Carver Foundation to run summer camp; registration is open

Updated Saturday, 8 p.m., with registration information

NORWALK, Conn. – Parents and guardians of Norwalk children who had been counting on a summer camp run in the past by the failed Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now (NEON) now have a place to turn.

Mayor Harry Rilling announced today via a press release that the Carver Foundation has agreed to administer the program with the cooperation of the South Norwalk Community Center and Friends of Ryan Park.

Registration is underway. The cost is $200 per child.

The program is for children ages 5 to 13 years old and will be held at Columbus Magnet School June 30 through Aug. 8 (closed on the Fourth of July). The program will offer free breakfast and free lunch.

With NEON failing, Rilling announced last winter that the money for the summer camp would remain in the city budget with NEON as a placeholder and promised there would be a program. The city has been working with several groups to put together a program to accommodate those who need a place for their children to go during summer vacation.

Applications are available at the following locations:

  • Carver Center, 7 Academy Street, Norwalk, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.
  • South Norwalk Community Center, 98 South Main St., First Floor, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays

For more detailed information, please contact Novelette Peterkin, Executive Director of the Carver Foundation 203-838-4305



3 responses to “Carver Foundation to run summer camp; registration is open”

  1. Steve Serasis

    The Carver and the South Norwalk Community center were always two of the very best camps in Norwalk. I know I was the one that coordinated all of them. These two entities were always on top of their game, and passed all state inspections with flying colors. A wise decision.

  2. Things that makes u go hmmmm

    That’s all Norwalk has left so it doesn’t matter who was the best or what? And they all was under Neon anyways

  3. Ms Ruby McPherson

    You are correct, it was in the beginning only in funding, once Neon didn’t give Carver their funds it seem to work out very well for them, even better and the Neon and South Norwalk Community ran it together. But all in all move forward, no matter who is over camp its got to be done so that all have a chance to attend at either site, So if they get the funding needed they can take on all 200 children for Ely Site and Columbus it will just be a Columbus.

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