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A Rockin’ Spring Festival Raised Funds to Send Deserving Children to Camp
Hundreds of Long Island families “rocked the river” on April 21 as Rolling River Day Camp held their second annual “Rock-the-River” Spring Festival to raise money for the Campmates scholarship program.
Over 40 local businesses from across the Tri-State area sponsored activities at the festival. Children were treated to multiple free demo classes throughout the day in yoga, karate, gymnastics, jump roping and children’s fitness. Participating vendors also opened pop-up stores to sell items including nut-free bakery goods, colorful flower crowns, and custom-made jewelry.
Such efforts from local merchants along with a larger-than-
Launched in 2010, The Campmates Program™ is a joint partnership between Rolling River Day Camp and Peninsula Counseling Center, one of the oldest and largest mental health counseling centers on Long Island. The program awards complimentary tuitions to children associated with Peninsula Counseling Center. Local business donations and community fundraisers such as the Rock-the-River Festival provide year-round support for this program. In the first two years, the initiative has provided over 20 tuition-free camp scholarships for children in Nassau County & Queens.