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.


  • Ackerman Sports & Fun Camps (Age: 5-12)

    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 9-12Monday-WednesdayNov. 25-Nov. 279am-12pm$35/$50Now Enrolling
    5-8 or 9-12Monday-WednesdayNov. 25-Nov. 2712:30pm-3:30pm$35/$50Now Enrolling
    5-8 or 9-12MondayDec. 239am-12pm$15/$25Now Enrolling
    5-8 or 9-12MondayDec. 2312:30pm-3:30pm$15/$25Now Enrolling
    5-8 or 9-12ThursdayDec. 269am-12pm$15/$25Now Enrolling
    5-8 or 9-12ThursdayDec. 2612:30pm-3:30pm$15/$25Now Enrolling
    5-8 or 9-12FridayDec. 279am-12pm$15/$25Now Enrolling
    5-8 or 9-12FridayDec. 2712:30pm-3:30pm$15/$25Now Enrolling
    5-8 or 9-12MondayDec. 309am-12pm$15/$25Now Enrolling
    5-8 or 9-12MondayDec. 3012:30pm-3:30pm$15/$25Now Enrolling
    5-8 or 9-12ThursdayJan. 29am-12pm$15/$25Now Enrolling
    5-8 or 9-12ThursdayJan. 212:30pm-3:30pm$15/$25Now Enrolling
    5-8 or 9-12FridayJan. 39am-12pm$15/$25Now Enrolling
    5-8 or 9-12FridayJan. 312:30pm-3:30pm$15/$25Now Enrolling
    5-8 or 9-12MondayJan. 209am-12pm$15/$25Opens Nov. 17
    5-8 or 9-12MondayJan. 2012:30pm-3:30pm$15/$25Opens Nov. 17
    5-8 or 9-12MondayFeb. 179am-12pm$15/$25Opens Nov. 17
    5-8 or 9-12MondayFeb. 1712:30pm-3:30pm$15/$25Opens Nov. 17
    5-8 or 9-12FridayFeb. 289am-12pm$15/$25Opens Nov. 17
    5-8 or 9-12FridayFeb. 2812:30pm-3:30pm$15/$25Opens Nov. 17
    5-8 or 9-12Monday-FridayMar. 30-Apr. 39am-12pm$50/$65Opens Nov. 17
    5-8 or 9-12Monday-FridayMar. 30-Apr. 312:30pm-3:30pm$50/$65Opens Nov. 17
    5-8 or 9-12FridayApr. 109am-12pm$15/$25Opens Nov. 17
    5-8 or 9-12FridayApr. 1012:30pm-3:30pm$15/$25Opens Nov. 17

  • Deck the Walls (Age: 5-12)

    Resident registration begins on November 17 at 10:00 p.m. (December 2 at 8:30 a.m. for nonresidents) for this program.
    Participants will help decorate the rock wall with ornaments, tinsel, lights and other holiday favorites. On their way up, they will find holiday treats including cookies and candy canes. Wear your favorite holiday colors or costumes! Min/max: 5/15. For questions, please contact Stacey Lim at slim@gepark.org.

    Date: Saturday, December 14
    Time: 10am-12pm
    R/NR Fee: $20/$25


  • Easter Brunch, Hunt, and Climb (Age: 4-13)

    Resident registration begins on November 17 at 10:00 p.m. (December 2 at 8:30 a.m. for nonresidents) for this program.
    Join us for a morning of snacks, arts and crafts, sports, games, and activities with the Easter Bunny! The morning will start with an Easter egg hunt throughout the facility including the rock wall for our climbers. Pictures with the Easter Bunny will be available. Parents are encouraged to stay and participate. Min/Max: 5/15. For questions, please contact Stacey Lim at slim@gepark.org.

    Date: Saturday, April 11
    Time: 9am-11am
    R/NR Fee: $25/$35


  • Sports and Fun with Santa

    Resident registration begins on November 17 at 10:00 p.m. (December 2 at 8:30 a.m. for nonresidents) for this program.
    Play sports, games, and enjoy a special visit from Santa and his elves! Min/Max: 5/50. For questions, please contact Chad Shingler at cshingler@gepark.org.

    Date: Saturday, December 21
    Time: 10am-12pm
    R/NR Fee: $20/$30


  • Tween Night (Age: 8-12)

    Resident registration begins on November 17 at 10:00 p.m. (December 2 at 8:30 a.m. for nonresidents) for this program.
    Tweens will enjoy an evening of fun playing sports like basketball and dodgeball and other activities including relay races, obstacle course(s), and everyone will get a chance to climb the rock wall. Each participant will enjoy a piece of pizza and water. Parents must accompany their kids for check-in and check-out. Min/Max: 20/100. For questions, please contact Chad Shingler at cshingler@gepark.org.

