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Peoria Park District Summer 2017 Playbook

The Peoria Park District’s Summer 2017 Playbook.

Playbook
SUMMER 2017 PEORIA PARK DISTRICT


2016 COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT
89% 88% 85%
OF RESPONDENTS BELIEVE
THE PEORIA PARK DISTRICT IS IMPORTANT TO THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN THE REGION.
OF RESPONDENTS BELIEVE
THE PEORIA PARK DISTRICT IS AN IMPORTANT COMMUNITY PARTNER FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH
OF RESPONDENTS BELIEVE
IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE NATURAL AREAS IN THE COMMUNITY FOR PRESERVATION, POLLINATION, AND WILDLIFE HABITAT.
PEORIA PARK DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES
• 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: 4/26, 5/10, 5/24, 6/14, 6/28, 7/12, 7/26, 8/9, 8/23, 9/13, 9/20.
• Meetings are open to the public. Contact the Board Secretary at 681-2801 or visit
peoriaparks.org for agendas.
Timothy J. Cassidy President
Warren E. Rayford Vice President
Kelly A. Cummings Trustee
Robert L. Johnson, Sr. Trustee
Jacqueline J. Pe y Trustee
Ma hew P. Ryan Trustee
Nancy L. Snowden Trustee


FROM THE DIRECTOR
Check out our new look! In an e ort to make our District Playbook easier for our users, we have reorganized! With simpler naviga on and more engaging graphics, we hope you'll be able to nd what you're looking for... and maybe a few new things you'd like to try! In addi on to grouping our ac vi es in ways that re ect how you use the District, we've also included more details about the many great parks and facili es that are the home to programs that you know and love. Find out where the closest walking trails and playgrounds are... plan for a summer lled with special events or quiet me in nature, all with the help of the Playbook!
In addi on to upda ng this print format, we have also worked to make our online version easier to use, too. When you're ready to sign up for classes or programs, visit our website at peoriaparks.org/playbook/ and simply search our online playbook by keyword to nd dates and mes.
And GET READY! The Peoria Park District will be launching new registra on so ware in January 2018! This new system will o er a simpler online registra on process, a user-end op on for account crea on, and greater access to informa on regarding our facili es. Stay tuned for more informa on!
EVENTS
May......................................................3-4 June.....................................................5-6 July.....................................................7-10 August..............................................11-12 September........................................13-14
FEATURED FACILITIES
A rac ons.......................................15-19 Sports & Fitness................................20-23 Nature..............................................24-26 Community......................................27-28
CAMPS
Policies..................................................29 Camp Informa on............................30-38
KIDS PROGRAMS
Toddler/Preschool.................................39 Grade School....................................40-41 Grade School/High School.....................42
FAMILY FUN
Fun at the Zoo & Luthy......................43-44 Fun at the PlayHouse.............................45 Fun at the Amphitheatre.......................46 Fun at Proctor Center.............................46 Fun at Forest Park.................................47 Fun at Franciscan Rec............................47 Fun at Sommer Park..............................48
learn more at peoriaparks.org
SWIMMING
Facili es................................................49 Events & Programs.................................50 Class Descrip ons..................................51 Class Times.......................................52-59
SPORTS & FITNESS - KIDS
Baseball................................................60 Golf.......................................................61 Ska ng..................................................62 Hockey..................................................63 Soccer...................................................64 Football.................................................64 Tennis..............................................65-67
SPORTS & FITNESS
Golf..................................................68-69 Running................................................70 Yoga & Tai Chi........................................71 Adult Leagues........................................72 Tennis & Pickleball.................................73 Ska ng & Hockey...................................74 Exercise............................................75-76 Wellness...............................................77
ARTS & CULTURE
Art........................................................78 Skill.......................................................79 Dance...............................................80-84 Drama..............................................85-86 Music...............................................87-89
NATURE
Walking & Hiking..............................90-91 Kids & Family Programs.........................92 Gardening.............................................93 Birds, Bugs & More...........................94-95 Restora on Workdays...........................96 Restora on Workshops.........................97
COMMUNITY
Moonlight Coali on..............................98 HISRA...................................................99 Community Outreach....................100-101 PPD Founda on...................................102
TRAVEL
Vagabond Tours............................103-104
FACILITIES
Map of Facili es..................................108 Parks & Facili es Chart..................109-110
VOLUNTEER
Special Events...............................111-112 Ongoing Opportuni es..................113-114
RENTALS & PARTIES
Event Spaces.................................115-116 Shelters...............................................117 Par es..........................................118-120
REGISTRATION
Policies................................................121 Online.................................................122 Form...................................................123
Peoria Park District Summer Playbook 1 Register for Classes on Page 122
Emily G. Cahill
Execu ve Director, Peoria Park District
TABLE OF CONTENTS


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2017 SUMMER
JUNE 4 READING JULY 22
FREE for all ages
Read library materials three hours per week. Sign in weekly at your library to earn prizes.
Earn a pass to the Summer Reading Party on Tuesday, July 25 at 6:00 p.m.
at Peoria Riverfront Museum and
Caterpillar Visitor Center featuring Juggling Jeff.
Sign up the whole family starting May 1 at any Peoria Public Library location!
Call (309) 497-2143 for more information.
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MAY EVENTS
May 6 May 7 May 11 May 13 May 14 May 19 May 2O May 2O May 25 May 26
Adult Maker Night
Peoria WingFest
Zootini
Mardi Gras in May Mother’s Day Orchid Show Skillet
Clyde West Fishing Derby Nelly
The Streets Belong to Me Louie Louie Festival
Peoria PlayHouse Peoria RiverFront Peoria Zoo
Peoria RiverFront Luthy Botanical Garden Peoria RiverFront
Glen Oak Park Lagoon Peoria RiverFront Proctor Center Peoria RiverFront
Adults, it’s your turn to play, invent, innovate, and build! Led by local engineers, artists, and makers, participants enjoy food, wine and beer while they
WHERE: Fes val Park at The Peoria RiverFront DATE: Sunday, May 7th
TIME: 1:00 - 5:00pm
WHO: Anyone who loves wings, beer, & music!
peoriawingfest.com
work together to nd new ways to meet the evening’s challenge.
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SATURDAY, MAY 6, 7-10PM RELAX! IT’S JUST ROCKET SCIENCE
peoriaplayhouse.org
THURSDAY, MAY 11
It’s time to shake things up at the wildest martini tasting event in Peoria!
VOLUNTEER! Page 111
peoriazoo.org (309) 681-3500
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May 13, 2017 l 4:00 - 10:00pm Enjoy Peoria is transforming Water Street into the New Orleans French Quarter for the
2nd 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 ar sts, and story tellers. Local restaurants will o er authen c Cajun dishes and drinks at this FREE event. mardigraspeoria.com
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MAY EVENTS
Mother’s Day
Orchid Show
Sunday, May 14 12:00-4:00pm
Visit the Garden with Mom. Come see our Conservatory’s orchid collec on
featuring exo c new acquis ons. In addi on, we will have experts on hand with informa on regarding care and maintenance.
Luthy Botanical Garden
Dona ons Appreciated
The Streets Belong To Me!
Youth Event
VOLUNTEER! Page 111
In exchange for a day of fun, we are asking that children pledge to have a safe summer by NOT participating in violent or illegal activities and call the Park District and fi nd POSITIVE activities.
Proctor Recreation Center Thursday, May 25 4-6pm
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Join us at the Peoria RiverFront for the
29th Annual Louie Louie Festival
Hosted by the Illinois Valley Striders and AMP Media Group to raise money for St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Bands from 5:30-11:00pm!
Friday, May 26thl Free Admission Register for Classes on Page 122
47th ANNUAL
CLYDE WEST FISHING
DERBY
SATURDAY, MAY 20th 9:00am-3:00pm GLEN OAK PARK LAGOON
VOLUNTEER! Page 111
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JUNE EVENTS
June 2 June 3 June 1O June 11 June 15 June 16 June 15-17 June 17 June 18 June 23 June 24 June 3O
The Boat Drunks
The Dave Matthews Tribute Band Jazz Fest
Birthday Barnyard Bash
Adult Only Night
Jake Owens
Steamboat Days Festival (P.A.C.E.) Steamboat Classic
Juneteenth
Too White Crew
Bad Company former lead singer Brian Howe Heartache Tonight
CEFCU Stage at The Landing CEFCU Stage at The Landing CEFCU Stage at The Landing Peoria PlayHouse
Peoria Zoo
Peoria RiverFront
Peoria RiverFront
Peoria RiverFront
Logan Park
CEFCU Stage at The Landing
Peoria RiverFront Peoria River Front
CEFCU CENTER STAGE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
JUNE 2, 6:30-10:30pm
JUNE 3, 7:30-11:30pm
JUNE 23, 7:30-11:30pm TICKETS ARE $7/PERSON
Saturday, June 10
2:30-10:00pm
CEFCU Center Stage at the Landing
Co-hosted by the Central Illinois Jazz Society and the Peoria Park District, Jazz Fest features local and regional Jazz acts. Food and drinks are available for purchase.
Visit the CEFCU Center Stage on select Thursday nights in June and July for a free night of music. Visit our Facebook page or the Central Illinois Jazz Society’s website for dates and bands.
BARNYARD BASH
SUNDAY, JUNE 11 • 12:00-5:00pm
Join us for this FREE day at the Peoria PlayHouse as we celebrate our second birthday. The party will include indoor and outdoor ac vi es as well
VOLUNTEER! as the opportunity to meet
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real farm animals.
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JUNE EVENTS
JUNETEENTH
SUNDAY, JUNE 18 4:00-7:00pm LOGAN PARK
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 di erent agencies.
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June 15
Grab your signi cant 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 beverages while strolling through the Zoo until twilight. 5:3O-8:3Opm
$15 per person ($12 per person before 6/11) Presale tickets available 5/1
HEARTACHE TONIGHT - A TRIBUTE TO THE EAGLES
Peoria RiverFront • Friday, June 30th
part of the Unity Point Health Red, White & Boom Weekend of Shows
Peoria Park District Summer Playbook
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Peoria Area Community Events along with the Peoria Park District and Limelight Events
are taking
Steamboat Days 2O17
to the next level
Featuring Country Recording Artist
Jake Owen
on Friday, June 16th
June 15th-17th Peoria Riverfront
Come for the Carnival and Sports activities for the whole family! steamboatclassic.org
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JULY EVENTS
July 3
July 3
July 4 July 6
July 7 July 8
July 9
July 14 July 15 July 15-16 July 21 July 21-22 July 27 July 28
July 29
3rd of July Fireworks Jammsammich
Red, White & Boom Adult Only Night
.38 Special/Cheap Trick Turnpike Troubadours Fitz & The Tantrums Hairbanger's Ball
Way Down Wanderers
8Oth Anniversary Celebration Trace Adkins
Central IL BBQ Throwdown Goo Goo Dolls & Phillip Phillips KC & The Sunshine Band and Here Come the Mummies Fiesta en el Rio
Glen Oak Amphitheatre Peoria RiverFront Peoria RiverFront Peoria Zoo
Peoria RiverFront Peoria RiverFront Peoria RiverFront Peoria RiverFront Peoria RiverFront Camp Wokanda Peoria RiverFront Peoria RiverFront Peoria RiverFront Peoria RiverFront
Peoria RiverFront
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JULY EVENTS
JAMMSAMMICH
Peoria RiverFront • MONDAY, JuLY 3RD
part of the Unity Point Health Red, White & Boom Weekend of Shows
TUESDAY - JULY 4
The state of Illinois' largest reworks display, synchronized to a special musical soundtrack broadcast on Alpha Media Group sta ons. Food, drinks, and musical acts entertain up un l the reworks light up the sky at 9:30pm.
July 6
EVENTS
Grab your signi cant 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 beverages while strolling through the Zoo until twilight. 5:3O-8:3Opm
$15 per person ($12 per person before 7/1) Presale tickets available 6/15
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JULY EVENTS
TURNPIKE TROUBADOURS
JULY 8
CEFCU CENTER STAGE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
JUlLY 14, 7:30-11:30pm
JUNE 23, 7:30-11:30pm TICKETS ARE $7/PERSON
CAMP WOKANDA
VOLUNTEER! Page 111
Join Wokanda sta and campers from the past 80 years to revisit where cherished memories and friendships were made. Enjoy self-guided camp tours, Camp Wokanda memorabilia and collec ons. Half-price canoeing on Saturday ($5 per canoe) and open shing on Sunday. For a complete schedule, visit us on Facebook or email [email protected]
July 15 & 16
620 E Boy Scout Rd, Chillicothe, IL 61523 309.579.2157
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JULY 21st-22nd
CEFCU Center Stage
featuring Country Recording Artist
Trace Adkins on July 21st facebook.com/cibbq
JULY EVENTS
CELEBRATE HISPANIC CULTURE IN PEORIA
AUTHENTIC FOOD, BEER, AND ENTERTAINMENT
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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!
JULY 29 CEFCU CENTER STAGE
FAMILY FRIENDLY
VOLUNTEER! Page 111
EVENTS


