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Welcome to the Huntley Park District
Virtual Recreation Center! 

Huntley Park District is committed to providing you and your family opportunities to have fun while at home! As the weeks go on, we intend to provide you with both our own virtual programming and resources for further recreation. Continue to check back, as well as follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, while we update this page with more content!

ESPORTS

Rocket League
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Rocket League is a video soccer game held in a virtual stadium featuring rocket-powered cars playing in a challenging, fast-paced soccer contest with elements of a demolition derby. Six weeks of regular season play will take place 6:30-7:30p on Wednesdays, June 24 - July 29, concluding with playoffs on Wednesday, August 5 from 6:30-8:00p. Grab a couple friends or family members and have a blast in this 3 v 3 competition! All players will need the Rocket League game and the ability to play online matches. 

Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 14
Only team captains will register for the team. DO NOT register each individual player.
**Once registered, directions on how to enter team information will be provided at the bottom of your emailed receipt.**

 

DIVISION A - MOST COMPETITIVE [DIAMOND +]

This is the most competitive level league. Players can be at any skill level, but recommended skill is Diamond+.

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DIVISION B - MODERATELY COMPETITIVE [CAPPED AT PLATINUM]

This is a moderately competitive league. Players must be at the gold or platinum skill level; players higher than platinum are not eligible for this division.

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DIVISION C - LEAST COMPETITIVE [CAPPED AT SILVER]

This level is the most beginner-friendly, and least competitive league. Players must be at silver skill level or below to be eligible.

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Mad Science Camps

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ARTS & CRAFTS


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Cartoon Drawing Lessons

Young Rembrandts is keeping young artists busy learning with new drawing techniques and skills - ONLINE! We bring our time-tested curriculum and step-by-step teaching method into your home with our NEW video lessons. All you need is a pencil, paper, and markers. Easy to follow, fun 45 minute cartoon drawing lessons can be enjoyed on your own schedule by the entire family. Registrants receive a weekly e-mail lesson link via Constant Contact.

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OTHER RESOURCES

What Mom’s Love - Arts and Crafts in motion! Let your kids help build obstacle courses, games, and other fun activities to keep everyone entertained.

Art for Kids Hub -  Have your child watch and learn at-home art lessons.

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ATHLETICS

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Virtual Baseball 101

Join us live on Zoom! This class gives players an introduction to baseball through drills to enhance technique and form. Children will learn throwing mechanics, batting stance, bat positioning, fielding, and positioning for fly balls. Physical endurance and fitness will also be emphasized. Contractual activity provided by Hot Shots Sports.

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Virtual Pee Wee Soccer

Join us live on Zoom! This class is designed to increase balance, body awareness, motor skills, and make soccer fun. Players will work on ball touches and controlling the ball. Class will work on balance and movements through games and challenges. Contractual activity provided by Hot Shots Sports.

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Virtual Soccer 101

Join us live on Zoom! Players are introduced to the fundamentals of soccer such as foot skills, offensive moves, defensive moves, and keeping/controlling the ball. Physical endurance and fitness are emphasized while touching the ball.

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Virtual Basketball Ball Handling

Join us live on Zoom! Players will focus on ball handling drills using both one and two basketballs, as well as beating a defender off the dribble. Footwork will be emphasized through both offensive and defensive positioning drills.

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Reds Academy by Liverpool International Academy Illinois

Are you a recreational or beginner-level soccer player? If so, check out this 9-week video training program from Reds Academy by LFC International Academy Illinois!

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FAMILY ACTIVITIES

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Virtual Magic Class

Professional magician Gary Kantor now teaches his popular magic class ONLINE.  This 45-minute online class teaches children how to perform a number of mind-boggling tricks using everyday household items.  Gary will start by explaining the secrets to the tricks, and then both Gary and the children will practice everything in great detail.  The children will have a blast as they learn exactly what to say and do when performing in front of an audience.  And since this class is online, it can be taken whenever it is convenient for your schedule.  And the videos can be watched again and again for up to one month.  Your entire family can even take this class together!  Additionally, be sure to sign up for this class again since new tricks are taught each session.

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Virtual Balloon Animal Class

Professional balloon artist Gary Kantor introduces a 45 minute online class that teaches children the techniques needed to take plain balloons and transform them into incredible balloon animals (like dogs, butterflies, fish, etc.).   By watching these online videos children will create their own balloon animals, with Gary walking them through each step in the process. The video link is good for up to one month.  And this class isn't just for the kids; parents will have a blast if they join the experience.  Additionally, you can sign up again since each session makes different animals.  Ideal class age is 7 and above.

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OTHER RESOURCES

Playtivitites Great resource for family and kid activities to do in the comfort of your home.

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MUSIC

Virtual Rock 'N' Kids

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Enroll in this virtual class session to sing, dance, play and learn! Rock 'n' Kids provides the Tot Rock and Kid Rock music and creative movement programs for children ages 1-6. Registered participants will receive an email with that week's private 30-minute virtual class, allowing families to participate on their own time. The session's musical activitiewill be based on the theme of "My Box of Crayons!" Each class will explore a different color through music and movement, and will include opening songs, weekly theme introduction, DIY instrument and prop ideas, 4-6 additional music activities, and closing songs. Class activities will involve rhythm, fine and gross motor, imaginative play, sensory integration and listening skills. Rock 'n' Kids has been enjoying children's wiggles and giggles for 25 years! You won't want to miss this chance for safe, musical fun and learning with your child!

OUTDOORS

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Healthy Kids Virtual Running

This spring the Huntley Park District teamed up with Healthy Kids Running Series but unfortunately never got to launce.  Now they have transitioned this opportunity to a virtual space and we encourage you to check it out.  A Virtual Race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog or walk on the grass, on the sidewalk, on the trail, on the treadmill or on the track. Your child will run their age appropriate race distance, at their own pace, and Mom and Dad record the time! Parents then upload the time after each race into the Series specific results sheet found on our Results Page. Families can also choose their own start and finish line, or if available, use an existing one provided by HKRS! Don't forget to run the Parent Mile on Week 5 Mom and Dad! All participants will receive a T-Shirt and a medal for their participation; however, pickup will be arranged after the Park District is reopened.  

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OTHER RESOURCES

Disney Parade - Check out a virtual parade!

Full screen 360 degree Virtual Tours – Travel the globe without all the stress of traveling the globe.

Red Wood National Park Tour - Go on a virtual hike through Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.

San Diego Zoo - Watch live animal videos, play games and get engaged with numerous activities. 

US National Parks - Go on 12 virtual hikes of US National Parks from the comfort of your couch.

Virtual Field Trips - Enjoy some of the greatest sights on earth with the family.

NEWWorld-Famous Tours - Visit 56 world-famous sights without leaving your home!