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Published by Peoria Park District, 2018-12-17 16:43:19

PPD Winter Playbook 2019_final

THERE'S MORE TO EXPLORE























































Playbook
WINTER 2019













The Essential Guide to the Peoria Park District






ACTIVITIES • EVENTS • PROGRAMS


REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 2

• 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: 1/9, 1/23, 2/13, 2/27, 3/13, 3/27, 4/10, 4/24, 5/8, 5/22.
• Meetings are open to the public. Contact the Board Secretary at 681-2801 or visit
peoriaparks.org for agendas.













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

FROM THE DIRECTOR







Happy New Year! Even If your resolution is to have fun, we have great
though it’s cold outside, there options at the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s
are still a lot of great things Museum, Peoria Zoo, and any of our
to explore and enjoy with the environmental facilities.
Peoria Park District. Get the
New Year off to a great start …To help you decide, we are pleased to provide
by browsing through this you with our 2019 Winter Playbook which is
new Playbook and discover packed with opportunities for spring and summer
activities, classes, programs fun.
and special events for all Whatever you choose, there’s more to explore in
ages and interests! the Peoria Park District!

If your resolution is to get fit, join us at the
RiverPlex! You can also participate in yoga and
fitness classes at other PPD locations, too!
If your resolution is to be more organized, then
start planning for your spring and summer by
checking out our spring and summer break Emily G. Cahill
camps! Whatever your child is interested in, we Executive Director,
have a camp for you! Peoria Park District T




EVENTS SWIMMING COMMUNITY
January.......................................................2 Facilities................................................28 Programs & Events.................................66
February.....................................................3 Programs.............................................29 PPD Foundation.....................................67
March.....................................................3-4 Class Descriptions..................................30 Park Police...............................................67
April............................................................5 Class Times........................................31-35 Moonlight Coalition..............................68
SPORTS & FITNESS - KIDS HISRA......................................................69
CAMPS Baseball..................................................36 Community Outreach......................70-71
Camps Open House.................................6 Basketball.................................................37 Gift Cards.................................................72
Spring Break Camp...................................6 Soccer.......................................................38 Bus Routes...............................................72
Camp Policies............................................7 Little Pints................................................39
Summer Camps...................................8-14 Boxing.....................................................39 TRAVEL
FEATURED FACILITIES Golf...........................................................40 Vagabond Tours.................................73-74
Owens Center..........................................15 Ice Skating..........................................41-45 RENTALS & PARTIES
RiverPlex..................................................16 Hockey.....................................................46 Event Spaces.......................................76-77
Peoria Zoo................................................17 Rentals...................................................78
Peoria PlayHouse....................................18 SPORTS & FITNESS Parties.................................................79-81 ABLE OF CONTENTS
Forest Park Nature Center........................19 Hockey.....................................................48 Field Trips..........................................82-83
Ice Skating................................................49
KIDS PROGRAMS Golf..........................................................50 Weddings...............................................84
Toddler/Preschool..................................20 Yoga & Tai Chi.........................................51 VOLUNTEER
Grade School...........................................21 Adult Leagues/Gyms.........................52-53 Event Volunteering.................................85
Grade/High School.................................22 Exercise..............................................53-54 Ongoing Opportunities...................86-87
Wellness..................................................55
FAMILY FUN PARKS & FACILITIES
Fun at the PlayHouse..............................23 NATURE Facilities...........................................89-95
Fun at the Zoo .........................................24 Walking & Hiking....................................56 Parks & Trails....................................96-99
Fun at Luthy.............................................25 Nature Programs.....................................57 Chart............................................100-101
Fun at Camp Wokanda...........................25 Restoration Workdays............................58
Easter Egg Hunts....................................26 REGISTRATION
ARTS & CULTURE Policies..................................................102
Dance.................................................59-63 Online................................................103
Music..................................................64-65 Form...................................................104

PEORIA PARK DISTRICT WINTER PLAYBOOK • REGISTER FOR CLASSES ON PAGE 104 • 1

JANUARY EVENTS






January 12 Chill Billy Winter Sporting Event Camp Wokanda
January 21 Reverse Science Fair Forest Park Nature Center
January 24 HopScotch Peoria PlayHouse


Chill Billy

Winter Sporting Event

Camp Wokanda

Keep your kids learning on their day off from
Saturday, January 12 • 9:00am-4:00pm
$5 for ages 5+, ages 4 and under are free school. You bring the kids, and we will set up
Cabins are available to rent! the experiments. This science fair will have a
series of interactive, nature themed displays to
General admission includes: visit between10:00am-2:00pm. PFN48102-09
• Chili lunch
• Open ice fishing Monday, January 21
• Introduction to Orienteering Age 6-12 • $5/child, $3/Members, (Adults FREE!)
• All -Day Orienteering
• Winter Survival Class VOLUNTEER!
• Winter Tree ID Hike Page 85
• Cast-iron cooking
Register in advance for the Chill Billy
2-hour and 8-hour Endurance Runs!
Visit runrace.net to register for races.
$45 - 2-Hour Endurance Run
$65 - 8-Hour Endurance Run (race participants are exempt
from $5 admission fee)





VOLUNTEER!
Page 85







Join us for our annual adults-only event that helps kick off the new year!
The event includes a VIP experience, whiskey-based cocktails and local brews from
EVENTS 2 • PEORIA PARK DISTRICT WINTER PLAYBOOK • REGISTER FOR CLASSES ON PAGE 112
eight area restaurants and breweries, food from Two25, games, and a silent auction.
January 24 • 6:00-9:00pm
Tickets: $75 each, $100 for VIP

VIP tickets also include a whiskey tasting with Hugh Higgins from Hearth and access to a special VIP lounge.
Proceeds benefit the Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, including our Maker Space and monthly Maker Workshops
which foster innovation and problem solving skills in children ages 3 and up.
peoriaplayhouse.org

FEBRUARY EVENTS




February 9 Valentine's Date Night Luthy Botanical Garden
February 16 Proctor Center Talent Showcase Proctor Center





Looking for a unique

Valentine's Day Date Night idea?
Join us for yoga, wine and chocolate! Come in
comfortable clothes for a 45 minute yoga class
while taking in the beautiful scenery in Luthy's
Conservatory. Afterwards, enjoy a complimentary
glass of wine and serving of fine chocolates.

Saturday
February 16
6:00pm
Hosted by
Luthy Botanical
Garden and
RiverPlex
Fitness



MARCH EVENTS





March 4 Camp Open House Noble Center
March 9 Spring Thaw USFS Figure Skating Owens Center
March 14 2 for 1 Day Peoria PlayHouse & Zoo
March 22 Spring Floral Show Luthy Botanical Garden
March 23 Spring Ice Skating Exhibition Owens Center
March 23 Enchanted PlayHouse Peoria PlayHouse

PEORIA PARK DISTRICT CAMP OPEN HOUSE • MARCH 4 • NOBLE CENTER • SEE PAGE 6

Spring Thaw


USFS Figure Skating Competition


US Figure Skating Spring Competition
Basic to Preliminary levels EVENTS

March 9 • 8:00am-7:00pm
Owens Center

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MARCH EVENTS








2 for 1 Day VOLUNTEER! Spring Floral Show
Page 85

at the PlayHouse and Zoo

Luthy Botanical Garden
Learn about butterflies and spiders March 22 -April 24

at both Peoria Zoo and 10:00am - 5:00pm
Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum! Free Admission
Buy admission at one facility on
March 14 and get same-day Step inside the Conservatory
admission to the other for free. and experience a botanical
wonderland of tropical plants,
spring plants and, of course, lilies!


A community tradition,
this show is a wonderful
way to greet spring.




SPRING Learn to Skate participants and local competitive figure

skater's exhibit their skills in a themed performance.
ICE SKATING

EXHIBITION Saturday, March 23 • 1:00-4:00pm
Owens Center







VOLUNTEER!
Page 85


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ENCHANTED PLAYHOUSE • MARCH 23

see page 23 for more details

APRIL EVENTS





April 13 - 15 Annual Spring Used Book Sale Noble Center
April 20 Annual Earth Day Festival Forest Park Nature Center
April 27 Maple Syrup Day & Pancake Breakfast Camp Wokanda
April 27-28 Civil War Spring Drill Sommer Park
April 28 Party for the Planet Peoria Zoo

Noble Center Spring Used Book Sale

Noble Center Auditorium VOLUNTEER!
Page 85
This semi-annual used book sale includes thousands of gently used books for sale at bargain prices!
Saturday, April 13 - 10:00am-6:00pm - Best Selection
Sunday, April 14 - 12:00-5:00pm - 50% off • Monday, April 15 - 12:00-7:00pm - 75% off



15th Annual Maple Syrup Day PARTY FOR
Earth Day Festival & Pancake Breakfast THE PLANET
Forest Park AT PEORIA ZOO
Nature Center Camp Wokanda VOLUNTEER!
Saturday, April 27
Page 85
9:00am-12:00pm From recycling
Celebrate to skipping
Mother Fill up on pancakes and fresh syrup the straw,
Nature! from Camp Wokanda! Then take a tour explore what
Here's your to find out how we make maple syrup. simple ways
you can help
opportunity to Breakfast served from 9:00am-12:00pm make the planet a better
'think globally, act locally.' Tours at 10:00am, 11:00am, & 12:00pm place. We will have animal
Enjoy fun and informational Register at 579-2157 before encounters, games, and earth-
booths, live music, great April 18 for an early bird discount: friendly treats for our animals
local food, kids area, $10/adult, $5/children under 12. throughout the day. Regular
and much more! GENERAL ADMISSION: Zoo admission applies.
$12/adult, $6/children under 12,
Saturday VOLUNTEER! ages 3 and under Free. Saturday VOLUNTEER!
April 20 Page 85 25% off cabin rentals the weekend April 28 Page 85
of April 20-22 when you
11:00am-4:00pm register for the breakfast event. 11:00am-2:00pm


Civil War Spring Drill

Sommer Park VOLUNTEER!
Page 85
Spring has arrived and soldiers
are preparing for a long march.
Come experience the daily life of men
and women and watch them EVENTS
in action! $3/person.

April 27 • 10:00am-5:00pn
April 28 • 10:00am-3:00pn

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CAMP OPEN HOUSE




Camp Open House




Monday, March 4 • 4:00-6:30pm

at the Noble Center in Lakeview Park



Those in attendance can register to win a
$100 Camp Gift Card!

Find out all the details about each of our spring and summer day
camps in one place. You'll have the opportunity to visit with camp
coordinators and get all your questions answered as you find the
perfect camp for your children.
Peoria Park District Camps are a safe, fun and active way for your
children to spend their time out of school.
Want to register even earlier? Browse through the following pages
to find details on each camp and sign up starting January 2.

SPRING BREAK CAMP





RIVERPLEX LAKEVIEW REC CENTER


AGE 5-12 AGE 5-12
Have a blast during your spring break from school! Our Looking for something for your kids to do over spring break?
professional staff provides a wide variety of activities Enroll them in the Lakeview Spring Break Camp. Kids will
including games, sports activities, arts and crafts, stay busy with fun activities all week. Camp is at the newly
playtime in the AquaPlex and more! Bring your own lunch renovated Lakeview Recreation Center.
and we will provide an afternoon snack and drink. Don't
forget your suit and towel! Dates: April 15-19, 22
Time: 7:00am-5:30pm
Dates: April 15-19, 22 Daily Fee-R/NR: $30/$34
Time: 6:45am-5:30pm All 6 Days-R/NR: $170/$194
Daily Fee-R&M/NR: $30/$34 Code: PWC06112-01
All 6 Days-R&M/NR: $170/$194
Code: PWC06106-01 FOREST PARK NATURE
PROCTOR CENTER CENTER


AGE 6-12
CAMPS camp that includes arts and crafts, programs, and sports 1-week summer nature camps in the upcoming 2019 PPD
Do you know a kid who loves spending time outside and
discovering the wonders of nature? See details on our
Enjoy your spring break at Proctor with this week-long
Camps Guide.
activities. Bring your own lunch; a snack will be provided.
Scholarships available.
PEORIA PLAYHOUSE
Dates: April 15-19
Interested in a Day Camp on President's Day? Check out
Time: 7:00am-5:00pm
the Maker Day Camp at the Peoria PlayHouse Children's
Fee-R/NR: $70
Museum for ages 5-9 on page 21.
Code: PWC06113-01
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CAMP POLICIES






Camp Refund Policy
Installment Billing Please read the Refund Policy for Day Camps
• Camp fees can be paid in weekly installments carefully as this policy is different than the normal
through an automatic installment billing process. class/program refund policy of the Peoria Park
Installment billing must be set up at Noble District. These refund policies do not apply to
Center, RiverPlex, Lakeview Recreation Center, Peoria Zoo Camp.
Franciscan Recreation Complex, or online.
• 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
• Installment billing must be set up as an automatic 14 days prior to the start of the week of camp
charge/debit to a credit card. All charges will that you are canceling in order to receive a full
be processed the Monday two weeks prior to refund minus a $5 service charge.
the respective camp week (example: if the camp • NO FULL REFUNDS will be issued if canceling
week begins Monday, June 17, your account will Day Camp fewer than 14 days from the start
be charged for that week on Monday, June 3.) date of the week of camp you wish to cancel.
• Installment billing is not available for Peoria Zoo, You will then receive a 50% refund for each
Proctor Center, or Peoria PlayHouse. session with fewer than 14 days notice.
• For more information on installment billing, • NO REFUNDS will be given once each week
please contact the registration office at of camp has started.
688-3667. • For Peoria Zoo Camp, no refunds are issued
after payment is received, and payment is due
at the time of registration.
Early Bird Discount • For Peoria PlayHouse, no refunds are issued
• All camp registrations processed on or before after payment is received.
March 31 will receive 10% off.
• Early bird discount is not available for Peoria
Zoo, Proctor Center, or Peoria PlayHouse. HISRA Inclusion Services
Attention residents of Peoria, Morton, Chillicothe,
and Washington Park Districts! Is there a program
offered at your local park district that you would
Scholarships love for your child with special needs to be a part
Scholarships are available based on economic need. of, but they may need a little help? Call the Heart
Apply at the Noble Center Registration Desk. of Illinois Special Recreation Association (HISRA) at
391-1929, or fill out an “Inclusion Request” on our
website at hisra.org.

Upon reviewing the participant’s needs, HISRA's
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.

Ready to register? residents of its Member Districts. Please contact
See page 104. HISRA to learn about non-resident inclusion rates.

