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School’s Out

The Champaign Park District is your child’s destination for positive, educational, and productive programs when school is out. Fee includes supplies, equipment, morning snack, and field trips. Children should bring a sack lunch, water bottle, and afternoon snack. No peanuts, please.

 


Downloads & Resources:

  • 2021-2022 Parent Handbook-Fillable >>
  • 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@champaignparks.org, CUSR Manager & Inclusion Coordinator.

HOLIDAY ADVENTURE

K-5th graders
We have lots of holiday fun planned for your children to enjoy during break. Keep kids active and learning all while making new friends at our Holiday Adventure School’s Out Days. Please pack a morning snack and a sack lunch. No peanut/nut products, please. COVID-19 guidelines will be enforced and followed. Staff and children must wear face coverings/masks at all times except when eating, drinking, or outside in an environment where they are able to maintain social distancing.

Dates: December 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, & January 3
Location: Leonhard Recreation Center
Min/Max: 8/10
Questions: shannon.walter@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3988


NO SCHOOLAPALOOZA: WINTER BREAK EDITION

K-5th graders
Have a blast during winter break with our themed days! We’ll provide a wide variety of activities including games, arts and crafts, and field trips. Parents should drop their child off by 8a and pick up at 5:30p. In order to attend field trips, children 8 years old and under must have a booster or car seat. Please put their name on the car seat. Bring your own lunch, and we will provide an afternoon snack. No peanut/ nut products. COVID-19 guidelines will be enforced and followed. Staff and children must wear face coverings/masks at all times except when eating, drinking, or outside in an environment where they are able to maintain social distancing.

  • 12/27 | Super Hero Day
  • 12/28 | Minute-To-Win-It Games
  • 12/29 | Mad Science. Field trip to Children’s Discovery Museum in
    Bloomington
  • 12/30 | Movie & Popcorn at Douglass
  • 1/3 | Jumping into 2022. Field trip to Elevate in Champaign.

Location: Douglass Community Center
Questions: lynne.franco@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573


CHAMPAIGN-URBANA SPECIAL RECREATION: WINTER BREAK

Ages 5-22
Break is never boring when spent with friends! Students will stay active and learning by playing games, cooking, and trying creative projects. Please pack your child a lunch and snack in disposable containers. COVID-19 guidelines will be enforced and followed. All CUSR Camps and programs are NUT FREE.

GOALS: Enhance social skills, learn new leisure activities, and increase independence.

Dates: Wednesday, December 22-Thursdays, December 23,
and Tuesday, December 28-Thursday, December 30
Time: 8a-5p
Fee (R/NR): $56/$84
Deadline: 12/20
Location: CUSR Center
Min/Max: 6/9
To Register: A CUSR registration form must be used. You may register for CUSR programs at CUSR Center or online at cuspecialrecreation.com. A new Participant Assessment Submission is also required needed to register. You can find this form at cuspecialrecreation.com.
Questions: carlie.provow@champaignparks.org or 217-239-1152


MAD SCIENTISTS

K-5th graders
Ignite your creativity and curiosity. Come along with staff at Leonhard as we explore science by using all of our senses. Your child will leave inspired and hungry for more. Staff and child must wear face coverings/masks at all times except when eating, drinking or outside in an environment where they are able to maintain at least 6 feet social distancing. Please pack a morning snack and a sack lunch. No peanut/nut products, please. COVID-19 guidelines will be enforced and followed.

Date: Monday, February 21
Time: 7:30a-5:30p
Fee (R/NR): $56/$84
Deadline: 2/14
Location: Leonhard Recreation Center
Min/Max: 8/10
Questions: shannon.walter@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3988


CREATURES OF THE NIGHT

K-5th graders
Learn about animals that are awake during the night! Children will participate in a variety of activities which will heighten the senses and simulate how nocturnal animals see, hear, and smell. Scovill Zoo’s Mobile Zoo will be by to visit. Parents should drop their child off by 8am and pick up at 5:30p. Each child should bring a snack and lunch in a disposable container. Please no peanuts/nut products. COVID-19 guidelines will be enforced and followed.

