The following were/are new programs, many developed as COVID-19 friendly, during the pandemic fiscal year, May 1, 2021 through April 30, 2022:


Grades 5-8 Pool Party

Abs of August (member challenge)

Amazing Minds, Youth Class

Anderson Japanese Gardens

Around the World Cooking Series

Art Sparks Camp

Audubon Skate Park Trip

Ballet/Jazz II

Bike Safety Monday collaboration with Skokie Police Department

Birthday Shelter Rentals with Campfire and S’mores Options—very popular outdoor birthday option

Candy Cane Hunt

Caring for Houseplants (adults)

Chess and Engineering Camp

Ciao Bella Sewing Workshops

Creative Writing Classes

Decorate and Sip – Wreath making and Wine

Dedicated Dad's Day (June Member Appreciation Event)

Deep Water Aerobics

Earthkeepers School Program—resumed September 2021

Egg Decorating Family Event

Emily Oaks Hiking Club (adults)—11 new destinations: Linne Woods Forest Preserve, Miami Woods Forest Preserve, Ft. Sheridan Forest Preserve, Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserve, Chipilly Woods Forest Preserve, Everett Farm Nature Preserve, LaBagh Woods Forest Preserve, Prairie Wolf Forest Preserve, Skokie River Nature Preserve, Techny Prairie Park, Rosewood Park and Beach

Evergreen Wreaths (adults)

Family Campout @ Oakton

Family Olympics

Fitness in the Funshine Outdoor Classes

Freaky Fitness (October member appreciation event)

Game Show Gurus Trivia Luncheon

Garage Sale for Fitness First Members

Gingerbread House Decorating (in-person or take home)

Girls On The Run

Grandparents Day: Play & Create

Groundhog Day the Musical

Historical Lecture Series

Holiday Ham Basketball Shot

Homework Help

Independently Fit (July Member Appreciation Event)

Keto Cooking

Kooky Spooky Candy Train

Libertyville Tour

Little Earth Scouts Camp (ages 4-5)—expanded to 5 days/week, full and half-days

Little Mermaid Beach Party

Low Impact Cardio Dance

Make A Mess, Early Childhood Class

Make Your Own Snow Globe

Mardi Gras Mayhem Indoor Duathlon 

Middle School Open Gym Theme Nights

Milwaukee Public Museum

Mindful Moments Virtual Class (new class offering)

Mini Festival of Cultures

Motivational Mom's Day (May Member Appreciation Event)

Nature Book Club (adults)—monthly

New Year Traditions Around The World

Niles Historical & Cultural Center Tour

No Bones About – Making Edible Treats for your dog

On-site School Activities—resumed in May 2021

Open Gym Nights

Open Volleyball Nights

Parent & Tot Artisans

Parent/Child Yoga, Early Childhood Class

Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz (all ages)

Playtime Open Gym

Pooches & Pints

Pumpkin Decoration

Sensory Day @ Gross Point Park

Short Term Shortchange (Membership promotion)

Skip & Scoot, Early Childhood Class

Skokie Sports Park Teen Night

Squats of September (September member challenge)

Storybook Dance

Summer Fun Run Series: Superhero 3K, Water Fun Run 1k, Summer Sunset and Toddler Trot

Summer Kickoff Pool Bingo Party/End of Summer Pool Party

Summer Movie Nights

Teen Bike Trip to Botanic Gardens

Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt

Thanksgiving Turkey Basketball Shot

The Sanfilippo Foundation

Thin Ice Home School Performing/Cultural Arts Classes & Productions

Travel Lecture Series

Twelve Days of Fitness (December member challenge)

Upper Fox River Canoe Trip (adults)

Winter Survival Challenge (families)—Shelter Building / Fire Building / Compass Skills

Youth Jazz

Zoom with Santa