Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
FULTON, NY- The CYO Summer Drop-in Recreation Program at Catholic Charities of Oswego County will begin July 8 and will continue through August 23.
The Summer Drop-in Recreation Program is offered free of charge to children in grades 2 through 8 in Oswego County and is held Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Registration forms can be picked up at the CYO or Main Office of Catholic Charities of Oswego County at the same address Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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.
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 Drop-in recreation Program, daily or weekly if they choose to.
Activities in the CYO Summer Drop-in Program include: daily recreational activities, special presentations and awareness groups, arts and crafts, and much more.
According to CYO coordinator George Timmins, the CYO Summer Drop-In Recreation Program will have something for all ages and offers youth a wide variety of recreational and educational activities including: themed weeks, tennis instruction courtesy of the US Tennis Association, a week with the Girl Scouts, a presentation from the Roseamond Gifford Zoo to be held at the Fulton War Memorial, and other special events at the War Memorial.
Additionally youth will have access to the CYO game room that includes X-Box, Wii games, billiards, basketball, ping pong, foosball, along with other fun activities.
The CYO’s 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.
Children receive a free breakfast and lunch daily through the USDA Summer Feeding Program sponsored by Oswego County Opportunities or they can bring their own if they wish to.
Those wishing to receive breakfast or lunch are encouraged to confirm the day before that they will be attending the summer program. Breakfast will be served 8:45 – 9:15 a.m. and lunch will be served noon – 12:45 p.m.
The CYO Summer Drop-in 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 of Oswego County.
For more information on the program, call Timmins at 598-3980 ext 254.
Catholic Charities of Oswego County serves all people in need regardless of their religious affiliation. Primary funding sources for Catholic Charities of Oswego County programs are the United Way of Greater Oswego County, the Diocesan Hope Appeal, the County of Oswego, and private donations by individuals, local companies and organizations.