General Teen Programs

The Lisle Park District offers several programs and events for teens. 

If you have any programming suggestions or would like to lead a class, please contact Mary Liz Jayne at 630-353-4306 or mljayne@lisleparkdistrict.org. If you would like to register for any of the following programs, click the register online button associated with the program or call the Lisle Recreation Center front desk at 630-964-3410.



 

Junior High After Hours

It's the best thing around on a Friday night!

Location: Lisle Jr. High School - 5207 Centre Avenue, Lisle


Call all your friends and meet them at the Lisle Jr. High School to play basketball or dance with the DJ as he plays all of your favorite songs. After Hours is for Jr. High students residing in the Lisle Park District. Students must have an After Hours card to enter. Cards may be purchased at the Lisle Park District Community Center, Lisle Jr. High School Registration or at the entrance to After Hours. Students need to purchase a new After Hours card each school year. Grades: 6-8.

After Hours is open to any Jr. High student located in the Lisle Park District Community and is not restricted to Lisle Jr. High students. It is fully supervised by the Lisle Park District. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Liz Jayne at 630-353-4306 or mljayne@lisleparkdistrict.org.


Code Date Day Time R / NR Reg. By
10594 4/21 Friday 7:00-9:00pm $5 per card
$5 per event
On-Site


 

Fun Teen Trips

Paintball Trip

Oakbrook Terrace Park District • 1S325 Ardmore Ave., Villa Park
Experience the fast action sport of paintball! Enjoy 2-hours of play at Odyssey Fun World using air-pressured guns that shoot paintballs. Dash, dive and duck to avoid the opposing team by hiding behind different structures. Fee includes equipment rental (mask and gun), play time, unlimited compressed air and 300 paintballs. Coveralls may be purchased onsite for $7. You may bring additional money for snacks. Age: 11-15.

NOTE: Waivers are required and must be completed at registration by a parent/guardian.


Day Date Time R / NR Reg. By
Thursday June 22 12:30-4:30pm $36/$45 June 15

Click Here To Register Online





Skate Party at Darien Sportsplex

Darien Sportsplex • 451 Plainfield Road, Darien
Come cool off from the summer heat and join your friends at the Darien Sportsplex for some skating fun. Fee includes 2-hours of skate time and skate rental. Come join the party! Age: 11-17.


Day Date Time R / NR Reg. By
Saturday June 24 6:00-8:00pm $13/$18 June 15

Click Here To Register Online





Pool Hop

Drop-off / Pick-up Location: Woodridge ARC - 8201 Janes Avenue, Woodridge
Hang with your closest friends for the day at three waterparks. We’ll start the day visiting Pelican Harbor in Bolingbrook where you can experience four water speed slides, a drop slide and diving well. Next, we will trek to Lisle to splash around at Sea Lion Aquatic Park. Our last stop will be Cypress Cove in Woodridge where you can enjoy three body slides, one tube slide, a 600-foot lazy river, and much more! Concessions are available for purchase at each site. Please bring a towel, sunblock, water and money if you would like to purchase items from concessions. All participants must know how to swim. Pools will swim test upon arrival.Age: 12-17.

NOTE: Bolingbrook participants are welcome to meet us at 11:30am outside the gates of Pelican Harbor. All other patrons, please be dropped off at the Athletic Recreation Center (ARC) in Woodridge. We will be departing at 11:00am. All participants must be picked-up from the Athletic Recreation Center (ARC) at 5:15pm.


Day Date Time R / NR Reg. By
Tuesday July 11 11:00am-5:00pm $12/$18 July 3

Click Here To Register Online





Horseback Riding Trail Ride

Annerino Community Center • 201 Recreation Dr, Bolingbrook
Enjoy a guided trail ride for beginner through advanced riders. Never been on a horse? No problem. Horses are very well-trained and are used for beginner riders. Everyone will start off in an arena and will be given a short lesson on how to control the horse that you have been assigned to. Once everyone in the group feels comfortable, we will head the group out on trail. All trail rides are guided by professional staff. Age: 12-17.

