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Summer Youth Programs in a Bag

Ages 5-11
Have fun with the Summer Youth Program in a Bag! Suitable for all ages, each activity bag will have an indoor activity, outdoor activity, STEAM activity, virtual field trip, craft, and family activity for each day of Summer Youth Programs.

Bag must be picked up at Springer Cultural Center (301 N. Randolph St.) between 7:30-8:30am on the first day of session.

June 1-June 4DIY FunMay 24
June 7-June 11Odyssey in Outer SpaceMay 31
June 14-June 18Ahoy Matey!June 7
June 21-June 25For the Love of ArtJune 14
June 28-July 2Boredom BustersJune 21
July 6-July 9Bloom and Grow GardenersJune 28
July 12-July 16Under the SeaJuly 5
July 19-July 23Creative CraftsJuly 12

Fee (R/NR): $40/$60 per activity bag. 
Min/Max: 5/25 per session
Questions: melanie.kahler@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3919


Payment Schedule

SYP at Douglass, Leonhard, & Creative Kids

Payments may be made throughout the summer in accordance to the payment schedule. We require at least a $20 non-refundable deposit per child, per session to hold a spot. The balance will be due ten (10) days (Friday by 5p) before the session begins. See payment schedule online at champaignparks.org or in the parent handbook. Participants will be dropped at this time and space offered to waiting list participants. Registration during the two weeks prior to a session will require full payment at registration.

Summer Youth Program Cancellation/Refund Policy:

Refunds of fees paid minus the required deposit (per child/ per session) will only be given through seven (7) days before the start of the session unless otherwise noted.

Questions: 217-398-2550

Please see other tabs for Program Scholarships & Child Care Resource Services (CCRS).

WeekDatesFull Payment Due by 5p Friday*$20 Deposits Accepted Thru Friday**
1June 1-June 4May 21May 14
2June 7-June 11May 28May 21
3June 14-June 18June 4May 28
4June 21-June 25June 11June 4
5June 28-July 2June 18June 11
6July 6-July9June 25June 18
7July 12-July 16July 2June 25
8July 19-July 23July 6July 2
9July 26-July 30July 16July 9
10August 2-August 6July 22July 16

*  Non-Payment by due date will result in participant being dropped and space offered to waiting list participants. May re-enroll if space is available. CCRS participants: please see the front desk regarding payment details.

** $20 deposits must be made to hold space through the “Deposits Accepted” date. Full payment is due if registering during the two weeks prior to the start of a session.

Scholarship Information

Because some residents are unable to participate in recreation programs due to economic hardship, the Champaign Park District offers scholarships to reduce certain fees and charges. Jimmy John’s Youth Scholarship Program applicants are not guaranteed fund availability, program registration or choice of program location. Early applications are given priority. Need is the primary criterion upon which scholarship applicants are considered. Questions: 398-2550.

Visit our Registration page for the updated Scholarship Applications!


Child Care Resource Services (CCRS)

Child Care Resource Service helps income-eligible parents who are working and/or going to school to pay for their child care. Eligibility is based on family size and parents’ income. Working families whose incomes are at or below 50% of the state median income level may be eligible. Processing the application can take up to 10 business days, once all the necessary information is received. Please pick up an application form from CCRS. CCRS approved families may register for summer youth programs by paying a $10 deposit per child/per session of the program. These deposits may be refunded at the end of the summer once all CCRS checks are received and there is a credit balance. If money is still owed on your account once CCRS checks have been applied, you will be responsible for the rest of the bill. Because the Park District does not receive payment from CCRS until one month after the service was provided, your deposit could be refunded as late as October.

Please Note: Champaign-Urbana Special Recreation is unable to accept CCRS payment due to changes in governmental regulations.

Questions: Child Care Resource Service (http://ccrs.illinois.edu/), 217-333-3252 or 1-800-325-5516

Inclusion Services

CUSR offers inclusion services for Champaign Park District programs. Upon an initial assessment, services that are deemed appropriate based on each individual will be provided. If needed, a one-on-one aide will work with your child. When registering, please fill in ADA information as needed on registration form.

*Inclusion services may be limited due to the spread of Covid-19. Please call CUSR or CPD program supervisor to learn what accommodations are available at the time of registration.

For more questions, feel free to email CUSR Manager grace.tissier@champaignparks.org!



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