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Teen Leaders Gear Up for the Summer at the Annual Teen Leader Retreat

At the annual Teen Leader Retreat, participants in the HFH Summer Camps Teen Leader Program gathered for a weekend filled with ropes courses and reminiscing after a summer spent acting as mentors at HFH Summer Camps. The Teen Leader Program, which lasts for three years, gives participants the opportunity to mentor younger campers

January 11th, 2019|

Williamsbridge Recreation Caps Off a Month of Science-Themed Engagement

At Williamsbridge Recreation, every month brings a new theme for educational engagement, often focusing on topics underserved in the classroom. The highlight of last month's science theme was a KidCare-sponsored trip to the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ where students engaged with exhibits exploring the human body, animal science, and mechanics.

December 21st, 2018|

Williamsbridge Monthly Themes are a Win for Educational Recreation

After a long day of school, the last thing some students want to do is follow along with another lesson. But when it comes to after school Recreation, instructors at Williamsbridge have found an engaging and exploratory way to keep kids learning without it feeling repetitive. Every month, the group follows a specific

September 24th, 2018|

Summer Day Campers Learn Cooking Skills with Chef Tamara

Summer day campers from Prospect and Williamsbridge were in for a treat when Tamara Shenkle, Owner and Executive Chef of Amoraco Catering, visited them for a healthy, hands-on cooking demonstration. Shenkle had participated in this spring's KidCare NYC Jop Hop, an event where young participants spoke to professionals from different industries speed-dating style

August 28th, 2018|

Williamsbridge Kids Have Fun With Science

Last week at the Williamsbridge Family Residence’s Recreation Program, children learned to make “lava lamps” using simple items such as vegetable oil, food coloring, and Alka-Seltzer. The purpose of the activity was to teach participants about the properties of liquids. The kids learned that water sunk to the bottom of the bottle, while

March 22nd, 2018|

Saratoga Eagles Soar at Girls Soccer Day

A little bad weather didn't keep the Saratoga Eagles soccer team away from Girls Soccer Day at the Frederick Douglass Playground and Field on September 6. The event, sponsored by Evenfooting.org, a non-profit organization that empowers underserved girls through athletics, drew more than 100 girls from across New York City, including six members of

September 11th, 2017|