Youth Programs




ART–ventures for Kids 

Virtual Summer

Fairies and Dragons Art-ventures
Enter the fantasy world of imagination where fairies fly and unicorns roam. Art-venturers unleash their inner elves as they conjure up fire-breathing dragons, transform colorful clay into silly goblin masks and create winged fairies or armored knight dolls. Sculpt bedazzling unicorns with rainbow manes, design witch or wizard figurines and build wooden fairy houses with real shells, stones and moss and more. Paint ceramic unicorn banks and create your own dragon or mermaid T-shirt! With the aid of some very magical potions and spells(i.e. materials and techniques) campers experience painting, drawing, stained glass, ceramic, fabric and clay art. Enjoy an enchanted week of two or three dimensional works of art! Fairies and Dragons storytelling is included as well as surprises and humor. This is fun, fantasy filled Art-ventures!

Jungle Journey Art-ventures in the Rainforest
Art explorers take their inner artists for a walk in the rainforest and discover a variety of endangered creatures who live there. Lizards and poison dart frogs, bugs and butterflies, tigers and monkeys and more. Learn about the layers of the rainforest while experimenting with a variety of art forms. Experience fabric design while tie dyeing bandannas and making rainbow T-shirts. Sculpt animals out of clay, make 3-D paper reptiles, and create rainforest flowers. Decorate beach balls, draw tigers with oil pastels, and paint ceramic flower pots that look like boots. Discover stained glass and scratch art too. 

Art-ventures with Pigasso and Mootisse  
Art explorers learn about real artists, their vision of the world and the materials and techniques they use or used.  Think about famous artists like Picasso, Matisse,  van Gogh, Modigliani, Homer and more. Included are fun and funky 3-D projects using unconventional and sometimes kooky, artist’s techniques and materials. During this art-packed week create vibrant tie dyed t-shirts, decoupage large paper mache stars, design leather wristbands and celestial stained glass, and experiment with emotion collages, mosaic art and so much more. 

Splish Splash Art Blast
This inspiring week of art-ventures sparks creativity, engagement,exploration and individual expression. Learn about the fascinating underwater world of seahorses, sea turtles and other wonderful creatures while exploring original art forms and techniques. Design beach hats,sunglasses and T-shirts. Discover the art of mosaics while creating sea shell boxes. Sculpt shimmery coral and goofy clay octopuses. Paint ceramic fish banks, and design ocean creature stuffed animals. Experience painting, printmaking, stained glass, ceramics, collage, mosaics, fabric art and working with clay. Lots of surprises,round out these totally cool splish splash art-ventures.

6/22-6/26 Fairies and Dragons Art-ventures 
6/29-7/3 Jungle Journey Art-ventures in the Rainforest 
7/6-7/10 Art-ventures with Pigasso and Mootisse 
7/13-7/17 Splish Splash Art Blast 
7/20-7/24 Skip week 
7/27-7/31 Art-ventures with Pigasso and Mootisse 
8/3-8/7 Fairies and Dragons Art-ventures 
8/10-8/14 Splish Splash Art Blast 
8/17-8/21 Jungle Journey Art-ventures in the Rainforest 


The classes will be held 10am - 1130am Monday to Friday.  The fee is $99, all SPECIALTY project Materials included, without basic art supplies.  Don't have/can't get markers, glue and brushes for $149 will include all the basic materials needed -including some that your child will be able to reuse over and over again!

Register Now! at www.ARTventuresforkids.com Please use CODE ChicopeePr when registering

Here is the direct link to register for the program:
 
https://campscui.active.com/orgs/AdventureswithArt#/selectSessions/2802606/filter/location=1418503
for a copy of the flyer please go to the main page www.chicopeema.gov/333/Parks-Recreation under documents & forms Chicopee P + R virtual summer flier 2020

​Tennis Lessons Starting July 6 - July 29
Tennis lessons for children ages 8 and above and adults will be available throughout the Summer. Lessons include beginners, intermediate and advanced players who want to fine tune their game. The sessions will be held at Williams Park for the 1st session & Szot Park for the remaining sessions.

