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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 2, 2022
Time: 7p
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, Inc. on select Saturdays for an evening under the stars. See the stars and planets through the largest public telescope in East Central Illinois. All skywatch sessions are cancelled in the event of cloudy weather (visit cuas.org.).No registration required.

  • June 4: 9-11p
  • July 2: 9-11p
  • August 6: 8:30p-10:30p

Location: CUAS Observatory, 926 County Road 700E, Champaign
Questions: sean.hurst@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3901


3, 2, 1…Blast Off!

All 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.

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
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 217-819-3901


CREATIVE WRITING FOR KIDS ON ZOOM! | NEW

Ages 7-12
Let the creative juices flow! In this fun and interactive class, kids will use their own natural talent of creativity and imagination to learn how to effectively develop and write their own stories. Each session covers different activities and topics. Taught by Language in Action, Inc. instructor live on Zoom. Zoom login information will be emailed to participants before each session.

Sessions:

  1. June 15-July 6, 2022
  2. July 13-August 3, 2022

Day: Wednesday
Time: 10:30a-11:30a
Location: Virtual
Fee (R/NR): $66/$99
Max: 12
Instructor: Language in Action, Inc.
Questions: katherine.hicks@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573

 


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.

Session 1

Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022-June 25, 2022
Deadline: May 14

Session 2

Date: Saturday, July 9, 2022-August 13, 2022
Deadline: July 2

Time: 10:30a-12p
Location: Springer Cultural Center
Fee (R/NR): $55/$82.50
Instructor: Datia Rosenberg, Prenatal Educator & Birth Doula
Questions: sean.hurst@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3901

 


PREPARING FOR BIRTH

Ages 18+
Explore and enjoy this special and life changing time in your life! Learn exercises, massage techniques and other comfort measures during pregnancy and labor. Based on the Lamaze philosophy of six healthy birth practices, you will learn to make informed decisions based on the latest scientific evidence. Focus on maintaining a healthy pregnancy, expectations during labor and empower yourself to give birth with confidence. Partners are not required but must register if participating.

Session 1

Date: Thursday, May 19, 2022-June 23, 2022
Deadline: May 12

Session 2

Date: Thursday, July 7, 2022-August 11, 2022
Deadline: June 30

Time: 7-8:30p
Location: Springer Cultural Center
Fee (R/NR): $55/$82.50
Instructor: Datia Rosenberg, Prenatal Educator & Birth Doula
Questions: sean.hurst@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3901


EXPRESS LAMAZE WORKSHOPS

Ages 18+
Are you pregnant and haven’t taken a prenatal education or birthing class? Are you running out of time or unable to commit to a full class? These workshops cover the six healthy birth practices and some comfort measures, plus a question and answer period. As a Lamaze certified childbirth educator and a birth Doula certified with DONA International, Datia Rosenberg discusses topics like: healthy pregnancy, nutrition and exercise, labor and symptoms, natural remedies for pain relief, comfort measures during labor, and more. Partners are not required but must register if participating.

Session 1:

Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022
Time: 10:30a-1p
Deadline: August 13

Session 2:

Date: Thursday, August 25, 2022
Time: 6:15p-8:45p
Deadline: August 18

Location: Springer Cultural Center
Fee (R/NR): $33/$49.50
Instructor: Datia Rosenberg, Prenatal Educator & Birth Doula
Questions: sean.hurst@champaignparks.com 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 6-June 27, 2022
Time: 4-5:30p
Fee (R/NR): $55/$82.50
Min/Max: 4/8
Deadline: 5/29
Location: Springer Cultural Center
Questions: michelle.horvat@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2376


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: 6/21, 6/23, 6/28, 6/30, 7/5, 7/7, 7/12, 7/14, 7/19, 7/21, 7/26, 7/28
Location: Kaufman Lake
Deadline: One week prior to each clinic
Questions: william.schoell@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3926

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Kids’ Fishing Derby | Saturday, June 4, 2022

Make sure to check out the FREE Kids’ Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 4. Visit the Summer Events page for more information.


 

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: May 21, June 18, July 16, and August 20, 2022
Day: Saturday
Fee (R/NR): $78/$117 
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.


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.

Ages 3-6

SessionDateDayTimeDeadline
I-AJune 16-July7Thursday9:30a-10:15aJune 9
I-BJune 13-July 11*Monday5-5:45pJune 9
II-CJune 15-July 7Thursday5-5:45pJune 9
II-AJuly 14-August 4Thursday9:30a-10:15aJuly 9
III-BJuly 18-August 8Monday5-5:45pJuly 9
III-CJuly 14-August 4Thursday5-5:45pJuly 9

Ages 7-11

SessionDateDayTimeDeadline
I-AJune 16-July 7Thursday10:30-11:15aJune 9
I-BJune 13-July 11*Monday6:15p-7pJune 9
II-CJune 16-July 7Thursday6:15p-7pJune 9
II-AJuly 14-August 4Thursday10:30-11:15aJuly 9
III-BJuly 18-August 8Monday6:15p-7pJuly 9
III-CJuly 14-August 4Thursday6:15p-7pJuly 9

No Class: July 4
Location: Zoom
Fee (R/NR): $66/$99
Instructor: Language in Action, Inc.
Questions: katherine.hicks@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573


ZOOM SPANISH CLASSES FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL & 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.

SessionDateDayTimeDeadline
I-AJuly 14-July 5Tuesday11:15a-12pJune 9
I-BJuly 14-July 5Tuesday7:15-8pJune 9
II-AJuly 12-August 2Tuesday11:15a-12pJuly 9
II-BJuly 12-August 2Tuesday7:15-8pJuly 9

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


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.

SessionDateDayTimeDeadline
IJune 15-July 6Wednesday7:15-8pJune 9
IIJuly 13-August 3Wednesday7:15-8pJuly 9

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


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.

SessionDateDayTimeDeadline
I-AJune 14-July 5Tuesday10-11aJune 9
I-BJune 15-July 6Wednesday6-7pJune 9
II-AJuly 12-August 2Tuesday10-11aJuly 9
II-BJuly 13-August 3Wednesday6-7pJuly 9
III-AAugust 9-August 30Tuesday10-11aAugust 4
III-BAugust 10-August 31Wednesday6-7pAugust 4

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


ZOOM FRENCH & ITALIAN CLASSES FOR KIDS & ADULTS – 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.

I Speak French

AgeSessionDateDayTimeDeadline
7-11IJune 13-July 13Monday6:15-7pJune 9
7-11IIJuly 18-August 8Monday6:15-7pJuly 9
18+IJune 13-July 13Monday7:15-8:15pJune 9
18+IIJuly 18-August 8Monday7:15-8:15pJuly 9

I Speak Italian

AgesSessionDateDayTimeDeadline
7-11IJune 15-July 6Wednesday6:15-7pJune 9
7-11IIJuly 13-August 3Wednesday6:15-7pJuly 9
18+IJune 15-July 6Wednesday7:15-8:15pJune 9
18+IIJuly 13-August 3Wednesday7:15-8:15pJuly 9

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

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