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, fun and rewarding summer. The program is administered throughout countywide locations. 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 approximately 1,000 children each summer.

Program Dates & Times:
Monday, July 6th - Thursday, August 13th
8:00am to 2:00pm

Broadway Elementary*
Cohen Middle
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 1st at 6:00am at
To register online you must use your debit or credit card

In-Person - Monday, June 1st at Parley Coburn Elementary - 4:00pm
                                    Tuesday, June 2nd 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. 

2015 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.

To obtain your keycode (For A Reduce 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 2014 Tax Return


- A Keycode is required for each child who receives a Reduced Activity Fee or DSS Scholarship -


Summer Cohesion Registration Information List



Childcare available before and after Summer Cohesion
YWCA Kids World
 For care after Summer Cohesion at Broadway Elementary, Cohen Elementary, Hendy Avenue Elementary, Ridge Road Elementary
Call 733-5575
Will provide care before and after Summer Cohesion at their Horsehead's location. For more information call 795-4430.

Summer Cohesion Information Pamphlet

 2014 Summer Cohesion Annual Report


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