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Youths & Teens

Our Youth & Teen programs offer the opportunity to build and learn new skills in a fun environment with friends.

Our youth and teen programs include creative arts and cooking, skills, hobbies and variety, performing arts, dance and music, and sports and athletics. Along with these programs, the Deerfield Park District offers After School Club for students in grades K-5. Designed for working parents, it’s a popular program to keep kids busy during the hours until Mom and Dad get home from work. After School Enrichment Programs are also offered at District 109 schools. These programs are enjoyed right after school and a variety of options of programs are available each day of the week.

For grades 1-8 we also offer School Days Out Trips for when your kids are off of school but you may not enjoy the same luxury.

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Creative Arts

Our creative arts for youth and teens are geared to be both interesting and fun. You can view all of the available classes by clicking to register or you may browse the most current brochure below. If you have any questions you may contact us and we will be sure to have an answer for you as soon as possible.

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Skills, Hobbies and Variety

Every person has a different skill or hobby and we try to cater to them as much as possible. Fell free to browse our most recent brochure below to find the class that is most important to you. If you don’t find what you are looking for let us know!

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Performing Arts, Dance, and Music

Teenagers always want to become the next rockstar or the next contestant on “So You Think You Can Dance” and the Deerfield Park Districts always wants to help them achieve that goal! We offer plenty of programs to let your teenager explore their performing potential — from piano to theater and more!

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Sports & Athletics

With such a dedicated staff we have worked hard to bring some of the most entertaining and challenging athletic programs. We have teamed up with some of the best instructors in the area so that your kids can receive an all star learning experience. To view all of our sports and athletic programs view our online registration. If you would like more information on any program please email our Athletics & Fitness Supervisor Jim Gariti.

If you are looking for swim lessons please visit our Swim Lessons page or visit COHO Swim Club for competitive swimming.

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After School Club

The Deerfield Park District After School Club is suspended during the Fall while District 109 implements virtual learning. Updates will be added as available.

R.E.C. – Remote Enrichment Care

The Deerfield Park District understands the need for care this fall for students of working parents. To help alleviate this stress and allow for safe, social interaction, we will be offering our R.E.C. program for children enrolled in grades 1-4 in District 109. This program will begin on August 24, 2020, and run 8:30 am-12:30 pm and 12:30-3:30 pm on days when school is in session. Face masks will be required for all staff and children except for eating and when outdoors while maintaining a 6-foot distance.

Due to the limited number of spots available, registration for this program will be done by lottery. Registration will begin at 9 am on August 5, 2020, and will end promptly on August 12, 2020. We encourage participants to register by the lottery deadline of 5 pm on August 12, 2020.

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students having work time at after school enrichments

After School Enrichments

After School Enrichment Program registration begins on August 5 at 9 am. Registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrichment Programs are open to all students attending a District 109 school as well as age-eligible students residing within the Deerfield Park District boundaries. Programs will be held at Jewett Park Community Center and Sachs Recreation Center.

If you have any questions regarding registration or if you have not registered for a park district program in the past and need assistance creating a household file, please email for assistance.

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School Days Out

Schools Out Trips and Camps are offered throughout the year on days off of school and during winter and spring break. Sports, theater and ceramics camps are offered during winter and spring break; choose one day or full week programs. Or choose fun day trips for a different adventure each day!

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