Claremont Elementary School of Ossining Wins Kiwi Country Day Campâ€™s 2015 â€œGaga for Goodâ€ Contest
With more than 2,000 votes received, Claremont Elementary School of Ossining received nearly 32% of the votes in Kiwi Country Day Camp’s premiere Gaga for Good contest. The school will receive an inflatable gaga court and a $1,000 donation to their charity of choice, the Ossining Upper Elementary PTA, courtesy of Kiwi Country Day Camp.
Gaga for Good was created by Kiwi Country Day Camp as a way to combine one of their favorite camp activities, gaga ball, with the opportunity to give back to the community and support local school health and wellness programs.
Elementary schools throughout Northern Westchester County, Mahopac and Carmel were able to register for the chance to win an inflatable gaga court for their school and a $1,000 donation for the charity of their choice. Participating schools and their charities included:
- Austin Road Elementary School (Mahopac) / Community Cares
- Bedford Road School (Pleasantville) / Bedford Road School PTA
- Claremont Elementary School (Ossining) / Ossining Upper Elementary PTA
- George Washington Elementary (Mohegan Lake) / George Washington PTA
- Pequenakonck Elementary School (North Salem) / Ben’s Bells Project
- Primrose Elementary School (Somers) / Primrose PTA
- Somers Intermediate School (Somers) / St. Luke’s Food Pantry
- West Patent Elementary School (Bedford) / West Patent Elementary School Association
Adam Wallach, owner and director of Kiwi Country Day Camp, explained, “We really enjoy partnering with our local schools and communities throughout the year to provide youth programs and to support their fundraising events. The idea for Gaga for Good was born out of our never-ending desire to teach children the value of both healthy living and social responsibility. We are very excited to award Claremont Elementary School as the first-ever winner of Gaga for Good.”
Voting took place May 9-15, 2015 by visiting KiwiCountryDayCamp.com. One vote was accepted per valid email address. The school that accumulated the most votes during this time would win an inflatable gaga court and a $1,000 donation to their charity. Updates on the voting tallies were posted daily to Facebook (facebook.com/campkiwi) and KiwiCountryDayCamp.com. The winner was announced May 18.
About Kiwi Country Day Camp
Kiwi Country Day Camp has provided campers with an authentic traditional camp experience since 1953. Their formula for success blends a wonderful facility with a dynamic and creative program, offered by highly-spirited and interactive staff. The core program offers campers a variety of sports, adventure, performing/creative arts and daily instructional swim led by professional educators. KCDC is for campers ages two through fifteen years of age. They offer a traditional five-day and three-day per week programs, ranging from four to eight week sessions (which do not need to be consecutive). Kiwi Country Day Camp is located at 845 Union Valley Road in Carmel, NY.
For more information about Gaga for Good or summer camp, call 914.276.CAMP (2267) or visit KiwiCountryDayCamp.com. Personal family tours are available every weekday and select weekends.
About Claremont Elementary School
Claremont School is committed to the equitable education of each of its third and fourth grade students to his or her fullest potential. We are an integral part of a dynamic, diverse and visionary school district that espouses the principle that, “Schools Operate for the Benefit of the Children.” It is this belief that guides us as we provide an environment of learning and teaching for our third and fourth graders that builds on the experiences, curiosity and motivation they bring to Claremont School. It is our purpose to provide them with the wherewithal to grow academically and socially during their journey with us. Claremont Elementary School is located at 2 Claremont Street, Ossining.