 15
TICKETFLY.COM
octoberfestpeoria.com
TAILGATENTALLBOYS.COM

PEORIA PARK DISTRICT SUMMER PLAYBOOK • REGISTER FOR CLASSES ON PAGE 128 • 11

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

Guests are invited to Peoria Zoo for immersive animal adventures including
exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences, up-close animal encounters, and
personalized chats with our animal experts. Guests will also enjoy a variety of
gourmet food, libations, and entertainment through their travels around Peoria Zoo.

This fun, casual event also features a raffle and silent auction. Experience how we
transform the Zoo into an amazing celebration for our largest fundraiser of the year.

SEPTEMBER 22 • PEORIA ZOO VOLUNTEER!
Page 113-114

For tickets or more information go to peoriazoo.org or call 681-3500.

BE ANYTHING!

THE EXPERIENCE STARTS SEPTEMBER 23.
FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK AND
PEORIAPLAYHOUSE.ORG FOR MORE
INFORMATION.

EVENTS 12 • PEORIA PARK DISTRICT SUMMER PLAYBOOK • REGISTER FOR CLASSES ON PAGE 128

SEPTEMBER EVENTS EVENTS

Fall French Market in the Park

The flavor of a French Market is the theme for this autumn event, a
partner to the annual Spring Market on Moss, with antiques, art, plants
and herbs, vintage finds, furniture, food and more. Music and treats in

the traditions of France, sweet and savory, will be on hand.
A creative community of local artists, craftsmen, collectors and foodies
all come together to bring the charm and excitement of a French Flea
Market to the Luthy Botanical Garden, a beautiful setting where history
and tradition go back for generations. Stroll the gardens, sample the

treats and shop local from the finest artisans in the area.

Saturday, September 29
Rain Date: September 30

9:00am-3:00pm
$1/person

VOLUNTEER!
Page 113-114

PEORIA PARK DISTRICT SUMMER PLAYBOOK • REGISTER FOR CLASSES ON PAGE 128 • 13

CAMP POLICIES

Installment Billing Camp Refund Policy

• Camp fees can be paid in weekly installments Please read the Refund Policy for Day Camps
through an automatic installment billing carefully as this policy is different than the normal
process. Installment billing must be set up at class/program refund policy of the Peoria Park
Noble Center, RiverPlex, Franciscan Recreation District. These refund policies do not apply to
Complex, or online. Peoria Zoo Camp.

• A $20-per-week initial fee will be charged at the • The Peoria Park District must receive a written
time of enrollment into installment billing. notice of cancellation for Day Camp at least
14 days prior to the start of the week of camp
• Installment billing must be set up as an automatic that you are canceling in order to receive a full
charge/debit to a credit card. All charges will refund minus a $5 service charge.
be processed the Monday two weeks prior to
the respective camp week (example: if the camp • NO FULL REFUNDS will be issued if canceling
week begins Monday, June 15, your account will Day Camp less than 14 days from the start
be charged for that week on Monday, June 1.) date of the week of camp you wish to cancel.
You will then receive a 50% refund for each
• Installment billing is not available for Peoria Zoo, session with less than 14 days notice.
Proctor Center, or Peoria PlayHouse.
• NO REFUNDS will be given once each week
• For more information on installment billing, of camp has started.
please contact the registration office at
688-3667. • For Peoria Zoo Camp, no refunds are issued
after payment is received, and payment is due
Early Bird Discount at the time of registration.

• All camp registrations processed on or before • For Peoria PlayHouse, no refunds are issued
April 9 will receive 10% off. after payment is received.

• All camp registrations processed between April 9 HISRA Inclusion Services
and May 4 will receive 5% off.
Attention residents of Peoria, Morton, Chillicothe,
• Early bird discount is not available for Peoria and Washington Park Districts! Is there a program
Zoo, Proctor Center, or Peoria PlayHouse. offered at your local park district that you would
love for your child with special needs to be a part
Scholarships of, but they may need a little help? Call the Heart
of Illinois Special Recreation Association (HISRA) at
Scholarships are available based on economic need. 691-1929, or fill out an “Inclusion Request” on our
Apply at the Noble Center Registration Desk. website at hisra.org.

CAMPS Ready to register? Upon reviewing the participant’s needs, HISRA's
See page 128. professional staff will work to integrate a
participant into a program, adapt activities and
provide additional support if appropriate to create
an inclusive setting and successful experience.
HISRA provides all inclusion services at no cost to
residents of its Member Districts. Please contact
HISRA to learn about non-resident inclusion rates.

HISRA also offers its own Summer Camps! Watch
for the HISRA Day Camp Guide this spring.

14 • PEORIA PARK DISTRICT SUMMER PLAYBOOK • REGISTER FOR CLASSES ON PAGE 128

ADVENTURE CAMP AT GLEN OAK PARK: AGES 6-12
2218 N PROSPECT RD • 681-2865

Location: Glen Oak Park
Fees-R/NR: $120/$130 per week (Week 5: $96/$104 due to the holiday)
Camp hours: 8:30 am-3:30pm
Extended Care: 6:45-8:30am, 3:30-5:30pm (included in fee)
Camp is back in Glen Oak Park! Games, sports, fishing, swimming and special trips keep the summer fun coming.
Glen Oak Park is a great place for camp with the zoo, children's museum, gardens, lagoon, sports fields and
4 playgrounds, and we use them all! Light breakfast and lunch is provided. Program hours are from 8:30am to
4:00pm, but don't worry, extended care in the morning and afternoon is included in the camp fee.

Week/Dates Code Description
Week 1
June 4-8 PWC02115-01 Messy Mania: Start summer with games and crafts that are “a little” messy. Bring an
Week 2 over-sized shirt to use as an apron and a cotton shirt to tie-dye.
June 11-15
Week 3 PWC02115-02 Make It Take It Arts and Crafts Week: Learn by doing the traditional camp crafts with
June 18-22 popsicle sticks, gimp, friendship bracelets and goop. Take a field trip to Fired Up!
Week 4
June 25-29 PWC02115-03 Giants, Wizards and Elves: In the realm of mythical creatures, anything goes. Dress
up as your favorite Hogwarts character and make your own wand this week.
Week 5
July 2-6 PWC02115-04 Major League: We’re talking sports fun here, and you don’t have to be a first round
Week 6 pick to take part. Wear the shirt of your favorite player and play a different major
July 9-13 league sport every day. Field trip to the Peoria Chiefs Splash Day game.

Week 7 PWC02115-05 Nation Celebration: From everything red, white & blue to our hometown heroes to
July 16-20 banners, flags and games– it’s a Party in the USA! *No Camp July 4.
Week 8
July 23-27 PWC02115-06 Let the Games Begin: Enjoy the great outdoors as you partake in summertime classic
games like tug-of-war, kickball, foursquare, hopscotch, lawn games, nature crafts,
Week 9 and practice for the big games which is our field trip to the Battle of the Camps at
July 30-Aug 3 Camp Wokanda.
Week 10
August 6-10 PWC02115-07 WWW (Wacky Water Week): Water Games Galore. You'll be hip deep in the H2O
this week, so bring your swim suit every day.

PWC02115-08 The Way Back Machine: Travel to a different period of time in the Way Back Machine
every day. One day you might land in the days of Disco, one day in the days of
dinosaurs. The Wild West? Field trip to the Pioneer settlement in Sommer Park.

PWC02115-09 Space Station Vacation: Explore space from a spot at camp. Visit the moon, Mars
and Jupiter. Make a rocket and take home your own moon rocks.

PWC02115-10 Summer's Great Adventures: Vote on your favorite summer camp activities, play
different games, and make crafts everyday. Didn’t the summer go by fast?

PEORIA PARK DISTRICT SUMMER PLAYBOOK • REGISTER FOR CLASSES ON PAGE 128 • 15 CAMPS

RIVERPLEX SUMMER DAY CAMP: AGES 5-12
600 NE WATER ST • 282-1508

Location: RiverPlex
Fee-R (members are residents): $140/NR: $150 per week (Week 1 & Week 6: $113/$121 due to holiday)
Camp hours: 9:00am-4:30pm - Extended Care: 6:45-9:00am and 4:30-5:30pm (included in fee)
Optional Free Lunch Program! Sign up on a weekly basis at camp!

Our program provides a wide variety of activities including: playing in our indoor AquaPlex, climbing our 30 foot rock
wall; arts and crafts; health and fitness, and sports activities in our climate controlled arena. In addition, we access the
Rolling River Playground, the RiverFront biking/walking trail, and much more. Counselors are trained in leadership,
safety procedures, behavior management, activities and supervisory skills. Children will be grouped according to age
in 5 different groups at camp. Campers should bring their own *lunch, swimsuit and towel on a daily basis and should
always wear gym shoes. Drinks and snacks will be provided in the afternoon. All weekly fieldtrips are included in the
price of the weekly fee. Sign up early as spots are limited to the first 88 children.

Week/Dates Code Description

Week 1 PWC02106-01 Parkventure: Exploring the Peoria Park District has never been as much fun as it will be this
May 29-June 1* week as we learn about all of the fun and exciting adventures the Peoria Park District has for
families to explore! **No Camp on May 28, No Lunch Program
Week 2
June 4-8 PWC02106-02 Summer Groovin': Campers will be Movin' and Groovin' this week as we play traditional sum-
mer camp games and compete in our very first gaga tournament.
Week 3
June 11-15 PWC02106-03 Trash to Treasure: Be green and make art. Transform recyclable materials into amazing
masterpieces this week as well as participate in traditional camp activities.
Week 4
June 18-22 PWC02106-04 Into the Wild Wokanda: We'll be exploring Camp Wokanda as we race to find our way on
the trails with orienteering. Children will also canoe and learn wilderness survival skills.
Week 5
June 25-29 PWC02106-05 Wet, Wild and Wacky: Join us for fun in the sun activities as summer is officially in full swing!

Week 6 PWC02106-06 Superhero Week: This week we focus on the everyday heroes in our lives and will hear from
July 2-6* those who serve our country. We will also focus on learning first aid skills so we can become
future heroes! **No Camp on July 4
Week 7
July 9-13 PWC02106-07 Great RiverPlex Gold Rush: Yee-haw! We will be heading out yonder to pan for "gold" and
search for golden nuggets. Make sure the bandits don't snatch your loot!
Week 8
July 16-20 PWC02106-08 Cruise Ship Week: We will be cruising around the Pacific Islands to paradise and the
RiverPlex's 6th Annual Luau... beware of the pirates who might come and take over the ship!
Week 9
July 23-27 PWC02106-09 Ninja Warrior: Children will explore fun obstacles and ninja courses to give them the chance
to show off their ninja warrior moves and skills.
Week 10
July 30-Aug 3 PWC02106-10 Game Show Week: Is your child is smarter than a camp counselor, do they like to make a
deal? Then they will enjoy playing popular games shows during this week of camp.
Week 11
Aug 6-10* PWC02106-11 Survivor RiverPlex Island: We'll compete and play fun survivor style challenges this week
in the sun and vote for the favorite counselor in a RiverPlex Tribunal Council. **No Lunch
Week 12 Program.
Aug 13-17*
PWC02106-12 Video Gamers: Mario Cart, Pac-Man and Super Mario Brothers come alive this week as we
create our own life-size games and bring them to life this week. **No Lunch Program.

CAMPS Swim Lessons: Camp Staff will walk your child to the pool during the day time to their lesson and walk them back

to camp when they are finished. For more details please see the swim lesson descriptions in the Swimming Section.

