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Adventure Team Building for Youth and Adults

Adventure Team Building uses games, initiatives, and low & high ropes challenges to energize the learning among a group of people. Successful teams communicate well, support each other and focus on goals.  Adventure Team Building provides opportunities to learn and sharpen those skills.

Located 35 miles north of New York City in Chappaqua, NY, Wagon Road Camp features 8 high ropes elements and 9 low ropes elements. We provide adventure experiences tailored to the specific issues a group must address to develop high levels of teamwork.  

What is Adventure Team Building?

Adventure Team Building is a social and emotional learning program where participants solve highly engaging challenges together. For example, how do 15 teens organize themselves to get each member of the group through a turning jump rope without touching the rope and only allowing one turn of the rope between each person? The trial and error nature of such a challenge requires communication, planning, responsibility, trust, support and patience.

Teaser Information

Toddler Time (16-30 months)

The Toddler Time series of classes is for children ages 16-30 months. Each session includes indoor play, story time, arts and crafts and music and movement. Classes for children ages two and older include outdoor play. Separation may be gently introduced for children in the oldest Toddler Time group in the Spring Semester. Class length ranges from 75-90 minutes depending on the age of the children in the group.

Summer 2014: June 11, 2014 - August 1, 2014

16-22 mos.

After-School Program

The Frederick Douglass Center After-School Program for 5-11 year olds runs Monday through Friday during the school year. Daily pick-up is available from the surrounding District 3 public schools as well as Ascension School and Holy Name School. Every aspect of the program is designed to provide a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment for the child.

Adult Programs

Ongoing Seminars

Seminars are held on topics such as child abuse, nutrition and life skills. Contact the center at (212) 996-1716 to learn about the latest offerings.

Adult Swim Lessons

Available year-round from 6-8:30 p.m. Fridays. Sign up with lifeguard Dexter Tucker.

Weekend Family Program

Teaser Information

Education and Career Readiness

College Readiness

Workshops on financial aid, SAT/PSAT preparation, admissions and scholarship applications and finding the right school help high school juniors and seniors prepare for their college education. Qualified participants also may be eligible for Children's Aid Society scholarships.


One-on-one tutoring is available to all teens in most academic subject areas.

Adolescent Services/Teen Program

The Children's Aid Society East Harlem Center “Dare-to-Dream” teen program provides adolescent youth between the ages of 13 and 18 with a diverse range of activities and services focused on the physical, emotional, social, cognitive and academic development of adolescent youth as well provide opportunities for personal growth, expression and leadership. The East Harlem Center teen program aims to have a lasting influence on the lives of adolescents through the use of time-tested youth development strategies.

Summer Basketball Camp

The Goodhue Center runs two, one-week basketball camps, one in July and one in August, for boys and girls ages 7-14. Participants enjoy top-notch basketball instruction and play on indoor and outdoor courts. Campers also have the opportunity to swim at the Goodhue Pool.


9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Registration begins in March and ends in June. Call The Goodhue Center at (718) 447-2630 to enroll your child.


$180 per child/per week.

Overnight Respite Services


Overnight Respite is a  unique program serving children with developmental disabilities on school holidays and weekends. This service provides short-term, temporary care that gives children the opportunity for social interaction and their parents’ relief from the demands of child care.

The program offers a safe, accepting and supervised environment that enables children to have a fun-filled experience. The activities are designed for various ability levels. They encourage participation and weave in learning opportunities.

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