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School’s Out

Kids

Don’t sit around on your days off from school! Join our fun and professional staff as we provide a wide variety of games, sports, arts and crafts, learning, and nature activities!

Parents

The Champaign Park District is your child’s destination for positive, educational, and productive programs when school is out!


 

 
Registration Information:

Winter/Spring Explore Guide 2020 – School’s Out Days

2019-2020 Parent Handbook – Fillable

Winter/Spring School’s Out Days

DOWN BY THE RIVER

K-5th graders
Ignite your creativity as we explore the Peoria Riverfront Museum. We will spend the day in the galleries including the IHSA Peak Performance, Discovery Worlds, the Illinois River Encounter, and so much more. This museum is a must-see! Parents: due to the field trip, please do not plan to drop off later than 8:30a or pick up earlier than 4:30p. Please pack a sack lunch for your child. No peanut/nut products.

Location: Leonhard Recreation Center
Min/Max: 8/11
Questions: shannon.meissner@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3988
 

 

PAINT AND SNACKS – NEW!

K-5th graders
Explore your creative side as you paint your own masterpiece. We will learn about the history of art, as well as famous artists. Become an artist, and take home your masterpiece, along with a mini canvas and  paint set! Please pack your child a sack lunch. No peanut/nut products.

Location: Douglass Community Center
Min/Max: 8/16
Questions: brittney.washington@champaignparks.com or 217-398-2573
 

 

SPRING BREAK: SPACE EDITION

K-5th graders
Wondering what to do with your kids while they’re out of school? Register for Douglass Community Center’s Spring Break: Space Edition! Participants will enjoy space-themed trips, play fun games and organized group sports, and make fun crafts! Admission for field trips is included in the registration. Parents: Due to the scheduling of various field trips, please do not drop off later than 8am or pick up earlier than 5pm. If your child is 8 years old or younger, s/he will need a booster seat for the CPD van. Please pack your child a sack lunch. No peanut/nut products.

Trips may be canceled due to inclement weather.

March 12 – Staerkel Planetarium
March 13 – Elevate Trampoline Park
March 16 – Peoria Riverfront Museum
March 17 – Orpheum Children’s Science Museum
March 18 – Monkey Joe’s in Peoria
March 19 – Challenger Learning Center in Normal
March 20 – Movie and Pizza at Douglass

Location: Douglass Community Center
Questions: brittney.washington@champaignparks.com or 217-398-2573
 

 

SPRING EXPLORERS

K-5th graders
Looking for a spring break alternative? We’ve got you covered with a spring exploration! Throughout the week, we will be going on field trips that will delight children, fuel their curiosity, and put a little spring in their step! Parents: due to the field trip, please do not plan to drop off later than 8:30a or pick up earlier than 4:30p. Please pack a sack lunch for your child. No peanut/nut products.

March 12 – Anita Purves
March 13 – Orpheum Children’s Science Museum
March 16 – Home Depot Kids Workshop
March 17 – Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery
March 18 – Douglass Hart Nature Center
March 19 – Sugar Grove Nature Center
March 20 – Peoria Playhouse

Location: Leonhard Recreation Center
Questions: shannon.meissner@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3988
 

 

FUN AT THE ZOO

K-5th graders

Pack a lunch because we are hitting the road and visiting the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington! Kids have the opportunity to see harbor seals, a Sumatran tiger, Galapagos tortoises, bald eagles, and more! Admission to the zoo is included in the price. Parents: Due to the field trip, please do not drop off later than 8:30am or pick up earlier than 5pm. If your child is 8 years old or younger, s/he will need a booster seat for the CPD van. Please pack your child a sack lunch. No peanut/nut products.

Location: Douglass Community Center
Deadline: 4/8
Questions: brittney.washington@champaignparks.com or 217-398-2573
 

 

PROJECT GROW –NEW!

K-5th graders
With spring just around the corner, your children will enjoy getting dirty as they explore the world of gardening. We will learn about plants and care, plant seedlings to start indoors, and enjoy some spring crafts to take home. Please pack a sack lunch for your child. No peanut/nut products.

Location: Leonhard Recreation Center

Deadline: 4/3
Questions: shannon.meissner@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3988
 

 

AIKMAN WILDLIFE ADVENTURE

K-5th graders

Get ready to explore because we are hitting the road and visiting Aikman Wildlife Adventure in Arcola! Participants will take a wagon tour where they will feed and interact with over 120 animals. The tour is guided by one of the animal experts, who will educate the participants about the animals as they go along. Admission to the wildlife adventure is included in the price. Parents: Due to the field trip, please do not drop off later than 8:30am or pick up earlier than 5pm. If your child is 8 years old or younger, they will need a booster seat for the CPD van. Please pack your child a sack lunch. No peanut/nut products.

Location: Douglass Community Center
Questions: brittney.washington@champaignparks.com or 217-398-2573
 

 

TEEN SCHOOL’S OUT DAY TRIPS

Ages 12-17
Keep your teen active and engaged while school is out with these fun day trips. Cost of transportation and admission is included. *Bring additional money for shopping and lunch.

2/17 – Let’s try an Escape Room in Bloomington, IL (SMARTpath Education), followed by lunch and shopping. Please bring additional money for lunch.

Time: 9:45a-4p
Fee (R/NR): $30/$45
Min/Max: 6/10
Deadline: February 7

4/13 – Join us for Laser Tag at Paintball Urban Warfare in Bloomington, IL, followed by lunch and shopping. Please bring additional money for lunch.

Time: 9:30a-3:30p
Fee (R/NR): $30/$45
Min/Max: 6/10
Deadline: April 3

Location: Depart from Douglass Community Center
Questions: katherine.hicks@champaignparks.com or 217-398-2572
 

 

CUSR SPRING BREAK

Are you looking for something fun and exciting to do over Spring Break? If so, CUSR Spring Break is the perfect program for you! We will be filling our days with crafts, cooking, field trips, group games, and so much more! Please bring a sack lunch each day. Please note, CUSR is a nut-free program.

GOALS: Improve verbal and social skills, build new friendships, gain self-confidence and independence, and expand knowledge of leisure activities.

Time: 8:00a-5:00p
Fee(R/NR): $180/$270
Min/Max: 8/15
Deadline: March 9
Location: TBA
Questions: morgen.mcgraw@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3933

2019-2020 CUSR Parent Handbook – Fillable

To Register: The Annual Information Form (AIF) is a required form that contains extremely important participant information which is necessary for CUSR staff to plan and execute safe and enjoyable programs. Each participant needs to have this form completed about them. CUSR Participants will NOT have access to online or facility registration until we have received this completed form. Completed AIF can be mailed/dropped off to Hays Recreation Center, emailed to CUSR Receptionist – Amanda Carrington, or faxed to 217-373-7951. Once we have received the completed AIF, registration can be taken at any Champaign Park District facility and online.
 
 

 

CUSR Inclusion Services

Champaign-Urbana Special Recreation 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 with INCLUSION REQUEST on the registration form. For more questions, email Grace Tissier-CUSR Manager & Inclusion Coordinator.

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