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Camp Half Blood

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Reviews (11)

  • Review from the 2023 Summer Camp Survey

    Location: Prospect Park How old was your child when they attended camp this summer? 11 Review: My child has been going for a few years to Half Blood Camp. He loves the imaginative and outdoors aspects of this camp (all day in Prospect Park). This camp is great for active kids who are into greek mythology and Percy Jackson books. Downsides are: rain days mean no camp or a very wet day in the park; the quality of the counselors varies greatly. What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? Better selection and training of counselors.
  • Review from the 2023 Summer Camp Survey

    Location: Prospect Park How old was your child when they attended camp this summer? 8 Review: Our son loved the storytelling and the drama of the camp and the swordfighting. He struggled with the fact that it is very chaotic, with many children breaking the rules. We didn't experience it as a nurturing place, where kids made connections with each other. What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? I wish there was more focus on building connection between the kids.
  • Review from the 2023 Summer Camp Survey

    Location: Prospect Park How old was your child when they attended camp this summer? 11 Review: While my son had fun, it wasn't as excellent as the year before. While he's 11, he was put in a group with mostly 7 year olds. There's a big age gap there. What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? While choosing a cabin is an option (and overall is somewhat irrelevant), they should try to match kids by age. 9-10-11 should be together, 7-8-9 as well.
  • Review from the 2023 Summer Camp Survey

    Location: Prospect Park How old was your child when they attended camp this summer? 8 Review: My son has special needs (ASD and ADHD). Camp Half Blood presents itself as a camp that is welcoming to neurodiverse campers. I think they try to be welcoming though I do not know what kind of special training the team receives, if any. They are not able to truly accommodate everyone - in the end we shortened the time my son participated because he had a few meltdowns while at camp - they gave him a few chances but it did not work out for the whole summer. They don't have enough staff or special training to handle my son's meltdowns which can include aggression like hitting, kicking, etc. My son is obsessed with mythology - especially Greek mythology - and he really loved the content of the camp. It is almost like they are putting on a theatrical production - each cabin would come across mysterious figures or monsters in the woods and have mysteries to solve. He absolutely loved that part of it. But it is a very exhausting experience - my son found it to be really tiring to be out in the park all day long, lots of walking and active play. The sword fighting was exciting but also challenging for him. The feeling of the camp is exciting, fun and stimulating. But it can be overstimulating and exhausting, especially for kids with neurodiversity. We might try it again next summer depending on what my son is interested in and how far he has developed in terms of managing his behavior.
  • Review from the 2023 Summer Camp Survey

    Location: Park Slope How old was your child when they attended camp this summer? 10 Review: She liked it a lot. Came home every day hopelessly covered in dirt. She loved the combat and mythology focus. It felt very much like I was dropping her off at the actual Camp Half-Blood from the book where dangerous things could actually happen. She hated having to use the park bathrooms. What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? Honestly, less dirt. Other than that, I liked the camp a lot. Would you like to add anything related to COVID and how the camp handled it? Not mentioned at all by the camp. They probably have a COVID policy written out somewhere but I didn't notice it.
  • Review from the 2022 Summer Camp Survey

    Location: Prospect Park How old was your child when they attended camp this summer? 8 and 9 Review: Every aspect of the camp was run well. Pro tip - ask to have friends assigned to the same group. Would you like to add anything related to COVID and how the camp handled it? The camp followed Covid guidelines and restrictions.
  • Review from the 2022 Summer Camp Survey

    Location: Prospect park How old was your child when they attended camp this summer? 11 Review: My son just finished his third summer with CHB. He loved every minute. Came home happy, exhausted and filthy every day. :) I will say that this summer there seemed to be a much higher counselor turnover and more subs than usual. However that did not hamper my sons experience and he will not even consider another camp. What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? Seems expensive given there really isn’t any overhead. Wish there was bus service.
  • Review from the 2017 PSP Summer Camp Survey

    The girls were just enrolled for one week of camp, so they had big expectations... But they get bored from the first day (complaining every day in our way there). I think they did not accomplish with the description of the camp, and it was just a place where they spent the day while we were working. They did a couple of nice things like go to rock climbing. But the rest was very superficial: for the poetry day, they just read a poem (?), they not even dyed their t-shirt, the councilors made it for them... Definitely we will look for another camp program next year. The coordinator is nice, but the program must be adjusted. Age of child: 6 and 8 Based on a Summer 2017 experience
  • Review from the 2017 PSP Summer Camp Survey

    She liked it. It was a one week program and I think they did a good job of providing activities that were fun and challenging. She learned a lot about composting which I found out unexpectedly during an unrelated conversation! Age of child: 11 Based on a Summer 2017 experience
  • Review from the 2017 PSP Summer Camp Survey

    My daughter loved this camp, and she's gone to many! She liked the adventure activities (like archery and rock climbing), she liked the crafts (like making a skateboard and tie dying her camp shirt), she liked making a shield and sling shot to battle against Camp Half blood kids and she liked the counselors. Age of child: 10 Based on a Summer 2017 experience
  • Summer Camp Survey 2016

    Age of child: 6 Review: This was our first time at this camp and we loved it. She went with a bunch of her school friends. She enjoyed doing something different everyday in and around Brooklyn. Being exposed to new activities for example archery, tie dyeing to name a couple. What would you change about the program, if anything? The week she went they did not do any water activities.

 

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