SoulGrow Gets Even Busier

Between yoga and dance and gardening, fishing and painting and cooking, surfing and skating and horseback riding, not to overlook opening three locations since the spring of 2015 and refurbishing a bus, it’s been a busy two years for Camp SoulGrow.

On Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. the nonprofit organization will celebrate its second anniversary with a free midday family throw-down at Third House in Montauk, one of the camp’s bases. Those who attend have been invited to bring a picnic, a towel, and a bathing suit. Some refreshments will be provided, and there will be games and crafts and other fun.

Camp SoulGrow offers creative learning experiences and adventures for kids 7 and up that encourage them to connect with each other and their community. The goal is to give “all kids equal opportunities to do real things, feel accepted, and form relationships with kids from all walks of life,” its founder, London Rosiere, said. “The strongest people are the ones that know themselves. And we offer equal opportunities to all kids to come figure out who they are, what they love, and grow confidently into their true selves.”

Its programs are free, though donation are welcomed, and are offered year round, but summer is the busiest time, with things happening at Third House in Montauk County Park, at a downtown Montauk studio on Carl Fisher Plaza, and at Squiretown Park in Hampton Bays.

Sign-up for Saturday’s party is online at campsoulgrow.org. Children who are preregistered can also sign up online for a variety of classes throughout the week. Early registration is a must, though, because spaces fill up quickly.

On the schedule for next week is a daylong trip to the camp’s Hampton Bays location on Tuesday. On Wednesday, there’s rug making with Denise Haines at Third House at 11 a.m. and family yoga at Love Yoga in Montauk at 3:30 p.m. Parasailing with Montauk Parasail is in store next Thursday at 8 a.m., and on the schedule for Friday, Aug. 5, are yoga and vocal expression at 10 a.m. and sun prints at 11:30 a.m., both at Third House.