What recreation programs are available for youth through the Youth Bureau?
Super Saturday is a free supervised recreational and enrichment program for youth in grades K-5 who reside in the Elmira City School District. The program begins at 8:30 am at the Elmira YWCA with free breakfast; the youth participate in two workshops from 9:00 to 11:00 am for one six week session during the fall and winter. To view up to date program information click HERE.
Summer Cohesion is a fee-based, six week, summer drop-in, recreational, educational, and cultural enrichment program. The program provides children, ages 4 through 12 with a safe, structured, fun, and rewarding summer. Every year there are approximately 10 sites located throughout Chemung County. At each site, children learn about water safety, nature, life skills and cultural enrichment - just to name a few. Throughout the summer, travelling programs visit each site to provide special indoor and outdoor activities. Children also visit and tour area libraries, museums and businesses. The program serves over 1000 youth each year. To view up to date program information click HERE.
(SPOT) School: A free, drop-in, recreational program for teens who are in sixth to eighth grade that reside in the Elmira City School District. This program typically operates once a week during the school calendar year, either Friday or Saturday night from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. To view up to date program information click HERE.
(SPOT) Summer: A drop-in recreation program, free of charge to any adolescent twelve to fifteen years of age who resides in the Elmira City School District. The program operates for six weeks during the summer from noon to 6:00 pm in designated parks. Recreation Leaders provide well-structured, fun, and enriching activities at the park such as, but not limited to: arts and crafts, board games, basketball, baseball, and kickball. Off-site activities include field trips to New York Sports and Fitness Kick Boxing and Spinning Camps; Rock N' Bowl, Rock N' Skate, and Rock N' Splashes; 171 Cedar Arts; Movie Theater Take Over and a day at Darien Lake Amusement Park. Transportation is provided to all off-site activities. To view up to date program information click HERE.
What employment opportunities are available from the Youth Bureau?
14-20 years of age – Summer Youth Employment Program
15 years and above – Super Saturday Program
17 years of above – Summer Cohesion Program
18 years and above – SPOT Program
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How do I sign-up my child for the Summer Cohesion Program?
Program Brochures are released in May to all county schools and is available online at summercohesion.com Sign-ups take place in early June.