AUGUST EVENTS
Aug 1
Aug 3
Aug 4-5 Aug 5
Aug 11-12 Aug 19 Aug 19 Aug 25-27
National Night Out Kane Brown
River City Soul Fest India Fest
Peoria Grand Nationals Adult Maker Night
Taste of Peoria (P.A.C.E.) Erin Feis
Proctor Center
Peoria RiverFront
Peoria RiverFront
CEFCU Stage at The Landing Peoria RiverFront
Peoria PlayHouse Peoria RiverFront Peoria RiverFront
CELEBRATE SAFE COMMUNITIES AND UNITY IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS DURING THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY OF NEIGHBORS COMING TOGETHER UNDER POSITIVE CIRCUMSTANCES.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 1 • 6:00PM - DUSK PROCTOR RECREATION CENTER
VOLUNTEER! Page 111
Celebrate African American culture in Peoria!
Friday, August 4th & Saturday, August 5th Peoria RiverFront Fes val Park
Co-headliners on Saturday are Jagged Edge with Special Guest Bobby V.
Purchase ckets at the gate or at the Noble Center.
VOLUNTEER! Page 111
KANE BROWN
AUGUST 5AtUhGUST 3
AUGUST 11TH & 12TH
Peoria Park District Summer Playbook 11 Register for Classes on Page 122
AUGUST 9, 2017 at the RiverFront Fes val Park
EVENTS


AUGUST EVENTS
Adults, it’s your turn to play, invent, innovate, and build! Led by local engineers, artists, and makers, participants enjoy food, wine and beer while they work together to nd new ways to meet the evening’s challenge.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 7-10PM
KINETIC CREATIONS
peoriaplayhouse.org
VOLUNTEER! Page 111
INDIA FEST • AUGUST 19TH
Join us at at the CEFCU Center Stage at the Landing for this fes val that celebrates Indian culture in Peoria. Enjoy authen c Indian food, beer, and entertainment. Family Friendly!
PEORIA IRISH FEST
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday August 25-27
VOLUNTEER! Page 111
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Celebrate Irish culture in Peoria by enjoying authentic Irish food, beer entertainment, and wares.
Family Friendly
Coming this Fall...
Hogwarts’ Garden of Botanical Wonders
Experience the magic of Hogwarts once again as we embrace the theme of Harry Po er for the Chrysanthemum Show. Tour the Conservatory and all the amazing...magical plants. 10/6-10/28 Dona on Appreciated Luthy Botanical Garden
Fall French Market in the Park
It’s an authen c French Market experience right here in the heartland, complete with crepes, an ques, croissants, herbs, vintage nds and furniture, owers, and more. Enjoy a crea ve community of ar sts, cra smen, foodies, and collectors come together in this local e ort to bring the charm and excitement of a French Flea Market to the Midwest, all set in the beau ful Luthy Botanical Garden, an area where history and tradi on goes back for genera ons.
10/7 (rain date 10/8) $1/person Luthy Botanical Garden
Peoria Park District Summer Playbook 12 Register for Classes on Page 122
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SEPTEMBER EVENTS
September 1-2 September 4 September 9 September 15-17 September 16 September 23 September 23-24 September 24 September 28-3O
Peoria Blues & Heritage Festival Labor Day Picnic (P.A.C.E.) Worldwide Day of Play Oktoberfest
Proctor Center’s South Side Stroll Zoo-La-La
Peoria Art Guild’s Fine Art Fair
Be Anything!
Tailgate N’ Tallboys Festival
Peoria RiverFront Peoria RiverFront Glen Oak Park Peoria RiverFront Peoria RiverFront Peoria Zoo
Peoria RiverFront
Peoria PlayHouse
Peoria RiverFront
Save the Date for the 5th Annual
Saturday, September 9 11:00 am-3:00 pm Glen Oak Park Family Friendly Fun-Filled Activities
VOLUNTEER! Page 111
Proctor Center’s South Side Stroll Saturday September 16th • 8:3Oam
We have joined GirlTrek: It is a na onal health movement that ac vates thousands of Women to change their lives and communi es-through walking!
Take the pledge:
• To Lace up your sneakers and walk each day.
• To heal your bodies and inspire our daughters and reclaim
the streets of our neighborhood.
• To reestablish walking as a healing tradi on in our
communi es as a tribute to those who walked before us.
Celebrate German Culture in Peoria with authentic German food, beer and entertainment. Family Friendly. September 15th-17th
VOLUNTEER! Page 111
Peoria Park District Summer Playbook
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SEPTEMBER EVENTS
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SEPTEMBER
23 & 24 Peoria Riverfront
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, liba ons, and entertainment through their travels around Peoria Zoo. This fun, casual event also features a ra e and silent auc on. Experience how we transform the Zoo into an amazing celebra on for our largest fundraiser of the year.
SEPTEMBER 23 • PEORIA ZOO
For ckets or more informa on go to peoriazoo.org or call 681-3500.
VOLUNTEER! Page 111
SEPTEMBER 24 • PEORIA PLAYHOUSE $10 for members/$15 for non-members
VOLUNTEER! Page 111
Does your child want to be an athlete? Engineer? Architect? Performer? Scien st? Chef? Travel through the PlayHouse cha ng with a variety of professionals, introducing your children to all types of careers.
Be Anything! also features a unique online auc on that opens on Saturday, September 9th, allowing parents to bid on individual career-related experiences for their child with nearly 100 professionals around and beyond Peoria.
For ckets or more informa on go to peoriaplayhouse.org or call 323-6900.
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ATTRACTIONS
Parks and Trails!
The Peoria Park District has many opportuni es 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 summer... with the Peoria Park District!
Superintendent of Parks: Matt Freeman, [email protected]
Type of Path
Paved and fairly level
Paved, but not so level
Hiking Natural Surface-Easy
Hiking-Gravel- Accessible
Hiking Natural Surface-Medium
Hiking Natural Surface-Difficult
Bicycling
Location(s)
• Grand View Drive sidewalk: 1.75 miles; Glen Avenue to Grand View Drive Park
• 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 To learn more, please visit peoriaparks-planning.org/park-maps/
• Bradley Park Roads; 1500 N. Park Road
• 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
• Illinois River Blu Trail - Wokanda Purple: 0.65 miles; 620 Boy Scout Road
• Illinois River Blu 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
• Illinois River Blu Trail - Oakbrook: 0.4 miles; Access at 720 W. Brookforest Drive
• Illinois River Blu Trail - Robinson; Hill Prairie Loop: 0.35 miles
• Illinois River Blu Trail - Wokanda: 0.2 miles; 620 Boy Scout Road
• Tawny Oaks Prairie Path: .5 mile loop; 715 W Singing Woods Road
• Detweiller Park - Trail: 0.25 miles; 8327 N. Galena Road
• Forest Park Bee Tree and Deer Run: 3 miles 5809 Forest Park Drive
• Detweiller Pimiteoui: 3.2 miles; 8327 N. Galena Road
• Forest Park Pimiteoui: 1.25 miles; 5809 Forest Park Drive
• Forest Park Wake Robin: 2.75 miles; 5809 Forest Park Drive
• Illinois River Blu Trail - Wokanda to Detweiller: 7 miles; Trailheads at 200 W Mossville Road
and Detweiller Park
• Singing Woods Trail: 1.10 miles; 715 W. Singing Woods Road
• 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
To learn more, please visit peoriaparks-planning.org/park-maps/
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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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FEATURED FACILITIES


