Camp & Club

Club

Before & After School Care

The Wauconda Park District’s 2013/2014 Club Program provides a safe childcare environment that meets the physical and emotional needs of children as well as the needs of the parents. The Club program is available during the school year, Monday through Friday, with before and after school care. The program is a relaxed recreational setting and is not academic-based.

Children participate in a variety of activities supervised by qualified staff. Daily activities include crafts, games, sports, free time, small group activities as well as a quiet space for homework. A morning and afternoon snack and drink are provided daily. Club is held at Robert Crown and Wauconda Grade School. The program is for children K-6th grade. Children must be registered for the school they attend. Matthews Middle School participants will be transported to Robert Crown and Wauconda Middle School will be transported to Wauconda Grade School.

Registration Information

To reserve a space in the program, parents need to stop by the Community Center to fill out a club registration form. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration and will be credited on your last month’s billing when your child attends through May, 2014.  If you make more then 2 changes to your child’s club account a $5 accounting fee will be added for each change.

Payment Information

Payments are divided by 9 equal months. Payments remain the same each month and fees are discounted when more than one child in your family enrolls. Payments are due by the 1st of each month. A $15 late fee will be assessed on any late payments. After initial sign-up, monthly payments can be mailed, automatically applied to your credit card, paid online, or dropped off at the Community Center. We will allow two changes to your account and any additional changes will be subject to a $5 processing fee. Please see parent manual for new online payment options. 

Drop in Punch Pass Program

Are you a parent with a changing schedule that is not in need of full time Before/After School program but on occasion find yourself without care? We will offer a 5 punch pass for dropping into the program when you need care. After you are registered for the program, call the Park District at (847) 526-3610 by noon 48 hours prior to the date of use.  Punch passes are not valid for school days off or early release. They must be used within the school year that they are purchased and are non-refundable/non-transferable. A limited number of passes are available at each site.

Fee: $95

Fee Structure and Hours

Morning:
1 Day • $32 first child; $30 additional child
2 Days • $59 first child; $54 additional child
3 Days • $85 first child; $77 additional child
4 Days •  $112 first child; $102 additional child
5 Days • $120 first child; $110 additional child

M-Th: 6:30-9:05 am

Fri: 6:30-9:35 am

Afternoon:
1 Day • $31 first child; $29 additional child
2 Days • $57 first child; $51 additional child
3 Days • $82 first child; $74 additional child
4 Days •  $108 first child; $97 additional child
5 Days • $114 first child; $105 additional child

M-Fri: 3:40-6:00 pm

Fee Subject to Change

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After School Classes

Attention Parents:

Classes held at the school are immediately following school.  A light snack will be provided so please inform us of any food allergies. Please inform your child’s classroom teacher in writing of your child’s attendance in after school classes.

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The Silly Side of Exercise

6-12 years
Exercise can be fun! The instructor will lead this class in physical activities and exercises that are good for your body. Exercises may include mazes, crab walks, hoops, jump ropes, all of which will result into a fun, well-rounded workout. This class will bring out the silly side of exercise. Dress code: Workout clothes.
Fee: $33/25 (4 weeks)
Time: 3:40-5:15 pm
Limit: 5/10
3012 Tues 1/28-2/18 Robert Crown
3013 Wed 2/26-3/19 Wauconda Grade School

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newGames Galore

6-10
Kids grab a friend or two and join us for a little game playing before you hit the books. Each week we will explore new games from cards, dice, board or active. This class will be popular so sign up today and let the games begin. No class 3/25.
Fee: $25/20 (3 weeks)
Time: 3:40-5:15 pm
Limit: 5/10
3014 Tues 3/18-4/8 Robert Crown
3015 Wed 4/2-4/16 Wauconda Grade School

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LEGO Robot Engineers

8-12 years
Students work in teams, learn about robotics, build, and program their own robotic creations using the LEGO WeDo Robotics System. This unique system, designed by the experts at MIT, teaches students about simple machines, engineering, programming and so much more. Young imaginations soar!
Fee: $65/60 (4 weeks)
Time: 3:40-5:15 pm
Limit: 6/12

3019 Tues 4/15-5/6 Robert Crown

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newBody Busters

6-10 years
After school please join us for a little exercise for your body and your brain. We will explore giving your whole body a workout. The mind will be exercised by brain teasers through riddles, quizzes, trivia, logic problems and mind puzzles. Your body will be strengthened through stretches and active games. Exercising your whole body will increase your attention, stamina, memory and planning skills. Grab a friend and come be silly with us. Please inform us of any food restrictions.
Fee: $25/20 (3 weeks)
Time: 3:40-5:15 pm
Limit: 5/10

