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2021 Fall Guide

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Rescheduling & Refunds due to COVID 19: We will make every attempt to run the program as scheduled, with possible modifications in location, distancing, and other precautions. If we cannot run a program on its scheduled date, we will attempt to reschedule or will issue you a refund. We will do our best to keep you informed.
Safety & Cleanliness Procedures: Your safety is of vital importance to us. We will continue to take utmost precautions to keep you and your family safe from contagions that could spread. Each class/lessons will have different procedures. Thank you for your cooperation!
Questions or Concerns? Please don't hesitate and contact us
 

Youth Programs

Fall 2021
Updated 8/24/21

Please check out our Pre-School and Special Events & Family Program pages for more activities

Arts & Crafts

Jr. Picassos!
Grades 1 - 8
Jr. Picassos will bring out your child’s hidden talents by exploring various means of expression through painting, drawing, and sculpting.

Instructor: Dean Connley
Tuesdays: November 2 - 16 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, E33
Slime Time!
Grades 4k - 8
Join us for ooey-gooey fun! We’ll be making fluffy slime, crunchy slime and more. Each child will get to take home the slime they make at the end of class

Instructor: Lynette Vyhnanek
Thursdays: November 4 - 18 from 4:00 - 5:15 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, E33
Friendly Monster Making
Ages 3 - 6 | Ages 7 - 13
Make your own pet monster! Group 1 will have fun with glue, stickers, and so much more to create your fun and silly monster. Group 2 will learn basic stitching skills while you create a one of a kind friend in this fun and silly sewing class. Assisting parents or adults are welcomed. All supplies provided. Take home kits are available.

Instructor: Lynette Vyhnanek
Thursday, October 28
Ages 3 - 6: 4:15 - 5:25 PM
Ages 7 - 13: 5:35 - 6:45 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, E36 (Sewing Room)
Jack Skellington Bath Bomb Workshop
Ages 8+
Love “The Nightmare Before Christmas”? Come make bath bombs with us on Day 1. Day 2 will be spent painting on Jack’s face, and packaging up as gifts. * Take home kits are also available.

Instructor: Vicky Hinchey
Tuesdays: October 6 & 13 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, E35
DIY Soap Eyeballs
Ages 8+
Obsessed with Halloween? Come make a pair of melt and pour soap eyeballs to get in the spirit. Fun to make with or without the kids, and it’s a great way to get the kids to wash their hands! * Take home kits are also available.

Instructor: Vicky Hinchey
October 20 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, E35

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Enrichment Classes


Hanging Planter Workshop
Ages 6 - 12
Create your own custom hanging planter. There will be several design options and also succulents to plant inside.

Instructor: Nailed It!
Saturday October 30 from 9:00 - 10:30 AM
Location: BFHS Room E33
Carnivorous Housebasket
All Ages
Learn to grow your very own hanging carnivorous house basket. Neal will teach you about the exciting world of carnivorous plants: from tropical pitcher plants to sundews and venus flytraps. You’ll plant your very own tropical pitcher plant (nepenthes) in a hanging basket that will thrive for years to come in a sunny window. Min/Max: 5/20

Instructor: Neal Raskin
Saturday, October 9 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM Registration Deadline: September 25
Location: Big Foot HS, Green House
Fee: $50
Young Chef's Baking Class
Grades 1 - 8
Learn the basics of baking while preparing mini-meals, desserts and other tasty treats. Develop safe cooking techniques while learning how to measure, prepare, serve and cleanup. Take home your delicious treats to share with your friends and family. Children's cookbook included.

Instructor: Katie Meyers, BFHS Foods Instructor
Tuesdays: October 12, 19, 26 from 4:00 - 5:15 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, E35 (Foods Room)
Babysitting 101
Ages 10 - 14
In this course, your child will learn the basics of being a safe and responsible babysitter. Our instructor uses the Safekids 101 curriculum and each child will go home with a workbook, completion card and tote bag to start their business..

Instructor: Lynette Vyhnanek
Saturday, November 13 from Noon - 3:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, E36
Stop-Motion Movie Making
Grades 1 - 8
The movie making class has a new twist this year! We are going to use stop-motion to create our very own movies using toys and action figures to bring our stories to life. Don’t hesitate to sign up, this class can adapt and meet virtually if we need to.

Instructor: Dean Connley
Wednesdays: December 1, 8, 15 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, Library
Junior Detectives
Grades 1 - 8
Do you like to search for clues and solve puzzles? We’ll explore different techniques used to solve crimes including reading secret messages, matching fingerprints, and putting all of our clues together to catch the culprit!

Instructor: Dean Connley
Thursday, October 21 from 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, W52
LEGO Builders
Grades 1 - 8
Each week starts with a pile of LEGOs and ends with a completed model. Models could include trucks, planes, boats, tractors, motorcycles and more. Start a new project each week. All projects stay with the instructor, but you will get a small kit on the last day to take home.

Instructor: Dean Connley
Mondays: November 1, 8, 15 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, Library
Character Kids
Ages 4 - 9
Over two hours of fun! Each class will be full of surprises. We will play games, sing songs, dance, do a craft, and so much more. Some classes may even have a special guest! Wear comfortable clothing and gym shoes. A snack will be provided. Please bring a water bottle to class.

