Youth Programs

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If you would like to receive program reminders via text, push notification, or e-mail PLEASE CLICK HERE and follow the instructions provided to sign up!  We will send a reminder on days of registration deadlines as well as a reminder on the day of free events.  We hope you like this NEW feature we have added!

Tot Time

Tot Time provides a fun and interactive environment where moms, dads and grandparents can bring their kids for unstructured play.  This program is held in the community center gymnasium where children can pick from a wide assortment of toys, games and activities in a setting that encourages kids to create, socialize, explore and learn together.

Ages: 0 Years to Pre-K
When: Tuesdays & Thursdays / 10:30am – 12:00pm
(Starts Tuesday, September 19 & runs through the end of the school year.)
Where: Grain Valley Community Center
Fee: $2.00 Per Child (Children under 1 and parents are FREE!)
Registration: Pay at the door – preregistration is not needed!
Form: Information Flyer

Painting Party

Use the power of creativity and channel your inner artist! With step-by-step instruction, each participant will create their very own canvas painting to take home along with memories from this fun celebration!

Ages: 8 to 13 Years
Date:
Thursday, February 15 / 6:15pm – 8:15pm
Click Here To View February’s Information Flyer
Where: Grain Valley Community Center
Fee: $15.00 Per Participant / Per Class
Registration: Click Here To Register Online OR Register through the Grain Valley Community Center (call 847-6230 or come by 713 S Main St)

Mini Munchkins

Join us for some creative play time designed for 3 to 6 year-olds!  Each session will include story time, crafts, a snack and play time, all based on a fun preschool theme.  Mini Munchkins is designed to promote socialization and sharing.  Dress to get messy.  A parent/adult will need to stay with the child and enjoy the fun!

Pre-registration is required by the Monday before each class & space is limited!

Ages: 3 to 6 Years
Sessions:
1. Green Thumbs ~ Wednesday, September 13
2. Preschool Pumpkins ~ Wednesday, October 11
3. Tiny Turkeys ~ Wednesday, November 8
4. Santa’s Little Helpers ~ Wednesday, December 13
5. Winter Wonderland ~ Wednesday, January 10
6. All The Love ~ Wednesday, February 7
Time: Each Class Will Be Held From 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: Grain Valley Community Center
Fee: $7.00 Per Child / Per Session
Registration: Click Here To Register Online OR Register through the Grain Valley Community Center (call 847-6230 or come by 713 S Main St)
Form: Information Flyer

Fall Young Rembrandts
Drawing Classes

5-Week Preschool Session
PEE WEE DRAWING CLASS
Young Rembrandts classes will challenge and excite your budding artist while preparing your child as a lifelong learner. Our classes focus on teaching shapes, size relationships, drawing and color techniques – all through fun subject matter that the children will love. All materials are provided. Space is limited & the last day to register is Monday, September 18.

Ages: 4 to 6 Years
When: Every Thursday From September 21 – October 26 (no class on 10/12)
5:30pm – 6:15pm
Where: Grain Valley Community Center
Fee: $60.00 Per Participant
Registration: Click Here To Register Online OR Register through the Grain Valley Community Center (call 847-6230 or come by 713 S Main St)
Form: Information Flyer

5-Week Elementary Session
ANIME CARTOON DRAWING CLASS
Come explore the world of Anime with Young Rembrandts! We will learn about and draw cartoons inspired by the Anime style. We will learn to create our own original Anime style characters. This class is a great way to learn how to draw facial expressions and action & movement to tell stories. All materials are provided! Space is limited & the last day to register is Monday, September 18.

Ages: 6 to 12 Years
When: Every Thursday From September 21 – October 26 (no class on 10/12)
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: Grain Valley Community Center
Fee: $60.00 Per Participant
Registration: Click Here To Register Online OR Register through the Grain Valley Community Center (call 847-6230 or come by 713 S Main St)
Form: Information Flyer

Kids Karate (Boys & Girls)

Ages:
Little Dragons: 3 to 5 Years
Beginning Karate: 5 Years & Older
When: October 3 – December 12 (10 Weeks)
Where: Grain Valley Community Center
Fee:
Little Dragons: $45.00 Per Child
Beginning Karate: $55.00 Per Child
Registration: Click Here To Register Online OR Register through the Grain Valley Community Center (call 847-6230 or come by 713 S Main St)
Form: Information Flyer

Preschool Players

Preschool Players is a 6 week parent interactive program that focuses on skill development and fun!  This program will rotate participants through stations that focus on major skills of the game/activity.  Parents/guardians will be asked to be station volunteers.  Fee includes a t-shirt and a medal for each player!