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







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HISRA provides all inclusion services at no cost to CAMPS

ARTISTS @ PLAY SUMMER CAMP: AGE 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…
and 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.
Full-day camps will participate in daily art-related field trips to
galleries, museums, artist’s studios, and public sculpture in order
to learn all about the art in our community.

Full-day camp has before and aftercare available starting at
8am and ending at 5pm for an additional fee of $10 per day.
(Advanced registration required).

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 Age
June 17 - June Little Artists @ Play Morning 4-5
21 9:00-11:30am
July 22- Artists @ Play 9:00am-3:30pm 5-9
July 26























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RIVERPLEX SUMMER DAY CAMP: AGE 5-12

600 NE WATER ST • 282-1508



Location: RiverPlex
Fee-R (members are residents): $145/NR: $155 per week (Week 1 & Week 6: $116/$124 due to holiday)
Camp hours: 9:00am-4:30pm - Extended Care: 6:45-9:00am and 4:30-5:30pm (included in fee)

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 (filedtrips are subject to change.) Sign up early as spots are limited to the first 88 children.

Week/Dates Code Description
Week 1 PWC02106-01 Pirate Adventures - All hands on deck as we help Pirate Pete locate his best friend Gypsy this
May 28-31 week…Arrr, watch out for the crocs!
Week 2 PWC02106-02 Trash to Treasure - Be green and make art. Transform recyclable materials into amazing
June 3-7 masterpieces this week as well as participating in traditional camp activities.
Week 3 PWC02106-03 Shipwrecked - We’ll be going overboard with the water activities this week as the hunt is on to
June 10-14 locate the X on the map!
Week 4 PWC02106-04 Into the Wild Wokanda - We’ll be exploring Camp Wokanda as we race to find our way on
June 17-21 the trails with orienteering, (N,E,S,W). The children will also canoe and learn wilderness
survival skills.
Week 5 PWC02106-05 Game Show Week - Is your child smarter than a camp counselor? Do you want them to make
June 24-28 you a MILLION Dollars? Have a blast with us playing popular game shows this week.
Week 6 PWC02106-06 Superhero Week - This week we focus on the everyday heroes in our lives and will hear from
July 1-5* those who serve our country. *No Camp on July 4
Week 7 PWC02106-07 Zombie Outbreak - Watch out… zombies are taking over camp… join us as we hunt zombies
July 8-12 this week full of fun activities and games!
Week 8 PWC02106-08 Between the Pages - Join us as we explore the world of BOOKS! Where will you be sorted
July 15-19 with the Sorting Hat?
Week 9 PWC02106-09 Ninja Warrior - Does your child run around thinking they are the next ninja warrior at home?
July 22-26 Join fun obstacles and ninja courses this week at camp to show off their ninja warrior moves
and skills.
Week 10 PWC02106-10 Wet, Wild and Wacky - Join us for fun in the sun, wacky and silly activities and relay races.
July 29-Aug 2
Week 11 PWC02106-11 Survivor RiverPlex Island - We’ll compete and play fun survivor style challenges this week in
Aug 5-9 the sun. The campers will have the chance to vote for their favorite counselor as the “Survivor
of Summer Camp” in our very own RiverPlex Tribal Council.
Week 12 PWC02106-12 Game Changer: Mario Cart, Pac-Man and Super Mario Brothers come alive this week as we
Aug 12-16 create our own life-size games and bring them to life this week.






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
6/3 - 6/26 $35/$43 PWS08118-01 PWS08118-04 PWS08118-07 PWS08118-10 CAMPS
7/8 - 7/31 $35/$43 PWS08118-02 PWS08118-05 PWS08118-08 PWS08118-11
8/5 - 8/14 $18/$21 PWS08118-03 PWS08118-06 PWS08118-09 PWS08118-12


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ANCIENT OAKS CAMP: AGE 5-13

6329 N KOERNER RD, EDWARDS • 657-8855



Location: Sommer Park (located near the Shoppes at Grand Prairie/Charter Oak Road)
Fees-R/NR: $140/$150 per week (Week 1 and Week 6: $112/$120 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 49th 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 Description
Week 1 PWC02101-01 Welcome Back to Camp!: School’s out and summer fun begins with canoing, gaga ball
May 28-31 archery & friends.
Week 2 PWC02101-02 Science Week: Get ready for Science fun and participate in the Sommer Science Fair on
June 3-7 Friday.
Week 3 PWC02101-03 Animal Planet: Learn about different animals found in the park and at home. Get a close up
June 10-14 view of different animals & learn how to care for them.
Week 4 PWC02101-04 Camp Cooking: Enjoy eating food you get to help make while learning about food safety.
June 17-21 Help create the AODC 2019 cookbook. Special guest this week.
Week 5 PWC02101-05 H -Oh Yeah: Get wet this week with plenty of water games and swimming. Sink your favorite
2
June 24-28 counselors in the dunk tank.
Week 6 PWC02101-06 The Great Outdoors: Experience the skills of campfire cooking, knots, orienteering, pitching a
July 1-5* tent and hiking. *No camp July 4th. Family night will be held with a cookout. A campout is
planned for Adventurers & Pioneers (additional cost for the campout).
Week 7 PWC02101-07 Holiday Hoopla: Celebrate a different holiday each day at camp and enjoy the “haunted”
July 8-12 house.
Week 8 PWC02101-08 Myths & Legends: The magical monkey awaits your arrival as campers immersed themselves
July 15-19 in a world of fantastical ideas, stories & activities. Special guest this week.
Week 9 PWC02101-09 H -Oh Yeah II: You enjoyed it in June, so let’s have it again with a day at the pool, water
2
July 22-26 games, and sink the counselors.
Week 10 PWC02101-10 Superheroes: Meet and salute real life superheroes, take the Superhero character challenge,
July 29-Aug 2 dress up as favorite superhero, lend a hand as we pay it forward through community service
and create the hero in all of us.
Week 11 PWC02101-11 Anything Goes!: Enjoy the last week at camp by participating in all the outdoor activities that
Aug 5-9 you will miss once school starts. Campers choose their activities from ones they had fun doing
this summer. Campers will help plan/promote the 50th season of AODC in 2020.







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LAKEVIEW SUMMER CAMP: AGE 5-12

1013 W LAKE AVE • 681-2867

Location: Lakeview Recreation Center
Fees-R/NR: $135/$145 per week (Week 1 and Week 6: $108/$116 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 newly renovated Recreation Center. All field trips
and activities are subject to change.

Week/Dates Code Description
Week 1 PWC02105-01 1Happiest Camp on Earth – Experience camp through the eyes of your favorite Jedi, Princess,
May 28-31 and hero (Disney themed).
Week 2 PWC02105-02 Lakeview’s Got Talent – Your chance to find, develop, and show off your special talent.
June 3-7
Week 3 PWC02105-03 Space Explorers – Experience science from the Earth to the stars.
June 10-14
Week 4 PWC02105-04 Olympics – Learn about the Olympic values of excellence, friendship, and respect through
June 17-21 games and sport.
Week 5 PWC02105-05 Wet, Wild, and Wacky – Break out the slip-n-slides in this week of water games.
June 24-28
Week 6 PWC02105-06 Stars and Stripes – Celebrate our country and its heroes
July 1-5* *No camp July 4.
Week 7 PWC02105-07 Super Hero – Hero up as we save the world one week of camp at a time.
July 8-12
Week 8 PWC02105-08 Animal Planet – From the ocean to the savanna to your backyard. We look at the animals of
July 15-19 the world.
Week 9 PWC02105-09 Lights, Camera, Action – What makes movies great? Let’s find out.
July 22-26
Week 10 PWC02105-10 Holiday Week – There are no holidays in August, so let’s relive our favorites.
July 29 - Aug 2

Week 11 PWC02105-11 Rewind – We will look back at the best of summer camp.
Aug 5-9
CAMP ON STAGE: AGE 7-13

1125 W LAKE AVE • 677-6705


Location: Lakeview Park/Noble Center
Fees-R/NR: Sessions 1 & 2 $375/$395, Session 3: $400/$425 Camp
Hours: 8:30am-3:30pm.
Extended Care 7:00-8:30am, 3:30-5:30pm
*NEW 3-WEEK FORMAT!

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 while
you and your fellow campers write your own play to be performed in the Noble Center Auditorium. Other exciting
camp activities include set and costume design, make-up skills, swimming and games.
Week/Dates Code Performance Night:
Session 1: May 28 - June 14 PWC02104-01 June 14 in Noble Center Auditorium CAMPS
Session 2: June 24 - July 12 (No Camp July 4) PWC02104-02 July 12 in Noble Center Auditorium
Session 3: July 22 - August 9 PWC02104-03 August 9 in Noble Center Auditorium

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FINE ARTS CAMP: AGE 7-12

1125 W LAKE AVE • 677-6705


Location: Noble Center (in Lakeview Park)
Fees-R/NR: $135/$145 per week, Week 1 & 6 $108/$116 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 28-31 it – color wheel, paints, mediums. This week will prepare you for the rest of your
summer art!
Week 2 PWC02103-02 Drawing 101: Grab your pencils and learn how to make great works. We'll learn
June 3-7 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 Artist’s Palette: Young painters will learn to use tempera, watercolor, and acrylic
June 10-14 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 com-
bining materials to make one of a kind works.
Week 4 PWC02103-04 Nature’s Art: Begin the week with a guided hike where you’ll discover the color,
June 17-21 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 5 PWC02103-05 Ancient Art: Learn about art before paper and canvas. This week will take you back
June 24-28 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!
Week 6 PWC02103-06 Trash to Treasure: We know that anything can be turned in to a work of art! Come
July 1-5* get your hands dirty and turn ordinary items that would be thrown out in to beautiful
creations. *No Camp July 4
Week 7 PWC02103-07 Sculpting by Design: Sculpture is three-dimensional artwork created by shaping or
July 8-12 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 mate-
rials such as clay, wood, soap, paper, tape, beans, foam, metal, stones, and more.
Week 8 PWC02103-08 World Color: Celebrate diversity with a week of multicultural art projects from many
July 15-19 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 22-26 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!
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PWC02103-10 American Master’s Studio: As we did in the week before, this week we’re looking
Week 10
at artists closer to home – O’Keeffe, Pollock, Warhol, Rothko. We will find our inner
July 29-Aug 2
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
going to put this to the test to make extraordinary works of arts and crafts. We will
Aug 5-9
let our imaginations and creativity run wild making objects that are meant to be both
useful and beautiful.

"FULL STEAM AHEAD" ZOO CAMP: AGE 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.

In 2019, Zoo Camp will integrate elements of science, technology,
engineering, art, and math (STEAM) to explore the world of animals. Each
week includes: Animal Encounters, Tours, 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 6th/7th/8th graders as well as one week for 4th/5th include
a Zoo Snooze from 7pm Thursday to 9am Friday. The camp session
for these weeks (Sessions 1,2, & 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 10-13 Sixth/Seventh/Eighth Grade (Session 1 & 8) 9:00am-3:00pm $165 members
or For Zookids who will be entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Monday-Thursday* $175 non-members
Aug 5-8 grade. Bring a sack lunch; snack and drink provided.
June 17-20 Fourth/Fifth Grade (Session 2 - Snooze Option) 9:00am-2:00pm $145 members
For Zookids who will be entering 4th or 5th grade. Monday-Thursday* $155 non-members
Bring a sack lunch; snack and drink provided.
June 24-28 Second/Third Grade (Session 3) 9:00am-2:00pm $130 members
For Zookids who will be entering 2nd or 3rd grade. $140 non-members
Bring a sack lunch; snack and drink provided.
July 8-12 Kindergarten/First Grade (Session 4 & 5) 9:00am-12:00pm $120 members
or For Zookids who will be entering kindergarten or 1st $130 non-members
July 15-19 grade. Snack and drink provided.
July 22-26 Second/Third Grade (Session 6 - Extended Day) 9:00am - 4:00pm $160 members
For Zookids who will be entering 2nd or 3rd grade. $170 non-members
Bring a sack lunch; snack and drink provided.
July 29 - Aug 2 Fourth/Fifth Grade (Session 7 - Extended Day) 9:00am - 4:00pm $160 members
For Zookids who will be entering 4th or 5th grade. $170 non-members
Bring a sack lunch; snack and drink provided.

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 CAMPS
Homeschool classes! Each day will be a different topic to explore!
July 9-11 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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SUMMER FUN ACADEMY: AGE 6-13

309 S DUSABLE • 673-9183

Location: Proctor Center
Fees-R/NR: $70 per week, Week 5 $56 due to the holiday.
Session 1 (June 3-28) & 2 (July 1-26): $260, Session 3 (July 29 - Aug 9): $130
Camp hours: 7:00am-5:30pm

There’s more to explore with the Proctor Summer Fun Academy! Your children will still benefit from the knowledge
learned in the classroom while experiencing fun with our new and improved weekly themes. We are now able to offer
one week at a time or save money when attending one full month. Camp fees include fieldtrips, lunch, and a snack.
We also swim every day! There is no other camp like it in Peoria. Scholarships available to those who qualify.

Week/Dates Code Themes/Descriptions
Session 1, Week 1 PWC02107-01 Welcome to Hollywood! - If entertainment is what you like to do, learn
June 3-7 about music, movies, and behind the scenes drama.
Session 1, Week 2 PWC02107-02 Artful Antics! - What else can we say…it’s all art and crafts!
June 10-14
Session 1, Week 3 PWC02107-03 Sports Extravaganza - Try sports that you have never participated in or get
June 17-21 better at the one’s that you know.
Session1, Week 4 PWC02107-04 Top Chef - Learn the basics of foods, cooking, healthy eating, food safety
June 24-28 and more.
Session 2, Week 5 PWC02107-05 Earth, Wind, and Fire - Enjoy a week full of crafts that involve kites,
July 1-5* candles, the Earth and their elements. *No camp July 4
Session 2, Week 6 PWC02107-06 Walk on the Wild Side - Enjoy close up and personal experiences with zoo
July 8-12 animals. The week includes crafts, contacts, and field trips all related to the
zoo and animals.
Session 2, Week 7 PWC02107-07 Warriors Assemble! - It’s all about the team. Engage in team building, team
July 15-19 activities, and learning the importance of team work.
Session 2, Week 8 PWC02107-08 U Game? - Challenge yourself to outdoor games, scavenger hunts, Minute
July 22-26 to Win it competitions and more.
Session 3, Week 9 PWC02107-09 Who? What? Where? When? Why? - A week full of games and activities
July 29 - Aug 2 centered around The Proctor Spy Agency. Use clues all week to figure out
our Mystery.
Session 3, Week 10 PWC02107-10 12-3-1818. Learn about what happened on this remarkable date.
Aug 5-9
COUNSELOR-IN-TRAINING YOUTH PROGRAM:

AGE 14-15


Location: Proctor Center
Fees-R/NR: $70 per week, Week 5 $56 due to the holiday.
Camp hours: 7:00am-5:30pm
Are you considered a “tween” because you are too old for summer camp but too young to work? Gain experience
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being a “counselor in training” by helping in our classrooms, shadowing counselors, and helping with all activities
in the Summer Fun Academy. Learn about hard work, discipline, and commitment. Real life experiences can help
you in the real world.
Code
Code
Week/Dates
Week/Dates
Week/Dates
Code
PWC0214-08
July 22-26
PWC0214-05
July 1-5*
PWC0214-01
June 3-7
PWC0214-02
July 29- Aug 2
PWC0214-06
July 8-12
PWC0214-09
June 10-14
Aug 5-9
PWC0214-010
June 17-21
PWC0214-03
July 15-19
PWC0214-07
June 24-28
*No Class July 4
PWC0214-04

OWENS CENTER







1019 W LAKE AVENUE • 686-3368
peoriaparks.org
Director: Doug Silberer, [email protected]
CityLink Bus Route: #14 Wisconsin





Owens Recreation Center is an indoor ice skating facility featuring two full-size NHL
rinks. Owens offers year-round ice skating lessons for ages 3+ and comprehensive
hockey and figure skating programs.


