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Monday, April 14, 2014

Free Roosevelt Island Youth Program Summer Camp For 6 - 13 Year Olds - Special Focus On World Sports, Visual & Performance Arts With Swimming And Trips Too

A message from the Roosevelt Island Youth Program (RIYP).

According to RIYP's Adib Mansour:
This year marks the Roosevelt Island Youth Program’s 35th anniversary and we are delighted to introduce a new concept in Summer Camp. As part of our celebration, this year’s camp will pay tribute to world cultures with 2 emphasis / electives:

This will have emphasis on sports from around the world. We will cover different sports from different cultures (such as Korean hacky-sack, Basketball shootout competition, FIFA soccer tournaments, Bicycling, yoga, etc).

LivingArt/Performance & Visual Arts:
This will have emphasis on performing and visual arts. Included are Art History (where campers will discuss and learn about famous paintings from the Renaissance to Modern Art), dance and vocals, comedy improvisation, cooking, etc.

Campers will have common activities such as swimming, reading clubs, etc. Every Thursday, the camper will take trips around the city based on their electives: for example, the Arts Campers will take trips to the different NYC consulates or cultural centers, museums and exhibits, etc. The Sports Campers will attend baseball games, visit sports related exhibits, etc.

All students must be registered prior to enrollment. Staff must review the forms with the parent/guardian and participant to ensure that they are filled out completely, signed in the appropriate places and that they understand the contents thoroughly.

Submission deadline for completed applications is: May 9th, 2014. Please make sure to pick up an application now at the Beacon Desk in PS/IS 217 (645 Main Street) and fill out the complete packet (including Participants/Parents/Guardian information, Photo/Video Consent Form, Evaluation Form, Health Record and Physical Examination.)

We’re looking forward to having you spend a fun and educational summer with us.