On Sunday October 23rd, 20 Au Pair in America clusters gathered in NYC for the Annual APIA Scavenger Hunt. Teams left from the NYC Library steps and searched for 3 hours!
Some au pairs won raffle prizes:
When the teams arrived back they were given a candy bar and their points for arrival time. Community Counselors from APIA checked their lists for items found.
4 winning teams were awarded. Points were awarded for return time, and the most items found. Everyone had fun!
A wonderful day was spent in NYC with over 200 au pairs from Au Pair in America. All of these au pairs live on Long Island, NYC, Westchester or Connecticut. 20 Community Counselors from APIA organized the event and met the au pairs on the steps of the main NYC library. They had a list of 30 items to find! 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th prize certificates and prizes were awarded. 6 au pairs won raffles prizes for wearing their APIA t-shirt.
This activity is a lot of fun for everyone involved. The au pairs learn a lot about NYC and many return to take a closer look at the items on the list in future visits to NYC. APIA Community Counselors arrange monthly meetings for their cluster of au pairs. Some are educational meetings and some are cultural activities. All these meetings foster friendships between au pairs and give them opportunities to learn more about the communities within in which they reside with host families.