Holiday camps can be a great experience for youth and an important resource for parents. The Youth Island New York regulates holiday camps in New York and surrounded states
providing support and resources to enhance the experience of middle school, high school, and college students.
Middle School Summer Camp / Camp Zeke
As Youth Island NY, we collaborated with New York Academy and had an amazing Summer Camp at Camp Zeke in Pennsylvania. It was a wonderful day camp, and there were middle school students from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Boston and New Hampshire. We, as Youth Island NY, had students from Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens and Long Island. The camp was well organized, and had everything a student could ask for.
Middle School Thanksgiving Camp
This year’s Thanksgiving Middle school camp was held at Brooklyn Amity School between November 27-29. The program contained reading, Quran learning and elaborate discussions with mentors. Students were able to develop their reading skills alongside their critical thinking. While the program was heavily constructed towards improving students, it also contained games and activities where students could bond. Movie night, game night and bowling were part of these activities. We thank our students and mentors for all their hard work and hope to see them all in our next middle school camp.
Middle School Thanksgiving Camp Boys 2019
As Youth Island NY our annual 2019 Thanksgiving Middle School Camp has come to end this year.
We wanted our students to spend their Thanksgiving break beneficial, so we setup many programs and activities for our students to do. We studied on the analysis of Quran and reading time so our students could enrich their religious and cultural knowledge. At the same time we setup fun activities for our students to do while they were on their break, one of these activities were we setup a FIFA and Foosball tournaments, our students also swam in the activity time.
Girls Winter Camp 2018
It was really nice being all together at the 2018 Winter Camp. Students all both learned and had enjoyable times. They had a chance to meet and interact with new friends. Girls had different mentors come in each day and talk to them about different subjects. They had small parties at the end of the day. They also read books (Risale-i Nur, etc..) and did discussions about it. They talked about what they understood by each one of their reading parts of the book. They had different activities going on each day. They went to the fitness center, which was included inside the hotel they were in. They got to meet Enes Kanter, who’s a NBA basketball player. Students picked topics and did research on them thorough out of the camp. They presented these to the jury at the end of the camp, and in return for that got gifts (Amazon cards).
High School Thanksgiving Camp 2018
We have completed Thanksgiving camp 2018 with our high school students. We assure you that your child both learned and had fun at the same time. They had a chance to practice reading Quran and they learned tafsir of short surahs. For the Quran and tafsir classes everyday Imam Ibrahim came to Long Island and he teach some of Quran rules and explained Surahs. We also did Question and Answer section. Our students ask the questions to Mentors and Imam about Cultural, Religions, Social life.
Middle School Thanksgiving Camp 2018
We have completed the Thanksgiving Camp with our middle school students. We assure you that your child both learned and had fun at the same time. They had a chance to practice reading Quran, they learned about our Prophet’s words (Hadis-i Serifler) and his acts (sunnet), his friends’ lives (sahabeler), and concise manual of Islamic faith and ethics. We’ve also done book discussion with the students. At the end of the camp, we organized an individual competition, first and second places received a price. Students also played pool, table tennis, darts etc.
Summer Camp 2018
Students both learned and had fun at the same time. They had a chance to practice reading Quran, they learned about our Prophet’s words, his friends’ (companions) lives, and concise manual of Islamic faith, worship and ethics (catechism). We’ve also done book discussion with the students, which every student read a part from the book aloud, and explained what he understood. They played tennis, swam and had a chance to play water polo with their mentors.
Middle School Winter Camp 2017
The Middle School Winter Camp took place at a hotel in Ellenville, NY.
The program was seven days, and we had ten middle school students. We arranged a classroom at the hotel and used it for reading, Quran education and catechism lesson. Students took advantage of the opportunities that hotel provided us, such as gym, swimming pool etc. We made a quiz for our students on what they have learnt during the camp, and gave prizes to top three students and motivated them.
Middle School Thanksgiving Camp Girls 2019
Youth Island NY, arranged a camp on the Thanksgiving break.
We booked a vacation house in Long Island for four days. There were 7 students and 3 mentors, so it was a small and friendly environment where students could learn more effectively. The daily schedule included book reading, Quran education, good manner education, activities etc. The main topic of the Thanksgiving Camp was prayer. Students learnt the prayers in details, and was tested afterwards. At the end of the camp, we went to Sky Zone and had a lot of fun.