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Youth Arts Camps

Youth Arts Camps

The YMCA of Central New York offers a wide range of summer Arts Camps programs for youth of all ages. Whether your child is interested in ceramics, sculpture, drawing, painting, printmaking, digital media, or a little bit of everything, we have full-day and half-day camp programs that will keep kids exploring.

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Visual Arts & Ceramics

Visual Arts & Ceramics

Pottery, ceramics, painting, drawing, sculpture and more! The Arts Branch of the YMCA offers a wide variety of programs in the visual arts, for students of all ages and experience levels. Click the links below to find the programs closest to you, and let us help you find your spark!

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Music Lessons

Music Lessons

The Arts Branch of the YMCA offers music instruction at several YMCA of Central New York branches: Downtown, Hal Welsh East Area Family, Manlius, and Northwest Family locations. Our professional instructors work with a wide range of experience levels--whether you are brand new to music, or have been taking lessons for years, we have someone ready to help you explore your talents.

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SCSD After School Arts Program

SCSD After School Arts Program

Since 1999, the Arts Branch of the YMCA has provided high quality arts education and academic support to students in Syracuse City School District elementary schools. Currently, through our collaboration with the District, the Y provides after school programming to nearly 1000 students daily at McKinley-Brighton, Roberts, Salem Hyde and Hughes/The Syracuse Latin School.

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Y-Arts Scholars

Y-Arts Scholars

Founded in 2011 with the generous support of an individual donor, the Y-Arts Scholars Program provides scholarships for talented Syracuse youth with demonstrated financial need. Each year, Y-Arts Scholars provides nearly 300 scholarships for such programs as visual arts workshops, music lessons, Arts Camp, and the Young Authors Academy--all at no charge to the students' families.

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Dance

Dance

Ranging from exploration to advanced, members of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to join a new dance class to improve rhythm, balance, and coordination skills – and just for FUN! Classes available for youth and adult members.

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Creative Writing

Creative Writing

Downtown Writers Center

The YMCA's Downtown Writers Center is the CNY region's only community center for the literary arts, and hosts a wide variety of programs and events for wordsmiths and bookworms; creative writing workshops, readings by established and emerging poets and writers, and much more.

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