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8:00 am - 4:00 pm

(262) 275-2117

401 Devils Lane
Walworth, WI
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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/lessons will have different procedures. Thank you for your cooperation!
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Youth Programs

Winter/Spring 2022


Arts & Crafts

Make Your Own Sail Boat
Ages 5+
AHOY MATEYS! Each child will make their own personalized sailboat. Come join the fun!

Instructor: Nailed It!
Thursday, January 20 from 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Location: BFHS Room E33
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 2 - April 16 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, E28
Jr. Picassos
Grades 1 - 8
Have your child explore their hidden talents through painting, drawing & sculpting.

Instructor: Dean Connley
Tuesdays: March 29 - April 12 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, E33
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 1 - 15 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, E32
Slime Time!
Grades 1 - 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
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Instructor: Lynette Vyhnanek
Thursdays: April 28 - May 12 from 4:00 - 5:15 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, E33
Light Up Project
Ages 5+
Join us in making your own personalized 9” x 12” sign. There are three designs to choose from and they ALL LIGHT UP!

Instructor: Nailed It!
Thursday, May 26 from 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Location: BFHS Room E33
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Enrichment Classes

Magic Class
Ages 5 - 12
Children are guaranteed to have a great time as they learn a collection of fascinating and mesmerizing tricks from the “Magic Team of Gary Kantor”! Amaze family and friends with tricks that involve cards, ropes, coins, mind-reading and more. All materials are provided, and each child receives a magic kit to take home. Children are grouped by age and always learn tricks that are age-appropriate.

Instructor: Magic Team of Gary Kantor
Tuesday, March 8 from 5:00 - 5:55 PM
Character Kids
Ages 4 - 9
Over two hours of fun! Each class will be full of surprises. We will play games, sing songs, dance, do a craft, and so much more. Some classes may even have a special guest! Wear comfortable clothing and gym shoes. A snack will be provided. Please bring a water bottle to class.

Instructor: Lynette Vyhnanek
Location: Big Foot HS, Studio Room
Register for each class individually
Class Date & Time
Frozen Fri., January 28 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Paw Patrol Fri., February 5 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Dinosaurs Fri., March 25 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Ocean Sharks Fri., April 29 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM
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, May 7 from 9:00 AM - Noon
Young Chef's Baking Class
Grades 1 - 8
Learn the basics of baking while preparing mini-meals, desserts and other tasty treats. Develop safe cooking techniques while learning how to measure, prepare, serve and cleanup. Take home your delicious treats to share with your friends and family. Children's cookbook included.

Instructor: Katie Meyers, BFHS Foods Instructor
Tuesdays: March 1 - 15 from 4:00 - 5:15 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, E35 (Foods Room)
Fee: $30/resident
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 Marshmallows January 8 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Rainbow Cupcakes March 12 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Bird Nest Rice Krispies April 2 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Location: Big Foot HS, E35 (Foods Room)
Fee: $15/class/serving
Home Alone Safety
Ages 9 - 14
Parents, peace of mind is here! Your child is finally old enough to stay home alone. We’ll prepare them for their solo adventure of taking care of themselves. Topics covered in class: responsibilities when staying home alone, simple first aid, understanding safety in unfamiliar scenarios, digital safety and much MORE! Min/Max: 8/20

Instructor: Lynette Vyhnanek
Saturday, March 12 from Noon - 3:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, E36
Fee: $35/Resident
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
Tuesday, January 25 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, E36
Fee: $25 / person
 
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

Craft: Fresh Garland | Propagate: Spider Plant
January 22 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Craft: Design and make garland made from orange slices, hydrangeas, spruce/pine cones and more!

