Community Life

JCC Provides Homeless Kids with Free Summer Camp

August 21, 2014 at 12:16 AM

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Jewish Community Center in Central NJ (JCC) has partnered with Homefirst to offer kids with the opportunity to attend summer camp for free. Summer camp started in July and will continue to run until the end of August. 

The kids also receive free instructional swim lessons, swim daily, participate in arts & crafts, make science projects , and participate in outdoor activities. Transportation to and from summer camp and a healthy lunch are provided as well.
 
Based in Plainfield, Homefirst has carefully developed and implemented integrated and comprehensive solutions to homelessness for nearly three decades. To learn mores about Homefirst and its programs, visit http://www.homefirstinc.org/.

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