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Palm Beach County Offering Summer Camp Scholarships

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Source: Palm Beach County Verbatim Advisory) — The Palm Beach County Youth Services Department is accepting parent applications for summer camp scholarships beginning January 22 through April 2.

The Summer Camp Scholarship Program offers eligible children, ages 5-14 and a special population up to age 17, a full scholarship to day camp for the entire summer. It allows parents to work with the knowledge that their children are safe and gives children educational and recreational opportunities for growth.

The scholarship includes all tuition and fees for children residing in families with income at or below 150% of federal poverty guidelines. Parents may choose from participating camps in Palm Beach County.

The 2021 Summer Camp Scholarship Program is scheduled to begin on June 21. At this time, the only camp option for summer 2021 will be in-person attendance.

Youth Services will offer extended hours to assist with applications on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 7 pm throughout the application period. In addition to extended hours, Youth Services will hold two outreach events to assist with applications.

The first outreach event will be on Wednesday, March 3, from 10 am – 7 pm at the Belle Glade Library, located at 725 NW 4th St., Belle Glade. The second event will be held on Friday, March 26, from 4:30 – 7 pm. at the Youth Services Department’s main office, located at 50 S. Military Trail, West Palm Beach

To access the program’s parent application, please visit https://discover.pbcgov.org/youthservices/Pages/Summer_Camp.aspx

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