Current Programs

2017 Application and Registration

Each participant must have a current Recreation Application on file and that application must be updated each year. To update your application click on the application link.

To register for programs in the upcoming quarter, please click on the registration button.


Annual Core Programs

Winter

Advanced swim is a program designed for teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder that have learned the basic swimming skills and are ready for more advanced techniques. The program is run by an American Red Cross Water Safety & Lifeguard instructor with a lifeguard on duty. There are a maximum of 10 students per class with 3-5 trained Kelberman staff and/or volunteers in the water to provide support to the swimmers. Skills that are worked on include breathing, various advanced swim strokes, floating, diving, and treading water.

Dates: Thursdays

Times: 5-5:45 pm

Location: Mohawk Valley Community College

Cost: $150 for 10 weeks

Ages: 12 and older

Create is an art program designed for children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Participants will be given the opportunity to explore different mediums of art and will receive individualized support based on their skill level. Each week participants will create a unique project to take home. Siblings are welcome.

The program is run in an open studio format with Kelberman Center staff on site. The studio will be open for three hours and participants are welcome to come and go at any time during that time. Parents are not required to stay on site while the program is running.

Dates: Mondays

Time: 4-7 pm

Location: Root Farm, 2860 King Road, Sauquoit

Cost: $60 for 7 weeks

Ages: 8 and older

Girls’ Group is designed for pre-teens and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Participants will be given the opportunity to participant in various group activities while interacting with peers their own age. Siblings and friends are welcome to join in the fun.

Each month will feature a different activity related to cooking, baking, crafts, games, etc. Parents are not required to stay on site while the program is running.

Dates: Varies per month

Time: 6-8 pm

Location: Building C, 1601 Armory Drive, Utica

Cost: $10 per event

Ages: 12-20

Guys’ Group is designed for pre-teens and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Participants will be given the opportunity to participant in various group activities while interacting with peers their own age. Siblings and friends are welcome to join in the fun.

Each month will feature a different activity related to games, cooking, comics, sports, etc. Parents are not required to stay on site while the program is running.

Dates: Varies per month

Time: 6-8 pm

Location: Building C, 1601 Armory Drive, Utica

Cost: $10 per event

Ages: 12-20

The Learn to Swim program is a joint effort between the Kelberman Center and Mohawk Valley Community College. Our Learn to Swim program is designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Participants will learn good swimming habits, water safety and fundamental aquatic skills.

The program is run by an American Red Cross Water Safety & Lifeguard instructor with a lifeguard on duty. There will be a maximum of 10 students per class. Each student will be paired with a trained staff member to provide one-to-one support. Students will be grouped by age and skill level. Children who are not toilet trained must wear a swimming diaper. Parents are required to stay on the pool deck while the program is running.

Dates: Thursdays

Time: 6-6:30 or 6:30-7 pm

Location: MVCC, 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica

Cost: $120 for 10 weeks

Ages: 5-12

The library reading is a partnership with the Vernon Public Library designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Join us each month we meet at the library for a children’s book reading followed by a fun activity. The reading and activity will be lead by a Kelberman Center staff. Siblings and friends are welcome. Registration is not required. Parents are required to stay on site while the program is running.

Dates: Wednesdays

Time: 6-7 pm

Location: Vernon Public Library, 4441 Peterboro St, Vernon

Cost: Free

Ages: 2-12

The Kelberman Center welcomes families and friends to attend the sensory-friendly movie showing at the Marquee Cinema. Each quarter will feature a new, exciting, family-friendly movie. The preview lights will be turned on low and the sound will be tuned down during the movie. Kids are encouraged to sing, dance, shout, and move around! The concession stand will also be open for purchasing drinks and snacks. Ticket purchase and payment was be made prior with the Kelberman Center, not Marquee Cinema. For information regarding which movie will be shown, please check the recreation calendar.

Dates: Saturdays

Time: 10 am

Location: Marquee Cinema, 20 Ellinwood Drive, New Hartford

Cost: 7.50 per person

Ages: All

Our tennis program is designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Children will learn basic and fundamental tennis techniques, good sportsmanship, and have the opportunity to interact with peers.

The program is run by an experienced tennis instructor with Kelberman Center support staff on site.  There will be a maximum of 6 students per class with 2-3 support staff. Students will be grouped by age and ability, and will receive individualized support based on their skill level.

Dates: Tuesdays

Time: 5-5:45 or 5:45-6:30

Location: 145 New Hartford St., New Hartford

Cost: $65 for 8 weeks

Ages: 5 and older

Our soccer program is designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Children will learn basic and fundamental soccer techniques, good sportsmanship, and have the opportunity to interact with peers.

The program is run by an experienced soccer coach with Kelberman Center support staff on site.  There will be a maximum of 15 students with 2-3 support staff. Students will receive individualized support based on their skill level.

