Generating a Positive Summer Experience for Long Island Youth

Students often associate the summertime with fun, excitement, and freedom. They have the opportunity to take a break from school and focus their energy elsewhere. The problem is that the summer often becomes a time where students digress immensely. Their social exchanges are limited, they attend few educational events, and ultimately they forget how to act in a public atmosphere with other children. For this reason, programs such as the Town of Brookhaven Regeneration Camp are essential to a child’s development throughout the summer months. This camp program provides children with free choice fun, structured presentations from a variety of community speakers, and tons of time to engage with other children.

   The Regeneration Camp has 4 locations throughout Brookhaven Town, including the Shirley Airport Camp. The free 9-1 camp program attracts many working class families. These families are incredibly appreciative to receive childcare 4 hours a day for 5 weeks. This summer, The Regeneration Camp has continued to thrive through one of the warmest summer seasons in Long Island history. The adaptable and enthusiastic staff and campers have allowed this program to survive yet another summer season of fun and developing new experiences.

   For more information about this program, call the Town of Brookhaven Youth Bureau at (631) 451-8019.

By Vanessa Pavelock


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