Virtual Programming

  1. Youth Classes and Programs
  2. Fitness
  3. Special Events

Let’s make the best of your time at home! Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department invites you to take part in social distance friendly activities from the comfort and safety of your home or neighborhood. For more information please see the specific event descriptions below. Please contact the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department at recreation@yorkville.il.us with any questions.

Youth Classes & Programs

Happy Campers Summer Survival KitAges 3-56/1 & 6/49:30amSee Description for PricingMore DetailsClick Here to Register
Bugs and Butterflies Summer Survival KitAges 3-56/9 & 6/119:30amSee Description for PricingMore DetailsClick Here to Register
Paw Patrol Adventures Summer Survival KitAges 3-56/16 & 6/189:30amSee Description for PricingMore DetailsClick Here to Register
Dynomite Dinos Summer Survival KitAges 3-56/23 & 6/259:30amSee Description for PricingMore DetailsClick Here to Register
Harry Potter Adventures Summer Survival KitAges 6-96/1 & 6/410:30amSee Description for PricingMore DetailsClick Here to Register
Blast into Space Summer Survival KitAges 6-96/9 & 6/1110:30amSee Description for PricingMore DetailsClick Here to Register
Summer Survival Kit Secret AgentsAges 6-96/16 &6/1810:30amSee Description for PricingMore DetailsClick Here to Register
Fortnite Summer Survival KitAges 6-96/23 & 6/2510:30amSee Description
for Pricing
More DetailsClick Here to Register
Online Magic with Gary KantorAges 5-12Date AnyTime-Any$13More DetailsClick Here to Register
Balloon Animal Workshop Ages AllDate AnyTime-Any$13More DetailsClick Here to Register
Kinderjam1-45/13 $5/2010am-10:40am$10/classMore DetailsClick Here to Register 
Mario Kart MondaysAge AllDates-See DescriptionDates-See Description$6/ClassMore DetailsClick Here to Register 
Virtual Slime with Lisa LombardiAges: AllDate:AnyTime: AnyPrice: $15More DetailsClick Here to Register 
Science of CarnivalsAllAnyAny$15More DetailsClick Here to Register
Piano Lessons5+Monday-Thursday
(you choose your day)
You choose your time$80
(3- 30 min sessions)
More DetailsClick Here to Register
All Star    
T-Ball
3-55/13-5/202:50pm-3:20PM$30More DetailsClick Here to Register
All Star Soccer 3-55/13-5/273:30pm-4:00pm$30More DetailsClick Here to Register
All Star Soccer Skills6-95/13-5/274:10pm-4:40pm$30More DetailsClick Here
All Star Soccer 3-55/14-5/289:00am-9:30am$30More DetailsClick Here to Register
All Star Basketball 3-55/14-5/289:40am-10:10am$30More DetailsClick Here to Register
All Star Basketball Skills6-95/14-5/2810:20am-10:50am$30More DetailsClick Here to Register


VIRTUAL YOUTH CAMPS

Join Miss Rhian in these fun virtual camps that will keep your child’s brain active and engaged!  These camps will provide a detailed curriculum with all necessary materials mailed to your home in addition to live, interactive virtual lessons provided by Miss Rhian through Zoom!  Click on individual classes for more details.

Summer Survival Kits

Happy Campers

Order your Happy Campers kit today to bring the wilderness to your home/backyard! Each kit will contain indoor and outdoor crafts/activities to keep your children entertained throughout the week. Your child will receive camping themed crafts, games, and activities. Looking for some social interaction? Join in on Zoom for an animal track guessing game. This class if for ages 3-5 and costs $12 for the first child/kit and $5 for each additional child/kit. Kits will be available for curbside pick-up on Thursday, May 28th at the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department(201 W Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville). Optional live interactive Zoom meetings will be 9:30am on Tuesday, June 2nd & Thursday, June 4th

