Every summer, Shawn Thorns, Director of Camp Wakonda, tells his counselors the story of one of his former campers, Brandon, who participated in HFH Summer Camps during Thorns's first year as a General Counselor in 2005. "He had behavioral issues," Thorns said of Brandon, then eight-years-old. "They wanted to send him home, but
On one sunny Saturday morning, two professors and a group of freshmen from St. John's University gathered at Saratoga Family Residence, armed with brushes, rollers, and buckets of brightly colored paints. They were there to complete a mural project they'd begun work on several weeks earlier in the facility's parking lot. The mural
Prospect afterschool has been mixing it up with chemistry lessons developed by our partners at PBS Kids. Check out this make-your-own-slime activity.
The kids at Prospect afterschool have been expressing themselves through drama-based workshops with CUNY Creative Arts Team (CAT), which develops kids' community, creativity, and social-emotional learning through theater.
The kids at Williamsbridge recreation made these tree-inspired art projects for "Love a Tree Day" last month.
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Families had a blast at Saratoga's Spring Fling, featuring face-painting, basketball, corn hole, bouncy houses, and more.
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Every month, Education Specialist Bobby Valentin develops a new theme for Williamsbridge recreation. Last month, she taught the kids about film-making, culminating in the premiere of their own short film. Stay tuned for more clips of the WIlliamsbridge Wolverines' debut. Introducing...The Williamsbridge Wolverines!
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.