135 Wilber Avenue, Kenmore, NY 14217 (in Mang Park)
873-0737

KYC Kids Club

The Kenmore Youth Center opens its doors to children ages 4-11 during non-school hours. Activities include homework help, arts and crafts, field trips, special events, and use of billiards room, game room, lounge and computer lab. Children ages 4-6 participate in our Funland Program. The KYC provides adult supervision and will be open most school holidays including early release days and snow days (if there is a travel ban, the KYC will not open until it is lifted).

Ages: 4-11 (up to and including 6th grade)
Dates: Monday-Friday, September 5, 2017-June 20, 2018
Closed: November 23 and 24, December 25, January 1, March 30, and May 28
Hours: 3:15pm-6:00pm & extended times as indicated on schedule (we follow the Ken-Ton School District calendar)

Membership Options
Monthly Membership (one child, without Access Card): $109
Monthly Membership (one child, with Access Card): $105
Monthly Membership (multiple children, each with Access Card): $95 per child
Daily Membership (afternoon): $10
Daily Membership (half day or day off): $20

Registration
Available beginning June 5 for returning members and June 19 for new members. Space is limited. Must submit completed membership application.
Online: www.ttypr.com
In Person: Youth, Parks & Recreation office, 299 Decatur Road or Aquatic & Fitness Center, 1 Pool Plaza
By Mail: Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation, 299 Decatur Road, Buffalo, NY 14223
We are unable to accept payment over the phone or at the KYC

Transportation
Bussing to the KYC is available to students in the district through the Ken-Ton Transportation Department. You must submit a request form for alternate transportation directly to them. You can contact them directly at 874-8611.

Please note that because we are a community center that you pay membership fees for, Kids Club may not qualify as “childcare,” “daycare,” or an “after school program.” KYC Summer Camp, however, is a licensed summer day camp through the Erie County Health Department.

Forms & Resources
 Membership Application 2017-18
 Ken-Ton Transportation Request
 Kids Club Parent Handbook 2017-18
 Kids Club Calendar 2017-18
 Kids Club Monthly Membership Renewal Form
 Kids Club Daily Membership Renewal Form

Contact
Nicole Fields, Recreation Coordinator
831-1001 (Youth, Parks & Recreation office)
873-0737 (KYC)
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KYC Summer Camps

Information for 2018 will be available in February.
 
Camp Special Place welcomes children ages 5-12 with special needs at the Kenmore Youth Center in Mang Park. We offer supervised activities in arts, crafts, games, swimming, field trips and more. 
 
Ages: 5-12
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 10-August 18, 2017
Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm
2017 Fees: $75 per week for Town of Tonawanda & Village of Kenmore residents or $110 per week for non-residents
 
Registration
Space is limited! Applications accepted April 3-June 2, 2017. 
Online: www.ttypr.com
In-person: Youth, Parks & Recreation office (299 Decatur Road - open Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm)
By mail: Youth, Parks & Recreation office (299 Decatur Road, Buffalo, NY 14223)

Payment
If registering online, payment is due in full at time of registration. If registering in person at YPR office, payment plan may be set up (minimum one week’s fees per child due at registration, with 50% of balance due by May 5 and remaining balance due no later than June 9). We are unable to accept payment over the phone or at the KYC.

Forms & Resources
 Parent Handbook 2017

Contact
Nicole Fields, Recreation Coordinator
831-1001 (Youth, Parks & Recreation office)
873-0737 (KYC)
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Information for 2018 will be available in February.

We offer supervised activities in arts, crafts, games, sports, swimming, field trips, and more.  

Ages: 5-11
Dates: Monday-Friday, June 26-August 25, 2017 (closed July 4)
Hours: 7:30am-6:00pm
2017 Rates: $125 per week for Town of Tonawanda & Village of Kenmore residents or $225 per week for non-residents
July 4th Week: $100 for residents or $180 for non-residents

Registration
Registration opens March 2, 2017. Space is limited!
Online: www.ttypr.com
In-person: Youth, Parks & Recreation office (299 Decatur Road - Open Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm)
By mail: Youth, Parks & Recreation office (299 Decatur Road, Buffalo, NY 14223)

Payment
If registering online, payment is due in full at time of registration. If registering in person at YPR office, payment plan may be set up (minimum one week’s fees per child due at registration, with 50% of balance due by April 21, 2017 and remaining balance due no later than June 2, 2017). We are unable to accept payment over the phone or at the KYC.

Camp Orientation
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 6:30pm

Forms & Resources
 Parent Handbook 2017

KYC closed June 20-23, July 4, and August 28-September 4, 2017.

Contact
Nicole Fields, Recreation Coordinator
831-1001 (Youth, Parks & Recreation office)
873-0737 (KYC)
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KYC Frequently Asked Questions

Please consult your tax preparer regarding claiming a credit. You may request a W-10 form from our office (please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). We are unable to provide our Tax ID number.

We are not able to accommodate requests for camper groups or counselors. Because our roster changes from week to week, your child may not remain with the same group/counselor for the duration of summer.

The Kenmore Youth Center does not provide food to children. During the school year, we recommend sending your child in with an afternoon snack and water bottle. On early release days, school holidays, and during summer camp, you must send your child with a lunch, drink, snack(s), and utensils. We cannot heat or prepare food. If your child arrives without a lunch, you will be contacted to bring one in or arrange for delivery.

During the school year, transportation may be available through the Ken-Ton Transportation Department; it is your responsibility to contact them and request transportation from your child’s school to the Kenmore Youth Center. On snow days and school holidays, transportation is not provided.