Lessons will be held Monday and Wednesday evenings at 3, 4 and 5 p.m. Lessons are taught by Instructor Paul Fein is returning for his 19th year. He is a former top 10 USTPA New England Men’s open division player and a published author. Sessions consist of eight classes twice a week for a one-hour period. lessons are weather permitting . Announcements will be made the if classes need to be postponed with make up date.

Social Distancing, Equipment and Masks: The participants will be appropriately socially distance between other participants in the class as well as the Instructor.  The instructor and all participants will wear a mask to & from the program & when not properly socially distanced. 
Participants are to provide their own equipment including Tennis rackets and 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.

Please refer to https://www.mass.gov/doc/safety-standards-for-parks-open-space-and-outdoor-education-programs-phase-ii/download

https://www.usta.com/en/home/stay-current/national/usta-statement-on-safety-of-playing-tennis-during-the-covid-19-v.html for further guidance

To register go to www.chicopeerec.com 


Tang Soo Do Korean Martial Arts July 6 - July 29

The Chicopee Parks & Recreation Department is offering classes in 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 on the Upper Field. 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.  and Gups (Advanced brown belts and above) (ages 7 & up):  6:30 - 7:30 PM. Classes are weather permitting. Announcements will be made the if classes need to be postponed with make up date. 

Social Distancing, Masks and Shoes:  The participants will be appropriately socially distance between other participants in the class as well as the Instructor.  The instructor and all participants will wear a mask to & from the program & when not properly socially distanced. 
The instructor and participants will wear shoes for the entire duration of the activity.


Please refer to 
https://www.mass.gov/doc/safety-standards-for-parks-open-space-and-outdoor-education-programs-phase-ii/download for further guidance

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.

To register go to www.chicopeerec.com 

WM FUTSOL SUMMER CLINIC July 8 - 29 (Wednesdays)


WM Futsal League in conjunction with the Chicopee Parks & Rec Dept. is excited to announce a 4 week Futsal clinic in July. The Clinic will be run by Brent Dillard, a USYF Regional Identification coach and the 2020 USYF Northeast Regional championship coach for the 2008 girls team. 

WM Futsal clinics are open for beginner & advanced Futsal players. We will create an environment that will be competitive and fun. Players will learn basic and advanced Futsal movement patterns.

Location: Chicopee Ike Alpert Futsal Court 199 Beauchamp Terrace, Chicopee, MA 01020
Session 1 Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm (beginner)
Session 2 Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm (advanced)
Dates: Wednesday nights 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29
 
The session 1 would be for players born 2014 – 2010 and players who have not played Futsal in the WM Futsal League.

Session 2 would be for players born 2011 and older who have played at least 1 year in the WM Futsal League. Players that are born in 2009 or older will be placed in session 2.

Cost: $65.00 (limited to 12 spaces per session)

To register go to: https://www.usyouthfutsal.com/westernmassachusettsfutsal

Social Distancing, Equipment and Masks:  The participants will be appropriately socially distance between other participants in the class as well as the Instructor.  The instructor and all participants will wear a mask to & from the program & when not properly socially distanced.  Participants are to provide their own equipment including soccer balls and 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.


Cartoon for Fun!

August 3-7, 9:00-12:00 PM
@Chicopee Parks Department Office
Ages:  8-14
$80 for Residents, $90 for Non-Residents
Instructor:  Professional Artist Michael Cady

Do you like to draw cartoons?  Do you like to doodle?  Want to know how to make our cartoons more interesting?  Want to know how to prepare our cartoons for print?  Want to draw cartoon people or animals?  The answer to all of these questions and more will be found throughout this week long course!

Learn tricks and tips of the cartoon world; how to create characters, how to design and draw cartoons and where and how to sell them. 

Sketchbooks, pencils and supplies are included.   Please bring a snack and a drink.  

Participants must bring and wear a mask during the program.  Daily temperature checks upon arrival may be administered based on current guidelines.  Social distancing always maintained. 

To register go to www.chicopeerec.com