Family Skate ends for the Season on February 24. Every Sunday, families (up to 5 people) can skate for
$25 (including skate rentals). Additional skaters pay $4.75 each.
Public Skate Passes - Get a 10 visit pass for only $32 (Juniors and Seniors) or $42 (Adults). Skate rental
is available for an additional $3 per visit.
Group Discounts: A discounted rate of $4.75/person is given to groups of 10-50 who make a
reservation at least two weeks in advance. No passes may be used. A $23.75 non-refundable deposit
required for groups of 20 or more. No group reservations during holiday hours. FEA
Public Skate Specials: Owens also offers discounts for students, skating school participants and those
with Mustang ticket stubs.

Hours
Visit our website for Open Skate times! Clothing: Warm, comfortable
clothing with mittens or gloves
Admission Fees (Public Skate Fee) and protective head gear
or hats for young children
Ages 13+ $5.00 are recommended. Adults
12 and under $4.00 additionally benefit from wrist TURED F
Seniors 65+ $4.00 guards and knee pads.
Skate rental for all ages $3.00

Facebook: facebook.com/owenscenter/
Twitter: twitter.com/OwensCenterPPD
Instagram: instagram.com/explore/locations/5984599/owens-center/


Where/How to Register for Programs?
In person at Owens Center, mail to: Owen’s Center, 1019 W Lake Ave,
Peoria, IL 61614 or by fax (681-0610)


Birthday Parties * Rentals Available * Field Trips * Camp
Programs
Homeschool Scout Programs * Special Events ACILITIES
Programs
Programming for:
0-5 3+ 5-12 * 12-18 * Adults Only *
Seniors * FAMILIES *

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RIVERPLEX
























600 NE Water St • 282-1700
Supervisor: Sue Wheeler, [email protected]
CityLink Bus Route: #4 Knoxville AquaPlex
*Days/Hours of Open Swim/
The Riverplex Recreation and Wellness Center is the Splash Pool:
culmination of a partnership between the Peoria Park Friday:
ACILITIES
District and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. It is 5:00am-7:30pm
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 *See page 28 for Holiday Hours

indoor cycling studio, indoor family aquatic center, rock Admission Fee:
climbing wall, 1/8 mile running track, sports performance Children (3-12): $5
area, a 15,900 square foot fitness floor, massage, and Adults (13-61):$7
classrooms. Seniors (62+): $5
Spectator: $2
Days/Hours of Operation: Check out the Swimming Section

Monday-Friday: 5:00am-8:30pm for information about swimming
Saturday and Sunday: 7:00am-6:00pm lessons!
Find holiday and weather-related closings at riverplex.org Rock Climbing Wall
TURED F Where/How to Register for Programs? * Camp Programs * Monday/Tuesday/Thursday:

Admission Fee:
Days/Hours:
Members: Free; Daily Pass: $11/day for adults.
10-class punch passes ($50) available for group exercise
4:00-9:00pm
Saturday:
11:00am-3:00pm
In person, by phone 282-1700, or at the Noble Center,
Admission Fee:
1125 West Lake Avenue
$5/person. Members,
free.
* Rentals Available * Field Trips
Birthday Parties
Scout Programs
the RiverPlex. It features multiple
Events
Programs
routes and can accommodate all
FEA Homeschool * 5-12 * Special * * Adults Only * Climb the 30 foot Rock Wall at
Programming for:
skill levels. For ages 5+.
12-18
0-5
* FAMILIES
*
Seniors
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PEORIA ZOO







2320 N PROSPECT RD • 686-3365
peoriazoo.org

Director: Yvonne Strode, [email protected]
CityLink Bus Route: #12 Heights

Peoria Zoo, located in Glen Oak Park, exhibits animals
from around the world. Winter is a great time to view the
Amur tigers and Sichuan takins in the snow. Africa! won’t
be empty as the zebras and lions like the cold weather and
the giraffe, Red River hogs and monkeys can be viewed in
their warm dayrooms. The Treehouse, Tropics Building and
Conservation Center provide warm quarters for both the
animals and our visitors.

Hours Concessions
Daily 10:00am-5:00pm (April-September)
Last Admission 4:30 pm Sun-Fri 10:00am-4:00pm
Sat 10:00am-3:00pm
Admission Fees FEA
Adults 13+ $9.75
Children 2-12 years $6.75
Seniors/Active Military $8.75

Plan for your visit to take between 1½ and 2 hours.
Open 360 days a year; closed Christmas Eve & Day and New Year's Eve & Day.

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




From Dec 15 – Feb 28, the Zambezi River Lodge will be
open daily from 11 am - 3 pm for picnics and play.


Where/How to Register for Programs?
In person or by phone 681-3559
Birthday * Rentals * Field Trips * Camp *
Parties Available Programs
Homeschool * Scout * Special Events * ACILITIES
Programs Programs
Programming for:

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

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PEORIA PLAYHOUSE






2218 N PROSPECT RD • 323-6900
peoriaplayhouse.org
Director: Rebecca Shulman Herz, [email protected]
CityLink Bus Route: #12 Heights





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

The PlayHouse was created in collaboration with the Junior League of Peoria and
Peoria Zoological Society, and opened in 2015. It is located in Glen Oak Park, near
Peoria Zoo and Luthy Botanical Garden, providing a full-day destination for families in
our region.
ACILITIES
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 Families with WIC or LINK Free

The PlayHouse is committed to welcoming all children regardless of background or ability. In effort to
make visits to the PlayHouse easier for guests who may have sensory processing disorders, sensory
packs are available at our front desk. These packs include noise cancelling headphones, sensory toys,
and more!

Membership Information
Memberships start at $95 per family and allow unlimited free visits for a family for a full year. Families
who receive Public Aid Benefits such as WIC or LINK are eligible for a reduced-price PlayHouse
membership; for more information please call 323-6900 or 682-1200.
TURED F Where/How to Register for Programs? * * Camp *



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

*
Rentals
* Field Trips
Birthday
Parties
Programs
Available
*
Scout
Homeschool
* Special Events
Programs
Programs
Programming for:
FEA 18 • PEORIA PARK DISTRICT WINTER PLAYBOOK • REGISTER FOR CLASSES ON PAGE 104
0-5
* 12-18
Adults Only
5-12
*
Seniors
FAMILIES
*

FOREST PARK



NATURE CENTER




5809 N Forest Park Dr • 686-3360
Manager: Kristi Shoemaker, [email protected]

CityLink Bus Route: #2 Monroe

This rugged 540-acre park is designated as an
Illinois State Nature Preserve. Seven miles of
hiking trails traverse bluffed forestland and open
woodland interspersed with hill prairie openings.
Visitors can see uncommon prairie plant species,
native mammals, woodland birds, and more!
Trail system includes a stroller/wheelchair accessible trail. The Nature Center building
offers seasonal displays, public hikes and programs, and private rentals and tours.
Birdseed and hiking convenience items are for sale in the gift shop.
Days/Hours of Operation:
Nature Center: April through October- Tuesday through Sunday, 9am- 5pm
November through March- Tuesday through Saturday, 9am- 5pm FEA
Trails: Daily from dawn to dusk, year round

Admission: None, Donations appreciated!

Support our environmental programming efforts by becoming an FPNC member!
Membership starts at $20 and includes a one year subscription to Tracks and Trails newsletter,
10% discount in the Trailhead Store, reduced fees for classes and concerts,
plus membership privileges at over 130 nature centers in North America!

Where/How Birthday * Rentals * Field Trips * Camp TURED F
to Register for Parties Available Programs
Programs? Homeschool * Scout * Special Events *
In person, by phone Programs Programs
686-3360, or online.
Programming for:
0-5 * 5-12 * 12-18 * Adults Only *
Seniors * FAMILIES * ACILITIES



















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TODDLER/PRESCHOOL




Franciscan Rec Complex Peoria PlayHouse

Motor Mites • Age 1-5 Tot Time • Age 1-3
This open gym is a great way to let little ones burn During this program for children 1-3 years of age
off lots of energy by playing freely with tumbling and their grown-ups children develop language,
equipment, scooters, balls, hula hoops, and more. It's small motor skills, and social skills while engaging
also a nice way for children and parents to socialize. in hands-on exploration.
Parent or guardian must attend. Fee: $2/child plus admission
Fee: $2.50/punch card session/$3 drop-in W 1/9 10:00-11:00am Things That Go

M,W,F 1/7-5/24* 9:15-11:15am W 1/16 10:00-11:00am Food
Groups are welcome at motor mites, or they may schedule a W 1/23 10:00-11:00am Trains
private session for a class or playgroup by calling the FRC at
677-6705. *No Class 4/12 W 1/30 10:00-11:00am Getting Dressed
Construction
W
2/6
10:00-11:00am
Proctor Center W 2/13 10:00-11:00am My Body
Proctor’s Playhouse • Age 1-5 W 2/20 10:00-11:00am Pets
Let your children take an adventure in Proctor’s W 2/27 10:00-11:00am Weather
Playhouse. We have scooters, tricycles, wagons, roller W 3/6 10:00-11:00am Numbers
skates and play mats. Parent must attend with child. W 3/13 10:00-11:00am Animals
Fee: $2 drop-in/child
W 3/20 10:00-11:00am My Senses
W & Th 1/9-4/11 10:00am-1:00pm
W 3/27 10:00-11:00am Dinosaurs
Peoria PlayHouse W 4/3 10:00-11:00am Spring

Animal Encounters • All Ages W 4/10 10:00-11:00am Bugs
KIDS PROGRAMS
On alternating Fridays, get up close to some cuddly, creepy, W 4/17 10:00-11:00am Going to Bed
and crawly creatures! Meet live animals and enjoy the W 4/24 10:00-11:00am Boats
PlayHouse Nature Table and story time. W 5/1 10:00-11:00am Colors
Fee: Free with museum admission 10:00-10:30am W 5/8 10:00-11:00am Farm

F 1/11 Insects F 3/8 Insects W 5/15 10:00-11:00am Letters
F 1/25 Spiders F 3/22 Spiders W 5/22 10:00-11:00am River Animals
F 2/8 Turtles F 4/5 Turtles W 5/29 10:00-11:00am Sand
F 2/22 Snakes F 4/19 Snakes Yoga for Kids
Open Art Studio • All Ages Join Vickie from the RiverPlex at the PlayHouse
Beginning in January the PlayHouse Art Room is open and explore mindfulness through stories,
on selected Friday mornings. Fold, draw, cut, build, games, yoga, and play. We’ll talk about
experiment and more! Stop in and exercise your creative emotions and explore a new one each
side with us. week. Everything in these classes can be
Fee: Free with museum admission 10:00am-12:00pm easily adapted for use in your own home.
F 1/4 F 3/1 Fee - $2.50/child plus admission
F 1/18 F 3/15 M 1/7-4/29 10:00-10:30am
F 2/1 F 3/29 Scholarships are available for PlayHouse programs for
those who qualify.
F 2/15 F 4/12
F 4/26





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GRADE SCHOOL




Peoria PlayHouse Peoria Zoo

Maker Day Camp • Age 5-9 Homeschool (Formal) • Age 5-13
School may be closed for President’s Day, but the PlayHouse A more traditional homeschool class setting filled
in OPEN! Come spend the day with us at this one-day with lecture, discussion, and activities. Register by
camp, especially for kids who love making cool things! Your calling 681-3559.
kids will use STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, Fee - Member/Non-Member: $7/$13
and math) and basic construction skills throughout the day W 1/9 10:00-11:30am ZooperHEROES: Reptiles
to create some amazing projects to take home. W 2/13 10:00-11:30am ZooperHEROES: Mammals
Fee - M/NM: $50/$60 per participating child, 25% sibling discount
M 2/18 8:00am-5:00pm W 3/13 10:00-11:30am ZooperHEROES: Birds
W 4/10 10:00-11:30am ZooperHEROES: Invertebrates
Register at 323-6900 or www.peoriaplayhouse.org.
Registration closes on Wednesday, February 13. Homeschool (Informal) • Age 5-13
Girl Scout Programs Homeschool classes that are filled with information
We love Girl Scouts at the Peoria PlayHouse! You can choose and learning. Students have an opportunity
to visit us and earn a badge, or just explore the museum as a to explore independently and socially with
troop! A 5:1 scout to adult ratio is required for all programs. classmates. Register by calling 681-3559.
VISIT ONLY: Scouts may choose to visit the museum at a Fee - Member/Non-Member: $7/$13
special group rate of $5/scout and $3/chaperone. A special
PlayHouse button for your sash or vest is included. No Tu 1/29 10:00-11:30am Animals in Art
classroom time or badge-work is included in this option. Tu 2/26 10:00-11:30am Animals in Literature
VISIT AND EARN A BADGE: $12 per scout, patch and Tu 3/26 10:00-11:30am Mythbusters
admission included. Free admission for one leader. Additional
chaperones are $5 each. Programs are 60-90 minutes long, Tu 4/30 10:00-11:30am BEEP, BEEP -Enrichment
and include time in the exhibits and the classroom, as well as Special Event
unlimited use of the PlayHouse before and after your program. Forest Park Nature Center,
We offer the following badge programs:
DAISY: Petal, STEM Badges (Board Game Design Luthy Botanical Garden,
Challenge, Roller Coaster Design Challenge, Model Car
Design Challenge, What Robots Do, How Robots Move, & Camp Wokanda
and Design a Robot). BROWNIE: Home Scientist, STEM
Badges (Designing Robots, Leap Bot Design Challenge, Homeschool Nature Classes • Age 6-12
Making Games, and Flying Flyer Design Challenge). This series of programs is for homeschoolers who
JUNIOR: Animal Habitats. CADETTE: Woodworker want to learn about Illinois' natural world. These
Don’t see the badge you’re looking for? Call for a custom sessions vary in topic and structure, and children
program! To book a Girl Scout Program for your troop, please will participate in hands-on activities aimed at
call our Family and Public Programs Educator, Adrienne increasing their knowledge and interest in each
Huffman, at 323-6894. topic. Register online or by calling 686-3360.
Fee: $12/scout, $5/chaperone (badge program), Fee - $9/$7 for FPNC or Garden members 10:00-11:30am
$5/scout, $3/chaperone (visit only)
STEAM Homeschool • Age 6-12 Tu 1/8 Luthy Nature's PWN48101-01 KIDS PROGRAMS
Kitchen
Botanical
The PlayHouse offers STEAM Homeschool classes Garden
in which students explore topics related to science, Tu 2/12 Camp Maple Syrup PWN48101-02
technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Wokanda* Science
Hands-on activities included! Tu 3/12 Forest Park Biodiversity PWN48101-03
Fee - M/NM: $6/$12 (includes museum admission) Nature Basics
Register online at peoriaplayhouse.org Center
Tu 4/9 Forest Park Weather PWN48101-04
Th 1/10 12:00-2:00pm Paleontology
Nature
Th 2/14 12:00-2:00pm Electrical Engineering Center
Th 3/14 12:00-2:00pm Marine Biology *Meet at the OA Lodge
Th 4/11 12:00-2:00pm Forensics
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GRADE/HIGHSCHOOL




