Several options for winter break activities in Clarendon Hills
Morgan Wyent, 6, pulls brother Jack, 3, down the hill Friday at Prospect Park. Many Clarendon Hills children are hoping for snow on the hill over winter break. | Chuck Fieldman—Sun-Times Media
Updated: January 21, 2013 2:09PM
CLARENDON HILLS — Several area activities are scheduled while children are on their winter break from school.
The Clarendon Hills Park District offers a Theatre Kids Preview Class for children ages 9-13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 26-28 at the Community Center, 315 Chicago Ave.
The program is for children who want to learn tips and tricks for a successful audition. Choreography and new theater songs also are included.
For more information, call the park district office, (630) 323-2626.
The Community House has a Winter Break Camp for children ages 5-13. Daily sessions are offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 26-28 and Jan. 2-4.
Held at the Youth Center, 229 Symonds Drive, Hinsdale, the Winter Break Camp offers computers, video games, ping-pong and a pool table. Mid-week field trips also are included.
For more information, call the Community House, (630) 323-7500.
The Hinsdale Parks and Recreation Department also is offering a few activities over winter break, all of which are open both to Hinsdale residents and those who do not live in the village.
A Lego Engineering Class for children ages 5-7 is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 2-4; Engineering FUNdamentals with Legos is for ages 8-12 from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 2-4. Both classes are at the Memorial Building, 19 E. Chicago Ave.
Chess Scholars Camp for ages 5-12 is slated from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 26-28 and is for both beginners and experienced players. Strategy 4 Kids Chess for ages 5-12 is from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 26-28. Both chess classes are at the Memorial Building.
The Hinsdale Soccer Academy offers its 5 Star Winter mini-camp for children ages 5-12 from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 27-29 at Hinsdale Central, 5500 Grant St. Soccer Made in America is for children ages 4-15 from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 26-28 at Zion Lutheran Church, 204 S. Grant St.
For information about Lego, chess or soccer classes and camps, call the Hinsdale Department of Recreation, (630) 789-7090.
The DuPage Children’s Museum is hosting two different two-day camps for children ages 7-10 at the museum, 301 N. Washington St., Naperville.
Sessions are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 27-28 and Jan. 3-4.
The Dec. 27-28 camp session, Cool Chemical Concoctions, includes the making of slime, bubbles and fizzing with the use of chemistry experiments done with everyday products and materials.
The Jan. 3-4 session, Fantastic Mask Making, provides the opportunity for children to create a life mask on their own face and then turn it into a fantastic creature by adding horns, curls, spikes, and other details.
For more information, call the DuPage Children’s Museum, (630) 637-8000.