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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.

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


AROUND THE WORLD

K-5th Graders

Ignite your curiosity and take a trip around the world to learn more about different cultures. Let’s go on an adventure together! Your child will leave inspired and hungry for more. Please pack a morning snack and a sack lunch. No peanut/nut products, please.

Date: Monday, February 20
Time: 7:30a-5:30p
Fee (R/NR): $62/$93
Deadline: February 13
Location: Leonhard Recreation Center
Questions: shannon.walter@champaignparks.org


WACKY SPORTS | NEW!

K-5th Graders

It’s time to get creative. We will be looking at all sorts of sports that we can twist into new ways to play. Please pack a morning snack and a sack lunch. No peanut/nut products, please.

Date: Monday, February 20
Time: 7:30a-5:30p
Fee (R/NR): $62/$93
Deadline: February 13
Location: Douglass Community Center
Questions: lynne.franco@champaignparks.org


SUMMER 2023 PREMIERE

K-5th Graders

Come join us for our Summer 2023 premiere to see what is in store at the Douglass Community Center for Summer of 2023. 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 5:30pm. 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. Please pack a morning snack and a sack lunch. No peanut/nut products, please.

  • March 9 | Camp Rocks!
  • March 10 | Exhilarating Experiments
  • March 13 | Invention Convention
  • March 14 | Pirates of the DCC: Field trip to Urbana Indoor Aquatic Center
  • March 15 | Camp All-Stars
  • March 16 | Artful Antics: Field trip to Urbana Indoor Aquatic Center
  • March 17 | Under the Sea: Field trip to St. Louis Aquarium

Time: 7:30a-5:30p
Deadline: March 6
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! Please pack a morning snack and a sack lunch. No peanut/nut products, please. 

  • March 9 | The Pottery Place 
  • March 10 | Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
  • March 13 | Bowling at Old Orchard
  • March 14 | Exploration Station
  • March 15 | Parkland Planetarium 
  • March 16 | Illinois State Museum
  • March 17 | Elevate Trampoline Park

Time: 7:30a-5:30p
Fee (R/NR): $62/$93
Location: Leonhard Recreation Center 
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.

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

Date: March 13-17
Time: 8a-5p
Fee (R/NR): $62/$93
Location: CUSR Center
To register: A CUSR registration form must be used. You may register for CUSR programs at CUSR Center or online at cuspecialrecreation.org.
Questions: carlie.provow@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3862


DINOSAUR MANIA! | NEW!

K-5th Graders

Stomp, Chomp, ROAR! We’re looking for dinosaurs! We will be traveling to the Indianapolis Children’s Museum to check out their amazing exhibits. 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. Please pack a morning snack and a sack lunch. No peanut/nut products, please.

Date: Friday, April 7
Time: 7:30a-5:30p
Fee (R/NR): $62/$93
Location: Douglass Community Center
Questions: lynne.franco@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573


THE OUTDOOR SCIENTIST | NEW!

K-5th Graders

Spend your day out of school exploring nature, being curious, and doing hands-on learning at the Leonhard Recreation Center. We will spend time outdoors breathing in the fresh spring air and exploring with other friends. Your kids will return home brimming with excitement. Please pack a morning snack and a sack lunch. No peanut/nut products, please.

  • April 7 | Douglas-Hart Nature Center | Deadline: March 31
  • April 21 | Scovill Zoo | Deadline: April 7

Day: Friday
Time: 7:30a-5:30p
Location: Leonhard Recreation Center 
Fee (R/NR): $62/$93
Questions: shannon.walter@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3988


ART IN THE PARK | NEW!

K-5th Graders

Break out of the art room with us as we enjoy time outside making art that incorporates nature. Kristi from the Springer Cultural Center will help us make some awesome pottery pieces. Please pack a morning snack and a sack lunch. No peanut/nut products, please.

Date: Friday, April 21
Time: 7:30a-5:30p
Fee (R/NR): $62/$93
Deadline: April 14
Location: Douglass Community Center 
Questions: lynne.franco@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573

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