    Date: Friday, April 17
    Time: 6pm-9pm
    R/NR Fee: $25/$35


  • Campout at Ackerman (Age: 9-12)

    Resident registration begins on November 17 at 10:00 p.m. (December 2 at 8:30 a.m. for nonresidents) for this program.
    A campout adventure on our indoor turf! Bring a sleeping bag and your best PJs (prizes awarded for most creative and unique) for an evening of s’mores, ghost stories, popcorn, and many fun games, sports and activities. A movie will be shown to end the night. Min/Max: 10/60. For questions, please contact Chad Shingler at cshingler@gepark.org.

    Date: Friday, April 24
    Time: 6pm-10pm
    R/NR Fee: $30/$40


  • Parent/Tot Sports (Age: 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
    MondayJan. 6-Feb. 39am-9:45am$50/$65Opens Nov. 17
    MondayJan. 6-Feb. 32pm-2:45pm$50/$65Opens Nov. 17
    ThursdayJan. 9-Feb. 69am-9:45am$50/$65Opens Nov. 17
    ThursdayJan. 9-Feb. 62pm-2:45pm$50/$65Opens Nov. 17
    MondayFeb. 10-Mar. 99am-9:45am$50/$65Opens Nov. 17
    MondayFeb. 10-Mar. 92pm-2:45pm$50/$65Opens Nov. 17
    ThursdayFeb. 13-Mar. 129am-9:45am$50/$65Opens Nov. 17
    ThursdayFeb. 13-Mar. 122pm-2:45pm$50/$65Opens Nov. 17
    MondayApr. 6-Apr. 279am-9:45am$40/$55Opens Nov. 17
    MondayApr. 6-Apr. 272pm-2:45pm$40/$55Opens Nov. 17
    ThursdayApr. 9-Apr. 309am-9:45am$40/$55Opens Nov. 17
    ThursdayApr. 9-Apr. 302pm-2:45pm$40/$55Opens Nov. 17

  • Sports and More (Age: 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
    MondayJan. 6-Feb. 310am-10:45am$50/$65Opens Nov. 17
    MondayJan. 6-Feb. 31pm-1:45pm$50/$65Opens Nov. 17
    ThursdayJan. 9-Feb. 610am-10:45am$50/$65Opens Nov. 17
    ThursdayJan. 9-Feb. 61pm-1:45pm$50/$65Opens Nov. 17
    MondayFeb. 10-Mar. 910am-10:45am$50/$65Opens Nov. 17
    MondayFeb. 10-Mar. 91pm-1:45pm$50/$65Opens Nov. 17
    ThursdayFeb. 13-Mar. 1210am-10:45am$50/$65Opens Nov. 17
    ThursdayFeb. 13-Mar. 121pm-1:45pm$50/$65Opens Nov. 17
    MondayApr. 6-Apr. 2710am-10:45am$40/$55Opens Nov. 17
    MondayApr. 6-Apr. 271pm-1:45pm$40/$55Opens Nov. 17
    ThursdayApr. 9-Apr. 3010am-10:45am$40/$55Opens Nov. 17
    ThursdayApr. 9-Apr. 301pm-1:45pm$40/$55Opens Nov. 17

  • Tot T-Ball (Age: 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
    MondayJan. 6-Feb. 311am-11:45am$50/$65Opens Nov. 17
    ThursdayJan. 9-Feb. 611am-11:45am$50/$65Opens Nov. 17
    MondayFeb. 10-Mar. 911am-11:45am$50/$65Opens Nov. 17
    ThursdayFeb. 13-Mar. 1211am-11:45am$50/$65Opens Nov. 17
    MondayApr. 6-Apr. 2711am-11:45am$40/$55Opens Nov. 17
    ThursdayApr. 9-Apr. 3011am-11:45am$40/$55Opens Nov. 17

  • Parent/Tot Lakers Soccer (Age: 2-3 with Adult)

    This program provides the opportunity for you and your child to play soccer together. This class will work on simple motor skills such as dribbling, passing, and shooting. Parents participate with their child. Each participant receives a soccer ball. If a class is cancelled, make-ups will be done at the end of each session, if possible. For questions, please contact Brad Thomas at bthomas@gepark.org.

    DayDatesTimeR/NR FeeRegistration
    FridayJan. 10-Mar. 139am-9:45am$100/$150Opens Nov. 17
    FridayJan. 10-Mar. 139:45am-10:30am$100/$150Opens Nov. 17
    FridayApr. 10-June 129am-9:45am$100/$150Opens Nov. 17
    FridayApr. 10-June 129:45am-10:30am$100/$150Opens Nov. 17

  • Little Lakers (Age: 4-6)

    Introduce your little one to the world’s most popular sport. Your child will learn not only basic skills, but also a lifetime love for soccer! Each participant receives a soccer ball. If a class is cancelled, make-ups will be done at the end of each session, if possible. For questions, please contact Brad Thomas at bthomas@gepark.org.

