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Toddlers18 Months-3 Years

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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Preschool3-5 Years

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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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 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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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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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.

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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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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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Elementary6-11 Years

Torah Circle

Join us for an exciting new initiative this year- Torah Circle! For a 5 week session, learn about different  Jewish topics such as holidays and Torah portions, in a fun, relaxed and social environment.

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Social Circle

Social Circle is a time to hang out and have fun with peers in different settings around town. This is a relaxed and community setting to practice our social skills.  

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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...

More Info »

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 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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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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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.

More Info »

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...

More Info »

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.

More Info »

Teens12-17 years

Torah Circle

Join us for an exciting new initiative this year- Torah Circle! For a 5 week session, learn about different  Jewish topics such as holidays and Torah portions, in a fun, relaxed and social environment.

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YAD Junior Winter/Spring Session

Meeting weekly, our Young Adult Division gives young teens and young adults with special needs an opportunity to have fun and hang out with friends in a comfortable and safe environment. Through a series of community service oriented activities, participants learn the satisfaction of giving back while gaining vital social and vocational skills. By going on trips out in the community and having special electives, we aim to give our participants exposure to many different experiences and hands on learning.

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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...

More Info »

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...

More Info »

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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Hanging with Friends

"Mom, just going to hang with my friends." This program will give teens the opportunity to "hang out" around town with new and old friends. Each week will be held at a new and exciting location.

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Loaves of Love

As Friendship Circle participants are growing older, we aim to give more opportunity for them within the community. "Loaves of Love" creates various products to sell, and is staffed by our teens and young adults with special needs. Our staff members are responsible for taking orders, creating items and having them ready for pick up. The Friendship Circle staff will work to ensure that our participants are gaining the skills and performing the correct tasks. The goal...

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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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YAD Junior Fall/Winter Session

Meeting weekly, our Young Adult Division gives young teens and young adults with special needs an opportunity to have fun and hang out with friends in a comfortable and safe environment. Through a series of community service oriented activities, participants learn the satisfaction of giving back while gaining vital social and vocational skills. By going on trips out in the community and having special electives, we aim to give our participants exposure to many different experiences and hands on learning.

More Info »

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.

More Info »

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...

More Info »

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.

More Info »

Young Adults18+ years

Torah Circle

Join us for an exciting new initiative this year- Torah Circle! For a 5 week session, learn about different  Jewish topics such as holidays and Torah portions, in a fun, relaxed and social environment.

More Info »

YAD Winter/ Spring Session

Meeting weekly, our Young Adult Division gives young adults with special needs an opportunity to have fun and hang out with friends in a comfortable and safe environment. Through a series of community service oriented activities, participants learn the satisfaction of giving back while gaining vital social and vocational skills. We will be going on monthly trips out in the community and having special electives giving participants exposure to many different experiences.

More Info »

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...

More Info »

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...

More Info »

Hanging with Friends

"Mom, just going to hang with my friends." This program will give teens the opportunity to "hang out" around town with new and old friends. Each week will be held at a new and exciting location.

More Info »

Loaves of Love

As Friendship Circle participants are growing older, we aim to give more opportunity for them within the community. "Loaves of Love" creates various products to sell, and is staffed by our teens and young adults with special needs. Our staff members are responsible for taking orders, creating items and having them ready for pick up. The Friendship Circle staff will work to ensure that our participants are gaining the skills and performing the correct tasks. The goal...

More Info »

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...

More Info »

YAD Fall/ Winter Session

Meeting weekly, our Young Adult Division gives young teens and young adults with special needs an opportunity to have fun and hang out with friends in a comfortable and safe environment. Through a series of community service oriented activities, participants learn the satisfaction of giving back while gaining vital social and vocational skills. By going on trips out in the community and having special electives, we aim to give our participants exposure to many different experiences and hands on learning.

More Info »

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.

More Info »

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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Family

Walk4Friends

Over 1,000 men, women and children come out each year to walk in support of children with special needs, spreading the message of acceptance and solidarity, while raising crucial funds and awareness for the Friendship Circle’s many programs. This program is vital for the continuation of Friendship Circle and its programs.   Go to www.Walk4Friends.com to register!

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