|April 03, 2011|
Lido Beach Town Park
Answering the Needs of Citizens with Handicaps through Organized Recreation
ANCHOR is a comprehensive year-round program serving 1,200 children and adults with special needs. Town residents five years of age and over with developmental disabilities may apply for admission to the ANCHOR program.
Throughout the winter/spring season, the Town of Hempstead ANCHOR Program presents an enriching and encompassing schedule of recreational activities on weeknights and Saturdays. Developmentally disabled residents, five years of age and older, are eligible to participate. Specific times and locations of ANCHOR activities are announced in the participant calendar.
ANCHOR weekday programs are designed to develop socialization skills, improve self-image and integrate the participant into the community. Diverse recreational programs such as bowling, swimming, fitness, sports, drama workshop and Club ANCHOR (teens & adults) are offered to participants on weekdays after school and in the evenings.
SUMMER PROGRAM AT LIDO BEACH
Camp ANCHOR, the town’s six-week day camp program will serve approximately 720 children and adults with special needs throughout the summer. This comprehensive recreational day camp will be available to eligible participants who are five years of age and older. Transportation is provided. This year's camp runs from Monday, July 8 to Friday, August 16 (weekdays only).
Professional educators, specialists, paraprofessionals and volunteers will supervise exciting activities such as art, music, dance, physical education, home economics, special events and field trips during an all-day Saturday program. Participants are grouped according to age, needs and ability. Transportation to-and-from the ANCHOR centers is provided by the town.
For further information and applications for new participants please call (516) 431-6946 or write to: ANCHOR, Lido Beach Town Park, 630 Lido Blvd., Lido Beach, New York, 11561