Logan Center

After School Program • Age 6-14 Bicycle Safety Town
Our program provides a safe place for your child to be
after school. They could also receive help with homework, 6518 N Sheridan Road, Peoria, IL, Open
engage in arts n crafts, indoor and out door activities, daily dawn to dusk, except during bicycle
and field trips. On various days an evening meal will be safety education class.
provided at a different site. This one of a kind Bring your own bike,
Fee: $25/child learning track, or use ours. Classes
complete with traffic are mornings, every
M-F 1/7-5/22 2:30-5:45pm (hours vary during breaks and
holidays) and road signs, day of the week from
4/15-5/24.
provides a great place
Proctor Center for younger riders
After School Program • Age 6-14 to learn the rules of $60/groups up to 20,
$3/child.
the road or a safe
Our programs include homework help, basketball, roller arena for older, more
skating, arts and crafts, nutrition class and more. Van experienced riders to All bicyclists (toddlers,
transportation at certain schools. have fun. children, and adults)
Fee: $30/year. Call 673-9183 for details MUST wear properly
The facility has a picnic fitted helmets.
M-F 1/7-5/22 2:30-5:45pm shelter, a covered
SEW-What?! • Age 9-14 bleacher area, toddler- Scooters, skateboards,
age playground, family roller skates/roller
Learn the basics of sewing skills and techniques by doing restroom, as well as blades, and motorized
fun projects and crafts. Sewing machines will be used. a paved path which equipment are
Fee: Free! Call 673-9183 for details links to the Rock Island prohibited from the
Greenway. track.
Sa 4/6-5/18 10:30am-12:00pm
Peoria Zoo BST offers a bicycle Bicycle Safety Town
KIDS PROGRAMS
safety education class
is also available for
Zoo Snooze Program • All Ages for primary school private shelter rental at
$25/hour, minimum 2
age children, in school
Ever had a giraffe peaking in your bedroom window? groups, scouts or other hour rental.
You can now when you spend the night at Peoria Zoo! youth groups.
Get a chance to sleep in Africa!, enjoy nocturnal tours,
meet some animals up close and find out what the Emphasis is on wearing
Zoo is like at night. Your group's adventure begins at a helmet and safe
7:00pm and ends the next morning at 9:00am. Snack riding practices, while
having fun!
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: Call for pricing Register at 681-3559

Ed-Zoo-Cational Adventure Program • All Ages
A 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-Cational program and adds a group
tour through part of the Zoo to learn about the animals
and answer questions. This program lasts approximately
1.5 hours.
Fee: call for pricing, minimum of 10 people Register at 681-3559

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Celebrate Peoria is a family-friendly series held on select Sundays. Join us to explore
and celebrate the many cultures that makeup the dynamic fabric of Central Illinois.
Each Celebrate Peoria program includes performances, art projects, and more!

Free with regular admission or Membership
Su 2/10 12:00- World of Music - Experience the rhythms of music and song from
3:00pm around the world. Make your own mini instruments like the West
African kalimba (thumb piano), the Irish bodhrán (drum), and Latin
American maracas (shakers). Enjoy a variety of cultural music and
dance performances; try your hand at playing some of the instruments,
and sing along!
Su 4/7 12:00- Art Party - Explore and be inspired by the beauty of art across the
3:00pm globe. Experience traditional and contemporary art from different
cultures, and make your own artistic creations based on work by artists
from Native American cultures, Ghana, India, and more.

Maker Workshops Family Game Night
In PlayHouse Maker Workshops, kids and families learn to Delight in a bit of nostalgia during Family Game Night!
use tools, experiment with different types of making, and We’ll have some of the games you know and love –
think creatively! This program is designed plus a few new ones. Families can even create their
for kids 3-12 years old. All children under VOLUNTEER! own new game with the help of students in Bradley
8 must be accompanied by an adult. Page 85 University’s Department of Interactive Media. Enjoy
yummy desserts and discounts on games in our shop,
Fee - Members/Non-members: $12/$18 2:00-4:00pm too! Register in advance and be entered to win a
Register at 323-6900 or peoriaplayhouse.org basket of games to take home! VOLUNTEER!
Registration closes the Wednesday prior to the workshop Fee: FREE or members, $9/non-members Page 85
Sa 1/5 PlayHouse Express: Choo Choo! Get on board Sa 2/8 5:00-8:00pm
this fun workshop where you’ll get to build your
own train! Using lumber and other materials Enchanted PlayHouse
families will work together to design and create You’re invited to a day of enchantment! Channel your
axles, cars, and more. Watch your creation roll inner your inner wizard with wand making! Then
down the tracks
build a castle, pose at our fantasy photo booth, join a
Sa 2/2 Music Makers: Learn about a few different folk magical story time, and make unicorn or dragon slime. F
instruments from around the world and create
your own music with some instruments you’ll Wear a fantasy costume and receive $1 off museum
make yourself! admission! Please no masks or plastic, mental, or
wooden weapons.
Sa 3/2 Enchanted Houses: Build a home for your favorite
fairy, gnome, elf, or other magical creature using Fee: Included with museum admission.
basic woodworking tools, lumber, cool materials Sa 3/23 11:00am-3:00pm VOLUNTEER!
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from nature, and found objects!
Sa 4/6 Make Your Own Superhero Cape: Using basic
sewing machine skills and your imagination, Accessibility Night
design and make super hero capes that fit your Join us for a fun, sensory-friendly night featuring AMILY FUN
unique personality and awesome super powers! dimmer lights and less noise. Open to children of all
needs and abilities!
Sa 5/4 High Tech Fashion: Make cool accessories such - Parents and siblings welcome!
as bracelets, hairclips, buttons, and more, and - Sounds and lights will be lowered.
then...light them up! We’ll use conductive thread - Noise canceling headphones, sensory toys,
and basic circuitry to make your creations shine! communication boards, and a quiet area will be available.
Fee: $15/family

F 4/5 5:30-7:30pm
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FUN AT THE ZOO





Romance at the Zoo
Join us as we look at the complicated, beautiful and
sometimes bizarre courtship rituals of the animal
Join us for a light breakfast while learning kingdom. From videos to meeting animals up close, this
about and hopefully seeing the animal of the will give you a whole new perspective on relationships!
day in action! Coffee and light refreshments will be served.
Fee: Member Adult: $10, Member Child: $7 Registration is required.
Non-Member Adult: $19, Non-Member Child: $13 Fee: $15, Register at 681-3559 Ages: 18+
Register by calling 681-3559 Sa 2/9 2:00-3:30pm
Sa 4/6 9:00-10:00am Giraffe
Party for the Planet
Sa 5/4 9:00-10:00am Lion

From recycling to
skipping the straw,
explore what
simple ways you
can help make
the planet a
better place.
We will have
animal encounters,
Behind the Scenes Tour games, and earth-friendly treats for
How much do rhinos weigh? Where do giraffes our animals throughout the day.
sleep? All this and more will be answered Regular Zoo admission applies.
during our behind the scenes tours. This hour
long tour will take you into areas the public
does not normally get to experience, you can April 28 • 11:00am-2:00pm
learn more about animals and the care that
is required to keep these animals happy and
AMILY FUN
healthy at Peoria Zoo. Registration is required. Mother's Day at the Zoo
Fee: $26, Register at 681-3559
On Mother's Day, Sunday, May 12, all moms are
kids at heart! All moms will get in for the price of
Frogwatch a child's admission of $6.75.
Join the growing number of Citizen Scientists,
learning how to count frogs by learning their calls.
Over the course of the training, we will teach you
how to identify different frogs and toads, where
and how to listen for them and how to report
what you heard. Learn about these fascinating
amphibians and help make a difference in the
world around you! Registration is required.
Fee: FREE! Peoria Zoo
Sa 1/12 10:00am-12:00pm
Sa 1/26 10:00am-12:00pm


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Spring Floral Show Mother's Day at the Garden
Step inside the Conservatory and experience Walk through the garden with mom and enjoy the
a botanical wonderland of tropical plants, beauty of the Botanical Garden. Enjoy guided tours
spring plants and, of course, lilies! A at 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, or 4pm. No need to
community tradition, this show is a wonderful register; come to the Garden Entrance/Classroom
way to greet spring. We will be partnering and we’ll start in the Conservatory. The first 50
with the Zoo for the Easter Egg Scramble, moms will receive a milkweed for butterflies.
Saturday, April 13th; the Easter Bunny will be Fee - FREE! Donations appreciated
available for photos at the Garden 12-1 pm. Su 5/12
Fee - FREE! Donations appreciated
3/22 - 4/21 10:00am-5:00pm Create a Container Garden with
Mom • Age 6 and up
Spring Plant Sale Create a container garden for mom... with mom.
We are partnering with local garden groups/ This is a hands-on class at Luthy Botanical Garden.
organizations to bring you an amazing Call ahead to select any 45-60 minute time-slot
plant sale; it’s an opportunity to find unique from 12:00-4:00pm. Plants and all materials are
perennials, native plants, ornamental grasses, included.
unusual tropical plants and annuals. In Fee-M/NM: $25/container
addition this year, we will feature VOLUNTEER! Register by May 5 by calling 681-3502
butterfly and pollinator favorites. Page 85 Sa 5/11 12:00-4:00pm
Fee - FREE! Donations appreciated Su 5/12 12:00-4:00pm
F-Su 5/3-5/5 10:00am-5:00pm




FUN AT CAMP WOKANDA





Chill Billy Maple Syrup Day and Pancake Breakfast
Chill Billy is an outdoor Fill up on pancakes and fresh maple syrup from F
event meant to get Camp Wokanda! Then go on a tour to and learn
people outside and the basics of how maple syrup is processed and
active during winter. collected. Breakfast will be served from 9:00am
Participants will get to 12:00pm. Tours will be at 10:00am, 11:00am,
the opportunity to and 12:00pm. Breakfast will be in the dining hall.
learn about and try ice Discounts on lodging with breakfast pre-registration.
fishing, fire-starting, While we appreciate preregistration, drop-in guests are
cast-iron cooking, welcome.
winter tree ID, orienteering, and winter Register before 4/20/19 and get early-bird prices: AMILY FUN
survival skills. Guests can also register for a Adults for $10 and kids for $5
2- or 8-hour endurance run or an orienteering After 4/20/19 up until the event:
Adults $12; Children under 4-12 years $6;
meet. FREE chili lunch! Ages 3 & under FREE VOLUNTEER!
Fee: $5/ages 5+, under 5 FREE VOLUNTEER! Page 85
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Sa 1/12 9:00am - 4:00pm


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EASTER EGG HUNTS





Franciscan Rec Complex Proctor Rec Center

Flashlight Egg Hunt Easter Egg Hunt and Carnival
Bring your flashlights and bags and join us for The Easter carnival and egg hunt
this night-time hunt for eggs filled with candy allow children to win prizes for VOLUNTEER!
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and prizes. Afterwards, we'll have pizza and games played before the actual
refreshments and play some games. Be sure to hunt begins. Look for eggs filled
wear weather and color appropriate clothing. with candy and prizes. Fun for the entire family.
Registration required by April 10.
Fee-M/NM: $1/$3
Fee-R/NR: $10/$15 Sa 4/13 1:00-2:30pm Age: 1-12 PWE45101-07
Logan Rec Center
F 4/12 8:00-9:30pm Age: 10-13 PWE45101-01
Easter Egg Festival and Carnival Celebrate Spring Party
Bring your baskets to find colorful eggs filled Come out and help us celebrate
with candy and prizes. Before and after the the beauty of spring! Join us for a VOLUNTEER!
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hunt, join us in the building for a Fun on the Run colorful carnival of games and a
bounce house, snacks, games, crafts, and more. bright egg-citing EGG HUNT!
There will even be a visit from The Bunny! Event
opens at 9:30am, with the hunts at 10:15am; Fee-M/NM: Free/$3
hunts are in three age groups. F 4/19 1:00-4:00pm Age: 1-12 PWE45101-08
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Fee: $6/child
Sa 4/13 9:30-11:30am Age: 1-12 PWE45101-02 Photos with the Easter Bunny
After the Easter Egg Scramble at Peoria
Peoria Zoo VOLUNTEER! Zoo, come visit the Easter Bunny! He will be
available for photos in the Conservatory!
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Looking for a hopping good time? Bounce Fee-M/NM: Free - donations appreciated!
over to the Zoo for our annual Easter egg Sa 4/13 12:00-1:00pm
celebration, loaded with candy and fun! After
AMILY FUN
the hunt, visit with all of the animals at the Zoo
and head over to Luthy Botanical Garden to
have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny
from 12:00-1:00pm. Buy your tickets early at
the Zoo to avoid waiting in line! Adult members
get in free, so consider buying a membership to
Peoria Zoo to enjoy all year long.

