The Community Activity Center is open daily and offers various activities for residents and visitors.
There are bowling lanes and billiards tables and there is a gymnasium, upstairs event space, concession stand and youth center. Please see the information below about special events, ongoing programs and facility rentals and stop by or call (315) 363-6525 for more information.
Calendar of Events- *Please note- the calendar is updated regularly and events are subject to change.
Upcoming Special EventsPlease download a registration form here- 2020 Cornhole League Registration
Interested vendors may download an application here- 2020 Spring Craft Show Application
Indoor Walking– September-April- Open to all, weekday mornings, 8-9am.
Kids Time– September-April- Children ages 5 and younger who are supervised by an adult can enjoy indoor play in the gym weekdays, 10am-12pm. There is a small bounce house, a roller coaster and there are some toys available to play with along with plenty of open space. This program will be cancelled occasionally due to special events.
Open Gym- The gym can be used for basketball etc. when it’s not in use for other events. $3/person/ hour, kids 14 & under must be supervised.
Pool Tables- Anyone 16 or older can play when the CAC is open and tables are available. $2/half-hour Please call for more information about adult leagues.
Bowling Information- The CAC offers regular open bowling hours Wednesdays 10am-12pm, Fridays 6-10pm, Saturdays 1-5pm & Sundays 12-5pm. There are also often additional hours and specials during some school vacations. There are also bowling leagues for kids and adults, special bowling events and there is an annual bowling tournament. Please call for more information.
Ongoing Classes, Groups and Events
-Bone Builders-Strength Training for the Older Adult, 9am, Contact Polly, (315) 404-4829, $1.50/class.
-Community Fine Arts Guild- Join this group of artists 9am-12pm to paint, share ideas, and for critique.
-Craft & Chat- On the 1st, 3rd & 5th Wednesday of the month, 11am-2pm, join this group to create any craft.
–Dog Socialization Classes– There are free classes from 6-7pm Thursday evenings year round for anyone who wants to bring their dog. Classes are held at the CAC through early spring, except holidays. Classes move outside behind the Town of Vernon offices at 4305 Peterboro Street early Spring-early Fall. Please contact Debbie Martin, (315) 829-3454 for more information.
Oneida County Office for the Aging Mobile Hours- The Office for the Aging provides mobile hours to provide people an opportunity to meet with a representative right in their communities. A representative will be onsite at the CAC the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 12pm. *Please note, occasionally the Office for the Aging changes their hours. Please call the CAC to confirm the day and time or call (315) 798-5456 for more information.
Youth Center Information- Youth Center is a supervised program for VVS students in grades 4-9 to participate in activities including sports, crafts, computer use, games, and more at the CAC. Youth Center will take place October 7-March 26 on Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:30-6pm for students in grades 4-6 and Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:45-6pm for students in grades 7-9. Students who do not live in the City of Sherrill or the Town of Vernon must purchase a pass to attend youth center. Passes are available at the CAC for $5/day or $30/10 days or season passes may be purchased for $75/individual or $125/family. The regularly scheduled Youth Center program will not take place on days when there is no school or when there is a half day of school. Other activities and programs for families and kids are scheduled at the CAC during these times. If after school activities are canceled due to weather or for other reasons youth center will also be cancelled. Students may arrive at any time during the program and they may leave or be picked up at any time. All students must sign in when they arrive and sign out when they leave. Once signed in, students may not leave the building until they leave youth center for the day. Students must be respectful of one another, the equipment, the staff and facilities. All students who are interested in attending youth center must have a parent or guardian fill out and sign a registration form and students must sign the code of conduct on the form. The form is available to download here- Youth Center Information and Registration 2019
*Upcoming Special Youth Center Dates- Youth Center at the CAC will be open on Fridays January 24 & 31 from 3:30-6pm for students in grades 4-6 and from 6-8pm for students in grades 7-9. All regular youth center rules and registration requirements apply. *Please note- there is no youth center Monday January 27.
Birthdays, Parties and Private Events- The gym or upstairs room are available to rent for bowling birthday parties, baby showers, graduation parties or other private events. See below for details and call with questions and for availability.
Rental and Bowling Fees
|$40/per hour- Sherrill/Town of Vernon Resident
$50/per hour- Non-Resident
$30/per hour- Non-Profit/Class/Organization
Off Season (approximately May-August)
$50/per hour- Sherrill/Town of Vernon Resident
$60/per hour- Non-Resident
For Bowling Party
Bowling Fee for Parties
|$30/per hour- Sherrill/Town of Vernon Resident
$40/per hour- Non-Resident
$20/per hour- Non-Profit/Class/Organization
$4.25/1 game & shoes/per person
For Kids 6 and Under Only
|$100/2 hours- Sherrill/Town of Vernon Resident
$120/2 hours- Non-Resident
Fee is for 2 hours of gym use including use of 1 small bounce house, roller coaster toy, balls, etc. *Bounce House is for kids 6 and under only, 4 kids at a time and Roller Coaster is for kids 6 and under with a maximum weight of 75 lbs. Proper use of equipment and supervision by adults 21 or over is required.
|Adult Bowling League Fee||$9.50/3 games|
|Youth & Senior Groups & League Fees
$5.50/2 games- Thursday & Saturday Kids Leagues
$8.25/3 games- Saturday Kids/Sunday Junior/Thursday Morning Senior Leagues
|Senior Bowling Discount||$2/game, Wednesdays 10am-12pm only
-Individuals may arrive 30 minutes before their reservation to set up. CAC staff will be assisting with any cleanup from the previous event during this time. If individuals need more set up time they must rent the space for additional time. Individuals must plan to clean up and remove all materials and vacate the room by the end of their rental time. There are usually many reservations and this will allow everyone to have a positive experience and stay on schedule. For bowling events individuals will use the gym or upstairs room first and then bowl. When individuals start to bowl they must remove everything from the room so that it can be setup for another event.
-Individuals reserving the space must pay a deposit at time of reservation equal to 1 hour of the rental fee. This deposit is non-refundable. If the reservation must be cancelled, the individual must do so 72 hours in advance. If the cancellation is made less than 72 hours in advance or the individual does not show up the individual will be billed.
-The gym may be used for “open gym” for basketball, etc. when it’s available. The gym may not be reserved for “open gym”. The fee for open gym is $3/per person/per hour.
-Organizations and individuals who are holding classes or using bounce houses or other equipment from other vendors must provide liability insurance.
-Policies, rates, availability etc. are subject to change.