Instructional Programs for Ages 2-18
Registration All youth enrolling in any SKIES programs MUST be current CYS Services members. Participation in classes will be denied if registration is not current, with no reimbursement for paid programs. There is no fee for enrollment, but this must be updated every year (registration will expire after one year, and youth will be denied access to the programs until registration is updated). Application packets can be picked up from Parent Central Services at Clark Hall or on the web at www.drummwr.com . Youth must carry their enrollment key FOBS with them to sign in to and out of our programs. Youth in grades 6-12 may sign themselves in and out of our programs. School Age students must have a parent sign them in and out. For more information on CYS Services, please contact Parent Central Services at 772-8675.
Enrollment in Classes and Programs Youth must enroll in programs and classes prior to the registration deadline date. All fees must be paid at the time of enrollment. Programs that are billed montly will be billed on the 15th or each month for the upcoming month. All billed fees must be paid by the 1st of the month for the student to participate. If fees are not paid by the 1st, the student will not be able to participate in class and will be removed from the class roster.
Disenrollment All youth MUST be disenrolled from each monthly program they are registered in where charges are billed automatically. Charges do continue for each space occupied until a disenrollment form is submitted, and parents will be responsible for paying the bills. Programs needing disenrollment forms include gymnastics, taekwondo, and may include others - please confirm at the time of registration. Please submit forms to our office at 10799 N. Riva RidgeLoop.
Payments... Can be made at our office, any Child Care or Youth facility, or at Parent Central Services. Ensure the staff make the payment toward your SKIES program bill. If you are choosing to use the Army Family Covenant to pay for any of the monthly billed SKIES programs, PLEASE contact our office after the 15th of each month so we can ensure your payment is processed. AFC benefits will pay out any one-time fees when enrollment is completed (up to the limit set). Parents are responsible for any bills remaining after the benefits have been applied. You can also do business with CYS Services on-line! Make appointments with Parent Central Services, pay your outstanding balances, sign up for most of the programs offered by SKIES, access registration forms, reprint receipts, and print childcare statements for taxes. Simply go to www.drummwr.com & click on the link near the top left side of the page. Visit or call Parent Central Services if you need assistance or a login name and password (772-8675).
For More Information… about any of the classes listed, please contact our office at 772-0629 during the afternoon hours. You may also visit our center for answers to your questions. Programs are subject to change based on the mission of the facility, programs, and Fort Drum. Once our building renovations
are complete, we will be adjusting programs so we can move back in. All the changes and building renovation updates will be posted on our Facebook page! In the search line, type in “Fort Drum Skies Unlimited” for the most up-to-date information!
Pottery & Ceramics Clay 101
â€“ Open to students in grades K-12. Clay
101 is an introduction to clay using hand-building techniques. Each student is required to take this class to learn the very basics in using clay and all the machines in the pottery area. Class fee is $5, and needs to be taken only once. Wednesdays - Time: 4:15-5 pm. Registration deadline is one week prior to class. Held at 10745 Enduring Freedom Drive, at the Memorial Child Development Center.
Clay - Hand-Building Classes (Clay 101 required upon enrollment in classes) Classes will consist of an assortment of projects that make up the beginning stages of hand-building with clay. Each class consists of construction of the project and glazing. Students will be able to take the piece home after it has been fired (students will be notified when pieces are ready). Ceramic pieces completed by students will be eligible for showing in local art exhibits. Cost is $15 per class, and includes clay, glazing and firing. Registration deadline is one week prior to the class date. Grades K-12 - Wednesdays, 5:00-7:00 pm Held at 10745 Enduring Freedom Drive, at the Memorial Child Development Center.
Clay – Open Studio Will return when we move back into our facility at 10790 Chapel Drive. Students who have a clay card now—please call our office to arrange times and days that the card can be used. Time will be extended on cards already issued because of the renovation confusion.
