Summer Programming

At Cornerstone, we believe that enrichment should last all summer long! With this in mind, we created programming aimed to reduce the effects of “summer slide.” Summer slide is the tendency for students to lose some academic gains made during the school year during the summer.


Summer 2018 Registration Form

#CYC4LYFE Beginning June 5, 2018

Back for year two! This program is offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12-4 pm beginning June 5 and running through July 26 (note: there is no #CYC4LYFE during camp weeks). #CYC4LYFE focuses on students enjoying a healthy and active summer.

G&C (Gardening & Cooking): Beginning June 6, 2018

Join us on Wednesday evenings from 4-7 pm to learn how to garden AND cook! This will be a great time of learning about sustainable food sources and as a bonus, you get to eat healthy fresh food! There are no G&C classes during camp weeks.

Leadership Camp: June 11-15, 2018

In partnership with uLEAD, we will offer a week long camp focused on building servant leadership in our youth. This week will explore three main essentials to leadership: Authenticity, Sharing Power, and Developing People. We will learn how these characteristics are essential in life at home, school and in the future. We will be on site at Cornerstone for two days and off site at an overnight retreat for two nights. Cost $75.00 (scholarships available).

Arts Camp: June 25-29, 2018

In partnership with FAME and Fort Wayne Youtheatre along with local artists, this week will bring opportunity for youth to have hands-on exploration of different art mediums, including performing arts. The week will culminate in an art exhibit of student masterpieces and performances from drama groups and musicians. Cost $75.00 (scholarships available).

Culinary Camp: July 9-13, 2018

The highlight of the week is working with Chef Mike Bentz and his team to learn about food preparation, plating, and presentation. The week also includes server training, hosting skills, and basic restaurant management. Students will also have opportunities to assist in our community garden to have a true garden to table experience. The week culminates in a gourmet dinner prepared and served to parents and the community on Thursday evening. Cost $75.00 (scholarships available).

Community Garden Information

Cornerstone Youth Center has a community garden that is now open to the public. While we use it as a place to educate our youth and grow food for our programming, there are now beds available for others to use as their own personal gardens, and volunteer opportunities to help with the CYC garden beds if puttering and helping is more in line with your gardening needs. All 29 beds are raised cedar plank beds.  Garden Community Meetings will be held monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7 pm during gardening season. (March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, October 17). Download these forms to learn more: 2018 Garden Map & Community Garden Gossip