For Immediate Release
July 9, 2018
Mayor Madden Announces 2018 Youth Summer Camp Schedule
City Partnering with Troy, Lansingburgh Boys & Girls Clubs, Capital District YMCA to Offer Six Weeks of Recreational Activities during July, August
Summer Programming Offered at Three Locations: Knickerbacker Park, Prospect Park, and 112th Street Park
TROY, NY – Mayor Patrick Madden today announced the return of youth programming in the Collar City for the 2018 summer season. The City of Troy is again partnering with the Capital District YMCA and the Lansingburgh and Troy Boys & Girls Clubs to offer six weeks of recreational opportunities to provide young people unique summer activities during July and August.
Mayor Madden said, “We are very pleased to support another summer of youth programming in the City of Troy for 2018. Providing positive opportunities for local children remains one of our community’s most important responsibilities, ensuring kids have a safe place to spend their summer, stay engaged, stay active, build friendships and experience new opportunities to grow and develop. Through our renewed partnership with the Capital District YMCA, and the Lansingburgh and Troy Boys & Girls Clubs, children of all ages will have plenty of ways to enjoy their summer break throughout the season.”
The six-week drop-in programs offered at Knickerbacker and Prospect Parks – provided by the Troy Boys & Girls Club and the Capital District YMCA – will be open at no cost to Troy youth on a first come, first serve basis. Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in weekly recreational activities, including swimming lessons, sports, fishing, field trips and other youth-focused programming. Two daily meals, breakfast and lunch, will be served at all program locations, provided with the assistance of Rensselaer County. Weekly swimming programs will be offered at the Troy Boys & Girls Club and the Troy YMCA.
To learn more about 2018 summer youth activities, please contact Patrick Doyle, Executive Director of the Troy Boys and Girls Club at [email protected], and Ashli Fragomeni, Director of Operations of the Capital District YMCA Troy Branch at (518) 869-3500 ext. 2201 or [email protected]
The Lansingburgh Boys & Girls Club (LBGC) is offering expanded enrollment in their annual 8 week summer program which includes gamesroom, gym, arts & crafts, quiet time activities, computers and swimming. The program began on June 25th and the fee is pro-rated for the remaining weeks. To learn more about the LBGC Summer Program please contact Treva Ryan at (518) 235-4143 or [email protected]
Shannon Romanowski, District Executive Director of the Capital District YMCA said, “With a key focus on Youth Development, the Capital District YMCA Troy Branch is once again excited to provide the city’s youth with positive programs and collaborations that promote healthy, safe choices and fun creative play. We are committed to working with community partners like the City of Troy, The Boys and Girls Clubs of Troy and Lansingburgh, Mad Science, Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Troy Police Department to name a few! We are grateful for all of our community partners and those businesses and foundations that support youth development in the city of Troy.”
Patrick Doyle, Chief Executive Officer of the Troy Boys & Girls Club said, “Today is an important day for the Troy community. For the past year we have been brainstorming ways to make an impact this summer. It was imperative to make it our mission to address the major needs that were being voiced by our community and we are excited that our city leaders have stepped up in providing these important opportunities. Programming at Prospect Park will focus on our five core program areas to assure that our youth have fun while combating Summer Learning Loss. We are also pleased to announce that all sites will provide a free breakfast, lunch and snack for all youth who attend. As an organization that serves over 100,000 meals each year, Troy Boys & Girls Club recognizes the importance of leaving no child hungry and assuring that great futures start here. ”
Mike Manupella, Executive Director of the Lansingburgh Boys & Girls Club said, “On our own, we do not have the financial resources to offer scholarships to kids who cannot afford our summer program. We are so grateful to the City and the businesses, organizations and individuals who have stepped up to help give kids another great summer of activities.”
For up-to-date announcements from Troy City Hall, please visit www.troyny.gov/category/city-news/
John Salka, Deputy Director of Public Information
[email protected] / (518) 279-7131
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