December 2023 News

CUSR Center

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

CUSR Holiday Dates:
Friday, December 22
Monday, December 25

Youth & Teen

Group of campers and staff at the park on a sunny day

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 >>
Kids playing in a gymnasium.

Winter Break Camp

Ages 5-22

Break is never boring when spent with friends! Students will stay active and learning by playing games, cooking, trying creative projects, and enjoying field trips. Please pack your child a sack lunch. All CUSR Camps and programs are NUT FREE.

Winter Break Camp >>


Participants decorating their ugly sweaters at a party.

The Ugly Sweater Party

Ages 16+

Get into the holiday spirit! Join us as we make wacky and festive sweaters and decorate the CUSR Tree. We will also play the white elephant gift exchange game (gifts supplied), have sweet treats, and enjoy holiday games and music with friends.

Ugly Sweater Party >>
Participants enjoying a winter dance.

Winter Wonderland Ball

Ages 14+

We’re walking in a Winter Wonderland…celebrate the holidays at our Winter Wonderland Ball. Dinner will be served and the dance floor will be open.

Winter Ball >>

People watching a movie on a projector

Flash Free Program – Pizza Party

Ages 14+

Free never felt so good! Enjoy some free and creative programs at CUSR.

Flash Free Program >>

Other Great Adult Activities in December!

Adults’ 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 >>

5 Corner Program
Ages 14+

CUSR presents 5 programs that consist of fun and cool interactive activities, as well as field trips. Join us for one or more.

5 Corner Program >>

The Screen Team
Ages 16+

Join the Screen Team as we enjoy a monthly movie with friends. Ticket is included in the price.

Screen Team >>

Let’s D.I.Y.
Ages 14+

It’s time to get creative and make cool inventions! Spend the afternoon getting inspired with your friends.

Lets DIY >>

Crafts & Snacks
Ages 16+

Embrace your talents by making tons of fun crafts and yummy treats.

Crafts & Snacks >>

Shop Until You Drop
Ages 18+

Whether it’s shopping for extra items to put in your closet, grocery shopping, or holiday shopping for someone special, hop on our CUSR bus and shop until you drop! We will meet at the CUSR Center to create a shopping list and then go shopping. Please bring money to purchase your items.

Shop Until You Drop >>

Chef’s Club
Ages 16+

Learn how to cook or brush up on your cooking skills! Put your aprons on and get your stomachs ready for some great food.

Chef's Club >>

Ages 14+

Enjoy music, snacks, and games with friends while in the comfort of your favorite pajamas.

CUSR & PJs >>

Gaming at Jupiter’s
Ages 16+

Put your arcade gaming skills to the test at Jupiter’s! We will load up a $25 game card, play games, and win tons of prizes. Game card is included in the fee.

Gaming at Jupiters >>

Ages 14+

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

Chef's Club >>

Special Olympics & Athletics

Participant playing Badminton

Special Olympic Dates to Know

State Bowling Competition
December 2
Peoria, IL

Special Olympics Gameday Tournament
December 3
Mattoon, IL

Female participant with pink bowling ball

No December Deadlines!


Events & More

CUSR Popcorn Fundraiser 2023

Join CUSR for our 2023 Double Good popcorn Fundraiser on November 26-30! Purchase some popcorn for yourself, a family member or a friend this holiday season and help support CUSR in the process! Visit this link to check out our Pop-Up Store:

Participants in the Wizard of Oz play.

The CUSR Winter/Spring guide is out will be available in December! Stop by and grab your copy at CUSR starting December 1.

December Deadlines

Youth & Teen Deadlines:

Adult & Special Event Deadlines:

Athletics & Special Olympics:

  • No deadlines for December!

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