Youth Development

MACSC’s Youth Development Program offers educational and recreational activities after school, evenings and weekends, and during the summer.  Since 1989 the Mechanicville Area Community Services Center (MACSC) has offered a safe and inviting childcare programs to the residents of Mechanicville and its surrounding areas. Our Program is designed to help children learn, build their socialization skills and play while their parents are working and/or continuing their education.

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This program will be coming soon. Please check back for additional information.

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After school clubs will be posted in September!

We offer free after-school programs for middle school youth at the Mechanicville Middle School.  Clubs have included:

  • Homework Club
  • Gaming Club
  • Craft Club
  • Cooking Club
  • Friends of Rachel (FOR) Club

MACSC Preschool Playgroup

Are you interested in something fun for your Preschool Aged child? Then look no further! Our Partners In Parenting Program offers a Structured Playgroup every Wednesday, join us for play, learning, creative exploration and movement! The activity focus will differ each week, but it will always include free play and snack. Parents or Caregivers are required to remain present for Preschool Playgroup but are more than welcome to join our Parent Support Group.  For Information on Parent Support Group click Here.

To register please contact (518) 664-8322. Registration is FREE to the public. However, Caregivers must remain present.

MACSC Preschool Playgroup Quarter 2 (April 13 – June 22)
Runs: Every Wednesday (Group will NOT meet on Wednesday, April 20)
Hours: AM 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m
Accepts: Preschool Aged Children (Ages 3-5 years old)
Activities Include: Creative Arts, Crafts Brain, Body Exercise Gymnasium Play

MACSC Open Gym Drop In

Our Open Gym Drop In is a dedicated space where middle school students (6th, 7th and 8th graders) can play or just hang out in a safe environment.  We are open Monday – Friday from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.  during the school year.  Open Gym Drop In will follow school schedule or cancellations.  Therefore, If there is no school, there will be no open gym.

For more information contact: 518-664-8322

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Welcome to MACSC Summer Adventure Program (SAP) 2023!! 

Are you looking for some summer enrichment program?  MACSC offers an amazing Summer Adventure Program that is safe and affordable for all.  We offer a variety of activities from swimming, to field trips, special guests, crafts and so much more!   Your child will make friends, learn new things, and most importantly have FUN!

Summer Adventure Program will be held onsite at the Mechanicville Community Center Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (depending on activity of the day), July 5th thru August 17th.  We will have weekly field/swim trips, guest speakers, arts and crafts and outdoor fun!

In efforts to keep your child(ren) as safe as possible, all CDC and DOH regulations and suggestions will be followed. Field trips and swim trips are subject to change and total campers will be limited.  Spots will be filled on a first come first serve basis, so be sure to complete a registration for each child and submit required documents. Immunization records must be submitted with registration, in order to hold your child’s spot.  While we are doing our best to accommodate everyone, the MACSC Summer Adventure Program can only accept as many children as our OCFS license will allow AND as we are able to safely staff.  Completion of Registration DOES NOT guarantee care – The MACSC SAP Director will contact families with confirmation of care or waiting list.  Scholarships maybe available please contact us to inquire.  Questions? Call 518-664-8322 or SAP Program cell 518-210-1232

Questions? Contact the Summer Adventure Director 518-664-8322 or Summer Adventure Program cell 518-210-1232

2023 Summer Adventure Program Calendar

Summer Adventure Program Registration

Girls On The Run (GOTR)

Our Girls On The Run Program, is a is a life changing program for girls between the ages of 8 and 13 years old that promotes girl empowerment by teaching life skills through lessons and running.  This program is mainly focused on running, but we work on many other activities that will motivate and help empower these young ladies.

At Girls on the Run Capital Region, teaching critical life skills is the cornerstone of their research-based programs.  Meeting in small teams, trained volunteer coaches inspire girls of all abilities to strengthen confidence and other important life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and physical activity. It inspires girls of all abilities to recognize their individual strengths, while building a sense of connection in a team setting. Volunteer coaches facilitate lessons that blend physical activity with life skill development to enable girls to adapt to whatever comes their way. At the end of the season, the team completes a 5K together, which provides a tangible sense of accomplishment and sets a confident mindset into motion.  Click to view Program Details


2023 Girls On The Run (GOTR) Updates:

The Spring 2023 season for Girls on the Run will meet for 90 minutes twice a week after school where they we will begin training to be able to compete in a 5K and focus on a Community Impact Project.  Program training and focus in these activities provide an opportunity for the girls to use the skills they developed over the course of the program to support and empower themselves and each other.  By the end of the program, these young ladies will be able to enhance these skills and apply effort over time towards a goal.  Registration will begin on February 1st, 2023, the Spring 2023 season is a 10-week schedule which will begin the week of March 27th, 2023 and conclude on June 10th, 2023, and a season-culminating celebration 5K event will take place on June 10th, 2023.

Register for Girls on the Run (Grades 3-5)   REGISTER NOW    |   Register for Heart & Sole (Grades 6-8) REGISTER NOW
MACSC will be covering the fee for all participants, Please use code MACSC23 at checkout!

If you have any questions regarding the Girls On The Run (GOTR) signup, please contact Kristen Abraham (518) 664-8322 ext 1010
To volunteer to become a Running Buddy please contact Kristen Abraham or signup.

Registration for this program will open February 1st.  Lottery will run February 15th
Spring Season will begin week of March 27th and conclude June 10th
Practice Dates are Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Mechanicville Elementary School

Coming Soon!

This program will be coming soon. Please check back for additional information.

Youth Development Program Registration

Please take a minute to complete the registration form in it’s entirety.

PLEASE NOTE: While we are doing our best to accommodate everyone, our Youth Development Programs can only accept as many children as our OCFS license will allow AND as we are able to safely staff.

If you have missed any registration deadlines or have any questions or concerns please contact our Program Directors

Summer Adventure Program Director

Mason Verdile
518-210-1232 – SAP Program Cell