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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:

  • 2022-2023 Parent and Participant 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.

Fall program registration for Residents of Champaign begins Monday, July 11; Non-Residents of Champaign begins Thursday, July 21.


Science Explosion

K-5th graders
Ready to get up close with science? This one-day program will feature some of the most epic science experiments we can muster, lead by the REACT group from UIUC. Each child should bring a snack and lunch. Please no peanut/nut products.

Date: 10/5
Day: Wednesday
Time: 7:30a-5:30p
Class ID: 222077
Location: Douglass Community Center
Fee (R/NR): $62/$93
Min/Max: 8/12
Deadline: 9/28
Questions: lynne.franco@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573


Let’s Get Creative

K-5th graders
Come join us at Leonhard and let your imagination run wild. Young artists will explore different types of art. We will also take a field trip to The Pottery Place. Please pack a morning snack and a sack lunch. Please no peanut/nut products. 

Date: 10/5
Day: Wednesday
Time: 7:30a-5:30p
Class ID: 222100
Location: Leonhard Recreation Center
Fee (R/NR): $62/$93
Min/Max: 8/10
Deadline: 9/28
Questions: shannon.walter@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3988


Fall Fun Fest

K-5th graders
Apples, pumpkins, and leaves; oh my! It’s beginning to look a lot like fall. During this two-day adventure, kids will play fun games, create fall0fun crafts, participate in fall-themed activates and take a fall-fun field trip to The Great Pumpkin Patch in Arthur, IL on Friday (10/21). Admission cost is included in the registration. Parents should drop their child off by 8am and pick up at 5:30p. In order to attend the field trips, children 8 years old and under must have a booster or car seat. Please put their names on the car seat. Each child should bring a snack and lunch. Please no peanut/nut products.

Date: 10/20, 10/21
Day: Thursday, Friday
Time: 7:30a-5:30p
Class ID: 222078
Location: Douglass Community Center
Fee (R/NR): $62/$93
Min/Max: 8/13
Deadline: 10/13
Questions: lynne.franco@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573


Fall Festivities

K-5th graders
Fall is in the air! Join us for two fun-filled days of adventure. We will take a field trip to The Great Pumpkin Patch in Arthur, IL on Thursday (10/20) and a field tri to Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch on Friday (10/21). Please pack a morning snack and a sack lunch. Please no peanut/nut products.

Date: 10/20, 10/21
Day: Thursday. Friday
Time: 7:30a-5:30p
Class ID: 222101
Location: Leonhard Recreation Center
Fee (R/NR): $62/$93
Min/Max: 8/10
Deadline: 10/13
Questions: shannon.walter@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3988


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 Day. Please pack a morning snack and a sack lunch. Please no peanut/nut products.

12/27 – Field Trip to Elevate Trampoline Park
12/28 – Field Trip to Peoria Playhouse
12/29 – Field Trip to Children’s Discovery Museum (Normal, IL)
12/30 – Field Trip to Skateland 
1/3 – Field Trip to (TBD)
1/4 – Field Trip to Planetarium at Parkland Community College

Date: 12/27 – 1/4
Day: Tuesday – Wednesday
Time: 7:30a-5:30p
Class ID: 222102
Location: Leonhard Recreation Center
Fee (R/NR): $62/$93
Min/Max: 8/10
Deadline: 12/20
Questions: shannon.walter@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3988


Survivor: Outwit, Outplay, Outlast

K-5th graders
Think you have what it takes to help your team succeed? This week will be full of fun challenges and puzzles that will test your team. Will you and your friends come out on top or will you be ‘voted’ off? We will continue our thrilling escapades on three field trips. Admission for the 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.  Please no peanut/nut products.

12/27 – Field Trip to Urbana Aquatic Center
12/29 – Field Trip to Anita Purvis Nature Center
1/3 – Field Trip to Elevate Trampoline Park

Date: 12/22 – 1/4
Day: Thursday – Wednesday
Time: 7:30a-5:30p
Class ID: 222079
Location: Douglass Community Center
Fee (R/NR): $62/$93
Min/Max: 8/12
Deadline: 12/15
Questions: lynne.franco@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573


CUSR Winter Break Camp

Ages 5 – High School Graduate
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. All CUSR Camps and programs are NUT FREE.

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

Date: 12/27-12/30
Day: Tuesday – Friday
Time: 8a – 5p
Location: CUSR Center
Fee (R/NR): $62/$93
Min/Max: 6/12
Deadline: 12/20


THE GREAT DEBATE

K-5th Graders
The debate is on! Which is the best? Oreo v. Chips Ahoy! Kids will come and learn all about how the voting process works, play fun games, create their own campaign poster, and in the end we will discover what the ultimate cookie is! Each child should bring a snack and lunch. No peanut/nut products, please. 

Date: November 8
Days: Tuesday
Location: Douglass Community Center
Min/Max: 8/12
Deadline: November 1
Questions: lynne.franco@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573

 

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