NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (WTNH) — Families with kids in New Britain will get the chance to experience the first-ever free YMCA day camp this summer.
The camp, dubbed the Rec Express Willow Street Park Camp, will run at Willow Street Park by staff from the New Britain YMCA. Funding for this camp was made possible by a $9,500 donation from New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart’s Trophy Charitable Fund. This was the largest donation the fund has ever made.
Throughout the summer, kids will have the chance to participate in both recreational activities and enrichment exercises.
“When you’re making a large donation like this, you want to make sure you’re going to see it and feel the impact,” Mayor Stewart said at a press conference Wednesday. “This is the first time Willow Street Park will have a camp of this nature in this park and that’s a long time coming.”
The Drop In Day camp will be fully staffed and operated by the New Britain YMCA.
The camp is set to run from July 5 through August 19 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.