The Children’s Aid Society believes that summer provides children with an important opportunity to play, learn new skills, meet new friends and be exposed to the world outside their community. That's why the East Harlem Center hosts four different programs: Home Camp, Bridge Camp, Wagon Road Camp and Alvin Ailey Dance Camp. All Camp Programs utilize project-based learning and theme curriculums to enhance the summer learning opportunities.
The mission of our Summer Day Camp is to provide a quality day camp experience while bringing together a diverse group of children from Westchester County and New York City. Our program is designed with the belief that when children spend time with each other doing fun, interesting, and challenging activities they build close relationships with each other and they see themselves as capable, happy people.
With Greg Foro and Lindsey Blodgett All of the Royal Court has fallen into a deep slumber, enchanted by fairy magic. A forest grows around the palace hiding and protecting the Kingdom for one hundred years. A prince comes along, but this times does he save the day? A fun and outrageous journey performed by our Intermediate Actors. An exciting class for the newcomers to the Playlab experience and for returning students.
With Greg Foro This class allows students to explore characterization, vocalization, spontaneity and physicality in a fun, non-threatening and supportive environment. In the zany and irreverent style of Saturday Night Live, students apply improvisation and comic techniques to create original comedy sketches. Fun-filled theater games will help you create a solid foundation as an actor. At semesters end, students will perform a wide variety of improvised exercises, group theater games and sketches.
William Osborn Day Camp at Goodhue Center on Staten Island is an 8-week co-ed summer camp for children who have finished Kindergarten to those who are entering 8th grade. Programs include art, theater, sports, music, nature and science study, computers and boating.