January 2024 News

CUSR Center

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

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.

Let’s Get Crafty

Ages 5-15

Painted fingers, crafty minds; come and join us for a good time.

Let's Get Crafty >>

CUSR Drop-In

Ages 5-18

Saturdays are a day to sit back, relax, and have fun. Join us at CUSR Drop-in where participants can enjoy the day with friends!

CUSR Drop-In >>


Participants performing Grease.

New Year’s After Party

Ages 16+

Here’s a New Year’s Resolution: bring your friends to CUSR! We will have snacks, games, and make a personalized time capsule that we will save for you to open next year.

New Year's After Party >>
Participants at a pumpkin patch.

Laser Tag Party

Ages 14+

Bring your competitive spirit and join us for a Laser Tag Battle! All equipment will be supplied. Refreshments will be served.

Laser Tag Party >>

Participants in the Wizard of Oz

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 >>

Adults’ 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 >>

Other Great Adult Activities in December!

5 Corner Program
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 >>

Game of Theory
Ages 14+

Join us as we play some of the fan-favorite board games. Learn new tactics or even participate in a game you never played before.

Game of Theory >>

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 >>

Flash Fun Friday
Ages 18+

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 >>

Salon Skills
Ages 16+

Want to learn how to do cool nails and awesome hair styles? CUSR will have two salon-skilled workshops for you to learn to do manicures and haircuts. We will have all the supplies you need, plus simulation hands and head dolls for you to practice on.

Salon Skills >>

Special Olympics & Athletics

Participant playing Badminton

Special Olympic Dates to Know

Basketball Skill Competition
January 13, 2024
Leonhard Recreation Center | Champaign, IL.

Team Basketball Competition
January 21, 204
Mahomet Middle School | Mahomet, IL.


Mustang Powerlifting

Ages 16+

Get ready to bench, squat, and more! Work out and get into shape. Training takes place twice a week in preparation for the Special Olympics Qualifier.

Powerlifting >>

People doing activities in a gymnasium.

Soccer Skills

Ages 13+

Kick! Pass! Dribble! Shoot! Soccer is back and it’s going to be a blast! We will develop our skills in this 8-week program and showcase our technique at the Soccer Skills Competition!

Soccer Skills >>

Special Olympics Pizza & Karaoke Night

Ages 10+

Come help celebrate the accomplishments of CUSR’s Special Olympic athletes with pizza and karaoke! Family and friends are welcome!

SO Pizza & Karaoke >>

Events & More

Participants in the Wizard of Oz play.

The CUSR Winter/Spring guide is out now and registration is open! Stop by CUSR and grab your copy today!

December Deadlines

Youth & Teen Deadlines:

Adult & Special Event Deadlines:

Athletics & Special Olympics:

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