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Sending the children to Hewlett-Woodmere’s summer camp


As the summer continues to fly by, one local summer camp is making the most of every day. Hewlett-Woodmere’s Summer Camp kicked off it’s 2019 season on June 28 and began its six-week program at Ogden Elementary School in Valley Stream, wherein each week has a different theme that organizes fun filled activities for the campers ranging from grades preschool to nine.

The themes for each week of the program vary from Water Week, where campers can beat the heat with dunk tanks and slip and slides, to ESPN Week featuring American Gladiator-like events for the children and a comedic basketball game of camp staff vs. the Harlem MagicMasters. Splish-Splash Day for the younger campers included inflatables and water slides.

Some new offerings unique to this year include yoga, kickboxing, a soccer clinic and more.

But activities for the campers aren’t limited to just the school grounds. Field trips that the camp has arranged for the kids are a beach day at the Sands in Lido Beach and a camp-wide trip to see “Toy Story 4.”

Being that living in the modern day usually necessitates a cell phone, Hewlett-Woodmere sets out to host a program that offers the children the chance to make personal connections face-to-face and not in the digital space.

On the last week of camp starting Aug. 5, the campers become the main attraction in camp-wide talent and game show activities, where they get to show off how talented they are to the new friends they made over the summer.