Summer Program

Summer at YMS brings many programs:

Summer Adventures

Are you looking a fun, safe, and enriching place for your child to spend their time this summer?

Youth Mentoring Services hosts a free summer program for youth ages 7-11. The program runs 5 days per week for 9 weeks. This program also offers wrap around child care for a nominal fee.

Game of Life 

A program for youth ages 12 and up meets once a week.

Both programs provide:

  • Free lunch
  • Interactive workshops on topics such as personal empowerment, anger management, social skills, literacy, team building, and how to be healthy
  • Outdoor games, crafts, and activities
  • Prizes and give-aways
  • Socialization with peers under the guidance of trained staff

Registration for both programs is required.  Application for YMS

Camp

YMS partners with organizations to provide children and youth who would not otherwise be able to attend, with the opportunity to go to camp for free.  These wonderful opportunities are limited. Children are selected based on criteria for each program, established by each respective camp.

NYS Sheriffs’ Camp

The Sheriffs’ Camp is located in the Finger Lakes region on Keuka Lake in Yates County, NY. It is six miles south of the village of Penn Yan, NY.

Deputy sheriffs play two roles within the camp community. Typically, 4 to 6 deputy sheriffs are in residence during each of the six one-week sessions. They participate in the curriculum and also serve as mentors to the campers. Other deputy sheriffs visit the camp daily to conduct demonstrations of law enforcement techniques and equipment: such as K-9 and scuba diving demonstrations. Each week a deputy sheriff makes a presentation regarding illicit drugs and alcohol use. Visit their site for all the details.

Tim Horton Children’s Foundation Camp

The Tim Horton Children’s Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization committed to providing a fun-filled camp environment for children from economically disadvantaged homes.

YMS children attend Tim Horton Children’s Foundation Camp at Camp Kenthaten (Campbellsville, KY). Activities include swimming, hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, and archery. Visit www.thcf.com for all the details.