Youth Programs

Tang Soo Do Korean Martial Arts


February 3 - February 26 
The Chicopee Parks & Recreation Department is offering classes in Tang Soo Do Korean Martial Arts. Come learn with Master Jeffrey Bulissa, a 4th Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do, and learn about self-defense, confidence and physical fitness. Children, family members and parents can train together.

Mondays and Wednesdays                                                                                        

Class Times

Little Dragons (ages 5 to 6):All Dragon Ranks              6:00 to 6:30 PM 
Gups (ages 7 and up): (beginners),up to Green belts   6:30 to 7:30 PM  
Gups (ages 7 and up):Brown, Red, and Blue belts       7:30 to 8:30 PM

Costs:
Dragons: $40 per 8 class session, 2x per week*
Gups:      $50 per 8 class session, 2x per week*

All classes are held at Chicopee Parks & Recreation Dept.. Pre-registration for program at the Chicopee Parks Department.


Swim Lessons
Saturdays January 4 - February 8
The Parks Department is offering swim lessons for children starting Saturday, January 4. Classes will be held at the Comprehensive High School pool on Montgomery Street.

Levels two (2) & Level three (3) are being offered. Children must be a minimum of 5-years-old to participate and must pass the previous level. The classes will be held once a week on Saturdays from January 4 through February 8. Level Two classes start 10 am. Level three classes starting at 11 AM.

The cost for the lessons is $50 for residents and $60 for non-residents. Registration is mandatory and must be done in person at the Chicopee Parks and Recreation office at 687 Front St.

Class Dates: January 25 February 1, 8

Open Swim Program
The Parks Department will hold Open Swim at Chicopee High School Pool on Sundays from 12:30 – 2:30 PM. from January 5- March 8, 2020.  The cost is $3.00 per Person. The program is open to residents only and an I.D. is required at the door. All children 18 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Children who have not been toilet trained must have a swim diapers.  For more info call the Parks and Recreation Department at 594 – 3481.

Open Swim Dates: January 26 February 2, 9, 16, 23 March 1, 8

Chicopee Parks & Recreation Presents Feb. Vacation Art Fun with Art-ventures for Kids

Looking for a creative outlet during school vacation? Children, grades K -5, are invited to explore February Vacation Art Fun with Art Ventures for kids! This is a 4 day program, Feb. 18 – 21, with unique themes for each class: Alien Art-vasion, Backyard Fun with Squirrels & Snakes, Clowining Around: Silly Circus Art-ventures and Fluffy Snowmen and Artsy Icicles. Sign up for one or all four!  The classes will be held at the Parks and Recreation office from 9AM. – 12PM. The fee per day is $34/Residents, $37/Non-residents. Limited Spaces, so sign up early. Register online www.ARTventuresforkids.com Click “Register Now” Or at the Chicopee Parks Office 687 Front St.

Child and Babysitting Safety Class
February 20, 2020

The Parks Department is offering a Child and Babysitting Safety class for youth ages 11 yrs. & older. The class will be held at the Chicopee Parks & Recreation Office 687 Front St. Thursday February 20, 2020 from 9AM. – 12:30PM. The cost is $70/Residents $75/Non-residents.

The class will cover such topics as playtime, behavior management, phone skills, common do & don’ts, bathing, feeding, changing diapers and fire safety. All participants must pre-register for the class by signing up at the Parks Dept. Deadline to sign up is Friday February 14th. Class space is limited! For more information please contact the Parks Dept. at 594 - 3481

CPR/AED & First Aid Training Class
February 19, 2020 

The Parks Department is offering a certification class in First Aid/cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator on Wednesday February 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CPR/AED from 1 – 2:45 p.m. First Aid 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.) at the Chicopee Parks & Recreation Dept. 687 Front St.

The cost for the full class is $75 for residents and $80 for non-residents. The cost for CPR/AED only is $35/Resident and $40/Non-Resident. The cost First Aid only is $40/Resident and $45/Non-Resident.  These are basic certifications & do not apply for daycare providers, lifeguards and nurses. Participants are invited to bring a snack. Class space is limited and pre-registration is mandatory at the Chicopee Parks and Recreation Department at 687 Front St. or by calling 594-3481. Deadline to sign up is Friday February 14th.