3017 Mon 3/31-4/14 Wauconda Grade School

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Cake Decorating 101

6-10 years
Do you love to be creative? Looking for a great afternoon outing where you learn a new skill? You will learn the basics of how to decorate a cake or cupcake using a pastry bag, tips and icing. Every child will go home with a small cake masterpiece.
Fee: $13/8
Time: 3:40-5:15 pm
Limit: 5/10
3020 Mon 3/31 Robert Crown
3021 Wed 5/7 Wauconda Grade School

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newFlip into Spring

6-10 years
Come spend the afternoon exploring spring and all its beauty. We will spend time outside enjoying the changing season, the green grass, flowers and sun shining. We will plant something, read a book and learn some new educational facts about spring. Dress for the weather.
Fee: $13/8
Time: 3:40-5:15
Limit: 5/10
3022 Mon 3/17 Robert Crown
3023 Mon 3/17 Wauconda Grade School

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newEnviro Kids Too

6-11 years
Join us for this educationally exciting hands-on class. Each class will explore and learn about the Earth, it’s resources and how to prevent waste. Through recyclable art and fun science discovery, you child will have a new appreciation for the world they live in. First week of class send a smock as we may get messy.
Fee: $23/18 (2 weeks)
Time: 3:40-5:15 pm
Limit: 5/10
3024 Mon 4/7-4/14 Robert Crown
3025 Wed 4/23-4/30 Wauconda Grade School

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newSweets and Treats

6-11 years
Join us for this yummy class. Each child will use their creative skills to create a tray of special cookies, mini cupcakes and chocolates. This class will also include making an apron to keep our clothes clean. Each child will go home with enough sweets for the whole family. Sign up for this yummy class today.
Fee: $13/8
Time: 3:40-5:15 pm
Limit: 5/10
3026 Mon 4/28 Robert Crown
3027 Mon 5/5 Wauconda Grade School

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Dino Dig

5-8 years
Come explore the world of dinosaurs from long ago. We will have fun learning their names, habits and food preferences. Using dinosaurs, books and more we will learn amazing facts about our prehistoric friends. We will make a dinosaur out of clay, read a special story and have a time creating our very own land before time.
Fee: $13/8
Time: 3:40-5:15
Limit: 5/10
3028 Mon 4/28 Wauconda Grade School
3029 Mon 5/5 Robert Crown

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Programming with Bee-Bot

6-8 years
Bee-Bot, our robot friend, has a lot to share with us on the computer. Young programmers will be able to write their own programs to send the computer Bee-Bot through a number of courses and missions. Then the best part is programming our real Bee-Bot to do the same thing on the floor! In this unique class, students are able to go from the virtual computer activity to the concrete 3-Dimensional one!
Location: Community Center
Fee: $58/50 (4 weeks)
Limit: 6/8
3031 Mon 4/14-5/5 4:15-5:15 pm

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Video Game Animation 1 – Beginning

8-12 years
Dive into the world of video game animation by creating characters that dance, sing and interact with one another. Student will work in teams to create their dynamic video animation game by using software created just for kids. They will add sound effects and music clips and afterwards, they can post their game online so that friends, parents, even grandparents can play their video game! Creativity rules in this fun version of video game design!
Location: Community Center
Fee: $68/60 (4 weeks)
Limit: 6/12
3032 Mon 4/14-5/5 5:30-6:45 pm

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Gears, Gears, Gears!!!

4-6 years
Explore gears using LEGO, as we work in teams of 2, to make a clock, spin a top and learn how to make a paper crimper and more.
Location: Community Center
Program: $58/50 (4 weeks)
Limit: 6/10
3034 Mon 2/24-3/17 4:15-5:15 pm

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Lights, Camera, Action
Make Your Own Superheroes Movie

8-12 years
Villains won’t stand a chance when we team up your crime fighting superheroes! Join us as we summon writers, directors, and editors to make our own super movie. Working in teams to create our own story and script, create your own background scenes and film our own movie, using your own characters, we’ll help to stop crime in our movie city. All students will get a copy of their movie for home screenings, after class is complete.
Location: Community Center
Fee: $68/60 (4 weeks)
Limit: 6/12
3051 Mon 2/24-3/17 5:30-6:45 pm

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Mother/Daughter:
Treasures Keepsakes Jewelry

