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Your Camp Search Is Over At The Learning Tree in Middle Village
If you are looking for a fun-filled camp for your children this summer, where they have a chance to display their talents and learn new activities, then The Learning Tree located in Middle Village may be the place. The owner and director, Mr. Abe, takes care of the campers as if they were his own. He provides the leadership and sincerity necessary to provide campers with a memorable summer they will not forget.
The camp is located in the quiet residential section of Middle Village directly across from Juniper Valley Park. It is on its own block of land with a large fenced-in outside play area. The building is a modern, fully carpeted, air-conditioned structure designed specifically to meet the needs of the children. This is what makes The Learning Tree different from the hundreds of other camps and summer activities which flourish.
Safety and fun is stressed and this is accomplished with a mature and experienced staff that anticipates dangerous situations. They provide a warm supportive atmosphere where fun, growth and learning thrive.
A variety of special events are brought to the camp for the younger division (ages 3-6) so that they do not have to leave the premises.
For the older children (ages 6- 12), there are trips every week and special events every day. For example there is disco bowling, the Hall of Science. roller skating, the Long Island Reptile Museum and miniature golf are all trips that the campers can participate in at no additional cost.
There are also two additional trips at night at no additional cost (a Mets game and Adventureland in Farmingdale).
Special events include some of the following as part of the camp program: make your own sundae, talent show, Country Western Day including pony rides, a barbecue, Christmas in July, a scavenger hunt, outdoor Olympics, a carnival for charity and a camp sing-along as well as many other activities that will excite the children.
The children look forward every day to swimming at the Learning Tree Day Camp. The two fenced- in pools provide water fun for the youngsters in a safe environment under the supervision of licensed lifeguards.
The non-swimmers (ages 3-6) wear life vests until they have demonstrated the ability to swim.
In the main pool there is a sprinkler and a splasher pool is available. “The Department of Health, Day Camp Division gave the Learning Tree a 100 percent rating when it was inspected last year." In fact he suggested that parents should call the day camp division no matter which camp they prefer to make sure that the camp has a perfect rating before you decide and give a deposit to the camp .You should at least be able to see last years inspection report. The phone number is 212-676-1600.
Mr. Abe went on to say "We use positive reinforcement (stickers, toys and special snacks) when the children follow appropriate behavior." Parents at The Learning Tree said how happy and confident they were when they left their precious children at the camp. When asked why, they said "The mature supervision was the key." In fact, some of these parents have their second and third child at The Learning Tree. One parent said how her son would not attend any other camp and that he was 12 years old and this was his eighth year attending The Learning Tree Day Camp. They must be doing something right Your search is over once you visited the camp and talk to Abe Shampaner and his staff. So if you want to make learning fun for your kids, you can reach the Learning Tree at 899-2020.