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Youth Programs

Fall 2022
Updated 8/12/22

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 1 - 15 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 27 4:00 - 5:15 PM $15
November 22 4:00 - 5:15 PM $15
December 20 4:00 - 5:15 PM $15

Friendly Monster Making
Ages 5 - 13
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
Wednesday, October 5
Ages 5 - 13: 3:45 - 4:45 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, E33 (Art Room)
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 5 & 12 (pickup on Oct 19)
$50 / person (ages 15 and under free with paying adult)

Ages Time Fee
Grades 4 - 8 4:00 - 5:00 PM $50/person
Adult 5:00 -7:00 PM $50/person
Build-a-Halloween-Teddy Bear
Ages 2+
Watch your child’s eyes light up as you help them bring their Pumpkin Bear to life. Each child will receive a kit that includes the bear, a wishing star, birth certificate, stuffing, and a bag to bring them home in!

Instructor: Lynette Vyhnanek
Wednesday, October 19
4:00 - 4:45 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, E33 (Art Room)
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
Saturday, December 7 & 14 (pickup on Dec 21)
$20 / person (ages 15 and under free with paying adult)

Ages Time Fee
Grades 4 - 8 4:00 - 5:00 PM $50/person
Adult 5:00 -7:00 PM $70/person

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Enrichment Classes

Horticulture with Holly
Ages 7+
Horticulture is the art, science, and technology of growing plants. Make a craft using items found in nature while learning how and where they came from. Each class you will bring home a new plant for your home or garden and explore ways to propagate different plants in and out of the greenhouse.
Instructor: Holly Maus - Horticulturist
Bird Feeder / Wandering Dude
Saturday, September 17 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Create a Mason Jar Bird Feeder for our feathered friends. Propagate a Wandering Dude (Tradescantia zebrina) houseplant.
Fee: $20
Spider Web / Purple Queen
Saturday, October 15 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Let’s learn about our native 8 legged friends while making a spider-web craft. Propagate Purple Queen (Tradescantia pallida), a relative to the Wandering Dude
Fee: $20
Holiday Garland / Ivy
Saturday, December 10 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM
LCreate a nature inspired garland for your upcoming holiday. We will be using dried fruit, dried spices, pinecones, popcorn and various other items. Propagate Ivy (Hedera).
Fee: $20
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 19 4:00 - 5:00 PM Windsock
October 10 4:00 - 5:00 PM Scarecrow Pal
October 24 4:00 - 5:00 PM Pumpkin Carving
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 6, 13, 20 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, Library
Junior Chef's Baking Class
Grades 5 - 8
Explore a taste of Italy! On Oct 11, we’ll toss some dough and make personal pizzas with homemade sauce! Oct 18 is pasta night, where we’ll make pasta from scratch! Oct 25 is all about desserts. Students will make their selections from a list at the previous class..

Instructor: Wes Slawson, Chef & BFHS Foods Instructor
Tuesdays: October 11, 18, 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 27 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, Front Entrance
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 12 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! 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: December 1, 8, 15 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, Library
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 | $140/Non-Resident **[Session #1: $75Res / $110NR]

Session Date Time
1: Tuesday**
September 13 - 27 6:00 - 7:00 PM
1: Wednesday**
September 14 - 28 5:00 - 6:00 PM
2: Tuesday
October 4 - 25 6:00 - 7:00 PM
2: Wednesday
October 5 - 26 5:00 - 6:00 PM
3: Tuesday
November 1 - 22 6:00 - 7:00 PM
3: Wednesday
November 2 - 23 5:00 - 6:00 PM
4: Tuesday
December 6 - 27 6:00 - 7:00 PM
4: Wednesday
December 7 - 28 5:00 - 6:00 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
Saturday, December 28 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, E36
Daisy Girl Scouts
Walworth area girls entering Kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year are eligible to be a Daisy. Join Troop #8105.
Co-Leaders: Lynette Vyhnanek & Tess Treutelaar
Starting September 21
Meets: Every other Wednesday from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS,Studio Room

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 2 - 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 7 - October 5 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, Stadium Field
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 13, 14, 15
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 14 - October 19 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
Grade Dates Days Time
Kin. - 4th Dec. 5 - Jan. 25 Monday & Wednesday TBD
5th - 8th Dec. 5 - Mar. 15 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
October 26
4:00 - 5:00 pm
November 2
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Wed November 9 4:00 - 5:00 pm

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Dance Classes

Dance Sale & Meet the Teacher
September 12
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Save 10% off shoes and dance attire
Youth Dance Classes
October 3 - December 5 - no class Oct 31 & Nov 28
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.
18 months - 36 months
Mondays: 3:45 - 4:10 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: 4:15 - 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 5 - 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 - 5:45 PM for $30
Musical Theatre / Jazz
Ages 7 - 14
Mondays: 5:45 - 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 $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 10 at 4:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, Auditorium
Cheer & Pom Drill Team
Grades K - 7
Come and cheer on the Big Foot High School Football Team! Learn cheers, jumps, sideline dances and an awesome pom routine with the Big Foot Wolves Cheerleaders. Each participant will receive a hair bow and be able to use the team poms. This is a fundraiser for the Wolves Cheerleading Team.
Instructor: Trinity Tofel (Wolves Cheer Coach)
Practice: Tuesdays & Thursdays, September 8 - 22
5:00 - 6:30 PM
Performances at Games:
· September 16, 7:00 PM
· September 23, 7:00 PM
Fee: $65
Location: Big Foot HS, Studio Room & Fields
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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.
Location: Sharon Community School Gym
Date: Sept 9, Oct 14, Nov 11
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 27 from 5:00 - 7:30 PM
Location: Fontana Elementary
Fee:FREE (must purchase tickets for games)