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PEORIA PLAYHOUSE
2218 N PROSPECT RD • 323-6900 • www.peoriaplayhouse.org Director: Rebecca Herz, [email protected]
The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum provides children with the tools and inspira on they need to be explorers and creators of the world. We do this in part through understanding, suppor ng, and promo ng play in the fullest sense of the word, one that includes imagina on and crea vity.
Built by the Junior League of Peoria, in collabora on with Peoria Park District and Peoria Zoological Society, the Peoria PlayHouse is a hands-on, interac ve 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 des na on for families in our region.
Hours
Monday, Wednesday-Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm Tuesday: 9:00am-12:00pm (Members only) Sunday: 12:00-5:00pm
The PlayHouse is closed Tuesday a ernoons
Admission Fees
Ages 1-64 $8.00 Under 1 Free Seniors/Ac ve Military $7.00 Explorer Families* Free
*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.
Membership Information: Memberships start at $85 per family and allow free visits for a family for a full year. For more informa on, please call 323-6893 or visit peoriaplayhouse org/get-involved/membership/.
Where/How to Register for Programs?
In person, by phone (673-9183)
or at the Noble Center, 1125 West Lake Avenue
Birthday Parties
*
Rentals Available
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Field Trips
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Camp Programs
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Homeschool Programs
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Scout Programs
*
Special Events
*
Programming for:
0-5
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5-12
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12-18
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Adults Only
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Seniors
FAMILIES
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FEATURED FACILITIES


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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: gira e and lions from Africa, gers 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. Now is the perfect me to “Find Your Wild Side!”
Hours
Daily 10:00am-5:00pm Last Admission 4:30 pm
Admission Fees
Adults 13+ Children 2-12 years
Seniors/Ac ve Military
Concessions
(April-September)
$9.50 $6.50
$8.50
Sun-Fri Sat
10:00am-4:00pm 10:00am-3:00pm
Plan for your visit to take between 11⁄2 and 2 hours.
Open 360 days a year, including Memorial Day, 4th of July, and 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 nd out more.
Where/How to Register for Programs?
In person or by phone 681-3559
Birthday Parties
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Rentals Available
*
Field Trips
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Camp Programs
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Homeschool Programs
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Scout Programs
*
Special Events
*
Programming for:
0-5
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5-12
*
12-18
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Adults Only
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Seniors
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FAMILIES
*
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FEATURED FACILITIES


ATTRACTIONS
200 NE Water St • 689-3019
Supervisor: Nick Conrad, [email protected]
Peoria’s premier outdoor summer concert and fes val des na on. From May to October, plan to visit the Riverfront every weekend for the best family friendly ac vi es in our region! From carnivals and concerts to 5K’s and fes vals... the place to be is the Peoria Riverfront!
Days/Hours of Opera on:
Most weekends from Mid-May through October and other special event dates as scheduled.
Admission Fee:
Based on event. Find out how to purchase ckets b visi ng our Facebook page.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/riverfrontevents Twi er: @PeoriaRFEvents
Instagram: peoria_riverfront_events
Snapchat: peoriaRFevents
Birthday Parties
Rentals Available
*
Field Trips
Camp Programs
Homeschool Programs
Scout Programs
Special Events
*
Programming for:
0-5
5-12
12-18
Adults Only
*
Seniors
*
FAMILIES
*
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SPORTS & FITNESS
600 NE Water St • 282-1700
Supervisor: Sue Wheeler, [email protected]
The Riverplex Recrea on and Wellness Center is the culmina on of a partnership between the Peoria Park District and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. It is designed to o er a unique, holis c approach to recrea on and wellness, tness and preventa ve health care services, and a host of leisure programs. The facility features an indoor cycling studio, indoor family aqua c center, rock climbing wall, 1/8 mile running track, sports performance area, a 15,900 square foot tness oor, massage, and classrooms.
Days/Hours of Opera on:
Monday-Friday: 5:00am-10:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 7:00am-7:00pm
May 29: 6:00am-6:00pm
July 4: 7:00am-2:00pm
Follow weather-related closings at www.riverplex.org
Admission Fee:
Members: Free; Daily Pass: 11/day for adults.
10-class punch passes ($50) available for group exercise.
Where/How to Register for Programs? In person, by phone 282-1700, or at the Noble Center, 1125 West Lake Avenue
Also, check out the AquaPlex at the RiverPlex!
Days/Hours of Open Swim for children:
Spring Monday-Friday: 5:00-8:00pm Saturday/Sunday: 12:00-7:00pm
Summer Monday-Friday: 12:00-7:00pm Saturday/Sunday: 12:00-5:00pm
Admission Fee:
Children (3-12): $5 Adults (13-61):$7 Seniors (62+): $5 Spectator: $2
Check out the Swimming Sec on for informa on about swimming lessons for all levels!
Birthday Parties
*
Rentals Available
*
Field Trips
*
Camp Programs
*
Homeschool Programs
Scout Programs
*
Special Events
*
Programming for:
0-5
*
5-12
12-18
*
Adults Only
*
Seniors
*
FAMILIES
*
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SPORTS & FITNESS
681-2867
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SPORTS & FITNESS
Supervisor: Sarah Cordis, [email protected] Head Golf Pro: Kyle Meger, [email protected]
Center, 1125 W Lake Avenue
Online at ppdgolf.org or at the Noble
Small: $6:00; Medium: $8.50; Large: $10.50; and Extra Large: $12.50
Skills Course: Adults,$5.00; Juniors, $3.00. Range Bucket Punch Card cards available!
**Rate is valid weekdays before 4:00pm and a er 6:00pm and on weekends a er 12:00pm
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SPORTS & FITNESS
[email protected]
Closed Monday
Admission Fee: 3 & under, Free with paying adult; Ages 4-12: $4; Ages 13-64: $5; 65+: $4
Membership Informa on: Season Passes - Child: $65; Adult: $80; Family (2 adults & 2 children): $240
[email protected]
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Enjoy a relaxing walk in one of Peoria’s most beau ful places. Encompassing a tropical Conservatory and 5.5 acres, Luthy o ers a place to escape the rush of everyday life. Check out the vibrant collec on of tropical plants, orchids, and succulents in the Conservatory. Visit the Rose Garden, and venture o the sidewalk to see the hidden treasure at the far corners of the Garden. In addi on, the garden o ers programming classes and wedding/mee ng rentals throughout the year.
peoriaparks.org/online- registra on
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NATURE
FEATURED FACILITIES


NATURE
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FEATURED FACILITIES


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NATURE
This rugged 540-acre park is designated as an Illinois State Nature Preserve. Seven miles of hiking trails traverse blu ed forestland and open woodland interspersed with hill prairie openings. Visitors
can see uncommon prairie plant species, na ve mammals, woodland birds, and more. Trail system includes a stroller/wheelchair accessible trail. The Nature Center building o ers seasonal displays, public hikes and programs, private rentals and tours, and the Trailhead Nature Store.
: 1:00-5:00pm
FEATURED FACILITIES


