The Delray Beach Parks & Recreation Department is excited to offer a new Summer Camp Program that will partner with the City’s new Reading Initiative to help prepare participating children to read on grade level by 3rd grade. This new Summer Camp program will be held from Monday, June 16 through Friday, August 8, 2014 and will include on- site activities, field trips, sports, games, crafts, literacy and educational program in a non- traditional format. Certified teachers will be on staff to help oversee the program. The total cost for the 8 week summer camp program is $500.00 for Delray Beach residents and $525.00 for non-residents (A non-refundable $25.00 registration fee is included within this cost), which can be paid by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Discounts are available for multiple children or those for children that are currently enrolled in the City’s Out-of -School program. The Camp Cost includes five (5) summer camp T-shirts, a camp bag, breakfast, snacks and daily lunch. Partial payments will be accepted, but all fees must be in no later than Friday June 2, 2014. Spaces are limited, so sign up early. Parents can begin registering their children, ages 5 to 12 years old, today, Mondays through Fridays, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the Community Center, located at 50 NW 1st Avenue. Registration will be accepted for two camp sites – Delray Beach Community Center and Pompey Park. A headshot of each child and a copy of their birth certificate are required. Daily attendance is critical in achieving reading goals and to make sure children do not lose any of their reading skills over the summer months. For more information please contact Tonya Smith at (561) 243-7249 or by E-mail at SmithTC@mydelraybeach.com. The City of Delray Beach Parks and Recreation Department is committed to participating in a collaborative partnership with our City’s Community Improvement Department, the School District of Palm Beach County/Afterschool Literacy Enrichment Initiative (ALEI), Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc., the Center for Creative Education (CCE) and Kid Lit, which will be incorporated into the daily program during summer camp. This program will be a fun, interactive event that will reinforce literacy skills in a creative and engaging manner. Parents will also be encouraged to attend Family Reading Nights.