Fee-M/NM child: $3.50/$10.00, M/NM adult: Free/$9.75
Includes Zoo Admission for the Day
Sa 4/13 10:30am Age: 0-3
10:50am Age: 4-6
11:10am Age: 7-9





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“I think that the best thing we can do for

our children is to allow them to do things
for themselves, allow them to be strong...

let them be better people, let them believe

more in themselves.”
- C. JoyBell C.

FACILITIES





AquaPlex at the RiverPlex

600 NE Water St • 282-1531
This indoor facility is home to a lap pool, leisure pool, therapy pool,
lazy river, indoor water slide, and play area.
ADMISSION
RiverPlex members swim at NO charge.
Admission for non-members:
Child (2 & under) FREE (w/paid adult)
Child (3-12 years) $5.00
Adult (13-61 years) $7.00
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.
Hours Lap Pool Hours
Friday 5:00-7:30pm Swim laps in our 25-yard pool or relax in the
Saturday-Sunday 12:00-5:00pm whirlpool overlooking the river! Lap Swim punch
cards good for 10 admissions may be purchased for
Holiday Open Swim Schedule $50.
Monday-Friday 5:00am-8:30pm
Day Date Times (8:00pm-10:00pm adults only)
Su 12/24 CLOSED Saturday-Sunday 7:00am-6:00pm
Tu 12/25 CLOSED
W-Th 12/26-12/27 1:00-5:00pm Brownies/Girl Scouts or
F 12/28 1:00-7:30pm Cub Scouts/Boy Scouts
Sa 12/29 12:00-5:00pm Bring your troop in for an afternoon of fun at a
Su 12/30 12:00-5:00pm special rate of $3/child. For an additional $2/child
M 12/31 1:00-4:00pm our instructors will help your troop earn their swim
badges. Please call 282-1531 for available times.
SWIMMING
Tu 1/1 CLOSED
W-Th 1/2-1/3 1:00-5:00pm
F 1/4 1:00-7:30pm Please Note:
M 1/21 3:00-8:00pm 1. Children 10 years and younger must be
M 2/18 3:00-8:00pm accompanied by a parent/guardian (age
17+) outside of open swim hours.
Tu-F 1/2-1/5 12:00-7:30pm 2. During open swim hours, children 7 and
M-Th 4/15-4/18 12:00-5:00pm under must be accompanied by a parent/
F 4/19 12:00-7:30pm guardian (17+) in the pool area.
Su 4/21 CLOSED 3. Children 5 and under must be accompanied
by an adult in the water at all times.
4. We do not allow any outside flotation devices
such as water wings and rafts.
5. The whirlpool is for ages 17+.





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PROGRAMS





All classes and programs listed are held in the AquaPlex at the RiverPlex.
Registration for classes can be done at the RiverPlex or at the Noble Center.
(Mail and online registration is accepted at the Noble Center.) Questions? Call 282-1531.




Preschool Splash



Join us for this parent/child
program in the leisure splash pool.
A parent or guardian must be in
the water with the children.

Dates: Monday - Friday 1/2 - 5/10
Time:10:00-11:30am
RiverPlex Members SAVE! Cost: $3/person; FREE for members
Save on your classes and events at the
AquaPlex by becoming a member of the This is a drop-in class.
RiverPlex! For a full list of membership levels No registration required.
and benefits, visit riverplex.org.

Water Aerobics at the RiverPlex Tummies and Thighs: This class is designed to
work your abs and your thighs (plus your legs and
All classes are free to RiverPlex members. lower back).
Non-members may purchase a 10 pass punch card OSF Arthritis: Join us for a workout in the warm
for $50. Please pick up a water aerobics schedule at water to improve your joint range of motion and
the RiverPlex or at peoriaparks.org. strength - there is easy entrance into the pool. A
Physician Consent form is required. Call 282-1605
Aqua Zumba: Perfect for those looking to make to register.
a splash by adding a low-impact, high-energy Run the Rapids: This class will give you the
aquatic exercise to their fitness routine. There is benefits of running without all the stress on your
less impact on your joints during an Aqua Zumba body. Water shoes recommended.
class so you can really let loose. Water creates
natural resistance, which means every step is more High/Low: A great overall workout and
challenging and helps tone your muscles. conditioning class that includes a warm-up, cardio
and strengthening, and cool down.
Senior Fit: A great class set to upbeat music for
the mature aerobics fan. Held in the warm water Social Stroll: Enjoy a leisure stroll around the
therapy pool, this class is great for those who want lazy river and reconnect with friends.
to stretch and socialize

LIFEGUARD TRAINING
Lifeguard Training is the first step to securing your job with the Peoria Park District as a LIFEGUARD.
Call 282-1531 to request a reservation form and complete a "pre" swim skills test or for more
information. Training will take place at Central Park Pool. SWIMMING
Must be at least age 15 at the beginning of the class to participate. Each class includes three sessions.
F 2/8 4:30-10:00pm F 3/15 4:30-10:00pm F 4/12 4:30-10:00pm F 5/17 4:30-10:00pm
Sa 2/9 8:00am-5:00pm Sa 3/16 8:00am-5:00pm Sa 4/13 8:00am-5:00pm Sa 5/18 8:00am-5:00pm

Su 2/10 8:00am-4:00pm Su 3/17 8:00am-4:00pm Su 4/14 8:00am-4:00pm Su 5/19 8:00am-4:00pm
Contact Sue Wheeler at 282-1531 or [email protected] for more information or to sign up.

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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
to diving and treading water.
Exploration 2: Age 24 months-3 years
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
to diving and treading water.
Voyagers: Age 3
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: 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
will also be introduced to a few more advanced
Journey 1: Age 4-7 aspects of competitive swimming, such as flip turns,
This course is for children who are comfortable in streamlining, and breathing techniques.
the water and have some water experience. This
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
water, but need to learn the basic skills of swimming.
Journey 2: Age 4-7
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+
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
SWIMMING
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
back floats and freestyle stroke.
Discovery 1: Age 7-15
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.






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CLASS TIMES






CLASS NAME AGE DAY DATES TIME FEE: M/R/NR CODE
Exploration 1 6-24mo Tu/Th 1/15-2/7 6:40-7:10pm $33/$37 PWS08101-01
6-24mo Tu/Th 2/12-3/7 6:40-7:10pm $33/$37 PWS08101-02
6-24mo Tu/Th 3/12-4/4 6:05-6:35pm $33/$37 PWS08101-03
6-24mo Tu/Th 4/9-5/2 6:05-6:35pm $33/$37 PWS08101-04
6-24 mo Tu/Th 5/7-5/16 6:05-6:35pm $17/$19 PWS08101-05
6-24mo Sa 1/12-2/2 10:30-11:00am $17/$19 PWS08101-06
6-24mo Sa 2/9-3/2 10:30-11:00am $17/$19 PWS08101-07
6-24mo Sa 3/9-3/30 10:30-11:00am $17/$19 PWS08101-08
6-24mo Sa 4/6-4/27 10:30-11:00am $17/$19 PWS08101-09
6-24mo Sa 5/4-5/11 10:30-11:00am $7/$8 PWS08101-10


Exploration 2 24mo-3 Tu/Th 1/5-2/7 6:40-7:10pm $33/$37 PWS08102-01
24mo-3 Tu/Th 2/12-3/7 6:40-7:10pm $33/$37 PWS08102-02
24mo-3 Tu/Th 3/12-4/4 6:40-7:10pm $33/$37 PWS08102-03
24mo-3 Tu/Th 4/9-5/2 6:40-7:10pm $33/$37 PWS08102-04
24mo-3 Tu/Th 5/7-5/16 6:40-7:10pm $17/$19 PWS08102-05
24mo-3 Sa 1/12-2/2 9:45-10:15pm $17/$19 PWS08102-06
24mo-3 Sa 2/9-3/2 9:45-10:15pm $17/$19 PWS08102-07
24mo-3 Sa 3/9-3/30 9:45-10:15pm $17/$19 PWS08102-08
24mo-3 Sa 4/6-4/27 9:45-10:15pm $17/$19 PWS08102-09
24mo-3 Sa 5/4-5/11 9:45-10:15pm $7/$8 PWS08102-10


Voyagers 3 Tu/Th 1/5-2/7 5:30-6:00pm $35/$43 PWS08103-01
3 Tu/Th 2/12-3/7 5:30-6:00pm $35/$43 PWS08103-02
3 Tu/Th 3/12-4/4 5:30-6:00pm $35/$43 PWS08103-03
3 Tu/Th 4/9-5/2 5:30-6:00pm $35/$43 PWS08103-04
3 Tu/Th 5/7-5/16 5:30-6:00pm $18/$22 PWS08103-05
3 Sa 1/12-2/2 9:45-10:15am $25/$29 PWS08103-06
3 Sa 1/12-2/2 10:30-11:00am $25/$29 PWS08103-07
3 Sa 2/9-3/2 9:45-10:15am $25/$29 PWS08103-08
3 Sa 2/9-3/2 10:30-11:00am $25/$29 PWS08103-09
3 Sa 3/9-3/30 9:45-10:15am $25/$29 PWS08103-10
3 Sa 3/9-3/30 10:30-11:00am $25/$29 PWS08103-11
3 Sa 4/6-4/27 9:45-10:15am $25/$29 PWS08103-12
3 Sa 4/6-4/27 10:30-11:00am $25/$29 PWS08103-13 SWIMMING
3 Sa 5/4-5/11 10:30-11:00am $13/$15 PWS08103-14

Classes are held at the RiverPlex. Call 282-1700 for more information.





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CLASS TIMES





CLASS NAME AGE DAY DATES TIME FEE: M/R/NR CODE

Pre-Journey 4-7 Tu/Th 1/15-2/7 5:00-5:30pm $35/$43 PWS08104-01
4-7 Tu/Th 2/12-3/7 5:00-5:30pm $35/$43 PWS08104-02
4-7 Tu/Th 3/12-4/4 5:00-5:30pm $35/$43 PWS08104-03
4-7 Tu/Th 4/9-5/2 5:00-5:30pm $35/$43 PWS08104-04
4-7 Tu/Th 5/7-5/16 5:00-5:30pm $18/$22 PWS08104-05
4-7 Sa 1/12-2/2 9:00-9:40am $25/$29 PWS08104-06
4-7 Sa 2/9-3/2 9:00-9:40am $25/$29 PWS08104-07
4-7 Sa 3/9-3/30 9:00-9:40am $25/$29 PWS08104-08
4-7 Sa 4/6-4/27 9:00-9:40am $25/$29 PWS08104-09
4-7 Sa 5/4-5/11 9:00-9:40am $13/$15 PWS08104-10

Journey 1 4-7 Tu/Th 1/15-2/7 5:30-6:00pm $35/$43 PWS08105-01
4-7 Tu/Th 1/15-2/7 6:05-6:35pm $35/$43 PWS08105-02
4-7 Tu/Th 1/15-2/7 6:40-7:10pm $35/$43 PWS08105-03
4-7 Tu/Th 2/12-3/7 5:30-6:00pm $35/$43 PWS08105-04
4-7 Tu/Th 2/12-3/7 6:05-6:35pm $35/$43 PWS08105-05
4-7 Tu/Th 2/12-3/7 6:40-7:10pm $35/$43 PWS08105-06
4-7 Tu/Th 3/12-4/4 5:30-6:00pm $35/$43 PWS08105-07
4-7 Tu/Th 3/12-4/4 6:05-6:35pm $35/$43 PWS08105-08
4-7 Tu/Th 3/12-4/4 6:40-7:10pm $35/$43 PWS08105-09
4-7 Tu/Th 4/9-5/2 5:30-6:00pm $35/$43 PWS08105-10
4-7 Tu/Th 4/9-5/2 6:05-6:35pm $35/$43 PWS08105-11
4-7 Tu/Th 4/9-5/2 6:40-7:10pm $35/$43 PWS08105-12
4-7 Tu/Th 5/7-5/16 5:30-6:00pm $18/$22 PWS08105-13
4-7 Tu/Th 5/7-5/16 6:05-6:35pm $18/$22 PWS08105-14
4-7 Sa 1/12-2/2 9:00-9:40am $25/$29 PWS08105-16
4-7 Sa 1/12-2/2 9:45-10:25am $25/$29 PWS08105-17
SWIMMING
4-7 Sa 1/12-2/2 10:30-11:10pm $25/$29 PWS08105-18
4-7 Sa 2/9-3/2 9:00-9:40am $25/$29 PWS08105-19
4-7 Sa 2/9-3/2 9:45-10:25am $25/$29 PWS08105-20
4-7 Sa 2/9-3/2 10:30-11:10pm $25/$29 PWS08105-21
4-7 Sa 3/9-3/30 9:00-9:40am $25/$29 PWS08105-22
4-7 Sa 3/9-3/30 9:45-10:25am $25/$29 PWS08105-23
4-7 Sa 3/9-3/30 10:30-11:10pm $25/$29 PWS08105-24
4-7 Sa 4/6-4/27 9:00-9:40am $25/$29 PWS08105-25
4-7 Sa 4/6-4/27 9:45-10:25am $25/$29 PWS08105-26
4-7 Sa 4/6-4/27 10:30-11:10pm $25/$29 PWS08105-27
4-7 Sa 5/4-5/11 9:45-10:25am $13/$15 PWS08105-29
4-7 Sa 5/4-5/11 10:30-11:10pm $13/$15 PWS08105-30



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CLASS TIMES






CLASS NAME AGE DAY DATES TIME FEE: M/R/NR CODE

Journey 2 4-7 Tu/Th 1/15-2/7 5:30-6:00pm $35/$43 PWS08106-01
4-7 Tu/Th 2/12-3/7 5:30-6:00pm $35/$43 PWS08106-03
4-7 Tu/Th 3/12-4/4 5:30-6:00pm $35/$43 PWS08106-05
4-7 Tu/Th 4/9-5/2 5:30-6:00pm $35/$43 PWS08106-07
4-7 Tu/Th 5/7-5/16 5:30-6:00pm $18/$22 PWS08106-09
4-7 Sa 1/12-2/2 9:45-10:25am $25/$29 PWS08106-11
4-7 Sa 1/12-2/2 11:15-11:50am $25/$29 PWS08106-12
4-7 Sa 2/9-3/2 9:45-10:25am $25/$29 PWS08106-13
4-7 Sa 2/9-3/2 11:15-11:50am $25/$29 PWS08106-14
4-7 Sa 3/9-3/30 9:45-10:25am $25/$29 PWS08106-15
4-7 Sa 3/9-3/30 11:15-11:50am $25/$29 PWS08106-16
4-7 Sa 4/6-4/27 9:45-10:25am $25/$29 PWS08106-17
4-7 Sa 4/6-4/27 11:15-11:50am $25/$29 PWS08106-18
4-7 Sa 5/4-5/11 9:45-10:25am $13/$15 PWS08106-19

