The start of the school year is a great time to sign up your child or teen for a new after school program or activity. And there are plenty of options in Central New York:
Ages: Grades K-6.
Offers: After school programs in art, sciences, cooperative group games, and physical activities.
Location: Central Square Central School District, Liverpool Central School District, Lyncourt School, Solvay Union Free School District, St. Mary’s Academy (Baldwinsville), and Stonehedge Elementary School.
More information: bascol.org.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Syracuse
Offers: Academic Success; Character & Leadership Development; Healthy Lifestyles.
Location: 2100 E. Fayette St., Syracuse (East Fayette Street Club); 201 Shonnard St., Syracuse (Shonnard Street Club); and 212 Van Buren St., Syracuse (Central Village Club).
More information: bgcsyracuse.org.
YWCA Syracuse & Onondaga County
Ages: Children and teens.
Offers: Girls Inc.; youth soccer.
Location: 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).
Location: 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: All ages.
Offers: After School Program (grades K-6); vacation camps; children’s sports classes (dance, gymnastics, karate, ninja warrior).
Location: 5655 Thompson Road, Syracuse.
More information: jccsyr.org.
Longhouse Council – Boy Scouts of America
Offers: Cub Scouts (grades K-5); Scouts BSA (ages 11-17); Venturing (coed, ages 14-20); Sea Scouts (coed, ages 14-20); Exploring (ages 10-20).
Location: 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; leadership programs; teen programs (including cooking classes and babysitting courses).
Location: 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); and 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse (Southwest YMCA).
More information: ymcacny.org.
Ages: 4 months and up.
Offers: Pre-school classes; boys gymnastics; girls gymnastics; trampoline & tumbling; ninja zone; unstructured playtime.
Location: 7785 Frontage Road, Suite D, Cicero.
More information: blazegymnastics.com.
Ages: 6 and up.
Offers: Riding lessons; dressage clinic; horsemanship.
Location: 4786 Roberts Road, Cazenovia.
More information: canterburystablesny.com.
Central Rock Gym
Offers: Climbing Club Jr.; Recreation Team I; Recreational Team II; Competitive Team.
Location: 600 N. Franklin St., Syracuse.
More information: centralrockgym.com/Syracuse.
CNY Gym Centre
Ages: 6 months and up.
Offers: Girls and boys recreational gymnastics classes; pre-school gymnastics classes; parent and child gymnastics classes; tumbling classes; ninja gymnastics.
Location: 3133 Erie Boulevard E., Syracuse (DeWitt location); 4155 State Highway 31, Clay (Great Northern location).
More information: cnygymcentre.com.
Ages: 3 and up.
Offers: Tumbling Tots; back handspring class; tucks class; basic tumbling; walkover class; layouts and fulls; open gym; flyers class; jumps class; strength and conditioning; advanced tumbling.
Location: 196 Hiawatha Place, Syracuse.
More information: cnystorm.com.
Ages: 4 and up.
Offers: Boxing classes for children;
Youth Enrichment Program.
Location: 1001 Hiawatha Blvd E., Syracuse.
More information: optionzero.net.
Offers: Targeting; fencing; dueling.
Location: 100 E. Manlius St., East Syracuse.
More information: cnyduel.com.
The Warrior Factory
Offers: Novice Ninja Warrior Class; Intermediate Ninja Warrior Class; Advanced Ninja Warrior Class.
Location: 170 Township Blvd, Suite 20, Camillus.
More information: syracuse.thewarriorfactory.com.
Aspire Dance CNY
Ages: 18 months and up.
Offers: Ballet; tap; jazz; hip hop; contemporary; modern; tumbling; lyrical; musical theater.
Location: 240 W. Seneca St., Suite #2, Manlius.
More information: aspiredancecny.com.
Bluebird Music Together
Ages: Birth-age 8.
Offers: Mixed ages; babies; Rhythm Kids.
Location: 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; St. James Episcopal Church, 96 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles; and Play Space, 100 North St., Suite 2, Auburn.
More information: bluebirdmusictogether.com.
Dance Centre North
Offers: Ballet; modern; jazz; conditioning; Mommy and Me.
Location: 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.
Location: 7948 Morgan Road, Liverpool.
More information: liverpoolschoolofdance.com.
Kitty Rex Studio
Ages: Grades K-12.
Offers: Kids art classes; teen art classes; homeschool classes.
Location: 314 E. Seneca St., Manlius.
More information: kittyrexstudio.com.
Liverpool Art Center
Ages: 6 and up.
Offers: Youth art classes; tween art classes; teen art classes.
Location: 305 Vine St., Liverpool.
More information: liverpoolartcenter.com.
Syracuse Children’s Theatre
Ages: Grades Pre-K-12.
Offers: Fall classes.
Location: 700 W. Manlius St., East Syracuse.
More information: sctkids.com