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Sterling Park Day Camp Seeking Donations for Scholarships

Each $350 donation will send a child to camp for two weeks.

Last year, 69 children attended Sterling Park Day Camp with help from the Betsy Ross Memorial Camp Scholarship Fund. (Credit: Diane Sheridan)
Last year, 69 children attended Sterling Park Day Camp with help from the Betsy Ross Memorial Camp Scholarship Fund. (Credit: Diane Sheridan)

For more than 68 years, Sterling Park Day Camp has offered children of the Stratford community a place to spend summer days in active engagement.

Sterling House is calling upon the community to contribute to the Betsy Ross Memorial Camp Scholarship Fund, which sends children from Stratford and Greater Bridgeport to a two-week camp session.

Last year’s fund sent 69 children to the day camp for two weeks, comprising about 23 percent of the overall camp enrollment for last summer, according to Lou Perno, executive director at Sterling House.

Diane Sheridan, director of Community Development, said they try to send as many children as possible to the summer camp.

“We try to help the parents out and fill the needs of a lot of working moms in the summer,” Sheridan said. “And it’s really such a fun camp for the kids.”

This year, Sterling Park Day Camp is open from June 30 to Aug. 15., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Children can participate in arts and crafts, sports, swimming, community trips and more physical and nonphysical, indoor and outdoor activities.

“We’re getting close to school being out next week, and there is a push right now to try and get as many children approved as possible through scholarships,” Sheridan said. “There’s a big need for that.”

To donate to the fund, fill out this form and mail it with a contribution.

For more information, contact Perno at 203-378-2606, Ext. 103, email: pernold@sterlinghousecc.org or Sheridan at Ext. 105, email: dsheridan@sterlinghousecc.org.

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