Journey 3 4-7 Tu/Th 1/15-2/7 6:05-6:35pm $35/$43 PWS08107-01
4-7 Tu/Th 2/12-3/7 6:05-6:35pm $35/$43 PWS08107-02
4-7 Tu/Th 3/12-4/4 6:05-6:35pm $35/$43 PWS08107-03
4-7 Tu/Th 4/9-5/2 6:05-6:35pm $35/$43 PWS08107-04
4-7 Tu/Th 5/7-5/16 6:05-6:35pm $18/$22 PWS08107-05
4-7 Sa 1/12-2/2 11:15-11:50am $25/$29 PWS08107-06
4-7 Sa 2/9-3/2 11:15-11:50am $25/$29 PWS08107-07
4-7 Sa 3/9-3/30 11:15-11:50am $25/$29 PWS08107-08
4-7 Sa 4/6-4/27 11:15-11:50am $25/$29 PWS08107-09

Discovery 1 7-14 Tu/Th 1/15-2/7 5:30-6:00pm $35/$43 PWS08108-01
7-14 Tu/Th 2/12-3/7 5:30-6:00pm $35/$43 PWS08108-02
7-14 Tu/Th 3/12-4/4 6:00-6:30pm $35/$43 PWS08108-03
7-14 Tu/Th 4/9-5/2 5:30-6:00pm $35/$43 PWS08108-04
7-14 Tu/Th 5/7-5/16 5:30-6:00pm $18/$22 PWS08108-05
7-14 Sa 1/12-2/2 9:00-9:40am $25/$29 PWS08108-06
7-14 Sa 2/9-3/2 9:00-9:40am $25/$29 PWS08108-07
7-14 Sa 3/9-3/30 9:00-9:40am $25/$29 PWS08108-08
7-14 Sa 4/6-4/27 9:00-9:40am $25/$29 PWS08108-09
7-14 Sa 5/4-5/11 9:00-9:40am $13/$15 PWS08108-10 SWIMMING











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CLASS TIMES





CLASS NAME AGE DAY DATES TIME FEE: M/R/NR CODE

Discovery 2 7-14 Tu/Th 1/15-2/7 6:05-6:35pm $35/$43 PWS08109-01
7-14 Tu/Th 2/12-3/7 6:05-6:35pm $35/$43 PWS08109-02
7-14 Tu/Th 3/12-4/4 6:05-6:35pm $35/$43 PWS08109-03
7-14 Tu/Th 4/9-5/2 6:05-6:35pm $35/$43 PWS08109-04
7-14 Tu/Th 5/7-5/16 6:05-6:35pm $18/$22 PWS08109-05
7-14 Sa 1/12-2/2 10:30-11:10am $25/$29 PWS08109-06
7-14 Sa 2/9-3/2 10:30-11:10am $25/$29 PWS08109-07
7-14 Sa 3/9-3/30 10:30-11:10am $25/$29 PWS08109-08
7-14 Sa 4/6-4/27 10:30-11:10am $25/$29 PWS08109-09
7-14 Sa 5/4-5/11 10:30-11:10am $13/$15 PWS08109-10


Discovery 3 7-14 Tu/Th 1/15-2/7 6:40-7:10pm $35/$43 PWS08110-01
7-14 Tu/Th 2/12-3/7 6:40-7:10pm $35/$43 PWS08110-02
7-14 Tu/Th 3/12-4/4 6:40-7:10pm $35/$43 PWS08110-03
7-14 Tu/Th 4/9-5/2 6:40-7:10pm $35/$43 PWS08110-04
7-14 Sa 1/12-2/2 11:15-11:50am $25/$29 PWS08110-06
7-14 Sa 2/9-3/2 11:15-11:50am $25/$29 PWS08110-07
7-14 Sa 3/9-3/30 11:15-11:50am $25/$29 PWS08110-08
7-14 Sa 4/6-4/27 11:15-11:50am $25/$29 PWS08110-09

Challenge Novice 7-15 Sa 1/12-2/2 8:15-8:55am $25/$29 PWS08111-06
7-15 Sa 2/9-3/2 8:15-8:55am $25/$29 PWS08111-07
7-15 Sa 3/9-3/30 8:15-8:55am $$25/$29 PWS08111-08
7-15 Sa 4/6-4/27 8:15-8:55am $25/$29 PWS08111-09


Challenge Advanced 7-15 Sa 1/12-2/2 8:15-8:55am $25/$29 PWS08112-06
7-15 Sa 2/9-3/2 8:15-8:55am $25/$29 PWS08112-07
7-15 Sa 3/9-3/30 8:15-8:55am $25/$29 PWS08112-08
SWIMMING
7-15 Sa 4/6-4/27 8:15-8:55am $25/$29 PWS08112-09


Challenge Expert 7-15 Sa 1/12-2/2 9:00-9:40am $25/$29 PWS08113-06
7-15 Sa 2/9-3/2 9:00-9:40am $25/$29 PWS08113-07
7-15 Sa 3/9-3/30 9:00-9:40am $25/$29 PWS08113-08
7-15 Sa 4/6-4/27 9:00-9:40am $25/$29 PWS08113-09




Classes are held at the RiverPlex. Call 282-1700 for more information.







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CLASS NAME AGE DAY DATES TIME FEE: M/R/NR CODE

Adult Learn to Swim 16+ Tu/Th 1/15-2/7 7:15-7:45pm $35/$43 PWS08214-01
Beginner 16+ Tu/Th 2/12-3/7 7:15-7:45pm $35/$43 PWS08214-02
16+ Tu/Th 3/12-4/4 7:15-7:45pm $35/$43 PWS08214-03
16+ Tu/Th 4/9-5/2 7:15-7:45pm $35/$43 PWS08214-04
16+ Sa 1/12-2/2 8:15-8:55am $25/$29 PWS08214-05
16+ Sa 2/12-3/7 8:15-8:55am $25/$29 PWS08214-06
16+ Sa 3/9-3/30 8:15-8:55am $25/$29 PWS08214-07
16+ Sa 4/6-4/27 8:15-8:55am $25/$29 PWS08214-08


Adult Learn to Swim 16+ Tu/Th 1/15-2/7 7:15-7:45pm $35/$43 PWS08215-01
Intermediate 16+ Tu/Th 2/12-3/7 7:15-7:45pm $35/$43 PWS08215-02
16+ Tu/Th 3/12-4/4 7:15-7:45pm $35/$43 PWS08215-03
16+ Tu/Th 4/9-5/2 7:15-7:45pm $35/$43 PWS08215-04


Terrified of Water 16+ Tu/Th 1/15-2/7 7:45-8:15pm $35/$43 PWS08216-01
16+ Tu/Th 2/12-3/7 7:45-8:15pm $35/$43 PWS08216-02
16+ Tu/Th 3/12-4/4 7:45-8:15pm $35/$43 PWS08216-03
16+ Tu/Th 4/9-5/2 7:45-8:15pm $35/$43 PWS08216-04









































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BASEBALL





Tee-Ball • Age 4-5 Majors • Age 11-12 (must be 11 by 5/21)
This is a non-competitive introduction to baseball for boys This is a recreational baseball league where stealing bases
and girls. Games will be held on Saturdays at Peoria is allowed. Games may include playing teams from area
Stadium. Players must bring a baseball glove. Parent and communities featuring a home and away game schedule.
player MUST ATTEND a Parent-Athlete-Coach Meeting at Parent and player MUST ATTEND a Parent-Athlete-Coach
Lakeview Recreation Center on May 24 at 5:30pm for Meeting at Lakeview Recreation Center on May 1 at 6:15pm.
FRC and at 6:10pm for MWP. Fee - R/NR: $63/$68 May 21-July 13
Fee - R/NR: $48/$53 June 4-July 20
Tu/Th/Sa 5:30pm Von Steuben PWF12112-01
Tu/Sa 5:30-6:25pm Franciscan Rec PWF12109-01 Tu/Th/Sa 5:30pm Proctor PWF12112-02
Tu/Sa 6:30-7:25pm Franciscan Rec PWF12109-02
Th/Sa 5:30-6:25pm Franciscan Rec PWF12109-03 Pony Baseball • Age 13-14
Th/Sa 6:30-7:25pm Franciscan Rec PWF12109-04 This is a recreational baseball league consisting of teams from
area communities and features an interleague home and away
Tu/Sa 5:30-6:25pm Markwoodlands Park PWF12109-05 schedule. Register by April 1. Practices begin the week of April
SPORTS & FITNESS KIDS
Tu/Sa 6:30-7:25pm Markwoodlands Park PWF12109-06 15 as determined by the coach.
Th/Sa 5:30-6:25pm Markwoodlands Park PWF12109-07 Fee - R/NR: $68/$73 April 15-July 8
Weekdays & Sa Bradley Park PWF12113-01
Th/Sa 6:30-7:25pm Markwoodlands Park PWF12109-08

Coach Pitch • Age 6-8 Preseason Pitching/Catching Clinic • Age 9-12
This league is fun, non-competitive, and stresses Hone your pitching and catching skills before the season
fundamentals for boys and girls. Seven-year-olds may begins. Learn the proper mechanics to increase pitch velocity
choose between Coach Pitch A and AA based on the and accuracy. Catchers will learn the best techniques to block
child's ability. Players who feel comfortable playing catch pitches and throw out base runners. All skill levels welcome.
and consistently hit a pitched ball should sign up for AA. Held at Lakeview Recreation Center.
Weekday practices and games will last for one hour Fee - R/NR: $35/$40 April 3 - May 8
and will vary start time between 9:00am and 2:00pm.
Parent and player MUST ATTEND a Parent-Athlete-Coach W 5:30-6:25pm Age: 9-10 PWF12115-04
Meeting at Lakeview Recreation Center on May 29 at W 6:30-7:25pm Age: 11-12 PWF12115-05
6:50pm for A and 7:30pm for AA.
Fee - R/NR: $53/$58 June 3-July 20 Preseason Baseball Clinic • Age 6-12
M/W/Sa A (6&7) Franciscan Rec PWF12110-01 Get ready for the season with our preseason baseball clinic.
M/W/Sa AA (7&8) Franciscan Rec PWF12110-02 You will work on all of the skills that will help you have a
successful season. Participants will play outside when possible.
M/W/Sa A (6&7) Markwoodlands PWF12110-03 Held at Lakeview Recreation Center.
M/W/Sa AA (7&8) Markwoodlands PWF12110-04 Fee - R/NR: $35/$40 April 6 - 5/11

Sa 8:30-9:25am Age: 6-8 PWF12115-01
Minors • Age 9-10 (must be 9 by 5/20) Sa 9:3-10:25am Age: 9-10 PWF12115-02
This is a recreational baseball league where players will
begin pitching. Games may include playing teams from Sa 10:30-11:25am Age: 11-12 PWF12115-03
area communities featuring a home and away game
schedule. Parent and player MUST ATTEND a Parent-Athlete- Youth Baseball Evening Clinic • Age 9-12
Coach Meeting at Lakeview Recreation Center on May 51 Come practice your game in this six-week evening clinic. Put in
at 5:30pm. the extra work to take your skills to the next level. Participants
Fee - R/NR: $58/$63 May 20-July 13 will work on hitting, fielding, base running, and pitching
M/W/Sa 5:30pm Von Steuben PWF12111-01 Fee - R/NR: $45/$45 May 28 - July 10
M/W/Sa 5:30pm Proctor PWF12111-02 M/W 5:00-6:00pm Age: 9-10 PWF12115-06
Tu-Th 5:00-6:00pm Age: 11-12 PWF12115-07






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BASKETBALL




Youth Basketball League
Youth of all ability will learn the skills necessary to enjoy
the game of basketball for life. Under the instruction of
volunteer coaches, participants will develop techniques,
knowledge, and strategy with an emphasis on fun,
sportsmanship, and fair play.
• 5yrs-Kindergarten: This league will involve 30
minutes of practice time and 30 minutes to play a
game at the end of practice.
• Grades 1-4: Practices are 1 hour at 5:30 or 6:30pm
during the week; Games on Saturday mornings will
be played at 9, 10 or 11am at Lakeview Rec Center.
• Grades 5-6: Practices are 1 hour at 7:30pm during
the week; games on Saturday will be played at 9,
10, or 11am at Lakeview Rec Center.
• Parent-Athlete-Meeting (PAC) Meetings are
mandatory. The meeting will be held January 16 at Youth Sports Gold Sponsors
5:30pm for 5 years-2nd grade, at 6:15pm for 3rd-
4th grade, and at 7:00pm for 5th-6th grade.
Fee - R/NR: $60/$65
Winter Leagues at Lakeview Recreation Center
M/W Co-Ed 5 years-K 1/16-3/13 PFF14146-01
M/Sa Co-Ed 1st-2nd 1/16-3/16 PFF14146-02
W/Sa Co-Ed 1st-2nd 1/16-3/16 PFF14146-03
M/Sa Co-Ed 3rd-4th 1/16-3/16 PFF14146-04
W/Sa Co-Ed 3rd-4th 1/16-3/16 PFF14146-05
M/Sa Co-Ed 5th-6th 1/16-3/16 PFF14146-06
W/Sa Co-Ed 5th-6th 1/16-3/16 PFF14146-07

Basketball Skills and Drills
Basketball skills and drills for 3rd and 4th graders will give your
young players a chance to learn a new skill or practice on the
basic fundamentals of basketball. Meet two days a week for 6 Youth Sports Silver Sponsors SPORTS & FITNESS - KIDS
weeks at Proctor Recreation Center.
Fee - $20 1/10-2/16

Th/Sa 6:00pm/11:15am PWF14118-02
Young Ballers Basketball Fundamentals
Learn to dribble, pass, and shoot the basketball at an early
age. Rims are lowered and the ball is smaller for young
student’s hands. For ages 4-6 at Proctor Recreation Center.
Fee - $25 1/12-2/2
Sa 10:30am PWF14118-01
Girls Middle School Basketball League
Calling all girls who love basketball! Bring your school
team or travel team. Playing all year helps to maintain
your fundamental skills. For girls grades 5-8 at Proctor
Recreation Center.
Fee - $20 1/22-3/12
W 5:00-8:00pm PWF14119-01

