Dennis Township Summer Camps to Return, Set to Be Run Jointly By Township & School District

By: Olivia Armstrong, Writer / Follow South Jersey News Reporting Intern

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DENNIS TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Summer camps are set to return to Cape May County this summer.

The yearly summer camps held in Dennisville will be run by both the school district and the municipality. At a Dennis Township Committee meeting on March 9, business administrator Jessica Bishop informed the Committee of these changes.

“This year, we’re very excited to offer, for the first time, a camp that is organized jointly,” Bishop said. “The camps will be directly opposite each other, so there will be ample opportunity to have children go back and forth.”

Typically, the older kids would join the camp run by the township, and the school hosted the younger kids’ camps. This year, however, things will be different as they will all be together since the camp program is now run jointly. The township ise expecting around 120 children to participate in the camp, which will fund itself as their families must all pay camp fees.

The township is looking for people who would be willing to work as counselors. Although many of the counselors are teachers during the school year, others are welcome to help out.

After its summer camp programs were canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Dennisville and the kids of Dennisville are more than excited for them to return.

This article was produced by a Follow South Jersey news intern thanks to a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the New Jersey Health Initiatives program to create hyper-local news to meet the informational and health needs of the City of Bridgeton, N.J.