Class Dates: Cost: M/R/NR Journey I Ages: 5-7 Journey II Ages: 5-7 Discovery I Ages: 8-12 Discovery II Ages: 8-12

6/4-6/27 $31/$35/$43 PWS08118-01 PWS08118-04 PWS08118-07 PWS08118-10

7/10-8/2 $31/$35/$43 PWS08118-02 PWS08118-05 PWS08118-08 PWS08118-11

8/7-8/16 $16/$18/$21 PWS08118-03 PWS08118-06 PWS08118-09 PWS08118-12

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"AROUND THE WORLD" ZOO CAMP: AGES K-8
2320 N PROSPECT RD • 681-3559

Location: Peoria Zoo (in Glen Oak Park)
Registration for Zoo Camp is through Peoria Zoo only. Registration starts March 1.
Please call 681-3559 to register, or visit PeoriaZoo.org for more information.

Pack your bags, Zoocampers - you are about to travel around the world!
Spend an exciting week exploring animals across the globe, learning about
the various habitats they live in and the fantastic adaptations that help them
survive.

Each weekly program includes: animal encounters, science activities, crafts,
games, and more.

Our Zoo Camp sessions are designed to meet the needs, interests and
expectations appropriate to the developmental stage of campers at a
particular grade level, so it is important that these guidelines are followed.
Please do not request to enroll children in other grade categories.
• Registration is required. To register, please call (309) 681-3559.

Registration begins March 1.
• Programs will fill quickly and are on a first come, first served basis.
• Registration fees are non-refundable and are required at time of

registration.
• Peoria Zoo reserves the right to cancel programs with insufficient

registration. A full refund will be given for programs canceled due to low
attendance.
• Programs are held rain or shine.
• Camp fees include one Zoo Camp t-shirt.
• A snack will be provided each day.
• Campers in sessions 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, and 8 will need to bring a sack lunch.
• *Camps for 4th through 8th graders include a Zoo Snooze from 7pm Thursday to 9am Friday. The camp
session for these weeks (Sessions 1,2,7, & 8) will officially end at 9 am Friday morning. A bonus day of camp
on Friday is available for an additional cost. Please call for more information.

Note: Each grade level has two session dates to choose from. The materials covered are the same for both sessions.

Dates Age Group Time Fees

June 11-14 Sixth/Seventh/Eighth Grade (Session 1 & 8) 9:00am-3:00pm $150 members
or $160 non-members
For Zookids who will be entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Monday-Thursday*
Aug 6-9
grade. Bring a sack lunch; snack and drink provided.

June 18-21 Fourth/Fifth Grade (Session 2 & 7) 9:00am-2:00pm $140 members
or For Zookids who will be entering 4th or 5th grade. Monday-Thursday* $150 non-members
Bring a sack lunch; snack and drink provided.
July 30-Aug 2

June 25-29 Second/Third Grade (Session 3 & 6) 9:00am-2:00pm $125 members
or For Zookids who will be entering 2nd or 3rd grade. $135 non-members
Bring a sack lunch; snack and drink provided.
July 23-27

July 9-13 Kindergarten/First Grade (Session 4 & 5) 9:00am-12:00pm $115 members
or For Zookids who will be entering kindergarten or 1st $125 non-members
grade. Snack and drink provided.
July 16-20 CAMPS

Mini-Camp for Homeschoolers! No need to take the summer off from Peoria Zoo Homeschool!
This camp is designed for Homeschool children to explore the animal world and bridge the summer gap between
Homeschool classes! Each day will be a different topic to explore!

July 24-26 Homeschool MiniCamp! (5-13 years old) 9:00 am-12:00 pm $80 members
Snack and drink provided. $90 non-members



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LAKEVIEW SUMMER CAMP: AGES 5-12
1013 W LAKE AVE • 681-2867

Location: Noble Center (in Lakeview Park)
Fees-R/NR: $130/$140 per week (Week 1 and Week 6: $104/$112 due to holidays)
Camp hours: 7:00am-5:30pm

Weekly themes give campers a chance to showcase their interests while enjoying sports, games, arts and crafts every
day. We will swim each week during the camp. Camps will be at the Noble Center while the Recreation Center is being
renovated. All field trips and activities are subject to change.

Week/Dates Code Description

Week 1 PWC02105-01 Game Show Mania: Be ready to participate in classic game shows as you compete against
each other and against counselors. *No camp May 28.
May 29-June 1*
Superhero: Who is your favorite superhero? Come learn ideas to help “Save the World” and
Week 2 PWC02105-02 show us your best superhero costume.
June 4-8
Space Camp: Experience the Great Unknown through out of this world games, crafts, and
Week 3 PWC02105-03 activities.
June 11-15
Olympics: Get your game on as we celebrate the Olympics and everything that goes along
Week 4 PWC02105-04 with these friendly competitions.
June 18-22
Wet, Wild and Wacky: Break out the slip-n-slides and plan on getting wet as we play water
Week 5 PWC02105-05 games all week.
June 25-29
Stars and Stripes: Time to celebrate our country and our heroes with patriotic games.
Week 6 PWC02105-06 *No camp July 4.
July 2-6*
Camp Lakeview’s Got Talent: Let’s see your hidden talent as each camper will get a chance
Week 7 PWC02105-07 to prove who can sing, dance, or show what they were born to do.
July 9-13
Animal Planet: We will have animal themed crafts and games all week and visit the safari in
Week 8 PWC02105-08 Africa.
July 16-20
Mad Science: Come check out what it is like to be the MAD Scientist! Kids will get to do
Week 9 PWC02105-09 science experiments.
July 23-27
Jedi Training Academy: May the force be with you as we vanquish the evil empire.
Week 10 PWC02105-10
July 30- Aug 3 REWIND: Each day will feature one of the best themes from the summer.

Week 11 PWC02105-11
Aug 6-10

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ANCIENT OAKS CAMP: AGES 5-13
6329 N KOERNER RD, EDWARDS • 657-8855

Ancient Oaks Day Camp: Ages 5-13
Location: Sommer Park (located near the Shoppes at Grand Prairie/Charter Oak Road)
Fees-R/NR: $130/$140 per week (Week 1 and Week 6: $104/$112 due to holidays)
Camp hours: 8:30am-4:00pm, Extended Care: 7:00-8:30am, 4:00-5:30pm (included in fee)

Ancient Oaks Day Camp is all about having fun and educational experiences in the great outdoors. Weekly themes
reflect on a variety of fun events and plenty of hands-on activities. Located on 320 acres, Sommer Park consists of
woods, open fields, hiking trails, ponds and a neighborhood park.

Ancient Oaks Day Camp is the best place to be this summer as we celebrate our 48th season of memories for children
and adults. Our weekly hotdog/s’more roast and singing tree held every Friday is a fun tradition for campers!
Pre-camp tours available by appointment by calling 657-8855.

Week/Dates Code Descriptions

Week 1 PWC02101-01 Welcome Back to Camp!: School’s out and summer fun begins with canoing, gaga ball
archery & friends. *No camp May 28
May 28-June 1
Time Traveler: Step back in time and do fun things from the past... dinosaur hunt, disco days
Week 2 PWC02101-02 and more!
June 4-8
Animal Planet: Learn about different animals found in the park and at home. Get a close up
Week 3 PWC02101-03 view of different animals & learn how to care for them.
June 11-15
Superheroes: Meet and salute real life superheroes, take the superhero character challenge,
Week 4 PWC02101-04 dress up as your favorite superhero, and lend a hand as we pay it forward through
June 18-22 community service and create the hero in all of us.

Week 5 PWC02101-05 H2-Oh Yeah: Get wet this week with plenty of water games and swimming. Sink your favorite
June 25-29 PWC02101-06 counselors in the dunk tank.
PWC02101-07
Week 6 PWC02101-08 Holiday Hoopla: Celebrate a different holiday each day at camp and enjoy the "haunted"
July 2-6 PWC02101-09 house. *No camp July 4
PWC02101-10
Week 7 PWC02101-11 The Great Outdoors: Experience the skills of campfire cooking, knots, pitching a tent, and
July 9-13 hiking.

Week 8 Music & Art in the Park: Using the landscape of the park, make music and cool nature art
July 16-20 projects.

Week 9 H2-Oh Yeah II: You enjoyed it in June, so let’s have it again with a day at the pool, water
July 23-27 games, and sink the counselors.

Week 10 Fear Factor: Have fun with some fear factor activities that will make you laugh, squirm and
July 30-Aug 3 get a little muddy.

Week 11 Anything Goes!: Enjoy the last week at camp by participating in all the outdoor activities that
Aug 6-10 you will miss once school starts. Campers choose their activities from ones they had fun doing
this summer.

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FRC CAMP: AGES 6-12
908 STERLING AVE • 677-6705

Location: Franciscan Recreation Complex (near Bradley University)
Fees-R/NR: $120/$130 per week - Week 1 & 6 $96/$104 due to the holiday
Camp hours: 8:30 am-3:30pm
Extended Care: 6:45-8:30am, 3:30-5:30pm (included in fee)

Summer time fun for the kids, convenient for the parents...the way it should be! FRC is conveniently located down the
street from Bradley University. We utilize the entire park area outside, the gymnasium, and the air-conditioned lower
level of the building. We provide a safe, fun, active environment where your child can develop new skills and make
friends. We offer exciting action themes, with activities like sports, games, arts and crafts, nature programs, and
special events and trips. Extended care and field trips are included in the camp fee. Free lunch program offered most
weeks.

Week/Dates Code Description
PWC02102-01
Week 1 Welcome Summer: School is out, so kick off summer right with all of your favorite
May 29-June 1 PWC02102-02 indoor and outdoor icebreakers and games you have been waiting for all year.
PWC02102-03 *No camp May 28, no lunch program this week.
Week 2 PWC02102-04
June 4-8 PWC02102-05 Secret Agent Week: Develop your skills so you can become a Super Spy - decipher
PWC02102-06 codes and go on a scavenger hunt.
Week 3
June 11-15 PWC02102-07 Shipwrecked: Do some treasure hunting, learn survival skills, talk like a pirate, and
PWC02102-08 have a rescue party!
Week 4 PWC02102-09
June 18-22 PWC02102-10 Safari Week: Of course, we'll go on a safari, as well as play animal games and
do some animal crafts.
Week 5 PWC02102-11
June 25-29 Space is the Place: Create spaceships, rockets, and cosmic slime. This week will be
out of this world!
Week 6
July 2-6 Party in the USA: Everything is red, white, and blue. Celebrate our country and be
patriotic. We'll "visit" a number of different states through games and crafts. *No
Week 7 Camp July 4.
July 9-13
Gamesapalooza: Have some daily competition, and come up with our very own
Week 8 games. There will be obstacle courses and game shows.
July 16-20
Superhero: Who is your favorite superhero? You can show us your best superhero
Week costume! We'll talk all things superhero, and even meet some real life heroes.
July 23-27
Splish Splash: Wet, wild and wacky water games will dominate the week. Bring a
Week 10 swimsuit and towel every day!
July 30-Aug 3
Time Travelers: Build a time machine, and every day we will travel to a different
Week 11 point in time. We might run into danger in the Wild West, stumble into a 50's sock
August 6-10 hop, or make it all the way back to when dinosaurs ruled the earth!

Survivor Week: You've been chosen to join our tribe. Outwit, Outplay, and Outlast
all week long!