Dates: Thursdays

Time: 5-6 PM

Location: TBA

Cost: $80 for 4 weeks

Ages: 8-14

Spring

Our basketball program is designed for children and teens with ASD. Participants will learn basic and fundamental basketball skills, good sportsmanship, and have the opportunity to interact with peers.

The program is run by an experienced basketball coach with Kelberman Center staff on site.  There will be a maximum of 10 students per session with 3-4 trained support staff. A typical session will include skills and drills, as well as a small practice game. Siblings are welcome. Parents are asked to stay on site while the program is running.

Dates: Fridays

Time: 6:15-7:15 pm

Location: Armory A Gymnasium, 1601 Armory Drive, Utica

Cost: $80 for 8 weeks

Ages: 8 and older

Create is an art program designed for children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Participants will be given the opportunity to explore different mediums of art and will receive individualized support based on their skill level. Each week participants will create a unique project to take home. Siblings are welcome.

The program is run in an open studio format with Kelberman Center staff on site. The studio will be open for three hours and participants are welcome to come and go at any time during that time. Parents are not required to stay on site while the program is running.

Dates: Mondays

Time: 4-7 pm

Location: Root Farm, 2860 King Road, Sauquoit

Cost: $60 for 7 weeks

Ages: 8 and older

Girls’ Group is designed for pre-teens and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Participants will be given the opportunity to participant in various group activities while interacting with peers their own age. Siblings and friends are welcome to join in the fun.

Each month will feature a different activity related to cooking, baking, crafts, games, etc. Parents are not required to stay on site while the program is running.

Dates: Varies per month

Time: 6-8 pm

Location: Building C, 1601 Armory Drive, Utica

Cost: $10 per event

Ages: 12-20

Guys’ Group is designed for pre-teens and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Participants will be given the opportunity to participant in various group activities while interacting with peers their own age. Siblings and friends are welcome to join in the fun.

Each month will feature a different activity related to games, cooking, comics, sports, etc. Parents are not required to stay on site while the program is running.

Dates: Varies per month

Time: 6-8 pm

Location: Building C, 1601 Armory Drive, Utica

Cost: $10 per event

Ages: 12-20

The library reading is a partnership with the Vernon Public Library designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Join us each month we meet at the library for a children’s book reading followed by a fun activity. The reading and activity will be lead by a Kelberman Center staff. Siblings and friends are welcome. Registration is not required. Parents are required to stay on site while the program is running.

Dates: Wednesdays

Time: 6-7 pm

Location: Vernon Public Library, 4441 Peterboro St, Vernon

Cost: Free

Ages: 2-12

The Kelberman Center’s Pool Pals program is a joint effort with Utica College to combine aquatics, exercise, social skill development and therapy with a one-to-one recreational approach. This program is designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The Pool Pals program is run by a certified therapist, with two life guards on duty. There will be a maximum of 10 students per class, grouped by age. Each student will be paired with a Utica College intern. Children who are not toilet trained must wear a swimming diaper. Although the children will practice many swimming skills, this is not a learn to swim program.

Dates: Wednesdays

Time: 5-5:45 or 6-6:45

Location: Utica College, 1600 Burrstone Rd, Utica

Cost: $80 for 8 weeks

Ages: 5-12

The Kelberman Center welcomes families and friends to attend the sensory-friendly movie showing at the Marquee Cinema. Each quarter will feature a new, exciting, family-friendly movie. The preview lights will be turned on low and the sound will be tuned down during the movie. Kids are encouraged to sing, dance, shout, and move around! The concession stand will also be open for purchasing drinks and snacks. Ticket purchase and payment must be made prior with the Kelberman Center, not Marquee Cinema. For information regarding which movie will be shown, please check the recreation calendar.

Dates: Saturdays

Time: 10 am

Location: Marquee Cinema, 20 Ellinwood Drive, New Hartford

Cost: 7.50 per person

Ages: All

Our tennis program is designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Children will learn basic and fundamental tennis techniques, good sportsmanship, and have the opportunity to interact with peers.

The program is run by an experienced tennis instructor with Kelberman Center support staff on site.  There will be a maximum of 6 students per class with 2-3 support staff. Students will be grouped by age and ability, and will receive individualized support based on their skill level.

Dates: Tuesdays

Time: 5-5:45 or 5:45-6:30

Location: 145 New Hartford St., New Hartford

Cost: $65 for 8 weeks

Ages: 5 and older

Summer Core Recreation Programs

Create is an art program designed for children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Participants will be given the opportunity to explore different mediums of art and will receive individualized support based on their skill level. Each week participants will create a unique project to take home. Siblings are welcome.

