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Uptown parents seeking an enriching free summer program for their children may apply for openings in Columbia University's athletic summer camps for 2015.

ELIGIBILITY. The child who will attend camp MUST live in one of the following zip codes: 10032, 10033, 10034,10040 and10463, (Marble Hill only, including Tibbett Ave (below W. 230 St.), Terrace View Ave, Teunissen Pl., Adrian Ave, Van Corlear Ave, Fort Charles Place, Jacobus Place, Marble Hill Ave (below W. 230 St.), W. 227 St., W. 228 St., Broadway (below W. 230 St.),and Marble Hill Houses.)

Openings will be available in the 4- or 5-day Baker Field Soccer, Baseball, and Roar-ee's Cubs Camp programs. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 8, 2015. The application is available at the links at the heading of this article, as well as from the Offices of NYS Senator Adriano Espaillat and NYC Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez. Applicants will be selected via a lottery hosted by Conservancy North and the Police Athletic League on Friday May 15, 2015.

As part of the community benefits agreement and in response to the Community's concerns regarding the expansion of the sports complex at Baker Field on 218th Street, Columbia University has agreed to provide sports summer camp scholarships to 32 children in Community District 12, Manhattan and Marble Hill each year, beginning in 2011.

Conservancy North will serve as the administrator of this 2014 Camp Scholarship Program.

There will be 13 scholarships in total for the following week-long soccer camp sessions:
SOCCER, boys & girls ages 6-18 (http://bit.ly/11ac7h9)
Mon-Fri sessions:
    6/15 - 19
    6/22 - 26
    6/29 - 7/3
    7/27 - 31            
    8/3 - 8/7
    8/10 - 8/13  (4 day session)

There will be 4 scholarships in total for the following 4-day baseball camp sessions:

BASEBALL, boys & girls ages 7-12 (http://bit.ly/XUMEY4)
Mon-Thurs sessions:

    6/29 - 7/2        8/3 - 8/6

There will be 15 scholarships in total for the following 5-day CUBS CAMP sessions:
Mon-Fri sessions, boys & girls ages 6 -12 (http://bit.ly/134RYdu)

    7/20 - 7/24              7/27 - 31

All camps start at 9:00 am and end at 3:00 pm, with suggested drop-off between 8:30am-9:00am and pick-up between 2:45pm-3:00 pm. (Soccer camp Fridays are 9:00 am-noon).

Click on the link in the headline above for a .pdf application for you to print and complete, or circulate to your constituents, friends and neighbors.


- Please include all of the requested information.
- Please write clearly.
- Be sure to rank the camp sessions that you are interested in, in order of preference.  
- Return completed forms to one of the following locations:
       - Inwood Academy for Leadership, 108 Cooper Street  (Attn: Angelo Ortiz)
       - Community League of the Heights (CLOTH), 500 W. 159 Street (Attn: JonPaul Dyson)
       - Police Athletic League (PAL), 216 Ft. Washington Avenue (Attn: Jennifer Tortora)
- The deadline for submitting your application is Friday, May 8 at 5:00 pm.
- The lottery will be held at PAL on Friday, May 15 at 11:00 am.  You are welcome to attend, but you do not need to be present to receive a scholarship.


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