2009-07-17 / Top Stories

Council Member Sanders Funds Free Summer Camp

Council Member James Sanders today announced that he and his colleagues in the city council successfully secured funding in the FY 2010 Budget to enable more than 5,000 children to participate in the New York City Council Sports and Arts Summer Camps Program.

"Every child deserves the chance to go to camp. Through the Council Sports and Arts Summer Camps Program, they get that chance, experiencing the fun and excitement of camp without leaving home," said Sanders. "In our community that experience can be held at PS 43 Q."

The summer camp program at PS 43 Q is one of the 57 camps operated by the sports and Arts in Schools Foundation (SASF) in collaboration with the New York City Council. A spokesperson for the organization said that the Camps will run from July 1 through August 4, 2009 and are open to youngsters, on "a first come, first served basis, providing them with a safe, fun and supervised camp experience with various sports and arts activities."

"Children need sports and arts in their lives", noted Sanders. "Their selfesteem and self-confidence are greatly enhanced from participating in skillbased sports and arts activities. The Council is committed to offering students continued access to these vital programs.

For more information, please call the Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation at 718-786-7110 or visit SASF's summer camp feature online at ww.sasfny.- org.

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