NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Oasis Children's Services believes that summer experiences play a critical role in the lives of children. For 10 years, Oasis has brought high-quality summer day camp programs directly to families in New York and New Jersey, and has expanded its 2011 summer camps to serve children at two new locations in Massachusetts, one each in New Hampshire and Maryland, as well as additional locations in New York and New Jersey.
Oasis Children's Services provides children with a summer camp experience filled with traditional arts and recreational activities that allows children to be challenged while building friendships, and to embrace new experiences and to learn new skills.
"Many outside pressures tug at children and teens today," said Bernie Tessler, CEO of Oasis Children's Services. "Oasis Summer Camps provide a safe and welcoming atmosphere for youth, and we are excited to expand our unique camp experience to families in six new locations and in three additional states."
Oasis is flexible around families' summer schedules. Campers may enroll for a minimum of two consecutive weeks, a maximum of eight weeks, or a combination of weeks.
Camps are staffed by well-trained counselors who are accomplished educators, teachers, youth development and after school program leaders, and college students.
Additional Oasis Camp locations are anticipated for 2011. Oasis conforms to the rigid standards of The American Camp Association (ACA) and has earned approval, a two-year process, on most sites. A testament to the quality summer camps run by Oasis, just 20% of all camps in the United States are granted ACA approval.
Oasis Summer Camps in NY, NJ, MD
Presently, Oasis has seven camps throughout New York and Long Island including the highly popular Oasis in Central Park, Downtown Manhattan, Dobbs Ferry at Mercy College, Point Lookout, the North Shore at Tully Park, and in Brooklyn. Opening in summer 2011 is Oasis Astoria, Queens.
In New Jersey, Oasis Summer Camps are offered at Drew University in Madison, and in summer 2011 at The College of New Jersey in Ewing.
In Maryland, Oasis Summer Camp will be held at the Frederick Indoor Sports Center.
Three Summer Camps in New England
Oasis will offer two new camps in Massachusetts -- at Smith College in Northampton, and Hampshire College in Amherst. Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, N.H. is the third camp in New England.
Oasis Teen Travel Camps
Oasis also offers an enriching and exciting day camp experience for teens age 12 to 14. Oasis Teen Travel Camp is offered at the Central Park, Long Island, Dobbs Ferry, and Madison locations, with other locations anticipated for summer 2011.
For more information, contact Oasis Children's Services at 800-317-1392 or visit www.oasischildren.com.
Oasis Children's Services (www.oasischildren.com) has provided fun, enriching and convenient summer day camps to more than 30,000 children in New York, Westchester Country, Long Island, and New Jersey since 2000. Oasis offers 13 day camp locations in N.Y., N.J., Massachusetts, Maryland, and New Hampshire that serve children ages 4 to 14 years old. Oasis Children's Services works closely with its staff of dedicated educators, teachers, youth development and afterschool program leaders, and college students to ensure children have successful camp experiences. The majority of staff hold or are pursuing degrees in education, psychology, liberal arts, or social sciences.
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