Press & Praise

Read what mortal parents have to say when their heroes return home from a week at Half-Blood.

From Our Parents

If you have a child who loves fighting, questing and all things Greek mythology, Camp Half Blood is perfection. This is my oldest son's third year attending and he'll be back again next year. It's incredibly creative, so well organized, and the staff is wonderful. The first year we went, my son hadn't even read the Percy Jackson books [which this camp is based on]- although now he has, and is mildly obsessed- so you don't need to be a Percy Jackson fan to appreciate how fun this camp is. Every day there are greek mythology themed electives- forging, shield making, sword fighting- and every week there is a "quest." There is a lot of running around and my son would always return sweaty, dirty and happy. We'll be sending our middle child next year, and our youngest after that. Highly recommend.—Park Slope Parent

Outdoors all day. Imaginative fantasy play. Greek mythology. Team building skills. Whether your child read the Percy Jackson books or not, they will love the swordfighting, shield making, cabin challenges, archery, etc. There is a wide range of ages at the camp but they all seem to work together in a team fashion.—Park Slope Parent

My son loves the camp, he says it is "really fun." He says the counselors are "really nice." He gives the camp "5 stars." I like the director, Crystal. She is pleasant, organized and amazingly responsive to emails/calls even with so many campers. The kids are outside all day and unplugged. The kids their imaginations and my son looks forward to his "quest.". The camp has encouraged my son to learn Greek mythology and to read (!). The counselors are courteous and kid friendly. —Park Slope Parent

In the Press

At Camp Half-Blood in Brooklyn, the campers' adventures come right out of Greek mythology. Campers give offerings to the gods before they eat. There are daily quests and even prophesies. The kids say they like the power of the gods and their immortality. In a world filled with video games and superheroes, it's nice to know that these millennia-old deities still have traction.”Kids Learn Sword Fighting and Greek Mythology at Camp Half-Blood

NPR

 

That morning, the boys had been regular Brooklyn elementary school students at a summer camp in Prospect Park. But now each had been revealed to be a half-blood, with one mortal parent and one who was a god of Greek myth.”

- NY Times

 

Leticia Theodore-Greene, whose daughter has been attending the Prospect Park camp for the past two years, said the experience has helped her 8-year-old, Jordan, grow. ‘The benefits are immeasurable,’ Theodore-Greene said, adding that Jordan will return for a third year this summer. ‘It’s piquing her interest in reading and Greek mythology in a way that is so vastly different than sitting in a classroom with a book. It’s bringing it to life, essentially, and that’s amazing.’”

- DNA Info