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Two Warren Teachers Try CAN Camp For Special Needs Campers Open To All Area Residents

Brenda A. Nemcek

Friday, March 28, 2014 • 4:14pm

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Two Warren teachers, Patsy Iannacone and Cathy Lazas, will be running a Special Needs playground camp Iannacone helped to develop with the New Providence Recreation Department.   There are no residency restrictions and children with special needs ages 5-11 will be grouped according to age and ability. 
 
TryCAN Pioneer Playground Camp (TPPC) at Lions Park will run for two weeks, July 21-25 and July 28-Aug. 1, from noon to 2:30 p.m.  Campers may sign up for one or two weeks. The site provides lots of shade, playground equipment and open space. 
 
At TPPC, kids will have plenty of opportunities to be engaged and have fun while participating in activities that will increase self-esteem and confidence. Recreational activities will be similar to those offered in typical day camps, but will focus on social interaction, sensory integration, coordination, sequencing, creativity and following direction. 
 
The camp’s center/station approach will provide daily options to explore activities in arts and crafts for fine motor development, sports, dance and other physical activities for gross motor skills, games for socialization and playground play for general development and exploration.
 
Two certified, active special education teachers, Iannacone and Lazas, will serve as directors with additional support from staff and trained TryCAN Peer Mentors. 
 
Registration on  the New Providence Recreation website at http://www.newprov.org and select the Online Registration link. The program is under New Providence Recreation and 2014 Youth Summer. There are no residency restrictions, and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. 
 
Contact New Providence Recreation at (908) 464-4430 for further details. 
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