Youth Programming

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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K.E.A.P (Kindergarten Enrichment Program)

K.E.A.P is an extension of the District 181 Half Day Kindergarten Program that will be held daily (M-F) throughout the school year at The Community House. K.E.A.P will offer before and after school enrichment that will compliment D181’s curriculum with structured activities including: S.T.E.M, Arts and Crafts, Physical Education, and Outdoors Time. Click here for more information.

Before/After the Bell Program

Serving Grades K-5, the Before and After the Bell Programs are a safe environment for your child to be with friends before and after the school day. Your child will do fun activities, gym time, enrichment activities, outdoor play, homework assistance, and organized games. A light snack will be provided for both programs. You can customize your experience by signing up for one day, week, month, etc! Click here for more information!

Before/After the Bell follows School District 181 calendar and typically runs Monday-Friday 7:00am-8:35am and 3:05pm – 6:00pm.

Before the Bell will be held onsite at Walker School and The Community House. Children who attend The Lane, Prospect, Elm, Madison, and Oak will attend Before the Bell at The Community House and be walked/driven to school in the mornings.

Flag Football League

Starting in August, your football fan can get the football experience without the contact. Flag Football is a sport where the emphasis is on speed, agility, teamwork, and precision. It is the perfect forum for players who love playing football, are just starting out, or don’t want to get into pads just yet. The Community House Flag Football provides jerseys and flag sets to all players.

Earliest practice begins August 26 with two practices per week before games begin, then one practice per week. Practice days, times, and locations are chosen by volunteer coaches.

Games begin September 11 and 12. Games may go into early November with weather cancellations. 1st/2nd and 3rd/4th grade teams will play on Saturdays, and 5th/6th and 7th/8th grade teams play on Sundays. Games start every hour on the hour, schedule will be released by the end of the day on August 26th.

Jodie Harrison Junior Basketball League

This 5-game league is the perfect way to introduce your child to basketball and get them excited for Jodie Harrison next year! This league will emphasize learning the rules and fundamentals of basketball. One practice and one game per week commitment. The Recreation Supervisor will determine team selection. Team or Coach requests are not guaranteed. 

Practice begins the week of 10/10. Practices are lead by Breakaway Basketball coaches with the help of Volunteer Parent Coaches. We do NOT guarantee a specific day/time. Games take place at The Community House starting 10/22 – 11/19, every Saturday. Schedules/Rosters will be released October 2nd.

Jodie Harrison Basketball League

The tradition of Jodie Harrison Basketball is one that families look forward to as winter approaches. Our recreation league is open to 2nd-8th graders, focusing on instruction and helping kids learn and enjoy the game of basketball. One practice and game per week commitment. The Recreation Supervisor will determine team selection. Team or Coach requests are not guaranteed.

Practice begins the week of January 2. Game times are dependent on gym space availability. 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade boys will have game days Saturdays (1/14 – 3/11). 4th grade girls, 5th/6th grade, and 7th/8th grade will have games on Sunday. Schedules/Rosters will be released September 16th. Coaches meeting will be held Tuesday, December 6th at 6:00pm at The Community House.

Chicago Elite Volleyball Camp

Chicago Elite Youth Academy is a child development program created to both introduce children to the game of volleyball, as well as continue to improve their individual skill development in the sport. Players will be divided according to both skill level and age and challenged accordingly.

6 – 11 years old (1st – 5th grade) 

Tuesdays 8/9 – 8/30  5:00 – 6:00pm

Tuesdays 9/6 – 10/4  5:00 – 6:00pm

11 – 14 years old (6th – 8th grade) 

Tuesdays 8/9 – 8/30  6:00 – 7:00pm

Tuesdays 9/6 – 10/4  6:00 – 7:00pm

Thanksgiving Camp

M-W 11/21 – 11/23  1:00 – 2:30pm

Winter Break Camp

T-Th 12/27 – 12/29  1:00 – 2:30pm

Hinsdale Herd Lacrosse

Our fun and fast-paced Hinsdale Herd program is open to players of all skill-levels, and will meet two times a week. Once for skills training and once of for fall league games against other community programs. League games are held on Sundays for boys and Saturdays for girls. Game Schedules/locations shared once practices begin. Full equipment will be required for the program.

