Two groups of deserving kids find fun, fresh air, and friends at BYSC’s 5th annual Adirondack camping experience at Brant Lake Camp

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Kids from NewFlex program at Brant Lake
Children from the New Flex Foundation of Mt. Vernon with BYSC volunteers at Brant Lake Camp

This past week, Backyard Sports Cares hosted two separate groups of deserving campers at Brant Lake Camp, a private summer camp in the Adirondacks. BYSC hosted thirty school-aged children from the New Flex Foundation of Mt. Vernon, and seven residents from the Youth Shelter Program of Westchester, a rehabilitation program offering teenagers a second chance alternative to incarceration.

Young men from the Youth Shelter of Westchester camping at Brant Lake
Young men from the Youth Shelter of Westchester after a game of Football at Brant Lake Camp

The visitors were treated to a full regimen of typical summer camping activity including sports, swimming, cookouts, campfires, hiking, and bunk life.

Teens from YSOW on Brant Lake

Brant Lake is a third-generation sleep-away camp owned and operated by the Gersten Family. This is the fifth summer Brant Lake has opened their campus to this program.

Visit our Facebook page to view more images from our Brant Lake campout with the New Flex Foundation and the Youth Shelter of Westchester.

Young men from Youth Shelter Program of Westchester join BYSC for a weekend at Brant Lake Camp

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Earlier this month, Backyard Sports Cares coordinated an extended weekend to Brant Lake Camp in the Adirondacks for 12 teen residents from the Youth Shelter Program of Westchester. For many of these at-risk young men, it was their first time officially camping, and for others, it was their first foray out of an urban environment and into … Continue reading “Young men from Youth Shelter Program of Westchester join BYSC for a weekend at Brant Lake Camp”

Backyard Sports Brings NewFlex Youths to Brant Lake

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For the fourth year in a row, Backyard Sports Cares hosted a group of kids from Mt. Vernon’s NewFlex Youth Program at Brant Lake Camp for a weekend of fun camp experiences and activities. It was another fabulous camp experience for the NewFlex Youth Program kids who participated in lots of activities and made new … Continue reading “Backyard Sports Brings NewFlex Youths to Brant Lake”