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2016 Photo Newsletter - Week 7

Posted by Crestwood on August 18, 2016

Crestwood Games

It’s not often one can see dueling knights in armor on horses at Crestwood.  It’s also not that common to see ninjas emerging from layers of smoke on our fields.  But this is exactly what could be seen as Crestwood Games broke out in a big way this past Tuesday afternoon.  Eventually the Knights and the Ninjas were about to battle for supremacy, when we requested the honor of settling the dispute with three days of friendly competition known as the Crestwood Games.

Water Carnival

A day that is always very well received by our campers is the Water Carnival.  This is the day that it becomes possible to walk on water as all or our pools are filled with inflatables to climb, slide, and ride.

Beauty and the Beast Shows

If you were able to “Be Our Guest” this past week for one of our two theater productions, you saw some absolutely amazing performers take to the Crestwood stage.  Congratulations to our performers and a big “thank you” to all members of their family and our staff, who helped prepare them.

Talent Shows

This past Friday we had the privilege of seeing a whole lot of talent on display during our 1st grade and up Talent Shows.  Every group selects a song and rehearses a dance over the past few weeks.  Congratulations to all our campers who had the courage to perform in front of their peers.

Goowins Balloowins

Always a huge hit with our youngest campers is the Goowins Balloowins show.  During the performance different skits such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and the Three Bears are acted out by children while they are wearing balloon costumes. 

Trapeze Show

Campers who chose to participate did an amazing job swinging, hanging, and flipping upside down in our incredible Trapeze Show.  We are so proud of how much they accomplished this summer.

Crazy Hat & Hair Day

It’s a daily tradition at Crestwood that campers leave the grounds to the sight of a staff member wearing a crazy hat.  The tradition was started way back in the early days of Crestwood by founder, Norman Schnittman.  Recently it was our campers turn to get in on the crazy hat fun.  Thank you to all the campers and staff who were spirited enough to get a little crazy with their hair or headwear.

Final Pre-School & Kindergarten Shows

The rest of our pre-school and kindergarten campers were in the spotlight recently, as we finished the remainder of our shows.  It is always great entertainment when our youngest campers are on stage.

Twinkle Twinkle Day

This was a different way of saying it was Twin Day this past Wednesday.  It’s always nice to come to camp knowing there is a twin or twins dressed the same way.

Hersey Park Trip

Our Senior Rec 6th & 7th graders went on their overnight trip last Wednesday that started at the “sweetest place on earth”. Their day was spent on fabulous rides and they also got to cool off on some water rides.  The Chocolate World ride was a favorite since it ended with a sweet treat.  On Thursday, they traveled to Indian Echo Cavern where they toured a very cool (literally) 52 degree cave.

 

Fishing Boat Trip

Our 4th & 5th graders got to go fishing aboard a charter boat in the bay at Captree State Park.  Some of our campers caught fluke and sea robins, and one even caught a baby shark!

Super Teen Cruise

This past Sunday, our oldest campers (10th & 11th Graders) boarded the Carnival Imagination for an amazing 4 night Catalina & Baja Mexico Cruise. We are sure that they are having the time of their lives.

Navahos Survivor Challenge

This past Thursday our 3rd grade girls were put to the test with Survivor Games.  Friendly competitions where at the end of the game there is a winner and a lot of “non-winners”.  Games included Simon Sez, Four Corners, Heads or Tails, as well as Ships and Sailors.


Super 6 Values Video: RESPECT

Posted by Crestwood on August 18, 2016


Crestwood Heartbeat Magazine - Volume 3 Issue 4

Posted by Crestwood on August 11, 2016

Click image above to view the issue.


2016 Photo Newsletter - Week 6

Posted by Crestwood on August 10, 2016

Pre-School Shows

On Monday, parents enjoyed watching their children in two of our pre-school shows.  All of our little stars were fabulous and really enjoyed their stage time.  Next week, Wednesday, August 17th, will be show time for the remaining pre-school groups which were originally scheduled for Tuesday, August 9th.

