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!


CUSR AFTER SCHOOL 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.

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

Date | Monthly Fee (R/NR)

Aug 22-31 | $143/$214.50
Sept 1-30 | $253/$379.50
Oct 3-31 | $253/$379.50
Nov 1-30 | $253/$379.50
Dec 1-21 | $198/$297

Date: Aug 22 – Dec 21
Day: Monday-Friday
Time: 2:30-5:30p
Location: CUSR Center
No Program: Sept 5, Nov 11,  Nov 24-25, Dec 23, Dec 26
Min/Max: 6/12
Deadline: One week prior to month starting
Questions: 217-819-3980
No Door-to-Door Transportation

After School Registration

CUSR WINTER BREAK CAMP

Ages 5-High School Graduate

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 you child a sack lunch. All CUSR Camps and Programs are NUT FREE.

GOALS: Enhance social skills, learn new leisure activities, and increase independence. 

Date: Dec 27-30
Day: Tuesday-Friday
Time: 8a-5p
Location: CUSR Center
Fee(R/NR): $62/$93
Min/Max: 6/12
Deadline: Dec 20
Questions: 217-819-3980
No Door-to-Door Transportation

Winter Break Camp Reg

THERAPEUTIC HORSEBACK RIDING

Ages 5+

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 non-judgmental being.

NOTE: Closed-toe 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!

**There is a weight limit of 250 lbs.

Date: Sept 20-Oct 15
Day: Saturday
Time: 10a-12p
Location: Healing Horse Stables, Pesotum
Fee(R/NR): $286/$429
Min/Max: 4/8
Deadline: Sept 3
Transportation: Transportation to and from the stable from CUSR Center is TBD. Coordinator will reach out with specific details if it becomes available.
Questions: 217-819-3980
No Door-to-Door Transportation

Registration

TEEN NIGHTS AT CUSR

Ages 13-18

Come one, come all to a movie night just for you and your CUSR friends! Get comfy on a beanbag, fill up on snacks provided by CUSR and enjoy watching a movie on our big screen projector! Participants are encouraged to wear comfy clothing, and snuggle in!

Movies will be predetermined by CUSR staff and announced on our Facebook page.

GOALS: Improve verbal and social skills, build new friendships, and gain self-confidence and independence.

Date: Oct 14, Dec 9
Day: Friday
Time: 6-8p
Location: CUSR Center
Fee(R/NR): $30/$45
Min/Max: 5/12
Deadline: 1 week prior to program
Questions: 217-819-3980
No Door-to-Door Transportation

Registration

HALLOWEEN BOO-NANZA

Ages 5-12

Come dressed in your favorite costume and have a ball. We will play games, create crafts, enjoy treats, and most importantly, have FUN with our friends!

GOALS: Enhance socialization with peers, increase turn-taking skills, and enhance creativity.

Date: Oct 29
Day: Saturday
Time: 5-6:30p
Location: CUSR Center
Fee(R/NR): $10/$15
Min/Max: 6/12
Deadline: 1 week prior to program
Questions: 217-819-3980
No Door-to-Door Transportation

Registration

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