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EARLY LEARNERS CAMP: AGES 4-5
KELLAR PRIMARY SCHOOL • 681-2865

Location: Kellar Primary School Cafeteria
Fees-R/NR: $60/$69 per week. (Week 5: $49.60/$57.60 due to holiday) Camp hours: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Half day preschool program for ages 4-5 years, with arts, crafts, and outdoor games that foster socialization. This is a
fun approach to preschool learning, with different themes every week during the ten week program.

Week/Dates Code Description
Week 1
June- 4-8 PWC02108-01 Dinosaurs Park: Dinosaurs rule! Learn about the wildlife of prehistoric times and even
learn about what dinosaurs are among us today.
Week 2
June 11-15 PWC02108-02 The Mighty Jungle: Get your safari hat and walk on the wild side! We'll explore what
lies beneath the canopy of the jungle. Every day we will learn about different jungle
Week 3 animals, and end the week with our own safari!
June 18-22
PWC02108-03 A Bug's Life: Frogs, beetles and worms...We're in search of all the slimy and
Week 4 fascinating creatures that lurk everywhere!
June 25-29
PWC02108-04 Dr. Seuss: Wear your red and white hat, and read about the cat. Green Eggs and Ham
Week 5 and Sam I Am. We play with Thing 1 and Thing 2, does that sound like fun to you?
July 2-6
PWC02108-05 Stars and Stripes: Fun games, crafts, swimming and a picnic to celebrate our country's
Week 6 birthday! Lots of Red, White and Blue too! *No Camp July 4.
July 9-13
PWC02108-06 WWW (Wacky Water Week): Drip, drip, splash, the duck pond, save the ship, and
Week 7 other water games make this hot July week cool! Wear your swim suit every day,
July 16-20 you're going to get wet!! End the week with fishing and a hot dog roast.

Week 8 PWC02108-07 Stop, Look and Listen: Safety is fun! Talk with special visitors who make sure your
July 23-27 family stays safe, play games, and end the week with a visit to Bicycle Safety Town

Week 9 PWC02108-08 Nursery Rhymes: Jack and Jill, Humpty Dumpty, or the Baa Baa Black Sheep? You'll
July 30-Aug 3 know your rhyme as we'll be singing our way through nursery rhymes, with games and
crafts to match!
Week 10
Aug 6-10 PWC02108-09 Space is the Place: Go where no camper has gone before! Tour the planets and stars,
and the sun! We'll be doing space activities that are out of this world.

PWC02108-10 Summer's Great Adventures: We combine our favorite games from the previous 9
weeks. Swimming, water games, songs, and all the camp games and crafts you love.
Where has the summer gone?

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ARTISTS @ PLAY SUMMER CAMP: AGES 4-9
2218 N PROSPECT RD • 323-6900

Location: Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

Fees-M/NM: $100/$150 half day - $200/$250 full day. 25% sibling discount. Scholarships are available

for those who qualify.
In this awesome art camp, kids will splatter, spray, and smear, bend,
twist, model, and mold, while learning different ways to paint, collage,
print, sculpt, and more! Half-day camps will make and play strictly at the
PlayHouse. Please note: Morning and Afternoon sessions are identical,
so please do not register for both. Full-day camps will participate in daily
art-related field trips to galleries, museums, artist's studios, and public
sculptures in order to learn all about the art in our community. Full-day
camp has before and aftercare available starting at 8:00am and ending at
5:00pm.
Register in person at the Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, at the
Noble Center, by phone (309) 323-6900 or online at peoriaplayhouse.
org.

Week/Dates Description Time Ages
4-5
July 9-13 Little Artists @ Play Morning
9:00-11:30am 4-5
July 9-13 Little Artists @ Play
Afternoon 5-9
July 23-27 Artists @ Play 12:30-3:00pm

9:00am-3:30pm

CAMP ON STAGE: AGES 7-13
1125 W LAKE AVE • 681-2861

Location: Lakeview Park/Owens Center
Fees-R/NR: $255/$275 per two-week session
Camp Hours: 8:30am-3:30pm.
Extended Care 7:00-8:30am, 3:30-5:30pm

Join the cast and crew of Peoria's premier performing arts camp!
Our talented staff and special "guest stars" will instruct you in
drama, dance, and musical skills. Other exciting camp activities
include set and costume design, make-up skills, swimming and
games.

CAMPS Week/Dates Code Performance Night
June 29 in Noble Center Auditorium
June 18-29 PWC02104-01 July 20 in Noble Center Auditorium
August 10 in Noble Center Auditorium
July 9-20 PWC02104-02

July 30 - August 10 PWC02104-03

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FINE ARTS CAMP: AGES 7-12
1125 W LAKE AVE • 681-2861

Location: Noble Center (in Lakeview Park)
Fees-R/NR: $130/$140 per week, Week 1 & 6 $104/$112 due to the holiday
Camp hours: 8:30am-3:30pm
Extended Care: 7:00-8:30am, 3:30-5:30pm (included in fee)

Let your imagination run free with ‘hands-on’ activities in the fine arts designed to challenge your creative skills.
Individual expression encouraged. Camp fee includes all supplies, field trips, and swimming once a week. Dress for
a mess.

Week/Dates Code Themes/Descriptions

Week 1 PWC02103-01 Find Your Medium: Let’s get to the basics! Learn what everything is and how to use

May 29-June 1 it – color wheel, paints, mediums. This week will prepare you for the rest of your

summer art! *No Camp May 28

Week 2 PWC02103-02 Drawing 101: Grab your pencils and learn how to make great works. We'll learn
June 4-8 about drawing lines, light and shadow, shading, texture, and perspectives. We'll
learn to draw still life, trees and flowers, animals, plans, and much more!

Week 3 PWC02103-03 Nature’s Art: Begin the week with a guided hike where you’ll discover the color,
June 11-15 symmetry, texture and patterns in nature. We will study line, shape, space, texture,
light and shade. You will keep a sketch journal of your own nature drawings which
you will turn into art projects.

Week 4 PWC02103-04 Artist’s Palette: Young painters will learn to use tempera, watercolor, and acrylic
June 18-22 paints on paper and canvas to create a still-life painting, a figurative painting,
and the painting of your wildest dreams! We’ll cover color mixing, brush use, and
combining materials to make one of a kind works.

Week 5 PWC02103-05 Sculpting by Design: Sculpture is three-dimensional artwork created by shaping or
June 25-29 combining materials. Materials may be worked by removal such as carving; or they
may be assembled such as by gluing, or hardened such as by firing. Our sculpture
lessons include forming carving, collaging, gluing, and more and make use of
materials such as clay, wood, soap, paper, tape, beans, foam, metal, stones, and
more.

Week 6 PWC02103-06 Ancient Art: Learn about art before paper and canvas. This week will take you back
July 2-6 to the beginning and teach about cave drawings, hieroglyphics, ancient sculptures,
and Greek art. This unique form of art will not only sharpen your art skills, but teach
history at the same time! *No Camp July 4

Week 7 PWC02103-07 Trash to Treasure: We know that anything can be turned in to a work of art! Come
July 9-13 get your hands dirty and turn ordinary items that would be thrown out in to beautiful
creations.

Week 8 PWC02103-08 World Color: Celebrate diversity with a week of multicultural art projects from many
July 16-20 different cultures including Africa, Australia, Asia, the Middle East and Mexico.

Week 9 PWC02103-09 European Master’s Studio: Michelangelo, da Vinci, van Gogh, Monet…the list goes
July 23-27 on! Channel your inner famous European artist and recreate a famous masterpiece!
We will study the greats, learn a little art history, follow the same techniques as our
famous painters, and paint as they did!

Week 10 PWC02103-10 American Master’s Studio: As we did in the week before, this week we’re looking CAMPS
July 30-Aug 3 at artists closer to home – O’Keeffe, Pollock, Warhol, Rothko. We will find our inner
famous American artist and recreate a masterpiece! We will study the greats, learn
a little art history, follow the same techniques as our famous painters, and paint as
they did!

Week 11 PWC02103-11 Let's Get Crafty: A crafty person is someone that is skillful and clever, so we are
Aug 6-10 going to put this to the test to make extraordinary works of arts and crafts. We will
let our imaginations and creativity run wild making objects that are meant to be both
useful and beautiful.

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SUMMER FUN ACADEMY: AGES 6-13
309 S DUSABLE • 673-9183

Location: Proctor Center
Fees-R/NR: $130/$140 per session, session 3 $104/$112 due to the holiday
Camp hours: 9:00am-4:30pm, Extended care: 7:00-9:00am, 4:30-5:30pm (included in fee)

Welcome to the new and improved Proctor Summer Fun Academy Camp! This year is going to be an exciting one.
Children will experience fun, adventure, and excitement in an atmosphere of safety and inclusion for everyone. We
are now offering 5 two-week sessions instead of 2 four-week sessions. This gives you the opportunity to choose from
ten action packed weeks of sports of all sorts, performing arts and entertainment, and culinary lessons, just to name
a few.

What sets Proctor Fun Academy apart from the rest is the knowledge children will learn in the classroom. For
example, in addition to ice-skating, students will make ice cream, and also learn what happens during an ice age!
Children are grouped according to age and gender and are provided lunch and a snack each day. Camp hours
include extended care to increase the availability to partake in our camp and meet the needs of our community.
Scholarships are available for those who qualify. There is also an optional free lunch program included in the fee.

Week/Dates Code Themes/Descriptions
PWC02107-01
Session 1 It's Gametime!: We will start summer camp with fun, challenging activities
June 4-8 & PWC02107-02 including new sports to some and refreshing some skills for others. Classroom
June 11-15 topics will include sportsmanship, how practice makes perfect and more!

Session 2 Lights, Camera, Action!: Do you have what it takes to be a movie star? What
June 18-22 & about a famous singer? This session of camp is all about the ins and outs of the
June 25-29 entertainment world! Classroom topics will include drama, music, behind-the-
scenes and more!
Session 3 PWC02107-03
July 2-6 & Water Works: All about H2O. This exciting session will be all hands on the pool
July 9-13 deck! We will explore all there is to know about water and play some awesome
games. Prepare to get wet. Classroom topics will include states of matter, water
Session 4 PWC02107-04 dos and don'ts and more! *No camp July 4.
July 16-20 &
July 23-27 ICE Age: Brrrr! An ice age has taken over Proctor Center. This session of camp
is going to be a cold one. We will be doing many experiments with ice, like
Session 5 PWC02107-05 making homemade ice cream, and having discussions on what happens during
an Ice Age. Classroom topics will include hibernating animals, winter, colds and
July 30-Aug 3 flus (germs) and more!

& Aug 6-10 Culinary 101: Do you enjoy baking goodies? What about homemade pizza?
Well this session of camp is dedicated to the junior chefs in the world. From
designing your own aprons to making your own cookbooks, Session 4 will be a
tasty one. Classroom topics include healthy habits, gardening, food safety, and
more!

UNDER THE 1/6 YOUTH PROGRAM: AGES 14-15

CAMPS Location: Proctor Center
Fees-R/NR: $130/$140 per session, session 3 $104/$112 due to the holiday
Camp hours: 9:00am-4:30pm, Extended care: 7:00-9:00am, 4:30-5:30pm (included in fee)

Are you considered a "tween" because you are too old for summer camp but too young to work? Well, this is the
camp for you! Proctor Center, in conjunction with the Summer Fun Academy will help ages 14-15 prepare for high
school, college, and the real world. We will visit local colleges, have volunteer opportunities, and help prepare for
real-life experiences. You can still attend the Friday field trips. There is also an optional free lunch program included
in the fee.