2017 Teen Itineraries – Our oldest campers in our Teen Adventure (6th & 7th grade), Teen Travel (8th - 10th grade), and Super Teen (10th & 11th grade) programs are having a great time this summer. Next year’s trip itineraries are now available on our web site. Click here to view.

Frisbee Dog Show

A very well received special event this past Friday was our Frisbee Dog Show.  Campers had the privilege of watching a variety of different dogs run, jump, and of course catch frisbees in their mouths.

Pirate and Princess Week

~Pirate & Princess Dress up Day

At Crestwood we AAARRRGGGHHH always ready for a fun dress up day.  Pirate and Princess Day was high up on the list of amusing days to be at camp.  There were lot of hats, hooks, parrots and of course, tiaras and dresses. 

~Ultimate Treasure Hunt

A big part of Pirate and Princess Day was an ultimate hunt for treasure.  Groups were given a treasure map of clues that led them to a variety of different locations around camp.  Once at the specific locations, campers had to complete a pirate challenge to earn a gold coin.  Things like all campers receiving a pirate name, digging for gold, firing cannon balls at evil pirates, or attempting to open locked treasure chests, were all part of the event.

~Pirate Battleship

Our kindergarten campers got into the pirate spirit with some games of battleship.  Campers had the double responsibility of protecting their “Pirate Ship” from getting sunk by cannon ball fire while attempting to sink other ships around them.  Campers took turns performing special jobs that allowed them to leave their ship and venture out into the water to retrieve cannon balls.

Story Play

This past Friday, our Shawnee and Papawnee campers enjoyed a staff performance of the book, “Giraffes Can’t Dance”.  The book highlights a giraffe named Gerald who is not confident enough to dance in front of the other animals.  In the end, Gerald turns out to be a fantastic dancer and is educated about individuality and being confident in oneself.  Our show featured pre-school staff members performing a variety of dance styles including the Tango, Rock n’ Roll, Scottish Reel, and Cha Cha. 

Rocketry & Fine Arts

This summer, campers who chose to be in the Rocketry or Fine Arts clubs got to create amazing masterpieces led by Jessica Goldberg, a NYC Art & Special Education Teacher.  In Rocketry, each week, campers returned to build and decorate their rockets. This week, the finished rockets were launched in the air so campers got to watch their own creation soar.   At Fine Arts, campers have been exploring their creative side with a wide variety of materials and projects including, plaster hands and masks, clay, ocean scenes, canvas painting, wire tree sculptures, and more!

Sports Pull-Out Clubs

Throughout the summer, interested campers had a great opportunity to supplement their regularly scheduled sports activities. Under the direction of our talented athletic coaches and staff, campers could choose specific sports pull-outs in soccer, lacrosse, baseball, basketball, or football.

Challenge Week

This past Monday was the beginning of Challenge Week.  Campers will be offered a variety of challenges to complete throughout the week.  Some of the challenges include taking pictures in fun, creative, and perplexing ways or for our younger campers, completing “Eye Spy” challenges around the grounds of Crestwood.

Swim Meet #2

On Monday our swim team had their 2nd swim meet of the summer. This time it was at Pierce Day Camp.  Everyone did a great job and a fun time was had by all.


Super 6 Values Video: INDEPENDENCE

Posted by Crestwood on August 10, 2016


2016 Photo Newsletter - Week 5

Posted by Crestwood on August 4, 2016

Crestling Show

This past Friday was one of the most exciting Crestwood events of the summer.  We concluded our wrestling week with a wrestling show of our own known as Crestling.  The Dome was packed with enthusiasm and spirit as our “Crestlers” made their way into the ring.  Our matches all settled a silly feud that is happening around camp.  The matches included The Bravest Brave, Crestwood Golden Boy Dispute, The Ultimate Warrior, The Ghostbusters, and some Super Hero finales.

Late Night / Overnight

Last Friday night, Crestwood was rocking when our 3rd-5th grade campers got to stay late after regular camp dismissal.  All enjoyed an extra swim, yummy cookout dinner, and make-your-own ice cream sundaes.  Activities included everything from a dance party and a game show to various sports, Gitche Gummee relays, and more.   After our 3rd & 4th graders got picked up, our 5th graders enjoyed their overnight on Crestwood’s campus – boys in the Dome & girls in the Clubhouse.  