3-11 years
Come join Glitzy Girlz for a night of jewelry and keepsakes making. Each couple teams up to design a necklace, bracelet and Zipper Dangle Ensemble. We bring our beautiful collection of glass faceted crystals, pattern beads, silver accents and unique charm collection. Each couple decorates their own wooden treasure boxes and personalizes them for each other with paints, stamps and jewels. Great class for Mother’s Day celebration! www.glitzygirlz.com
Location: Community Center
Fee: $40, additional child $33/$32, additional child $25
Limit: 7/35
3035 Tues 5/6 6:00-7:15 pm

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Magic Class

5-12 years
Children are guaranteed to have a great time as they learn a collection of fascinating and mesmerizing tricks from the “Magic Team of Gary Kantor!” Amaze family and friends with tricks that involve cards, ropes, coins, mind-reading, and more. While the tricks may appear difficult, you’ll discover that they are quick to learn and easy to perform. All materials are provided and each child receives a magic kit to take home. Children are grouped by age and always learn tricks that are age-appropriate. Additionally, you can sign up for this class again and since brand new tricks are always taught at each session! Instructor is Magic Team of Gary Kantor.
Location: Community Center
Fee: $26/18
Limit: 5/35

3037 Thurs 4/3 6:30-7:25 pm

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Glitzy Girlz: Spring Bling Fling

Come join Sparkle Me/Glitzy Girlz staff for a unique class filled with BLING. Each girl designs her very own amazing SEQUINS custom tee shirt choosing a design of their choice. Each girl decorates her own canvas room with stamps, paints and sparkle jewels/rhinestones. Design a crystal blinged out bracelet and end with a fun dance party with Limbo and Freeze Dance. Bring girlfriends! (www.glitzygirlz.com)
Location: Community Center
Fee: $40/32
Limit: 7/35
3038 Thurs 4/10 6:00-7:15 pm

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Headin’ to Broadway with Skyline Studios!

1st-5th grades
Join Skyline Studios and let your creativity take flight through dance, drama and singing. Jump into the magical world of music theatre by exploring songs, scenes and dances from the popular and fun Broadway musicals! Become a triple threat through theatre games, group activities and a culminating performance. By the end of class, you’ll be ready to take center stage and shine as one of the stars in the showcase! Get ready to rock with these upbeat and exciting musicals! No class 2/13.
Location: Community Center
Fee: $108/100 (8 weeks)
Limit: 8/20
3049 Thurs 1/23-3/20 5:00-6:00 pm
3050 Thurs 4/3-5/22 5:00-6:00 pm

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Cheerleading Fundamentals

3-9 years
Do you want to be a cheerleader? Join our squad as we learn basic cheers and dances. In class students will learn cheerleading basics, such as arm movements, jumps and smiles. At the end of the 8 weeks, children will perform a short competition routine. No class 3/26.
Location: Community Center
Fee: $73/65 (8 weeks)
Limit: 8/15
3040 Wed 3/5-4/30 4:30-5:15 pm (3-5 years)
3041 Wed 3/5-4/30 5:30-6:30 pm (6-9 years)

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Best Defense Safety & Self-Defense for Kids
“Stranger-Danger, Bullies, the Internet”

6+ years
Is your child ready to handle scary situations with confidence? Recognizing, avoiding and escaping from dangerous people and situations, with 25+ discussion topics and 25 simple, practical, self-defense maneuvers. Taught in a fun, non-threatening way by a certified instructor. Parents welcome to observe free. For more information: BestDefenseIllinois.com. Class may be repeated at 1/2 regular fee.
Location: Community Center
Fee: $68/60 (3 weeks)
Limit: 5/35
3042 Tues 4/1, 4/8, 4/15 5:30-6:45 pm

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Mommy and Me Go Bowling

3-6 years
Does your mommy love to bowl? Do you want to learn a new skill? Let’s spend an afternoon with you and mommy figuring out the wonderful world of bowling together. You will learn proper hand placement, etiquette and rules all while making great memories with that special someone in your life. Fee will include instruction, one game of bowling and shoe rental. No class 3/26.
Location: Wauconda Bowl
Fee: $53/45 (6 weeks)

3044 Wed 3/12-4/23 2:00-2:45 pm

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Bowling

6-12 years
Bowling! It’s a great way to get exercise, work on etiquette and learn lifelong skills. It’s fun! We will have a Wauconda Bowl instructor that will be instructing the bowlers as they learn the rules, etiquette, hand/body placement and more. Fee includes one game of bowling, instruction and shoe rental. You won’t want to strike out of this class. Sign up today! No class 3/26.
Location: Wauconda Bowl
Fee: $53/45 (6 weeks)

3047 Wed 3/12-4/23 4:30-5:30 pm (6-8 years)
3048 Wed 3/12-4/23 5:30-6:30 pm (9-12 years)

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Expressions in Paint & Clay
Drawing, Painting & Sculpture Workshop

