Youth Enrichment 

Welcome to Youth Enrichment! Valpo Parks is thrilled to have you join our programming to broaden your child's skills and talents. These classes are designed for students grades K-12 to explore courses and activities from literature, art, STEM learning and more.

We encourage you to explore more opportunities for your youngsters ages 2 - 5 years old through Discovery Cottage. Summer fun is also available through Discovery Day Camp for ages 5 - 14.

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Art & Literature        Document Opens in new window

STEM Learning       Document


  1. Bricks 4 Kidz - ages 5 - 8

Our one hour classes explore architecture, engineering and technology concepts using LEGO Bricks. Students work hands-on to design and build machines, buildings and other constructions.  Recommend reading level 1.

Program Details

  • Ages:  5 - 8 
  • Dates: Tuesdays, April 11 - May 2 
  • Time: 5:45 - 6:45 pm
  • Location:  Banta Activity Center
  • Fee:  $75 Resident / $87 Non-Resident
  1. Coding Adventures - Ages 6 - 10
  1. Between the Static - ages 13 - 18
  1. Cutting Edge: 3-D Printing & Laser Cutting -     ages 13 - 18

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  1. Line Dancing - ages 9 - 18

Learn the popular party line dances from electric slide to cupid shuffle, along with lines dances to country music and pop music.  Whether your dancing shoes are cowboy boots or sneakers, any shoe will do.

Session I

  • Age: 9 - 18 
  • Dates: Wednesdays, April 5 - 26 
  • Times: 6:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Banta Activity center
  • Fee: $75 Resident / $87 Non-Resident 

Session II

  • Age: 9 - 18 
  • Dates: Wednesdays, October 4 - 25
  • Times: 6:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Banta Activity center
  • Fee: $75 Resident / $87 Non-Resident 

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  1. Ninja Fit challenge - Ages 5 - 8

Stay active with Valpo Parks and Perpetual Motion as we team up to train ninjas! Learn basic parkour and take a turn on our slackline as we introduce new challenges weekly.

Program Details

  • Age: 5 - 8
  • Dates: Tuesdays, September 5 - 26
  • Times:  5 - 6 pm
  • Locations: September 5 &12 at Bicentennial Park 
                       Sept 19 & 26 at Westside Park
  • Fee: $75 Resident / $87 Non-Resident 
  1. Doll Spa Day - Ages 5 - 12
  1. Nerf Night - Ages 9 - 12
  1. Magic Master Class - Ages 9 - 12
  1. Escape Room - Ages 9 - 12
  1. Doll Camp Out - Ages 9 - 12
  1. Cocoa Club - Ages 9 - 12
  1. Basic Survival Skills - Ages 9 - 18
  1. Katie Ridinger

    Youth Enrichment Director
    Phone: 219-462-5144 ext 6314