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Guide: After-School Activities and Programs

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General

BASCOL
Ages:
Grades K-6.
Offers:
Before-school programs; after-school programs; SHO Plus Program
Where: Central Square Central School District; Holy Cross School; Liverpool Central School District; Lyncourt Union Free School District; Onondaga Central School District; Solvay Union Free School District; St. Mary’s Academy; West Genesee Central School District; Westhill Central School District.
More information:
bascol.org.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Syracuse
Ages:
5-18.
Offers:
After-school programs; Academic Success; Character & Leadership Development; Healthy Lifestyles.
Where:
2100 E. Fayette St., Syracuse (East Fayette Street Club); 201 Shonnard St., Syracuse (Shonnard Street Club); 212 Van Buren St., Syracuse (Central Village Club).
More information: bgcsyracuse.org.

YWCA Syracuse & Onondaga County
Ages:
Children and teens.
Offers:
Girls Inc. after-school program; Hoops & Dreams.
Where:
401 Douglas St., Syracuse.
More information:
ywca-syracuse.org.

 Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways
Ages:
Grades K-12.
Offers: Daisies (grades K-1); Brownies (grades 2-3); Juniors (grades 4-5); Cadettes (grades 6-8); Seniors (grades 9-10); Ambassadors (grades 11-12).
Where: There are troops in 24 counties in New York, including Onondaga, Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Oswego and Oneida.
More information: gsnypenn.org.

JCC of Syracuse
Ages:
Children and teens.
Offers:
After-School Program (grades K-6); vacation camps; children’s sports classes (dance, gymnastics, karate, ninja warrior); Early Childhood Development Program; pre-school enrichment classes.
Where:
5655 Thompson Road, Syracuse.
More information:
jccsyr.org.

Learn As You Grow
Ages:
Birth-age 12.
Offers:
Infant Program (birth-18 months); Toddler Program (18 months-3 years); Pre-School Program (age 3); Pre-Kindergarten and Universal Pre-K Programs (age 4); School Age Room (Kindergarten-age 12).
Where:
158 Highland Ave., Syracuse (Highland location); 120 N. Orchard Road, Solvay (Solvay location); 5684 South Bay Road, Cicero (North Syracuse location); 3711 Milton Ave., Camillus (Camillus location); 8381 Elta Dr., Cicero (Cicero location).
More information:
learnasyougrowccc.com.

Longhouse Council – Boy Scouts of America
Ages:
5-20.
Offers: Cub Scouts (grades K-5); Scouts BSA (ages 11-17); Venturing (coed, ages 14-20); Sea Scouts (coed, ages 14-20); Exploring (coed, ages 10-20).
Where:
Onondaga, Cayuga, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Jefferson, and Lewis Counties.
More information:
cnyscouts.org.

YMCA of Central New York
Ages:
Grades K-7.
Offers: Before and after-school programs; youth sports; Young Authors Academy; music lessons; youth dance classes; teen programs (including cooking classes and babysitting courses).
Where: 340 Montgomery St., Syracuse (Downtown YMCA); 200 Towne Drive, Fayetteville (Hal Welsh East Area YMCA); 140 W. Seneca St., Manlius (Manlius YMCA); 4775 Wetzel Road, Liverpool (North Area Family YMCA); 8040 River Road, Baldwinsville (Northwest Family YMCA); 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse (Southwest YMCA).
More information: ymcacny.org/school-age-child-care.

Sports

Blaze Gymnastics
Ages:
4 months and up.
Offers:
Pre-school classes; boys gymnastics; girls gymnastics; trampoline & tumbling; ninja zone; unstructured playtime; private lessons.
Where:
7785 Frontage Road, Suite D, Cicero.
More information: blazegymnastics.com.

Canterbury Stables
Ages:
6 and up.
Offers: Riding lessons; dressage clinic; horsemanship clinic.
Where: 
4786 Roberts Road, Cazenovia.
More information: 
canterburystablesny.com.

