CHB counselors and staff come from all over the world, bringing their unique cultures and experiences to share.After an intensive week of training, staff live and work together for the 10-week summer season, building lasting friendships, learning valuable skills and creating unforgettable memories.
To understand why — and how they arrive — Early morning in central Mississippi. Thirty-nine-year-old Heather Hobby is dressed in running tights and a long-sleeve black tee emblazoned with the logo of her LLC, True North Animal Transport.
An emergency-room imaging tech by trade, she’s just come off a marathon week of 12-hour shifts and has slept three, maybe four hours since yesterday.
Meanwhile, word has it that two of the hounds scheduled to make the trip awoke this morning with diarrhea, and since a viral infection could be to blame, Hobby won’t chance taking them out of state.
A third dog, blind and in late-stage renal failure, has been deemed too critical to survive the trip to a hospice center in Tennessee.
At least two more days of sleep deprivation await, and any sleep she gets is going to happen right here. She fidgets in her captain’s chair, slugging tepid coffee and telling me stories about the plight of dogs in the Deep South.
Because if there’s one thing about which the certified animal transporter is emphatic, it is this: True North never leaves its babies. She is animated and passionate and interrupts herself liberally to switch stories or point out spots where tornadoes have touched down.
Camp seamlessly blends engaging activities that foster literacy, problem-solving and critical thinking skills with active, recreational fun like hiking, swimming, sports, dance and so much more.
We take full advantage of the beautiful environment by providing a variety of adventures that are likely new to children growing up in the NYC shelter system — biking along nature trails, harvesting vegetables in the garden, telling stories around a blazing campfire.
Homeward Bound is a home-based primary care program for our frail and homebound patients who live in the greater Glens Falls area.
Our goal is to bring health care to you at home when your illness and/or health condition make it too challenging for you to travel to your primary care provider at your health center.