Welcome to The Den, Manhattan Park District’s before and after school program! The Den is a positive and exciting environment for your children to spend time with friends, work on homework, learn new games and activities, make art and science projects, and play! The Den’s curriculum is rooted in engaging and encouraging growth through positive social interaction, physical movement and activity, and learning through play.

The Den is open to all K-5th grade students in District 114 and begins at 7:00 am, ending at 6 pm. The program takes place at the Hansen Community Center, with Wilson Creek and Anna McDonald students bused to and from the schools by Lincoln-Way Transportation. Flexible installment billing options are available.

A $25 enrollment fee is required for each child enrolled in the Den.

To enroll for The Den, please complete the enrollment forms and return to the Hansen Community Center.

  • Early Release Days

    Open to all students! School is out but The Den is open! Full day programs with before and after care options.More

  • Holiday Camps

    Full-day holiday camps for K-5th grade students at Central Park and the Hansen Community Center during fall, winter and spring breaks. Before and after care available.More


MacKenzie O’Connor

Office: 815-478-3324 x210

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