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HVP July 2016

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Page 28 of 43 n Hudson Valley Parent 29 Helping people with challenges live the fullest life possible. If you're looking for supports for children and families... If you're caring for a medically fragile child at home... If you're working to recover... If you're working to be healthy... If you're in crisis or know someone who is... ...We are here to help 1-888-750-2266 Safer than you think Marty Malitoris knows this well. He is the founder and director at Alpine Endeavors, an outdoor adven- ture company that operates in the Hudson Valley and whose programs include rock climbing, ice climbing, mountain climbing, and scrambling. He started climbing when he was 15 and has been an avid climber ever since. Having worked with lots of kids and families over the years, he says they have had great experiences. "Kids love to climb," he says. "It's super fun and it's a good, challeng- ing sport." Alpine also offers lots of options for families who want to climb together. Malitoris says it's a great bonding experience that helps kids and families learn to build trust and confidence in one another. Any interested child can participate, (Continued on Page 30)

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