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Futures Day

Posted by Beverly on May 9, 2017

FUTURES DAY FOR AGES 2-4 WITH PARENT
Enjoy a COMPLIMENTARY Day at Crestwood

This summer, Crestwood will again offer our popular FUTURES DAY program for parents considering a future at Crestwood for their 2-4 year old (entering Kindergarten in September 2017 or younger). FUTURES DAY is an opportunity for children to experience some of the best of what Crestwood has to offer, with the comfort of a parent by their side. 

Activities will include our carousel, ferris wheel, jumping pillow, sports, playgrounds, paddleboats, nature, music, arts & crafts, lunch, snack and more (activity choices will vary by day). We encourage you to invite friends who have always wanted to share in the Crestwood experience.

If you or a friend are interested in signing up for a COMPLIMENTARY FUTURES DAY at Crestwood this summer please call 631-692-6361 or e-mail Elyse at elyse@crestwoodcountryday.com.  Available days are Mondays and Wednesdays starting July 5th through August 16th. We will need to know your preferred date as we coordinate days according to ages of the children. Two time slot choices are also available, either 9:45AM - 11:45AM or 12:15PM - 2:15PM.  Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis.


Post School Pre Camp

Posted by Beverly on May 8, 2017


2017 Post-School/Pre-Camp Program for Preschoolers & Kindergarten


June 12, 2017- June 23, 2017




    Due to popular demand, Crestwood will once again offer a Post-School/Pre-Camp Program for Toddlers through Kindergarteners (Grade completed in June of 2017).  This program will take place between the end of many local preschools and the start of summer camp. The program will run from Monday, June 12, 2017 to Friday, June 23, 2017.  The program is open to Crestwood school families, camp families, and friends who do not attend Crestwood. 

    For details about the program and an enrollment form please click here.  If you have any questions, please let us know.

Mark H., Mark T., and Jeff


Summer Vollyball at Crestwood

Posted by Crestwood on May 1, 2017

SAND TRAINING AND VOLLEYBALL AT CRESTWOOD DAY CAMP – Summer Weeknights from 5 PM to 7 PM

 
Block Magic Volleyball has partnered with Crestwood Day Camp to create an after camp program focusing on building strength, endurance and sports specific skills. Our goal is to create faster, stronger athletes who are prepared to take their game to a new level. Our program will benefit all athletes while focusing on volleyball and basketball athletic skill sets. Our expert coaching staff will be comprised of High School and Club coaches. In addition, the program will feature players who are currently playing college volleyball.  Each session will consist of two hours.  In the first hour,  our athletes will experience an intense workout using our sand courts and beautiful campus at Crestwood. Foot speed and building strength in our legs for vertical jumping will be stressed. In the second hour, athletes will have the opportunity to use the facility to play a game of their choice. (basketball, volleyball, soccer).  Swimming Pool and Water Slide will be available for all players to cool-off at the end of the session (with lifeguards on duty). Snacks, refreshment and music will be provided.
 
Block Magic is Owned & Directed by David Eisermann – New Hyde Park Varsity Volleyball Coach
 
For More Details and Registration Form – PLEASE CLICK HERE
or call Coach Dave at 631-365-1380


Miss Mady Gym Update

Posted by Beverly on April 14, 2017

 


Dear Parents,

Over the next couple of weeks in gym class we will be playing baseball, kickball, tennis, gymnastics and bike riding.

Tennis:
The Nursery, Pre-K and Kindergarten classes will be learning how to play tennis. They will learn how to properly hold and swing the tennis racquet. We may even practice hitting the ball back and forth to one another.

Bike riding:
The Toddlers and Nursery students will be using the balance bikes working on balance. Our Pre-K and Kindergarten students will be using balance bikes to work on balance and the two wheelers to help with balance and pedaling.

Baseball/softball:
Our Toddlers will be working on fundamental skills, throwing, running and swinging the bat. The Nursery classes will be working on catching, throwing, hitting and running.
In the Pre-K and Kindergarten students will be working on the basic fundamentals as well as the rules of the game.

Gymnastics:
All of our classes will be going to our gymnastics pavilion to work on hand-eye coordination as well as balancing and tumbling.

As added fun, at times I will be taking all of the classes onto the jumping pillow, low ropes and the tree house.

