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Applications Open For Safe Haven Summer Program In Mount Vernon

Applications are open for the Safe Haven Camp.
Applications are open for the Safe Haven Camp. Photo Credit: Contributed

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau is accepting applications for the Safe Haven Summer Program. 

The program is known to be one of the most affordable day-camps within the community. It has long maintained its reputation for high quality programming for the city’s youth. Many youth who have attended the camp in the past have returned each year, and some have become CIT’s (Counselor in Training). 

The Safe Haven Summer Program was established to provide youth ages six to 12 with a safe and exciting place to participate in educational and recreational activities. Youth will participate in Science, Technology, English, Art and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M) activities as well as enjoy notable field trips. 

In the past, trips have included Splish Splash, Quassey Park and Lake Compounce. The program runs from July 5, 2016 through August 12, 2016 and operates Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The location of the program is to be announced. The application deadline is Friday, June 3, 2016. Enrollment into the program is on a first come, first serve basis. 

Mayor Richard Thomas said, “The collaborative effort between the city, county and school are the key ingredients to winning the future of Mount Vernon. These fun summer programs engage our youth in safe and positive activities that keep them off the street and build character. Our Youth Bureau is an essential component in bringing fun back to Mount Vernon and families should take advantage of these great opportunities.” 

“Parents have relied on the fact that the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau programs are effective and affordable. Our staff treats the children as if they were their own and ensures that all participants are engaged in educational and recreational activities throughout the summer,” stated DaMia Harris-Madden, Executive Director. All applications are accessible via the city’s website, the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau Offices, City Hall-Room 308. For further information, contact Keisha Kendley at the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau at 914-665-2344.

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