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Youth Programs


Updated 12/3/22 Winter/Spring 2023


Arts & Crafts

Jr. Picassos
Grades 1 - 8
Have your child explore their hidden talents through painting, drawing & sculpting.

Instructor: Dean Connley
Tuesdays: January 11 - 25 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, E33
Fee: $30
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. Please register for each class individually.

Instructor: Lynette Vyhnanek
Location: Big Foot HS, E33
Date Time Fee
Mon., January 16 4:00 - 5:15 PM $15
Fri., March 3 4:00 - 5:15 PM $15
Thurs., April 20 4:00 - 5:15 PM $15
Mon., May 22 4:00 - 5:15 PM $15


Frozen Frenzy
Ages 3-9
Join us for three fun filled days of all things Frozen: stories, crafts, science, cooking and more. Each day will feature different activities. This class is a parent drop-off class.
Instructor: Kerry Hertel, WI State Certified Early Childhood and Elementary Teacher

Thursdays, January 26 - February 9
4:30 - 5:30 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, Studio Room
Fee: $30
Ocean Commotion
Ages 3-9
Who’s ready for a vacation? Join us as we dive into the ocean and hit the beach (for pretend of course)! Let’s warm up this winter as we discover the ocean and all things tropical. We will make crafts, sing songs, read stories, make snacks and even have a Hawaiian luau! Life really is more fun in flip-flops! This class is a parent drop-off class.
Instructor: Kerry Hertel, WI State Certified Early Childhood and Elementary Teacher

Thursdays, January 26 - February 9
5:45 - 6:45 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, Studio Room
Fee: $30
Fun With Clay
Grades 1 - 8
Back by popular demand! Students will have a chance to pick from a number of different projects in this fun class.

Instructor: Dean Connley
Tuesdays: February 9 - March 2 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, E32
Fee: $30
Beginner Lure Making
Grades 4 - 8
This workshop will give you all the tools and parts you need to create your own fishing lures from scratch. Each week will focus on a different type of lure. From wooden glide baits to bucktails and jigs, all of these lures will be built by hand. Get ready to assemble, paint and customize real lures you can fish with!

Instructor: Dean Connley
Wednesdays: March 1 - 15 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, E28
Fee: $30
Easter Egg Decorating
Come join six different art stations to rotate through at your own pace. Feel free to bring your own hard boiled eggs or we can get them ready for you! You will leave with decorated eggs just in time for Easter while keeping the mess out of the house! Children under 7 must have an adult present. Non-Participating Adult is Free!

Instructor: Lynette Vyhnanek
Thursday, April 6 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Location: Big Foot HS, Room E33 (Art Room)
$15/person; + $10/ dozen hard boiled eggs

DIY Kids Art Center
Grades 4K - 8
Come create your own masterpieces using many types of art materials and techniques in this fun and engaging environment. Art classes help develop skills such as fine motor, listening, and creativity. Each artist will create their own projects and be able to bring home their masterpieces.

Instructor: Lynette Vyhnanek
Tuesdays, April 11 - 25
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, Studio Room
Fee: $45
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Enrichment Classes

Creative Chefs
All Ages - young child/family friendly
Children under 7 must have a parent present. Come make easy recipes with Lynette! Each class will be themed so you can show off your crafting skills. A great way to get out of the house and have some fun with the kids.

Instructor: Lynette Vyhnanek
Class Date Time
Snowman Treats January 21 9:00 - 10:30 AM
Cute Critters March 18 9:00 - 10:30 AM

Location: Big Foot HS, E35 (Foods Room)
Fee: $20/class/serving
Junior Chef's Baking Class
Grades 5 - 8
Kids will make Valentine’s cookies & cakes! Lots of decorating skills will be learned. Recipes are included.

Instructor: Chef Wes Slawson, BFHS Foods Teacher along with FCCLA student helpers
February 13 & 14 from 4:00 - 5:15 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, E35 (Foods Room)
Fee: $35
Kids Spring Baking Class
Grades K-4
Kids will have fun making all kinds of delicious spring sweets & treats with Chef Wes. A guaranteed good time!

