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Holiday Chess Camp at Crestwood

Posted by Crestwood on December 1, 2016

CHESS AND INDOOR SPORTS ACTIVITIES CAMP

December 26th – December 30th, 2016   9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
at Crestwood Country Day School
313 Round Swamp Road, Melville, NY 11747 


CAMP GROUPS

Beginner: Ages 4 - 6 (learn basic rules)               
Intermediate 1: Ages 4 - 8 (must know basic rules) 
Intermediate 2: Ages 8 -12 (must know basic rules)  
Advanced: Rating below 700  
Tournament 1: Rating between 700 – 1100  
Tournament 2: Rating between 1100 - 1400
Chess star: Special class for rating 1400 & over (limit 10 kids)-Teacher GM John Fedorowicz!


Our chess program will be tailored to the individual camper's playing level and will include fun activities such as solving chess puzzles, learning strategies and basic endgames, plus playing casual and tournament games. Our sports activities will include indoor soccer, indoor basketball, team races, and more.

Our chess teachers will test every child’s chess ability and suggest different levels if needed, while our professional soccer coach will evaluate your child's soccer skills. Student/ teacher ratio will not exceed 12 students per teacher. The head coach of the camp is International Master Milos Scekic, certified coach of USCF United States Chess Federation and FIDE World Chess Federation. He will be supported by other professional chess coaches.


CAMP FEE
1 Day - $120      Pick 3 Days - $315      Full 5 Days - $450

Siblings discount - 10% for 2 kids. Group discount 15% (5 or more) available.
All kids will be provided with a healthy snack and water. Free pizza for lunch!

For more information and to sign up, call 646-667-7276 or
click
www.lichesskids.com
 


Lynn Bertsch - New Teen Adventure Girls Division Head

Posted by Crestwood on November 17, 2016


Crestwood is happy to announce that Lynn Bertsch will be the new Division Head for our Teen Adventure Travel Program for girls entering 6th and 7th grade.
 

 

Lynn has been a valued member of our Crestwood staff for 8 years where she has most recently been one of the most popular Kindergarten girls' Group Leaders.  During the school year, Lynn is a New York State Certified teacher who currently works for the Syosset Central School District.  She previously taught full time at the prestigious Ramaz School in Manhattan.

Lynn has served in many roles within the camping industry.  She has been a camper, a counselor, a group leader and an administrator, working both at sleep away and day camps.  Her son Sam, spent his summers at Crestwood and was a counselor for the Hunter group this past summer.  He is currently a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
 

The Crestwood Teen Adventure Program is an introductory travel program that combines day trips, late nights, and overnights along with two days at camp per week. For more information and itineraries please click here.


Crestwood Travel Reunion & Open House

Posted by Crestwood on November 10, 2016


Missing the Summer?
Come see all your friends and make new ones!
CRESTWOOD WINTER REUNION & OPEN HOUSE
 
WHERE? Bowlmor - 895 Walt Whitman Rd. Melville
 
WHEN? Sunday, December 4, 2016  -  3pm - 6pm
 
WHO?  Chiefs, Senecas, Mohawks, Hopis, Teen Adventure - Time: 3pm-4pm
                    (All are welcome to stay for the duration of the Teen Travel Reunion)
               Teen Travel - Time 4pm - 6pm
 
WHAT? Learn about Crestwood's exciting Travel Program for 6th -11th graders, plus catch up with your friends from the summer.
 
All children in grades 5-11 previously or currently enrolled in Crestwood are welcome.
Feel free to bring friends interested in learning more about Crestwood's programs to this fun event.
 
Please RSVP by 11/21/16 to Kim@crestwoodcamps.com. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at 631-692-6361.
 
CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU!
DON'T MISS THIS FUN EVENT!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fall Fair & Open House 2016

Posted by Crestwood on September 8, 2016

COME TO CRESTWOOD'S FALL OPEN HOUSE

Date: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15th
Time: 11AM - 3PM
Rain Date:  Sunday, Oct. 16th
 
 
Crestwood is having a camp and school Fall Fair & Open House on Saturday, Oct 15th from 11am-3pm.  This event is for any new families interested in finding out more about our programs as well as returning and current school and camp families.  You'll get to enjoy many favorites like bungee trampoline, jumping pillow, ferris wheel, carousel, treetop playground, adventure ropes course, sports, and crafts. Plus there will be a pumpkin patch, snacks, and face painting.  Our school staff will also be here to discuss our Parent/Child, Toddler, Nursery, Pre-K, and Kindergarten Programs.  Please feel free to invite friends to this event who may be interested in joining the Crestwood family.   

If you are planning on attending please RSVP to info@crestwoodcountryday.com or call the office at 631-692-6361.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Crestwood Heartbeat Magazine - Volume 3 Issue 5

Posted by Crestwood on August 26, 2016

Please click here to view the last issue.


