Youth Programs

Tang Soo Do Korean Martial Arts
November 1 - November 27
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. 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. 
Youth & Adults (ages 8 to Adult):  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
            $50/Youth 
            $50/Adult

Learning Through Play Playgroup
October 2 - (Follows School Calendar)


Join us for this new drop-in playgroup in Chicopee for parents/caregivers and children from birth - 5 yrs. old. Each week will focus on an area of development and provide fun activities for children and ideas for adults on how to help children learn though play. Areas of development to be explored include: early literacy, motor development, science, beginning math and engineering. The playgroup is offered on Mondays 10 - 11:30 Am. @ the Parks Office 687 Front St. For more info call Holyoke/Chicopee Family and Community Engagement at (413) 536 - 0363 x 4536 ask for Christine

ART-ventures for Kids
My Animal Me and the Clay Safari
Tuesday, November, 7, 2017 (Election Day School Day off)


School is out for election day so join us for a morning of fun with ART-ventures for kids (formerly Let's Gogh Art). This art venture starts with  creating with clay. During this workshop, sculpt awesome "Tona" masks out of clay, then bring them to life with paint, feathers and more! Plus, design and decorate ceramic dinosaur banks and create detailed drawings of brightly colored owls.

Location: Chicopee Parks Dept. 687 Front St.
Ages: 5-12
Time: 9:00 Am. - 12:00 Pm.
Cost: $33/resident $35/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 8, 2017 (School Day Off)


This class is designed to promote child care and babysitter safety. The class will cover such topics as: playtime, changing diapers, bathing, behavior management, feeding, phone skills, fire safety, and CPR & First Aid review. All participants will receive a book & certification upon completion of the class.

Location: Chicopee Parks Dept. 687 Front St.
Ages: 11 yrs & up
Time: 9:00 Am. - 1:30 Pm.
Cost: $70/resident $75/non-resident


Pre-registration in person is mandatory. Class space is limited.