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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.

Check List for Registration Information

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday, July 8th - August 16th, 8:00AM - 2:00PM

 Summer Cohesion Site Meal Sites 

starting at 2pm

 Cohen Middle School  X  
 Diven Elementary   X  
 Gardner Road Elementary    
 Hendy Ave. Elementary  X  YWCA
 Horseheads 1st Baptist Church    
 Parley Coburn Elementary  X  SSCC
 Ridge Road Elementary    

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 10th 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

2019 Federal Poverty Guidelines

Family Size 200% of Poverty  Family Size  200% of Poverty 
 1  $24,980  5  $60,340
 2  $33,820  6  $69,180
 3  $42,660  7  $78,020
 4  $51,500  8  $86,860

If your child receives SNAP, HEAP, Medicaid they may be eligible to attend Summer Cohesion for a reduced fee.  To register online with a credit or debit card, at a reduce fee, you must first pre-qualify and receive a keycode.  The deadline to obtain a keycode is June 5th.

To obtain your keycode (For A Reduced Activity Fee or DSS Scholarship ONLY) -
1. Complete this online form by clicking HERE
- Or -
2. Pre-qualify with your 2018 Tax Return at the Chemung County Youth Bureau or In-Person Sign-Ups.

Methods of Registration:
Online: Go to
In-Person: For All Sites Monday, June 10th - 4pm (Parley Coburn Elementary School Cafeteria)

 Methods of Payment:
Online: Credit or Debit Card only
In-Person: Credit or Debit Cards, Cash, Check or Money Order.

Sorry, No Refunds
For more information call 737-2907

Helpful Information
Participants must be between the ages of 4 to 12 by July 1, 2019.
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 8th
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.

2019 Summer Cohesion Program Brochure


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