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Neighborhood Youth Recreation

Thank you for your interest in the Neighborhood Youth Recreation Program. NYRP is a Department of Recreation Services and Syracuse University-sponsored program, providing free recreational opportunities for youth ages 5-13 from the City of Syracuse community. NYRP is designed to give community youth, ages 5-13, regardless of their economic situation, the opportunity to participate in safe, structured recreational activities. Instruction is available in Gymnastics, Basketball, Swimming, Yoga, Salsa Dancing, Tutoring and (some activities are designed for parents and kids to participate together). Sessions are held on Saturdays throughout the school year, from 9:00am to 11:30am. 

Parents/guardians must attend the Open Registration session in order to register.  A calendar with class times and dates will be handed out at the registration session.

Fall 2017 Open Registration:

9:00am - 11:30am
Archbold Gymnasium Lobby

Fall 2017 Class Dates:
Session 1: September 9
Session 2:
September 16
Session 3:
September 23
Session 4:
September 30
Session 5:
Session 6:
October 14
Session 7:
October 21
Session 8:
October 28
Session 9:
November 4
Session 10:

Open registration is from 9:00am - 11:30am during class dates / program hours in the Archbold Gymnasium lobby.
Parents / guardians must attend the open registration session in order to register. A calendar with class times and dates will be handed out at the registration session.

So, what would my child do during the NYRP?
To answer that question, lets take a look at what a typical day at the NYRP looks like: 

Participants can choose from a variety of activities, including:

- Basketball fundamentals

- Gymnastics

- Open Swimming

- Yoga, and Salsa Merengue (for kids and parents together)


 For free community ice skating lessons (for non-SU affiliates only), please visit the Community Youth Ice Skating Program website.