School Vacation Programs

Fun in February Vacation Program

February 19, 20, and 21
@ Dupont Middle School
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM (must be picked no later than 3:00)
Ages 5-13 (5 year olds must be in Kindergarten)

A jam packed day of fun as the kids are on vacation.  In the morning the children will start off the day playing an assortment of board games and activities until groups are formed.  Then the rest of the morning will focus on arts and crafts activities and active gym time.  We then give out name badges and tags until the buses arrive for our daily field trip. 

Highly supervised by Parks Staff and members of the National Honor Society from Chicopee High School.   Children can bring extra money to trips for extra munchies, arcade games, etc. 

Registration is now ongoing at the Chicopee Parks Department and there is a limit on numbers each day.

List of daily field trips and fees:

Tuesday, February 19  Interskate 91 South.  Wilbraham
-$45 for residents, $50 non residents
-lunch is provided this day
-bring your own skates if you have them!

Wednesday, February 20  AMF Bowling.  Chicopee
-$45 for residents, $50 non residents
-lunch is provided this day

Thursday, February 21  Cinemark Cinemas.  West Springfield
-$35 for residents, $40 non residents
-Movie is TBA
-bring your own lunch this day as it will not be provided

Children can be signed up for one, two or all three days.  

Checks made payable to the City of Chicopee.

With questions call the Parks Department at 594-3481. 

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 
A scholarship may be available for a child whose parent is willing to assist for the day. Contact Randi at (413) 567 - 0923 or

For more info call the Parks office 594-3481