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SOCCER




Happy Feet Soccer • Age 2-5
Happy Feet is a fun story-time with a soccer ball program primarily for kids ages 2-5. Each session has a 30-minute structured
soccer activity including a 15-minute game scenario to showcase soccer skills. Happy Feet is designed to continually use its kid
friendly curriculum to ensure kids are having an absolute blast while developing essential physical skills.
Fee - R/NR: $36/$41
Happy Feet at Lakeview Recreation Center Happy Feet at Detweiller Park
Tu 1/22-2/19 9:30-10:00am 2 PWF22138-01 Tu 4/23-5/21 5:30-6:00pm 2 PWF22138-27
Tu 1/22-2/19 10:05-10:35am 3 PWF22138-02 Tu 4/23-5/21 6:05-6:35pm 2 PWF22138-28
W 1/23-2/20 9:30-10:00am 2 PWF22138-03 Tu 4/23-5/21 5:30-6:00pm 3 PWF22138-29
W 1/23-2/20 10:05-10:35am 2 PWF22138-05 Tu 4/23-5/21 6:05-6:35pm 3 PWF22138-30
W 1/23-2/20 9:30-10:00am 3 PWF22138-06 W 4/24-5/22 5:30-6:00pm 2 PWF22138-31
W 1/23-2/20 10:05-10:35am 3 PWF22138-07 W 4/24-5/22 6:05-6:35pm 2 PWF22138-32
Th 1/24-2/21 5:30-6:00pm 2 PWF22138-08
W 4/24-5/22 5:30-6:00pm 3 PWF22138-33
SPORTS & FITNESS KIDS
Th 1/24-2/21 6:05-6:35pm 3 PWF22138-09 W 4/24-5/22 6:05-6:35pm 3 PWF22138-34
Tu 2/26-3/26 9:30-10:00am 2 PWF22138-13 Sa 4/27-6/1* 8:45-9:15am 2 PWF22138-35
Tu 2/26-3/26 10:05-10:35am 3 PWF22138-14
W 2/27-3/27 9:30-10:00am 2 PWF22138-15 Sa 4/27-6/1* 9:20-9:50am 2 PWF22138-36
Sa 4/27-6/1* 8:45-9:15am 3 PWF22138-37
W 2/27-3/27 10:05-10:35am 2 PWF22138-16
W 2/27-3/27 9:30-10:00am 3 PWF22138-17 Sa 4/27-6/1* 9:20-9:50am 3 PWF22138-38
W 2/27-3/27 10:05-10:35am 3 PWF22138-18 *No Class 5/25
Th 2/28-3/28 5:30-6:00pm 2 PWF22138-19 Youth Soccer League • Age 4 - Grade 8
Th 2/28-3/28 6:05-6:35pm 3 PWF22138-10 This recreational soccer league for age 4 - 8th grade, held at
Th 2/28-3/28 10:05-10:35am 4-5 PWF22138-04 Detweiller Park, allows each child to participate in every game.
There will be a Mandatory PAC Meeting held at Lakeview Rec
Th 4/25-5/23 5:30-6:00pm 2 PWF22138-21 Center for players and parents registered for Mighty Mites
Th 4/25-5/23 6:05-6:35pm 2 PWF22138-22 through Shooters leagues, where you will meet your coach and
teammates and receive the season schedule. Varsity packets will
Th 4/25-5/23 5:30-6:00pm 3 PWF22138-23 be mailed.
Th 4/25-5/23 6:05-6:35pm 3 PWF22138-24 • Weekday practices and games will last for one hour and
Sa 4/27-6/1 10:30-11:00am 2 PWF22138-39 will start at either 5:30pm or 6:30pm.
Sa 4/27-6/1 11:05-11:35am 3 PWF22138-40 • Saturday practices and games will last for one hour and
will vary start times between 8:30am and 1pm
$5 late fee if registering after 3/25
Happy Feet at Proctor Recreation Center
Sa 1/26-2/23 6:40-7:10pm 2 PWF22138-10 Day Age/Grade # of PAC Fee: Code
Games
R/NR
Sa 1/26-2/23 11:05-11:35am 3 PWF22138-11 M or Co-Ed - 4 7 4/2 $48/$53 PWF22139-03
Sa 1/26-2/23 11:40am-12:10pm 4-5 PWF22138-12 Tu/W Mighty Mites 5:30pm
W or Co-Ed - 5/K 7 4/2 $48/$53 PWF22139-04
Soccer Skills Camp Th/Sa Pee Wees 6:15pm
Get ready for the season with this preseason soccer clinic M or Co-Ed 1st 7 4/3 $48/$53 PWF22139-05
put on by the Peoria Park District and FC Peoria at Lakeview W/Sa Kickers 5:30pm
Recreation Center. You will work on individual skills that
include dribbling, passing, shooting, and ball handling. Tu & Co-Ed 2nd/3rd 10 4/3 $53/$58 PWF22139-06
Players will participate in game-related activities with small- Th/Sa Strikers 6:15pm
sided games. Soccer shin guards are required. M/W Co-Ed 4th/5th 10 4/3 $53/$58 PWF22139-08
Fee - R/NR: $25/35 3/19-3/21 & Sa Shooters 7:00pm
Tu-Th K-1st 5:30-6:15pm PWF22158-01 Tu/Th Boys 6th-8th 10 N/A $58/$63 PWF22139-10
Tu-Th 2nd-3rd 6:15-7:15pm PWF22158-02 & Sa Varsity
Tu-Th th-5th 7:15-8:15pm PWF22158-03 Tu/Th Girls 6th-8th 10 N/A $58/$63 PWF22139-11
& Sa Varsity
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LITTLE PINTS SPORTS




Little Pints Sports
These classes at Franciscan Recreation Complex provide an
introduction to athletics by covering a variety of sports. Scaled down
equipment is used to cover the basics rules and skills of basketball,
baseball, football, and soccer.
Fee- R/NR: $27/$32
W 1/30-2/27 5:30-6:15pm Age: 3-4 PWF26141-03
W 3/13-4/10 5:30-6:15pm Age: 3-4 PWF26141-04
Sa 2/2-3/2 9:00-9:45pm Age: 3-4 PWF26141-05
Sa 3/9-4/6 9:00-9:45pm Age: 3-4 PWF26141-06


BOXING




Boxing Fundamentals
Learn the fundamentals of boxing from a USA licensed boxing professional.
Work-outs include the heavy and speed bags, floor exercises, and rope jumping.
A chance to compete in competitions is a possibility.

Proctor Recreation Center Fee: $40
Tu/Th 1/8-1/31 5:30-7:00pm Age: 8-18 PWF15143-01
Tu/Th 2/5-2/28 5:30-7:00pm Age: 8-18 PWF15143-02




Park District Youth License Plate
Get Licensed to Support Illinois Youth! The sale and subsequent
renewals of each plate generate $25 for the PowerPlay! Beyond
School Grant Program funds youth programs in park and recreation
agencies throughout Illinois. The goal of the PowerPlay! program SPORTS & FITNESS - KIDS
is to increase the number of opportunities designed to show youth
the lifelong benefits of fitness, health and nutrition. For more
information contact IAPD at 217-523-4554 or [email protected]


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To receive text messages about specific programs, including field conditions,
closures, rainouts, etc. Simply text the corresponding keyword below to 888-505-9309.
You will receive text alerts about our programs. You may receive up to five messages per month. Text STOP to
cancel. Message & data rates apply. Terms & Conditions available by email at [email protected]
KICKBALL Adult Kickball League MSOFTBALL Monday Night Softball
FRC Franciscan Rec Programs TSOFTBALL Tuesday Night Softball
PICKLEBALL Pickleball programs WSOFTBALL Wednesday Night Softball
YSOCCER Youth Soccer THSOFTBALL Thursday Night Softball
ASOCCER Adult Soccer FSOFTBALL Friday Night Softball
TEEBALL Tee Ball SSOFTBALL Sunday Night Softball
COACHPITCH Coach Pitch BASKETBALL Youth Basketball League
BASEBALL Minors/Majors LAKEVIEW Lakeview Rec Center programs


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GOLF





Youth Golf
These lessons are a great way to learn the game. Three ½ hour
lessons will cover full swing, chipping, and putting. Children must be
accompanied by an adult. Club are available at no charge.
Fee - R/NR: $25/$30 Golf Learning Center
Sa 5/4-5/18 9:00-9:30am Age: 3-5 PWF10101-01
Sa 5/4-5/18 9:45-10:15am Age: 3-5 PWF10101-02
Sa 5/4-5/18 10:30-11:00am Age: 6-7 PWF10101-03
Sa 6/1-6/15 9:00-9:30am Age: 3-5 PWF10101-04
Sa 6/1-6/15 9:45-10:15am Age: 3-5 PWF10101-05
Sa 6/1-6/15 10:30-11:00am Age: 6-7 PWF10101-06

Winter Junior Golf
SPORTS & FITNESS KIDS
Have a ball with a ball! In these classes your child will learn the game
of golf while having fun. Clubs are available at no charge.
Fee - R/NR: $35/$45 Golf Learning Center
Sa 3/2-3/23 10:00-10:45am Age: 7-10 PWF10102-03
Sa 3/2-3/23 11:00am-12:00pm Age: 11-13 PWF10102-04

If you have an older child that needs to swing better or one who is a
just a beginner, these classes will teach your child how to improve on
their own while having fun.
Fee - R/NR: $45/$50 Golf Learning Center
Sa 3/2-3/23 1:00-2:00pm Age: 14-16 PWF10102-01
Sa 3/2-3/23 2:00-3:00pm Age: 14-16 PWF10102-02




Junior Golf PGA Jr. League Golf
Open House returns to the
Saturday, April 27 Peoria Park District
4:00 - 5:30 pm in 2019!
Golf Learning Center
& Academy. Visit with Keep an eye out at Peoria Park District courses for
golf professionals and more information at the start of the season.
coaches regarding summer Junior Until then, check out pgajrleaguegolf.com
Golf programs and activities.

No Pressure Family Golf Lessons
Bring the family out and learn together on the course! This five-week course will be played at Madison Golf
Course where there are family friendly tees for the youngest golfers. Families will receive expert instruction
before and during the round needed in real playing situations. Rental clubs available at no charge.
Fee - R/NR: $60/$65 for family of 4, additional $5/each for up to 6 total members.
Golf Learning Center
Sa 4/13-5/11 3:00-4:30pm PWF10405-01



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PUBLIC SKATE





These sessions provide recreational skating for the community.
Everyone is invited to enjoy leisure skating regardless of age or skill level.
Have fun ice skating with friends to music.
Junior (12 & under): $4, Senior (65 & over): $4, Adult (13 & over): $5, Skate Rental: $3


Regular Public Skate Hours: Holiday Public Skate Hours:
January-May Sa 12/22 2:30-4:30pm (Skate with Santa)
M, W, F 9:00-11:00am* Su 12/23 11:00am-2:00pm
M, W, F 1:00-2:30pm M 12/24 9:30-2:30pm
Tu, Th 1:00-2:30pm Tu 12/25 Closed
F 7:30-9:15pm W-F 12/26-12/28 9:30am-2:30pm
Sa 6:45-8:30pm F 12/28 7:30-9:15pm
January-February 24 Sa 12/29 4:00-6:00pm
Su 2:15-4:00pm Su 12/30 11:00am-2:00pm
M 12/31 9:30am-2:30pm
No Public Skate: 3/2, 3/3, 3/15-3/17 Tu 1/1 Closed
Closed: 4/21, 5/26, 5/27
Public Skate on 2/3 from 12:30-2:30pm W-F 1/2-1/4 9:30am-2:30pm
*Public Skate schedule is subject to F 1/4 7:30-9:15pm
change due to special circumstances.
Visit peoriaparks.org for updates or SPORTS & FITNESS - KIDS
call 686-3368.






Ways To Save When You Public Skate

• Public Skate Passes: Purchase a 10 Session Admission Pass (Skate Rental Not Included):
Junior/Senior: $32 Adult: $42
• Group Reservations: Reservation request must be made 2 weeks in advance and is
subject to availability. No passes or other discounts apply. $4.75 per person for 10-50
participants. A non-refundable deposit of $23.75 required for groups of 20 or more.
• Student Discount: $1 off admission when you present your student ID
• Learn to Skate Participants: $4.75 (admission/rental) per person for you and up to 5
people with you when you show the receipt from the current session you are enrolled in.
• Family Skate ends for the Season on March 25. Every Sunday families (up to 5 people)
can skate for $25 including skate rental. Additional skaters pay $4.75/person.





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Learn to Skate Group Class Participant Information:
Each class/time must meet a minimum in order to run. Clothing: Warm clothing with mittens/gloves, hats and
protective head gear for young children recommended. Wear one pair of thin socks. Skates: Skate rental is
included with the cost of the class and should be your shoe size to one size above. For more information, go
to peoriaparks.org/owens-center-skating-school.

Skating Stars • Age 3-6 Skating Stars 4 Week Beginner Class
Whether your child wants to play hockey, figure skate, • Age 3-6
or needs a FUN activity, Skating Stars is where it's at!
Skating Stars is comprised of 3 levels with 26 elements. This class is for first-time skaters only and is offered to
Skate rental is included. Same-day registration must be those who want to learn how to skate but do not want to
commit to the 8-week session. Skating stars is comprised of
completed at the Owens Center. 3 levels with 26 elements. Skate rental is included. Same-
Fee - R/NR: $72/$82 day registration must be completed at the Owens Center.

