Students 8 years and older attend professionally run sleepaway camps for one month in order to have a safe, fun-filled summer. Camp is one of the few institutions where young people can experience and satisfy their need for physical activity, creative expression and true participation in a community environment. Camp activities and group living in a natural environment are the tools used to create camp communities that provide for successful, healthy development and a place where having fun is a daily criterion. In such a structured environment, children interact with positive role models who have time to listen, talk, relax, and reflect. They learn to work together, make choices, take responsibility, develop creative skills, build independence and self-reliance, and gain confidence. All are necessary steps on a child's path to a healthy, productive life.
Adventures in Learning provides camp experiences to 60 children in the summer through the generosity of the Theodore J. Forstmann Charitable Trust, the Jacob Marley Foundation, the Josephine Foundation and private donors.