Learn the ‘ins’ and ‘outs’ of sports with the Schaumburg Park District

By Schaumburg Park District

home school 2Experience a sports jamboree this summer at the Schaumburg Park District!

Open to children ages 6 to 13, Sports Camp “Inside Out” offers the chance to learn basketball, volleyball, soccer and other popular sports. Camp meets 9 a.m.-noon, Monday through Friday and takes place at The Sport Center, 1141 W. Irving Park Road, Schaumburg.

Upcoming sessions include:

  • June 6-10
  • June 13-24
  • June 27-July 8
  • July 11-July 22

For more information, call (847) 891-1266 or visit www.parkfun.com.


Take a swing at Junior Golf Camp

By Schaumburg Park District

Junior GolfIntroduce your child to the thrill of golf through the Schaumburg Park District!

The District is offering Junior Golf Camp sessions for children ages 5 to 7 s this summer at Schaumburg Golf Club, 401 N. Roselle Road. Schaumburg Golf Club professionals will teach youngsters the basics, starting with Snag Golf. Created for beginners, Snag Golf uses large-face clubs and tennis balls before slowly progressing to regular golf equipment. Children learn the game in a fun, laid-back environment.

Upcoming camp sessions include:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, June 13-24, 9-10 a.m. or 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, June 27-July 15, 9-10 a.m. or 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, July 18-29, 9-10 a.m. or 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

For more information, call (847) 885-9000 or visit www.parkfun.com.


Open House for Early Learning Center

By Hoffman Estates Park District

DSC_0007The Hoffman Estates Park District’s (HE Parks) Early Learning Center (ELC) full day preschool/child care center will hold an Open House on Sat. May 7 from 9-10 a.m at the Triphahn Center, 1685 W. Higgins Road in Hoffman Estates. The ELC is a state-licensed and nationally-accredited preschool program that provides developmentally appropriate instruction and a positive atmosphere for learning.

At the Open House, parents and children will have a chance to explore the two classrooms, meet teachers and ask questions about the facility and the curriculum.

The ELC is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. year round. Parents can enroll at any time, and tours are available by appointment by contacting Wendy Stoner at wstoner@heparks.org or 847-781-3631.



Refresh Your Water Safety Knowledge

By Hoffman Estates Park District

May is Water Safety Month, a great reason to refresh your memory on water safety practices whenever you’re at the pool or lake or near water of any kind. Watch the video below and check out the many opportunities for swimming lessons at the Hoffman Estates Park District.




Embark on Adventure Day Camp with the Schaumburg Park District

By Schaumburg Park District

Adventure day campHave a super awesome summer at the Schaumburg Park District’s Adventure Day Camp.

Children ages 7 to 11 are invited to enjoy a variety of summertime recreation activities, including swimming, field trips and outdoor and indoor play.

Sessions take place 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday at Meineke Recreation Center, 220 E. Weathersfield Way. Sessions begin June 6 and run through Aug. 19. Parents may register children for all 11 weeks or individual weeks.  Cost is $166 per week for residents and 186 per week for non-residents. An extended care option also is available at an additional cost.

For more information, call (847) 490-7015 or visit www.parkfun.com.


Celebrate National Water Safety Month at the Schaumburg Park District

By Schaumburg Park District

Swim_2May is National Water Safety Month, and an ideal time to prepare for the summer pool season with the Schaumburg Park District.

The District offers a variety of swim lessons for participants as young as 6 months old to adult. Spring swim lessons are underway at The Water Works, 505 N. Springinsguth Road. The splashtastic indoor waterpark features three water slides, a rapid water channel, playground, diving pool, beach like entry pool and a whirlpool.

Open swim hours at The Water Works include:

• 5:30-8 p.m., Mondays-Thursdays

• 4-8 p.m., Fridays

• Noon-5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays

Outdoor lessons also are available throughout the summer at Bock Pool, 1223 W. Sharon Lane and Meineke Pool, 220 W. Weathersfield Way. Outdoor lessons are listed in the Summer Program Guide which will be delivered to residents April 14-17.