COMMUNITY
Based on Programming & Availability Park open from dawn to dusk.
Monday/Wednesday: 10:30am-12:00pm; Park open from dawn to dusk.
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COMMUNITY
A Peoria Park District Facility
673-9183
For more Facility and Park information please see the PARKS & FACILITIES CHART section.
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CAMP POLICIES
Automated Billing
• Your camp fees can be paid in weekly installments through an automa c installment billing process.
• Registra on for a minimum of 4 weeks is required for payment plan.
• Two weeks of camp will be charged at the me of enrollment into our automated billing plan.
• Installment billing must be set up as an automa c charge/debit to a credit card or from a bank account. All automa c (or electronic) account withdrawals and credit card charges will be processed on the Monday prior to each camp week registered (7 days before camp week).
• Your signature and credit card informa on must be on a signed payment plan.
• Payment plan registra on is only available at the Noble Center (1125 W Lake Ave). THIS SERVICE IS NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE.
• Automated billing is not available for Peoria Zoo, Proctor Center, or Peoria PlayHouse.
• For more informa on and/or enrollment forms for this payment op on, please contact the registra on o ce at (309) 688-3667.
Discounts
MULTIPLE WEEK DISCOUNT - STARTING APRIL 17
• The more weeks you register for, the more you save!
« Register a child for 10-11 weeks of camp, receive
10% o en re camp registra on.
« Register a child for 7-9 weeks of camp, receive
7% o en re camp registra on.
« Register a child for 4-6 weeks of camp, receive
5% o en re camp registra on.
• Only available by registering at Noble Center
(1125 W Lake Ave). THIS SERVICE IS NOT AVAILABLE
ONLINE.
• Mul ple child registra ons can not be combined for
greater discount.
• Parents must register all at once or be set up with our
automated billing to qualify for this discount.
• Addi onal withdrawal fees may apply.
• Mul ple Week Discount is not available for Peoria Zoo,
Proctor Center, or Peoria PlayHouse. Peoria PlayHouse o ers a sibling discount: 25% o for addi onal children in the same household.
Scholarships
Scholarships are available based on economic need. Apply at the Noble Center Registra on Desk.
Camp Refund Policy
Please read the Refund Policy for Day Camps carefully as this policy is di erent than the normal class/program refund policy of the Peoria Park District. These refund policies do not apply to Peoria Zoo Camp.
• The Peoria Park District must receive a wri en no ce
of cancella on for Day Camp at least 14 days prior to the start of the week of camp that you are cancelling in order to receive a full refund minus a $5 service charge.
• NO FULL REFUNDS will be issued if cancelling Day Camp less than 14 days from the start date of the week of camp you wish to cancel. You will then receive a 50% refund for each session with less than 14 days no ce.
• NO REFUNDS will be given once each week of camp has started.
• In case of transfers to another camp within the Peoria Park District, there will be a $5 service fee charged for each child per session transferred.
• For Peoria Zoo Camp, no refunds a er payment is received, and payment is due at the me of registra on.
• For Peoria PlayHouse, no refunds a er payment is received.
• Addi onal withdrawal fees may apply to mul ple week discount program par cipants.
HISRA Inclusion Services
A en on residents of Peoria, Morton, Chillicothe, and Washington Park Districts! Is there a program o ered at your local park district that you would love for your child with special needs to be a part of, but they may need a li le help? Call the Heart of Illinois Special Recrea on Associa on (HISRA) at 391-1929, or ll out an “Inclusion Request” on our website at www.hisra.org.
Upon reviewing the par cipant’s needs, HISRA’s professional sta will work to integrate a par cipant into a program, adapt ac vi es and provide addi onal support if appropriate to create an inclusive se ng 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 o ers its own Summer Camps! Check out page 95 or watch for the HISRA Day Camp Guide this spring.
Ready to register? See page 120.
CAMPS
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RIVERPLEX SUMMER DAY CAMP: AGES 5-12 600 NE Water St • 282-1508
Loca on: RiverPlex Fee-R (members are residents): $137/NR: $147 per week (Week 1 and 6: $110/$118 due to holidays) Camp hours: 9:00am-4:30pm - Extended Care: 6:45-9:00am and 4:30-5:30pm (included in fee)
Op onal Free Lunch Program! Sign up on a weekly basis at camp!
Our program provides a wide variety of ac vi es including: playing in our indoor AquaPlex, climbing our 30 foot rock wall; arts and cra s; health and tness, sports ac vi es in our climate controlled arena. In addi on, we access the Rolling River Playground, the RiverFront biking/walking trail, and much more. Counselors are trained in leadership, safety procedures, behavior management, ac vi es and supervisory skills. Children will be grouped according to age in 5 di erent 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 a ernoon. All weekly eldtrips are included in the price of the weekly fee. Sign up early as spots are limited to the rst 88 children.
Week/ Dates
Code
Descrip on
Fieldtrips
(Subject to Change)
Week 1 May 30- June 2
76214
Summer Kick OFF: School’s out for Summer...We’ll be kicking o summer with a bang by playing all the kids favorite summer me ac vi es that they’ve been wait- ing for all school year long. *No Camp May 29
Movie
Week 2 June 5-9
76215
Into the Wild Wokanda: We’ll be exploring Camp Wokanda on our eldtrip this week and doing a bit of orienteering (N, S, E, W) while we hike as well as canoeing and learning wilderness survival skills.
Camp Wokanda
Week 3 June 12- 16
76216
Up, Up and Away: Get ready to create and make items this week that we can use to play with during camp. Some popular items: animal marione es, penny spinners, plas c bag paratroopers, and more.
Peoria PlayHouse (5-8), Peoria Riverfront Museum (9-12)
Week 4 June 19- 23
76217
Aloha Summer: We will be island hopping this week having awesome summer water fun as we explore Hawaiian Islands and par cipate in our 5th annual camper’s favorite RiverPlex Luau. Friday Dress Up Day Hawaiian.
Splashdown
Week 5 June 26- 30
76218
Wet, Wild and Wacky: Bring your game face this week as we compete in wacky water games and relays as well as taking a trip to watch the Chief’s game at Dozer Park for Splash Day. Tuesday Dress Up Day Cubs vs. Cardinals.
Peoria Chief’s Game
Week 6 July 3-7
76219
GAME SHOW: We’ll compete and be downright silly this week as we prepare to outwit the counselors in “Are you Smarter than a Camp Counselor?” Also featuring, RiverPlex Got Talent, Deal or No Deal and Fear Factor-kids edi on. Tuesday Dress up Day. *No Camp on July 4
Peoria Zoo
Week 7 July 10-14
76220
Ninja Warrior: Does your child run around thinking they are the next ninja warrior? We’ll have fun obstacle courses for them to go through at camp for them to show o their ninja warrior moves and skills.
Ba le of Camps
Week 8 July 17-21
76221
Heroes and Villains: We’ll be heading into ac on for the ul mate face o of jus ce with superhero and super villain training. Tuesday Dress up Day.
TBD
Week 9 July 24-28
76222
Great RiverPlex GOLD RUSH: Yeee-Haw! Heading out yonder to pan for GOLD and search for the golden nuggets. Make sure the bandits don’t steal the gold doubloons.
Children’s Discovery Museum (5-8), Upper Limits (9-12)
Week 10 July 31- Aug 4
76223
H2WHOA! We’ll be soaking up the rays this week with ne quality H2O! This includes water games, experiments, and other summer water lovin’ fun. It’s sure to be a slippery soaker of a week!
Spashdown (5-8), Lakeview Aqua c Center (9-12)
Week 11 Aug 7-11
76224
RiverPlex Survivor Island-Groups will band together to make their own immunity necklace and compete in challenges to outwit and outplay the others.
Dragon Land (5-8), Hucks Harbor/Fun City (9-12)
Week 12 Aug 14-18
76225
Blast from the Past: We’ll be playing all the summer favorites as we bid farewell to campers as they head back to school...we hope to see you back for winter break to play all the favorites again!
Planet X Roller Ska ng
Swim Lessons: Camp Sta will walk your child to the pool during the day me to their lesson and walk them back to camp when they are nished.For more details please see the swim lesson descrip ons in the summer camp brochure or call Jordan Schertz at 282-1531.
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
6/5-6/28
$31/$35/$43
77738
77778
77810
77834
7/10-8/2
$31/$35/$43
77767
77779
77809
77835
8/7-8/16
$16/$18/$21
77739
77780
77811
77836
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"ZOOPERHEROES" ZOO CAMP: AGES K-8 2320 N Prospect Rd • 681-3559
Loca on: Peoria Zoo (in Glen Oak Park)
Registra on for Zoo Camp is through Peoria Zoo only.
Please call 681-3559 to register, or visit www.PeoriaZoo.org for more informa on.
Calling all Zooper Campers! Peoria Zoo is your headquarters for learning about the incredible super powers animals possess! From ying and shape shi ing to incredible feats of strength and the ability to live in space, we will explore the amazing adapta ons animals have in order to survive in the wild.
Each weekly program includes: animal encounters, science ac vi es, cra s, games, and more.
Our Zoo Camp sessions are designed to meet the needs, interests and expecta ons appropriate to the developmental stage of campers at a par cular grade level, so it is important that these guidelines are followed. Please do not request to enroll children in other grade categories.
• Registra on is required. To register, please call (309) 681-3559.
• Programs will ll quickly and are on a rst come, rst served basis.
• Registra on fees are non-refundable and are required at me of registra on.
• Peoria Zoo reserves the right to cancel programs with insu cient registra on.
• A full refund will be given for programs cancelled due to low a endance.
• Programs are held rain or shine.
• Camp fees include one Zoo Camp t-shirt.
• A snack will be provided each day.
• Campers in sessions 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7 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 3, 4, 5 and 6) will o cially end at 9 am Friday morning. A bonus day of camp on Friday is available for an addi onal cost. Please call for more informa on.
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 5-9 or
July 31-Aug 4
Kindergarten/First Grade (Session 1 & 8)
For Zookids who will be entering kindergarten or rst grade. Snack and drink provided.
9:00am-12:00pm
$115 members $125 non-members
June 12-16 or
July 24-28
Second/Third Grade (Session 2 & 7)
Zookids who will be entering 2nd or 3rd grade. Bring a sack lunch; snack and drink provided.
9:00am-2:00pm
$125 members $135 non-members
June 19-22 or
July 17-20
Fourth/Fi h Grade (Session 3 & 6)
Zookids who will be entering 4th or 5th grade. Bring a sack lunch; snack and drink provided.
9:00am-2:00pm Monday - Thursday*
$140 members $150 non-members
June 26-29 or
July 10-13
Sixth/Seventh/Eighth Grade (Session 4 & 5)
Zookids who will be entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade. Bring a sack lunch; snack and drink provided.
9:00am-3:00pm Monday - Thursday*
$150 members $160 non-members
Mini-Camp for Homeschoolers! No need to take the summer o 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 di erent topic to explore!
July 17-19
Homeschool MiniCamp! (5-13 years old)
Snack and drink provided.
9:00 am-12:00 pm
$80 members
$90 non-members
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LAKEVIEW REC CENTER CAMP: AGES 5-12 1013 W Lake Ave • 681-2867
Loca on: Lakeview Recrea on Center (in Lakeview Park)
Fees-R/NR: $127/$137 per week (Week 1 and Week 6: $102/$110 due to holidays)
Camp hours: 7:00am-5:30pm (scheduled camp ac vi es are from 8:45-3:30 pm)
Looking for a summer camp where you can play outside and have access to an indoor facility? Then check out Lakeview Recrea on Center Summer Day Camp for boys and girls ages 5-12. Camp runs for 11 one-week sessions and meets Monday through Friday, 7:00 am-5:30 pm. Weekly themes give the campers a chance to showcase their interests and talents while enjoying spor ng ac vi es, arts and cra s, and games each and every day. We will swim on Tuesday and Thursday at Lakeview Family Aqua c Center, weather permi ng. Campers should bring their own lunch on a daily basis (including eld trip days) and a drink and snack will be provided in the a ernoon. All eld trips and ac vi es are subject to change. Extended care and eld trips are included in camp fees. Parents are responsible for transporta on to and from camp.
Week/Dates
Code
Descrip on
Field Trip
Week 1
May 30-June 2
78015
Game Show Mania -Be ready to par cipate in some classic game shows as campers will be compe ng against each other and against counselors. *No camp May 29.
Jump Start Gymnas cs
Week 2 June 5-9
74753
Superhero-Who is your favorite superhero? Come learn ideas to help “Save the World” and show us your best superhero costume.
Splashdown Waterpark
Week 3 June 12-16
74754
Mad Science -Come check out what it is like to be the MAD Scien st! Kids will get to do science experiments.
Peoria PlayHouse
Week 4 June 19-23
74755
Olympics-Get your game on as we celebrate the Olympics and everything that goes along with these friendly compe ons.
Fairview Aqua c Center
Week 5 June 26-30
74756
Wet, Wild and Wacky -Break out the slip-n-slides and plan on ge ng wet as we play water games all week.
Peoria Chiefs Game
Week 6 July 3-7
74757
Stars and Stripes Holiday Celebra on-Time to celebrate our country and our heroes as we have a week full of patrio c games and cra s. *No camp July 4.
Air Na onal Guard and Alpha Park
Week 7 July 10-14
74758
Camp Lakeview’s Got Talent-Let’s see your hidden talent as each camper will get a chance to prove who can sing, dance, or show us what they were born to do.
Camp Wokanda
Week 8 July 17-21
74759
Animal Planet-We will have animal themed cra s and games all week and visit the safari in Africa.
Peoria Zoo
Week 9 July 24-28
74760
Inventors Workshop-Get your crea ve thinking caps on and see what you can build during this week full of inven ons.
Waterpark
Week 10
July 31- Aug 4
74761
Jedi Training Academy-Does the Force interest you? Do you wish to ght evil and uphold the moral code of a Knight? Jedi training week is here!
Upper Limits
Week 11 Aug 7-11
74762
REWIND-Each day will feature one of the best themes from all summer.
TBA
Day Camp Swim Lessons
Don’t have me in the evening or on weekends for the kids to take swim lessons? Sign your kids up for lessons at Lakeview Family Aqua c Center (LFAC) that are held during summer camp hours. Our camp counselors will walk your child from Lakeview Recrea on Center to the lesson at LFAC. Cost is $27 for 6 classes. Lessons run Tuesday/Thursday/Friday mornings for 30 minutes at a me and you can choose from the following lesson op ons (see full descrip ons on www.peoriaparks.org or the AquaPlex Playbook pages): 14
Class Dates:
Journey I Ages: 5-7
This course is for children who are comfortable in the water and have some water experience.
Journey II Ages: 5-7
Children MUST know how to oat, glide, kick and have basic stroke knowledge.
Discovery I Ages: 8-12
This class is for kids with li le or no experience in the water.
Discovery II Ages: 8-12
Children MUST know how to oat, glide, kick by themselves and have basic stroke knowledge.
6/6-6/16
74763
74767
74771
74775
6/20-6/30
74764
74768
74772
74776
7/5-7/14
74765
74769
74773
74777
7/18-7/28
74766
74770
74774
74778
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ANCIENT OAKS CAMP: AGES 4-5 & 5-13 6329 N Koerner Rd, Edwards • 691-6295
Ancient Oaks Day Camp: Ages 5-13
Loca on: Sommer Park (located near the Shoppes at Grand Prairie/Charter Oak Road) Fees-R/NR: $127/$137 per week (Week 1 and Week 6: $102/$110 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 educa onal experiences in the great outdoors. Weekly themes re ect on a variety of fun events and plenty of hands-on ac vi es. Located on 320 acres, Sommer Park consists of woods, open elds, hiking trails, ponds and a neighborhood park. Ancient Oaks Day Camp is the best place to be this summer as we celebrate our 47th season of memories for children and adults. Our weekly hotdog/s’more roast and singing tree held every Friday is a fun tradi on for campers! Pre-camp tours available by appointment by calling 691-6295.
Camp fee includes Extended Care available from 7:00-8:30 am and 4:00-5:30 pm with scheduled camp ac vi es from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm each day. Field trips and bus/van transporta on to/from eld trips is included in the cost.
Week/Dates
Code
Descrip ons
Week 1
May 30-June 2
74845
Welcome Back to Camp-School’s out and summer fun begins with canoeing, archery & friends. *No camp May 29
Week 2 June 5-9
74846
Treasure Hunters-Step back in me & try to nd the clues that will unlock the mystery on Friday.
Week 3 June 12-16
74847
Awesome Animal Adventures-Learn about di erent animals found in the park and at home. Get a close up view of di erent animals & learn how to care for them from local rescue groups.
Week 4 June 19-23
74848
Wacky & Wonderful-School is out and why not get wild! Goofy sports, crazy clothes ,and wacky ac vi es this week.
Week 5 June 26-30
74849
H2-Oh Yeah-Get wet this week with plenty of water games, swimming and sink your favorite counselors in the dunk tank.
Week 6 July 3-7
74850
Holiday Hoopla-Celebrate a di erent holiday each day at camp and enjoy the "haunted" house on Friday. *No camp July 4
Week 7 July 10-14
74851
The Great Outdoors-Experience the skills of camp re cooking, knots, pitching a tent, and hiking.
Week 8 July 17-21
74852
All Star Sports-Get your game face on and sneakers ed to enjoy a variety of di erent sports during the week.
Week 9 July 24-28
74853
H2 Oh Yeah II-You enjoyed it in June, so let’s have it again with a day at the pool, water games, and sink the counselors.
Week 10
July 31-Aug 4
74854
Camp Cooking-If you enjoy ea ng then you’ll enjoy cooking di erent kinds of foods- from oven cooking to hot camp re pies. Learn about food safety and create the AODC cookbook.
Week 11 Aug 8-11
74855
Anything Goes!-Enjoy the last week at camp by par cipa ng in all the outdoor ac vi es that you will miss once school starts. Campers choose their ac vi es from ones they had fun doing this summer.
Ancient Oaks Sense of Wonder: 4-5
Loca on: Sommer Park (located near the Shoppes at Grand Prairie/Charter Oak Road) Fees-R/NR: $63.50/$68.50 per week
Camp hours: 8:30 am-12:00 pm
Pre-camp tours available by appointment by calling 691-6295.
Week/Dates
Code
1/2 day program
Week 4: June 12-16
74857
Awesome Animal Adventures
Week 7: July 3-7
74858
Holiday Hoopla
Week 10: July 24-28
74859
H2 Oh Yeah II
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ADVENTURE CAMP AT FRC: AGES 6-12 908 Sterling Ave • 677-6705
Loca on: Franciscan Recrea on Complex (near Bradley University)
Fees-R/NR: $117/$127 per week - Week 1 & 6 $94/$102 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 me fun for the kids, convenient for the parents...The way it should be! We have more fun than ever, mixing the best of past camp ac vi es with new ideas to make this year's program legit. Fun, non-compe ve ac on themes, with ac vi es like sports, games, arts and cra s, nature programs, special events, and special trips.
Campers may sign up for the free lunch program or bring their own.
Week/Dates
Code
Descrip on
Week 1: May 30-June 2
74834
All about Summer Camp and you!!!-Kick the summer o right with outdoor games, cra s, sports and variety of “get to know you” ac vi es. *No camp May 29
Week 2: June 5-9
74835
Backyard Explorers-Discover the wonders of nature this week. From bugs to plants we will do it all!
Week 3: June 12-16
74839
Sports Extravaganza-Do you love sports? We will be teaching and playing new and exici ng sports and games while incorpora ng more widely known sports.
Week 4: June 19-23
74837
Aloha Summer!!!!-Surf’s Up Dude!! Have fun this week playing various Hawaiian theme games, cra s, and ac vi es.
Week 5: June 26-30
74838
Wild Water Week!!-Are you ready to get wet? Take a break from the summer heat! This week will be wacky and wild water games all week long.
Week 6: July 3-7
74836
Party in the USA!!!-From everything red, white, and blue, hometown heroes to celebra ng na onal monuments and landmarks across the na on. *No Camp July 4.
Week 7: July 10-14
74840
Gamesapalooza-Campers will play games of all kinds new and old. They will also take part in a compe on of their own.
Week 8: July 17-21
74841
Holiday Hoopla-Each Day is a Holiday Celebra on star ng with Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. We will do cra s, ac vi es, and games all week long!
Week 9: July 24-28
74842
Super Soakin!-Wet wild water games, splish and splash spins on ordinary games like capture the ag! Bring a swimsuit and towel every day this week.
Week 10: July 31-Aug 4
74843
Survivor Week!!!-You’ve been chosen to join our tribe. Outwit, Outplay, and Outlast all week long!
Week 11: August 7-11
74844
The Last Hurrah Farewell to Summer-Say goodbye to your summer camp friends, play all of your favorite camp games and make your own summer 2017 picture frame.
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CAMPS