The program is run in an open studio format with Kelberman Center staff on site. The studio will be open for three hours and participants are welcome to come and go at any time during that time. Parents are not required to stay on site while the program is running.

Dates: Mondays, June 6-27

Time: 4-6 pm

Location: Root Farm, 2860 King Road, Sauquoit

Cost: $50 for 4 weeks

Ages: 8 and older

Girls’ Group is designed for pre-teens and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Participants will be given the opportunity to participant in various group activities while interacting with peers their own age. Siblings and friends are welcome to join in the fun.

Each month will feature a different activity related to cooking, baking, crafts, games, etc. Parents are not required to stay on site while the program is running.

Dates: Fridays, June 10 & August 19

Time: 6-8 pm

Location: Building C, 1601 Armory Drive, Utica

Cost: $10 per event

Ages: 11-20

Guys’ Group is designed for pre-teens and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Participants will be given the opportunity to participant in various group activities while interacting with peers their own age. Siblings and friends are welcome to join in the fun.

Each month will feature a different activity related to games, cooking, comics, sports, etc. Parents are not required to stay on site while the program is running.

Dates: Fridays, June 10 & August 19

Time: 6-8 pm

Location: Building C, 1601 Armory Drive, Utica

Cost: $10 per event

Ages: 11-20

The library reading is a partnership with the Vernon Public Library designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Join us each month we meet at the library for a children’s book reading followed by a fun activity. The reading and activity will be lead by a Kelberman Center staff. Siblings and friends are welcome. Registration is not required. Parents are required to stay on site while the program is running.

Dates: Wednesdays, June 29, July 27, August 31

Time: 6-7 pm

Location: Vernon Public Library, 4441 Peterboro St, Vernon

Cost: Free

Ages: 10 and under

The Kelberman Center welcomes families and friends to attend the sensory-friendly movie showing of Cars 3! at the Marquee Cinema. Each quarter will feature a new, exciting, family-friendly movie. The preview lights will be turned on low and the sound will be tuned down during the movie. Kids are encouraged to sing, dance, shout, and move around! The concession stand will also be open for purchasing drinks and snacks. Ticket purchase and payment must be made prior with the Kelberman Center, not Marquee Cinema.

Dates: Saturday, June 24

Time: 10 am

Location: Marquee Cinema, 20 Ellinwood Drive, New Hartford

Cost: 7.50 per person

Ages: All

The Kelberman Center began offering a unique summer option for school age children back in 2007. We began the first year with a vision for a recreational summer program that worked on much-needed social skill enrichment in an exciting and supportive environment, one that followed the structure of a typical summer camp experience. Awesome Summer Days was born. Over the years the Awesome Summer Days camp has more than tripled in size. The program has won numerous awards and grants for its high level of integrity and as a place for summer fun paired with incredible learning opportunities.

Following the great success of Awesome Summer Days, the Kelberman Center has expanded its summer programming options to include an inclusive overnight camp in the Adirondack mountains and an inclusive day camp specially designed for teens.

Our tennis program is designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Children will learn basic and fundamental tennis techniques, good sportsmanship, and have the opportunity to interact with peers.

The program is run by an experienced tennis instructor with Kelberman Center support staff on site. Students will be grouped by age and ability, and will receive individualized support based on their skill level.

Dates: Tuesdays, July 5-August 2

Time: 3:30-4:15 or 4:15-5:00 PM

Location: 2640 Sulpher Springs Rd., Sauquoit

Cost: $50 for 5 weeks

Ages: 5 and older

Our soccer program is designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Children will learn basic and fundamental soccer techniques, good sportsmanship, and have the opportunity to interact with peers.

The program is run by an experienced soccer coach with Kelberman Center support staff on site.  There will be a maximum of 15 students with 2-3 support staff. Students will receive individualized support based on their skill level.

Dates: Thursdays, July 21 & 28, August 4 & 11

Time: 5-6 PM

Location: Town of Paris Park, 2580 Sulpher Springs Rd, Sauquoit

Cost: $80 for 4 weeks

Ages: 8-14

Summer

Advanced swim is a program designed for teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder that have learned the basic swimming skills and are ready for more advanced techniques. The program is run by an American Red Cross Water Safety & Lifeguard instructor with a lifeguard on duty. There are a maximum of 10 students per class with 3-5 trained Kelberman staff and/or volunteers in the water to provide support to the swimmers. Skills that are worked on include breathing, various advanced swim strokes, floating, diving, and treading water.

Dates: Thursdays

Times: 5-5:45 pm

Location: Mohawk Valley Community College

Cost: $150 for 10 weeks

Ages: 13 and older

Our basketball program is designed for children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Participants will learn basic and fundamental basketball skills, good sportsmanship, and have the opportunity to interact with peers.

