Enrichment Classes in the Capital Region for Kids

Girl Jumping at Tae Kwon do

Remember when you had to choose between music lessons or sports programs? Kids these days have so many more choices that it’s hard to keep track of it all.

That’s why I’m keeping a running list with a view to someday producing a Guide to Enrichment Classes. If you know of any classes that belong on this list, please share by posting a comment, or sending an email to sandrafoyt@gmail.com.

Additionally, I’ve tried my best to place each organization under the appropriate category, but not all can be so easily classified. If you spot any that have been mislabeled, let me know and I’ll fix it.


Enrichment Teams

  • First Lego League The challenge this year is Food Factor “Keeping Food Safe.” Join or start a team to compete in regional tournaments.
  • Odyssey of the Mind – Join or start a team through a school or community group to take on creative challenges, and compete in regional tournaments.
  • Albany Area Math Circle – This group of high school students from all over the Capital District meets weekly for extreme math, and they also coach middle school math circles and Math Counts teams.

Foreign Language


Tutoring/Test Prep


Assorted Arts



Creative Writing

  • Eastline Books – Clifton Park, NY.
  • Teen Poetry Workshop with Carol Glaser  – Saratoga Library, Saratoga, NY. (Find details on CDHE)
Dance Class

Dance & Gymnastics



Visual Arts




2011 Flower City SYC 23 of 30


Horseback Riding

Martial Arts







Ski – Alpine (Downhill) or Nordic (Cross Country)

Additional Enrichment Resources

Mommy and Me

Gifted Education

Special Needs

  • Capital District Beginnings – Evaluator and Provider of Early Childhood Special Education Services.
  • Friday Knights – The College of Saint Rose – Program on campus which provides social and recreational opportunities for children from the community with autism, Asperger syndrome, and difficulties in social skills.
  • Tiny Tots Team Play – Partnership program with Capital District Beginnings at the Tiny Tots Tea Room on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am to 10:30 am, Ages 9 months to 6 years benefit and it operates through the school year. Children with Autism, Down Syndrome, Hearing Impairment and other difficulties are all benefitting from this program.

Youth Groups

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