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Youth Programs

Fall 2023
Updated 10/2/23

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

Arts & Crafts

Jr. Picassos!
Grades 1 - 8
A perennial favorite, 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 7 - 21 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. Each class is different, please sign up for each class individually.

Instructor: Lynette Vyhnanek
Location: Big Foot HS, E33
Date Time Fee
September 14 4:00 - 5:00 PM $15
November 15 4:00 - 5:00 PM $15
December 11 4:00 - 5:00 PM $15

Friendly Monster Making
Ages 8+
Make your own pet monster! Learn basic stitching skills while you create a one of a kind friend in this fun and silly sewing class. Children under the age of 8 should have an adult present to assist.

Instructor: Lynette Vyhnanek
Thursday, October 19 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, E33 (Art Room)
Build-a-Reindeer Stuffed Animal
Ages 2+
Watch your child’s eyes light up as you help them bring their Reindeer to life. Each child will receive a kit that includes the reindeer, a wishing star, birth certificate, stuffing, and a bag to bring them home in!

Instructor: Lynette Vyhnanek
Monday, December 4
4:00 - 4:45 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, E33 (Art Room)
Fee: $25/kit
Ceramic Pumpkin Workshop
This workshop will teach you how to transform a slab of clay into a decorative piece of art for Halloween! You will be working with slabs, coils or pinch pots, no experience is necessary! This class is available for both youth and adults.
Instructor: Paul Boland, BFHS Art Instructor
Saturday, October 11 & 18 (pickup on Oct 25)
$40 / person

Ages Time Fee
Ages 8+ 4:00 - 5:00 PM $40/person
Adult 5:00 -7:00 PM $40/person
Thanksgiving Serving Platter
This workshop will provide you with the tools you need to create your very own Serving Platter for Thanksgiving!
Instructor: Paul Boland, BFHS Art Instructor
Saturday, November 1 & 8 (pickup on Nov 15)
$40 / person

Ages Time Fee
Ages 8+ 4:00 - 5:00 PM $40/person
Adult 5:00 -7:00 PM $40/person
Holiday Gift Workshop
Ages 7 - 17
Kids will come make and wrap their choice of 2-3 unique holiday gifts such as ornaments, wall art and suncatchers to take home as presents for loved ones.

Instructor: Vicky Hinchey
Sunday, December 3 from 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Fee: $30/child
Holiday Ornament Workshop
This workshop will provide you with the tools you need to create your very own handmade ornament for the holidays! Make your own Pinterest worthy creation you can give as a gift this holiday season. Adult class includes 12 lbs of clay.
Instructor: Paul Boland, BFHS Art Instructor
Wednesday, December 6 & 13 (pickup on Dec 20)

Ages Time Fee
Ages 8+ 4:00 - 5:00 PM $40/person
Adult 5:00 -7:00 PM $40/person


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Enrichment Classes


Nature Hike & Craft
Ages 6+
Lace up your hiking boots and join us for a fun hike through Kishwauketoe! Stop by the pavilion after the hike to create a fun craft. Dress for the weather!
Leader: Dean Connley
Location: Kishwauketoe, Williams Bay
Date Time Craft
September 18 4:00 - 5:00 PM Windsock
October 2 4:00 - 5:00 PM Scarecrow Pal
October 16 4:00 - 5:00 PM Pumpkin Painting
Equestrian Club
Ages 8 - 18
Do you have a horse, or just wish you did? Join us to discuss various aspects of horses and ownership, plus hang out with horse lovers! We’ll learn things about horse features, care, behavior, and training, as well as socializing together. Each time we will learn something different, and try a new game or activity. There may even be a field trip to a stable!
Instructor: Jaime Benedict
Location: BFHS E33
Date Youth 8 - 12 Teens
September 19 4:00 - 5:00 PM 5:30 - 6:30 PM
October 17 4:00 - 5:00 PM 5:30 - 6:30 PM
November 21 4:00 - 5:00 PM 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Home Alone - SafeKids 101
Ages 9 - 14
Parents, peace of mind is here! We’ll prepare your child for their solo adventure of taking care of themselves. Topics covered in class: responsibilities, simple first aid, digital safety and much MORE!

Instructor: Lynette Vyhnanek
Tuesday, September 19 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, E36
Kids in the Kitchen
Ages 6 - 12
Let’s have some fun cooking in the kitchen!

Instructor: Amy Marten
Fee: $20/Class
Location: Big Foot HS, E35 (Foods Room)
Date Class Time
Sept 30 Delicious Desserts 10:15 - 11:45 AM
Oct 14 Calzones 10:15 - 11:45 AM
Nov 18 Cupcake Wars 10:15 - 11:45 AM
Dec 16 Italian Fun 10:15 - 11:45 AM
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
Thursdays: October 3, 10, 17 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, Library
Junior Chef's Baking Class
Chocolate Treats: Ages 6 - 13
This hands-on cooking class will prepare some quick treats like: chocolate-covered strawberries, ice cream sandwiches, ding dong cake, cupcake art, and more! Wes Slawson directs the Culinary program at BFHS and teaches college-level Baking and Pastries courses throughout the school year. Class held in the school’s newly upgraded Culinary Kitchen.