NOTE: Protective headgear is required for all participants under age 18. An additional waiver is needed for this trip which must be brought with you on the day of the trip. Download the waiver form online at bolingbrookparks.org.


Day Date Time R / NR Reg. By
Thursday July 13 10:30am-3:15pm $83/$125 July 8

Click Here To Register Online





Naperville Kayaking

Westmont Community Center - 75 E. Richmond St., Westmont
Join us for a guided tour with Naperville Kayak. Their experienced kayak instructors will provide the safety equipment, teach us how to paddle and take us out on the water for two hours to play and experience nature. No experience required. Please bring water bottles, sunscreen and a snack. Concessions are available for purchase.Age: 11-17.

NOTE: Additional waiver is needed for this trip.


Day Date Time R / NR Reg. By
Wednesday August 2 10:45am-2:15pm $33/$50 July 28

Click Here To Register Online







JUNIOR HIGH AFTER HOURS

Join Us On Friday, August 11 from 7:00-10:00pm

Sea Lion Aquatic Park After Hours

Location: Sea Lion Aquatic Park - 1825 Ohio Street, Lisle
Get your friends together and meet up at Lisle Park District’s Sea Lion Aquatic Park. We are shutting the doors to the public and keeping it open late just for you! Our DJ will be playing your favorite songs as you swim or hang out poolside with all of your friends. There may even be a contest or two thrown in just for good measure. Grades: 6-9.

Register at your park district today, or you can pay at the door! Residents of Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, Lisle, Westmont and Woodridge Park Districts will receive the resident rate for this event.


Day Date Time R / NR Reg. By
Friday August 11 7:00-10:00pm $5 Register at your park district or pay at the door!

Click Here To Register Online



 

Education Programs

ACT Practice Test

Location: Westmont Community Center - 75 E. Richmond Street, Westmont
A practice test is crucial to ward off those test day jitters and to predict how you may score on the ‘real thing.’ Don’t be surprised!! Come and experience first-hand what Test Day will be like. A representative from Kaplan will provide a proctored ACT practice test and results will be returned to each student with analyzed results. Participants are encouraged to bring a healthy snack and drink, #2 pencils and a calculator. Wear comfortable clothing. Cell phones will not be allowed. Age: 14-18.


Day Date Time R / NR Reg. By
Thursday July 27 9:00am-12:30pm Free July 24

Click Here To Register Online





SAT Practice Test

Location: Westmont Community Center - 75 E. Richmond Street, Westmont
The competition to get into college continues to grow each year. At Sylvan, they understand that it’s vital to help your child fulfill his or her potential and achieve the best admission scores possible. With Sylvan’s SAT prep test, your teen will benefit from test-day stress and build confidence. A representative from Sylvan will provide a proctored SAT practice test and students will be contacted with their scores and analyzed results. Participants are encouraged to bring a healthy snack and drink, #2 pencils and a calculator. Wear comfortable clothing. Cell phones will not be allowed. Age: 14-18.


Day Date Time R / NR Reg. By
Thursday August 10 9:00am-12:30pm Free August 7

Click Here To Register Online





Babysitting Skills for Success

Woodridge Community Center - 2600 Center Drive, Woodridge
Learn the characteristics of successful babysitting while taking part in discussion and role-playing activities. This class will cover skills such as how to properly handle accidents and emergencies while providing basic first aid care, child development, diapering, feeding and playing with children. CPR is covered although students will not be ‘certified.’ Student handbook and reference materials are included. Students receive a certificate after completing the eight hour class. Please bring a doll and a snack. Age: 10-15.


Day Date Time R / NR Reg. By
Wednesday - Thursday June 14 - June 15 9:00am-1:00pm $50/$75 June 9

Click Here To Register Online



 
Illinois Battle of the Bands

Friday, June 16 - Show Starts at 6:00pm
Lisle Senior High School - 1800 Short Street, Lisle


Let your band be heard! BANDS MUST BE REGISTERED BY JUNE 1.