Bugs & Butterflies

Order your Bugs & Butterflies kit today, each kit will contain 10 fun filled activities (self-paced) to keep your child entertained during the week of June 8th.  All items will be packaged in a box with detailed instructions. Sampling of items: Coffee filter butterfly craft, Bug Alphabet hunt, supplies to build your own bug and more! This camp is for ages 3-5 and costs $12 for the first child/kit and $5 for each additional child/kit. Curbside pick up will be available on Thursday, June 4th from 8:30am-10:30am at the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department (201 W Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville). At home delivery is available for an additional $5. Optional live interactive Zoom meetings will be 9:30am on Tuesday, June 9th & Thursday, June 11th

Paw Patrol Adventures

Order your Paw Patrol Kit today and bring the adventure to your home! Each kit will contain 10 fun filled activities (self-paced) to keep your child entertained during the week of June 15th.  All items will be packaged in a box with detailed instructions. Sampling of items: Sticker scene, Paw Patrol Mask craft, Badge making and more! This class is for ages 3-5 and costs $12 for the first child/kit and $5 for each additional child/kit. Curbside pick up of kits will be available on Thursday, June 11th from 8am-10:30am at the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department(201 W Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville). At home delivery is available for an additional $5 fee. Optional live interactive Zoom meetings will be 9:30am on Tuesday, June 16th & Thursday, June 18th

Dynomite Dinos

Take a step back in time and discover Dynomite Dinos! Each kit will contain 10 fun filled activities (self-paced) to keep your child entertained during the week of June 22nd. All items will be packaged in a box with detailed instructions. Sampling of items: Make your own Dino Egg, Dino Stomp, Make your own dino feet or hands and more! This class is for ages 3-5 and costs $12 for the first child/kit and $5 for each additional child/kit. Kits will be available for curbside pick-up Thursday, June 18th from 8:30am-10:30am at the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department(201 W. Hydraulic Ave. Yorkville). Optional live interactive Zoom meetings will be 9:30 on Tuesday, June 23rd & Thursday, June 25th

Harry Potter Adventures

Wizard school is coming to your house, which house will be yours (Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff or Slytherin).  Order your kit today and receive your acceptance letter to Wizard school along with the supplies needed to complete your training! This camp is for ages 6-9 and costs $12 for the first child/kit and $5 for each additional child/kit. Curbside pick up will be available on Thursday, May 28th at the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department (201 W Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville). Delivery of kits is available for an additional $5 delivery fee. 10 fun filled activities (self paced) to keep your child entertained during the week of June 1st.  All items will be packaged in a box with detailed instructions. Sampling of items: Make your own wand, transfiguration spell, would you rather Harry Potter game, Flying Key making and more! Optional live interactive Zoom meetings will be 10:30 on Tuesday, June 2nd & Thursday, June 4th 

Blast into Space

Complete your space training at home with the Blast into Space Summer Survival Kit!10 fun filled activities (self-paced) to keep your child entertained during the week of June 8th.  All items will be packaged in a box with detailed instructions. Sampling of items: star map, make your own constellation, alien craft and more! This camp is for ages 6-9 and costs $12 for the first child and $5 for each additional child. Kits will be available for pick up on Thursday, June 4th from 8:30am-10:30am. Registration closes at noon on June 3rd. Kits can be delivered for an additional $5 delivery fee. Optional Zoom sessions for this camp will occur on June 9th and June 11th.

Secret Agent School

Enroll in The Parks and Recreation Secret Agents School! Your Secret Agent Kit will include 10 fun filled activities (self-paced) to keep your child entertained during the week of June 11th.  All items will be packaged in a box with detailed instructions. Sampling of items: Learn to read and write in code, invisible ink, Secret Agent notebook. This camp is for ages 6-9. The price is $12 with curbside pick up of the kit on Thursday, June 11 from 8:30am-10:30am Additional kits for siblings are available for $5. Delivery of kits is available for an additional $5. The final day to purchase kits is Wednesday, June 10th at Noon.Optional live interactive Zoom meetings will be 10:30 on Tuesday, June 16th & Thursday, June 18th