EARLY LEARNERS CAMP: AGES 4-5 Kellar Primary School • 681-2865
Loca on: Kellar Primary School Cafeteria
Fees-R/NR: $60/$69 per week. Week 5: $48/$55. Camp hours: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Half day preschool program for ages 4-5 years, with arts, cra s, and outdoor games that foster socializa on. This is a fun approach to preschool learning, with di erent themes every week during the ten week program.
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Week/Dates
Code
Descrip on
Week 1: June 5-9
74824
All About Me - Kick the summer o right with outdoor games, cra s, sports, and variety of "get to know you" ac vi es.
Week 2: June 12-16
74825
The Mighty Jungle - Put on your safari hat and take a walk on the wild side as we explore what lies beneath the canopy of leaves deep within the jungle. Each day we will learn about a di erent jungle animal and end the week with our own jungle safari!
Week 3: June 19-23
74826
Buggin Out! - We're in search of all the slimy and fascina on creatures that are lurking everywhere like frogs, beetles, and worms.
Week 4: June 26-30
74827
Dr. Suess - Bring your red and white caps this week is all about the cat. Eat green eggs and ham and play with thing 1 and thing 2. Its sounds fun to me, what about you?
Week 5: July 3-7
74828
Happy Birthday, USA! - Celebrate Independence Day this week with fun cra s, games, red, white and blue fun! *No Camp July 4.
Week 6: July 10-14
74829
Aloha Summer - Wet wild water games, splish and splash spins on ordinary games like capture the ag! *Bring swimsuit and towel everyday this week*
Week 7: July 17-21
74830
Pirates and Mermaids - Argg mateys and welcome to Pirate week, but wait Mermaids are also occupying camp! Search for treasures and sing songs on the raging seas. With ships and treasures this week is one for all adventurers.
Week 8: July 24-28
74831
Nursery Rhymes - We’ll have a lively week singing our way through some of our favorite songs and nursery rhymes.
Week 9: July 31-Aug 4
74832
Outer Space - Campers will learn about the “Final Fron er” and go where no camper has gone before. This week will be lled with space ac vi es and will prove to be out of this world!
Week 10: Aug 7-11
74833
All About Dinosaurs - Come learn about the wildlife of prehistoric mes and even learn about what dinosaurs are among us today.
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FINE ARTS CAMP: AGES 7-12 1125 W Lake Ave • 681-2861
Loca on: Noble Center (in Lakeview Park)
Fees-R/NR: $127/$137 per week.
Camp hours: 8:30 m-3:30pm
Extended Care: 7:00-8:30am, 3:30-5:30pm (included in fee)
Let your imagina on run free with ‘hands-on’ ac vi es in the ne arts designed to challenge your crea ve skills. Students will be separated into age appropriate groups and skill levels. Individual expression encouraged. Parents are responsible for transporta on to and from the program site and to some special event sites. All eld trips will use City Link buses. Lunch, drinks ,and snacks are provided. Camp fee includes all supplies, eld trips, and swimming once a week. Dress for a mess. Camps meet Monday through Friday, 8:30am-3:30pm. Extended care and special trip admissions are included in your fee.
Week/Dates
Code
Themes/Descrip ons
Week 1
May 30-June 2
77860
Art 101 – Let’s get to the basics! Learn what everything is and how to use it – color wheel, paints, mediums. This week will prepare you for the rest of your summer art! *No Camp May 29
Week 2 June 5-9
77853
Find Your Medium - You will experiment with a variety of mediums every day and choose the medium you wish to focus on to create your main project.
Week 3 June 12-16
77854
Nature’s Art - Begin the week with a guided hike where you’ll discover the color, symmetry, texture and pa erns 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 June 19-23
77855
Ar st’s Pale e - Young painters will learn to use tempera, watercolor, and acrylic paints on pa-
per and canvas to create a s ll-life pain ng, a gura ve pain ng, and the pain ng of your wildest dreams! We’ll cover color mixing, brush use, and combining materials to make one of a kind works.
Week 5 June 26-30
77856
Sculp ng by Design - Sculpture is three-dimensional artwork created by shaping or 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 ring. 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 July 3-7
77857
Installa on Art – Installa on art is a speci c type of sculpture designed to transform the percep on of a space. We will spend the week changing a space, crea ng a whole new view! This may take us to the depths of the ocean, deep in the forest, or wherever the campers choose! *No Camp July 4
Week 7 July 10-14
77858
Trash to Treasure – We know that anything can be turned in to a work of art! Come get your hands dirty and turn ordinary items that would be thrown out in to beau ful crea ons.
Week 8 July 17-21
77859
World Color –Celebrate diversity with a week of mul cultural art projects from many di erent cultures including Africa, Australia, Asia, the Middle East and Mexico.
Week 9 July 24-28
77861
European Master’s Studio – Michelangelo, da Vinci, van Gogh, Monet...the list goes on! Channel your inner famous European ar st and recreate a famous masterpiece! We will study the greats, learn a li le art history, follow the same techniques as our famous painters, and paint as they did!
Week 10
July 31-Aug 4
77862
American Master’s Studio – As we did in the week before, this week we’re looking at ar sts closer to home – O’Kee e, Pollock, Warhol, Rothko. We will nd our inner famous American ar st and recre- ate a masterpiece! We will study the greats, learn a li le art history, follow the same techniques as our famous painters, and paint as they did!
Week 11 Aug 7-11
77863
Ancient Art – Learn about art before paper and canvas. This week will take you back 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 me!
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Par ally funded by a grant from Illinois Arts Council
CAMPS


