Each camp meets the stringent safety standards set by the New York State Health Department, Girl Scouts of the USA’s Safety Checkpoints, and the ACA.To see our complete list of camps visit our directory here.
Summer Camp Open House: Kids Can Make a Robot, Special Fx Video, Spygear, Video Game This Saturday!
This Saturday, your kids can. . .
Film a Special Effect Video . . Invent a Digital Gadget. . . Build & Program a Robot. . . Create & Code a Video Game or Mobile App. . . . Animate a Digital Story. . . while you meet our director and camp staff and learn more about Little Ivy Academy’s Summer Explorers, RealScience! & Express Yourself! summer day camps for your campers ages 6-14.
Little Ivy Academy’s Welcome Summer Campers Open House is from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. this Saturday, May 14 on the campus of St. Joseph Regional High School, 40 Chestnut Ridge Road, Montvale, NJ. Directions are available at: www.littleivyacademy.com/openhouse.html. No RSVP is required!
For more information about Little Ivy Academy’s summer camp programs, on select campuses just around the corner from you in the Pascack-Northern Valley/Rockland County and Ridgewood-Glen Rock areas, visit: www.littleivyacademy.com/summercamp.html.
You are welcome to contact Little Ivy Academy’s director, Erich Bassler with your questions by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 201-444-8400.
Campers celebrate after successfully road-testing the mobile robot they built and programmed during Little Ivy Academy’s RealScience/Express Yourself summer camp.
Richard Bassler, Little Ivy Academy, 201-444-8400, email@example.com
Summer Camp Open House: Kids Can Make Special Fx Videos, Robots, Video Games, Digital Spy Gadgets!
You and your families are invited to join us for a morning filled with real, hands-on discovery and real fun Saturday, April 23 at Little Ivy Academy’s Welcome Summer Camp Open House.
Your kids can. . . CREATE a video game. . . INVENT an electronic spy gadget. . . FILM a special effect video. . . BUILD & LAUNCH a LEGO robot. . . ANIMATE digital story characters. . . and more while you meet the director and learn about Little Ivy Academy’s summer day camps for campers ages 6-14 in both the Rockland County/Pascack-Northern Valley and the Ridgewood-Glen Rock, NJ areas.
Saturday’s open house is from 10 am– 1 pm at St. Joseph Regional High School, 40 Chestnut Ridge Road, Montvale, NJ. No RSVP is required and directions are available at:
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post as Little Ivy is a Camps Directory Sponsor. All opinions expressed are our own.
Your Child Can. . . Build a
Robot!. . . Create a Video
at Rockland YouthFEST 2016 & Ramapo STEAM Expo
You and your family are invited to join us for a Sunday filled with real, hands-on discovery
and real fun at Rockland County YouthFEST and the STEAM Expo— both
events just minutes apart, right here in Suffern!
We especially look forward to seeing you at our interactive Real Discovery!
Lab where your child can:
Construct & Launch a Robot Create & Program a Video
Construct & Launch a Robot
Create & Program a Video
The STEAM Expo is set for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, March 6 at
Suffern High School, 49 Viola Road, Suffern NY– Admission is Free!, Sponsored by the REACH Foundation of Rockland, the expo promises to showcase STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) programs and opportunities available in the Ramapo Central School District, in addition to the Challenger Center’s mobile
Planetarium showing movies, a Hubble Telescope engineer and more!
Now in its 18th year, YouthFEST is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday,
March 6 at the Rockland County Community College Fieldhouse– Admission
is Free! A full range of family entertainments, activities,
interactive exhibits and food will be on offer, including the Big Apple Circus’
Circus to Go!, Nyack Hospital’s Teddy Bear Hospital; inflatables, and much more!
For additional information about what promises to be a full Sunday of family
fun, please contact us by phone at 201-444-8400 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions expressed are my own.
RocklandNYMom started our camps page last year, but with (A) becoming of “school age” it’s my first year really paying attention. So many choices. I had to educate myself a bit. One great way to educate yourself and find out about the various camps available is to schedule tours or visits to them. (A) and I took one such tour of Gate Hill Day Camp and boy were we impressed. During our walk I had some flashbacks to my own youth, while dreaming about the amazing memories my children could make in attendance. I was also impressed and delighted to find out that Gate Hill offers birthday parties (on a limited basis so you need to book them early), and corporate events.
A photo of the cabins where some of the electives happen.
When I say that Gate Hill has thought of everything I am not over exaggerating. They really have everything. Not only does your child have a day of camp and great opportunities to be exposed to many different areas which will help them to be well rounded, they also have “Electives” in your specific area of interest that you can choose at various ages. They have also taken into consideration all the needs of the parent. Transportation, check. Healthy Meal Plans in a nut-free allergy conscious manner, check. Extended hours for those who may need them, check. Many bathrooms and water fountains around the grounds, check.
Of course (A) would have stayed and played on the playground all day.
Here are some of the highlights that we picked out an enjoyed.
- Campers swim 2x a day, the first time is instructional and the second is free swim. This keeps them cool, and helps them to learn as well as have fun in the water. The instructor to student ratio in the pool is 1:3 (nice and small).
The beautiful swimming areas.
- Pretty much every activity has two levels, one for smaller/younger campers and then one for the older guys. This holds true for their sports fields, race track (yes race track), zip line and more. No one gets left out of the cool activities. (A) just had to jump on a car and was so sad that the go carts weren’t operating during our visit.
The awesome zip line that goes over their own little lake.
The large baseball diamond for the older kids.
The smaller diamond for the younger campers.
(A) poses by the sign for the raceway which he was SO impressed with.
Which of course meant he had to sit on a co-cart :o)
- They have a themed “Olympics” every year where campers get together and compete. So great. I remember activities like this at the camp I went to for years, that’s where a lot of the memories are made.
- There is music, art and acting as well. Not every kid loves just being outside and being “athletic” all the time. Some really love these other aspects. Gate Hill has it all even a stage where they really put on a performance for the camp and for parents. (A) loved the stage and even put on a little performance for us.
Click to see video: (A) Performance Gate Hill
- The cafeteria is clean. The campers eat family style, and Gate Hill takes their meal plans very seriously (which makes this momma happy). They are a nut free camp, and also take into account any other allergies a camper may have. In addition to their daily offerings, there is a sandwich station as well as a salad bar available every day for a camper who may prefer that.
- Gate Hill also offers different schedules to meet your needs. Don’t need all 5 days? Need a half day for a younger camper? They do that. They do not offer a weekly camp, you sign up for 4 weeks minimum there, which helps the kids to really get into the culture of their camp. Believe me after what I saw, you won’t have to twist any arms to get them to go for more weeks.
Gate Hill Day Camp is an excellent option for sending your child to camp this summer. They offer so much it was mind blowing. We really enjoyed our tour (highly recommend taking one) and it was hard to get (A) into the car at its conclusion. For more information about Gate Hill Day Camp you can contact them by phone at: (845)947-3223. Online at: http://gatehilldaycamp.com/. VIA email: email@example.com