May 2023 News

Entrance to the CUSR Center building.

May 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 people sitting on a couch.

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

IMPORTANT NOTICE: CUSR’s After School Program starts at 2:30p. 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. Early drop offs may not be able to be accommodated.

CUSR Afterschool >>
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Summer Youth Programs
For Kids Only

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 observed whenever possible. The CUSR Summer Youth Program is open to any individual who has a disability.

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 reminder will be due two weeks before each week begins.

For Kids Only >>

Camp Spirit

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 observed whenever possible. The CUSR Summer Youth Program is open to any individual who has a disability.

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 reminder will be due two weeks before each week begins.

Camp Spirit >>

Star Wars Day Celebration

Ages 6-22

May the force be with you to join us for Star Wars Day! Enjoy fun Star Wars themed games and movies.

Star Wars Day >>

Adult

Participant eating ice cream

Ice Cream Social

Ages 16+

We all scream for ice cream! Eat different varieties and combinations of ice cream sundaes while enjoying time with friends.

Ice Cream Social >>
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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 >>

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Big Screen Movie Night

Ages 16+

We’re bringing the movie theater to the CUSR Center! Enjoy buttery popcorn and a fun flick with friends as we show films on our large projector screen for all to see.

Big Screen Movie Night >>

 

Other Great Adult Activities in May!

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>>

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 c an be in the fun zone!

Adults' Day-In Program>>

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 c an bust those out too.

Karaoke

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>>

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>>

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>>

Improvish
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>>

Special Olympics & Athletics

Participant playing Badminton

Special Olympic Dates to Know

Spring Games
May 13, 2023
EIU, Charleston IL. & Warrensburg Latham High School, Warrensburg IL.


People doing activities in a gymnasium.

Mustang Open Gym

Ages: 16+

Want to shoot some hoops but team sports aren’t really your thing? Want a chill place to just curl up with a book or grab some markers and color? Come hang out at Mustang Open Gym! Shoot hoops in the gym, play one of our giant board games, or hang out in the activity room and socialize with your buds!

Mustang Open Gym>>

Baseball bats and softballs

Mustang Softball

Ages: 13+

Spend this season working on the fundamentals for our Mustang Softball Team! Practices will focus on the basic skills of hitting, fielding, throwing, and sportsmanship. Competitions with other area teams and Special Olympics will depend on current safety guidelines and TBA. All athletes must have a current Special Olympics Medical Application on file with CUSR by June 25; Medical Applications must be valid through September 10.  If you need a new form, please visit the following link: https://cuspecialrecreation.com/downloads-and-resources/

Softball>>

Events & More

Wisconsin Dells advertisement.

Join CUSR as we venture to the Wisconsin Dells Kalhlari Resort. Hang out at Tom Foolerys Arcade and enjoy a fun magic show! This program fee includes lodging, meals, and admission. Please bring extra money for souvenirs and snacks. Contact us at cusr@champaignparks.org for more information. Registration is now open and payment plans are available!


CUSR Summer Guide preview

Our Summer Guide is out now! Visit the following link to see all the fun things we have planned for the summer.
https://cuspecialrecreation.com/cusr-program-guide/


C-U on the Field Day

Join CUSR, Champaign and Urbana Park Districts and Special Olympics for the first annual C-U on the Field Day. There will be sports demos, health and wellness activities and carnival games. Get a carnival game wristband for $5 and play all the games you want! We’ll have snow cones and popcorn available for purchase as well. On-site registration will be available for some programs. If you would like to donate individually wrapped candy to be used as carnival prizes or would like to volunteer at the event, please reach out to cusr@champaignparks.org.

Sunday, May 6, 2023
10:00-1:00pm
2212 Sangamon Dr. Champaign, IL. 61821


May Deadlines

Youth & Teen Deadlines:

Adult & Special Event Deadlines:

Athletics & Special Olympics:


 

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