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Summer Cohesion Program

Summer Cohesion is a six-week summer, drop-in, recreational, educational and cultural enrichment program, which provides children, ages 4 through 12, with a safe, structured, and fun summer. This school based program takes place at numerous locations throughout Chemung County. Youth participate in daily activities such as arts and crafts, indoor/outdoor games, attend special performances, and travel to local libraries, parks and museums. Summer Cohesion serves over 800 children each summer.

 Online regsitration has concluded.
Limited openings still available at Beecher Elementary and GST BOCES
On a First Come, First Serve basis

You may regsiter in person at the Chemung County Youth Bureau
Between the hours of 9am - 4pm, Monday - Friday

Any questions please call us at 737-2907.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday, July 2nd - August 10th, 8:00AM - 2:00PM
Closed July 4th

 Summer Cohesion Site Meal Sites  Care 2-6:00pm 
 Beecher Elementary  X  
 GST BOCES Building #12    
 Broadway Elementary  X  YWCA
 Edison High School    
 Hendy Ave. Elementary  X  YWCA
 Horseheads Christian School    
 Parley Coburn Elementary  X  SSCC

The Summer Cohesion Program is a Chemung County program.  Any child that resides in Chemung County can be enrolled at ANY Summer Cohesion Site.

Online Registration begins June 4th at 6:00am
Activity Fee
$125 - 1st child in the family  $100 - each additional child in the family

Reduced Fee
Eligibility for reduced fee is based from total household income and number of people residing in the home. 1st Child - $65     Each Additional Child - $50

2018 Federal Poverty Guidelines

Family Size 200% of Poverty  Family Size  200% of Poverty 
 1  $24,280  5 $58,840 
 2  $32,920  6 $67,480
 3  $41,560  7  $76,120
 4  $50,200 8  $84,760

 Methods of Payment:
Credit or Debit Cards, Cash, Check or Money Order.

Sorry, No Refunds

Helpful Information
Participants must be between the ages of 4 to 12 by July 1, 2018.
Proof of Birth is required for children 4 and 12 years of age.
Children must be toilet trained
First day of the program is Monday, July 2nd
There will be a brief welcome for parents at each site on the first day.
Site newsletters will be sent home the first week of the program.

2018 Summer Cohesion Program Brochure

Check List for Registration Information


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