Instructor: Chef Wes Slawson, BFHS Foods Teacher along with FCCLA student helpers
Tuesdays, March 7 & 14 from 4:00 - 5:15 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, E35 (Foods Room)
Fee: $35
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, March 18 from 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, Studio Room
Fee: $40
DIY Terrarium
Grades 1-8
Create your own indoor garden in the middle of winter! Terrariums are fun and simple to maintain so any gardener can enjoy them. All materials will be provided. Min/Max: 8/20

Instructor: Dean Connley
Thursday, March 16 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, E36
Fee: $25 / person
 
Horticulture with Amanda
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: Amanda Granger - Horticulturist

Winter Sowing
January 21 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM
We will be recycling milk jugs into mini greenhouses to sow seeds for our gardens. We will be sowing Native Perennials such as Yarrow, Agastache, Bee Balm, Salvia, Milkweed and Echinacea

DIY Seed Starting Trays
March 18 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM
This class is for individuals who want to sprout their own seeds, but are unsure of where to start. Using recycled materials, we will be making seed starting trays and planting some seeds to sprout for the spring. A variety of herbs, flowers and veggies will be provided, however, you may bring your own as well.
Rain Gardens
April 22 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM
A rain garden is land planted with native plants that can help to absorb or hold back water during times of heavy rain, while also adding beauty to the landscape. Find out how they are done, why they are beneficial and what will survive in a rain garden.
Create Your Savage Garden
All Ages*
Create your own tabletop garden of carnivorous plants! Explore the world of carnivorous plants and learn to grow your own unique savage garden. You’ll be planting a bog garden containing venus flytraps and pitcher plants. *Children under 7 must have a parent present. Min/Max: 5/20

Instructor: Neal Raskin
Sunday, April 2 from 10:00 - 11:30 AM Registration Deadline: March 22
Location: Big Foot HS, Green House
Fee: $40
Bike Tune-Up 101
All Ages
Bring your bicycle and learn the basics to keeping your bike riding smooth all summer! Topics covered will include tire/ tube replacement, brake adjustments, chain repair and regular maintenance. This is a great way to start the riding season! Bring money in case you want to ride with the group to grab ice cream after the clinic. *Children under 10 must have a parent present.
Instructor: Chris Wedell, Oh Wheelie Mobile Bike Service
Monday, April 27 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: Big Foot Golf Range, 689 Hwy 67
Fee: $10/person | $20/family

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Activities & Outdoor Recreation

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
April 5 4:00 - 5:00 PM Flower Pot Pal
April 19 4:00 - 5:00 PM Recycled Bottle Windchime
May 3 4:00 - 5:00 PM Scavenger Hunt Collage
Snowshoe Hike & Bonfire
Family Friendly - All Ages
Strap on your snowshoes and join us for a full moon hike in the woods. This hike will be at night, but don’t worry… there will be hot chocolate, s’mores, and a bonfire to keep you warm! Snowshoes are provided.
Leader: Dean Connley
February 4 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
$10 per person
Location: Kishwauketoe, Williams Bay
Laser Tag
Grades 2 - 8
Feel the rush of laser tag without having to leave town because "The Siege" of Mukwonago is bringing all the laser tag equipment and structures to host a day of laser tag here at Big Foot! Sign up early because we will cut off registration when we reach our max of 50.

Coordinator: Dean Connley
Wednesday, March 22 from 12:00 - 3:00 PM
$15 per person
Location: Big Foot HS, East Gym
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
Day Date Time Location
Tuesday January 24 4:00 - 5:00 PM Big Foot Upper Gym
Tuesday March 21 9:00 - 10:00 AM East Gym
Thursday March 23 9:00 - 10:00 AM East Gym
Ice Fishing Clinic
All Ages
Join local guide Doug Kloet and learn about fish identification, what equipment to use, rod/reel and tip-up set-up and use, lures, bait selection, fish location, jigging skills, and basic knot tying. Geared for the young angler or entry level adult angler. Dress warm as the workshop will be taught on the ice. All gear is provided for the workshop.
Instructor: Captain Doug Kloet, Fishing Guide Service
Saturday, February 4 February 18 from 9:00 AM - Noon
Location: Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park, 8697 Co Hwy KD, Burlington, WI
Fee: $35/person
Summer Spring Break Camp - All Day!
Ages 5 - 14
It's the summer day camp you love... but over spring break! Come join us for a week of fun - many of the summer camp staff are back! Throughout the week, campers will be busy playing sports in the gym, running around the track outside and playing at the park. They will also spend time crafting and cooking in the kitchen. This camp will be attending field trips (in house and bussed).
March 20 - 24 from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mon. - Fri. Mon/Wed/Fri Tue/Thur
$210
$180 $140



