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2021 Summer 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 will have different procedures. Thank you for your cooperation!
Questions or Concerns? Please don't hesitate and contact us
 

Adult Programs

Updated 4/27/21
Summer 2021


Health & Fitness
| Outdoor Recreation | Social Paddle Club | Art | Sports Programs | Sports Leagues | Music Lessons | Enrichment Classes | Educational Tours

Health & Fitness

Circuit Training Bootcamp
Join us for a combination of weight training, body weight exercises, and HIIT that builds muscle, burns fat and energizes you. We meet Tuesday afternoons in the weight room, Thursday and Saturday mornings for circuits and HIIT. Movements allow for social distancing. If you would prefer to do this independently, workouts can be sent to you or you may participate through Zoom. (Semi-private cohort classes (min. 5) are available on request. Contact the Recreation Office for details.)
Instructor: Kathy Nisius, Health Coach & PT

June 2 - August 30
Mondays from 7:00 - 7:45 AM
Wednesdays from 6:00 - 6:45 AM
Saturdays from 7:00 - 7:45 AM
$35/5 classes or $70/10 classes. Purchase punch card from instructor.

Low-Impact Fitness Class
This class offers low impact and step aerobics with stretching and strength training emphasized. It also includes some Yoga and Pilates. Free weights, resistance bands and mats are available for use or bring your own. Bring a large towel. Every class is different and challenging! From beginner to advanced--work out at your own level of fitness. Pay by the month or per class.
Instructor: Gail Connelly
Monday, Wednesdays & Fridays from 8:45 - 9:45 AM - Classes Ongoing
$30/ month or $4 drop-in - Pay the instructor directly
Location: Faith Ev. Lutheran Church, Walworth
Beach Yoga
Enjoy mornings under the sun with beach yoga. This is a very basic Hatha/Vinyassa Flow yoga class, welcoming all levels from beginner to advanced. This morning practice will leave us feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and ready for the rest of our week. Advance Registration Required.
Instructor: Courtney Sandfer of Wild Honey Yoga
Through July 29: Tuesdays & Thursdays: 7:15 - 8:30 AM
Aug 9 - 26: Mon, Tue, Wed & Thurs: 7:15 - 8:30 AM

Location: Country Club Estates Beach
Register: $12/class
Creak, Rattle & Groan: Mobility 101
If only I wasn’t so tight! Learn the basics of self massage through the use of foam rollers, balls and other tools. Class includes the cost of these tools which you will take home with you to help you loosen up and move more easily through your day!
Instructor: Kathy Nisius, Health Coach & PT
June 12 from 9:00 - 10:30 AM
July 17 from 9:00 - 10:30 AM
$75 per class - includes foam rollers, balls and more
Meet in the BFHS Studio Room


Pilates
Develop a longer, leaner, stronger and more graceful body by improving muscular symmetry, alignment, posture, core-strength and flexibility. All abilities and body types welcome. These classes will focus on low impact Pilates with deep stretching and awareness of breathing.
Instructor: Laura Cucco, Certified Pilates Instructor
June 2 - August 28
Wednesdays: 6:30 - 7:15 PM
Saturdays: 8:15 - 9:00 AM
$80 for a 10 punch card
Meet in the BFHS Studio Room
Jin Shin Jyutsu
Jin Shin Jyutsu® is an ancient physio-philosophy that uses the hands as “jumper cables” to activate certain body points in sequences that revitalize, harmonize, relax, and heal. Learn how to practice self-help in order to alleviate such symptoms as nausea, allergies, headache and fatigue, as well as boost the immune system. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and will practice sequences that allow them to remain seated. Informational handouts are included. Min/Max 5/15 Instructor: Location: Day Dates Time Program # 322061 322062
Instructor:Deborah Somerville Certified Jin Shin Jyutsu®
Wednesdays: June 16-30 from 6:00-7:00 PM (3, 1 hr classes)
or
Saturday: June 26 8:00-11:00 PM (1, 3 hr class)
Location: BFHS Photography Room (E28)
Fee: $45 per session (3 hour workshop)
Integral Yoga
Tone, lengthen, flex, and relax! Integral Yoga is a style that moves purposefully into a pose, holds and deepens by working with the breath, then moves gently out of the pose. Pausing between each pose allows the body to integrate the benefits before moving into the next posture in the series. Beginners and intermediate practitioners welcome. Each class session will conclude with deep relaxation. Wear comfortable clothes and bring your own mat.
Instructor: Deborah Somerville, RYT200+ Yoga Alliance
Mondays: June 21 - July 19 from 7:00 - 8:15 AM
Thursdays: June 24 - July 12 from 6:00 - 7:15 PM
Mondays: August 5 - September 2from 6:00 - 7:15 PM
Meet in the BFHS Studio Room
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Enrichment Classes

