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