Instructor: Lynette Vyhnanek
Saturdays at 10:00 AM
Location: Big Foot HS, Studio Room
Register for each class individually
Class Date & Time
Unicorns & Dragons Sept. 18 from 9:00 - 11:15 AM
Super Heros Oct. 9 from 9:00 - 11:15 AM
Mermaids & Pirates Nov. 13 from 9:00 - 11:15 AM
Holiday Elves Dec. 18 from 9:00 - 11:15 AM
Horseback Riding Lessons
Ages 6 - Adult
Learn how to halter, handle and safely interact with your horse while learning the fundamentals of western riding. No previous experience is needed!

Instructor: Jessica Recknagel
Location: W9546 County Rd B, Clinton

Fee: $100/Resident

Session Date Time
1: Tuesday September 7 - 28 6:00 - 7:00 PM
1: Wednesday September 8 - 29 5:00 - 6:00 PM
2: Tuesday October 5 - 26 6:00 - 7:00 PM
2: Wednesday October 6 - 27 5:00 - 6:00 PM
3: Tuesday November 2 - 23 6:00 - 7:00 PM
3: Wednesday November 3 - 24 5:00 - 6:00 PM
4: Tuesday December 7 - 28 6:00 - 7:00 PM
4: Wednesday December 1 - 22 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Horse Braiding
Ages 8 - Adult
Come learn to beautifully braid a horse’s mane and learn tips and tricks on how to perfect your horse braiding skills. Whether you are looking to enhance your horse’s turnout in the show ring or learning new braiding styles, this class will teach you different methods of horse braiding and provide you a chance to practice under the instructor’s watchful eye. The class will cover hunter braids, jumper/dressage braids, banding as well as proper mane preparation for the different styles. Whether you are a beginner braider or looking to perfect your skills, this class is for you.

Instructor: Stephanie Potter
Saturday, September 11 from 11:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: W9346 County Rd B, Clinton
Fee: $45



Sports / Exercise / Recreation Programs

Big Foot Youth Sports Organizations

* These youth sports organizations are affiliated with the Big Foot Recreation District and BFRD assists these organizations as are able. Ultimately these organizations operate independently from BFRD.
Big Foot Ball & Glove Little Chiefs Basketball Geneva Lakes United Soccer Club Wolves Jr. Tackle Football & Cheer Big Foot Attack Volleyball Big Foot Wrestling Club
Archery
Ages 8+
Enjoy the thrill of getting a bullseye! This fun and challenging sport is open to all 8 years and up (including adults). After understanding safety and the basics, hone your skills to become a better archer..

Instructors: Dean Connley & Chuck Thiesenhusen
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Session 1: September 15, 17, 22
Session 2: September 29, October 1 & 6

Location: Big Foot HS, Practice Fields
Nature Hike & S'mores
Ages 6+
Lace up your hiking boots and join us for a fun hike through Kishwauketoe! Stop by the bonfire after your hike to roast some marshmallows and make your own s’more. Dress for the weather, it will be cold!
Leader: Dean Connley
Location: Kishwauketoe, Williams Bay
Date Time
September 21 4:00 - 5:00 PM
October 7 4:00 - 5:00 PM
October 20 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Youth Soccer
Ages 4 - 6
This program focuses on the basic fundamentals of soccer. Our instructor’s approach emphasizes the rules, basic moves, elementary and fun-filled drills. This well-rounded program breaks down each position for a full understanding of the sport.

Instructor: BFHS Coach Keith Blakeman & BFHS Soccer Players
Wednesdays: September 15 - October 20 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, Soccer Field
Start Smart Sports Development
Ages 3 - 5
Start Smart is a national program offered through the National Alliance for Youth Sports. This is an introductory sports program that prepares children 3-5 years old for organized sports. Parents work with their child, the instructor, and other kids in a fun, non-threatening environment to learn the basic skills of throwing, catching, kicking and batting. Both parents and children should dress in attire ready to play!

Instructor: Lynette Vyhnanek
Tuesdays: September 21 - October 9
10:00 - 11:00 AM

Location: Big Foot HS, Soccer Field & Upper Gym
Tennis Lessons
Ages 5 - 18
Get professional lessons which will make you a better player. Lessons will focus on groundstrokes, serves, and volleys with drills practiced on all strokes, forehands, backhands, volleys, approach shots, serves and more.

Red Ball: is 75% slower than the standard tennis ball with a small court to promote success. Beginners learn the fundamentals while having a fun time.
Orange Ball
: is 50% slower than the yellow(regular) ball with a smaller size court. Proper strokes and technique will be learned in a fun game environment.
Green Ball: is 25% slower ball than the yellow with a regulation size court. Players continue to develop good techniques and movement, and begin to implement game skills and strategy.
Teen Tennis: For players who need more stroke refinement. Players will hit many balls and continue to learn the proper strokes and footwork necessary for productive match-play.

