Kids Programs

Enroll your child in camps and classes held at Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center! Please note, the registration opening dates reflect the date registration will open for Glen Ellyn Park District residents. To see when registration will open for nonresidents, please click here. Programs which state “Now Enrolling” are open for both residents and nonresidents.

Explore all of the Glen Ellyn Park District’s offerings by viewing our seasonal Activity Guides.

Registered Events

EventAgeDayDatesTimeR/NR FeeRegistration
Easter Brunch, Hunt, and Climb4-13SaturdayApril 129am-11am$25/$35Now Enrolling
Tween Night8-12FridayApril 176pm-9pm$25/$35Now Enrolling
Campout at Ackerman9-12FridayApril 246pm-10pm$30/$40Now Enrolling
Summer Kickoff Bash4-12FridayJune 126pm-9pm$30/$45Opens Mar. 15
Tween Night8-12FridayJune 196pm-9pm$25/$35Opens Mar. 15
Kid's Night Out4-12FridayJune 266pm-9pm$25/$35Opens Mar. 15
Kid's Night Out4-12FridayJuly 106pm-9pm$25/$35Opens Mar. 15
Youth Wiffle Ball Night6-12FridayJuly 175pm-8pm$20/$25Opens Mar. 15
Youth Kickball Night6-12FridayJuly 245pm-8pm$20/$25Opens Mar. 15
Kid's Night Out4-12FridayJuly 316pm-9pm$25/$35Opens Mar. 15
Kid's Night Out4-12FridayAug. 76pm-9pm$25/$35Opens Mar. 15
Tween Night8-12FridayAug. 286pm-9pm$25/$35Opens Mar. 15

Spring Break, School Day Off, and Summer Camps


  • Ackerman Sports & Fun (Ages 4-12)

    This athletic program emphasizes instruction, participation, and fun. Camp focuses on basic sports and includes creative athletic games with a twist. For questions, please contact Chad Shingler at cshingler@gepark.org.

    AgeDayDatesTimeR/NR FeeRegistration
    5-8 or 9-12FridayApr. 109am-12pm$15/$25Now Enrolling
    5-8 or 9-12FridayApr. 1012:30pm-3:30pm$15/$25Now Enrolling
    4-8 or 9-12Monday-FridayJune 8-June 199am-12pm$100/$115Opens Mar. 15
    4-8 or 9-12Monday-FridayJune 8-June 1912:30pm-3:30pm$100/$115Opens Mar. 15
    4-8 or 9-12Monday-FridayJune 8-June 199am-12pm$100/$115Opens Mar. 15
    4-8 or 9-12Monday-ThursdayJune 8-June 185pm-7pm$85/$95Opens Mar. 15
    4-8 or 9-12Monday-FridayJune 22-July 39am-12pm$100/$115Opens Mar. 15
    4-8 or 9-12Monday-FridayJune 22-July 312:30pm-3:30pm$100/$115Opens Mar. 15
    4-8 or 9-12Monday-ThursdayJune 22-July 25pm-7pm$85/$95Opens Mar. 15
    4-8 or 9-12Monday-FridayJuly 6-July 179am-12pm$100/$115Opens Mar. 15
    4-8 or 9-12Monday-FridayJuly 6-July 1712:30pm-3:30pm$100/$115Opens Mar. 15
    4-8 or 9-12Monday-ThursdayJuly 6-July 165pm-7pm$85/$95Opens Mar. 15
    4-8 or 9-12Monday-FridayJuly 20-July 319am-12pm$100/$115Opens Mar. 15
    4-8 or 9-12Monday-FridayJuly 20-July 3112:30pm-3:30pm$100/$115Opens Mar. 15
    4-8 or 9-12Monday-ThursdayJuly 20-July 305pm-7pm$85/$95Opens Mar. 15
    4-8 or 9-12Monday-FridayAug. 3-Aug. 149am-12pm$100/$115Opens Mar. 15
    4-8 or 9-12Monday-FridayAug. 3-Aug. 1412:30pm-3:30pm$100/$115Opens Mar. 15
    4-8 or 9-12Monday-ThursdayAug. 3-Aug. 135pm-7pm$85/$95Opens Mar. 15
    4-8 or 9-12Monday-FridayAug. 17-Aug. 219am-12pm$100/$115Opens Mar. 15
    4-8 or 9-12Monday-FridayAug. 17-Aug. 2112:30pm-3:30pm$100/$115Opens Mar. 15
    4-8 or 9-12Monday-ThursdayAug. 17-Aug. 205pm-7pm$85/$95Opens Mar. 15
    4-8 or 9-12MondayAug. 249am-12pm$15/$25Opens Mar. 15
    4-8 or 9-12MondayAug. 2412:30pm-3:30pm$15/$25Opens Mar. 15
    4-8 or 9-12TuesdayAug. 259am-12pm$15/$25Opens Mar. 15
    4-8 or 9-12TuesdayAug. 2512:30pm-3:30pm$15/$25Opens Mar. 15

