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 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.

All teen programs and trips are cooperative programs with the Lisle, Westmont, Downers Grove, Woodridge, Clarendon Hills, Bolingbrook, Darien, and Oakbrook Terrace Park Districts.


Fun Teen Trips

Photography for Teens

Darien Park District • 7301 Fairview Ave., Darien
Photography for Teens is a beginners digital photography course where teens will have fun learning about photography and their cameras. Students will learn to take better photos while learning basic composition skills. Age: 13-17.

NOTE: A digital camera is required.

Day Date Time R / NR Reg. By
Saturday June 16 10:00am-1:00pm $25 / $38 June 11

Click Here To Register Online

Paintball Trip at Odyssey Fun World

Depart / Return: Lisle Recreation Center • 1925 Ohio Street, Lisle
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 21 12:00-3:30pm $42 / $64 June 16

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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 Sea Lion Aquatic Park where you can experience two body fume slides, two drop slides and a vortex pool. Next, we will trek to Bolingbrook to splash around at Pelican Harbor. 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! Age: 12-17.

NOTE: 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.

Lisle participants are welcome to meet us at the entrance to Sea Lion Aquatic Park at 11:30am. All other participants must be dropped-off and picked-up at the Athletic Recreation Center (ARC), 8201 S. Janes Ave, Woodridge. Pick-up time is 5:15pm.

Day Date Time R / NR Reg. By
Tuesday July 17 11:00am-5:15pm $12/$18 July 10

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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: A signed waiver must be completed and turned in at time of registration. An additional waiver must be completed and turned in day of the trip. Download the waiver form online at

Day Date Time R / NR Reg. By
Thursday July 19 10:30am-3:15pm $60 / $90 July 14

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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 safety equipment, teach us how to paddle, and take us out on the water for two hours to play and experience nature. This is a cooperative program with the Lisle, Westmont, Downers Grove, Woodridge, Clarendon Hills, Bolingbrook, Darien, and Oakbrook Terrace Park Districts. Age: 11-17.

NOTE: No experience required. Please bring water bottles, sunscreen and a snack. Concessions are available for purchase. An additional waiver is needed for this trip.

Day Date Time R / NR Reg. By
Wednesday August 1 10:45am-2:15pm $33/$50 July 25

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Sea Lion Aquatic Park After Hours

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

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 17 7:00-10:00pm $5 Register at your park district or pay at the door!

Click Here To Register Online


Self Defense Programs

A.C.T. Fast Self Defense for Teens

Clarendon Hills Park District • 315 Chicago Ave., Clarendon Hills
Whether moving away to college, moving into your own place, or joining the working world, every young female should be ready, aware of, and prepared for not only the great opportunities, but also the very real dangers that exist in our world. Personal tragedy in the form of a sexual assault of a former girlfriend, led martial artist and extreme fighting champion, Mark Streator, to an in-depth study of self-defense programs for women. Finding many of them inadequate and even leading to a false sense of security, Mark created the A.C.T. (A Course Teaching) F.A.S.T. (Female Assault Survival Tactics) seminar.

In this single session seminar, you will learn: how to tap into powerful survival instincts that we all possess, tactics and techniques critical to personal safety, and situational awareness to help increase your ability to avoid or respond to a violent attack. True stories and personal experiences illustrated in the seminar are told to help you avoid deadly judgment mistakes. You’ll also have an opportunity (optional) to test what you’ve learned in a “1-minute blitz.” Age: 14-21

Note: Please bring a doll and a snack.

Day Date Time R / NR Reg. By
Wednesday June 13 6:30-9:00pm $55 / $80 June 8

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Job Prep Programs

Babysitting Skills for Success

May: Lisle Recreation Center • 1925 Ohio Street, Lisle
July: 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 8-hour class. Age: 10-15

Note: Please bring a doll and a snack.

Day Date Time R / NR Reg. By
Tuesday - Thursday May 29 - May 31 Tuesday: 5:00-8:00pm
Wednesday: 5:00-8:00pm
Thursday: 5:00-7:00pm
$65/$95 May 24
Wednesday - Thursday July 11 - July 12 Wednesday: 1:00-5:00pm
Thursday: 1:00-5:00pm
$65/$95 July 6

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Teen Service Projects

West DuPage Humane Society

Depart/Return: Lisle Recreation Center - 1925 Ohio Street, Lisle
The West DuPage Humane Society is a volunteer-based, animal welfare organization that houses up to 25 dogs and 60 cats at a time. This trip will include a tour of the shelter, a volunteer project (TBD) and time to socialize with the animals. Age: 11-16.

NOTE: If you are planning to receive service hours with this trip, please bring any forms that need to be signed. Fee includes transportation.

TRIP LOCATION: West DuPage Humane Society • 1901 Ogden Ave., Downers Grove

Day Date Time R / NR Reg. By
Tuesday June 12 1:30-4:00pm $6 / $10 June 7

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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
Tuesday July 10 9:30am-1:30pm $6 / $10 July 5

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Lyman Woods Nature Center

Drop-off/Pick-up: Downers Grove Park District • 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove
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 21 8:00-10:30am $5/$10 July 16

Click Here To Register Online

Volunteers Needed for Family Fun Fest!

Join us for our annual Family Fun Fest on Friday, July 20 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, 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 20 Volunteers needed from 5:30-9:00pm July 16

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


Lisle Teens With Character

Sign Up To Become A Member Today!

Lisle Teens with Character is a great way to get involved in the community, get service hours, and build a resume.

  • Monthly meetings focused on the Six Pillars of Character Counts
  • Service projects 2-4 times each month
  • Leadership opportunities
  • You choose how involved you’d like to be, no attendance requirements
  • Meet new teens from Lisle and other communities

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 You will receive a confirmation text to complete your sign-up.

For additional information, feel free to contact

Download LTWC Enrollment Form   Click Here To Vist LTWC Website