by Kevin Brown –
Seizing on a missing opportunity for local kids who are too old for summer camp but too young to work over the summer, Matt Arone, Sleepy Hollow Recreation Superintendent, is trying out a something new in town. For kids entering 7th, 8th or 9th grades in the local school district, the Village of Sleepy Hollow will be offering a Teen Travel Camp. The camp will include three trips per week to places like amusement parks, ball games, movies and the zoo. On the other days, camp will include a swim day at the Tarrytown municipal pool and a sports and games day at one of the local parks.
The camp will take a maximum of 40 kids and will be supervised by a camp director, assistant director and numerous camp counselors. Home base will be the Galgano Senior Center at 55 Elm Street. The camp will travel by school bus on local trips and coach buses for further distances.
“The hopes of adding a new program like this to our community is that those children who are not interested in attending day camp anymore can have a fun and safe experience with their friends without having to stay home or wander the local streets looking for activities,” Arone said. “The camp was made affordable so that all local families have the opportunity to participate.”
Camp will have two sessions running July 9 -July 20 and July 23 – August 3. A full-week or two-week option is being offered. For those interested, contact the Sleepy Hollow Recreation Department at 366-5109 for pricing and registration information. Additionally, local residents 18 and older who might be interested in becoming a counselor should call the same number.