Join us for the fun this year at camp!

  • Early bird registration begins February 14th and ends March 31st.
  • Regular registration runs April 1st through May 17th.
  • Find registration under ‘Summer Camp’ in the catalog. Fees are listed under registration options.
  • Camp paperwork will be emailed upon registration.

Our exciting third year of Camp Adventure Leaf is here! Camp Adventure Leaf focuses on supporting emotional health and wellbeing led by a Therapist in partnership with Adventure Works.

  • First, register for the Camp Maple Leaf option that best suits your schedule.
  • After you register, reach out to KSRA staff regarding interest in this group.
Date posted: March 26, 2022 | Author: | Comments Off on Get ready for CML 2024!

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Adult Day Program

Adults Recreating Inclusively for Self Enrichment (A.R.I.S.E.) is going strong in DeKalb at the Sports and Recreation Center.

A.R.I.S.E. promotes leisure independence, use of community resources, helpful direction on activities of daily living, and healthy choices for living as an adult.

  • Program runs Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
  • 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Sports and Recreation Center
  • Residents: $515 | Non-Residents: $655

Admissions are continuous throughout the year based on available spots.

  • Assessment with KSRA staff
  • Evaluation for placement within program
  • Program acceptance; registration fee assessed
  • Welcome to A.R.I.S.E.!
Date posted: March 26, 2022 | Author: | Comments Off on A.R.I.S.E.

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KISHWAUKEE SPECIAL RECREATION FOUNDATION

BOARD MEETING

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 – 1:30 pm

Meeting held at the DeKalb Park District

Basement

  1. Meeting Called to Order at 3:00 pm
  2. Board Members present: Paul Bafia, President-Genoa Park District (via Zoom), William Novicki, Vice President-Sandwich Park District, Maureen Stevens-Treasurer- Flagg-Rochelle Park District, John Shea-DeKalb Park District, Lisa Metcalf-Sycamore Park District, Cal Mendez– Heartland Bank and Trust, Absent Theresa Tevsh- SYPD
  3. Staff present Dawn Schaefer-Executive Director KSRA, Pat Myers-Administration Asst. KSRA
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Motion to approve agenda William Novicki, SPD
  • Second by: Maureen Stevens, FRPD
  • All Approve, Yay-6, Nay 0, Absent -1
  • Approval of Minutes from October 2021
  • Motion to approve minutes John Shea, DKPD
  • Second by: Lisa Metcalf, SYPD
  • All Approve, Yay-6, Nay 0, Absent -1
  • Public Comment-none
  • Correspondence -none
  • Financial Reports
    • Foundation did not have a budget for 2021.
    • Financial report created from both Association and Foundation QuickBooks reports.
  • Acceptance of Financial report
  • Old Business-none
  • New Business
    • Report from 5K fundraiser, Donut Dash, Saturday November 6 in DeKalb
  • Donut Dash brought in $723.18 with 50 participants, money to go for Sensory room.
  • KSRA will join a local 5K circuit club next year.
  • Report of Revenue to be received from KSRA for 5k and Giving Tuesday
  • KSRA will pay the Foundation the money raised from Donut Dash and Giving Tuesday.
  • Both events were hosted through the KSRA website, as the only place that accepts credit cards. 
  • The total amount coming from the Association to the Foundation is $1,409.00.
  • Approval of 2022 Foundation Budget
  • Motion to approve Foundation budget, John Shea, DPD
  • Second by: Maureen Stevens, FRPD
  • All Approve, Yay-6, Nay 0, Absent -1
  • Announcements
    • Discussion on Sensory Room. It will be located at Sycamore Community Center. Items to be purchased include; bubble tubes, bean bags, and sensory items for the walls. Schaefer will write a grant to Facebook for interactive game counsel for the room.
    • KSRF will apply for grants through Northwestern, Dekalb County Community Foundation in 2022.
    • Staff will research other local large companies to learn of their giving programs.
  1. Adjournment
    1. Adjourned at 3:27pm
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Minutes