Build your own Bog Garden
All Ages
Explore the world of carnivorous plants and learn to grow your very own bog garden. You’ll be planting your very own three plant bog garden containing a venus flytrap, sundew, and American pitcher plant. Leave this bog on your deck or patio for beautiful bug-catching color all summer long!

Instructor: Neal Raskin
Saturday, June 12 from 10:00 - 11:15 AM Registration Deadline: June 1
Location: Big Foot HS, Green House
Fee: $50

Carnivorous House-basket
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, June 19 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM Registration Deadline: June 1
Location: Big Foot HS, Green House
Fee: $50
Basic Home Repair
Basic home repairs can be daunting if you’re uncertain where to start. This hands-on class will give you the confidence and skills to tackle projects you didn’t think you could do on your own. This three week program covers the most common home maintenance items, such as: Drywall repair · Door adjustments · Electrical switch and outlet replacement · General plumbing (leak repair, toilet replacement, water temp issues) · ...and more!
Instructor: EJ Tuchscherer, Licensed General Contractor
Tuesdays, July 13, 20, 27 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM
$50
Location: Big Foot HS, Tech Ed Lab
Laser Engraving
Have fun learning how to use a powerful laser engraver and its software. The first class we will learn how to import, edit and prepare projects for engraving with Aspire software. Class two, we will create a personalized project etched on the material of your choice: including wood, glass tiles, cardboard, and acrylic. Bring your digital artwork on a flash drive.
Instructor: Angie Gulotta, Tech Ed & Science Instructor
Saturdays, July 10 & 17 from 9:00 - 11:00 AM
$35
Location: Big Foot HS, Tech Ed Lab
Authentic Street Tacos
Come learn how to cook Mexican-style pork tacos (tacos al pastor) in this step-by-step taco cooking class! We will guide you in preparing a traditional salsa, taco filling, and rice. You’ll leave this class feeling like a street taco pro.
Instructor: Marina Lewis
Friday, July 16 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM
$35 per person or Date Night for $55/couple
Location: Big Foot HS, E35
New Orleans Cooking
Wes Slawson spent parts of 16 summers with the authentic cooks in the New Orleans area. You’ll hear Wes’ stimulating stories about the cultures, customs and cuisine. Choose from
Cajun Classics, where you’ll make po’ boys, red beans and rice, blackened fish, and beignets; or Creole Creations which includes gumbo, jambalaya and crawfish etoufee, and king cake.
Instructor: Wes Slawson
Cajun Classics: July 13 & 14 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Creole Creations: July 20 & 21 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM

$40 per session
Location: Big Foot HS, E35
Big Foot Book Club
Ages 16 & Up
Join the Big Foot Rec Book Club and read something new while connecting with your community! Virtual meeting will be held every few weeks on Zoom. More books will be added based on the group's interest.
FREE! Please register in advance.
Facilitator: Jill Connley
"The Invisible Husband of Frick Island" by Colleen Oakley
June 17 from 5:30 - 6:30 PM
 
