Youth Programs

Tang Soo Do Korean Martial Arts

November 2 - November 26  
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.

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays

Two Session Groups:
Group 1: Monday and Wednesdays                                                                                        
Group 2:   Fridays and Saturdays

*Students choose among two session groups available and attend only on those days due to limited occupancy.

*Attendance to both session groups: pay normal amount for one session group and 50% of the second amount for the of second session group.  Attending both sessions is contingent on space availability.

                                                              M, W, F class times/ Saturday class times

Little Dragons (ages 5 to 6):All Dragon Ranks             6:00 to 6:30pm / 11:00 to 11:30
Gups (ages 7 and up): (beginners),up to Green belts  6:30 to 7:30pm / 10:00 to 11:00 
Gups (ages7 and up):Brown, Red, and Blue belts       7:30 to 8:30pm/   9:00 to 10:00

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

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
 (Election Day School Day off)
Rain forest Tigers, Turtles and Snakes

The kids have a day off from school so join us and Art ventures for kids for a morning of fun. Learn some facts about turtles who live in the rain forest while painting and decorating ceramic turtle banks. Sculpt clay pots in the shape of snakes using the coil technique. Create beautiful jungle tiger stained glass and learn how to draw colorful and whimsical toucans. You might as well be right there in the rain forest! 

Location: Chicopee Parks Dept. 687 Front St.
Ages: 5-12
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee : $33/Resident $36/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

Babysitting Class

Friday, December, 7 (School Day Off)

The Parks Department is offering a babysitting class for youth ages 11 yrs. & older. The class will be held at the Chicopee Parks & Recreation Dept. 687 Front St. on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 9 AM. – 12:30 PM. 

The cost is $70/Residents $75/Non-Residents.

The class will cover such topics as playtime, behavior management, phone skills, common do & don’ts, bathing, feeding, changing diapers, fire safety, CPR review, and first aid. All participants must pre-register for the class by signing up at the Parks Dept. Deadline to register is Tuesday December 4th. Class space is limited! For more information please contact the Parks Dept. at 594 - 3481