K Kup

Our newest event to Crestwood concluded this week with some of our championship games.  Many of our games were played in front of large crowds, as many groups wanted to watch their peers in action.  Congratulations to our champions; C Cherokees,  C Braves, B Warriors, C Navahos, A Senecas, and Mohawks.

Favorite College Day

This past Wednesday we got to see many people’s favorite college.  Whether it was a school people already attended, a school they are currently attending, or somewhere our campers may attend in the future, it was nice to see a very large amount of schools represented.

Regatta Races

This past Monday campers and their staff, began the building and preparation of their boats for our water races.  The competition is reserved for campers going into 3rd grade and older.  For the first time at Crestwood, campers will be the ones to captain the boats and paddle them across the pool.  Congratulations to the Regatta Champs: A Navahos, Hopis, & A Senecas!

Hook’s Treasure Hunt

Our pre-school campers had the responsibility of helping Jake and his Neverland Pirates get their treasure back from Captain Hook.  Captain Hook dropped the treasure all over the grounds at Crestwood.  Our young campers used hooks to make Captain Hook think they were helping him, but they were really helping Jake regain his treasure!

Sleepaway Week

This past Monday, our 3rd - 6th graders left for our optional sleepaway week at Camp Kennybrook in Monticello, NY.  Based on their huge smiles, we can tell they are having an amazing time.

Crestwood Super Six Values – Pics of Six

EFFORT OVER ACCOMPLISHMENT

The Papawnee 2s are geared up and ready to give 100% EFFORT on the ropes course!

 

Crestwood Cookbook

Even though Cooking is one of Crestwood’s newest activities, it has quickly become one of the most popular. Click here for the 2016 Cooking/Edible Art Recipe Book so you can make these yummy masterpieces at home.


Early Bird Enrollment Period is Now OPEN until August 22, 2016

Click here to enroll online and pay your deposit by 8/22/16.


 

News / Blog



2016 Photo Newsletter - Week 7

Posted by Crestwood on August 18, 2016

Crestwood Games

It’s not often one can see dueling knights in armor on horses at Crestwood.  It’s also not that common to see ninjas emerging from layers of smoke on our fields.  But this is exactly what could be seen as Crestwood Games broke out in a big way this past Tuesday afternoon.  Eventually the Knights and the Ninjas were about to battle for supremacy, when we requested the honor of settling the dispute with three days of friendly competition known as the Crestwood Games.

Water Carnival

A day that is always very well received by our campers is the Water Carnival.  This is the day that it becomes possible to walk on water as all or our pools are filled with inflatables to climb, slide, and ride.

Beauty and the Beast Shows

If you were able to “Be Our Guest” this past week for one of our two theater productions, you saw some absolutely amazing performers take to the Crestwood stage.  Congratulations to our performers and a big “thank you” to all members of their family and our staff, who helped prepare them.

Talent Shows

This past Friday we had the privilege of seeing a whole lot of talent on display during our 1st grade and up Talent Shows.  Every group selects a song and rehearses a dance over the past few weeks.  Congratulations to all our campers who had the courage to perform in front of their peers.

Goowins Balloowins

Always a huge hit with our youngest campers is the Goowins Balloowins show.  During the performance different skits such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and the Three Bears are acted out by children while they are wearing balloon costumes. 

Trapeze Show

Campers who chose to participate did an amazing job swinging, hanging, and flipping upside down in our incredible Trapeze Show.  We are so proud of how much they accomplished this summer.

Crazy Hat & Hair Day

It’s a daily tradition at Crestwood that campers leave the grounds to the sight of a staff member wearing a crazy hat.  The tradition was started way back in the early days of Crestwood by founder, Norman Schnittman.  Recently it was our campers turn to get in on the crazy hat fun.  Thank you to all the campers and staff who were spirited enough to get a little crazy with their hair or headwear.

