Hudson Bluehawk Nation Afterschool Program

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The HBNASP Summer Academic/Recreation Program is almost here! Registration is open for students entering Grades 2-5 (limited to 15 students per grade; a lottery will be used if necessary).

The summer program begins on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 and ends on Friday, August 11, 2017, and runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday-Friday (Montgomery C. Smith Intermediate School, 102 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson NY).

Bussing will be provided to Warren Street, central locations as well as Oakdale and Greenport playgrounds.

This program is FREE to attend due to funding through the 21st Century Grant.

Registration packets were mailed home in the spring. If you have questions or need more information, please call 518-828-4360, ext. 3193.

Program Highlights:

  • Breakfast and lunch provided
  • Certified teachers to provide one hour of project-based enrichment per day
  • Community agencies to provide programming including: Tennis, Climate in your Backyard, Messy Science, Fit & Fun, visits to FASNY Museum of Firefighting, and more!

Program Information


Full time staff includes a Program Director and Site Coordinators.

Part time staff includes: teachers, adults, college students, and high school CIT who were former participants in the HBN ASP.

For information on specific programs call the following Site Coordinators:

JLE Primary School ~ Arelis Soto, 518-828-4360 ext. 3192
Intermediate School (HATCH ASP) ~ Joanne Allie, 518-828-4360 ext. 3193 (or 1193 after 2:30)
Hudson Junior/Senior High School ~ Michael Fulton, 518-828-4360 ext. 8320

Students Served

  • JLE (Grades K-2) ~ 110 enrolled and serve 100 daily
  • Intermediate School (Grades 3-5) ~ 200 enrolled and serve 150 daily
  • Junior High School (Grades 6-8) ~ serve 50 daily
  • Senior High School (Grades 9-12) ~ provides clubs and courses for students to earn credit toward graduation and summer school


Funding for the HBN ASP comes from various resources including those who generously volunteer their time. The majority of funding is provided by grants such as 21st Century, MHACGC Advantage Grants and Extended School Day Grants.

Local Foundation Grants: The following have made monetary donations for our program:  Richard & Terez Abatecola Foundation, Bank of Greene County, Berkshire/Taconic Foundation, Children’s Foundation of Columbia County, Columbia County Youth Bureau, Columbia-Greene Federal Credit Union, Galvan Foundation, Alexander & Marjorie Hover Foundation, Hudson River Bank & Trust Foundation, Investments In Youth, Rheinstrom Hill Community Foundation, Stewarts Shops and Taconic, Inc.

Community Partners

The HBN ASP currently coordinates services with the following agencies:

Bard College ~ HHS mentoring and Dream to Achieve summer camp
Catholic Charities ~ Positive Me and Fit & Fun
Clermont Farms ~ gardening and harvesting
Columbia County Youth Bureau ~ tennis club
Cornell Cooperative Extension ~ 4-H Programs, gardening, & robotics
Columbia Memorial Health ~ Scrub Club ~ introduction to careers in health field
Columbia Opportunities ~ ESL services, homework help and family workshops
Greenport Garden Club ~ Jr. Gardening
Hawthorne Valley Farm ~ visits to farm twice a week/Cooking Classes
Hudson Opera House ~ arts and cultural activities
Katchkie Farm/Sylvia Center ~ farm to table nutrition program
NYS Firemen’s Home ~ Intergenerational Club ~ 2 visits weekly
NYS Firemen’s Home Museum ~ local history projects
Perfect Ten ~ STEM Programming ~ internships
REACH Center ~ Girls Circle
Sloop Club ~ students building a sloop to be launched in the Hudson River
Whittier Adult Home ~ gardening and crafts with senior citizens
YES (Youth Employment Services) ~ job readiness skills and internships

Policies and Regulations

The HBN ASP is registered through the Columbia County Child Care Council and required to follow strict regulations regarding staff/student ratio, staff fingerprinting and clearance, staff training, appropriate materials and supplies and documentation materials. We are periodically evaluated to ensure policies are followed.

Program Information


The HBN ASP is divided into 2 sessions as follows:

  • Session I - September 7, 2016 thru January 27, 2017
  • Session II - January 30, 2017 thru June 16, 2017

Programs offered will be changed every 8 - 9 weeks.

  • Hours are 2:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • A FREE bag dinner and drink is provided daily
  • A bus is available at 5:00m daily to drop students off at limited locations – not door to door. Students MUST sign up on the registration form to be eligible to take the bus.
  • It is a requirement of the grant that students attending programs at JLE and the Intermediate school attend 5 days a week. Therefore, each student who wishes to participate MUST sign up for 2 different classes per day for 5 days a week except on Friday when Open Rec. is available.
  • Students attending the program at the Jr. High School have a flexible schedule and daily attendance is not required.

This program is licensed through the Columbia County Child Care Council.  Late registrants will be put on waiting list.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call Program Director Kathy Clark at 828-4360 ext. 8306.