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Say Yes summer camp begins July 6
Approximately 1,800 Syracuse City School District children, ages 7-10, who attend one of 12 schools in the district will begin their first day of the Say Yes to Education summer day camp on Tuesday, July 6.
The Say Yes summer camp program, which this year will employ more than 230 college students as camp counselors, is designed to tap into and cultivate the intellectual gifts and talents of young people through hands on activities, creative thinking and positive social interaction. Campers will spend their mornings engaged in challenging academic programs and their afternoons in outdoor activities including sports, music, photography, dance, theatre, nature, science and field trips.
The camps are offered free of charge and will run Monday-Friday at the following locations and times:
- Bellevue (K-3) 9 a.m.– 3 p.m.
- Blodgett (K-3) 8 a.m.– 2 p.m.
- Delaware (K-3) 8 a.m.– 2 p.m. (at Fowler High School)
- Dr. King (K-4) 9 a.m.– 3 p.m.
- Elmwood (K-4) 9 a.m.– 3 p.m.
- Frazer (K-3) 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
- Meachem (K-4) 9 a.m.– 3 p.m.
- McKinley (K-4) 8 a.m.– 2 p.m.
- Porter (K-3) 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Roberts (K-4) 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Seymour (K-3) 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Van Duyn (K-4) 8 a.m.– 2 p.m.
The summer will culminate with the Say Yes Summer Festival in Thornden Park on Wednesday, July 28 where students, their families and community members will gather to celebrate the children’s summer experiences in the Say Yes camps. Students will exhibit their work and demonstrate new skills and talents that they have acquired or enhanced over their four-week camp experience. The festival is free of charge and open to the public. Festival hours are 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
For more information, contact Susan Feightner at 443-1525, or firstname.lastname@example.org.