School Vacation Programs

Fun in February Vacation Camp


Tuesday, February 20 -  Thursday, February 22
@ Barry Elementary School
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Children 5-13

This highly staffed and successful program is back again for another year.  After check in and sign in, we have controlled board games and activities to start off the morning followed by the children being split into supervised and rotating groups of gym time and arts and craft activities. 

We then prep for the daily field trip by giving out name tags and wrist bands and organizing groups with their group leaders and travel by bus to the designated field trip.

Parents/guardians can sign up for 1, 2 or all 3 days with pre-registration at the Chicopee Parks and Recreation Department.

Field Trips and Costs:

Tuesday, February 20      Interskate 91 (Wilbraham)    $40 residents  $45 non residents

Wednesday, February 21 AMF Bowling (Chicopee)      $40 residents  $45 non residents
(2/21 sold out)

Thursday, February 22     RAVE Cinemas (West Spfld) $30 residents  $35 non residents
(2/22 sold out)

On Tuesday and Wednesday lunch is provided, Thursday participants must bring their own lunch.  Admission fees to the locations are covered by the fees.  Bring extra money for concessions, arcade games, playscapes, and other activities.

For more information please contact the Parks Department at 594-3481. Space is limited so sign up soon.


ART-ventures for Kids


February Vacation Art Fun
Tuesday, February 20 - Friday, February 23, 2018 


School is out for winter vacation so join us for a four days of fun with ART-ventures for kids (formerly Let's Gogh Art). 

Tuesday 2/20, Winter Wonderland Snowmen and Snow Bears

Another winter fun art-packed two hours. Paint your own family snowman portraits on stretched canvases, sculpt 3-dimensional snowmen out of model magic clay and then draw snow bears in the snow.

Wednesday 2/21, Sunset Cities and Airplane Art-ventures
Create sunset cityscapes reflecting in water using wicked cool print-making tools and techniques. Then build, paint and decorate wooden airplanes that fly!

Thursday, 2/22, Wild West Art-ventures
Art-venturers visit the Wild West. Learn about the Indian Tribes of the Great Plains while building Tepees. Create story necklaces made from clay while exploring the history of daily life and the use of native materials for decoration and storytelling.

Friday, 2/23 Exploding Color Bubbles T-Shirts
Design T-shirts with exploding bubbles of vibrant colors, learn about the art of color diffusion while making color-filled butterflies and have a blast creating rainbow mandala collages using a stellar array of feathers, buttons, gems, pompoms and more! What is a mandala? Come and find out.

Location: Chicopee Parks Dept. 687 Front St.
Ages: 5-12
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee per day: $24/resident $27/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


Wednesday, February 21, 2018 (School Vacation)


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 11yrs. & up
Time 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Cost $70/Resident $75/NR


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


CPR/AED/First AID & Bloodborne Pathogens Certification Class


Thursday, February 22, 2018 (School Vacation)


This class offers basic certification in adult, child, and infant CPR/AED, Basic First Aid and Bloodborne pathogens. This certification does not comply for Nurses or daycare providers.

Location: Chicopee Parks & Dept. 687 Front St.
Time 9 AM - 1:30 PM for the full class
         9 - 11 Am CPR
         11:05 Am - 1:30 Pm Bloodborne Pathogens/First Aid
Costs: $85/Resident  $90/NR Full Class
           $55/Resident  $60/NR (CPR & Bloodborne Pathogens)
           $60/Resident  $65/NR (First Aid & Bloodborne Pathogens)
           $25/Resident  $30/NR (Bloodborne Pathogens Only)


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