Date: Monday, February 21
Time: 7:30a-5:30p
Fee (R/NR): $56/$84
Deadline: 2/18
Location: Leonhard Recreation Center
Min/Max: 8/15
Questions: shannon.walter@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3988


MYTHICAL MAYHEM

K-5th graders
Fairies, unicorns and dragons abound in this two-day adventure. We will be playing fun games, enjoying themed activities, making fun art, and creating magical snacks. Each child should bring a snack and lunch in a disposable container. Please no peanuts/nut products. COVID-19
guidelines will be enforced and followed.

Dates: Thursday, March 10 and Friday, March 11
Time: 7:30a-5:30p
Fee (R/NR): $56/$84
Deadline: 3/4
Location: Douglass Community Center
Min/Max: 8/15
Questions: lynne.franco@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573


SUMMER 2022 PREMIERE

K-5th graders
Summer is right around the corner! Come join us for our Summer 2022 Premiere to see what is in store at the Douglass Community Center for Summer of 2022. We will be going on field trips, playing fun games, enjoying themed activities, and making fun art. Admission for field trips is included in the registration. Parents should drop their child off by 8am and pick up at 5:30p. In order to attend field trips, children 8 years old and under must have a booster or car seat. Please put their name on the car seat. Each child should bring a snack and lunch in a disposable container. Please no peanuts/nut products. COVID-19 guidelines will be enforced and followed.

  • 3/14 – Adventure Awaits!
  • 3/15 – Around the World: Field trip to Urbana Indoor Aquatic Center
  • 3/16 – Superhero, Me
  • 3/17 – Color Wars: Field trip to Urbana Indoor Aquatic Center
  • 3/18 – Circus Science: Field trip to Illinois State University

Location: Douglass Community Center
Questions: lynne.franco@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573


SPRING EXPLORERS

K-5th graders
Looking for a spring break alternative? We’ve got you covered with a spring exploration! Put a little spring in your step! Staff and child must wear face coverings/masks at all times except when eating, drinking or outside in an environment where they are able to maintain at least 6 feet social distancing. Please pack a morning snack and a sack lunch. No peanut/nut products, please. COVID-19 guidelines will be enforced and followed.

Dates: Thursday, March 10-Friday March 11
and Monday, March 14-Friday, March 18
Time: 7:30a-5:30p
Fee (R/NR): $56/$84
Deadline: 3/3
Location: Leonhard Recreation Center
Min/Max: 8/10
Questions: shannon.walter@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3988


CHAMPAIGN-URBANA SPECIAL RECREATION:
SPRING BREAK

Ages 5-22
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. COVID-19 guidelines will be enforced and followed.

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

Dates: Monday, March 14 and Friday, March 18
Time: 8a-5p
Fee (R/NR): $56/$84
Deadline: 3/4
Location: CUSR Center
Min/Max: 4/9
To Register: A CUSR registration form must be used. You may register for CUSR programs at CUSR Center or online at cuspecialrecreation.com. A new Participant Assessment Submission is also required needed to register. You can find this form at cuspecialrecreation.com.
Questions: carlie.provow@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3862


SPRING SPROUTS

K-5th graders
Bunnies, chicks, and flowers, oh my! Ever wonder about what kinds of amazing things happen in the Spring? We will be exploring all things Spring while playing fun games, enjoying themed activities, and making fun art. Each child should bring a snack and lunch in a disposable container. Please no peanuts/nut products. COVID-19 guidelines will be enforced and followed.

Date: Friday, April 15
Time: 7:30a-5:30p
Fee (R/NR): $56/$84
Deadline: 4/8
Location: Douglass Community Center
Min/Max: 8/15
Questions: lynne.franco@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573


PROJECT GROW

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. Staff and child must wear face coverings/masks at all times except when eating, drinking or outside in an environment where they are able to maintain at least 6 feet social distancing. Please pack a morning snack and a sack lunch. No peanut/nut products, please. COVID-19 guidelines will be enforced and followed.

Date: Friday, April 15
Time: 7:30a-5:30p
Fee (R/NR): $56/$84
Deadline: 4/8
Location: Leonhard Recreation Center
Min/Max: 8/15
Questions: shannon.walter@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3988


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