The program is run by an experienced basketball coach with Kelberman Center staff on site.  There will be a maximum of 10 students per session with 3-4 trained support staff. A typical session will include skills and drills, as well as a small practice game. Siblings are welcome. Parents are asked to stay on site while the program is running.

Dates: Fridays

Time: 6:15-7:15 pm

Location: Armory A Gymnasium, 1601 Armory Drive, Utica

Cost: $80 for 8 weeks

Ages: 8 and older

Create is an art program designed for children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Participants will be given the opportunity to explore different mediums of art and will receive individualized support based on their skill level. Each week participants will create a unique project to take home. Siblings are welcome.

The program is run in an open studio format with Kelberman Center staff on site. The studio will be open for three hours and participants are welcome to come and go at any time during that time. Parents are not required to stay on site while the program is running.

Dates: Mondays

Time: 5-7 pm

Location: TBD

Cost: $50 pre 4 week session

Ages: 8 and older

Girls’ Group is designed for pre-teens and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Participants will be given the opportunity to participant in various group activities while interacting with peers their own age. Siblings and friends are welcome to join in the fun.

Each month will feature a different activity related to cooking, baking, crafts, games, etc. Parents are not required to stay on site while the program is running.

Dates: Varies per month

Time: 6-8 pm

Location: Building C, 1601 Armory Drive, Utica

Cost: $10 per event

Ages: 11-20

Guys’ Group is designed for pre-teens and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Participants will be given the opportunity to participant in various group activities while interacting with peers their own age. Siblings and friends are welcome to join in the fun.

Each month will feature a different activity related to games, cooking, comics, sports, etc. Parents are not required to stay on site while the program is running.

Dates: Varies per month

Time: 6-8 pm

Location: Building C, 1601 Armory Drive, Utica

Cost: $10 per event

Ages: 11-20

The Learn to Swim program is a joint effort between the Kelberman Center and Mohawk Valley Community College. Our Learn to Swim program is designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Participants will learn good swimming habits, water safety and fundamental aquatic skills.

The program is run by an American Red Cross Water Safety & Lifeguard instructor with a lifeguard on duty. There will be a maximum of 10 students per class. Each student will be paired with a trained staff member to provide one-to-one support. Students will be grouped by age and skill level. Children who are not toilet trained must wear a swimming diaper. Parents are required to stay on the pool deck while the program is running.

Dates: Thursdays

Time: 6-6:30 or 6:30-7 pm

Location: MVCC, 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica

Cost: $120 for 10 weeks

Ages: 5-12

The library reading is a partnership with the Vernon Public Library designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Join us each month we meet at the library for a children’s book reading followed by a fun activity. The reading and activity will be lead by a Kelberman Center staff. Siblings and friends are welcome. Registration is not required. Parents are required to stay on site while the program is running.

Dates: Wednesdays

Time: 6-7 pm

Location: Vernon Public Library, 4441 Peterboro St, Vernon

Cost: Free

Ages: 2-10

The Kelberman Center’s Pool Pals program is a joint effort with Utica College to combine aquatics, exercise, social skill development and therapy with a one-to-one recreational approach. This program is designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The Pool Pals program is run by a certified therapist, with two life guards on duty. There will be a maximum of 10 students per class, grouped by age. Each student will be paired with a Utica College intern. Children who are not toilet trained must wear a swimming diaper. Although the children will practice many swimming skills, this is not a learn to swim program.

Dates: Wednesdays

Time: 5-5:45 or 6-6:45

Location: Utica College, 1600 Burrstone Rd, Utica

Cost: $80 for 8 weeks

Ages: 5-10

The Kelberman Center welcomes families and friends to attend the sensory-friendly movie showing at the Marquee Cinema. Each quarter will feature a new, exciting, family-friendly movie. The preview lights will be turned on low and the sound will be tuned down during the movie. Kids are encouraged to sing, dance, shout, and move around! The concession stand will also be open for purchasing drinks and snacks. Ticket purchase and payment must be made prior with the Kelberman Center, not Marquee Cinema. For information regarding which movie will be shown, please check the recreation calendar.

Dates: Saturdays

Time: 10 am

Location: Marquee Cinema, 20 Ellinwood Drive, New Hartford

Cost: 7.50 per person

Ages: All

Our tennis program is designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Children will learn basic and fundamental tennis techniques, good sportsmanship, and have the opportunity to interact with peers.

The program is run by an experienced tennis instructor with Kelberman Center support staff on site.  There will be a maximum of 6 students per class with 2-3 support staff. Students will be grouped by age and ability, and will receive individualized support based on their skill level.

Dates: Tuesdays

Time: 5-5:45 or 5:45-6:30

Location: 145 New Hartford St., New Hartford

Cost: $65 for 8 weeks

Ages: 5 and older

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