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Parents have much to be excited about when considering Beam Camp for their children. Founded in 2004, Beam Camp has provided 1000+ campers with exciting experiences in creative problem-solving through working with their hands and actively collaborating with others. Campers and staff build a large-scale collaborative project chosen through an annual worldwide design competition, and the projects have been recognized with international media attention and major architecture prizes. To further their mission, Danny and Brian founded the nonprofit Beam Center in 2011, and in 2015 Brian donated the Beam Camp operation to Beam Center and became its Executive Director. Beam Center now collaborates with 29+ NYC public middle and high schools and its Brooklyn home hosts Apprenticeship and Youth Employment programs. Beam Camp proudly offers scholarships and tuition assistance for more than 20% of all campers, with the majority of these funds going to students from Beam Center’s New York City youth network. In 2016, Beam Camp refined its summer program to sharpen the focus on skill-building, collaborative challenge, responsibility, and mentorship. Parents can be assured that their children will receive a unique and inspiring experience when they attend Beam Camp.
The YMCA Camp Foss community provides a safe and nurturing environment for children of all ages. Through the camp's experienced and knowledgeable staff, campers are encouraged to explore, create, and grow. They learn essential life skills such as teamwork, responsibility, and respect. Campers also participate in a variety of outdoor activities and games, such as hiking, campfires, and sports. These activities provide campers with the opportunity to build relationships and develop a sense of teamwork as they work together to achieve common goals. Through camp activities, campers learn to be independent and take responsibility for their actions. They also learn important values such as respect for others, respect for the environment, and respect for themselves. YMCA Camp Foss is dedicated to providing an inclusive and diverse experience for all campers. The camp strives to create an atmosphere of respect and acceptance, regardless of race, gender, religion, ability, or background. Campers are encouraged to express themselves, and to make friends with people from all walks of life. By fostering a culture of acceptance and inclusion, YMCA Camp Foss helps campers become more confident, resilient, and compassionate members of their community.