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Kateri Day Camp Celebrates Bird Week Red Tail Hawk

The children of Kateri Day Camp had a wonderful time learning about birds during our fourth week of camp. We began with a visit from Erin of  Woodford - Cedar Run Sanctuary. As part of her Hunters of the Sky program she brought two live owls and a red tail hawk. The campers were so excited to have an up close view of these raptors.

In the cool cave, children dissected owl pellets and found out what the night hunters had been eating. At the Craft Corner they made birdhouses and plenty of fun feathered crafts including a very popular squeakin' squawkin' chicken!


Asbury Park Press article features Kateri Day Camp

The Asbury park Press ran a wonderful article about Kateri's Literacy program. Click the link to read the article and view the photos.

http://www.app.com/story/news/education/2014/07/15/kateri-camp-literacy-program/12706129/ 


Kateri Day Camp Celebrates Ocean Week

The children of Kateri Day Camp had a wonderful week learning about the oceans and the denizens of the deep. They drew animal pictures with fun facts about sea creatures, made sand art and sang songs about the sea. As part of the literacy program they learned all about rip currents in order to prepare for a trip to Sandy Hook Beach on Friday.


Kateri Day Camp opens with America the Beautiful Week

Nearly 175 campers enjoyed plenty of sun and fun during the first week of Kateri Day Camp 2014. The children, ages 5 - 13 took part in special activities around this week's celebratory theme of America the Beautiful. Our wonderful counselors planned a variety of fun events such as world cup soccer, patriotic pin making, and even red white and blue cupcake decorating.

In the reading room, called the Cool Cave, they explored American history and even made their own Declarations of Independence. The only place cooler than the cave was the pool, where everyone took part in daily swim lessons and afternoon free swim time. It was a great start to a summer full of fun and adventure for Kateri Day Camp!


Collier Residents and Staff Receive NJACYF Awards

Congratulations to two of our residents – Gabby Ramirez and Yaki Melendez – as well as Collier House Program Manager Kerry Buckman, all of whom were honored at the 2014 New Jersey Alliance for Children, Youth, and Families (NJACYF) annual conference.


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Residents Take Road Trip to Washington D.C.

"Road Trip!!!" That was the spirit at Collier House a few weeks ago when the girls and staff took a weekend road trip to Washington, D.C. to view the sites and enjoy some time together as a community.


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Equine Therapy Program Teaches Core Values

Collier Middle School students benefitted from a new equine-facilitated learning program that was developed specifically for our school by the educators at Sunnyside Equestrian Center in Lincroft. The certified trainers at Sunnyside created an Equine Therapy curriculum tailored specifically to address the four core behaviors of Respect, Responsibility, Safety and Kindness as practiced daily through our school’s Positive Behavior Support (PBS) program.


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CHS Spotlight - Ryan Birmingham -- 1999-2001

"Everyone is so accepting, and everyone makes you feel comfortable," said Ryan Birmingham. "Whatever you were into ‘worked’ at Collier." Ryan attended Collier during his sophomore and junior years before returning to his home district for senior year and graduation. A self-described "preppy jock," Ryan said that he had stayed within his own clique in public school and did not give others a chance. "I was very judgmental [when I came], but that all changed at Collier…It changed me because it was the norm for everyone to interact there."


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Collier Youth Services Gala 2014
Collier Golf Outing


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