L.E.A.R.N. Downtown

A New Kind of After-School Program

In the Heart of Downtown Lewisburg

Starting in January of 2018 Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority (BVRA) is launching a brand new After-School Program in partnership with The Lewisburg Children's Museum (LCM).  This program will combine the best parts of each organization.  BVRA recreation specialists will get kids up and moving.  Research shows that time spent outdoors, moving, and engaging in free play is critical to development.   We'll also lead kids in activities that inspire leadership, creativity, and imagination.  LCM educators will provide STEM activities so fun that kids won't even know that they are learning.  Guest educators from Bucknell will bring special projects that focus on engineering, art, and technology.  These activities will be built around quiet homework time.  Healthy snacks will also be provided.


All activities will take place in and around the Green Space Center.  Formerly the Lewisburg High School, this renovated facility is now home to the Lewisburg Children's Museum, The Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority (BVRA), and the BVRA Gymnastics Center.   Students from the program will have access to two classrooms in the Children's Museum, the BVRA Gymnastics Gym, and expansive outdoor green space.  With a convenient location in the heart of downtown Lewisburg,  participants will be in walking distance to Huffnagle Park, many downtown locations, and have access to an easy bus stop.  Students who commute to the program by bus will be met at the stop by staff.  


Starting in November 2017 a bus stop has been added that will drop students off in Dale's Alley near Door #9 of the Green Space Center.  Staff will meet kids who take advantage of the bus system.  Children can also be dropped off directly to the Lewisburg Children's Museum.   Please contact the Lewisburg School District directly to place your child on this bus route.

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday: 4pm to 6:30pm
Staff will be in place after school to meet students arriving by bus or drop off.  All students must be picked up by 6:30pm


Pre-Registration Rate $12 per day.  Pre-registration for the after-school program will open on Friday, December 1st.  Parents who register during the month of December can  purchase as many days during the 2018 Spring Sememster at $12 per day.  We will ask for specific dates.  However dates can be switched at no cost up to 1 week in advance.  

Mid-Semester Registration $14 per day.  If space is available, a child may register at any point in the semester.  1 week notice is required to ensure an appropriate staff to student ratio.  

Last Minute Drop-In Rate $16 per day.  We all know the unexpected happens.  Work schedules change, caregivers get ill.  We will do our best to fit your child in based on available space.  Last minute requests are those made less than one week in advance.  Requests can be made by calling the BVRA office.  We can't guarantee availability, but we'll do our best to help you.

**All dates are non-refundable unless in case of documented illness or emergency.  

**Availability is based on a child:staff ratio of 5:1, and the size of our facility.  


Program coordinator Taylor Myers is a graduate of Bucknell University who majored in education.  Taylor has been working with BVRA over the last year.  She is a beloved member of our Nature School staff and a favorite of kids and parents alike.  Taylor will be joined by a staff of enthusiastic educators.    

Questions?!? Call the BVRA Office at 570-524-4774 or email Taylor directly at learn@bvrec.org

Please note:  This program requires paper registration.  Please click the button below to download the registration form.   Forms can be returned to the BVRA office: 815 Market Street, Suite 182.  Registration can also be completed over the phone by calling the BVRA office at, 570-524-4774.

L.E.A.R.N. Downtown

5-12 01/03/2018 — 06/01/2018
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Green Space Center
$12 per Day

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