Instructional Basketball

*The last day to register is Sunday, October 29

Ages: 3 to 6 Years
When: Every Saturday from November 4 – December 16 (no class on 12/2)
3 & 4 Years: 9:00am – 9:45am
5 & 6 Years: 10:00am – 10:45am
Where: Grain Valley Community Center
Fee: $40.00 Per Participant (includes t-shirt & medal)
Registration: Click Here To Register Online OR Register through the Grain Valley Community Center (call 847-6230 or come by 713 S Main St)
Form: Information Flyer

Preschool Fitness

*The last day to register is Monday, January 15

Ages: 3 to 6 Years
When: Every Monday from January 22 – February 26
6:00pm – 6:45pm
Where: Grain Valley Community Center
Fee: $40.00 Per Participant (includes t-shirt & medal)
Registration: Click Here To Register Online OR Register through the Grain Valley Community Center (call 847-6230 or come by 713 S Main St)
Form: Information Flyer

Storytime With Mrs. Claus

Make this season extra special by stopping by the Holiday Village for storytime!  Mrs. Claus will entertain children big and small with her favorite Christmas stories and will gladly take photos with guests (so parents – be sure to bring your camera for this great photo opportunity)!

*Pre-Registration is required and space is limited at each time slot!

Ages: All Ages Welcome (stories will be geared for ages 9 and younger)
When: Mondays, December 4 & 18
6:00pm, 6:30pm, or 7:00pm
Where: Holiday Village in Armstrong Park
Fee: $4.00 Per Child (Pre-registration is required & space is limited at each time slot!)
Registration: Click Here To Register Online OR Register through the Grain Valley Community Center (call 847-6230 or come by 713 S Main St)
Form: Information Flyer

Young Rembrandts
Drawing Classes

Winter Break Elementary Workshop
OUTER SPACE DRAWING WORKSHOP
A great way for the kids to spend their winter break! In our Young Rembrandts workshop, we will explore the topic of space while working in three different mediums. Day 1, we draw space ships and aliens while completing our drawing with color pencils. Day 2, we learn cartoon techniques for our aliens and their ships using sharpies and markers. Day 3, we complete one large space piece using pastels. We emphasize pastel techniques and how to get great results! Please wear an old shirt or a smock to class on the last day. All materials are provided!

Space is limited & the last day to register is Friday, December 22.

Ages: 6 to 12 Years
When: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – December 27 – 29
9:30 – 11:30am
Where: Grain Valley Community Center
Fee: $65.00 Per Participant
Registration: Click Here To Register Online OR Register through the Grain Valley Community Center (call 847-6230 or come by 713 S Main St)
Form: Information Flyer

Princess Party

Calling all princesses between the ages of 3 – 9 years!  You are cordially invited to be our royal guest.  Royal games, magical crafts, delicious appetizers and enchanting stories will be on our royal agenda!  Dressing like a princess is optional but encouraged.  Parents – make sure to bring your cameras!

*Sign up early to ensure your spot; the last day to register is Monday, January 15!

Ages: 3 to 9 Years
When: Saturday, January 20 / 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Where: Grain Valley Community Center
Fee: $12.00 Per Child
Registration: Click Here To Register Online OR Register through the Grain Valley Community Center (call 847-6230 or come by 713 S Main St)
Form: Information Flyer

Teddy Bear Sleepover

Bring your furry friend (does not have to be a bear) to the GVCC where we will be doing a craft, having a snack, and reading a story before it’s time to say goodbye to your teddy for the night.  Come back on Saturday morning to pick up your animal friend and enjoy donuts and juice while looking at pictures of what your pal did during their special sleepover!

*Pre-registration is required & the last day to sign up will be Monday, February 19!

Ages: 3 to 9 Years
When:
Teddy Drop Off Date/Time:
Friday, February 23 / 6:00 – 7:00pm
Teddy Pick Up Date/Time:
Saturday, February 24 / 9:00am – 10:00am
Where: Grain Valley Community Center
Fee: $9.00 Per Teddy
Registration: Click Here To Register Online OR Register through the Grain Valley Community Center (call 847-6230 or come by 713 S Main St)
Form: Information Flyer

Summer 2018 Swimming Lessons – Info Will Be Updated In March of 2018

Please Click Here To Be Directed To Our Aquatic Center Classes & Special Events Page

Youth Programs Additional Information

Be sure to check out these other GREAT youth programs offered by GVPR! Dates, Times & Info will be announced soon.

Fall/Winter: Tot Time, Fall Karate, Preschool Pumpkins, Storytime With Mrs. Claus, Teddy Bear Sleepover, Princess Party, Superhero Party

Spring/Summer: Swimming Lessons, Tot Time, Aquafina Pitch, Hit & Run, Youth Tennis, Mini Munchkins, Popsicles In The Park, Duct Tape Creations, NFL Punt, Pass & Kick, Babysitting Clinic