CAMP ON STAGE: AGES 6-13 1125 W Lake Ave • 681-2861
Loca on: Noble Center (in Lakeview Park)
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 (included in fee)
Come join the cast and crew of Peoria’s premier performing arts camp! Our talented sta and special “guest stars” will instruct you in drama, dance, and musical skills while you and your fellow campers write your own play to be performed
at the Noble Center Auditorium. Other
exci ng camp ac vi es include set
and costume design, make-up skills,
swimming, and games. Hope to see you
-- ON STAGE!
Camp fee includes costumes, make-up, eld trips, and swimming once a week. Camp runs Monday through Friday. Lunch, drinks, and snacks are provided.
Par ally funded by a grant from Illinois Arts Council
Session/Camp Dates
Code
Performance Night
Session I: June 19-30
77864
June 30
Session II: July 10-21
77865
July 21
Session III: July 31- August 11
77866
August 11
CAMP
SUMMER FUN ACADEMY: AGES 6-13 309 S DuSable • 673-9183
Loca on: Proctor Recrea on Center Fees: $235 per session
Camp hours: 9:00am-4:00pm
Summer Fun Academy is back and be er than ever! Our Summer Fun Academy is like no other. In addi on to great eld trips every Friday, your child will experience an abundance of knowledge combining classes and recrea on.
A typical day includes out-of-the-box teaching in the areas of math, science, and reading in the morning and a combina on of sports and extracurricular ac vi es in the a ernoon. There will be fun eld trips that include roller ska ng, swimming every day, bowling, a trip to Kartville and much more.
Children are grouped according to age. Lunch and snacks are provided. Camp hours are from 9:00 am-4:00 pm; extended hours are available at an addi onal cost if needed. Scholarships available for those who qualify.
Session/Dates
Code
Session I: June 5-June 30
75477
Session II: July 3-July 28
*No camp July 4
75478
SUMMER FUN ACADEMY: AGES 14-15 309 S DuSable • 673-9183
Loca on: Proctor Recrea on Center Fees: $235 per session
Program hours: 9:00am-4:00pm
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! If you are ages of 14-15, Proctor Center will help to prepare you for high school, college, and the real world. We will take visits to local colleges, have volunteer opportuni es, and help prepare you for real life experiences. You will s ll have the opportunity to go on the Friday eld trips. This is a part of the Summer Fun Academy.
Session/Dates
Code
Session I: June 5-June 30
75479
Session II: July 3-July 28
*No camp July 4
75480
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PEORIA PLAYHOUSE CAMP: AGES 5-11 2218 N Prospect Rd • 323-6894
Location: Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum (in Glen Oak Park)
Cost: $250 non-members/$200 members, registration is required. Registration fees are non-refundable and must be paid in
full by the start of the camp session. If registering more than one child in the same household, ask about the 25% sibling
discount. Campers should bring brown bag lunches.
Camp Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm. Extended Care on is available from 8:00-9:00am and 3:30-5:00pm for an additional $15/day. To register, please call 323-6894, go to peoriaplayhouse.org, or visit the Peoria PlayHouse or the Noble Center.
The Peoria PlayHouse is dedicated to facilitating experiences that encourage children to be explorers and creators of the world. This summer we o er three di erent camp experiences which include hands-on activities and o site excursions!
Messy Masterpieces
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Ages: 5-7
June 12-16
Kids will splatter, spray, and smear...and bend, twist, model, and mold... while we learn all about the many ways to paint and sculpt...and leave all of the mess here at the PlayHouse!
Our week will include lots of hands-on making, as well as fun o -site visits to places like the Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Peoria Riverfront Museum, Sculpture Walk Peoria, Prairie Center for the Arts, and more. This week-long camp will end with an art show, where kids can show o all of their creations!
Wonders of Water
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Ages: 7-9
July 10-14
The PlayHouse and its water table will be our home base as we explore the Illinois River through dynamic art and science activities, like making sh prints, nature journals and collages, constructing bird feeders and “animals” out of recycled materials, and building and testing boats and beaver dams. We’ll explore the river’s plants and animals, its history, learn about water transportation, and environmental issues related to the river!
Then, we’ll let Peoria become our learning lab! Through o -site visits
to places like the Peoria Zoo, Luthy Botanical Garden, Peoria Riverfront Museum, Glen Oak Park Lagoon, Forest Park Nature Center, and Camp Wokanda, and a visit from the Illinois American Water mobile lab, our campers will deepen their interests and become explorers of the world!
Take a eld trip everyday!
Construction Zone
Dates
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Ages: 9-11
August 7-11
Do your kids like to build? This camp will focus on using basic woodworking tools and construction methods to build fun projects out of lumber and recycled materials. We will also learn di erent methods of upcycling, including strengthening, altering, and re- nishing, to make something old fantastic and useful again.
The week will include lots of building time, and is perfect for kids who love our Real Tools space, and can never get enough time making there! We’ll also make some o -site visits to gather vintage nds for re- nishing, and learn about people in our community who also build amazing things!
“Wonders of Water Camp was such a fun week of activities and we’re so happy that we were able to participate!”
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TODDLER/PRESCHOOL
Franciscan Rec Center
Motor Mites • Ages 1-5
This open gym is a great way to let li le ones burn o 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 a end.
Fee - $3/child or $25 for a 10-visit pass.
Peoria PlayHouse
Tot Time • Ages 1-3
During this program for children up to 3 years of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on explora on.
M, W, F F only
through 5/26 through 5/26
9:15-11:15am 1:00-3:30pm
W 5/3 W 5/10 W 5/17 W 5/24 W 5/31 W 6/7 W 6/14 W 6/21 W 6/28 W 7/5 W 7/12 W 7/19 W 7/26 W 8/2 W 8/9 W 8/16
10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am
Fee - $1/child with admission
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Moms
My Body Construc on Colors
Ge ng Dressed Dinosaurs Le ers
Summer
River Friends Babies
Trains
Bugs
Senses Construc on Sand
Farm
Forest Park Nature Center
Preschool Party • Ages 2-5
Bring your li le ones to the Nature Center for a “party” lled with fun and learning designed just for them! Each session features nature-themed ac vi es and a cra , and if the weather permits, a walk outside.
"If you never did you should. These things are fun, and fun is good."
-Dr. Suess
Fee - $9/$7 for FPNC members
Register online or call 686-3360
M 5/22 Sa 6/24 M 6/26 Sa 7/29 M 7/31 Sa 8/26 M 8/28
10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am
Under a Log
A Bug's World
A Bug's World
From Seed to Flower From Seed to Flower We Recycle!
We Recycle!
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Tiny Tots Nature Stroll • Ages 0-5
We will explore some of the sights and sounds of nature during this stroll designed especially for you and your li le ones. Trails are stroller accessible, although we may encounter a few bumps along the way.
Fee - $9/$7 for FPNC members Th 7/20 10:00-11:00am W 8/16 10:00-11:00am
Register online or call 686-3360 Ages 3-5 #78040 Ages 0-3 #78041
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KIDS PROGRAMS


