Programs conducted for the youth of the community provide healthful activities for the youngsters and give them the opportunity to develop healthy relationships with each other. During the year a wide variety of programs are offered. The following is a list of programs conducted during the year with a brief description of each.
Our basketball court is available for drop-in games daily from September through May.
These activities are offered to boys and girls ages 7 – 13, which include: Dodgeball, Kickball, Whiffleball, Musical Games and many others.
Our Nutrition Program is held Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Children 10 and older are welcome to join us to learn healthy recipes and cooking techniques from September through May.
Our staff is available to help set goals, teach the fundamentals of fitness and proper equipment use to children 10 and older. This program is offered Monday and Tuesday evenings from September through May.
Arts & Crafts
Arts and Crafts are held throughout the year and it is also a favorite Day Camp activity. Classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday.
Classes are held Tuesday and Wednesday evenings for girls and boys from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Over 100 molds are available for use.
The Civic Center has 7 pool tables, 2 ping pong tables, 2 foosball tables, a bumper pool table, a dome hockey table and an air hockey table. Tournaments are held throughout the year in 3 age groups: 7 – 11, 12 – 14 and 15 – 18.
Movies are shown on Thursday and Friday afternoon and evening and Saturday afternoon.
Chess, Checkers, Monopoly, Bingo and many other games are offered to all ages.
The Watervliet Civic Center has a state of the art computer room, which is available to all members. All of the computers have internet access and members can work on their homework and school assignments, search the web and other areas of interest.
Tournaments in Ping Pong, Bumper Pool, Pool, 2-On-2 Basketball, Free-throw/3-point competitions, Foosball, and various Video Game tournaments are conducted throughout the year. Youth who win our tournaments are given the option for their picture to be displayed on our bulletin board until the next round of competitions.
Our homework helper is available in the computer room Monday through Thursday evenings from 6pm until 8pm.
Other Special Activities
We often offer special activities over school-breaks. In the past these have included ‘Paint and Snack’, Pancake and Movie days, cookie making, computer classes, and more.
Not Currently Offered
Flag Football Games
This is a fall program which consists of boys ages 7 to 15 playing football on Monday, Wednesday and Friday after school.
We have three leagues for boys and one for girls. A ten game schedule is played in each league, with play beginning in early December.
Boys’ Softball Games
Boys 7 to 14 years old participate and over 40 boys are placed on 4 teams. Games are played on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons.
Girls’ Softball Clinic
This program is run as a clinic where fundamentals are taught. At the conclusion of the clinic, teams are formed and games are played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Indoor Soccer Clinic
Fundamental skills are stressed in a 2 week clinic where boys are then placed on 4 teams which play a six game schedule.
This program is conducted for boys and girls throughout the year, during the months of September thru December and April thru June.
Olympic Weight Training
Weight lifting classes for boys 14 and up are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings. This program is held from October thru December and boys are instructed in safety and proper training techniques.
Universal Weight Training
This universal apparatus enables the Civic Center to offer a more diversified weight program. This program is offered throughout the year for men and women, boys and girls.
Floor Hockey League
Leagues are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings for boys ages 12 – 14 and 15 – 18 respectively. The Pee Wee league is held on Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for ages 7 – 11.
Most of the programs are offered each year at the Watervliet Civic Center. In addition to these programs, the Civic Center is a meeting place for various community organizations.