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RIVERFRONT

200 NE Water St • 689-3019
Supervisor: Nick Conrad, [email protected]

Peoria’s premier outdoor summer FEATURED FACILITIES
concert and festival destination.
From May to October, plan to visit
the Riverfront every weekend for the
best family friendly activities in our
region! From carnivals and concerts
to 5K’s and festivals... the place to
be is the Peoria Riverfront!

Days/Hours of Operation: Facebook: www.facebook.com/riverfrontevents
Most weekends from Mid-May Twitter: @PeoriaRFEvents
through October and other special Instagram: peoria_riverfront_events
event dates as scheduled. Snapchat: peoriaRFevents

Admission Fee:
Based on event. Find out how to
purchase tickets by visiting our
Facebook page.

Birthday Parties Rentals Available * Field Trips Camp Programs *
Scout Programs Special Events *
Homeschool
Programs 5-12 12-18 Adults Only
* FAMILIES *
Programming for:

0-5

Seniors

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PARKS & TRAILS

The Peoria Park District has many opportunities for walking, hiking, and biking. The
paths and trails in the District range from paved paths like the Rock Island Greenway
(see the map on the next page) to rough, steep hiking trails. There’s something
for everyone! Below is an overview of trails and paths in the Peoria Park District.
Whatever path is right for you, we hope you “take a hike” this spring or summer...
with the Peoria Park District!

Superintendent of Parks: Matt Freeman, [email protected]

Type of Path Location(s)
Paved and fairly level
• Grand View Drive sidewalk: 1.75 miles; Glen Avenue to Grand View Drive Park
FEATURED FACILITIES • Becker Park: 0.6 miles; 3400 Woodhill Lane
• Northtrail Park: 1 mile; 1621 W. Meadowview Drive
• Chartwell Park: 0.6 miles; 2828 Willow Lake Road
• Franciscan Rec Complex: 0.5 miles; 908 Sterling Avenue
• Stadium Park: 0.45 miles; 500 East Lake Avenue PPD Rock Island Greenway:

13 miles;
• To the North, connects to State of Illinois Rock Island Trail
• To the Southeast, connects to the River Trail of Illinois

Paved, but not so • Bradley Park Roads; 1500 N. Park Road
level • Charter Oak Park: 0.6 miles; 5802 Orange Prairie Road
• Glen Oak Park Roads; 2218 N. Prospect
• Sommer Park North: 1.25 miles; 6600 N. Basket Oak Drive

Hiking Natural • Illinois River Bluff Trail - Wokanda Purple: 0.65 miles; 620 Boy Scout Road
Surface-Easy
• Illinois River Bluff Trail - Deerbrook Plateau: 0.4 miles; Access at 720 W.
Brookforest Drive

• Detweiller Park - Dry Run Trail: 0.6 miles; 8327 N. Galena Road
• Detweiller Park - Ridge Top Trail: 0.5 miles; 8327 N. Galena Road
• Forest Park Valley and Valley Loop: 1.75 miles; 5809 Forest Park Drive

Hiking-Gravel- • Illinois River Bluff Trail - Oakbrook: 0.4 miles; Access at 720 W. Brookforest
Accessible Drive

• Illinois River Bluff Trail - Robinson; Hill Prairie Loop: 0.35 miles
• Illinois River Bluff Trail - Wokanda: 0.2 miles; 620 Boy Scout Road
• Tawny Oaks Prairie Path: .5 mile loop; 715 W Singing Woods Road

Hiking Natural • Detweiller Park - Trail: 0.25 miles; 8327 N. Galena Road
Surface-Medium • Forest Park Bee Tree and Deer Run: 3 miles 5809 Forest Park Drive

Hiking Natural • Detweiller Pimiteoui: 3.2 miles; 8327 N. Galena Road
Surface-Difficult • Forest Park Pimiteoui: 1.25 miles; 5809 Forest Park Drive
• Forest Park Wake Robin: 2.75 miles; 5809 Forest Park Drive
• Illinois River Bluff Trail - Wokanda to Detweiller: 7 miles;

Trailheads at 200 W Mossville Road and Detweiller Park
• Singing Woods Trails: 4 miles; 715 W. Singing Woods Road

Bicycling • PPD Rock Island Greenway: 13 miles;
• To the North, connects to State of Illinois Rock Island Trail
• To the Southeast, connects to the River Trail of Illinois

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PARKS & TRAILS FEATURED FACILITIES

Also, visit our premiere hiking facility at Forest Park Nature Center! FPNC has trails for all
ages and skill levels, as well as educational offerings in the Nature Center.

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PARKS & TRAILS

Types of Trails Park Name Map Location

Easy walking on paved Becker Park 1(C7)
surface and roadway 3 (F6)
4 (D8)
Bielfeldt Park 6 (B5)
7 (D5)
Bradley Park 16 (D8)
20 (F7)
Charter Oak Park 22 (G7)
39 (D2)
Chartwell Park 42 (F8)
50 (B5)
Franciscan Recreation Complex 51 (E6)
5 (E2)
Glen Oak Park 12 (E4)
13 (E5)
Grandview Drive 15 (F5)
26 (A5)
Northtrail Park 46 (E2)
47 (C8)
FEATURED FACILITIES Peoria RiverFront 52 (E1)
Access at
Sommer Park North 5 (E2),12 (E4),
46 (E2)
Stadium Park Access at
42 (F8), 20 (F7),
More challenging Camp Wokanda 13 (E5), 2 (E5)
trails; gravel or natural Detweiller Park
surfaces, hilly terrain Donovan Park

Forest Park Nature Center

Kinsey Park (walking & mountain biking)

Robinson Park

Rocky Glen Park

Tawny Oaks Field Station

Linear Trails and Illinois River Bluff Trail - connects Detweiller
Connections Park, Robinson Park and Camp Wokanda.
Natural surface, hilly terrain (7miles)

Rock Island Greenway - a paved walking
and bicycle patch that connects Peoria
RiverFront to the Rock Island Trail in Alta
(13 miles)

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PEORIA PLAYHOUSE

2218 N PROSPECT RD • 323-6900
peoriaplayhouse.org
Director: Rebecca Shulman Herz, [email protected]

The Peoria PlayHouse is a hands-on, interactive children’s museum featuring six exhibits
allowing children to play, imagine, create, and explore. Splash in the water table, mold
with kinetic sand, send balls through wind tubes, make your own constructions in Real
Tools, and more!

Built by the Junior League of Peoria, in collaboration with Peoria Park District and
Peoria Zoological Society, the Peoria PlayHouse is a hands-on, interactive children’s
museum. It is located in the historic Glen Oak Park Pavilion building within Glen Oak
Park, adjacent to Peoria Zoo and near Luthy Botanical Garden, providing a full-day
destination for families in our region.

FEATURED FACILITIES Hours Admission Fees

Monday, Wednesday-Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm Ages 1-64 $8.50

Tuesday: 9:00am-12:00pm (Members only) Under 1 Free

Sunday: 12:00-5:00pm Seniors/Active Military $7.50

The PlayHouse is closed Tuesday afternoons Explorer Families* Free

Please note, the PlayHouse is closed August 20-28 for its Annual Maintenance Closure. During this time, PlayHouse
members receive half-price admission at the Peoria Zoo!

*Families with WIC or LINK cards are eligible for free admission or reduced price membership through the
PlayHouse Explorer Program; please bring your WIC or LINK card and a driver’s license or State ID with you to the
PlayHouse and apply at our admissions desk.

The PlayHouse is a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to active duty military, including Army, Navy, Air
Force, Coast Guard, Marines, National Guard, and Reserve members, with up to five family members, from
Memorial Day through Labor Day. Made possible by Ameren.



Membership Information

Memberships start at $90 per family and allow free visits for a family for a full year. For more
information, please call 323-6900 or visit peoriaplayhouse.org

Where/How to Register for Programs?

In person, by phone (323-6900), at peoriaplayhouse.org
or at the PlayHouse, 2218 N Prospect Rd

Birthday * Rentals * Field Trips * Camp *
Parties Available * Special Events Programs *

Homeschool * Scout *

Programs Programs

Programming for:

0-5 * 5-12 * 12-18 * Adults Only
*
Seniors FAMILIES

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PEORIA ZOO

2320 N PROSPECT RD • 686-3365
peoriazoo.org
Director: Yvonne Strode, [email protected]

Peoria Zoo, located in Glen Oak Park, exhibits
animals from around the world: giraffe and lions from
Africa, tigers and takin from Asia, spider monkeys
and snakes from South America, and so much more.
The Australia Walk-About even allows you to get eye-
to-eye with an emu while you stroll through their home.
Come visit this spring or summer and see our new
giraffe calf Fern!

Hours Concessions

Daily 10:00am-5:00pm April
Daily 11:00am-3:00pm
Last Admission 4:30 pm May through August FEATURED FACILITIES
Daily 11:00am-4:00pm
Saturdays 11:00am-3:00pm
September
Admission Fees Daily 11:00am-3:00pm
October
Adults 13+ $9.50
Weekends Only 11:00am-3:00pm
Children 2-12 years $6.50

Seniors/Active Military $8.50

Plan for your visit to take between 1½ and 2 hours.
Open 360 days a year including Memorial Day, 4th of July, & Labor Day.

Membership Information: Memberships are available at
many levels and are good for one year from the date of
purchase. Go to peoriazoo.org/membership to find out more.

Where/How to Register for Programs?

In person or by phone 681-3559

Birthday * Rentals * Field Trips * Camp *
Parties Available * Special Events Programs *

Homeschool * Scout *

Programs Programs

Programming for:

0-5 * 5-12 * 12-18 * Adults Only
*
Seniors * FAMILIES

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RIVERPLEX

FEATURED FACILITIES 600 NE Water St • 282-1700 AquaPlex
Supervisor: Sue Wheeler, [email protected]
Days/Hours of Open Swim
The Riverplex Recreation and Wellness Center is the (beginning May 29):
culmination of a partnership between the Peoria Park Monday-Friday:
District and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. It is 12:00-7:00pm
designed to offer a unique, holistic approach to recreation Saturday/Sunday:
and wellness, fitness and preventative health care services, 12:00-5:00pm
and a host of leisure programs. The facility features an
indoor cycling studio, indoor family aquatic center, rock
climbing wall, 1/8 mile running track, sports performance
area, a 15,900 square foot fitness floor, massage, and Swim Admission Fee:
classrooms. Children (3-12): $5
Adults (13-61):$7
Days/Hours of Operation: Seniors (62+): $5
Monday-Friday: 5:00am-10:00pm Spectator: $2
Saturday and Sunday: 7:00am-7:00pm
May 28: 6:00am-6:00pm Check out the Swimming
July 4: 6:00am-2:00pm Section for information about
Follow weather-related closings at riverplex.org swimming lessons!

Admission Fee: Rock Climbing Wall
Members: Free; Daily Pass: $11/day for adults.
10-class punch passes ($50) available for group exercise Days/Hours:
Monday/Tuesday/Thursday:
4:00-9:00pm
Saturday:
11:00am-3:00pm

Where/How to Register for Programs? In person, by phone Admission Fee:
282-1700, or at the Noble Center, 1125 West Lake Avenue $5/person. Members,
free.
Birthday Parties * Rentals Available * Field Trips * Camp Programs *
Climb the 30 foot Rock Wall
Homeschool Scout Programs * Special * at the RiverPlex. It features
Programs Events multiple routes and can
accommodate all skill levels.
Programming for: For ages 5+.

