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Youth Athletic Programs

Tennis for Kids

Tennis for Kids provides a structured and fun framework for learning the game of tennis. Players develop agility, balance, and basic movement patterns while learning forehand and backhand groundstrokes, serves, return, volleys, placement and rally skills. Tennis programs lead by Sycamore High School Tennis Staff.

Saturdays | Jun 24 - Aug 5
$43rs/$48nr | Hopkins Tennis Courts

3rd - 6th grade: 9:00-10:00am
7th-12th grade: 10:00am-11am


Horseback Riding Camp

In conjunction with "On Eagles Wings Equine Center" located in Kirkland, youth riding camps are offered in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere. Along with riding, students also spend time learning safety rules, how to groom and tack a horse, horse science, and body language. Riders learn western saddle and a balanced way to ride that enable them to continue in western tack or move on to English tack. There is a weight limit of 225 lbs for riders, per the Humane Society. Visit their website at www.oewequinecenter.com for more information on facility and instructor.

9-16 yr olds | Mon-Thurs
1:00 - 2:30pm | $150rs/$160nr per week
On Eagles Wings Equine Center, 6135 Baseline Road Kirkland, IL

Session 1: Jun 19 - 22
Session 2: Jun 26 - 29
Session 3: Jul 10 - 13
Session 4: Jul 24 - 27

Youth S.A.M.A. Karate Of DeKalb

Learn discipline, focus, self-confidence, coordination, fitness, self defense and more through the study of karate. Classes are taught by Sensei Shannon Marbutt and his assistants. Parents...see page 20 for info on Adult Karate programs.
Belt tests, uniforms, and other equipment are available at reasonable fees payable to the instructor.

6-15 yr olds | Thursdays | 6:00 - 7:00pm
$32rs/$37nr | Haish Gym

Session 1: May 18 - Jul 6
Session 2: Jul 20 - Sep 7

Mommy & Munchkin (age 6 mos- 4 yrs)

Introduce your munchkin to the joy of dancing through silly songs and creative dances. Fun-filled music and movement get the little one shakin' and groovin'!

Mondays | 5:20-5:50pm | Jun 19 - Aug 14 no class 7/3
$48rs/$58nr | Sports & Rec


Twinkle Toes (3-4 yr olds)

Stretching and basic ballet positions are taught through exciting song and dance. Scarves, beanbags, and rhythm sticks are incorporated to engage your dancer.

Mondays | 4:15 - 4:45pm | Jun 19 - Aug 14 no class 7/3
$48rs/$58nr | Sports & Rec


Happy Feet (5-6 yr olds)

Your dancer's confidence blossoms as they learn the foundational movements of ballet and jazz dance. Come have fun learning the fundamentals of dance with us!

Mondays | 4:45 - 5:15pm | Jun 19 - Aug 14 no class 7/3
$48rs/$58nr | Sports & Rec


Dance Class Sampler (7-12 yr olds)

Your dancer's confidence blossoms as they learn the foundation movements of ballet and jazz dance. Come have fun learning the fundamentals of dance with us!

Mondays | 5:55 - 6:40pm | Jun 19 - Aug 14 no class 7/3
$56rs/$66nr | Sports & Rec