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Children's Freedom Retreat Interactive Press Booklet

Children's Freedom Retreat Interactive Press Booklet

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Published by: keisha forrester on Jan 11, 2012
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A Total Afro-Centric Experience
“An African Village
for Boys and Girls 7-14 years old in the Catskill Mountains, NY
Held in Kerhonkson, NY @ the Old Peg Leg Bates Ranch.
100% Black owned and operated.
 All funds, Teachers and Assistants are African
The Children's Freedom Retreat was conceived by nationallyrecognized elders to acquaint children, particularly from urban'settings, with outdoor experiences in a rustic setting and tomake positive and meaningful achievements in a wholesomeenvironment conducive to self-development and self-awareness.The classes and activities are administered by fully qualified andexperienced instructors in addition to nurturing counselorstrained in the needs of children.
’s F
reedom Retreat
for boys and girls was
founded by Alton and LeolaMaddox
. This partially grew out of theCentral Park Jogger Case in NYC.Mr. Maddox realized African children lacked the skills needed to avoid the prison system.
Attorney Alton Maddox Jr., teaches law at the retreats
Children's 2011 Freedom Retreat
It's More than Campfires, Stargazing and Nature Walks. 2011marks the 17th consecutive year of the Children's FreedomRetreat. Boys and girls, ages 7 - 14, spend a full 2-week enjoying the sweet fresh air and rustic counhyside of the CatskillMountains in Kerhonkson, New- York. Mountain Valley Resort,formerly the historic Peg Leg Bates Country Resort, is nestled inthe natural splendor of the mountains with its spacious grounds,is home for the retreat, and is the perfect setting from whichchildren can explore nature's bounties, heighten self-awarenessand learn new skills.

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