KISHWAUKEE SPECIAL RECREATION ASSOCIATION

BOARD MEETING

Tuesday, October 2021 – 1:30 pm

Meeting held at the DeKalb Park District

Terrace Room

  1. Meeting Called to Order at 1:44 by President Theresa Tevsh
    1. Board members present: Theresa Tevsh, President, Sycamore Park District; Bill Novicki, Vice President, Sandwich Park District; Maureen Stevens, Treasurer,Flagg-Rochelle Park District; Paul Bafia, Genoa Park District; John Shea, DeKalb Park District
    1. Staff present: Dawn Schaefer, Executive Director, KSRA; Pat Myers, Administrative Assistant, KSRA; Community/Guests-0
  2. Approval of Agenda
    1. Motion to approve the agenda: Paul Bafia, GPD
    1. Second by: Bill Novicki, SPD
    1. Motion passed unanimously. Yay – 5, Nay – 0, Absent/Open – 0
  3. Approval of Minutes from August 2021 meeting
    1. Motion to approve the August 2021 meeting minutes: Bill Novicki, SPD
    1. Second by: Paul Bafia, GPD
    1. Motion passed unanimously. Yay – 5, Nay – 0, Absent/Open – 0
  4. Public Comment
    1. None
  5. Correspondence
    1. None
  6. Financial Reports
    1. Current Reports
      1. Schafer presented reports. Discussed items of note as Budget should be at %75.
      1. Motion to approve financial reports: Paul Bafia, GPD
      1. Second by: Maureen Stevens, FRPD
      1. Roll Call Motion passed unanimously. Yay – 5, Nay – 0, Absent/Open – 0
  7. Old Business
    1. None
  8. New Business
    1. Approval of KSRA Board Meeting Dates for 2022 – Approved, Discussion to have meeting at new Recreation center in Rochelle 2022
    1. Motion to approve the agenda:
      1. Maureen Stevens, FRPD

                                  ii   Second by: Bill Novicki, SPD

                                    iii   All Approve, Yay-5, Nay 0, Absent/Open-0

  • Discussion of FT staff salary adjustment-
    • Tabled, Board President will email Schafer with questions-discussed in close session. Board will schedule special meeting to talk about salary in November prior to Budget approval in December.
    • Discussion regarding KSRA ending relationship with MorningStar Media in Sycamore
      • All agreed that it was good to leave MorningStar and go with OC Creative. Dawn has requested all information and electronic files from MorningStar. OC cost is comparable to MorningStar. OC to host website.
      • Brochure development t will be with OC Creative in winter/spring2022
      • Bought foggers and air purifiers for office.
    • Update on Strategic Plan progress
      • Lisa Ann Barnes will have a report and presentation for Board at December meeting. She will survey youth family participants in November to gain their input.
    • Report from Foundation
      • Discussion on upcoming Donut Dash: Donuts donated by Kuiper’s, NIU Credit Union donated money for Gaiters. Purchased 100 donut metals. Runner’s fuel; water and fruit-sponsored by Heartland Bank & Trust.Planning for volunteers, parking event
    • Invitation to play the KSRA Bocce team
      • Board members will attend October 26, 2021, Bocce Ball to play KSRA team.
    • Discussion of 2022 Budget draft
      • Not all line items available yet: CML Fees and shelter rental, IMRF, Payroll related fees, insurance and PDRMA. Waiting for finally numbers to complete 2022 budget
    • Reminder for A.D.A. report and budget for December meeting from district members.
    • Program and Services Report:
      • November and December will have Schools Day out and Winter Break Camp Programs.
      • Sam and Austin visiting adult day programs. KSRA would like to offer Adult Day program either 2 or 3 days a week to start off in Spring of 2022
  • Announcements -None
  • Adjournment
    • Motion to adjourn the KSRA Board meeting at 2:43 pm: Bill Novicki, SPD
    • Second by: Paul Bafia, GPD

Motion passed unanimously. Yay – 5, Nay – 0, Absent/Open – 0                                                 

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Agenda

KISHWAUKEE SPECIAL RECREATION FOUNDATION

BOARD MEETING

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 – 3:00 pm

Meeting held at the DeKalb Park District

Basement

  1. Meeting Called to Order
  2. Approval of Agenda
  3. Approval of Minutes from October 2021
  4. Public Comment
  5. Correspondence
  6. Financial Reports
    1. Acceptance of Financial report
  7. Old Business
  8. New Business
    1. Report from 5K fundraiser, Donut Dash, Saturday November 6 in DeKalb
    1. Report of Revenue to be received from KSRA for 5k and Giving Tuesday
    1. Approval of 2022 Foundation Budget
  9. Announcements
  10. Adjournment                                            

 Date of Notice: December 10, 2021

Assistive services will be provided upon request prior to the meeting.

