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 »

A Fair Affair

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 »

What’s Your Path?

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 »