Better Together

Programs

Preschool

Friends at Home

Friends at Home pairs teenage volunteers with children with special needs for weekly play dates. Friends at Home is based on the belief that everyone deserves to have a friends. These children have many adults and professionals in their lives, but they are missing one important thing that the teen volunteers happily provide: friendship.

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Sports & Swim Fall/ Winter Session

Sports and Swim is a weekly program that takes place on Thursdays throughout the year at the Freehold YMCA. Under the guidance of professional sports & swim instructors as well as our teen buddies, individuals with special needs enjoy a wonderful 1.5 hours of fun, sportsmanship, team building and water safety skills.   This program is geared to individuals with special needs ages 5 and up. The goal of the program is to create friendships between our...

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Winter Camp

Friendship Circle's camp offers children a chance to build true friendships with their one-on-one teen volunteers as well as their peers. Each action-packed day will be filled with stimulating, therapeutic, and fun activities such as music, science, art, sports, trips and indoor fun.     Sunday, Dec 23- Swimming at Center of Lifelong Learning Monday, Dec 24- Good Sports USA & Howell Lanes bowling Tuesday, Dec 25- JerZJump Wednesday, Dec 26- Fun Plex Thursday, Dec 27- Liberty...

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Summer Camp

Friendship Circle's camp offers children a chance to build true friendships with their one-on-one teen volunteers as well as their peers. Each action packed day will be filled with stimulating, therapeutic, and fun activities such as music, swimming, art, sports,trips and outdoor water fun.     Daily Trips: Monday August 27- Turtle Back Zoo Tuesday August 28- Asbury Park Mini Gold & Silverball Pinball Wednesday August 29- Crystal Springs Water Park Thursday August 30- Planetarium, Ocean County...

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Sunday Circle Fall/ Winter Session

Sunday Circle is a weekly program that takes place from 3:00-5:00 PM on Sundays throughout the year. Under the guidance of experienced group leaders and with the friendship of our teen buddies participants enjoy 2 hours of non stop fun, team building, social activities, music and more!      Sunday Circle is 2 hours of non-stop fun and engagement under the guidance of an experienced teacher and with the help of our teen buddies. Our participants are divided...

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Sports & Swim Winter/Spring Session

Sports and Swim is a weekly program that takes place on Thursdays throughout the year at the Freehold YMCA. Under the guidance of professional sports & swim instructors as well as our teen buddies, individuals with special needs enjoy a wonderful 1.5 hours of fun, sportsmanship, team building and water safety skills.   This program is geared to individuals with special needs ages 5 and up. The goal of the program is to create friendships between our...

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Sunday Circle Winter/Spring Session

Sunday Circle is 2 hours of non-stop fun and engagement under the guidance of an experienced teacher and with the help of our teen buddies. Our participants are divided into various rooms according to age and needs. They are exposed to a number of different social activities while interacting with their teen buddies. Each Sunday the groups will have Music Therapy and additional electives such as yoga, zumba, martial arts and more.       This program has been partially sponsored by The Jewish...

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