Animal Kingdom

ECC youth enjoying Rosamond Gifford Zoo. Several children from the Elmcrest residences mingled with the animals this summer. Rosamond Gifford Zoo offered large and small, animals, fish, and fowl for the children to visit. New favorites this year were two new baby cape porcupines, two more Humboldt penguin chicks and the arrival of Bjorn the Read More »

A Special Thanks

Annal's Angels 5K fun run. Earlier this year, Maureen and Tom Annal donated hundreds of books to Elmcrest. The Annals lost both their daughters, Maryella, then age 11, and Elizabeth, then 9, in a Thruway accident in 2020. Since that time, these parents, (also injured) have lived by the motto “do the next right thing.” Read More »

Passports to Imagination

The girls in Cottage 9 have been traveling in a world of imagination. When two recent birthdays arrived, their talented supervisor, with creative assistance from their peers, created dazzling settings to match the interests of the birthday girls. Everyone grabbed their “passports” and soon traveled to Japan for celebration number one. Majestic backdrops brought this Read More »

Into the Woods

Boys of Cottage 3 hiking in Highland Forest Park. Four  youth from Cottage 3 spent an overnight camping this summer at Camp Valley in Highland Forest Park, Fabius.  No snack packs for this foursome; they built a fire, cooked a whole chicken for their dinner, and topped it off with Smores. Breakfast the next morning Read More »