SPORTS & FITNESS KIDS
Tu 1/22-3/12 4:30-5:15pm PWF16120-01 Fee - R/NR: $42/$52
Tu 1/22-3/12 5:15-6:00pm PWF16120-02 Tu 2/19-3/12 4:30-5:15pm PWF16159-01
W 1/23-3/13 1:00-1:45pm PWF16120-04 Tu 2/19-3/12 5:15-6:00pm PWF16159-02
W 1/23-3/13 4:30-5:15pm PWF16120-05 W 2/20-3/13 1:00-1:45pm PWF16159-04
W 1/23-3/13 5:15-6:00pm PWF16120-06 W 2/20-3/13 4:30-5:15pm PWF16159-05
Th 1/24-3/14 4:45-5:30pm PWF16120-07 W 2/20-3/13 5:15-6:00pm PWF16159-06
Th 1/24-3/14 5:30-6:15pm PWF16120-08 Th 2/21-3/14 4:45-5:30pm PWF16159-07
Sa 1/26-3/16 9:00-9:45am PWF16120-09 Th 2/21-3/14 5:30-6:15pm PWF16159-08
Sa 1/26-3/16 9:45-10:30am PWF16120-10 Sa 2/23-3/16 9:00-9:45am PWF16159-09
Tu 3/19-5/7 4:30-5:15pm PWF16120-11 Sa 2/23-3/16 9:45-10:30am PWF16159-10
Tu 3/19-5/7 5:15-6:00pm PWF16120-12 Tu 4/16-5/7 4:30-5:15pm PWF16159-11
W 3/20-5/8 1:00-1:45pm PWF16120-14 Tu 4/16-5/7 5:15-6:00pm PWF16159-12
W 3/20-5/8 4:30-5:15pm PWF16120-15 W 4/17-5/8 1:00-1:45pm PWF16159-14
W 3/20-5/8 5:15-6:00pm PWF16120-16 W 4/17-5/8 4:30-5:15pm PWF16159-15
Th 3/21-5/9 4:45-5:30pm PWF16120-17 W 4/17-5/8 5:15-6:00pm PWF16159-16
Th 3/21-5/9 5:30-6:15pm PWF16120-18 Th 4/18-5/9 4:45-5:30pm PWF16159-17
Sa 3/23-5/11 9:00-9:45am PWF16120-19 Th 4/18-5/9 5:30-6:15pm PWF16159-18
Sa 3/23-5/11 9:45-10:30am PWF16120-20 Sa 4/20-5/11 9:00-9:45am PWF16159-19
Sa 4/20-5/11 9:45-10:30am PWF16159-20




Spring Ice Skating Exhibition

Owens Center's learn to skate participants and local competitive
figure skaters show off their talents in this entertaining program.

Saturday, March 23 • 1:00-4:00pm
Owens Center • $5/person, kids 5 years and under Free!




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Super Skates • Age 7-15 Super Skates 4 Week Beginner Class
Whether your child wants to play hockey, figure skate, or • Age 7-15
needs a FUN activity, Super Skates is their starting point. This 10-level program is for first time skaters only
Come out and try our 10-level program, skate rental is and offered to those who do not want to commit to
included. the 8-week session. Skate rental included.
Fee - R/NR: $72/$82
Fee - R/NR: $42/$52
Tu 1/22-3/12 4:30-5:15pm PWF16122-01 Tu 2/19-3/12 4:30-5:15pm PWF16160-01
Tu 1/22-3/12 5:15-6:00pm PWF16122-02
Tu 2/19-3/12 5:15-6:00pm PWF16160-02
W 1/23-3/13 1:00-1:45pm PWF16122-04 W 2/20-3/13 1:00-1:45pm PWF16160-04
W 1/23-3/13 4:30-5:15pm PWF16122-05
W 2/20-3/13 4:30-5:15pm PWF16160-05
W 1/23-3/13 5:15-6:00pm PWF16122-06 W 2/20-3/13 5:15-6:00pm PWF16160-06
Th 1/24-3/14 4:45-5:30pm PWF16122-07
Th 2/21-3/14 4:45-5:30pm PWF16160-07
Th 1/24-3/14 5:30-6:15pm PWF16122-08 Th 2/21-3/14 5:30-6:15pm PWF16160-08
Sa 1/26-3/16 9:00-9:45am PWF16122-09
Sa 2/23-3/16 9:00-9:45am PWF16160-09
Sa 1/26-3/16 9:45-10:30am PWF16122-10
Sa 2/23-3/16 9:45-10:30am PWF16160-10
Tu 3/19-5/7 4:30-5:15pm PWF16122-11
Tu 4/16-5/7 4:30-5:15pm PWF16160-11
Tu 3/19-5/7 5:15-6:00pm PWF16122-12
Tu 4/16-5/7 5:15-6:00pm PWF16160-12
W 3/20-5/8 1:00-1:45pm PWF16122-14
W 4/17-5/8 1:00-1:45pm PWF16160-14
W 3/20-5/8 4:30-5:15pm PWF16122-15
W 4/17-5/8 4:30-5:15pm PWF16160-15
W 3/20-5/8 5:15-6:00pm PWF16122-16
W 4/17-5/8 5:15-6:00pm PWF16160-16
Th 3/21-5/9 4:45-5:30pm PWF16122-17
Th 4/18-5/9 4:45-5:30pm PWF16160-17
Th 3/21-5/9 5:30-6:15pm PWF16122-18
Th 4/18-5/9 5:30-6:15pm PWF16160-18
Sa 3/23-5/11 9:00-9:45am PWF16122-19
Sa 4/20-5/11 9:00-9:45am PWF16160-19
Sa 3/23-5/11 9:45-10:30am PWF16122-20
Sa 4/20-5/11 9:45-10:30am PWF16160-20
Field Moves
Power Skating Class Learn the patterns, edges, power, posture, and
Prepare for an intense on-ice workout! flow of moves in the field. Pre-requisite: Learn to SPORTS & FITNESS - KIDS
This class helps strengthen the skater’s Skate Level 10

endurance and speed. Fee - R/NR: $90/$90
Get ready to have fun while working up a M 3/18-5/6 5:15-6:00pm PWF16594-01
sweat. This class corresponds with
the monthly freestyle schedule. Booster Lessons
Pre-requisite: Learn to Receive help on new skills or reinforce difficult skills
Skate Level 10 with private instruction from a member of our Booster
Fee: $6 walk-on or $50 Staff. Must be enrolled in current group skating
for 10 Session Pass lessons.
Other restrictions apply, ask about eligibility
Sa 1/26-3/16 8:15-8:45am Pkg A 1/21-3/16 (2) 30 min lessons $35 PWF16523-01
Sa 3/23-5/11 8:15-8:45am Pkg B 1/21-3/16 (3) 30 min lessons $50 PWF16523-02

Pkg C 1/21-3/16 (4) 30 min lessons $65 PWF16523-03
Pkg A 3/18-5/11 (2) 30 min lessons $35 PWF16523-04
Pkg B 3/18-5/11 (3) 30 min lessons $50 PWF16523-05
Pkg C 3/18-5/11 (4) 30 min lessons $65 PWF16523-06
Contact [email protected] for more information.
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Jump & Spin • Age 5-15 Synchronized Skating
Learn the jumps, spins and connecting moves Interested in joining a
necessary for freestyle tests. The 10 level program synchronized skating team?
takes skaters from beginner jump & spins to HOI’s River City Gems
mastering an axel and having knowledge of all the welcomes new skaters each
spin positions. Pre-requisite: Super Skates level 8 season. All levels are en-
and currently enrolled in Super Skates. Same-day
registration must be completed at the Owens Center. couraged to participate.
Fee - R/NR: $80/$90 Practices held throughout the
week. For more information, email
W 1/23-3/13 4:30-5:15pm PWF16121-01 [email protected]
Th 1/24-3/14 5:30-6:15pm PWF16121-02
W 3/20-5/8 4:30-5:15pm PWF16121-03 Heart of Illinois Skating Club
SPORTS & FITNESS KIDS
Th 3/21-5/9 5:30-6:15pm PWF16121-04 A local organization for
figure skating membership
that offers competing,
Spin Class testing, synchronized
This class is designed for skaters that are ready skating and special events.
for the basics or more challenging variations of For more information, like
spinning. Pre-requisite: Learn to Freestyle 2 them on Facebook or visit
heartofillinoissc.com
Fee - R/NR: $90/$90
M 1/21-3/11 5:15-6:00pm PWF16593-01




Spring Thaw USFS

Figure Skating


Competition




Heart of Illinois Figure Skating
Club hosts the US Figure Skating
Spring Thaw Competition.

Various events are offered for all
basic levels through Preliminary
levels. Spectators are welcome!



Saturday, March 9

8:00am-7:00pm





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Path to skating success at Owens Center



Skating Stars
(Ages 3-6) Minor Hawks
(Ages 3-8)
Levels 1-3
Private
Boosters
Lessons
Super Skates Be A Player
(Ages 5-13)
(Ages 7-15)
Levels 1-10
Intro to
Hockey II
Jump & Spin
Must complete Level
7 Super Skates
Pre Hockey



Adults Adult Hockey
(Ages 16+) League Hockey 101

Levels 1-10 (Ages 18+)



Adult
Jump & Spin SPORTS & FITNESS - KIDS
Must complete Level
7 Super Skates


Additional Learn to Skate Participant Options!


Figure Skating - Competing/Testing Peoria Youth Hockey Organization
ISI Membership USA Hockey Membership
U.S. Figure Skating Membership House or Travel League
Heart of Illinois Figure Skating Club Pre-Season Conditioning
Synchronized Skating Team Clinics



PYHA Mini
Ice Skating USFS & HOI River City PYHA
Institute (ISI) Membership Gems Synchro Mites (Ages 7-18)
(Ages 3-6)




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Pre-Hockey
Learn the preliminary fundamentals of hockey while Peoria Youth Hockey
increasing your skating skills. The Coordinator of
Hockey must approve your skill level to take this Association (PYHA)
class. Full equipment required. For ages 5-13.
Fee - R/NR: $72/$82 Peoria Youth Hockey Association exists to
Tu 1/22-3/12 5:15pm-6:00pm PWF18163-01 promote the growth of ice hockey in the
Peoria area by encouraging, developing and
Intro to Hockey administering the sport. PYHA endeavors to
This class will focus on hockey skills. develop and prepare players and coaches to
achieve optimal performance at all levels while
Eligibility: Skating Star Level 2 or Super Skates Level 1. providing essential information, quality instruction
Equipment required: HECC certified hockey helmet and a positive experience through participation
with mask, shin pads, elbow pads, hockey gloves, in the program.
SPORTS & FITNESS KIDS
athletic cup and supporter, and hockey stick.
Recommended equipment includes hockey pants and • Travel and House Hockey Leagues
shoulder pads. Skate rental is included in the fee. • Pre-Season Conditioning
Equipment is available to purchase at Owens Center • Used Equipment Sale
in the Edge Pro shop. For ages 3-13.
Fee - R/NR: $60 • Clinics
Sa 4/20-5/11 10:45-11:30am PWF18164-01 Learn more at pyha.com

Chicago Blackhawks/Minor Hawk
Learn to Play Program
The Chicago Blackhawks, Peoria Park District and Spring 50/50 Clinic
PYHA host this program with focus on skating, The 50/50 clinic is for Mite, Squirt, and Pee Wee
stickhandling, passing, shooting, and cross ice game levels. It consists of 30 minutes of instruction, followed
play.
by 30 minutes of scrimmage. Goaltenders are
welcome! We will have a separate goalie area for all
Eligibility: Not more than one year experience sessions.
in PYHA. Register with USA Hockey at
usahockeyregistration.com. USA hockey registration Fee: $65/player, $35/goaltender
After 4/1 $70/player, $40/goaltender
is free for players 6 and under and $40 for ages
7 and up. Proof of membership is required at Su 4/28-5/19 12:00-1:00pm 1st yr PWF18165-01
registration. Receive a free Blackhawk jersey for Mite/Squirt
participating! Full equipment rental is provided. Su 4/28-5/19 1:00-2:00pm 2nd yr PWF18165-02
For ages 3-8. Squirt/
Fee - R/NR: $60 Pee Wee
Sa 3/23-4/13 10:45am PWF18166-01

Freestyle & Developmental Hockey
Sessions are available to practice freestyle and
hockey skills and/or to receive private instruction.
Scheduled times and rules are available at the rink
and online at peoriaparks.org. Ages 3+







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"Everything that I've ever been able to accomplish
in skating and in life has come out of adversity and

perseverance."

- Scott Hamilton

HOCKEY





Rat Hockey 3 on 3 Hockey League
This is a hockey session for adults to scrimmage with Register your own team of five players and a
other players. goalie to compete in a 3 on 3 Cross-Ice League.
Fee: $8/player Ages: 18+ Each team will play 12 games (2-12 minutes
W/F 6:00-7:30am running periods). Two games will be played on
Developmental Hockey Schedule posted monthly. each date you are scheduled to play.
Fee - Full team: $480, Individual Player: $90 Ages: 18+
After 4/1: Full team: $510, Individual Player: $100
Spring 40+ Adult Hockey League 4/15-5/23 Day of Week: TBD PWF18256-01
This league is for anyone age 40 and above and
consists of teams drafter by Owens Center. Play is
based on a combination of USA Hockey and Owens Adult Coed Clinic
Center Adult Hockey League rules. Full rules may be In this program, players will concentrate on a
found at peoriaparks.org/hockey-leagues. This is a specific skill with specialized attention. Each
NO CHECK and NO FIGHT league! session will focus on skills needed to make
Fees-R/NR: $90/$100 for skater, $55/$65 for goalie complete hockey players.
After February 25: $105/$115 for skater, $65/$75 for goalie Week 1: Power Skating (stride and fast starts)
Starts March 16, dates and times TBA PWF18255-01 Week 2: Stickhandling
Week 3: Passing
Week 4: Shooting (wrist, backhand, snap & slap)
Summer Adult Hockey League shots
This league is for anyone age 18+. Registrations Week 5: Review of most difficult skills
available in April. Play is based on a combination Fee - $75, after 4/1 - $80 Ages: 18+
of USA Hockey and Owens Center Adult 4/22-5/20 Day of Week: TBD PWF18262-01
SPORTS & FITNESS
Hockey League rules. This is a NO CHECK
and NO FIGHT league! Full rules may be
found at peoriaparks.org/hockey-leagues.
Fees-R/NR: $148/$158 for skater, $80/$90 for goalie
Late fee: $15 if not received by May 10. PWF18254-01



Hockey at Owens Center



BRADLEY UNIVERSITY PEORIA MUSTANGS
2019 HOME SCHEDULE 2019 HOME SCHEDULE


Bradley University D2 Saturday, 1/5 vs Wis
Friday, 1/11 vs ISU Sunday, 1/6 vs MIL
Friday, 1/25 vs U of I Sunday, 1/13 vs EVA
Wednesday, 1/30 vs ISU Saturday, 1/19 vs STL
Saturday, 1/26 vs MIL
Bradley University D3 Sunday, 1/27 vs MIL
Friday, 1/11 vs RMU White Friday, 2/1 vs WAU
Saturday, 1/12 vs RMU White Friday, 2/15 vs LAC
Saturday, 2/16 vs LAC
Sunday, 2/17 vs LAC
Sunday, 3/3 vs WIS





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