YMCA to Offer Camp Scholarships to Families Impacted by Sandy

MIDDLETOWN – With generous support from the Robin Hood Foundation, The Community YMCA will be offering summer camp scholarships for children and families impacted by Super Storm Sandy.

Scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis for up to two free weeks of camp at Camp Arrowhead in Marlboro, Camp Zehnder in Wall Township, or at camp programs in Red Bank, Matawan and Middletown.

“We’re committed to nurturing the development of kids,” Community YMCA President and CEO Rhonda Anderson said. “Hurricane Sandy was devastating for many families, and we are thrilled that we can offer this opportunity with the help of the Robin Hood Foundation.”

The child or family must meet one or more of the following criteria:

The family experienced/is experiencing displacement from their home as a result of Hurricane Sandy. (Must show FEMA documentation, evidence of rental assistance, insurance documents, etc.)

One or both parents experienced/is experiencing job loss of one month or more as a direct result of Hurricane Sandy. (Must show unemployment documentation, letter from employer, etc.)

The child experienced/is experiencing displacement from their regular school as a result of Hurricane Sandy.  (School documentation needed.)

The family experienced/is experiencing significant damage (50 percent or greater) to their place of residence as a direct result of Hurricane Sandy resulting in financial hardship. (Must show insurance documentation, percentage loss statement, etc.)

The Robin Hood Founda­tion was founded in New York City in 1988. Its main goal is to help alleviate problems due to poverty, but often provides funding for other programs. It has been providing grants for organizations throughout the tristate area in response to Super Storm Sandy.

The Y offers kids ages 2½ to 16 a variety of summer camp experiences in a safe environment where they can explore the outdoors, build self-esteem, develop social and interpersonal skills, stay active and healthy, and make lasting friendships and memories.

For more information about Y camps call 732-946-4598 or email the Y at summerfun@cymca.org.

The Y is a leading nonprofit charity that strengthens communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Community YMCA serves more than 20,000 residents in greater Monmouth County. For more information, visit TheCommunityYMCA.org.

 

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