$70 per month
Taekwondo classes from Tehonica’s Taekwondo & Hapkido Academy from the Watertown area. Classes meet twice a week - Tuesday & Thursday evenings. Times: White Belts - 6:00-6:45 pm Yellow Belts - 6:45-7:30 pm Green, Blue, Red, Black Belts - 7:30-8:15 pm Once enrolled, monthly fees are billed at $70.00 per student and must be paid by the 1st of each month. Billing is on the 15th of the current month, and is for the upcoming month’s program. Bills not paid by the 1st will result in students being removed from class. Uniform fee is due to the instructor at the first class. Youth are also encouraged to take part in the Martial Arts Competitions that are held throughout the year. Participation in competitions is voluntary.
All classes are held at the Riva Ridge Center, 10799 N. Riva Ridge Loop.
Disenrollment forms are required for withdrawal from this program.
Gymnastics and Tumbling All classes are MONTHLY. Youth must be enrolled each month if they wish to continue with classes. Classes to fill quickly, so enroll early. All classes are held at Riva Ridge Center, 10799 N. Riva Ridge Loop.
Gymminy Crickets $35 month
Parent/Tot class for ages 3-4. Parents will work with their children to help teach them the fundamentals of tumbling while developing their coordination, strength, agility, balance and self-confidence. Parents are required to work with their children on the mats - please dress comfortably. There are no accommodations for siblings, so please make other arrangements for them. Enroll for a specific day and time each month. Mondays - 5-5:30 pm; Tuesdays - 1:30-2 pm; Wednesdays - 12:30-1
Preschool program for ages 4-5. This class lays the groundwork for gymnastics progressions while introducing basic gymnastics skills on the floor and the balance beam. Parent waiting area is available. Enroll for a specific day and time each month. Tuesdays - 1:00-1:30 pm; 2:30-3 pm; OR 5:00-5:30 pm Wednesdays - 2:30-3:00 pm; OR 5-5:30 pm Registration deadline for Gymminy Crickets and the Gym Mites is the 28th of the current month for the next monthâ€™s programs.
Ages 5 & up
Beginner gymnastics class for students entering into the sport. Students will learn the basics in tumbling, vault, and balance beam. Crickets and Mites entering the program will continue to progress and work on strength and form. Parent waiting area is available. Enroll for a specific day and time each month. Mondays - 5:30-6:30 pm; OR 6:30-7:30 pm Wednesdays - 5:30-6:30 pm; OR 6:30-7:30 pm Registration deadline is the 28th of the current month for the next monthâ€™s program.
Creative Movement Dance
$20 per month
Dance classes for tots and preschoolers to teach the basics in beginning dance. Students will work with music to develop their large motor skills, and work with rhythm and beats. Tuesdays, Fee $20 per student per month. 3 year olds - 5:00-5:30 pm 4 year olds - 5:45-6:15 pm 5 year olds - 6:30-7:00 pm Parents must remain in the facility during classes. Register by the 28th of the current month for the next monthâ€™s program. Held at the 10799 N. Riva Ridge Center.
Kids in Motion
Ages 2 & 3
Designed for toddlers to help them with coordination, motor development, following directions, and playing with other children the same age. Program mixes activities that utilize music, dance, athletic skills and tumbling. Parents are required to work with their children on the mats - please dress comfortably. There are no accommodations for siblings, so please make other arrangements for them. Mondays, Time: 4:15-4:45 pm Tuesdays, Time: 11:15-11:45 am; 11:45-12:15 pm; OR 3:15-3:45 pm Registration deadline is the 28th of the current month for the next monthâ€™s program. All classes will be held at the Riva Ridge Center, 10799 N. Riva Ridge Loop.
Ages 8 or 10 & up
Held at 10799 N. Riva Ridge Center
Painting - Classes will teach basic concepts in the specified paint each class. Students will work with strokes, blending, color and form. Ages 8 & up. Mondays, October 7, 21 & 28. Cost: $25.00, includes all supplies. Register by 30 September.
Native Jewelry - Learn the basics of jewelry-making in these introductory classes. Students will make a simple projects while learning basic techniques. Ages 10 & up. Mondays, November 4, 18 & 25. Cost: $30.00, includes all supplies. Register by 28 October.
