Camp Herrlich’s Before and After School programs held their annual fall community service projects leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday. The Camp After School Program participants, students from George Fischer Middle School in the Carmel Central School District, spent a full week in the Camp Herrlich kitchen. They baked over 50 mini-loaves of pumpkin bread for the Putnam Community Action Program’s Thanksgiving food drive which supports local families in need and provided food for 350 families this year. The students learned about baking and community service and brought home their own loaves of pumpkin bread along with the recipe so they could make it again.
The before and after school program participants at Matthew Paterson Elementary School in Patterson collected items and assembled “Blessing Bags” for St. John’s Church breakfast run program which brings bags of essential items to the homeless population in New York City. Donations of things like gum, razors, toothpaste and toothbrushes, came from program participants’ families and from teachers at the Carmel School District. Once they were collected, the students and staff in the program assembled Ziploc bags to be distributed by St. John’s.
Camp Herrlich’s award winning, licensed School Age Child Care programs place great importance on community service and do at least two projects per year. For more information on Camp Herrlich’s programs or for partnership opportunities, visit www.campherrlich.org or check them out on Facebook - facebook.com/campherrlich