Craft: Heart Wreath | Propagate: Succulent Banana Plant
February 19 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Craft: Create a heart wreath using red twig dogwood branches. Select seeds for a butterfly container garden. Seeds will be ordered and ready for March.
Craft: Potato Head Pets | Propagate: Philodendron
March 26 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Craft: Make potato head pets and plant seeds for a personal butterfly container garden.
Craft: Plant and Decorate | Propagate: TBD
April 23 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Craft: Plant cold season annuals and paint terra cotta pots for your personal butterfly container garden. .
Craft: Butterfly Garden & Nature Walk
May 28 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Plant your butterfly garden (and any other plants we started as seeds) in your decorated containers! Pots will be provided if you missed last month. Nature walk, check on plants growing in the greenhouse and outside.
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, May 1 from 10:00 - 11:30 AM Registration Deadline: April 22
Location: Big Foot HS, Green House
Fee: $40
Wild Musik Makers
18 months - 5 years
Making music is our birthright! Come move and groove with us while growing your connection with your child and building musical confidence together. We will sing, move, share stories and rhymes, and play instruments and games. Younger and older siblings are also welcome to participate! *Children should be accompanied by a caregiver.

Instructor: Margaret Bergren - Bachelor's of Music degree
Wednesdays, May 4 - 25
10:30 - 11:15 AM
Location: BFHS Studio Room
$32

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Activities & Outdoor Recreation

Nature Hike & S'mores
Grades 1 - 8
Lace up your hiking boots and join us for a fun hike through Kishwauketoe! Stop by the bonfire after your hike to roast some marshmallows and make your own s’more. Dress for the weather, it will be cold!
Leader: Dean Connley
Location: Kishwauketoe, Williams Bay
Date Time
March 30 4:00 - 5:00 PM
April 26 4:00 - 5:00 PM
May 26 4:00 - 5:00 PM
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
January 15 or February 19 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, January 21 from 12:00 - 3:00 PM
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
Location: Big Foot Upper Gym
Day Date Time
Tuesday January 11 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Watch our Facebook page for pop-up Nerf battles!
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
Location: Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park, 8697 Co Hwy KD, Burlington, WI
Saturday, February 5 from 9:00 AM - Noon
Fee: $35/person

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 4 - 25 6:00 - 7:00 PM
1: Wednesday
January 5 - 26 5:00 - 6:00 PM
2: Tuesday
February 1 - 22 6:00 - 7:00 PM
2: Wednesday
February 2 - 23 5:00 - 6:00 PM
3: Tuesday
March 1 - 22 6:00 - 7:00 PM
3: Wednesday
March 2 - 23 5:00 - 6:00 PM
4: Tuesday
April 5 - 26 6:00 - 7:00 PM
4: Wednesday
April 6 - 27 5:00 - 6:00 PM
5: Tuesday
May 3 - 24 6:00 - 7:00 PM
5: Wednesday
May 4 - 25 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Horse Braiding
Ages 8 - Adult
Come learn to beautifully braid a horse’s mane and learn tips and tricks on how to perfect your horse braiding skills. Whether you are looking to enhance your horse’s turnout in the show ring or learning new braiding styles, this class will teach you different methods of horse braiding and provide you a chance to practice under the instructor’s watchful eye. The class will cover hunter braids, jumper/dressage braids, banding as well as proper mane preparation for the different styles. Whether you are a beginner braider or looking to perfect your skills, this class is for you.

Instructor: Stephanie Potter
Saturday, April 9 from 11:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: Stables, W9346 County Rd B, Clinton
Fee: $45
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!
Advanced registration required
Sunday, May 29 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Location: House In The Wood Camp, Delavan
$30/person
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Dance & Tumbling Classes

Tumble Time
Ages 6+
This class is designed to learn the basic fundamentals of Tumble. We’ll teach you basic body control, strength exercises, forward rolls, handstands, cartwheels, bridges, kick overs, walkovers, handsprings, and more.
Instructor: Trinity Tofel
Location: Big Foot HS, Gyms
Age Dates Time
Ages 6 - 10 Tuesdays, April 19 - May 24 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Ages 11+ Tuesdays, April 19 - May 24 5:30 - 6:30 PM

 
Youth Dance Classes
February 28 - May 9 - 10 classes (no class 3/21)
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: 4:00 - 4:35 PM
Fee: $55

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.