  • BIG3 Youth Basketball Skills Camp (Ages 5-14)

    Camp will be run by the BIG3 Coaching staff, which includes standout high school, college, and former professional players. Participants will learn and work on basic dribbling, shooting and passing drills while learning correct fundamentals in a FUN and team-oriented way. For questions, please contact Chad Shingler at cshingler@gepark.org.

    DayAgeDatesTimeR/NR FeeRegistration
    Tuesday/Thursday5-7June 9-June 251pm-2pm$130/$145Opens Mar. 15
    Tuesday/Thursday8-9June 9-June 252pm-3pm$130/$145Opens Mar. 15
    Tuesday/Thursday10-12June 9-June 253pm-4pm$130/$145Opens Mar. 15
    Tuesday/Thursday13-14June 9-June 254pm-5pm$130/$145Opens Mar. 15
    Tuesday/Thursday5-7July 28-Aug. 131pm-2pm$130/$145Opens Mar. 15
    Tuesday/Thursday8-9July 28-Aug. 132pm-3pm$130/$145Opens Mar. 15
    Tuesday/Thursday10-12July 28-Aug. 133pm-4pm$130/$145Opens Mar. 15
    Tuesday/Thursday13-14July 28-Aug. 134pm-5pm$130/$145Opens Mar. 15

  • Youth Floor Hockey Camp (Ages 6-12)

    Fast and fun, floor hockey develops speed, endurance and coordination. Campers will work through a variety of drills, games and competitions to develop their skills. For questions, please contact Chad Shingler at cshingler@gepark.org.

    DayDatesTimeR/NR FeeRegistration
    Monday-FridayJune 15-June 191:30pm-2:30pm$55/$70Opens Mar. 15
    Monday-FridayJune 15-June 195pm-6pm$55/$70Opens Mar. 15
    Monday-FridayJuly 27-July 311:30pm-2:30pm$55/$70Opens Mar. 15
    Monday-FridayJuly 27-July 315pm-6pm$55/$70Opens Mar. 15

  • Youth Flag Football Camp (Ages 6-12)

    Participants will be taught the fundamentals of football on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball and will go through a variety of drills, games and contests to develop their skill set. For questions, please contact Chad Shingler at cshingler@gepark.org.

    DayAgeDatesTimeR/NR FeeRegistration
    Monday-Friday6-8June 8-June 1212:30pm-1:30pm$55/$70Opens Mar. 15
    Monday-Friday9-12June 8-June 121:30pm-2:30pm$55/$70Opens Mar. 15
    Monday-Friday6-8June 8-June 125pm-6pm$55/$70Opens Mar. 15
    Monday-Friday9-12June 8-June 126pm-7pm$55/$70Opens Mar. 15
    Monday-Friday6-8July 6-July 1012:30pm-1:30pm$55/$70Opens Mar. 15
    Monday-Friday9-12July 6-July 101:30pm-2:30pm$55/$70Opens Mar. 15
    Monday-Friday6-8July 6-July 105pm-6pm$55/$70Opens Mar. 15
    Monday-Friday9-12July 6-July 106pm-7pm$55/$70Opens Mar. 15
    Monday-Friday6-8Aug. 3-Aug. 712:30pm-1:30pm$55/$70Opens Mar. 15
    Monday-Friday9-12Aug. 3-Aug. 71:30pm-2:30pm$55/$70Opens Mar. 15
    Monday-Friday6-8Aug. 3-Aug. 75pm-6pm$55/$70Opens Mar. 15
    Monday-Friday9-12Aug. 3-Aug. 76pm-7pm$55/$70Opens Mar. 15

Registered Programs


  • Parent/Tot Sports (Ages 2-5 with Adult)

    Parents play an integral part in helping their tots develop basic sports movement and motor skills. Motor skills activities focus on hand-eye and hand-foot coordination. Sports equipment and instruction are provided to help guide your child through an introduction to organized sports. Parent or caregiver participation is required. For questions, please contact Chad Shingler at cshingler@gepark.org.

