July 2023 News

Entrance to the CUSR Center building.

July 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

For Kids Only Summer Youth Program

Ages 5-12

Join the fun for 2023! There will be games, crafts, sports, cooking, swimming, field trips, and more! CUSR Summer Youth Programs offer a safe and structured environment to explore, expand, and enjoy. We are staffed with well- trained, outgoing individuals to make this summer the best ever. A 1:4 staff to participant ratio is maintained as often as possible. The CUSR Summer Youth Program is open to any individual who has a disability. Single-day morning option will be available based on Summer School schedules. Please call the office for more information.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:We understand that it may be difficult to pay all costs up front. Because of this, we require a $10 non-refundable deposit per child per session to hold a spot. The remainder will be due two weeks before each session begins.

For Kids Only >>

Spirit Teen Summer Youth Program

Ages 13-High School Graduate

Join the fun for 2023! There will be games, crafts, sports, cooking, swimming, field trips, and more! CUSR Summer Youth Programs offer a safe and structured environment to explore, expand, and enjoy. We are staffed with well- trained, outgoing individuals to make this summer the best ever. A 1:4 staff to participant ratio is maintained as often as possible. The CUSR Summer Youth Program is open to any individual who has a disability. Single-day morning option will be available based on Summer School schedules. Please call the office for more information.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:We understand that it may be difficult to pay all costs up front. Because of this, we require a $10 non-refundable deposit per child per session to hold a spot. The remainder will be due two weeks before each session begins.

Spirit Teens >>
Two people working on arts and crafts at a table.

Interactive Story Time

Ages 3-5

Join us for a live story time reading with a special treat we will make based off our book! A parent/guardian must be present during program.

Interactive Story Time >>
A person on horseback being led by another person.

Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Ages 5-35

Dreaming of riding horses and learning how to care for them? At Healing Horse Stables you will learn riding skills through an hour-long lesson including various exercises and activities from a P.A.T.H. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) certified instructor. You will also have a ground lesson where you will learn how to groom and saddle a horse.

Therapeutic Horseback Riding >>

Adult

A group of people learning a dance.

C-U Dancing

Ages 14+

Calling all dancers! This season’s dance theme is Stars and Stripes! Refreshments will be provided. Please call ahead if you’re signing up as a group.

C-U Dancing >>
A group of boys with a drum set.

Band Together

Ages 14+

Fill your day with music! Learn to play instruments, sing along to songs, and make fun sounds together!

Band Together >>

Participant eating ice cream

The ‘Que

Ages 16+

It’s time for some summer fun! Enjoy great music, games, and good ol’ BBQ with friends.

The Que >>

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 >>

Craft Time
Ages 16+

Get creative and find your inner artist. You will learn great techniques and take your projects home with you to enjoy!

Craft Time >>

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 >>

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>>

Improv-ish
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 >>

Special Olympics & Athletics

Participant playing Badminton

Special Olympic Dates to Know

No dates for July!


Events & More

 

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.


Participants enjoying the lazy river.

Enjoy family fun and sensory friendly swimming at Sholem Aquatic Center! Sholem has various special sensory considerations and a water wheelchair. Please bring extra money for concessions.

Friday, July 9
9-11:15am
&
Friday, July 28
9-11:15am


Theater 101 meet and greet


July Deadlines

Youth & Teen Deadlines:

Adult & Special Event Deadlines:

Athletics & Special Olympics:

  • No deadlines for July!

 

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