5-12 years
This workshop is all about expressing yourself! Learn to paint animals, sculpt funny characters and create colorful works of art. Each student will complete two beautiful works of art. All projects will be completed and ready to take home that day!
Location: Community Center
Fee: $28/20
Limit: 5/35
3056 Mon 3/24 12:45-2:45 pm

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Pre-School Drawing Classes

3.5-5 years
Your pre-schooler’s mind is hard at work building the knowledge and skills it will use for a lifetime. Now, more than ever, it’s important to challenge their curious minds with activities that will keep them engaged and eager to learn! The Young Rembrandts pre-school program is specifically designed with the needs of our youngest learners in mind. We use subjects they’re familiar with such as animals and toys, as well as their favorite learning tools-  pictures, stories, touching, and doing – to enhance social and conflict resolution skills while improving listening, fine-motor skills, and time-on-task. Give your pre-schooler the information they’re hungry for and be amazed by what they’ll create! ALL NEW LESSONS EVERY SESSION!
Location: Community Center
Fee: $48/40 (4 weeks)
Limit: 5/35

3059 Wed 4/9-4/30 3:30-4:15 pm
3060 Wed 5/7-5/28 3:30-4:15 pm

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Cartoon Drawing Classes

6-12 years
For all kids who need to stay engaged and laughing, our cartooning classes are surely the most fun you can have while learning! This entertaining program combines Young Rembrandts’ innovative, hands-on teaching method with light-hearted subject matter that engages children, their sense of humor and their vivid imaginations. Maintaining a quick pace and drawing that tell a story also help kids to stay on task, learn from their mistakes, find new solutions to a problem and communicate ideas and concepts through pictures – skills with lifetime benefits! ALL NEW LESSONS EVERY SESSION!
Location: Community Center
Fee: $48/40 (4 weeks)
Limit: 5/35

3063 Wed 4/9-4/30 4:30-5:15 pm
3064 Wed 5/7-5/28 4:30-5:15 pm

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Elementary Drawing Classes

6-12 years
Our elementary learners are at the crucial time of development when they decide whether they’re good at something or not. This decision will affect not only the rest of their academic career, but their lifetime learning as well. The Young Rembrandts elementary program provides the tools this age-group needs to succeed at drawing – teaching tool from which the majority of learners prefer and ALL learners benefit! Our program works because it’s not only hands-on and visual.. it’s simply fun. Add to this our innovative guided instruction, topics that kids love and related to, and instructors that know how to reach this group; we take kids from thinking they’re not ‘artists’ to knowing they can achieve this, and everything else, they put their minds to. ALL NEW LESSONS EVERY SESSION!
Location: Community Center
Fee: $48/40 (4 weeks)
Limit: 5/35

3067 Wed 4/9-4/30 5:30-6:15 pm
3068 Wed 5/7-5/28 5:30-6:15 pm

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Messy Art

6-10 years
Creativity will be explored as your child creates their very own works of art. We will create art through recyclable materials, paint, clay and more. Be ready for fun and leave the mess to us. Please send a smock to protect your child’s school clothes.
Location: Community Center
Fee: $33/25 (3 weeks)
Limit: 5/10

3053 Thurs 4/17-5/1 5:00-6:00 pm

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Picasso’s Children Expressive Workshop

4-8 years
Kids learn to discover, explore and imagine while experimenting with a variety of materials and methods. This class encourages the development of creative thinking and problem solving. Students experience the joy of art making using drawing, painting, mixed-media and sculpture. This workshop is filled with creativity and fun! Students must have the capacity to sit in their seats and follow basic direction. No class 3/25.
Location: Community Center
Fee: $70/62 (4 weeks)
Limit: 5/35

3055a Tues 3/4-4/1 5:15-6:15 pm

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Picasso’s Multi-Arts Workshop

8-12 years
Picasso’s Multi-Arts Workshops are designed to allow students to move from playful artistic exploration to skilled development. Using a variety of materials and approaches, 8-12 year old students experiment with a variety of drawing, painting sculpture, and mixed media projects. Students are encouraged to have fun while discussing and exchanging individual artistic ideas and thoughts! No class 3/25.
Location: Community Center
Fee: $70/62 (4 weeks)
Limit: 5/35

3054a Tues 3/4-4/1 4:00-5:00 pm

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newBudding Artists

6-9 years
Artists will learn how to create in several different mediums. Each week we will create a new project using paint, clay, colored pencils and markers. So come create with us. A snack will be served before class begins. Please inform us of any food restrictions.
Fee: $25/20 (3 weeks)
Time: 3:40-5:15 pm
Limit: 5/10

3011 Tues 2/25-3/11 Robert Crown

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Camp Wauconda

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It is never too early to start thinking about Summer Fun! We have already planned a fun-filled summer for your children! Camp Wauconda offers a full-time and part-time format with activities like arts & crafts, swimming, games, parties, age appropriate field trips once a week, theme days, entertainers, and more! Let our fun and caring staff provide a memorable summer for your child. The Wauconda Park District offers the most activities, field trips, and fun for one of the lowest hourly prices in the area. Camp Wauconda is for children entering grades 1-8 in Fall 2014.

