Camp offers help to working parents

July 10, 2008 4:41:23 PM PDT
For the second straight year, Roselle is launching a 12-hour-a-day summer camp to accommodate working parents.The Borough of Roselle launched its Seven-to-Seven Summer Day Camp program this week, giving parents a place to bring their children while they're at work.

The nearly 400 children who are enrolled in the program will play games, swim and participate in activities from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Many of the activities will have an enrichment element, but the focus will be on fun.

"We created this program to accommodate working parents in Roselle and our young people who had nothing to do during the summer in years past," Mayor Garrett Smith said. "For six weeks every summer, parents can drop their children off before work, pick them up after work and all the while have the comfort of knowing their children are in a safe, structured environment."

This is the second year Roselle has hosted the Seven-to-Seven program. The fee is $75 for the first child and $25 for every additional child in a family. The camp runs five days a week from July 7 to August 15. It is open to Roselle children ages 7 to 18.

The day camp will be held at five locations:

  • Harrison Elementary School, 310 Harrison Avenue
  • Washington Elementary School, 501 Washington Avenue
  • Polk Elementary School, 1100 Warren Street
  • Grace Wilday Junior High School, 400 Brooklawn Avenue
  • Bud Simmons Park, at the intersection of Pine Street and Second Avenue

    For more information and an application, CLICK HERE.

    You can also call Borough Hall at 908-259-3036.


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