Fortnite

Order your Fortnite kit today to bring the game off of the screen with some hands-on activities. Your kit will include 10 fun filled activities (self-paced) to keep your child entertained during the week of June 22nd.  All items will be packaged in a box with detailed instructions. Sampling of items: Design your own Battle Bus, compete in your own Battle Royal, Chug Jug and more! This Camp is for ages 6-9. The cost is $12 for the first child/kit and $5 for each sibling/additional kit. Kits will be available for pick up on Thursday, June 18th from 8:30am-10:30am. Kits will also be available for delivery for an additional $5 delivery fee. Registration closes Wednesday, June 17th at Noon Optional live interactive Zoom meetings will be 10:30 on Tuesday, June 23rd & Thursday, June 25th.

More virtual fun to do at home

VIRTUAL MAGIC CLASS WITH GARY KANTOR

Professional magician Gary Kantor now teaches his popular magic class ONLINE. This 45-minute online class teaches children how to perform a number of mind-boggling tricks using everyday household items. Gary will start by explaining the secrets to the tricks, and then both Gary and the children will practice everything together in great detail. The children will have a blast as they learn exactly what to say and do when performing in front of an audience. Since this class is online, it can be taken whenever it is convenient for your schedule. This online course is completed by watching pre-recorded videos which can be watched as often as you like. Once you register you will receive an emailed link to the class and the password to the videos. Your entire family can even take this class together! Class is recommended for ages for ages 5-12 and costs $13. 

Supplies Needed for First Session:

Deck of cards
Rubber band
Crayons (they cannot be broken)
Paper bag (standard lunch bag size)
2 pieces of yarn (one should be about 2 feet long, and one should be about 4 inches long)
One die
Piece of paper
Pencil or pen

LEARN TO MAKE BALLOON ANIMALS WITH GARY KANTOR

Professional balloon artist Gary Kantor introduces a 45-minute online class that teaches children the techniques needed to take plain balloons and transform them into incredible balloon animals (like dogs, butterflies, fish, etc.). By watching these online videos children will create their own balloon animals, with Gary walking them through each step in the process. This class is not just for kids; parents will have a blast joining in on the experience! During this online course you can follow along with the pre-recorded videos and go at your own pace. Once you register you will receive a link and password for the videos via email. You will need to purchase your own balloons (Recommended: 260Q Latex Balloons) and balloon pump.

VIRTUAL KINDERJAM

Join Ms Cyndi for an interactive and fun time at Virtual Kinderjam! Music, movement, learning and fun! KinderJam with Ms. Cyndi uses upbeat children’s music to introduce and reinforce basic preschool skills and concepts such as numbers, colors, shapes, letters and body parts. Children are up and moving as much as possible while using a variety of manipulatives that can be found easily in your home! Self-confidence and positive social and virtual interactions are encouraged as we sing, learn, and move our bodies! You will receive a Zoom link and printable class materials 1-2 days before the scheduled class date from the instructor. This is a parent/child program taught by Cyndi Huerter. This class is suggested for toddlers and costs $10 per family.

MARIO KART MONDAYS 

The Yorkville Parks & Recreation Department is offering an opportunity for players of all ages to participate in Esport Mario Kart Mondays! We’ve all played the game growing up so now we want you to show off your skills by taking on fellow gamers to fight for first place! Please note the competition is specifically for Mario Kart 8 for the Nintendo Switch and all participants must have an online membership to participate. First place winners will receive a $20 Nintendo Switch gift card that can be used at the Nintendo Switch shop for additional game purchases! Registration is open April 23 – May 23 and is $15 to participate per session which will be held at 6:00pm on Monday, May 4th, May 11th, May 18th, & May 25th! Please note that registration is per individual session, and does not include all four dates. 