All About Theater
Ages 6 & up
Classes are designed to help develop skills needed by all ages to perform on the stage. Each week students will utilize charades, karaoke, skits, and vocal activities to develop their stage presence. Month-long programâ€”can be repeated as often as students like as each week will focus on different skills. Register by 28 August. Thursdays, 5-7 pm. October 3, 10 17 & 24 November 7, 14 & 21 (Fee: $30)
Babysitting & CPR/First Aid
For Ages 12 & up
Babysitting and Red Cross CPR & First Aid will help train youth to be responsible babysitters. Youth must attend all sessions if complete certification is sought. No fee for this program. Classes will be held on Fridays from 5:00-8:30 pm AND Saturdays from 9:15 am-4:00 pm. Attendance at both classes is required for the full babysitting certification. October 11 & 12 - Register by 2 October. November 15 & 16 - Register by 6 November. All classes will be held at the 10799 N. Riva Ridge Building. Registration deadlines listed above will determine whether a class will take place or not. If you miss the deadline, please call our office to see if there is a class taking place and if there is room available. Parents must call if youth cannot make a class they are registered for - if youth do not show up for classes, they will not be allowed to register again.
Sewing Classes Required Classes—Sewing 101 & 102 All classes are held at the 10745 Enduring Freedom Drive, Memorial Child Development Center.
Sewing 101 - Hand Sewing
Ages 6 & up
(Required class for all other sewing classes). Hand sewing techniques are used at all levels of sewing. Students learn basic stitches that they will use in many of the sewing classes offered. Students will make one project while learning the stitches. Fridays, Choose date—only one class date is required. 4 October, 25 October, 1 November, 22 November; Time 5-6:30 pm. Registration deadline is one week prior to class date.
Sewing 102 - Machine Sewing
Ages 6 & up
(Required class for all other sewing classes). Learn how to use the sewing machines we will be utilizing in all our Sewing Classes. Students will be instructed on proper use of a machine, how to fix tension, thread machines, roll bobbins, and set stitching features. Fridays, Choose date—only one class date is required. 4 October, 25 October, 1 November, 22 November; Time 5-6:30 pm. Registration deadline is one week prior to class date.
Sew-Kool Club PREREQUISITE: Sewing 101 AND Sewing 102. Enjoy a casual learning environment as we hand-sew, cut fabrics, make sewn crafts, and use sewing machines. Students work at their pace on projects of their choosing— staff are available to assist as needed. Some supplies may need to be purchased by the students. AGES 6-18—Wednesdays, 5:30-7 pm, Cost $35 per month. Registration deadline is the 28th of the current month for the next month’s program. Classes held at the Memorial Child Development Center.
Sewing Classes Will resume when we are finally back in our newly renovated building. Classes will include the following: Tote Bags Hair Scrunchies Pillow Cases Quilt Blocks Doll Clothes Stuffed Animals Pajama Bottoms Play Mats Holiday Items Fabric Trays Hats Fabric Coasters Fabric Jewelry Bookmarks AND MUCH MORE!!!!
Office and Main Classroom Information: Our building is being renovated this quarter... SKIESUnlimited & Youth Sports Office Hours: Monday through Friday 11:30-4:30 pm We will be located at 10790 Chapel Drive. Telephone: 315-772-0629
Tumbling, Gymnastics, Kids in Motion, and Taekwondo Classes are held at: Riva Ridge Center, 10799 N. Riva Ridge Loop. Our temporary Office Location is here!!! SKIESUnlimited Website Information: www.drummwr.com https://www.facebook.com/FortDrumSkies The SKIES program and classes will not be open on the following dates: Friday, 11 October Monday, 14 October Monday, 11 November Thursday, 28 November December 24, 25 & 31 To Err is Humanâ€Ś Although the CYSS staff works hard to ensure each program guide is free from errors, there are times when errors in dates, times, rates or registration information do occur. We will do everything possible to correct such errors, and we thank you for your patience and understanding when these issues arise.