Youth Programs

Tang Soo Do Korean Martial Arts
January 3 - January 26

The Chicopee Parks & Recreation Department is offering 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 Friday evenings at The Chicopee Parks & Recreation office 687 Front St..

The following classes are being offered:
Little Dragons (ages 5 to 6):  5 – 5:30 PM,
Gups (Beginners white, orange belts) (ages 7 & up): 5:30 – 6:30 PM.
Gups  (Intermediate green and brown belts) (ages 7 & up):  6:30 - 7:30 PM.
Gups, (red, blue, black, ages 7 and up) 7:30 to 8:30

Social Distancing, Equipment and Masks:  The participants will be appropriately socially distanced between other participants in the class as well as the instructor.  The instructor and all participants will wear a mask for the duration of the lessons.  Participants are to provide their own masks to use.  

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.

 The costs are $40/Little Dragons $50/Gups Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced. All  To register go to www.chicopeerec.com 

Babysitting Class

Wednesday February 23, 2022
9:00 Am - 12:30 Pm
Ages:11 & up

The Parks Department is offering a Child and Babysitting Safety class for youth ages 11-15 yrs. old. The class will be held at the Chicopee Parks office 687 Front St. on Friday, December 3, 2021 (Which is a day off for Chicopee Public school kids) from 9:00 AM. – 12:30PM.

The class will cover such topics as playtime, behavior management, phone skills, common do & don’ts, bathing, feeding, changing diapers and fire safety.  Class space is limited! To register go to www.chicopeerec.com

Masks Masks are required to be worn through out the class regardless of vaccination status and 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.
 

The Cost is $80/Resident $85/NR. 

To register go to www.chicopeerec.com

CPR/AED & First Aid Training Class

The Parks Department is offering a certification class in First Aid/cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator on Saturday February 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Chicopee Parks & Recreation Dept. 687 Front St. This class is open to people ages 12 and up.

The cost for the full class is $75 for residents and $80 for non-residents. These are basic certifications & do not apply for daycare providers, lifeguards and nurses. Participants are invited to bring a snack. Class space is limited! To register go to www.chicopeerec.com Deadline to sign up is Thursday February 24th.  

The Cost is $75/Resident $80/NR. 

To register go to www.chicopeerec.com

Art-Ventures for Kids

Thursday, February 23: Puppies, Bunnies, Kittens, Oh My!

Art projects inspired by everyone's favorite cute and cuddly creatures. Paint ceramic puppy banks, draw adorable bunnies, plus build and decorate kooky, colorful kittens.

Friday, February 24: Robots Eat Ice Cream
Paint ceramic robot banks with shiny metallic colors. Then learn about textures and printmaking by using a surprising array of everyday objects to create colorful ice cream collages. Finally, design robots using miscellaneous metal hardware. Cool!

Classes will be held at The Parks Office 687 Front St.

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

To REGISTER: for either class or both please got to www.ARTventuresforKids.com

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.

The Cost is $50/Resident per day $55/NR. per day