April 2023 News

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April is full of fun at CUSR! Check out our Youth & Teen, Adult, Athletics, and Registration Deadlines by clicking through the tabs below. AIFs are due at the end of April, please make sure to get those in by following this link: https://cuspecialrecreation.com/aif/

Youth & Teen

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CUSR Afterschool Program

Ages 5-22

Fill your afternoons with games, sports, arts and crafts, cooking, and hanging out with friends at the CUSR Center! We offer an amazing and safe atmosphere where participants will laugh, play, grow, and learn new skills.

To reserve your spot, pay the $10 non-refundable deposit per child, per month. The remaining balance will be due on the deadline listed below by 5pm. Participants will be dropped if payment is not made by deadline in order to offer the spot to a wait-listed participant.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: CUSR’s After School Program starts at 2:30p. It is the parent or guardian’s responsibility to coordinate a drop off time with the bus responsible for transporting their child to ensure an appropriate drop off time. Early drop offs may not be able to be accommodated.

CUSR Afterschool >>
A boy and his father counting colorful Easter eggs.

Sensory Egg Hunt

Ages 5-22

The hunt is on! CUSR invites you to celebrate spring and enjoy some family fun at Prairie Farm! Hunters should bring a basket and be prepared to search high and low for colorful eggs. Be prepared to explore your senses while searching for special eggs with lights, sounds, and textures. Pre-registration is required.

Sensory Egg Hunt >>


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Adult Egg Hunt

Ages 14+

Hop into spring with some eggs-cellent fun! Join us as we hunt for eggs inside and outside of the CUSR Center. At the end of the hunt, you will be able to enter the eggs-travagant drawing for prizes.

Adult Egg Hunt >>
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Spring Formal

Ages 16+

It’s that time of year again! CUSR is hosting our annual Spring Formal. This year’s theme is “Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory”. Come dressed in your magical, whimsical, and dazzling attire.

Spring Formal >>

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CUSR Day Trip Sleepover

Ages 21+

Join us for the sleepover of the year! This year’s theme is Day Trip, so pack your PJs, sleeping bag, and pillow. We will enjoy an outing to the Peoria Zoo and Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill. The adventure will end at CUSR with pizza, s’mores, fun games, and a movie on our large projector screen. We will also wake up to a yummy breakfast!

CUSR Sleepover >>

Other Great Adult Activities in April!

Adult’s Day-In Program
Ages 19+

Let us fill your day with fun crafts, games, and activities, while also hanging out with friends and experiencing new things within our community. Why stay at home when you can be in a fun zone!

Adults' Day-In>>

Family & Friends Bingo
Ages 14+

Come one, come all for a night of Bingo! You will enjoy hanging out and socializing with your friends, and may even win some prizes. Bring a team of 2-5 players to this fun night of bingo!

Family & Friends Bingo>>

Karaoke & Dancing
Ages 14+

Attention all singers and dancers. We are busting out the karaoke machine for a night of fun and talent. Whether you choose today’s hits or the classics, it’s going to be a great time.

Karaoke & Dancing>>

Chillin’ at CUSR
Ages 14+

Fill the evening with a night of cards, Wii video games, board games, and more. Snacks are included.

Chillin' at CUSR>>

Chef’s Club
Ages 16+

Learn how to cook or brush up on your cooking skills. This season we will focus on Food Network-inspired dishes. So, put your aprons on and get ready for some great food to cook and enjoy

Chef's Club>>

Flash Fun Friday – FREE PROGRAM
Ages 14+

Fridays should be fun, and what’s more fun than free! Join us for some cool FREE spotlight programs. You’ll love it! Pre-registration is required.

Flash Fun Friday>>

Special Olympics & Athletics

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Special Olympic Dates to Know

Region I Swimming
April 1, 2023
University of Illinois ARC, Urbana IL

Soccer Skills Competition
April 22, 2023
Chatham, IL

Female participant with pink bowling ball

Strikes & Spares

Ages: 13+

Bring your friends to the bowling alley for some fun! Perfect your skills while socializing with your friends and meeting new ones. Participants will be assigned to lanes and can bowl up to two games.

Strikes & Spares>>

Events & More

The Connection Group Flyer

Join our next session of The Connection Group on April 7 at 5:30 at the CUSR Center. Our guest speaker will be Sheila Krein who is a Transition Consultant at the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission. The topic is Your Child’s Future: Transitioning from School. If you would like to attend, please fill out the RSVP form at the following link: https://bit.ly/3T49Wsw

CUSR Summer Guide preview

The CUSR Summer guide will be out the first week of April. Registrations for Summer Youth Programs, Volleyball, Softball, Adults’ Day-In and many more fun programs will be open April 3! If you would like a physical copy mailed to you, please email us at cusr@champaignparks.org.

C-U on the Field Day

Join CUSR, Champaign and Urbana Park Districts and Special Olympics for the first annual C-U on the Field Day. There will be sports demos, health and wellness activities and carnival games. Get a carnival game wristband for $5 and play all the games you want! We’ll have snow cones and popcorn available for purchase as well. On-site registration will be available for some programs. If you would like to donate individually wrapped candy to be used as carnival prizes or would like to volunteer at the event, please reach out to cusr@champaignparks.org.

Sunday, May 6, 2023
2212 Sangamon Dr. Champaign, IL. 61821

Transition flyer

Please join the Champaign County Transition Planning Committee for a presentation on Preparing for Life After Graduation on Tuesday, March 28 from 5:30-8:30pm at the Champaign County Public Library. This is a free event for students, parents, guardians and teachers of students ages 14-22 with IEPs or 504 plans. For more information please reach out to Sheila Krein at 765-665-6773 or sfkrein@ccrpc.org.

April Deadlines

Youth & Teen Deadlines:

Adult & Special Event Deadlines:

Athletics & Special Olympics:


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