Trumansburg Afterschool program RYS/Rural Youth Services

Outdoor skills, Trumansburg/Ulysses Rural Youth Services Program

Earth Day cleanup group, Trumansburg Rural Youth Services

Youth participants in the Earth Day Cleanup project

Trumansburg & Ulysses

The Village of Trumansburg and Town of Ulysses offer programs for middle school and high school aged youth, after school and in the summers.

T/Burg Ulysses Youth Employee Program - provides first time employment opportunities for youth during summer months.

Program Opportunities

Programs are open to youth entering grades 5-8, and follow CDC and NYS Covid-19 guidelines

All programs are free and provide snack. Here is what is happening this fall. Please be sure to check if the program is for middle or high school students. Questions or comments? Email Ethan at

Middle School

Play for the Future

Tuesdays, September 27 - October 25. 2:45-5:00pm. Join Ethan ("the fun") and Cornell University Ph.D. student Julia Jaffe ("the brains and fun" :)) as we research spaces for youth by playing at playgrounds/play spaces around Ulysses and Ithaca. The program will be 5 weeks, with 3 days of play and 2 days of art projects and youth input. The first day of program will be PLAY with the second day being ART and reflection. Days will then alternate to mix things up. Past participants of Photovoice HIGHLY encouraged to join! Program meets in Middle School Room 118 (Ms Bryant's). Space is Limited Sign up ASAP.

Cooking/Baking and Trumansburg Harvest Market

Thursdays, September 29 - November 18. 2:45-5:00pm. This is a two-part program: the first part being a cooking program where we make delicious meals and maybe some sweet treats; the second first being a program where we run a free produce market (one in October and one in November) from the Ulysses Philomathic Library. **Please note: Participants will cook for themselves/their cooking group. While it may happen, do not expect participants to bring home a meal/dessert for the family.** Participants who volunteered this summer at the Summer Market are encouraged to join and will receive an automatic placement. Program meets in Middle School room 118 (Ms. Bryant's).

High School

Dungeons and Dragons

Wednesdays, September 28 - October 26. 2:45-5:00pm. All new high school programming! Join Ethan Mondays after school for in person Dungeons and Dragons. Anyone interested is welcome. Both new and experienced players! Program meets at the high school (room number TBD). HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY. No exceptions. Pickup is at the high school front loop at 5p.

Outdoor Education in the National Forest

Fridays, September 30 – October 27. 2:45-5:00pm. Join Ethan in the National Forest for outdoor skill-building. Fires, shelters, stoves, bear hangs, and more. Participants will take a van to and from the National Forest. Space is limited. Pickup is at the high school front loop at 5p.

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Last updated September 22, 2022