August 2023 News

Entrance to the CUSR Center building.

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

Youth & Teen

Campers at the park with a staff member

CUSR After School Program – Registration opens August 1

Ages 5-High School Graduate

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 2:30. 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 After School >>


Group of people at a baseball game.

State Fair

Ages 20+

Funnel cakes, lemon shake-ups, and rides, oh my! Let’s cruise around the Illinois State Fair and enjoy great fair food and rides. Both are covered in the fee. Transportation provided to the fair grounds. Pick up and drop off at CUSR. Please bring money for souvenirs. Must be able to walk long distances.

State Fair >>

A couple dancing together.


Ages 16+

Dress to impress and dance the night away at CUSR Prom, a Night of Hollywood. Catered food will be provided.

Prom >>

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>>

Parks and Grub
Ages 16+

Pack up your favorite lunch and drinks to hang out with the CUSR crew. Each month we will go to a park around Champaign-Urbana and have a nice picnic with friends, while also enjoying outside games, music and complimentary sweet treats.

Parks and Grub >>

Lego Resort
Ages 14+

Get creative with us and build your own MOC (my own creation). Lego will be provided for your innovative builds!

Lego Resort >>

Karaoke Night
Ages 14+

80s, 90s, early 2000s — let’s sing our way through the decades with karaoke! If you’ve got some awesome dance moves, don’t be shy, you can bust those out too!

Karaoke Night >>

Chillin’ at CUSR
Ages 16+

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

Chillin' at CUSR>>

Game Night
Ages 14+

There’s nothing wrong with a little friendly competition. Join us for a good ol’ fashioned Game Night. CUSR will provide the games, you just bring your game face!

Game Night >>

Flash Fun Friday – FREE PROGRAM
Ages 14+

CUSR is offering free spotlight programs on select Fridays! Kick off the weekend with something new and fun.

Flash Fun Friday >>

Ages 16+

Learn more about the theater world and brush up on your theater skills! Join us for this fun prop, costume, and acting workshop!

Improvish >>

City Tours
Ages 16+

Let’s see what C-U has to offer. Have some fun on cool community outings with food and activities to enjoy. Meals and admission are included in the fee.

City Tours >>

Special Olympics & Athletics

Participant playing Badminton

Special Olympic Dates to Know

Bowling Competition
August 26-27
Arrowhead Lanes | Champaign, IL.

A camper with a football and a staff member watching

Mustang Flag Football – Registration Opens Aug 1

Ages 16+

Athletes will learn the rules of Special Olympics Flag Football, as well as offensive and defensive formations and plays. Participants will improve agility, running, catching, and throwing skills. Competitions against area teams will depend on the availability of local teams. We will compete in the Special Olympics competitions as long as we have enough athletes on the roster. In order to participate you must have a valid Special Olympics Medical Application on file with CUSR by August 29; Medical applications must be valid through November 10.

Flag Football >>

Events & More

CUSR Fall Guide coverThe CUSR Fall guide will be out the first week of August. Registrations for Afterschool, Adults’ Day-In, Theater 101, Bowling and many more fun programs will be open August 1!

Theater 101 meet and greet

Interested in our Theater 101 program? Come and meet the director and staff that will be teaching this years Fall production.

August 17
CUSR Center
Time: 5:30-6:45pm

Picture of the arch in St. Louis
Take in all that St. Louis has to offer on this adventure! Vacation at a cool themed AIR BNB. Hang out at Union station, St. Louis Aquarium, Six Flags and much more! Program fee includes lodging, meals, and admission. Please bring extra money for souvenirs and snacks.
When: Sept 1-3
Deadline: August 1

August Deadlines

Youth & Teen Deadlines:

Adult & Special Event Deadlines:

Athletics & Special Olympics:

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