2016 Photo Newsletter - Week 8

Posted by Crestwood on August 25, 2016

WEEK 8 RECAP

We plan all year for just 8 weeks.  The 8 greatest weeks of the year.  The 8 weeks every child anxiously awaits.  And now that it is over, all of us miss the excitement, the fun, and the people that make Crestwood Day Camp so special.  Of course, we all have the memories to keep us smiling until next summer arrives.  Memories of friends, staff, accomplishments, new skills and life lessons learned.  Here is our week 8 newsletter highlighting some of the events during our final days of the 2016 summer.  Come back to our blog/news page during the year to rememeber all the great memories from the 2016 summer.  In addition, follow us on Facebook

Crestwood Games

The Green Ninjas and the White Knights engaged in three days of exciting and friendly competition.  They battled on our fields, on our courts, and in our pools.  The final moments of this year’s Crestwood Games featured dancing, musical chairs, and even Tugs of War, between our Generals and Captains.  It also featured a full camp competition known as the “Ultimate Dance Off”.  When every point was added, it was the White Knights that were victorious.  Congratulations to both teams for your hard work and sportsmanship. 

Inflatables Day

This past Friday, Soccer 3 was packed with inflatables and our kindergarten and pre-school campers had them all to themselves.  This is a day that our Shawnee, Papawnee, and kindergarten campers are always “pumped up” to have on the Crestwood calendar.

Swim Meet

Congratulations one last time to all participants of Crestwood’s Swim team as they had their final meet this past week.  We’re hopeful our campers not only enjoyed participating on the team but realize the fantastic exercise one can get from swimming. 

Golf Trip

Some of our campers got to experience an off grounds golf trip earlier this week.  Our campers had a great time expanding their skill and knowledge of a game that can be played for a lifetime.

Teen Banquet

Our Teens got to say “goodbye” in style with an incredible teen banquet at Aura in East Meadow.  They danced the night away, ate a delicious dinner, and reminisced about all the fun trips and memories they made this summer. 

Last Day – Group T-shirts & Banners

Among the many things that are customary at Crestwood, there are also a few last day traditions.  The first tradition is that all campers receive a group t-shirt designed by their group staff.  Campers and staff wore their shirts proudly as the final day at camp was upon us.  A second tradition is for campers to receive a Crestwood banner.  The idea is that all campers in the group will sign one another’s banner and the banner can be something that our campers can hold on to forever.  Our final tradition is to give away the crazy hats that staff members wore throughout the summer.  Congratulations to the thirty plus randomly selected campers, who were lucky enough take home a crazy hat.


 

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Holiday Chess Camp at Crestwood

Posted by Crestwood on December 1, 2016

CHESS AND INDOOR SPORTS ACTIVITIES CAMP

December 26th – December 30th, 2016   9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
at Crestwood Country Day School
313 Round Swamp Road, Melville, NY 11747 


CAMP GROUPS

Beginner: Ages 4 - 6 (learn basic rules)               
Intermediate 1: Ages 4 - 8 (must know basic rules) 
Intermediate 2: Ages 8 -12 (must know basic rules)  
Advanced: Rating below 700  
Tournament 1: Rating between 700 – 1100  
Tournament 2: Rating between 1100 - 1400
Chess star: Special class for rating 1400 & over (limit 10 kids)-Teacher GM John Fedorowicz!


Our chess program will be tailored to the individual camper's playing level and will include fun activities such as solving chess puzzles, learning strategies and basic endgames, plus playing casual and tournament games. Our sports activities will include indoor soccer, indoor basketball, team races, and more.

Our chess teachers will test every child’s chess ability and suggest different levels if needed, while our professional soccer coach will evaluate your child's soccer skills. Student/ teacher ratio will not exceed 12 students per teacher. The head coach of the camp is International Master Milos Scekic, certified coach of USCF United States Chess Federation and FIDE World Chess Federation. He will be supported by other professional chess coaches.


CAMP FEE
1 Day - $120      Pick 3 Days - $315      Full 5 Days - $450

Siblings discount - 10% for 2 kids. Group discount 15% (5 or more) available.
All kids will be provided with a healthy snack and water. Free pizza for lunch!

For more information and to sign up, call 646-667-7276 or
click
www.lichesskids.com
 


Lynn Bertsch - New Teen Adventure Girls Division Head

Posted by Crestwood on November 17, 2016


Crestwood is happy to announce that Lynn Bertsch will be the new Division Head for our Teen Adventure Travel Program for girls entering 6th and 7th grade.
 

 

Lynn has been a valued member of our Crestwood staff for 8 years where she has most recently been one of the most popular Kindergarten girls' Group Leaders.  During the school year, Lynn is a New York State Certified teacher who currently works for the Syosset Central School District.  She previously taught full time at the prestigious Ramaz School in Manhattan.

Lynn has served in many roles within the camping industry.  She has been a camper, a counselor, a group leader and an administrator, working both at sleep away and day camps.  Her son Sam, spent his summers at Crestwood and was a counselor for the Hunter group this past summer.  He is currently a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
 

The Crestwood Teen Adventure Program is an introductory travel program that combines day trips, late nights, and overnights along with two days at camp per week. For more information and itineraries please click here.


