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Youth Programs
Swim Lessons at Center Lake - Free

Session 1: June 19 - 30
Session 2: July 19 - 28

30 minute sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m.

Free swim lessons are offered in two, two-week sessions. Registration is required by one week prior to start of session. Please register only if you plan to attend most or all of the session dates. Each session time is limited to 10 participants and is first-come, first-served. Adults welcome.

 Swim Lessons
Library Stories in the Park - Free

Mondays, June 5 - 26, 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Municipal Park, next to the Central Park Office

Join the Warsaw Community Public Library for stories in the park! For more information on library programs, visit or call (574) 267-6011.

 Library Stories

Creative Kids!

Tuesdays, June 6 - July 18 (No class July 4)
Project Showcase July 25, 6:00 p.m.

Pete Thorn Center Activities Room, Ages 8-12
$10 per week, $50 for all 6 weeks if paid in advance.
Register by Tuesday of the prior week you would like to participate in.
Min 5/Max. 20 per week.

Let the kids explore their creative side! Each week participants will create two new projects to be featured at our Project Showcase held at the conclusion of the program. Watch our Facebook page to see which projects will be featured each week!


Creative Kids
Wildlife Explorers

Wednesdays, June 7 - July 12
2:30 - 3:30 p.m., Lucerne Park
Ages 6-12, $25 per child for 6 sessions

Discover nature in local parks! This fun, fast-paced, interactive 6-week program from the National Recreation & Park Association is designed to connect youth to nature by encouraging exploration through experiments, activities, and crafts.

 Wildlife Explorers

Bowling Tour

Thursdays, 1:00 p.m.
June 8, June 22, June 29, July 13, July 27
$10 per week or $45 for all 5 weeks (all fees included)

A fun opportunity for ages 7-17 to make friends while learning a new activity or polishing up existing skills. Participants will be broken up into skill levels for scoring. Awards will be given each week and overall points earned during the tour.
 Bowling Tour

Imagination Station - Free

Wednesdays, June 14 - July 26, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Pete Thorn Center Activities Room
Ages 3-7

A parent-child program full of activities, crafts, stories, and more. Each week features exciting themes for the kids! Don't miss this fun opportunity!

 June 14
 Mad Science
 June 21
 Play-Doh Extravaganza
 June 28
 Little Explorers
 July 5
 The Great Outdoors
 July 12
 Tie Dye Day
 July 19
 Bird Feeders 101
 July 26
 Knights & Princesses

 Imagination Station
Lego Mania!

Monday, June 26, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Pete Thorn Center Gym
Ages 5-12, $5 per child. Register by June 23, Min. 10/Max.30

Everything Lego! Visit all the different stations with crafts, games, snacks, and, of course, open building stations! Great for any child!

 Lego Mania
Zoo Bash!

Monday, July 24, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Pete Thorn Center Gym
Ages 3-7, $10 per child. Register by July 19. Min. 10/Max. 20

Stuff and dress your very own zoo animal and complete fun activities, crafts, and games together.

 Zoo Bash
Beach Bash! - Free

Tuesday, August 1, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Center Lake Beach (East side of the pier, behind the Pavilion)
Ages 6-12

Come dressed to get wet at our Luau themed party! Join our staff for crazy water games and activities at the beach. We'll have everything you need for some beat-the-heat fun! Parent involvement is not required, but parents should be present during this program.

 Beach Bash
Brushes & Bunnies - 2018

Saturday, March 31, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Center Lake Pavilion
$15 per person
Register by March 23, 2017, Max. 30

Bring the kids to create a canvas painted masterpiece with the Easter Bunny! Each child will take home their canvas creation, receive a special gift and have time to visit with the Easter Bunny. Don't forget your camera to capture the memories! Any age welcome, preschool & younger requires parent participation.


Brushes 'n Bunnies

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