ADAPT Community Network’s ACTION (Adolescents Coming Together in Our Neighborhood) Camp Summer Program is growing and increasing its outreach in New York communities with a variety of leisure and educational activities for youth.
This summer’s ACTION Camp took place in Brooklyn during the last three weeks of August and included about 22 campers, ages 13-21 years old. The participants took fun and educational trips to Daniel’s Music Foundation; the Liberty Science Center; the Museum of Natural History; Coney Island’s Luna Park and even a Mad Science show at Applebee’s.
Campers were also able to enjoy the rare Solar Eclipse that took place in August, using special glasses. The Camp participants created an Eclipse viewer using card board boxes and paper.
At Daniel’s Music Foundation, campers participated in sessions of dance, creative movement, and music using drums, bells, shakers and tambourines. The Liberty Science Center was all about exploration and of course, science. Campers discovered answers to optical illusions and learned about molecules, water energy and saw a short movie about Hurricanes. At the Museum of Natural History, the kids took a real interest in the dinosaur fossils and learning about the Triassic era.
Coney Island’s Luna Park was a wonderful experience. The campers rode roller coasters and enjoyed playing basketball and the classic whack-a-mole game. The Mad Science Show at Applebee’s brought together fire and ice experiments to discuss how heat and cold affect food.
If the trips weren’t enough excitement, the ACTION Camp in-house activities included a variety of arts and crafts, cooking group, and sports at ADAPT’s Brooklyn location where the swimming pool was also available. ACTION Camp came to a close with a celebratory ice cream social and pizza party!