Kids in the HAYC3 Program will explore, examine, experiment, exercise, create, draw, paint, build, bond, discover new ideas, develop personal and teamwork skills, get wet, share and have fun. The Program’s themes are varied and will appeal to kids at every level.
The HAYC3 Summer Enrichment Program is New York State Certified and runs Monday through Fridays from 8am to 4pm. Extended hours are 7-8am and 4-5pm and cost $5/hour. Kids should bring a lunch; snacks will be provided. We will take the children to the Town Pool each afternoon. The cost is $120 per week.
Rensselaer County Department for Youth and NYS OCFS provide a portion of funding for this program.
Winter Break (February): Week of Winter Wonders
There’s more to winter than sledding and cold feet. Through this week of discovery we’ll learn about Owl Moons, conduct winter science experiments, make nourishing winter soups and paint a winter-themed mural. Plus, there will be plenty of outdoor winter games and activities to keep our spirits and temperatures up.
Spring Break (April): Chop-Chop Kitchen Camp
Discover the art and science of cooking and dining in this kitchen-based camp. From making sauces, dressings, and flavored butters to learning what different kitchen tools are for and how to set a proper table. It’s a feast for the mind and body.
June 25 – 29: Kids Discover Hoosick
There’s more to Hoosick than meets the eye. This enlightening camp will encourage kids to discover Hoosick’s history and understand how our town has evolved. From looking at old maps and architecture to trying on vintage wear to creating recipes from the past and discovering what kids “back in the day” did for fun, it’s an event-filled week of fun and learning.
July 9 – 13: Passport to Ireland
From shamrocks and leprechauns to soda bread and Gaelic phrases, Passport to Ireland will transport kids to the Emerald Isle across the sea. We’ll explore the myths and legends of the past and even try our hand at knitting and challenge our toes with Irish step dance.
July 16 – 20: Cover to Cover
Every day is a new adventure at this weeklong camp based on short stories. We’ll read great classics, explore how illustrations add to a tale, and even decorate a book cover made of baked cookies we made ourselves.
July 23 – 27: Happy Campers
In honor of the 100th anniversary of campers, we’ll spend this week designing and building mini-campers made from a variety of materials. Kids can even map out their dream road trip and share their ideas while enjoying classic camp food including s’mores.
July 30 – August 3: Pet Care for Kids
This fun and hands-on camp will teach kids how to be responsible pet owners. From puppies, kittens, and fish to turtles, snakes and birds, we’ll learn what each animal needs to be happy and healthy. A guest from a local animal shelter will share some real-world tales of animal care gone wrong and right and we’ll also try our hand at making healthy pet treats and pet bedding.
August 6 – 10: Filmfest 10.0
August 13 – 17: STEM Camp
Perfect for any kid who asks how or why, this STEM camp offers hands-on experience building, innovating, inventing, and experimenting. From building gadgets to exploring aerodynamics, kids will build their skills and minds while having fun.
August 20 – 24: Good Neighbor Week
A good community is based on good neighbors. We’ll spend this week doing community-connected good deeds and discovering how small efforts can make a big difference.