Dear Parents/Guardians: DOHMH has just tonight issued notice to reopen in-person daycare operations in NYC on Monday July 13, 2020—something most of you have been eagerly awaiting! So as of Mon 8:00AM we will be welcoming our families and children back to our centers at Great Oaks (4718 Farragut Road), Canarsie (10315 Farragut Road), and … Read More
No More Scheduled Trips for Summer Camp
All of our scheduled trips are finished for summer camp. We will only have local excursions for the remainder of the summer. This will include local nature walks, neighborhood exploration, and outside gross motor play. Your child will still be in a learning environment, even though they’re close to home. Some of the topics we … Read More
Prospect Park Zoo Trip Rescheduled
Dear Summer Camp Families, As per the weather forecast we are expecting rain and thunderstorms on Wednesday, August 7th. We apologize for the inconvenience but our trip to the Prospect Park Zoo has been rescheduled to Monday August 12th, 2019.
Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Tour Reminder
Please note that this is simply a friendly reminder. On Thursday, August 1st we will attend a tour of the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. There is no fee for this trip but we do ask that campers bring their own bagged lunch and beverage so that we can enjoy our meal at the garden. Please be … Read More
African Burial Ground Trip Reminder
Weather permitting, tomorrow we will embark on a meaningful and enriching journey to the African Burial Ground in NYC. The African Burial Ground is the oldest and largest known excavated burial ground in North America for both free and enslaved Africans. It protects the historic role slavery played in building New York City. The site … Read More
Voices Her’d Community Paint Day With Groundswell
We were invited by Groundswell to the “Voices Her’d Community Paint Day” on Junius Street, on the side of the Food Bazaar. They were painting another one of their socially-aware murals and were interested in having us participate. Even though we didn’t have on paint-ready clothing, our campers had a blast! They used pencils, paint, … Read More
Wild Wednesday Trip to Martin Luther King Jr. Park
Our first trip for summer camp, and our first time having Wild Wednesdays, was a blast! Our excited campers made the brief trek to Martin Luther King Jr. Park and wasted no time in releasing their pent-up excitement.
Cool Off With a Good Book This Summer!
What can you do after a long, hot summer day? Cool off with a good book! Your local bookstore and library has a tremendous amount of options and resources you can use to find a great read for your child, yourself, and even for your friends.
Giving Your Children Exposure to The Arts
This year at summer camp, students at MOHDC SmartStart Nature Academy and Learning Center are exposed to a wide variety of creative and visual arts projects. From dance, to painting, to crafting, to theater, there is a lot of exciting activity going on.
Get Ready for Wild Wednesdays!
On July 17, 2019, our campers will have their first opportunity to enjoy a new tradition at MOHDC SmartStart Nature Academy and Learning Center titled Wild Wednesdays! For our first Wild Wednesday we will wander to Martin Luther King Jr. Park for some wild sports and wet fun in the sprinklers. Please prepare your camper … Read More