Crestwood Travel Reunion & Open House

Posted by Crestwood on November 10, 2016


Missing the Summer?
Come see all your friends and make new ones!
CRESTWOOD WINTER REUNION & OPEN HOUSE
 
WHERE? Bowlmor - 895 Walt Whitman Rd. Melville
 
WHEN? Sunday, December 4, 2016  -  3pm - 6pm
 
WHO?  Chiefs, Senecas, Mohawks, Hopis, Teen Adventure - Time: 3pm-4pm
                    (All are welcome to stay for the duration of the Teen Travel Reunion)
               Teen Travel - Time 4pm - 6pm
 
WHAT? Learn about Crestwood's exciting Travel Program for 6th -11th graders, plus catch up with your friends from the summer.
 
All children in grades 5-11 previously or currently enrolled in Crestwood are welcome.
Feel free to bring friends interested in learning more about Crestwood's programs to this fun event.
 
Please RSVP by 11/21/16 to Kim@crestwoodcamps.com. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at 631-692-6361.
 
CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU!
DON'T MISS THIS FUN EVENT!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fall Fair & Open House 2016

Posted by Crestwood on September 8, 2016

COME TO CRESTWOOD'S FALL OPEN HOUSE

Date: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15th
Time: 11AM - 3PM
Rain Date:  Sunday, Oct. 16th
 
 
Crestwood is having a camp and school Fall Fair & Open House on Saturday, Oct 15th from 11am-3pm.  This event is for any new families interested in finding out more about our programs as well as returning and current school and camp families.  You'll get to enjoy many favorites like bungee trampoline, jumping pillow, ferris wheel, carousel, treetop playground, adventure ropes course, sports, and crafts. Plus there will be a pumpkin patch, snacks, and face painting.  Our school staff will also be here to discuss our Parent/Child, Toddler, Nursery, Pre-K, and Kindergarten Programs.  Please feel free to invite friends to this event who may be interested in joining the Crestwood family.   

If you are planning on attending please RSVP to info@crestwoodcountryday.com or call the office at 631-692-6361.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Crestwood Heartbeat Magazine - Volume 3 Issue 5

Posted by Crestwood on August 26, 2016

Please click here to view the last issue.


2016 Photo Newsletter - Week 8

Posted by Crestwood on August 25, 2016

WEEK 8 RECAP

We plan all year for just 8 weeks.  The 8 greatest weeks of the year.  The 8 weeks every child anxiously awaits.  And now that it is over, all of us miss the excitement, the fun, and the people that make Crestwood Day Camp so special.  Of course, we all have the memories to keep us smiling until next summer arrives.  Memories of friends, staff, accomplishments, new skills and life lessons learned.  Here is our week 8 newsletter highlighting some of the events during our final days of the 2016 summer.  Come back to our blog/news page during the year to rememeber all the great memories from the 2016 summer.  In addition, follow us on Facebook

Crestwood Games

The Green Ninjas and the White Knights engaged in three days of exciting and friendly competition.  They battled on our fields, on our courts, and in our pools.  The final moments of this year’s Crestwood Games featured dancing, musical chairs, and even Tugs of War, between our Generals and Captains.  It also featured a full camp competition known as the “Ultimate Dance Off”.  When every point was added, it was the White Knights that were victorious.  Congratulations to both teams for your hard work and sportsmanship. 

Inflatables Day

This past Friday, Soccer 3 was packed with inflatables and our kindergarten and pre-school campers had them all to themselves.  This is a day that our Shawnee, Papawnee, and kindergarten campers are always “pumped up” to have on the Crestwood calendar.

Swim Meet

Congratulations one last time to all participants of Crestwood’s Swim team as they had their final meet this past week.  We’re hopeful our campers not only enjoyed participating on the team but realize the fantastic exercise one can get from swimming. 

Golf Trip

Some of our campers got to experience an off grounds golf trip earlier this week.  Our campers had a great time expanding their skill and knowledge of a game that can be played for a lifetime.

Teen Banquet

Our Teens got to say “goodbye” in style with an incredible teen banquet at Aura in East Meadow.  They danced the night away, ate a delicious dinner, and reminisced about all the fun trips and memories they made this summer. 

Last Day – Group T-shirts & Banners

Among the many things that are customary at Crestwood, there are also a few last day traditions.  The first tradition is that all campers receive a group t-shirt designed by their group staff.  Campers and staff wore their shirts proudly as the final day at camp was upon us.  A second tradition is for campers to receive a Crestwood banner.  The idea is that all campers in the group will sign one another’s banner and the banner can be something that our campers can hold on to forever.  Our final tradition is to give away the crazy hats that staff members wore throughout the summer.  Congratulations to the thirty plus randomly selected campers, who were lucky enough take home a crazy hat.