Donations Needed

HomeFront has offered summer camps and programs to serve homeless children for many years. With funding more difficult, several camps and other programming face perilous times.

The need for HomeFront’s summer programs continues to grow.The camps provide recreational, athletic, and academic activities, as well as two nutritious meals a day.

HomeFront is committed to providing educational activities to help prevent summer learning loss. The cost of summer camp is $135 per camper per week; $1,080 for the eight-week camp. To help send a homeless child to summer camp or to learn about other opportunities visit www.­Homefrontnj.­org.

HomeFront also runs the Cherry Tree Club, a free preschool for homeless and at-risk children in Mercer County. Close to 30 children participate at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in West Windsor daily. Staff and volunteers read books and serve the children breakfast and lunch. Visit thecherry­treeclub.­org or contact the program director, Wendy Schutzer, at 609-799-1753. Funding is needed.

Art

New Hope Arts offers the opportunity for artist members to be evaluated by Richard Rosenfeld of Rosenfeld Gallery in Philadelphia, in conjunction with the members juried exhibition opening Friday, September 6. You must already be a New Hope Arts member or join with your application. Only two works per member will be reviewed. Application deadline is Thursday, August 1. Visit www.­newhopearts.­org, call 215-862-9606, or E-mail info@new­hope­arts.­org.

Call for Director

Magic Lantern Productions seeks a director for a staged reading of an original play reading to be performed in Princeton during the fall. Paid position. E-mail your directing resume and a cover letter to delgado.r@hotmail.­com.

Outdoors

Delaware Canal State Park presents Delaware River Sojourn on Thursday and Friday, June 27 and 28, at Giving Pond Recreation Area in Upper Black Eddy, PA. Participants will paddle from Upper Black Eddy to Lambertville over the course of two days.

Interested paddlers may choose to register for the entire eight-day trip from Saturday, June 22, through Saturday, June 29. With daily trips range from six to 10 miles, a total of nearly 60 miles of the main stem Delaware River will be paddled. Participants on June 28 will also take a trip on the authentic steam powered stern wheel paddle boat SPLASH in Lambertville. Prices begin at $80 per day including kayak rental, transportation, educational programs, most meals, a souvenir T-shirt, and optional overnight camping sites. Visit www.­delawareriversojourn.­org. Call 646-205-2724 or E-mail info@riversojourn.­com.

For Teens

Jewish Community Youth Foundation is accepting registration from rising eighth, ninth, and tenth graders. More than 160 teens participate in the project administered by the Ricky and Andrew J. Shechtel Philanthropic Fund, Jewish Family & Children’s Service, and the Jewish Federation of Princeton Mercer Bucks.

The participants are required to contribute $120, which is then matched. The dollars are pooled together, so that each group of 20 participants has $7,200 for which it is responsible to allocate to worthy causes. The students meet six times between October and March in the Princeton area. By the end of the year, each group meets to debate and decide how their dollars will be donated. Visit www.­jfcsonline.­org/jcyf.html or contact Celeste Albert at 609-987-8100 or celestea@jfcsonline.­org.

Roebling Museum offers a STEM summer day camp from Wednesday to Saturday, August 14 to 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., to explore technology and history on the grounds of the Roebling Museum. The program is open to middle school students.

Parents and guardians are invited to join on the last day of camp to see what was learned in action and to try out the bridge the students will build on the lawn of the museum. E-mail Jennifer Papp Luciani at jenpapp@hotmail.­com or call 609-499-7200. $200 includes lunch. Scholarships are available.

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