Monthly Archives: July 2012

Olympic Fun

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APIA HF Olympics 025On Sunday, July 29th, Suffolk County Au Pair in America host families and au pairs gathered at their Community Counselor’s beach house for some Olympic fun.  The kids started by coloring some Olympic rings and creating their own flags. Games were played with host kids, au pairs and the parents.  Lots of giggles were heard as they filled up buckets of water in a relay race, dressed up in silly outfits during another race, did a ring toss and other games.   Time for a swim in the Long Island Sound, digging in the sand, walks on the beach and then a potluck dinner & BBQ. 

APIA HF Olympics 027Everyone learned a little more about each other.  Experienced host parents chatted with new host parents.  New au pairs met long term au pairs.  Friendships grew between host kids.  After dessert & coffee, everyone headed home a little closer then when they arrived. 

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Enjoy the Olympics and visit Au Pair in America’s Camp Olympic fun!  Click here for some great ideas to enjoy your own home olympics:

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Camp Au Pair – The London BackYard Olympics!


Ready for some fun?  How about the Olympics at home in your Camp Au Pair in America.  Check out these ideas:

Suffolk County Au Pair in America Cluster – Au Pair Host Family & Au Pair Olympics this Sunday, July 29th at 2 PM!!  Check your email for more details!

Stony Brook University Annual Film Festival

Stony Brook Film Festival Guide: July 20

A look at what’s showing at the Staller Center on Friday.


Credit courtesy Stony Brook Film Festival

The lineup for Friday, July 20 at the Stony Brook Film Festival:

7:00 p.m.

Behind the Orange Curtain (85 minutes)
This documentary explores the prescription drug overdose deaths of teenagers in record numbers in Orange County, California, one of the nation’s wealthiest suburbs – an issue not too far removed from the prescription drug epidemic on Long Island. It makes its East Coast premiere, with its director, Brent Huff, and Natalie Costa, its executive producer, in attendance at the screening. Watch the documentary’s trailer here.

9:30 p.m.

A Russian Elephant in the Room (12 minutes)
A short film from U.K. director Tanya Andrews about a lonely young boy who discovers a clown down-on-his-luck.

My First Wedding (102 minutes) – in Spanish with subtitles
Jewish-born Adrián and Catholic-born Leonora are set to be married – but the groom has misplaced the wedding rings, the priest and the rabbi have lost their chauffeur, and the families are of little help. A comedy that draws upon the politics of “The Big Day” from writer Patricio Vega and director Ariel Winograd.

Stefanie from Germany, Suffolk County APIA Wins Photo Contest!

APIA 4th July Photo Competition!

by Au Pair in America on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 8:58am · 

Thank you to everyone for sending your photos, it was really tough to pick a winner.

Congratulations to Stefanie Linnemannstoens, Stefanie celebrated the 4th July in New York.

 tiffi wins photo 4th of July

“I celebrated 4th of July with my host family. We joined a parade and had lots of fun. Later  in the day I went to New York city with friends to see the fireworks. It definitely was a great day, since we had tons of fun! 🙂 The picture shows me in my 4th of July outfit. I love America!”

Camp APIA – Backyard Beach

Beach-Sensory-Tub-009-225x300Time for fun again with your host kids at home.  Week #5 of Camp Au Pair in America is Backyard Beach!  Enjoy it and have some creative outdoor fun with your host kids!