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Agenda

KISHWAUKEE SPECIAL RECREATION ASSOCIATION

BOARD MEETING

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 – 1:30 pm

DeKalb Park District

Basement

  1. Meeting Called to Order
  2. Approval of Agenda
  3. Approval of Minutes from October meeting
  4. Public Comment
  5. Correspondence
  6. Financial Reports
    1. Acceptance of Financial Report
  7. Old Business
  8. New Business
    1. Update on Strategic Plan progress
    1. Approval of Office Lease Agreement for term of July 1, 2021 ending June 31, 2024
    1. Approval of 2022 Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance premiums and carriers
    1. Approval of Executive Director attending IPRA/IAPD annual conference in January
    1. Approval of 2022 Budget
    1. Approval of Transfer of Funds from FNBO to Heartland
    1. Approval of Investment Policy
    1. Approval of KSRA Executive Director to be named designated Auditing Official for Whistleblowers Protection Act Policy
    1. Approval of Whistleblowers Protection (SAFE – T Act) Policy
    1. A.D.A. report for project budgets from Member Districts for 2022
    1. A.D.A. report for completed projects from Member Districts for 2021
    1. Report from Foundation
    1. Program and Services Report
  9. Announcements
  10. Adjournment                                                                         

Date of Notice: December 10, 2021

Assistive services will be provided upon request prior to the meeting. 

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Minutes

KISHWAUKEE SPECIAL RECREATION FOUNDATION

BOARD MEETING

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Meeting held at the DeKalb Park District

Terrace Room

  1. Meeting Called to Order
    1. President Paul Bafia, GPD; called the meeting to order at 2:47 pm.
    1. Board present: Paul Bafia, President GPD; Willian Novicki, Vice President, SPD; Maureen Stevens, Treasurer, FRPD; Theresa Tevsh, SYCPD; Lisa Metcalf, SYCPD; John Shea, DKPD.

                         Absent: Cal Mendez, Heartland Bank & Trust

  • Staff present: Dawn Schaefer, Pat Myers
  • Approval of Agenda
    • Motion by William Novicki; Second by John Shea. 6 – Yay, 0 -Nay, – 1-Absent
  • Approval of Minutes from August 2021
    • Motion by John Shea; Second by Theresa Tevsh.  6– Yay, 0- Nay, 1- Absent
  • Public Comment
    • None present
  • Correspondence
    • None received
  • Financial Reports
    • Acceptance of Financial report
      • Staff reported current financials listed in the KSRA budget for 2022
      • Grants will be written from the foundation so to ensure compliance with the 501c3
      • Motion by Theresa Tevsh; Second by Maureen Stevens. 6 – Yay, 0 – Nay, 1- Absent
  • Old Business
    • None
  • New Business
    • Discussion of 5K fundraiser, Donut Dash on Saturday November 6, 2021, in Dekalb.
      • Board members will volunteer to help. KSRA office is marketing and organizing food, volunteers, route, parking.
    • Marketing of Amazon Smile for Foundation-
      • Flyer will be shared with all Foundation members along with posted on all KSRA social media in November.
  • Announcements
    • None
  • Adjournment
    • Motion to adjourn meeting at 3:12 pm by Theresa Tevsh; Second by Maureen Stevens.

6 – Yay, 0 – Nay, 1 – Absent.  

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Agenda

KISHWAUKEE SPECIAL RECREATION ASSOCIATION

*SPECIAL* BOARD MEETING

Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 2:30 pm

Sycamore Park District

Community Center

Zoom

  1. Meeting Called to Order
  2. Approval of Agenda
  3. Closed Session
    1. Closed Session in accordance with Open Meetings Act to consider information regarding personnel
  4. Adjournmentfrom Closed session
  5. Reconvene Open meeting
  6. Actions required from closed session
  7. Adjournment                                                                         

Date of Notice: December 31, 2021

Assistive services will be provided upon request prior to the meeting. 

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Agenda

KISHWAUKEE SPECIAL RECREATION ASSOCIATION

BOARD MEETING

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 – 1:30 pm

Meeting held via Zoom

This is a reschedule of February 8th meeting

  1. Meeting Called to Order
  2. Approval of Agenda
  3. Approval of Minutes from December 2021 meeting
  4. Public Comment
  5. Correspondence
  6. Financial Reports
    1. Final 2021 unaudited
    1. January 2022 reports
  7. Old Business
  8. New Business
    1. KSRA Board Officer elections
    1. Presentation of the Strategic Plan from Blue Pontoon, Lisa-Ann Barnes
    1. Acceptance of the Strategic Plan for KSRA
    1. Approval of Resolution for Appreciation of Service Congressman Harris Fawell
    1. Discussion of the process of approval for document destruction through the State.
    1. Foundation Report
    1. Program and Services Report
  9. Announcements
  10. Adjournment                                            

 Date of Notice: February 17, 2022

Assistive services will be provided upon request prior to the meeting.

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