Instructor: Wes Slawson, Chef & BFHS Foods Instructor
Tuesdays: October 24 & 25 from 4:00 - 5:15 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, E35 (Foods Room)
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 26 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, Front Entrance
Stop-Motion Movie Making
Grades 1 - 8
The movie making class has a new twist! We are going to use stop-motion to create our very own movies using toys and action figures to bring our stories to life.
Please bring your own device with the Stop Motion App installed. Contact the recreation office if you have questions or need a device.
Instructor: Dean Connley
Thursdays: Nov 2, 9, 16 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, Library
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 11 from 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, E36
Fall of the Pen: Realm Shaping and Creative Writing
Ages 14 - Adult
Realm Shaping is a creative writing class designed to introduce new authors and game masters of all kinds to the adventure of world building! Throughout the various classes I will be teaching you everything you need to know to start your own world for your writing needs. This will include things such as: Origins, Magic Systems, Cultures and Histories, Organizations, and much more! By the end of the class you will have all the tools to enhance your writing worlds and create new tales in a world all of your own. Each class will have time set aside to workshop one on one.
Instructor: Tyler Sheeks, Creative Writer for the Griffin & Gargoyle
Location: BFHS E33
Mondays from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Fee: $25/Class
Date Subject
Sep 11 Origins and Maps
Sep 18 Culture and Civilizations
Sep 25 Magic and Mystery
Oct 02 Heroes and Villains
Oct 09 Relics and Monuments
Oct 16 Monsters and Lairs
Oct 23 Higher Powers and Otherworldly Influences
Oct 30 Horrors and Madness
Nov 06 Planes and Other Worlds
Nov 13 Low Magic and Fading Worlds
Nov 20 Punk and Flawed Worlds
Nov 27 High Fantasy and the Legends We Make
Dec 04 Sci Fi and Techno Wonders
Dec 11 Deeper Themes and Embedded Meanings
Dec 18 The End Times



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
Flag Football
Ages 1 - 8
This co-ed program focuses on the fundamentals of flag football. The non-competitive 6 on 6 format with rotating positions will help each participant develop a full understanding of the game of flag football. Please arrive 5 minutes early and at least one parent/guardian must be present.

Instructor: BF Wolves Coaches
Wednesdays: September 6 - October 4 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, Stadium Field
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
September 12, 13, 14
New Dates: Sept 19, 20, 21
Location: Big Foot HS, Practice Fields
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 13 - October 18 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, Soccer Field
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: FLAC Coach Adam Westhauser
Sundays: September 11 - October 16
Location: BFHS Tennis Courts
Age Level Time
5-6 Red Ball 2:00 - 3:00 PM
7-9 Orange Ball 3:00 - 4:00 PM
10-12 Green Ball 4:00 - 5:00 PM
13-18 Teen Tennis 5:00 - 6:00 PM
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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
MANDATORY Parent Information Meeting/Sign Up
Tuesday, November 14th at 6 pm BFHS Commons

Grade Dates Days Time
Kin. - 4th Dec. 4 - Jan. 24 Monday & Wednesday TBD
5th - 8th Dec. 4 - Mar. 21 Monday & Wednesday TBD
Please check the BF Wrestling Club page for details and dates.
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
October 25
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Wed
November 1
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Wed November 8 4:00 - 5:00 pm

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Dance Classes


Dance Sale & Meet the Teacher
October 2
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Save 10% off shoes and dance attire
Youth Dance Classes
October 9 - November 27
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 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 - 36 months
Mondays: 3:55 - 4:20 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 - 4
Mondays: 4:20 - 4:50 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 5 - 6
Mondays: 4:50 - 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 - 5:45 PM for $30
Musical Theater
Ages 7 - 14
Mondays: 5:45 - 6:25 PM
Dancing, Singing, and Acting...all in one class! We’ll focus on Broadway style and technique of Jazz dance as well as Ballet. Learn the basics of acting and gain confidence.
Add Tap to your lessons from 5:25 - 5:45 PM for $30
Dance & Music Recital
Dance and Music will be coming together to put on a Holiday Recital. More information will be out in November. * There will be an additional costume fee for dancers.

Thursday, December 2 at 4:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, Auditorium
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Open Gym

TGIF Open Gym
Grades 2 - 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 2023 (link)
Location: Sharon Community School Gym
Date: Sept 15, Oct 13, Nov 10
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Fee: $5/person

Fontana Fall Fun Fest
Get in the Halloween spirit with this annual fundraiser that is fun for the whole family. Come in costume for tons of games, bouncy houses, raffles, silent auctions & dinner. This event is free to attend, games and activities require the purchase of tickets at the door.
Thursday, October 26 from 5:00 - 7:30 PM
Location: Fontana Elementary
Fee:FREE (must purchase tickets for games)


Scouts

Daisy Girl Scouts
First Grade
Walworth area girls entering First Grade for the 2023-2024 school year are eligible to be a Daisy. Join Troop #8105.
Co-Leaders: Lynette Vyhnanek & Tess Treutelaar
Starting September 6
Meets: Every other Wednesday from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS,Studio Room
Cub Scout Pack #237
Grades K - 5
Cub Scout Pack #237 provides ready-made opportunities for your family to do fun things together. Cub Scouts is for boys and girls entering grades K-5. Contact to join at any time!
Cub Scout Master: Joe Vyhnanek
Email: wbcubscoutpack237@gmail.com
Cub Scout Orientation: Saturday, Sept 9 at 3:00 PM
Location: Yerkes Observatory