For more information, call (847) 490-2505 or visit www.parkfun.com.

Now Registering for Summer Camp

By Hoffman Estates Park District

summercamp_facebookRegistration for Hoffman Estates Park District (HEPD) Summer Camps and Spring programs is now in progress. Kids will find a variety of summer camps designed to give provide an active, fun summer and provide many opportunities to make new friends and create memories that will last a lifetime. From preschoolers to teens, there are camps for kids who like sports, nature, science, creative arts and theater. Specialty camps give kids a chance to focus on a particular skill such as hockey, tennis or figure skating. Campers go on fun field trips and spend time at swimming at the Park District’s water park, Seascape Family Aquatic Center.

For kids who want to experience many new things, there is Discover Camp and Explorers camp. There are even camps that teach kids a healthy lifestyle, as part of the Park District’s HEALTH initiative to reduce childhood obesity.

“Parents love the flexibility of our camps,” said Mike Kies, director of facilities and recreation for HEPD. “The schedules are designed to work with parents’ busy schedules.”

There are half day and full day camps available. Early Start and Late Stay camp in an option for busy parents who need to extend the day for their child. Parents can register their children all at once at the beginning of the summer, or they can register week-to-week. A free mobile app helps parents keep up with their child’s schedule of activities.

Camps are open to all residents and non-residents, too. Hoffman Estates residents get discounts on camp fees. To browse the selection of camps and to register, visit heparks.org or stop by the Triphahn Community Center at 1685 W. Higgins Road or Willow Recreation Center at 3600 Lexington Road in Hoffman Estates.

Plan a Family Date Night with the Schaumburg Park District

By Schaumburg Park District


gymnasticsGather the family for an evening of activity during the Schaumburg Park District’s Sport Center Family Fun Night.

The event is set for 6:30-8:30 p.m., April 8 at The Sport Center, 1141 W. Irving Park Road.

Children of all ages and their families are invited to explore the 110,000 square foot facility, which includes gymnastics space, indoor turf fields and a gymnasium. Event activities include basketball, volleyball, dodgeball and bingo. Little ones will have a blast trying a variety of riding toys and playing in the preschool tot lot.

Family Fun Night is free to District residents and $5 for non-residents. Registration is required. For more information, call (847) 891-1266 or visit www.parkfun.com.

Take “Time Out for Play” at the Schaumburg Park District

By Schaumburg Park District

SC_healthyMake a standing play date every Wednesday evening with the Schaumburg Park District.

Time Out for Play takes place in the Discovery Room of the Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road. Children ages 1-4 are invited to enjoy an evening of open play at the indoor playground, which features large motor equipment, a ball pit, tunnels and slides. Games, activities and art projects also will be available.

Cost is $30 for residents and $45 for non-residents for a seven-week session. Parents and caregivers who do not wish to commit to the entire session also may pay a drop-in fee of $6.

Upcoming times include:

  • 6-8 p.m., April 6-May 18

For more information, call (847) 490-7015 or visit www.parkfun.com.

Burger Bucks Program Benefits Kids

By Hoffman Estates Park District

BugerBucks-FacebookThe owners of the new Burger King restaurant in Hoffman Estates have pledged their intentions to give back to the community. The restaurant located at the southeast corner of Higgins and Barrington roads said it will donate a portion of every dollar spent to the Friends of HE Parks each time a customer mentions the Hoffman Estates Park District (HEPD).

“We are a locally owned, family owned business, and we like giving back to the community,” said Laurie Roscoe, director of operations for Gill Management, Inc., restaurant owners.

The Friends of HE Parks is the charitable 501(C)3 foundation that supports the HEPD. The foundation provides scholarships to disadvantaged kids in Hoffman Estates, who would otherwise be unable to participate in youth sports, swimming lessons, summer camp, etc.

“It’s a win-win offer for the Burger King and for the community, too,” said Troy Triphahn, chairman of the Friends of HE Parks.