    DayDatesTimeR/NR FeeRegistration
    FridayJan. 10-Mar. 1310:45am-11:30am$100/$150Opens Nov. 17
    FridayApr. 10-June 1210:45am-11:30am$100/$150Opens Nov. 17

  • Ackerman Arts and Crafts (Age: 5-12)

    Make a new art project each week including painting birdhouses, necklaces, clay sculptures, and more. All you need to bring is your creativity! For questions, please contact Stacey Lim at slim@gepark.org.

    DayDatesTimeR/NR FeeRegistration
    SaturdayJan. 18-Feb. 812pm-2pm$40/$55Opens Nov. 17
    SaturdayApr. 11-May 212pm-2pm$40/$55Opens Nov. 17

  • Youth Floor Hockey (Age: 6-12)

    Fast and fun, floor hockey develops speed, endurance, and coordination. Participants 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
    WednesdayJan. 15-Jan. 296pm-7pm$30/$45Opens Nov. 17
    WednesdayFeb. 5-Feb. 266pm-7pm$40/$55Opens Nov. 17
    WednesdayMar. 4-Mar. 256pm-7pm$40/$55Opens Nov. 17

  • Youth Flag Football (Age: 6-10)

    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.

    DayDatesTimeR/NR FeeRegistration
    TuesdayJan. 7-Feb. 43pm-4pm$50/$65Opens Nov. 17
    ThursdayJan. 9-Feb. 63pm-4pm$50/$65Opens Nov. 17
    TuesdayFeb. 11-Mar. 103pm-4pm$50/$65Opens Nov. 17
    ThursdayFeb. 13-Mar. 123pm-4pm$50/$65Opens Nov. 17

  • Homeschool PE (Age: 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
    TuesdayJan. 7-Feb. 411am-12pm$50/$65Opens Nov. 17
    ThursdayJan. 9-Feb. 61pm-2pm$50/$65Opens Nov. 17
    TuesdayFeb. 11-Mar. 1011am-12pm$50/$65Opens Nov. 17
    ThursdayFeb. 13-Mar. 121pm-2pm$50/$65Opens Nov. 17
    TuesdayApr. 7-Apr. 2811am-12pm$40/$55Opens Nov. 17
    ThursdayApr. 9-Apr. 301pm-2pm$40/$55Opens Nov. 17

  • Youth Badminton (Age: 8-12)

    This beginning badminton class is designed to teach the fundamentals of badminton including basic hitting strokes, basic footwork, and game tactics. Participants will be taught the rules of the game and applicable badminton technologies. For questions, please contact Chad Shingler at cshingler@gepark.org.

    DayDatesTimeR/NR FeeRegistration
    WednesdayJan. 15-Jan. 295pm-6pm$30/$45Opens Nov. 17
    WednesdayFeb. 5-Feb. 265pm-6pm$40/$55Opens Nov. 17
    WednesdayMar. 4-Mar. 255pm-6pm$40/$55Opens Nov. 17

  • Youth Run for Fun (Age: 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
    TuesdayJan. 7-Feb. 44pm-5pm$50/$65Opens Nov. 17
    TuesdayFeb. 11-Mar. 104pm-5pm$50/$65Opens Nov. 17
    TuesdayMar. 17-Apr. 144pm-5pm$50/$65Opens Nov. 17
    TuesdayApr. 21-May 194pm-5pm$50/$65Opens Nov. 17

  • Youth Rock Climbing (Age: 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 Stacey Lim at slim@gepark.org.

    DayDatesTimeR/NR FeeRegistration
    SaturdayJan. 11 & Jan. 1811am-12pm$20/$25Opens Nov. 17

  • Junior Lakers Soccer (Grade: Pre-K to 3)

    Weekly clinics, run by Future Pros professional trainers, will focus on building individual and team soccer skills. Instruction, drills, and games will focus on dribbling, passing, shooting, defending, and offensive attacking skills. Groups will be divided for skill-level-appropriate training each week. Equipment: Each player is required to bring their own ball, shoes, shin guards, and water. For questions, please contact Brad Thomas at bthomas@gepark.org.

    GradeDayDatesTimeR/NR FeeRegistration
    Pre-K to KFridayJan. 10-Mar. 134pm-5pm$100/$150Opens Nov. 17
    Pre-K to KFridayApr. 10-June 124pm-5pm$100/$150Opens Nov. 17
    1-3FridayJan. 10-Mar. 135pm-6pm$100/$150Opens Nov. 17
    1-3FridayApr. 10-June 125pm-6pm$100/$150Opens Nov. 17

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