It's hard to believe that the school year is almost coming to an end, but believe me when I tell you your little ones have grown by leaps and bounds!

Sincerely,
Miss Mady


Drama Show

Posted by Crestwood on April 11, 2017

 

This summer, The Crestwood Drama Program is excited to bring the zoo to the stage with DreamWorks, Madagascar, Jr. Get ready to "move it" with Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and all of their hilarious friends in this musical adventure based on the animated movie.  

Children entering 2nd grade through our Senior Rec Program (Grades 6 & 7) who have an interest in drama are welcome to join in this fantastic production. There is a part for everyone, both onstage and off. Since the show will be presented in the 7th week of camp, all cast members must be enrolled through the 7th week. Auditions for this production will take place during the first week of our summer program. All campers who audition will receive a role.  

Also back for a third year, is our Mid-Summer show “Crestwood’s Got Talent.” Any camper interested in another performing opportunity should see the Drama Department during their first elective period to sign-up to participate. The show is presented at the end of our first month session and all campers (grades 2 through Senior Rec) are welcome!

Arielle Murdocco, Crestwood's Drama Director, will be taking maternity leave this summer. We wish her well and look forward to her return next summer. This summer we are excited to announce that our Drama Directors will be Jared Glazer, returning for his 3rd summer at Crestwood and Bruce Katz who will be joining Crestwood for his first summer.

Bruce Katz: Bruce comes to Crestwood with many years of camp experience.  He has spent the past 11 summers as the Musical Theater Director at Camp Lenox in the Berkshires. Bruce is a K-8 music teacher during the year and has directed and performed in numerous theatrical productions. 

Jared Glazer: Jared has his masters from NYU and now teaches high school chorus in the Bronx. He is the resident Music Director of the Children's Theater Program at the Cultural Arts Playhouse. Jared's love of theater started in middle school and he has been involved with it ever since.  

Any questions? Feel free to email CrestwoodDrama@gmail.com or call the office and a Drama staff member will get back to you soon! 


Crestwood's Teen Travel Program

Posted by Crestwood on March 30, 2017


 

News / Blog



Futures Day

Posted by Beverly on May 9, 2017

FUTURES DAY FOR AGES 2-4 WITH PARENT
Enjoy a COMPLIMENTARY Day at Crestwood

This summer, Crestwood will again offer our popular FUTURES DAY program for parents considering a future at Crestwood for their 2-4 year old (entering Kindergarten in September 2017 or younger). FUTURES DAY is an opportunity for children to experience some of the best of what Crestwood has to offer, with the comfort of a parent by their side. 

Activities will include our carousel, ferris wheel, jumping pillow, sports, playgrounds, paddleboats, nature, music, arts & crafts, lunch, snack and more (activity choices will vary by day). We encourage you to invite friends who have always wanted to share in the Crestwood experience.

If you or a friend are interested in signing up for a COMPLIMENTARY FUTURES DAY at Crestwood this summer please call 631-692-6361 or e-mail Elyse at elyse@crestwoodcountryday.com.  Available days are Mondays and Wednesdays starting July 5th through August 16th. We will need to know your preferred date as we coordinate days according to ages of the children. Two time slot choices are also available, either 9:45AM - 11:45AM or 12:15PM - 2:15PM.  Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis.


Post School Pre Camp

Posted by Beverly on May 8, 2017


2017 Post-School/Pre-Camp Program for Preschoolers & Kindergarten


June 12, 2017- June 23, 2017




    Due to popular demand, Crestwood will once again offer a Post-School/Pre-Camp Program for Toddlers through Kindergarteners (Grade completed in June of 2017).  This program will take place between the end of many local preschools and the start of summer camp. The program will run from Monday, June 12, 2017 to Friday, June 23, 2017.  The program is open to Crestwood school families, camp families, and friends who do not attend Crestwood. 

    For details about the program and an enrollment form please click here.  If you have any questions, please let us know.