Previous Reads
 
 
· January 20: "This is Happiness" by Niall Williams
· February 18: "The Ice Limit" by Preston & Child
· March 18: "The Lions of 5th Avenue" by Fiona Davis
· April 15: "The Midnight Library" by Matt Haig
· May 27: "Tenant of Wildfell Hall" by Anne Bronte
 


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Educational Tours

2021 Valley Of The Kings Tours

Join us for an educational tour of this private sanctuary that cares for abused, abandoned or retired lions, tigers, wolves and other animals. Not open to the public, this is an opportunity to learn about these magnificent animals up close. Read the Apr 9, 2020 Lake Geneva Regional News Article, p2 to learn more! ** Note ** Until announced otherwise, masks will be required for all participants ages 5+ while on the property.

Spring Dates

March 27
April 24

May 29

Summer Dates

June 26
July 31

August 28

Fall Dates

September 25
October 30

Tour runs from 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Advance registration required. | Youth Waiver | Adult Waiver
$20/Person
Valley of the Kings· W7593 Townhall Road · Sharon


Art & Crafting Classes

Concrete Leaf Casting
Ages 16 & Up
You will learn to capture the natural depressions and veins of leaves in cement. Once cured, leaf castings can be picked up the following day.
Instructor: Kristen Davis
Wednesday, July 7 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM
$40 / person
Location: Big Foot HS, Room E32
Pottery Workshop
Ages 16 & Up
Join Paul and have a fun time with this great group of people. Both hand building and wheel techniques will be available. Each participant will be required to purchase clay for the projects from the instructor.
Instructor: Paul Boland
Tuesday & Wednesdays, June 8 - 23
$100 per person (+$20 for clay for 25 lbs)
Location: Big Foot HS, Room E32
Watercolor Concepts
Ages 16 & Up
Whether you’re new or it’s been a while, enjoy simple watercolor techniques and clever approaches to creating texture. Take inspiration from the concept of the week or follow along step-by-step. Using provided supplies, each class will cover different subject matter and texture concepts.
Instructor: Jennifer Stoll of JenniferSomething.com
Thursdays, July 22 - August 12 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
$48 / person, kit included
Location: Big Foot HS, Room E33
On-Site Painting in Watercolor
Experienced painters, ages 18 &up
This six-week painting experience will provide students one on one instruction, composition, observation of light, color mixing and basic drawing skills. Students will meet at various locations in the Geneva Lakes area including: Reid Park, Edgewater Park in Williams Bay, George Williams College, private garden in Fontana, Pesche Greenhouse and Highfield Farm Creamery. Class is designed for experienced painters, supply kit is optional: Includes 140 lb Arches paper, two brushes and small palette of paints.
Instructor: Maria DeCaprio-Sunta, Local Artist
June 8, 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13
Tuesdays, 10:00 AM - Noon

$150, optional kit $20
First Class: Reid Park, Fontana
Step-by-Step Painting - Virtual Classes IN PERSON!!
Includes paint & brush kit and a 16x20 canvas prepared with design outline. Designed for ALL skill levels. Pick up your supplies the Wednesday before class, then settle in at home for a fun virtual experience. You’ll only need a cup of water, hair dryer, fine point black Sharpie, and an extra paper towel or two.
Instructor: Jennifer Stoll of JenniferSomething.com
Thursdays from 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS Room E33
"Peaceful Morning"
June 17
"Camping at the Lake"
July 15
"Poppies in the Rain"
August 19

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Outdoor Recreation

The Geneva Lake Shore Path Challenge
June 1 - August 31
Do you have what it takes to hike around the lake this summer? Record your own hikes. You can hike the entire lake in one shot or split it up over several smaller hikes. Join anytime. All you have to do is register, download the mileage log or pick it up at the Recreation Office, and start hiking around Geneva Lake!

Log Sheet
First 50 to complete the challenge earn a T-shirt!

