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July 22, 2018

CYO Summer Recreation Program Launches June 25


FULTON, NY- The CYO Summer Recreation Program at Catholic Charities of Oswego County will begin June 25 and continue through Aug 31.

The CYO Summer Recreation Program at Catholic Charities of Oswego County will begin June 25. Here, Alexis Robinson, of Cornell Cooperative Nutrition Program works with CYO youth regarding healthy and not healthy snacks. CYO youth present are James Langdon, Lucas Hawkins, Merick Majeski and Taylor Thomas along with CYO senior mentor Bryan Orlosky.

The CYO Summer Recreation Program at Catholic Charities of Oswego County will begin June 25. Here, Alexis Robinson, of Cornell Cooperative Nutrition Program works with CYO youth regarding healthy and not healthy snacks. CYO youth present are James Langdon, Lucas Hawkins, Merick Majeski and Taylor Thomas along with CYO senior mentor Bryan Orlosky.

The program is offered free to children in second grade through eighth grade in Oswego County (children can be entering second grade in September), and it is held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., said Mary-Margaret Pekow, CCOC executive director.

“Children enjoy a variety of special events and activities designed to aid them in learning good sportsmanship, how to work as a team, positive interaction with peers and staff, and meeting and making new friends, “ Pekow said. “Plus, each day the youth engage in structured and non-structured activities that will help them grow both physically and mentally.”

Children may attend the CYO summer program daily or weekly if they choose.

Activities in the program include; daily recreational activities, outdoor recreation at local parks, special presentations and awareness groups, arts and crafts and other fun activities.

Trained staff supervises all activities and assists all participants as needed to ensure that they receive the full benefits of the program as well as help in their physical and emotional development.

In addition, children receive a free breakfast and lunch daily through the USDA Summer Feeding Program sponsored by the Food Bank of Central New York or they can bring their own if they wish, Pekow said.

“Plus, parents are welcome to attend game and themed days, and become involved in the many activities that the program provides for their children including the annual talent show,” she added.

The CYO Summer Recreation program is funded in part by the United Way of Greater Oswego County, the NYS Office of Children and Families, and the City-County Youth Bureau.

For more information, contact Mike Savona, CYO supervisor, at 598-3980 ext. 281.

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