Family & Adult Variety

Join the Wauconda Park District for trips and programs for families, adults, and active adults. From American Red Cross certifications to a boat cruise around Lake Geneva, we offer a variety of options for each season.

Family

Family Dodgeball Night

6+ years with a parent

Come join us for some dodgeball action. We will break up into equal teams and prior knowledge of the game not required. Just grab dad or mom and some friends and join us for a fun family game night. Please wear gym shoes and comfortable clothing. Pre-registration required.

Location: Community Center

Program Fee: $13 per couple, $6 add’l child

Resident Discount Fee: $10 per couple, $5 add’l child

Limit: 6/12

Code: Day: Date: Time:

3363 Sat 10/8 6:00-7:30 pm

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 Amazing Gingerbread House Workshop

Start a fun family tradition with this special family night to celebrate the start of the Holiday Season. You and your little one can come, use your imagination and make a yummy edible holiday gingerbread house ans all the supplies needed to make the house deliciously sweet. Gingerbread house ans decorations may include common food allergens. Aprons are recommended. This class is sure to be popular so sign up early to reserve your spot.

Location: Community Center

Program Fee: $31 per couple, $10 add’l child

Resident Discount Fee: $25 per couple, $10 add’l child

Limit: 6/12

Code: Day: Date: Time:

3709 Fri 12/9 5:30-7:00 pm

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Juiced upon Masterpieces

18+ years

Grab a girlfriend, husband or neighbor and come explore your creative side. Acrylic paints will be explored for a picture night on the town.

Location: Community Center

Program Fee: $25

Resident Discount Fee: $20

Limit: 5/10

Code: Day: Date: Time:

3824 Fri 10/21 6:00-8:00 pm

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Parents Night Out

3-10 years

Do you need a night out? Are your children bored with the babysitter? At Parents Night Out your children will enjoy an evening of theme-games and activities along with pizza while you enjoy time away and peace of mind knowing your children are in a safe and fun environment. Sign up for one or both, Pre-registration 72 hours in advance is required.

Location: Community Center

Program Fee: $25, $10 for additional sibling

Resident Discount Fee: $20, $8 for additional sibling

Limit: 6/12

Code: Day: Date: Time: Theme:

3710 Sat 9/17 5:30-8:30 pm Fall

3711 Sat 11/5 5:15-8:15 pm Circus

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Lambeau Field Legendary Tour & Hall of Fame

Green Bay, WI

18 and older

Come experience both the historic and modern-day journey of Lambeau Field. Join us as we venture to Green Bay, WI for a behind the scenes 2-hour guided tour – visit the Bob Harlan Plaza, walk through a Game day Suite, experience the Players’ Tunnel, and view the Lee Remmel Press Box, and Visitors’ Locker Room. While still at the stadium, enjoy a buffet lunch of broasted chicken before exploring the new 15,000 square foot, two-level Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, conveniently located on the main floor of the Lambeau Field Atrium. To cap off our day in Green Bay, we will travel to Titletown Brewing Co. for a state-of-the-art brewery tour that will provide you with valuable history and education, unforgettable memories, and a belly full of award-winning beer (root beer available). Tour includes four 6 oz. pours and a souvenir glass. Trip includes transportation by motor coach bus, guided stadium tour, lunch, museum/brewery tour and souvenir glass. Please register by Wed, Sept 21.

Location: Softball Parking Lot

Program fee: $125

Resident Discount Fee: $105

Limit: 8/12

Code: Day: Date: Time: 

3811 Thurs 10/6 5:45am – 9:30 pm

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Mindful Parenting Workshops

Parents

This presentation will provide insightful and practical information for parents with children of all ages or those parents who are considering starting a family in the future. The aim is to help parents understand the relationship between the make-up of our kids, the way we parent, and the impact from the culture on both. All parents will receive a helpful hints packet with valuable information and exercise for both parent and child. Price is for set of parents.

Time: 7:00-8:00 pm

Program Fee:$12/$15 per class or $30/$39 for all 3

Code: Day: Date: Time: Topic:

3741A Mon 9/19 7:00-8:00 pm No More Tears & Tantrums Parenting

3741B Mon 10/10 7:00-8:00 pm Help! What Do I Do With This Entitled Child?