Luthy Botanical Garden
Container Gardens • Ages 6-12
Not sure what to get your Mom for Mother's Day? We can help! We'll show you how to design, create, and plant a fun container garden. We will provide the container and plants for your special gi . Dress for a mess and plan to have a great me!
Fee - $10 Member/$12 Non-Member
Register before 5/6 at 681-3502 or [email protected] Sa 5/13 10:00-11:00am
As a child, one has that magical capacity to move among the many eras of the earth; to see the land as an animal does; to experience the sky from the perspective of a ower or a bee; to feel the earth quiver and breathe beneath us; to know a hundred different smells of mud and listen unselfconsciously to the soughing of the trees.”
-Valerie Andrews,
A Passion for this Earth
Sommer Park
Camp for a Day • Ages 5-12
This June-August program is perfect for home-school groups, daycare centers, or friends wan ng organized fun. Pick a me and op on, plan a picnic lunch, and come have fun. Camp op ons include: canoeing, nature hike/cra , pond study, and 1850 Pioneer life. Registra on is required, minimum of 10 campers per session.
Forest Park Nature Center
Prairie Fairy Tea Party • Ages 4-9
Enjoy a summer a ernoon tea party at Forest Park! Par cipants will create their own fairy accessories and then stroll through the forest together, enjoying some refreshing tea and treats a erwards.
Fee - $9/$7 for FPNC members Register online or call 686-3360
Fee - $4/student Register at 691-8423 M-Th June-August M-Th June-August
9:00-11:00am 1:00pm-3:00pm
Helping Nature at Home
Weird & Awesome Plant Adapta ons
Prairie Plants
Insect Inves ga ons
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GRADE SCHOOL
Sa 7/8 Su 7/9
1:30-3:00pm 1:30-3:00pm
#78038
#78039
Nature Classes for Kids • Ages 6-12
This series of programs is for children who want to learn about Illinois' natural world. These sessions will vary in topic and structure and children will par cipate in hands-on ac vi es aimed at increasing their knowledge and interest in each topic.
Fee - $9/$7 for FPNC members Th 6/1 10:00-11:30am Th 7/6 10:00-11:30am
Th 8/3 10:00-11:30am Th 9/7 10:00-11:30am
Register online or call 686-3360
Summer Storytime • Ages 4-7
There's nothing like a good story to remind us that the simple things are o en the best. Drop by with the young ones, and enjoy a tale or two.
Fee - Dona ons appreciated
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Th 6/15 Th 6/29 Th 7/13 Th 7/27 Th 8/10
10:30am 10:30am 10:30am 10:30am 10:30am
For more events and programs for families and children look in the NATURE secion.
KIDS PROGRAMS


GRADE SCHOOL
Proctor Center
Rock Climbing Adventure • Ages 8-12
Are you ready to reach for the sky? Come join us as we climb the rock climbing wall at the RiverPlex! We will take a van from Proctor Center and have a great me climbing and
also eat dinner together. Rock climbing is fun, adventurous, and helps build strength, exibility, and coordina on.
Fee - $10
Register by calling 681-3502
Franciscan Rec Complex
Summer Scientist • Ages 4-7
We'll experiment with ice and nd out what frozen things do in summer. We'll do ice experiments, play with s cky ice, ice cubes, magnets and ice, make and take "My Snowman in Summer," and eat some snow cones.
Fee - R/NR: $10/$12
Sa 7/15 10:30am-12:00pm #78544
Peoria Zoo
Homeschool (Formal) • Ages 5-13
Enjoy experiences beyond the four walls of a tradi onal classroom by exploring the Zoo in a unique homeschool experience. New topics at every class!
Fee - Member/Non-Member: $6/$12 Register by calling 681-3559
Th 7/20
5:30-8:00pm
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Girls Are Powerful • Ages 8-12
Girls just want to have fun, and we do just that! We will
do manicures, pedicures, and facials, as well as play games and learn about e que e and manners. A light meal will be provided.
W 8/9 10:00-11:30am W 9/13 10:00-11:30am
So You Want to Work at the Zoo Animal Architects
Fee - $10, Register by calling 681-3502 Th 6/22 6:00-8:00pm
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W W
8/29 9/26
10:00-11:30am 10:00-11:30am
Down Under in Australia
Gather and Store (Ge ng Ready for Winter)
Forest Park Nature Center
Nature Photography for Kids
Ages 7-12
Join professional photographer Ava Kamm as you walk Forest Park's trails in search of photo opportuni es. You will discover camera techniques and ps to get awesome nature photos.
Homeschool (Informal) • Ages 5-13
Fee - Member/Non-Member: $6/$12 Register by calling 681-3559
Fee - $9/$7 for FPNC Tu 5/2
Tu 5/9
Tu 5/16
Tu 5/30 Tu 6/6 Tu 6/13 Tu 6/20 Tu 7/11 Tu 7/18 Tu 7/25 Tu 8/1
members 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am
Register online or call 686-3360 Mammals
Birds
Bu er ies
Light & Shadow Flowers
Insects Mammals
Birds Bu er ies Leaves Flowers
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GRADE SCHOOL/HIGH SCHOOL
Logan Park
Remote Controlled Car
Skills Course Ages • 6-15
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Peoria PlayHouse
Kid Workshops • Ages 8-14
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Now is the me to brush up on your driving skills! Come join us for this fun challenge and receive a cer cate
of comple on a er
par cipa ng. Various
vehicles are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.
Fee - $2
Register at 676-8179
F 7/14 6:00-8:00pm
Peoria Zoo
Zoo Snooze Program • All Ages
Ever had a gira e peaking in your bedroom window? You can now when you spend the night at Peoria Zoo! Get a chance to sleep
in Africa, enjoy nocturnal tours, meet some animals up close and nd out what the Zoo is like at night. Your group's adventure begins at 7:00pm and ends the next morning at 9:00am. Snack and breakfast provided as well as admission into the Zoo the
next day! This program is great for scouts, church groups, family reunions, and so many others!
Fee - $36/person, minimum of 20 people Register at 681-3559
Ed-Zoo-Cational Adventure Program
All Ages
A 30-45 minute program that enhances any visit to the Zoo. With many topics to choose from, give your group a chance to meet some animals up close!
Fee - call for pricing, minimum of 10 people Register at 681-3559
Zoo Adventure Combo Program
All Ages
Includes an Ed-Zoo-Ca onal program and adds a group tour through part of the Zoo to learn about the animals and answer ques ons. This program lasts approximately 1.5 hours.
Fee - call for pricing, minimum of 10 people Register at 681-3559
“Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way.”
– John Muir
Older children learn to use tools, experiment with di erent types of making, and think crea vely in PlayHouse Kid Workshops!
Fee - Member/Non-Member: $8/$12
Register by calling 323-6900 or at www.peoriaplayhouse.org
Sa 6/24 2:00-4:00pm
Sa 7/22 2:00-4:00pm
Sa 8/19 2:00-4:00pm
Tropes and Scopes: Learn about the earliest forms of anima on by crea ng a variety of di erent contrap ons to move images, including zoetropes, phenakistoscopes, ip books, and more.
Wire Works: Try a new form of art
by bending and twis ng metal into a unique sculpture, and then connec ng all of its parts together using a soldering iron.
Mosaic Magic: Work with colored glass and other fun and unexpected materials to create a masterpiece for your home or garden.
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Summer Maker Program • Ages 3-14
Stop in and pick up a Summer Maker Map from the front desk, lled with weekly construc on challenges. Then throughout the summer, bring your nished projects or photographs of your work to the PlayHouse and receive a stamp for each week you par cipate. Earn special prizes as you go, and if you've completed enough challenges by the end of the program, receive and invita on to a special maker celebra on!
Runs June 1-August 15. Register at the museum, peoriaplayhouse.org, or via PDF download on our Facebook page.
KIDS PROGRAMS


