Lido Beach Town Park
630 Lido Blvd.
Lido Beach, NY 11561
Answering the Needs of Citizens with Handicaps through Organized Recreation
ANCHOR is a comprehensive year-round program serving 1,200 children and adults with special needs. Town residents five years of age and over with developmental disabilities may apply for admission to the ANCHOR program.
Throughout the winter/spring season, the Town of Hempstead ANCHOR Program presents an enriching and encompassing schedule of recreational activities on weeknights and Saturdays. Developmentally disabled residents, five years of age and older, are eligible to participate. Specific times and locations of ANCHOR activities are announced in the participant calendar.
ANCHOR weekday programs are designed to develop socialization skills, improve self-image and integrate the participant into the community. Diverse recreational programs such as bowling, swimming, fitness, sports, drama workshop and Club ANCHOR (teens & adults) are offered to participants on weekdays after school and in the evenings.
Summer Program at Lido Beach
ANCHOR Weekday Programs
ANCHOR's weekday programs are designed to develop socialization skills, improve self image and integrate the participant into community life whenever possible. Diverse recreational programs such as bowling, swimming, fitness, sports, ANCHOR Teen Drama Workshop and Club ANCHOR for Teens and Adults, are offered on weekedays after school. Open to registered participants of the ANCHOR Program only!
Program: October through May. Times and places to be announced.
ANCHOR Weekend Programs
Professional educators, specialists in recreation and the arts, para-professionals and volunteers will supervise and conduct organized games, home economics, drama, music, arts & crafts, dance, special events and field trips during an all-day recreational program. Participants are grouped according to age, needs and ability. Bus transportation to-and-from various points in the community is provided by the town. Open to registered participants of the ANCHOR Program only!
Program: October through May for both CHILDREN and ADULTS. Times and places to be announced.
ANCHOR Swim Program for Children and Adults
ANCHOR's recreational swim program is staffed by specially trained lifeguards, educators and volunteers, all experienced in working with special populations. Assistance in and out of the water and individualized instruction with specific exercises are provided upon request. Open to registered participants of the ANCHOR Program only!
Echo Park Pool, West Hempstead
Program: October through May for both CHILDREN and ADULTS.
Here's a great opportunity to volunteer with the ANCHOR Program. If you are 14 years of age or older and wish to lend a helping hand during the upcoming Fall, Winter and Spring recreation programs, call the ANCHOR Office at (516) 431-6946, beginning Tuesday, September 8th from 8 AM on.
For further information and ANCHOR enrollment applications, please call (516) 431-6946 or write to: ANCHOR, Lido Beach Town Park, 630 Lido Blvd., Lido Beach, New York, 11561