Kids’ Club was asked to support scholarships for a new summer camp program in Sleepy Hollow geared towards teens, and we were happy to do it. This Teen Travel Camp arose because of the need to engage older children with more than the typical arts and crafts and games that entertain younger campers. The Village of Sleepy Hollow put together a diverse program of activities that included field trips to baseball games, arcades, water parks, swimming pools and more. Enrollment exceeded expectations, and the positive feedback confirmed that this camp is just what teens are looking for over the summer.
“What did you do this summer?”
It’s a question children are often asked when they return to school in September. This year, thanks to some wonderful summer camps run by the RSHM LIFE Center, the Village of Tarrytown and the Village of Sleepy Hollow, hundreds of local children have terrific adventures to share with their teachers and classmates.
Whether it was visiting the Bronx Zoo, a Rockland Boulders baseball game, Splish Splash, or Sportime USA, competing in Camp Olympics at Village Day Camp, playing in a bouncy castle at Tot Camp, weekly swimming with friends, or more, local children of all ages found ways to stay engaged and active this summer.
Thank you to all of our donors who have helped Kids’ Club continue our support of worthwhile summer recreation since 2009!
Drumming, Dancing, Drawing and More!
The Tarrytown Arts Camp is full of vibrancy again at Sleepy Hollow High School this summer, with approximately 120 children participating in the Multi Arts Camp (for children K-4th grade), Clay Camp (4th grade and up) and/or Architecture Camp (4th grade and up). A Latin Music program is offered as an afternoon extension, too. Approximately 45 children are provided scholarships to participate in the camps, and Kids’ Club is proud to help provide funding for those scholarships so that even more children in our community can enjoy creating art this summer.
Village Day and Tot Camps Help Make Summer Special
Thanks to the staffs of the Village Tot Camp and Village Day Camp and the wonderful TUFSD facilities available for their use, 35 pre-school aged children and 120 children from grades 1-8 have been enjoying another fantastic summer. The camps provide a variety of age appropriate recreational activities and trips for children attending any of the three 2-week sessions, including art classes and gym time, and for the older campers field trips to Splashdown and Rye Playland, as well as weekly outings to the new Tarrytown pool. Kids’ Club is a proud supporter of the camps, and is again providing scholarship funding so that Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow families who cannot afford to pay the full tuition can still participate in this terrific summer program.
RSHM LIFE Center Provides Summer Fun
The RSHM LIFE Center in Sleepy Hollow is an important resource for parents who want their children to enjoy a fun, safe and enriching summer. The LIFE Center’s “SummerFun” adventures, supported in part by Kids’ Club, provide the children with a wide range of opportunities, including swimming at Mariandale and other field trips.
One such trip was to Fishkill Farms. There the campers picked fruit that they could bring home to their families. But the surprise of the day was the chance to hold a live chicken! Some shied away from the opportunity, content to chase the chickens around for a bit, but some couldn’t wait for their turn to hold one. It was an experience the children will never forget! Thank you, LIFE Center, for providing another memorable summer for so many local children.
Art Abounds in Sleepy Hollow
What a treat it was to visit the Tarrytown Arts Camp this week! Creativity, thoughtfulness, problem-solving and fun filled the classrooms at Sleepy Hollow High School, where we witnessed elementary and middle school aged children, together with their camp counselors, enjoying themselves while creating art. With in-district and out-of-district faculty leading the programs, the younger students were engaged with theater, music, movement and art activities, while the older ones were busy building pottery, bridges and other structures in the clay and architecture camps.
Kids’ Club is thrilled to have helped make this wonderful program accessible to even more local children this year by helping to fund scholarships to those students who otherwise would not be able to afford the full tuition.
TUFSD Multi-Arts Camp 2016
As part of Kids’ Club on-going commitment to helping children have a safe, fun and enriching summer, we happily support scholarships to the Tarrytown Union Free School District’s Multi-Arts Camp. This program takes place at Sleepy Hollow High School and serves about 120 students each week. The campers are well-engaged with dance, music, painting and other arts activities, including making decorative magnets and learning Flamenco dancing.
Village Tot Camp 2016
It was Crazy Hat Day at the Village Tot Camp. Campers from ages 3-5 had a great time donning fun hats and masks as they enjoyed a day of music, art, floor hockey, and more. The camp meets for six weeks, and is a lovely way for our youngest community members to enjoy some safe summer fun. Kids’ Club gladly helps fund camp scholarships for those children who are not able to afford the full tuition.