Families experienced a memorable surprise during Saratoga’s 3rd Annual Family Safety Day on July 11 when NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill and Queens Borough Fire Commander Ed Baggott stopped by for a few hours in the midst of the beautiful weather and family bonding time. The annual event—a perfect blend of fun and education—features
Two young volunteers, Maya and Marissa, exemplified the spirit of kid-driven philanthropy and volunteerism by leading a storytelling and gardening activity at Saratoga Early Childhood Education Center accompanied by a school fundraiser. Maya and Marissa, both eight-years-old, developed the volunteer project and fundraiser with the mentorship and assistance of Touching Heart, a non-profit
Kids at Prospect and Saratoga's Early Childhood Education Center took their first steps into salsa dancing with a month-long series of workshops, adapting the dance steps for the young learners.
The end of the school year has been punctuated by Moving Up Ceremonies at HFH's Early Childhood Education Centers. At Saratoga's safari-themed Moving Up Ceremony, graduates performed in several dance numbers before receiving their diplomas.
Every year, Camp Recruiters build excitement for the upcoming HFH Summer Camps season by hosting Family Fun Days at all three HFH family residences. The events offer parents and kids the chance to enjoy fun giveaways, snacks, and activities while hearing from Camp Recruiters about HFH Summer Camps, which provide a free sleepaway
Last month, volunteers from the Old Navy Green Acres store in Valley Stream, NY organized a Fashion Show for families at Saratoga, with participants of all ages showcasing their personality through carefully assembled outfits, accessories, and signature walks. The show featured runway styles that were as diverse, vibrant, and charming
Through Their Lens: Friendship. For many campers, the opportunity to meet new friends is one of the most exciting parts of the HFH Summer Camps experience. Check out some of the new friendships our campers documented at HFH Summer Camps 2018.
As Assistant Manager of Recreation at Saratoga, Breanna Battle manages programming that allows participants to explore their passions through a diverse selection of activities, from kids soccer practice to adult computer class. Battle and her staff at recreation cultivate this variety intentionally, so that families feel empowered to get involved, regardless of where their
Earlier this month, John Theodorou of Mad Science, which produces interactive STEM lessons, visited Prospect Early Childhood Education Center for a hands-on chemistry workshop. As the children surveyed the colorful liquids, beakers, and test tubes arranged on a table in the front of the room, Theodorou introduced himself as Proton
Chef Elena of Well Rooted Kitchen stopped by Saratoga afterschool to teach the cooking club how to make veggie dumplings, banana wontons, and fruit spring rolls. The lesson was an opportunity for the kids to try new foods, practice their kitchen skills, and learn some healthy and delicious new recipes.