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Danby youth explore the woods with Primitive Pursuits

Rural Youth Services at Danby, summer 2019

Archaeological project summer 2019

Town of Danby

Danby Youth Program offers free after school and summer programs open to elementary and middles school aged youth of Tompkins County, with priority given to Danby Youth.. These programs are offered through a partnership between the Town of Danby and Rural Youth Services, 4-H of Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County

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Program Offerings

For programs that take place outside it is vital that your child comes prepared with proper clothing for the afternoon. Students who are not prepared will be sent home. Please let Heidi Doggett know if you need help acquiring cold weather clothing.

Please note that programs are intended for youth grades 4-8. We understand that youth outside that age range may want to participate in programming. In order to be fair and to ensure that all youth have a good experience, we cannot accept youth outside the listed age range. Thank you for understanding.


Act Like You Mean It (4-5 grade)

Various locations in Danby, 2:00-5:30
Monday 1/9, *NO PROGRAM 1/16*, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, *NO PROGRAM 2/20*, 2/27

Can you see yourself onstage? Or maybe backstage, working on set, props, costumes, or producing? During this program, youth will choose from a selection of short plays. The program educator will be directing with input from youth participants. Youth will have the opportunity to workshop acting skills, improv, and more.

Dungeons & Dragons/board games (4-5 grade)

Danby Town Hall 2:20-5:30
Tuesday 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, *NO PROGRAM 2/21*, 2/28

Roll for initiative! Whether you are new at the game or a seasoned expert, whether you want to be a knight, a wizard, or a tiny gnome barbarian with a tragic backstory, we have a place for you at our table. The Program Educator will help everyone get started with prerolled character sheets and some short adventures to help you learn the ropes. Dungeons and Dragons combines strategy and creative play. We’ll also have an assortment of other games on hand to choose from.

Dungeons & Dragons/Magic the Gathering (6-8 grade)


Boynton Middle School 3:30-5:30
Wednesday 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, *NO PROGRAM 2/22*, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5

This is a continuation of our incredibly popular Fall D&D/Magic program. Both new and old participants are welcome. If your youth was registered in the Fall, they will need to register again in order to continue. We have a group of Magic players and several D&D campaigns, with opportunities for youth to run their own campaigns or one-shots once they have the knowledge to lead and the skill to help their party work as a team.

Art & Soul (6-8 grade)


Boynton Middle School 3:30-5:30
Thursday 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16

Join us for a variety of arts and crafts projects. We’ve got shrink art, Sculpey/polymer clay, resin, beads, and more. Possible projects include embedding LEDs in resin to make light-up gems, bookbinding, and clay charms made to look like tiny food. Bring your own ideas!

Please Note - Some programs are inside. For programs that take place outside it is vital that your child comes prepared with proper clothing for the afternoon. Students who are not prepared will be sent home. Please let Heidi Doggett know if you need help acquiring cold weather clothing. 


Register Here: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/Danby_winter23_250https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/Danby_winter23_250

Contact

Heidi Doggett
Danby Rural Youth Services Program Manager
hd289@cornell.edu
(607) 272-2292 ext. #137, voicemail #268

Last updated December 22, 2022