Providing new experiences for our kids here at Elmcrest part of our year round programming. And our Elmcrest friend, Brewster Sears, has been doing just that for the last few years. Every week, throughout the summer and into the fall, he takes a group of kids out on Skaneateles Lake for some fishing and fun Read More »
A huge thank you shout out to the Hunt Real Estate Team for hosting their Back to School Drive to benefit Elmcrest!
Back to School just got a whole lot easier for children receiving services at Elmcrest. Thanks to the extreme generosity of the Hunt Real Estate Team, our kids will be ready for the first day of school! Read More »
What could you do if you wanted to have a pizza party, but had no money to purchase the pizza? Open a lemonade stand! That’s exactly what the boys and girls in Cottage 7 set up last Friday. And their timing was excellent. The recent scorching summer temperatures kept everyone thirsty, -- so the lemonade Read More »
No lazy, hazy days of summer at Elmcrest. The boys and girls are off for adventures at several CNY attractions. A handful of pellets tossed in the fish hatchery ponds has the growing perch splashing around for more. The children all checked out the teeny baby fish who grow quickly to size for release in Read More »
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 »
Residents and staff enjoyed seeing the clever hypotheses that resulted in ingenious displays at the Elmcrest Science Fair. Twenty-four student participants covered a wide range of science topics and created their own representations of some novel ideas. The first-place winner surprised her science teacher by presenting a case that described what it takes to Read More »
Elmcrest youth perform military physical training in a career workshop. Twenty-five Elmcrest residents, ages 13 and older, participated in a two-hour workshop on “What’s Your Path?” They were encouraged to explore different career options following high school graduation. These included college, career, vocational school, or military and how these could lead to independence, stability, and Read More »