0-5 * 5-12 12-18 * Adults Only *

Seniors * FAMILIES *

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TODDLER/PRESCHOOL

Franciscan Rec Complex

Motor Mites • Ages 1-5

This open gym is a great way to let little ones burn
off lots of energy by playing freely with tumbling
equipment, scooters, balls, hula hoops, and more. It's
also a nice way for children and parents to socialize.
Parent or guardian must attend.

Fee: $2.50/punch card session/$3 drop-in
M,W,F Through 5/25 9:15-11:15am

Groups are welcome at motor mites, or they may schedule a Peoria PlayHouse
private session for a class or playgroup by calling the FRC at
677-6705. Tot Time • Ages 1-3

A Party at the Palace • Ages 2-8 During this program for children 1-3 years of age
and their grown-ups, children develop language,
You are Cordially Invited to A Party at the Palace! small motor skills, and social skills while engaging
Dress up is encouraged! On this magical day, your in hands-on exploration. Each class includes:
princess will enjoy: a 20-minute dance session - your songs and musical instruments, a read-aloud story,
princess learns a dance routine to their favorite princess time for play, and a visual art activity.
song, princess pampering - a mini-manicure session Fee: $1/child with admission
with our royal staff, a princess wand making station,
enchanting meet-and-greet and photo opportunities with W 6/6 10:00-11:00am Construction
a princess, cookies and punch, and a princess favor
bag. W 6/13 10:00-11:00am Summer

Fee: $10.00 10:00am-12:00pm PSE45105-01 W 6/20 10:00-11:00am Food KIDS PROGRAMS
Sa 8/25
W 6/27 10:00-11:00am Dinosaurs
Forest Park Nature Center
W 7/4 10:00-11:00am Our Bodies
Preschool Party • Ages 2-5
W 7/18 10:00-11:00am Farm
Bring your little ones to the Nature Center for a “party”
filled with fun and learning designed just for them! Each W 8/1 10:00-11:00am Colors
session features nature-themed activities, and if the
weather permits, a walk outside. W 8/8 10:00-11:00am River Friends

Fee: $9/$7 for FPNC members Register online or call 686-3360 W 8/15 10:00-11:00am Sand

W 8/29 10:00-11:00am Bugs

Sa 5/19 10:00-11:00am In the Meadow PSN48102-01

M 5/21 10:00-11:00am In the Meadow PSN48102-02

M 6/25 10:00-11:00am From Caterpillar PSN48102-03
10:00-11:00am to Butterfly PSN48102-04

Sa 6/30 From Caterpillar
to Butterfly

Sa 7/28 10:00-11:00am Night Animals PSN48102-05

M 7/30 10:00-11:00am Night Animals PSN48102-06

Sa 8/25 10:00-11:00am Wild About PSN48102-07
Wildflowers

M 8/27 10:00-11:00am Wild About PSN48102-08
Wildflowers

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GRADE SCHOOL
Forest Park Nature Center Camp Wokanda
Nature Nuts • Ages 3-7
Nature Classes for Kids • Ages 6-12
Nature Nuts is designed to inspire young
This series of programs is for children who want to
learn about Illinois’ natural world. These sessions minds and get families outdoors! VOLUNTEER!
will vary in topic and structure, and children will Fee: $4/student Page 113-114
participate in hands-on activities aimed at increasing
their knowledge and interest in each topic. Th 5/3 10:00-11:30am What should PSN48105-01
I put in my
Fee: $9/$7 for FPNC members backpack?

Tu 6/12 10:00-11:30am Butterflies PSN48102-09 Th 6/7 10:00-11:30am Reduce, Reuse, PSN48105-02
Recycle, Repeat!
Tu 7/10 10:00-11:30am Predators PSN48102-10
Among Us
Th 7/12 10:00-11:30am Let’s Get Wet! PSN48105-03

Tu 8/14 10:00-11:30am The Science of PSN48102-11 Th 8/2 10:00-11:30am Insect PSN48105-04
Spiders Investigation

Sa 9/8 10:00-11:30am Operation PSN48102-12 Th 9/6 10:00-11:30am Pond Study PSN48105-05
Migration
Chinquapin Field Trip Day
Tu 9/11 10:00-11:30am Operation PSN48102-13
Migration Grade school-age students from throughout the region
are invited to participate in a day full of traditional
KIDS PROGRAMS Miss Lily Book Reading & Signing storytelling, acoustic music, and outdoor fun.

Class, you are invited to “Live the Wonder!” they Register by calling 579-2157
experience in an intriguing world where everything Th 9/27 9:00am-1:30pm
(and everyone) has
worth. Discover Miss Logan Rec Center
Lily’s story, learn about
creative recycling, and Evening Camp
craft a wonderful treasure
from trash! Meet the Try something new this summer! Children can
author Sandy Miller and participate in constructive inside/outside activities in
illustrator Lisa Garber at and around the park an other venues with theme-based
this event! programs.

F 6/15 6:30-7:30pm Tu/W/Th 6/12-7/19 (No camp 7/3-7/5) 5:30-7:00pm

Fee: $2/day or $25 for entire camp Register by calling 676-8179

Bicycle Safety Town

6518 N Sheridan Road, Peoria, IL, Open daily dawn to dusk, except during bicycle safety education class.

This one of a kind learning track, All bicyclists (toddlers, children, and Bicycle Safety Town
complete with traffic and road signs, adults) MUST wear properly fitted
provides a great place for younger helmets. Scooters, skateboards, roller Bike Rally
riders to learn the rules of the road skates/roller blades, and motorized
or a safe arena for older, more equipment are prohibited from the A rally that includes bicycle safety
experienced riders to have fun. track. Bicycle Safety Town is also inspections, a bicycle safety course,
The facility has a picnic shelter, a available for private shelter rental at bicycle safety programs, games,
covered bleacher area, toddler-age $25/hour, minimum 2 hour rentals. crafts, and free helmets for kids
playground, family restroom, as well 8 years and under who attend
as a paved path which links to the A Pre-School Birthday Party our class. Also includes vendors
Rock Island Greenway. Bicycle safety package is available for $85, and providing information on alternate
education classes for primary school includes a bicycle safety program transportation that help reduce our
ages, scouting and youth groups are with crafts and songs, up to 10 carbon footprint. Sponsors include
offered. bicycles with training wheels for Illinois Cycle, Sierra Club, Friends of
30 minutes, and a free helmet for the the Rock Island Trail, Peoria Police,
CityLink, and the Peoria Park District.

birthday child! Sa 5/5 10:00am-2:00pm FREE!

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Proctor Rec Center Peoria Zoo
Who Runs the World? Girls! • Age 8-12 Zoo Snooze Program • All Ages

Girls just want to have fun and we do just VOLUNTEER! Ever had a giraffe peaking in your bedroom window?
that. We will do pedicures and manicures, Page 113-114 You can now when you spend the night at Peoria Zoo!
Get a chance to sleep in Africa!, enjoy nocturnal tours,
do facials, play games and learn about the

etiquette and manners. A light meal will be provided. meet some animals up close and find out what the

Th 6/28 5:30-8:00pm Fee: $10 PSA34102-01 Zoo is like at night. Your group's adventure begins at
7:00pm and ends the next morning at 9:00am. Snack
Rock Climbing Wall Adventure • Age 8-12 and breakfast provided as well as admission into the
Zoo the next day! This program is great for scouts,
Are you ready to reach for the sky? Come join us

as we climb the rock climbing wall at the RiverPlex! church groups, family reunions, and so many others!

We will take a van from Proctor Center and Fee: Call for pricing Register at 681-3559
have a great time climbing and also eat dinner
together. Rock climbing is fun, adventurous, and
Ed-Zoo-Cational Adventure Program • All Ages

helps build strength, flexibility, and coordination. A 45 minute program that enhances any visit to the

Logan Rec Center Th 7/19 5:30-8:00pm Fee: $10 PSA34101-01 Zoo. With many topics to choose from, give your
group a chance to meet some animals up close!
R C Cars • Age 6-15 VOLUNTEER!
Page 113-114 Fee: call for pricing, minimum of 10 people Register at 681-3559

Are you ready to brush up your driving skills? Take this fun Zoo Adventure Combo Program • All Ages
challenge at Logan and receive a certificate or medallion Includes an Ed-Zoo-Cational program and adds a
after your course has been completed. Various vehicles group tour through part of the Zoo to learn about the
are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own! animals and answer questions. This program lasts
approximately 1.5 hours.
F 7/27 10:00-11:00am Fee: $2 Fee: call for pricing, minimum of 10 people Register at 681-3559
F 7/27 6:00-8:00pm Fee: $2

Camp Wokanda VOLUNTEER! Homeschool (Formal) • Age 5-13 KIDS PROGRAMS
Page 113-114
A more traditional homeschool class setting filled with
Boy Scout Merit Badge Day • Age11-17 lecture, discussion, and activities. New topics at each

Whether you need to finish merit badges or want to class!

try your hand at some new ones, we will gather the Fee - Member/Non-Member: $6/$12 Register at 681-3559
W 8/8
counselors and materials you need. A complete list W 9/12 10:00-11:30am Animal Tongues
of badges will be available on the Camp Wokanda 10:00-11:30am What’s for Lunch? (food chains)
Facebook page.

Sa 7/28 9:00am-4:00pm PSN48107-01 Homeschool (Informal) • Age 5-13

Sommer Park Homeschool classes that are filled with information

and learning while students have an opportunity to

Boy Scout Gardening Merit Badge • Age 10-18 explore independently and socially with classmates.
New topics at every class!
Earn the Boy Scouts of America Gardening merit

badge. All topics and supplies needed will be Fee - Member/Non-Member: $6/$12 Register at 681-3559
included in this Saturday class, and participants will Tu 8/28 10:00-11:30am The Deep Ocean
schedule time to continue to work on the garden for Tu 9/25 10:00-11:30am Grasslands
completion of badge requirements.

Sa 5/5 9:00am-2:00pm Fee: $15 PSN48107-2
Peoria PlayHouse Junior Girl Scout Badge• Age 8-12
Earn the Jr Girl Scouts Playing the Past Badge. Enjoy Maker Workshops • Age 3-12
Sommer Park’s living history homestead and explore In PlayHouse Maker workshops, kids and families
learn to use tools, experiment with different types of
a real or imagined historical character. Make a
costume, do chores, write a story, and learn about making the think creatively! Find more information on
the “FUN AT THE PLAYHOUSE” page under FAMILY
girls’ lives in a different time.
FUN (PAGE 38).
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FUN AT THE ZOO & LUTHY

Gardening at Night Mother's Day at the Zoo

Come and enjoy a wide variety of beautiful and On Mother's Day, Sunday, May 13, all moms
colorful plants without having to do any work. are kids at heart! All moms will get in for the
You can take a serene stroll or just set under a price of a child's admission of $6.50.
flowering dogwood tree and relax. Beer and

wine will be available for purchase. ZOOFEST/T-shirt Day

Fee: $2.00 Ages: 21+ Kick off summer right by joining the Zoo in their

Th 5/17 5:30-7:30pm annual ZOOFEST celebration. Support the Zoo and

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from the Zoo (limit 1
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Zoo is required. T-shirts available while supplies last

starting at 10am. We’ll have bouncy rides, games,

animal encounters and more starting at 11am.

