To provide you with an early summer alternative, we will be offering online programs. Streaming Summer will offer high-quality, safe, and fun recreational programs, in the comfort and safety of your own home.
- Streaming Summer offers the following virtual programs: Camps, Athletics, Dance, Creative Arts, Wildlife, and more!
- Several of our activities involve outdoor time.
- For some of the Streaming Summer programs, participants will need to pick up 'camp packs' that will be filled with materials and supplies to use, and keep, for the upcoming week of activities.
- Bonus! Most of our Streaming Summer: June 2020 programs can be enjoyed by your entire family!
streaming summer camps
Your Lake Forest Recreation Department Staff has worked tirelessly to develop a high quality experience that incorporates camp activities (taken from the camps you know and love), dance, education, nature, and more. Most of our activities will include being outdoors.
- Streaming Summer Open the Door, Let's Explore (3-6Y)
- Streaming Summer McCormick (Completed Grades 1-6)
- Streaming Summer All Stars (Completed Grades 1-6)
- Streaming Summer Twigs (Completed Grades 1-6)
- Streaming Summer Wildlife (Completed Grades 1-6)
Featuring Coach Ken and Coach Jason, virtually, children will be introduced to the wonderful world of sports and exercise! Class will feature games that you will be able to play at home all week! Participants (and their mom, dad, or older siblings) should wear comfortable clothing and be ready to be active for this class! Weather dependent, class will be held indoors or outdoors. Class activities for the day will be developed with this in mind and communicated the day of class.
- Little Athletes (4-5Y)
- Little Hoopsters (4-6Y)
- Little Batters (4-6Y)
- Little Tacklers (4-6Y)
The Lake Forest Dance Academy is proud to offer quality virtual dance programs for all ages! We are offering a variety of virtual summer classes and camps including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Hip Hop. Our challenging programs are designed for the serious dance student. We also provide classes for children, teens, and adults who simply love to dance or just want to experience the rewards of this artistic discipline.
See all our virtual dance classes!
VIRTUAL Creative Arts
Is quarantining giving you a little stress? One way to feel better is to create some art! So join the instructors from Stirling Hall with virtual ceramic, mosaic, and painting classes. Critiques will be incorporated to help you improve as you go along.
- Surface Techniques for Ceramics
- Studio Painting
- Sculpting the Natural World
- Mosaic Drawing & Design
- Independent Study
virtual animal experiences with wdc
Our brand-new, virtual experiences give you, your family, or your group/organization the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the stars of the Wildlife Discovery Center right in your own home!
This 25-minute virtual birthday party will take you inside the WDC with a keeper where you and your guests can ask questions one-on-one and have a personalized experience meeting with your favorite animal!
This 25-minute virtual animal encounter will take you inside the WDC with a keeper where you can ask questions one-on-one and have a personalized experience meeting with your favorite animal! From curriculum-based educational sessions to a special gift for a loved one, we can tailor your virtual animal encounter to suit your needs!
Corporate Meeting Surprise Guest
Imagine what fun it will be when you schedule a surprise animal guest at your next virtual work meeting! This 10-15-minute virtual encounter will amaze your colleagues with a personalized experience with one of our animals and a chance to ask questions one-on-one with the keeper.
Virtual Field Trip
This 30-minute virtual field trip will take you inside the WDC with a keeper where you can ask questions one-on-one and have a personalized experience meeting with 8 animals including one bird, one mammal and 6 reptiles/amphibians (native reptiles and amphibians; for additional animals please inquire). This curriculum-based educational session can be tailored to suit your group's needs!
VIRTUAL Youth Recreation
Looking for a fun way to be creative with your little one? Join us for some fun classes like making chef masterpieces or learning to do magic or create balloon animals! Each child must be accompanied by an adult.
- Big Chef, Little Cook (3-5Y)
- Online Magic Class (5-12Y)
- Online Balloon Animal Class (7Y+)