Chester Eastside’s Summer Enrichment Camp: A time for fun – but for learning, too – News from Chester Eastside, Inc.

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The Summer Enrichment Camp offers everything from swimming to visiting places like the Franklin
Institute, a world these children never knew existed. The underlying theme of this year’s camp, “My
city needs something – and it starts with you and me,” resonated with the campers, as shown in the
original poems and songs they presented to their parents at the closing session. One mother, Janie Lee,
was particularly touched by her daughter Deniseesh’s poem entitled “A Mother Like Mine.” It was
quite by chance that Janie learned about the camp this year. Three of her children took part. “We live
amid the constant threat of guns and violence in our neighborhood,” says Janie. “This summer for the
first time, the children not only felt safe but had the chance to talk about their fear.” A few years ago,
one of her son’s close friends was killed.

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View Summer Camp photos here: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BzXLNDSnP4rsdVRjUUppMDZSWDA&usp=sharing

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