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About this Community Announcements Page

The district is a central hub of activity in the community, particularly as it relates to educational and recreational opportunities available to children. This Community Announcements page is provided as a service to parents for informational purposes only. For more information about the activities and organizations listed below, please use the contact information provided with each entry. If you have a community announcement you would like posted, please click here to access the online submission form.

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Eagle City Boys Basketball Camp - JUNE 30-July 3

Eagle City Boys Basketball Camp at Bethlehem Central High School. Open to boys entering grades 4 through 9. This four-day camp is intended to help delvelop a well-rounded, complete basketball players. Daily activities include ball handling drills, rebounding, defensive drills, shooting drills, Big Man Moves, individual competitions and team competitions. Junior Division (grades 4-6) is 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Senior Division (grades 7-9) is 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Read flyer [PDF]

Bethlehem Lacrosse Club Summer Clinics

Boy's Youth Lacrosse Summer Clinic:

For boys entering grades 3-6, July 21-25. 9-11:30 am at Town Park Fields. New and returning players welcome! $60.00 (including pinnie) Clinic will be run by Varsity Coach Dave Rounds and current varsity players (full pads required).

Summer Session for Girls in grades K - 8: Read flyer [PDF]

For girls entering grades K-8, July 7-11. Grades 3-8 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Grades K-2 from 9-10:30 a.m. Coached by current high school coaches, playerd and BCHS alumni. $45 for K-2, $90 for 3-8.

Register now! Space is limited. Register at

YMCA Girls Basketball Clinic -  July 18-20

Open to girls entering grades 2 through 8. This three-day clinic is the perfect opportunity for your athlete to learn and practice proper fundamentals of the game of basketball with life skills integrated into the X’s and O’s. Learn the fundamentals of shooting, passing, ball handling, screening, defense, foul shots and understanding the game of basketball. Friday, July 18, 4-7 pm; Saturday and Sunday, July 19-20, 9 am to 3 pm. Read flyer [PDF]

Town of Bethlehem 6th Annual 4th of July 1864 Vintage Baseball game

Town of Bethlehem 6th Annual 4th of July 1864 Vintage Baseball game
at the Bethlehem Elm Ave. Town Park – Field # 5
261 Elm Ave. Delmar, NY 12054

Pre-Game Ceremonies at 12:45pm, FREE Admission!
The Mutual Base Ball Club of New York vs. Bethlehem BRAVES Town Team.
Civil-War Era Hometown Baseball, 1864 Rules, No gloves, No equipment, authentic period uniforms, using replica baseballs and bats.

Everyday Art summer classes

Everyday Art is offering summer classes in drawing, painting and crafting for children ages 6-15, beginning July 8 and running through the second week of August. Sign up is per week and age group. There are two sections of this program just for children with special needs. For more information or to access a registration form, contact Jill Baboulis, CSW at or call 369-1951. Partial proceeds from Everyday Art benefit World's Window to provide educational initiatives to children in impoverished areas.

Friends of Five Rivers - Summer Programs for Families

The Five Rivers Center offers two summer programs for families. The purpose of these programs is to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities. Summer Programs are divided by children’s ages. Four four-day-long programs will be offered for parents and children ages 2 to 8. A one week program will be offered for parents with children ages 9 to 12.

2014 Summer Family Programs will be offered during the following weeks:

- Parents with children ages 9-12, one session, 9:30-12:30, M-F, rain or shine: July 14 — 18
- Parents with children ages 2-8, three identical sessions, 10-11:30am, Tu-F, rain or shine: July 29 - August 1, August 5 - 8 and August 12 - 15

The Cue Theatre - Summer Theatre Programs

The Cue Theatre in Slingerlands still has some spots open for Summer Theatre Programs! Are you a student who loves to Act, Sing & Dance? Then this is the place for you! Do you enjoy backstage activities? Lights, costumes, props and sets? Come and join us for a summer of THEATRE!

EF High School Exchange Year

High School Students from Germany, Italy, Sweden, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, and many other countries are dreaming of coming to the United States for the best year of their life!

I am actively searching for loving host families in the Delmar, Slingerlands, and Glenmont area. Host families come in all shapes and sizes—single parents, families with or without kids, retired folks… we can work with just about anyone.

Call or email me to learn more about hosting the next Foreign Exchange student to attend Bethlehem Central High School!

Not ready to host yourself, but know someone who’d be great? Email me and I’ll tell you how to earn $250.00 by referring a great host family, here or anywhere in the US!

Contact Janet Wright, International Exchange Coordinator, at or 518-461-1449 for more information.

Broadway Bound Performing Arts Academy, Summer Camps

Broadway Bound is back again this summer at BCHS! Broadway Bound is offering 3 1-week summer camps to students interested in theater. All camps are help at the high school, and run by Mr. and Mrs. Dashew! For more info, check out the website

Capitol Region Basketball Boot-Camp

Capitol Region Basketball Boot-Camp will be hosting three basketball camps:

Who: Boys & Girls Ages 9-16
What: Skill Development Basketball Camp
Where: Session 1 - will be held at the Sage College of Albany downtown Campus.
Session 2 & 3 will be held at Voorheesville High School Main Gym
Cost: $250 Group and sibling discounts available.
Why: our basketball boot-camps are fun and help you learn the game of basketball the way it should be.
For more info call 518-729-5580,


The Summer Enrichment Program offers students entering grades 3-8 in our district an opportunity to engage in hands on learning while still enjoying the perks of summer. A taste of the classes we offer are cooking, movie making, letterboxing, and classes in various sports, among others.

There are two one-week sessions running from July 7 to July 18 with three sessions offered per day. Find out more information by viewing our flyer and visit our website for a full list of course offerings and registration.

Note: Summer Enrichment Camp is open to students entering grades 3-8 next September.

