“I learned that you need to help the community even if you're little. You need to help the community any way you can, because even a small change could make a difference.”
— Queens Girl Scout
“My favorite activities were planting the trees and when we go to the park and help the community. When I get to plant trees I get my hands a little dirty and I like to get my hands dirty.”
— Bronx Girl Scout
"We did water testing for chlorine. If you put a blue pill in water, and you shake it up, if it stays clear, that means you have no chlorine in your water. If it keeps going to a darker point, it means you have either 1% or 2% chlorine in your water. It's important [to know] because chlorine makes your water clean."
— Brooklyn Girl Scout
“[My daughter gets an] energy from being involved in the program. It's the summer, she has to wake up early, but she didn't want to miss a thing. She went out of her way every day to be involved as much as possible.”
“The whole idea behind Urban Day Camp—giving my daughters a chance to experience nature, to enjoy the summer from a whole different point of view, to access something they don't regularly have here in the city, or something we haven't had a chance to access for our children—was something new, it was something intriguing, and we wanted to enroll.”
"At camp, she overcame a fear of heights, and now she's more willing to take risks in other areas of life as well. For example, she never was really into playing instruments, but now she's willing to try it to see whether or not she's interested in it."
“April is one of the many girls whom enjoyed a summer jammed with learning — and the most important lesson, respect: respect of self, others, and our environment. April is forever changed! Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
— Principal at PS 107