Programming

CASP follows the Ithaca City School District academic calendar and is open on all regular school days from 2:00pm - 5:30pm. CASP is also open for Full Days on most school holidays, vacation days, and staff development days. Program hours on these days are 7:45am - 5:30pm.


CASP offers a semi-structured program in a fun atmosphere. A balance of quiet, active play, and a wide variety of activities to enrich your child's after school experience are available each day, including:

  • Arts and crafts

  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)

  • Social Skill building including friendship, empathy, communication, sharing, anti-bullying, kindness, growth mindset, self-awareness, coping skills and more

  • Mindfulness

  • Nature and gardening

  • Music and theatre

  • Large motor games

  • Multicultural activities

  • Foods and nutrition

  • Cooking

  • Sewing

  • Community service projects such as food drives and fundraising for local charities

  • Themed parties such as Halloween, Valentines Day, a live DJ and dance party, end-of-year carnival, and more

  • Special guests including magicians, musicians, puppeteers, scientists, storytellers, actors, animal learning specialists, and more

  • Homework Club

2021-2022 Monthly Enrichment Calendars

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