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Ellis Hollow Community Center

A Little Community Center With Big Heart

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Home: Center Ammenities

Ellis Hollow Nature School


A friendly and loving atmosphere where young children grow & learn

The Ellis Hollow Nature School (EHNS) provides a loving atmosphere for children ages 3 through 6 to grow and learn at EHCC.  Classes are held Monday through Friday from 8:45am-11:45am with 3-day, 4-day and 5-day enrollment options.   


EHNS was established as a co-operative preschool in 1953 and has been fostering community ever since, working together and creating special memories. 

Scouting - Boys & Girls


Adventures prepare you for life!

Canoeing, Biking, Climbing, Camping, Travel.
Come for the Fires, Fun and Friendship!
Learn to Lead through Personal Growth.
Give Back to Your Community.


Weekly Meetings at Ellis Hollow Community Center:

Girl Scout Troop - Beth Dewalt 607-379-0418
Boy Scout Troop 55 (11-18) Luke Dewalt, 607-280-6666
Cub Pack 55 (5-11) Liam Murphy – 607-280-4954

Ellis Hollow Pool

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Pool Memberships and Swimming Lessons

The community swimming pool operates from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. An annual membership is required for regular summer pool use. Swimming lessons and pool rental are open to non-members. Lessons are held weekday mornings. The pool is open for general swimming afternoons and evenings.

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Music in the Hollow

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Free Family Friendly Live Music Tuesday Evenings Each Summer 

Join us Tuesday evenings for Music in the Hollow, presented by the Town of Dryden, Agava restaurant East Hill Car Wash. Each summer, a variety of popular local bands bring their musical talents to the Ellis Hollow Community Center.  Click the Learn more button to see this season's schedule.

Ellis Hollow Fair

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Come one, come all to this old fashion country fair!

Each year the Ellis Hollow Fair is held the Saturday after Labor Day. This wonderfully unique event boasts fun for all age groups with delicious food at the Country Kitchen,

a huge White Elephant Sale, quilt raffel, game booths, face painting, wagon rides, silent auction, cake walk, music, book sale pies, pies pies and more! 

Activities and Facility Rental

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Who can use the Ellis Hollow Community Center? Everyone! 

All Ellis Hollow Community Center Ammenities are open to the public. While the pool requires a membership, the fields, trails, tennis court, basketball hoop,  playground and pavilion can be used for free of charge. The community center building, pavilion, and pool may also be rented for private use for community groups, fundraisers, parties and more. 

Get Involved

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EHCC Thrives Because Of Volunteers Like YOU! 

There are many ways to serve. Set up the fair, work a fair booth, bake pies, organize swimming lessons, join the board...there are so many ways to participate! Even an hour of your time can make a big difference! If you'd like to get involved, email

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More about EHCC

Ellis Hollow Community Center is a board run non-profit organization run by people power and fundraisers. 

Want to learn more about Ellis Hollow and the Ellis Hollow Community Center?  Check out these links:

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News & Events

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EHCC Calendar

Contact Us

Ellis Hollow Community Center

111 Genung Road, Ithaca, NY 14850

(607) 273-3739

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