No Swimming At 2018 RP Summer Camp. Other Activities Remain.

In a follow-up to an article this morning about the moving of Roselle Park’s Summer Camp eight-week program from the high school to the Roselle Park Middle School (RPMS), a letter was sent to parents announcing changes to the program.

The letter, from Summer Camp Director John Ranieri, stated, “The good news is we will be able to run almost all our planned activities and programs. The one and only activity and
program we will, unfortunately, not be able to run is Swimming Lessons/Swimming Activity.”

Along with information on an Open House that will take place on Wednesday, May 23rd, at 6 p.m. at the middle school, the correspondence stated that swimming activities will be replaced with Movement Activities and Games. The replacement offering is described as “an alternative to swimming that where the environment is fun, safe, and organized. It will allow the campers to be outdoors, active, and engaged. We plan to organize age appropriate outdoor activities and games. We will go indoors for inclement weather.”

Families who already paid for swimming lessons will be able to have those fees transferred to a future unpaid week or refunded if no balance exists.

Sports clinics will still take place. All but three will take place at the middle school. Tennis will be on the Roselle Park High School (RPHS) tennis court and baseball as well as softball will be at the baseball field across from the high school. Those who take part in those three clinics will be bussed to and from the clinic from RPMS.

Theatre Camp will begin at EJF/Aldene Elementary School while the high school is closed for remediation. It will move to the high school auditorium when RPHS reopens. The annual show will take place there as planned. Those campers will be bussed to and from Aldene Elementary from the middle school.

Anyone requesting more information can contact Summer Camp Director John Ranieri at (908) 241-4550 option 6.

The summer camp is set to start on Monday, June 25th. The Roselle Park Middle School is located at 57 West Grant Avenue.

Below are copies of letters from Roselle Park School District Superintendent Pedro Garrido and Roselle Park Summer Camp Director John Ranieri:

Download RPSD Suprintendent Letter (April 27, 2018)

Download Roselle Park Summer Camp Director Letter (April 27, 2018)