Parents - Registration is still open at the link below.  Please be sure you have arranged transportation with your child's school, and that all required forms and payments are completed. Thank you!


The Cortland Homer Afterschool Mentorship Program (CHAMP) is offered through the JM McDonald Sports Complex for boys and girls in  grades K-6. CHAMP is an exciting NYS approved afterschool activity program designed to provided affordable, quality, and developmentally appropriate afterschool care to area youth. The CHAMP mission is “To provide a healthy, activity based after-school program for grade school students in the Cortland/Homer area that provides a mentorship connection with SUNY Cortland physical education majors through a NY State licensed childcare program.”


The CHAMP Program is based on a three-prong approach:


  • Planned physical activity (using SUNY Cortland P.E. Majors as mentors)

  • Healthy snack education and choices (called Snack Attack)

  • Creative classroom activities and homework help


The program utilizes the CATCH afterschool curriculum developed by Flaghouse (, which is designed to teach kids the importance of eating healthy and being physically active. Additional program goals include:

  1. Increase the physical activity levels of Cortland/Homer youth (K-6th grade).

  2. Provide quality mentorship experiences for college students interested in working with youth.

  3. Decrease the overweight and obesity levels of Cortland/Homer area youth.


There are now two registration options:

Part Time: 3 days per week or less on a regular basis ($125 per month)


Full Time: 4-5 days per week on a regular basis ($185 per month)


Scholarships will be available for families who qualify, made possible through the United Way.  The application will take time to process.  


This program is an extension of our CHAMP Afterschool Program that offers child care on days off from school. Children will participate in crafts, games, and other activities. Similar to the CHAMP Program, this program runs in accordance with the Cortland School District calendar. There is an additional cost to this program, and pre-registration is required.


CLICK HERE to register or for more info on CHAMP School's Out.

4292 Fairgrounds Dr.

Cortland, NY 13045

          PH: 607-753-8100 

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