April 2024 News

CUSR Center

April is full of fun at CUSR! Check out our Youth & Teen, Adult, Athletics, and Registration Deadlines by clicking through the tabs below.

Youth & Teen

Two boys standing by a tree

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 the deadline in order to offer the spot to a wait-listed participant.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: CUSR’s After School Program starts at 2:30pm. 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.

CUSR Afterschool >>

A boy and a young woman drawing with sidewalk chalk

Game Night

Ages 2-10

It’s all fun and games at CUSR! Come play board games and video games with friends!

Game Night >>


A man and woman in a prom sash and crown.

Spring Formal

Ages 16+

It’s that time of year again! CUSR is hosting our annual Spring Formal. This year’s theme is 70s Disco. Come dressed in your bell bottoms and gogo boots, and boogie the night away!

Spring Formal >>

Three men behind a microphone.

CUSR Explorers

Ages 18+

It’s time to hop on the CUSR bus for a great adventure. We will go to a city nearby for great food and fun activities. Food and admission are included in the fee.

CUSR Explorers >>

Other Great Adult Activities in April!

Adults’ Day-In Program 1
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 1 >>

Adult’s Day-In Program 2
Ages 19+

Can’t get enough of our Adults’ Day-In Program? Do you want to participate in a productive and fun program? Join us every Tuesday and Thursday to engage in themed activities, crafts, and games.

Adults' Day In 2 >>

5 Corner Program
Ages 14+

Come hangout, enjoy food and interact with others while playing group bonding games.

Social Sundays >>

Social Sundays
Ages 14+

CUSR presents five programs that consist of fun and cool interactive activities, as well as field trips. Join us for one or more!

5 Corner Program >>

Chef’s Club
Ages 14+

Learn how to cook or brush up on your cooking skills. This season we will focus on fast food 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

Volleyball team

Special Olympic Dates to Know

Mustang Aquatics Swimming Competition
April 14, 2024
UIUC The Arc

Participants at a bowling alley

Strikes & Spares – Monday (Old Orchard)

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 >>

Strikes & Spares – Wednesday (Western Bowl)

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

New Registration Software!

CUSR is so excited to let you know about our new registration software. All of our program registrations (starting April 1) will take place in SmartRec. This software is very user-friendly and we think you’ll be pleased with how it works. When can you start creating your account? Right now! Click on the picture below and you’ll be redirected to the SmartRec page to create your account. If you run into any issues or have any questions, we’re available to help answer them! Just give us a call at 217-819-3980 or stop by the CUSR Center.


There have been updates to the CUSR Scholarship Policy that will go into effect for programs on April 1, 2024. Scholarships for all activities and programs including all CUSR programs (except for the CUSR Trips and transportation).

To be eligible under this policy, the Park District must receive a completed Scholarship Application two weeks prior to the registration deadline or start of program, activity, or event. Applicants must reside within the city limits of Champaign or Urbana, submit a current utility bill, Illinois driver’s license or identification card and provide verification of household income by submitting the first two pages of the most recent Federal Income Tax Return form or one month’s worth of paystubs. The amount of reduction provided is based on household size and income listed in the chart below. Anyone with income below 225% of Federal Poverty Level may be eligible for funding through Illinois Department of Human Services Childcare Resource Assistance Program. More information may be found at http://www.ccrs.illinois.edu/index.html. Household means a group of related or non-related individuals living as one economic unit and sharing living expenses, such as rent, clothes, food medical and utility bills.

Scholarship information.

CUSR Summer Program Guide

The CUSR Summer Program Guide will be out on Monday, April 1. Stop by CUSR to pick up your copy!

April Deadlines

Youth & Teen Deadlines:

Adult & Special Event Deadlines:

Athletics & Special Olympics:

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