3741C Mon 11/14 7:00-8:00 pm My Child Became a Tween and I Don’t Recognize Them Anymore

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Guitar

6+ years

This class is for anyone, from beginning to advanced, ages 6 and up.  Private acoustic guitar lessons for all levels are offered through the Wauconda Park District. Each session includes eight, 30-minute private lessons. Topics include, but are not limited to ear trainings, sight-reading, scales and chords, composition, theory, technique, repertoire, improvisation, and finger picking.  Styles covered will be folk, blues, rock, jazz and classical.  You must provide your own guitar.  Students will be asked to purchase a music book from a local or online music store. Register at any time during the session. A prorated class credit will be used if the instructor has available time slots open.

Location: Community Center

Program fee: $124 (6 weeks)

Resident Discount Fee: $114 (6 weeks)

Limit: 4/12

Code: Day: Date: Time: 

2707 Wed    9/21-10/26 4:00-7:00 pm

3702 Wed    11/9-12/14 4:00-7:00 pm

3701 Wed    1/4-2/8   4:00-7:00 pm

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Ukulele

6+ years

Ukulele is hot right now! It’s fun! It’s easy! Learn what you need to know to play some old favorites and current pop.  Private lessons for all levels are offered through the Wauconda Park District. Each session includes eight, 30-minute private lessons.  Must supply your own ukulele. Register at any time during the session. A prorated class credit will be used if the instructor has available time slots open.

Location: Community Center

Program fee: $124 (6 weeks)

Resident Discount Fee: $114 (6 weeks)

Limit: 4/12

Code: Day: Date: Time: 

2706 Wed    9/21-10/28 4:00-7:00 pm

3703 Wed    11/9-12/14 4:00-7:00 pm

3704 Wed    1/4-2/8 4:00-7:00 pm

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Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers with Tailgating Milwaukee, WI

10+ years

Let’s head up to Miller Park and watch the great game of baseball.  There is nothing like a day game in early fall to watch the Cubs vs. the Brewers!  Enjoy a summer evening at the ballpark cheering on your favorite team.  We will have seats in the terrace box location and regardless of the weather the game will go on. We plan to arrive early so we can tailgate with the rest of the fans.  We will provide the hotdogs, brats, chips, salad and cookies to eat.  Participants must bring their own beverages and chairs.  We will leave immediately following the game; let us do the driving so that you enjoy your time at the ballpark.  The fees include your entrance ticket and transportation by Park District Bus and food for tailgating.  Please note: an adult must accompany anyone under the age of 18.

Location: Softball Parking Lot

Program Fee: $75

Resident Discount Fee: $60

Limit: 5/9

Code: Day: Date: Time:

2812 Wed 9/7 2:30 pm-11:00 pm

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Extended Trips

Sep 19-24 North Dakota 6 days

Sep 27-Oct 1 Agawa Canyon Train in Canada 5 days

Oct 9-15 Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Gettysburg, Hershey, Lancaster 7 days

Oct 14-16 Cranberry Autumn Harvest in Wisconsin 3 days

Nov 17-21 Branson Christmas Shows! 5 days

Dec 5-9 San Antonio Southwestern Christmas & the Riverwalk 5 days

For detailed itineraries or to make reservations, please call Sara Schuring at 847/526-3610 or email at

sschuring@waucondaparks.com.

For detailed itineraries or to make reservations, please call Sara Schuring at the Wauconda Park District at (847)-526-3610 or email at sschuring@waucondaparks.com.

Adult Variety

Community CPR, First Aid and AED

14+ years

These are all American Red Cross certified classes. Certification is received after passing both a written and skills test given at the end of each course. Note:  If you take CPR and First Aid or CPR and AED then the discounted fee is $70/$87. If you enroll in all three courses, the cost is $90/$110.

Community CPR/AED

This class will train you to administer CPR to victims of all ages.  Skills include performing rescue breathing, clearing an obstructed airway and performing one rescuer CPR.  You will also be trained in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator.  This is a device present in many work environments that analyzes heart rhythms and determines if a shock is needed to re-establish an effective rhythm.  Books and materials are included and you must register two weeks prior to the start of class.

Location: Community Center

Program Fee: $75

Resident Discount Fee: $60

Limit: 5/10

Code: Day: Date: Time: 

3821 Sat      10/1 10:00 am-2:30 pm

Community First Aid

All aspects of first aid will be covered from minor scrapes to broken bones.  This class is a must for anyone working with children. Books and supplies are included.