Mark H., Mark T., and Jeff


Summer Vollyball at Crestwood

Posted by Crestwood on May 1, 2017

SAND TRAINING AND VOLLEYBALL AT CRESTWOOD DAY CAMP – Summer Weeknights from 5 PM to 7 PM

 
Block Magic Volleyball has partnered with Crestwood Day Camp to create an after camp program focusing on building strength, endurance and sports specific skills. Our goal is to create faster, stronger athletes who are prepared to take their game to a new level. Our program will benefit all athletes while focusing on volleyball and basketball athletic skill sets. Our expert coaching staff will be comprised of High School and Club coaches. In addition, the program will feature players who are currently playing college volleyball.  Each session will consist of two hours.  In the first hour,  our athletes will experience an intense workout using our sand courts and beautiful campus at Crestwood. Foot speed and building strength in our legs for vertical jumping will be stressed. In the second hour, athletes will have the opportunity to use the facility to play a game of their choice. (basketball, volleyball, soccer).  Swimming Pool and Water Slide will be available for all players to cool-off at the end of the session (with lifeguards on duty). Snacks, refreshment and music will be provided.
 
Block Magic is Owned & Directed by David Eisermann – New Hyde Park Varsity Volleyball Coach
 
For More Details and Registration Form – PLEASE CLICK HERE
or call Coach Dave at 631-365-1380


Miss Mady Gym Update

Posted by Beverly on April 14, 2017

 


Dear Parents,

Over the next couple of weeks in gym class we will be playing baseball, kickball, tennis, gymnastics and bike riding.

Tennis:
The Nursery, Pre-K and Kindergarten classes will be learning how to play tennis. They will learn how to properly hold and swing the tennis racquet. We may even practice hitting the ball back and forth to one another.

Bike riding:
The Toddlers and Nursery students will be using the balance bikes working on balance. Our Pre-K and Kindergarten students will be using balance bikes to work on balance and the two wheelers to help with balance and pedaling.

Baseball/softball:
Our Toddlers will be working on fundamental skills, throwing, running and swinging the bat. The Nursery classes will be working on catching, throwing, hitting and running.
In the Pre-K and Kindergarten students will be working on the basic fundamentals as well as the rules of the game.

Gymnastics:
All of our classes will be going to our gymnastics pavilion to work on hand-eye coordination as well as balancing and tumbling.

As added fun, at times I will be taking all of the classes onto the jumping pillow, low ropes and the tree house.

It's hard to believe that the school year is almost coming to an end, but believe me when I tell you your little ones have grown by leaps and bounds!

Sincerely,
Miss Mady


Drama Show

Posted by Crestwood on April 11, 2017

 

This summer, The Crestwood Drama Program is excited to bring the zoo to the stage with DreamWorks, Madagascar, Jr. Get ready to "move it" with Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and all of their hilarious friends in this musical adventure based on the animated movie.  

Children entering 2nd grade through our Senior Rec Program (Grades 6 & 7) who have an interest in drama are welcome to join in this fantastic production. There is a part for everyone, both onstage and off. Since the show will be presented in the 7th week of camp, all cast members must be enrolled through the 7th week. Auditions for this production will take place during the first week of our summer program. All campers who audition will receive a role.  

Also back for a third year, is our Mid-Summer show “Crestwood’s Got Talent.” Any camper interested in another performing opportunity should see the Drama Department during their first elective period to sign-up to participate. The show is presented at the end of our first month session and all campers (grades 2 through Senior Rec) are welcome!

Arielle Murdocco, Crestwood's Drama Director, will be taking maternity leave this summer. We wish her well and look forward to her return next summer. This summer we are excited to announce that our Drama Directors will be Jared Glazer, returning for his 3rd summer at Crestwood and Bruce Katz who will be joining Crestwood for his first summer.

Bruce Katz: Bruce comes to Crestwood with many years of camp experience.  He has spent the past 11 summers as the Musical Theater Director at Camp Lenox in the Berkshires. Bruce is a K-8 music teacher during the year and has directed and performed in numerous theatrical productions. 

Jared Glazer: Jared has his masters from NYU and now teaches high school chorus in the Bronx. He is the resident Music Director of the Children's Theater Program at the Cultural Arts Playhouse. Jared's love of theater started in middle school and he has been involved with it ever since.  

Any questions? Feel free to email CrestwoodDrama@gmail.com or call the office and a Drama staff member will get back to you soon! 


Crestwood's Teen Travel Program

Posted by Crestwood on March 30, 2017