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.

                                                                                                     2016 Summer Cohesion Program


Program Dates & Times:
Tuesday, July 5th - Friday, August 12th
8:00am to 2:00pm

Broadway Elementary*
Fassett Elementary*
Gardner Road Elementary
Hendy Avenue Elementary*
Parley Coburn 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 6th at 6:00am at
To register online you must use your debit or credit card

In-Person - Monday, June 6th at Parley Coburn Elementary - 4:00pm
                                    Tuesday, June 7th at Horseheads High School South Wing - 4:00pm

Activity Fee - 1st Child - $100            Each additional Child - $75

Reduced Activity Fee:
Eligibility for reduced fee is based from total household income and number of people residing in the home. 

2016 Federal Poverty Guidelines

Family Size

200% of Poverty

Family Size

200% of Poverty

















1st Child $40, Each Additional Child - $30
A keycode allows families to register youth online for Summer Cohesion at a reduced fee with a credit or debit card.


Get A Keycode

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 2015 Tax Return


Summer Cohesion Registration Information List


2016 Summer Cohesion Brochure




Childcare available before and after Summer Cohesion -
YWCA Elmira & the Twin Tiers will operate Kids World at three Summer Cohesion sites for youth ages (5-12) Mon-Fri 2:00pm-5:30pm. Call 733-5575 or visit for care after Summer Cohesion at Broadway Elementary, Hendy Avenue Elementary, Ridge Road Elementary
The Chemung Valley Early Care and Learning Center (formally YMCA) will operate summer programs. For more information, call 795-4430
Ernie Davis Community Center will be open Monday-Friday from 2:30pm-8pm. For more information, call 734-6174
Frontline Community Youth Center will be open Monday-Friday after Summer Cohesion. For more information, call 767-1132
Southside Community Center will be open Mon-Fri 2:00pm-6:00pm for youth ages (5-12). For more information, call 734-9245


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