Location: Community Center

Program fee: $75

Resident Discount Fee: $60

Limit: 5/10

Code: Day: Date: Time: 

3822 Sun   10/2 10:00 am-1:00 pm

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Active and Mature Adult Trips 

Trip Policies

Suggested Ages for Trips 

Adult/Active: Trips are appropriate for anyone ages 18 and over.

Mature Adult: Trips are most appropriate for ages 55 and up, but all adults are welcome.
Pick up/Drop off: Departure times are set and abided by. If changes occur, participants will be notified by phone. Return times may vary depending on traffic or weather conditions. However, all is done to return on time. Pick-up/drop off location for all trips is the parking lot by the softball field at the Community Center.
Refunds: Refunds are given under the following conditions:

– The trip is cancelled by the Wauconda Park District.
– Person asking for a refund finds a replacement for the trip.
– Park District has a waiting list and is able to sell your ticket.

If we have not met our registration minimum by the deadline date (if one is listed) then the trip will be cancelled and a full refund will be issued. All payments are required in full at time of registration.

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Ravinia – Don Henley

Active Adult

Join the Wauconda Park District for a night at Ravinia with Don Henley. Best known as a founding member of the Eagles before launching a successful solo career, Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, producer and drummer Don Henley will light up the stage this summer at Ravinia Park. Ravinia, North America’s oldest music festival is nestled in a gently wooded area that makes it an enchanting place to experience the vast musical catalog of both the Eagles’ and the performer’s solo career. So grab your lawn chair, your “Ravinia Gear”, and any food or beverage you would enjoy, and prepare for an evening under the stars. Food and beverages also for sale at the show. All bags subject to search upon entry. Trip Includes
-Lawn Ticket
-Light Snacks & Water
-Transportation from the Wauconda Park District/Cook Park Community Center

Location: Softball Parking Lot

Program Fee: $73

Resident Discount Fee: $93

Limit: 5/14

Day: Date: Time:

Sun 8/14  2:00 pm-12:00 am

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HoChunk Casino

Baraboo, WI

21+ years

Come try your hand at the slots in the Wisconsin dells area.  The park district will worry about the gas prices and traffic, and you just bring lady luck and try your hand at the slots. Transportation will be by Park district van.  At time of registration please give your full legal name, address and email. Casino packages will be given when you show a valid picture I.D. Includes $15 gaming, lunch is on your own.

Location: Softball Parking Lot

Program Fee: $16

Resident Discount Fee: $13

Limit: 5/14

Code: Day: Date: Time:

2804 Wed 8/24 8:30 am–6:30 pm

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Defensive Driving

Active Adult

This 4- hour national safety council class offers adults the chance to brush up on driving skills and decrease the chance of accidents occurring. This class covers defensive driving habits, common driving errors, making split second decisions, and handling overall traffic situations. Check with your insurance company to determine if this class will entitle you to a discount on your auto insurance.

Location: Community Center

Program fee: $3

Limit: 5/35

Code: Day: Dates: Time: 

2800 Sat    7/9 9:00 am-1:00 pm

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Black Point Mansion & Geneva Bay Tour

Lake Geneva, WI

Active Adult

Black Point Mansion was built in 1888 as a summer home to the Seipp Family. Conrad Seipp, a German immigrant, became the largest brewer in Chicago.  Black Point Mansion has remained in the Seipp family for 120 years and is one of the finest examples of Queen Anne architecture and has one of the most intact collections of Victorian furnishings in the Midwest.  You will have time to shop and enjoy lunch on your own while in Lake Geneva. We will rejoin the group for an afternoon boat ride to enjoy Geneva Bay; this tour will be a one hour lake cruise. Please register by May 5.

Location: Softball Field

Parking Lot

Program Fee: $56

Resident Discount Fee: $45

Limit: 6/11

Code: Day: Date: Time:

1806 Thur 5/19 7:45 am-5:30 pm

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The Dancing Horses Dinner Theatre

Active Adult

Be spellbound while you watch an enchanting Vegas-style performance. These beautiful horses and trainers perform amazing tricks while leading up to the finale of a water show choreographed to music. Following the show we will watch the Exotic Bird Show and take a behind the scenes tour where you will get up close with the horses.  Lunch choice consists of Sliced Turkey on Croissant, Potato Salad, Fruit, Dessert and lemonade. Gratuity for performances not included. Transportation is by Park District bus. Registration deadline is April 22nd.