Camp Format

Camp Wauconda is an active camp that is planned by our camp director, camp counselors, park staff & campers themselves. Our staff to camper ratio is 1:10 for grades 1-4 and 1:12 for grades 5 and up. Kids are grouped by grade so they are interacting with kids their own age most of the time. Camp headquarters are at the Wauconda Park District Community Center. We tend to visit a lot of the town on our quest to stay active. For trips around town that are further than walking distance, we will use the WPD van. Transportation for our field trips is provided by a local bus company. Each session, a new theme is incorporated into the many activities, projects, and games that have been planned. Wednesday camp field trips and Friday special events are also tied into this theme.

2014 Camp Themes

About Our Staff

Our Camp Director is Ms. Annette, who has been our Camp Coordinator for 12 years and previously was our preschool director for 18 years. Ms. Annette brings a vast knowledge of working with kids and having fun. She is also an expert at listening to parents and helping kids. Our staff is made up of young women & men 18 years of age or older. They have been chosen to work camp because of their experience, creativity, caring and interest in a career of this type. Camp staff has been through a two-week long training session that includes a variety of topics such as safety, leadership, activity planning, interaction with kids, CPR/First Aid, Child Development, and group dynamics and having fun! Most of our staff returns each year. We have a great summer planned for your kids!
For more information, please call the Wauconda Park District at (847)-526-3610 or email JBuchenberger@waucondaparks.com.

Registration Information

A $20.00 non-refundable registration fee must accompany all registrations as well as a non-refundable $20.00 deposit for each session you will attend. Session deposit will apply to session fee if you attend.

Download Registration Form Here

Early Bird/ Stay & Play

If your child is enrolled in Camp Wauconda, then they can have even more fun by participating in this program. It’s perfect for working parents or die-hard campers!

Fees: Fees listed are per camper, per session; Sessions are two weeks long.

Full-time 1st Child:
Regular Day Camp $190/210
Early Bird: $35/35
Stay & Play: $55/55

Full-time Additional Child:
Regular Day Camp $170/190
Early Bird: $28/28
Stay & Play: $48/48

Part-time:
Regular Day Camp $130/140
Early Bird: $28/28
Stay & Play: $37/37

*Fees subject to change

Session Dates and Dates to Remember

Resident Registration: March 10

Non-Resident Registration: March 17

Camp Begins: June 2

Session I: June 2-June 13
Session II: June 16-June 27
Session III: June 30-July 11 (No camp July 4)
Session IV: July 14-July 25
Session V: July 28-August 8

*Session dates subject to change without notice. Changes in School District #118 schedule may effect programs.

Camp Information

Location: TBD
Days: Monday-Friday
Camp Hours: 8:00 am-3:00 pm
Early Bird Hours: 6:30 am-8:00 am
Stay and Play Hours: 3:00 pm-6:00 pm

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Days Off School

K-6th Grade
Your child will enjoy spending days off of school visiting different sites throughout the suburbs. We will have activities that will entertain, excite and peak their interest. More information regarding lunch or spending money will be passed out at registration. Please register by the deadline to secure your child’s spot. **For trips requiring tickets we may not be able to accommodate you if you are not registered by the deadline.
Location: Community Center
Limit: 5/40
Fee: $25-9:00 am-3:00 pm
$30-6:30 am-3:00 pm or 9:00 am-6:00 pm
$35-6:30 am-6:00 pm

3000 Thurs 2/13 Extreme Trampolines – Provided, 2/1

3001 Fri 2/14 Indoor Swimming – Provided, 2/1

3002 Mon 2/17 Bowling – Bring Lunch, 2/1

3003 Mon 3/24 Paint and Clay – Bring Lunch, 3/15

3004 Tues 3/25 Young Chef Academy – Provided, 3/15

3005 Wed 3/26 Movie – Bring Lunch, 3/15

3006 Thurs 3/27 Mystery Trip – Provided, 3/15

3007 Fri 3/28 Enchanted Castle – Provided, 3/15

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