Register to compete with other local teen bands and/or come support local teen bands at this year's Illinois Battle of the Bands event! Winner of the regional battle will move on to the state finals and play at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. When registering, each band must submit a demo of at least one song or a link to a website that features a song from your band.

Age: Band members must be 12-21 years old with at least half of the band 19 years old or younger.


For more information, contact Mary Liz Jayne, Recreation Program Manager at 630-353-4306 or mljayne@lisleparkdistrict.org.


Day Date Time R / NR Reg. By
Friday June 16 Show starts at 6:00pm Bands: Free to particpate
Guests: $5 Admission at the door
Bands must
register by June 1

Download the Battle of the Bands Application

Click Here for the Official Rules & Information



 

Teen Service Projects

Lyman Woods Nature Center

Drop-off/Pick-up: Lisle Recreation Center • 1925 Ohio Street, Lisle
Trip Location: Lyman Woods Nature Center • 901 31st Street, Downers Grove
If you’re searching for a way to earn some much needed service hours then your search is over. Come spend the morning with other teens for a work-day at the beautiful Lyman Woods Nature Center. Spanning 135 acres and two miles of trails, Lyman Woods connects people with nature and inspires appreciation and stewardship of natural areas through education and recreation. Age: 12-17.


Day Date Time R / NR Reg. By
Saturday July 15 8:00-10:30am $5/$10 July 11

Click Here To Register Online





Volunteers Needed for Family Fun Fest!

Join us for our annual Family Fun Fest on Friday, July 21 from 6:00-8:30pm! The Community Park Bandshell area will be filled with fun for the whole family and we need your help.

Anyone in 6th grade or older wanting to volunteer should contact Mary Liz at 630-353-4306 or mljayne@lisleparkdistrict.org, or download and fill out our volunteer waiver form found below. All volunteers will receive a Family Fun Fest t-shirt.


Day Date Time Sign up to volunteer by
Friday July 21 Volunteers needed from 5:30-9:00pm July 17

Download Waiver Form   Click Here To Learn More About Family Fun Fest





SCARCE Recycling

Drop-off/Pick-up: Lisle Recreation Center • 1925 Ohio Street, Lisle
Trip Location: Roosevelt Glen Corp. Center • 799 Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn
SCARCE, School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education, is a non-profit with a goal of creating sustainable communities. We will visit their headquarters in Glen Ellyn to sort through shipments of recyclables including books, buttons, crayons, electronics, and more! Cost includes transportation and supervision. Age: 11-17.


Day Date Time R / NR Reg. By
Monday July 31 9:30am-1:30pm $5/$8 July 26

Click Here To Register Online



 

Lisle Teens With Character

Sign Up To Become A Member Today!

Lisle Teens with Character is a teen led group that is a community leader in volunteerism and philanthropy. The program is for students in grades 6–12 who reside in DuPage County who are looking to make a difference and build character. LTWC provides the opportunity to socialize with your peers, meet new people, and have a fun time at our monthly meetings and service projects.

Over the past ten years, LTWC has experienced unprecedented success. The membership has grown to include 90 members, who have contributed over 22,000 hours of service to the Lisle community and raised over $110,000 for various charities since the inception of the group. LTWC has been recognized in the media locally, statewide and even nationally. The success of LTWC is due in large part to the tremendous support from the Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation. Teens and adults working together in the Lisle community are making a difference. Lisle Teens with Character (LTWC) is an affiliate group of the Lisle Park District.

We realize that everyone has busy lives, so we have started to utilize a service called Remind 101 to help keep people in the loop. If you sign-up for this service (which is free!), you will receive reminder texts from the group about upcoming events and activities. To sign up, text “@lisle” to 81010 or visit www.remind.com/join/lisle. You will receive a confirmation text to complete your sign-up.

For additional information, feel free to contact LTWC@lisleparkdistrict.org.


Download LTWC Enrollment Form   Click Here To Vist LTWC Website