Chemung County Youth Bureau

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.

All of our Summer Cohesion sites are full.  Please call 737-2907 with any questions.  Thank you

Summer Cohesion Registration Information List


2017 Summer Cohesion Program Brochure


Program Dates & Times:
Wednesday, July 5th - Friday, August 11th
8:00am to 2:00pm

Fassett Elementary*
Gardner Road Elementary
Hendy Avenue Elementary*
Parley Coburn Elementary*
Pine City Elementary*
Ridge Road Elementary

* - Breakfast & Lunch will be provided at eligible sites at no cost.
Breakfast & Lunch will be served on the first day of the program.

Online - Begins, Monday, June 5th at 6:30am at
To register online you must use your debit or credit card

In-Person - Monday, June 5th at Parley Coburn Elementary - 5:00pm
Tuesday, June 6th at Horseheads High School South Wing - 5:00pm

Activity Fee - 1st Child - $125          Each additional Child - $100

Reduced Activity 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

2017 Federal Poverty Guidelines

Family Size

200% of Poverty

Family Size

200% of Poverty

















A keycode allows families to register youth online for Summer Cohesion at a reduced fee with a credit or debit card.

To obtain your keycode (For A Reduced Activity Fee or DSS Scholarship ONLY) -

1. If your child receives SNAP, Medicaid, HEAP contact the Youth Bureau at 737-2907.  You may be eligible for a reduce fee.

- Or -

2. You must prequailify at the Chemung County Youth Bureau or In-Person Sign-Ups with your 2016 Tax Return

Childcare available before and after Summer Cohesion -
Youth Programs Offered After Summer Cohesion

Ernie Davis Community Center - Monday-Friday from 2:30pm-8pm. For more information call 734-6174


Frontline Community Youth Center - Monday-Thursday after Summer Cohesion. For more information call 767-1132


Southside Community Center - Monday-Friday 2:00pm-6:00pm for youth ages 5-18. For more information, call 734-9245


The Chemung Valley Early Care & Learning Center - Monday-Friday2:00pm-5:30pm. For more information call 795-4430


The Transformation Center of Elmira - Mon.-Fri. 2:00pm-5:00pm for youth ages 5-12. For more information call 592-8569


YWCA Kids World - will be located at 4 Summer Cohesion sites Monday-Friday 2:00pm-5:30pm. For more information call 733-5575.




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