Join us for a light Fee: Regular Zoo admission
breakfast while Sa 5 /26 10:00 am-2:00p m VPOagLeU1N1T3E-1E1R4!
learning about and
hopefully seeing the World Ocean’s Day
animal of the day in
action! Come out to the Zoo as we learn how important the

oceans and waterways are to our future, and what we

can do to help!

Fee: Member Adult: $9, Member Child: $6 Fee: Regular Zoo admission
Non-Member Adult: $18, Non-Member Child: $12
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Register by calling 681-3559
Calling all Jedis, Wookies, and Rebels out to the Zoo

Sa/Su 5/5 or 5/6 9:00-10:00am Giraffe for a day dedicated just to YOU!

Sa/Su 6/23 or 6/24 9:00-10:00am Giraffe Fee: Regular Zoo admission
Sa/Su 7/7 or 7/8 9:00-10:00am Red River Hog Sa 6 /10 11:00 am-2:00p m

Sa/Su 8/4 or 8/5 9:00-10:00am Rhino Head over to Luthy where kids, young and old, can
Sa/Su 9/22 or 9/23 9:00-10:00am Monkey wear costumes and enjoy the “force” of a garden
scavenger hunt.

FAMILY FUN Fee: Donations appreciated 10:00am-5:00pm

Behind the Scenes Tour Father's Day at the Zoo

How much do rhinos weigh? Where do giraffes On Father's Day, Sunday, June 17, all dads
are kids at heart! All dads will get in for the
sleep? All this and more will be answered during

our behind the scenes tour. This hour long tour will price of a child's admission of $6.50.

take you into areas the public does not normally World Giraffe Day
get to experience. You can learn more about
animals and the care that is required to keep these World Giraffe Day celebrates the longest-necked
animals happy and healthy at Peoria Zoo. animal on the longest day! Come and learn all about
Registration is required. our tower!
Fee: $26, Register at 681-3559
Fee: Regular Zoo admission
Sa 5/19 9:00-10:00am Th 6 /21 11:00 am-2:00p m

Sa 6/30 9:00-10:00am Winter in Summer

Sa 7/28 9:00-10:00am Come learn how we keep our animals cool during the

Sa 8/18 9:00-10:00am “dog days” of summer.
Sa
Fee: Regular Zoo admission
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Superhero Weekend First Sunday Afternoon Garden

Calling all Superheroes! Grab your capes, masks, Walks...year-round
and spider webs and head to Peoria Zoo! Fun for the
whole superhero family! Walking through the garden as seasons unfold,
we will explore the often overlooked beauty of
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Superhero and explore plants with super powers! Conservatory.

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Back to School Day
This is the first in a three-part culinary series

School is starting soon! Come spend your last bit of celebrating seasonal produce and healthy recipes.

summer with us! Celebrate everything that makes Whether harvesting from your own garden or

summer wonderful while looking forward to everything participating in a CSA program, this class will explore

a new school year offers. the preparation of the wonderful fruits & veggies

Fee: Regular Zoo admission coming from the garden each season. Yes, there will

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event consists of a Youth ¼ Mile
A new class that explores picnic favorites, using the

Run, a 1 mile walk for all ages, summer harvest. The second class in the culinary

and a 5K (3.1 Mile) Grand Prix series celebrates seasonal fruits & veggies and healthy

Race that winds through the Zoo Zoo Run Run recipes. Sampling and tasting are part of the class.
and Glen Oak Park. Registration Register before 8/3 at 681-3502 or [email protected]

forms available at Peoria Zoo or link to VOLUNTEER! Fee: $10/Member, $12/Non-Member
our NEW online registration option at W 8 /8 5:00- 6:00pm
Page 113-114
Good Eats from the (Fall) Garden
peoriazoo.org.
A new class that explores the later summer and fall
Fee: 5K/1 Mile Walk: $25 Early Bird Fee/$30 after 8/20 FAMILY FUN
Youth ¼ Mile Run: $12 Early Bird Fee/$15 after 8/20

Sa 8/24 8:00am 5K start time harvest, the final class in the culinary series celebrates

seasonal fruits & veggies and healthy recipes.
P rince ss a nd Pi rate Week end Sampling and tasting are part of the class.
C ome ex plore the Zoo dr essed in your royal outfit
Register before 9/8 at 681-3502 or [email protected]

or your buccaneer best as we explore the world of Fee: $10/Member, $12/Non-Member
princesses and pirates! Meet parrots and “dragons” W 9 /12 5:00- 6:00pm
up close, encounter a magic mirror, dig for treasure,
“walk the plank” and so much more! Fall French Market in the Park

Fee: Regular Zoo admission VOLUNTEER! It’s an authentic French Market experience right here in
Sa/Su 9 /15-9/16 10:00 am-2:00p m Page 113-114 the heartland, complete with crepes, croissants, herbs,
vintage finds and furniture, flowers, and more. Enjoy

Celebrate in costume at Luthy and explore the plants a creative community of artists, craftsmen, foodies and

found in Pirate and Princess lore. The first 50 people collectors at the beautiful Luthy Botanical Garden.

in costume get treasure! Throughout the weekend there Fee: $1/person

will be drop-in scavenger hunts and prizes. Sa 9/29 9:00-3:00pm Rain date 9/30
Fee: Donations appreciated
Sa/Su 9/15-9/16 10:00am-5:00pm


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VOLUNTEER!
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Celebrate Peoria highlights the many cultures that make up the dynamic fabric of our community.

Free with regular admission or Membership

Su 6/10 12:00-5:00pm Dragon Boat Festival - Join us for this month’s Celebrate Peoria event as we recognize
our local Chinese American community and enjoy Duan Wu or “Dragon Boat Festival.”
Children and families will participate art-making, enjoy live performances, make boats
and more!

Su 9/2 12:00-5:00pm Eid al-Adha - Join us for this month’s Celebrate Peoria event as we recognize our local
Muslim community and learn about the Islamic holiday Eid al-Adha. Children and
families will participate in art-making, try-on traditional Islamic clothing, learn about
Islamic inventions and more!

Maker Workshops STEM-osaurus Rex Day

In PlayHouse Maker workshops, kids and Dig into a day of science and dinosaurs at the Peoria
families learn to use tools, experiment with
different types of making, and think creatively! PlayHouse! Become a PlayHouse Paleontologist, see real
This program is designed for kids 3-12 years
old. All children under 8 must be accompanied fossils, and engage in other awesome STEM activities!
by an adult.
Fee: Event admission included with museum admission or
Fee: Members/Non-members: $10/$15 (no program fee
for adults). membership. Selected experiences may require additional
Register at 323-6900 or peoriaplayhouse.org
Registration closes the Wednesday prior to the work- purchased tickets. VOLUNTEER!
shop Sa 5/5 Page 113-114
11:00am-3:00pm
Sa 5/19 2:00-4:00pm Plant It!: Build and paint
your own colorful garden People We Love Day
planter and fill it with plants
and flowers of your choice! Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are an opportunity to
show your appreciation for the people who care for
Sa 6/16 2:00-4:00pm Birdhouse Basics: Using you, whoever they may be. Join us at the PlayHouse
lumber, as well as vintage, to celebrate caregivers in your family. Enjoy 50%
natural and recycled off admission for one adult per family, and join us
materials, build an amazing in Real Tools to make a gift for someone you love.
backyard home for a
FAMILY FUN feathered friend. Fee: FREE with museum admission; 50% off admission for one
adult per family.
Sa 7/21 2:00-4:00pm Watercolor Lab: Get
acquainted with the Su 5/13 12:00-5:00pm VOLUNTEER!
materials used for this Page 113-114
beautiful style of painting,
and then learn the basics Su 6/17 12:00-5:00pm
of layering, washing, and
softening to create a unique PlayHouse Play Date
and colorful work of art to
take home. PlayHouse teen summer interns have a special day of fun

Sa 8/18 2:00-4:00pm Object Bots: Construct a planned for you and your little ones before they go back
basic robot out of everyday
household objects and to school. Bring the kids out to make art, try indoor and
recycled materials and then
outdoor activities, and more!
check out its moves!
Fee: Included with museum admission.

Sa 8/4 12:00-5:00pm

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FUN AT THE AMPHITHEATRE
2O18 FAMILY FLICKS
VOLUNTEER!

Family Films Under the Stars! Monday evenings, June 11-August 6 Page 113-114

Gates open at 8pm • Movie at Dusk • 50₵/person

Despicable Me 3 Paddington 2 Peter Rabbit Early Man

June 11th June 18th June 25th July 9th
Beauty and the Beast
Coco Star Wars -
The Last Jedi Princess and the Frog (Disney - Live Action)

July 16th July 23rd July 30th August 6th FAMILY FUN

Despicable Me 3 and Peter Rabbit brought to you by: Beauty and the Beast brought to you by:

FUN AT PROCTOR CENTER

CELEBRATE SAFE COMMUNITIES AND UNITY IN OUR
NEIGHBORHOODS DURING THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY OF
NEIGHBORS COMING TOGETHER UNDER POSITIVE CIRCUMSTANCES.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 7 • 5:00-8:00pm
PROCTOR RECREATION CENTER

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FUN AT SOMMER PARK

ioneer

Come experience firsthand the daily life Come experience the daily life (drill, mail
call, accommodations, and cooking) as men
of rural Peorians in the mid 19th century! prepare for a long march, and how civilians
interacted with soldiers during the Civil War.
Activities may include hand dipping candles,
Fee: $3/person
blacksmithing, school lessons, woodworking, Sa 4/21 10:00am-4:00pm

Su 4/22 10:00am-2:00pm

chores, pioneer cemetery tours,

hayrides, and livestock care. VOLUNTEER!
Page 113-114

Fee: $3/person 1:00-4:00pm Opa Post French
Su 6/24 Settlement

Su 7/29 1:00-4:00pm Brewing Rootbeer

Su 8/26 1:00-4:00pm Baking Bread on the
Prairie

WWII COMES ALIVE

Relive the desperate battles of World War II.

Allied and Axis troops will present authentic displays

of equipment, weapons, tanks, and vehicles.

Public battles each day will feature clashes between

FAMILY FUN opposing sides in the war. VOLUNTEER!
Page 113-114

Saturday, June 2
10:00am-4:00pm

Sunday, June 3
10:00am-3:00pm

$10 for adults
$5 ages 5-17
Free for 4 and under
Max $25/family

For more
information, visit
centralilww2.com

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FUN AT NORTHMOOR

NorthMoor Observatory

Nestled lakeside in the rolling hills of Peoria’s
Donovan Park, NorthMoor Observatory
serves as both a local landmark and as a
public resource for exploring the night sky.
Featuring an antique nine-inch refractor
telescope, NorthMoor provides our guests
with the real time experience of astronomical
viewing of the moon, planets, comets,
individual stars and star formations.

2018 Free Public Viewing Schedule
Every Saturday Evening from May 19 - October 14
Dusk to 10:30 PM (Weather Permitting)

Visit our Website at astronomical.org

FUN AT FOREST PARK

Magnificent Monarchs Lightning Bugs!
and their Kin
Our woods and prairies come to life after
Learn about butterfly life cycles and ways to dark. Experience the magic of seeing FAMILY FUN
identify common Illinois species. Then, get up hundreds of luminescent lightning bugs
close with butterflies on a short hike following and possibly other neat nocturnal animals.
the presentation.
Fee: $1/person or FREE with the purchase of an FPNC glow
Fee - Donations appreciated stick in the Trailhead Nature Store. Free for FPNC members.
Sa 8/4 1:00-3:00pm F 6/22 8:00-8:45pm OR 9:00-9:45pm

F 7/13 8:00-8:45pm OR 9:00-9:45pm

I Spy Hike

Think you’ve seen it all? Join us for an “I Spy” hike
through the park and find out what’s hidden along
the trails. A great hike for those who want to train
their eyes to see more of what’s wild at Forest Park.

