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YMCA "Camp Bernie" Program...

Traditional Overnight (Grades 2-10)

YMCA Camp Bernie provides a safe and healthy overnight camping experience for boys and girls from grades 2-10. Our incredible variety of activities help kids build confidence, develop skills, make new friends and have fun. A combination of personal choice activities and scheduled programming means that campers have the freedom to customize their experience.

Activities including swimming, arts and crafts, basketball, archery, climbing tower, volleyball, canoeing, mountain biking and much, much more. Our skilled and responsible staff teach the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.      

Specialized activities enhance the Camp Bernie summer camp experience and promote the YMCA core values. These programs include Wilderness Exploration possibilities, Leadership Development, exciting horseback riding programs for youth of all ages and an innovative and unique mini-bike riding program generously sponsored by BMW of North AmericA, LLC. 

     Strategy and Goal for 2010/2011 

“This is our fourth year for “Camp Bernie” and we are thrilled that the young people we have recruited to participate will get yet another opportunity to learn about nature and the environment,” said Delia Hunley-Adossa, who heads up BEE, and also serves as chair of the CBA Executive Committee. “Moreover, we are even more enthusiastic to create a new generation of green-minded young people who can help in their own ways to help create a more environmentally-sound Brooklyn.”
This year Ms. Hunley-Adossa will continue modifying her Camp Bernie recruitment efforts and intends to once again integrate some of the students of her HELP and HELP Too programs that she oversees together.  These programs are targeted to students in middle school and high school who are the children of economically disadvantaged families. The focus will be on those most at risk of academic failure and those in need of personal and educational support to complete high school and prepare for post-secondary education and careers in technical fields.  Students in age range 12 – 18 are served. The joining together idea is exciting and Ms. Hunley-Adossa has been successful thus far and intends to keep it that way. The youth have been extremely open to learning how to live green.  BEE is seeking funding in order for some of these very programs to be sustained. 
The HELP program is geared to promote and encourage our youth to seek alternatives to violence, gang and drugs while teaching them how to live green. Juvenile truancy, gang activity, juvenile crime and drug usage is a significant problem. The H.E.L.P. Program is determined to curb juvenile truancy, juvenile crime(s), and gang activity and drug usage by teaching and developing the youth’s self discipline, social and leadership skills. The program is a three Phase Program, i.e., Phase I Boot Camp, Phase II and 88th Precinct Explorer in Post 2188 and Phase III is a New York City Police Cadet if desired. 
HELP Too (Helping Encourage Leadership Potential) is a program that will Nurture Young Women from middle school to college; this initiative specifically focuses on non-traditional fields in the GREEN SECTOR. This program is geared to promote and encourage our female youth with options. We are targeting young women who may be at risk. 
BEE is an advocacy and educational organization that is creating a new generation of green-minded young people.  After the Camp Bernie experience, the campers and the subsequent classes back in Brooklyn are part of BEE’s Safe Places to Learn and Grow Program, which is intended to provide safe havens during non-school hours and offer structured activities that nurture young people, teaching them social skills, vocational interests and civic responsibility relative to the environment.  In addition, BEE attempts to provide opportunities for youth to contribute to their communities and society by enriching young people's knowledge and understanding of their culture and the cultures of those around them.  BEE is the Atlantic Yards CBA group over environmental assurances. BEE is preparing our youth to be successful in the "Green" 21st Century.  
Places to Learn and Grow has teamed up with Camp Bernie, HELP 2, HELP and Explorers on various initiatives. We meet in the summer months on a weekly basis; some attend Camp Bernie, work special events, work for BEE and volunteer throughout the year. During the fall, winter and spring we attempt to meet at least on a bi-monthly basis keeping our projects alive and thriving. We have been meeting at the 88th Precinct and sometimes at Junior High School MS-113 both venues have become partners with us. They all have to maintain at minimum a “C” average in school and be good citizens, participate in all aspects of the program and be open minded to new and innovative things.






 Tips for Greener Living

Learn more EASY WAYS to make a difference.


Is Your Home Energy-Efficient?


  • Replace incandescent lightbulbs with compact fluorescent lamps.

  • Plug your electronics into a power strip, and turn that off when they're not in use.  

  • Keep cell phone chargers and other power converters unplugged when not in use. 

  • Install energy-efficient windows. 
  • Upgrade from an older analog thermostat to a digital, programmable thermostat. 

  • Heat your water with natural gas instead of electricity. 

  • Check your house for drafts and other indications of degraded insulation.   

  • Request a free energy audit from your utility company.  

  • Plant deciduous trees around your house, particularly towards the south and southwest.



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