Youth Programs

Virtual Tang Soo Do Korean Martial Arts

The Chicopee Parks & Recreation Department is offering virtual lessons in Tang Soo Do- a Korean Martial Art. Come learn with Instructor Master Jeffrey Bulissa, a 4th Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do and learn about Self-defense, confidence and physical fitness. Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesday evenings virtually in the comfort of your own home.  The Classes will run from April 5 – 28, 2021.  The following classes are being offered Little Dragons (ages 5 to 6):  5 – 5:30 PM, Gups (Beginners white, orange, green belts) (ages 7 & up):  5:30 – 6:30 PM. and Gups (Advanced brown belts and above) (ages 7 & up):  6:30 - 7:30 PM. Classes require enough space to perform various movements. 

The costs are $40/Little Dragons $50/Gups Beginner & Advanced. All Participants will be emailed a link to get into the classes. To register go to www.chicopeerec.com 

Tennis Lessons

The Chicopee Parks and Recreation Department announces tennis lessons for children ages 8 and above and adults. Lessons include beginners, intermediate and advanced players who want to fine tune their game. The lessons will be held at Williams Park. They will be held Monday, Wednesday and some Friday evenings at 3, 4 and 5 p.m. Times can be arranged with the instructor. The Session starts Monday, May 3 through May 26. Lessons are taught by instructor Paul Fein a former top 10 USTPA New England Men’s open division player and a published author. Sessions consist of eight classes for a one-hour period per class. Cost is $80 for residents and $85 for non-residents.

To register go to www.chicopeerec.com 

Lifeguard Training  & Lifeguard Re-Certification

Lifeguard Certification


The Parks Department is holding an American Red Cross lifeguard certification classes at the Chicopee Comp High School Pool. Classes will be held during April Vacation Tuesday April 20 - Friday April 23 from (8 AM– 3 PM.).  Participants must attend all classes. 

All participants must take a pre-skills test to be officially enrolled into the class. The Pool test will take place on Wednesday March 31st 3-5 Pm. at the CCHS pool.

Deadline to register Tuesday March 30th.

This is a blended class & it will be Blended class (9 hours online and in person training).


The Cost is $260/Resident $265/NR. Participants must be 16 years of age on or before the end of the course. 

Recertification Class: Anyone who wishes to get Re-certified a class will take place Monday April 5, Tuesday April 6, Wednesday April 7, Monday April 12, Tuesday April 13, and Wednesday April 14 (3– 5 PM.) at the Chicopee Comp Pool.

The cost is $160/Resident $165/NR.

All participants must take a pre-skills test to be officially enrolled into the class.The Pool test will take place on Friday March 26 3-5 Pm. at the CCHS pool.

Deadline to register March 25th.

This is a blended class & it will be Blended class  online and in person training).
To register go to www.chicopeerec.com

IncrediFlix Movie Making Program Minecraft vs. Roblox Flix

Join us & IncrediFlix for this 1/2 day Movie making program. Make a Minecraft movie, or make a Roblox movie, or make a mash up movie! Choose Minecraft or Roblox action figures to create a movie full of games & challenges for your character to overcome. In this stop-motion movie making class, you’ll work in small groups to create and voice-over your movies.
*All Flix emailed a month after camp ends..

IncrediFlix Summer programs are all about the fun and excitement of making movies! Children will work in age appropriate groups and go through all of the steps that Hollywood producers go through from “Action” to “That’s a Wrap!” Programs focus on creativity, cooperation, and fun fun fun! Your child will be a real filmmaker and will have a movie they created to prove it.

The cost is $150/Resident $160/NR
To register go to www.chicopeerec.com


Masks   Masks are required to be worn through out the class even when socially distanced.

All participants for the classes are required to self-screen at home prior to coming to the program for the day. If the participant does not feel well they are advised to please stay at home.

(a) Self-screening shall include checking for symptoms including fever, cough, shortness of breath, gastrointestinal symptoms, new loss of taste/smell, muscle aches, or any other symptoms that feel like a cold. Anyone with a fever of 100.0?F or above or any other signs of illness must not be permitted to attend the program.