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BASCOL 25 Anniversary!


BASCOL Cares About the Community


BASCOL is dedicated to caring for the children, families and communities we serve. We work hard to incorporate fun and learning into our recreational-based program. BASCOL’s staff encourage children to grow to their fullest potential in a safe and nurturing environment.


Community Involvement:

Jell-O Drive – Each year, BASCOL children participate in a Jell-O drive with the Christmas Bureau. The Jell-O goes into food baskets that get distributed to over 4,000 families in need in Onondaga County. 

Writing Contest – BASCOL students have the opportunity to participate in the Syracuse Federation Formers annual creative writing contest. Winners from the local level go onto the state, national, and international levels. 

Blanket Initiative – BASCOL staff and students create fleece blankets for the Salvation Army to give to needy families at holiday time. 

Swimsuit Initiative – BASCOL helps support the mayor’s URBAN SWIM INITIATIVE by collecting new and gently used swimsuits. The program gives free swimsuits and safety education to hundreds of city kids and their families. 

Reading Adventure – BASCOL’s fun summer reading program encourages children to read over the summer. 

BASCOL Partnerships:

    • National Inclusion Project

    • ARISE Child & Family Services - Serving children with disabilities in CNY 

    • Bricks for Kids (Summer Lego Mania Week)
    • Child Care Solutions-Resource & Referral Agency 
    • Access CNY-Serving children with disabilities in CNY 
    • Exceptional Family Resources- Serving children with 
disabilities in CNY 

    • United Way of Central New York 
    • Salvation Army 

BASCOL at Elmcrest Elementary Writing Contest Winner 2017
BASCOL at Elmcrest Elementary Writing Contest Winner 2017
BASCOL students and staff donate swimsuits to the Mayor`s swim initiative 2017!
BASCOL students and staff donate swimsuits to the Mayor`s swim initiative 2017!
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What Our Parents Think About Us

"Thank you for the prior ten years of service you have given both of my children,  there have been many kind and loving person that I believe has been a shining star at the BASCOL Office is Ann, she is both extremely professional and very kind and other person I would like to verbally thank is Ms. Debbie at Longbranch.  Thank you to ALL!!!"