general interest programs

General Interest Programs

Schaumburg Park District offers general interest programs each season. Some programs are one-day offerings and some meet multiple weeks. A variety of one-day programs are listed on the Schaumburg Park District online calendar.

Class topics offered for adults and youth include:

  • American Red Cross Babysitting
  • Balloon Animals
  • Cake Decorating
  • Chess
  • Circus Skills
  • Computer Game Design
  • Cooking
  • Couponing
  • Crochet and Knitting
  • Digital Photography
  • Dog Obedience and Puppy Preschool
  • Environmental Responsibility/Green
  • Juggling
  • LEGO Mindstorms Robotics
  • Literature
  • Magic
  • Movie Nights
  • Numbers
  • Organization
  • Science
  • Writing

Registration for many program is available through iSPOT.

For more information, call 847/985-2141, view the latest program guide, or look through the general interest section of iSPOT for a complete list of general interest programs and class times.

American Red Cross Babysitting

The purpose of the American Red Cross Babysitters training course is to provide individuals with the information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children. Participants will receive the knowledge, skills and confidence to care for infants and school-age children. Babysitter training shows you how to respond to emergencies and illnesses with first aid, rescue breathing and other appropriate care; make decisions under pressure; communicate with parents to learn household rules; recognize safety and hygiene issues; manage young children; and feed, diaper and care for infants. Bring a sack lunch, a snack and a doll you can diaper. Certifications are issued through the American Red Cross and will be mailed to your home address. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

This class is for ages 11 to 15 years old. Cost is $77 for residents and $97 for non-residents.

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