Bethlehem Parks & Rec department offers plenty of summertime fun

The Town of Bethlehem operates a number of athletic, aquatic, and cultural programs throughout the year for people of all ages. Visit their online registration site to view and register for activities.

High-tech summer camps for Students entering Grades 9-11

Questar and Capital Region BOCES are sponsoring two camps that allow students entering grades 9 through 11 to experience many aspects of advanced tech careers, and allows them to meet the movers and shakers in these fields. Both camps take place in July. Learn more here.

Sewing is Social:Make and Create with Amelia

Afterschool classes Wednesdays at Wild Sage in June. Classes will feature room decor and gifts. Hand and machine projects for all skill levels and ages 7+. MOM and ME sewing together classes on Sundays. Plus SUMMER CAMP July and August!!

HVCC Technology enrichment program at BCMS - July 7-11

Hudson Valley Community College will offer its Technology Enrichment Program at Bethlehem Central Middle School this summer for students entering grades 5 through 8. The program, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. from July 7-11, helps students discover and grow their interests in science and technology through hands-on, interactive learning. Topics include microscopic observation, product design, rocketry and the science behind the Olympic Games. Course instructors include science and technology teachers from the Bethlehem Central School District. The cost for the five-day camp is $255. For more information, contact the college’s Office of Community and Professional Education at (518) 629-7339 or at

Bethlehem YMCA Day Camp

The Bethlehem YMCA Day Camp offers a variety of programs and activities that build self-esteem, encourage independence and help campers strengthen their friendships. Campers participate in sports, art, swimming and special events! Campers also attend one field trip each week. Visit our website for more info:

Bethlehem YMCA Travel Camp

New experiences in your child’s life help build their character, confidence, and broaden their horizons. That’s why the Bethlehem YMCA offers travel camp. In addition to swimming, sports, games, and art, campers venture out on field trips each week that encourage team building and leadership training.

Travel Camp will operate the weeks of July 14th and August 11th, 2014.

Bethlehem Pop Warner

Bethlehem Pop Warner Football & Cheerleading is celebrating its 50th year and 2014 Registration is OPEN! New in 2014: Sibling discount!
Go to: for more information and to register online. Open to boys and girls, ages 5-15 - no experience necessary!
Questions? Contact us at: or

School's Out Summer Program

School's Out, Inc. 2014 Summer Program is now accepting registrations for children entering 1-6 grades. The program runs from June 30 - August 29, from 7:30 am - 5:45 pm (M-F). We offer STEM activities, arts and crafts, computers and much more. A sampling of our field trips include swimming at local parks, Howe Caverns, Baseball Hall of Fame and Liberty Ridge. Please visit for the calendar and registration forms or call 439-9300.

ACPHS Summer Science Camp

The 2014 Summer Science Camp program at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers elementary school and middle school students access to a unique summer camp. Each one-week session will help students learn about a science in a way that is engaging and fun -- all while they experience what life is like on a College campus!

The cost of the camp includes all activities, field trips, daily breakfast and lunch, snacks, and a t-shirt. The camp day is from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (early drop-off is available beginning at 8:00 am). Students may register for one, two, or all three weeks depending on their interests. For more information (such as the camp schedule) and to register visit:

Siena Sports Summer camps for 2014

Summer is the perfect time to play sports, meet new friends and experience different adventures. The Siena College Sports Camps offer you all those opportunities and more. The Siena coaching staff, student athletes, and other college players and coaches will teach you during the week. The emphasis will be on individual improvement and team competition, and the instruction will include informative lectures from visiting coaches. VIEW BROCHURE [PDF]


Celebrate summer differently this year... open your heart, open your home and help bring simple joy to a child from New York City through the Fresh Air Fund program. Please consider hosting a child for one week this summer and change a life. Visit or call Dan (518)275-0414 local chairperson for more information.

Launch of HEADS UP for Safe Sports

Announcing the launch of HEADS UP Safe Sports a newly formed 501(c)3 charity fund established by Bethlehem Mickey Mantle, Inc. and the BRAVES Travel Baseball Club, a seven year Delmar based not-for-profit, youth sports organization and baseball club.

HEADS UP - "Raising funds and awareness for proper safety equipment and safe activities for youth sports in the Capital Region of New York State." insists that safety comes first.

Future First-Graders encouraged to join Cub Scout Pack 258

When your son enters first grade, he will also be ready to enter the exciting world of Cub Scouts and Cub Scout Pack 258 would love to be part of that experience. Click here for more information [PDF]

Award in honor of longtime BC teacher Mary Jane Hughes

The Bethlehem Central School District Music Department and the Bethlehem Music Association established of an award in memory of longtime BC string teacher Mary Jane Hughes. Contributions may be payable to Bethlehem Central Community Foundation (or BCCF) with memo line: Mary Jane Hughes Memorial Award, and sent to The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, Six Tower Place, Albany, NY 12203.

Del Lanes Junior Program has openings

Are your kids looking for something fun to do on a Friday or Saturday? The Del Lanes Junior Program has openings for new or returning Junior Bowlers! We offer programs on Fridays at 4PM, as well as on Saturdays at 8:30AM and 10:30AM! We can accomodate any Juniors between the ages of 4-20! Come join the fun alone and make new friends, or bring a bunch of friends with you! Please email us at or call 439-2224 for more information! We are also on Facebook by searching for "Del Lanes Junior Program," we hope to see you on the lanes!

Youth employment service

Need part-time help? The Youth Employment Service (YES) has a large database of reliable teens eager for part-time work. Town of Bethlehem residents needing help with housework, yard work, babysitting, tutoring, animal care or handyman work should contact YES. Bethlehem businesses can also contact the service for help finding part-time staff. For more information, contact the YES Director, at 439-4955 ext. 1608 or