Friday, December 30, 2005

December Meeting Highlights

Positive reports were given for Children's Aid Society's Wagon Road Camp for summer day programs and holiday weekend sleep-away respite. AHRC's school holiday day camps also get a good review from Jill.

QSAC's Saturday Recreation program in Hollis, Queens serves kids from Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan and gets a good report from me. AMAC's Saturday Recreation was a disappointment to our household when they told us they could not safely manage our kids, but others have found it fine. AMAC also runs an afterschool program that actually picks up kids from a few D75 schools and busses them home later in the afternoon.

Special Needs horseback riding with Denise Colon at DreamCatchers ( therapeutic riding gets a good report, also from me, and we hear that there is a program at Jamaica Bay too. None have been there, but have heard good things. Website is

For swimming, some have had good experience with special needs instruction at Asphalt Green, and SNACK now has a swim program that is held at St. Bart's in midtown. Details at

Next month is the always useful special camp fair held by Resources for Children with Special Needs. Admission is free and you get a copy of the updated camp directory. Details follow.

Resources also has a thick catalog on afterschool and recreation programs serving a wide array of disabilities & ages. Website is


Saturday January 28, 2006
11:00AM TO 3:00PM

at the
Church of St. Paul the Apostle
405 West 59th Street

Entrance to Fair on Columbus Avenue near West 60th Street