Location: Softball Field

Parking Lot

Program Fee: $79

Resident Discount Fee: $63

Limit: 6/14

Code: Day: Date: Time:

1807 Wed 5/4 10:00 am-5:15 pm

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Cantigny Mansion, Museum and Gardens Tour

Wheaton, IL

Active Adults

Step back in time and explore the life, family and passions of the great Robert McCormick (Alderman, Colonel, President of the Tribune and Media Mogul) on a guided narrative tour of his 20th century mansion.  Following the tour, be transported to the trenches of WW1, the beaches of WW11 and the jungles of Vietnam in this self-guided tour of the first division museum.  Boxed Lunch will be ready for you at Cantigny Park with your choice of Roast Turkey Breast, Ham, Italian Sub or Grilled Vegetable.  Included in the boxed lunch is an apple, jumbo cookie and chips.  (Drink not included but will talk to them about adding this)  After lunch we will visit a docent guided tour of the beautiful 29 acre gardens full of flourishing, blooming tranquility.  Participants will have additional time to explore the gardens on their own with fully detailed information on plants and horticulture.  Gardens include: Alphabet Trail, Seasons Gardens and various themed beds that will display a variety of vegetables, herbs and tropical plantings as well as annuals and perennials.   Trip includes transportation by Park District bus, Museum and Garden Tours and Lunch.  Registration deadline is June 1st.  Extensive walking on this trip.

Location: Softball Parking Lot

Program Fee: $41

Resident Discount Fee: $33

Limit: 6/12

Code: Day: Date: Time:

2805 Thurs 6/16 8:30 am-4:30 pm

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Tabor Hill Winery and Blue Chip Casino

Come and enjoy a beautiful morning in the Harbor Country of Southwest Michigan as we head to Tabor Hill Winery for a tour, as well as sampling some of the Midwest’s finest wines. We will then head over to spend an exciting afternoon at the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, Indiana. Transportation is by motor coach and you will receive 4 hours of gambling, a buffet lunch and snacks on the bus.

Location:  Softball Field Parking Lot

Program Fee: $70

Resident Discount Fee: $56

Limit: 8/14

Code: Day: Date: Time:

1809 Wed 6/1 7:30 am-7:30 pm

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Lake County Historical Landmarks

Waukegan, IL

Active Adult

We are off to explore Lake County, join us as we tour Great Lakes Navy Museum to see how the base was a major recruit training center during World War I.  Tour Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve, opened in 1887 to maintain order during the violent labor disputes in Chicago.  We will make a stop at the influential political and former IL governor Adlai E. Stevenson’s home and gardens for a tour.  We will enjoy lunch at Michael’s Chicago-Style Red Hot’s.  Please select your main entrée: 2 Chicago Style Charred-Dogs, Hamburger or Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich, lunch buffet will have salad, French fries and Merkt’s Cheddar.  This trip is an active walking trip with stairs and standing for periods of time.   Transportation is provided by Park District bus. Register by June 23.

Location: Softball Parking Lot

Program Fee: $40

Resident Discount Fee: $32

Limit: 6/13

Code: Day: Date: Time:

2807 Thurs 7/7 8:30 am-4:30 pm

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Maxson Riverboat & John Deere Historical Site

Oregon, IL

Active Adult

We will be traveling to Oregon Illinois to cruise on The Pride of Oregon, a true paddlewheel boat offering a one of a kind eco-friendly cruise on the charming Rock River.  While on our 15-mile river cruise we will enjoy lunch provided by Maxson Restaurant.  Please select your entrée option: Fried Catfish or Bacon Wrapped Pork, each entrée comes with vegetable and potato.   Lunch will also include: salad, orange roll and dessert will be warm orange bread pudding with glaze and whipped cream. Off to the John Deere Historical Site in Grand Detour, IL.  We will take a step back in time while experiencing the working blacksmith shop and touring Deere’s home.  Whether you’re a John Deere fan or a history buff, it’s an experience you just can’t miss.  Transportation is provided by Park District bus. Register by August 16.

Location: Softball Parking Lot

Program Fee: $65

Resident Discount Fee: $52

Limit: 6/13

Code: Day: Date: Time:

2808 Tue 8/30 8:15 am-6:30 pm

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Out and About at the Casino

Joliet, IL

21+ years

Tired of not being able to get to the casinos or bingo halls because of high gas prices and heavy traffic?  Let the park district make it easy on you as we head out to the casinos. Grab a friend and your player’s card and let’s try our luck at the penny or nickel slots.  Please bring a valid picture I.D. Casino: Harrah’s Joliet. Lunch is on your own.

