Youth Programs

Tang Soo Do Korean Martial Arts


April 1 - April 24  
The Chicopee Parks & Recreation Department is offering classes in Tang Soo Do 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 and Wednesdays                                                                                        

Class Times

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

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


Monday, August 19 - 23, 2019
 

The kids are on Summer vacation from school so join us and Art ventures for Kids for 5 days or art fun.    

Bouncy Bendy Art in Motion 
Art-ventures with a totally unique twist! Make masterpieces with real moving part, create the illusion of movement, and discover art processes that use motion to get amazing results. Combine metal, wood and paper to build spinning sculptures inspired by Calder and design stretchy stained glass art you can re-shape again and again. Sculpt goofy clay Monsters, craft bendy paper lizards and paint seascapes like Monet. Create matisse watercolor banner, fireworks flower pots and textured tissue paper art. Design kaleidoscopes, dancing pasta sculptures, and scribble T-shirts. Draw zany faces inspired by silberzweig and decorate cupcake boxes with fluffy frosting and sprinkles. With a focus on color, shape and Motion, this program will have you jumping for joy!

Location: Chicopee Parks Dept. 687 Front St.
Ages: 5-12
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee : $135/Resident $140/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 afterschool@artventuresforkids.com .

For more info call the Parks office 594-3481


Lifeguard Re-certification Class
May 4

The Parks Department is holding an American Red Cross lifeguard re-certification class at the Chicopee High School Pool. The class will run Saturday May 4. The Class will be held from (10 AM– 4 PM.). 

The cost is $210/person.  This course will include certification in Lifeguard Training, CPR/AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and Community First Aid. All participants must take a pre-skills test on the first day of the class to be officially enrolled in the course. Pre-registration & payment in person at the Parks Department. 


CPR/AED & First Aid Training Class
Saturday April 27, 2019

The Parks Department is offering a certification class in First Aid/cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator on Saturday April 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 12: p.m. (CPR/AED from 9 – 10:30 a.m. First Aid 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.) at the Chicopee Parks & Recreation Dept. 687 Front St.

The cost for the full class is $75 for residents and $80 for non-residents. The Cost for CPR/AED only or First Aid only is $40/Resident and $45/Non-Resident.  These are basic certifications & do not apply for daycare providers, lifeguards and nurses. Participants are invited to bring a snack. Class space is limited and pre-registration is mandatory at the Chicopee Parks and Recreation Department at 687 Front St. or by calling 594-3481. 


Cartoons and More!

August 5 - 9, 2019.  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
@ The Chicopee Parks Department
Boys and Girls Ages 8-14
$90 for the week


Join professional artist Michael Cady back again!  If you want to enjoy cartoons and want to learn about the tricks and techniques of cartooning, this is the place for you!

A week long camp filled with tons of drawing and fun.  We will learn how to draw our own characters and how to have them speak!  We will even pick up some tips and basic drawing such as shading, perspective, and 3-D shapes.

Whether you are new to cartoons, or a super pro, we have something for everyone.  Let's have fun and 'toon!

Sketch books and pencils provided- please bring a snack and a drink!


Pre-register by Friday, August 2.  Questions?  Call the Parks at 594-3481.



Wicked Cool For Kids:  "Rocket Science"


August 12 - 16, 2019.  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Boys and Girls in Grades 1 -5 (as of Fall 2019)
$160 for the week

Build and launch our favorite solid fuel rocket, the customizable E2X:  perfect for the young aerospace engineer.  Keep a Commander's Log as you investigate the solar system, design a satellite, and build a space base for an astronaut.  Blast off with a solid fuel high flying rocket launch at the end of the week (weather permitting).  

Signups are now ongoing at the Chicopee Parks Department, with only a maximum number of enrollment.  Call the Parks at 594-3481.  Go to www.wickedcoolforkids.com for further info. 



IncrediFlix Minecraft Movie Flix
Monday - Friday July 22 - 26, 2019

Join us & IncrediFlix for this 1/2 day Movie making Minecraft program. Kids love Minecraft! And new for 2019, more set design features like flowing lava-rivers and flickering torches!
Using stop-motion animation students will bring Steve, Alex, the creepers, and more to life in a movie they’ll storyboard, shoot and voice-over in age-appropriate groups. *Flix downloadable within a month after camp ends..

Learn basic film techniques from:  GREEN SCREEN, STOP-MOTION, EDITING …and MORE!
Held:    Chicopee Parks Dept. 687 Front St.
Ages:   7 - 13
Time:  9:00 AM  - 12:00 PM
Cost:   $140 for Residents      $145 for Non-Residents 
Register Now! at Chicopee Parks Dept. 687 Front St. Chicopee, Ma 01013 For more info or questions call the Parks & Rec. 594-3481