Parents/guardians are responsible for transporting their child to/from the KYC for summer camp.

During the school year, we offer monthly and daily membership options; you can choose the one that best fits your needs.

Our summer camp registration is done on a weekly basis. We do not offer a part-time or per-day option. You may choose to send your child only on certain days, but you must pay for the full week of camp.

No! All of our activities are included in the weekly camp fee.

If you are registered for a week of camp that you need to cancel, you must let us know at least ten full business days in advance.  For example: If your child is registered for the week of July 24, you must notify us by 8:00am on Monday, July 10 in order to receive a refund. If you do not give us two weeks’ notice we will not be able to offer a refund, as we have to schedule our staff and activities and pay for field trips in advance based on enrollment. All cancellations must be made through the Youth, Parks & Recreation office (831-1001).

All Youth, Parks & Recreation staff are required to take a series of online trainings, including topics such as bloodborne pathogens, customer service, and workplace violence. Most of our staff are college students, many of them studying Education or Recreation. Some of our staff are teachers and teacher aids. Most counselors hold current CPR and First Aid certifications. During the summer, we also have a nurse on staff. Our camps are licensed through the New York State Department of Health.

School year: Backpack, snack, water bottle, and clothes for outdoor play. Please label ALL items. Electronics, toys, any valuables should stay at home.

Summer: Backpack, lunch, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, closed-toe shoes, swimsuit, towel, Coast Guard approved floatation device if needed, plastic bag for wet items, poncho or rain jacket on wet days, sweatshirt or light jacket on cool days, old shoes on muddy days—Please label ALL items. Electronics, toys, any valuables should stay at home.

Kenmore Senior Nutrition and the Kenmore Juvenile Aid Bureau are based at the Kenmore Community Center. KYC Kids Club, KYC Summer Camp, Camp Special Place, AARP driving courses, Town of Tonawanda senior programming, KVIS meetings, Kenmore Citizens Police Academy, elections, and more take place here. There are times that the building may be busy because of these programs and there are times the programs may interact with one another.

The Kenmore Community Center is not available to rent for parties or events.

Access Card holders receive discounted daily rates at Brighton and Sheridan Golf Courses, Brighton and Lincoln Arenas for Rec Skates, Brighton, Lincoln, Kenmore, and Mang Pools, Aquatic and Fitness Center, miniature golf at Brighton Bay, discounted monthly membership at the Kenmore Youth Center, and waived visit fees at the Sheridan Youth Center. Access Cards are valid for one year and may be purchased at the Youth, Parks & Recreation office, Aquatic and Fitness Center, Lincoln Arena, Paddock Chevrolet Golf Dome, and the Senior Center. Rates: Youth (4-17 years) $8, Adult $15, Family (2 adults and 4 children under 17 years) $40.

KYC Kids Club: 1:15 staff to kids

KYC Summer Camp: Depending on the age of the child, our staff to child ratios range from 1:6-1:12 counselors to campers

Camp Special Place: Our groups have 6 campers to 1 counselor. There is a maximum of 36 campers.

You cannot drop your child off until the listed program start time. A parent/guardian must sign them in.

For KYC Kids Club, we open at 3:00pm on regular school days, 12:00pm on early release days, and 8:00am on days off.

KYC Summer Camp opens at 7:30am.

Camp Special Place begins at 9:00am.

The Kenmore Youth Center closes at 6:00pm sharp every day. You must show photo ID and sign your child out at pick-up. A late pick-up fee will be assessed for any parent/guardian arrivals after 6:00pm. Repeat late pick-ups may result in removal from the program.

Campers under the age of 8 will be swimming at the Mang Wading Pool and campers over the age of 8 will be swimming at the Kenmore Big Pool. Campers usually head to the pool between 1:00 and 2:00pm (depending on when the pools open) and swim for 1-1.5 hours. Counselors swim with their campers, and American Red Cross certified lifeguards supervise on deck. Any child wishing to swim in the deep end of the Kenmore Big Pool will be swim tested by a lifeguard on their first day. You may send your child with a Coast Guard-approved flotation device to use in the pool. Please note the Kenmore Big Pool & Mang Wading Pool open June 22 and close on August 20, 2017.

Any outstanding balance from previous participation in a YPR program must be paid in full before registering for any other program.

 

Kids Club: Membership fees are due by the first of each month. We cannot allow your child to attend unless their membership is current and paid.

Summer camps: You must pay for at least one week of camp per child at time of registration (ie. if you are registering 3 resident children, you must make a down payment of at least $375). Your remaining balance is due no later than June 2. Failure to pay remaining balance by June 2 will result in children’s removal from the camp roster for any weeks that are not paid for in full. Re-enrollment will be subject to space availability and full payment prior to enrollment.  Sorry, we are unable to make any exceptions.

During the school year, members ages 7+ can choose which room and activity to participate in and may switch between rooms and activities as they choose. Children ages 4-6 remain in the Funland classroom most days.

Our camps utilize the Kenmore Community Center, Mang Park (including the playgrounds, tennis courts, and fields on the opposite side of Wilber Avenue), and the pools each day. If you drop your child off after 9:15am, you may need to escort them to meet their group in a different location in the park. If you pick your child up before 2:45pm from Camp Special Place or before 3:45pm from KYC Summer Camp, you may need to meet them at a different location in the park after signing them out. We go on field trips every week, generally on Wednesdays.