Kayaking 101
Before you head out on the water, be sure to learn the paddling basics! On land we will discuss paddling safety, equipment, how to properly hold a paddle and demonstrate techniques. On water, participants will learn how to be efficient in strokes and understand the boat’s stability. Class includes all equipment, but you’re welcome to bring your kayak.
Instructor: Chuck Thiesenhusen
Session 1: May 2 from 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Session 2: September 12 August 15 from 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Fee: $40/ includes kayak rental
Meet at Comus Lake, N. Terrance St., Delavan
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 Road B, Clinton

Fee: $100/Resident

Session Date Time
1 Tuesdays: June 1 - 22 6:00 pm
1 Wednesdays: June 2 - 23 5:00 pm
2 Tuesdays: July 6 - 27 6:00 pm
2 Wednesdays: July 7 - 28 5:00 pm
3 Tuesdays: Aug 3 - 24 6:00 pm
3 Wednesdays: Aug 4 - 25 5:00 pm
4 Tuesdays: Sept 7 - 28 6:00 pm
4 Wednesdays: Sept 8 - 29 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!

Monday, June 28 June 7 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: House In The Wood Camp, Delavan
$30/person

Big Foot Family Bike Club
Families
Hop on your bike and come ride with us with this family friendly bike club geared for all abilities. Any style of bike is welcome - including e-bikes. Don't forget to bring money for ice cream! FREE!
Guide: Dean Connley
Date Time Depart / Return Location Destination
June 16 6:00 PM Walworth Elementary Cobblestone Rd / Meggy Moo's
July 7 6:00 PM Sharon Elementary Bike Loop / Ice Cream Shoppe
July 28 6:00 PM Fontana Elementary Blue Heaven Ice Cream
August 18 6:00 PM Reek Elementary Fontana Kringle Company
Black Point Bike Ride & Tour
Families
Enjoy the summer weather and hop on your bike for a ride to Black Point estate. We will take an ice cream break and get a quick tour of the property before riding back to Big Foot. All ages are welcome but please be aware there are a lot of hills on this ride. Distance: 14 Miles round trip. Min/Max: 4/16
Tuesday, July 13 Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Meet in front of Big Foot High School
Fee: $8 per adult, $2 per child

Guide: Dean Connley

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Sports Programs

Drop-In Pickleball
Ages 16 & Up
Come join the Big Foot Pickleballers! Our Pickleballers are a friendly bunch and welcome all skill levels. We have all the equipment and no experience is required to participate. Come try it out - you'll be hooked!
Supervisor: Larry Schendel
Sunday & Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00 pm * Moving to Tuesdays June 8
FREE with Big Foot Rec ID (one time $5 fee)
BFHS Tennis Courts weather permitting
Professional Tennis Lessons at Big Foot
Ages 16 & Up
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.
Supervisor: Adam Westhauser, PTR Certified Big Foot HS Varsity Coach
Sundays: June 13 - August 8 from 6:00-7:00 PM
BFHS Tennis Courts weather permitting
Golf Lessons
Ages 18+
Become a better golfer in an affordable group class environment. Basic fundamentals will be stressed, with a challenge for each student at their own pace. A limited supply of clubs are available.

Instructor: Jack Shoger, PGA Instructor
Saturdays: June 12 - July 10 at 1:15 PM (no 7/3)
Location: Abbey Springs Golf Course
Fee: $60 Resident / $70 Non-Resident
16" Softball League
Ages 18 +
We're restarting the league in 2021, so get your team together and register! Visit the 16" League page for details.
Coordinator: Chuck Thiesenhusen
Mondays starting June 7 at 7:00 PM
Soccer League
Ages 16 +
This FUN new league is a great way to get together with friends and work up a sweat at the same time. Teams are coed and games will be officiated. All games will take place on the new turf field at Big Foot! Contact the Recreation Office or Rene for more information.
Coordinator: Rene Perez
More Information & Rules
Tuesdays, June 15 - August 3 at 6:00 PM

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*Also visit check out our leagues for: 16" Softball and Pickleball