Youth & Teen Programs


Staff member assisting participant on seesaw with another participant smiling and watching.

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 afternoon with games, sports, arts and crafts, cooking, field trips, and hanging out with friends! We will offer an amazing and safe atmosphere where we will laugh, play, grow, and learn new skills. To reserve your spot, you may pay a $10 nonrefundable deposit per child, per month. The remaining balance will be due on the dates listed below by 5p. Participant will be dropped at this time and space offered to waiting list participants.

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

  • Aug 23-31 | $130/$195
  • Sept 1-30 | $230/$345
  • Oct 1-29 | $230/$345
  • Nov 1-30 | $230/$345
  • Dec 1-21 | $180/$270

No Program: 9/6, 11/24-11/26
Days: Monday-Friday
Times: 2:30-5:30pm
Min/Max: 6/12
Deadline: One week prior to month starting
Location: CUSR Center
No Door-to-Door Transportation

Afterschool 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 your child a sack lunch. All CUSR Camps and programs are NUT FREE.

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

  • Wednesday, December 22
  • Thursday, December 23
  • Tuesday, December 28
  • Wednesday, December 29
  • Thursday, December 30

Time: 8am-5pm
Fee(R/NR): $56/$84
Min/Max: 6/12
Deadline: December 15
Location: CUSR Center
No Door-to-Door Transportation

Winter Break Reg >>

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.

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.

Date: September 11-October 16
Time: 10a-12p
Deadline: September 4

Horseback Riding Reg >>

Parent’s Night Out

Ages 6-22
Parents, enjoy a night on the town while the kids hang out! Participants and staff will cook up a delicious dinner, play games, watch movies, and make memories with friends. Dinner, snacks, and fun will be provided by CUSR.

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

  • September 17
  • November 5

Day: Friday
Time: 5:30-8pm
Location: CUSR Center
Fee(R/NR): $25/$37.50
$10 per additional child from the same household –please call CUSR Center to arrange.
Min/Max: 4/12
Deadline: 1 week prior to program
No Door-to-Door Transportation

Parents' Night Out Reg >>

Halloween Boo-Nanza

Ages 12 & Under
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.

  • October 30

Day: Saturday
Time: 5-6:30pm
Location: CUSR Center
Fee(R/NR): $5/$7.50
Min/Max: 6/15
Deadline: 1 week prior to program
No Door-to-Door Transportation

Halloween Boo-nanza Reg >>

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