Central Rock Gym
Ages: 5-18.
Offers:
Climbing Club Jr.; Recreation Team I; Recreational Team II; Competitive Team.
Where: 600 N. Franklin St., Syracuse.
More information: centralrockgym.com/Syracuse.

CNY Gym Centre
Ages:
6 months and up.
Offers: Girls and boys recreational gymnastics; pre-school gymnastics; parent and child gymnastics; tumbling; ninja gymnastics.
Location: 3133 Erie Boulevard E., Syracuse (DeWitt location); 4155 State Highway 31, Clay (Great Northern location).
More information: cnygymcentre.com.

CNY Storm
Ages: 3 and up.
Offers:
Tumbling Tots; back handsprings; tucks; basic tumbling; walkover; layouts and fulls; open gym; flyers; jumps; strength and conditioning; advanced tumbling.
Where: 196 Hiawatha Place, Syracuse.
More information:
cnystorm.com.

GC2 Gymnastics
Ages:
18 months-ages 5 and up.
Offers: Pre-school boys and girls; beginner girls; intermediate girls; toddler open play.
Where: 6796 Northern Blvd, East Syracuse.
More information: gc2gymnastics.com.

Syracuse Musketeers
Ages:
7 and up.
Offers: Targeting; fencing; dueling.
Where:
100 E. Manlius St., East Syracuse.
More information:
cnyduel.com.

The Warrior Factory
Ages: 6-13.
Offers: Novice Ninja Warrior Class; Intermediate Ninja Warrior Class; Advanced Ninja Warrior Class.
Where: 170 Township Blvd, Suite 20, Camillus.
More information: thewarriorfactory.com.

West Side Gymnastics School
Ages: Toddlers and up.
Offers:
Toddler classes; pre-school classes; beginner girls; boys ninja gymnastics; advanced girls; tumbling.
Where: 923 Genesee St., Syracuse.
More information:
westsidegymnasticsschool.net.

Art

Aspire Dance CNY
Ages: 18 months and up.
Offers:
Ballet; tap; jazz; hip hop; contemporary; modern; tumbling; lyrical; musical theater; Mommy and Me; private lessons.
Where:
240 W. Seneca St., Suite #2,
More information:
aspiredancecny.com.

Bluebird Music Together
Ages:
Birth-age 8.
Offers:
Mixed ages; babies; Rhythm Kids.
Where: Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church, 5299 Jamesville Road, Dewitt; St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 5108 W. Genesee St., Camillus; First Presbyterian Church of Cazenovia, 27 Albany St., Cazenovia; King of Kings Lutheran Church, 8278 Oswego Road, Liverpool; Guzman’s Dance Studio, 410 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville; Studio B Dance Co., 318 1st St., Liverpool; Tiffany’s School of Dance and Performing Arts Center, 1351 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles.
More information: bluebirdmusictogether.com.

Dance Centre North
Ages:
2-18.
Offers:
Ballet; modern; jazz; conditioning; Mommy and Me.
Where: 101 W. Molloy Road, Mattydale.
More information: dancecentrenorth.com.

Joan Condlin’s Liverpool School of Dance
Ages: 
2½ and up.
Offers: Ballet; tap; jazz; lyrical; pointe.
Where: 
7948 Morgan Road, Liverpool.
More information:
liverpoolschoolofdance.com.

Liverpool Art Center
Ages: 5 and up.
Offers:
Youth art classes; teen art classes; private sessions.
Where:
305 Vine St., Liverpool.
More information:
liverpoolartcenter.com.

Shades of Orange Art Studio for Kids
Ages: 6 and up.
Offers:
Art kits; art classes.
Where:
5885 East Circle Drive, Cicero.
More information:
shadesoforangestudio.com.

Syracuse Children’s Theatre
Ages:
Grades Pre-K-12.
Offers:
Fall classes; February break camp classes; April break camp classes.
Where:
700 W. Manlius St., East Syracuse.
More information:
sctkids.com.

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