Queen of Peace High School
This camp is a “Original” Catholic HEART Workcamp. It is open to those entering the 8th grade in the fall of 2017 and older.
- Showers & Sleeping Arrangements – The school has air-conditioning in the classrooms as well as the gymnasium. Two floors are used for sleeping and the third floor has the gymnasium, cafeteria and showers. All campers may want to bring air mattresses, as we will be sleeping on classroom floors. There is off-street parking available and a large football field for soccer and Frisbee!
- Program Area – The morning/evening programs are in an air-conditioned area
Queen of Peace High School is in a residential area of North Arlington, NJ. The work sites spread out to surrounding urban areas such as Paterson and Newark but also to suburban neighborhoods. Projects generally include senior citizen homes, area parish needs, homeless shelters, day care centers, homes for persons with disabilities, and soup kitchens.
FREE DAY ACTIVITIES
Six Flags Great Adventure – http://www.sixflags.com
Amusement and theme park is a one and a half hour drive. It is the largest Six Flags Park in the country. They have recently added a shopping outlet center to the park.
Six Flags Wild Safari – This 350-acre wildlife preserve is home to 1,200 animals, including several endangered species. Our 4.5-mile auto trail lets the animals walk right up to your car for an up-close encounter you’ll never forget. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor – Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is a huge water park.
The Jersey Shore
Relax on one of the many beaches that are within an hour and a half drive. Some of the more popular beaches are Manasquan, Belmar, Point Pleasant, Seaside Island Beach State park, and Long Beach Island. Most of these beaches are just small towns but are great places to spend a day. Point Pleasant and Seaside Park have boardwalks with Arcades, rides, games, and any type of food you can think of. Seaside is by far the largest of all of them.
New York City Attractions
Run every evening at 8:00 PM and offer a matinee on Sunday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 2:00 PM. Tickets range from $35 to $100 if purchased at the theater. There is a discount ticket center on Broadway at Times Square named TKTS. They sell ticket from half-price to three-quarter price. Availability changes hourly, as the cooperating theater supply or withdraws tickets.
Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Tours
Tours run daily till 9:00 PM. Admission is $10 and includes both the Statue of Liberty and the Ellis Island Tour. There is a ferry that runs from Liberty Park, New Jersey and from Battery Park in lower Manhattan.
South Street Seaport
Celebrates OLD New York within New York. It is a great place for New Yorkers and tourists to spend a day. The Seaport contains many shops and museums, which include historic ships. Some ship even offers cruises. It is a great place for souvenir shopping and a moderately priced meal. This Seaport was the first shipping port in New York City.
A place where you can shop in some of the largest and finest stores in the world. St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Rockefeller Center are located at the heart of Fifth Avenue. Harley Davidson Cafe, Hard Rock Cafe, Central Park and Radio City Music Hall are also all apart of this busy section in New York. The Today Show is broadcast in Open Studio in Rockefeller Center.