$5 A Day Field Trips

Donner Aquatic Center & Dessert Day
Bring your suit, towel & sunscreen. Fee collected day of each trip. Trip cancelled if raining.

Date TimeAgeLocation Fee
Monday, July 30 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.6 - 12Donner Aquatic Center$5

Variety Day!
One hour stops at the following: Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena, Columbus Gymnastics Center, Greenbelt Golf Course & Lincoln Park batting cages Bring sack lunch, snack & drink provided. Trip cancelled if raining.

Date TimeAgeLocation Fee
Tuesday, July 3111:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.6 - 12Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena, Columbus Gymnastics Center, Greenbelt Golf Course & Lincoln Park Batting Cages $5

Youth Fishing Derby
Must be accompanied by an adult. Prizes awarded to all winners.

Sunday, June 35:30 - 7:30 p.m.3 - 15 Mill Race Round Lake$5

Let’s Go To…
Supervised field trips. Bus leaves from and returns to Donner Center at times listed below. Minimum numbers MUST be met by registration deadline date for trips to be held. Bring a sack lunch for each trip. Snack and drink will be provided. Trips will be held rain or shine. June trip: Registration deadline Friday, June 1 (minimum of 25 for trip to be held) August trip: Registration deadline Friday, July 20 (minimum of 30 for trip to be held)

Date TimeAgeLocationFeeRegister
Wednesday, June 69:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.6 - 12Greenwood Community Center$25Online
Wednesday, August 19:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.6 - 12Wonderlab in Bloomington$25Online

Free Fun Days
M*A*D Fun!

Date TimeLocation Fee
Friday, June 221:30 - 3:00 p.m.Donner CenterFree
Bubbles Galore
Date TimeLocation Fee
Friday, July 61:30 - 3:00 p.m.Donner CenterFree
Carnival Time
Date TimeLocation Fee
Friday, July 201:30 - 3:00 p.m.Donner CenterFree
All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Super Sitters
We’ll explore the characteristics of a good babysitter & cover topics such as infants, toddlers, basic first aid & what to do in an emergency. Participants will receive a variety of related materials.

Day DateTimeAgeLocation FeeRegister
Monday-Tuesday June 25 - 262:00 - 4:00 p.m.11 & OverDonner Center$35Online

Tots, Trails and Tales
We know that exploring the outdoors with your child is one of the best ways to help them form a lifelong bond with nature, so come along for an adventure of reading and the outdoors! Join us for story time, a tot-sized walk, and a craft, all of which will open your eyes to the wonderful world of nature and sharpen your skills to be their future guide and teacher. This particular 3 day class series will focus on ornithology (the study of birds). Every class will include a snack.  Every child will receive a book at the end of the 3 day session.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Wednesday-Friday, August 1-39:00 - 10:30 a.m.2 - 5Donner Center$25Online

Halloween Costume Contest
1st-3rd place prizes will be awarded in the following categories: scariest, prettiest, funniest, most adorable, most original & best animated. Numbers for judging will be available at 1:30pm. All participants will receive a ribbon & treat bag. Crafts will be available from 2-3:30pm.

DateTimeAgeLocation Fee
Sunday, October 282:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
6 - 12
Donner CenterFree

Little Chefs
Cookie Hunt

Go on a scavenger hunt and find the ingredients needed to make delicious brownies, easy oatmeal cookies and a fun kids’ trail mix! Registration deadline is Thursday, November 8. Class sizes are limited.

DateTimeAgeLocation FeeRegister
Tuesday, November 134:30 - 5:45p.m.5 - 8 Donner Center$16Online
Ghost & Goblin Goodies!
Join us as we make a variety of out of this world Halloween goodies! Registration deadline Friday, October 5. Class sizes are limited.
DateTimeAgeLocation FeeRegister
Wednesday, October 101:00 - 2:15 p.m.5 - 8 Donner Center$16Online

Christmas Cookies & Canvas
Join local artist Paul Neufelder and explore your creative side in a couple of ways! Paul will guide you step by step as your canvas comes to life with color! Then we will use anouther type of canvas- cookies and “paint” to ice and design your own cookies!

DateTime Age LocationFeeRegister
Wednesday, November 284:30 - 6:30 p.m.8 - 12Donner Center$35Online
Wednesday, December 54:30 - 6:30 p.m.8 - 12Donner Center$35Online

Mom & Me for Tea
Mothers & daughters come join us at Donner Center for the 21st annual Mom & Me for Tea. This holiday party will include tea, punch, sandwiches, sweets, crafts, games & surprises! All children should wear their holiday best for the fashion show! Moms please bring a written description of your daughter’s outfit for our master of ceremonies to read. Registration deadline November 28.

DateTimeAgeLocation FeeRegister
Sunday, December 21:00 p.m.3 - 8Donner Center$24/pair
$12/ add person

Santa’s Workshop
Hands on Christmas crafts, games, prizes & snacks! All children must be accompanied by an adult.

DateTimeLocation Fee
Friday, December 76:30 - 8:00 p.m.Donner Center$1

Mad Scientists!
Mix, stir and create whacky science experiments. Hands on science fun for the whole family! All children must be accompanied by an adult.

DateTimeLocation Fee
Friday, February 15, 20196:30 - 8:00 p.m.Donner Center$1

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Areas for ages 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 & 7-8. If raining, candy & eggs will be distributed in Donner Center. Co-sponsored with radio1010/WCSI. Please bring a bag or basket for your eggs.

DateTimeAgeLocation Fee
Saturday, April 20, 201910:00 a.m.1-8Donner ParkFree

Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt
Lots of eggs & lots of prizes await you at this unique activity for teens only! Co-sponsored with Foundation for Youth & Teen Council.

DateTimeGradeLocation Fee
Saturday, April 20, 2019At Dark7 & UpMill Race ParkFree

Spring Tea for Two!
Mothers and daughters please join us for our Spring Tea for Two! Wear your spring finery & enjoy an afternoon in our spring garden! We will decorate our own teapot planters, discover butterflies, and go on a spring garden treasure hunt!

DateTimeAgeLocation FeeRegister
Sunday, April 7, 20192:00 - 4:00 p.m.3 - 8Donner Center$24/pair
$12/ add person

Kids/Teens Only Garage Sale
Clean out your closets, get rid of some stuff & make some money! All items for this sale must be kids/teen oriented. We provide the building, tables, chairs & advertising. You provide the stuff to sell! Admission to the sale is FREE to the public. Registration deadline April 11.

DateTimeAgeLocation FeeRegister
Saturday, April 13, 20199:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.8 - 17Donner Center$6/table
$3/ add table

American Girl Doll Day
Over, Under & Around the Sea!
Bring your doll & join us for the 9th annual American Girl Doll Day-“Over, Under & Around the Sea!” We will make matching sailor hats for you and your doll, a ocean in a bottle, create your own under the sea scrapbook page about you and your doll, make an edible ocean & more! Inclement weather date Feb 10. Registration deadline Feb 1.

DateTimeAgeLocation FeeRegister
Sunday, February 3, 20191:00 - 4:00 p.m.5 - 10Donner Center$22Online

Trick or Treat Tales
Join us for an evening of not so scary Halloween tales & songs. We’ll then make a craft or two & play games. Snacks will be served. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

DateTimeLocation Fee
Friday, October 126:30 - 8:00 p.m.Donner Center$1

A*C*T Attack!
Theater games, skits, acting out scenes, improv & more! Join Dana Calfee for a fun and entertaining afternoon!

DateTimeAgeLocation FeeRegister
Tuesday, October 91:00 - 4:00 p.m.8 - 12Donner Center$15Online