Program Brochures are released in May to all County schools and are available on our Summer Cohesion page. Signups take place in early June.
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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 to 11 am for one six week session during the fall and winter. To view up-to-date program information, visit the Super Saturday page.
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, visit the Summer Cohesion page.
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 to 10 pm. To view up to date program information click HERE.
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 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, visit The Spot page.
Visit the Youth Bureau page for information on each of these programs.