Fee: Donations appreciated

Su 8/19 1:30pm

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“Swimming has its educational value - mental,
moral, and physical - in giving you a sense of
mastery over an element, and of power of saving
life, and in the development of wind and limb.”

Robert Baden-Powell

FACILITIES

AquaPlex at the RiverPlex Please Note:
1. Children 10 years and younger must be
600 NE Water St • 282-1531 accompanied by a parent/guardian (age 17+)

This indoor facility is home to a lap pool, leisure pool, outside of open swim hours.
therapy pool, lazy river, and indoor water slide. 2. D uring open swim hours, children 7 and under

must be accompanied by a parent/guardian

ADMISSION (17+) in the pool area.
RiverPlex members swim at NO charge. 3. Children 5 and under must be accompanied by
Admission for non-members:
Child (2 & under) FREE (w/paid adult) an adult in the water at all times.
Child (3-12 years) $5.00 4. We do not allow any outside flotation devices
Adult (13-61 years) $7.00
such as water wings and rafts.
5. The whirlpool is for ages 17+.

Senior (62 & up) $5.00

Spectator $2.00

Groups of 15 or more may qualify for special group rates.

Call 282-1531 to make reservations.

Splash Pool/Open Swim Hours

Enjoy our 2-story waterslide, lazy river, splash

equipment, and zero-depth pool.

Spring Summer (effective 5/29)

M-F 5:00-8:00pm M-F 12:00-7:00pm

Sa-Su 12:00-7:00pm Sa-Su 12:00-5:00pm

Holiday Open Swim Schedule

Day Date Times Gwynn Family Aquatic Center
M 5/28 12:00-6:00pm
W 7/4 12:00-2:00pm 809 W John Gwynn St • 676-2891
M 9/3 12:00-6:00pm This outdoor facility includes a zero depth pool with
play equipment, water slide, diving well and wet
Lap Pool Hours sand play area. *Children 7 years and under must be
Swim laps in our 25-yard pool or relax in the accompanied by an adult 17 years or older.
whirlpool overlooking the river! Lap Swim punch
cards good for 10 admissions may be purchased for ADMISSION
$50.
M-F 5:00am-10:00pm Child (3 years & under) FREE (w/paid adult) SWIMMING
(8:00pm-10:00pm adults only)
Sa-Su 7:00am-7:00pm Child (4-12 years) $3.00

Adult (13-64 years) $3.50

Senior (65+ years) $3.00

Family (2 adults, 3 kids) $9.00

Spectator $1.50

Brownies/Girl Scouts or Cub Scouts/Boy Scouts GWYNN SEASON PASSES
Bring your troop in for an afternoon of fun at a
special rate of $3/child. For an additional $2/child Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) $240
our instructors will help your troop earn their swim
badges. Please call 282-1531 for available times. Child (12 & under) $65

Adult (13 & up) $80

GWYNN DISCOUNT BOOKLETS

Available for sale beginning May 26

10 Child Passes $27.00

10 Adult Passes $31.50

PUBLIC SWIM

M-Sa 1:00-5:00 pm

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EVENTS & PROGRAMS

LIFEGUARD TRAINING The World’s Largest
Swim Lesson
Ellis International Pool and Waterpark
Training is the first step to securing June 21 •10:00am
your job with the Peoria Park District Gwynn Family Aquatic Center
as a LIFEGUARD. Call 282-1531 to
request a reservation form and complete Join us for a FREE 30 minute
a "pre" swim skills test or for more information. swim lesson. The goal of this
Training will take place at Central Park Pool. lesson is to set a new World
Record. You could be part of the
Must be at least age 15 at the beginning of the class to Guinness world record book!
Since this event first started in
participate. Each class includes three sessions. 2010, each year this event has
set a new record.
F 4/20 4:30-10:00pm F 5/11 4:30-10:00pm
More than 250,000 people have participated
Sa 4/21 8:00am-5:00pm Sa 5/12 8:00am-5:00pm in WLSL events and millions of individuals have
learned about the importance of water safety.
Su 4/22 8:00am-5:00pm Su 5/20 8:00am-5:00pm Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death
in children ages 1-4. Come join us!


Family Swim Nights

Join us under the lights for swimming for families at one

low price at Gwynn Family Aquatic Center. Children 17

and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Fee: $10/family of 4, $2 for each additional child
W 6/13-8/1 6:30-8:30pm

Preschool Splash at the AquaPlex

Join us for this parent/child program in the leisure splash pool.

A parent or guardian must be in the water with the children.
Monday - Friday through May 14 from10:00-11:30am. Cost: $3/person, FREE for members.

This is a drop-in class. No registration required.

SWIMMING Water Aerobics at the RiverPlex OSF Arthritis: Join us for a workout in the warm
water to improve your joint range of motion and
All classes are free to RiverPlex members. strength - there is easy entrance into the pool. A
Non-members may purchase a 10 pass punch Physician Consent form is required. Call
card for $50. Please pick up a water aerobics 282-1605 to register.
schedule at the RiverPlex or at peoriaparks.org.
OSF Multiple Sclerosis: Focus on stretching, joint
Aqua Zumba: Perfect for those looking to make range of motion, muscle strengthening, balance,
a splash by adding a low-impact, high-energy and coordination in a positive social setting. A
aquatic exercise to their fitness routine. There is Physician Consent form is required.
less impact on your joints during an Aqua Zumba Call 282-1605 to register.
class so you can really let loose. Water creates
natural resistance, which means every step is more Run the Rapids: This class will give you the
challenging and helps tone your muscles. benefits of running without all the stress on your
body. Water shoes recommended.
Senior Fit: A great class set to upbeat music for
the mature aerobics fan. Held in the warm water Tai Chi: An end of the week breather! Relax and
therapy pool, this class is great for those who want get a great workout while our instructors lead you
strengthening, additional flexibility, and those with through a series of controlled movements and
joint problems. breathing techniques set to serene music.

Tummies and Thighs: This class is designed to High/Low: A great overall workout and
work your abs and your thighs (plus your legs and conditioning class that includes a warm-up, cardio
lower back). and strengthening, and cool down.

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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Exploration 1: Age 6-24 months Discovery 3: Age 7-15
This class is for infants and adults to enjoy together. Children should be able to swim one length of the
An instructor will lead the group through a series of pool and will continue to work on skills from the
developmentally appropriate water activities. Class is previous level. Participants will learn breaststroke and
held in the warm water pool for added comfort. start building their endurance. Time will also be given
Exploration 2: Age 24 months-3 years to diving and treading water.
This class is specifically for toddlers and adults to Challenge Novice: Age 7-15
learn together. An instructor will lead the adults Children should be able to swim one length of the
through different swim exercises and activities to pool and will continue to work on skills from the
promote independent swimming for the child. Class is previous level. Participants will learn breaststroke and
held in the warm water pool for comfort. start building their endurance. Time will also be given
Voyagers: Age 3 to diving and treading water.
This is an introduction to swimming for toddlers Challenge Advanced: Age 7-15
who are 3 years old at the start of the class. For children who know the basic elementary
Participants will learn water independence, basic backstroke, butterfly, and sidestroke. Development
water movement and floats in the warm water pool. of these strokes will be emphasized as well as turns,
Adults are not in the water with children in this class. competitive starts, and safety skills.
Register early - class fills quickly! Challenge Expert: Age 7-15
Pre-Journey 1: Age 4-7 In this course, children will continue with what has
This class is for children who have had NO been introduced in Challenge Advanced. The focus
swimming experience or who may be timid getting is on developing stroke proficiency and polishing
into the water. existing techniques over longer distances. Swimmers
Journey 1: Age 4-7 will also be introduced to a few more advanced
This course is for children who are comfortable in aspects of competitive swimming, such as flip turns,
the water and have some water experience. This streamlining, and breathing techniques.
course will focus on floating, kicking, breathing, and Adult Learn to Swim - Beginner: Age 16+
beginner strokes. Register early - class fills quickly! This class is for adults who are not afraid of the
Journey 2: Age 4-7 water, but need to learn the basic skills of swimming.
Children MUST know how to float, glide and kick by Adult Learn to Swim - Intermediate: Age 16+
themselves, and have basic stroke knowledge. They We will work at improving your front and back crawl
will learn front crawl breathing, proper back crawl strokes, endurance levels, and add other strokes as
arms, and be introduced to breaststroke and butterfly desired. You should be able to swim 100 yards on
kicking. your front and back.

Journey 3: Age 4-7 Terrified of Water: Age 16+ SWIMMING
Children should be able to swim one length of the This adult learn to swim lesson is taught in the class
pool and will continue to work on skills from the section of the lap pool in a small group setting. The
previous level. Participants will learn breaststroke and instructor will help you to deal with any fears that
start building their endurance. Time will also be given you may have about the water environment, while
to diving and treading water. teaching you basic swimming skills, such as front and
Discovery 1: Age 7-15 back floats and freestyle stroke.
This class is for kids with little or no experience in the
water. They will learn water adjustment, breathing,
floating, kicking, and basic strokes.

Discovery 2: Age 7-15
Children MUST know how to float, glide and kick by
themselves, and have basic stroke knowledge. They
will learn front crawl breathing, proper back crawl
arms, and be introduced to breaststroke and butterfly
kicking.

