Here Comes the Sun!

Welcome to Explore Online, our completely online program guide!

  • Browse summer classes by clicking on any department tab on the left. For a quick overview, we've listed all the summer classes below, too.
  • Summer classes are a great way to complement your child's summer camp schedule! Check out our summer camps here. We offer many mini camps (one week or less) throughout the summer.
  • Each class title links directly to our registration portal, so enrollment is a snap!
  • REGISTRATION DATES
    • for Wilmette residents: 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10
    • for non-residents: 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17
    • Please note: we've adjusted the registration time to 10 a.m. to better serve the schedules of our community.
**Registration starts earlier for a few programs to help our families set their summer schedules. Men's 16" and Co-ed 14" Softball League Registration is currently underway.

Contact us here with any questions you may have.


Quick Overview:

List of Summer Classes by Department & Age Group

Click on a link below to jump to a list of all the fun classes, programs and workshops available in our Summer Session. We've organized each list below by department and age range. Plus, check out our incredible list of special SUMMER EVENTS!


Early Childhood Center of Wilmette

AGE 2 & UNDER

  • Sparrows Preschool
  • Early Bird Care

AGE 3-6

  • Early Bird Care
  • Blue Jays Preschool
  • Eagles Preschool
  • Hawks Preschool
  • Owls Preschool
  • C.A.R.E. After School

AGE 6-14

  • Beyond the Bell: Morning CARE@Schools
  • Beyond the Bell: C.A.R.E. After School
  • Beyond the Bell: CampusClub

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Center for the Arts Classes & Workshops


ADULT & TOT CLASS

  • Come Clay with Me

TOT CLASSES

DANCE:
  • Workshops: Hawaiian Dance
  • Creative Dance
  • Pre Ballet
  • Ballet
THEATER:
  • Workshops: Storybook Theater Circle
  • Play in a Box
ART:
  • Workshops: Family Art Nights
  • Art Club: Age 4-6
  • Paint & Clay
MUSIC:
  • Private Ukulele Lessons
  • Private Piano Lessons
  • Private Violin Lessons

YOUTH CLASSES

DANCE:
  • Ballet/Jazz
  • Ballet/Tap/Hip Hop
  • Dance Club
ART:

  • Workshop: Family Art Nights
  • Pinterest Class: Age 5-7 & 7-10
  • Ceramics
THEATER:
  • Summer Improv
MUSIC:
  • Wilmette Pops Children's Chorale
  • Private Ukulele Lessons
  • Private Piano Lessons
  • Private Violin Lessons
  • Private Acting Lessons
  • Private Voice Lessons

TWEEN AND TEEN CLASSES

THEATER:

  • Summer Improv
MUSIC:
  • Wilmette Pops Children's Chorale
  • Private Ukulele Lessons
  • Private Piano Lessons
  • Private Violin Lessons
  • Private Acting Lessons
  • Private Guitar Lessons
  • Private Voice Lessons
  • Private Dance Lessons

ADULT CLASSES (18 & up)


ART:
  • Workshops: Family Art Nights
  • Adult Ceramics
  • Adult Ceramics Open Studio
MUSIC:
  • Private Ukulele Lessons
  • Private Piano Lessons
  • Private Violin Lessons
  • Private Acting Lessons
  • Private Guitar Lessons
  • Private Voice Lessons
  • Private Dance Lessons


General Recreation Classes, Workshops and Special Events

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SPECIAL EVENTS

  • Touch-a-Truck - all ages

AGE 4 & UNDER

  • Rock N' Kids (w/adult)
  • Breakdance

AGE 4-12

  • Workshop: Intro to Pokemon
  • Workshop: Adventures in STEM w/ Lego
  • Workshop: Magic
  • Workshop: Self-Defense (age 8 and up)
  • Breakdance
  • Yoga for Tweens & Teens
  • Parent/Child Yoga

