Jackson was a little nervous going to camp and even more uncomfortable when he was the only boy at the peanut- free lunch table. Then along came Michael. Michael didn’t have peanut allergies but knew Jackson was going to be his new friend. That was 2 years ago, a lifetime ago for these two 6-year old pals. Jackson said Michael always cheers him up and they think it is cool that together they are “Michael Jackson”. www.worldcupcamps.org, Director, Roxanne Kaplan
The great activities of summer are made all the more wonderful by the people you share them with. The friends you make in the effort to pass the deep water test or in creating a fairy tale castle at the Imagination Playground last a life time. Wagon Road Camp is a place where kids find friends as they live the joys of summer. www.childrensaidsociety.org/wagon-road-camp Vince Canziani, Director.
Our campers come from many different towns across Westchester, Putnam and Fairfield counties to forge lifetime friendships. It is their shared passion to explore their own interests with a great curiosity to try new things that binds them to learn and grow as one camp of Cavaliers. I saw this firsthand with my children who came with me from our home in Dutchess County and made so many good friends with campers from two counties south. It’s truly a camp where like minds meet and become fast friends. www.harveyschool.org, Chris Delcampo, Director of Communications
From our morning friends circle to our Camp Keshet cheer, it’s fun in the sun for everyone. Campers enjoy outdoor play, gardening, cooking, arts and crafts, music, movement, and lunch under the nurturing guidance of preschool teachers and carefully selected teen junior counselors. New Red Cross swim and musical theater after camp programs. www.bettorah.org, Director, Mindy Citera