Location: Softball Parking Lot

Program Fee: $15

Resident Discount Fee: $12

Limit:  5/13

Code: Day: Date: Time:

2820 Thurs 6/9 9:00 am-4:00 pm

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German Fest

Milwaukee, WI

Active Adult

Join us for Milwaukee’s premier German ethnic festival and kick-off to the Wisconsin Oktoberfest season.  Enjoy the fest located along the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan on the Summerfest grounds.  You will celebrate ALL THINGS GERMAN from food, history, music, travel, tradition and much more!  See the live Glockenspiel performance, traditional dance groups, fireworks show plus much more exciting entertainment.  Trip includes transportation by Park District van and ticket entrance to the festival.  Registration deadline is July 15th. Extensive walking on this trip.

Location: Softball Parking Lot

Program Fee: $21

Resident Discount Fee: $19

Limit: 6/14

Code: Day: Date: Time:

2806 Fri 7/29 1:30 pm-12:30 am

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Summertime on Bangs Lake

Active Adult

Come to Cook Park and enjoy a sunny summer afternoon with friends.  Challenge your friends to a game of bocce ball, horseshoes, bags or shuffle board.  If you are more into nature take a stroll along the banks of Bangs Lake on our lakefront trail.  We will be offering pontoon rides on Bangs Lake, boat rides leave from the accessible fishing pier.  Come visit our senior friendly vendors, enjoy some bingo and an entertainer. We will provide a picnic lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, potato salad, dessert and all the fixings of a great barbeque.  Bring a lawn chair, friends, sunscreen and we will do everything else. Registration will be taken at the Wauconda Township, 500 Bonner Rd and Wauconda Park District, 600 N. Main St.  Event is being sponsored by the Wauconda Area Library, Wauconda Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Wauconda Park District and the Wauconda Township.

Location: Community Center

Program fee: $3

Code: Day: Date: Time:

2810 Wed 9/14 10:00 am-2:00 pm

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Ravinia

Active Adult

The Wauconda Park District is planning a trip to Ravinia.    The 2016 schedule has yet to be released at time of the Summer 2016 Program Booklet print, but watch our website at www.waucondaparks.com, our facebook page, and look for flyers at the park district lobby for more information.  Trip will include transportation by park district bus, and ticket. Call Sara Schuring at

847-526-3610 for more information.

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Chicago Cubs vs.

Milwaukee Brewers with Tailgating

Milwaukee, WI

10+ years

Let’s head up to Miller Park and watch the great game of baseball.  There is nothing like a night game in early fall to watch the Cubs vs. the Brewers!  Enjoy a summer evening at the ballpark cheering on your favorite team.  We will have seats in the Loge Diamond Box location and regardless of the weather the game will go on.  We plan to arrive early so we can tailgate with the rest of the fans.  We will provide the hotdogs, brats, chips, salad and cookies to eat.  Participants must bring their own beverages and chairs.  We will leave immediately following the game; let us do the driving so that you enjoy your time at the ballpark.  The fees include your entrance ticket, transportation by Park District van and food for tailgating.  Please note: an adult must accompany anyone under the age of 18.

Location: Softball Parking Lot

Program Fee: $75

Resident Discount Fee: $60

Limit: 5/10

Code: Day: Date: Time:

2812 Wed 9/7 2:30 pm-11:00 pm

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Ring of Fire – Metropolis

Arlington Heights, IL

Active Adult

Gritty and authentic, few voices have personified America like the great Johnny Cash. Ring of Fire celebrates the music of The Man in Black throughout his legendary career, featuring over 30 songs including I’ve Been Everywhere, A Boy Named Sue, Folsom Prison Blues, I Walk the Line and many more. Decades of incredible songs performed by a multi-talented ensemble sweeps us through the musical journey of Johnny’s life, including Gospel, Folk, Country and Rock along with incredible duets with his soul mate, June Carter. See Johnny Cash’s musical legacy come to life in this rollicking, foot-stomping production of Ring of Fire.  Dinner on your own before the show.

Location: Softball Parking Lot

Program Fee:        $56 per person

Resident Discount Fee: $45 per person

Limit: 6/10

Code: Day: Date: Time:

2811 Thur 8/4 5:30-10:00 pm

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