Final Pre-School & Kindergarten Shows

The rest of our pre-school and kindergarten campers were in the spotlight recently, as we finished the remainder of our shows.  It is always great entertainment when our youngest campers are on stage.

Twinkle Twinkle Day

This was a different way of saying it was Twin Day this past Wednesday.  It’s always nice to come to camp knowing there is a twin or twins dressed the same way.

Hersey Park Trip

Our Senior Rec 6th & 7th graders went on their overnight trip last Wednesday that started at the “sweetest place on earth”. Their day was spent on fabulous rides and they also got to cool off on some water rides.  The Chocolate World ride was a favorite since it ended with a sweet treat.  On Thursday, they traveled to Indian Echo Cavern where they toured a very cool (literally) 52 degree cave.

 

Fishing Boat Trip

Our 4th & 5th graders got to go fishing aboard a charter boat in the bay at Captree State Park.  Some of our campers caught fluke and sea robins, and one even caught a baby shark!

Super Teen Cruise

This past Sunday, our oldest campers (10th & 11th Graders) boarded the Carnival Imagination for an amazing 4 night Catalina & Baja Mexico Cruise. We are sure that they are having the time of their lives.

Navahos Survivor Challenge

This past Thursday our 3rd grade girls were put to the test with Survivor Games.  Friendly competitions where at the end of the game there is a winner and a lot of “non-winners”.  Games included Simon Sez, Four Corners, Heads or Tails, as well as Ships and Sailors.


Super 6 Values Video: RESPECT

Posted by Crestwood on August 18, 2016


Crestwood Heartbeat Magazine - Volume 3 Issue 4

Posted by Crestwood on August 11, 2016

Click image above to view the issue.


2016 Photo Newsletter - Week 6

Posted by Crestwood on August 10, 2016

Pre-School Shows

On Monday, parents enjoyed watching their children in two of our pre-school shows.  All of our little stars were fabulous and really enjoyed their stage time.  Next week, Wednesday, August 17th, will be show time for the remaining pre-school groups which were originally scheduled for Tuesday, August 9th.

2017 Teen Itineraries – Our oldest campers in our Teen Adventure (6th & 7th grade), Teen Travel (8th - 10th grade), and Super Teen (10th & 11th grade) programs are having a great time this summer. Next year’s trip itineraries are now available on our web site. Click here to view.

Frisbee Dog Show

A very well received special event this past Friday was our Frisbee Dog Show.  Campers had the privilege of watching a variety of different dogs run, jump, and of course catch frisbees in their mouths.

Pirate and Princess Week

~Pirate & Princess Dress up Day

At Crestwood we AAARRRGGGHHH always ready for a fun dress up day.  Pirate and Princess Day was high up on the list of amusing days to be at camp.  There were lot of hats, hooks, parrots and of course, tiaras and dresses. 

~Ultimate Treasure Hunt

A big part of Pirate and Princess Day was an ultimate hunt for treasure.  Groups were given a treasure map of clues that led them to a variety of different locations around camp.  Once at the specific locations, campers had to complete a pirate challenge to earn a gold coin.  Things like all campers receiving a pirate name, digging for gold, firing cannon balls at evil pirates, or attempting to open locked treasure chests, were all part of the event.

~Pirate Battleship

Our kindergarten campers got into the pirate spirit with some games of battleship.  Campers had the double responsibility of protecting their “Pirate Ship” from getting sunk by cannon ball fire while attempting to sink other ships around them.  Campers took turns performing special jobs that allowed them to leave their ship and venture out into the water to retrieve cannon balls.

Story Play

This past Friday, our Shawnee and Papawnee campers enjoyed a staff performance of the book, “Giraffes Can’t Dance”.  The book highlights a giraffe named Gerald who is not confident enough to dance in front of the other animals.  In the end, Gerald turns out to be a fantastic dancer and is educated about individuality and being confident in oneself.  Our show featured pre-school staff members performing a variety of dance styles including the Tango, Rock n’ Roll, Scottish Reel, and Cha Cha. 

