Aug 21

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Campers on their way to their field trip to the Museum of the City of New York.


The kids get an introduction to the exhibit, “Growing Up in New York”


Each child got a chance to play different games that were popular. Here these campers play pick up sticks


The day wrapped up with each group of kids creating their own mural of what it is like to grow up in New York City.

Aug 21

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Campers on their way to their field trip to the Museum of the City of New York.


The kids get an introduction to the exhibit, “Growing Up in New York”


Each child got a chance to play different games that were popular. Here these campers play pick up sticks


The day wrapped up with each group of kids creating their own mural of what it is like to grow up in New York City.

Aug 21

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Campers on their way to their field trip to the Museum of the City of New York.


The kids get an introduction to the exhibit, “Growing Up in New York”


Each child got a chance to play different games that were popular. Here these campers play pick up sticks


The day wrapped up with each group of kids creating their own mural of what it is like to grow up in New York City.

Aug 20

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The temperatures continue to swelter, but the camp continues to be a success. Today several more kids joined in the camp and fun was had by all. During the camp day we get a chance to stick our heads into the different rooms and check on the kids. Today we saw little kids dancing, older kids writing poetry, kids drawing, kids creating their own handprint, kids recreating Picasso with their own imagination and vision, just to name a few. It is really inspiring to watch the kids learn and grow each day and each year the camp has continued. I’ve included a few pictures from the day for your enjoyment.

As per tradition, Wednesday evenings for the PVs are free nights. So many of our volunteers are not from New York City area we feel it is always important to get a chance to explore the city a bit. Tonight volunteers went into Manhattan and went to Washington Square Park, rode the Staten Island Ferry, and walked and explored the many neighborhoods. A good time was had by all.

Tomorrow, we take the younger kids on their field trip to the Museum of the City of New York.

Aug 20

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The temperatures continue to swelter, but the camp continues to be a success. Today several more kids joined in the camp and fun was had by all. During the camp day we get a chance to stick our heads into the different rooms and check on the kids. Today we saw little kids dancing, older kids writing poetry, kids drawing, kids creating their own handprint, kids recreating Picasso with their own imagination and vision, just to name a few. It is really inspiring to watch the kids learn and grow each day and each year the camp has continued. I’ve included a few pictures from the day for your enjoyment.

As per tradition, Wednesday evenings for the PVs are free nights. So many of our volunteers are not from New York City area we feel it is always important to get a chance to explore the city a bit. Tonight volunteers went into Manhattan and went to Washington Square Park, rode the Staten Island Ferry, and walked and explored the many neighborhoods. A good time was had by all.

Tomorrow, we take the younger kids on their field trip to the Museum of the City of New York.

Aug 20

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The temperatures continue to swelter, but the camp continues to be a success. Today several more kids joined in the camp and fun was had by all. During the camp day we get a chance to stick our heads into the different rooms and check on the kids. Today we saw little kids dancing, older kids writing poetry, kids drawing, kids creating their own handprint, kids recreating Picasso with their own imagination and vision, just to name a few. It is really inspiring to watch the kids learn and grow each day and each year the camp has continued. I’ve included a few pictures from the day for your enjoyment.

As per tradition, Wednesday evenings for the PVs are free nights. So many of our volunteers are not from New York City area we feel it is always important to get a chance to explore the city a bit. Tonight volunteers went into Manhattan and went to Washington Square Park, rode the Staten Island Ferry, and walked and explored the many neighborhoods. A good time was had by all.

Tomorrow, we take the younger kids on their field trip to the Museum of the City of New York.

Aug 20

Some pictures from the second day


The youngest age group working hard on their craft for the day


Spending some quality time with the kids during “recess”


Volunteers make great jump rope twirlers!


A junior counselor showing off the name tags for her group. Thank you WV craft camp organizers for the reusable name tag idea.

Aug 20

Some pictures from the second day


The youngest age group working hard on their craft for the day


Spending some quality time with the kids during “recess”


Volunteers make great jump rope twirlers!


A junior counselor showing off the name tags for her group. Thank you WV craft camp organizers for the reusable name tag idea.

Aug 20

Some pictures from the second day


The youngest age group working hard on their craft for the day


Spending some quality time with the kids during “recess”


Volunteers make great jump rope twirlers!


A junior counselor showing off the name tags for her group. Thank you WV craft camp organizers for the reusable name tag idea.

Aug 18

Tuesday, August 18, 2209

Day One of Peace Camp

Today kicked off the first day of Peace Camp. This summer’s theme is “Peace through the Arts.” Each day the kids will learn about at a different art form and how it impacts their lives. Today the groups did an introduction to what the arts are, set up their classroom rules and created their own name tags that they will use for the duration of the camp. The kids (and volunteers!) really persevered through the heat and had a good time.

Tonight for dinner we had a PV staple; spaghetti, salad and garlic bread. Yum, yum!

Reflection tonight focused on the idea of Peace, how it is not only the absence of war, but is so many other things. It tied in well with the camp and gave us simple things that we can each do.