Respite Services provide year round programming at the camp for developmentally-delayed children. The purpose of this program is two-fold: to support and strengthen the families; and to enrich the lives of these children.
Wagon Road Camp is available for school groups to plan overnights. On our 52 acre facility, we have overnight accommodations for 86 people, a large dining hall, indoor facilities for small group meetings, fields for recreation, and trails to explore the natural environment. Overnights can be scheduled from September to June. Since our buildings are winterized, we operate right through the winter.
The Children's Aid Society's Wagon Road Camp is located on 53 beautiful wooded acres in Chappaqua, New York, about 35 miles north of New York City. Our wide range of activities is designed to emphasize creativity, skill development and social learning.
With Greg Foro and Lindsay Blodgett "Well, blow me down!" Will Popeye (strong to the finish cause he eats his spinach) win the love of Olive Oyl? Or will Bluto the Bandit ruin his plans to get his "goyl'? Join the cartoon icon and the rest of the sea-faring gang on one of Popeye's most entertaining adventures. Advanced Actors work in an atmosphere where challenging play building skills are taught and emphasized. Must meet prerequisite.
With Lindsay Blodgett and Greg Foro Our youngest actors will explore multicultural stories through movement, music, visual art and dramatic play. In our state of the art theater space, students become sly tricksters, wild animals and clever heroes as they bring exciting tales to life.
Students use their imagination in new and inventive ways as they act out a variety of characters throughout the semester. Problem-solving, creative expression, communication and teamwork are encouraged.
With Greg Foro Class begins with improvisation and acting technique. Shortly after, a play will be selected by the class and instructor which is appropriate for all enrolled both in style and subject matter. Rehearsals will focus on characterization, acting technique, blocking strategies, relationship and memorization. The culminating performance will stem directly from all ensemble work and showcase student talents. A great class for those students who love the playlab experience.
Hope Leadership Academy's Street Law Program brings law students from New York Law School to educate teens on their rights and help them prepare for a professional moot court at a law firm in downtown NYC.
The Frederick Douglass Center offers its own camp for children ages 5-11. Also available is 7:45 a.m. daily pick-up for the Children's Aid country day camps at Wagon Road Camp in Westchester and William Osborn Day Camp on Staten Island.