FUN AT THE ZOO & LUTHY
Join us for a light breakfast while learning about the animal of the day. Then head down to their exhibit to see the featured animal in ac on!
Fee - Member Adult: $9, Member Child: $6 Non-Member Adult: $18, Non-Member Child: $12
Mother's Day at the Zoo
On Mother's Day, we're all kids at heart! All moms will get in for the price of a child's admission price.
Fee - Mom's rate is $6.50 (Regular adult price is $9.50) Su 5/14
Zoofest featuring T-shirt Day!
Kick o summer right by joining the Zoo in their annual ZOOFEST celebra on. Support the Zoo and the food bank, too! Bring in 3 non- perishable food items and receive a free t-shirt from the Zoo (limit 1 shirt per person). Admission into the Zoo is required. Check out our website for foods the food bank could use. T-shirts available while supplies last! We'll have bouncy rides, games, animal encounters, and more!
Register by calling 681-3559
Sa 5/6
Su 5/7
Sa 6/17 Su 6/18 Sa 7/15 Su 7/16 Sa 8/5 Su 8/6 Sa 9/9 Su 9/10
9:00-10:00am 9:00-10:00am
9:00-10:00am 9:00-10:00am 9:00-10:00am 9:00-10:00am 9:00-10:00am 9:00-10:00am 9:00-10:00am 9:00-10:00am
Red River Hogs & Colobus Monkeys
Red River Hogs & Colobus Monkeys
Tigers
Tigers
Rep les
Rep les
Fee - Regular admission or Membership Sa 5/27 11:00am-2:00pm
World Ocean Day
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Our Oceans, Our Future! Come out to the Zoo as we learn how
Gira es important the ocean and waterways are to our world and what we can
Gira es Monkeys Monkeys
do to help!
Fee - Regular admission or Membership Th 6/8 11:00am-2:00pm
Star Wars Day
(Luke, I am your Father's Day)
Calling all Jedis, Wookies, and Rebels out to the Zoo for a day dedicated just to YOU! Enjoy Star Wars themed games, cra s, and unique photo opportuni es.
Continue your adventure at Luthy Botanical
On Father's Day, we're all kids at heart! All dads will get in for the price of a child's admission price.
Fee - Dad's rate is $6.50 (Regular adult price is $9.50) Su 6/18
World Giraffe Day
World Gira e Day celebrates the longest-necked animal on the longest day of the year! Come and learn about our tower of gira e!
Fee - Regular admission or Membership W 6/21 11:00am-2:00pm
Lego Day
When it comes to Legos, everyone is a child at heart! Bring your favorite Lego master to the Zoo to build, play, and grow their love of Legos with a zoo spin, of course!
Fee - Regular admission or Membership Sa 6/24 11:00am-2:00pm
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Father's Day at the Zoo
Behind the Scenes Tour
How much do rhinos weigh? Where do gira es sleep? Find out on our behind the scenes tours. Visit the area the public does not normally get it see!
FAMILY FUN
Fee - $24, Register at 681-3559
Sa 5/20 Sa 6/17 Sa 7/29 Sa 8/19
9:00-10:00am 9:00-10:00am 9:00-10:00am 9:00-10:00am
For more events and programs for families and children at Peoria Zoo please look in the EVENTS, KIDS PROGRAMS, and RENTALS sec ons.
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FUN AT THE ZOO & LUTHY
Winter in Summer
Have you every wondered how Zookeepers keep animals comfortable in the "dog days" of summer? Enjoy cool treats as our Zoo animals enjoy ice treats, paper mache, and other enrichment items!
Fee - Regular admission or Membership Sa 7/8 11:00am-2:00pm
Superhero Weekend
Calling all Superheroes! Grab your capes, masks, and spider webs and head to Peoria Zoo! Everything centers around your favorite comic book superheroes as well as our own local heroes in Central Illinois.
Fee - Regular admission or Membership Sa 7/22 11:00am-2:00pm Su 7/23 11:00am-2:00pm
Did Batman Garden? We don't really know, but you can visit the Garden as your favorite Superhero and explore plants with super powers!
Fee - Suggested dona on
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Continue your adventure at Luthy Botanical Garden!
For more events and programs for families and children at Luthy Botanical Garden please look in the KIDS PROGRAMS, NATURE, and RENTALS sec ons.
Sa 7/22 Su 7/23
10:00am-5:00pm 10:00am-5:00pm
Back to School Day
School is star ng soon! Come spend your last bit of summer with us! Celebrate everything that makes summer wonderful while looking forward to everything a new school year o ers.
Fee - Regular admission or Membership Sa 8/12 11:00am-2:00pm
Multicultural Day
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Come and celebrate our world! This day is a celebra on of cultures and the people who make our world special. Explore di erent cultures from around the world and even the role animals play in their lives!
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Su 8/20 11:00am-2:00pm
Princess & Pirate Weekend
Come explore the Zoo dressed in your royal ou it or your buccaneer best as we explore the world of princesses and pirates with a ZOO twist!
Fee - Regular admission or Membership Sa 9/16 11:00am-2:00pm Su 9/17 11:00am-2:00pm
Celebrate in costume and explore the plants found in Pirate and Princess Lore. First 50 people, in costume, get treasure. Throughout weekend, drop-in scavenger hunts and prizes.
Fee - Suggested dona on
Sa 9/16 10:00am-5:00pm Su 9/17 10:00am-5:00pm
Continue your adventure at Luthy Botanical Garden!
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POLLINATOR CHATS
This summer at the Zoo... explore the world
of bu er ies and pollinators. We will cover pollinator/bu er y gardening, using the right plants and crea ng habitat in your garden. Join us at the Eco Hut near the Tropics Building for this daily chat.
Fee - Regular admission or Membership Daily 5/27-9/4 2:00pm
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FUN AT THE PLAYHOUSE
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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 5/21 Su 7/9 Su 8/13
12:00-5:00pm 12:00-5:00pm 12:00-5:00pm
May Day - May Day is a spring fes val origina ng in northern Europe. Join us for German folk dancing, May Day basket-making, and more!
Eid al Fitr - In July we celebrate Eid al Fitr, a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan fas ng. Try a henna design, make a mosaic, and more!
All Families Day - There are so many types of families in Peoria -- join us to learn about and celebrate ALL the di erent types of families in our community!
Family Workshops
Family workshops engage children and their grown-ups in explora on and hands-on making.
Fee - Member child: $10 for the rst child/
$5 for each addi onal child
Non-member child: $15 for the rst child/ $10 for each addi onal child
Register at 323-6900 or www.peoriaplayhouse.org
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Sa 6/3 2:00-4:00pm
Sa 7/8 2:00-4:00pm
Sa 8/5 2:00-4:00pm
Cosmic Cars: Using a combina on of new and recycled materials and basic circuitry, create a solar vehicle and make it move by channeling the power of the sun!
Block City: Make your own special set of colorful blocks, and use them to make houses, skyscrapers, tunnels, and more! Then use a wood burning tool to add fun details like windows, doors, and shingles!
Enchanted Houses: Build a home for your favorite fairy, gnome, elf, or other magical creature using basic woodworking tools, lumber, cool materials from nature, and found objects.
Makey Makey Member Night
It’s member night at the PlayHouse! Play music with bananas, n foil, and even a drawing, using “Makey Makey” magic! While you are at the PlayHouse build with Imagina on Playground, picnic in Glen Oak Park, then return to the PlayHouse and keep building.
Fee - Free with Membership
Th 8/17 4:00-7:00pm
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For more events and programs for families and children at the Peoria PlayHouse please look in the EVENTS, KIDS PROGRAMS, and RENTALS sec ons.
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FUN AT THE AMPHITHEATRE
2O17 FAMILY FLICKS
Family Films Under the Stars! Monday evenings, June 6-July 31 Gates open at 8pm • Movie at Dusk • 50₵/person
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Zootopia
The Secret Life of Pets
The Jungle Book
June 19th
The Angry Birds Movie
July 24th
Fantas c Beasts and Where to Find Them
June 26th
The Li le Mermaid
July 31st
June 5th
Finding Dory
June 12th
The BFG
July 10th
July 17th
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 1 • 6:00PM - DUSK PROCTOR RECREATION CENTER
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Family Compass Challenge
Drop in and try your hand at one of two di erent compass courses on our trails. Borrow one of our compasses, or use your personal
compass or smartphone compass
app. Your team could win a FPNC membership!
Fee: Dona ons appreciated
Sa 7/22 10:00am-4:00pm
Superhero Hike
FUN AT FOREST PARK
Transform into an eco-superhero as you help Forest Park defeat the evil villain 'Dr. Li erbug!' Kids can bring their favorite ac on gure to help with their superhero du es. We will be making an eco-friendly superhero accessory for kids to wear.
Fee:$9/$7FPNCmembers Registeronlineorcall686-3360 Su 8/27 1:30-3:00pm
For more events and programs for families and children at Forest Park please look in the EVENTS, KIDS PROGRAMS, and NATURE sec ons.
FUN AT FRANCISCAN REC
COMMUNITY INDOOR/OUTDOOR GARAGE AND VENDOR SALE
Saturday, May 20th 8:00am-1:00pm
This neighborhood garage and vendor sale has LOTS of shopping options, all in ONE stop! You can rent a table and sell your stuff, or come shopping to see all the great items we have for sale.
Register for a space online by May 17 $15 outside #77506
$20 inside #77507
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Magni cent Monarchs
and their Kin
Learn about bu er y life cycles and ways to iden fy common Illinois species. Then, get up close with bu er ies on a short hike following the presenta on.
Fee - Dona ons appreciated
Sa 8/26 1:00-3:00pm
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FUN AT SOMMER PARK
Come experience the daily life (drill, mail call, accommoda ons, and cooking) as men prepare for a long march, and how civilians interacted with soldiers during the Civil War.
Fee: $3/person
Sa 5/6 10:00am-4:00pm Su 5/7 10:00am-2:00pm
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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
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Saturday, June 3 10:00am-4:00pm
Sunday, June 4 10:00am-3:00pm
$10 for adults
$5 ages 5-17 Free for 4 and under Max $25/family
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ioneer
Come experience rsthand the daily life of rural Peorians in the mid 19th century! Ac vi es may include hand dipping candles, blacksmithing, school lessons, woodworking, chores, pioneer cemetery tours, hayrides, and livestock care.
Fee: $3/person Su 6/25 Su 7/30 Su 8/27
1:00-4:00pm 1:00-4:00pm 1:00-4:00pm
Fence Building Children's Games
Herb: Cooking and Medicinal Use
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