Lansing Craft Fair at the Gray Barn; Rural Youth Services

Holiday Craft Fair, Lansing Rural Youth Services

Legos at Lansing RYS program

Legos at Lansing Rural Youth Services

Holiday craft fair image from Lansing Rural Youth Services

Holiday Crafts, Lansing Rural Youth Services

Lansing (Town)

Lansing Youth Services offers year-round programs for middle school aged youth and a youth employment program for Lansing teens.  

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Current Programs 

These programs are open to youth in 5th through 8th grade and will follow CDC and NYS Guidelines.

All programs will be held at either Myers Park, or in the middle school with Lansing's Program Manager, Travis. The group will meet outside the main entrance of the school at 2:33pm and walk down to Myers or the classroom following the check in procedure. Pick up will be at 5:15 at location provided next to each program.

**you will be notified by email or phone if the location changes due to weather**

**Please always come prepared to be outdoors with weather appropriate outerwear and footwear as we will be outdoors whenever possible**

Outdoor Adventure: Tuesdays, 2:33pm - 5:15pm, Mar 7 – Apr 25.
Outdoor Adventure will transition with the warming weather and head back down to Salmon Creek's natural area! Back at our "Home Base", participants will continue work on the group shelter, work on bushcraft skills, and test the waters of Salmon Creek to get a snapshot of the water quality! There will be daily challenges to observe the new flora and fauna that sprout in the spring!

"Wing-it" Wednesdays: Wednesdays, 2:33pm - 5:15pm, Mar 8 - Apr 26.

Do you have the perfect idea for a program? Games you love to play with friends and want to teach some new players? Have a favorite movie we should watch as a group? Come join us as students drive this program and what happens each day! Arts and crafts will be available, as well as lots of equipment to use. Come ready with your ideas and we will make it happen (except for trips to the Bahamas)!

Dungeons and Dragons: Thursdays, 2:33pm - 5:15pm, Mar 9 - Apr 27.

D&D is back by popular demand! Come join this role playing game (RPG) and go on a group adventure! This round will be led by two Dungeon Masters, both of whom are awesome and super fun! One special day the group will embark on a "honey heist", a different RPG games that involves bears, honey, and an adventure unto it's own!

Iron Chef- Italy!: Fridays, 2:33pm - 5:15pm, Mar 10 - Apr 28.

Iron Chef returns! This round of Iron Chef will be focused around Italy, and all dishes connected to the region. We will be making pasta, parmesan dishes, pizza, lasagna, and maybe even Tiramisu! This program will hopefully lead right into our Annual Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser, which students will also prepare for and attend. Participants will be making decorations, practicing serving, and preparing the salads for the event!

Lansing Youth Employment

The Lansing Youth Employment Program provides employment opportunities for youth in the Lansing School District aged 14 and up. Youth in this program are often first time employees and go through the full application and interview process. They also provide references, fill out intake paperwork, receive training on workplace etiquette, professionalism, communication, and topics of the youth's request. Some placements for the youth employees have been at the Lansing Public Library, Lansing High School, Lansing Middle School, Lansing Elementary School, Lansing Recreation Department and more. If you are interested in joining this program or would like more information please contact Travis

Last updated March 6, 2023