Give a Child Their Dream Summer

The summer months at York Street Project give us the opportunity to open up a world of possibilities for our children. Each July and August, we take our children on as many daily and overnight trips as possible to explore the beach, go camping, visit a museum, see a farm, have fun in a park, cool off in a pool, and other fun activities!

Did you know that you can make this happen by sponsoring a child or family for one or more such activities this summer?

Every parent dreams of giving their child(ren) a summer to remember. Please help expose our children to these worlds of culture, entertainment, and experiences that they might not otherwise ever see or do.

All field trips are chaperoned by members of the York Street Project staff.

Summer Program Field Trips

Each summer, we provide all the children enrolled in our summer program at The Nurturing Place the opportunity to experience a variety of activities that build positive experiences.

The Summer Enrichment Program is not only fun and eye-opening, but ensures our children are continually learning even when school is not in session.  The learning curriculum is enhanced by offering experiential field trips that broaden the horizons and minds of our young students.

The 76 children enrolled in our Summer Enrichment Program experience a variety of the activities listed, depending on their age. Help make some young dreams come true this summer and make a donation to support our kids.

Click on the name of an activity 
to make a summer dream come true.

ActivityDonation AmountWhat Is Provided
Philadelphia Experience $600 for 6 children and 2 adults.3 day/2 night trip to Philadelphia. Cost includes touring historic Philadelphia with visits to the Art Museum, Ben Franklin Institute, and Liberty Bell.
Yogi Bear Campsite$35 per child4 day/3 night overnight camping trip, including food. Choose the number of children you would like to sponsor by clicking the name of the activity.
Legoland Discovery Center$25 per childCost includes entrance to Legoland plus food for one child. Choose the number of children you would like to sponsor by clicking the name of the activity.
Turtle
Back Zoo
$17 per childCost includes ticket to Turtle Back Zoo plus food for one child. Choose the number of children you would like to sponsor by clicking on the name of the activity.
Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island$25 per childCost includes ferry and museum ticket and food for one child. Choose the number of children you would like to sponsor by clicking the name of the activity.
Jenkinson's Aquarium$11 per childCost includes ticket to aquarium and food for one child. Choose the number of children you would like to sponsor by clicking the name of the activity.
AMC Movies & Lunch at Newport Mall$15 per childCost includes a movie ticket and lunch for one child. Choose the number of children you would like to sponsor by clicking the name of the activity.
Swim Club$15 per childCost includes pool entrance and lunch. Choose the number of children you would like to sponsor by clicking the name of the activity.
NYC Experience$10 per childCost includes transportation on the PATH, lunch, and a tour of a historic neighborhood or park. Choose the number of children you would like to sponsor by clicking the name of the activity.

Mommy & Me Field Trips

St. Joseph’s Home provides a safe and secure housing option to women and children who otherwise might be homeless. At any one time, 65 people are living in our Home, with a consistent flow of families transitioning to their own apartment and others moving in. While they stay with us, we not only provide shelter, food, warmth, counseling, and job- and life-skills, but also wish to enrich their lives with as many cultural, academic, and entertainment experiences as possible.

During the summer especially, we like to give each Mom an opportunity to take a memorable field trip with their son or daughter. Help create a special day for a single mother and donate tickets for a special “mommy and me” day trip.

Click on the name of an activity 
to make a summer dream come true.

ActivityDonation AmountWhat Is Provided
Turtle Back Zoo$37 for one mother and one childCost includes tickets to the zoo, transportation, and food for one for one mother and one child Choose the number of families you would like to sponsor by clicking the name of the activity.
Liberty Science Center$58 for one mother and one childCost includes tickets, transportation, and food for one mother and one child to experience the Liberty Science Center. Choose the number of families you would like to sponsor by clicking the name of the activity.
Pole Position Raceway Center$50 for one mother and one childCost covers two races, food, and transportation. Choose the number of families you would like to sponsor by clicking the name of the activity.
Museum of Natural History$75 for one mother and one child.Cost includes tickets for one mother and one child to the Museum plus food and transportation. Choose the number of families you would like to sponsor by clicking on the name of the activity.
Bronx
Zoo
$75 for one mother and one child.Cost includes tickets for one mother and one child to the Bronx Zoo plus food and transportation. Choose the number of families you would like to sponsor. by clicking the name of the activity.