Many children from low-income Brooklyn families seldom get an opportunity to leave their urban environment. The Camp Brooklyn Fund was created to give these children an opportunity to attend sleep-away camp and have the experience of a lifetime! Just $500 will send a child to camp for two weeks.
Teamwork, loyalty, wholesome health habits, responsibility and personal respect and appreciation for nature are all a part of a child’s education at summer camp. Intensive camp experiences can truly open up a world of opportunities to young people. Sending young people to camp also gives working parents/caregivers a much-needed break.
Camp Brooklyn was founded by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz in 2002 and now operates as Camp Brooklyn Fund, a not-for-profit 501(C)(3) organization. They raise the necessary funds through fundraisers, sponsorships, grants for program support and donations from caring individuals.
This Sunday, take your kids to rock the waterfront and give their less fortunate peers a great summer.
At “Family Fun on the Williamsburg Pier,” presented by Elaine and Norm Brodsky, in-kids and their wannabe parents will enjoy an afternoon of rides, games, food, drinks and music. Proceeds from the event will help Camp Brooklyn send children from low-income families to sleep away camp this summer.
Rock Fest, hosted by the North 6th Street rock ‘n’ roll play space, will feature non-stop live music and entertainment from an exciting line-up of popular family bands and rock artists: Little Rock-its by Frolic! with Tim Kubart of Tim and the Space Cadets, AudraRox, Suzi Shelton, Larry g(EE), Topsy Bonsai and the Tangs featuring Tracy Bonham, Maracatu NY and DJ Wyllys.
“Family Fun on the Williamsburg Pier,” will take place on Sunday, June 3rd, from 12PM – 6PM, at CitiStorage headquarters, at 5 North 11th Street. For more information about Camp Brooklyn, including how to donate or to apply for a scholarship, visit www.campbrooklyn.org.