Mayor Mark A. Smith announced that the City of Bayonne’s Recreation Division and Community Development Program are sponsoring a summer literacy camp in cooperation with the Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation (BEOF) and the Bayonne Board of Education. The program will run Monday through Thursday for two weeks, July 8-11 and July 15-18.
Mayor Smith said, “The purpose of the camp is to enable 4 and 5-year-old children to gain confidence in their literacy and to enhance their reading skills. When children become confident readers at an early age, they perform better in their school days and in the years ahead. The City of Bayonne is very happy to be offering this new educational camp for summer 2013. I would like to thank the Recreation Division, the Community Development Program, and the BEOF for working together on this exciting new project.”
Applications for the summer literacy camp are available at the Recreation Division in Room 13 at City Hall, 630 Avenue C. When registering their children, parents must choose either morning camp sessions (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon) or afternoon camp sessions (1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.). The literacy camp is free of charge. The camp is open only to Bayonne resident children who are of the appropriate age level. If they wish, parents are welcome to stay at camp with their children to receive information on the importance of literacy at an early age. The registration deadline is Friday, June 14.The summer literacy camp will be located at the Bayonne Community Museum, 229 Broadway, which is located at the northwest corner of 9th Street and Broadway. Bayonne High School students who assist at the camp can earn hours toward their community service requirement. For more information, please call 201-858-6129.