Important Notice: Summer Camp will not be offered this year.
Mosser Village Family Center offered Summer Camp for children between the ages of 7 (and completed 1st grade) and 11. Camp combined lots of summer fun with interesting educational activities. Volunteers from community partners like the Pool Wildlife Sanctuary, Allentown Police K-9 department, or Allentown Health Bureau’s Fruit Van shared their expertise and lead the children in fun activities. Based at the Mosser Village Family Center, Summer Camp also included educational field trips and visits to Mack Pool.
Community Bikes Work at Mosser Village Family Center
Mosser Village Family Center is now a Community Bike Works programs site. In the Earn a Bike program, children learn bike mechanics and safety while practicing reading, writing, teamwork and work ethic skills. At the end of class, they earn their refurbished bicycle and a new helmet. Along the way, peer role models and adult mentors positively influence the students’ outlook on school and life.
Other Community Bike Works programs include Earn a Book, Afternoon Drop-in, and Youth Leadership. The capstone of a student’s experience is our Youth Apprentice program, in which students who have served as youth volunteers earn their first paycheck as members of the Community Bike Works staff.
All programs are offered free of charge.
Elementary School Afterschool Programs
In free afterschool programs sponsored by Mosser Village Family Center, children learned and had fun in a safe, supervised environment. Run in partnership with the Allentown School District and funded by a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, afterschool programs were held in Mosser and Sheridan Elementary Schools.
The programs began at 3:15 with dinner and social time. From 3:45 to 5:15 the students focused on homework with help and tutoring available from teachers working in the program. During the final hour, students took part in hands-on activities focused on science, the arts, math, and language.
The Mosser Village Family Center staff worked with staff at each school to identify goals and outcomes for the afterschool program at that site, and to develop activities to attain those outcomes.