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Valley Stream Howell Road students go to Coleman Country Day Camp


Howell Road Elementary School sixth-grade students recently embarked on a fun-filled journey to Coleman Country Day Camp in Freeport for a day brimming with excitement and camaraderie.

“This annual tradition allows our graduating sixth graders to bond, create lasting memories, and celebrate their journey through elementary school in a vibrant and enriching environment,” remarked Frank Huplosky, Howell Road Elementary School principal. “We are immensely grateful to Coleman Country Day Camp for their hospitality and for providing our students with an unforgettable day filled with laughter and adventure.”

The outing marked a delightful celebration of their impending graduation, offering a medley of exhilarating activities to mark the milestone. Nestled in Freeport, the sprawling western-style ranch of Coleman Country Day Camp provided the perfect backdrop for a day of adventure and teamwork. The sixth graders immersed themselves in various indoor and outdoor activities, each designed to foster teamwork, skill-building, and, most importantly, sheer enjoyment.

Among the highlights of the day were spirited games of gaga in “the pit,” indoor rock climbing, leisurely rides on paddle boats, and friendly matches of soccer and volleyball. As the day unfolded, students were treated to a mouthwatering barbecue lunch, while engaging in a trivia challenge and an enthralling spelling bee, adding an educational twist to the festivities. The laughter, cheers, and sense of accomplishment echoed throughout the campgrounds, encapsulating the joyous spirit of the occasion, noted school officials.

They further added the field trip to Coleman Country Day Camp exemplifies Howell Road Elementary School’s commitment to holistic education, emphasizing the importance of experiential learning and fostering a sense of community among students.