Summer Camps on the Horizon at Oakwood

Published Tuesday, June 12, 2018

As in previous summers, Oakwood will host a variety of summer programs on our beautiful campus! Check out the info below to learn more and enroll! 

 

SAM Camp - Science and Math Camp for Girls - July 23-27 & July 30 - August 3  

SAM Camp is a week-long science and math summer camp that inspires girls (grades 6- 10) with thought-provoking and hands-on projects. Now in its 8th year, the goal of the camp is to make STEM topics fun and inviting and to instill confidence as campers tackle challenging activities. Campers learn from scientists, engineers and mathematicians while soldering circuits and decoding math cyphers! 
 
Contact samcamp@oakwoodfriends.org to register!
                                           
 
 
Summer Youth Advocacy Program - Voices of Tomorrow Empowered (VOTE) - July 29 - August 11
 
VOTE is a FREE two week, residential program for Hudson Valley and New York City youth (ages 13-18).  The program increases understanding of civic engagement, teaches the tools of social change through the arts, and fosters an early interest in and commitment to civic participation.  Activities, coordinated by a former Capitol Hill staffer, include mock legislative procedures, visits to the offices of elected officials, the use of theater, art and music as tools for social change and community service.  Each year the participants culminate the program with a public presentation of their art project. Past projects have included the installation of a mural in downtown Poughkeepsie, the screening of self-designed public service announcements and the building of benches for an urban pop-up park.   
 
This program is offered to participants for free, which is made possible by grants and donations from businesses and individuals including the Dyson Foundation, M & T Bank, and Rotary International. 
 
Contact Program Coordinator Julie Okoniewski at jokoniewski@oakwoodfriends.org to register!