    DayDatesTimeR/NR FeeRegistration
    MondayApr. 6-Apr. 279am-9:45am$40/$55Now Enrolling
    MondayApr. 6-Apr. 272pm-2:45pm$40/$55Now Enrolling
    ThursdayApr. 9-Apr. 309am-9:45am$40/$55Now Enrolling
    ThursdayApr. 9-Apr. 302pm-2:45pm$40/$55Now Enrolling
    SaturdayJune 6-June 279am-9:45am$55/$75Opens Mar. 15
    MondayJune 8-June 299am-9:45am$55/$75Opens Mar. 15
    ThursdayJune 11-July 29am-9:45am$55/$75Opens Mar. 15
    MondayJuly 6-July 279am-9:45am$55/$75Opens Mar. 15
    ThursdayJuly 9-July 309am-9:45am$55/$75Opens Mar. 15
    SaturdayJuly 11-Aug. 19am-9:45am$55/$75Opens Mar. 15
    MondayAug. 3-Aug. 249am-9:45am$55/$75Opens Mar. 15
    ThursdayAug. 6-Aug. 279am-9:45am$55/$75Opens Mar. 15
    SaturdayAug. 8-Aug. 299am-9:45am$55/$75Opens Mar. 15

  • Sports and More (Ages 3-6)

    Children are introduced to the fundamentals of different sports such as basketball, soccer, flag football, kickball, and other group games and activities. This is the first step in learning the core skills, rules, and team tactics for each sport. Classes focus on both skill work and game play each week. For questions, please contact Chad Shingler at cshingler@gepark.org.

    DayDatesTimeR/NR FeeRegistration
    MondayApr. 6-Apr. 2710am-10:45am$40/$55Now Enrolling
    MondayApr. 6-Apr. 271pm-1:45pm$40/$55Now Enrolling
    ThursdayApr. 9-Apr. 3010am-10:45am$40/$55Now Enrolling
    ThursdayApr. 9-Apr. 301pm-1:45pm$40/$55Now Enrolling
    SaturdayJune 6-June 2710am-10:45am$55/$75Opens Mar. 15
    MondayJune 8-June 2910am-10:45am$55/$75Opens Mar. 15
    ThursdayJune 11-July 210am-10:45am$55/$75Opens Mar. 15
    MondayJuly 6-July 2710am-10:45am$55/$75Opens Mar. 15
    ThursdayJuly 9-July 3010am-10:45am$55/$75Opens Mar. 15
    SaturdayJuly 11-Aug. 110am-10:45am$55/$75Opens Mar. 15
    MondayAug. 3-Aug. 2410am-10:45am$55/$75Opens Mar. 15
    ThursdayAug. 6-Aug. 2710am-10:45am$55/$75Opens Mar. 15
    SaturdayAug. 8-Aug. 2910am-10:45am$55/$75Opens Mar. 15

  • Tot T-Ball (Ages 3-6)

    This class will introduce baseball fundamentals and game play including batting, catching, throwing, and base running, and will include the principals of good sportsmanship, in a non-competitive and fun atmosphere. For questions, please contact Chad Shingler at cshingler@gepark.org.

    DayDatesTimeR/NR FeeRegistration
    MondayApr. 6-Apr. 2711am-11:45am$40/$55Now Enrolling
    ThursdayApr. 9-Apr. 3011am-11:45am$40/$55Now Enrolling
    SaturdayJune 6-June 2711am-11:45am$55/$75Opens Mar. 15
    MondayJune 8-June 2911am-11:45am$55/$75Opens Mar. 15
    ThursdayJune 11-July 1211am-11:45am$55/$75Opens Mar. 15
    MondayJuly 6-July 2711am-11:45am$55/$75Opens Mar. 15
    ThursdayJuly 9-July 3011am-11:45am$55/$75Opens Mar. 15
    SaturdayJuly 11-Aug. 111am-11:45am$55/$75Opens Mar. 15
    MondayAug. 3-Aug. 2411am-11:45am$55/$75Opens Mar. 15
    ThursdayAug. 6-Aug. 2711am-11:45am$55/$75Opens Mar. 15
    SaturdayAug. 8-Aug. 2911am-11:45am$55/$75Opens Mar. 15

  • Ackerman Arts and Crafts (Ages 4-12)

    Make a new art project each week such as painting birdhouses, making necklaces, creating clay sculptures, and more. All you need to bring is your creativity! For questions, please contact Chad Shingler at cshingler@gepark.org.

