OLD BRIDGE – The Camp ROBIN (Recreation in Old Bridge for Those in Need) Friday Nights Teen Program kicked off on Oct. 4 with special guests Mayor Owen Henry and employees from DuPont in attendance.
Following summer meetings between DuPont and Matt Mercurio, director of Parks & Recreation, and Anahita Feltz, manager of Silver Linings at Old Bridge and the Old Bridge Food Bank, a community partnership was established between DuPont’s Parlin site and Old Bridge Township.
Through this newly-established partnership, a $7,500 donation was made to Camp ROBIN by DuPont to fund various items and programs, according to information provided by the township. The donation has gone toward the purchase of 10 computer chairs for Camp ROBIN’s computer lab as well as a new dishwasher. The donation also funded transportation for the Fall Friday Nights Teen Program.
DuPont also sponsored the first night of activities for the Friday Nights, which included a game truck, bingo, crafts and games. The evening concluded with an ice cream social where DuPont employees helped the campers make ice cream sundaes.
Camp ROBIN was designed for those with special needs in the community. The Therapeutic Center is located at Geick Park, with a goal of improving the recreational skills, socialization and independence of those participating.
For more information, visit www.oldbridge.com/recreation.