WAYNE, NJ – Every year, the Wayne Education Foundation hosts a summer camp held at Wayne Hills High School. This year, they have gone virtual in response to safety precautions surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak.
Week One has kicked off on July 6, but President of the WEF, Karen Marron says that they are still accepting registrations for Week Two (July 13 – 17) and Week Three (July 20 – 24). “We are inviting kids entering First Grade through High School to join our virtual journey,” said Marron. “But there are limited openings, so sign up soon!”
The WEF camp is offering many different offerings for all grade levels, including virtual Band Camp, Magic School, STEM classes, Cooking Classes, Art Camp, Superheroes-in-training yoga classes, Lego Wars, DIY, Fashion Design. Truly something for every taste.
“We are very excited to have Magic Bob on board from Party Magic,” said Marron. “This is a new option for kids entering grades 3-6 in the fall. He is teaching skills like confidence and communication, but the kids think they are only learning how to be a magician. It’s a lot of fun and the kids get a magic kit with tricks to perform their own magic show for their families and friends.”
The WEF is a non-profit and offer these summer camps to raise money for the Wayne Township Public Schools for programming beyond the normal curriculum.
“It’s a Win-Win for everybody,” said Hilary Caruso, the WEF Vice President. “Any money we make from our camps goes back into the Wayne Public School system for underfunded projects, such as Robotics or the Auto Class. We’ve used this for teacher grants: one year we purchased 3-D printers for the Middle Schools, another year we purchased Risers for the Elementary Schools.”
This year the WEF has donated $42,000 in earnings from last year’s summer camp, as well as $16,000 raised during their Denim and Diamonds fundraiser held in November of last year. To date, over $240,000 has gone back into the Wayne Public Schools because of these camps.
Simply print and complete the registration form, include your check and either drop off or mail in. Details are on the bottom of the registration form. You will then receive an email confirming your camper’s participation and arrangements will be made for pick-up and/or delivery of any camp supplies.