Youth Programs

Tang Soo Do Korean Martial Arts


November 2 - November 26  
The Chicopee Parks & Recreation Department is offering classes in Tang Soo Do a 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, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays

Two Session Groups:
Group 1: Monday and Wednesdays                                                                                        
Group 2:   Fridays and Saturdays

*Students choose among two session groups available and attend only on those days due to limited occupancy.

*Attendance to both session groups: pay normal amount for one session group and 50% of the second amount for the of second session group.  Attending both sessions is contingent on space availability.

                                                              M, W, F class times/ Saturday class times

Little Dragons (ages 5 to 6):All Dragon Ranks             6:00 to 6:30pm / 11:00 to 11:30
Gups (ages 7 and up): (beginners),up to Green belts  6:30 to 7:30pm / 10:00 to 11:00 
Gups (ages7 and up):Brown, Red, and Blue belts       7:30 to 8:30pm/   9:00 to 10:00

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.


ART-ventures for Kids


Tuesday, February 19 - 22, 2019
 (February School Vacation)

The kids are on vacation day from school so join us and Art ventures for kids for 4 different themed days or art fun. Sign up for 1, 2 or all 4.   

Tuesday, February 19, Cupcakes and Pizza Party Art-ventures

Get ready to whip up some artsy treats that look almost yummy enough to eat! Paint colorful ceramic cupcakes banks and sculpt clay pizzas with all your favorite toppings! Plus, design and decorate chef hats to wear in your own crafty kitchen! 

Wednesday, February 20, Fun Times with Famous Artists
Design wacky costumes inspired by Piscasso's portraits, paint fabric wall hangings, create Kandinsky-esque geometrical masterpieces and draw beautiful oil pastel cats Like Laura Burch. Create really fun 2 and 3 -D works of art inspired by the masters.

Thursday, February, 21, It's Raining, It's Pouring
But nobody's snoring in this exciting springtime art-venture! Decorate real umbrellas with with colorful, waterproof inks, sculpt birds out of neon clay and create cool umbrella collages with decorative papers. Rain or shine, everyone will have a blast!

Friday, February 22, Sparkly snowflakes and Magic Mittens
Tis the season to be jolly and also the season to create amazing art! Paint family snowman portraits on stretched canvas, create sparkling beaded snowflakes, sculpts clay snowmen and design colorful scratch art mittens. Enjoy some wonderful winter fun while keeping cozy and warm!

Location: Chicopee Parks Dept. 687 Front St.
Ages: 5-12
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee : $35/Day/Resident $39/Day/Non-resident

Bring an old, oversized T-shirt to use as a smock, a nut free snack and a drink.
Register in person at the Parks office or online at www.ARTventuresforkids.com 
 
A scholarship may be available for a child whose parent is willing to assist for the day. Contact Randi at (413) 567 - 0923 or randi@artventuresforkids.com

For more info call the Parks office 594-3481


Babysitting Class

Friday, December, 7 (School Day Off)

The Parks Department is offering a babysitting class for youth ages 11 yrs. & older. The class will be held at the Chicopee Parks & Recreation Dept. 687 Front St. on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 9 AM. – 12:30 PM. 

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, fire safety, CPR review, and first aid. All participants must pre-register for the class by signing up at the Parks Dept. Deadline to register is Tuesday December 4th. Class space is limited! For more information please contact the Parks Dept. at 594 - 3481