Youth Programs

Tang Soo Do Korean Martial Arts

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 Wednesday evenings at Szot Park next to the basketball courts.

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. Gups  (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 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 Szot 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. 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 

CPR/AED First Aid Class

Saturday June 26, 2021
8:30 Am - 2:30 Pm
These classes offer a basic certification in Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and Basic First Aid from The American Heart Association. The cost includes all the materials (Which includes a textbook, one-way valve and pocket mask).

Masks  We will ask the non-vaccinated patrons to mask up or patrons who wish to wear a mask can still do so. Vaccinated patrons will not be required. However, we will not be policing this effort; it will be on the honor system.


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 $75/Resident $80/NR. for ages 12 & up

To register go to www.chicopeerec.com

IncrediFlix Movie Making Program Minecraft vs. Roblox Flix
July 26 - 30, 2021
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.

Circuit Lab programs

Electronics power our world more every day, and the people who can manipulate them will design our future. By learning to creatively engage with the electronics as tools, we bring our students the skills to interact fully with the modern world. And we make lots of fun projects along the way.

Circuit Lab programs give kids the opportunity to create devices by blending technical concepts with hands-on experimentation in a creative environment. We use the latest technologies including Arduino and Raspberry Pi to design smarter flashlights, race cars, musical instruments, games, and more. Each class session begins with a brief conceptual overview before launching into an interactive, hands-on activity.

Circuit Lab programs are a fun and creative way to give kids fluency and confidence in an increasingly necessary skill. We are excited to teach your kids the tools to design and create whatever they imagine!

Circuit Makers 101 August 9 - 13 (9AM-12PM)
Let’s get creative with electricity! In this junior hands-on electronics class, students will gain experience with creating their own electronics; designing custom light-up greeting cards, electric games, mazes, and even musical instruments. Each class day consists of a circuitry lesson and a hands-on electronics project, using components like lights, buzzers, switches, motors, and sensors. Circuit Lab staff will make sure participants create a project that they can be proud of each day. Most class days include a take-home project.
The Cost is $160/Resident $165/NR

App Inventors August 9 - 13 (1-4PM)
Want to know how the apps work on your phone or iPad? Or do you already have the next great app idea, and just need to know how to make it? In this no-experience-required course, we use MIT App Inventor software to make fun, creative apps for Android phones and tablets. We will also explore wireless communication by building custom bluetooth hardware controllers and readouts for our apps. Participants will learn both the programming and design aspects of creating great apps, and have the opportunity to build apps of their own with the support of Circuit Lab instructors.
The Cost is $160/Resident $165/NR

To register go to www.chicopeerec.com

Summer Art-ventures Grr, Buzz, Hiss , Roar...Art-Ventures 
August 16-20, 2021

Animal lovers and art explorers, take a walk on the wild side. Visit the jungle, go on safari and even travel back in time to the Dinosaurs. Discover where your creativity will take you while creating 2 and 3-dimensional butterflies, birds, snakes, frogs and lizards, lions and countless other kooky creatures! Paint 3-D wooden dinosaur puzzles, build giraffe pencil holders, and create super cool boxes disguised as elephants. Plus, design your very own animal t-shirt using a totally unique “hands-on” technique, and so much more! Campers use an amazing variety of art materials, textures and techniques while experimenting with clay and paints, ceramic and fabric art, wood, oil pastels, stenciling, collage, watercolor, decoupage and more. These cool and playful art-ventures include fun facts about the animals, storytelling, and always humor.

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

To REGISTER: for for the class go to www.ARTventuresforKids.com

Summer Art-venture Weeks include:

5 days, for 3 hours a day of art-rageous fun! 
All materials and supplies for several awesome works of art each day
A project take-home box
A t-shirt designing project
Lively storytelling

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.

The Cost is $165/Resident $175/NR

To register go to www.ARTventuresforKids.com