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Enrichment

Champaign Park District offers a wide variety of Enrichment For All programs. Please check out what programs we have available this season below! Summer Enrichment For All program registration is available! More information is coming soon. You can still register for these programs on WebTrac now.


 


 

STEAM Programs

CODE WIZ VIRTUAL ONLINE CODING CLASSES ENRICHMENT FOR ALL

Ages 7-17
Code Wiz is an award-winning coding schools for kids! Code Wiz believes every child has an inner genius and tons of creativity just waiting to be unlocked. Learn to code and have FUN! Code Wiz aligns its curriculum with the K–12 Computer Science Framework represents a vision in which all students engage in the concepts and practices of computer science. Code Wiz maintains a low coach to student ratio of 1:3 for kids ages 7 – 9 and 1:4 for kids ages 10+. All sessions are self-paced. Minecraft, Roblox and Unity sessions require a PC or a Mac.

All other sessions require a PC, Mac or Chromebook. Come be a part of the Code Wiz family and see what the excitement of coding is all about! Since COVID, Code Wiz has moved all of their platforms online and this has opened up the door to so many possibilities. One make up class allowed.

Sneak Peek of Courses:

  • DRAG & DROP CODING (AGES 7-9)
  • GAME-BASED PYTHON (AGES 10-12)
  • ANIMATOR – CREATE ANIMATIONS With Javascript (AGES 10+)
  • INTRO/ADVANCED PYTHON (AGES 13+)
  • INTRO/ADVANCED JAVA (AGES 13+)
  • MINECRAFT CODING (AGES 8-12)
  • MINECRAFT WORLD BUILDER (AGES 7-12)
  • CODE YOUR OWN ROBLOX GAME (AGES 7-9)
  • CODE YOUR OWN ROBLOX GAME (AGES 10+)
  • GAME DEVELOPMENT WITH UNITY (AGES 10+)

ALL REGISTRATION ONLINE THROUGH links provided from the Code Wiz website

CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO REGISTER:


INTRODUCTION TO MODEL ROCKETRY

All Ages
Here’s your opportunity to get started in this fun and exciting hobby. We will give a short presentation on what is involved in building and flying model rockets and how anyone can get involved in the hobby. Pre-registration is required. Depending on current COVID-19 guidelines this program may be held virtually. For further information, call 217-359-8225 or visit ciarocketry.org.

Date: Tuesday, May 4
Time: 7p
Location: Springer Cultural Center
Deadline: February 8
Instructor: Central Illinois Aerospace
Questions: sean.hurst@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3901


3, 2, 1 . . . BLAST OFF!

Ages 8-12
Come out and have a BLAST at the Champaign Park District Model Rocket Workshop. Each participant will make his or her own model rocket and learn how to launch it. Rockets will be built in the morning regardless of the weather, and then flown in the afternoon at Dodds Park. Parents are welcome to fly rockets with children, weather permitting. Depending on current COVID-19 guidelines this program may be held virtually.

Date: Saturday, May 8
Time: 9-11a 
Location: Leonhard Recreation Center
Fee (R/NR): $24/$36 (includes rocket kit)
Min/Max: 2/8
Deadline: 5/1
Instructor: Central Illinois Aerospace
Questions: sean.hurst@champaignparks.org or 217-819-390


LEARN TO FISH

All Ages
People of all ages can learn to fish at these free clinics run by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Individuals and groups are invited to join us at Kaufman Lake. Each clinic will have two portions: education and actual fishing. The education portion will last about 45 minutes and focus on safety, fishing techniques, proper ethics and aquatic ecology. Fishing equipment and bait will be provided. Registration for this program is required. Children under the age of 18 SHOULD be supervised by an adult. Children under the age of 13 MUST be supervised by an adult.

Dates: Throughout the summer
Location: Kaufman Lake
Deadline: One week prior to each clinic
Questions: remington.rock@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3926


INTRODUCTION TO HIGH POWER ROCKETRY

All Ages
Have you been flying model rockets for a while and are now interested in flying some of the bigger ones? Here’s your opportunity to get started in this fun and exciting hobby. We will give a short presentation and answer any questions on what is involved in getting started in high power rocketry. This is open to all ages. Pre-registration is required. Depending on current COVID-19 guidelines this program may be held virtually. For further information call 217-359-8225 or go to www.ciarocketry.org.

Date: Tuesday, August 3
Time: 7p 2/8 7/27 121175-01
Location: Springer Cultural Center
Instructor: Central Illinois Aerospace
Questions: sean.hurst@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3901
 


C.U.A.S. FAMILY SKYWATCH

Ages 5+
Join members of the Champaign–Urbana Astronomical Society through Zoom on select Saturdays to see what’s visible from your backyard. Visit cuas.org for skywatch topics and links to the Zoom meetings. No registration required. If public health conditions encourage in-person gatherings, skywatches will take place after sunset on the same dates at Prairie Winds Observatory. Check cuas.org for updates and observatory information.

