Enfield Community Council has a long history of providing quality programming for residents of all ages since 1976. With the support of cooperating organizations in the area, ECC continues to offer programs that empower our youth, focus on health, education, and the arts, and most of all just having fun!
YOUTH PROGRAMS – In 2016, ECC in collaboration with Rural Youth Services of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County offered a variety of activities to approximately 53 Enfield youth aged from 6-15 years old. Programs ranged from Lunch Bunch, Magic Mondays, Brainiacs, Mad Science and Mythbusting, Girls Circle, Sapsquatch maple sugaring, Green Thumbs, Primitive Pursuits, Harvest Fest Helpers, Wacky Wednesdays, Community Crew, Iron Chef, Outdoor Adventures, Board Games and Magic, and Holiday Basket Making. They also went on trips to Taughannock Falls, and canoeing in the Cayuga Inlet. During the Fall Harvest Festival, youth helped run the children’s games. Through these programs, participants learned social skills, personal safety, teamwork, leadership, creativity, responsible citizenship, decision-making, problem solving, self-esteem, self-discipline, and conflict resolution. Programs change from time to time.
Elementary BASKETBALL – For the 2016 season, 36 third, fourth and fifth grade boys and girls participated in the Elementary Basketball Program. With volunteer coaches the players learned game skills, basic knowledge of the sport, positive sportsmanship and gained more confidence and higher self-esteem while playing against other elementary teams within ICSD. This program is an annual winter sport.
SUMMER CAMP – The 2016 summer camp was held at Robert Treman State Park. There were 114 campers and 13 CIT (Counselors-In-Training) – the largest number of camper participants in, at least, 15 years! Each day the campers participated in science, arts, forgotten arts, sports, swimming, free play/playground. Also available was hiking, creek exploration, “specials” days, presenters on-site and field trips. The CITs learned job skills, professionalism at the workplace, child development and basic first aid. Email Vera for 2017 summer camp applications. firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Community Activities and Events-
QUILTING GROUP – A dedicated group of Enfield women assembled the queen-sized 2016 quilt that was raffled at the annual Harvest Festival. The quilt was finished in autumn colors with a sampler block theme. Fabric and batting were generously donated and so a larger raffle take went to youth programming.
NEWSLETTER – ECC publishes four issues of the Enfield Community Currents. This publication provides the community with town news, community organizations’ updates and activity schedules. It was mailed to over 1,100 homes.
ENFIELD COUNTRY FAIRE – ECC organizes and holds their annual spring Country Faire in May at the Enfield Elementary School. A pig roast is a main attraction along with music, games, a basket raffle, information booths, and vendors.
HARVEST FESTIVAL – This annual October, or September, event is ECC’s major fundraiser each year, with proceeds used to provide youth programs. In addition to the traditional events of children’s games, a quilt raffle, chicken BBQ, silent auction and the aerial ping pong drop, we have the Enfield Fire Department, a State Trooper driving demonstration, equipment from the Highway Department, home-oriented information and vendor booths.
Summer Camp 2014
Previous Summer Camps