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Department: Youth Center

YC Courses

Release Date: January 04, 2019
Parents it's not too late to sign-up your child for one (or more) of these great classes happening at the YC this winter! (For your preschooler through 12th grader!)

Click here to register for any of the courses below.

All courses are held at the Youth Center, 3 Memorial Drive, Croton-on-Hudson.


BROADWAY ALL STARS (Grades 1st—6th) Robyn Ferracane, Instructor
Love to act or sing? This workshop is for everyone from the beginning student to the seasoned performer. Experience the fun of the theatrical games, audition and having a role in a live production! Taught by a professional actress/director, youth will enjoy nine working classes with a final Spring performance.
Course Number: 620-1W
Day/Dates: Saturdays, January 26—April 6 (9 sessions) - (no class 2/16 & 2/23) ...You've only missed 1 class; there is still room!
Performance: Saturday, April 27 at 1:00 PM
Time: 11:00 AM  – 12:30 PM
Fee: $185 with ID / $190 without ID / $228 nonresident


ART EXPLORERS  (Entering Grades K– 3rd) Cathy Carabee-Faiella, Instructor
*Always New Projects!
Enjoy elbow deep excitement experimenting with artist quality materials & techniques including 3D fun, painting, drawing, paper mache, and collage in an encouraging supportive environment.  Your young artist will stretch their imagination & observational skills to develop their own artistic voice while drawing inspiration from famous artists & art from around the world.  Creative risk taking was never so much fun!
Course Number: 300-1W
Day/Dates: Mondays, February 4 – April 1 - (8classes) - (no class 2/18)
Time:  4:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Fee: $195 with ID/ $200 without ID/ $240 non resident


ART QUEST (Entering Grades 3rd-6th) Cathy Carabee-Faiella, Instructor
*Always New Projects!
Crazy art exercises will help free up that artist in each of us!  Acrylic & Watercolor painting, drawing from still life, collage, and more 3D adventures will be covered.  Creative risk taking and problem solving is encouraged.
Course Number: 301-1W
Day/Dates: Mondays, February 4 – April 1 - (8classes) - (no class 2/18)
Time:  5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Fee:  $225 with ID/ $230 without ID/ $276 non resident
 

CREATIVE COOKING Shari Munitz, Instructor
Come mix it up and join us for some creative cooking. We’ll make it, bake it, stir it, cut it and lots more “hot stuff” (and cold cooking too) in this enthusiastic, safe, educational and fun kitchen class. We’ll integrate literature, songs, themes, science, math and many skills while expanding our taste palette and being introduced to some new ingredients and food combinations. Not suggested for chefs with food allergies.

CREATIVE COOKING I (Grades 1st & 2nd)
Course Number: 619-1W
Day/Dates:  Wednesdays, February 6 - March 20- (6 classes)- (no class 2/20)
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Fee: $80 with ID/ $85 without ID/ $102 nonresident

CREATIVE COOKING II (Grades 3rd & 4th)
Course Number: 619-2W
Day/Dates:  Wednesdays, February 6 - March 20- (6 classes)- (no class 2/20)
Time: 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Fee: $80 with ID/ $85 without ID/ $102 nonresident


PRE-K COOKING CLASSES Shari Munitz, Instructor
Come mix it up and be a real chef when you join us for some literacy fun and creative cooking. We’ll make it, bake it, stir it and cook up lots of cool stuff! This is an enthusiastic, safe, educational, fun kitchen class. Not suggested for chefs with food allergies. Each week your child will make something different. Each session will teach new material.

