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Volunteers Needed for Summer Camp

Volunteer Kelly Haskell helps Hazardville Memorial 2nd grader Richard Roberts and Parkman 3rd grader Krista DeMaggio build a volcano at last year’s Summer Escape Camp. Volunteers are needed this year from June 31st to August 8th.
Volunteer Kelly Haskell helps Hazardville Memorial 2nd grader Richard Roberts and Parkman 3rd grader Krista DeMaggio build a volcano at last year’s Summer Escape Camp. Volunteers are needed this year from June 31st to August 8th.

ENFIELD – Summer Escape Day Camp is looking for dedicated and energetic volunteers who have or want to gain experience working with children in grades 1-8. The camp operates Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM from June 30th through August 8th. 

Amanda Mendez, ERfC Volunteer & Community Relations Coordinator said volunteering with Summer Escape is a great opportunity for high school and college students who may want to explore a career working with children. “Students gain enough experience to see if this is a field they would like to pursue,” she added.

Mendez said, “Volunteers are an integral part of our summer operations. Kids like working with older youth and they are great role models.”

Volunteer opportunities are flexible and include assisting team leaders in a variety of activities throughout the day. Camp activities include art, science, performing arts, cooking, and a number of indoor and outdoor sports and games.

New this year to the KidZ Sports summer program will be “On and Off the Ice”, led by former Women’s Hockey Coach for UCONN and Northeastern University, Heather Linstad.

 “Volunteers that can ice skate are especially needed for this activity”, said Mendez.

All volunteers must be at least 16 years or older.  Applicants need to complete an on-line application at www.erfc.us.  All volunteers will be interviewed and if selected will attend a three hour training session on June 26 from 9 am to 12 pm.

ERfC, a community-based non-profit organization, has been providing innovative out-of-school time activities since 1994 for Enfield children. In addition to Summer Escape, ERfC operates KidZ Sports, Vacation Destination, Summer Lunch Bunch, Tonight in Thompsonville, and the School-Age Centers at Henry Barnard, Enfield Street, Eli Whitney, and Hazardville Memorial elementary schools and at JFK Middle School.

For more information on volunteering, please contact Amanda Mendez at 860-253-9935 or email amendez@erfc.us.  Volunteer applications are also available online at www.erfc.us or at the ERfC administrative office, 50 Post Office Road in Enfield.

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