AGE 13-17

  • Workshop: Self-Defense

AGE 18 & UP

  • Workshop: Self-Defense
  • Dog Training


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Sports Classes & Leagues

Age 6 and Under

  • Adult/Tot Little Gymsters
  • Adult/Tot Sports
  • Peewee Sportsters
  • Little Sluggers
  • Adult/Tot T-Ball
  • Dad & Me Football
  • Non-Contact Football
  • Lacrosse for Tots
  • Little Dribblers
  • Wilmette Athletics Basketball Clinics
  • Storm Summer Basketball
  • Tot Track and Field
  • Youth Track and Field
  • Pre-Karate/Safety
  • Taekwondo (6-18)
  • Girls Instructional Softball

AGE 7 & UP

  • Archery
  • Wilmette Athletics Basketball Clinics
  • Storm Summer Basketball
  • Non-Contact Football
  • Lacrosse Skills & Games
  • Taekwondo
  • Pre-Karate/Safety
  • Youth/Adult Karate
  • Parent/Child Karate
  • Girls Summer Softball
  • Youth Track & Field

AGE 18 & UP

  • Pickleball for Adults: Beginner/Advanced Beginner
  • Youth/Adult Karate
  • Taekwondo for Adults

Gymnastics Classes

AGE 3 & UNDER

  • Adult/Tot Gymnastics

AGE 3-6

  • Recreational Gymnastics

AGE 6-14

  • Recreational Gymnastics
  • Tumbling Class
  • Intermediate/Advanced Gymnastics

AGE 14-17

  • Recreational Gymnastics
  • Tumbling Class
  • Beginner/Intermediate Gymnastics

Ice Skating Classes

AGE 4-5

  • Snowplow Sam 1-3 Level Ice Skating

AGE 6 & up

  • Basic 1-3 level Ice Skating (age 6-13)

Tennis Classes

AGE 4

  • Tiny Hitters

AGE 5-6

  • Little Hitters I & II

AGE 7-9

  • Novice
  • Junior Beginner

AGE 9-11

  • Jr. Intermediate I

AGE 10-12

  • Jr. Intermediate II & III

AGE 12-14

  • Jr. Intermediate I for Older Students

AGE 11-14

  • Junior Excellence I & II

AGE 14-18

  • High School Excellence

ADULTS 18 & up

  • Adult Skill Builder
  • Adult Intermediate I, II & III Levels
  • Adult Advanced Level Drills

Platform Tennis Classes

AGE 5-7

  • Jr. Platform Tennis

AGE 8-10

  • Jr. Platform Tennis

AGE 11-14

  • Jr. Platform Tennis

AGE 18 & UP

  • Women's Beginner Paddle
  • Women's Advanced Beginner Paddle
  • Women's Intermediate Drill
  • Co-ed Paddle Drill and Play
  • Private Individual/Small Group Lessons

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Mallinckrodt Center Classes & Events

AGE 21 & UP

  • Walk the Indoor Track
  • Tai Chi
  • Strength Training
  • Low Impact Fitness
  • Mat Pilates
  • Zumba
  • Dynamic Strength & Balance
  • Sit & Stretch
  • Watercolor Painting
  • Photography
  • Canasta Lessons
  • Mahjongg Lessons
  • Day Trip: Sound of Music at Lincolnshire Marriott
  • Day Trips: Farmers Markets
  • Day Trip: Lake Geneva and Fitzgerald's Fish Boil
  • Day Trip: Morkes Chocolate-Making Class and Lunch
  • Movie & Popcorn Days
  • Tabletop Container Garden Workshop
  • Build a Sundae & Create a Craft
  • Walkie Talkies
  • Bingo!

Golf

Youth

  • Explore Golf Classes for Grades K-9
  • Player's Academy

Adult

  • Women's Golf Class
  • Adult Group Lessons


Swimming & Diving

6 months-Age 4

  • Parent & Tot Swim

Age 4-5

  • Tot Swim Levels 1-4

Age 6-14

  • Youth Swim Levels 1-7
  • Beginning Diving
  • Intermediate Diving
  • Advanced Diving (age 7-25)

All Ages

  • Private/Semi-Private Swim Lessons

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