FOOD FUN (Only children 2 years of age; no knives program)
Course Number:  209-1W
Day/Date:Thursdays, February 7 - March 21- (6 classes)- (no class 2/21)
Time: 9:30 AM- 10:15 AM
Fee: $70 with ID / $75 without ID/ $90 nonresident

STORYBOOK COOKING (Ages 3 - 6)
Course Number: 209-2W
Day/Date: Thursdays, February 7 - March 21- (6 classes)- (no class 2/21)
Time: 10:30 AM- 11:30 AM
Fee: $70 with ID / $75 without ID/ $90 nonresident

STORYBOOK COOKING (Ages 3 -6)
Course Number: 209-3W
Day/Date: Thursdays, February 7 - March 21- (6 classes)- (no class 2/21)
Time: 12:15 PM- 1:15 PM
Fee: $70 with ID / $75 without ID/ $90 nonresident

STORYBOOK COOKING (Ages 3 -6)
Course Number:  209-4W
Day/Date: Wednesdays, February 6 - March 20- (6 classes)- (no class 2/20)
Time: 12:45 PM- 1:45 PM
Fee: $70 with ID / $75 without ID/ $90 nonresident


YOUNG REMBRANDTS WORKSHOP (Grades 1st—6th)
Our class will stroke your child’s artistic fire!  Princesses, knights, castles, and even dragons highlight the spectacular drawings our students will produce. Not only will they learn how to illustrate period-specific characters and scenes, but they will also strengthen their drawing and coloring skills. After lunch, we’ll learn about exaggeration and drawing facial expressions, personifying animals, storytelling and much more in our cartoon segment. Get ready for five days of exciting, medieval and cartoon imagery! Enroll now!
Course Number: 618-1W
Day/Dates:  Monday—Friday, February, 18—22
Time: 9:00 AM– 3:00 PM
Fee: $335 with ID / $340 without ID/ $408 nonresident


GRAND CENTRAL STATION TOUR (Grades 6th – 12th)
Meet us at the Cortlandt Train Station as we venture into Grand Central Terminal to take an audio tour of the famous station! The tour focuses on the architectural highlights, little known secrets, history and so much more! Enjoy an afternoon of exploration; a perfect winter break activity. Youth must bring a bagged lunch or money for lunch.  Youth MUST be a registered YC participant; spaces limited.
Course Number: 608-1W
Location: Cortlandt Train Station, 2 Memorial Drive, Croton
Day/Date: Wednesday, February 20 (snow date: Thursday, February 21)
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Fee: $30 with ID / $35 without ID


AMERICAN RED CROSS BABYSITTING COURSE (Ages 11 -15) Angela Reeve, Instructor
The ARC babysitter’s Training course is designed to provide youth with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills, learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe, help children behave and learn about basic child care as well as basic first aid. This fun and highly interactive training will keep youth engaged and allows for hands on practice with use of child care dolls and manikins. Successful participants earn ARC certification.  Please bring water and a snack.
Course Number: 600-1W
Day/Date:  Sunday, March 3
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fee: $77 with ID / $82 without ID / $99 non resident


CRAFT CORNER (Grades 6th – 12th)
Join Julie in the arts and crafts room for some fun and exciting projects! Pre-registration required; spaces limited.
Course Number: 614-1W
Day/Dates:  Tuesdays, March 5—26 (4 sessions)
Time: 5:30 PM—7:00 PM
Fee: $35 with ID / $40 without ID / $48 nonresident


MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP (Grades 2nd-8th) Robyn Ferracane, Instructor, Professional Actress & Teacher
Attention: Singers and actors!
Immerse yourself in the world of theater! This workshop is for everyone from the student acting for the first time, to the seasoned performer. This program takes the students from the audition process to a final performance everyone will enjoy. Not only will this workshop be a source of fun and excitement but it will also increase the skill level of every student; whether their goal is to become a professional actor or use the workshop to have fun and develop life skills. The production is done with some costumes, props and minimal sets. All youth will have a role to play, will receive a script adapted to the students and will be taught the music they need to perform their role. The results will be a wonderful final performance on Friday at 1:00 PM for family and friends. Limited to 25 youth. Many fun roles to play! 
Production: You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown
Course Number:  610-1S
Location:  Youth Center
Days/Dates:  Monday – Friday, April 15 - 19
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Fee:$185 with ID / $190without ID / $228 nonresident