Rocketry & Fine Arts

This summer, campers who chose to be in the Rocketry or Fine Arts clubs got to create amazing masterpieces led by Jessica Goldberg, a NYC Art & Special Education Teacher.  In Rocketry, each week, campers returned to build and decorate their rockets. This week, the finished rockets were launched in the air so campers got to watch their own creation soar.   At Fine Arts, campers have been exploring their creative side with a wide variety of materials and projects including, plaster hands and masks, clay, ocean scenes, canvas painting, wire tree sculptures, and more!

Sports Pull-Out Clubs

Throughout the summer, interested campers had a great opportunity to supplement their regularly scheduled sports activities. Under the direction of our talented athletic coaches and staff, campers could choose specific sports pull-outs in soccer, lacrosse, baseball, basketball, or football.

Challenge Week

This past Monday was the beginning of Challenge Week.  Campers will be offered a variety of challenges to complete throughout the week.  Some of the challenges include taking pictures in fun, creative, and perplexing ways or for our younger campers, completing “Eye Spy” challenges around the grounds of Crestwood.

Swim Meet #2

On Monday our swim team had their 2nd swim meet of the summer. This time it was at Pierce Day Camp.  Everyone did a great job and a fun time was had by all.


Super 6 Values Video: INDEPENDENCE

Posted by Crestwood on August 10, 2016


2016 Photo Newsletter - Week 5

Posted by Crestwood on August 4, 2016

Crestling Show

This past Friday was one of the most exciting Crestwood events of the summer.  We concluded our wrestling week with a wrestling show of our own known as Crestling.  The Dome was packed with enthusiasm and spirit as our “Crestlers” made their way into the ring.  Our matches all settled a silly feud that is happening around camp.  The matches included The Bravest Brave, Crestwood Golden Boy Dispute, The Ultimate Warrior, The Ghostbusters, and some Super Hero finales.

Late Night / Overnight

Last Friday night, Crestwood was rocking when our 3rd-5th grade campers got to stay late after regular camp dismissal.  All enjoyed an extra swim, yummy cookout dinner, and make-your-own ice cream sundaes.  Activities included everything from a dance party and a game show to various sports, Gitche Gummee relays, and more.   After our 3rd & 4th graders got picked up, our 5th graders enjoyed their overnight on Crestwood’s campus – boys in the Dome & girls in the Clubhouse.  

K Kup

Our newest event to Crestwood concluded this week with some of our championship games.  Many of our games were played in front of large crowds, as many groups wanted to watch their peers in action.  Congratulations to our champions; C Cherokees,  C Braves, B Warriors, C Navahos, A Senecas, and Mohawks.

Favorite College Day

This past Wednesday we got to see many people’s favorite college.  Whether it was a school people already attended, a school they are currently attending, or somewhere our campers may attend in the future, it was nice to see a very large amount of schools represented.

Regatta Races

This past Monday campers and their staff, began the building and preparation of their boats for our water races.  The competition is reserved for campers going into 3rd grade and older.  For the first time at Crestwood, campers will be the ones to captain the boats and paddle them across the pool.  Congratulations to the Regatta Champs: A Navahos, Hopis, & A Senecas!

Hook’s Treasure Hunt

Our pre-school campers had the responsibility of helping Jake and his Neverland Pirates get their treasure back from Captain Hook.  Captain Hook dropped the treasure all over the grounds at Crestwood.  Our young campers used hooks to make Captain Hook think they were helping him, but they were really helping Jake regain his treasure!

Sleepaway Week

This past Monday, our 3rd - 6th graders left for our optional sleepaway week at Camp Kennybrook in Monticello, NY.  Based on their huge smiles, we can tell they are having an amazing time.

Crestwood Super Six Values – Pics of Six

EFFORT OVER ACCOMPLISHMENT

The Papawnee 2s are geared up and ready to give 100% EFFORT on the ropes course!

 

Crestwood Cookbook

Even though Cooking is one of Crestwood’s newest activities, it has quickly become one of the most popular. Click here for the 2016 Cooking/Edible Art Recipe Book so you can make these yummy masterpieces at home.


Early Bird Enrollment Period is Now OPEN until August 22, 2016

Click here to enroll online and pay your deposit by 8/22/16.