FULTON, NY – The CYO Program at Catholic Charities of Oswego County is offering a full schedule for the fall / winter session.
The CYO program, funded in part by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services through the Oswego City / County Youth Bureau and the United Way of Greater Oswego County, has designed a variety of activities to aid in the recreational development of youth in Fulton, as well as the surrounding communities of Oswego County.
CYO director Jim Smiley is looking forward to the fall schedule.
â€œCYO provides positive recreational and educational activities for children in our community. The children really enjoy the program and have the opportunity to make new friends learn how to interact with their peers in a social environment,â€ he said.
All activities are free of charge and are supervised by a trained staff.
The staff encourages youth involvement in both structured and non-structured activities, and assists all participants as needed to insure that they receive the full benefits of the program as well as help in their physical and mental development.
The fall / winter 2010 – 2011 schedule is as follows:
Monday – Friday 3 to 5 p.m.: grades K – 12.
(Hours expand to 6 p.m. beginning Oct. 11.
Open gym: basketball, floor hockey, foosball, computers with internet access and more.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 9 p.m., beginning Oct. 12, Youth Drop-in program for grades 7 â€“ 12
Open gym: dodge ball, basketball, pool, ping-pong, computers with internet access and more.
Saturday 10 a.m. â€“ 2 p.m.: grades K – 12 (beginning Oct. 16)
Open gym: kickball, dodge ball, touch football, basketball, computers with internet access and more.
During school vacation days and snow days the CYO will have an open recreation program from 1 to 5 p.m.
Registration for CYO co-ed basketball leagues for 7 â€“ 12 graders will be the week of Nov. 1.
There will also be special events for children in grades K through 6th including a pumpkin carving contest and a Halloween party in October and a Christmas party in December (dates and time to be announced).
In addition the CYO will host a Halloween dance for youth ages 13 â€“ 18 in Oct., a holiday bazaar for all ages, youth and adults, in December and several movie matinees (dates and times to be announced).
The CYO program at Catholic Charities of Oswego County offers youth a safe, non-threatening, nurturing atmosphere with positive role models.
For more information, call Smiley at 598-3980 ext. 254.