Location: Big Foot High School
10% Discount if registered prior to Feb 16
Family Discounts are available for families with 3 or more children enrolled. A 50% discount applies to the 3rd + child.** No other discounts may be stacked.
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 Date Time
1: Tuesday
January 3 - 24 6:00 - 7:00 PM
1: Wednesday
January 4 - 25 5:00 - 6:00 PM
2: Tuesday
February 7 - 28 6:00 - 7:00 PM
2: Wednesday
February 1 - 22 5:00 - 6:00 PM
3: Tuesday
March 7 - 28 6:00 - 7:00 PM
3: Wednesday
March 1 - 22 5:00 - 6:00 PM
4: Tuesday
* April 4 - 25 [no 4/18] $75 R/$110 NR 6:00 - 7:00 PM
4: Wednesday
April 5 - 26 5:00 - 6:00 PM
5: Tuesday
May 2 - 23 6:00 - 7:00 PM
5: Wednesday
May 3 - 24 5:00 - 6:00 PM
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Dance & Tumbling Classes

 
Youth Dance Classes
March 6 - May 8 (8 classes - no class 3/20&4/10)
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 - 3 years
Mondays: 3:50 - 4:15 PM
Fee: $45

Get ready to wiggle and move by learning to use your gross motor skills, following directions, making friends, and having fun! One adult per child is needed to participate. Siblings who are able to walk must be registered if present.

Kiddie Movement
Ages 3 - 5
Mondays: 4:15 - 4:45 PM
Fee: $45

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 4 - 6
Mondays: 4:45 - 5:25 PM
Fee: $60
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: 5:30 - 6:15 PM
Fee: $85

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 5:25 - 5:45 PM for $30
Dance & Music Recital
SAVE THE DATE
Dance and Music will be coming together to put on a Spring Recital. More information will be out in April. All dancers must be registered by April 3 to participate.

Saturday, May 13 at 4:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, Auditorium
Disney Dance Camp
Ages 2 - 6
Our Disney Dance Camp is filled with dancing and games. Dancers will learn super fun choreography, listen to a story while enjoying a snack, and craft. This is a child drop off class.
Instructor: Lynette Vyhnanek
Location: Big Foot HS, Studio Room
Fee: $15 per class
Register for each class individually
Date Time Class Theme
January 18 9:00 - 10:15 AM Superheros
March 15 9:00 - 10:15 AM Jungle
May 5 9:00 - 10:15 AM By the Water

Tumble & Floor Gymnastics
Grades K - 8
In this co-ed class, you will learn the fundamental elements of floor gymnastics, with an emphasis on coordination, flexibility, and strength. Fun exercises and basic tumbling positions will be taught. Forward rolls, handstands, cartwheels, and bridges must be mastered to move on to the intermediate level.
Instructor: Trinity Tofel (Wolves Cheer Coach)
Tuesdays: April 25 - May 30
Fee: $50
Group Time
Beginner 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Intermediate 5:00 - 6:00 PM


Cheer & Pom Drill Team
Grades K - 8
Come and cheer on the Big Foot High School Basketball Team! Learn cheers, jumps, sideline dances and an awesome half time routine. Our Drill Team will perform at multiple BFHS Basketball games. Each participant will receive a T-shirt, hair bow, and use of the BFHS team poms!
Instructor: Lynette Vyhnanek & Trinity Tofel (Wolves Cheer Coach)
Practice: Tuesdays & Fridays, January 3 - 20
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Performances at Games:
· January 17, 5:40 PM
· January 20, 5:40 PM & 7:00 PM
$75 includes T-Shirt & Hair Bow
Location: Big Foot HS, Studio Room
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Sports 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 Lake Rush Soccer Club Wolves Jr. Tackle Football & Cheer Big Foot Attack Volleyball Big Foot Wrestling Club
Mini Chiefs Youth Basketball
Grades 1 - 3
This co-ed program focuses on learning the fundamentals of basketball, with an emphasis on building skills and strategy to help players fully understand the game. Note: 3rd graders will break-off the last three weeks to engage in 3-on-3 mini games to reinforce the skills learned.