Breakfast with Santa

Bring the family together during the holidays. Eat breakfast and meet Santa! You will be able to enjoy a nice breakfast of scrambled eggs, French toast, hash browns, pancakes, Danish’s, juice, and coffee! Make sure to look your best because you will be able to take a picture with the jolly old man!

Saturday, December 17th from 9:00am – 10:15am

Youth Enrichment

We are pleased to offer a wide variety of youth enrichment classes for all levels and interests. From Minecraft, Robotics, and Magic, you’re sure to find something that you’ll enjoy. Below are a list of all the available classes!

Little Veterinarian Dog Camp- M-F 8/15 – 8/19  1:00 – 4:00pm

American Red Cross Babysitting Certification – Saturday 9/24, 11/12 9:00am – 4:00pm

Spanish Class – Th 9/8 – 12/15  4:00 – 5:30pm  *No class 11/24

Baking – M-F 8/15 – 8/19  9:00am – 12:00pm

Lego Engineering –  M-F 8/15 – 8/19  1:00-4:00pm, Th 9/15 – 11/3  4:00 – 5:00pm

Little Vet School – Su 10/16 – 11/13  2:15 – 4:15pm

Little Doctor’s School – Su 10/16 – 11/13  12:00 – 2:00pm

Holiday Etiquette 101 – Sa 11/12  12:30 – 1:30pm, 2:00 – 3:15pm

Culinary Creations – Tu 9/13 – 11/1  4:00 – 5:15pm

EV Sewing and Jewelry Making Class – W 9/14 – 11/16  4:00 – 6:00pm

School’s Out Trips and Camps

Monday 10/10 from 7:30am – 3:30pm

Monday 11/7 from 7:30am – 3:30pm

Tuesday 11/8 from 7:00am – 3:30pm

Monday – Wednesday 11/21 – 11/23 from 7:30am – 3:30pm

Monday – Thursday 12/22 – 1/4 from 7:30am – 3:30pm

Youth Athletics

Early Taekwondo – Wednesdays 6/22 – 8/24, 9/7 – 12/14  5:00 – 5:50pm (Held at KLM Lodge)

Youth Taekwondo – Wednesdays 6/22 – 8/24, 9/7 – 12/14  6:10 – 7:00pm (Held at KLM Lodge

Parent/Child Taekwondo –  Wednesdays 9/7 – 12/14  7:20 – 8:00pm (Held at KLM Lodge)

Family Archery – Sa 6/11 – 8/16   11:00 – 11:45am, M 9/12 – 10/10  5:45 – 6:30pm

Fencing for Everyone:

7 – 10 years old – Th 9/8 – 10/27, 11/3 – 12/15 from 4:00 – 5:00pm  *No class 11/24

11 – 14 years old – Th 9/8 – 10/27, 11/3 – 12/15 from 5:00 – 6:00pm  *No class 11/24

Complete Learning Soccer Academy – Su 9/11 – 10/16  8:45 – 10:00am

5 Star Weekly Skills Session – Su 1/8 – 2/26 12:00 – 1:00pm, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

5 Star Winter Soccer Camp – W-F 12/28 – 12/30  1:00 – 3:00pm

Outdoor Recreational Basketball – Sa 9/10 – 10/15  2:30 – 3:30pm

Youth Track, Field & Fitness – Th 9/8 – 10/13  4:45 – 5:45pm

Youth Archery – M 9/12 – 10/10  5:00 – 5:45pm

Tiny Tots Tennis Lessons – W 9/7 – 10/12  4:45 – 5:30pm, Sa 9/10 – 10/15  10:15 – 11:00am

Beginner/Advanced Tennis Lessons – W 9/7 – 10/12  5:30 – 6:30pm, Sa 9/10 – 10/15  11:00am – 12:00pm

Winter Break Basketball Camp – M-F 12/26 – 12/30  3:00 – 5:00pm

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Members of The Community House enjoy discounted prices, advance registration, complimentary events, free use of open gym and walking track and more!  The more you register, the more you save!

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