Youth Programming

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The Community House was founded by members of the community who recognized the importance and impact a comprehensive, high quality, community recreation plan has on improving the quality of life of residents.  We continue to offer a wide array of programming for all ages and interests, regardless of participant’s address.

We feature all the best in programming you expect for your kids; sports camps and leagues, day camps, after school programming, theatrical opportunities, and educational and social opportunities.  We also offer unique and innovative programming to help kids grow and learn like fencing, sign language, dance/yoga classes, song writing, improv and so much more.  If you don’t see something your looking for, Email Us!

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Wacky Warrior Art CampRegister

In this wacky and fun multi-arts camp, campers will experience a variety of art-making processes while learning about warrior gods and goddesses from mythic stories! Warriors know how to stand up for themselves and are brave, caring, intelligent and strong. Campers will explore how they can be a warrior as they construct and paint warrior shields, create plaster masks, draw themselves as warriors and batik a warrior flag. They will expand their art vocabulary and be introduced to artwork about warriors.

  • Code5143507-1
  • Age7-11 years
  • LocationThe Community House
  • InstructorKaren Light of Creative Courage Art
  • Min/Max5/15
  • TypeArt Camp
  • Dates07/06/15 - 07/10/15
  • DayMonday-Friday
  • Time9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Member/NonMember Fee$205 / $215

Around the World Arts Camp Register

Campers will try their hand at printmaking, paper mache, yarn painting, sand painting and dot painting in this multi-arts camp inspired by tribal art from around the world! Each day campers will hear a story from another culture, be introduced to that culture’s artwork and make their own art inspired by what they learned. Each piece they create will illustrate a part of a story that the campers will write reflecting who they are and what they want the people of the future to know about them.

  • Code5143507-2
  • Age7-11 years
  • LocationThe Community House
  • InstructorKaren Light of Creative Light Art
  • Min/Max5/15
  • TypeArt Camps
  • Dates07/13/15 - 07/17/15
  • DayMonday-Friday
  • Time1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Member/NonMember Fee$205 / $215

Natural Wonders Arts CampRegister

In the style of Master Artists, these campers will be creating art in nature every day of this painting and drawing camp! Each morning, the young artists will be transported in The Community House vans to Fullersburg Woods where they will learn about composition, color and light. Campers will complete watercolor paintings inspired by Georgia O’Keefe, oil pastel drawings inspired by Vincent Van Gogh, dot paintings inspired by Georges Seurat and even create art with nature in the style of Andy Goldsworthy! In the process they will experience why Master Artists turn to nature as an endless source of inspiration, beauty and wisdom.

  • Code5143507-3
  • Age10-14 years
  • LocationThe Community House
  • InstructorKaren Light of Creative Courage Art
  • Min/Max5/15
  • TypeArt Camps
  • Dates08/03/15 - 08/06/15
  • DayMonday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
  • Time1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Member/NonMember Fee$185 / $200

Caregiver and Me - Jitterbugs Arts CampRegister

In this multi-art, multi-sensory art camp, young campers will be inspired by Jitterbugs!, a children’s book illustrated by the Teaching Artist, Karen Light, of Creative Courage Art! In this colorful, playful story, Shorty George discovers his love for dancing and becomes brave enough to pursue it. Campers and their caregivers will learn a few basic swing dance moves and listen to swinging music as they dive into art-making. They will also experiment with dance painting, collaging with lots of different materials, painting with watercolors over oil pastel resis and creating wearble art.

 

  • Code5143507-4
  • Age3-4 years
  • LocationThe Community House
  • InstructorKaren Light of Creative Courage Art
  • Min/Max5/15
  • TypeArt Camps
  • Dates08/10/15 - 08/13/15
  • DayMonday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
  • Time9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Member/NonMember Fee$125 / $140

American Red Cross Babysitter's CertificationRegister

Get the knowledge, skill and confidence you need to care for infants and school-age children. This training will help participants develop skills in leadership and professionalism; safety and safe play; and first aid. The course will combine video, activities, hands-on skills training and discussion for a complete learning experience. Please bring a sack lunch.

  • Code554410-2 &3
  • Age11-15 years
  • LocationThe Community House
  • InstructorJenna Jakalski
  • Min/Max7/14
  • TypeYouth General
  • Dates07/16/15 - 08/12/15
  • DayWednesday Thursday
  • Time10:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Member/NonMember Fee$65 / $85

Intro to Fashion Design Register

Do you think you could be a fashion designer? This workshop is for fashionistas and entrepreneurial spirited teens who are interested in the Fashion Industry, excited to learn what a day in the life of a real fashion designer looks like, or dream about launching their own line or product. You will learn about mood boards, identifying your target customer, sketching and line sheets, patterns, sample making, and getting your product into production. You will make a mood board of your ideas, be given sewing and pattern making information and the Steps to Production. Aspiring designers will also receive hand out lists of manufacturers and suppliers in Chicago, NY. and LA. and lists of accredited Fashion Schools across the country.

  • Code5143207-3
  • Age14-18 years
  • LocationThe Community House
  • InstructorFashion Designer & Entrepreneur: Denise Belyea
  • Min/Max6/14
  • TypeSummer Camps
  • Dates08/08/15 - 08/08/15
  • DaySaturday
  • Time10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Member/NonMember Fee$198 / $215

Musical Theatre Camp Register

Summer Music Theater Camps: For one week, campers will develop a show, complete with song, dance, solo work, and ensemble performance. The week will focus on famous shows, actors, and composers. The final performance will include numbers from Broadway’s favorites!

  • Code5143414-1
  • Age8-14 years
  • LocationThe Community House
  • InstructorStage Door Fine Arts
  • Min/Max8/20
  • TypeSummer Camps
  • Dates07/27/15 - 07/31/15
  • DayMonday-Friday
  • Time9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Member/NonMember Fee$185 / $195

Musical Theatre CampRegister

Summer Music Theater Camps: For one week, campers will develop a show, complete with song, dance, solo work, and ensemble performance. The week will focus on famous shows, actors, and composers. The final performance will include numbers from Broadway’s favorites!

  • Code5143414-2
  • Age11-14 years
  • LocationThe Community House
  • InstructorStage Door Fine Arts
  • Min/Max8/20
  • TypeSummer Camps
  • Dates08/10/15 - 08/14/15
  • DayMonday-Friday
  • Time9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Member/NonMember Fee$185 / $194

Jitterbugs Arts CampRegister

In this multi-art, multi-sensory art camp, young campers will be inspired by Jitterbugs!, a children’s book illustrated by the Teaching Artist, Karen Light, of Creative Courage Art! In this colorful, playful story, Shorty George discovers his love for dancing and becomes brave enough to pursue it. Campers and their caregivers will learn a few basic swing dance moves and listen to swinging music as they dive into art-making. They will also experiment with dance painting, collaging with lots of different materials, painting with watercolors over oil pastel resis and creating wearble art.

  • Code5143507-5
  • Age5-7 years
  • LocationThe Community House
  • InstructorKaren Light of Creative Courage Art
  • Min/Max5/15
  • TypeArt Camp
  • Dates08/10/15 - 08/13/15
  • DayMonday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
  • Time11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Member/NonMember Fee$125 / $140