Youth Programs

Tang Soo Do Korean Martial Arts
  December 5 - December 28
The Chicopee Parks & Recreation Department is offering classes in Tang Soo Do a Korean Martial Arts. Come learn with Instructor 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, Each Session will consist of 8 classes.

Little Dragons (ages 5 to 7):  6 – 6:30 PM, 

Youth (ages 8 to 15):  6:30  – 7:30 PM. 

Adults (ages 16+):  7:30 - 8:30 PM.

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

Costs: $40/Little Dragons

Learn to Swim
  Nov. 28 through Dec. 21

   The Parks Department is offering a variety of swim classes for children starting Nov. 28. All the lessons will be held at the Comprehensive High School pool on Montgomery Street.
Learn to swim classes for levels one, three and four 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 on Monday and Wednesdays from Nov. 28 through Dec. 21. Level one classes starting at 6 p.m. and Level Three and four classes starting at 7 p.m.

The cost for the lessons is $60 for residents and $70 for non-residents. Registration is mandatory and must be done in person at the Chicopee Parks and Recreation office at 687 Front St.
Chicopee Parks & Recreation Presents Feb. Vacation Art Ventures with Let’s Gogh Art

Let’s Gogh Art…  
- Helping art explorers think outside the box about art as it relates to the amazing world around us! 
- Unique and original art experiences using quality art materials in a fun and stress-free environment 
- Talented, nurturing instructors inspire children’s imaginations and creativity and promote the value of art 
- Provides wicked cool, sometimes kooky, art activities kids love to do! 

Tuesday, 2/21/17, Totally Awesome Animal Art 
 Create ferocious tiger boxes using the art of decoupage and sculpting with clay, design colorful animal hand puppets, and draw dressed-up dogs inspired by the photographer William Wegman. Hilarious creations! 

Wednesday, 2/22/17, Jumpin' Jellyfish Art‐ventures  
Experiment with some very weird materials and textures while building shimmering jellyfish sculptures, create dripping watercolor jellyfish paintings and color beautiful stained glass ocean scenes to hang in a window. As a final art activity, experience the magical art of diffusion using baby wipes, bright colors and sea animal shapes!

Thursday, 2/23/17, Rainforest, Ribbit.... 
 Learn about red-eyed tree frogs, poison dart frogs and the patterns of the rainforest while drawing, painting and sculpting with clay. Sculpt fanciful froggy pots, design tree light switch covers for your rooms and paint rainforest patterned masterpieces. Ribbit...Ribbit...Ribbit! Fun and laughter as usual!
Friday, 2/24/17, Totally Terrific Teddy Bear Picnic  
Learn some fun facts about bears while coloring and decorating 8" stuffed fabric bears. Paint ceramic Teddy Bear banks, then create cool bear drawings to hang in your rooms.

Time: 10am to 12pm each day. Grades: K-5 
Location: Chicopee Parks and Recreation, 687 Front St. 
Fee per day: $23 for residents/$26 for non-residents 
Sign up for one or all four! (Limited Space, sign up early

 Register online @ www.ARTventuresfor Click “Register Now” or in person @ the Chicopee Parks Office 687 Front St. 

Open Swim Program

The Parks Department will hold Open Swim at Chicopee High School Pool on Sundays from 12:30 – 2:30 PM. from December 4 - March 19, 2017.  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.