Date: Saturday, June 19, July 17, August 14
Time: 7-8p
Location: CUAS Observatory, 926 County Road 700E, Champaign
Questions: sean.hurst@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3901


 

Safety & Childcare Education

THE BABY BUNCH

Ages 18+
Mothers bring your newborn and join this social network. Interact with other new moms and share your joys, concerns, and struggles this new change in life presents. Our instructor will guide you and provide topics of discussion. Feel comfortable in this supportive atmosphere and discover new friendships.

Date: Saturdays, June 2-July 7; July 21-August 25
Time: 9:30–11a
Location: Springer Cultural Center
Fee (R/NR): $50/$75
Min/Max: 5/10
Instructor: Datia Rosenberg, Prenatal Educator & Birth Doula
Questions: sean.hurst@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3901
 


THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF BABYSITTING

Ages 11-15
Become the babysitter that kids beg their parents to have! This class will teach you the basics and give you the confidence to successfully take on any babysitting job. You will be trained by certified staff on skills to become a safe, fun, and nurturing sitter. Our program features basic first aid, safety, age-appropriate games, and discipline techniques.

The Champaign Park District is an accredited program site through Safe Sitter®, the only national, nonprofit organization exclusively devoted to baby-sitting. You must attend all sessions in order to complete the course and to be certified by Safe Sitter®.

Date: Mondays, June 7-June 28
Time: 4-5:30p
Location: Springer Cultural Center
Questions: michelle.horvat@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2376
 


HEARTSAVER FIRST AID, CPR/AED CLASSES BY VITAL EDUCATION & SUPPLY 

Ages 9+
This course covers topics ranging from heart attacks and strokes to animal bites and allergic reactions. Also covered is CPR for the adult, child and infant victim, and AED use. A CPR certification card will be given after successful completion of class. In order to receive a refund, cancellation requests must be submitted at least two days prior to the class date.

Dates: Saturdays, June 19, July 17, August 21
Fee (R/NR): $75/$112.50
Location: Springer Cultural Center
Questions: sean.hurst@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3901
 


 

Languages

All Language in Action classes teach different concepts and can be taken independently of each other. You do not have to take the classes in order.


SPANISH

ZOOM SPANISH CLASSES FOR KIDS – LIVE

Ages 3-6 & 7-11
Join us right from your living room as we explore new cultures and learn the Spanish language via the interactive Zoom platform! Younger children will learn conversational Spanish through fun and interactive activities and music while older children will also learn some Spanish phonetics to begin reading and writing in Spanish. Taught live by a Language in Action, Inc. instructor. Zoom login information will be emailed to participants before the first class.

Location: Virtual
Fee (R/NR): $66/$99
Instructor: Language in Action, Inc.
Questions: katherine.hicks@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573

Spanish For Kids Registration >>

 

ZOOM SPANISH CLASSES FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL A JR. HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS – LIVE

6th – 8th graders
This class is a great supplement to middle school or junior high Spanish classes or may also be taken by students not enrolled in a school Spanish class. Students will learn Spanish grammar and communication skills that will give them a strong foundation for high school Spanish. Classes are taught live by a Language in Action, Inc. instructor. Zoom login information will be emailed to participants before the first class.

Deadline: June 10 & July 8
Fee (R/NR): $66/$99
Instructor: Language in Action, Inc.
Questions: katherine.hicks@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573

Spanish For Middle School Registration >>


ZOOM SPANISH CLASSES FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS – LIVE

9th – 12th graders
This class is a great supplement to high school Spanish classes or may also be taken by students not enrolled in a high school Spanish class. High school students will cover basic grammar points and vocabulary and practice conversational skills. Classes taught live by a Language in Action, Inc. instructor. Zoom login information will be emailed to participants before the first class.

Deadline: June 10 & July 8
Fee (R/NR): $66/$99
Instructor: Language in Action, Inc.

Spanish For High School Registration >>

ZOOM SPANISH FOR ADULTS – LIVE

Ages 18+
Have you ever wanted to learn a foreign language, but never had the opportunity? Now is the time! Stay connected and learn Spanish from the safety and comfort of your own home via the interactive Zoom platform! In this class you will learn conversational Spanish that you can immediately begin using. The class will be tailored to the needs of the students enrolled. Taught live by a Language in Action, Inc. instructor. Zoom login information will be emailed to participants before the first class.

Deadline: June 10 & July 8
Fee (R/NR): $66/$99
Instructor: Language in Action, Inc.
Questions: katherine.hicks@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573

Spanish For Adults Registration >>


ZOOM FRENCH & ITALIAN CLASSES FOR KIDS – LIVE

Ages 7-11
Join us right from your living room as we explore new cultures and learn the French and Italian languages via the interactive Zoom platform! Taught live by a Language in Action, Inc. instructor. Zoom login information will be emailed to participants before the first class.

Deadline: June 10 & July 8
Fee (R/NR): $66/$99
Instructor: Language in Action, Inc.
Questions: katherine.hicks@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573

Spanish For French & Italian Registration >>


 

 

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