August 2nd & 3rd – End of Session II

Apologies for the delay in posting – it has been a busy weekend for all here at NYMA. Our participants from session II ended their time with trips to Storm King Art Center and the Purple Heart Hall of Honor. The last day was filled with rehearsal for the closing ceremony as well as the tradition of our student-staff basketball game.

Thank you to all the parents who came out to the BBQ and closing ceremony, we enjoyed meeting many of you! To those who couldn’t make it, we hope your child had a good and memorable time at NYMA. I know we had a blast!

Individual pictures for receiving awards at the awards ceremony will be posted in a link tomorrow, along with the closing video with pictures. Please feel free to reach out at any point if you have any questions, comments, or concerns!



July 27th & July 28th – A Busy Weekend

Majority of our participants went to NYC this weekend, seeing all the sights the city has to offer. A few participants opted to stay on campus and instead went bowling, mini golfing, fruit picking, and hiking.

This week will bring the participants to white-water rafting, West Point, Storm King Art Center, and the Purple Heart Hall of Honor!


July 26th – End of the Week

Our first week has come to an end, and participants rounded out their weeks with a day of classes, sports, and more. Everyone did incredibly well this week! Hope everyone has been learning a lot from our dedicated teachers, counselors, and other participants!

Most of our participants will be going to NYC this weekend, and a few will stay near campus for fun local activities, like bowling and mini golf.


July 25th – Thursday at NYMA

Today brought our participants to classes in the morning, as they are now accustomed to. Due to some scheduling conflicts, most of our field trips will happen next week, so we hope everyone is looking forward to a fun-filled second week here!

Our last group went kayaking, then everyone enjoyed basketball in the gym! The night ended with everyone splitting up into robotics, board games, movie, and open gym.


July 24th – Kayaking, Rifle, and Bonfire!

Today, our first two groups went kayaking on the Hudson! They also had a chance to visit the rifle range on campus and practice their shooting. Those with the best aim will receive an award for best marksmen at the closing ceremony.

Our sports rotation began one group playing kickball, another playing dodgeball, and the last playing soccer.

Tonight, we had a bonfire (lit by our own Sgt. Waring, our survival teacher) with the Ice Mother truck bringing delicious ice cream and Italian ices for the kids. Everyone had a lot of fun with water guns, spraying each other when it was least expected. What a great end to a long, hot day!


July 23rd – A Busy Tuesday

Our participants continued their classes and were placed into electives today! Group 1 had a chance to go swimming during sports, while other groups played basketball due to the rain. Tomorrow starts a rotation of a whole variety of sports!

The night brought a variety of activities, including robotics for those in robotics class, a movie, and open gym or sports on the quad. The program will really begin to ramp up tomorrow, with kayaking and rifle practice!