City of Albany Recreation Programs
City of Albany Camp FriendshipJan 2012
Does anyone have any experience with the City of Albany's Camp Friendship summer day camp? The price is right, and it's very convenient, but will it keep my son interested all summer? Jean
We are regulars in the afterschool program ''Friendship Club'' and we have enrolled in the week-at-a-time camps run through the same (''Camp Friendship''). I can say, wholeheartedly, that we love the camp and program. The staff are fantastic: they genuinely care about the kids and do a great job of creating a fun and friendly atmosphere. They do great field trips during the weeklong camps and really make sure all kids are having a good time and are feeling safe and cared for.
We have never done a full summer of only one camp, so I can't speak to your child's interest level after many weeks (I work 'flexibly' so take them to the pool and other things too). But camp friendship would seem to me a great option for multiple week enrollment - as much as any other camp. big fan
Re: Day camp for extremely shy 9 year old
I read in the announcements that the City of Albany is hosting a wide variety of summer camps. The Camp Friendship or any of the camps they offer would be great! Send Chelle an email for camp info: cputzer[at]albanyca.org Chelle
Also Albany has a swim team called the Blue Dolphins, which I believe is for kids your daughters' age. You can inquire at the Albany Pool, which is on Portland Ave. next to Memorial Park.
From: Greg (7/98)
we will be switching our daughter to the Friendship (run by the Recreation Dept.), for the simple reason that it's so much more convenient: we live across the street from Memorial Park, where the Friendship Club is located. The same will be true for you, of course, with the Kids Corner.
We never considered Kids Corner, since it's so far out of our way (although we certainly would have when we lived in the Village a few years ago!); so I really don't have an impression of that program. My sense is that it is similar in quality to Friendship Club; that is, pretty good.