PLEASE CALL 282-1531
FOR MORE INFORMATION

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CLASS TIMES

CLASS NAME AGE DAY DATES LOCATION TIME FEE: M/R/NR CODE
Exploration 1 6-24mo Sa 6/2-6/23 RiverPlex 10:30-11:00am $29/$33/$37 PSS08101-01
6-24mo M/W 6/4-6/27 RiverPlex 5:30-6:00pm $29/$33/$37 PSS08101-02
6-24mo Tu/Th 6/5-6/28 RiverPlex 6:35-7:05pm $29/$33/$37 PSS08101-03
6-24mo Sa 6/30-7/21 RiverPlex 10:30-11:00am $29/$33/$37 PSS08101-04
6-24 mo M/W 7/9-8/1 RiverPlex 5:30-6:00pm $29/$33/$37 PSS08101-05
6-24mo Sa 7/28-8/11 RiverPlex 10:30-11:00am $11/$13/$15 PSS08101-07
6-24mo M/W 8/6-8/15 RiverPlex 5:30-6:00pm $11/$13/$15 PSS08101-08
6-24mo Tu/Th 8/7-8/16 RiverPlex 6:35-7:05pm $11/$13/$15 PSS08101-09

Exploration 2 24mo-3 Sa 6/2-6/23 RiverPlex 9:45-10:15am $15/$17/$19 PSS08102-01
24mo-3 M/W 6/4-6/27 RiverPlex 6:05-6:35pm $29/$33/$37 PSS08102-02
24mo-3 Tu/Th 6/5-6/28 RiverPlex 7:10-7:40pm $29/$33/$37 PSS08102-03
24mo-3 Sa 6/30-7/21 RiverPlex 9:45-10:15am $15/$17/$19 PSS08102-04
24mo-3 M/W 7/9-8/1 RiverPlex 6:05-6:35pm $29/$33/$37 PSS08102-05
24mo-3 Tu/Th 7/10-8/2 RiverPlex 7:10-7:40pm $29/$33/$37 PSS08102-06
24mo-3 Sa 7/28-8/11 RiverPlex 9:45-10:15am $11/$13/$15 PSS08102-07
24mo-3 M/W 8/6-8/15 RiverPlex 6:05-6:35pm $11/$13/$15 PSS08102-08
24mo-3 Tu/Th 8/7-8/16 RiverPlex 7:10-7:40pm $11/$13/$15 PSS08102-09

Voyagers 3 Sa 6/2-6/23 RiverPlex 9:45-10:15am $16/$18/$22 PSS08103-01
$31/$35/$43 PSS08103-02
3 M/W 6/4-6/27 RiverPlex 5:30-6:00pm $31/$35/$43 PSS08103-03
$31/$35/$43 PSS08103-04
3 M/W 6/4-6/27 RiverPlex 6:05-6:35pm $16/$18/$22 PSS08103-05
$31/$35/$43 PSS08103-06
3 Tu/Th 6/5-6/28 RiverPlex 5:30-6:00pm $31/$35/$43 PSS08103-07
$31/$35/$43 PSS08103-08
3 Sa 6/30-7/21 RiverPlex 9:45-10:15am $11/$13/$15 PSS08103-09
$17/$19/$22 PSS08103-10
3 M/W 7/9-8/1 RiverPlex 5:30-6:00pm $17/$19/$22 PSS08103-11
$17/$19/$22 PSS08103-12
3 M/W 7/9-8/1 RiverPlex 6:05-6:35pm

3 Tu/Th 7/10-8/2 RiverPlex 5:30-6:00pm

SWIMMING 3 Sa 7/28-8/11 RiverPlex 9:45-10:15am

3 M/W 8/6-8/15 RiverPlex 5:30-6:00pm

3 M/W 8/6-8/15 RiverPlex 6:05-6:35pm

3 Tu/Th 8/7-8/16 RiverPlex 5:30-6:00pm

PLEASE CALL 282-1531
FOR MORE INFORMATION

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CLASS TIMES

CLASS NAME AGE DAY DATES LOCATION TIME FEE: M/R/NR CODE
Pre-Journey 1 4-7 Sa 6/2-6/23 RiverPlex 9:00-9:40am $22/$25/$29 PSS08104-01
4-7 M/W 6/4-6/27 RiverPlex 5:00-5:30pm $31/$35/$43 PSS08104-02
4-7 Tu/Th 6/5-6/28 RiverPlex 5:00-5:30pm $31/$35/$43 PSS08104-03
4-7 Sa 6/30-7/21 RiverPlex 9:00-9:40am $22/$25/$29 PSS08104-04
4-7 M/W 7/9-8/1 RiverPlex 5:00-5:30pm $31/$35/$43 PSS08104-05
4-7 Tu/Th 7/10-8/2 RiverPlex 5:00-5:30pm $31/$35/$43 PSS08104-06
4-7 Sa 7/28-8/11 RiverPlex 9:00-9:40am $17/$19/$22 PSS08104-07
4-7 M/W 8/6-8/15 RiverPlex 5:00-5:30pm $17/$19/$22 PSS08104-08
4-7 Tu/Th 8/7-8/16 RiverPlex 5:00-5:30pm $17/$19/$22 PSS08104-09
4-7 M-Th 6/4-6/14 Gwynn 10:55-11:25am $35/$43 PSS08104-21
4-7 M-Th 6/18-6/28 Gwynn 10:55-11:25am $35/$43 PSS08104-22
4-7 M-Th 7/2-7/12 Gwynn 10:55-11:25am $35/$43 PSS08104-23
4-7 M-Th 7/16-7/26 Gwynn 10:55-11:25am $35/$43 PSS08104-24

Journey 1 4-7 Sa 6/2-6/23 RiverPlex 9:00-9:40am $22/$25/$29 PSS08105-01
(Continued 9:45-10:25am $22/$25/$29 PSS08105-02
next page) 4-7 Sa 6/2-6/23 RiverPlex 10:30-11:10am $22/$25/$29 PSS08105-03
11:00-11:30am $31/$35/$43 PSS08105-04
4-7 Sa 6/2-6/23 RiverPlex 5:30-6:00pm $31/$35/$43 PSS08105-05
5:30-6:00pm $31/$35/$43 PSS08105-06
4-7 M/W 6/4-6/27 RiverPlex 6:00-6:30pm $31/$35/$43 PSS08105-07
7:10-7:40pm $31/$35/$43 PSS08105-08
4-7 M/W 6/4-6/27 RiverPlex 9:00-9:40am $22/$25/$29 PSS08105-09
9:45-10:25am $22/$25/$29 PSS08105-10
4-7 Tu/Th 6/5-6/28 RiverPlex 10:30-11:10am $22/$25/$29 PSS08105-11
11:00-11:30am $31/$35/$43 PSS08105-12
4-7 Tu/Th 6/5-6/28 RiverPlex 5:30-6:00pm $31/$35/$43 PSS08105-13
5:30-6:00pm $31/$35/$43 PSS08105-14
4-7 Tu/Th 6/5-6/28 RiverPlex 6:00-6:30pm $31/$35/$43 PSS08105-15
7:10-7:40pm $31/$35/$43 PSS08105-16
4-7 Sa 6/30-7/21 RiverPlex 9:00-9:40am $22/$25/$29 PSS08105-17
9:45-10:25am $22/$25/$29 PSS08105-18
4-7 Sa 6/30-7/21 RiverPlex 10:30-11:10pm $22/$25/$29 PSS08105-19
11:00-11:30am $17/$19/$22 PSS08105-20
4-7 Sa 6/30-7/21 RiverPlex 5:30-6:00pm $17/$19/$22 PSS08105-21
5:30-6:00pm $17/$19/$22 PSS08105-22
4-7 M/W 7/9-8/1 RiverPlex 6:00-6:30pm $17/$19/$22 PSS08105-23
7:10-7:40pm $17/$19/$22 PSS08105-24
4-7 M/W 7/9-8/1 RiverPlex SWIMMING

4-7 Tu/Th 7/10-8/2 RiverPlex

4-7 Tu/Th 7/10-8/2 RiverPlex

4-7 Tu/Th 7/10-8/2 RiverPlex

4-7 Sa 7/28-8/11 RiverPlex

4-7 Sa 7/28-8/11 RiverPlex

4-7 Sa 7/28-8/11 RiverPlex

4-7 M/W 8/6-8/15 RiverPlex

4-7 M/W 8/6-8/15 RiverPlex

4-7 Tu/Th 8/7-8/16 RiverPlex

4-7 Tu/Th 8/7-8/16 RiverPlex

4-7 Tu/Th 8/7-8/16 RiverPlex

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CLASS TIMES

CLASS NAME AGE DAY DATES LOCATION TIME FEE: M/R/NR CODE
Journey 1,
continued 4-7 M-Th 6/4-6/14 Gwynn 11:30am-12:00pm $35/$43 PSS08105-35
*NO CLASS 7/4
Journey 2 4-7 M-Th 6/18-6/28 Gwynn 11:30am-12:00pm $35/$43 PSS08105-36

*NO CLASS 7/4 4-7 M-Th 7/2-7/12 Gwynn 11:30am-12:00pm $35/$43 PSS08105-37
Journey 3
4-7 M-Th 7/16-7/26 Gwynn 11:30am-12:00pm $35/$43 PSS08105-38

4-7 M-W 6/4-6/27 Gwynn 5:15-5:45pm $35/$43 PSS08105-39

4-7 M-W 7/2-7/30 Gwynn 5:15-5:45pm $35/$43 PSS08105-40

4-7 Sa 6/2-6/23 RiverPlex 9:00-9:40am $22/$25/$29 PSS08106-01
9:45-10:25am $22/$25/$29 PSS08106-02
4-7 Sa 6/2-6/23 RiverPlex 11:35am-12:05pm $31/$35/$43 PSS08106-03
5:30-6:00pm $31/$35/$43 PSS08106-04
4-7 M/W 6/4-6/27 RiverPlex 5:30-6:00pm $31/$35/$43 PSS08106-05
6:00-6:30pm $31/$35/$43 PSS08106-06
4-7 M/W 6/4-6/27 RiverPlex 9:00-9:40am $22/$25/$29 PSS08106-07
9:45-10:25am $22/$25/$29 PSS08106-08
4-7 Tu/Th 6/5-6/28 RiverPlex 11:35am-12:05pm $31/$35/$43 PSS08106-09
5:30-6:00pm $31/$35/$43 PSS08106-10
4-7 Tu/Th 6/5-6/28 RiverPlex 5:30-6:00pm $31/$35/$43 PSS08106-11
6:00-6:30pm $31/$35/$43 PSS08106-12
4-7 Sa 6/30-7/21 RiverPlex 9:00-9:40am $22/$25/$29 PSS08106-13
9:45-10:25am $31/$35/$43 PSS08106-14
4-7 Sa 6/30-7/21 RiverPlex 11:35am-12:05pm $17/$19/$22 PSS08106-15
5:30-6:00pm $17/$19/$22 PSS08106-16
4-7 M/W 7/9-8/1 RiverPlex 5:30-6:00pm $17/$19/$22 PSS08106-17
6:05-6:35pm $17/$19/$22 PSS08106-18
4-7 M/W 7/9-8/1 RiverPlex 12:05-12:35pm $35/$43 PSS08106-35
12:05-12:35pm $35/$43 PSS08106-36
4-7 Tu/Th 7/10-8/2 RiverPlex 12:05-12:35pm $35/$43 PSS08106-37
12:05-12:35pm $35/$43 PSS08106-38
4-7 Tu/Th 7/10-8/2 RiverPlex 5:50-6:20pm $35/$43 PSS08106-39
5:50-6:20pm $35/$43 PSS08106-40
4-7 Sa 7/28-8/11 RiverPlex

4-7 Sa 7/28-8/11 RiverPlex

4-7 M/W 8/6-8/15 RiverPlex

4-7 M/W 8/6-8/15 RiverPlex

4-7 Tu/Th 8/7-8/16 RiverPlex

4-7 Tu/Th 8/7-8/16 RiverPlex

4-7 M-Th 6/4-6/14 Gwynn

4-7 M-Th 6/18-6/28 Gwynn

SWIMMING 4-7 M-Th 7/2-7/12 Gwynn

4-7 M-Th 7/16-7/26 Gwynn

4-7 M/W 6/4-6/27 Gwynn

4-7 M/W 7/2-7/30 Gwynn

4-7 Sa 6/2-6/23 RiverPlex 8:15-8:55am $22/$25/$29 PSS08107-01
6:00-6:30pm $31/$35/$43 PSS08107-02
4-7 Tu/Th 6/5-6/28 RiverPlex 8:15-8:55am $22/$25/$29 PSS08107-03
6:00-6:30pm $31/$35/$43 PSS08107-04
4-7 Sa 6/30-7/21 RiverPlex 8:15-8:55am $22/$25/$29 PSS08107-05
6:00-6:30pm $17/$19/$22 PSS08107-06
4-7 Tu/Th 7/10-8/2 RiverPlex

4-7 Sa 7/28-8/11 RiverPlex

4-7 Tu/Th 8/7-8/16 RiverPlex

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