    DayDatesTimeR/NR FeeRegistration
    SaturdayApr. 11-May 212pm-2pm$40/$55Now Enrolling
    SaturdayJune 6-June 2712pm-1pm$40/$55Opens Mar. 15
    TuesdayJune 9-June 303pm-4pm$40/$55Opens Mar. 15
    Monday-ThursdayJune 15-June 1812:30pm-1:30pm$40/$55Opens Mar. 15
    TuesdayJuly 7-July 283pm-4pm$40/$55Opens Mar. 15
    SaturdayJuly 11-Aug. 112pm-1pm$40/$55Opens Mar. 15
    Monday-ThursdayJuly 13-July 1612:30pm-1:30pm$40/$55Opens Mar. 15

  • Homeschool PE (Ages 5-12)

    This class focuses on child development, physical fitness, and sportsmanship. Organized activities and sports will be the focus of the class along with opportunities for children to meet other students from the area. For questions, please contact Stacey Lim at slim@gepark.org.

    DayDatesTimeR/NR FeeRegistration
    TuesdayApr. 7-Apr. 2811am-12pm$40/$55Now Enrolling
    ThursdayApr. 9-Apr. 301pm-2pm$40/$55Now Enrolling

  • Youth Run for Fun (Ages 6-12)

    An informal introduction to running for boys and girls of all fitness levels. Fun drills, games, and relay races create a positive atmosphere in a non-competitive environment. For questions, please contact Stacey Lim at slim@gepark.org.

    DayDatesTimeR/NR FeeRegistration
    TuesdayMar. 17-Apr. 144pm-5pm$50/$65Now Enrolling
    TuesdayApr. 21-May 194pm-5pm$50/$65Now Enrolling

  • Youth Rock Climbing (Ages 5-11)

    Learn basic rock-climbing skills in this hands-on class. Teaches knot tying, rope management, understanding equipment used and basic climbing commands followed by fun rock wall games and activities. Anyone wanting more practice can stay for free open climb afterwards. For questions, please contact Chad Shingler at cshingler@gepark.org.

    DayDatesTimeR/NR FeeRegistration
    SaturdayJune 6 & June 1311am-12pm$20/$25Opens Mar. 15
    SaturdayJuly 11 & July 1811am-12pm$20/$25Opens Mar. 15
    SaturdayAug. 1 & Aug. 811am-12pm$20/$25Opens Mar. 15

  • Ackerman Sand Volleyball (Ages 9-12)

    Play in the sun and dive in the sand! Sand Volleyball is an Olympic sport and one of the most popular sports on the planet. This weeklong program is designed to introduce you to the basic techniques and skills you need to enjoy this unique beach sport. As part of the camp, you will play games and matches to practice your newly learned skills, all while getting to know your fellow participants in a social atmosphere. In case of inclement weather, class will be held inside Ackerman SFC. For questions, please contact Chad Shingler at cshingler@gepark.org.

    DayDatesTimeR/NR FeeRegistration
    Monday-FridayJune 8-June 124pm-5pm$50/$65Opens Mar. 15
    Monday-FridayJune 15-June 194pm-5pm$50/$65Opens Mar. 15
    Monday-FridayJune 22-June 264pm-5pm$50/$65Opens Mar. 15

  • Ackerman Babysitting Basics (Ages 10-15)

    This hands-on course teaches young adults the skills they need to safely and responsibly care for children. This camp will cover babysitting techniques such as changing diapers, feeding babies, making playtime fun with age-appropriate games, and will also include safety skills such as basic CPR. Participants will have the opportunity to work with babies and young children in our childcare or by assisting with our toddler athletic classes. A volunteer application must be filled out and signed for all participants on the first day of class. For questions, please contact Chad Shingler at cshingler@gepark.org.

    DayDatesTimeR/NR FeeRegistration
    Monday-FridayJune 8-June 1210am-12:30pm$100/$115Opens Mar. 15
    Monday-FridayJuly 13-July 1710am-12:30pm$100/$115Opens Mar. 15
    Monday-FridayAug. 3-Aug. 710am-12:30pm$100/$115Opens Mar. 15