Youth & Teen Programs

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Champaign-Urbana Special Recreation has a variety of programs for Youth & Teen participants with disabilities. Please review this season’s events below or in our program guide!


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. Early drop offs may not be able to be accommodated.

GOALS: Improve verbal and social skills, build new friendships and gain self-confidence and independence. Expand knowledge of leisure activities.


Feb 1 – 29 | $253/$379.50

March 1 – 29 | $165/$247.50

April 1 – 30* | $265/$379.50

May 1 – 28 | $253/$379.50

No Program*:  Feb 19, Mar 7-8, Mar 11-15, Mar 29, April 10, May 27
Day: Monday – Friday
Time: 2:30-5:30p
Location: CUSR Center
Deadline: One week prior to month starting

No Door-to-Door Transportation

After-School Registration


Ages 5-15

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

GOALS: Enhance socialization with peers and increase independence and decision-making skills.

Date: February 22
Day: Thursday
Time: 5-7:30p
Location: CUSR Center
Fee(R/NR): $20/$30
Min/Max: 4/6
Deadline: 1 week prior to program

Let's Get Crafty Registration


Ages 8-15

Join us for karaoke, as we sing your favorite Disney tunes!

GOALS: Enhance socialization with peers.

Date: March 4, March 18
Day: Monday
Time: 5:30 – 7:15p
Location: CUSR Center
Fee(R/NR): $39/$58.50
Min/Max: 4/6
Deadline: 1 week prior to program

Disney Sing-Along Night Registration


Ages 5-22

Are you looking for something fun and exciting to do over Spring Break? This program has just what you need! We will be filling our days with crafts, cooking, group games, and so much more! Please bring a sack lunch each day. Please note that CUSR is a nut-free camp.

GOALS: Improve verbal and social skills, build new friendships, gain self-confidence, independence, and expand knowledge of leisure activities.

Date: March 11 – 15
Day: M-F
Time: 8a – 5p
Location: CUSR Center
Fee(R/NR): $58/$87
Min/Max: 4/12
Deadline: March 6

No Door-to-Door Transportation

CUSR Spring Break Registration


Ages 5+

*Weight limit of 250 lbs*

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.

GOALS: Increase in concentration and balance, improved coordination, gross motor skills, improve overall orientation and body awareness, muscle tone, posture, flexibility, increase of knowledge about horses and riding, improved emotion well-being, and forming a connection with a nonjudgmental being.

NOTE: Closed-toed gym shoes are required and no high heels. Due to safety concerns, you will not be able to participate in improper footwear. Cowboy boots are welcome! Long pants are highly recommended to protect your legs from the saddle and horse. Bring a water bottle each week!

Date: March 23 – April 27
Day: Saturday
Time: 10a-12p
Location: Healing Horse Stables
Fee(R/NR): $286/$492
Min/Max: 4/8
Deadline: March 15
Transportation: No transportation will be offered for this program. Please meet and pick-up at the stables.

No Door-to-Door Transportation

Horseback Riding Registration


Ages 7-15

It’s all fun and games at CUSR! Come play board games and video games with friends!

GOALS: Enhance socialization with peers and increase independence and decision-making skills.

Date: April 9 and April 23
Day: Tuesday
5:30 – 7:30p
Fee (R/NR): $7/$10.50
Location: CUSR Center
Deadline: 1 week prior to program

Game Night Registration

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