Dance Foundations
Ages 4 - 6
Mondays: 4:30 - 5:10 PM
Fee: $75
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 5:10 - 5:30 PM for $35
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 from5:10-5:30 PM 6:15 - 6:35 for $35
Ballet
Ages 7 - 14
Mondays: 6:35 - 7:20 PM

Kids will enjoy expressing themselves through the art of dance in this fun and interactive class. Dancers will learn the fundamentals of ballet. Ballet barre and terminology is taught with the class.
Add Tap to your lessons from 6:15 - 6:35 PM for $35
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 March 28 to participate.

Saturday, May 14 at 5:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, Auditorium
Dance Day Mini Camp
Ages 2 - 6
We'll start class by stretching and learning the basics of ballet and jazz. Once we wiggle to fun music, we will read a short dance-related story and watch a short video clip. A snack will be provided while we read. After the story, we will finish with a picture and craft. Dance shoes are recommended. Please dress comfortably and bring a water bottle. Parents are asked to remain in the building if their child is not yet potty trained.
Instructor: Lynette Vyhnanek
Location: Big Foot HS, Studio Room
Register for each class individually
Date Time
January 27 9:30 - 10:45 AM
March 24 9:30 - 10:45 AM
May 5 9:30 - 10:45 AM

TikTok Dance Clinic
Grades 4 - 8
Come learn the popular dance moves and trends that are happening now on TikTok. Bring your own device and create your own videos.
Instructor: Lynette Vyhnanek
Location: Big Foot HS, Studio Room & Sharon School Gym
Register for each class individually
Date Time Location
January 27 4:00 - 5:00 PM BFHS Studio Room
March 10 3:20 - 4:20 PM Sharon School Gym
March 24 4:00 - 5:00 PM BFHS Studio Room

Cheer & Pom Drill Team
Grades 1 - 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: Mondays, January 10 - February 7
4:30 - 6:00 PM
Performances at Games:
· February 10, 4:30 - 7:00 PM
· February 12, 11:00 AM - 4:00 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
Join Coach Steve and the Varsity team and have fun while learning how to play basketball. The hour will be split between drills and playing the game.

Instructor: Coach Steve Torrez
Wednesdays: January 19 - February 23 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, Main Gym
Fee: $45/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
Season Starts: December 6
Practice: Mon & Wed 6:00 - 7:30 PM
· K - 4th Grade Practice: December - January
· 5th - 8th Grade Practice: December - Mid March
Additional Information
Start Smart Sports Development
Ages 3 - 5
Start Smart is a national program offered through the National Alliance for Youth Sports. This is an introductory sports program that prepares children 3-5 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
Thursdays: March 31 - April 21
4:30 - 5:30 PM

Location: Big Foot HS, Studio Room
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 6 - May 4 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, Soccer Field
Fee: $45/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 23 - May 21 from 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Location: Big Foot HS, East Gym
Fee: $35/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
Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 3, 5, 10, 12 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, Practice Fields
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: April 16 - May 7 at Noon (Adult classes are available at 1:15 PM)
Location: Abbey Springs Golf Course and Country Club Estates
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: $30/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 27 - July 1 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, Practice Fields
Fee: $150
Register online: www.challengersports.com
Before June 5: receive a free replica jersey
After June 25: $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 7 5:00 - 7:00 PM BFHS East Gym
March 18 5:00 - 7:00 PM Sharon School Gym
April 22 5:00 - 7:00 PM BFHS East Gym

Fee: $5/person
Early Release Open Gym
Grades 1 - 8
School is out early, so join us for games, music, and much more!
WAIVERS ARE REQUIRED
Date Time Location
January 21 1:00 - 3:00 PM Sharon School Gym
February 18 1:00 - 3:00 PM Sharon School Gym
May 20 1:00 - 3:00 PM Sharon School Gym

Fee: $5/person

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