Participants in the competition must maintain positive behavior which means no yelling, cursing, or screaming. For any questions regarding this exciting competition please contact Jake Galauner at jgalauner@yorkville.il.us

VIRTUAL SLIME WITH LISA LOMBARDI COACHING

E-Learning is almost done for the year and school will be out! Have the slime of your life creating Mindful Slime with Coach Lisa Lombardi! We will please our senses and stay in the present. Any worries will be put aside as we have a blast creating STRETCHY SLIME, GOOEY OOBLECK, AND CLOUD DOUGH!  Our slime creations will pop like fireworks, smell like summer and be colored to remind kids of the beach. This online experience will be a “one and done” encounter with a duration of about 30 minutes. As a virtual experience, you get to choose the date of class to fit your schedule! Once you register, you will receive a private link to access the class via YouTube anytime. Families have the option to email Coach Lisa during spring/summer with any questions! 

The Science of Carnival Games, Fun House Mirrors, and the Concession Stand

STEP RIGHT UP….STEP RIGHT UP….WIN A “BIG PRIZE”, a carnival barker’s famous words! Carnival games have a rich history and are played not only at traveling carnivals, but also charity fundraisers, amusement arcades, and state fairs. Is there a science to winning these games OR is it all luck? Which games should we play for the best chance at winning? Are these games rigged to scam you? How can we use our communications skills to find out? We will turn into investigators and build confidence as we pull back the curtain on the amusement industry. Popular games explored: Balloon Darts, Ring a Bottle, Duck Pond, and Fool the Guesser. Next, we will learn why we look so wacky in Fun House mirrors and the science behind Pop Rocks, Root Beer, Popcorn, and getting rid of a BRAIN FREEZE. If you have M&M’s candy, get them ready….we will do the coolest experiment!

Piano Lesson

Learn how to play the piano! Private lessons are offered for beginner to advanced students in 30 minute weekly sessions. Lessons are tailored to meet different styles of learning to assure success. If you come with a desire to learn the music will follow! We will use color coded lessons for younger students to make learning fun. Come as a beginner or to resolve problems from previous lessons. Each mini-session will feature three 30-minute lessons. Lessons will be held virtually using Google Hangouts or Facetime. Each participant must have a full size keyboard or piano at home in order to have the most successful lesson. Register early, spaces fill quickly!

VIRTUAL ALL STAR T-BALL

T-Ball/Baseball can be a boring game if taught the wrong way! We will continue to bring our FUN All Star Approach to coaching online. Our coaching technique will provide basic building blocks to succeed at all levels. Players in this program will be more confident in this active class as we work on the proper mechanics of catching, throwing, fielding, base running, batting, and fun weekly class challenges. This fun and exciting program will prepare each player for the T-Ball, coach or kid-pitch leagues once we are able to take the field again! 

Equipment Needed:
Glove
Baseball
Tennis Ball
Bat
Partner

VIRTUAL ALL STAR SOCCER 

Still taught the All Star way, this program will keep everyone active and engaged both mentally and physically! Our virtual lesson plan is designed to teach the game by using FUNdamental drills and fun challenges while still engaging players at all times. We will cover simple foot skills, dribbling, passing, and shooting. This class will not only keep players active but will be a great base to prepare them to eventually hit the field again. 

Equipment Needed:
Soccer Ball
Cones
Partner

VIRTUAL ALL STAR BASKETBALL

Our Virtual program is designed to teach the game of basketball at a basic level while making sure players stay active and engaged the entire class!  Basketball Fundamental and skill work will be covered to focus on basic mechanics to build confidence then adding fun challenges to keep participants engaged. We will cover dribbling, passing, and age appropriate shooting technique. 

Equipment Needed: 
Basketball
Hard Surface to dribble
Cone
Partner


INTERACTIVE FACEBOOK FUN!

Be sure to follow the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Facebook page to see live, interactive and recorded videos of crafts, events, sports tips, and so much more! The page is filled with things to do at home at your kitchen table, in your back yard, or in your bed! Every day new content is featured, so be sure to check back regularly or follow us on Facebook so you never miss the fun!