With Summer just a few months away, Â Mayor Steven M. FulopÂ joinsÂ City CouncilÂ membersÂ and theÂ Department of Recreation and Youth DevelopmentÂ to announceÂ pre-registration for Jersey Cityâ€™s free Summer Day Camp 2.0Â for residents 7-14 years old.Â With over 2,000 campers anticipated for this yearâ€™s Summer Camp, the City will host six camps with locations in each ward.Â Pre-registrationÂ is from March 21, 2022, through March 27, 2022.
â€œIt is especially critical to provide these City services that are not only fun and engaging but also provide a safe outlet for this age group that has had to endure unprecedented circumstances during their most formative years,â€ said Mayor Fulop. â€œWhatâ€™s more, weâ€™ve had great success staffing our camps with JC Youth Works employees who obtain paid work experience while mentoring younger camp participants from the same community. Everyone involved can really make the most of their summer vacation.â€
Jersey Cityâ€™s Summer Camp has been a long-standing success for over three decades. This yearâ€™s 2.0 experience puts emphasis on â€œstarting anewâ€ as the anticipated 2,000 campers participating this summer have spent the past two years learning behind computer screens with much less in-person social interaction due to the pandemic.