Instructor: Coach Steve Torrez, Austin Hoey & high school athletes
Wednesdays: January 18 - February 22 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, Main Gym
Fee: $45 Resident / $55 Non-Resident
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 6:00 – 7:30 PM
5th - 8th Dec. 5 - Mar. 15 Monday & Wednesday 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Please check the BF Wrestling Club page for details and dates.
Start Smart Sports Development
Ages 2 - 4
Start Smart is a national program offered through the National Alliance for Youth Sports. This is an introductory sports program that prepares children 2-4 years old for organized sports. Parents work with their child, the instructor, and other kids in a fun, non-threatening environment to learn the basic skills of throwing, catching, kicking and batting. Both parents and children should dress in attire ready to play!

Instructor: Lynette Vyhnanek
Tuesdays & Thursdays: March 7 - 16 (4 classes)
4:15 - 5:00 PM

Location: Big Foot HS, East Gym
Fee: $40
Youth Softball Mini Camps
Ages 8 - 14
Skills and drills on hitting, bunting, fielding and throwing will take place. All Big Foot area youth are welcome. Please arrive 15 minutes early and bring turf/tennis shoes, helmet, bat and your glove.

Instructors: Head Coach Troy Hummel, staff and players
Fee: FREE Register in advance
Date Time Location
March 12 4:00 - 5:15 PM BFHS Gym
April 15 10:00 - 11:15 AM BF Quadplex
May 5 4:00 - 5:15 PM BF Quadplex





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 Rene Perez & BFHS Soccer Players
Wednesdays: April 12 - May 10 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, Soccer Field
Fee: $45 Resident / $55 Non-Resident
Girls Mini Attack Volleyball
Grades 1 - 4
Join Chad and the BFHS volleyball team and have fun while learning the fundamentals of the sport. The hour will be split between drills and playing the game.

Instructor: Coach Chad Roehl
Saturdays: April 22 - May 20 from 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Location: Big Foot HS, East Gym
Fee: $35 Resident / $45 Non-Resident
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
May 9, 10, 11 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, Practice Fields
Fee: $35 Resident / $40 Non-Resident
Golf Lessons
Ages 5 - 18
Learn fundamentals and prepare to bring your game to the course. Proper etiquette and safety will be taught. Classes will cover basic full swing fundamentals, putting and stroke fundamentals, chipping, pitching and sand shots, as well as taking your game from range to course. A limited supply of golf clubs are available to those that are in need.

Instructor: Jack Shoger, PGA Instructor
Saturdays: May 6 - May 27 at Noon (Adult classes are available at 1:15 PM)
Location: Abbey Springs Golf Course
Fee: $60 Resident / $75 Non-Resident - 4 weeks
Co-Ed Tee Ball & Coach Pitch
Tee Ball: Ages 5-6; Coach Pitch: Ages 6-8
Players must provide their own glove. Every player will experience every position throughout the 6 weeks and every player bats every inning. T-Ball focuses on the basics of throwing, catching, hitting, base running and positions. Coach Pitch starts off with the basics, then works on more advanced fundamentals of the game, such as outfield relay throws, when to stretch a base hit into a double and directional hitting.

Coordinator: Dean Connley
Tuesdays & Thursdays: Early June - Mid July
6:00 - 7:00 PM

Location: BFHS Quadplex
Fee: $50/player includes team shirt & hat
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British / International Soccer Camp
Ages 7 - 13
Simply put, amazing coaches, awesome accents, innovative practices and a unique cultural twist combine for a one of-a-kind camp experience! More Information

Instructors: International Soccer Players
Monday - Friday: June 26 - 30 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, Practice Fields
Fee: $182 Early Bird: $162
Register online: www.challengersports.com
Before June 5: receive a free replica jersey
After June 20: $10 late fee


Open Gym

TGIF Open Gym
Grades 1 - 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.
WAIVERS ARE REQUIRED
Date Time Location
January 13 5:00 - 7:00 PM Sharon School Gym
February 17 5:00 - 7:00 PM Sharon School Gym
April 14 5:00 - 7:00 PM Sharon School Gym
May 12 5:00 - 7:00 PM Sharon School Gym

Fee: $5/person

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