Instructor: BFHS Coach Adam Westhauser
Sundays: September 12 - October 17
Location: BFHS Tennis Courts
Age Level Time
5-6 Red Ball 1:00 - 2:00 PM
7-9 Orange Ball 2:00 - 3:00 PM
10-12 Green Ball 3:00 - 4:00 PM
13-18 Teen Tennis 4:00 - 5:00 PM
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Little Chiefs Pre-Season Camp
Grades 4 - 8
This co-ed camp will prepare you for Little Chiefs Basketball with an emphasis on building skills and strategy to help players fully understand the game.

Instructor: BFHS Coach Hunter Price
Saturdays: September 18 & 25
Location: Big Foot HS, Main Gym
Youth Wrestling Club
Grades K - 8
Come join in the excitement of wrestling. Learn the basics of wrestling, balance, flexibility, coordination, and even nutrition. Compete against children of the same age and skill level. All levels, from beginner to experienced are encouraged to participate.

Instructor: Coach Jake Ries
Season runs December 3 - March 16. Please check back for details and dates.
Additional Information
Nerf Battle
Grades 1 - 8
Each session we will have skill challenges where we'll will get to practice and compete in different aspects of Nerf Combat. Each child MUST have eye protection to participate. Bring your own Nerf guns - we will provide the “ammo."

Instructor: Dean Connley
Location: Big Foot Soccer Field or Upper Gym
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Day
Date
Time
Wed
November 3
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Wed
November 10
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Wed November 17 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Tree Climbing
Ages 7 - Adult
Tree climbing is a great way to spend time in nature, get exercise, and have fun! After a how-to and safety tutorial, climbers use ropes and harnesses to climb into the towering trees. Once you’re there, you can sit or stand on the branches, swing or hang upside down!
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Session 1
September 11
10:00 AM - Noon
Session 2 October 3 1:00 - 3:00 PM


Location: House In The Wood Camp, Delavan
$30/person

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Dance Classes


Dance Sale & Meet the Teacher
September 9
4:30 - 6:00 PM
Save 10% off shoes and dance attire
Youth Dance Classes
Session 1: September 20 - October 25
Session 2: November 1- December 6

Location: Big Foot HS, Studio Room

Dance Dress Code: Please check the list for attire/footwear you'll need for each level
Instructor Lynette Vyhnanek began dancing at the age of three. She is trained in Ballet (minor pointe work), Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, and Contemporary. Lynette has choreographed many solos, duos, and groups that hold First Place National Titles.
Parent/Tot
18 months - 3 years
Mondays: 3:45 - 4:15 PM

Wiggle and move while learning to use motor skills, follow directions, make friends, and have fun! One adult per child is needed to participate. Siblings who are able to walk must be registered if present.
Kiddie Movement
Ages 2.5 - 5
Mondays: 4:15 - 4:45 PM
Prepare for dance by learning the language, developing self-confidence and structure, and having fun! The beginning skills of movement and dance will be taught.
Dance Foundations
Ages 4 - 6
Mondays: 4:45 - 5:25 PM
This class will include ballet, jazz, and musical theater. Dancers will learn the fundamentals of ballet and jazz. Ballet barre and terminology is taught with the class.
Add Tap to your lessons from 5:25 - 5:40 PM for $15
Musical Theatre / Jazz
Ages 7 - 14
Mondays: 5:40 - 6:25 PM
Dancing, Singing, and Acting...all in one class! This class will focus on Broadway style and technique of Jazz dance. Dancers will learn the basics of acting and gain confidence.
Add Tap to your lessons from 6:25 - 6:45 PM for $20
Ballet
Ages 7 - 14
Mondays: 6:45 - 7:30 PM

Kids will enjoy expressing themselves through the art of dance in this fun and interactive class. Dancers will learn the fundamentals of ballet. Ballet barre and terminology is taught with the class.
Add Tap to your lessons from 6:25 - 6:45 PM for $20
Dance Day Mini Camp
Ages 2 - 6
We'll start class by stretching and learning the basics of ballet and jazz. Once we wiggle to fun music, we will read a short dance-related story and watch a short video clip. A snack will be provided while we read. After the story, we will finish with a picture and craft. Dance shoes are recommended. Please dress comfortably and bring a water bottle. Parents are asked to remain in the building if their child is not yet potty trained.
Instructor: Lynette Vyhnanek
Location: Big Foot HS, Studio Room
Register for each class individually
Date Time
October 1 10:45 - 11:55 AM
November 5 10:45 - 11:55 AM
December 3 10:45 - 11:55 AM

Dance & Music Recital
Dance and Music will be coming together to put on a Holiday Recital. More information will be out in November. All dancers must be registered for the entire Session 2 to participate.

Thursday, December 16 at 5:30 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, Auditorium
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Open Gym

TGIF Open Gym
Grades 1 - 8
A Friday night filled with games, music, socialization, crafts, open gym, and so much more! We’ll provide pizza and lemonade for dinner as well.
NEW WAIVERS ARE REQUIRED FOR FALL 2021 (link)
Location: Sharon Community School Gym
Date: Sept 10, Oct 8, Nov 19, Dec 10
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Fee: $5/person